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Welcome to the 2019 Upstate Technology Conference!

A link to the online UTC 2019 Session Catalog will be sent to all registered attendees.  Registering for a Sched account or selecting classes is for participant convenience only and DOES NOT grant admittance into the conference or individual sessions. All participants must be registered for the conference through Eventbrite and sessions are first-come, first-serve at the conference.

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Tuesday, July 9
 

8:30am

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod
During this session, participants will learn all about the Nearpod basics, updates, and be given time to create and explore lessons for their own classrooms. Come and learn about this wonderful and engaging resource that helps students actively participate and allows teachers to receive immediate feedback!

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
215

8:30am

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Math
Do your students give up when trying to solve math problems? Can they explain why a problem is right or wrong? What if there wasn't a right or wrong answer? Would they know how to talk about math? Join me as I show you the best math sites for improving critical thinking skills while teaching your students to develop grit & perseverance. Discover resources you can use the next day without any planning.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3



Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
202

8:30am

Integrating Arts into the Elementary Classroom through Technology
Never before has the ability to bring the arts into your classroom been as easy as it is now. As a teacher in an arts integrated school, I will show you how technology can open the door to the arts in your classroom. Learn techniques and strategies that allow your students to engage their minds on a whole new level. We will work with several different technology platforms to bring the arts upclose and personal. Session will provide strategies and lesson plans that are ready to implement immediately.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2018/2019 marks my 21st year of teaching and my second year teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Stone has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and delve deeper into my creative side. I love integrating both the arts and technology into my classroom... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

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
SE

SC ETV

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.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
108

8:30am

Book Clubs for the Next Generation
Book clubs are a great way to engage students in a variety of texts and conversation skills. With all the other components of the literacy framework, consistency in book clubs can be tough to manage. Teachers will learn how to implement technology to allow students to submit individual responses, collaborate with group members, and encourage self-reflection. This session will provide teachers with ideas to keep book clubs running even on the busiest days.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires- Using Technology to Light Fires of Learning within Students
William Butler Yeats once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, it's the lighting of a fire". As teachers we sometimes forget that we have the ability to spark a desire inside of students and we get overwhelmed with all the resources available. It's time to get out of the mind-frame of just filling up their pails, that can only hold so much, and focus on lighting fires that can ignite a nation of future learners. With Google Suite, multiple apps and programs, you will leave with a variety of resources to implement in your classroom! We will look at many ways to incorporate technology while also motivating students and helping them take control of their own learning. Are you ready to spark your teaching and your students?

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
214

8:30am

Creation Apps for the Elementary Classroom
Are you looking for new ways to foster student engagement and creativity? Come join us as we learn about using Do Ink for green screening, Seesaw for digital portfolios and parent connections, Chatterpix for adding voice to any photo, and PicCollage EDU to make digital posters and more. Please bring your iPads to this session.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
116

8:30am

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, a variety assessment and interactive tools, and Google Classroom can make station teaching even more effective. These tech tools will save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I have used these tools in a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. These ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Easy Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
Are you ready to find easy to use technology in the early childhood classroom? Do you want to find fun, engaging and meaning technology? Using the SAMR model we will learn and explore easy to use technology programs to make reading come to life! There will be in the classroom examples and time to interact with these programs. You will leave inspired to use these simple ideas to incorporate technology into your classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brittany  Willis

Brittany Willis

Kindergarten Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach and motivate my students!



Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
222

8:30am

Let's Nerd Out! Science Specific Tech Tools
If you want to revamp your science lesson plans, this session is for you! We will explore several websites and resources that can be implemented in a middle or high school science classroom. We will explore HHMI Biointeractive, Science Friday, ChemCollective, Physics World and more!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

Apps, Software, and Social Media for General Music
This session will consist of easy ways to incorporate technology into the general music classroom. If technology has you feeling overwhelmed, this session will give you some ideas, using technology, to get your technology teaching organized. Topics addressed will be educational music apps, software that can get your students excited about music, and social networking that will enhance your overall music education experience. Be sure and bring your laptop and a device if you have one!
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
110

8:30am

Intentional Technology: Considerations for the 1:1 High School Classroom
This course is intended to specifically help secondary education teachers new to the 1:1 initiative, or to those who will soon adopt Chromebooks school-wide. This one hour course will investigate some of the research supporting the use of technology in the classroom and will give teachers some much needed guidance into the world of using technology in the classroom in a manner in which it can be most successful. Teachers will leave with concrete methods for adopting technology into their lesson plans as well as their classroom management.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
212

8:30am

Tips and Tricks for Implementing One-to-One in the Inclusion Classroom
Are you a regular education teacher in an inclusion class wondering how to use your one-to-one devices? Come spend time with me at UTC and explore some possibilities. As an inclusion teacher in an elementary school, we do a great deal with our Chromebooks. I have multiple websites, and ways to use your one-to-one devices in your inclusion classroom. There will be some introductions to sites, lots of discussion about how to help your students with IEPs with devices and how to get your students with IEPs to help others. We do a great deal with the Chromebooks to help students build their self-confidence and self-esteem. Practice with the Chromebooks leads to improved self-confidence, which leads to increased self-confidence in other areas.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
211

8:30am

Math in the Middle – Working with Middle School Students
Varying ability levels within the same math class present instructional challenges - how to bring all students to true conceptual understanding and math success. Some concepts are easily explained, while others may require multiple explanations and examples. Online simulations provide the teacher with technology to introduce, present, explain, and review challenging concepts using highly visual and interactive scenarios. Simulations technology also allows students to take situations and problems encountered in class, change variables, and explore math concepts with the opportunity to practice without stress!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Using Nearpod in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Would you like a way to engage students in content? Nearpod is a great tool to make that happen! You will learn several ways to use Nearpod. You will also be given time to create one of your own having support every step of the way!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
114

8:30am

More Than Busy Work: Using Google Slides to Engage Students When You Have a Sub
This presentation is geared towards the 1-1 classroom using Chromebooks and Google Classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Slide Presentation that you can assign to your students when you have a sub. This presentation will contain engaging content for students that follows your lesson plans for a given week.
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Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
218

8:30am

Bloxels- Create Games that Assess Student Knowledge
Bloxels are educational technology tools that allow students to show their creativity and innovation by creating their own game worlds. See how you can take simple colored cubes and create your own game that tells a story or shows understanding of content. Participants will be engaged throughout the entire session as we learn how to create our own games. Ideas for integrating into various subject areas will be shared throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Camp

Joyce Camp

Director Of Instructional Technology Center, Winthrop University
Mrs. Camp has been an educator for 21 years, working with learners from kindergarten through adults. Mrs. Camp holds a BFA and M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology. She has developed curriculum for educators and students, and enjoys sharing her love of technology with others... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
219

8:30am

Creating Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities
Learn several ways to use virtual tools to create personalized learning opportunities that support educators and promote reflective practice and collaboration while providing the flexibility for participants to learn in their own time and at their own pace. These tools could also be used with students in a flipped classroom. Participants can use any device that can access the Internet and Google Apps.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Instructional Coach, Bryson Middle School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Interactive Google Slides with Pear Deck
Are you using Google Slides as your means of instruction? Come learn how to add an interactive flair to your Google Slides presentations that will keep your students engaged. Pear Deck is a Google Slides add-on that allows teachers to create an interactive instructional experience for their students! Teachers can see responses in real time and share those with the class in a way that promotes the participation of all students...even the shy ones who never raise their hand. Students can draw, write, drag and drop, answer poll questions, and visit websites all within the Google Slide show that they are following along with on their chromebook! This instructional tool is not only great on a Chromebook, it is mobile friendly too.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

Instructional Technology Coach, Wade Hampton High School
For the past 6 years, I have been a 9th-grade mathematics teacher! I have taught Algebra 1 at the CP and Honors levels, Honors Geometry, and Math Strategies (a year-long algebra program) as well as Teacher Cadet. This upcoming school year I will be starting my first year as the... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
221

8:30am

Sliding into Digital Flipbook with Google Slides
Challenge your students to create a digital flipbook (like stop motion) to match their math word problem, social studies scene or science topic. Could be used in any subject. Bring a Chromebook, iPad or laptop so you can create a digital flipbook using Google Slides.
Twitter: @Mickeyteacher
Instagram: abbyschiferl
Session Resources

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
207

8:30am

What'd I Miss? What's New in Google Classroom
Barely a day goes by without a change in features or appearance of an online tool or app. You may have missed some of the many updates to Google Classroom that are designed to streamline teacher and student activity, increase organizational effectiveness and generally make your life as a teacher easier. This session will explore the recent updates to Google Classroom and how to use them to your advantage. Please bring your device.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
203

8:30am

Going Paper-Less for Admin and ICs
We all have too many papers to keep track of and checklists to create...and re-create. Fortunately, technology provides tools that can help us organize, automate, and simplify our interactions with our teachers. Learn some workflows that you can take back to your building this fall.
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Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
104

8:30am

Technology Made Simple for Administrators
Calling all administrators (teachers and other staff too)! Do you want to learn more about some tech tools that can make your life easier in your role as a leader? Looking for ways to show your teachers some strategies that they can use to integrate more technology in their classroom? Do you want to get better with technology? This session is for you! Come learn about multiple technology tools, applications, and resources to make your life easier and be that model teacher for your staff. This will be a fun and fast-paced session, but for all levels of technology proficiency. Bring your device and lets get to it!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Todd Stafford

Todd Stafford

Assistant Principal, Greer High School
Current assistant principal for the Freshman Academy at Greer High School. I'm excited to learn from all of you!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

Change Comes From Many Profiles​: Part 1 of 2
You're a master with technology... are you ready to be a leader of adult learners? This session is for the coaches who are responsible for educational technology leadership in their schools. Work through the five levels of the technology adoption curve and discover ways to approach different profiles of teachers. Hear from two practicing technology coaches -- one at the middle and one at the high school level -- who work with over 200 teachers at Spartanburg District 7.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Donors Choose Done Right!
Have you needed materials for your classroom that you couldn’t afford or weren’t provided? Is there an activity you want to do but can’t because of a lack of resources? In this session, we will look at the incredible opportunities available through Donorschoose.org. This platform gives teachers the chance to raise money using social media for classroom resources and materials. We will explore how to use the website, learn tips for writing your proposal, and by the end of the session, everyone will have a live project posted on the website.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
230

8:30am

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 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
PD

Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

S.L.A.Y. the Day-Effectively Managing a Digital Classroom
A successful digital classroom begins with a digital management plan that is practical and age-appropriate. This session will review procedures, behavioral interventions, and free/inexpensive rewards for appropriate digital behavior. Cellphone, tablet, or laptop is required.

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
232

8:30am

Check out the latest from Promethean!
Are you curious what Promethean will come up with next? Join us for a quick look into what is new with Promethean. This will include new hardware, new apps, new updates and a look into the future!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
102

9:45am

Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom
Is there any point in learning something if you’re just going to forget it? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? Trevor shares how educators can shape their classrooms using the power of storytelling and brain science to achieve real student engagement, and in return, learning that is permanent and memorable. Any teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level can use these practical and proven practices to transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and transformed.

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

9:45am

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod
During this session, participants will learn all about the Nearpod basics, updates, and be given time to create and explore lessons for their own classrooms. Come and learn about this wonderful and engaging resource that helps students actively participate and allows teachers to receive immediate feedback!

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
215

9:45am

Integrating Arts into the Elementary Classroom through Technology
Never before has the ability to bring the arts into your classroom been as easy as it is now. As a teacher in an arts integrated school, I will show you how technology can open the door to the arts in your classroom. Learn techniques and strategies that allow your students to engage their minds on a whole new level. We will work with several different technology platforms to bring the arts upclose and personal. Session will provide strategies and lesson plans that are ready to implement immediately.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2018/2019 marks my 21st year of teaching and my second year teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Stone has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and delve deeper into my creative side. I love integrating both the arts and technology into my classroom... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

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
SE

SC ETV

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.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
108

9:45am

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Quick Videos for and in the Classroom
This session will let attendees get hands on experience utilizing web 2.0 tools to make quick videos. These can be used in the classroom and/or your students can make their own videos to showcase their knowledge. This session will allow attendees to walk out of the room feeling comfortable using the technology and have tangible experience on how to use these tools for the classroom. Be sure to bring your own device (smart phone, tablet, or laptop) to this session to get the full experience.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
230

9:45am

Facilitating a Learner-Centered Makerspace
"We have this tech and these tools, but we don't know how to use them or incorporate them into our lessons." We hear this a lot. In fact, they're the primary reasons most teachers are hesitant to adopt a "maker mindset". This session defines a makerspace and de-mystifies how to facilitate it. Discover why student creation drives learning, how you can foster it, and what's essential for a successful, learner-centered makerspace.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
231

9:45am

Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires- Using Technology to Light Fires of Learning within Students
William Butler Yeats once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, it's the lighting of a fire". As teachers we sometimes forget that we have the ability to spark a desire inside of students and we get overwhelmed with all the resources available. It's time to get out of the mind-frame of just filling up their pails, that can only hold so much, and focus on lighting fires that can ignite a nation of future learners. With Google Suite, multiple apps and programs, you will leave with a variety of resources to implement in your classroom! We will look at many ways to incorporate technology while also motivating students and helping them take control of their own learning. Are you ready to spark your teaching and your students?

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
214

9:45am

Nearpod- One tool, so many possibilities
Nearpod is a free instructional tool that can be used to increase engagement and focus of students. This session will be a fun, interactive introduction to Nearpod. You will have a chance to learn how to create multi-media lessons full of activities in which students can be creative, communicate, collaborate, and think critically. This is perfect for teachers who have classrooms with 1-1 iPads or Chromebooks.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
225

9:45am

Tech It Up with Classroom Stations
Using technology in station rotations can be a challenge. We will give tips and tricks to use technology in stations and have accountability pieces built in. Teachers will leave this session with ready to go ideas to implement at the beginning of the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Mitchell

Paige Mitchell

Elementary Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Paige Mitchell has 13 years of elementary education experience. Paige has a degree in Elementary Education and a masters in Reading. Paige is passionate about using technology in the classroom and creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Paige is a Digital Integration... Read More →
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5
Erin Darnell has been in education for 13 years.  Darnell holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood, a Masters in K-12 Technology Integration, and a Masters in Administration and Supervision. Darnell was chosen to be trained as a CHAMPS coach for the Greenville County School District... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
109

9:45am

Explore, Examine, & Transform through Virtual Expeditions and Interactive Lessons.
Bring your device for an interactive session exploring Nearpod Virtual Expeditions. We will cover the many features of Nearpod designed to help students analyze patterns that occur in the real world, make connections between lessons to develop informed opinions and cultivate strategies for critical thinking , communication, collaboration and creativity. In this session we will learn how Nearpod facilitates opportunities for students to collaborate with peers in evaluating bodies of evidence. You will also learn how to create meaningful lessons that are sure to make a lasting imprint on the minds and hearts of students for years to come. Let’s take a trip, come and learn with me as Nearpod Rocks Your World!

Speakers
avatar for Quinae Jackson

Quinae Jackson

Mrs. Quinae G. Jackson is an Atlanta Native who knows that Teaching is a Calling and she has invested her life’s work in igniting passion in the field of education. She is a leader who is not afraid to learn, who leads by example and encourages students, teachers, parents and community... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
224

9:45am

Integrating Technology Into High Impact Centers
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas throughout high impact centers. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction. and navigate management of digital tools within centers. They will experience various types of digital tools for student centered engagement and learn effective strategies for mangaging digital tools into a center setting.

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 →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, a variety assessment and interactive tools, and Google Classroom can make station teaching even more effective. These tech tools will save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I have used these tools in a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. These ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
209

9:45am

You Are Here! Google MyMaps in the Classroom
Maps are part of our daily lives. They are everywhere - in our textbooks, on our phones, and in our cars. How do we harness the power of mapping technologies as an instructional tool in our classrooms? Take mapping activities to a new level with Google’s MyMaps! Teachers and students can create dynamic, interactive and collaborative maps from their own devices! Visual aids, virtual field trips, timelines of geographic changes, and more! Join us to learn how MyMaps can enhance instruction and student learning for all content areas.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
111

9:45am

Bitmojis in the Classroom
If you love to annoy your family and friends with your Bitmoji learn how to move them into the classroom to engage students. In this session, we will highlight how you can make and modify a Bitmoji along with various uses for them from attention grabbers to rewards and everything in between. The Bitmoji app is free and available for most phones, it is recommend you have the app downloaded before this session, but it is not necessary.
Session Resources

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Intentional Technology: Considerations for the 1:1 High School Classroom
This course is intended to specifically help secondary education teachers new to the 1:1 initiative, or to those who will soon adopt Chromebooks school-wide. This one hour course will investigate some of the research supporting the use of technology in the classroom and will give teachers some much needed guidance into the world of using technology in the classroom in a manner in which it can be most successful. Teachers will leave with concrete methods for adopting technology into their lesson plans as well as their classroom management.

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
212

9:45am

Tips and Tricks for Implementing One-to-One in the Inclusion Classroom
Are you a regular education teacher in an inclusion class wondering how to use your one-to-one devices? Come spend time with me at UTC and explore some possibilities. As an inclusion teacher in an elementary school, we do a great deal with our Chromebooks. I have multiple websites, and ways to use your one-to-one devices in your inclusion classroom. There will be some introductions to sites, lots of discussion about how to help your students with IEPs with devices and how to get your students with IEPs to help others. We do a great deal with the Chromebooks to help students build their self-confidence and self-esteem. Practice with the Chromebooks leads to improved self-confidence, which leads to increased self-confidence in other areas.
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Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
211

9:45am

Make Mad Libs Using Autocrat
Experience and learn how to create and use Mad Libs using the Google sheets add-on, autocrat. Autocrat will help you merge your students' vocabulary into stories, songs, and poetry by using Google forms, sheets, and documents.
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avatar for Katie Kerechanin

Katie Kerechanin

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
223

9:45am

Making Wonder with Cue: Content Integration with Robots
Come experience Cue, and learn how your students can use robots to enhance their content area learning! This session provides practical ways to use robotics in your digital learning environment, empowering student creativity and improving problem solving skills, all while meeting standards. With Cue, see engagement in your classroom grow!
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Jessica Moore

Challenge/GT, Buena Vista Elementary


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
227

9:45am

Teaching K-8 Computer Science Skills Without a Computer
Many K-8 computer science skills can be taught without the use of a computer. Computational and critical thinking, collaboration with others, creative problem solving, and the ability to communicate (the 4 C’s) are all important skills learned by including computer science lessons in your classroom. This workshop will be hands on, and participants will leave with many ideas for how to incorporate these ideas in their classrooms regardless of grade level or subject area taught.

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avatar for Joyce Camp

Joyce Camp

Director Of Instructional Technology Center, Winthrop University
Mrs. Camp has been an educator for 21 years, working with learners from kindergarten through adults. Mrs. Camp holds a BFA and M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology. She has developed curriculum for educators and students, and enjoys sharing her love of technology with others... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
219

9:45am

Creating Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities
Learn several ways to use virtual tools to create personalized learning opportunities that support educators and promote reflective practice and collaboration while providing the flexibility for participants to learn in their own time and at their own pace. These tools could also be used with students in a flipped classroom. Participants can use any device that can access the Internet and Google Apps.
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avatar for Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Instructional Coach, Bryson Middle School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
216

9:45am

Interactive Google Slides with Pear Deck
Are you using Google Slides as your means of instruction? Come learn how to add an interactive flair to your Google Slides presentations that will keep your students engaged. Pear Deck is a Google Slides add-on that allows teachers to create an interactive instructional experience for their students! Teachers can see responses in real time and share those with the class in a way that promotes the participation of all students...even the shy ones who never raise their hand. Students can draw, write, drag and drop, answer poll questions, and visit websites all within the Google Slide show that they are following along with on their chromebook! This instructional tool is not only great on a Chromebook, it is mobile friendly too.
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avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

Instructional Technology Coach, Wade Hampton High School
For the past 6 years, I have been a 9th-grade mathematics teacher! I have taught Algebra 1 at the CP and Honors levels, Honors Geometry, and Math Strategies (a year-long algebra program) as well as Teacher Cadet. This upcoming school year I will be starting my first year as the... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

Sliding into Digital Flipbook with Google Slides
Challenge your students to create a digital flipbook (like stop motion) to match their math word problem, social studies scene or science topic. Could be used in any subject. Bring a Chromebook, iPad or laptop so you can create a digital flipbook using Google Slides.
Twitter: @Mickeyteacher
Instagram: abbyschiferl
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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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
207

9:45am

Sparking Empathy Through Global Connections
Travel the world without leaving your classroom with opportunities through Mystery Skypes, Skype in the Classroom, and Empatico.

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 →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
222

9:45am

What'd I Miss? What's New in Google Classroom
Barely a day goes by without a change in features or appearance of an online tool or app. You may have missed some of the many updates to Google Classroom that are designed to streamline teacher and student activity, increase organizational effectiveness and generally make your life as a teacher easier. This session will explore the recent updates to Google Classroom and how to use them to your advantage. Please bring your device.
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avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
203

9:45am

Plug into your school's Power Pair: Media Specialist and Instructional Coach
Attendees will gain an understanding of how a collaborative partnership between the Media Specialist and Instructional Coach can be leveraged to provide teachers with personalized technology coaching and students equitable, technology inspired instruction. This session will offer a blueprint for implementing this model. Discover how to integrate separate workflows into an intentional implementation of professional development and student-centered instruction resulting in meaningful, digital age learning experiences for all stakeholders.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

Technology Made Simple for Administrators
Calling all administrators (teachers and other staff too)! Do you want to learn more about some tech tools that can make your life easier in your role as a leader? Looking for ways to show your teachers some strategies that they can use to integrate more technology in their classroom? Do you want to get better with technology? This session is for you! Come learn about multiple technology tools, applications, and resources to make your life easier and be that model teacher for your staff. This will be a fun and fast-paced session, but for all levels of technology proficiency. Bring your device and lets get to it!
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avatar for Todd Stafford

Todd Stafford

Assistant Principal, Greer High School
Current assistant principal for the Freshman Academy at Greer High School. I'm excited to learn from all of you!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
105

9:45am

Change Comes From Many Profiles​: Part 2 of 2
Now that you know how to identify teachers' levels with technology, how do teachers' cognitive styles and belief systems fit into your technology efforts. In this second of our two-part series, engage in reflection on your own biases and how they can inform your technology initiatives

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avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
117

9:45am

S.L.A.Y. the Day-Effectively Managing a Digital Classroom
A successful digital classroom begins with a digital management plan that is practical and age-appropriate. This session will review procedures, behavioral interventions, and free/inexpensive rewards for appropriate digital behavior. Cellphone, tablet, or laptop is required.

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avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
232

9:45am

Sending Out an SOS (Spotlight on Strategies)
Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) is a series of creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. These strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Learn how to use these with your Discovery Education service, and discover the high level of engagement that your students will experience.

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Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

Check out the latest from Promethean!
Are you curious what Promethean will come up with next? Join us for a quick look into what is new with Promethean. This will include new hardware, new apps, new updates and a look into the future!

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avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
102

11:00am

Be Our Guest for Reading Workshop
Have you ever wondered how to create specific assessments for guided reading groups in the Seesaw application? Attendees will learn how to create and share specific lessons for guided reading groups and reading workshop within the Seesaw application. Attendees will also be introduced to some additional applications that may be used during reading workshop. Be my guest as we learn how to make reading workshop one of the most royal times of your day!
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avatar for Kelley Candler

Kelley Candler

Kindergarten teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am so excited to share some of my favorite applications and ideas with the attendees of UTC 2017! I love the lake, serving at my church and teaching my kindergartners all about fun iPad applications and allowing them to showcase their creativity. This session will require some... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
223

11:00am

Technology Based Assessments: Getting Away from Paper & Pencil
During this presentation, attendees will learn how to create and use formative and summative technology based assessments in the classroom!
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avatar for Tristan Hunt

Tristan Hunt

Teacher, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
226

11:00am

Using Technology to Make Your Curriculum Authentic
Technology for the sake of having technology is pointless and a waste of time and resources. However, when ed technology is used to make learning authentic, it has an essential purpose in the classroom. This session is about how certain technologies can be used to enhance authenticity in the classroom, assist students in meaningful work, and teach them skills they will need throughout life.

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

11:00am

Class DoJo Tools
Engage students and parents in everyday moments through Class Dojo. Learn how Class DoJo can be used to share videos made by students. Communication with parents is so much easier with some of these tools. There are also beneficial tools to use during teaching.
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avatar for Mandy Harrison

Mandy Harrison

5th Grade Teacher, Belton Elementary School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Math
Do your students give up when trying to solve math problems? Can they explain why a problem is right or wrong? What if there wasn't a right or wrong answer? Would they know how to talk about math? Join me as I show you the best math sites for improving critical thinking skills while teaching your students to develop grit & perseverance. Discover resources you can use the next day without any planning.

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avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
202

11:00am

Mama Got Bars: An Exploration of Soundtrap
Take your units to the next level with this easy to navigate sound production studio. Whether you are looking to create a music, or a podcast, Soundtrap will change your teaching. Furthermore, your students will love curating, collaborating, and synthesizing with Soundtrap.

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avatar for Carrie Lee

Carrie Lee

Fourth Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a first-year presenter at UTC. I have led teacher PD before with the help of other teacher leaders. I am excited to share my use of Khan Academy in the classroom, share my success, and encourage you to try Khan in your classroom.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
228

11:00am

Student Voice-Student Choice: Using Green Screen Apps in the Elementary Classroom
What student does not love to create? Why not combine what they are learning with their love of creating? In this session, we will share with you how we have used the green screen apps to allow our students voice and choice in creating a project that shows what they have learned. You will also have a chance to play around and create your own.
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Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
216

11:00am

Tools, Tools and More Tools (Webtools, That Is)
I'll share my top 10 favorite 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.)

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SC ETV

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.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
108

11:00am

Facilitating a Learner-Centered Makerspace
"We have this tech and these tools, but we don't know how to use them or incorporate them into our lessons." We hear this a lot. In fact, they're the primary reasons most teachers are hesitant to adopt a "maker mindset". This session defines a makerspace and de-mystifies how to facilitate it. Discover why student creation drives learning, how you can foster it, and what's essential for a successful, learner-centered makerspace.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
231

11:00am

Tech It Up with Classroom Stations
Using technology in station rotations can be a challenge. We will give tips and tricks to use technology in stations and have accountability pieces built in. Teachers will leave this session with ready to go ideas to implement at the beginning of the school year.

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avatar for Paige Mitchell

Paige Mitchell

Elementary Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Paige Mitchell has 13 years of elementary education experience. Paige has a degree in Elementary Education and a masters in Reading. Paige is passionate about using technology in the classroom and creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Paige is a Digital Integration... Read More →
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5
Erin Darnell has been in education for 13 years.  Darnell holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood, a Masters in K-12 Technology Integration, and a Masters in Administration and Supervision. Darnell was chosen to be trained as a CHAMPS coach for the Greenville County School District... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

11:00am

Explore, Examine, & Transform through Virtual Expeditions and Interactive Lessons.
Bring your device for an interactive session exploring Nearpod Virtual Expeditions. We will cover the many features of Nearpod designed to help students analyze patterns that occur in the real world, make connections between lessons to develop informed opinions and cultivate strategies for critical thinking , communication, collaboration and creativity. In this session we will learn how Nearpod facilitates opportunities for students to collaborate with peers in evaluating bodies of evidence. You will also learn how to create meaningful lessons that are sure to make a lasting imprint on the minds and hearts of students for years to come. Let’s take a trip, come and learn with me as Nearpod Rocks Your World!

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avatar for Quinae Jackson

Quinae Jackson

Mrs. Quinae G. Jackson is an Atlanta Native who knows that Teaching is a Calling and she has invested her life’s work in igniting passion in the field of education. She is a leader who is not afraid to learn, who leads by example and encourages students, teachers, parents and community... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
224

11:00am

Integrating Technology Into High Impact Centers
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas throughout high impact centers. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction. and navigate management of digital tools within centers. They will experience various types of digital tools for student centered engagement and learn effective strategies for mangaging digital tools into a center setting.

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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 →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

Does this even apply to me?- Secondary ELA Only!
How many PDs have you sat through getting useless information from “experts” that have never taught in a classroom? Have you been excited to go to a seminar only to find out that the strategies being covered don’t work with your content or age group?
Let’s get specific. This course will offer strategies and tech tools to use in middle level ELA. That’s it. No cutesy kindergarten stuff, no math simulations, no licensed programs from a company representative- just tech stuff you can actually use in your secondary English and Language Arts classroom from a teacher of middle school students.

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avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Scoot Over! Moving and Aligning with my Device!
Scoot Over is an active engagement lesson utilizing instructional technology. It allows students to learn and move at the same time!

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avatar for Vickel Darby

Vickel Darby

Digital Resource Coach Coordinator, Orangeburg Consolidated District 5


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
204

11:00am

The Promethean App Suite
Got an ActivPanel? Promethean now offers its own apps to make teaching and learning more efficient and fun. In this quick orientation, participants will be introduced to the Promethean Whiteboard, Screen Capture, Annotate, Timer, Spinner and ActivCast! Join us for a fun and informative session!

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avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
102

11:00am

Cancelled- Managing Collaborative Groups With Technology
This session is geared towards teachers that want to provide good classroom management while students are using technology collaboratively. The presentation will give teachers the skills required to seamlessly incorporate technology into the classroom while students are working in groups. Teachers will be given resources and strategies that will enable them to give students hands-on experience with technology in their academic journeys. This session is also about using technology to help gain grading time back and helping our students become digitally aware. This course will be most beneficial to teachers at 1:1 schools, but all are welcome.

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Ken Minton

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

11:00am

You Are Here! Google MyMaps in the Classroom
Maps are part of our daily lives. They are everywhere - in our textbooks, on our phones, and in our cars. How do we harness the power of mapping technologies as an instructional tool in our classrooms? Take mapping activities to a new level with Google’s MyMaps! Teachers and students can create dynamic, interactive and collaborative maps from their own devices! Visual aids, virtual field trips, timelines of geographic changes, and more! Join us to learn how MyMaps can enhance instruction and student learning for all content areas.
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avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

11:00am

Breakout EDU for Elementary Teachers
This session will give you an opportunity to experience a Breakout EDU game from the perspective of an elementary school student. Breakout EDU games allow your students to be creative, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. I will also show you how to access games on the Breakout EDU website and share ways to adapt the games to your classroom. This session will be limited to 20 attendees.
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Liz Barbour

Teacher, HCPS


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
207

11:00am

Math in the Middle – Working with Middle School Students
Varying ability levels within the same math class present instructional challenges - how to bring all students to true conceptual understanding and math success. Some concepts are easily explained, while others may require multiple explanations and examples. Online simulations provide the teacher with technology to introduce, present, explain, and review challenging concepts using highly visual and interactive scenarios. Simulations technology also allows students to take situations and problems encountered in class, change variables, and explore math concepts with the opportunity to practice without stress!

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
107

11:00am

Collaborative Lab Reports
The 4-C's: collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity; use collaborative lab reports have students access all four. Students will engage in true inquiry and give each other feedback. Best of all, easy grading through Google Classroom!

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avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

Science Teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I am passionate about science and passionate about education. I believe that students learn better by doing, especially doing something fun. I want my students to be scientifically literate and scientific thinkers. I can't wait for all of Greenville Country Schools to be 1:1.I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

If You Build It, They Will Come: Google Tour Builder in the Classroom
Participants will be both introduced to and given the opportunity to explore Google Tour Builder. This session will also include work time to build tours, discuss effective integration, and apply what they have learned to their own classrooms.

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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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
218

11:00am

DIY Digital Escape Rooms
The purpose of our session "DIY Digital Escape Rooms" is to provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and experience the creation of a Digital Escape Room game for their students and faculty. As part of this learning, participants will also brainstorm and explore ways to implement not only Escape Room experiences, but how to have students create these experiences to build skills in problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking. Whether you have any experience with Escape Rooms or not, you will walk away with information to bring back to use in your classroom or with your faculty in the fall!
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Becky Mathews

HS Math Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been teaching high school mathematics for the past 15 years. I moved to South Carolina five years ago from Florida and I love living and teaching in SC!! I have taught most levels of high school mathematics up to Precalculus. Next year I will be teaching algebra 2 CP and precalculus... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
232

11:00am

PearDeck! Like Nearpod, but Even Better!
Are you constantly trying to find new ways to present information to your students? Do you want to have formative assessments built into your lessons? PearDeck is an amazing resource that has changed the way I present information to my classroom. You are able to include formative pieces in your presentations, and allow students to show what they learned.
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Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Integrating Technology with Room Transformations/Project-Based Learning
During this session, I will be informing teachers how to express their creativity through room transformations. I will explain the process of getting decor for the classroom and making activities on a budget. I will also explain ways to integrate PBL and technology within the theme of the room transformation to make learning more engaging and fun for both teacher and students.
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Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
233

11:00am

Google Forms for Beginners
Looking for an easy and engaging way to gather information from your students, parents, or fellow co-workers? Then Google Forms may be for you! In this session, we will look at the basic features of Forms and then transition into examples and ideas of using Forms during instruction in a variety of classroom settings and levels. With a tool this diverse, there will be something to learn for everyone!

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avatar for Langlee Morrell

Langlee Morrell

My career in education began five years ago after graduating from Clemson University with a B.A. in Special Education. I have spent the last five years teaching middle level Special Education at Wren Middle School. I earned my M.A. in Instructional Technology from Lesley University... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

11:00am

Pear Deck Flashcard Factory and Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on
Pear Deck Flashcard Factory:
Increase student retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game! Students work together to create example definitions or sentences and illustrations for the new terms. You get to approve the final set of Flashcards that will be exported to Quizlet for future review and studying.
Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on:
Get the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on so you can instantly add formative assessments or interactive questions directly to your Google Slides. Access a library of slide templates with questions tailored for use at the beginning, middle and end of class.

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avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom to help my students grasp concepts and become engaged in the lesson. I use Google classroom and Pear Deck to accomplish this!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
217

11:00am

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 taking notes this session is for you!
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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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
206

11:00am

Sparking Empathy Through Global Connections
Travel the world without leaving your classroom with opportunities through Mystery Skypes, Skype in the Classroom, and Empatico.

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 →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
222

11:00am

Virtual Fieldtrips
You don't have to suffer through travel setup to take your classroom on a field trip. Technology has granted us access to experiences and learning opportunities around the world. Get your students excited and engaged by taking them on a virtual field trip! We will explore a few different options for setting up a trip using Google apps and sites, and will discuss ideas for all age groups and subject areas.

The only thing you need to pack for this trip is your favorite electronic device (Chromebook/laptop/tablet/smartphone). Smartphone users may have the opportunity to try some VR goggles.

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avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
Talk with me about anything Google or Chromebook related.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
229

11:00am

When The Answer is Both
The complex and monumental task of educating children requires us to do many things. Questions like, “Do we want to prepare children for college and career readiness, or to be productive citizens?” Certainly, our response to questions like this is “both,” or sometimes we say: “It’s a balance." Without a clear vision and intention, we lose our focus. Healthy and productive cultures are built around key and purposeful ideas and actions. This session will challenge you to take stock of your current culture and inspire you to consider simple, yet powerful ways to establish cultures of joyful learning that serve all learners.

Speakers
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Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

11:00am

Google Data Studio for Education
Data Studio pulls from data sources like csv’s, Google Sheets, Google Analytics, BigQuery, and more. Reports are stored in Drive and are shared like Drive documents with view or edit access. Learn how to set who can access your Data Sources, data manipulation, and creating data visualization reports for your school or classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
215

12:15pm

Capturing Student Voice
I will provide innovative ways for all students to share their thinking and ideas. In this session we will explore Flipgrid, Socrative, SeeSaw, Podcasting, and more! I will share ways students can explain their reasoning, express opinions and create and learn from one another. You'll leave with some strategies and tools needed to amplify students' voices in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Ramsey

Patricia Ramsey

1st Grade Teacher, Taylors Elementary School



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
218

12:15pm

Gimkit, a fun and exciting game to play with your students.
Gimkit is a fun game where students not only review class content, but also use strategies to earn more money and freeze competitors as they navigate through the game. If you use Kahoot, Quizlet, or Quizziz you’ll love Gimkit. It takes classroom games to another level!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
221

12:15pm

Augment Your Reality in the Classroom!
Augmented reality is the "next big thing” in the classroom, but there are some teachers that have been using it for years in the classroom. Now, students are creating experiences. I will quickly show you how I have used it in my classroom and its potential. You will then have a chance to create your own simple experiences to begin the school year and be directed to tutorials that can help you and your students become more advanced. Bring an introduction to your classroom or something that will be a review in order to create an example. Bring your laptops, Chromebooks, smart devices, and creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
211

12:15pm

Merge into the Future- Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Holding a virtual object forever changes the way we learn, create and play. With Merge Cubes and AR (Augmented Reality), you can bring lessons to life in a way that engages students and leaves them wanting more. Learn how to integrate Merge Cubes and AR in your every day curriculum while supporting active learning.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
201

12:15pm

Incorporating Technology into the Math Classroom Using Stations
Come learn how to integrate technology into the Math classroom using station rotations. Participants will rotate through stations during the session to learn a variety of engaging technology tools.
Session Resources

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avatar for Erica Aiken

Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
223

12:15pm

Pear Deck for High Schools
A high school Spanish and Math teacher who have utilized Pear Deck in their classes for the last year show what they have learned and share how to use this powerful feedback and presentation tool to increase student engagement and ease of feedback. Participants need to bring a laptop or Chromebook.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Moses

Jessica Moses

Spanish teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a Spanish teacher for grades 9-12 and I love to travel, teach comprehensibly, and incorporate technology. Follow my professional instagram at @profemoses


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
109

12:15pm

Digital Breakouts: Using Google Slides and Forms to Create Digital Breakouts
Breakout rooms are collaborative, engaging ways to teach a variety of concepts, but the materials needed to simulate this in your classroom can be expensive. Using Google Slides and Forms to create breakouts is a game changer! In this active session, participants will see examples of these digital breakouts in several different subjects, learn how to create a digital breakout, and start building a digital breakout of their own to use in their classroom. After participating in this session, you will be able to create one of a kind digital breakouts to fit the needs of your content and students! Attendees should bring computers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
110

12:15pm

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

12:15pm

Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom
Coding is in high demand. Come learn how to get started with students as young as kindergarten. This course will highlight several tried and trusted websites and apps that provide students with hours of coding experience and teachers with easy to use technology that easily fits into all content areas. All information is adjustable to fit any of the early childhood grades. Join the movement of coding in Kindergarten!
An iPad or laptop would be beneficial for investigating these as we talk about each app or website.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
112

12:15pm

Google Forms Basics for Beginners
Google forms for beginners will give you ideas on how to use google forms in the classroom. My personal favorite is for tests because they will grade the test for you! Another favorite is parent information form - no more trying to read parent scribbles. You will have time to actually make and take a form with you! This is hands on with SLOW step by step instructions. Be sure to bring your laptop, Chromebook, or iPad to create your form. Also, have a copy of a test, beginning of the year parent information form, or study guide you would like to convert. Yes, even pictures can be part of the form. If you currently use a word or Google doc form have access to it on your device. Since this is during lunch bring something to eat too!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
213

12:15pm

Something to TWEET About!

Do you have a Twitter account but have never tweeted? Have you ever wondered what all the Twitter buzz is about? Join us and spread your Twitter wings! In this session we will go over the basics of Twitter, how it can be used to showcase the awesome things you are doing in your classroom or building, and how you can build your personal PLC with other educators! Bring your device and let’s #tweethat!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →
avatar for Erica Drew

Erica Drew

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! This is my thirteenth year teaching! I currently teach Kindergarten and it has my heart. I have also taught both 1st and 2nd grade. I love learning about new ways to integrate technology into my class and I'm not afraid to try new things with my little ones. We are 1:1 at my school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
209

12:30pm

Kensington wants to trade samples for advice
Kensington is interested in your opinion and would like to trade free samples for your advice on some classroom products.

Please note: No credit will be given for 30-minute sessions.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Kensington Booth

12:30pm

Preparing for a Career in Instructional Design and Learning Technology
In this session, participants will learn how AU's M.S. in Instructional Design and Learning Technology degree prepares them for a number of career options that they may not even realize as available to them and the specific skills and tools that are part of the degree. Participants will be introduced to faculty in the program to answer questions, and a sample online course in the degree will be demonstrated.

Please note: Credit will not be given for 30-minute sessions.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Anderson University Booth

12:30pm

"HIDDEN" Features of Your Favorite Tech Tools - Kahoot, Quizlet, Flocabulary, Slides!
Have you used Kahoot, Quizlet, Flocabulary, and Google Slides? Do you know ALL these tools have to offer? Come learn some of the "hidden" features in each of these tools, and you'll love them even more!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rahn

Jessica Rahn

5th Grade Teacher, Buena Vista Elementary
I attended Greenville County Schools and grew up here in Greenville. I graduated summa cum laude from Furman University in 2007 and also completed a Master's in Literacy at Furman University in 2010. I was honored to be selected as a top ten finalist for the 2014/2015 Greenville County... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
118

12:30pm

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Quick Videos for and in the Classroom
This session will let attendees get hands on experience utilizing web 2.0 tools to make quick videos. These can be used in the classroom and/or your students can make their own videos to showcase their knowledge. This session will allow attendees to walk out of the room feeling comfortable using the technology and have tangible experience on how to use these tools for the classroom. Be sure to bring your own device (smart phone, tablet, or laptop) to this session to get the full experience.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

The Promethean App Suite
Got an ActivPanel? Promethean now offers its own apps to make teaching and learning more efficient and fun. In this quick orientation, participants will be introduced to the Promethean Whiteboard, Screen Capture, Annotate, Timer, Spinner and ActivCast! Join us for a fun and informative session!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
102

12:30pm

Extra! Extra! They DON'T Read All About It---Using Tech, Not Newsletters, to Highlight Your Amazing Classroom!
Friday newsletters are a work of art and HEART--so it's really too bad that so many of our families are guilty of not reading them, at least not REALLY reading them in the way that we wish they would and getting the dates and info they need! In this day of fast-paced communication, abbreviated text messages, and after-school schedules full of tennis, karate, music, and much more, find ways to get needed information and just plain fun communication to your parents to keep them involved, informed, and LOVING what comes from your classroom! Come learn ways to grab, keep, and stimulate their attention and their support with just a few minutes of time....the same minutes you probably spend on that well-crafted Friday newsletter.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
203

12:30pm

Flipgrid: Giving Students Voice
Flipgrid is a tool that allows students to use their own words to express their understanding of specific content. It also allows students to create a dialogue about responses and keep the conversation going outside the classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
204

12:30pm

Bring Your Slides Alive with Screencastify
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials and runs entirely in Chrome. You and your students will now be able to create audio presentations to go along with your Google Slides, Google Docs, or other Chrome based programs. Just think of the possibilities!
Session Resources

Speakers
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Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

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
PD

Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
113

12:30pm

Building an Attractive and Effective New Google Site
Your website is a PR tool which provides a window into your classroom so that the public can see all the great things you are doing as teacher. This session will showcase best practices for building an attractive, yet effective website using the New Google Sites platform.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
107

12:30pm

Promote Student Engagement with Google Apps and the Power of Choice
This is the story of how one elementary related arts teacher transformed her classroom with the power of choice! Learn practical strategies to implement more student-centered learning with the help of Google Apps for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Creely

Ashley Creely

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
216

12:30pm

Digital Leadership in the 21st Century
This session will highlight Digital leaders who are using technology and social media to share learning and be a more positive influence. It will provide examples, tools, and strategies you can use tomorrow to empower Student Digital Leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

Educator, Greer Middle School
Husband, Educator, Lover of History, and I hang out with middle schoolers and talk about the past, present, and what they want to happen in the future.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
105

12:30pm

Substituting eLearning for Inclement Weather: First Year Pilot Reflections
Spartanburg District Seven was one of five districts in South Carolina to pilot the use of eLearning Days in lieu of missing school for inclement weather. Learn about Schoology’s role in preparing our teachers and supporting student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
117

12:30pm

Tackling Parent Teacher Conferences DIGITALLY!
Parent teacher conferences just got so much easier! This session will teach you all that you need to know about conducting parent teacher conferences DIGITALLY!!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
202

1:00pm

Meeting the Mathematics Needs of 21st-Century Students with Math Techbook™
Join us for lunch and learn how to engage all students in deep mathematical thinking, modeling, and application using digital media and web 2.0 tools as they develop conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency with real-world problems. Participants capitalize on best practices by learning how to facilitate active, inquiry-based classrooms where students take control of their learning. 

Please note: Credit will not be given for 30-minute sessions.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Discovery Education Booth

1:00pm

Online Software to Supplement Elementary Language Arts
The HearBuilder software series provides research-based, online programs to help PreK-3rd grade students with the foundational skills needed to meet the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. The theory and research behind these supplemental programs will be reviewed, software will be demonstrated, data collection reports will be presented, and research study results will be shared.

Please note: Credit will not be given for 30-minute sessions.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HearBuilder Booth

1:45pm

Coping with Chaos
Do you find yourself struggling daily with off task learners? Is it difficult to keep students fully engaged? In this session, we will explore differentiated approaches to keeping students engaged and staying on task. We will get first hand experience while using tools such as, Quizlet, EdPuzzle, Quizziz, and Google Classroom, and digital interactive note-booking. We will explore how each tool can be used in whole group, small group, and individualized instruction.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
110

1:45pm

Epic Project Based Learning
Epic Project Based Learning is when students engage in learning that is authentic and meaningful. Students in a PBL environment can use different technologies to solve problems and challenges that matter to them, and as a result are deeply engaged in the learning process. This means deeper learning of the content, as well as acquiring and developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and other success skills that come from doing authentic work. This session will cover all of the basics to planning effective standards-based, epic projects.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

1:45pm

"HIDDEN" Features of Your Favorite Tech Tools - Kahoot, Quizlet, Flocabulary, Slides!
Have you used Kahoot, Quizlet, Flocabulary, and Google Slides? Do you know ALL these tools have to offer? Come learn some of the "hidden" features in each of these tools, and you'll love them even more!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rahn

Jessica Rahn

5th Grade Teacher, Buena Vista Elementary
I attended Greenville County Schools and grew up here in Greenville. I graduated summa cum laude from Furman University in 2007 and also completed a Master's in Literacy at Furman University in 2010. I was honored to be selected as a top ten finalist for the 2014/2015 Greenville County... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
118

1:45pm

Genius Hour: When Exploring Passion Leads to Creativity in the Classroom
Based on the 20% concept developed by Google, classrooms are implementing Genius Hour, encouraging students to spend time researching, investigating, and exploring a topic that interests them. During this session, we will explore why this time adds value to student engagement and creates 21st century learning experiences. You will also learn best practices for organizing and implementing Genius Hour in your classroom.
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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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
215

1:45pm

Gimkit, a fun and exciting game to play with your students.
Gimkit is a fun game where students not only review class content, but also use strategies to earn more money and freeze competitors as they navigate through the game. If you use Kahoot, Quizlet, or Quizziz you’ll love Gimkit. It takes classroom games to another level!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
221

1:45pm

Using Technology to Support Written and Spoken Fluency in World Languages
For a content area that needs to be spoken, heard, written and read, how do you leverage technologies to create an immersive language experience using student devices? In this session, learn how to leverage Schoology, FlipGrid and some assistive technologies for written and spoken projects.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
HB

Hilary Boyd

Spanish Teacher, Spartanburg High School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Augment Your Reality in the Classroom!
Augmented reality is the "next big thing” in the classroom, but there are some teachers that have been using it for years in the classroom. Now, students are creating experiences. I will quickly show you how I have used it in my classroom and its potential. You will then have a chance to create your own simple experiences to begin the school year and be directed to tutorials that can help you and your students become more advanced. Bring an introduction to your classroom or something that will be a review in order to create an example. Bring your laptops, Chromebooks, smart devices, and creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
211

1:45pm

Beyond Reality- Using & Creating Virtual Reality Experiences
Many classrooms are using Virtual Reality to literally put the world at students’ fingertips! What if students could create their own virtual reality to share and demonstrate their learning? Join us as we use Google Street View and Google Poly to build our own virtual reality experiences. We will also share other VR and AR tools that can engage all learners. Participants will need a mobile device (Apple/Android) with internet access and a laptop (Chrome/Mac/Win).

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
111

1:45pm

Free WebTech Tools For Next Level Learning
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas including Math, Science, Foreign Language & the Arts. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction.
They will experience various types of digital tools for teacher, student and parent use and learn effective strategies for implementing digital tools into different classroom settings(including centers, one-2-one, whole group, & small group).

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 →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
201

1:45pm

The Promethean App Suite
Got an ActivPanel? Promethean now offers its own apps to make teaching and learning more efficient and fun. In this quick orientation, participants will be introduced to the Promethean Whiteboard, Screen Capture, Annotate, Timer, Spinner and ActivCast! Join us for a fun and informative session!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
102

1:45pm

Extra! Extra! They DON'T Read All About It---Using Tech, Not Newsletters, to Highlight Your Amazing Classroom!
Friday newsletters are a work of art and HEART--so it's really too bad that so many of our families are guilty of not reading them, at least not REALLY reading them in the way that we wish they would and getting the dates and info they need! In this day of fast-paced communication, abbreviated text messages, and after-school schedules full of tennis, karate, music, and much more, find ways to get needed information and just plain fun communication to your parents to keep them involved, informed, and LOVING what comes from your classroom! Come learn ways to grab, keep, and stimulate their attention and their support with just a few minutes of time....the same minutes you probably spend on that well-crafted Friday newsletter.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
203

1:45pm

Book Creator for Chrome
Book Creator allows students to create and publish their own books and is a great way to showcase learning. This session is designed to teach you the ins and outs of Book Creator for Chrome including sample projects and a ready made roll out lesson for students. Participants will need to bring a device to follow along.
Session Resources

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206

1:45pm

Flipgrid: Giving Students Voice
Flipgrid is a tool that allows students to use their own words to express their understanding of specific content. It also allows students to create a dialogue about responses and keep the conversation going outside the classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

Active Note-Making in One-to-One Classrooms
Your students have personalized learning devices. Learn how to help students use the power of connection and digital creation to create personalized notes and products in class so they can interact more deeply with the content.
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Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
227

1:45pm

Breakout EDU for Elementary Teachers
This session will give you an opportunity to experience a Breakout EDU game from the perspective of an elementary school student. Breakout EDU games allow your students to be creative, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. I will also show you how to access games on the Breakout EDU website and share ways to adapt the games to your classroom. This session will be limited to 20 attendees.
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Liz Barbour

Teacher, HCPS


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
207

1:45pm

If You Build It, They Will Come: Google Tour Builder in the Classroom
Participants will be both introduced to and given the opportunity to explore Google Tour Builder. This session will also include work time to build tours, discuss effective integration, and apply what they have learned to their own classrooms.

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
218

1:45pm

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
108

1:45pm

Make Mad Libs Using Autocrat
Experience and learn how to create and use Mad Libs using the Google sheets add-on, autocrat. Autocrat will help you merge your students' vocabulary into stories, songs, and poetry by using Google forms, sheets, and documents.
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Speakers
avatar for Katie Kerechanin

Katie Kerechanin

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
223

1:45pm

Integrating Robotics Into Your Curriculum
Robots are fun, but do you feel like you don't have time to fit them into your day? Why not teach your standards and robotics at the same time? In this session you will learn different ways to integrate robotics into your curriculum and how to enhance lessons you already have! You will walk away with different ideas and lessons that you can use to engage and excite your students!
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

1:45pm

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
PD

Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

Being Sensible with Screencastify
In this session, participants will be walked through a step-by-step session of how to use Screencastify in a 1:1 setting and possible ideas of how to implement it in the classroom. Screencastify is a screen capture extension that records screen activity with audio. If time allows, learners will leave with content they can put to good use. A chromebook or laptop is necessary for this session! Please bring a charged device with you.

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Enos

Arlene Enos

5th Grade Science & Writing Teacher, Berea Elementary
She has previously taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Arlene currently teaches 5th grade Science and Writing at Berea Elementary. Her incredible team is departmentalized and she enjoys using 1:1 technology within her lessons to spark students' interest and engagement. Twitter and Instagram... Read More →
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Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114

1:45pm

Flip Your PD
If you're looking to get more out of your staff, this is the session for you. Participants will explore ways to plan, flip, and remix professional development. Did you know this is the first time in history that 5 unique generations are in the workplace simultaneously? This new dynamic requires a different approach. Teachers benefit from a number of the same strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, such as having meeting topics ahead of time so they can work during the actual meeting time. In addition to the flipped strategy, participants will explore more effective ways to organize meeting time to maximize professional development opportunities.

Speakers
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Keasha Grant

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Keasha is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sumter School District in Sumter, S.C. She's a Google Certified Teacher (Level I & II) and Certified Google Trainer. She has 10 years of teaching experience and 4 years developing professional development for teachers. Keasha loves... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
225

1:45pm

Using Smore for Communication
Are you looking for a user-friendly way to share information with students, teachers, or parents? Smore is the website for you! Smore allows you to easily create and share newsletters and documents. You can easily add in text, pictures, captions, buttons with links, websites, and information from your Google Drive. Teachers can use Smore as a newsletter to parents or students. It can also be used during lessons for “flipped” learning or information links. Administrators and Coaches can use Smore for weekly communication or “flipped” Professional Developments. Come find out how you can increase communication in your classroom or school!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Instructional Coach, Greenville Schools
Follow me on Instagram... @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
233

1:45pm

Collaboration and Engagement Strategies with Google Classroom
This session will share creative and efficient ways to use Google Classroom for collaboration and engagement among teachers and between teachers and their students. Examples will be shown for middle school, but any level or subject could benefit from these strategies.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
212

1:45pm

Breaking the box with digital breakout games
BreakoutEDU boxes are all the rage but did you know you can play and create digital breakout games too? Breakout puzzle games incorporate content, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration! What more could you ask for in a digital tool? Come learn how to not only play but create a digital puzzle style game for your students using Google Forms. Can be played on a phone or computer. Teachers should bring a computer to learn how to create a game through Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

Instructional Technology Coach, Wade Hampton High School
For the past 6 years, I have been a 9th-grade mathematics teacher! I have taught Algebra 1 at the CP and Honors levels, Honors Geometry, and Math Strategies (a year-long algebra program) as well as Teacher Cadet. This upcoming school year I will be starting my first year as the... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

1:45pm

Building an Attractive and Effective New Google Site
Your website is a PR tool which provides a window into your classroom so that the public can see all the great things you are doing as teacher. This session will showcase best practices for building an attractive, yet effective website using the New Google Sites platform.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
107

1:45pm

Creating Infographics with Google Drawings
In this session, you will learn how your students can organize information into an infographic using Google Drawings. Bring a device that can access Google Drawings for a hands on learning experience.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Laura Griner

Laura Griner

School Librarian, Greenville County Schools
My name is Laura Griner. I am the librarian at Armstrong Elementary School. I am loving working with all of the students at Armstrong. The last fifteen years I have been teaching science to seventh graders. While I enjoyed that immensely, I needed a new adventure. A girl can... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
214

1:45pm

Virtual Fieldtrips
You don't have to suffer through travel setup to take your classroom on a field trip. Technology has granted us access to experiences and learning opportunities around the world. Get your students excited and engaged by taking them on a virtual field trip! We will explore a few different options for setting up a trip using Google apps and sites, and will discuss ideas for all age groups and subject areas.

The only thing you need to pack for this trip is your favorite electronic device (Chromebook/laptop/tablet/smartphone). Smartphone users may have the opportunity to try some VR goggles.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
Talk with me about anything Google or Chromebook related.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
229

1:45pm

Digital Leadership in the 21st Century
This session will highlight Digital leaders who are using technology and social media to share learning and be a more positive influence. It will provide examples, tools, and strategies you can use tomorrow to empower Student Digital Leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

Educator, Greer Middle School
Husband, Educator, Lover of History, and I hang out with middle schoolers and talk about the past, present, and what they want to happen in the future.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
105

1:45pm

Let’s Unpack the GCS Backpack – 2019 Rollout
What will parents find in their child’s GCS online Backpack? Come learn about the new Backpack application designed for parents and students that will be available in the fall of 2019. Teachers will be able to access student information more readily and track communication with parents. Parents will be able to check their child’s behavior log, monitor grades, review standardized test scores, and more!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
104

1:45pm

Herding Cats: Class Management in a 1 to 1 Classroom
Routines, consequences and rules keep a learning environment running. A good teacher establishes these expectations, but is this infusion of technology disrupting your typical classroom environment? In this session, teachers will see video samples of off-task behaviors, receive tips and then get hands-on with case studies of classroom management issues that are happening in our classrooms after five years of being a one-to-one district.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

3:00pm

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills!
Entrepeneur.com published an article that says the top reasons people get fired is that they lack soft skills, aka: communication, collaboration, time management, adaptability, critical thinking, etc. Not having these skills is getting a lot of people fired, and there is nothing soft about getting fired! Instead, let's call them essential skills. This workshop is about how to emphasize these essential skills in the classroom, from designing daily collaborative activities to teaching students how to adapt to new technologies, all to prepare students to enter the modern workforce ready to survive and thrive.

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center

3:00pm

Be Our Guest for Reading Workshop
Have you ever wondered how to create specific assessments for guided reading groups in the Seesaw application? Attendees will learn how to create and share specific lessons for guided reading groups and reading workshop within the Seesaw application. Attendees will also be introduced to some additional applications that may be used during reading workshop. Be my guest as we learn how to make reading workshop one of the most royal times of your day!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Candler

Kelley Candler

Kindergarten teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am so excited to share some of my favorite applications and ideas with the attendees of UTC 2017! I love the lake, serving at my church and teaching my kindergartners all about fun iPad applications and allowing them to showcase their creativity. This session will require some... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
223

3:00pm

Genius Hour: When Exploring Passion Leads to Creativity in the Classroom
Based on the 20% concept developed by Google, classrooms are implementing Genius Hour, encouraging students to spend time researching, investigating, and exploring a topic that interests them. During this session, we will explore why this time adds value to student engagement and creates 21st century learning experiences. You will also learn best practices for organizing and implementing Genius Hour in your classroom.
Session Resources

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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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
215

3:00pm

Student Voice-Student Choice: Using Green Screen Apps in the Elementary Classroom
What student does not love to create? Why not combine what they are learning with their love of creating? In this session, we will share with you how we have used the green screen apps to allow our students voice and choice in creating a project that shows what they have learned. You will also have a chance to play around and create your own.
Session Resources


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
216

3:00pm

Tools, Tools and More Tools (Webtools, That Is)
I'll share my top 10 favorite 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.)

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SC ETV

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.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
108

3:00pm

Using Technology to Support Vocabulary and Verb Conjugation in World Languages
For a content area that needs to be spoken, heard, written and read, how do you leverage technologies to teach/reinforce vocabulary and grammar, and create an immersive language experience at the same time? In this session, learn how to leverage Schoology and Quizlet for constant assessment and support of students' language acquisition without sacrificing class time.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Kathy Dillard

Kathy Dillard

Teacher/Department Chair, Spartanburg High School
Spartanburg High School ​GraduateBA, MEd – Clemson University​Masters +30 in Languages​25 years experience​AP French Language and AP French Literature endorsed​Certified Apple Teacher​French 3, Honors French 10 (3rd year), Honors French 11 (4th year)​ Avid fan of French/Foreign... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
117

3:00pm

Managing Collaborative Groups With Technology
This session is geared towards teachers that want to provide good classroom management while students are using technology collaboratively. The presentation will give teachers the skills required to seamlessly incorporate technology into the classroom while students are working in groups. Teachers will be given resources and strategies that will enable them to give students hands-on experience with technology in their academic journeys. This session is also about using technology to help gain grading time back and helping our students become digitally aware. This course will be most beneficial to teachers at 1:1 schools, but all are welcome.

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Ken Minton

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
116

3:00pm

Beyond Reality- Using & Creating Virtual Reality Experiences
Many classrooms are using Virtual Reality to literally put the world at students’ fingertips! What if students could create their own virtual reality to share and demonstrate their learning? Join us as we use Google Street View and Google Poly to build our own virtual reality experiences. We will also share other VR and AR tools that can engage all learners. Participants will need a mobile device (Apple/Android) with internet access and a laptop (Chrome/Mac/Win).

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
111

3:00pm

Book Clubs for the Next Generation
Book clubs are a great way to engage students in a variety of texts and conversation skills. With all the other components of the literacy framework, consistency in book clubs can be tough to manage. Teachers will learn how to implement technology to allow students to submit individual responses, collaborate with group members, and encourage self-reflection. This session will provide teachers with ideas to keep book clubs running even on the busiest days.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207

3:00pm

Free WebTech Tools For Next Level Learning
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas including Math, Science, Foreign Language & the Arts. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction.
They will experience various types of digital tools for teacher, student and parent use and learn effective strategies for implementing digital tools into different classroom settings(including centers, one-2-one, whole group, & small group).

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 →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
201

3:00pm

Book Creator for Chrome
Book Creator allows students to create and publish their own books and is a great way to showcase learning. This session is designed to teach you the ins and outs of Book Creator for Chrome including sample projects and a ready made roll out lesson for students. Participants will need to bring a device to follow along.
Session Resources

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Active Note-Making in One-to-One Classrooms
Your students have personalized learning devices. Learn how to help students use the power of connection and digital creation to create personalized notes and products in class so they can interact more deeply with the content.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

3:00pm

Facilitate On-Demand Engagement with Insert Learning
Tired of juggling multiple digital tools in an effort to assess student learning and engagement? This session will focus on the Chrome Extension Insert Learning. During this time, you will learn how IL allows teachers to embed various mediums (such as questions, prompts, annotations, and videos) directly into a website, published Google Doc, or article for students to show their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

ClassFlow: New and Improved!
Do you have one to one devices in your classroom? Have you tried ClassFlow? Come to this session and see how to effectively use polling and activities to improve your student's engagement!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
102

3:00pm

More Than Busy Work: Using Google Slides to Engage Students When You Have a Sub
This presentation is geared towards the 1-1 classroom using Chromebooks and Google Classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Slide Presentation that you can assign to your students when you have a sub. This presentation will contain engaging content for students that follows your lesson plans for a given week.
Session Resources

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
218

3:00pm

Coping with Chaos
Do you find yourself struggling daily with off task learners? Is it difficult to keep students fully engaged? In this session, we will explore differentiated approaches to keeping students engaged and staying on task. We will get first hand experience while using tools such as, Quizlet, EdPuzzle, Quizziz, and Google Classroom, and digital interactive note-booking. We will explore how each tool can be used in whole group, small group, and individualized instruction.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
110

3:00pm

Integrating Robotics Into Your Curriculum
Robots are fun, but do you feel like you don't have time to fit them into your day? Why not teach your standards and robotics at the same time? In this session you will learn different ways to integrate robotics into your curriculum and how to enhance lessons you already have! You will walk away with different ideas and lessons that you can use to engage and excite your students!
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
220

3:00pm

Being Sensible with Screencastify
In this session, participants will be walked through a step-by-step session of how to use Screencastify in a 1:1 setting and possible ideas of how to implement it in the classroom. Screencastify is a screen capture extension that records screen activity with audio. If time allows, learners will leave with content they can put to good use. A chromebook or laptop is necessary for this session! Please bring a charged device with you.

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Enos

Arlene Enos

5th Grade Science & Writing Teacher, Berea Elementary
She has previously taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Arlene currently teaches 5th grade Science and Writing at Berea Elementary. Her incredible team is departmentalized and she enjoys using 1:1 technology within her lessons to spark students' interest and engagement. Twitter and Instagram... Read More →
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Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
114

3:00pm

Flip Your PD
If you're looking to get more out of your staff, this is the session for you. Participants will explore ways to plan, flip, and remix professional development. Did you know this is the first time in history that 5 unique generations are in the workplace simultaneously? This new dynamic requires a different approach. Teachers benefit from a number of the same strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, such as having meeting topics ahead of time so they can work during the actual meeting time. In addition to the flipped strategy, participants will explore more effective ways to organize meeting time to maximize professional development opportunities.

Speakers
KG

Keasha Grant

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Keasha is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sumter School District in Sumter, S.C. She's a Google Certified Teacher (Level I & II) and Certified Google Trainer. She has 10 years of teaching experience and 4 years developing professional development for teachers. Keasha loves... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
225

3:00pm

PearDeck! Like Nearpod, but Even Better!
Are you constantly trying to find new ways to present information to your students? Do you want to have formative assessments built into your lessons? PearDeck is an amazing resource that has changed the way I present information to my classroom. You are able to include formative pieces in your presentations, and allow students to show what they learned.
Session Resources


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

Using Smore for Communication
Are you looking for a user-friendly way to share information with students, teachers, or parents? Smore is the website for you! Smore allows you to easily create and share newsletters and documents. You can easily add in text, pictures, captions, buttons with links, websites, and information from your Google Drive. Teachers can use Smore as a newsletter to parents or students. It can also be used during lessons for “flipped” learning or information links. Administrators and Coaches can use Smore for weekly communication or “flipped” Professional Developments. Come find out how you can increase communication in your classroom or school!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Instructional Coach, Greenville Schools
Follow me on Instagram... @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
233

3:00pm

Collaboration and Engagement Strategies with Google Classroom
This session will share creative and efficient ways to use Google Classroom for collaboration and engagement among teachers and between teachers and their students. Examples will be shown for middle school, but any level or subject could benefit from these strategies.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
212

3:00pm

Breaking the box with digital breakout games
BreakoutEDU boxes are all the rage but did you know you can play and create digital breakout games too? Breakout puzzle games incorporate content, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration! What more could you ask for in a digital tool? Come learn how to not only play but create a digital puzzle style game for your students using Google Forms. Can be played on a phone or computer. Teachers should bring a computer to learn how to create a game through Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

Instructional Technology Coach, Wade Hampton High School
For the past 6 years, I have been a 9th-grade mathematics teacher! I have taught Algebra 1 at the CP and Honors levels, Honors Geometry, and Math Strategies (a year-long algebra program) as well as Teacher Cadet. This upcoming school year I will be starting my first year as the... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222

3:00pm

Building an Attractive and Effective New Google Site
Your website is a PR tool which provides a window into your classroom so that the public can see all the great things you are doing as teacher. This session will showcase best practices for building an attractive, yet effective website using the New Google Sites platform.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
107

3:00pm

Creating Infographics with Google Drawings
In this session, you will learn how your students can organize information into an infographic using Google Drawings. Bring a device that can access Google Drawings for a hands on learning experience.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Laura Griner

Laura Griner

School Librarian, Greenville County Schools
My name is Laura Griner. I am the librarian at Armstrong Elementary School. I am loving working with all of the students at Armstrong. The last fifteen years I have been teaching science to seventh graders. While I enjoyed that immensely, I needed a new adventure. A girl can... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
214

3:00pm

Pear Deck Flashcard Factory and Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on
Pear Deck Flashcard Factory:
Increase student retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game! Students work together to create example definitions or sentences and illustrations for the new terms. You get to approve the final set of Flashcards that will be exported to Quizlet for future review and studying.
Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on:
Get the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on so you can instantly add formative assessments or interactive questions directly to your Google Slides. Access a library of slide templates with questions tailored for use at the beginning, middle and end of class.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom to help my students grasp concepts and become engaged in the lesson. I use Google classroom and Pear Deck to accomplish this!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
217

3:00pm

Herding Cats: Class Management in a 1 to 1 Classroom
Routines, consequences and rules keep a learning environment running. A good teacher establishes these expectations, but is this infusion of technology disrupting your typical classroom environment? In this session, teachers will see video samples of off-task behaviors, receive tips and then get hands-on with case studies of classroom management issues that are happening in our classrooms after five years of being a one-to-one district.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
205

3:00pm

Tech-ifying Instructional Strategies
Are you familiar with Discovery Education? Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how Discovery Educators from around the globe are engaging their students by combining digital resources such as videos, images, audio files, apps, and web tools with the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series. Walk away with ready to use digital integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum.

Speakers
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Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
113
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:30am

Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom
Is there any point in learning something if you’re just going to forget it? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? Trevor shares how educators can shape their classrooms using the power of storytelling and brain science to achieve real student engagement, and in return, learning that is permanent and memorable. Any teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level can use these practical and proven practices to transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and transformed.

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

8:30am

Add "Spark" to Your Teaching and Assessment with Adobe Spark Video, Post, and Page!!
Teachers will learn how to use Adobe Spark Video, Post, and Page for creative and engaging student and teacher creations and assessments. Examples will be shared for middle school, but Adobe Spark can be applied to most levels and subjects. Student products can also be submitted and shared through Google Classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
224

8:30am

Content scavenger hunts with Goose Chase
Come learn how to harness the power of Goose Chase! Goose chase is an easy to use and edit scavenger hunt platform. Teachers will learn how to create a Goose Chase game and have their students learn and review through critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration! Teachers should bring their computer, thinking caps, walking shoes, and mobile device to this interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

Instructional Technology Coach, Wade Hampton High School
For the past 6 years, I have been a 9th-grade mathematics teacher! I have taught Algebra 1 at the CP and Honors levels, Honors Geometry, and Math Strategies (a year-long algebra program) as well as Teacher Cadet. This upcoming school year I will be starting my first year as the... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
221

8:30am

Digital Tools to Encourage Today’s Writer
The foundation of Writing is for students to learn to use writing as a way to convey their opinions, understanding of subjects, and describe real or imagined experiences. We will explore how this can look in the 21st century classroom. This session will provide you with digital tools that can offer students a way to creatively communicate, thus producing high quality content.
Session Tools

Speakers
JH

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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
228

8:30am

NEARPOD - The now and the future
The audience will be introduced to Nearpod. Nearpod is a GREAT educational tool. The participants will be introduced to many features, such as 360 degree view field trips, poll questions, collaborate boards, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
232

8:30am

Pear Deck: Active Learning within Google Apps
As more schools become fully 1:1, how can we actively engage students through their Chromebooks. Peardeck is a great opportunity to optimize technology and monitoring in one application to get your students fully engaged in your content.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

Educator, Greer Middle School
Husband, Educator, Lover of History, and I hang out with middle schoolers and talk about the past, present, and what they want to happen in the future.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

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.

Speakers
SE

SC ETV

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 July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
108

8:30am

100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck
Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. 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 add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides, manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard, and 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!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Yoo

Robert Yoo

Trainer, Pear Deck
I'm passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers make a positive impact on student learning.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

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. During this hands-on session, participants will be able to experience a variety of strategies and digital tools to integrate into their ELA workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
215

8:30am

More than a PowerPoint-using Nearpod to engage and increase student accountability

Are you looking for a more engaging way to share information with students? Would you like to accurately and more quickly assess student thinking? In this session, we will explore Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students in lessons. We will turn a PowerPoint or Google Slides into a content platform where students can share their thinking with the teacher and their classmates in real time using their devices. Nearpod presentations engage students and hold them accountable for work. Participants should bring a device to work with Nearpod.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
201

8:30am

Making History Come Alive
In this session, attendees will learn several ways they can use MAKER and technology to bring social studies and history to life! Attendees will experience student projects and, through the video and written reflections, hear from the students what worked and what they want to do differently next time. They will "play" with creating similar projects to experience what students do and learn. Finally, we will brainstorm ideas for projects in their classes to highlight MAKER and technology. This session will feature green screen, maker, and tech tools that work on iPads, Chrome, and the web. All grade levels and experience levels will be able to use these ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
213

8:30am

App Smash!
Use app smashing in next-level hyperdocs, digital escape rooms, and other #edtech to return to your favorite thing about teaching- the fantastic “OH, I get it now!’ moment. With some work ahead of time, you can set up incredible opportunities to reach students’ interests, build their critical and creative thinking skills, and differentiate to just about any ability level. Come learn about some cool tech tools, get a head start on creating your own units and projects, and build some confidence in your own creativity and skill!

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
218

8:30am

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. Come join me to learn how to use some tools you may know differently or learn some new tech tools altogether.
Session Resources

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 July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

GoogleMania!
Sometimes as educators we just need time and space as we learn and explore. That's exactly what this session is geared towards. This session will run as a workshop style where you will interact with various Google resources (tools, extensions, hidden gems, and more). By the end of the session you will be able to take back some of the experiences to use in your instructional setting. Come prepared with a charged up device for a speedy session!
Session Resources

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 July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
207

8:30am

Multimedia Hyperlinked Google Drawings
Google Drawing has hidden tools that can propel your instruction and student learning. Learn how to use hyperlinks with Drawing to create interactive images for students, to learn how students can use interactive images for demonstration of mastery and deepening their own learning, and get some ideas for making assessment decisions for these projects.
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
222

8:30am

Does Your PDF Spark Joy? Kami Will Get It Done!
Are you looking to split PDFs? Do you want your students to collaborate and annotate on PDFs together? This session will focus on the Chrome Extension/tool Kami. During this time, you will learn how Kami allows teachers to edit, split, merge, and annotate PDFs all with a few clicks!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

ClassFlow: New and Improved!
Do you have one to one devices in your classroom? Have you tried ClassFlow? Come to this session and see how to effectively use polling and activities to improve your student's engagement!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
102

8:30am

Engage with SeeSaw
This session is designed for those that are interested in using SeeSaw to engage students and parents in their classroom. We will discuss the basics of getting started with SeeSaw, adding students and inviting parents, using the journal, uploading activities, and linking the SeeSaw blog to your school website. Bring your laptop or iPad to join in the fun!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
223

8:30am

Cancelled-Maximizing School Technology
School and teachers have a wealth of technology at their disposal today. The spread of technology has dramatically changed the classroom like no other educational innovation. Students can, with the click of a few keys, uncover information more quickly, digest that information and present it to their teachers and peers in a way that looks extremely professional. Technology will also allow students to take situations and problems encountered in class and change variables to evaluate the outcome. Online simulations provide the venue for students to truly understand predictive models and then critically evaluate the PROS and CONS related to their outcome.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Teacher and Student Uses for Using Screencastify
Screencasting is a beneficial tool for both teachers and students. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the Screencastify Chrome extension. Participants will be provided ideas and examples for both teachers and students to use Screencastify and will then create a screencast.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
231

8:30am

Inspiring students to code, even if you know nothing about it
You know programming and coding skills are important to prepare students to be successful in the future workforce. You may even have students who have expressed interest or demonstrated an aptitude for programming. But if you don't know much about it, how do you help connect students with resources or guide them to a career pathway? As Executive Director of Build Carolina, Lelia King runs several technology education programs, including SC Codes - a statewide initiative to help students access everything they need to explore a career in programming. Her goal is to help inspire more students to explore how to use programming skills to build projects in a variety of subject areas.
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
111

8:30am

Google Calendar for Communication and Organization
Google Calendar is an easy and effective tool for communicating with parents about homework and classwork. It also is a great way for educators to stay organized, schedule meetings/conferences, keep a to-do list, and even share their schedule with colleagues. This session will cover how to use Google Calendar, how to manage sharing settings, and how to add a Google Calendar to your class website as an awesome communication tool to keep parents in the loop.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
217

8:30am

The Secret World of Google Slides
Google slides is more than just a presentation tool. Get your students creating, collaborating and engaged in class. Teachers will learn nontraditional uses of Google Slides. Be sure to bring your device and be ready to think outside the box.

Speakers
SG

Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
211

8:30am

Unleash the Magic with Google Drawings
Want to create outside the box? Would you like to walk away with ideas and resources you can use the next day? Come explore Google Drawings and learn how to take engagement to the next level, while fostering the 21st Century 4 C’s.
Session Resources

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 July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
112

8:30am

Level Up!-Tech Tools for Administrators
Communication and collaboration builds trust and establishes an effective work environment. This session will explore how online resources like AnswerGarden, Google Apps (Choice Eliminator, Keep), Padlet, and Twitter can be used to take your communication and collaboration to the next level! Participants will learn basic features, share ideas, and identify the best resource(s) to use for the upcoming school year.

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
104

8:30am

The Flip Side of Professional Development
Join us to see how you can offer your teachers PD that meets their individual needs while at home or on the go, early in the mornings or late at night. We will show you how we flipped our lengthy back-to-school handbook using EdPuzzle, how we're using Screencastify to share teacher tips, and how we use a comprehensive site called Kyte Learning to flip our PD to meet the needs of all teacher learners.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chris Ross

Chris Ross

Principal, Bell's Crossing Elementary


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

Creating Accessible Documents
It is federally required that all documents created for posting publicly on a website be designed so that people with disabilities are not discriminated against due to features which make the document inaccessible for one reason or another. This sessions provides some basic steps to insure that your documents are free from accessibility flags.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
106

8:30am

Skype in the Classroom
Do you ever wish you could bring an author in to teach a writing lesson? What if you could talk to a research scientist in Antarctica? You can! And the best part is...it's free! Make learning come alive with Skype in the Classroom. Discover how easy it is to take a virtual field trip, connect with authors, scientist, and other experts in their field. Collaborate with classrooms around the world to work on projects, play games, explore different cultures, and learn about the world around you. Perfect for every grade and subject.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
202

8:30am

Tech-ifying Instructional Strategies
Are you familiar with Discovery Education? Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how Discovery Educators from around the globe are engaging their students by combining digital resources such as videos, images, audio files, apps, and web tools with the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series. Walk away with ready to use digital integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum.

Speakers
PD

Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
113

9:45am

9:45am

Add "Spark" to Your Teaching and Assessment with Adobe Spark Video, Post, and Page!!
Teachers will learn how to use Adobe Spark Video, Post, and Page for creative and engaging student and teacher creations and assessments. Examples will be shared for middle school, but Adobe Spark can be applied to most levels and subjects. Student products can also be submitted and shared through Google Classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
224

9:45am

Content scavenger hunts with Goose Chase
Come learn how to harness the power of Goose Chase! Goose chase is an easy to use and edit scavenger hunt platform. Teachers will learn how to create a Goose Chase game and have their students learn and review through critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration! Teachers should bring their computer, thinking caps, walking shoes, and mobile device to this interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

Instructional Technology Coach, Wade Hampton High School
For the past 6 years, I have been a 9th-grade mathematics teacher! I have taught Algebra 1 at the CP and Honors levels, Honors Geometry, and Math Strategies (a year-long algebra program) as well as Teacher Cadet. This upcoming school year I will be starting my first year as the... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

Digital Tools to Encourage Today’s Writer
The foundation of Writing is for students to learn to use writing as a way to convey their opinions, understanding of subjects, and describe real or imagined experiences. We will explore how this can look in the 21st century classroom. This session will provide you with digital tools that can offer students a way to creatively communicate, thus producing high quality content.
Session Resources

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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
228

9:45am

Improving Parent Involvement with Online Portfolios
Is your parent involvement at an all time low? Join me as I show you how to lure parents back into being that extremely involved parent we all want, by connecting home and school with online portfolios! Parents will now be connected to their child's every day learning through online portfolios in apps such as SeeSaw and Class Dojo. Most students have one and two parents working full time, its hard to get that involvement, but everyone has a smart phone these days! Connecting families through technology with online portfolios in which their students showcase their daily work and happenings in the classroom have boosted involvement in a whole new way!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lila Balentine

Lila Balentine

1st Grade Teacher, Fountain Inn Elementary


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
212

9:45am

NEARPOD - The now and the future
The audience will be introduced to Nearpod. Nearpod is a GREAT educational tool. The participants will be introduced to many features, such as 360 degree view field trips, poll questions, collaborate boards, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
232

9:45am

Pear Deck: Active Learning within Google Apps
As more schools become fully 1:1, how can we actively engage students through their Chromebooks. Peardeck is a great opportunity to optimize technology and monitoring in one application to get your students fully engaged in your content.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

Educator, Greer Middle School
Husband, Educator, Lover of History, and I hang out with middle schoolers and talk about the past, present, and what they want to happen in the future.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck
Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. 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 add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides, manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard, and 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!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Yoo

Robert Yoo

Trainer, Pear Deck
I'm passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers make a positive impact on student learning.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
205

9:45am

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. During this hands-on session, participants will be able to experience a variety of strategies and digital tools to integrate into their ELA workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
215

9:45am

"Video Killed the Radio Star"-Exploring Green Screens, Screencastify, and WeVideo
Come explore green screen apps, Screencastify, and WeVideo. These simple to use, but impressive technology tools will elevate student engagement and learning for all ages. This session will provide participants with the knowledge, resources, and confidence needed to integrate these tech tools into all subject areas. So join this session, and get ready to have some fun!

Speakers
avatar for Anna Doyle

Anna Doyle

Classroom Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! I am a fourth grade teacher and have enjoyed working with students in the classroom for fifteen years. My goal is to create authentic, meaningful learning experiences for my 21st Century learners each and every day. It is my belief that the integration of technology should... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
203

9:45am

Five Presentation Tools to Replace Paper Pencil Tests
In this session we will play with 5 tech tools that can be used for assessments, replacing the paper/pencil test. Attendees will see lesson plans, rubrics, and student created presentations. We will grade the presentations using a rubric, just as if it were an assessment. Then, we will take time to play with each tool and figure out how to use it for assessment in the classroom. We will look at greenscreen tools, animation tools, podcasting tools, and general moviemaking tools. Beginner to Advanced level teachers are encouraged to come! iPad and web based tools will both be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
213

9:45am

Meet Me At the Seesaw--An Idea Sharing "Recess" for Seesaw Lovers
Been using Seesaw for years and trying to gather new ways to make it work for your classroom? New to Seesaw and want to see just how great it is? This session will be a time for Seesaw lovers and learners to come together to share ideas and learn new ways to use Seesaw in their classroom, whether one-to-one or just shared devices. Come and gather inspiration from others, find cool new tips and tricks from students and teachers, and fill your Seesaw "basket" with brand new ideas for the new year!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

App Smash!
Use app smashing in next-level hyperdocs, digital escape rooms, and other #edtech to return to your favorite thing about teaching- the fantastic “OH, I get it now!’ moment. With some work ahead of time, you can set up incredible opportunities to reach students’ interests, build their critical and creative thinking skills, and differentiate to just about any ability level. Come learn about some cool tech tools, get a head start on creating your own units and projects, and build some confidence in your own creativity and skill!

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
218

9:45am

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. Come join me to learn how to use some tools you may know differently or learn some new tech tools altogether.
Session Resources

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 July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Multimedia Hyperlinked Google Drawings
Google Drawing has hidden tools that can propel your instruction and student learning. Learn how to use hyperlinks with Drawing to create interactive images for students, to learn how students can use interactive images for demonstration of mastery and deepening their own learning, and get some ideas for making assessment decisions for these projects.
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
222

9:45am

Does Your PDF Spark Joy? Kami Will Get It Done!
Are you looking to split PDFs? Do you want your students to collaborate and annotate on PDFs together? This session will focus on the Chrome Extension/tool Kami. During this time, you will learn how Kami allows teachers to edit, split, merge, and annotate PDFs all with a few clicks!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
109

9:45am

ClassFlow: New and Improved!
Do you have one to one devices in your classroom? Have you tried ClassFlow? Come to this session and see how to effectively use polling and activities to improve your student's engagement!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

Teacher and Student Uses for Using Screencastify
Screencasting is a beneficial tool for both teachers and students. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the Screencastify Chrome extension. Participants will be provided ideas and examples for both teachers and students to use Screencastify and will then create a screencast.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
231

9:45am

Inspiring students to code, even if you know nothing about it
You know programming and coding skills are important to prepare students to be successful in the future workforce. You may even have students who have expressed interest or demonstrated an aptitude for programming. But if you don't know much about it, how do you help connect students with resources or guide them to a career pathway? As Executive Director of Build Carolina, Lelia King runs several technology education programs, including SC Codes - a statewide initiative to help students access everything they need to explore a career in programming. Her goal is to help inspire more students to explore how to use programming skills to build projects in a variety of subject areas.
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
111

9:45am

Using Robotics in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom
This session will show teachers how they can use Drones, Ozobots, Sphero balls, and Coding programs in middle school mathematics classrooms.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Emily Strickland

Emily Strickland

6th grade Math, Beck Academy


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
227

9:45am

GoogleMania!
Sometimes as educators we just need time and space as we learn and explore. That's exactly what this session is geared towards. This session will run as a workshop style where you will interact with various Google resources (tools, extensions, hidden gems, and more). By the end of the session you will be able to take back some of the experiences to use in your instructional setting. Come prepared with a charged up device for a speedy session!
Session Resources

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 July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
207

9:45am

Digital Breakout Rooms Part A
Learn how to use google slides and google sites to create an exciting digital breakout room for any subject! Bring a test review or multiple choice questions and create your own digital breakout room.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
117

9:45am

Google Calendar for Communication and Organization
Google Calendar is an easy and effective tool for communicating with parents about homework and classwork. It also is a great way for educators to stay organized, schedule meetings/conferences, keep a to-do list, and even share their schedule with colleagues. This session will cover how to use Google Calendar, how to manage sharing settings, and how to add a Google Calendar to your class website as an awesome communication tool to keep parents in the loop.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
217

9:45am

The Secret World of Google Slides
Google slides is more than just a presentation tool. Get your students creating, collaborating and engaged in class. Teachers will learn nontraditional uses of Google Slides. Be sure to bring your device and be ready to think outside the box.

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Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
211

9:45am

Unleash the Magic with Google Drawings
Want to create outside the box? Would you like to walk away with ideas and resources you can use the next day? Come explore Google Drawings and learn how to take engagement to the next level, while fostering the 21st Century 4 C’s.
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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 July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
112

9:45am

Using Virtual Reality Technology to Make Learning Real
During this session, participants will learn how to plan for seamless integration of Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions into their classroom to deepen student engagement, broaden access to hard-to-describe concepts and geographies, and increase critical thinking supports during learning experiences in the classroom.

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avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

7th Grade Literature Teacher
I have been teaching for 14 years and love life in the "middle"! Middle School students have amazing creativity and are far more clever and thoughtful than many people think! The latest project out of Greenville Middle Academy is RAM RADIO - using basic podcasting technology, we... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
214

9:45am

Level Up!-Tech Tools for Administrators
Communication and collaboration builds trust and establishes an effective work environment. This session will explore how online resources like AnswerGarden, Google Apps (Choice Eliminator, Keep), Padlet, and Twitter can be used to take your communication and collaboration to the next level! Participants will learn basic features, share ideas, and identify the best resource(s) to use for the upcoming school year.

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avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

The Flip Side of Professional Development
Join us to see how you can offer your teachers PD that meets their individual needs while at home or on the go, early in the mornings or late at night. We will show you how we flipped our lengthy back-to-school handbook using EdPuzzle, how we're using Screencastify to share teacher tips, and how we use a comprehensive site called Kyte Learning to flip our PD to meet the needs of all teacher learners.
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avatar for Chris Ross

Chris Ross

Principal, Bell's Crossing Elementary


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
105

9:45am

Creating Accessible Documents
It is federally required that all documents created for posting publicly on a website be designed so that people with disabilities are not discriminated against due to features which make the document inaccessible for one reason or another. This sessions provides some basic steps to insure that your documents are free from accessibility flags.

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avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
106

9:45am

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.

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Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
113

11:00am

Student Engagement and Assessment with Storyboard That
Strategies will be presented for using the online program StoryboardThat for engaging student and teacher presentations and creative formative assessments. With this program, students use critical thinking skills and can create both spoken and visual products.
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avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
224

11:00am

Beyond The Four Walls With Virtual Reality In The Classroom
The World At Your Fingertips! Bring the world into your classroom with the purpose of increasing student engagement! Immerse your students in your content from around the world and beyond! Engaged students learn and achieve more. Our students may not get the opportunity to travel much, however, with Virtual Reality, we can take them anywhere, even the space station! Tools we will explore include Discovery VR, NearPod, VR Tube, Google Expeditions and Cardboard camera. Participants will need access to either a smartphone and/or iPad.
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avatar for Avis Canty-Duck

Avis Canty-Duck

Title I Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I'm a middle and elementary school Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator and I LOVE using technology to transform learning in the classroom! Follow me on Twitter! @iThinkHighDef


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
219

11:00am

Capturing Student Voice
I will provide innovative ways for all students to share their thinking and ideas. In this session we will explore Flipgrid, Socrative, SeeSaw, Podcasting, and more! I will share ways students can explain their reasoning, express opinions and create and learn from one another. You'll leave with some strategies and tools needed to amplify students' voices in your classroom.

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avatar for Patricia Ramsey

Patricia Ramsey

1st Grade Teacher, Taylors Elementary School



Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
218

11:00am

Improving Parent Involvement with Online Portfolios
Is your parent involvement at an all time low? Join me as I show you how to lure parents back into being that extremely involved parent we all want, by connecting home and school with online portfolios! Parents will now be connected to their child's every day learning through online portfolios in apps such as SeeSaw and Class Dojo. Most students have one and two parents working full time, its hard to get that involvement, but everyone has a smart phone these days! Connecting families through technology with online portfolios in which their students showcase their daily work and happenings in the classroom have boosted involvement in a whole new way!
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Lila Balentine

1st Grade Teacher, Fountain Inn Elementary


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
212

11:00am

Real Time Feedback and the Cult of Personalized Learning
One of the biggest challenges in education is how teachers, administrators, and course facilitators can personalize student learning. A student who feels empowered over their learning is a student who knows what they need to do to improve a skill.
Real time feedback allows teachers and presenters the ability to personalize student learning by giving students feedback immediately during a lesson. When a teacher understands their students' knowledge gap(s), they can better prepare and adapt their teaching.


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avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
228

11:00am

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.

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SC ETV

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 July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
108

11:00am

Meet Me At the Seesaw--An Idea Sharing "Recess" for Seesaw Lovers
Been using Seesaw for years and trying to gather new ways to make it work for your classroom? New to Seesaw and want to see just how great it is? This session will be a time for Seesaw lovers and learners to come together to share ideas and learn new ways to use Seesaw in their classroom, whether one-to-one or just shared devices. Come and gather inspiration from others, find cool new tips and tricks from students and teachers, and fill your Seesaw "basket" with brand new ideas for the new year!

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avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

Google apps, extensions and Add-ons oh my!
With so many choices of apps, extensions and add-ons in the "Googleverse" it can be difficult to know which ones work and which ones don’t. In this session we will look at some Google tools that can be used with students in the and out of the classroom and can also be used in professional settings.
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avatar for Jennifer Abel

Jennifer Abel

Media Coordinator, North Henderson High School
Jennifer started as a media assistant in 2003 at Flat Rock Middle School. She received her Masters of Library Science degree from East Carolina University in 2008. She worked as a media assistant at East Henderson High School until 2011 when she became the Media Coordinator at North... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
110

11:00am

Building the Bridge between Literacy and STEM in the Early Childhood Classroom
Literacy and STEM go hand in hand. Picture books contain vast amounts of STEM material for students to expand and grow in their understanding of literature and engineering concepts. Come see how a simple picture book could produce limitless opportunities for students to show what they know through STEM connected to literacy. In this session, we will discuss various activities related to one specific picture book. A list of teaching apps will also be included and introduced during this session. Come find a way to maximize your teaching with minimal effort with tons of cross-curricular options.
An iPad or laptop would be beneficial for exploring the apps introduced in this session.
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Go All Digital, All Paperless with Kami
Explore the possibilities of a paperless classroom while still maintaining a student centered, engaging, and collaborative learning environment. This class includes how to navigate through Kami as a teacher and as a student, an overview of the various tools, how to create an assignment in Kami using PDF docs or slides without having to give up you interactive notebooks if that is your passion. Included instruction of pairing Kami with Google Classroom saves time and makes it extremely easy to achieve a paperless classroom while teaching students valuable computers skills for any subject or grade level!
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avatar for Leslie Carmel-Porras

Leslie Carmel-Porras

teacher, greenville county schools
Link to my presentation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X__I72e-w-7iKx1v4MOCodxudhpCLYGS Session Resources


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

11:00am

Fab, Fun, and Free: Technology Tools You Can Use Today
Learn about tools to help you integrate free technology into your classroom, including PearDeck, EdPuzzle, ebooks, digital breakouts, and more!
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avatar for Joy Rohrbaugh

Joy Rohrbaugh

Media Specialist, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School
I've been the media specialist at Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School for the past five years, and I am very passionate about sharing new, easy-to-use technology ideas! My experience at Fisher has taught me the importance of purposeful technology integration, and I believe that with... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

11:00am

Can you speak Gen Z?
This session will provide participants with characteristics of 2 new emerging generations that will challenge the traditional classroom. In addition to learning about generations Z and Alpha, participants will learn 5 startegies to work with this group. Get ready to engage your students and take them to the next level.

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Keasha Grant

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Keasha is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sumter School District in Sumter, S.C. She's a Google Certified Teacher (Level I & II) and Certified Google Trainer. She has 10 years of teaching experience and 4 years developing professional development for teachers. Keasha loves... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
225

11:00am

Bring Your Slides Alive with Screencastify
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials and runs entirely in Chrome. You and your students will now be able to create audio presentations to go along with your Google Slides, Google Docs, or other Chrome based programs. Just think of the possibilities!
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Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
223

11:00am

Cancelled- Maximizing School Technology
School and teachers have a wealth of technology at their disposal today. The spread of technology has dramatically changed the classroom like no other educational innovation. Students can, with the click of a few keys, uncover information more quickly, digest that information and present it to their teachers and peers in a way that looks extremely professional. Technology will also allow students to take situations and problems encountered in class and change variables to evaluate the outcome. Online simulations provide the venue for students to truly understand predictive models and then critically evaluate the PROS and CONS related to their outcome.

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
107

11:00am

Girls Building STEAM
In this session, we will be looking at ways to engage girls in STEAM fields. We will discuss books, activities, family outreach, and special projects. We will also share our project Designing the Future: Using Fashion to Address Ecological Needs. Our project, where they ideas came from, who taught what, and where we got funding will all be shared.

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avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
213

11:00am

EdPuzzle for the Math (and Science) Classroom
EdPuzzle is an amazing tool for any teacher's toolbox. It is perfect for presenting material to your students, whether you are just looking for a great sub plan when you are going to be absent, or if you are interested in moving toward a flipped or blended classroom model. I will show you how easy it is to use EdPuzzle to keep your students engaged in a video lesson and also gauge their understanding. I will teach you how to find content that has already been created, as well as show you a few free tools for creating your own video content that can be uploaded to EdPuzzle.
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avatar for Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

Math and Computer Science teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I teach high school math and computer programming, and I am always looking for new ways to engage my students. I am excited to explore new technology tools that can help my students internalize my content.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

Technology for Personalized Learning
Interested in personalized learning? Learn how to incorporate personalized learning in your classroom while using technology. Whether you use Schoology, Google Classroom, or neither, you can create digital experiences for your students. Learn to help your students and meet their needs through technology and personalized learning.
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
229

11:00am

Integrating Technology with Room Transformations/Project-Based Learning
During this session, I will be informing teachers how to express their creativity through room transformations. I will explain the process of getting decor for the classroom and making activities on a budget. I will also explain ways to integrate PBL and technology within the theme of the room transformation to make learning more engaging and fun for both teacher and students.
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
233

11:00am

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawings for All
Google Drawings is a “hidden gem” that fosters creativity, academic connections and high levels of engagement. This user friendly app allows students to create non-verbal expressions of the content they are learning. Users can create comic strips, infographics, timelines, and much more. A laptop is required for this session.

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avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

Digital Breakout Rooms Part B
Learn how to use google slides and google sites to create an exciting digital breakout room for any subject! This session will help you create your site for the breakout room. Be sure to attend Part A before attending this session.

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avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

11:00am

Getting the Most Out of Your Google Classroom!
During this session, attendees will learn how to utilize Google Classroom, as well as how to implement other Google components into the Google Classroom!
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avatar for Tristan Hunt

Tristan Hunt

Teacher, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
226

11:00am

Organizing your Google Drive
This session will cover strategies for making Google Drive work better for you, including how to organize and navigate your Drive and make the most out of its collaboration and sharing features.
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avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
217

11:00am

Using Virtual Reality Technology to Make Learning Real
During this session, participants will learn how to plan for seamless integration of Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions into their classroom to deepen student engagement, broaden access to hard-to-describe concepts and geographies, and increase critical thinking supports during learning experiences in the classroom.

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avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

7th Grade Literature Teacher
I have been teaching for 14 years and love life in the "middle"! Middle School students have amazing creativity and are far more clever and thoughtful than many people think! The latest project out of Greenville Middle Academy is RAM RADIO - using basic podcasting technology, we... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
214

11:00am

Using Google to Drive the School
Learn how to use Google to streamline your communication to faculty and staff. We use Google sheets, slides, forms, classroom, and calendar regularly to provide clear communication to all faculty and staff; to include, but not limited to, weekly schedules, meetings, observations, announcements, and professional development.

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
104

11:00am

When You Are No Longer the Expert: What to do when your teachers are smarter than you.
Ever feel like you are playing catch-up with technology? Come learn about what happens when you realize that you aren’t the expert anymore. The session will talk about the shift from leader to learner, discuss the technology your teachers are using, and how PD works when everyone is in a different place.

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avatar for Tom Miller

Tom Miller

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Tech Enthusiast, 1:1 Principal


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

11:00am

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.

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Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
113

11:00am

What's the hype with Mystery Skype?
Can your students locate SC on a map? Do they know the difference between a state, a country, and a continent? Join me as I show you how to strengthen your student's map skills, learn about other cultures and enhance their critical thinking & communication skills. Not a geography teacher? That's ok, Mystery Skype can be played using math & science concepts too.

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avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
202

11:00am

The New and Improved ActivInspire
Promethean is committed to improving the ActivInspire platform and has done so! Join us for a quick and informative session on what's new with ActivInspire and how it can change your classroom!

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avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
102

12:15pm

Gamification Galore!
During this session, we will explore a variety of game-based platforms to use in your classroom. You will also have some time to create a new game of your choice, and explore other ways to gamifiy your classroom. Come learn some new instructional based games, and updates of a few of your favorites. Be sure to bring a charged device to fully participate in this session.
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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 July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
207

12:15pm

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.

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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 July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
220

12:15pm

Cancelled-Make Learning Authentic with Project-Based Learning!
Empower your students to take ownership of their learning in an environment that promotes collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving while staying loyal to your standards. In this session, you will discover the PBL process, learn the steps to take as you transform units into authentic PBL experiences, and explore how technology can be the vehicle to get you there. You’ll leave with real classroom examples that will inspire you to make learning authentic!

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avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

ELA 8 and English I Honors Teacher, Sedgefield Middle School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
222

12:15pm

Launching Literacy into the 21st Century
1:1 Technology, Balanced Literacy, Chromebooks, Reading Workshop, iPads, Writing Workshop... how do you do it all and still be an effective instructor of literacy? Come checkout how we're launching literacy into the 21st Century while still following the principles of reading workshop. Using Adobe Spark, iMovie, Google Slides, Google Docs, and more, we'll help you launch your literacy instruction into the 21st century as well!
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

12:15pm

BREAK OUT with Google Sites - Across Content Areas
Participants will learn how to use Google Sites to create "break outs." The presenter will share examples of Google Site breakouts across content areas and will provide step-by-step instructions for creating a breakout using Google Sites. With Google Site breakouts, students are engaged and motivated to discover and master content!

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avatar for Jessica Rahn

Jessica Rahn

5th Grade Teacher, Buena Vista Elementary
I attended Greenville County Schools and grew up here in Greenville. I graduated summa cum laude from Furman University in 2007 and also completed a Master's in Literacy at Furman University in 2010. I was honored to be selected as a top ten finalist for the 2014/2015 Greenville County... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
118

12:15pm

Google Classroom Basics
In this session, participants will learn how to create topics, organize assignments, schedule post, and more! Regardless of the content you teach or your comfort level with technology, you will leave this session with more knowledge about how to use Google Classroom for your classroom.
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:15pm

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.

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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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

12:15pm

"Keeping" the Balance in Literacy: Using Google Keep in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, you will learn how to use Google Keep to organize and personalize your balanced literacy classroom. You will gain methods to promote progress in reading and writing goals through interacting and collaborating with your students. Walk away with ideas of how this tool can be utilized by your students tomorrow, including responding to text, applying reading and writing strategies, promoting inquiry, and conducting research. This session is for beginners to Google Keep but is best for those proficient with G Suite. Strategies learned will work best in classrooms with 1:1 devices.
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avatar for Jena Putnam

Jena Putnam

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I am a Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator who loves learning from and growing with fellow educators!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

Get Animated with Google Slides
In this session, participants will learn how to animate a Google slide deck. This workshop will focus on exploring, creating, and integrating this technology tool into your classroom.

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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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
219

12:15pm

Map Your Way to Learning
Participants will take a deep dive into Google’s Geo Tools and how they can be applied in the classroom. Participants should download Google Earth prior to the session. In addition to Google Earth, we’ll explore Google Maps and Google Arts & Culture.

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Keasha Grant

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Keasha is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sumter School District in Sumter, S.C. She's a Google Certified Teacher (Level I & II) and Certified Google Trainer. She has 10 years of teaching experience and 4 years developing professional development for teachers. Keasha loves... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
225

12:15pm

Gimkit Gaming For Student Engagement
Are your students bored of the same old review games? Gimkit is a new option that includes a more competitive edge in its game play, as well as having more teacher controls to customize your students experiences.

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Amber Lewis

6th grade science, Greenville County Schools
Topics that would strike the most interest from me would have to do with; inquiry based learning strategies, classroom management, content vocabulary review strategies, classroom organization.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
221

12:15pm

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 field trips. We'll show you how to leverage free archived virtual field trips to engage students, connect them to other classrooms and supplement curriculum.

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Patti Duncan

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer who joined the Discovery Education family in 2008. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education. She taught middle school and high school... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:15pm

Website Accessibility Tips
Public schools and other government entities are required to have websites which are accessible to everyone and which do not discriminate against people with disabilities. This session will provide suggestions for building and maintaining an accessible website. This session will also highlight free tools to test for and mitigate accessibility issues at your website.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
106

12:15pm

The New and Improved ActivInspire
Promethean is committed to improving the ActivInspire platform and has done so! Join us for a quick and informative session on what's new with ActivInspire and how it can change your classroom!

Speakers
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PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
102

12:30pm

Kensington wants to trade samples for advice
Kensington is interested in your opinion and would like to trade free samples for your advice on some classroom products. 

Please note: No credit will be given for 30-minute sessions.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Kensington Booth

12:30pm

Preparing for a Career in Instructional Design and Learning Technology
In this session, participants will learn how AU's M.S. in Instructional Design and Learning Technology degree prepares them for a number of career options that they may not even realize as available to them and the specific skills and tools that are part of the degree. Participants will be introduced to faculty in the program to answer questions, and a sample online course in the degree will be demonstrated. 

Please note: Credit will not be given for 30-minute sessions.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Anderson University Booth

12:30pm

12:30pm

Designing Projects with Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark provides user-friend tools for creating graphics, web pages, and videos. This session will provide a brief orientation to the website, an example of at least one project for each component of the website, sample student instructions and rubrics for projects.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
224

12:30pm

Duck, Duck...GOOSECHASE!
Get ready to go on a wild goose chase by getting familiar with the GooseChase app! This is a versatile tool that can be used not only in classrooms, but throughout the school. Through the use of this free app, spice up your assessments, collaborate with coworkers, or just take your lessons to another level of engagement. You will be sure to leave this session with a fun new instructional method for students, a team-building tool for staff, or both!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Erica Drew

Erica Drew

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! This is my thirteenth year teaching! I currently teach Kindergarten and it has my heart. I have also taught both 1st and 2nd grade. I love learning about new ways to integrate technology into my class and I'm not afraid to try new things with my little ones. We are 1:1 at my school... Read More →
avatar for Hamilton Parks

Hamilton Parks

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
110

12:30pm

Mastering Mastery Connect to Streamline Assessments & Feedback
Mastery Connect has more to offer than just benchmarks. Learn how to use your own assessments, quickly review quizzes & tests, efficiently use Mastery Connect for test corrections, and dabble with Socrative. Set up any and all classes into trackers, print & use bubble sheets, become a part of the MC community.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

Science Teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I am passionate about science and passionate about education. I believe that students learn better by doing, especially doing something fun. I want my students to be scientifically literate and scientific thinkers. I can't wait for all of Greenville Country Schools to be 1:1.I... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
117

12:30pm

Real Time Feedback and the Cult of Personalized Learning
One of the biggest challenges in education is how teachers, administrators, and course facilitators can personalize student learning. A student who feels empowered over their learning is a student who knows what they need to do to improve a skill.
Real time feedback allows teachers and presenters the ability to personalize student learning by giving students feedback immediately during a lesson. When a teacher understands their students' knowledge gap(s), they can better prepare and adapt their teaching.


Speakers
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
228

12:30pm

Grab Your Digital Passport with Google Tour Builder & Tour Creator
Are you: Tired of planning field trips? Frustrated with documenting and collecting money for your students to have real-life experiences? Or are you simply searching for a connection to your unit? Grab your tickets! Learn how to create an interactive virtual space with Google Tour Builder and Tour Creator. Both tours allow you to take students to anywhere in the world! Learning becomes interactive with it's ability to embed videos, virtual reality and web content.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
109

12:30pm

The Do's, Don'ts, and the "Wish I Had Tried" in the Process of Using Google Apps to Develop the "Paperless Classroom"
It is hard to teach World Geography, discuss pollution and saving the Earth, while using boxes and boxes of paper. My teaching partner and I have cut back a great deal on the use of paper for 3 years. We decided in the 4th quarter of 2019 to try our best to go paperless. Come see and hear about our victories and setbacks while learning about some of the applications that we use and how we use them. Some will be Google Applications that you already use but hopefully, you will learn about some other programs that you have not used. Even though we are at the high school level, there will also be applications and programs that we have in our "pocket" that we have not used that elementary and middle school teachers may be interested in.

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
211

12:30pm

Teaching with Finesse- Apps and Programs to make you Shine like a Diamond
The ultimate evidence of learning is creation! How often do we have the desire to let our students create, but just don't have the time? Implementing Google Tools, extensions and educational apps within the classroom will make your life as a teacher easier. It will allow you to teach with FINESSE and provide your students with the tools to help them SHINE! From tools to make your life easier as a teacher, to apps that allow your students to take part in the culture of creation within your classroom, join us for this engaging session.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
214

12:30pm

No Kinders Left Behind!
Thinking of how to use different apps in the classroom that align with your standards? Come and see some students’ samples of how to use Chatter Kids, Popplet, Doodle Buddy, Flipgrip, and Sock Puppet. All of these ipad based apps encourage students to use text, images, audio, and video to create projects that can be showcased in SeeSaw. Learning how to use these apps in the classroom will provide students an opportunity to convey what they have learned while creating an engaging learning experience!

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Gaillard

Julianne Gaillard

Elementary Teacher, Monaview Elementary



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
203

12:30pm

Get Your Jam on with Jamboard - Interactive Whiteboard app for any device
We will explore the free Jamboard App by Google in this session. Participants will work with the interactive whiteboard app in a hands on walk through of the features while exploring real lessons for students. We will explore how to use the App in all settings and grade levels as well as from the teachers point of view and the students!!! This is a free App that is part of G Suites core apps.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
205

12:30pm

From Port To Port: Boosting Learning Centers With Technology
Learn to leverage technology to give learning centers a boost, especially when it comes to setting the course, providing content, supporting creativity, and capturing responses.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

Professional Development Coach, Sumter School District
Former High School Spanish Teacher, Mentor, Teacher Leader, and Google Trainer. I love working with teachers, providing ideas for easy, yet effective and immediate implementation of technology in the classroom.Currently I work as a Professional Development Coach/ Instructional Technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

12:30pm

OMG! That's Some "Suite" Collaboration
Many of the GSuite tools are designed to work together and offer a variety of opportunities for collaboration in the classroom. In this session, participants will explore ways Google Drawings and Google Slides can be used effectively to foster collaboration and even create activities for their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
215

12:30pm

How to Be Okay with Students Running Circles Around You OR Incorporating Computer Science to Increase Student Engagement
If you want 100% engagement, incorporate coding into your lesson. Accepting that your students will probably know more about coding & computer science than you eliminates a lot of the anxiety you may have about trying something new. We will use TEACHER FRIENDLY and FREE tools to incorporate math, writing skills, etc. across the curriculum while students use coding to create interactive and engaging projects. All students can code and so can you!!!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for TJ Olenja

TJ Olenja

Gateway to Technology Instructor, Berea Middle School - Greenville County Schools
I have spent most of my career as a math teacher. In 2014 I had the opportunity to teach Gateway to Technology; which is a programmed designed to teach students the fundamentals of Engineering and to prepare them to be 21st Century Learners. I have also implemented Google's Computer... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
212

12:30pm

Going Digital with Interactive Notebooks
Are you sick of students misplacing notebooks, ripping out pages, or having their notebooks fall apart? Interactive notebooks are getting a make- over and a face lift. Digital interactive notebooks allow teachers to take common practice and and maximize it according to 21st century demands. Participants will learn how to digitize their notebooking ideas and how to integrate other core subjects using Google Slides as our notebook. We will learn to use Google Slides and Google Drawings that will make your life easier and will spark your creativity. I promise you will not be able to stop thinking of ways you can implement content in this digital treasure box.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Parsons

Summer Parsons

Elementary Teacher
I know all the Google tips, tricks, and hacks. I love creating digital options for teachers that have multiple uses. Come and create with me!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
229

12:30pm

Maximizing Centers With Seesaw for Elementary
Whether you have 1:1 devices or just a few, all elementary teachers want to know the secret to keeping students engaged for a center-based classroom. In this session, teachers will learn how to engage their students using Seesaw, a FREE digital portfolio tool. Get maximum engagement using technology tools at your centers!

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 July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
206

12:30pm

Data Diving for Dummies: Google Sheets for Beginners
"Data Diving for Dummies" is a beginners look at using Google Sheets. Teachers will learn how to create and format sheets. They will learn how sheets can help them collect and track their data to make data-informed decisions for their students. Teachers will also learn how Google Sheets can help them dig into their MAP data for the purpose of creating and monitoring their SLO goals. Let's get digging! To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5
Erin Darnell has been in education for 13 years.  Darnell holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood, a Masters in K-12 Technology Integration, and a Masters in Administration and Supervision. Darnell was chosen to be trained as a CHAMPS coach for the Greenville County School District... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
115

1:00pm

Meeting the Mathematics Needs of 21st-Century Students with Math Techbook™
Join us for lunch and learn how to engage all students in deep mathematical thinking, modeling, and application using digital media and web 2.0 tools as they develop conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency with real-world problems. Participants capitalize on best practices by learning how to facilitate active, inquiry-based classrooms where students take control of their learning. 

Please note: Credit will not be given for 30-minute sessions.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Discovery Education Booth

1:00pm