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Welcome to the 2019 Upstate Technology 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

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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers
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.

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 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.

Speakers
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.
Session Resources


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.)

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 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.

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 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!

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 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.

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 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.

Speakers
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!

Speakers
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!

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 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.

Speakers
KM

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.
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 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

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

Speakers
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

12:30pm

"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

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.
Session Resources

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 →


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.
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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.
Session Resources

Speakers

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

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

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 →


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.)

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 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.

Speakers
KM

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

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
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

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

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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lila Balentine

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.


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 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!

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 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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Speakers
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!
Session Resources

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Brent White

Brent White

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



Wednesday 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!

Speakers
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!
Session Resources


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

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.
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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.
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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

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
224

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
110

1:45pm

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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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
207

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Teaching a Tiny Tech Team
I will share how to incorporate technology in the 4K to Second grade classroom. I want to unlock how students can be responsible with technology during free time when the teacher is at small group. I will share Sphero Robots, Dot and Dash robots, apps like Seesaw, Epic Books, Dominoes and several others. My class is busy learning on their own and I would like to share how that works in my room.
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Speakers
avatar for Deborah Seyffert

Deborah Seyffert

Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
230

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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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.

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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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1:45pm

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.

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Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
214

1:45pm

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!

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Julianne Gaillard

Elementary Teacher, Monaview Elementary



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
203

1:45pm

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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Ashley Pursley

ELA 8 and English I Honors Teacher, Sedgefield Middle School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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1:45pm

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.
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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

1:45pm

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.
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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

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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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
116

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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