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Tuesday, July 9
 

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

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

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

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
218

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

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


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Kerechanin

Katie Kerechanin

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Brent White

Brent White

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



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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

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


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

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

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

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

11:00am

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

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 →


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
BM

Becky Mathews

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Langlee Morrell

Langlee Morrell

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

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


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

11:00am

Sketchnoting in the Classroom
Learn how to introduce and use Sketchnoting in the classroom as a form of visual note taking. In this session, I will introduce participants to the idea, and importance of Sketchnoting, as well provide a lesson outline of how to introduce it to students of all ages. This session will also highlight digital options for Sketchnoting. If you love to doodle while taking notes this session is for you!
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 11:00am - 12:00pm
206

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Brent White

Brent White

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



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

11:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

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



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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Moses

Jessica Moses

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers

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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


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

12:15pm

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

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



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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Creely

Ashley Creely

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Kerechanin

Katie Kerechanin

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Griner

Laura Griner

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


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

1:45pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

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



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

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

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

Speakers

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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers

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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

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



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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Griner

Laura Griner

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

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


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
217
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers

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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
SG

Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

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


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

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

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

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

Speakers

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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
SG

Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
112

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

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


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

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.
Session Resources

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

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

11:00am

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

Speakers
KG

Keasha Grant

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


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

11:00am

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

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Tristan Hunt

Teacher, Greenville County School District


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

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


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

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

12:15pm

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

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 →



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

12:15pm

Google Classroom Basics
In this session, participants will learn how to create topics, organize assignments, schedule post, and more! Regardless of the content you teach or your comfort level with technology, you will leave this session with more knowledge about how to use Google Classroom for your classroom.
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Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jena Putnam

Jena Putnam

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
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Keasha Grant

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


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Summer Parsons

Summer Parsons

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

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


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

1:45pm

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
109

1:45pm

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
211

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.

Speakers

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

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!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

ELA 8 and English I Honors Teacher, Sedgefield Middle School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

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.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

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!
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 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!
Session Resources


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
216

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
215

1:45pm

Pear Deck - Taking Google Slides and "Presentations" to the Next Level!
Do you use Google Slides to present information to your class? If you've ever wished that your presentations could be more interactive, engaging, and motivating, Pear Deck can help! Come and learn how this Google Slides add-on can achieve all of these goals PLUS build community in your classroom. Google Slides is going to get a LOT more interesting!

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 →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
118

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Summer Parsons

Summer Parsons

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
229

1:45pm

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

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
219