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Tuesday, June 7
 

1:00pm

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Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wednesday, June 8
 

7:30am

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Wednesday June 8, 2016 7:30am - 3:00pm
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8:30am

Keynote: What Would Da Vinci Do?: Lessons from Great Artists’ Lives and Creative Processes
Process over product. After the “writer who draws” Austin Kleon released his best-selling Show Your Work, educators found resonance in his message of transparency, particularly in respect to the amplification of student work - both process and product - on the Open Web. While an artist’s oeuvres might be the thing that garners the most attention, what drives them and makes them tick is often the most intriguing. We can gain valuable insight by peering into artists’ lives and creative processes and apply this to our own intellectual and creative pursuits. What big takeaways from the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Picasso, Van Gogh and others can help us rethink our teaching, working, and living?

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 8:30am - 9:40am
Auditorium

9:50am

Featured: Great PLN Oh My God Way to Go REPEAT
This session will focus on the importance of building a strong PLN(Professional Learning Network). We are at a time where building an incredible network of professionals is an integral part of learning, as well as increasing your reach across education. Join me, as I take you on a journey through best practices of building an amazing PLN that suites your needs. I wouldn’t be at this conference if it weren't for my PLN and, the friendships that I’ve formed since attending my first SC Midlands Summit, have been life altering!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
E903 (Band)

9:50am

Featured: Power of Play: The Why of Whimsy
Most of our first learning comes from play, so why do we often stop promoting play as we progress through school and our careers? We know that play boosts cognitive, social, linguistic, emotional, and physical development. Albert Einstein noted that “ Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought”. In the shift from the Industrial economy to the Knowledge and Creative economies, knowing how to leverage play and humour for learning and communication is increasingly important. Students, teachers, and professionals need to unlearn stifling patterns and relearn the habits of daily, dedicated play. Comedian John Cleese claims that “he who laughs most, learns best”, and that “if you want more creative workers, give them time to play”. If play is the new literacy, then how do we do we become play-literate? This hands-on session explores the Power of Play and the “why’s” of Whimsy, particularly in education but in our personal intellectual and creative lives as well. Participants will have the opportunity to tinker with remix and mashup projects and develop strategies to foster playfulness and creativity on a daily basis. We’ll look at embracing play, scheduling - (yes, scheduling!) play, cultivating a mindset that encourages play, and creating spaces that enable play. Because “men do not quit playing because they grow old, they grow old because they quit playing” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Auditorium

9:50am

Featured: What's the Deal with Google Classroom? REPEAT
Google Classroom continues to improve to allow teachers to better communicate with students and stakeholders. Classroom is all about a streamline of process. This session will discuss some of the hits within Google Classroom and allow you to better utilize this amazing tool.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Green

Lee Green

Technology Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Alabama
Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. | | Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
E902 (Orchestra)

9:50am

Authentic Learning for the Liberal Arts
This presentation is about introducing authentic learning into the classroom via Google Chrome apps and extensions, and Wix. We will suggest several different sites and chrome apps/extensions, as well as strategies that work with these items. There will be time to explore on your own each site. A Chromebook or Laptop with chrome installed is needed for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Welch

Elizabeth Welch

Social Studies Teacher, Richland School District Two, Spring Valley High School
My name is Elizabeth Welch, and I'm a social studies teacher at Spring Valley High School. Currently, I am completely 1:1 in my classroom, with the only paperwork having to be printed is occasional resources and beginning of the year paperwork. I want to present some of the ideas and extensions I use in my classroom to give my students a more meaningful and authentic learning experience. These apps and extensions help my students connect to... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A107

9:50am

Automating Google Forms - Immediate Feedback for Students and Teachers
Do you get frustrated with the limitations in Google Forms? Join us and you’ll be on your way to maximizing the possibilities of Forms with one single add-on – autoCrat. Whether it’s grading papers, providing comments on presentations, or delivering informal walk-through feedback, you’ll learn how to instantly deliver your message via email to your students or teachers in an attractive, personalized format. Bring a device to connect to Google Drive and we will automate AWESOMENESS!

Speakers
avatar for Lance Curry

Lance Curry

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Greenville County Schools and a Google Certified Trainer. I work with middle and high school teachers on effectively integrating technology into their classrooms.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
E901 (Chorus)

9:50am

Blended Learning transforming Math and Social Studies instruction in the Elementary classroom!
Learn how to transform your math and social studies instruction through blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of face to face with online instruction. It always involves technology integration and allows flexibility with student pace and their path in learning. In this session you will be able to walk away with resources of how to start your blended learning instruction to include delivery of content, video platforms, student checklists, and models of student classrooms. Be sure to bring a device to share in our Blended Learning experience.

Speakers
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Marissa Young

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Pontiac Elementary School
Marissa Young, 4th Grade Elementary Teacher at Pontiac Elementary located in Elgin, South Carolina. I have been teaching for 11.5 years in the elementary general education classroom. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Divergent Learning. I am currently teaching in a 1-1 Math and Science classroom. I started blending my math instruction in 2014 in order to create individualized plans to meet the needs of my... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A102

9:50am

Book Trailers: Step by Step
We will share how we structured a project that uses WeVideo to create book trailers that encourage other students to read novels. This project was done jointly with our Technology Learning Coach, our media specialist, and a 6th grade LA teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology & Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Blythewood Middle School
I'm a Technology and Learning Coach for a 1:1 Middle School in South Carolina. I work with teachers and and students at my school to share and teach ways to help them and myself grow as learners. I also provide peer coaching to my faculty in assist them in their growth as professionals and ultimately improve student success. | | Here's my Presentation: http://bit.ly/TASummit16
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Anna T. Reeves

6th Grade LA Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood Middle School
I have been teaching for 21 years, and 20 of those years have been in 6th grade Language Arts in Richland Two at Blythewood Middle School. I have experienced the evolution of technology in the classroom for two decades. I helped develop ITEC, one of our districts's early programs to integrate technology. I have taught in a one to one setting for the past few years, and the past two of those years have involved using Chromebooks. I enjoy using... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A110

9:50am

Climbing the SAMR Ladder with Student Research Presentations
Take your boring student research presentations to the next SAMR level. I will share examples of rubrics used to grade multimedia presentations and showcase creative student work. Please bring an example of a research presentation that you currently assign students. I will provide assistance and time for you to "tweak" your current assignment and rubric to climb the SAMR ladder!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Latham

Lori Latham

Teacher, Technology Teacher Leader, Lexington-Richland School District Five, Chapin High School
Lori Latham wears many hats at Chapin High School. She teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Biology and Human Growth and Development. She is also the Dean of Medicine, HOSA Advisor, Technology Teacher Leader, Strength and Conditioning Coach and is a certified Personal Trainer. She is currently working on her Google Educator Certification. Outside of technology, Lori is passionate about health and fitness. She helps train seniors at CHS to... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A505

9:50am

Digital Portfolio: Demonstrate How Digitally Savvy You Are!
Create an opportunity to demonstrate how digitally savvy you are! In Anderson School District Four, teachers are building professional ePortfolios for demonstrating proficiency in each of the seven ISTE teacher technology competencies. This session shares how faculty and administrators are creating Google Sites to collect artifacts and evidence related to the seven ISTE competencies for teachers. Managing media, writing reflections, and organizing resources in Google Sites are the basic components of the ePortfolio. The entire professional ePortfolio process, teacher training, and samples will be demonstrated in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Sheskey

Bill Sheskey

Director of Digital Learning, Anderson School District Four
Bill Sheskey proudly serves the teachers, students, administrators, and staff of the Anderson School District Four as the Director of Digital Learning. He is a lifetime educator with experience as a school district instructional technology specialist, classroom teacher, and athletic coach. Bill designs and facilitates engaging learning experiences for all learners in the ASD4. These dynamic experiences provide hands on experience in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A105

9:50am

Fabulously Fantastic Formative Assessments
Kahoot, Socrative, Quizizz, Exit Ticket, Plickers and Quizaline are all gamified formative assessment tools. Teachers can create quizzes, open ended questions, and surveys. Learn how using these tools will boost student engagement, provide immediate feedback that will help guide classroom instruction and also assist teachers with a little self-grading. In this session, attendees will be exposed to these assessments and then provided time to play with the tool of their choice.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Jefferson

Carla Jefferson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Darlington County School District
Carla Jefferson (@mrsjeff2u) is a 18 year veteran educator who most recently was a 6th Grade ELA teacher for the Darlington County School District. She is excited to take on her new role as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for said district. Her passion for technology and teaching has led her on the journey to assist her district in making the digital transformation. A former teacher, curriculum facilitator, and school level... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A104

9:50am

Hey Admins, are you Googlie-eyed?
We all know how technology saves time and increases learning, but do you have time to keep up with all the changes? This session will look at some of the basic apps available in Google Apps for Education and how they might be used by administrators to increase productivity and decrease time spent at school. Google has given us several powerful tools that seem to improve constantly. The purpose of this session is to help us rev up our Google!

Speakers
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Ruth Fisher

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Bethel Hanberry Elementary School
In the 21 years of teaching, Ruth Fisher has worn many hats including teaching high school Band, middle school Spanish and various levels of elementary school. She is currently an elementary school Technology and Learning Coach. Ruth loves learning and helping others do the same. 
avatar for Lynne Shrader

Lynne Shrader

Assistant Principal, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Veteran educator of 38 years; currently serving as Assistant Principal at Bethel-Hanberry Elementary in Blythewood, SC. Took the digital leap over 10 years ago when I was tapped to become an "INTECH" trainer in the state of Georgia. I am currently one of only 10 administrators in Richland Two who have earned their 'Level Up" certification. I am passionate about the honest, relevant and authentic use of technology for integration in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A108

9:50am

Leading the Way towards a 21st Century Classroom: Blended Learning and Open Educational Resources
Learn how to become a change agent in your school by using a Blended Learning environment. Personalize learning for students through the use of digital tools and resources. Participate in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in order to create an innovative and differentiated classroom. Attendees will participate in a Blended Learning Model Lesson featuring strategies using digital tools such as OpenEd (OER), PlayPosit, other free digital content and digital formative assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Beckham

Laura Beckham

Technology Integration Specialist, Pelion Middle School
I'm a former history teacher turned technology integration specialist. I love helping my teachers discover new ways to utilize technology to enhance student engagement and achievement! I served as the Blended Learning Lead at my school and assist math and ELA teachers with the shift to blended learning, and am the co-instructor and co-creator of a graduate course "Introduction to Blended Learning". Come on over to Twitter and follow me at... Read More →
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Kat Degar

Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington School District One
Kat is the Technology Integration Specialist at a middle school in Lexington One. She served as the Blended Learning Lead, helping to implement blended learning in the math and ELA classrooms and is working to expand into all subject areas. She works to promote and support student achievement through the use of technology. She is a co-teacher and co-creator of a graduate course, "Introduction to Blended Learning" in Lexington One.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A103

9:50am

Literacy and Technology Across the Curriculum - Connect the Dots!
This session will explain what literacy across the curriculum is and its impact on student learning to ensure college and career ready students. The session will introduce and provide time to “sample” technology platforms that will provide resources. The session will help teachers to make a connection to their standards, college and career readiness skills, and the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. We will outline how to ensure teacher and student commitment as well as ensure technology is used to enhance learning by “creating” products of that learning.

Speakers
avatar for Debra E. Miller

Debra E. Miller

Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction, Fort Mill School District
Debra E. Miller is currently the Assistant Principal of at Nation Ford High School in the Fort Mill School District. She has taken a somewhat untraditional path to education, but one that has provided her with many insights to leadership. | Mrs. Miller attained her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, her teaching degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her masters of educational leadership from Winthrop University... Read More →



Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A504

9:50am

Make Your Own Instructional Videos
Come see how you can easily create your own instructional videos using your phone and Screencastify.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, 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. For the past ten years she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for Discovery Education and SCETV. Debbie provides training for over 3,000 teachers each year for all SC school districts as well as presenting at all the state education conferences.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A501

9:50am

Student Blogs--Social Media at its Finest!
How to set up a student blog for their school. Why have a student blog? Tips for running a successful student blog? What we can learn about students in our student blog. Suggestions for topics to use in your student blog. To fully participate in this session, bring a device with you.

Speakers
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Deborah H. Robinson

ELA teacher, Richland School District Two
28 years of teaching English and creative writing in high school, middle school, and college. Published author. Graduated from Stanford University.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A502

9:50am

Tech Tools for PBL
Have you considered using project based learning (PBL) in your classroom? Hear the story of my adventure into the world of PBL and the tools I found useful along the way. Participants will receive ideas and advice on incorporating project based learning in their classroom from a first person perspective.

Speakers
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Justin Simpson

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood High School
Justin Simpson is a science teacher at Blythewood High School in Blythewood, SC. Recognized in his district as a Digital Change Agent for the integration of technology in the classroom, Justin regularly uses various applications to deliver course content. He recently participated on a committee whose recommendations led to Richland Two's Level Up program, as well as the implementation of "TEE Time", a unique approach to professional... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A109

9:50am

Ten Ways to Integrate Technology in Ten Minutes or Less
Join Discovery Education to take a look at how to merge your DE resources and other digital media with free web 2.0 applications to increase student engagement and offer opportunities for creativity and critical thinking. Easy to implement, no matter your skill level, these ten tips will take you less than ten minutes to master!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Community Engagement Manager, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional communities as a pathway for professional growth, increased opportunities for learning, and personal engagement through Discovery Education's global community of educators and beyond.
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Anna Strassner

Discovery Education


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A101

9:50am

Using Nearpod and Google Apps to Enhance Learning and Teaching In the 21st Century
This session will show how to integrate Nearpod and Google Apps into a powerful way of engaging students while giving insight into their learning. Nearpod and Google Apps are classroom tools that can help teachers to engage students with interactive lessons and assessments that students can access on any device. Moreover, by integrating these two classroom tools, students can develop content knowledge at various levels, communication and collaboration skills and become self-directed learners.

Speakers
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Tracy Brown

Digital Resource Coach, Orangeburg Wilkinson High School
I am currently a Digital Resource Coach for Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. I have served as a Digital Resource Coach for two years for Orangeburg Consolidated District Five and the Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learning (CCEL). In addition, I have taught for 20 years (7th grade, 8th grade and Algebra One).


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A507

9:50am

Zaption: An Online Tool to Engage Student Self Reflection
This presentation is designed for those who desire to give students an opportunity to create thought provoking questions based on concepts taught in class. Participants will leave this session prepared to show their students how to utilize the Zaption online presentation tool to develop questions, perform item analysis for each question; while being able to self-reflect on this information for a deeper understanding.

Speakers
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Iris Nelson

Math Educator, Richland School District Two, Dent Middle School
Iris Nelson has been in middle level education for over 17 years teaching subjects in the areas of math and science. She currently works in Richland School District 2.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A111

10:50am

Vendor/Networking
Wednesday June 8, 2016 10:50am - 11:05am
Lobby

11:05am

Featured: Digital Differentiation with Google Apps
In the 21st Century Classroom, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that both incorporate student choice and differentiation for learning levels and styles. This session will show you how to make that happen with Google Apps, creating a paperless classroom where the students take ownership of their learning. Participants will walk away with strategies for differentiation and Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
Auditorium

11:05am

Featured: The forgotten parts of Google Apps: Drawings and Calendar REPEAT
There are two distinct products within Google Apps for Education that need more attention, in the opinion of this presenter. They are Google Drawings and Google Calendar. This session will delve into the possibilities of these two products. Feel free to bring in your own missing, under-appreciated features of Google Apps and share!

Speakers
avatar for Lee Green

Lee Green

Technology Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Alabama
Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. | | Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
E902 (Orchestra)

11:05am

Amazing Google Drive Add-Ons
Drive add-ons can power everything from document merges, mass emails, event registration, and data visualization. Learn how mighty Google Drive can be with these jaw-dropping add-ons.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Rivera

Daniel Rivera

Director, Georgia Southern University
Daniel Rivera currently serves as the Director of the Instructional Resources Center for the College of Education at Georgia Southern University. He has provided instructional technology leadership, guidance, and professional development for university students, faculty, and staff for 13 years. Daniel also oversees several computer labs and small library in the College of Education, and serves as the informal Google Guy for the university campus... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
E903 (Band)

11:05am

Blending Learning in the Elementary Classroom
Please bring a charged device for work time and a standard to decompose. We will present the Blended Learning model, how we used this model to plan our units. We will show you a typical blended classroom session. We plan to open the end up for discussion, questions, and/or work time.

Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A102

11:05am

CANCELLED - Using digital tools to work smarter and not harder!
Wouldn't it be nice to increase productivity and efficiency? We will look at tools to streamline planning, grading, parent communication and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jenny McClintock

Jenny McClintock

My passion is working with districts to leverage the power of technology to support student learning. More specifically, I support districts looking to streamline the workflow between curriculum/ instruction and technology - to build a true digital ecosystem.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A507

11:05am

CANCELLED - Using Google Classroom & Google
Learn how to use Google Apps in the ELA classroom. Run an entire writer's workshop using Google Apps. Facilitate the workshop using Google Classroom. Start from notes, go to the thesis, and even conference all digitally. Write with Google.

Speakers
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Mary Ann Rogers

Advanced ELA Instructor, The STEM Academy/Savannah Chatham County School District
An advanced ELA instructor at Georgia's only certified STEM middle school, Rogers has been working in k-12 education since 2009. She began her career working in rural, Title I schools, focusing on integrating technology into the at-needs classroom. She has piloted 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs for districts. She recently made the switch to urban education. She lives in Savannah with her two four-legged daughters Maggie and Scout and will be... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A103

11:05am

Dare2Design with The Teachers Guild
Join other teachers, just like you, who are designing solutions to solve the biggest challenges in education today. Learn about how you can join the Teachers Guild and start changing the world! Our interactive session will give you a chance to engage in creative thinking, prototype solutions and make great connections with educators and Teachers Guild coaches.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Teuber

Donna Teuber

Director of Technology Integration and Innovation, Richland School District Two
Donna Teuber is a respected leader in the field of educational technology with a passion for using design thinking to help schools and districts implement innovative practices that support engaged student learning. A former library media specialist and district level technology specialist, she currently serves as the Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC. Donna's team has successfully... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
E901 (Chorus)

11:05am

ETV Does That? Instructional Resources for the Classroom
Are you using StreamlineSC.org/Learn360? And did you know that ETV offers many other resources for educators: Knowitall.org (South Carolina History and Careers), PBSLearningMedia.org, PBS Kids, and all of ETV’s recertification opportunities? Come learn about all the resources that ETV provides for all SC Educators.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Gregory

Dianne Gregory

Educational Trainer, SCETV
Serving the students of Lexington District Two for 30 plus years, Dianne Gregory was an elementary principal for 22 years, as well as a coordinator and teacher. She also worked at the State Department of Education’s ITV Department. Presently, Dianne is enjoying sharing the wonderful instructional resources SCETV provides for students as an educational trainer.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A501

11:05am

Gamifying Assessment
Assessments seem to be one of the least exhilarating times in life for both educators and students. Come with your mobile devices to check out ways to make assessments fun and exciting for everyone!

Speakers
avatar for Mister David Kelly

Mister David Kelly

Educator, Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five
Mister David Kelly is a native of Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. After graduating from Claflin University, he has served as a classroom teacher and Digital Resource Coach for Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five. He is an avid technology lover and would love to one day work for Google or Apple. "I aspire to inspire the youth of today- the leaders of tomorrow."


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A110

11:05am

Got Notebook 16?
Are you currently using SMART Notebook, but have not made the jump to version 16. Come and see first hand what Notebook 16 has to offer. From the LAB activities to AMP, SMART Notebook 16 will take your students to the next level. SMART Amp integrates with Google.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thornsberry

Jennifer Thornsberry

Technology Integration Specialist, Richland County School District One
Jennifer Thornsberry is a Technology Integration Specialist for Richland County School District One. She holds a Masters in Instructional Technology and an Ed.S in Administration and Leadership. She is a SMART Exemplary Educator, SMART Certified Trainer, DEN Star, Renaissance Place Extraordinary Educator and Class Dojo Mentor. She has presented at various State and Local workshops.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A504

11:05am

How (and why) to Remove Lecture From Your Classroom
Learn how taking the lecture out of your class can free up time for investigations, labs, and activities, which can lead to more meaningful learning experiences that engage students through technology. Examine easy ways to create instructional videos and online lectures for your students with tools you already know how to use.

Speakers
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Nick LaFave

Teacher, EdTech Consultant, Clover High School
Nick LaFave is a science teacher and former District Teacher of the Year from Clover, SC. Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an Ed Tech consultant and speaker.  Nick’s 19 years of classroom teaching experience with technology range from a traditional computer lab to teaching in a 1:1 classroom – and everything in between.  | | Nick brings engaging professional development... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A111

11:05am

Implementing Project Based Learning in Your Classroom
In this session we will take you through the steps of planning and implementing a project with project based learning. We will share a completed project with you that we have used successfully and that can be tweaked for any grade level and content. We will also share resources and strategies that have helped us become successful in implementing PBL in the classroom. We ask that you bring your Chromebooks or electronic devices.

Speakers
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Loren Grimm

4th Grade Teacher, Richland School District Two, Pontiac Elementary School
My name is Loren Grimm and I have completed three years of teaching so far. I started off my teaching career in Richland One and this past year is my first year in Richland Two. I have taught fifth and fourth grade. I currently teach fourth grade in a self contained PBL classroom where I implement blended learning in all subject areas in addition to incorporating AVID strategies.
avatar for Ashley Saullo

Ashley Saullo

4th Grade Teacher, Richland Two School District
My name is Ashley Saullo and this is my first year teaching. My classroom consists of teaching students through Project Based Learning (PBL), Blended Learning, and enrichment in both ELA and Math while incorporating AVID strategies.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A503

11:05am

Keep Current and Organized
The magical trio of Twitter, Pocket, and Google Keep offer a unique and simplified way to stay up to date on current trends in educational technology while also staying organized. This hands-on workshop will present Twitter as a professional development tool for easy access to current educational technology trends and will demonstrate the Google Chrome add-on Pocket and Google Keep as organizational tools. Participants should create a twitter account and should bring a laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Kaylah Holland

Kaylah Holland

Middle School Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
Kaylah Holland is currently a Middle School Technology Facilitator at a private school in Charlotte, NC. In addition to teaching Coding and Robotics, she has a vital role of assisting teachers with the integration of technology into the classroom through ample research, lesson planning, and training. She just completed her second Master’s degree in the field of Instructional Design and Technology and is beginning her EdD in the same field. She... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A104

11:05am

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Free Tools from Discovery Education
Join Discovery Education to explore the FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us as we riff through some of the most sought after gems that do not require a DE subscription. From webinars and virtual field trips to web 2.0 tools, there’s sure to be something here for you to use and share.

Speakers
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Kelly Hines

Community Engagement Manager, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional communities as a pathway for professional growth, increased opportunities for learning, and personal engagement through Discovery Education's global community of educators and beyond.
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Anna Strassner

Discovery Education


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A101

11:05am

Taking a step towards 1:1: Google Forms & Flubaroo
Creating the 1:1 classroom can start with just one step. An easy way to begin the 1:1 journey is by using Google Forms. Every educator knows the value of formal and informal assessments; Google Forms and Flubaroo are easy ways to streamline classroom assessments and evaluate the data assessments provide. Be sure to bring your device as this session will take you through those first step towards creating the 1:1 classroom using Google Forms and Flubaroo.

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Jessica Atkins

Art Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood Middle School
Jess Atkins has been an art educator for the past 10 years. Over the past 3 years, she has been working on the development of her 1:1 classroom. She is passionate about the arts and education, but equally passionate about incorporating technology into her classroom. The development of a 1:1 classroom, has provided so many benefits as a teacher, and for her students; she hopes others can find the same benefits.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A109

11:05am

Tantalizing App’etizers
Tired of skill and drill apps? Raise the bar by incorporating creation apps into your instruction. In this session, participants will work with ChatterPix Kids and PicCollage. Participants will have an opportunity to play and create. Presenter will share student samples, and there will be a discussion on lesson ideas. To fully participate in this session, participants should bring an iPad!

Speakers
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Stephanie Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Greenville County Schools. My goal in this role is to curate resources and strategies for teachers to integrate technology in order to effectively enhance their instructional practice and increase student achievement. I assist teachers by modeling lessons, co-teaching, and leading professional developments. Through Twitter (@swilliams206) and Edmodo, I am able to expand my professional learning... Read More →



Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A107

11:05am

Teaching Information Literacy in the Digital Age
On the basis of the ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, this paper explores impacts of evolving IT technologies on concepts, competencies, standards, and skills of information literacy in service-oriented and student-centered academic learning environments. While discussing dilemma of current academic information literacy instructions, this presentation outlines confusions among computer literacy, information literacy, and library literacy in the networked academic learning environment. Using a customized information literacy instruction model, this paper demonstrates step by step how instructors may promote excellence in teaching via information literacy instructions.

Speakers
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LiLi Li

Associate Professor / Information Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Mr. LiLi Li is Associate Professor/E-Information Service Librarian at the Georgia Southern University. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as IT Consultant, Programmer/Analyst, and Software Engineer/Developer. Since 2002, Mr. LiLi Li has been promoting web-based academic library information services and instructions at Georgia Southern University Library. He has been publishing and presenting at state, national, and international conferences. His first... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A505

11:05am

Technology Chunking for K-2
Calling all K-2 teachers! Come learn how to get the most out of the technology you have in your K-2 classroom. Where to start with young students who have limited technology experience. How to break their technology learning into small chunks. How to infuse technology into your workshop and centers. We will work through how to use each of the google apps in your instruction including: google draw, google slides, google draw, google forms and sheets. We will also discuss classroom management techniques to help keep young students engaged and working on their devices.

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Jennifer Rushing

Digital Resource Coach, Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learning (CCEL)
Former K-2 teacher, now serving Richland 2 teachers at Conder Elementary and Dent Middle School as a Digital Resource Coach with the Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learners.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A105

11:05am

Using Chromebooks to enhance learning and engagement
Chromebooks can be a powerful tool for learning, especially with the wide variety of apps and tools that are available. These devices helps our students master the 21st century learning skills that they will need for success. We will look at ways a GAFE account provides numerous ways for students to produce and share content and we will look beyond to apps and tools that allow for collaborative dialogue, help create diagrams, produce videos, develop visual representations of knowledge, as well as many other exciting ways of demonstrating mastery! A device with Chrome and a GAFE account are recommended.

Speakers
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Michael Carothers

Digital Integration Specialist, CrossRoads Intermediate - SD5LRC
During my 17 years of teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science, I saw what an incredible impact technology can have on all of my students. From flipping my class to having students develop projects that allow them to show their mastery of the content, I have seen how powerful the effective use of technology can be. When my school, CrossRoads Intermediate, went 1:1 for the 2014-2015 school year, I left the classroom to focus on technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A502

11:05am

“Take the Digital Leap- Admin Style (or as I like to call it “PD in PJ’s”)
Want to take the digital leap but can’t find the time? This session will look at ways administrators can be role models for our teachers with authentic use of technology. The focus will be on increasing the use of social media tools for communication and marketing and other time saving ideas like my “PD in PJ’s”. We’ll take a quick look at Podcasts to help extend your own PD. The driving force behind this session is in helping administrators find more ways to use technology to enhance the ability to do our jobs “smarter, not harder”!

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Ruth Fisher

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Bethel Hanberry Elementary School
In the 21 years of teaching, Ruth Fisher has worn many hats including teaching high school Band, middle school Spanish and various levels of elementary school. She is currently an elementary school Technology and Learning Coach. Ruth loves learning and helping others do the same. 
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Lynne Shrader

Assistant Principal, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Veteran educator of 38 years; currently serving as Assistant Principal at Bethel-Hanberry Elementary in Blythewood, SC. Took the digital leap over 10 years ago when I was tapped to become an "INTECH" trainer in the state of Georgia. I am currently one of only 10 administrators in Richland Two who have earned their 'Level Up" certification. I am passionate about the honest, relevant and authentic use of technology for integration in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A108

12:05pm

Lunch/Networking/Vendors
Wednesday June 8, 2016 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Cafeteria/Lobby

1:05pm

Featured: BreakoutEDU, REPEAT
Come to this engaging scenario that will test your patience, problem-solving, and collaborative skills in a 45 minute Breakout Room simulation. You will need to open a series of locks/boxes to escape the scenario. The clock is ticking and there is limited space! If you've never experienced BreakoutEDU, you will love this challenge and you will see the endless possibilities for incorporating this platform into your classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
E903 (Band)

1:05pm

Featured: Chrome Extensions, For The Win! REPEAT
The best thing about Google Chrome is the extensions! These little things pack a major punch. Installing the correct extensions can allow you to optimize your Chrome experience for you and your students. Come check out Lee's favorite extensions that will guarantee you a win!

Speakers
avatar for Lee Green

Lee Green

Technology Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Alabama
Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. | | Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
E901 (Chorus)

1:05pm

Featured: RemixED: The Power of Remix, Mashup, and Recontextualization in the Classroom
Mozilla Web Literacy creator Doug Belshaw says that the “heart” of “digital literacies” is the Remix. Kirby Ferguson eloquently encouraged us in his TED talk to “Embrace the Remix”, because, as his enlightening documentary series reminds us, “everything is a remix”. Newspaper blackout artist and award-winning author Austin Kleon’s advice to budding creatives is to “Steal Like an Artist”, because “you are a mashup of what you let into your life”. Our students are engrossed in remix culture - they are the appropriation and recontextualization generation. Remix calls for knowledge and understanding, critical, higher-order, and design thinking, a variety of tech skills, and, frequently, collaboration and navigation in the greater media landscape. Most importantly a remix task offers students a chance to truly transform a work and create something unique - something that will contribute to their digital presence and legacy. This session is part pedagogical/philosophical and part participatory. Attendees will leave with a “goodie-bag” of resources and ideas as well as have the opportunity to develop, practice, and share several types of remix projects.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
E902 (Orchestra)

1:05pm

Featured: Shake Up Learning with Google Apps
Ready to shake things up with Google Apps? Want to learn the insider tricks that all the Googlers know? Come learn the fabulous tips and tricks that the experts use to make the most of Google Apps inside and outside of the classroom. This session is loaded with fun extras to take your Google/collaboration skills to the next level!

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Auditorium

1:05pm

Assessment Doesn’t Have to be a Four Letter Word
Examine ways to use technology to transform assessment from a four-letter word (test) to a useful tool for improving instruction. Explore free tools to help with all types of assessment, from diagnostic and formative to summative. Find ways to make your life easier and possibly even make assessment fun.

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Nick LaFave

Teacher, EdTech Consultant, Clover High School
Nick LaFave is a science teacher and former District Teacher of the Year from Clover, SC. Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an Ed Tech consultant and speaker.  Nick’s 19 years of classroom teaching experience with technology range from a traditional computer lab to teaching in a 1:1 classroom – and everything in between.  | | Nick brings engaging professional development... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A111

1:05pm

Blended Learning Blast Off: Kick Off Blended Learning and Toolkit and Samples
In this session, you will need a computing device, an open mind, and determination. Nikita Porter will share a tool kit and a samples of blended units created in Richland Two. During this time, attendees will also practice with creating a blended lesson on their own.

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Nikita Porter

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Killian Elementary School
Nikita Porter is a Technology and Learning Coach with experience teaching 4th and 5th grade in Richland School District Two for 9 years. This "Techie" loves curriculum design and innovative ways to incorporate personalized learning for grades 2-5. "Collaboration is key as we become the Agents of Change in Education"


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A102

1:05pm

Blogging in the Math Class
In this class, I want to explore the art of blogging in the classroom. This class is specifically for the non-English teachers (although you are more than welcome) because I have adapted the blogging idea into a non-English environment. I teach math and sometimes it is hard to see how the importance of a blog works in a non-traditional setting, so I hope I can share some ideas to help this! I also will show you a few of my student's blog and give you the opportunity to create your own so bring a device!

Speakers
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Brandi Byers

Math Teacher, Westwood High School
Hey ya'll! I am a now third year teacher with a passion for out of the box ideas and freshman! I love the outdoors, volleyball and just to have fun and laugh! I am always looking f=for ways to better myself and the students I teach!


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A504

1:05pm

Changing PD: Technology as a Catalyst for Change
Done right, professional development, moves beyond “sit and get” to transformational classroom and instructional practice. In this session, come learn and share new and innovative ideas deepens teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills; and provides opportunities for practice, research, and reflection.

Speakers
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Shanitra Deas

Assistant Principal, Richland School District Two, Dent Middle School
Shanitra Deas an Assistant Principal in Richland School District 2 in Columbia, SC. She holds Masters degrees in Divergent Learning from Columbia College (Columbia, SC) and Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of South Carolina. She also earned her Bachelors of Arts in English from Columbia College. Previously she taught public school in Sumter, SC. She has also worked on projects with the South Carolina Department of... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A505

1:05pm

Engage and Amaze!!! 100% total student engagement with technology!
Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app’s concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. The children can access a teacher’s presentation through a code. It is up to the teacher to then move the class through the presentation and let them interact with the media as they go. ANY Device with internet can be used! Get ready for hands on fun, with 100% total engagement!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

Innovation Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Jamie Lessard has taught 16 in Sumter School District, first as a Spanish Teacher at Lakewood High (13 years),Furman Middle School: Curriculum Coordinator and Induction Teacher Instructor, and Sumter School District Office, in Professional Development and Innovation Technology.



Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A105

1:05pm

Enterprising PLCs: Giving Teachers Ownership
This session explains the journey of our school's transformation through the establishment of teacher-led, focused, and heterogeneous Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We will explain how teachers assessed the needs of our school and formed PLCs to meet those needs using the enterprise learning process. Ultimately, this session demonstrates how PLCs empower teachers to take ownership of school improvement.

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Tameka Sumter

Enterprise Learning Coach, Richland School District Two
Tameka Sumter is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She earned both her undergraduate degree in English and graduate degree in Education from the University. She has been employed in the district for nine years and successfully taught middle and high school. Tameka's accolades include being named a Teacher of the Year, Middle Level Literacy Teacher of the Year, and recipient of the District Culture of Excellence Award. Currently... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A501

1:05pm

Flipping the Script: Launching the Flipped Writing Approach
Love to write, but despise teaching it? In this session, attendees will learn strategies to flip the writing process for students, ways to improve voice, and how to use Google Docs to encourage authentic and valid peer editing.

Speakers
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Carla Jefferson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Darlington County School District
Carla Jefferson (@mrsjeff2u) is a 18 year veteran educator who most recently was a 6th Grade ELA teacher for the Darlington County School District. She is excited to take on her new role as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for said district. Her passion for technology and teaching has led her on the journey to assist her district in making the digital transformation. A former teacher, curriculum facilitator, and school level... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A104

1:05pm

GAFE for Administrators
Description: Are you looking for help with Google Apps, but everywhere you look was help for classroom teachers? What about administrators? Come learn how to make Google work for you as a School Administrator. Learn the tricks that make you more productive and save you time.

Speakers
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Derek Berry

Instructional Tech Direct, Kershaw County School District
Derek Berry is passionate about student success in technology sciences. He has been promoting computer science and logic skills to facilitate STEM and STEAM initiatives. Throughout Derek’s career in education, he has been a part of 1:1 implementations including HP Laptops, iPads, and Tablets. He is a Google Certified Trainer, an Apple Professional Development Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Master Trainer, and a Microsoft Partner in... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A108

1:05pm

Get your Game On! Coding, Apps, Bots, and More!
Coding and programming are essential tools for our students’ futures. Coding and thinking devices develop students’ critical thinking, communication, and spatial skills through hands-on learning. Come experience the wonderful world of (ro)bots and coding in the classroom. A variety of devices and apps will be shared (including Code.org, Foos, Osmos, BeeBots, Ozobots, and Dash/Dot). Many will be available for you to explore to see how you can use them in your classroom. You may want to bring a laptop or iPad to check out apps and websites as we share (optional, not required).

Speakers
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Suzanne Brooks

Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington School District One
Suzanne Brooks is a former elementary and gifted program teacher and is currently a technology integration specialist in Lexington School District One. She teaches graduate courses in technology integration and instruction as an adjunct professor through the College of Charleston for Lexington One. She is involved with Discovery Education as a DEN Star and DEN Ambassador and serves on their Leadership Council on the Events Team. Suzanne was... Read More →
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Kristin Magee

Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington School District One
Kristin Magee is a former 3rd grade teacher and current technology integration specialist in Lexington School District One. She is an adjunct professor through the College of Charleston for Lexington One teaching graduate courses in technology integration and instructional strategies. She is involved in professional development through Discovery Education as a DEN Star and DEN Ambassador and serves on their Leadership Council. Kristin was... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A110

1:05pm

Going Green with Google Tools
Come explore how to create a Google Calendar for your personal life, and each of your classes while only sharing the ones you want. Discover Google Docs, and how to integrate this amazing, dynamic tool with your students. Dive into Google Drive, and learn how to share folders with your students to easily assess their work, provide descriptive feedback, and communicate digitally. Going green has never been so easy! No more student excuses for lost work, it will all be saved in the cloud. Bring your device to explore on a guided tour of these amazing tools.

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Dr. Daphne Poore

Assistant Professor of Education, Newberry College
Dr. Daphne Poore is an education professor at Newberry College where she teaches technology for teachers, assessment literacy, math methods, and social studies methods. Dr. Poore taught in early childhood and elementary settings in private and public schools in Greenville county for many years before moving to higher education.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A502

1:05pm

Harnessing the Power of Google Sheets
Did you know you can take the pain out of grading quizzes, sending parent e-mails, and even keeping up with your favorite Twitter hashtag with Google Sheets? Work smarter, not harder by creating self-grading quizzes, self-sending e-mails, and easy to follow records of Twitter. Participants will create Google Sheets that they will be able to use in their classes to do all of these things. Come find out what Google Sheets can do for you!

Speakers
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Liz Catoe

Teacher, Blythewood Middle School
Liz Catoe is the French teacher at Blythewood Middle School. She is always looking for ways to incorporate technology into her classes to make them more engaging or more streamlined.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A109

1:05pm

New 50 Ways to Use Board Builder
Are you looking for ways to use Discovery Education’s Board Builder with your students? Join Discovery Education and some of our Community members for 50 NEW ways to use Board Builder, as we look at some of the ways students and teachers are using board to increase engagement, organize resources, and share learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Community Engagement Manager, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional communities as a pathway for professional growth, increased opportunities for learning, and personal engagement through Discovery Education's global community of educators and beyond.
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Anna Strassner

Discovery Education


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A101

1:05pm

Trello & Orange Slice Teacher Rubrics
Focus on literacy and writing using tools that work with Google. 21st century learners need to be proficient in technology, develop relationships, collaborate, solve problems, and synthesize multiple streams of information. Dialogue journals using Trello will help your students do just that! You will learn how to use Trello and have your students create interactive dialogue journals in an English classroom. In addition, I will give you resources for using Trello with research, project-based learning, and math related topics.

Orange Slice Teacher Rubric is an add-on in Google Drive that will increase your grading productivity. It professionally presents a scored rubric and grade for your students and also integrates with Google Classroom. This is an awesome time-saving tool! Please bring your computer.

Speakers
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Andrea Clutts

English Teacher/TLC, Richland School District Two, Spring Valley High School
I have a BA in English from The University of South Carolina, 1997 and an MA in Teaching from The University of South Carolina, 1998. This is my 16th year of teaching public school and my 8th year in Richland 2 as a Spring Valley Viking. I was Nationally Board Certified 2003 & 2012 and was AP Language Certified two summers ago. I am currently serving on my school's Academic Leadership Team and our Transform SC committee.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A103

1:05pm

Using Technology to Enhance PBL's
Using technology effectively with PBL's has been the focus of our school and our individual classrooms for the last two years. Together we have piggy-backed off each other through the use of shared resources, ideas, and rubrics to create collaborative informational PBL's in content-driven classrooms in the Science and Social Studies fields.

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Meredith Schwendemann

Biology Teacher, Emerald High School, GWD50
I am excited about teaching and learning and am looking for new ways to engage students and help them be successful. I am an 8th year teacher and teach Biology I and AP Biology.
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Karen Teague

Social Studies Department Chair, Greenwood School District 50, Emerald High School
Karen Teague is a 1997 graduate of Lander University with a BS in History, 2009 Graduate of the University of Phoenix with a MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis on Computer Technology) and in 2010 a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision. Accreditation in AP Human Geography and AVID has been added within the past three years. Currently working in Greenwood District 50 as a teacher and department chair.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A503

2:15pm

Featured: Chrometastic Ways to Support Struggling Readers REPEAT
Google Chrome is a fantastic and robust tool full of hidden treasures to support learners! Let’s dive in and see how Chrome extensions and apps can help support struggling readers and ELL students with study tools, text to speech, annotation tools and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

Featured: Go Go Gadgets- New and Improved! REPEAT
Go Go Gadgets was one of the most well attended sessions at last year's SC Midlands Summit and the 2016 Go Go Gadgets will be even bigger and better! Come and see all of the coolest gadgets in education, and beyond. You'll enjoy this tech journey immensely!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
E903 (Band)

2:15pm

Featured: Image is Everything: Exploring Critical Thinking with Visual Literacies
From cave walls to Facebook walls we have always embraced visual communication. Dual coding theory of cognition reiterates the importance of visual imagery in respect to our thinking processes - that in fact we need visual language in addition to verbal or text-based coding of stimuli. With the changing media landscape, our streams, memes, and zines have exploded with imagery, ushering in a need for visual literacy skills. We are quickly moving from images as decoration and augmentation to images as sole content and communication tool. We have some false beliefs about visual language - that it is equated with “art”, requiring “talent” from “creative types” - and therefore it is unfortunately often not overtly taught and practiced in schools. Technology has affected knowledge in such a way as to diminish the value of “raw” information and increase the value of sense-making, as well as chip away at attention spans, sparking a need for distillation of complex ideas. Images can essentialize the cumbersome in beautiful ways. They have “stickiness” for the viewer and challenge the critical thinking of the creator.
This hands-on session will explore the “Whys” of visual literacy and offer participants an opportunity to tinker and play with:
• iconography and metaphorical thinking
• pictograms, “Shortology”, emoji, meme stories, and gifs
• graphic design, graphic facilitation, infographics and sketchnotes
• photography, cinemagrams (moving photos)
• icon-based annotations and marginalia
• using images to leverage CVs, social media, and presentations
We’ll experiment with ways to use visual language for personal knowledge management, amplification of knowledge and creative work, critical thinking, social interaction (conversation), and other forms of creative and intellectual expression.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNQ2hzbeQI

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
E902 (Orchestra)

2:15pm

Demonstrating Digitally
Learn about and explore creative ways for students to show what they know. Seamlessly embed digital formative assessments into your daily instruction using tools such as Quizizz, Padlet, AnswerGarden, Seesaw, and many more free tools to gauge how your students are learning. Project based tools and assessment tools will be shared along with examples of how we are using them in the classroom setting. You may want to bring a laptop or iPad to check out apps and websites as we share (optional, not required).

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Brooks

Suzanne Brooks

Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington School District One
Suzanne Brooks is a former elementary and gifted program teacher and is currently a technology integration specialist in Lexington School District One. She teaches graduate courses in technology integration and instruction as an adjunct professor through the College of Charleston for Lexington One. She is involved with Discovery Education as a DEN Star and DEN Ambassador and serves on their Leadership Council on the Events Team. Suzanne was... Read More →
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Kristin Magee

Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington School District One
Kristin Magee is a former 3rd grade teacher and current technology integration specialist in Lexington School District One. She is an adjunct professor through the College of Charleston for Lexington One teaching graduate courses in technology integration and instructional strategies. She is involved in professional development through Discovery Education as a DEN Star and DEN Ambassador and serves on their Leadership Council. Kristin was... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A110

2:15pm

Engage Students & Improve Reading Skills with Actively Learn
All students need to be good readers to be successful. Actively Learn is a tool that helps reach students and encourage close reading. Actively Learn works on all devices and is effective in all subject areas. AL improves student engagement and allows for peer interaction while reading. Teachers can also be actively involved in the reading in live time. Actively Learn gives teachers data they can use to directly help improve students’ reading skills. In this session we will walk through a sample lesson as a class and review the teacher interface and options. Bring any device to participate!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Aplin

Susan Aplin

Digital Integration Specialist, Lexington-Richland School District Five, Dutch Fork High School
Susan Aplin currently serves as the Digital Integration Specialist at Dutch Fork High School in Lexington Richland Five. In that role she leads the school’s technology teacher leaders and coordinates technology training. She works directly with students and teachers in classes and one-on-one. Susan oversees the school’s 1:1 iPad program and serves on school and district leadership teams. Her goal is to support and lead educators in their... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A501

2:15pm

Eportfolios for AVID
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Eportfolios can be used for many different purposes...a place to collect and organize work for you or your students... a place to set goals and gather evidence of accomplishments...a way to showcase the products created throughout the year. In this session you will learn how E-portfolios can support your AVID program by serving as an organizational tool to replace the AVID binder. Eportfolios and AVID are a perfect pair!

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Jennifer Rushing

Digital Resource Coach, Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learning (CCEL)
Former K-2 teacher, now serving Richland 2 teachers at Conder Elementary and Dent Middle School as a Digital Resource Coach with the Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learners.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A507

2:15pm

Experience Science Simulations with ExploreLearning, Gizmos- a New State Adopted Resource for Science
Come and see how teachers are supplementing and enhancing science instruction with powerful interactive visualizations. Experience for yourself how students are manipulating key variables and engaging in experimentation and inquiry while building conceptual understanding in both math and science. See how these simulations support SC Science, as well as, the Science and Engineering Practices.

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Jacklyn

Education Consultant, National Educational Consultant for ExploreLearning
Jane Owen worked in Education for over 10 years. Most of that time was spent as a 5th Grade Lead teacher for both Science and Math. She has presented at conferences all over this country and internationally focusing on technology for both math and science.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A111

2:15pm

Going Digital: Technology as a Change Agent
This session will provide teachers with support in creating instructional shifts within their practice and within their pedagogy to enhance instruction in the classroom. Teachers will be exposed to a variety of apps and digital tools for their classrooms, discuss role shifts, consider methodologies to be used in the classroom and learn how to find good digital resources and make them accessible to students. This session will also provide teachers with classroom management tools for integrating mobile devices into your daily classroom routine. Learning how to organize, keep students engaged, develop a flexible classroom structure and facilitate learning.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Mazyck

Beatrice Mazyck

Digital Resource Coach, Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learning (CCEL)
Dr. Mazyck is an entrepreneur, educator, coach, and Leadership Consultant. As former Transformation Academy Teacher of StudentsFirst, Dr. BeaAtrice Mazyck is widely recognized for her work in education and  leadership. A highly skilled speaker and trainer, she travels extensively sharing her professional expertise with thousands, delivering inspirational keynote speeches and educational training to students, teachers, and nonprofit... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A102

2:15pm

Google Classroom: Creating online work spaces
Turning your classroom into a 1:1 environment is a process, but Google Classroom makes it easier. By using Google Classroom your classroom is easily organized and helps you and your students through transition to a 1:1 environment. This session will take you through steps in creating your first Google Classroom, and show you how the use other Google Apps for education to implement your 1:1 classroom, so be sure to bring your device. Turning your classroom into a 1:1 environment is a process, but Google Classroom makes it easier. By using Google Classroom your classroom is easily organized and helps you and your students through transition to a 1:1 environment. This session will take you through steps in creating your first Google Classroom, and show you how the use other Google Apps for education to implement your 1:1 classroom, so be sure to bring your device.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Atkins

Jessica Atkins

Art Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood Middle School
Jess Atkins has been an art educator for the past 10 years. Over the past 3 years, she has been working on the development of her 1:1 classroom. She is passionate about the arts and education, but equally passionate about incorporating technology into her classroom. The development of a 1:1 classroom, has provided so many benefits as a teacher, and for her students; she hopes others can find the same benefits.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A109

2:15pm

Hidden Benefits of Blendspace
Looking for a quick, easy, and FREE blended learning instructional environment? One that allows you create inquiry-based rich multimedia lessons, supports differentiation, grades quizzes, and tracks student learning and feedback. Boy! Have we got a solution for you! Blendspace can give you all of the above plus…so much more. Come to see what Blendspace has to offer you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Faris

Lisa Faris

Instructional Technology Specialist, Richland County School District
Lisa Faris has been teaching students and teachers for nearly 20 years. After working as a secretary and office administrator for 13 years, she began her teaching career in Business and Education at Walterboro High and Colleton County Career Center for six years. She then moved to Chester County where she taught at York Technical College for 2 years. She moved to Chester Middle School for the next 11 years. She now is an Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin

Library Media Specialist, South Middle School


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A103

2:15pm

How to Create a Time Saving Clever Classroom Website
Learn how to use Google Slides, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Blogger and a variety of free online resources to make a professional looking classroom website. Once you have everything set up, you won’t even have to go to your website to update it!

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Jakki Wiseman

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Joseph Keels Elemantary School
Jakki is a Technology and Learning Coach at Joseph Keels Elementary in Richland 2. This is her second year in this position. She has 23 years teaching experience in grades 3-6. She has taught at nine different schools in three different states. She has a passion for showing teachers and students how technology can be integrated into the classroom and their learning. When not being techy, she loves to read, quilt, shop and support the Clemson... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A107

2:15pm

Inquiry-based Tidal Exploration using Current Data and Google Spreadsheets
Participants will use their Google device to collect current tide and moon phase data for an inquiry-based lesson on the combined effects of the sun and moon on our tides. Google Spreadsheets will be used to record and analyze data.

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Shelli Franco

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Dent Middle School
I have a BS in Biology from Graceland University and a MS in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. As a graduate student I participated in the Pi Fellowship Program, during which time I discovered how much fun it is to teach middle school-aged children. Following my completion of that Pi Fellowship, I began the PACE program. I have now been teaching middle school science for 7 years - the past 4 years of which have been in the TLC program at... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A503

2:15pm

Kinders can Google, too!
Teachers will need to bring a device with Google Docs. We will be exploring google docs and ways that students in early childhood can use this tool in language arts, math and other areas. We will also explore some other easy to use technology programs that are developmentally appropriate for the kindergarten and early childhood classroom. Whether you have one chromebook or a classroom set, technology is a great teaching tool and we will look at ways to utilize technology in the early childhood classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Della Johnson

Della Johnson

Kindergarten Teacher, Richland School District Two
Della Johnson has been an educator for more than 22 years. She has a Bachelor's in Early Childhood, a Master's in Administration and Supervision and is all but dissertation completed her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been using technology in the classroom for the past 5 years. Over the past 2 years, she has integrated technology into her kindergarten classroom.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A105

2:15pm

Practical sites and apps for the beginner of technology
I would like to show beginner level teachers some great sites and apps to use in the classroom. Time/classroom management, creative thinking, get moving, games, instruction, and many more to use. A short introduction and "how to" will be presented. Learners will take away with them a plethora of sites and apps that are practical for daily use in the classroom. Just starting to integrate technology in the classroom is key!!

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Bellant

Kelli Bellant

Enterprise Learning Coach, Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learning (CCEL)
I had been a fifth grade teacher for 8 years, prior to becoming EL coach for Clarendon Consortium for Enterprise Learning. I have an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University, and a Masters Degree from Peru State College in curriculum. I currently work at Manning Early Childhood Center, which is a prek-1st grade public school in Manning, SC, Clarendon District 2.



Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A505

2:15pm

So Many Ideas: See How They Connect
At the SC Midlands Summit, you've had the opportunity to see new tools and have inspiring conversations. New insights give us an opportunity to come up with ideas that we can implement when we get back to our schools. Come to this sessions to join conversations about topics that interest you and take away a few new ideas to implement.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Hanfland

Pam Hanfland

Technology Integration Specialist, Richland School District Two
avatar for Donna Teuber

Donna Teuber

Director of Technology Integration and Innovation, Richland School District Two
Donna Teuber is a respected leader in the field of educational technology with a passion for using design thinking to help schools and districts implement innovative practices that support engaged student learning. A former library media specialist and district level technology specialist, she currently serves as the Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC. Donna's team has successfully... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
E901 (Chorus)

2:15pm

SOS Strategies from Discovery Education
Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media and increase student engagement with learning? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how discovery educators from around the globe are engaging their students with videos, images, audio files and more through the Spotlight on Strategy series. Walk away with ready to use integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Community Engagement Manager, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional communities as a pathway for professional growth, increased opportunities for learning, and personal engagement through Discovery Education's global community of educators and beyond.
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Anna Strassner

Discovery Education


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A101

2:15pm

The Flipped Classroom: In-Class Version Using Videos and Stations for Instruction
There’s no need to flip out about flipping your classroom! This session will provide an overview and benefits of creating an “in-class” flipped classroom in a middle school setting using videos and stations for instruction. Participants will be introduced to resources used to create screen recorded lessons and tutorials for middle school students. In addition, participants will receive strategies to maximize class time, conferencing with students, and student engagement.

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Coleman Byars

Teacher/Technology Lead Teacher, Spartanburg School Distirct Two, Boiling Springs Middle
Coleman Byars is a seventh grade math teacher and technology lead teacher at Boiling Springs Middle School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is passionate about math and engaging students with the use of videos. Coleman has presented at SC Association for Middle Level Education Conference, Palmetto State Gender Institute Conference and Spartanburg District Two Tech in 2 Conference.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A504

2:15pm

The Wonderful World of Microsoft Accessibility
This workshop will focus on Microsoft Accessibility Options that are readily available on school computers systems. I will demonstrate how the accessibility options can be used, such as Speak it feature, Speech Recognition, organization, high contrast, scanning, and more. Participants will also be able to look at various Microsoft educational programs and apps that are free or low-cost. This workshops focuses on Universal Design for Learning, since we will be discussing Multiple Means of Representation, Engagement, and Expression. Please bring your lap top.

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Valeska Gioia

Assistive Technology/Educational Specialist, SC Autism Society
Valeska Gioia is an Assistive Technology Specialist, and Autism Consultant for the SC Autism Society. Her position allows her to assist districts throughout South Carolina by conducting assistive technology assessments and by providing professional development to their employees, parents, and students. Valeska presents throughout the state on various technologies that can improve student performance in all academic areas. Valeska has also... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A502

2:15pm

Using technology to increase Global awareness
Learn where you can find resources to increase global awareness in your class with the support of technology. This session will allow you to significantly grow your global competency. It will make you see the importance and urgency of sharing and modeling the global competency in your students. Use technology to get your students equipped with skills for global job market. The virtual trips, collaboration tools and the resources will build an exciting classroom time for you and your students. A laptop will be useful but not required.

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Oprea

Mariana Oprea

Special education teacher, Fort Mill School District
My name is Mariana Oprea. I was born in Europe but developed as an educator in the US. I taught middle and elementary age students with disabilities for eight years in Orangeburg and Clarendon County, SC. I moved to North Carolina in 2010 and worked at Porter Ridge High School as an EC teacher. In 2011, I started the TTA -Special Needs program at Piedmont HS. In 2015 I returned to SC to teach at Nation Ford HS. I was selected as a 2012-2013 World... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A104

2:15pm

“Techy Thursday” and Faculty Retreats: Changing Our Approach to Teaching Technology
School leaders, do you need ideas as to how to share all of the technology you are learning about today? Do you have district or school expectations that you would like to share with your faculty, but after school is too demanding? Come to this session to learn how “Techy Thursday” and faculty retreats are used to share the latest in district technology expectations, Google, and other programs/pieces of technology. We will share our scheduling tips, sample presentations, and technology applications that have been successful in our school.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Deason

Sarah Deason

Assistant Principal, Buford Middle School
Sarah Deason, Assistant Principal, and Lisa Hallman, Media Specialist, are from Buford Middle School in Lancaster County. Both earned National Board Certification during their years in the classroom and have been their district’s Teacher of the Year. Recently, they have attended Google Training at the district level at a “Train the Trainer” workshop. They have worked together to provide professional development on implementing technology to... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Hallman

Lisa Hallman

Media Specialist, Buford Middle School



Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
A108

3:25pm

Featured: The Golden Treasures of Google! The Fabulous Tools You Don’t Know About! REPEAT
Most of us know of the Googley Goodness of Google Drive and related apps for education, but did you know there is much, much more that Google offers for FREE! There are so many hidden gems for teachers and students. Come explore some fantastic Google tools like Google Cultural Institute, Google Night Walk, Tour Builder, and many more! You will have to attend to find all the golden treasures! Walk away with a digital toolbox and easy classroom integration ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Auditorium

3:25pm

Assessment Tools on the Web
Explore free webtools that teachers can use for both formal and informal assessment. Some tools covered: Plickers, Kahoot, Quizezz and more.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, 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. For the past ten years she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for Discovery Education and SCETV. Debbie provides training for over 3,000 teachers each year for all SC school districts as well as presenting at all the state education conferences.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A501

3:25pm

Blended Learning Design via Workspace
Are you using blended learning units with your students? Join Maggie and learn to use Hapara Workspace to get your units online and with the easiest workflows imaginable. Workspace is a refreshing, straightforward, tool to support teachers as they collaborate on units, design, create, and publish for students--as well as collecting and providing feedback on student work. This is an introductory session, but participants should have basic knowledge of GAFE. Hapara-using teachers are welcome! But even if you don’t have a Hapara account, you’ll still be able to play! Please bring your own device and a blended learning unit.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Davis

Maggie Davis

Account Manager, Hapara
Maggie Davis is an educator from the Hapara Team currently residing in Greenville, South Carolina. As a native to Columbia, SC, Maggie is excited to share her Hapara expertise with Richland School District 2 Teachers. Maggie is a former educator from Greenville County Schools who has taught in a 1:1 environment. She is excited to help Richland 2 and neighboring teachers with their blended design learning strategies.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
E903 (Band)

3:25pm

CANCELLED - Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires
As teachers we forget we have the ability to spark a desire inside of students. 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. Studies show that students need motivation in order to perform. Through this seminar you will learn what it means to light fire in a child and effective ways of doing so through technology.

Speakers
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Maghan Evans

Teacher, Anderson County School District Five, Nevitt Forest Elementary School of Innovation
Maghan Evans is a fifth grade teacher at Nevitt Forest Elementary School of Innovation in Anderson District 5. She graduated from Anderson University in her hometown. Maghan taught middle school for five years, is the co-founder of a girls' empowerment group in District 5, and serves on several committees including Relay for Life of Anderson County. Maghan's passion is finding new ways to reach students and spark levels of desire within them... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A107

3:25pm

Cranium Crackers: Transforming Education with Technology
All students deserve a meaningful education, but how do we create that environment in the classroom? How can we change the culture of instruction in the classroom from rote memorization to high student engagement? Participants will immerse themselves in meaningful technology tasks while making connections to SC curriculum standards. Strategies included promoting whole class discussions of materials such as: hands-on activities, games, "Turn and Talk" points to encourage student participation. This presentation will provide resources, lesson plan ideas for classroom teachers. Participants of this workshop will need a laptop, mobile device or tablet with internet capabilities.

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Felicia Sawyer

Teacher, Marion County Schools
Born in the South, Dr. Sawyer was educated in the public school systems of the Carolinas. A graduate of NCCU, Dr. Sawyer furthered her education at the Ohio State University. With a Masters in Education, she began teaching in the public school systems. As an educator for over 20 years, she has served in diverse capacities including: mentor, mentor supervisor, supervising teacher, workshop facilitator, elementary teacher, gifted teacher, ESL... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A504

3:25pm

Do Your Students Struggle to Recall Basic Math Facts?
Building a Strong Foundation with Math Fact Fluency is essential for successful math students. This session will introduce educators to an online program that provides customized instruction, motivating games, and assessments that will prepare students for the challenges of advanced mathematics---all while having students asking for more. See how automaticity with math facts is changing classrooms, test scores, even attitudes, and hear what teachers have to say about it.

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Jacklyn

Education Consultant, National Educational Consultant for ExploreLearning
Jane Owen worked in Education for over 10 years. Most of that time was spent as a 5th Grade Lead teacher for both Science and Math. She has presented at conferences all over this country and internationally focusing on technology for both math and science.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A109

3:25pm

Going Green: Incorporating Green Screen Technology in the Classroom
Learn how to use the FREE green screen app and windows download called TouchCast. TouchCast allows students and teachers to produce professional-quality interactive videos perfect for reports, school newscasts, flipped classrooms, and so much more. If you plan on attending please make sure to download the app. The company is putting out a web based version of their app later this year so tablet/laptop users might want to attend in preparation of that release. We will have a green screen on site to walk you through how to make your own interactive video!

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 technology coach with the Beaufort County School District for six years. She specializes in making tech easy and accessible for both teachers and students. She maintains a science, teaching, and technology blog where she shares ideas, tips, and tricks. www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
E901 (Chorus)

3:25pm

Integrating Google Drive into your classroom using Discus Resources
New technology tools, sharing information and information access points have become an important part of the learning process. You and your students can now find specific articles and images in Discus and save and share them via Google Drive, creating enhanced opportunities for engaging and learning. This session will focus on Gale and EBSCO databases that have integrated Google tools into their offerings within Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. Join us as we showcase Gale’s popular resources as well as EBSCO’s new Explora search interface, all of which provide extensive content and features to help students progress.

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Patricia Sinclair

Electronic Resources Coordinator, South Carolina State Library
Patricia Sinclair serves as the Electronic Resources Coordinator for the South Carolina State Library. Prior to joining the State Library, Patricia was the Library Director at South University where she gained a great deal of knowledge and experience providing library and research instruction to students and faculty.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A105

3:25pm

Keep Calm and GoNoodle On!
Do you want to get your students moving more every day? Do you want to incorporate meaningful academic content so that your administrators are happy too? Do you need a fresh new way to handle rainy day recess? Then GoNoodle is the answer for you! In this session, I will introduce you to the wonderful world of GoNoodle, GoNoodle PLUS and the many different ways you can use it in ALL grade levels to get your students actively engaged each day! Come learn, sing and dance along! Ready? Set? Let’s POP SEE KO!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Joseph Keels Elementary School
Jessica Lopez is an Early Childhood Educator from Columbia, SC. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education, both from the University of South Carolina. She currently teaches Child Development at Joseph Keels Elementary for the Richland Two Center for Child Development. This is her first year at JKE and her sixth year teaching. Jessica was selected as an official GoNoodle... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A502

3:25pm

Learning with Google Sheets
Learn how to use Google Sheets in the classroom. Teach your students about pivot tables, formulas, and how to manage data. Also learn some really neat ways that a teacher can use Google Sheets to help with classroom newsletters, lesson plans, and more. A Google account and a device to access it (Chromebook, laptop) will be necessary to fully participate in this session.

Speakers
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Ralph Summer

Teacher, Richland School District Two, L.W. Conder Elementary School
Ralph Summer is a first grade teacher at Conder Elementary School in Richland 2. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A102

3:25pm

My Journey Into the Exciting World of Robotics and Coding
Did you grow up in the generation when robotics and coding was NOT emphasized? Are you apprehensive in embracing these topics? This session will share my story on how I was able to successfully overcome my apprehension and start exploring the Finch, Ollie, Sphere, Cubelets, and Ozobots with students and teachers across my district. We'll also save some time at the end to explore these robots. Come ready to be inspired!

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Tripp

Kitty Tripp

Administrator, District Office
My exploration and learning for over 18 years in education propelled me to where I am today. Currently I'm the Director of Instructional Technology in Greenwood School District 50 and work with administrators, teachers, and students throughout our district's 16 schools. I am passionate about telling the stories of my school district, our learning experiences, and global connections through Twitter and other social media forums.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
E902 (Orchestra)

3:25pm

Ready, Set, Go...Chrome! Apps and Extensions for Learning Differences
Chromebooks have become a viable tool in providing curriculum access and facilitating academic achievement for students with learning differences. Accessibility options through Chrome apps and extensions can provide solutions for student success in the classroom and beyond. Finding the right apps and extensions can be difficult and time consuming, so we will provide valuable, ready-to-use solutions for learning difficulties you might need to address! Chrome apps, extensions, and plug-ins can help students with vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, grammar, studying, taking notes, and organization. These resources are typically free of cost while providing invaluable benefits.

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Carol Page

Program Manager, SC Assistive Technology Program
Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the USC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. Carol is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of South Carolina Communication Sciences and Disorders and Education departments. She received her PhD degree in... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A111

3:25pm

Strategies for Success: Using Technology in the Classroom
Are you looking for more engaging ways to present information to your students? This interactive session will introduce you to some of our favorite tech tools that support all learners. Come learn about Padlet, Kahoot, Quizziz, Go Formative, Quizlet, and Goose Chase. The strategies you learn today can be used tomorrow! Participants should bring their own mobile devices to follow along and participate.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Wyatt

Erika Wyatt

Technology Instructional Coach, Berkeley County School District, Devon Forest Elementary School
Erika Wyatt has been an Instructional Technology Coach for one year in Berkeley County School District. She has three daughters and loves working alongside with teachers to impact student learning through the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She is a Discovery Education Network Star and Ambassador, a Symbaloo Certified Educator, and a Certified BrainPOP Educator. You can connect with her on Twitter @palmettopixies


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A110

3:25pm

The Digital Express: Now Boarding....Student Collaboration and the ELEOT Tool
Too many digital tools and not enough student collaboration? Not sure how to combine the two? If this is your plight, then this session is for you! During this session, you will be engaged in hands-on experiences that will yield explorations of how to use your one-to-one devices and other digital tools to increase student engagement and collaboration within your classroom at any level and across disciplines. We will also show you how to use data collected from the ELEOT tool to help move you forward in the land of "The Digital Express!"

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cassandra Bosier

Dr. Cassandra Bosier

Assistant Principal, Richland District Two
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Sandra Slowinski

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Forest Lake Elementary: NASA Explorer School and Early Learning Collaborative
I graduated from Columbia College, May 2008 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education and endorsed Early Childhood. My first teaching position was at Cherryvalle Elementary School in Sumter, SC. I taught 4/5th grade for four years. My family and I then moved to Okinawa, Japan where I obtained a 5th grade position at Kinser Elementary School on Camp Kinser for three years. During my time at Kinser, I was an AdvanceD external review team... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A108

3:25pm

The Power of ONE - Building Capacity As A Lone Technology Coordinator
As the Instructional Technology Coordinator with no other staff, I have the responsibility of preparing over 900 teachers for our digital transformation. In this session I will discuss my Digital Transformation Academy, our Digital Transformation Conference, and other strategies I used to engage and encourage the teachers of the Darlington County School District.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Jefferson

Carla Jefferson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Darlington County School District
Carla Jefferson (@mrsjeff2u) is a 18 year veteran educator who most recently was a 6th Grade ELA teacher for the Darlington County School District. She is excited to take on her new role as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for said district. Her passion for technology and teaching has led her on the journey to assist her district in making the digital transformation. A former teacher, curriculum facilitator, and school level... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A104

3:25pm

These Kids Were Made For Talkin'
Are we allowing our students time to collaborate, pursue their passions, and learn valuable communication skills? Let me show you the innovative and real world opportunities that I have offered my students to feel empowered in their own learning process. From #geniushour, to board games, to Google Hangouts and more. Come, listen, and then share your ideas on student voice and keeping kids engaged!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Mayer

Maria Mayer

5th grade teacher, Richland County School District Two, Bookman Road Elementary School
I am a 4th year teacher at Bookman Road Elementary School. I have taught both 4th and 5th grades and had the wonderful experience of looping with my current class so that we had a 2 year journey! As a career changer, I bring management, business, and technology experience into the classroom. Teaching was always my calling and now it is my passion. I strive to create an environment that allows students to have a voice, feel empowered, and think... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A101

3:25pm

Using Technology for Clear and Creative Teacher-to-Parent Communication
In a society that is increasingly busy, it is more important that ever to keep parents constantly informed of what is going on in your classroom. Parents don’t just want to be told about what’s happening in class -- they also want to be shown! Through the use of various tech tools, this session will show teachers how to create more clear, effective, and fun communication that parents will appreciate.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole LaFave

Nicole LaFave

High school teacher, Fort Mill High School
Nicole LaFave is a 9th grade English teacher at Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, SC. A former District Teacher of the Year from Kershaw County School District, Nicole holds a B.A. in English from Clemson University and a Masters in Teaching English from University of South Carolina. With seven years of experience teaching in a 1:1 classroom, Nicole currently works with a class set of Chromebooks and integrates technology into her G/T... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A103

3:25pm

Where did all the pencils go? Student Created Products in a Digital World
Having students create and synthesize products is the highest level of Bloom's. Utilizing classroom technology for this purpose can greatly increase student choice and interest which has a direct impact on student learning and achievement. Bring your Chromebook or laptop to learn how students can enthusiastically create academically based digital products for studying, gaming, or an assignment.

Speakers
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Ryan White

Instructional Technologist, Floyd County Schools
Ryan White is a Google Certified Educator and EdCamp coordinator for EdCamp Rome. He spent 8 years in the classroom as an English and social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads Floyd County Schools as their Instructional Technologist. He has trained several schools on GAFE, technology integration, 1:1 initiative, and web resources for schools. You can also follow him on twitter... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A503

3:25pm

Your Classroom Can Be Out of This World
Come to this session and learn about specific places to find virtual field trip resources for classrooms. I will also share Mystery Skypes and how to get started. Virtual Field Trips & Mystery Skypes opens your classroom up to amazing outside resources. Participants won't need devices unless they want to follow along.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Inabinett

Pam Inabinett

Instructional Technology Specialist, Dorchester School District Two
Pam Inabinett has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for four years in Dorchester School District Two. She has five children and 5 1/2 grandchildren. She is a Discovery Education Network Star. She loves to connect with educators across the world. You can connect with her on Twitter @pNabbie.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
A505
 
Thursday, June 9
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday June 9, 2016 7:30am - 12:00pm
Registration Area

8:30am

Keynote: The Future is Now and so is the Fun!
Today's students utilize resources outside of school that require them to create, communicate, collaborate, and think critically and they have fun. However, teachers often struggle to find activities that build the same level of excitement and interest in their classrooms. Join us as we will explore activities that utilize resources our students are already using while still meeting the needs of the curriculum to make engaging and even fun experiences for our students and our teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 8:30am - 9:40am
Auditorium

9:50am

Featured: BreakoutEDU, REPEAT
Come to this engaging scenario that will test your patience, problem-solving, and collaborative skills in a 45 minute Breakout Room simulation. You will need to open a series of locks/boxes to escape the scenario. The clock is ticking and there is limited space! If you've never experienced BreakoutEDU, you will love this challenge and you will see the endless possibilities for incorporating this platform into your classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
E902 (Orchestra)

9:50am

Featured: Chrometastic Ways to Support Struggling Readers REPEAT
Google Chrome is a fantastic and robust tool full of hidden treasures to support learners! Let’s dive in and see how Chrome extensions and apps can help support struggling readers and ELL students with study tools, text to speech, annotation tools and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
E903 (Band)

9:50am

Featured: Cultivating Creative Thinkers in Your Classroom
We all want children to be divergent and creative thinkers, but in an age of increased testing and accountability how do we provide opportunities for our students to develop and showcase their creativity. This session will showcase simple activities across disciplines that allow students to highlight their creativity using a variety of technology tools. We will share exemplar models and rubrics for assessing these activities that relate directly to your state standards. Come in with an open mind and leave with a treasure trove of ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Auditorium

9:50am

Featured: The forgotten parts of Google Apps: Drawings and Calendar REPEAT
There are two distinct products within Google Apps for Education that need more attention, in the opinion of this presenter. They are Google Drawings and Google Calendar. This session will delve into the possibilities of these two products. Feel free to bring in your own missing, under-appreciated features of Google Apps and share!

Speakers
avatar for Lee Green

Lee Green

Technology Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Alabama
Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. | | Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A101

9:50am

Featured: Using Technology as a Tool to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate Globally (K-2nd) REPEAT
You probably already use a variety of different tech tools in your classroom but are your students learning how to use those tools for creation, communication, and global collaboration? In this session, we’ll talk about practices for using technology with young students and explore some open-ended apps for creating ebooks, animations, stories, and movies. You will have a chance to create a plan for how to use these tools to move from basic communication through digital mediums to creating digital projects that your students can share with authentic, global audiences. If possible, please bring a tablet to play with some apps/tools during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Powers

Margaret Powers

Lower School Technology Coordinator, The Episcopal Academy
Margaret is a Lower School Technology Coordinator at a private school near Philadelphia, where she oversees the new I.D.E.A. Studio, a space for Pre­K to 5th grade students to engage in design thinking, work as tinkerers and makers, and use their imaginations to invent and create with both high and low­-tech tools. Margaret is also a Technology and Education Consultant specializing in design thinking, early childhood education, social... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
E901 (Chorus)

9:50am

#Tweeting, #Posting, #Pinning, #Sharing - A Teacher's Guide to Social Media in Education
This workshop will share ways that popular social media networks can be used for school to home communication and professional learning. You will learn how to set up class pages for sharing out classroom information, resources, and student work through the use of tools such as: Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Participants will learn about other safe, and student-friendly, social networking tools for engaging them in instruction. Strategies and resources for promoting safe, social, networking and digital citizenship practices with your students will also be shared. Participants can bring any mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Gardner

Dawn Gardner

Technology Education Specialist, Richland County School District One
Dawn has been an Educator since 2000 and currently serves as an Instructional Technology Coach in Richland County School District One since 2010. She is a SMART Certified Trainer, Edmodo Certified Trainer and serves on the Discovery Education Leadership Council for South Carolina. Dawn lives in Columbia with her husband and four children.
avatar for Nancy Swanson

Nancy Swanson

Technology Integration Specialist, Richland County School District One
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist. I am a Certified BrainPOP Educator, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Edmodo Support Ambassador, Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Carolinas Member, Discovery Educator Network STAR, Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council, GEG South Carolina Leadership Team, Microsoft Certified Educator, Thinkfinity Field Trainer, SMART Certified Trainer, and SymbalooEdu Certified... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A111

9:50am

Blended Learning in Math
Are you interested in meeting the needs of all students and seeing them become more motivated, self-directed learners? If so, integrating technology with your math curriculum through blended learning could be for you! We will share the ups and downs of our personal experiences with blended learning, as well as strategies and tools that will prove helpful as you embark on this exciting journey. You will have time to start planning your own unit, so bring a charged device, a standard you would like to work on, and an open mind. The possibilities with blended learning are endless!

Speakers
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Jennifer Corn

Teacher, Richland School District Two
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Janaya Sumrall

4th Grade Teacher, Richland School District Two, Rice Creek Elementary School
I am a fourth grade teacher at Rice Creek Elementary. My co-presenters Jessica Allen and Jennifer Corn are also fourth grade teachers and my partners in math technology. We have different backgrounds and strengths as educators, but we all share a passion for using technology to innovate and transform student learning. We began using blended learning in our math instruction in the fall of 2015, and for us lifelong learners, it has been an... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A102

9:50am

Come On, Get 'Appy'
This session focuses on the use of both Google and non-Google Apps and websites in the classroom for instructional, review, and extension purposes. All Apps have been chosen to contribute to meaningful learning. We will experience a variety of Apps based on multi-curricular interests. This session is best suited for middle school though all grade levels are welcome. Participants will need their own electronic device. So Come on, join us and get ‘Appy!

Speakers
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Jodi Zeis

Associate Regional Coordinator, S2TEM Centers SC
Jodi Zeis has worked in the field of education for over nineteen years. She has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and worked as an assistant principal at the elementary and middle levels. Currently she is an associate regional coordinator for S2TEM Centers SC.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A503

9:50am

Creative, Confident Coding with CS First
Open up a whole new world for your students. Take coding to the next level with CS First. This completely free program from Google will have your students creating exciting and personalized interactive, multi-media projects tied in with state standards, all while learning grit and perseverance. This program is not compatible with iPads but works great with Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops.

Speakers
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Heather Reit

Digital Integration Specialist, Lexington-Richland School District Five
Heather Reit is an elementary digital integration specialist in Lexington Richland 5.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Computer Lab D803

9:50am

Let Students Demonstrate Critical Thinking via App Smashing
Do you think “app smashing” (mixing two or more apps) is a fun way to use iPads? It is! But it’s more than just fun and games. Come learn how students can use a variety of apps to demonstrate critical thinking and collaboration. We’ll explore how students can use screenshots, Google Drive, and multiple apps to harness the power of iPads and to showcase their learning. Discover and share ways to encourage student choice and voice in assignments. Note: although most of the session focuses on iPads, some tools and ideas can also be used on Chromebooks and PCs.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Aplin

Susan Aplin

Digital Integration Specialist, Lexington-Richland School District Five, Dutch Fork High School
Susan Aplin currently serves as the Digital Integration Specialist at Dutch Fork High School in Lexington Richland Five. In that role she leads the school’s technology teacher leaders and coordinates technology training. She works directly with students and teachers in classes and one-on-one. Susan oversees the school’s 1:1 iPad program and serves on school and district leadership teams. Her goal is to support and lead educators in their... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A110

9:50am

Making Formative Assessment Easy with PearDeck
This presentation will introduce PearDeck as an excellent way to implement more formative assessment in your classroom. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet to get the most out of this demonstration. PearDeck is easily utilized by students of any grade level and every teacher can find a place for it in his or her classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Everett Dahl

Everett Dahl

German Teacher, Richland School District Two, Ridge View High School
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Everett Dahl has spent the latter part of his live in Middle Tennessee. He completed a Bachelor's of Arts in Foreign Language - German while also completing the teacher education program at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. He has been teaching German at Ridge View High School in Columbia since 2014. As an avid technology enthusiast, he is always looking for ways to... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A108

9:50am

Making Google Classroom Work for Everyone
This presentation will introduce users to google classroom, and show different ways it can be used in the classroom, by students who are on grade level to students who are in a special education self contained classroom.

Speakers
avatar for April Garrett

April Garrett

Special Education Teacher, Lexington-Richland School District Five, Irmo Middle School
Ms. Garrett is a special education teacher at Irmo Middle School. She has been teaching special education for the past 13 years. She was also a teacher technology leader at her school for 6 years, and has a masters degree in Educational Technology. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an educational organization, and Council for Exceptional Children, a special education organization.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A104

9:50am

Maximizing Student Achievement Outcomes Through Instructional Technology
Over 100 billion dollars is spent on educational technology each year in the United States alone. However, we rarely explore how this investment impacts student learning. In fact, a recent study from the Center for American Progress laments this fact, saying that very few districts, if any, actually measure technology’s impact on learning. This session will provide educational leaders with an open-sourced, specific, research framework to measure the impact of technology on learning, complete with case studies and examples. In addition this session will provide a comprehensive approach to creating a positive digital culture.

Speakers
MM

Mark McKinney

Director of Engagement, Southeast US, BrightBytes
Mark McKinney is the Director of Engagement for the Southeast region of the US for BrightBytes, and brings just shy of 20 years of experience in consulting, project management, product management, coaching/mentoring, business development and account management with complex solutions. Mark has spent the last 10 years of his career focused specifically on education technology (TetraData, Follett Software, Schoolnet and Pearson) where his passion... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A103

9:50am

Saving Time and Sanity with Google Forms
Attendees will learn how to use Google Forms (including some scripts) to save time, increase productivity, provide feedback and create records. Applications include quick quizzes/checks for understanding, draft and project feedback, surveys, etc.

Speakers
NH

Nikki Hudson

teacher, Richland 2
I am currently in my eighth year teaching in Richland 2 after teaching middle school for three years. I employ technology as an additional component in my teacher toolbox to provide another means of gauging student understanding, reducing paper use, and to provide engaging tasks for students.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A107

9:50am

Taking a Step Towards 1:1: Google Docs and Google Drive
Creating the 1:1 classroom starts with just one step. An easy way to begin the 1:1 journey is by using Google Docs. Every classroom utilizes notes or some form of handouts. Google Docs is a simple way to cut-down the amount of paper used in the classroom and also a better way to organize the notes or handouts used by teacher, and students, through Google Drive. Be sure to bring your device as this session will take you through those first step towards creating the 1:1 classroom using Google Docs and Google Drive.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Atkins

Jessica Atkins

Art Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood Middle School
Jess Atkins has been an art educator for the past 10 years. Over the past 3 years, she has been working on the development of her 1:1 classroom. She is passionate about the arts and education, but equally passionate about incorporating technology into her classroom. The development of a 1:1 classroom, has provided so many benefits as a teacher, and for her students; she hopes others can find the same benefits.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A109

9:50am

Trailers Aren't Just for Movies!
Do you enjoy going to the movies and watching the trailers for the movies that are not out yet? Anticipation builds as you anxiously await the release of the movie. We can get that same feeling from books or other texts. The teacher/student will create a book trailer using WeVideo to promote the text that he/she read. Please bring a device to access WeVideo.

Speakers
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Amber Fennell

ELA Teacher, Richland School District Two, Longleaf Middle School
Amber Fennell is an English teacher in the district with three years of teaching experience. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's of Art degree in English and Columbia College with a Master's degree in Education (Divergent Learning). She has taught 7th and 8th grade ELA as well as Digital Literacy. Ms. Fennell is a product of RSD2 and prides herself on integrating technology into her classes in engaging ways while... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A502

9:50am

Webtools for Teachers
Let us share some of our favorite FREE webtools with your teachers. There is so much on the internet for educators to use in their classroom. Let us break it down and share some of our favorites. Participants will be given access to our online list of the latest tools available to teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, 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. For the past ten years she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for Discovery Education and SCETV. Debbie provides training for over 3,000 teachers each year for all SC school districts as well as presenting at all the state education conferences.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
A501

10:50am

Vendor/Networking
Thursday June 9, 2016 10:50am - 11:05am
Lobby

11:05am

Featured: Designing Meaningful Maker Projects for the Early Grades
Join this session to learn more about how students as young as kindergarten can be part of the Maker Movement! We will discuss how to design a good, developmentally appropriate project that incorporates both your existing curricula and new maker skills. Then, we will take a look at how to use design thinking as a lens for problem solving and making. Finally, we’ll do some hands-on making ourselves before taking time to brainstorm how to bring these ideas back to your classroom

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Powers

Margaret Powers

Lower School Technology Coordinator, The Episcopal Academy
Margaret is a Lower School Technology Coordinator at a private school near Philadelphia, where she oversees the new I.D.E.A. Studio, a space for Pre­K to 5th grade students to engage in design thinking, work as tinkerers and makers, and use their imaginations to invent and create with both high and low­-tech tools. Margaret is also a Technology and Education Consultant specializing in design thinking, early childhood education, social... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
E901 (Chorus)

11:05am

Featured: Go Go Gadgets- New and Improved! REPEAT
Go Go Gadgets was one of the most well attended sessions at last year's SC Midlands Summit and the 2016 Go Go Gadgets will be even bigger and better! Come and see all of the coolest gadgets in education, and beyond. You'll enjoy this tech journey immensely!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
E902 (Orchestra)

11:05am

Featured: Improving Writing and Research with Google Apps
Google Apps for Education offers a variety of features to support writing skills. In this session we will explore using Google Apps, Add Ons and Google Chrome extensions that allow teachers to not only give critical and timely feedback, but also leverage additional features and tools to enhance peer editing and collaboration, improve research skills and cite sources.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
E903 (Band)

11:05am

Featured: Teaching Literacy with the Digital Content
Literacy in a digital world is more than just reading and writing, but these traditional skills are still vital components to literacy. With the increased use of smartphones, chromebooks and tablets by our students how can we use these tools to build their literacy capabilities and how do we meld the traditional literacy skills with the digital literacy skills? Experience literacy in ways you never imagined using digital resources. We will explore more than just apps that support literacy as we walk through sample lesson ideas and strategies that take advantage of the tools available within model phones, iPads, and chromebooks to support all levels of literacy across multiple grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
Auditorium

11:05am

Featured: What's the Deal with Google Classroom? REPEAT
Google Classroom continues to improve to allow teachers to better communicate with students and stakeholders. Classroom is all about a streamline of process. This session will discuss some of the hits within Google Classroom and allow you to better utilize this amazing tool.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Green

Lee Green

Technology Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Alabama
Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. | | Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A101

11:05am

Featured:The Cafe, the Studio, and the Stage: Re-imaginging Spaces for Blended Learning
It might sound like the Parisian Left Bank but it could be your course. It’s time to re-imagine the environments in which our students learn, whether we teach in a traditional classroom setting, offer a hybrid course, or teach completely online. One possible model is the “Café - Studio - Stage”, which facilitates distributed cognition, peeragogy, maker culture, and radical transparency. What are the essential elements of these “spaces” - whether they be physical or virtual - and what tools are useful in managing student learning, production, and amplification of student work? The “Café” fosters community and is the hotbed for discussion of ideas, but can also include individual research and reflection, curation, and student-lead teaching. The “Studio” provides the “whitespace” for students to produce artifacts. The synchronous aspect of “studio time”, even in a purely digital realm, is characterized by a creative energy much like the classic artist studio. It is a time for brainstorming, prototyping, collaboration, and for formative feedback. Finally, the “Stage” constitutes the various platforms available to share and showcase student work and learning with the goal being a sense of relevance via an authentic audience as a well as the obligation to contribute to socially-constructed knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A102

11:05am

A Smorgasbord of Apps and Extensions
Is your app and extension menu bland? Do you want to spice things up? You will leave this session wondering "how did I not know about these great time and sanity savers?” Pull up a chair, and let us demonstrate a variety of great apps and extensions that are available. We will conclude our session with an opportunity for you to share a favorite tried and true app. Utensils are not required.

Speakers
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Nicole Robinson

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Langford Elementary School
As a 14 year early childhood educator, Nicole has served in the TLC position for the past two years. She has a passion for sharing innovative ways that teachers can integrate technology in their classrooms. She strongly believes that technology should be used to work smarter not harder.
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Jakki Wiseman

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Joseph Keels Elemantary School
Jakki is a Technology and Learning Coach at Joseph Keels Elementary in Richland 2. This is her second year in this position. She has 23 years teaching experience in grades 3-6. She has taught at nine different schools in three different states. She has a passion for showing teachers and students how technology can be integrated into the classroom and their learning. When not being techy, she loves to read, quilt, shop and support the Clemson... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A109

11:05am

Automatic Feedback
Change the way you send feedback with Google Apps and the autoCrat add-on. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate a tool for merging data between Google Sheets and Google Docs that auto generates your choice of a PDF or Google Doc from data entered through Google Forms. The possibilities are endless: certificates, exit tickets, rubrics, lesson plans, vocabulary review, games, observation feedback, obtaining e-signatures, and more! Participants in this session should have a basic knowledge of Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms and should bring a laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Kaylah Holland

Kaylah Holland

Middle School Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
Kaylah Holland is currently a Middle School Technology Facilitator at a private school in Charlotte, NC. In addition to teaching Coding and Robotics, she has a vital role of assisting teachers with the integration of technology into the classroom through ample research, lesson planning, and training. She just completed her second Master’s degree in the field of Instructional Design and Technology and is beginning her EdD in the same field. She... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A110

11:05am

Blending Your Way To Closing The Gap For K-2
This session will provide teachers with tools for integrating blended learning strategies within the classroom to better meet the needs of ESOL students. The session will focus on pre-teaching vocabulary and concepts while tapping into the student’s prior knowledge through Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn and practice creating grade-specific blended lessons that can be implemented in the classroom. An electronic device is required, preferably a laptop.

Speakers
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Holly Veal

Teacher, Richland School District Two, LW Conder ElementarySchool
Ms. Veal is currently a kindergarten teacher at LW Conder Elementary School.


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A104

11:05am

Formative Assessment Using Free Digital Tools
The beauty of formative assessment is that there is no shortage of strategies and techniques available to teachers to use in the classroom. This session will provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Today, digital tools available for smartphones and tablets make implementing formative assessment as easy and effective as ever. I will show you at least twenty five digital education tools and apps for formative assessment. To fully participate in this session, bring a device with you.

Speakers
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Niya M. Jay, MBA

Business education teacher, Lexington School District One
Niya M. Jay, MBA has an extensive background auditing non profits organizations and banks before entering the wonderful world of teaching. She holds a bachelor's in Accounting and a MBA in management. Currently, she teaches Digital Desktop Publishing, Image Editing I, Accounting I and Marketing. She enjoys teaching as much as she enjoys learning. Her goal is for every teacher to utilize digital tools in the classroom.


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A503

11:05am

Infographics: Make Your Content Pop by Presenting Curriculum Visually
In this session attendees will learn what an infographic is, how they are used to communicate information, and how you can use them in your classroom. The goal will be for attendees to learn about how to make an infographic and steps for having their students make them to convey learning. Having a device is helpful to access presentation and infographic creation sites.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology & Learning Coach, Richland School District Two, Blythewood Middle School
I'm a Technology and Learning Coach for a 1:1 Middle School in South Carolina. I work with teachers and and students at my school to share and teach ways to help them and myself grow as learners. I also provide peer coaching to my faculty in assist them in their growth as professionals and ultimately improve student success. | | Here's my Presentation: http://bit.ly/TASummit16


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A501

11:05am

Mix It Up in Math: A Blended Learning Recipe for Success
Are you looking for a recipe for successful student engagement in your math class? This session is for you. Come and see how blended learning can work in your 1-to-1 class. . Presenters will share our experiences with using blending learning with rotating groups. Focus will on mathematics in the 1-to-1 classroom, but it can be adapted for any subject.

Speakers
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Dena Jude

Teacher, Richland School District Two
Dena Jude is an 8th grade math teacher at Summit Parkway Middle School. She has previously served as the LEAP Coordinator, Summer School Administrator, and AVID Site Coordinator. She has been with Richland School District Two since 2002. | | Dena Jude is also the owner of a learning center in the Columbia area as well. They provide afterschool care, summer camps, and private tutoring.
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Janice Wylie

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two
Janice Wylie is the Technology and Learning Coach at Summit Parkway Middle School in Richland School District. A former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, she has 16 years of classroom experience. As a supporter of Personalized Learning, she is working with her teachers to explore ways to implement Blended Learning throughout the school curriculum. Janice has presented at the South Carolina Association of Middle Level Education... Read More →
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Shanna Younts

7th Grade Math Teacher, Summit Parkway Middle School
7th grade math teacher at Summit Parkway Middle School. Enthusiastic crafter/decorator, proud alumna of Columbia College, and loves to travel!


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A107

11:05am

Multiplying Your Voice Through Screencasting
As teachers, do you feel like you're always repeating yourself? Don't you wish you could multiply yourself to reach the needs of all your students. This is all possible through screencasting. Come join this session to create and explore how screencasts can change your classroom forever!

Speakers
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Kitty Tripp

Administrator, District Office
My exploration and learning for over 18 years in education propelled me to where I am today. Currently I'm the Director of Instructional Technology in Greenwood School District 50 and work with administrators, teachers, and students throughout our district's 16 schools. I am passionate about telling the stories of my school district, our learning experiences, and global connections through Twitter and other social media forums.


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A103

11:05am

Say Cheese! 10 Student Projects Using a Digital or Device Camera
If you have a camera (digital or device camera) you have at least 10 projects students can create. Learn how to use a camera and free software (PhotoStory3 and/or Movie Maker Live) to develop engaging projects without complicated technology for students in 1st through 5th grade.

Speakers
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Eve Heaton

Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 technology coach with the Beaufort County School District for six years. She specializes in making tech easy and accessible for both teachers and students. She maintains a science, teaching, and technology blog where she shares ideas, tips, and tricks. www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A108

11:05am

The Internet of Things: Connect Your Classroom to the Cloud
In this hands-on session we will show you how to be a “catalyst for change” by connecting your classroom to the cloud. We will show how your students can learn from and interact with your classroom once it becomes part of the Internet of Things (IoT). We will demonstrate how a $19 WiFi-enabled Particle Photon connects your classroom to the IoT. Students interact with your classroom using "If This Then That" (IFTTT). IFTTT allows students to create simple recipes which enable their interactions with services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram to result in actions in their classroom.

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Leslie Leonard

Leslie is a senior at the University of South Carolina studying Media Arts. She has a special interest in the use of cloud services and micro-controllers in the creation of wearable art. She recently was awarded the “most innovative” board game design at the 2016 Indie Bits Arts Festival.
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Mike Leonard

Cloud Systems Engineer, EMC Corporation
Mike is a Cloud Systems Engineer at EMC Corporation designing and implementing big data and cloud storage for internet service providers and large corporations. He recently completed his M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology at the University of South Carolina. He is a long time math and science volunteer tutor at Hand Middle School in Richland School District One.


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A504

11:05am

Virtual Tours of Berlin
Please bring a laptop device of some kind as we travel to Berlin. We will learn about hotels, public transportation, museums, and other sites in this fascinating world city.

Speakers
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Dr. Arthur Turfa

German/English teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood High School
HQ in three subject areas, Dr. Turfa has actively embraced technology in the classroom. Virtual tours of Berlin, specific museums and other locations, serve as stimuli for written/oral assignments that can be adapted to any level of rigor and in World Language, ELA, and Social Studies. An adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College in English Turfa knows how to prepare students for post-secondary education. He has an extensive web presence... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A502

11:05am

Zap into Action with Zaption: Video Tours as Formative Assessment
Zaption is an online program in which educators can embed formative assessment directly into video content. Along with adding multiple choice and short answer assessments to videos related to pertinent course content, the program can also be used to assist in flipping the classroom. Additionally, Zaption allows educators to organize student responses in a variety of ways to make assessment as efficient as possible. This session will walk you through the basics of the program and include a hands-on activity where participants create their own Zaption “tour.”

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Lane Laney

High School Art Teacher, Richland School District Two, Ridge View High School
Lane Laney attended the University of South Carolina where she received her BFA in Art Education. She has been teaching Art at Ridge View High School for 5 years.


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
A111

12:05pm

Lunch/Networking/Vendors
Thursday June 9, 2016 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Cafeteria/Lobby

1:05pm

Featured: Chrome Extensions, For The Win! REPEAT
The best thing about Google Chrome is the extensions! These little things pack a major punch. Installing the correct extensions can allow you to optimize your Chrome experience for you and your students. Come check out Lee's favorite extensions that will guarantee you a win!

Speakers
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Lee Green

Technology Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Alabama
Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. | | Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A101

1:05pm

Featured: Great PLN Oh My God Way to Go REPEAT
This session will focus on the importance of building a strong PLN(Professional Learning Network). We are at a time where building an incredible network of professionals is an integral part of learning, as well as increasing your reach across education. Join me, as I take you on a journey through best practices of building an amazing PLN that suites your needs. I wouldn’t be at this conference if it weren't for my PLN and, the friendships that I’ve formed since attending my first SC Midlands Summit, have been life altering!

Speakers
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Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
E902 (Orchestra)

1:05pm

Featured: Make du Jour: Cultivating Daily Creativity in the Classroom

This workshop is about the essence of creativity - how can we help foster students' creative thinking in order to prepare them for an uncertain world? One of the greatest challenges is developing ideas, finding time, and offering opportunities for students work on creative projects. More importantly, how do we move beyond the “assignment” stage and encourage students to be intrinsically motivated to make beautiful things on a regular basis? How do we foster the shift from consumption to production? Even if you don’t have the luxury of  offering a project-based curriculum, you can still develop a steady diet of ongoing, “back-burner” projects that gets student to “dare to make and share”. This session will explore ways to instill a creative culture in your classroom, with everything from low-entry point crowdsourced uses of social media to the #showyourwork movement which asks students to be overt about their design thinking, creative process, and troubleshooting and contribute to collective knowledge. At the heart of personalized learning is creative freedom, but students often need a spark of inspiration, a design brief, or mentorship to get them on the road to making. Finally, we’ll look at teacher-as-creator as well, and the importance of transparency and curation in facilitating creativity in the classroom.


There is much concern that our devices are chipping away at our humanity. Some fear that through our use of mobile technology in particular we are becoming less attentive, less compassionate, less aware, and unable to “live in the moment”. This talk acknowledges but challenges those assumptions by exploring the various ways in which our mobile tech can actually serve to re-humanize us by fostering connections to ourselves, our creativity, and to our fellow man.fe

Speakers
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Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Auditorium

1:05pm

Featured: The Golden Treasures of Google! The Fabulous Tools You Don’t Know About! REPEAT
Speakers
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Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
E903 (Band)

1:05pm

Featured: Using Technology as a Tool to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate Globally (K-2nd) REPEAT
You probably already use a variety of different tech tools in your classroom but are your students learning how to use those tools for creation, communication, and global collaboration? In this session, we’ll talk about practices for using technology with young students and explore some open-ended apps for creating ebooks, animations, stories, and movies. You will have a chance to create a plan for how to use these tools to move from basic communication through digital mediums to creating digital projects that your students can share with authentic, global audiences. If possible, please bring a tablet to play with some apps/tools during the session.

Speakers
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Margaret Powers

Lower School Technology Coordinator, The Episcopal Academy
Margaret is a Lower School Technology Coordinator at a private school near Philadelphia, where she oversees the new I.D.E.A. Studio, a space for Pre­K to 5th grade students to engage in design thinking, work as tinkerers and makers, and use their imaginations to invent and create with both high and low­-tech tools. Margaret is also a Technology and Education Consultant specializing in design thinking, early childhood education, social... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
E901 (Chorus)

1:05pm

50 Free Tech Tools for the 21st Century Classroom
Learn about the best FREE tools on the Web that you can use to meet learning objectives while appealing to today’s plugged-in learners! Discover tools for formative assessment, content delivery, virtual impersonation, timelines, social bookmarking, screencasting, QR codes, digital posters, memes and infographics, brainstorming, communication, comic makers, backchannels/polling, and more.

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Nick LaFave

Teacher, EdTech Consultant, Clover High School
Nick LaFave is a science teacher and former District Teacher of the Year from Clover, SC. Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an Ed Tech consultant and speaker.  Nick’s 19 years of classroom teaching experience with technology range from a traditional computer lab to teaching in a 1:1 classroom – and everything in between.  | | Nick brings engaging professional development... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A111

1:05pm

Blending the Old with New
This session is designed to demonstrate how to use the interactive notebook in a flipped classroom using Google Based Apps (i.e. BlendSpace, Google Classroom), electronic devices and the internet in a 1:1 classroom environment. This session is appropriate for all content areas.

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Leslie High-Washington

Science Teacher, Richland School District Two, Ridge View High School
Leslie High-Washington is a high school science teacher with 20 years experience. Her passion is to actively engage students in learning experiences that meet requirements for 21st Century learning. Her talents include integrating technology into existing curriculum, creating new lesson plans to encompass technology in classroom instruction and providing technology professional development.


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A103

1:05pm

Fundraising for Schools
Come and learn how to raise money quickly with the Organo Gold Fundraising Program.

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Diana Hardy

Consultant
Ms Hardy has always been attracted to education and sharing with people how to improve their lives in one way or another. Her presentation shares fund raising opportunities for educators, students and parents. The plan has an educational spin which focuses on goal setting, team collaboration, and accountability skills. As a military officer, she knows leadership and was attracted to the phenomenal leadership of Organo Gold. Ms. Hardy has always... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A110

1:05pm

Get POPping with BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP!
This presentation will go over tools and features that the various BrainPOP websites offer. In addition we’ll discuss our relationship with DISCUS and what BrainPOP Jr. can offer the teaching and learning communities of South Carolina. We’ll also review BrainPOP Educators; our free website that offers tools and resources for best practices when using BrainPOP websites.

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Alicia Cooper

SC District Relations Manager, BrainPOP
Alicia Cooper joined BrainPOP in 2007 and worked as a member of the Customer Service team of the then newly launched BrainPOP Jr. She's now the District Relations Manager for South Carolina and 6 other states in the country and a Commonwealth. She also oversees all International Renewals. Prior to working at BrainPOP she was an educator that worked primarily in After-School Programs and Preschools.


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A107

1:05pm

Got apps? Got Data.
With the implementation of SLO's, it's important for teachers to provide evidence and documentation of student's progress. Participants should bring a device as we explore Nearpod, Zaption, Quizizz, and Go Formative.

Speakers
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Keasha Grant

Innovation Specialist, Sumter County School District
Keasha Grant has been a classroom Career & Technology Education Teacher for ten years. She now works as an Instructional Technology Specialist with Sumter School District helping teachers to implement technology in their classrooms. She is a Google Certified Educator and provides Google and Chromebook Training to teachers. Her most recent accomplishment was earning an Education Specialist Degree from South Carolina State University. She has been... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A504

1:05pm

Heart-to-Hands in 3D
"Hands-on" S.T.E.M based project using a 3D printer. Bring your ability to tie knots and excitement to be using new technology for solving real world problems and to take part in making a difference in someone’s life.

Speakers
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Elma Strong

Library Media Speciality, Sumter School District, Alice Drive Middle School
Elma Strong is a Google Certified Educator, Sumter Schools District Technology Lead PD Teacher, Media Specialist who has worked with the Google Education Team and presented at the South Carolina ED-TECH as a Google Demo Slam presenter. Elmal has a long history within education. She has been a Media Specialist for the past 19 years, which has included becoming a PD technology coach, Chromebook Manager and trainer, and has been named Campus Teacher... Read More →



Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A502

1:05pm

Interactive Videos Made Simple…..and FREE
If you are using Edmodo or Google Classroom with your students and incorporate video clips throughout your units of study, EdPuzzle is a natural progression to take blended learning to another level. EdPuzzle is a tool to help increase student engagement by creating self-paced interactive videos that can incorporate both your voice and quiz questions. This hands-on session will give you an opportunity to explore EdPuzzle and develop a video lesson. To fully participate in this session, bring a laptop with you.

Speakers
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Stephanie Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Greenville County Schools. My goal in this role is to curate resources and strategies for teachers to integrate technology in order to effectively enhance their instructional practice and increase student achievement. I assist teachers by modeling lessons, co-teaching, and leading professional developments. Through Twitter (@swilliams206) and Edmodo, I am able to expand my professional learning... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A109

1:05pm

Toolbox: Helping Students Manage and Use Resources Online
TOOLBOX: More than ever, students need to learn to access and use high quality resources independently. In this session delivered via peardeck, participants will learn how to curate a toolbox or virtual binder of resources for student use on google drive, as well as receive tips for student practice using the toolbox and how to transition students from teacher-created toolboxes to creating their own go-to resource files using google docs, diigo, or evernote. Grades 6-12, all disciplines. Bring a device.

Speakers
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Sue Weems

teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood High School
Teacher, writer, and tech enthusiast Sue Weems has worked at every level, K-post-secondary, mostly teaching literature and composition. After four years teaching online in California, and a three-year stint in Japan with a university, she is currently teaching at Blythewood High where she works very hard not to embarrass her sophomore and junior by talking about Elizabethan revenge tragedy in front of their friends. She is an advocate for failure... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A104

1:05pm

Using Schoology for Class Material & Assessment Management
Learn how to manage class materials and assessments with Schoology. This learning managment system is free and integrates very well with Google, PowerSchool gradebook, and many other online learning tools. This LMS is great for math and science teachers as it can handle assignments with symbols & formulas. Works from a computer, tablet or phone.

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Lisa McAlpine

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood High School
I am a science teacher with 24 years of experience working with both high school and collegiate students. I have spent the last 11 years working in Richland 2. I enjoy learning about and integrating technology as a classroom tool to streamline teaching and enhance learning.


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A108

1:05pm

What Digital Assessment Tool Is Right For You?
Wondering what is the best digital assessment tool for you? We will explore aspects of assessment tools including but not limited to feedback, analysis, and competition. Participants will compare and contrast web-based assessment tools and decide which one best fits their needs. A device is recommended for this session.

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Justin Simpson

Teacher, Richland School District Two, Blythewood High School
Justin Simpson is a science teacher at Blythewood High School in Blythewood, SC. Recognized in his district as a Digital Change Agent for the integration of technology in the classroom, Justin regularly uses various applications to deliver course content. He recently participated on a committee whose recommendations led to Richland Two's Level Up program, as well as the implementation of "TEE Time", a unique approach to professional... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
A102

2:15pm

Keynote: What if…? Exploring Creative Ways to Re-Imagine Curriculum, Learning Spaces, and Learning Communities
The artist Pablo Picasso famously quipped: “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not ”
What if we approached education with that attitude? This session offers probes to get us thinking about re-imaging everything from the way our courses are structured, to the physical and virtual learning spaces in which we work, to our local and global learning communities through which we thrive.
Participants will take away some practical tips and suggestions, but will also have the opportunity to start designing a personalized “what if…?” plan and contribute to the collaborative thinking space created for the session.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium

3:20pm

Wrap up/Prizes
Thursday June 9, 2016 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium