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Welcome to the 2018 Upstate Technology Conference!

A link to the online UTC 2018 Session Catalog will be sent to all registered attendees.   Registering for a Sched account or selecting classes is for participant convenience only and DOES NOT grant admittance into the conference. All participants must register for the conference through our website beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5:30 A.M.

PRESENTER CANCELLATIONS:
Tuesday, July 10
8:30 - Technology Tools for a Student Centered Classroom
8:30 - Vocabulary in the Digital Age
9:45 - Vocabulary in the Digital Age
11:00 -  Increasing Engagement and Accountability with Nearpod

Wednesday, July 11
8:30 - Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
8:30 - Technology Tools for a Student Centered Classroom
8:30 - Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments
9:45 - Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments
9:45 - Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
12:15 -  Bridging Gaps in Concepts Using Stop Motion Animation
12:30 -  Sparkle with Adobe Spark in the Classroom - Creativity and Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
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Jamie Lessard

Sumter School District
Professional Development Coach
Sumter School District

I have been an educator for 24 years, and currently serve as the Professional Development Coach for the Sumter School District Office.  My current role is to organize Professional Development and to assist teachers with the integration of educational technology in their classrooms. Through EdTech programs such as Nearpod, Google Apps for Education, and many others, I work to ensure schools succeed in engaging students through implementation of technology. 

As a Nearpod Pioneer and Certified Trainer, Seesaw Ambassador & Google Certified Teacher, I consistently seek opportunities to deepen my understanding of educational technology.  With a goal of engaging students in their own learning, utilizing technology as the tool to drive achievement and increased understanding, I worked to connect, share, and build educational technology networks to reinforce a greater understanding of the potential that EdTech offers.   

I am a certified teacher, and taught high school Spanish for 15 years. I was a curriculum coach at a Middle school for a year before moving to my current job.



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