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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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Tuesday, July 10
 

8:30am

Digital & Interactive Stories with Google Slides
Business people know that stories sell. When we reframe our ideas into a story, they become solid and real. So how do we get our students telling stories? And how can we use Google Slides to make it even easier? In this session, participants will learn some of the hidden features of Google Slides that make storytelling easy and interactive. We'll also explore some key ideas and best practices behind digital storytelling.
Twitter: @KindledClass
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
102

8:30am

Spruce Up Your Centers With Technology
The collection of activities teachers provide students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet in the classroom. Whether you use centers for reading, writing, listening, speaking, or exploration, it’s great to know about online resources that are perfect for independent and cooperative activities. Learn to leverage technology to give learning centers a boost, especially when it comes to setting the course, providing content, supporting creativity, and capturing responses. All resources are free, so you can get to retooling your learning centers right away!
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

8:30am

100 Ways To Use Discovery Education
Are you looking for new and creative ways to integrate digital media into your curriculum? Learn how members of the Discovery Education Community are using videos, images, audio files, and interactives to engage their students. Take a deeper dive into quick and easy ways you can immediately learn new instructional strategies for teaching, share the world with your students, and connect with fellow inspiring educators.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
233

8:30am

A Cartoon Pig and His Lexile Levels
As technology becomes more readily available, there is more of a need for lexile training now than ever. Using the Freckle Education website and resources, come learn and read with me as we learn about a pig and self paced content related lexile growth opportunities.
Twitter: @mratwillard
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
204

8:30am

Beyond Kahoot - Assessment Tools on the Web
There are many types of assessment tools available on the web. Most teachers have “played” or used Kahoot but there are lots of other tools out there: Quizizz, Plickers, Quizlet Live, Google Forms, and more. Come explore these resources with us.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
223

8:30am

CANCELLED: Technology Tools for a Student Centered Classroom
Using Blendspace as a medium, I will guide you through a learning module of several different resources to be used in a technology rich classroom. The module will heavily focus and model a student centered learning environment where the trainers become facilitators. The training will cover 4 tools for teachers to learn about and explore - Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Quizizz, and Blendspace. The learning module will be cooperative and hands-on. The goal is to ignite a passion and desire to incorporate the use of personal learning devices in new and innovative ways within the classroom.
Twitter: @ms_lawler
Instagram: cn_threatt

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Threatt

Cyndi Threatt

Background in Education. Master's in Instructional Technology. Instructional Designer. Teacher. Mom. Forever Learner.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
112

8:30am

Empowering Introverted Students: Tech Tools for Digital Differentiation
This session includes information on free websites, apps, and tech tools that will provide a voice and an empowering platform for our introverted secondary students. Learn how you, as a teacher, can use technology for differentiation and showcase the talents of our most quiet, contemplative students.
Twitter: @stacy_holcombe

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

Tech Accommodations for ELLs
Come learn about online resources you can easily implement in your classroom to differentiate instruction for your English language learners!

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
106

8:30am

Google Add-Ons Make Teaching Easier
Calling busy teachers! Come learn about Google add-ons and extensions that will save you time and make your life easier. From paperless rubrics to uploading pre-made tests to Google Forms. You will love these tools and how they help you and your students. While not required, you will enjoy having a laptop or Chromebook.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
221

8:30am

Using Edpuzzle to Customize Classroom Video Content
Are you looking for ways to engage and assess your K-12 students using technology? Would you like to use videos more effectively? In this session, we will explore Edpuzzle, an interactive web-based tool that allows teachers to not only customize and share relevant and engaging video content but also provides a way to hold students accountable as they reflect and respond in real time. Participants should bring a device and have an intermediate knowledge of technology.

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

How I Went Paperless
In the day and age of limited copies and very little money to purchase supplies, we all have to be creative and selective in our use of these resources. Utilizing Google Classroom, my iPad Pro, and the Goodnotes App, I was able to go almost 100% paperless this past school year. From online reading journals to digital guided reading and data notebooks, you can make your classroom (and life) more organized, keep all the information you need at your fingertips, and drastically cut down the number of copies/reams of paper you use. Come let me change your teaching life and go paperless with me!
Twitter: @MeghaNoel6609
Instagram: meghanoel41185

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
226

8:30am

Mission: Digital Breakout Edu
In this session, you will participate, explore, and build a Digital Breakout Edu to use in your content area using G Suite. Come join the fun!
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Hi! I'm Thomas McAuliff and I currently serve as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. During 2011-2018, I served as a third, fourth, and fifth grade teacher at Taylors Elementary. It was during this time that I obtained Google Level 1 and Level 2 Educator... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
202

8:30am

Getting the Most Out of Technology
This presentation is designed to give teachers the skills required to seamlessly incorporate technology into the classroom. Teachers will be given a brief overview of basic technology concepts. This session will equip teachers with resources and strategies that will enable them to give students hands-on experience with the infusion of technology into their academic journeys. This session is NOT solely about technology tools and apps. However, it is about using technology to help facilitate learning in the classroom, gain grading time back, and help our students become digitally aware in the 21st century. This course will be most beneficial to teachers at 1:1 middle schools, but all are welcome.
Session Resources

Speakers
KM

Ken Minton

Middle school teacher, Tanglewood Middle


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
213

8:30am

Technology Integrations Throughout Your Day
You are 1:1, now what? You will learn how to integrate technology throughout your day. You will learn ways to augment and modify your curriculum with such programs as Flipgrid, Stop Motion Animation, #MysterySkype, and Powtoons.
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan
Session Resources


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
220

8:30am

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

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Collaborative Lab Reports through Google Docs & Google Sheets
Collaboration - one of the 4 C's. We will focus on the collaboration process, but communication, creativity, and critical thinking will be an added bonus! Discuss what works in inquiry-based lab reports. Plan out templates to scaffold the lab report process. Teach your students how to create a graph in Google Sheets and insert it into their document for a clean-looking lab report. Learn how to grade lab reports efficiently. Streamline the peer review and peer evaluation process for more meaningful feedback. Geared towards science teachers, but anyone wanting to improve their collaboration using the G Suite is welcome to attend! Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop; optional - a lab that can become collaborative.
Twitter: @curlgirljill
Instagram: @MrsKelSci
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
217

8:30am

Digital Interactive Notebooks for the Elementary Classroom
We will be looking at how to use digital interactive notebooks in the elementary classroom using Google Slides and Google Classroom. Teachers will leave with the ability to start implementing digital notebooks in their classrooms in a variety of subject areas.
Twitter: @MollyCGraves
Instagram: exploringelementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
229

8:30am

Technology for the Fearful
If you feel like you are struggling with integrating technology into your classroom in a seamless manner, or if you feel like you are a step behind in the race to incorporate the use of computers or Chromebooks, this workshop is for you. Come learn about websites that are free, simple, and valuable to use in your classroom. We will explore websites that will help students review concepts as well as give students the opportunity to show what they have learned through product based learning. Please bring a device that will allow you to view the websites to participate and practice.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
108

8:30am

Seesaw in the Primary Classroom K-2
Do you want to meaningfully integrate technology into the K-2 curriculum? Seesaw is an amazing kid friendly tool that engages young learners. Seesaw holds them accountable and builds confidence.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Whitnee Grant

Whitnee Grant

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a first grade teacher passionate about using technology to empower young learners to explore, express, and explain their thinking. I love sharing how Seesaw provides a platform for students to create and share with others.
avatar for Christina Moroney

Christina Moroney

First Grade Teacher, Fork Shoals School
I have taught for 15 years in Kindergarten and First Grade. I am passionate about integrating meaningful technology into the primary years to enhance personalized learning for our youngest students.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawings for All
Google Drawings is a “hidden gem” that fosters creativity, academic connections and high levels of engagement. This user friendly app allows students to create non-verbal expressions of the content they are learning. Users can create comic strips, infographics, weather trackers, and much more. Google Drawings can be used in all subjects/grade levels and it’s perfect for differentiated instruction. During this session, participants will learn the features of Google Drawings and create resources to be used with their students. A laptop is required for this session.
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: @psjoseph718


Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Google Sites for the 1:1 Teacher
This presentation will show educators how to create and use websites to facilitate learning. The purpose of the session will also be to show how formative assessment can be distributed to the learner more efficiently. Creating personalized Google Sites helps students embrace technology, while allowing students to have access to all of their teacher's guided resources at their fingertips. Implementing these Google Sites will also create a bridge for educators to start the process of flipping their classroom.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
114

8:30am

Google's Best ‘KEEP’T Secret
Are you a list maker? Would you love a way to share information on your list with family and coworkers? Does it feel like you need a great reminder system to keep you more organized? Come and try out Google Keep in this fun and engaging class.
Twitter: @me_shealy

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. This fall, I will join the faculty at League Academy teaching 7th graders. I also teach the ALIVE course, Google... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
230

8:30am

Math Homework Gone Google
Are you looking for ways to go digital in your math classroom? Would you like to learn more ways to assign classwork and homework using G Suite tools? In this session, we will explore practical methods for assigning, collecting, and providing feedback on assignments in the 1:1 classroom. I will share my efficient method of using Google Drawings to streamline and enhance how independent practice is utilized in my classroom.   By the end of this session, you will have the tools to implement this efficient approach in your classroom immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Hurt

Megan Hurt

Middle School Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 7th grade math at Lakeview Middle School. I just completed my second year there, and my fourth year overall. I really enjoy integrating technology into my classroom to help engage and motivate my students. I do this through the use of Google Drawings and Google Classro... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
212

8:30am

Bridging Instructional Design and Reflective Practice into Technology Integration
Does your school district have a new technology tool that seems difficult to connect to your classwork? Are you a technology coach that has a new institutional license for educational technology, but are trying to find effective approaches to create a unique experience for each teacher? Join the Department of Learning Technologies from the University of South Carolina Upstate to discuss how they utilize quality instructional design practices including active learning and reflective teaching to ensure effectiveness of technology integration.
Twitter: @situationalist

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

Our First Year as a 1:1 Chromebook School - What We Have Learned
We have just concluded our first year as a PLI/1:1 Chromebook school and want to share with teachers and staff from other schools what we have learned. Our team will share specifics about how we managed the PLI Chromebooks within our school: from preparing our students to receive/use their devices, distribution plans, managing repairs, as well as collecting devices at year-end. Team members will also share specific ideas and best practices for using Chromebooks in the classroom.
Twitter: @teachrlibrarian or @Bryson_MS
Instagram: bryson_middle_school

Speakers
avatar for Patti Barker

Patti Barker

Media Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about both teaching and technology and realize that they go hand in hand in the classroom. From showing a student ways to use technology as a means to demonstrate what they have learned, to introducing a colleague to a new app, my love of teaching and learning give... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
104

8:30am

Classroom Management in the Digital Age
In the shifting landscape of education, teachers are expected to effectively harness the power of technology for learning while managing the distractions digital devices bring. Based on the book by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green, this workshop will guide and support novice or expert teachers in establishing device-rich classrooms that increase attention, decrease distraction, and maximize the power of today's technology.
Twitter: @ChristinEdge
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →
avatar for Christin Edge

Christin Edge

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg School District One
My personal mission can easily be summarized by the following quote from George Curous, “Technology will not replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.” | | After 6 years in the middle school science classroom as a technology pioneer... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
207

8:30am

Get "Serial" about Podcasting in the Classroom
Plug in your headphones and turn up the volume to explore authentic technology integration though podcasting. Discover how all learners create and present podcasts to communicate as readers, writers, and thinkers. Using the most current digital audio media platform, the classroom becomes a 21st Century learning environment where students sit behind the microphone and lead their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Doyle

Anna Doyle

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

Integrating Instructional Technology through Human Centered Design
Instructors often initiate a new technology in their lesson without fully thinking through potential issues that may arise - often leading to disappointed instructors, confused students, and early departures from promising tools. This session will inform users about how to design the integration of learning technologies into their lessons using principles of human centered design. Attendees will leave the lesson with helpful tools like bookending, design mapping, framework creation.
Twitter: @mrgheesling
Instagram: cgheesling1
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
110

8:30am

The Dangers of the Internet
During this session, we will discuss internet predators, cyberbullying, sexting, and the dangers of posting too much personal information. We will talk about how this is all public and permanent information once sent out.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Vocabulary in the Digital Age
Are you trying to find new ways to incorporate technology into your daily classroom routine? Using technology to teach vocabulary is an engaging way to help students develop skills and learn content. Come to this session to learn about some user-friendly vocabulary tools, including: Haiku Deck, Quizlet, Memrise, and Vocabulary.com.

Speakers
avatar for H. Marie Lemon

H. Marie Lemon

Science Educator, Greenville County Schools
| I teach Grade 6 Science at Greenville Early College, GEC, and a Newtech Network Project-based Learning school. After teaching science, both HS and MS, virtually, ESOL, Alternative Ed, Adult Ed, and traditionally, I can say I feel at home with the middle school PBL methods. I... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
225

8:30am

Layers of Fun with ActivInspire
If you are a VETERAN Activinspire user, you will enjoy this workshop learning how to creatively turn shapes and layers into a review game for your class. Bring 9 - 15 review questions for a specific topic. We will create a "concentration" type game using shapes, layers and pictures. Have a review game or an icebreaker board ready for the first day of school!
Twitter: @rrturner0619
Instagram: rachelreedturner

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner

Spanish & Teacher Cadet Instructor, Mauldin High School
I am a Teacher Cadet Liaison, and the conference coordinator for the iTEACH conference. I LOVE teaching! I LOVE technology! Let's chat! | Check out our MHS Teacher Cadet Blog: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/mhsteachercadets


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
211

9:45am

Digital & Interactive Stories with Google Slides
Business people know that stories sell. When we reframe our ideas into a story, they become solid and real. So how do we get our students telling stories? And how can we use Google Slides to make it even easier? In this session, participants will learn some of the hidden features of Google Slides that make storytelling easy and interactive. We'll also explore some key ideas and best practices behind digital storytelling.
Twitter: @KindledClass
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

Spruce Up Your Centers With Technology
The collection of activities teachers provide students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet in the classroom. Whether you use centers for reading, writing, listening, speaking, or exploration, it’s great to know about online resources that are perfect for independent and cooperative activities. Learn to leverage technology to give learning centers a boost, especially when it comes to setting the course, providing content, supporting creativity, and capturing responses. All resources are free, so you can get to retooling your learning centers right away!
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

9:45am

100 Ways To Use Discovery Education
Are you looking for new and creative ways to integrate digital media into your curriculum? Learn how members of the Discovery Education Community are using videos, images, audio files, and interactives to engage their students. Take a deeper dive into quick and easy ways you can immediately learn new instructional strategies for teaching, share the world with your students, and connect with fellow inspiring educators.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
233

9:45am

Beyond Kahoot - Assessment Tools on the Web
There are many types of assessment tools available on the web. Most teachers have “played” or used Kahoot but there are lots of other tools out there: Quizizz, Plickers, Quizlet Live, Google Forms, and more. Come explore these resources with us.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
223

9:45am

Empowering Introverted Students: Tech Tools for Digital Differentiation
This session includes information on free websites, apps, and tech tools that will provide a voice and an empowering platform for our introverted secondary students. Learn how you, as a teacher, can use technology for differentiation and showcase the talents of our most quiet, contemplative students.
Twitter: @stacy_holcombe

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

Hacking Podcasts for Your Classroom
In this session, you should expect to walk away with a clear plan of how to create your own podcast and a better understanding of how to use podcasts for flipping a lesson or PD sessions, broadcasting a blog or story, or strengthening your brand or image. Example podcasts will be discussed and my own podcast will be examined behind the scenes style. Join me for an informational session about the grassroots movement of podcasts and how you can start leveraging the momentum.
Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: Stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
214

9:45am

Individualized Instruction the Intriguing Way
Do you struggle with meeting the individual needs of the students in your classroom? Are you looking for intriguing tech tools to help with individualized learning? In this session, you will be introduced to tech tools that will enhance individualized learning in the classroom. You will explore tools such as EdPuzzle and Screencast-O-Matic to enhance individualized learning. You will leave this session with knowledge, experience, and practical strategies that will assist you in meeting individual needs, through individualized learning, in the classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
224

9:45am

Personalizing Learning with Adaptive Mathematics and Literacy and How to Support Teachers Through Your Blended Learning Transformation
Discuss the nuances of personalized learning. Explore a variety of implementation models and adaptive resources. Position your classrooms along the pathway to personalization. Engage in a debate around personalization, isolation, equity, and access. Consider the challenges of change and how to meet them, including affordable, sustainable professional development, planning for gradual change, and creating personalized plans for each teacher.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
215

9:45am

Google Add-Ons Make Teaching Easier
Calling busy teachers! Come learn about Google add-ons and extensions that will save you time and make your life easier. From paperless rubrics to uploading pre-made tests to Google Forms. You will love these tools and how they help you and your students. While not required, you will enjoy having a laptop or Chromebook.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

Flipgrid for the Elementary Classroom
Flipgrid is a flipped classroom approach that uses teacher and student produced videos to respond to discussion type questions. Flipgrid assignments are very popular among the elementary crowd and provide authentic student feedback in any subject.

Speakers
SC

Stephanie Castro

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
117

9:45am

How I Went Paperless
In the day and age of limited copies and very little money to purchase supplies, we all have to be creative and selective in our use of these resources. Utilizing Google Classroom, my iPad Pro, and the Goodnotes App, I was able to go almost 100% paperless this past school year. From online reading journals to digital guided reading and data notebooks, you can make your classroom (and life) more organized, keep all the information you need at your fingertips, and drastically cut down the number of copies/reams of paper you use. Come let me change your teaching life and go paperless with me!
Twitter: @MeghaNoel6609
Instagram: meghanoel41185

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
226

9:45am

Technology Integrations Throughout Your Day
You are 1:1, now what? You will learn how to integrate technology throughout your day. You will learn ways to augment and modify your curriculum with such programs as Flipgrid, Stop Motion Animation, #MysterySkype, and Powtoons.
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
220

9:45am

Math is in the House: Using Khan Academy and Screencastify
Particpants will learn how to create classes within Khan Academy. Once classes are created, they will learn to search and assign content, as well as how to monitor student progress. Participants will also learn to use Screencastify, a screen video recorder, to create instructional videos to share with students/parents via Google Classroom or by adding to the teacher's website.
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
231

9:45am

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

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
209

9:45am

Digital Interactive Notebooks for the Elementary Classroom
We will be looking at how to use digital interactive notebooks in the elementary classroom using Google Slides and Google Classroom. Teachers will leave with the ability to start implementing digital notebooks in their classrooms in a variety of subject areas.
Twitter: @MollyCGraves
Instagram: exploringelementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
229

9:45am

Innovative Ways to Connect Your Students
Want to experience coding with Dot, Sphero and the Promethean ActivPanel? Join us to see how connecting Bluetooth with the Promethean solution provides teachers exciting ways to engage students. Discover how easily teachers can implement coding and other STEM activities into their classrooms with Promethean.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawings for All
Google Drawings is a “hidden gem” that fosters creativity, academic connections and high levels of engagement. This user friendly app allows students to create non-verbal expressions of the content they are learning. Users can create comic strips, infographics, weather trackers, and much more. Google Drawings can be used in all subjects/grade levels and it’s perfect for differentiated instruction. During this session, participants will learn the features of Google Drawings and create resources to be used with their students. A laptop is required for this session.
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: @psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
216

9:45am

Google Sites for the 1:1 Teacher
This presentation will show educators how to create and use websites to facilitate learning. The purpose of the session will also be to show how formative assessment can be distributed to the learner more efficiently. Creating personalized Google Sites helps students embrace technology, while allowing students to have access to all of their teacher's guided resources at their fingertips. Implementing these Google Sites will also create a bridge for educators to start the process of flipping their classroom.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
114

9:45am

Google's Best ‘KEEP’T Secret
Are you a list maker? Would you love a way to share information on your list with family and coworkers? Does it feel like you need a great reminder system to keep you more organized? Come and try out Google Keep in this fun and engaging class.
Twitter: @me_shealy

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick
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avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. This fall, I will join the faculty at League Academy teaching 7th graders. I also teach the ALIVE course, Google... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
230

9:45am

Math Homework Gone Google
Are you looking for ways to go digital in your math classroom? Would you like to learn more ways to assign classwork and homework using G Suite tools? In this session, we will explore practical methods for assigning, collecting, and providing feedback on assignments in the 1:1 classroom. I will share my efficient method of using Google Drawings to streamline and enhance how independent practice is utilized in my classroom.   By the end of this session, you will have the tools to implement this efficient approach in your classroom immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Hurt

Megan Hurt

Middle School Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 7th grade math at Lakeview Middle School. I just completed my second year there, and my fourth year overall. I really enjoy integrating technology into my classroom to help engage and motivate my students. I do this through the use of Google Drawings and Google Classro... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
212

9:45am

Googling for Administrators: School-Wide Communication and Meetings Made Easy
Would you like to conduct meetings and share information school-wide more efficiently? If yes, please attend our session to explore using Google Classroom for Administrators. One of the most powerful ways Administrators can encourage their faculty to use new technologies, to enhance and support their curriculum, is by modeling the use of effective digital tools as a leader. In this session, you will learn how to Flip your meetings and share weekly news using the Google Classroom. BYOD(Bring your own device) and Google with Us!
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avatar for Tracy Atkins

Tracy Atkins

Principal, Armstrong Elementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

Personalized Learning Devices.... Now what??
During this session we will offer insights and learning from the implementation of personalized learning devices. We are now entering year 3 of implementation and will be glad to offer thoughts and insights from our 2 year journey. This session will include time for Q&A about our process of rolling out Personalized Learning. We will talk about our technology plan and how we use the technology plan to prepare our teachers for the next steps in implementation. A gallery of how technology is used in the classrooms will be shared and how technology has been used to promote student learning.
Twitter: @jamiespinks
Instagram: @spinksjamie

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avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
105

9:45am

Classroom Management in the Digital Age
In the shifting landscape of education, teachers are expected to effectively harness the power of technology for learning while managing the distractions digital devices bring. Based on the book by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green, this workshop will guide and support novice or expert teachers in establishing device-rich classrooms that increase attention, decrease distraction, and maximize the power of today's technology.
Twitter: @ChristinEdge
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avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →
avatar for Christin Edge

Christin Edge

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg School District One
My personal mission can easily be summarized by the following quote from George Curous, “Technology will not replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.” | | After 6 years in the middle school science classroom as a technology pioneer... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
207

9:45am

Empowering Resources Playground
Looking for some free new tools & resources to energize your classroom? Go hands-on in this stations based session to explore virtual field trips, computational thinking skills, innovation challenges, acts of kindness and many more resources available at no cost. There are literally hundreds of lessons and activities for the classroom and home, with student challenges offering thousands of dollars in prizes.
Twitter: @discoveryed

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Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
232

9:45am

Get "Serial" about Podcasting in the Classroom
Plug in your headphones and turn up the volume to explore authentic technology integration though podcasting. Discover how all learners create and present podcasts to communicate as readers, writers, and thinkers. Using the most current digital audio media platform, the classroom becomes a 21st Century learning environment where students sit behind the microphone and lead their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Doyle

Anna Doyle

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

Harness the Power of Interdisciplinary Literacy Using Hands-On Tech
Building windmills in English? Public speaking in science? Writing in social studies? Come see how one grade level came together and energized students about learning! Using the novel, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba as a starting point, teachers at Fisher Middle School brought an energy PBL to life! When all content areas came together, students were not only able to create their own energy prototypes but empathize with others around the globe who don't have the energy resources we do! In this session, participants will be taken from planning to implementation and participate in some low-tech hands-on activities!
Twitter: @SchmotzerLaurie
Instagram: lschmotzer
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avatar for Laurie Schmotzer

Laurie Schmotzer

Middle school teacher, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
228

9:45am

The Dangers of the Internet
During this session, we will discuss internet predators, cyberbullying, sexting, and the dangers of posting too much personal information. We will talk about how this is all public and permanent information once sent out.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
107

9:45am

Vocabulary in the Digital Age
Are you trying to find new ways to incorporate technology into your daily classroom routine? Using technology to teach vocabulary is an engaging way to help students develop skills and learn content. Come to this session to learn about some user-friendly vocabulary tools, including: Haiku Deck, Quizlet, Memrise, and Vocabulary.com.

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avatar for H. Marie Lemon

H. Marie Lemon

Science Educator, Greenville County Schools
| I teach Grade 6 Science at Greenville Early College, GEC, and a Newtech Network Project-based Learning school. After teaching science, both HS and MS, virtually, ESOL, Alternative Ed, Adult Ed, and traditionally, I can say I feel at home with the middle school PBL methods. I... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
225

9:45am

Tweets, Chats, and Hashtags, Oh My!
In this session, we will look at how to use twitter to build your personal learning network. We will look at great tweeters to follow, as well as the power of hashtags and chats. Your digital footprint is important. Let’s learn how to use this tool to our advantage!
Twitter: @Smithke1
Instagram: Kelly1Smith
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avatar for Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
107

11:00am

Going 1:1 in the Classroom: Realities, Tips, Tricks, & Strategies for Success
Getting tech into the hands of every student is the dream, and when it becomes a reality it's exciting. But then reality sets in and you begin to wonder how to manage the new freedom students feel and how to do things in class with these new tools. In this session, you'll get an idea of what a 1:1 classroom looks like and how it functions, and I'll share ways to manage and maximize your 1:1 classroom by sharing my experiences, challenges, and strategies. We'll talk about everything from arranging your classroom to controlling the chaos (sort of) to how to integrate your Chromebooks into everyday classroom life. When you leave, you'll feel more confident and excited about getting these incredible tools into the hands of your students while maintaining your sanity and inspiring their learning.
Twitter: @KindledClass
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Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
102

11:00am

Vocabulary Comes Alive with Chromebooks
Learning academic terms and phrases doesn't have to be boring. In fact, learning new words should be exciting and fun! It's time to start looking at digital ways to expand students' vocabulary. Let's explore free tools and websites that are so irresistible, students can't help but be motivated to learn. We'll take a good look at representing words visually, creating multimedia, fueling collaborative learning, and playing games. Yes, the technology can be mesmerizing, but it's important to use techniques and strategies proven to work. That's why pairing what Chromebooks can do with Robert Marzano's Six Steps for Vocabulary Instruction is a powerful combination.
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

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avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

11:00am

Getting Into Infographics
Infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge in a quick and clear format. Teachers can use infographics to present information and standards, while students can use them to demonstrate their learning in a unique and creative format. During this session we will look at examples of infographics and how they can be used in your classroom. Bring your device because we will explore three web tools that can be used to create infographics.
Twitter: @MrKevinRoper
Instagram: KevinRoper
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Speakers
avatar for Kevin Roper

Kevin Roper

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
108

11:00am

Hot Topics In Education with Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support educators in your quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with our favorite resources for supporting these hot topics including instructional strategies, fresh ideas and perspectives, and ways to continue the conversation within the DEN Online Community.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

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avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
233

11:00am

Increasing Engagement and Accountability with Nearpod
Learn how to use Nearpod to increase student engagement during lessons. Students will love the interactive lessons, and you will love the data! These lessons can be accommodated for teacher and student centered teaching styles. Come find out how it works best for you in this hands-on lesson.
Twitter: @thewittyscience
Instagram: @thewittyscienceteacher

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avatar for Melissa Kennedy

Melissa Kennedy

Science Teacher, Youth Leadership Academy


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
110

11:00am

Individualized Instruction the Intriguing Way
Do you struggle with meeting the individual needs of the students in your classroom? Are you looking for intriguing tech tools to help with individualized learning? In this session, you will be introduced to tech tools that will enhance individualized learning in the classroom. You will explore tools such as EdPuzzle and Screencast-O-Matic to enhance individualized learning. You will leave this session with knowledge, experience, and practical strategies that will assist you in meeting individual needs, through individualized learning, in the classroom.
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avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
224

11:00am

Personalizing Learning with Adaptive Mathematics and Literacy and How to Support Teachers Through Your Blended Learning Transformation
Discuss the nuances of personalized learning. Explore a variety of implementation models and adaptive resources. Position your classrooms along the pathway to personalization. Engage in a debate around personalization, isolation, equity, and access. Consider the challenges of change and how to meet them, including affordable, sustainable professional development, planning for gradual change, and creating personalized plans for each teacher.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
215

11:00am

TinyTap 101: Technology to Individualize Your Instruction
BYO iOS or Android tablet (sorry, phones are too small for the creation process!) and learn how to create and individualize your instruction with the free app TinyTap. TinyTap is a creativity tool, and can be applied to any content area or age/grade level, including adult PD. Create interactive activities that are perfect for learning centers, flipped classrooms, self-paced lessons, homework, digital journals and portfolios, student projects, adapted lessons, and more. Please download the TinyTap, Games by Teachers app and set up your free profile before arriving so you are ready to follow along!
Twitter: @ewslp1
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avatar for Ellen Weber

Ellen Weber

Ed tech trainer, educational consultant, Independent contractor
Mrs. Weber is a certified Speech/Language Pathologist and Educational Technology Specialist. Recently retired from the Cobb County School District in Georgia after 40 years of teaching, she currently provides EdTech training throughout the U.S. and Canada, teaching others how to create... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Tricked Into Thinking
Everyday events make us wonder. Some of these events happen every day, some only once in a while. Some events can easily be investigated, some not. However, each of these events provides us the opportunity to THINK. Why do some things float and other sink? What happens when you drop a golf ball from the top of a tower? What is a Lunar Eclipse, What is a Solar Eclipse? How long do they last, how often do they occur? Using online simulations teachers and students can be Tricked into Thinking about these and other math and science events.

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Thom Obrien

National Consultant, ExploreLearning
Thom O’Brien has been with ExploreLearning for over 12 years. During his tenure with ExploreLearning he has been responsible for delivering high quality professional development sessions, presenting content discussions at a variety of state and national conferences and working directly... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

HearBuilder® Online – Software for Literacy and Learning (PreK-8th Grade)
HearBuilder® Online targets the foundational skills required to build a strong base for listening, reading, and comprehension. This course provides an overview of the evidence-based titles included in the HearBuilder® Online software suite: Following Directions, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Memory, and Sequencing. Appropriate for English Language Learners (ELL), Response to Intervention (RTI), students performing below grade-level, and Title 1 programs; HearBuilder® features multi-level activities and supplements language arts skills essential to classroom success and allows educators and administrators to track student, group, school, and districtwide progress.
Twitter: @SuperDuperPub
Instagram: @SuperDuperPub

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Abby Sakovich

Speech-Language Pathologist, Super Duper Publications


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

11:00am

Math is in the House: Using Khan Academy and Screencastify
Particpants will learn how to create classes within Khan Academy. Once classes are created, they will learn to search and assign content, as well as how to monitor student progress. Participants will also learn to use Screencastify, a screen video recorder, to create instructional videos to share with students/parents via Google Classroom or by adding to the teacher's website.
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
231

11:00am

Hyped Up: HyperDoc Boot Camp
Are you struggling with keeping your kids engaged? Do you feel overwhelmed with technology or 1:1 devices? Are you looking for ways to cut down on your trips to the copier? Then, HyperDocs are for you! A HyperDoc has the power to revolutionize how your students use the available technology in your classroom. Heard of flipped learning? A HyperDoc is a fantastic road map for your flipped lessons. Come see how to create engaging, powerful lessons that put your students in the driver's seat while at the same time allowing you to work more closely on individualizing your instruction. Everyone will leave with at least one HyperDoc to help get their school year off to the best start yet.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Barton

Allison Barton

Technology Specialist, Greenville High
I am in my 12th year of teaching, having previously taught in the elementary grades I am now the Technology Integration Specialist at Greenville High School. This is something I have been pursuing for a long time and feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to share more of my passion... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
203

11:00am

Creating Videos Using the Screencastify Chrome Extension
There are many tools and programs that can be used for screencasting, and better yet, there are many ways for students and educators to use such tools for teaching and learning. In this presentation you will learn how to use the Screencastify Chrome web extension and then take a look at seven creative activities that can be done with screencasting.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson
Instagram: LoriPVinson
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avatar for Dr. Lori Vinson

Dr. Lori Vinson

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
222

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
223

11:00am

Exploring with Ozobots
Ozobots are programmable robots. Students can use a series of colors and lines to represent code. The robots read the lines and follow the color coded instructions. As they progress to the next level students can use apps and websites to program the Ozobots using snap together codes that are uploaded to the robot. The robot will then act out the codes. Coding Ozobots can be used in many content areas including math, social studies (mapping skills), and science. This lesson will cover the basics of programming Ozobots with color coded lines and then with apps. Ozobots are compatible with apps on Chromebooks, iPads and laptops. Please bring one of these devices to explore with.
Twitter: @book_swann
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avatar for Julie Copeland

Julie Copeland

Technology Teacher, Cherrydale Elementary School
I have been a computer lab teacher and technology coordinator in Greenville County for over 5 years. I love learning and sharing new technology ideas.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
204

11:00am

Innovative Ways to Connect Your Students
Want to experience coding with Dot, Sphero and the Promethean ActivPanel? Join us to see how connecting Bluetooth with the Promethean solution provides teachers exciting ways to engage students. Discover how easily teachers can implement coding and other STEM activities into their classrooms with Promethean.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

Enhance, Engage, and Create with YouTube
In this session, you should expect to walk away with a clear plan of how to use YouTube and many of its features as a teacher. We will discuss how YouTube can change the way you teach and connect with students on a higher level. Also, we will explore how to create a YouTube video for flipping lessons or sharing PD. We will discuss briefly some of the tools and software needed to create videos and good YouTube practices. Join me for an informational session about the power of YouTube and online video and how you can start leveraging the momentum.
Twitter: @mrleeteaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
214

11:00am

Integrating Technology in the Instrumental Music Classroom
This session will explore a variety of technological tools to enhance the music curriculum. Some of the tools discussed will be Screencastify, Google Sites, class badges, and Rocketbooks.
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

11:00am

How Seesaw Can Transform Your Classroom
This class will provide teachers support and ideas on how to use Seesaw in their classroom. Using the SAMR model, we will take a look at a variety of ways to use Seesaw to transform how students learn. Teachers will have a chance to look at 1st grade work samples and create sample assignments together.

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Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
205

11:00am

Googling for Administrators: School-Wide Communication and Meetings Made Easy
Would you like to conduct meetings and share information school-wide more efficiently? If yes, please attend our session to explore using Google Classroom for Administrators. One of the most powerful ways Administrators can encourage their faculty to use new technologies, to enhance and support their curriculum, is by modeling the use of effective digital tools as a leader. In this session, you will learn how to Flip your meetings and share weekly news using the Google Classroom. BYOD(Bring your own device) and Google with Us!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Atkins

Tracy Atkins

Principal, Armstrong Elementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
104

11:00am

The Dangers of the Internet for Administrators
During this session, we will discuss internet predators, cyberbullying, sexting, and the dangers of posting too much personal information. We will talk about how this is all public and permanent information once sent out.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

11:00am

Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
In this session, you will learn about a variety of badge options offered in the Microsoft Educator Community. If you are interested in ways to integrate technology in the classroom, this is the community for you. Bring your device so that you can get started on the very first badge (MIE). If you are already certified as an MIE, come learn the next steps to earn certification as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert or Trainer.
Twitter: @MsClassNSession
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Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jacobs

Stephanie Jacobs

Instructional Technology Coach, Brooklyn Springs Elementary/Lancaster County School District
Stephanie Jacobs is a 19-year veteran in education who resides in Rock Hill SC. Her background includes teaching in grades: PreK- 5; as well as serving two years as an elementary school principal. Stephanie also serves as an adjunct instructor at York Technical College in the area... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
211

11:00am

Digital Breakout!
Have you been able to break out? Come see how to create a fun and engaging breakout session with technology. This is a quick and free way to review grade specific standards while keeping your students on their toes. We will show you how to design a series of questions for your students to solve.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Garrison

Kara Garrison

Teacher, East North Street Academy
I've been teaching second and third grade for seven years in GCSD. Come see a new way to engage your students!


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
227

11:00am

Empowering Resources Playground
Looking for some free new tools & resources to energize your classroom? Go hands-on in this stations based session to explore virtual field trips, computational thinking skills, innovation challenges, acts of kindness and many more resources available at no cost. There are literally hundreds of lessons and activities for the classroom and home, with student challenges offering thousands of dollars in prizes.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
232

11:00am

Harness the Power of Interdisciplinary Literacy Using Hands-On Tech
Building windmills in English? Public speaking in science? Writing in social studies? Come see how one grade level came together and energized students about learning! Using the novel, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba as a starting point, teachers at Fisher Middle School brought an energy PBL to life! When all content areas came together, students were not only able to create their own energy prototypes but empathize with others around the globe who don't have the energy resources we do! In this session, participants will be taken from planning to implementation and participate in some low-tech hands-on activities!
Twitter: @SchmotzerLaurie
Instagram: lschmotzer
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Laurie Schmotzer

Middle school teacher, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
228

11:00am

Universal Design for Learning: What You Need to Know and Technology Tools to Help
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is providing information in a way so all students can learn in the environment. We will provide a brief overview and introduce ways teachers can integrate UDL into their daily teaching to help all students learn in their classrooms. Bring a device to start creating your first UDL content!
Twitter: @bland1128
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Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

12:15pm

Desmos Activities for Middle and High School Math Teachers
Did you know that Desmos is more than just a graphing application? Learn how to use Desmos activities to create dynamic practice, encourage communication, and develop critical thinking skills. Teachers will explore the different pre-made activities that Desmos has to offer. Participants will use Desmos from both the teacher and student side of the website during this session. This will allow teachers to understand what their students will be expected to do as well as see how teachers are able to monitor student activity while on Desmos. Desmos is great for all levels of learners as well as all math content areas. This session will require a computer.
Twitter: @teachwright233

Speakers
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Logan Wright

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
220

12:15pm

Web-Based Tools to Take Your English Classroom Up a Notch
Come and learn about tried and true tools that will make your English classroom more engaging and successful. We will see how products like Flipgrid and Quizizz can increase student interest. We will see how CommonLit and Insert Learning can help you meet students where they are in their reading. We will see how add-ons like the highlighter tool can help students with their writing. Come and learn about these tools that are worth putting into practice.
Twitter: @elinorlister
Instagram: elinorlister

Speakers
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Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
117

12:15pm

Technology Tools for the Math Blended Classroom
Have you ever wanted to learn how to engage students at their own pace, but feel tied to a one-size-fits-all curriculum? Participants will learn more about differentiated instruction through stations and increasing feedback and engagement through technology applications.
Twitter: @mskelley37
Instagram: kdub1673
Session Resources


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
118

12:15pm

Google Classroom...Our "Home" Away From Home
My session is designed to share the ways I use Google Classroom as a "Home" for my students! In their "Classroom," they can find links to resources and game activities for learning and review, group and individualized assignments, screen cast videos explaining their notes, and assessments tailored to their needs. Specific examples will be shared with participants, and they will be able to create their own Google Classrooms using some of these ideas for their classes in the fall!
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: madelynshedd
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Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
221

12:15pm

Getting More From Google Forms
Google Forms can be a powerful tool to assess students, monitor their progress, and engage them in meaningful experiences at any grade level or with any content - and require less work from you! In this session, I will show you practical ways to use Google Forms in your classroom, including several examples that I have used in my classroom in multiple subject areas. I will walk you through the process of creating, formatting, and distributing your Forms to your students (including through Google Classroom), and show you several tips and tricks along the way to get more from Google Forms!
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Karey Wengert

5th Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I'm very excited to be presenting at this conference, and I can't wait to share and receive a wealth of knowledge! I teach 5th grade at Duncan Chapel Elementary.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
225

12:15pm

Google Certified: Discover WHY and HOW!
Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to be a Google Certified Educator? Together we will discover what it means to be a Google Certified Educator, discuss some of the many benefits of being a Google Certified Educator, and how to become Google Certified!
Twitter: @brandy_k_west

Speakers
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Brandy West

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
230

12:15pm

Oh The Places You'll Go: Google Maps
What if we could travel with our students to the Serengeti, map out important WWII battles, or trace the steps of the Civil Rights Movement? What if our students could experience the Globe Theatre or discover the area/perimeter of Angkor Wat? With the aid of Google Maps, all of these excursions and activities are possible. In this session, we will learn how to build collaborative and informative maps. Although the classroom applications are limitless, we will brainstorm together and discuss ways to create, integrate, and utilize such tools in a practical, standards-based manner.
Twitter: @shaneRPeek

Speakers
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Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:15pm

Engaging with Literacy Task Cards
Teachers will be exposed to a variety of literacy task cards that hold students accountable and engaged during reading workshop. While teachers are working in guided reading groups, these literacy task cards help students work efficiently and independently to enhance relevant reading skills for both fiction and nonfiction texts on independent reading levels. Students will use a variety of iPad apps to complete the literacy task card activities, and create a final project to turn in electronically.
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avatar for Ann Heatherly

Ann Heatherly

Instructional Coach, Thomas E. Kerns Elementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

12:15pm

Bridging Gaps in Concepts Using Stop Motion Animation
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through using stop motion animation projects. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. The High School Science classroom will be highlighted in this presentation, but any discipline is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will also attempt to create a stop motion project based on a concept, that is audience contributed, on the spot! Bring a device, smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

Speakers
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Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
212

12:15pm

Integrating Technology into the Middle School Classroom Using Station Teaching
Do you wish your students were more engaged in the learning process in your classroom? Come learn how to integrate technology into your classroom through the use of station teaching. The presenters will allow teachers to rotate through stations as they share a variety of tech tools.
Twitter: @erica_aiken
Instagram: ericaaiken1
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Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
217

12:15pm

Launching a Technology Club Today: Practical and Inexpensive Ideas You Can Use
Looking for a way to launch a technology club but aren't sure where to start or how to pay for it? Come gather some practical ideas to create a club that introduces students to technology basics such as green screening, animation, 3D printing, coding, and robotics - and all without breaking the bank! Specific hands-on examples for lessons, handouts, ranking systems, activities and more will be given so you can use this in your club or in your classroom right away!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland

Principal/Technology and Robotics Coach, Bob Jones Academy
My name is Jenny Copeland, and I am currently the elementary principal at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I have several earned degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, but beyond degrees, I love education. I grew up knowing that was my passion... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:30pm

Discovery Education: Discovery Math Techbook Tasks and the Support of Mathematical Practices
**Door Prize Opportunity** Designing meaningful tasks for students that promote the use of math practices is necessary, but it can also be tricky. Never fear! The Discovery Education Math Techbook has got you covered. In this session, the presenter will unpack practical strategies, pair them with groundbreaking tools, and demonstrate how participants can begin using these techniques in their classrooms immediately.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Discovery's Booth

12:30pm

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
ExploreLearning's Booth

12:30pm

Troxell: Tomorrow's Tools Today - Recommendations for matching tools to your desired Learning Outcomes
**Door Prize Opportunity** Everyday it seems there is a new STEM, robotics, or coding tool on the market. This session will assist you sort through options in the market, to what your students' learning outcomes are. This will be hands on session allowing you to demo a wide variety of tools, as well as door prizes.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Troxell's Booth

12:30pm

FREE WebTech Tools for Next Level Learning
Participants will: - Evaluate various Digital Tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas including Math, Science, Foreign Language & the Arts. - Determine how to appropriately integrate Digital Tools into their own classroom instruction. - Experience various types of Digital Tools for teacher, student and parent use. - Learn effective strategies for implementing Digital Tools into a classroom setting.
Twitter: @APSITKrynica
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avatar for Krynica Drake

Krynica Drake

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Krynica Drake is an Educational Technology Specialist for Atlanta Public Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a second-generation educator and is currently in her 21st year in education. Krynica is a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Trainer, Certified Google Trainer... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
111

12:30pm

Why Should You Use YouTube in the Classroom?
Extended learning through video examples, Content video resources, Uploading and making videos, creating playlists, developing Cards, and managing Youtube Page Settings.
Twitter: @benjaminkepner
Instagram: @benjaminkepner
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avatar for Benjamin Kepner

Benjamin Kepner

CEO, Global Social Media Marketing
I received a multilingual immersion teaching grant in Galicia, Spain to be an educator and obtain Spanish fluency. I've managed 25 social media brands, hold 11 Google technology certifications, and executed $200,000 in online advertising. I have published over 340 blog articles related... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
112

12:30pm

Monitoring Chromebooks with Pear Deck
With the introduction of Chromebooks, it has become harder to monitor students' habits during class. While we do not have a program to “check-in” on our students, there is something to help you in this pursuit. Pear Deck is a great opportunity to optimize technology and monitoring in one application to get your students fully engaged in your content. Come hang out with me to find out more.
Twitter: @mratwillard

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
204

12:30pm

The Reading and Writing Workshop Goes Digital
Do you want to give your Reading and Writing Workshop a digital edge? With so many tools, it is difficult to know where to begin or how to integrate apps and Google platforms effectively. We will explore how to use the Google Platform (Classroom, Docs, Slides) as well as some great tools such as Padlet, Flipgrid, and Piktochart to enhance what you do in your Balanced Literacy instruction in an elementary classroom.
Twitter: @hchapman
Instagram: cupfulofhope
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

12:30pm

Sparkle with Adobe Spark in the Classroom - Creativity and Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
From nurturing young storytellers to teaching a language to testing reading comprehension and cultivating presentation skills, Adobe Spark lends itself to creativity and flexibility in the classroom. Learn features such as creating simple videos for documenting field trips, and book reviews, explaining math problems, creating "social media posts" about events in social studies, and begin simple web design on a page about a favorite topic in science. We will touch on it all - come see this amazing FREE tool that all students can find their voice with.
Twitter: @AnneBlackwell76
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avatar for Ashley Anne Blackwell

Ashley Anne Blackwell

Instructional technologist, Greenville County Schools
As a technology specialist, it is my goal to prepare students for the future. New advances in technology are constantly changing the way we work, play, interact, teach, and learn. It is my job to make sure that students have the knowledge, interest, and ability to function in a technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

12:30pm

Using Google Apps for PBL in K-5
We will be exploring different Project Based Learning examples for a variety of grades that use Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. You will also learn about the core values to remember when planning PBL and have time to begin planning your grade specific PBL for next year. Join us today to start your PBL Journey!


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
231

12:30pm

Exploring Our World and Beyond Using NASA On-line STEAM Resources
Led by a 20-year veteran NASA Educator, educators will learn how to improve their STEAM instruction and navigate through NASA on-line resources with special emphasis placed on NASA's missions to explore Earth, our Solar System and beyond.
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avatar for Edward P Donovan

Edward P Donovan

Adjunct Professor of Science, University of South Carolina Upstate
In 1998, I became a NASA NEW educator at Langley Research Center in VA. I have been actively presenting NASA PD programs, and recently completed the Mars Exploration, Lunar Educator, and DREAM2Explore Programs at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. During 1997-2011, I taught science... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
115

12:30pm

PAS-T Electronically
Are you tired of lugging around a notebook full of printed student assignments and data? Then come to this course ready to explore Google Sites as we give you the opportunity to explore the possibility of digitizing your PAS-T notebook.
Twitter: @anjosiabrown
Instagram: @anjosiabe

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
206

12:30pm

Google Forms for the Administrator
Observations, lunch detention, after school detention, parent conferences, and probation, Oh My! This session will help administrators create Google Forms to streamline tasks. After this session you will be able to create a Google Form that sends an email to the appropriate staff member, generates a letter to mail or email home, and create folders to document all meetings.
Twitter: @nanetteddavis
Instagram: nanettedavis25

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Davis

Nanette Davis

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I love GOOGLE! BYOD and come check out why!


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
105

12:30pm

Personalized PD: Teacher Innovation Plans
In this session participants will learn how to develop teacher innovation plans. This plan is unique to each teacher in the coaching cycle.This method allows both the coach or administrator and teacher to discuss possible challenges, select a specific challenge to address, brainstorm strategies to combat the challenge, implement the suggested strategies and reflect on what worked and what did not. The individual goal of each teacher is tied to a school/district innovation goal. Learn how you can get more out of 1:1 professional development with teachers.
Twitter: @TooLegitTeach
Instagram: @kwcoons

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →
avatar for Christin Edge

Christin Edge

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg School District One
My personal mission can easily be summarized by the following quote from George Curous, “Technology will not replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.” | | After 6 years in the middle school science classroom as a technology pioneer... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
104

12:30pm

Building Better Rubrics for PBL
How can we as teachers develop useable and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice and choice? In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be looking at quality rubrics and building rubrics for your project(s).
Twitter: @AJBabc

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
207

12:30pm

Moon Shot Media Centers - New Media Practices for New Educational Approaches
As education changes, so should Media Centers. What are Moon Shot goals? How can your Media Center serve a future forward school? Learn how Media Centers and Media Specialists can use emerging technologies and pedagogy to create a future ready learning hub.
Twitter: @paddockspage
Instagram: @paddocksphotos
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
107

12:30pm

SCETV Resources for the Classroom
Did you know that SCETV offers a wealth of resources for educators: Knowitall.org, SC’s PBSLearningMedia.org, PBS Kids, and our new site, LearningWhy.org? SCETV also offers a large selection of recertification opportunities. Come learn about all the resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.
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avatar for Dianne Gregory

Dianne Gregory

SCETV Educational Trainer, South Carolina Educational Television
Dianne Gregory is an educational trainer with SCETV. She enjoys sharing ETV's wonderful resources for the classroom. A retired Lexington District Two elementary principal, Dianne understands how important a variety of standards-based resources are for impacting student learning.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Unlock the 4 Cs with Digital Breakouts
Let’s get digital! If you don’t have the funds to buy Breakout EDU boxes and locks, or the time to reset in between classes, try creating a digital breakout! Participants in this session will learn how to turn their classrooms into digital Escape Rooms to promote the 4 Cs. This can’t-miss session will provide a step-by-step process and resources for creating digital breakouts that engage students in content, learning goals, and 21st century skills! Students will enjoy the challenge to communicate, collaborate, think critically, and be creative while competing in this fast-paced, timed learning experience.
Twitter: @Ms_Pursley
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Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Middle school teacher, Berkeley County
I teach ELA and English I courses to 8th graders in Goose Creek, SC. My top priority as a teacher is student, parent, staff, and community relationships because teaching is NOT a one-man-show. I use technology in the classroom to create opportunities and experiences for my learners... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

1:00pm

Discovery Education: Creating a Culture of STEM with Discovery Education’s STEM Connect
**Door Prize Opportunity** STEM is not just teaching about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics but the culture that needs to be cultivated to help create a problem solving, creative, critical thinking workforce for tomorrow. During this session, we will explore STEM Connect, Discovery Education’s newest K-8 STEM resource, where we will show you how easy it is to create that STEM culture through challenged-based experiences every student will love.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Discovery's Booth

1:00pm

Troxell: Tomorrow's Tools Today - Recommendations for matching tools to your desired Learning Outcomes
**Door Prize Opportunity** Everyday it seems there is a new STEM, robotics, or coding tool on the market. This session will assist you sort through options in the market, to what your students' learning outcomes are. This will be hands on session allowing you to demo a wide variety of tools, as well as door prizes.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Troxell's Booth

1:45pm

Going 1:1 in the Classroom: Realities, Tips, Tricks, & Strategies for Success
Getting tech into the hands of every student is the dream, and when it becomes a reality it's exciting. But then reality sets in and you begin to wonder how to manage the new freedom students feel and how to do things in class with these new tools. In this session, you'll get an idea of what a 1:1 classroom looks like and how it functions, and I'll share ways to manage and maximize your 1:1 classroom by sharing my experiences, challenges, and strategies. We'll talk about everything from arranging your classroom to controlling the chaos (sort of) to how to integrate your Chromebooks into everyday classroom life. When you leave, you'll feel more confident and excited about getting these incredible tools into the hands of your students while maintaining your sanity and inspiring their learning.
Twitter: @KindledClass
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Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
102

1:45pm

Vocabulary Comes Alive with Chromebooks
Learning academic terms and phrases doesn't have to be boring. In fact, learning new words should be exciting and fun! It's time to start looking at digital ways to expand students' vocabulary. Let's explore free tools and websites that are so irresistible, students can't help but be motivated to learn. We'll take a good look at representing words visually, creating multimedia, fueling collaborative learning, and playing games. Yes, the technology can be mesmerizing, but it's important to use techniques and strategies proven to work. That's why pairing what Chromebooks can do with Robert Marzano's Six Steps for Vocabulary Instruction is a powerful combination.
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

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avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

1:45pm

A SOS Call for Digital Integration
Are you familiar with Discovery Education? Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how Discovery educators from around the globe are engaging their students with videos, images, audio files and more through the Spotlight on Strategy series. Walk away with ready to use digital integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
233

1:45pm

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod
During this session, participants will learn about Nearpod basics and be given time to create and explore lessons for their own classrooms. Come and learn about this wonderful and engaging resource that helps students actively participate and allows teachers to receive immediate feedback!
Twitter: @sblakeney3
Instagram: edtechbuzz

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Go Far With GoFormative
Ever want to take your formative assessments to the next level in any grade or subject? Come by and have a hands on experience with free software called Go Formative and take this tool back with you!
Twitter: @brandibyers14

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

Math Teacher, Richland District 2
Ms. Byers is a fourth year mathematics teacher at Westwood High School in Richland District 2. She is a Level 1 Google certified Educator and she loves to find new ways to integrate relevant activities into the classroom. She currently teaches Probability and Statistics, but keeps... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
109

1:45pm

Storyboard That: Engaging Students with Digital Storyboards
Creating a digital storyboard is a great way for students to show knowledge and think critically using images and words. Storyboard That is a free, fun, and user-friendly website that allows students to create storyboards and also provides a wide variety of lesson ideas for teachers. This session will provide teachers with ideas for how to create lessons using Storyboard That as well as the step-by-step needed to make a Storyboard That assignment successful with your students.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
228

1:45pm

Tools, Tools and More Tools (Webtools, That Is)
I'll share my top 10 favorite webtools. Maybe more if we have time! Some old, some new and some with a twist on how to integrate them into your lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
223

1:45pm

Monitoring Chromebooks with Pear Deck
With the introduction of Chromebooks, it has become harder to monitor students' habits during class. While we do not have a program to “check-in” on our students, there is something to help you in this pursuit. Pear Deck is a great opportunity to optimize technology and monitoring in one application to get your students fully engaged in your content. Come hang out with me to find out more.
Twitter: @mratwillard

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Willard

Anthony Willard

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

Chromebook Quick Fixes
Not everything going wrong with a student's Chromebook has to be referred to your Media/Technology specialist. Come ready to take notes about how to quickly check for damage and fix small problems when they pop up in the middle of class time. Chromebooks recommended, but not required.
Twitter: @kimwylie_MMS
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avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
230

1:45pm

Khan Academy for 3-8th grade Classroom Teachers
In this session teachers will be introduced to the FREE math supplement, Khanacademy.com. Teachers will join a demo class, watch videos and master skills just like their students will do in the fall. Already a Khan Coach? No worries! Bring your ideas and questions to share! Leave this session with a FREE account, ideas for EASY implementation, and rewards!
Twitter: @carrielee82
Instagram: @carrielee6

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Lee

Carrie Lee

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
224

1:45pm

Hour of Code in the Elementary Classroom
Computer Science careers are the wave of....now. Are we preparing our students for careers in these positions that could open new doors? We can start now! If you have wanted to try out coding in the classroom, come learn how and where to begin. Then, plan an event to showcase the skills of your young learners. Hour of Code is a yearly event, but you don't need to wait or limit yourself to just one hour.
Twitter: @MsClassNSession
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avatar for Stephanie Jacobs

Stephanie Jacobs

Instructional Technology Coach, Brooklyn Springs Elementary/Lancaster County School District
Stephanie Jacobs is a 19-year veteran in education who resides in Rock Hill SC. Her background includes teaching in grades: PreK- 5; as well as serving two years as an elementary school principal. Stephanie also serves as an adjunct instructor at York Technical College in the area... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
211

1:45pm

Robots and Coding Digital Playground
Get to play and learn with robots and coding! Participants will get to play on various coding apps as well as Ozobots, Dash robots, and Cubelets. All of these can be tied to numerous academic standards. Participants need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

Automating Google Forms - AutoCrat Awesomeness
Do you get frustrated with the feedback 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. This session is intended for those that are already proficient with Google Forms. Bring a device to connect to Google Drive and we will automate AWESOMENESS!
Twitter: @Lsc023
Session Resources

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.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

1:45pm

Differentiate Learning Using Google Form Add-on "Auto-Mastery"
Want to have a new spin on differentiating learning with students and using technology in a powerful way? Attend this session to learn how to use Google Forms add-on "Auto-Mastery" that allows you to build into your Google Forms up to three follow-up activities based on student outcomes. This add-on has a variety of applications for helping you monitor student progress. Whether you want a new formative approach to your instruction or you want to find a more meaningful use out of Google Forms and other Google Apps, this is the session for you.
Twitter: @TAbernathyTLC
Instagram: @tba678
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology and Learning Coach, RSD2
Firstly, I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful, smoking hot redhead and we have three children. I love getting to spend time with them. Professionally, I was a Middle School Social Studies teacher for seven years but now have transitioned to serving as a Technology and Learning... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
110

1:45pm

Google Add-Ons
As awesome as Google Slides is, you can make it even "awesomer" with the use of Add-ons. Just like Docs, Sheets, and Forms, you can now install Add-ons for Google Slides. Add-ons are third-party tools that provide you with extra features and functions that are not normally available in Slides. Although Add-ons are still a relatively new option for Slides, there have already been many excellent Add-ons created. In this session, we will take a look at nine Google Slides Add-ons that can be valuable for students and educators.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson
Instagram: LoriPVinson
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lori Vinson

Dr. Lori Vinson

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

1:45pm

Google Drawing for the Classroom Teacher
Google Drawing offers teachers a quick and efficient tool to create multi-image projects. This class will cover the basic functions of the program and the various ways that teachers can create appealing graphics and interactive activities for students across the curriculum.
Twitter: @MrTs_ed
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Steven Thompson

Steven Thompson

Fifth Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a fifth grade ELA and social studies teacher. I am a Google Certified Teacher and a member of my schools Digital Leadership Corps. I have a passion for using technology to improve student learning and understanding.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
216

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
118

1:45pm

Set Your Sights on the NEW Google Sites: Building New Google Sites to Personalize Learning
Struggling with how to easily create and maintain a class website? Looking for a more interesting way to organize and deliver content to your students? New Google Sites makes it easy to create a visually appealing and well-organized site to suit your needs as a teacher. We will explore the ins and outs of New Sites, ideas for using it in your classroom, and how it can be used to help personalize learning. Teachers should bring a Chromebook or laptop to this workshop.
Twitter: @kaycigowen
Instagram: kaycigail


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
215

1:45pm

Turn Up the Volume with Google Hyperdocs!
One of the most difficult tasks that an educator has in the classroom is making sure that students are engaged in the lesson. Google Docs allows you to maintain an interactive classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Doc with hyperlinks to curate a wide variety of material in one place. Videos, links to articles, recordings, documents, and Google Slides can be available for students while creating a hands on environment. A Multimedia text created with Google Docs can be reused, granting educators with the advantage of assigning the work to multiple classes in different periods of time, if wanted. Because this is a hands on activity that runs on its own, can be also used in a Flipped Language Classroom.
Twitter: @edootech
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Ramirez

Carolina Ramirez

Google for Edu. Certified Trainer, World Language Teacher
I have been teaching in the US for the last 15 years. I earned a Law Degree from my native country, and I am a World Language Certified Teacher K-12 in the states of New Jersey and Florida. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master in Educational Technology from... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114

1:45pm

Energize and Extend Learning Through Virtual Reality
Are you looking to energize your students and extend learning beyond the confines of your school walls? Come join us to learn how Virtual Reality can transform learning in your classroom! In this session, we will explore Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard and Youtube VR apps, while focusing on a variety of learning strategies that will better ensure authentic engagement and content understanding through Virtual Reality.
Twitter: @DLC_Jared, @andreaderrick19
Instagram: JaredJohnson4.0
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
214

1:45pm

Google Forms for the Administrator
Observations, lunch detention, after school detention, parent conferences, and probation, Oh My! This session will help administrators create Google Forms to streamline tasks. After this session you will be able to create a Google Form that sends an email to the appropriate staff member, generates a letter to mail or email home, and create folders to document all meetings.
Twitter: @nanetteddavis
Instagram: nanettedavis25

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Davis

Nanette Davis

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I love GOOGLE! BYOD and come check out why!


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
105

1:45pm

Organize PD with Google Suite
Keeping track of all the details of a professional development plan is challenging. Learn how to use resources in the Google Suite to organize the various aspects of PD - from basic spreadsheets for attendance to hyperdocs for scheduling. The resources presented in this session will apply to more than just professional development organization.
Twitter: @stephaniearees

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Rees

Stephanie Rees

Instructional Coach, Travelers Rest High School


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
104

1:45pm

Bring the Field Trip to Your Class: Nepris
Are you looking to connect your classroom with industry experts? What if you could find a way to do this virtually? In this presentation, we will explore Nepris, an online platform for connecting real-world experts to your content and students. Through mentoring, this platform works well with PBL, STEAM, and even in a traditional setting.

Speakers
avatar for H. Marie Lemon

H. Marie Lemon

Science Educator, Greenville County Schools
| I teach Grade 6 Science at Greenville Early College, GEC, and a Newtech Network Project-based Learning school. After teaching science, both HS and MS, virtually, ESOL, Alternative Ed, Adult Ed, and traditionally, I can say I feel at home with the middle school PBL methods. I... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
225

1:45pm

Classcraft - Gamifying the Classroom For Better Engagement and Discipline
Classcraft is a tool that educators can use to improve both student engagement and discipline in the classroom. Modeled after the video games that students love to play, the immersive management tool allows teachers to shape wanted and unwanted behaviors in the classroom. Students can earn XP for good behaviors and outcomes (allowing them to level up and unlock cool new things) and lose HP for unwanted behaviors - which could result in falling in battle and receiving a teacher-created sentence. Teachers can tailor this management tool to fit their particular class and use the features like Random Events and Wheel of Destiny to improve student engagement. Plus - it's fun!
Twitter: @MichelleHigdon6
Instagram: @mehigdon6
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
221

1:45pm

Discovering the Magic of DonorsChoose.org
Are you one of the teachers who spends $500+ of your own income yearly to support your students with a variety of resources to support instruction? Did you know that there is a non-profit organization available to help you fund the resources you require to make learning fun, engaging and technologically advanced? This session will introduce you to the magic of DonorsChoose.org! As National Teacher Ambassadors for DonorsChoose.org, we are here to help you set up a teacher account and post your first project! 94% of teachers nationwide with fully funded projects have said that the resources they received increased their effectiveness in the classroom. Please come ready to DREAM BIG for your classroom and students!
Twitter: @MrsHesterMES
Instagram: MelissaMarieHes
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Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

1:45pm

High Quality, No Cost Music Technology Courses
For the last 8 years, I have been teaching music technology classes alongside my band and guitar classes in both high school and middle school. The class is designed to be accessible to students with no prior musical knowledge. The students act as composers and producers and create musical projects that they can listen to, use in their school, and publish online. Instead of using high dollar software, the class uses the Linux operating system and a collection of open source, free music software to create audio and video projects.

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
108

1:45pm

Sparking Innovations Through Real World Challenges
Designing authentic, real-world challenges can be, well, a challenge. They are, however, powerful tools for learning. Through more than ten years of challenge design with programs like, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, we’ve developed strategies and resources that we want to share with you. We will look at STEM, ELL, Health & Wellness, & Innovation Challenges spanning elementary through high school grade levels.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
232

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
227

1:45pm

Tips and Tricks for Using Special Education Online Resources
Special education service providers will learn how to locate and use resources available on the Special Education Services (SES) website as well as use the EasyIEP software system to aid in caseload management. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.
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Speakers
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
213

1:45pm

Explore the World of Immersive Learning with VR & More
Virtual Reality, 3-D Models, Polling and Presentation Tools all come together to create connections between content and the real world. Combine these tools with Experiential Learning and you have an experience that will immerse you in engagement while taking you on a personalized learning journey.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
201

1:45pm

Tweet That!
All of your colleagues are using Twitter to promote positive school messages showcasing great things in their classrooms. Join them! Come learn how to set up your Twitter account, great people to follow, and spread the good news of your class to all community stakeholders!
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Hi! I'm Thomas McAuliff and I currently serve as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. During 2011-2018, I served as a third, fourth, and fifth grade teacher at Taylors Elementary. It was during this time that I obtained Google Level 1 and Level 2 Educator... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
202

3:00pm

A SOS Call for Digital Integration
Are you familiar with Discovery Education? Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how Discovery educators from around the globe are engaging their students with videos, images, audio files and more through the Spotlight on Strategy series. Walk away with ready to use digital integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
233

3:00pm

Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity Using Multimedia in the Social Studies Classroom
Attendees will be introduced to student-centered multimedia programs and ideas used in World Geography but can be relatable to any subject area to support the four C’s of 21st Century learning. Examples will include WeVideo, Soundtrap, Animoto, Adobe Spark, and others through projects such as Creating Your Own Restaurants, My Concert Tour to Europe, Cinderella Project, and Breakout Edu productions.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Anderson District 1
I have taught all around the state for the last 28 years. I spent 13 years in the Midlands and Lowcountry. I have spent the last 15 of those years back home in the Upstate. I love technology and using new technology in the classroom will keep me in education for more years. I... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
218

3:00pm

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod
During this session, participants will learn about Nearpod basics and be given time to create and explore lessons for their own classrooms. Come and learn about this wonderful and engaging resource that helps students actively participate and allows teachers to receive immediate feedback!
Twitter: @sblakeney3
Instagram: edtechbuzz

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
117

3:00pm

Geogebra Tasks for Middle or High School Math Teachers
Looking for a way to integrate technology into your math classroom? Geogebra is a dynamic mathematics graphing, application, exploration, and practice tool for students! This session will help you explore all that Geogebra has to offer when it comes to creating purposeful technology based practice for students. Teachers will learn how to create a group, assign tasks, create a worksheet, and give feedback. Geogebra can work for all levels of learners as well as all math content areas. This session will require a computer.
Twitter: @teachwright233

Speakers
avatar for Logan Wright

Logan Wright

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
219

3:00pm

Seesaw-ing with Digital Portfolios: Fostering Creativity, Connections, & Customized Content
If you’re a Seesaw newbie or even a pro, come ready to discuss all that Seesaw has to offer, including highlights from the most recent updates! We’ll explore ways to customize content for students, foster creativity, and create connections with home and school community. We’ll discuss ways to use all the embedded tools within Seesaw as well as app smashing with tools such as PicCollage, Book Creator, Buncee, Touchcast, Screencastify, and much more. Classroom examples will be shared from K3 all the way to 5th, special education, and related arts.
Twitter: @SMcKinney21

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Instructional Technologist, Anderson 1
I was an early childhood educator for eight years. Now I serve as Instructional Technologist in the Palmetto area of Anderson School District One; I have the privilege of working with teachers and students at the elementary, middle, and high school level. I am a lover of all things... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
203

3:00pm

Storyboard That: Engaging Students with Digital Storyboards
Creating a digital storyboard is a great way for students to show knowledge and think critically using images and words. Storyboard That is a free, fun, and user-friendly website that allows students to create storyboards and also provides a wide variety of lesson ideas for teachers. This session will provide teachers with ideas for how to create lessons using Storyboard That as well as the step-by-step needed to make a Storyboard That assignment successful with your students.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
228

3:00pm

Tools, Tools and More Tools (Webtools, That Is)
I'll share my top 10 favorite webtools. Maybe more if we have time! Some old, some new and some with a twist on how to integrate them into your lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
223

3:00pm

Chromebook Quick Fixes
Not everything going wrong with a student's Chromebook has to be referred to your Media/Technology specialist. Come ready to take notes about how to quickly check for damage and fix small problems when they pop up in the middle of class time. Chromebooks recommended, but not required.
Twitter: @kimwylie_MMS
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avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
230

3:00pm

Khan Academy for 3-8th grade Classroom Teachers
In this session teachers will be introduced to the FREE math supplement, Khanacademy.com. Teachers will join a demo class, watch videos and master skills just like their students will do in the fall. Already a Khan Coach? No worries! Bring your ideas and questions to share! Leave this session with a FREE account, ideas for EASY implementation, and rewards!
Twitter: @carrielee82
Instagram: @carrielee6

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Lee

Carrie Lee

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
224

3:00pm

Hour of Code in the Elementary Classroom
Computer Science careers are the wave of....now. Are we preparing our students for careers in these positions that could open new doors? We can start now! If you have wanted to try out coding in the classroom, come learn how and where to begin. Then, plan an event to showcase the skills of your young learners. Hour of Code is a yearly event, but you don't need to wait or limit yourself to just one hour.
Twitter: @MsClassNSession
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jacobs

Stephanie Jacobs

Instructional Technology Coach, Brooklyn Springs Elementary/Lancaster County School District
Stephanie Jacobs is a 19-year veteran in education who resides in Rock Hill SC. Her background includes teaching in grades: PreK- 5; as well as serving two years as an elementary school principal. Stephanie also serves as an adjunct instructor at York Technical College in the area... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
211

3:00pm

STEAM Ahead with Makey Makey
Come explore an awesome STEAM device called Makey Makey. Participants will get hands-on Maker experience using my Makey Makey set. We will assemble and use several different Makey Makey projects. Then we will discuss ways to use them in your classroom and introduce the website Scratch (coding) that I use with my students. Participants can bring their own devices to play with Scratch. I will share ideas I got at my all-day Makey Makey training. Come explore with me and STEAM.
Twitter: @CooleyMusicMRE

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
209

3:00pm

Robots and Coding Digital Playground
Get to play and learn with robots and coding! Participants will get to play on various coding apps as well as Ozobots, Dash robots, and Cubelets. All of these can be tied to numerous academic standards. Participants need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
113

3:00pm

Differentiate Learning Using Google Form Add-on "Auto-Mastery"
Want to have a new spin on differentiating learning with students and using technology in a powerful way? Attend this session to learn how to use Google Forms add-on "Auto-Mastery" that allows you to build into your Google Forms up to three follow-up activities based on student outcomes. This add-on has a variety of applications for helping you monitor student progress. Whether you want a new formative approach to your instruction or you want to find a more meaningful use out of Google Forms and other Google Apps, this is the session for you.
Twitter: @TAbernathyTLC
Instagram: @tba678
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology and Learning Coach, RSD2
Firstly, I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful, smoking hot redhead and we have three children. I love getting to spend time with them. Professionally, I was a Middle School Social Studies teacher for seven years but now have transitioned to serving as a Technology and Learning... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
110

3:00pm

Google Add-Ons
As awesome as Google Slides is, you can make it even "awesomer" with the use of Add-ons. Just like Docs, Sheets, and Forms, you can now install Add-ons for Google Slides. Add-ons are third-party tools that provide you with extra features and functions that are not normally available in Slides. Although Add-ons are still a relatively new option for Slides, there have already been many excellent Add-ons created. In this session, we will take a look at nine Google Slides Add-ons that can be valuable for students and educators.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson
Instagram: LoriPVinson
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lori Vinson

Dr. Lori Vinson

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
118

3:00pm

Set Your Sights on the NEW Google Sites: Building New Google Sites to Personalize Learning
Struggling with how to easily create and maintain a class website? Looking for a more interesting way to organize and deliver content to your students? New Google Sites makes it easy to create a visually appealing and well-organized site to suit your needs as a teacher. We will explore the ins and outs of New Sites, ideas for using it in your classroom, and how it can be used to help personalize learning. Teachers should bring a Chromebook or laptop to this workshop.
Twitter: @kaycigowen
Instagram: kaycigail


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
215

3:00pm

Simply Organize Your Google Drive
This course will introduce and simplify using Google Drive. We will also introduce the creation of documents, creation of presentations, and sharing files through collaboration. This will include classroom and student-centered activities that will strengthen technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.
Twitter: @anjosiabrown
Instagram: @anjosiabe

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Turn Up the Volume with Google Hyperdocs!
One of the most difficult tasks that an educator has in the classroom is making sure that students are engaged in the lesson. Google Docs allows you to maintain an interactive classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Doc with hyperlinks to curate a wide variety of material in one place. Videos, links to articles, recordings, documents, and Google Slides can be available for students while creating a hands on environment. A Multimedia text created with Google Docs can be reused, granting educators with the advantage of assigning the work to multiple classes in different periods of time, if wanted. Because this is a hands on activity that runs on its own, can be also used in a Flipped Language Classroom.
Twitter: @edootech
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Ramirez

Carolina Ramirez

Google for Edu. Certified Trainer, World Language Teacher
I have been teaching in the US for the last 15 years. I earned a Law Degree from my native country, and I am a World Language Certified Teacher K-12 in the states of New Jersey and Florida. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master in Educational Technology from... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
114

3:00pm

Using Google Classroom for Organizing Differentiated Groups
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the amount of materials you have everywhere in your classroom for differentiated small group activities? Are you wasting time each week organizing your groups and stations for the next week? Join us to learn how to use Google Classroom to organize your differentiated small groups. Each group will be able to access their specific texts, activities, and projects.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

What's the Deal with PearDeck?
This is a beginner to intermediate class on Peardeck, a fun software program and now an ADD ON to Google Slides! Come learn about a tool for all levels!
Twitter: @brandibyers14

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

Math Teacher, Richland District 2
Ms. Byers is a fourth year mathematics teacher at Westwood High School in Richland District 2. She is a Level 1 Google certified Educator and she loves to find new ways to integrate relevant activities into the classroom. She currently teaches Probability and Statistics, but keeps... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

Energize and Extend Learning Through Virtual Reality
Are you looking to energize your students and extend learning beyond the confines of your school walls? Come join us to learn how Virtual Reality can transform learning in your classroom! In this session, we will explore Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard and Youtube VR apps, while focusing on a variety of learning strategies that will better ensure authentic engagement and content understanding through Virtual Reality.
Twitter: @DLC_Jared, @andreaderrick19
Instagram: JaredJohnson4.0
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avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
214

3:00pm

Classcraft - Gamifying the Classroom For Better Engagement and Discipline
Classcraft is a tool that educators can use to improve both student engagement and discipline in the classroom. Modeled after the video games that students love to play, the immersive management tool allows teachers to shape wanted and unwanted behaviors in the classroom. Students can earn XP for good behaviors and outcomes (allowing them to level up and unlock cool new things) and lose HP for unwanted behaviors - which could result in falling in battle and receiving a teacher-created sentence. Teachers can tailor this management tool to fit their particular class and use the features like Random Events and Wheel of Destiny to improve student engagement. Plus - it's fun!
Twitter: @MichelleHigdon6
Instagram: @mehigdon6
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Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
221

3:00pm

High Quality, No Cost Music Technology Courses
For the last 8 years, I have been teaching music technology classes alongside my band and guitar classes in both high school and middle school. The class is designed to be accessible to students with no prior musical knowledge. The students act as composers and producers and create musical projects that they can listen to, use in their school, and publish online. Instead of using high dollar software, the class uses the Linux operating system and a collection of open source, free music software to create audio and video projects.

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Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
108

3:00pm

Sparking Innovations Through Real World Challenges
Designing authentic, real-world challenges can be, well, a challenge. They are, however, powerful tools for learning. Through more than ten years of challenge design with programs like, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, we’ve developed strategies and resources that we want to share with you. We will look at STEM, ELL, Health & Wellness, & Innovation Challenges spanning elementary through high school grade levels.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
232

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

3:00pm

Tips and Tricks for Using Special Education Online Resources
Special education service providers will learn how to locate and use resources available on the Special Education Services (SES) website as well as use the EasyIEP software system to aid in caseload management. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.
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avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
213

3:00pm

Utilizing Social Media To Grow DonorsChoose.org Success
If you've got your projects posted on DonorsChoose.org and you are not having much luck in getting them funded or if you've exhausted funds from family and friends for classroom expenses, then this session is for you! We will explore a variety of ways to utilize social media platforms to help spread the word about your projects and how to increase the likelihood they get funded. Please bring your computer or personal device with your social media accounts to this session.
Twitter: @DrBrandiMassey
Instagram: brandibmassey
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Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
220

3:00pm

ClassFlow Online Activities
Great for learning stations or review on the ActivPanel, ClassFlow activities let you build categorization, crossword, flash card, labeled diagram, matching, memory game, sequencing, timeline, word search and venn diagram interactives. Use your ClassFlow Activities on an ActivPanel OR send them to student devices!
Twitter: @AJBabc

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207

3:00pm

Explore the World of Immersive Learning with VR & More
Virtual Reality, 3-D Models, Polling and Presentation Tools all come together to create connections between content and the real world. Combine these tools with Experiential Learning and you have an experience that will immerse you in engagement while taking you on a personalized learning journey.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
201

3:00pm

Tweet That!
All of your colleagues are using Twitter to promote positive school messages showcasing great things in their classrooms. Join them! Come learn how to set up your Twitter account, great people to follow, and spread the good news of your class to all community stakeholders!
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Hi! I'm Thomas McAuliff and I currently serve as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. During 2011-2018, I served as a third, fourth, and fifth grade teacher at Taylors Elementary. It was during this time that I obtained Google Level 1 and Level 2 Educator... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
202
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

8:30am

Know Your Students Better
Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers adjust learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment involves the teacher collecting information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. It can play a part in checking for understanding, surveying background knowledge, reviewing content, and getting a general pulse of the classroom. Let’s explore and compare free feedback and formative assessment tools like GoFormative, Recap, and Quizizz. Let's also talk about what to do with the gathered information.
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

8:30am

Will It Blend? Blended Learning Strategies for Success
Blended learning is one of those things that everyone talks about but not many actually know how to do well. Effective blended learning takes forethought, planning, and creativity. And it's totally do-able. In this session, you'll learn about some of the best practices and strategies to keep in mind when designing your blended learning classroom. We'll explore how to decide what should be online and what should be face-to-face. And I'll show you lots of examples and ideas that I use in my blended courses. I'll also show you how to "pseudo-blend" the courses that have that meet every day.
Twitter: @KindledClass
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avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
102

8:30am

10 Tech Tools to Engage & Amaze
As educators we want tools that give us the most bang for our buck. We do not have endless amounts of time to learn how to use these tools and develop new activities. These tech tools will help you engage your students, receive feedback, and shake up your instruction with a minimal time investment on your part. The tools shared in this presentation have been used and found effective by many teachers across multiple disciplines. Some tools we will explore are WordArt, AutoDraw, Popplet, and Slides Carnival. If you attended my session last year there will be some new tools and updates!
Twitter: @amorrison_teach
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Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
110

8:30am

CANCELLED: Technology Tools for a Student Centered Classroom
Using Blendspace as a medium, I will guide you through a learning module of several different resources to be used in a technology rich classroom. The module will heavily focus and model a student centered learning environment where the trainers become facilitators. The training will cover 4 tools for teachers to learn about and explore - Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Quizizz, and Blendspace. The learning module will be cooperative and hands-on. The goal is to ignite a passion and desire to incorporate the use of personal learning devices in new and innovative ways within the classroom.
Twitter: @ms_lawler
Instagram: cn_threatt

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Threatt

Cyndi Threatt

Background in Education. Master's in Instructional Technology. Instructional Designer. Teacher. Mom. Forever Learner.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
112

8:30am

CANCELLED: Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments
Are you constantly relying on typical pen and paper tests to assess your students? Would you like your students to practice higher level thinking skills through the creation of authentic assessments? If so, this course is for you! We will utilize websites and tools such as Discovery Education, Front Row Education, ReadWorks, and Epic! We will be using these tools to cultivate opportunities for authentic assessments in both small groups and individually.

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
222

8:30am

Increasing Communication Using Smore
Are you tired of using the same old email, Word template, or Google Doc to communicate with your teachers, parents, or students? Join us today to learn how to create unique and user friendly newsletters using Smore. We will learn how to create fliers and newsletters with creative backgrounds, pictures, videos, audio, Forms, and easy to access buttons for links.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
231

8:30am

Making Assessment Fun with GreenScreen
Paper/Pencil assessments limit kids and prevent them from expressing all they have learned. Instead, why not let kids show off their learning by writing, creating, and performing. Green screen allows kids to be in the moment in history, inside the cell in Science, and even inside their book for an amazing book report. In this session, you will learn different apps that make it as easy as 1, 2, 3. You will get How To guides and have time to practice. Tips for creating a green screen and best practices for capturing the audio, video, or picture will be shared.
Twitter: @Penchevable
Instagram: penchevable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Professional Development... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
204

8:30am

Rockin' and Rollin' with Free Tools from Discovery Education
When was the last time you paused before logging into Discovery Education? If you have, you've probably noticed that the homepage is a portal to a slew of FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us as we riff through some of the most sought-after gems organized just for you in the categories of STEM, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and more. From webinars and virtual field trips to lesson plans and virtual interactives, there's sure to be something here for you to use and share.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
233

8:30am

Tes Teach: Delivering Digital Lessons
In this presentation you will learn how to use Tes Teach - a digital platform used to deliver materials to your students. You can combine digital content and your own files to create an all-inclusive learning path. Within this demonstration, you will be able to experience a Tes Teach lesson and learn about the many ways that you can create all-in-one resources for your students. Teachers will be able to explore and create their own learning path.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
212

8:30am

Using Edpuzzle to Customize Classroom Video Content
Are you looking for ways to engage and assess your K-12 students using technology? Would you like to use videos more effectively? In this session, we will explore Edpuzzle, an interactive web-based tool that allows teachers to not only customize and share relevant and engaging video content but also provides a way to hold students accountable as they reflect and respond in real time. Participants should bring a device and have an intermediate knowledge of technology.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

Getting the Most Out of Technology
This presentation is designed to give teachers the skills required to seamlessly incorporate technology into the classroom. Teachers will be given a brief overview of basic technology concepts. This session will equip teachers with resources and strategies that will enable them to give students hands-on experience with the infusion of technology into their academic journeys. This session is NOT solely about technology tools and apps. However, it is about using technology to help facilitate learning in the classroom, gain grading time back, and help our students become digitally aware in the 21st century. This course will be most beneficial to teachers at 1:1 middle schools, but all are welcome.
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KM

Ken Minton

Middle school teacher, Tanglewood Middle


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
213

8:30am

Google Classroom 101 - The Basics
Going 1:1 next year? Worried? Google Classroom 101 will give you the tools you need to set up your Google Classroom, learn how to create and link assignments and assessments using Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Forms. Learn how to schedule assignments to open and close at specific dates and times. Bring your laptop and be prepared to start planning for the new school year.
Twitter: lauraglibrary@lauraglibrary

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Pack

Kelsey Pack

Elementary Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
108

8:30am

Streamline Grading using Goobric & Doctopus
Are you transitioning to a paperless classroom? Do you need a more efficient way to grade assignments turned in through Google Classroom? Is it hard to follow the peer review process? Then Goobric & Doctopus are the Chrome add-ons you will want to learn about. In this session, we will learn how to use these add-ons to streamline your grading process while easily providing students with quality feedback. Bring a paper rubric and a Chromebook or laptop.
Twitter: @curlgirljill
Instagram: @MrsKelSci
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avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
217

8:30am

Advanced Seesaw in the K-2 Classroom
Take your students to the next level in technology with Seesaw! This presentation will show you how to engage your students using Seesaw to conduct student-led inquiries in all subjects by linking Seesaw to Google Drive, EdPuzzle, and other apps. These are great tools to differentiate your instruction and put students in the driver seat of their learning.
Twitter: @whitneegrant
Instagram: whitneegrant
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Speakers
avatar for Whitnee Grant

Whitnee Grant

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a first grade teacher passionate about using technology to empower young learners to explore, express, and explain their thinking. I love sharing how Seesaw provides a platform for students to create and share with others.
avatar for Christina Moroney

Christina Moroney

First Grade Teacher, Fork Shoals School
I have taught for 15 years in Kindergarten and First Grade. I am passionate about integrating meaningful technology into the primary years to enhance personalized learning for our youngest students.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

Coding On and Offline
Activities children can do on a computer and offline to learn how to code will be shared and experienced.
Twitter: @jdaniel4smom
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdaniel4smom/

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith

Other, Greenville County Schools
I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I have been a computer lab teacher at Augusta Circle for almost 4 years.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Diving Into Dash
Dash is a versatile robot that has many different uses to integrate into the curriculum. Robots can make shapes, play music, speak, and much more. Some coding activities may include: mapping in social studies, forming letters/numbers, measurements to find area/perimeter, solving puzzles for math word problems, building extensions for students to practice engineering, and much more! Robots also have multiple accessories that can extend their capability. Come explore Dash stations to see what can be done with these robots. Please bring your iPad for this session. A limited amount of iPad's will be available if you do not have one.
Twitter: @ENSArocks
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

Creating Instructional Videos
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Don’t think you have time for that? Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
223

8:30am

Beyond Google Slides Presentations
We all know that Google Slides is PowerPoint reincarnated, but there is so much more you can do with Slides besides present and create presentations. Join me with your device and learn how to go beyond the basics of Google Slides. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device.
Twitter: @swilliams206
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Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
Stephanie Williams is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Greenville County Schools. Her role is to support administrators and their staff with effective instructional technology integration. This support comes in a variety of formats from whole staff professional learning... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Getting Interactive with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more than just collect data? Can a simple Google Form allow students to select their own learning path? Absolutely! This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. Participants will learn how the interactivity within these tools allows students to: explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @teamborders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

Google Expeditions: Virtual Field Trips
Take your students on a field trip right in the classroom. Google Expeditions allows teachers to expose students to sights from all around the world and more. This app will enhance learning for all content areas.
Twitter: @stephaniearees

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Rees

Stephanie Rees

Instructional Coach, Travelers Rest High School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
228

8:30am

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
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Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
224

8:30am

CANCELLED: Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
Need an engaging activity for students to demonstrate their learning? Participants will view student stop motions videos and learn how to create their own. Participants will need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
227

8:30am

Going 1:1 - From Start to Now
This presentation will explain the process of how Hillcrest High implemented their 1:1 program focusing on professional development, logistics of rolling out, formation of our Digital Leader Core (DLC) team, and continuing our support for both teachers and students. It will be a mixture of our presentation with a Q&A portion at the end.
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
104

8:30am

How can Social Media help tell your School’s story?
Social Media is widely used by so many people and often times is the only way to communicate. The story of your school is being told, are you leading and influencing the story being told or is it being created by others? Social Media is a medium you can use to communicate your brand, your vision and your mission. Sometimes these pictures or videos we post are the only things that are seen by the public. We can use Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram to promote positive interactions with the public concerning what is going on within your school. Come to this session to find out more about how you can use social media to positively influence the story of your school.
Twitter: @jamiespinks
Instagram: @spinksjamie

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

1:1 Chromebooks? Talking Expectations, Effective Integration, and Digital Citizenship
Being 1:1 with devices in the elementary school means teachers must plan for logistics, intentional integration, and high expectations! You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to manage and maneuver tech-heavy classrooms like a champion!
Twitter: @kajsamccullough
Instagram: KajsaMcCullough

Speakers
avatar for Kajsa McCullough

Kajsa McCullough

Elementary School Teacher


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
226

8:30am

Digital Explorations in the Math Classroom
Let students do the thinking using digital math manipulatives and explorations. Participants will explore digital tools for use in the mathematics classroom and identify ways to integrate these tools to increase student conceptual understanding. Use in a 1:1 setting or with stations. Please bring your own device to this session: laptop, Chromebook, iPad or other tablet.
Twitter: @bethbarwick
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Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. This fall, I will join the faculty at League Academy teaching 7th graders. I also teach the ALIVE course, Google... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
230

8:30am

Getting Outside of the 'Box' with Digital BreakoutEDU
Are you familiar with the popular BreakoutEDU games that use a kit or box? Did you know there are digital versions that are played entirely online? Are you ready to create a digital BreakoutEDU game of your own? This session will introduce the components of digital BreakoutEDU (no box needed) and help you on your way to creating your first digital BreakoutEDU game aligned with your curriculum and standards to meet the needs of the students in your classroom, and they can play it entirely ONLINE! Get ready to BREAKOUT and go DIGITAL! Bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session.
Twitter: @teachrlibrarian
Instagram: pbarker65 or brysonmslibrary

Speakers
avatar for Patti Barker

Patti Barker

Media Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about both teaching and technology and realize that they go hand in hand in the classroom. From showing a student ways to use technology as a means to demonstrate what they have learned, to introducing a colleague to a new app, my love of teaching and learning give... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
202

8:30am

Understanding the Basics: Digitalizing Learning for Beginners
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to utilize digital applications to make learning come to life. This workshop will feature engaging assessment tools, including Flipgrid and Kahoot. In addition, participants will learn how to use animated, instructional tools, such as: Powtoons and Popplet to captivate the interest of all learners. Through their highly interactive approaches, these tech tools are an absolute necessity in any classroom!
Session Resources

Speakers
KJ

Kristen Jenkins

Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
114

8:30am

Using Unique Learning System to Enhance the Preschool Special Education Curriculum
This session will include tips and suggestions for using the Unique Learning System as a supplement to the current Preschool Special Education curriculum. Join us to learn how to incorporate standards-based monthly materials, lesson plans, and many more resources into your classroom instruction. Teachers will explore a monthly unit in Unique as an interactive document to support classroom and individual instruction. This session is not intended to provide comprehensive instruction for users new to Unique but only to share information regarding the wealth of resources in Unique that are available to teachers of preschool special education.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
106

8:30am

Promethean Escape Room
Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
201

8:30am

An Inside Look: Using Social Media to Communicate with Your School Community
Communication with students, parents, and the community minimizes misunderstandings, builds trust, and establishes effective partnerships. Social media is a great tool to “show & tell” what is happening within the class/school. This session will identify the similarities and differences between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and HootSuite. The presenter will share examples of how social media can impact class/school culture. Participants will choose the best platform and explore ideas for using social media in their class/school. Please register for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and HootSuite prior to attending this session. A cellphone and laptop are required.
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: @psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
216

9:45am

Know Your Students Better
Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers adjust learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment involves the teacher collecting information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. It can play a part in checking for understanding, surveying background knowledge, reviewing content, and getting a general pulse of the classroom. Let’s explore and compare free feedback and formative assessment tools like GoFormative, Recap, and Quizizz. Let's also talk about what to do with the gathered information.
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

9:45am

Will It Blend? Blended Learning Strategies for Success
Blended learning is one of those things that everyone talks about but not many actually know how to do well. Effective blended learning takes forethought, planning, and creativity. And it's totally do-able. In this session, you'll learn about some of the best practices and strategies to keep in mind when designing your blended learning classroom. We'll explore how to decide what should be online and what should be face-to-face. And I'll show you lots of examples and ideas that I use in my blended courses. I'll also show you how to "pseudo-blend" the courses that have that meet every day.
Twitter: @KindledClass
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

10 Tech Tools to Engage & Amaze
As educators we want tools that give us the most bang for our buck. We do not have endless amounts of time to learn how to use these tools and develop new activities. These tech tools will help you engage your students, receive feedback, and shake up your instruction with a minimal time investment on your part. The tools shared in this presentation have been used and found effective by many teachers across multiple disciplines. Some tools we will explore are WordArt, AutoDraw, Popplet, and Slides Carnival. If you attended my session last year there will be some new tools and updates!
Twitter: @amorrison_teach
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
110

9:45am

5 Easy Ways to Check for Students' Understanding
In this session, teachers will learn about tools they can use to check for their students' understanding on the content they teach. This will be an interactive session where teachers will experience each tool from a student's perspective. The tools that will be explored in this session are Quizizz, Google Forms, Nearpod, Flipgrid, and Seesaw.
Twitter: @SCTechJess
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Levine

Jessica Levine

Instructional Technologist, Berkeley County School District
Jessica Levine is an Instructional Technologist where she provides professional development sessions on effective ways to integrate technology into the curriculum. She has a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and is currently... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
111

9:45am

CANCELLED: Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments
Are you constantly relying on typical pen and paper tests to assess your students? Would you like your students to practice higher level thinking skills through the creation of authentic assessments? If so, this course is for you! We will utilize websites and tools such as Discovery Education, Front Row Education, ReadWorks, and Epic! We will be using these tools to cultivate opportunities for authentic assessments in both small groups and individually.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
222

9:45am

Digital Curation for the High School Classroom
Curation is not just for museums anymore! If you are looking for ways to boost higher order thinking skills and integrate technology in your classroom, digital curation may be an answer for you. During this session, we will learn what digital curation is and how it can be used in the classroom to teach students in every content area not just to collect and organize information but to deepen their ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate information in the process.
Twitter: @rmichelleking
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
107

9:45am

Discovery Education Studio Boards & Strategies
Discovery Education offers teachers multiple classroom resources that can enhance and stimulate student learning. In this workshop, you will learn a variety of teaching strategies to summarize, compare & contrast, infer, and hook, to name a few. These are all found in Discovery Education’s SOS Strategies. You will also learn the new tool offered by Discovery Education called Studio Boards and you will create a Studio Board to use in your classroom.
Twitter: @Mickeyteacher
Instagram: abbyschiferl
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville School District, Tanglewood Middle School
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom for over 10 years. She works in Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle Educator... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
232

9:45am

Increasing Communication Using Smore
Are you tired of using the same old email, Word template, or Google Doc to communicate with your teachers, parents, or students? Join us today to learn how to create unique and user friendly newsletters using Smore. We will learn how to create fliers and newsletters with creative backgrounds, pictures, videos, audio, Forms, and easy to access buttons for links.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
231

9:45am

Rockin' and Rollin' with Free Tools from Discovery Education
When was the last time you paused before logging into Discovery Education? If you have, you've probably noticed that the homepage is a portal to a slew of FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us as we riff through some of the most sought-after gems organized just for you in the categories of STEM, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and more. From webinars and virtual field trips to lesson plans and virtual interactives, there's sure to be something here for you to use and share.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
233

9:45am

Tes Teach: Delivering Digital Lessons
In this presentation you will learn how to use Tes Teach - a digital platform used to deliver materials to your students. You can combine digital content and your own files to create an all-inclusive learning path. Within this demonstration, you will be able to experience a Tes Teach lesson and learn about the many ways that you can create all-in-one resources for your students. Teachers will be able to explore and create their own learning path.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
212

9:45am

Coding On and Offline
Activities children can do on a computer and offline to learn how to code will be shared and experienced.
Twitter: @jdaniel4smom
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdaniel4smom/

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith

Other, Greenville County Schools
I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I have been a computer lab teacher at Augusta Circle for almost 4 years.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
209

9:45am

Diving Into Dash
Dash is a versatile robot that has many different uses to integrate into the curriculum. Robots can make shapes, play music, speak, and much more. Some coding activities may include: mapping in social studies, forming letters/numbers, measurements to find area/perimeter, solving puzzles for math word problems, building extensions for students to practice engineering, and much more! Robots also have multiple accessories that can extend their capability. Come explore Dash stations to see what can be done with these robots. Please bring your iPad for this session. A limited amount of iPad's will be available if you do not have one.
Twitter: @ENSArocks
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

Creating Instructional Videos
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Don’t think you have time for that? Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
223

9:45am

Transform your classroom with Nearpod: engage, motivate, and excite your students!
Imagine a classroom with 100% participation, where the teacher receives instantaneous feedback and real-time reports. Imagine students excited about their learning and empowered to participate. We've described an amazing teaching tool called Nearpod! In this workshop, join us to discover how you too can transform your student's learning through the use of interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as: Virtual Field Trips, 3-D Objects, Sways, Polls, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery, including how to create your own customized lessons!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Former High School Spanish Teacher, Mentor, Teacher Leader, and Google Trainer. I love working with teachers, providing ideas for easy, yet effective and immediate implementation of technology in the classroom. | | Currently I work as an Instructional Technology Specialist for 9... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
215

9:45am

Getting Interactive with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more than just collect data? Can a simple Google Form allow students to select their own learning path? Absolutely! This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. Participants will learn how the interactivity within these tools allows students to: explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @teamborders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

Google Expeditions: Virtual Field Trips
Take your students on a field trip right in the classroom. Google Expeditions allows teachers to expose students to sights from all around the world and more. This app will enhance learning for all content areas.
Twitter: @stephaniearees

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Rees

Stephanie Rees

Instructional Coach, Travelers Rest High School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
228

9:45am

Integrating Google Docs in the Classroom
In this session, teachers will learn how to effectively utilize Google Classroom and Google Docs to strengthen student technology skills while using student-centered activities to build a better graduate. We will show how creation of documents, creation of presentations, sharing of files, and much more through communication and collaboration tools adds to the student’s ability to be college and career ready. Teachers will also learn to simplify the distribution of assignments and become more organized.
Twitter: @me_shealy

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
224

9:45am

CANCELLED: Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
Need an engaging activity for students to demonstrate their learning? Participants will view student stop motions videos and learn how to create their own. Participants will need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
227

9:45am

How can Social Media help tell your School’s story?
Social Media is widely used by so many people and often times is the only way to communicate. The story of your school is being told, are you leading and influencing the story being told or is it being created by others? Social Media is a medium you can use to communicate your brand, your vision and your mission. Sometimes these pictures or videos we post are the only things that are seen by the public. We can use Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram to promote positive interactions with the public concerning what is going on within your school. Come to this session to find out more about how you can use social media to positively influence the story of your school.
Twitter: @jamiespinks
Instagram: @spinksjamie

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
105

9:45am

Multimedia Newsletters – Using Google Sites to Develop Your Teachers
Are you ready to break away from the traditional newsletter? Need a better way to enhance communication with the teachers in you building? By using your Google Site and various web tools, you can create a newsletter with interactive content that teachers will want to view!
Twitter: @Steph_Hydrick
Instagram: stephlynn1970


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

1:1 Chromebooks? Talking Expectations, Effective Integration, and Digital Citizenship
Being 1:1 with devices in the elementary school means teachers must plan for logistics, intentional integration, and high expectations! You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to manage and maneuver tech-heavy classrooms like a champion!
Twitter: @kajsamccullough
Instagram: KajsaMcCullough

Speakers
avatar for Kajsa McCullough

Kajsa McCullough

Elementary School Teacher


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
226

9:45am

Digital Explorations in the Math Classroom
Let students do the thinking using digital math manipulatives and explorations. Participants will explore digital tools for use in the mathematics classroom and identify ways to integrate these tools to increase student conceptual understanding. Use in a 1:1 setting or with stations. Please bring your own device to this session: laptop, Chromebook, iPad or other tablet.
Twitter: @bethbarwick
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. This fall, I will join the faculty at League Academy teaching 7th graders. I also teach the ALIVE course, Google... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
230

9:45am

Discovering the Magic of DonorsChoose.org
Are you one of the teachers who spends $500+ of your own income yearly to support your students with a variety of resources to support instruction? Did you know that there is a non-profit organization available to help you fund the resources you require to make learning fun, engaging and technologically advanced? This session will introduce you to the magic of DonorsChoose.org! As National Teacher Ambassadors for DonorsChoose.org, we are here to help you set up a teacher account and post your first project! 94% of teachers nationwide with fully funded projects have said that the resources they received increased their effectiveness in the classroom. Please come ready to DREAM BIG for your classroom and students!
Twitter: @MrsHesterMES
Instagram: MelissaMarieHes
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
219

9:45am

Storyboarding...for students and teachers in any class!
Participants will learn how to use storyboards with Storyboard That to assign creative student presentations and to create teacher instructional tools. Examples will be shown for various levels and standards. Participants will be able to sign up for a Storyboard That account and develop plans for using this strategy in their classes in the fall.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: madelynshedd
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

Promethean Escape Room
Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

How to Tell Your Classroom Story Using Social Media
Social Media and the internet puts the world at your fingertips, but it also puts your classroom story on thousands of screens.  Who is telling YOUR story?  If it’s not you, then it’s the wrong person!  Learn how to leverage social media to the benefit of you, your students, and your parents and be the author of your story. We'll discuss Hastags, @'s, and some best practices when it comes to marketing yourself and your class to the world.
Twitter: @mrleeteaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
214

11:00am

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning
Nowadays students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest websites and apps for showing, explaining, and retelling. In fact, these tools can turn students into teachers and are great for sharing their answers to project-based driving questions. Tony Vincent shares examples and demonstrations of apps for making audio recordings, editing movies, creating comics, recording digital puppet shows, narrating drawings, crafting digital books, and more. You’ll also learn about ways to assess projects and the importance of reflection. This presentation is great for those already familiar with project based learning (PBL).
Twitter: @tonyvincent
Instagram: @learninginhand

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Learning & Technology Consultant, Tony Vincent, Inc.
Tony Vincent does what he can to help teachers be even more awesome. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a class website before Google became a popular search engine. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

11:00am

Get Things Done Fast with Drive, Calendar, & Keep
G Suite supports teachers, admin, and staff by giving them lots of free tools. However, most people just scratch the surface of what these powerful tools can do. In this session, attendees will deep dive into Google Drive, Calendar, and Keep while exploring some of the lesser known ways these apps can super-charge your productivity (and your students')! You'll learn some tips for staying organized and finding things fast, ways to use Calendars to simplify your life, and how Keep can make remembering and recording things super easy.
Twitter: @KindledClass
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
102

11:00am

Discovery Education Studio Boards & Strategies
Discovery Education offers teachers multiple classroom resources that can enhance and stimulate student learning. In this workshop, you will learn a variety of teaching strategies to summarize, compare & contrast, infer, and hook, to name a few. These are all found in Discovery Education’s SOS Strategies. You will also learn the new tool offered by Discovery Education called Studio Boards and you will create a Studio Board to use in your classroom.
Twitter: @Mickeyteacher
Instagram: abbyschiferl
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville School District, Tanglewood Middle School
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom for over 10 years. She works in Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle Educator... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
232

11:00am

The Student Centered Classroom with Discovery Education
Join Discovery Education to explore the newest tools and content to help you foster a student-centered classroom, with easy to implement tips and tricks for you to implement right away. From our new builder tool, DE Studio, to new career challenges to research components just for students, join us for a hands-on dive into how you can shift your instructional practice to be more student-centered.
Twitter: @davidfisher65
Instagram: davidfisher65

Speakers
avatar for David Fisher

David Fisher

Vendor, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
233

11:00am

HearBuilder® Online – Software for Literacy and Learning (PreK-8th Grade)
HearBuilder® Online targets the foundational skills required to build a strong base for listening, reading, and comprehension. This course provides an overview of the evidence-based titles included in the HearBuilder® Online software suite: Following Directions, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Memory, and Sequencing. Appropriate for English Language Learners (ELL), Response to Intervention (RTI), students performing below grade-level, and Title 1 programs; HearBuilder® features multi-level activities and supplements language arts skills essential to classroom success and allows educators and administrators to track student, group, school, and districtwide progress.
Twitter: @SuperDuperPub
Instagram: @SuperDuperPub

Speakers
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Abby Sakovich

Speech-Language Pathologist, Super Duper Publications


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Hyped Up: HyperDoc Boot Camp
Are you struggling with keeping your kids engaged? Do you feel overwhelmed with technology or 1:1 devices? Are you looking for ways to cut down on your trips to the copier? Then, HyperDocs are for you! A HyperDoc has the power to revolutionize how your students use the available technology in your classroom. Heard of flipped learning? A HyperDoc is a fantastic road map for your flipped lessons. Come see how to create engaging, powerful lessons that put your students in the driver's seat while at the same time allowing you to work more closely on individualizing your instruction. Everyone will leave with at least one HyperDoc to help get their school year off to the best start yet.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Barton

Allison Barton

Technology Specialist, Greenville High
I am in my 12th year of teaching, having previously taught in the elementary grades I am now the Technology Integration Specialist at Greenville High School. This is something I have been pursuing for a long time and feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to share more of my passion... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
203

11:00am

Coding and Robotics in the Classroom
In this session, participants will play with robots and coding programs in order to determine how they can incorporate these tools in the classroom. Sample lessons will be provided for coding and robotics. We will play with Scratch and connect it with Writing. Wonder Workshop robots Dot and Dash will be used in connection with Reading. We will pair Science with Ozobots. Beebot will help us with Social Studies. We will work with Osmo and math. This will be a hands-on self paced class where teachers play and explore, then build a lesson with a robot or coding program.
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: penchevable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Professional Development... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
204

11:00am

Transform your classroom with Nearpod: engage, motivate, and excite your students!
Imagine a classroom with 100% participation, where the teacher receives instantaneous feedback and real-time reports. Imagine students excited about their learning and empowered to participate. We've described an amazing teaching tool called Nearpod! In this workshop, join us to discover how you too can transform your student's learning through the use of interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as: Virtual Field Trips, 3-D Objects, Sways, Polls, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery, including how to create your own customized lessons!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Former High School Spanish Teacher, Mentor, Teacher Leader, and Google Trainer. I love working with teachers, providing ideas for easy, yet effective and immediate implementation of technology in the classroom. | | Currently I work as an Instructional Technology Specialist for 9... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
215

11:00am

Digital Portfolios: Helping Students Stay Accountable for Remediation and Enrichment
Data plays an important role when forming strategy groups. Learn how to help students keep track of their own data, stay accountable for their learning, and get comfortable with choosing remediation and enrichment activities.
Twitter: @ChristmasLPES

Speakers
avatar for Rasheeda Dye

Rasheeda Dye

Teacher - 5th Grade Math, Liberty Point Elementary School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

11:00am

Getting More From Google Forms
Google Forms can be a powerful tool to assess students, monitor their progress, and engage them in meaningful experiences at any grade level or with any content - and require less work from you! In this session, I will show you practical ways to use Google Forms in your classroom, including several examples that I have used in my classroom in multiple subject areas. I will walk you through the process of creating, formatting, and distributing your Forms to your students (including through Google Classroom), and show you several tips and tricks along the way to get more from Google Forms!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Karey Wengert

Karey Wengert

5th Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I'm very excited to be presenting at this conference, and I can't wait to share and receive a wealth of knowledge! I teach 5th grade at Duncan Chapel Elementary.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
225

11:00am

Google Classroom Basics
Want to know how to use Google Classroom to help make sharing information with your students more streamlined? In this presentation you will learn how to make assignments, announcement, assign to specific students, and how to organize your classroom for the most efficiency. Beginners wanted!
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Setting Up Google Sheets to Work For You: Analyzing Data
Tired of taking so much time creating an item analysis of student data from assessments but still want the information? Come learn how to set up Google Sheets to do the brunt of the work for you! We'll use a combination of conditional formatting, simple formulas, and learn some tips and tricks to speed up the process of setting up a data analysis sheet that will get your data organized and working for you in no time!
Twitter: @acurriculumnerd
Instagram: @acurriculumnerd
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Surrett

Tracey Surrett

5th grade, Fort Mill Schools
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education:Academically/Intellectually Gifted. Over the past 15 years, I've taught every grade from 1st through 5th, but most recently I've taught 3rd grade, and will be in 5th this coming school year. I'm a Google for Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
108

11:00am

Seesaw for Dummies
If you are looking for a teacher/student friendly app to use daily across all elementary grade levels and subjects, this is where it's at! Come explore how Seesaw can transform your classroom. Students will take a new level of pride in their work, collaborate, and even get a chance to connect with students across your school and even the globe. We will be discussing how to incorporate using Seesaw into what you already do and how to access activities that are already created for you!

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Mink

Kathleen Mink

First Grade Teacher


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
205

11:00am

Seesaw for Kinders
Seesaw is a powerful tool to use in a kindergarten classroom. Seesaw allows teachers to create lessons that not only engage but also challenge kinders to think outside of the box while also getting their hands on technology. Learn ways that you can transform your classroom routines, change the way that you plan your lessons, and give ideas to inspire problem solving, group work, and critical thinking.
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
211

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

11:00am

Now Stop, Collaborate, and Listen-Tech Tools for Administrators & Instructional Leaders
Communication and collaboration minimize misunderstandings, builds trust, and establishes an effective work environment. Opportunities for reflection give stakeholders a platform to share ideas, express concerns and offer suggestions. This session will explore how online resources like Flipgrid, Padlet, and Mentimeter are used for communication and collaboration among staff, students, and school communities. Participants will learn basic features, share ideas, and identify the best resource(s) to use for the upcoming school year. Additional activities during this session will include: (1)Turn and Talk, (2) hands-on use of each online resource (3) final reflections via Flipgrid. A cellphone and laptop are required for this session.
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: @psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
104

11:00am

Breakout box for the classroom.
Information on how to best use a breakout box to engage all learners in any subject. By the end of this captivating session, you will be able to tell *What is a breakout box? *What you will need to set up your classroom for one. *Collaborate and compete to see how one may work in your own classroom. All resources will be included. Come to share your experience and skills.
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Carlos Gomez

Science 8, District 2 Spartanburg
Transplant from Michigan 2006. Teaching science ever since. Married eleven years and have a girl in second grade. Love eating, cooking, travel, wood working.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
106

11:00am

Critical Literacy in a Digital World
If we want students to become the empowered readers our society needs, they must become thoughtful readers who can critically evaluate text, especially online. This session will show you ways to help students navigate today’s complex information landscape by deeply analyzing what’s on the screen, behind the screen, and beyond the screen. We will be looking at several websites, including Checkology and Channel One, that will be useful for teachers and students to understand media literacy, bias, and evaluating information. Bring laptops or iPads!
Twitter: @tracy_legrand
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Tracy LeGrand

reading interventionist, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about all things literacy!


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

11:00am

Just the Facts
For students to be successful in mathematics, it's paramount that students can add, subtract, multiply and divide with ease and accuracy. Traditional methods of teaching fluency in the classroom have involved flash cards, mad minutes and parents working with students who need extra help. Using a fact fluency game based system, students can experience individualized instruction, targeted practice while having fun in a game based environment. While the students are enjoying this experience, teachers have data captures that can be used to refine instruction, inform parents of student progress and open up more rigorous math instruction.

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Thom Obrien

National Consultant, ExploreLearning
Thom O’Brien has been with ExploreLearning for over 12 years. During his tenure with ExploreLearning he has been responsible for delivering high quality professional development sessions, presenting content discussions at a variety of state and national conferences and working directly... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

Storyboarding...for students and teachers in any class!
Participants will learn how to use storyboards with Storyboard That to assign creative student presentations and to create teacher instructional tools. Examples will be shown for various levels and standards. Participants will be able to sign up for a Storyboard That account and develop plans for using this strategy in their classes in the fall.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: madelynshedd
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Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
221

11:00am

Utilizing Social Media To Grow DonorsChoose.org Success
If you've got your projects posted on DonorsChoose.org and you are not having much luck in getting them funded or if you've exhausted funds from family and friends for classroom expenses, then this session is for you! We will explore a variety of ways to utilize social media platforms to help spread the word about your projects and how to increase the likelihood they get funded. Please bring your computer or personal device with your social media accounts to this session.
Twitter: @DrBrandiMassey
Instagram: brandibmassey
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Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
219

11:00am

Virtual Reality in the Classroom
A virtual reality experience can bring other content studies into the classroom to increase student engagement and motivate learning. This course will provide you many different ways to integrate virtual reality in content areas with a focus on art. Students can encounter up close scenes of cultural sites and the environment to create research-based art projects. The example lesson will focus on integrating virtual reality using an art lesson, however the same concepts can be used for almost any content area.
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Julie Copeland

Technology Teacher, Cherrydale Elementary School
I have been a computer lab teacher and technology coordinator in Greenville County for over 5 years. I love learning and sharing new technology ideas.
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Klim

Art Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

11:00am

Promethean Escape Room
Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean.
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

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Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

How to Tell Your Classroom Story Using Social Media
Social Media and the internet puts the world at your fingertips, but it also puts your classroom story on thousands of screens.  Who is telling YOUR story?  If it’s not you, then it’s the wrong person!  Learn how to leverage social media to the benefit of you, your students, and your parents and be the author of your story. We'll discuss Hastags, @'s, and some best practices when it comes to marketing yourself and your class to the world.
Twitter: @mrleeteaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

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Stewart Lee

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
214

12:15pm

Flipgrid: The Magic of #StudentVoice
In this session, participants will learn about Flipgrid and how it can be used to transform your classroom through the magic of #StudentVoice!
Twitter: @Mister_Kelly
Instagram: @Mister_Kelly

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David Kelly

Instructional Technology Coach, Berkeley County School District, Nexton Elementary
From Tennessee to South Carolina, Mr. Kelly is an educator who aspires to inspire the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow. He is currently an Instructional Technology Coach in Summerville, South Carolina. Website: www.biggerdreamersguide.com.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
111

12:15pm

Technology Tools for the Math Blended Classroom
Have you ever wanted to learn how to engage students at their own pace, but feel tied to a one-size-fits-all curriculum? Participants will learn more about differentiated instruction through stations and increasing feedback and engagement through technology applications.
Twitter: @mskelley37
Instagram: kdub1673
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:15pm

Mapping Our World with Ozobots
Come and play with Ozobots to learn how to effectively implement them in an elementary classroom setting! Participants will learn several ways of using these tools with standards based curriculum. Student created projects will be presented, and participants will also be given the opportunity to learn how to code Ozobots using both the app and hands-on color coding activities.
Twitter: @annevondale80
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Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
114

12:15pm

"Keeping" the Balance in Literacy: Using Google Keep in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, you will learn how to use Google Keep to organize and personalize your balanced literacy classroom. You will gain methods to promote progress in reading and writing goals through interacting and collaborating with your students. Walk away with ideas of how this tool can be utilized by your students tomorrow, including responding to text, applying reading and writing strategies, promoting inquiry, and conducting research. This session is for beginners to Google Keep but is best for those proficient with G Suite. Strategies learned will work best in classrooms with 1:1 devices, specifically Chromebooks. Please bring your laptop!
Twitter: @PutnamTeach
Instagram: @jenakputnam587
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Jena Putnam

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
107

12:15pm

Google Certified: Discover WHY and HOW!
Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to be a Google Certified Educator? Together we will discover what it means to be a Google Certified Educator, discuss some of the many benefits of being a Google Certified Educator, and how to become Google Certified!
Twitter: @brandy_k_west

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Brandy West

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
222

12:15pm

Engaging with Literacy Task Cards
Teachers will be exposed to a variety of literacy task cards that hold students accountable and engaged during reading workshop. While teachers are working in guided reading groups, these literacy task cards help students work efficiently and independently to enhance relevant reading skills for both fiction and nonfiction texts on independent reading levels. Students will use a variety of iPad apps to complete the literacy task card activities, and create a final project to turn in electronically.
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Ann Heatherly

Instructional Coach, Thomas E. Kerns Elementary


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

12:15pm

CANCELLED: Bridging Gaps in Concepts Using Stop Motion Animation
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through using stop motion animation projects. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. The High School Science classroom will be highlighted in this presentation, but any discipline is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will also attempt to create a stop motion project based on a concept, that is audience contributed, on the spot! Bring a device, smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

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Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
212

12:15pm

Dive into New Depths of Knowledge with Technology
In this session, you will learn how to use technology to increase the rigor and complexity of student tasks in exciting and meaningful ways. Rigor is a huge buzzword in education. How can we increase the rigor in our classrooms without overwhelming students and increasing our own workload? We will use the SAMR and DoK models as our guide in designing higher-order thinking activities that utilize technology. Students in your classroom will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, extend their thinking, and redefine their tasks. The technology resources presented will include content creation apps and websites along with G Suite tools to help you manage it all. You are encouraged to bring your own devices to explore and interact.
Twitter: @MrsTroutmanSC

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Chelsey Troutman

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

Integrating Technology into the Middle School Classroom Using Station Teaching
Do you wish your students were more engaged in the learning process in your classroom? Come learn how to integrate technology into your classroom through the use of station teaching. The presenters will allow teachers to rotate through stations as they share a variety of tech tools.
Twitter: @erica_aiken
Instagram: ericaaiken1
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Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
217

12:15pm

Launching a Technology Club Today: Practical and Inexpensive Ideas You Can Use
Looking for a way to launch a technology club but aren't sure where to start or how to pay for it? Come gather some practical ideas to create a club that introduces students to technology basics such as green screening, animation, 3D printing, coding, and robotics - and all without breaking the bank! Specific hands-on examples for lessons, handouts, ranking systems, activities and more will be given so you can use this in your club or in your classroom right away!

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avatar for Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland

Principal/Technology and Robotics Coach, Bob Jones Academy
My name is Jenny Copeland, and I am currently the elementary principal at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I have several earned degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, but beyond degrees, I love education. I grew up knowing that was my passion... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:30pm

Discovery Education: Discovery Math Techbook Tasks and the Support of Mathematical Practices
**Door Prize Opportunity** Designing meaningful tasks for students that promote the use of math practices is necessary, but it can also be tricky. Never fear! The Discovery Education Math Techbook has got you covered. In this session, the presenter will unpack practical strategies, pair them with groundbreaking tools, and demonstrate how participants can begin using these techniques in their classrooms immediately.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Discovery's Booth

12:30pm

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
ExploreLearning's Booth

12:30pm

Troxell: Tomorrow's Tools Today - Recommendations for matching tools to your desired Learning Outcomes
**Door Prize Opportunity** Everyday it seems there is a new STEM, robotics, or coding tool on the market. This session will assist you sort through options in the market, to what your students' learning outcomes are. This will be hands on session allowing you to demo a wide variety of tools, as well as door prizes.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Troxell's Booth

12:30pm

CANCELLED: Sparkle with Adobe Spark in the Classroom - Creativity and Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
From nurturing young storytellers to teaching a language to testing reading comprehension and cultivating presentation skills, Adobe Spark lends itself to creativity and flexibility in the classroom. Learn features such as creating simple videos for documenting field trips, and book reviews, explaining math problems, creating "social media posts" about events in social studies, and begin simple web design on a page about a favorite topic in science. We will touch on it all - come see this amazing FREE tool that all students can find their voice with.
Twitter: @AnneBlackwell76
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Ashley Anne Blackwell

Instructional technologist, Greenville County Schools
As a technology specialist, it is my goal to prepare students for the future. New advances in technology are constantly changing the way we work, play, interact, teach, and learn. It is my job to make sure that students have the knowledge, interest, and ability to function in a technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

12:30pm

Quizizz
Are you looking for a student-paced formative assessment system that is fun and engaging? Come learn all about Quizizz. Create an account, integrate it with your classroom and watch as students engage using any kind of device from a chromebook to a smartphone.
Twitter: @anjosiabrown
Instagram: @anjosiabe

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Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
206

12:30pm

Scavenger Hunts with Goose Chase
Looking for ways to gamify your lessons? Learn how to harness the power of the chase with Goose Chase! This application is a platform that makes setting up, executing, and monitoring a scavenger hunt easy and paperless. Students work in teams or individually to complete missions set up by the teacher. These missions can include pictures, videos, or text submissions. Teachers will learn how to create a hunt and missions as well as see examples of student work. This session will teach you how to blend together the fun of a scavenger hunt with technology that is both student and teacher friendly! This session is for any subject area and/or grade level. Technology needed for the session: a computer and mobile device.
Twitter: @teachwright233

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Logan Wright

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
214

12:30pm

Teach "Wizely" in any subject!
In a technological world where xeroxed copies of workbook pages just don't work any more, why not work more "wizely!" This session will show you how to create interactive worksheets online using the Wizer.Me website. Bring your outdated worksheets to life, insert videos, voice recordings and more. These activities can be automatically graded and wonderful for differentiation!
Twitter: @rrturner0619
Instagram: rachelreedturner

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Rachel Turner

Spanish & Teacher Cadet Instructor, Mauldin High School
I am a Teacher Cadet Liaison, and the conference coordinator for the iTEACH conference. I LOVE teaching! I LOVE technology! Let's chat! | Check out our MHS Teacher Cadet Blog: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/mhsteachercadets


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
211

12:30pm

The Layered Effect: Mixing & Mingling with Adobe Spark Apps
There are a myriad of presentation tools that allow teachers and students to create and show mastery of standards. There’s no need to be a one trick pony. This session will show you how to combine the Adobe Spark Apps (Spark Video, Spark Page, and Spark Post) to create a mix of layered and cohesive presentations on the fly!
Twitter: @teamborders

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Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
118

12:30pm

The Reading and Writing Workshop Goes Digital
Do you want to give your Reading and Writing Workshop a digital edge? With so many tools, it is difficult to know where to begin or how to integrate apps and Google platforms effectively. We will explore how to use the Google Platform (Classroom, Docs, Slides) as well as some great tools such as Padlet, Flipgrid, and Piktochart to enhance what you do in your Balanced Literacy instruction in an elementary classroom.
Twitter: @hchapman
Instagram: cupfulofhope
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

12:30pm

G That's Suite: Collaboration and Presentation with Docs and Slides
In this session, participants will learn how to use Docs and Slides to promote creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Participants will participate in various activities I have used in the classroom.
Twitter: @sblakeney3
Instagram: edtechbuzz

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avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
117

12:30pm

Using Stations and Flipped Lessons in the English Classroom for Engagement and Management
Come and see how dividing classroom work into stations can be done through planning and flipped lessons. In this session, I will walk you through how to break up the content into stations with specific thoughts on materials and timing. We will also look at how to create flipped lessons so that you can be in more than one place at the same time, showing your students multiple things at once. We will discuss how to make the videos and when to use them as well.
Twitter: @elinorlister
Instagram: elinorlister

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Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
108

12:30pm

Creating Interactive Lessons with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more that just collect data? Using the section feature in forms, teachers can create lessons that allow students to explore, create and document mastery of skills.

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Debbie Jarrett

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Engage students using Pear Deck
Pear Deck brings the classroom presentation into the 21st century with student engagement with MC questions, text responses, numbers, drawings, draggable pins on images, and more. Pear Deck allows students to be engaged during your presentation. Now, Pear Deck has an add-on for Google Slides that makes transforming your existing presentations a piece of cake! With Pear Deck for Google Slides, you’ll be able to add interactive questions and formative assessments directly to your slide deck through the sidebar in Google Slides! You can also create your own questions from scratch. Bring your own device to connect to Pear Deck and see how it works! We will also add engaging questions to your existing Google Slides presentations.
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Jamie Garrett

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

Finding Your Inner Google Superhero: Lessons and Ideas Using All Things Google
Come experience Google fun as we see all the super things we can do in Google. In this session we will look at Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sites and how they can be used in your classroom.
Twitter: @pmitche1023 or @shineontech
Instagram: @paigecmitchell

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Paige Mitchell

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
109

12:30pm

Google Nuggets
You may be using Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites regularly, but there are a lot more free tools out there from Google than you might not be aware of. We will spend this hour exploring Google sites, programs, functions and applications you may not be familiar with and will discuss how to implement them into lessons. Bring your tech to this one!
Twitter: @kimwylie_MMS
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Kim Wylie

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
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Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
224

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
228

12:30pm

Unlocking Digital Citizenship with Discus and Google
Digital citizenship impacts many aspects of a student's successful relationship with technology and the world. From communication to collaboration to ethics, Discus resources and Google integration can help students engage in technology while learning key elements of being a digital citizen. Join us with your mobile device for an interactive session.

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South Carolina State Library

Electronic Res. Training and Outreach Coordinator, South Carolina State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Electronic Resources Training and Outreach Coordinator with the South Carolina State Library. She has served as librarian throughout her career with academic and public libraries and working with dual-enrolled high school students.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
203

12:30pm

Canva: A One-Stop Shop for Design
Canva is a multi-functional website that allows students to create a myriad of web-based products. It is kid friendly, and they really enjoy using it.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
226

12:30pm

ESCAPE the Lecture! BREAKOUT the Learning!
Breakout Boxes and Escape Rooms could provide the student-driven, critical thinking-based boost your unit needs in order to create lasting learning. Whether you use an already prepared kit or put together your own, you're sure to be surprised by what your students can accomplish together. In this presentation, we'll break down the steps to designing and conducting a challenge. We'll also do some make-it/take-it with a few puzzles you can use! Check out inquiry-based learning at its best, adaptable for any age-group and subject area!
Twitter: @rainey1427
Instagram: jrp1427jenn
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
207

12:30pm

Flocabulary in the Elementary Classroom
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. This class will explore various ways to use Flocabulary in your elementary classroom.

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avatar for Holly Holtzclaw

Holly Holtzclaw

Elementary teacher, Paris Elementary


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
221

12:30pm

Student Perspectives on Chromebooks in the Classroom
We surveyed over 250 students who are working with Chromebooks for the first time this year. We asked them how the Chromebooks have impacted their education and social interactions. Topics will include time spent on computers, the effectiveness of Chromebooks in the classroom, cheating, and social media. After we present our findings, we will have a group of students who will be willing to share their experience and answer any questions you may have.

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
115

12:30pm

What is ClassFlow and Why You Need It
Come take a look at Promethean's award winning cloud based software, ClassFlow! This session will show you why you need Promethean's next great thing in your classroom!
Twitter: @mattbarfield00
Instagram: @mattbarfield00

Speakers
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Head of Regional Professional Development - East, Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
201

1:00pm

Discovery Education: Creating a Culture of STEM with Discovery Education’s STEM Connect
**Door Prize Opportunity** STEM is not just teaching about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics but the culture that needs to be cultivated to help create a problem solving, creative, critical thinking workforce for tomorrow. During this session, we will explore STEM Connect, Discovery Education’s newest K-8 STEM resource, where we will show you how easy it is to create that STEM culture through challenged-based experiences every student will love.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Discovery's Booth

1:00pm