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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

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

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

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am an instructional coach who is passionate about empowering young learners to explore, express, and explain their thinking. I love sharing how we as educators can build community and social capital, teach social and critical thinking skills through literacy.
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

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

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

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

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

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
AS

Abby Sakovich

Speech-Language Pathologist, Super Duper Publications


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

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.

Speakers

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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ann Heatherly

Ann Heatherly

Instructional Coach, Thomas E. Kerns Elementary


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

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
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

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!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Instructional Coach, Greenville Schools
Follow me on Instagram... @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily


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

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
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

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
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 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

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


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

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
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

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 District One
Sarah McKinney is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson School District One. She serves three elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Seesaw Ambassador. Prior to being an Instructional Technologist, she taught K4 and K5 for... Read More →


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

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

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

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Instructional Coach, Greenville Schools
Follow me on Instagram... @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

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.

Speakers

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

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
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Whitnee Grant

Whitnee Grant

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am an instructional coach who is passionate about empowering young learners to explore, express, and explain their thinking. I love sharing how we as educators can build community and social capital, teach social and critical thinking skills through literacy.
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

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
Session Resources

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

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

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


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

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

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

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

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

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

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


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

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

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
AS

Abby Sakovich

Speech-Language Pathologist, Super Duper Publications


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

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, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


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

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, Liberty Point Elementary School


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

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

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.

Speakers
TO

Tom O'Brien

National Content Specialist, ExploreLearning
Thom O’Brien has been with ExploreLearning for over 17 years. He is responsible for delivering high quality professional development sessions, presenting content discussions at state, national conferences and working directly with teachers and students to improve teaching and learning... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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 a Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator who loves learning from and growing with fellow educators!


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

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

12:30pm

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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Shalonda Blakeney

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


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

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

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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Holly Holtzclaw

Elementary teacher, Paris Elementary


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

1:45pm

Seesaw in the Elementary Classroom
Seesaw is a free program that allows students of any age to digitally document what they are learning at school, making their work accessible to the teacher and parents. This session will broaden your understanding of Seesaw, providing ideas that will help increase student engagement, make assessments easier, and improve home-school communication. Please bring an iPad to this session.
Twitter: @abloc438
Instagram: mixitupinfirst
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Carrie Fesperman

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
110

1:45pm

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
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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Flipping out with FlipGrid and HyperDocs
Experience FlipGrid and HyperDocs for the elementary classroom. This session will combine HyperDocs and FlipGrid to give students choice in their work and make it interactive.
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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
109

1:45pm

iPad Users: Book Creator App for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Book Creator is an app on the iPad that students can use to create digital books on a variety of topics. Students will be able to use text, images, audio, and video to create digital books that they can save in iBooks. We will be learning how to use the basic functions of Book Creator to make our own digital book. Learning how to use this app in the classroom will provide students an opportunity to convey what they have learned while creating an engaging learning experience as they become young authors!
Twitter: @Gaillard_JG
Instagram: n/a

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Julianne Gaillard

Elementary Teacher, Monaview Elementary


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114

1:45pm

Alexa: Teacher Assistant
Alexa: Echo is not just for your home. See how this device can become a technological teaching assistant. Students can ask questions, get help, and interact with this device with minimal assistance.

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
106

1:45pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Holtzclaw

Holly Holtzclaw

Elementary teacher, Paris Elementary


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
221