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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
 

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

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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

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

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.

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
108
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers
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.
K

Klim

Art Teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


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

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
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fesperman

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117