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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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Mathematics [clear filter]
Tuesday, July 10
 

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

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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
231

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

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

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.

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 →


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

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.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
231

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
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 12:15pm - 1:15pm
220

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

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

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
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. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

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. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

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
112

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

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