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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

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

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, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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

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 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.
Session Resources

Speakers

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
Session Resources

Speakers
KA

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

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

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
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

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

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

12:30pm

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
Session Resources

Speakers

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
Session Resources

Speakers
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!

Speakers

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

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
Session Resources

Speakers
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

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
Session Resources

Speakers
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
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

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, Greenville County Schools


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
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 →


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
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

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

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

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

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

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


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