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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

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

Speakers

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

8:30am

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
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Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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.

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Stephanie Castro

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
This is a brief bio.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
221

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

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

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

Speakers

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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Allison Barton

Allison Barton

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Elinor Lister

Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


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