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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

Mission: Digital Breakout Edu
In this session, you will participate, explore, and build a Digital Breakout Edu to use in your content area using G Suite. Come join the fun!
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
202

8:30am

Classroom Management in the Digital Age
In the shifting landscape of education, teachers are expected to effectively harness the power of technology for learning while managing the distractions digital devices bring. Based on the book by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green, this workshop will guide and support novice or expert teachers in establishing device-rich classrooms that increase attention, decrease distraction, and maximize the power of today's technology.
Twitter: @ChristinEdge
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →
avatar for Christin Edge

Christin Edge

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg School District One
My personal mission can easily be summarized by the following quote from George Curous, “Technology will not replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.”After 6 years in the middle school science classroom as a technology pioneer... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
207

8:30am

Get "Serial" about Podcasting in the Classroom
Plug in your headphones and turn up the volume to explore authentic technology integration though podcasting. Discover how all learners create and present podcasts to communicate as readers, writers, and thinkers. Using the most current digital audio media platform, the classroom becomes a 21st Century learning environment where students sit behind the microphone and lead their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Doyle

Anna Doyle

Classroom Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! I am a fourth grade teacher and have enjoyed working with students in the classroom for fifteen years. My goal is to create authentic, meaningful learning experiences for my 21st Century learners each and every day. It is my belief that the integration of technology should... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

Integrating Instructional Technology through Human Centered Design
Instructors often initiate a new technology in their lesson without fully thinking through potential issues that may arise - often leading to disappointed instructors, confused students, and early departures from promising tools. This session will inform users about how to design the integration of learning technologies into their lessons using principles of human centered design. Attendees will leave the lesson with helpful tools like bookending, design mapping, framework creation.
Twitter: @mrgheesling
Instagram: cgheesling1
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
110

8:30am

The Dangers of the Internet
During this session, we will discuss internet predators, cyberbullying, sexting, and the dangers of posting too much personal information. We will talk about how this is all public and permanent information once sent out.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Vocabulary in the Digital Age
Are you trying to find new ways to incorporate technology into your daily classroom routine? Using technology to teach vocabulary is an engaging way to help students develop skills and learn content. Come to this session to learn about some user-friendly vocabulary tools, including: Haiku Deck, Quizlet, Memrise, and Vocabulary.com.

Speakers
avatar for H. Marie Lemon

H. Marie Lemon

Science Educator, Greenville County Schools
I teach Grade 6 Science at Greenville Early College, GEC, and a Newtech Network Project-based Learning school. After teaching science, both HS and MS, virtually, ESOL, Alternative Ed, Adult Ed, and traditionally, I can say I feel at home with the middle school PBL methods. I enjoy... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
225

9:45am

Classroom Management in the Digital Age
In the shifting landscape of education, teachers are expected to effectively harness the power of technology for learning while managing the distractions digital devices bring. Based on the book by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green, this workshop will guide and support novice or expert teachers in establishing device-rich classrooms that increase attention, decrease distraction, and maximize the power of today's technology.
Twitter: @ChristinEdge
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →
avatar for Christin Edge

Christin Edge

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg School District One
My personal mission can easily be summarized by the following quote from George Curous, “Technology will not replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.”After 6 years in the middle school science classroom as a technology pioneer... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
207

9:45am

Empowering Resources Playground
Looking for some free new tools & resources to energize your classroom? Go hands-on in this stations based session to explore virtual field trips, computational thinking skills, innovation challenges, acts of kindness and many more resources available at no cost. There are literally hundreds of lessons and activities for the classroom and home, with student challenges offering thousands of dollars in prizes.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
232

9:45am

Get "Serial" about Podcasting in the Classroom
Plug in your headphones and turn up the volume to explore authentic technology integration though podcasting. Discover how all learners create and present podcasts to communicate as readers, writers, and thinkers. Using the most current digital audio media platform, the classroom becomes a 21st Century learning environment where students sit behind the microphone and lead their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Doyle

Anna Doyle

Classroom Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! I am a fourth grade teacher and have enjoyed working with students in the classroom for fifteen years. My goal is to create authentic, meaningful learning experiences for my 21st Century learners each and every day. It is my belief that the integration of technology should... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

Harness the Power of Interdisciplinary Literacy Using Hands-On Tech
Building windmills in English? Public speaking in science? Writing in social studies? Come see how one grade level came together and energized students about learning! Using the novel, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba as a starting point, teachers at Fisher Middle School brought an energy PBL to life! When all content areas came together, students were not only able to create their own energy prototypes but empathize with others around the globe who don't have the energy resources we do! In this session, participants will be taken from planning to implementation and participate in some low-tech hands-on activities!
Twitter: @SchmotzerLaurie
Instagram: lschmotzer
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Schmotzer

Laurie Schmotzer

Middle school teacher, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
228

9:45am

The Dangers of the Internet
During this session, we will discuss internet predators, cyberbullying, sexting, and the dangers of posting too much personal information. We will talk about how this is all public and permanent information once sent out.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
107

9:45am

Vocabulary in the Digital Age
Are you trying to find new ways to incorporate technology into your daily classroom routine? Using technology to teach vocabulary is an engaging way to help students develop skills and learn content. Come to this session to learn about some user-friendly vocabulary tools, including: Haiku Deck, Quizlet, Memrise, and Vocabulary.com.

Speakers
avatar for H. Marie Lemon

H. Marie Lemon

Science Educator, Greenville County Schools
I teach Grade 6 Science at Greenville Early College, GEC, and a Newtech Network Project-based Learning school. After teaching science, both HS and MS, virtually, ESOL, Alternative Ed, Adult Ed, and traditionally, I can say I feel at home with the middle school PBL methods. I enjoy... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
225

11:00am

Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
In this session, you will learn about a variety of badge options offered in the Microsoft Educator Community. If you are interested in ways to integrate technology in the classroom, this is the community for you. Bring your device so that you can get started on the very first badge (MIE). If you are already certified as an MIE, come learn the next steps to earn certification as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert or Trainer.
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 11:00am - 12:00pm
211

11:00am

Digital Breakout!
Have you been able to break out? Come see how to create a fun and engaging breakout session with technology. This is a quick and free way to review grade specific standards while keeping your students on their toes. We will show you how to design a series of questions for your students to solve.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Garrison

Kara Garrison

Teacher, East North Street Academy
I've been teaching second and third grade for seven years in GCSD. Come see a new way to engage your students!


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
227

11:00am

Empowering Resources Playground
Looking for some free new tools & resources to energize your classroom? Go hands-on in this stations based session to explore virtual field trips, computational thinking skills, innovation challenges, acts of kindness and many more resources available at no cost. There are literally hundreds of lessons and activities for the classroom and home, with student challenges offering thousands of dollars in prizes.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
232

11:00am

Harness the Power of Interdisciplinary Literacy Using Hands-On Tech
Building windmills in English? Public speaking in science? Writing in social studies? Come see how one grade level came together and energized students about learning! Using the novel, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba as a starting point, teachers at Fisher Middle School brought an energy PBL to life! When all content areas came together, students were not only able to create their own energy prototypes but empathize with others around the globe who don't have the energy resources we do! In this session, participants will be taken from planning to implementation and participate in some low-tech hands-on activities!
Twitter: @SchmotzerLaurie
Instagram: lschmotzer
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Schmotzer

Laurie Schmotzer

Middle school teacher, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
228

11:00am

Universal Design for Learning: What You Need to Know and Technology Tools to Help
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is providing information in a way so all students can learn in the environment. We will provide a brief overview and introduce ways teachers can integrate UDL into their daily teaching to help all students learn in their classrooms. Bring a device to start creating your first UDL content!
Twitter: @bland1128
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

12:15pm

Bridging Gaps in Concepts Using Stop Motion Animation
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through using stop motion animation projects. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. The High School Science classroom will be highlighted in this presentation, but any discipline is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will also attempt to create a stop motion project based on a concept, that is audience contributed, on the spot! Bring a device, smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hambright

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
212

12:15pm

Integrating Technology into the Middle School Classroom Using Station Teaching
Do you wish your students were more engaged in the learning process in your classroom? Come learn how to integrate technology into your classroom through the use of station teaching. The presenters will allow teachers to rotate through stations as they share a variety of tech tools.
Twitter: @erica_aiken
Instagram: ericaaiken1
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Erica Aiken

Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
217

12:15pm

Launching a Technology Club Today: Practical and Inexpensive Ideas You Can Use
Looking for a way to launch a technology club but aren't sure where to start or how to pay for it? Come gather some practical ideas to create a club that introduces students to technology basics such as green screening, animation, 3D printing, coding, and robotics - and all without breaking the bank! Specific hands-on examples for lessons, handouts, ranking systems, activities and more will be given so you can use this in your club or in your classroom right away!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland

Principal/Technology and Robotics Coach, Bob Jones Academy
My name is Jenny Copeland, and I am currently the elementary principal at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I have several earned degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, but beyond degrees, I love education. I grew up knowing that was my passion... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:30pm

Building Better Rubrics for PBL
How can we as teachers develop useable and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice and choice? In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be looking at quality rubrics and building rubrics for your project(s).
Twitter: @AJBabc

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
207

12:30pm

Moon Shot Media Centers - New Media Practices for New Educational Approaches
As education changes, so should Media Centers. What are Moon Shot goals? How can your Media Center serve a future forward school? Learn how Media Centers and Media Specialists can use emerging technologies and pedagogy to create a future ready learning hub.
Twitter: @paddockspage
Instagram: @paddocksphotos
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
107

12:30pm

SCETV Resources for the Classroom
Did you know that SCETV offers a wealth of resources for educators: Knowitall.org, SC’s PBSLearningMedia.org, PBS Kids, and our new site, LearningWhy.org? SCETV also offers a large selection of recertification opportunities. Come learn about all the resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Gregory

Dianne Gregory

SCETV Educational Trainer, South Carolina Educational Television
Dianne Gregory is an educational trainer with SCETV. She enjoys sharing ETV's wonderful resources for the classroom. A retired Lexington District Two elementary principal, Dianne understands how important a variety of standards-based resources are for impacting student learning.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Unlock the 4 Cs with Digital Breakouts
Let’s get digital! If you don’t have the funds to buy Breakout EDU boxes and locks, or the time to reset in between classes, try creating a digital breakout! Participants in this session will learn how to turn their classrooms into digital Escape Rooms to promote the 4 Cs. This can’t-miss session will provide a step-by-step process and resources for creating digital breakouts that engage students in content, learning goals, and 21st century skills! Students will enjoy the challenge to communicate, collaborate, think critically, and be creative while competing in this fast-paced, timed learning experience.
Twitter: @Ms_Pursley
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Middle school teacher, Berkeley County
I teach ELA and English I courses to 8th graders in Goose Creek, SC. My top priority as a teacher is student, parent, staff, and community relationships because teaching is NOT a one-man-show. I use technology in the classroom to create opportunities and experiences for my learners... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

1:45pm

Bring the Field Trip to Your Class: Nepris
Are you looking to connect your classroom with industry experts? What if you could find a way to do this virtually? In this presentation, we will explore Nepris, an online platform for connecting real-world experts to your content and students. Through mentoring, this platform works well with PBL, STEAM, and even in a traditional setting.

Speakers
avatar for H. Marie Lemon

H. Marie Lemon

Science Educator, Greenville County Schools
I teach Grade 6 Science at Greenville Early College, GEC, and a Newtech Network Project-based Learning school. After teaching science, both HS and MS, virtually, ESOL, Alternative Ed, Adult Ed, and traditionally, I can say I feel at home with the middle school PBL methods. I enjoy... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
225

1:45pm

Classcraft - Gamifying the Classroom For Better Engagement and Discipline
Classcraft is a tool that educators can use to improve both student engagement and discipline in the classroom. Modeled after the video games that students love to play, the immersive management tool allows teachers to shape wanted and unwanted behaviors in the classroom. Students can earn XP for good behaviors and outcomes (allowing them to level up and unlock cool new things) and lose HP for unwanted behaviors - which could result in falling in battle and receiving a teacher-created sentence. Teachers can tailor this management tool to fit their particular class and use the features like Random Events and Wheel of Destiny to improve student engagement. Plus - it's fun!
Twitter: @MichelleHigdon6
Instagram: @mehigdon6
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
221

1:45pm

Discovering the Magic of DonorsChoose.org
Are you one of the teachers who spends $500+ of your own income yearly to support your students with a variety of resources to support instruction? Did you know that there is a non-profit organization available to help you fund the resources you require to make learning fun, engaging and technologically advanced? This session will introduce you to the magic of DonorsChoose.org! As National Teacher Ambassadors for DonorsChoose.org, we are here to help you set up a teacher account and post your first project! 94% of teachers nationwide with fully funded projects have said that the resources they received increased their effectiveness in the classroom. Please come ready to DREAM BIG for your classroom and students!
Twitter: @MrsHesterMES
Instagram: MelissaMarieHes
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

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

1:45pm

Sparking Innovations Through Real World Challenges
Designing authentic, real-world challenges can be, well, a challenge. They are, however, powerful tools for learning. Through more than ten years of challenge design with programs like, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, we’ve developed strategies and resources that we want to share with you. We will look at STEM, ELL, Health & Wellness, & Innovation Challenges spanning elementary through high school grade levels.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
232

1:45pm

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, assessment tools, and Google Classroom can make station teaching even more effective. These tech tools will save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I have used these tools in a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. These ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Twitter: @MrsTroutmanSC

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
227

1:45pm

Tips and Tricks for Using Special Education Online Resources
Special education service providers will learn how to locate and use resources available on the Special Education Services (SES) website as well as use the EasyIEP software system to aid in caseload management. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
213

3:00pm

Classcraft - Gamifying the Classroom For Better Engagement and Discipline
Classcraft is a tool that educators can use to improve both student engagement and discipline in the classroom. Modeled after the video games that students love to play, the immersive management tool allows teachers to shape wanted and unwanted behaviors in the classroom. Students can earn XP for good behaviors and outcomes (allowing them to level up and unlock cool new things) and lose HP for unwanted behaviors - which could result in falling in battle and receiving a teacher-created sentence. Teachers can tailor this management tool to fit their particular class and use the features like Random Events and Wheel of Destiny to improve student engagement. Plus - it's fun!
Twitter: @MichelleHigdon6
Instagram: @mehigdon6
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
221

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

3:00pm

Sparking Innovations Through Real World Challenges
Designing authentic, real-world challenges can be, well, a challenge. They are, however, powerful tools for learning. Through more than ten years of challenge design with programs like, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, we’ve developed strategies and resources that we want to share with you. We will look at STEM, ELL, Health & Wellness, & Innovation Challenges spanning elementary through high school grade levels.
Twitter: @discoveryed

Speakers
DE

Discovery Education

Discovery Education


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
232

3:00pm

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, assessment tools, and Google Classroom can make station teaching even more effective. These tech tools will save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I have used these tools in a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. These ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Twitter: @MrsTroutmanSC

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

3:00pm

Tips and Tricks for Using Special Education Online Resources
Special education service providers will learn how to locate and use resources available on the Special Education Services (SES) website as well as use the EasyIEP software system to aid in caseload management. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
213

3:00pm

Utilizing Social Media To Grow DonorsChoose.org Success
If you've got your projects posted on DonorsChoose.org and you are not having much luck in getting them funded or if you've exhausted funds from family and friends for classroom expenses, then this session is for you! We will explore a variety of ways to utilize social media platforms to help spread the word about your projects and how to increase the likelihood they get funded. Please bring your computer or personal device with your social media accounts to this session.
Twitter: @DrBrandiMassey
Instagram: brandibmassey
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
220
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

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

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

8:30am

Getting Outside of the 'Box' with Digital BreakoutEDU
Are you familiar with the popular BreakoutEDU games that use a kit or box? Did you know there are digital versions that are played entirely online? Are you ready to create a digital BreakoutEDU game of your own? This session will introduce the components of digital BreakoutEDU (no box needed) and help you on your way to creating your first digital BreakoutEDU game aligned with your curriculum and standards to meet the needs of the students in your classroom, and they can play it entirely ONLINE! Get ready to BREAKOUT and go DIGITAL! Bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session.
Twitter: @teachrlibrarian
Instagram: pbarker65 or brysonmslibrary

Speakers
avatar for Patti Barker

Patti Barker

Media Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about both teaching and technology and realize that they go hand in hand in the classroom. From showing a student ways to use technology as a means to demonstrate what they have learned, to introducing a colleague to a new app, my love of teaching and learning give... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
202

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!
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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.

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
106

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

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Kajsa McCullough

Elementary School Teacher


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
226

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
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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

9:45am

Discovering the Magic of DonorsChoose.org
Are you one of the teachers who spends $500+ of your own income yearly to support your students with a variety of resources to support instruction? Did you know that there is a non-profit organization available to help you fund the resources you require to make learning fun, engaging and technologically advanced? This session will introduce you to the magic of DonorsChoose.org! As National Teacher Ambassadors for DonorsChoose.org, we are here to help you set up a teacher account and post your first project! 94% of teachers nationwide with fully funded projects have said that the resources they received increased their effectiveness in the classroom. Please come ready to DREAM BIG for your classroom and students!
Twitter: @MrsHesterMES
Instagram: MelissaMarieHes
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Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
219

9:45am

Storyboarding...for students and teachers in any class!
Participants will learn how to use storyboards with Storyboard That to assign creative student presentations and to create teacher instructional tools. Examples will be shown for various levels and standards. Participants will be able to sign up for a Storyboard That account and develop plans for using this strategy in their classes in the fall.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: madelynshedd
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Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
221

11:00am

Breakout box for the classroom.
Information on how to best use a breakout box to engage all learners in any subject. By the end of this captivating session, you will be able to tell *What is a breakout box? *What you will need to set up your classroom for one. *Collaborate and compete to see how one may work in your own classroom. All resources will be included. Come to share your experience and skills.
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Carlos Gomez

Science 8, District 2 Spartanburg
Transplant from Michigan 2006. Teaching science ever since. Married eleven years and have a girl in second grade. Love eating, cooking, travel, wood working.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
106

11:00am

Critical Literacy in a Digital World
If we want students to become the empowered readers our society needs, they must become thoughtful readers who can critically evaluate text, especially online. This session will show you ways to help students navigate today’s complex information landscape by deeply analyzing what’s on the screen, behind the screen, and beyond the screen. We will be looking at several websites, including Checkology and Channel One, that will be useful for teachers and students to understand media literacy, bias, and evaluating information. Bring laptops or iPads!
Twitter: @tracy_legrand
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Tracy LeGrand

reading interventionist, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about all things literacy!


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

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.

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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

11:00am

Storyboarding...for students and teachers in any class!
Participants will learn how to use storyboards with Storyboard That to assign creative student presentations and to create teacher instructional tools. Examples will be shown for various levels and standards. Participants will be able to sign up for a Storyboard That account and develop plans for using this strategy in their classes in the fall.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: madelynshedd
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avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
221

11:00am

Utilizing Social Media To Grow DonorsChoose.org Success
If you've got your projects posted on DonorsChoose.org and you are not having much luck in getting them funded or if you've exhausted funds from family and friends for classroom expenses, then this session is for you! We will explore a variety of ways to utilize social media platforms to help spread the word about your projects and how to increase the likelihood they get funded. Please bring your computer or personal device with your social media accounts to this session.
Twitter: @DrBrandiMassey
Instagram: brandibmassey
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Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
219

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.
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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.
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Klim

Art Teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:15pm

CANCELLED: Bridging Gaps in Concepts Using Stop Motion Animation
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through using stop motion animation projects. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. The High School Science classroom will be highlighted in this presentation, but any discipline is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will also attempt to create a stop motion project based on a concept, that is audience contributed, on the spot! Bring a device, smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

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Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
212

12:15pm

Dive into New Depths of Knowledge with Technology
In this session, you will learn how to use technology to increase the rigor and complexity of student tasks in exciting and meaningful ways. Rigor is a huge buzzword in education. How can we increase the rigor in our classrooms without overwhelming students and increasing our own workload? We will use the SAMR and DoK models as our guide in designing higher-order thinking activities that utilize technology. Students in your classroom will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, extend their thinking, and redefine their tasks. The technology resources presented will include content creation apps and websites along with G Suite tools to help you manage it all. You are encouraged to bring your own devices to explore and interact.
Twitter: @MrsTroutmanSC

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Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

Integrating Technology into the Middle School Classroom Using Station Teaching
Do you wish your students were more engaged in the learning process in your classroom? Come learn how to integrate technology into your classroom through the use of station teaching. The presenters will allow teachers to rotate through stations as they share a variety of tech tools.
Twitter: @erica_aiken
Instagram: ericaaiken1
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Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
217

12:15pm

Launching a Technology Club Today: Practical and Inexpensive Ideas You Can Use
Looking for a way to launch a technology club but aren't sure where to start or how to pay for it? Come gather some practical ideas to create a club that introduces students to technology basics such as green screening, animation, 3D printing, coding, and robotics - and all without breaking the bank! Specific hands-on examples for lessons, handouts, ranking systems, activities and more will be given so you can use this in your club or in your classroom right away!

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Jennifer Copeland

Principal/Technology and Robotics Coach, Bob Jones Academy
My name is Jenny Copeland, and I am currently the elementary principal at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I have several earned degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, but beyond degrees, I love education. I grew up knowing that was my passion... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:30pm

Canva: A One-Stop Shop for Design
Canva is a multi-functional website that allows students to create a myriad of web-based products. It is kid friendly, and they really enjoy using it.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
226

12:30pm

ESCAPE the Lecture! BREAKOUT the Learning!
Breakout Boxes and Escape Rooms could provide the student-driven, critical thinking-based boost your unit needs in order to create lasting learning. Whether you use an already prepared kit or put together your own, you're sure to be surprised by what your students can accomplish together. In this presentation, we'll break down the steps to designing and conducting a challenge. We'll also do some make-it/take-it with a few puzzles you can use! Check out inquiry-based learning at its best, adaptable for any age-group and subject area!
Twitter: @rainey1427
Instagram: jrp1427jenn
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Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
207

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

12:30pm

Student Perspectives on Chromebooks in the Classroom
We surveyed over 250 students who are working with Chromebooks for the first time this year. We asked them how the Chromebooks have impacted their education and social interactions. Topics will include time spent on computers, the effectiveness of Chromebooks in the classroom, cheating, and social media. After we present our findings, we will have a group of students who will be willing to share their experience and answer any questions you may have.

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
115

1:45pm

Tinkercad: An Introduction to 3D Design and Printing
In this session, we will walk through brainstorming, designing, and printing a 3D model using the free online CAD program Tinkercad. This is an introductory class for anyone willing to learn! You will walk out of this session with your own digital model and the knowledge to create more with your students.
Twitter: @bveslib
Instagram: @bveslib

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Natalie Hester

Library Media Specialist, Buena Vista Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Buena Vista Elementary in Greer SC. I began my career teaching 5th grade before moving into 1st grade teaching Reading Recovery. I started teaching in the library/media center in 2008 and found my "happy place". I love being able to integrate technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

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

Blended Learning 101
Blended learning helps teachers meet the needs of every student in their classroom by meeting their individual personal needs. In this session, we will go over the basics of blended learning from the vocabulary to the practice. Successful blended learning lesson examples will be shared, as well as some lessons that didn't work. We will experience a blended learning lesson as students, in order to understand how the process works and why it is needed. Resources for further study and help in implementation will also be shared.
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: penchevable

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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

Breakout Edu for Beginners and Veterans
Attendees will be introduced to the creation of a traditional Breakout Edu and to a variety of new tools and technology that will raise the level of Breakout Edu for veteran users. You will be introduced to ways to use them collaboratively across the curriculum, try one out, and quickly create a Breakout Edu together if time permits. We will also share examples of student-created Breakouts, which emphasize the four C’s of 21st Century learning (Please bring your devices to participate in this session.)

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Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

Canva: A One-Stop Shop for Design
Canva is a multi-functional website that allows students to create a myriad of web-based products. It is kid friendly, and they really enjoy using it.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
226

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

1:45pm

Student Perspectives on Chromebooks in the Classroom
We surveyed over 250 students who are working with Chromebooks for the first time this year. We asked them how the Chromebooks have impacted their education and social interactions. Topics will include time spent on computers, the effectiveness of Chromebooks in the classroom, cheating, and social media. After we present our findings, we will have a group of students who will be willing to share their experience and answer any questions you may have.

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Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
115

1:45pm

The Flexible Classroom, Year 2
The 2017-2018 school year has been a year of exploration, growth and experimentation for me with the concepts of a flexible learning classroom. The Flexible Learning Classroom has changed my teaching completely. In this session you will see first hand how the flexible classroom can assist your students knowledge, engagement, learner ownership, and overall success as a student. I will show you how to set up your classroom with very little financial support and how technology can help. We will understand the impact it has had on my classroom in year 2 of this experiment. Please join me as we explore what your classroom has the potential to be.
Twitter: @lumberjack2005
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Joseph Miles

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have spent the past 12 years teaching in South Carolina. I am a West Coast kid by birth, but needed a change in pace. I taught my first two years in Greenwood at Northside Middle School. For the past 10 years I have been at Ralph Chandler Middle School honing the art of teaching... Read More →


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