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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

How I Went Paperless
In the day and age of limited copies and very little money to purchase supplies, we all have to be creative and selective in our use of these resources. Utilizing Google Classroom, my iPad Pro, and the Goodnotes App, I was able to go almost 100% paperless this past school year. From online reading journals to digital guided reading and data notebooks, you can make your classroom (and life) more organized, keep all the information you need at your fingertips, and drastically cut down the number of copies/reams of paper you use. Come let me change your teaching life and go paperless with me!
Twitter: @MeghaNoel6609
Instagram: meghanoel41185

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
226

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

How I Went Paperless
In the day and age of limited copies and very little money to purchase supplies, we all have to be creative and selective in our use of these resources. Utilizing Google Classroom, my iPad Pro, and the Goodnotes App, I was able to go almost 100% paperless this past school year. From online reading journals to digital guided reading and data notebooks, you can make your classroom (and life) more organized, keep all the information you need at your fingertips, and drastically cut down the number of copies/reams of paper you use. Come let me change your teaching life and go paperless with me!
Twitter: @MeghaNoel6609
Instagram: meghanoel41185

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
226

11:00am

HearBuilder® Online – Software for Literacy and Learning (PreK-8th Grade)
HearBuilder® Online targets the foundational skills required to build a strong base for listening, reading, and comprehension. This course provides an overview of the evidence-based titles included in the HearBuilder® Online software suite: Following Directions, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Memory, and Sequencing. Appropriate for English Language Learners (ELL), Response to Intervention (RTI), students performing below grade-level, and Title 1 programs; HearBuilder® features multi-level activities and supplements language arts skills essential to classroom success and allows educators and administrators to track student, group, school, and districtwide progress.
Twitter: @SuperDuperPub
Instagram: @SuperDuperPub

Speakers
AS

Abby Sakovich

Speech-Language Pathologist, Super Duper Publications


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

11:00am

How Seesaw Can Transform Your Classroom
This class will provide teachers support and ideas on how to use Seesaw in their classroom. Using the SAMR model, we will take a look at a variety of ways to use Seesaw to transform how students learn. Teachers will have a chance to look at 1st grade work samples and create sample assignments together.

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
205

12:15pm

Engaging with Literacy Task Cards
Teachers will be exposed to a variety of literacy task cards that hold students accountable and engaged during reading workshop. While teachers are working in guided reading groups, these literacy task cards help students work efficiently and independently to enhance relevant reading skills for both fiction and nonfiction texts on independent reading levels. Students will use a variety of iPad apps to complete the literacy task card activities, and create a final project to turn in electronically.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ann Heatherly

Ann Heatherly

Instructional Coach, Thomas E. Kerns Elementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

1:45pm

Robots and Coding Digital Playground
Get to play and learn with robots and coding! Participants will get to play on various coding apps as well as Ozobots, Dash robots, and Cubelets. All of these can be tied to numerous academic standards. Participants need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

Energize and Extend Learning Through Virtual Reality
Are you looking to energize your students and extend learning beyond the confines of your school walls? Come join us to learn how Virtual Reality can transform learning in your classroom! In this session, we will explore Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard and Youtube VR apps, while focusing on a variety of learning strategies that will better ensure authentic engagement and content understanding through Virtual Reality.
Twitter: @DLC_Jared, @andreaderrick19
Instagram: JaredJohnson4.0
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Dynamic Learning Project coaching fellow. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. I look forward to meeting... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
214

3:00pm

Robots and Coding Digital Playground
Get to play and learn with robots and coding! Participants will get to play on various coding apps as well as Ozobots, Dash robots, and Cubelets. All of these can be tied to numerous academic standards. Participants need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
113

3:00pm

Energize and Extend Learning Through Virtual Reality
Are you looking to energize your students and extend learning beyond the confines of your school walls? Come join us to learn how Virtual Reality can transform learning in your classroom! In this session, we will explore Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard and Youtube VR apps, while focusing on a variety of learning strategies that will better ensure authentic engagement and content understanding through Virtual Reality.
Twitter: @DLC_Jared, @andreaderrick19
Instagram: JaredJohnson4.0
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Dynamic Learning Project coaching fellow. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. I look forward to meeting... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
214
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

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

8:30am

Diving Into Dash
Dash is a versatile robot that has many different uses to integrate into the curriculum. Robots can make shapes, play music, speak, and much more. Some coding activities may include: mapping in social studies, forming letters/numbers, measurements to find area/perimeter, solving puzzles for math word problems, building extensions for students to practice engineering, and much more! Robots also have multiple accessories that can extend their capability. Come explore Dash stations to see what can be done with these robots. Please bring your iPad for this session. A limited amount of iPad's will be available if you do not have one.
Twitter: @ENSArocks
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

CANCELLED: Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
Need an engaging activity for students to demonstrate their learning? Participants will view student stop motions videos and learn how to create their own. Participants will need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
227

9:45am

Diving Into Dash
Dash is a versatile robot that has many different uses to integrate into the curriculum. Robots can make shapes, play music, speak, and much more. Some coding activities may include: mapping in social studies, forming letters/numbers, measurements to find area/perimeter, solving puzzles for math word problems, building extensions for students to practice engineering, and much more! Robots also have multiple accessories that can extend their capability. Come explore Dash stations to see what can be done with these robots. Please bring your iPad for this session. A limited amount of iPad's will be available if you do not have one.
Twitter: @ENSArocks
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

CANCELLED: Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
Need an engaging activity for students to demonstrate their learning? Participants will view student stop motions videos and learn how to create their own. Participants will need to bring an iPad to fully participate.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @classroomsnapshots

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Instructional Technology Teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary | 17/18 SCE TOY | Seesaw Ambassador | Remind Connected Educator, | Digital Learning Corps | Epic Master Teacher | Flipgrid Ambassador | | Twitter: @classrmsnapshot | Instagram: @classroomsnapshots


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
227

11:00am

HearBuilder® Online – Software for Literacy and Learning (PreK-8th Grade)
HearBuilder® Online targets the foundational skills required to build a strong base for listening, reading, and comprehension. This course provides an overview of the evidence-based titles included in the HearBuilder® Online software suite: Following Directions, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Memory, and Sequencing. Appropriate for English Language Learners (ELL), Response to Intervention (RTI), students performing below grade-level, and Title 1 programs; HearBuilder® features multi-level activities and supplements language arts skills essential to classroom success and allows educators and administrators to track student, group, school, and districtwide progress.
Twitter: @SuperDuperPub
Instagram: @SuperDuperPub

Speakers
AS

Abby Sakovich

Speech-Language Pathologist, Super Duper Publications


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Seesaw for Dummies
If you are looking for a teacher/student friendly app to use daily across all elementary grade levels and subjects, this is where it's at! Come explore how Seesaw can transform your classroom. Students will take a new level of pride in their work, collaborate, and even get a chance to connect with students across your school and even the globe. We will be discussing how to incorporate using Seesaw into what you already do and how to access activities that are already created for you!

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Mink

Kathleen Mink

First Grade Teacher


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
205

11:00am

Seesaw for Kinders
Seesaw is a powerful tool to use in a kindergarten classroom. Seesaw allows teachers to create lessons that not only engage but also challenge kinders to think outside of the box while also getting their hands on technology. Learn ways that you can transform your classroom routines, change the way that you plan your lessons, and give ideas to inspire problem solving, group work, and critical thinking.
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
211

12:15pm

Engaging with Literacy Task Cards
Teachers will be exposed to a variety of literacy task cards that hold students accountable and engaged during reading workshop. While teachers are working in guided reading groups, these literacy task cards help students work efficiently and independently to enhance relevant reading skills for both fiction and nonfiction texts on independent reading levels. Students will use a variety of iPad apps to complete the literacy task card activities, and create a final project to turn in electronically.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ann Heatherly

Ann Heatherly

Instructional Coach, Thomas E. Kerns Elementary


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

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

iPad Users: Book Creator App for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Book Creator is an app on the iPad that students can use to create digital books on a variety of topics. Students will be able to use text, images, audio, and video to create digital books that they can save in iBooks. We will be learning how to use the basic functions of Book Creator to make our own digital book. Learning how to use this app in the classroom will provide students an opportunity to convey what they have learned while creating an engaging learning experience as they become young authors!
Twitter: @Gaillard_JG
Instagram: n/a

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Gaillard

Julianne Gaillard

Elementary Teacher, Monaview Elementary


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114