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Tuesday, June 21
 

9:30am

45 Google Tools in 45 Minutes
Get ready to drink from a fire-hose as we talk about some of the top Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-Ons in education today. This will be a quick paced overview of some of my favorite apps I've used and seen used in the classroom. We’ll even do a little crowd sourcing to discover some attendee favorites.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

eLearning Specialist, EdTechZone
A champion for all things EdTech, Robbie spent 15 years at Brownsburg Schools as a classroom teacher and integration specialist and is currently the eLearning Specialist for Wayne Township Schools where he leads in the areas of Chromebooks, Android Tablets, Special Education, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 101

9:30am

Adding iPads to the Secondary Math Classroom
iPad is the ultimate tool for creativity, content consumption, collaboration, and critical thinking. This course focuses on using iPads to support math instruction. Specifically, we will explores Apple's rich educational resources ripe for revolutionizing your learning environment. We will look at a few apps that help students make meaning of mathematical concepts and be challenged to redesign your instructional approach to include interactive digital content. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 102

9:30am

Assessing Without Tests
Today's students grew up with standardized testing, so they either don't take them seriously or nearly hyperventilate when they hear the word "test." Come learn creative, tech-laden assessment ideas for any classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Chantell Manahan

Chantell Manahan

MSD Steuben County


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 231

9:30am

Connecting Beyond the Walls
Join us to learn about building PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), using a variety of social media tools with your students and classes (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.), and utilizing websites that expand your students' audience from only one (you!) to the world. Your digital toolbox will be filled!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Sherry is a Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. A former teacher-librarian with 20 years of experience with students K-12, she now enjoys working with teachers, leaders, and librarians across the state of Indiana and beyond on effective technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 218

9:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Hear of Discovery Education? Not sure how to use or access it? Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview.  Interested in the DE Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items, so be sure to stop by and talk. 

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 355

9:30am

Easy Ways to Incorporate Technology Daily Into Your Primary Classroom!
My goal is to give educators who are eager to incorporate technology into their classroom quick ideas that they can use immediately. I would like to help educators who do not know where to start get simple ideas that do not take a tech guru to figure out! I plan on discussing Kahoot, QR codes and readers, Crayola Color Alive, Seesaw, Aurasma, and Moby Max. I recommend downloading these apps if possible before attending. I will show how I’ve used these in my classroom and provide resources to help get you started.

Speakers
avatar for Karalee Peercy

Karalee Peercy

Teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools (Lapel Elementary)
I have been teaching for 12 years in the same district. Most of my teaching time has been in 2nd grade, but I have also taught 3rd grade and a remediation class. I love teaching and I love learning about new ideas that will help my students learn! I'm not a technology expert, but... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 167

9:30am

Google Drive 101
This session will help you understand the storage options and organization within Google Drive. The ideal participant is one who is new to using Drive and/or needs a refresher of the basics. You will learn how to navigate through your drive and gain an understanding of sharing files.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 103

9:30am

Hands On Use of Google Classroom
Hands on Google Classroom from beginner to advanced.

Speakers
JT

Jeff Thurston

Frankton Lapel School Corp
Jeff Thurston is a graduate of Ball State University with a BS, major in Mathematics, and a MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 274

9:30am

I Know It's Here, SOMEWHERE!
Overwhelmed with the amount of information that crosses your desktop? Need help finding emails, websites, docs, and more? This session will help you find and organize your materials via aids like Gmail, Chrome, bookmarks, and Keep. Bring your device, as we will even share and practice how to better track conference materials.

Speakers
avatar for Don Gniffke

Don Gniffke

Math Coach, Anderson Community Schools
Graduate of Kentucky Christian University (B.S.) and Ball State University (M.A. in El. Ed.). Classroom teacher for ten years (4th - 6th Grades), Elementary Data Coach (1 year), and currently the Math Instructional Coach for Highland Middle School, Anderson Community Schools. (3... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 166

9:30am

Infographics 101
What are they? Why use them? Why create them? This session will explore the use of infographics, how to teach with them and how to guide students in creating them.  Explore easy to use web tools and apps that are great for creating infographics.

Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 345

9:30am

Integrating GOOGLE DRAWINGS in Your Classroom
Find out how to integrate google drawings into your classroom lessons. We will show you how Google Drawings works and some amazing ways it can be used with students and teachers to engage students.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Claxon

Paul Claxon

Teacher, South Madison
Paul Claxon - I am a twenty-two year veteran teacher with wide and varied classroom and grade level experiences. I have taught third through sixth grade levels along with being an elementary technology special area teacher for eight years. In my current role, I teach kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media & eLearning Specialist, SMCSC


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 116

9:30am

Just Breathe- Simple Ways to Incorporate Technology Effectively
Do you find incorporating technology into your lessons daunting? This session will give you simple ideas on how to integrate technology in your classes right away as well as how technology can aid in differentiation and data keeping. Newsela, Kahoot/Socrative, Quizlet Live and Nearpod will be highlighted. 

Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 318

9:30am

Keep It Straight
With the plethora of resources available to us in this digital age, it can be overwhelming to find where a particular item is. LiveBinders and Padlet are resources to organize your bag of tricks. We will look at examples and learn how to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Storm

Julie Storm

Spanish Teacher, Lapel High School
Julie Storm has been teaching Spanish to high school students for sixteen years.  She has served colleagues as a department head and traveled with students internationally. Storm studied at Marian University (BA) and IUPUI (MA).


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 350

9:30am

Lucid for the Classroom
Create flow charts and flyers quickly and easily with the Google extension of Lucidchart and Lucidpress.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Science Department Head/Teacher, Frankton Jr/Sr High School
Jason Smith is a 2005 Indiana University graduate. He has taught for ten years as a science teacher, with the last seven years at Frankton High School. He is currently head of the Science Department and serves on the Technology Commitee.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 365

9:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 156

9:30am

Sparking Curiosity: A User's Manual
Using examples from the classroom, research, literature and film, this session will explore curiosity as a omnipresent motivational force in our world. Simple resources and instructional strategies used to spark curiosity will be modeled, case studies will be analyzed, and personal stories will be shared. An emphasis will be made on tangible strategies for sparking student curiosity, and how technology may operate as a strategic partner in this process. 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 133

9:30am

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Every student has a camera in their pocket and easy access to video tools that rival professional movie studios. How do we use these powerful technologies in the classroom? Explore non-traditional ways to harness the power of digital storytelling to tap into student creativity throughout the curriculum. In this session, we will explore a series of several different YouTube videos and genres. We will analyze the original each video and break down what exactly is so appealing about it and how we can use simple technologies to replicate those ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning CommunitiesFormer Kindergarten teacher


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 321

9:30am

Learn SMART Notebook Software
Introduce session attendees to SMART Notebook software, focusing on the basic toolbar and tools, the Gallery, Lesson Activity Builder (LAB), and add-ons.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Serra

Kristi Serra

Teacher & Integration Specialist, Lafayette Catholic School System


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
Decker 344

10:30am

5 Ways to Have Some Fun with Google Maps
Whether you use it to navigate the streets or to transform into a digital tourist, Google Maps has become one of the most essential tools on the web. We will go over Google sight seeing, smarty pins, earth picker, maps engine and ways to apply maps to classroom activities.  Paper maps are becoming obsolete, but the need to know how to read a map is not.  Whether it is measuring distances, exploring places around the world or even taking a trip to outer space; we can do all of these with Google maps.  

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She is, currently, a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation where she serves William... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 166

10:30am

Appy Hour - The Deep Dive
If you've attended one of those mind blowing and numbing "60 Apps in 60 Minutes" type workshops, this is NOTHING like that. We'll take a look at just a couple of really fantastic apps and tools and dig deeper into how they could be used in the classroom to impact student learning. If you have an app you've been wanting to investigate, bring it with you! We'll talk about that one too. This workshop will be very informal. Come ready to think, discuss, and learn!Appy Hour - The Deep Dive

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

eLearning Specialist, EdTechZone
A champion for all things EdTech, Robbie spent 15 years at Brownsburg Schools as a classroom teacher and integration specialist and is currently the eLearning Specialist for Wayne Township Schools where he leads in the areas of Chromebooks, Android Tablets, Special Education, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 101

10:30am

Collaborate Good Times, Come On!
The most amazing part of the Google Tool suite is its ability to allow users to collaborate. This session is designed for beginner users to learn the power of collaboration that’s available with Google Apps like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. Come with a Google account and a laptop and get started collaborating in Google!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Technology Specialist, Indiana Migrant Education Program


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 275

10:30am

Connecting Beyond the Walls
Join us to learn about building PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), using a variety of social media tools with your students and classes (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.), and utilizing websites that expand your students' audience from only one (you!) to the world. Your digital toolbox will be filled!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Sherry is a Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. A former teacher-librarian with 20 years of experience with students K-12, she now enjoys working with teachers, leaders, and librarians across the state of Indiana and beyond on effective technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 218

10:30am

Creating Interactive Presentations with Pear Deck
With Pear Deck, bring interactive and engaging slide presentations to your classroom! During this session, you will learn how this tool can be used to create real-time formative assessments and guide discussions. Pear Deck is user-friendly and can truly enhance student understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 103

10:30am

Digital Interactive Notebooks
Interactive notebooks just went paperless! Using Google Drive, participants will receive access to sample interactive notebook pages and learn how to create their own pages. Starting with the basics, participants get a hands-on tutorial on creating notebook pages with backgrounds, textboxes, movable pieces, and more! Don't throw away those old interactive notebook pages, learn how to upload them!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Gustin

Ashley Gustin

teacher, South Madison
Ashley Gustin is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Educational Administration.  She currently finished her seventh year as an elementary teacher. She has taught general elementary education and currently teaches... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 274

10:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the ground-breaking cross-curricular resource designed to simultaneously engage students and provide educators with instructional support. Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview of the various digital tools available.  Want to learn about the Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? Maybe you are looking for a content media source?  You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 355

10:30am

Engage Your Students' Minds with Technology - Without Losing Yours
Don't know where to begin with technology, need a few more tech teaching tools to engage your students, want useful tips on classroom management with technology? Through hands on, interactive examples, we will tackle these things and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Micah Dean

Micah Dean

6th grade Math & Science teacher, Anderson Community Schools
avatar for Kayla Hobbs

Kayla Hobbs

Teacher, Anderson Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 318

10:30am

Google Calendar
Learn to use Google Calendar for your classroom. Google Calendar can stream-line communication with students who have been absent, with students who need information about missing assignments, and with students about upcoming assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Storm

Julie Storm

Spanish Teacher, Lapel High School
Julie Storm has been teaching Spanish to high school students for sixteen years.  She has served colleagues as a department head and traveled with students internationally. Storm studied at Marian University (BA) and IUPUI (MA).


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 350

10:30am

Google Drawings--The Best Tool You Aren't Already Using!
Learn how to use this Google tool! I'll provide teacher and student examples of its use in the classroom, as well as give you time to create your own Google Drawings!

Speakers
avatar for Chantell Manahan

Chantell Manahan

MSD Steuben County


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 231

10:30am

10:30am

Implementing Chromebooks into the Science Classroom
Ideas for daily and project use of chromebooks in the high school science classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bays

Molly Bays

teacher, Lapel High School
Molly Bays is a biology and ICP teacher at Lapel High School. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Butler University in 2011, and her master's degree from Liberty University in 2014. In her three years of teaching at Lapel, she has incorporated My Big Campus and Google Apps... Read More →
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Donna Caudill

Lapel H.S.
Donna Caudill has taught for twenty-eight years. She currently teaches AP/Dual Credit 105 and Dual credit 107 Biology Teacher at Lapel High School. She has been using Google Classroom the past year and believe it is a great site for students to use. The program is especially helpful... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 159

10:30am

Minecraft Mania
What is this Minecraft thing?  Learn how to harness your students' obsession with Minecraft and use it to engage your students in the classroom.  You do not have to be a skilled builder to come up with amazing ways for your students to use Minecraft in class.   Learn the in's and out's of Minecraft as well as innovative ways to use it with your students.  Students can build a setting to a novel, calculate volume and area of buildings, collaborate on group projects like southern plantations, or test their survival skills.

Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 345

10:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 156

10:30am

New Spin to Poster Presentations
Group projects can be difficult to assess learning when a project is necessary. Have students acquire the same information but present it in a different way. Learn how to make a simple website that you can teach students to do as a way to prove learning in a different way. 

Speakers
SD

Sarah Dunham

STEM Teacher, Elwood Intermediate School
Sarah Dunham earned her Bachelor's degree from Ball State University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Her teaching experiences with the Elwood Community Schools have been as a high ability teacher for a semester and as a 4th Grade general education for four years... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 365

10:30am

Practical EdTech: Leveraging Simple Tools in Powerful Ways
Although impressive on paper, the newest tool or application can often distract, rather than empower, meaningful learning. Through classroom examples and live demonstrations, this session will help teachers develop, and more importantly, trust in, a simple and streamlined set of tools. Great teaching has been happening long before the advent of technology, and by simplifying our approach to technology integration, we can merge the best of both worlds! 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 133

10:30am

Rock Your Assessments
Are you looking for ways to use technology to help you gain more insight on your assessments? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take your current tests or quizzes and leverage technology to get more personalized information? Play “name that tune” to test your classic rock knowledge and learn to leverage technology to modify your current assessments and get more than a grade. This session will focus on bridging the gap between traditional and standards-based grading practices in a fun and practical way.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Garton

Steve Garton

Senior Manager, Common Sense Education
Steve Garton is a Senior Manager for Common Sense Education in the Learning Solutions program. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 321

10:30am

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Byrum Hall Lobby

10:30am

The iPad Flipped Classroom
iPad is the ultimate device for delivering anytime anywhere learning and for us educators it has never been easier to flip your instruction. This session starts from the stand point of answering "Why flip your instruction?", address the "video conundrum", lays out practical tools and tips to get you started, and ends up challenging you to think about your use of face to face and homework time. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 102

11:30am

Explore-Flip-Apply: An Inquiry Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Despite recent buzz, misconceptions about the "flipped" classroom are rampant. This session will deconstruct and re-define this concept, placing multimedia in the context of an inquiry based learning cycle where videos facilitate, rather than provide, knowledge construction. Current research, tangible tools, and an instructional model will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

11:30am

Exploring Digital Textbooks with Discovery Education
How can utilizing inquiry engage students in the classroom?  How does a digital textbook series that fundamentally changes the way students and teachers experience Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics translate to a practical use in the classroom? Join the Discovery Education team for a discussion around how an inquiry-based instructional design can empower students to control their own learning and facilitate critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills.

Speakers
EA

Erin Atkinson

7th grade Social Studies, Pendleton Heights Middle School
avatar for Andrew Harshey

Andrew Harshey

Manager, Education Partnerships, Discovery Education
Andrew Harshey has been part of Discovery Education for the past 5 years. As a member of the partnerships team, Andrew collaborates with teachers and administrators across the country to help realize strategic visions and create engaging learning environments through customized professional... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 347

11:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Have you begun looking for a NEW Science textbook? Looking for something that is dynamic and relevant? Can help you differentiate and improve achievement? Stop by and chat with us about DE Techbook. Other Techbooks offered for social studies and mathematics. Plus great digital content for all subjects. Chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 355

11:30am

Getting Started Socially
This introductory session will include defining a digital footprint, walking through setting up a Twitter account, creating a classroom Facebook page, and utilizing Remind. The session will also include tips and tricks, dos and don'ts, and a recommendation list of education related chats and Twitter users. 

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Thurman

Trevor Thurman

6th Grade Teacher, South Madison Community School Corporation
One of our eLead IGNITE presenters in 2017, Trevor Thurman has gone on to become a Google Certified Trainer, Discovery STAR Educator, and more. Tapping into his passion for work/life balance and collaboration, Trevor has been developing keynote presentations and workshops on both... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 116

11:30am

How to Become a NearPod Ninja
Introduce session attendees to the concept of NearPod, the basic features of the NearPod platform, and the benefits of teaching with NearPod. Use the NearPod platform to new NearPod lesson samples, search existing NearPod lessons, and create a simple NearPod lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Serra

Kristi Serra

Teacher & Integration Specialist, Lafayette Catholic School System


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 344

11:30am

iPad iOS 9.3 in Education
Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 167

11:30am

Moby Max: Fun! Strategic Learning for ALL!
Moby Max brings technology to the classroom and differentiate all students learning across the grade levels and academic curriculum areas. Students use the placement tests to locate missing skills through immediate data, set goals to narrow the learning gap and be able to increase mastery levels of skills and increase and show academic progress. Students enjoy the program, being able to pace themselves and see their progress daily. They recieve positive motivation and rewards (badges and games) while teachers can send students messages, check on skills to work individually, with small groups or as a class and then assign mini/pre/post assessments to help guide instruction. There is a behavior management aspect that can help the students to improve their behavior increase a more positive class environement. Moby Max creates a positive home work and practice that is developed at the students instructional level for the use of technology in one on one class environments. 

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Gleeson

Sherri Gleeson

6th grade teacher, Anderson Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 102

11:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 156

11:30am

QR Code Me
Curious about engaging students with QR codes? Come check out how to create and use QR codes to engage students. Bring a device with you to this session. Come with a free QR scanning app. I will have some app suggestions if you are not sure where to start.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 104

11:30am

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

11:30am

Tech Tools for your Reading Block
Looking for ways to integrate technology into your reading block? This session will not only highlight some great websites, but will also focus on how to utilize Google Docs, Slides, and Hangouts into your instruction. You will leave with a wealth of ideas and resources!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 103

11:30am

Using Canvas in Music and Other Non-Traditional Classes
This presentation will help attendees use Canvas in non traditional classrooms. Sample Canvas projects that encourage students to demonstrate higher level thinking will be presented. Attendees will learn to create interactive assignments and projects in Canvas that encourage the use of multimedia components by the teacher and the students.

Speakers
avatar for Myron Taylor

Myron Taylor

Band Director, Anderson Community School Corporation



Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 365

11:30am

Using Google Tools to Design Elementary Lessons
Save $ on Teachers Pay Teachers and learn to use Google Docs, Drawings & Clip Art to make your own practice for lower elementary students. You will need a laptop and mouse to practice along with me during the session. Let's learn from each other!

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Gray

Kirsten Gray

Teacher, Anderson/Edgewood
I'm an accountant turned teacher 10 years ago. I love using technology to plan, communicate with parents, and to be creative making fun learning activities. I've heard people say, "I don't have any tech at my school, so why should I attend eLead?" Well...if you have a computer, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 214

11:30am

Using INSPIRE-Based Lessons in the Classroom
Get connected with the wealth of resources provided by the State of Indiana through INSPIRE. From academic databases designed specifically for educators, to student-friendly resources in all subject areas, INSPIRE has it all. Using INSPIRE-based assignments in the classroom is a perfect way to teach valuable research and information literacy skills to students of all ages. This session will highlight specific INSPIRE resources and show you how to connect them to your curriculum objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Hobbs

Lynn Hobbs

Director, Pendleton Community Public Library
Lynn Hobbs has worked as a public librarian for twenty years and is currently the Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library. Lynn is also the Chair of the INSPIRE Steering Committee and has extensive experience with INSPIRE and its resources. Lynn holds a Masters Degree... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 318

11:30am

Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom: The Library of Congress Model
Join fellow attendees in identifying, organizing, and analyzing sets of primary source documents. Learn about the teaching materials available from the Library of Congress. Take home new ideas for using primary sources in your classroom along with a set of blank analysis tools for maps, photos, interviews, films, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth Osborn

Dr. Elizabeth Osborn

Project Director, Indiana University
ELIZABETH R. OSBORN is the Project Director for at the Indiana University Center on Representative Government. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. History from IU in 2004. Before joining the Center she was the creator of the Indiana Supreme Court’s award winning education outreach program... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 159

11:30am

What in the World?! - Social Studies Tech Tools
Are you a 1:1 Social Studies teacher who needs practical tips that you can implement in your classroom? Tim Gray is an 11 year veteran Middle School Geography teacher from Southern Hancock Schools. Join this Google Level 2 certified teacher as he shows you essential tech tools such as Pear Deck, Scribble Maps, Timeline Makers, video creators, games and more!  

Speakers
TG

Tim Gray

CSC Southern Hancock Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 218

12:30pm

Amazon Education: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Tools

Are you interested in understanding what all the OER hype is about? Are you looking for ways to save time when planning for next year? If so, then this session is for you. You will be given an overview of the history of open education and introduced to the ongoing partnership between the State of Indiana and Amazon Education. In addition, you will gain access to Amazon’s newest tool, currently in closed beta– a go-to source for free, educator-created digital content for your classroom. 


Speakers
JF

Jill Florant

Amazon Education
As part of the Amazon Education team developing a new tool for free educator-created content, Jill Florant works closely with educators so that they can effectively discover and share learning practices. With more than 15 years of experience in blended and online learning, Jill supports... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 159

12:30pm

ClassDojo ... Fun Behavior Management
ClassDojo is a web based behavior management system that allows students to have fun creating their own monster and view their positive and negative points. Parents sign up and monitor their behavior. Give instant feedback and engage your students!

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bays

Fred Bays

4th Grade Teacher, Mt Vernon Schools
Fred has been teaching for 3 years. He was a pastor for 25 years, after beating stage 3a malignant melanoma cancer, he renewed his teaching degree. Fred has a unique approach to education that involves developing real-life, game-based approaches to learning. He's developed a Shark... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 156

12:30pm

Collecting and Using Student Data for Real Time Instruction.
Beyond the fun and flashy game style quizzing programs like Kahoot and Quizziz lies the less flashy (yet free) website Thatquiz.org. This session will look at using this web tool to create formative assessments that will give students and teachers immediate feedback. Furthermore, we will discuss how this data can be used to provide real-time instruction in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 102

12:30pm

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the inquiry-based science textbook built on the 5E model! Integrates hands-on labs, digital exploration, and more. What your students to learn to read, write, and think like a scientist? Stop by and check out the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Plus, you could win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 355

12:30pm

Earn Your Google World Traveler Passport
Have you ever wanted to travel the world with your students? Don’t have the funding? Who does? Become a Google World Traveler using some of the most incredible yet accessible tools available. We’ll investigate tools like Google Lit Trips, Google Cultural Institute, Google Cardboard, and Google Expeditions to cross curricularly circumnavigate the globe!!

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

eLearning Specialist, EdTechZone
A champion for all things EdTech, Robbie spent 15 years at Brownsburg Schools as a classroom teacher and integration specialist and is currently the eLearning Specialist for Wayne Township Schools where he leads in the areas of Chromebooks, Android Tablets, Special Education, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 101

12:30pm

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with iPad
Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 167

12:30pm

Intro to NBC Learn
Learn how to access NBC Learn K-12 and use the 19,000+, standard aligned resources for multiple content areas including English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Health/PE and more! All made available to you and your classroom by the Indiana DOE Digital Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 166

12:30pm

Let's Hangout!
Have you heard the phrase "Google Hangout" but have no idea how to implement it within your classroom? This workshop will give a basic tutorial of it and offer a variety of website and contact suggestions for various subjects and grade levels to implement in your classrooms. 

Speakers
AI

Amy Ingram

Lapel High School


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 214

12:30pm

Mobile Apps in Education

A look into apps that can help leverage student learning in your classroom. Get hands on with trending apps to help engage your classroom or for your own professional development.  The below app are just the beginning of knowing what students and teachers are using to engage the learning process. 

Apps: Periscope, Snapchat, Youtube Capture, Google Street View (VR), Photo Math, Google Hangout and Photos,  and Newsela.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Technology Specialist, Indiana Migrant Education Program


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 275

12:30pm

Put the I in Movie
Come see how to integrate the I Movie app into your language arts curriculum. Great even if you only have one I Pad! You will learn how to use this movie making app and how to make your language arts class come alive.  

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Dowd

Catherine Dowd

PLUS teacher, Anderson Community Schools
I have been teaching for 25 years. This was my first year for 1 to 1 devices. My students really enjoyed having access to technology.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 231

12:30pm

Speaking Silently: Using Online Conversations to Amplify Student Ideas and Engagement
Students are often receivers of information: they’re lectured at, presented to, viewers of; while these are often important ways of transferring information, the students aren’t doing much. This session shares computer-based tools and strategies for shifting students from passive receivers to active constructors of information without changing all your curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson

Professional Development Coordinator, Delaware Community Schools and Indiana Writing Project
Lindsey spent 10 years as a middle and high school English and social studies teacher. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for Delaware Community Schools, helping teachers to use technology to enhance their teaching. She is also a reading specialist as well... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 350

12:30pm

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

12:30pm

Tech Talk
Chromebooks? Ipads? Windows 10? What's on the tech radaar? How do you let your tech people know what you need? What are the right questions to ask? What are the buzzwords? What should I check first before contacting tech? Find out here!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Mobile Device Manager, Anderson Community Schools
Using Chromium to extend the life of dated computer hardware.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 318

1:30pm

Video as an Instructional Device
Within the last five years, the popularity of You Tube, Khan Academy, and a myriad of different production tools have placed video under an education technology microscope. This session will investigate video through both a lens of inquiry and information transfer, while also sharing useful tools and tricks for curating, sharing editing and tracking video. Emphasis will be placed on Multimedia Media Learning Theory in the context of video design.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

1:30pm

Amazon Education: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Tools

Are you interested in understanding what all the OER hype is about? Are you looking for ways to save time when planning for next year? If so, then this session is for you. You will be given an overview of the history of open education and introduced to the ongoing partnership between the State of Indiana and Amazon Education. In addition, you will gain access to Amazon’s newest tool, currently in closed beta– a go-to source for free, educator-created digital content for your classroom. 


Speakers
JF

Jill Florant

Amazon Education
As part of the Amazon Education team developing a new tool for free educator-created content, Jill Florant works closely with educators so that they can effectively discover and share learning practices. With more than 15 years of experience in blended and online learning, Jill supports... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 159

1:30pm

Calling All Authors
Do your students love to write books? Want them to like writing books? Come learn how students can publish their writing in book creator. This app makes it fun to draw, write, and publish books.  

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Dowd

Catherine Dowd

PLUS teacher, Anderson Community Schools
I have been teaching for 25 years. This was my first year for 1 to 1 devices. My students really enjoyed having access to technology.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 231

1:30pm

Collaborating with Google Hangout
Surely every teacher has wished they could be two places at once. Come learn how a 6th grade team used Google Hangouts to teach a Social Studies unit, including one teacher teaching 6 classes at the same time. Then brainstorm how this model could apply in your own classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Thurman

Trevor Thurman

6th Grade Teacher, South Madison Community School Corporation
One of our eLead IGNITE presenters in 2017, Trevor Thurman has gone on to become a Google Certified Trainer, Discovery STAR Educator, and more. Tapping into his passion for work/life balance and collaboration, Trevor has been developing keynote presentations and workshops on both... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 116

1:30pm

Digital Tools to Promote Close Reading
More and more reading is being done on screens, but the culture of online reading tends to promote skimming rather than deep reading. This session focuses on free, simple, interactive tools and strategies to use in your classroom to help students close read and interact with a text.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson

Professional Development Coordinator, Delaware Community Schools and Indiana Writing Project
Lindsey spent 10 years as a middle and high school English and social studies teacher. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for Delaware Community Schools, helping teachers to use technology to enhance their teaching. She is also a reading specialist as well... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 350

1:30pm

Easy EdPuzzle Video Lessons for Every Subject!
Edpuzzle is a search engine for short videos on every subject matter. You can add questions into the video and your voice so they can reply as they learn. Find movie clips, animations, and teacher lessons. It's a quick and engaging way to introduce topics. 

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bays

Fred Bays

4th Grade Teacher, Mt Vernon Schools
Fred has been teaching for 3 years. He was a pastor for 25 years, after beating stage 3a malignant melanoma cancer, he renewed his teaching degree. Fred has a unique approach to education that involves developing real-life, game-based approaches to learning. He's developed a Shark... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 156

1:30pm

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Mac
Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 167

1:30pm

Extensions and Apps Galore!
If you are a Google Chrome user looking for extensions and apps useful to your teaching and your students learning, this is the session for you. We will cover as many useful extensions and apps as we can in the 45 minutes we have. I will share AT LEAST 25 different apps and extensions I use, and I hope you will be willing to share some of your favorites as well.  

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

teacher/trainer, Oak Hill United School Corp
Kara is an innovative special education teacher with 29 years of experience in elementary and middle school levels, as well as the lead trainer/speaker for Guiff Goodies For Education (guiffgoodiesforeducation.com). She is a resource teacher, interventionist, and co-teacher in general... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 340

1:30pm

Flipped Geometry Classroom and eLearning
Experience the process of creating a flipped classroom and how to utilize for eLearning.  

Speakers
JA

Joe Anderson

High School math/secondary tech integration, MVCSC
Math teacher for 5 years at MVCSC. Technology Integration for MVCSC last 2 years.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 214

1:30pm

How to Become a Student Response Superstar
Introduce session attendees to the concept of student response, the basic features of the Kahoot and Socrative platforms, and the benefits of using student response during daily lessons. Use Kahoot and Socrative platforms to view student response samples, search existing student response lessons, and create a simple student response lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Serra

Kristi Serra

Teacher & Integration Specialist, Lafayette Catholic School System


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 344

1:30pm

Make Learning Awesome with Kahoot
Kahoot is a free website that allows educators to create, share and play fun learning games that are appropriate for all ages and subjects! During this session, you will learn about how this fantastic tool can fit perfectly into your curriculum to quickly check for student understanding! 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 103

1:30pm

NBC Learn Open Session
Heard of NBC Learn? Not sure how to use or access it? Join an NBC Learn specialist for a quick overview. 

Want to learn how you can share this resource with others? Talk with a specialist about a free customized webinar for your grade level or staff. 

Stop in Hartung 355 to talk. 

Moderators
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 355

1:30pm

Open Educational Resources and what they can do for you
Teachers and students have an abundance of Open Educational Resources (OERs) just waiting to be to be tapped into. Attendees will learn about the ever expanding world of OERs, Creative Commons licensing, and how to search and find the best free content on the web. Furthermore, attendees will learn how to leverage the power of iTunesU and other OER banks to access supplemental content and build their own course transforming their course into a media rich learning experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 102

1:30pm

Quizlet Rocks
I plan to introduce the quizlet environment, demonstrate set creation and duplication, show the advantages of the teacher accounts, and run live competitions using the apps new gamification tools.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Callen

Todd Callen

ELA Teacher, ACSC


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 347

1:30pm

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

1:30pm

Tech Up Your Lesson Plan with Purpose
Many teachers find integrating technology into lessons a little overwhelming. This session begins by demonstrating how to find technology that meets the needs of your student population, devices and lesson objective. We’ll transition to the integration through the lens of SAMR of those quality tools into lesson plans while adhering to lesson goals. Teachers will think with purpose about where, why, and how to integrate technology into their teaching. The product of the session will be the design of tech-rich lessons that support higher-order thinking. 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense providing keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and support for districts across Southern California. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 104

1:30pm

Technology? Not in my Classroom!
This presentation will not just teach you about the technology. It will give you ideas on how to use the technology in your classroom (QR Code, Zaption and Google Classroom). 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Wilkerson

Amanda Wilkerson

Technology Coordinator, Central 9


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 365

1:30pm

Ways to simplify Your Life with Google forms
Have you ever wondered what else you can use Google forms for besides assessment?  Are you a prom sponsor that is selling tickets?  A student council advisor that is collecting votes for different roles in office?  There are so many ways that Google forms can simplify your life and make time for the things that matter!  This session will include how to use form add ons such as form notifications, form limiter as well as ways to customize your form to meet your needs.  Forms can help with parent communication when sending sign ups home and making sure the papers don't get lost in the shuffle.  Look no further and come see how Google forms can help you.

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She is, currently, a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation where she serves William... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 345
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

9:30am

10 Google Search and Calendar Techniques for Staff and Students!
In this 45 minutes session, you will learn to narrow down search results and get to the information you really want. I have pulled together 10 outstanding "tricks" that will help you and students locate their needed information faster. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Claxon

Paul Claxon

Teacher, South Madison
Paul Claxon - I am a twenty-two year veteran teacher with wide and varied classroom and grade level experiences. I have taught third through sixth grade levels along with being an elementary technology special area teacher for eight years. In my current role, I teach kindergarten... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 218

9:30am

A Swiss Army Knife for the Classroom
Learn how to use Google Forms to collect survey information, distribute tests/quizzes, as a rubric and what everyone is bringing to the department pitch-in. Data from the resulting form is collected in Google sheets and can be anonymous or collected from the respondent’s username. Extensions make it more powerful.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kiggins

Beth Kiggins

Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist, University of Indianapolis
I am a certified Google Educator. I teach a technology in education course to pre-service teachers. I am interested in the integration of Google Apps into the college classroom. In my day job, I support faculty in their use of instructional technologies to promote learning. I also... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 365

9:30am

All Students Every Day
Standard-based grading and blended learning go hand in hand. During this session participants connect standard-based grading and blended learning to differentiate and personalize learning. This session provides a foundation for building a blended learning classroom that supports standard-based grading.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual
Jamie DeWitt works in collaboration with educators throughout Michigan, building high-quality online and blended professional learning experiences as Director of Blended Professional Learning. She advocates for equity in education for each and every child. She lives life to the fullest... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 103

9:30am

Common Problems Faced by Students and Teachers
Common Problems faced by Students and Teachers
Elearning flexibility is a major draw to college students but K-12 elearning is coming at students providing opportunities and challenges alike. This presentation will look at common problems facing K-12 students and educators.
Student topics:
Digital Divide - Many schools, districts and communities are economically disadvantaged and online access resources are scarce. A survey of schools by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), half of schools and libraries that apply for federal subsidies have “lower speed Internet connectivity than the average American home — despite having, on average, 200 times as many users.” Communities are also behind in funding access points. The presentation will discuss the useage of programs and tech that allow learning to continue offline. 
Motivation and Attitude - Every teacher faces moments when it seems difficult (if not impossible) to engage students. This issue is crucial when we think about the importance of students becoming 21st-century explorers of knowledge. The presentation discussion will focus on risk and rewards of what’s is considered motivation in the online learning world and how attitudes toward online learning are shifting. 
Instructors:
Teaching face to face to hybrid to online – The resounding sound of public education institutions is the clamoring for technology and programs that take teachers and student on a new journey. The presentation will discuss professional development with tech and teaching differentiations from face to face to hybrid to 100 percent online.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 344

9:30am

Connecting and Communicating with Your Students
You will see several tools that can be used in your classroom for collaboration, question/answer, creating, and communicating with your students. Lino, Padlet, TodaysMeet, AnswerGarden, and GoFormative. See these tools from a teacher and student perspective. Learn how to create and use them in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media & eLearning Specialist, SMCSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 116

9:30am

Creating Curriculum Through Animation (Student Driven)
Allowing students to be in the driver seat by creating animation over the curriculum has enhanced learning while making it fun. Students take pride in creating something that others will view as creative, and the learning process has succeeded.  

Speakers
JS

Josh Strange

Teacher, Lapel High School (Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation)


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 214

9:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Hear of Discovery Education? Not sure how to use or access it? Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview.  Interested in the DE Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items, so be sure to stop by and talk. 

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 355

9:30am

Explore-Flip-Apply: An Inquiry Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Despite recent buzz, misconceptions about the "flipped" classroom are rampant. This session will deconstruct and re-define this concept, placing multimedia in the context of an inquiry based learning cycle where videos facilitate, rather than provide, knowledge construction. Current research, tangible tools, and an instructional model will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Reardon Auditorium

9:30am

Infographics 101
What are they? Why use them? Why create them? This session will explore the use of infographics, how to teach with them and how to guide students in creating them.  Explore easy to use web tools and apps that are great for creating infographics.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 321

9:30am

It Makes My Life Easier and It Is Free
The presentation will cover several free programs that can make teaching a little easier and more interactive. Programs covered will include: Google Classroom - how students can upload work and cut down on printing. Google Forms for creating and self grading of quizzes using Flubaroo. Kahoot - review, exit questions and competition.

Speakers
DS

Dawn Small

BUSINESS TEACHER, Elwood Junior/Senior High School
I have many years of experience teaching Business Education, I have been at Elwood Junior Senior High School for the past 11 years.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 347

9:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 156

9:30am

Are You Staring at a Blank Canvas?
Part 1 of 2: This session is a high level overview of Canvas (LMS) and will give you ideas to help you start creating your online classroom in Canvas. This session is for beginners, the following session will be hands on. 

Part 2 of 2: Now that you have an idea of what Canvas can do let's get started. This portion will be hands on so bring a laptop if you can. This is for beginners (haven't set up a homepage yet). 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 104

9:30am

Basics of iBooks Author - Build Your First iBook
Since it’s inception iBooks Author has been a major disruptor for the traditional classroom experience. Placing this tool in the hands of students transforms their role from being passive consumers to active builders of authentic content that can be published to a global audience. Furthermore, teachers around the world are using iBooks Author to create multi-touch interactive textbooks transforming the student learning experience into one that is interactive, personalized, and highly engaging. Attendees will learn how this amazing tool can totally unleash the creative juices of both the student and the teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 102

10:30am

5 Ways to Have Some Fun with Google Maps
Whether you use it to navigate the streets or to transform into a digital tourist, Google Maps has become one of the most essential tools on the web. We will go over Google sight seeing, smarty pins, earth picker, maps engine and ways to apply maps to classroom activities.  Paper maps are becoming obsolete, but the need to know how to read a map is not.  Whether it is measuring distances, exploring places around the world or even taking a trip to outer space; we can do all of these with Google maps.  

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She is, currently, a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation where she serves William... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 318

10:30am

Blending Holistically Presentation
One question that teachers ask themselves as they begin to design a blended course is which elements are best served face-to-face environment and which are best served online? This will be an energetic, hands-on workshop with a focus on how to think through this process. We will consider which environment best serves the intended instructional outcomes and the unique needs of your students. Participants will get a chance to apply this holistic approach by analyzing mock lesson scenarios and they will leave the session with an understanding of how they can apply this approach to their own blended environment

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual
Jamie DeWitt works in collaboration with educators throughout Michigan, building high-quality online and blended professional learning experiences as Director of Blended Professional Learning. She advocates for equity in education for each and every child. She lives life to the fullest... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 103

10:30am

Blendspace is Flipping Fantastic
Blendspace is a free web tool for instructors to collect numerous resources all in one place. Resources include websites, videos, files, quizzes and more. Learn to create a resource for use by your students away from the classroom. Blendspace is not only easy but engaging for the students.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kiggins

Beth Kiggins

Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist, University of Indianapolis
I am a certified Google Educator. I teach a technology in education course to pre-service teachers. I am interested in the integration of Google Apps into the college classroom. In my day job, I support faculty in their use of instructional technologies to promote learning. I also... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 365

10:30am

Creating Assessments That Can’t Be “Googled”
In an online classroom when we cannot see students doing their work, we have to provide assessment opportunities that allow students to showcase their learning in a way that provides reliable data for the teacher. This is one of the biggest challenges for online educators: determining whether the student actually understands the material or simply understands how to use Google to find answers. In this session, learn strategies to make your assessments “Google proof.”

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 274

10:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the ground-breaking cross-curricular resource designed to simultaneously engage students and provide educators with instructional support. Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview of the various digital tools available.  Want to learn about the Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? Maybe you are looking for a content media source?  You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 355

10:30am

Engaging students in a Blended Learning Classroom with 1:1 Activities
Have you heard the terms "Blended Learning" & 1:1 E-Learning used lately? Let's dive right in and pretend that you are teaching with this strategy & technology piece TODAY! We have created a mock classroom for you to experience what this will be like for you & your students.

You will leave with resources that you can use right away! You will learn about new free apps to help you differentiate instruction, save on paper, and make grading easier. The goal is for students to be more independent, complete engaging tasks for their learning journey, while still meeting with you for differentiated instruction! Using data from completed assignments within the apps will help to guide your next steps for your students! :)

We can't wait to show you what this looks like and collaborate about what we envision our classrooms to be like! Let's do what we know is best for our students!


Speakers
avatar for Amanda  Holland

Amanda Holland

1st grade teacher, MVCSC
avatar for Amy McCleery

Amy McCleery

First Grade Teacher, Mt. Vernon CSC
Wife, Mother of three girls, First-Grade Teacher, Barn Quilt Enthusiast, Nature lover, Owl and Butterfly observer



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 340

10:30am

Forms of All Sorts
Google Forms is a dynamic tool that can be used in many different ways from assessments to collecting information, choose your own adventure story to many other ways of incorporating forms into your routine.  Also, dig deeper into the responses from the forms to leverage the information in a more meaningful way. Come with a Google Account and a laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Technology Specialist, Indiana Migrant Education Program


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 350

10:30am

From Fear to Fearless: Transform your teaching using the iPad , Screencast-O-Matic, Swivl, and Apple TV.
Journey into the virtual classroom and learn how to incorporate the iPad, Screencast-O-Matic, Swivl, and Apple TV in order to create captivating, interactive, multimedia presentations. Learn how to create a highly visual and engaging presentation or tell a powerful digital story! Don’t fear new technology; embrace it. Become fearless!

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Haney

Sandra Haney

Adjunct Communication Professor/High School Speech Teacher, Southern Hancock School Corporation
Sandra Haney, M.Ed., has taught speech, English, and CMST 101 (Communication Studies) at New Palestine High School for the past nineteen years. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Southern Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 347

10:30am

Infographics: Reinventing the Poster
Infographics are a great way for students to demonstrate understanding of things they have read. Compare and contrast, point of view, timelines and more can be demonstrated with high quality infographics. This session will give you an overview of how to use infographics in your classroom and guide you to some (free) infographics resources that you can use right away. 

Speakers
avatar for John Sedwick

John Sedwick

Technology Integration Specialist, Anderson Comm. Sch. Corp.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 167

10:30am

Kahoot
A Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

Speakers
DB

Drew Beahm

Frankton Lapel Community School


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 218

10:30am

Minecraft Mania
What is this Minecraft thing?  Learn how to harness your students' obsession with Minecraft and use it to engage your students in the classroom.  You do not have to be a skilled builder to come up with amazing ways for your students to use Minecraft in class.   Learn the in's and out's of Minecraft as well as innovative ways to use it with your students.  Students can build a setting to a novel, calculate volume and area of buildings, collaborate on group projects like southern plantations, or test their survival skills.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 321

10:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 156

10:30am

Plickers: Assessment Fun with Only One Device
Plickers: This is a quick, fun assessment tool that can be used in your classroom and students do not need a device. The teacher only needs one IPAD, tablet, or smart phone while the students use their free printable plicker cards. 

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media & eLearning Specialist, SMCSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 116

10:30am

Standard-Based Digital Content that Fits in Your LMS
In this session we will discus how Indiana schools are using Edmentum solutions to transform teaching and individualize learning for each student based on their needs. We will cover how our courseware can be used in our stand-alone platform or embedded into your LMS at modular level to support classroom teachers looking for standards-based digital content to support blended learning.

Speakers
avatar for Edmentum

Edmentum

Business Development Manager, Edmentum
Adaptive curriculum, assessments, and practice proven to improve student achievement.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 214

10:30am

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Byrum Hall Lobby

10:30am

Video as an Instructional Device
Within the last five years, the popularity of You Tube, Khan Academy, and a myriad of different production tools have placed video under an education technology microscope. This session will investigate video through both a lens of inquiry and information transfer, while also sharing useful tools and tricks for curating, sharing editing and tracking video. Emphasis will be placed on Multimedia Media Learning Theory in the context of video design.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Reardon Auditorium

11:30am

Blended Learning: It's Elementary My Dear Watson
Do you have elementary teachers looking for ways to incorporate technology in thoughtful practical ways? Then this is the session for you! We will explore different ways blended learning can be implemented and managed in an elementary classroom, look at free resources to use with students to support their learning, and discuss challenges and solutions that will work without having devices for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual
Jamie DeWitt works in collaboration with educators throughout Michigan, building high-quality online and blended professional learning experiences as Director of Blended Professional Learning. She advocates for equity in education for each and every child. She lives life to the fullest... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 103

11:30am

Breakout EDU
Immerse yourself in a BreakoutEDU game (think Escape Room in a box). Experience how your students will use critical thinking, problem solving, technological, & communication skills; learn how to incorporate your tech tools into the game across any content area; and visit the support/idea community.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Media & eLearning Specialist, Maple Ridge Elementary
Ryan is a graduate from Indiana State University and a proud father of three great kids. He taught 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade for 10 years before moving to a new role at Maple Ridge. His current role is a tech coach for his building and to oversee the library's day-to-day operations.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 116

11:30am

Bringing the Real World into the Classroom
Join the Discovery Education team to learn how to use digital tools to transform the classroom, supplement instruction across all K-12 curricular area, and help your students build mastery in interpreting, understanding and evaluating information. We’ll also take a look at how to use a sense of community (as well as an actual community, the Discovery Educator Network) to engage all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Harshey

Andrew Harshey

Manager, Education Partnerships, Discovery Education
Andrew Harshey has been part of Discovery Education for the past 5 years. As a member of the partnerships team, Andrew collaborates with teachers and administrators across the country to help realize strategic visions and create engaging learning environments through customized professional... Read More →
avatar for Angel Hunt

Angel Hunt

Teacher, South Madison Community Schools
I am co-presenting at eLead with the Discovery Education team focusing on using the Board Builder tool within the classroom. I just started using DE Board Builder last year in my classroom and absolutely LOVE it! I hope you will find the tool to be user-friendly and something you... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 275

11:30am

Canvas for K-3 | Engaging Primary Learners with Canvas
Are you look for inspiration on how to use Canvas in your K-3 classroom? This session will provide ideas and examples of how primary teachers are using Canvas with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 104

11:30am

Designing Grade Level Courses in Canvas
If you use Canvas as your LMS and do any kind of grade level assessments, this session will guide you through setting up a grade level class. Use it for assessments, voting, surveys or any other grade wide needs you may have.

Speakers
avatar for John Sedwick

John Sedwick

Technology Integration Specialist, Anderson Comm. Sch. Corp.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 167

11:30am

Digital in Any Language
Teachers (of foreign languages especially) are invited to bring a brief description and "how to" guide for digital resources successfully used in their classes. We will share them with each other and leave with "how to"s for ideas that actually work for our students. Included: Quia, Quizlet, Kahoot and....?

Speakers
avatar for Jenni Schrader

Jenni Schrader

classroom teacher, Elwood Community Schools
I teach foreign languages, currently Spanish, at Elwood High School.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 274

11:30am

Digitizing Text Annotation
As digital curriculum is being built into classrooms, students must to continue to interact with text and a great way is through annotation (responding, connecting, summarizing, etc.). This session will be a facilitated sharing of digital text annotation practices and teachers will leave with either a place to start or ideas to expand digital annotation in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martz

Melanie Martz

Secondary Literacy Specialist, DOE
Melanie Martz is the Secondary Literacy Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education in the PK16 Academics Division. Prior to joining the IDOE, Melanie taught reading in the middle school level. Melanie is committed to helping teachers infuse literacy effectively and appropriately... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 166

11:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Have you begun looking for a NEW Science textbook? Looking for something that is dynamic and relevant? Can help you differentiate and improve achievement? Stop by and chat with us about DE Techbook. Other Techbooks offered for social studies and mathematics. Plus great digital content for all subjects. Chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 355

11:30am

Integrate, Engage, and Empower Learning with ClassFlow
Learn how to effectively integrate all your 1:1 devices and engage students using ClassFlow. Also, learn how Swivl Robot turns your mobile device into a presentation delivery tool, front-of-room assistant and automated video solution by capturing video and sharing it via mp4 or YouTube. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Tucker

Jeff Tucker

Education Territory Manager, Empower Learning


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 318

11:30am

Leveraging iPads in the Primary Classroom
Often in the primary classroom, the most frequent use of an iPad is either for testing or for the students to play games. Here are some practical apps that will actually allow students to learn phonics, decoding, fluency, sight word recognition, and other reading concepts, independently. Most of these apps are free or inexpensive, as well! This presentation will be practical and hands on. 

Speakers
KB

Kristen Bowen

First Grade Teacher, ACSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 102

11:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 156

11:30am

R.I.P Book Reports and Dioramas
The moaning and groaning over the dreaded book report or darn diorama can be heard in every classroom across America. What does research say about effective reading instruction and the use of book reports? How can we free up more time for our student to read and use technology to reflect upon the reading in an authentic way? This session will provide innovative ways for ELA classroom teachers, elementary through secondary, to use technology to deepen student comprehension while holding them accountable for reading.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Moore

Christy Moore

Kindergarten Instructional Coach, Anderson Community
All things Literacy!!!! PreK- 12


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 340

11:30am

Seeing the Light with Seesaw
Are you tired of taking home a stack of papers at the end of the day or fed up with not having students be accountable during small group time? Have no fear because Seesaw is here! You will see the benefit of incorporating Seesaw in your classroom to allow each student to build a digital portfolio that is accessible by teacher, student, and parent year round. 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Hersberger

Meghan Hersberger

Teacher, Frankton Elementary School
Meghan Hersberger currently works at Frankton Elementary where she has taught first grade for six years, kindergarten for one year, and preschool for two years. She obtained her BA from Ball State University in Elementary Education and her MA in Elementary Education as well. She is... Read More →
avatar for Cera McCord

Cera McCord

Teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools
Cera McCord has been a primary teacher at Frankton Elementary for the past four years. She attended Indiana University for her BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Art and has her MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a technology advocate in her local school... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 214

11:30am

Sparking Curiosity: A User's Manual
Using examples from the classroom, research, literature and film, this session will explore curiosity as a omnipresent motivational force in our world. Simple resources and instructional strategies used to spark curiosity will be modeled, case studies will be analyzed, and personal stories will be shared. An emphasis will be made on tangible strategies for sparking student curiosity, and how technology may operate as a strategic partner in this process. Sparking Curiosity: A User's Manual 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

11:30am

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

11:30am

Tech Tools for your Reading Block
Looking for ways to integrate technology into your reading block? This session will not only highlight some great websites, but will also focus on how to utilize Google Docs, Slides, and Hangouts into your instruction. You will leave with a wealth of ideas and resources!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 101

11:30am

Using Google Sites to Showcase Student Work
Presenter is currently using Google sites to instruct students in the development of a website to showcase their semester-long work in an Introduction to Educational Technology course. Participants will learn the basics of how to use Google sites to create a website. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kiggins

Beth Kiggins

Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist, University of Indianapolis
I am a certified Google Educator. I teach a technology in education course to pre-service teachers. I am interested in the integration of Google Apps into the college classroom. In my day job, I support faculty in their use of instructional technologies to promote learning. I also... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 365

11:30am

What I Learned Last Year Using Google Classroom
You know how to set up your classes using Google Classroom, now learn what you can do with it. Assign Google Docs, collaborate on charts and graphic organizers etc. Learn to use Classroom to make your classroom more digital.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Webster

Tammy Webster

teacher, South Madison Schools
I am an experienced teacher who through the years have learned that there is always more to learn and that there are new and better ways to do things. Using the Google Suite of programs has improved my teaching and streamlined much of what is required of me and my students. I love... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 218

11:30am

Youtube, WeTube, WeAllTube
One of Google's widely known tools is Youtube. In this session participants will create a youtube account, create a youtube channel and start creating a classroom culture in which students can get the focus they need in this very robust and sometimes distracting bundle of resources. Learn how to utilize your personal channel to upload your personal videos for your class, or for personal use. Note: Techniques will vary and may be limited on an iPad versus other devices. Session will be constructed around laptops unless at an iOS summit, in which the session will focus on the Youtube App and Safari.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Technology Specialist, Indiana Migrant Education Program


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 350

12:30pm

Classroom Management and Expectations in the 1:1 Classroom
Getting ready to go 1:1? First year of 1:1? Come join the conversation around best practice strategies for a 1:1 classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly York

Kelly York

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star
I'm a wife, mother, and tech enthusiast with a bit of a nerdy side! I love getting into TV series and documentaries and can't live without my iPhone! I love all things Google and you can literally find me learning new PD in line at the grocery store-ask me how! With a decade of experiences... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 159

12:30pm

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the inquiry-based science textbook built on the 5E model! Integrates hands-on labs, digital exploration, and more. What your students to learn to read, write, and think like a scientist? Stop by and check out the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Plus, you could win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 355

12:30pm

Do You Dojo?
ClassDojo is a behavior management app that is an easy tool to use for immediate response to student behaviors. ClassDojo allows teachers to share announcements and photos on a private message page with parents. The app also gives parents access to the their own student's daily behavior on any electronic device. This presentation will introduce the ClassDojo app, give tips for how to successfully use the app and get anyone who is interested signed up and ready to start the school year with a successful behavior management plan! 

Speakers
avatar for Tori Justin

Tori Justin

5th grade teacher, Anderson Community Schools
I am a third year teacher at Erskine Elementary. I have taught second grade, third grade and now fifth grade. I graduated from Ball State University and now reside in Muncie with my husband, three step children and a pug named Chubs. We are expecting our first little boy in December... Read More →
avatar for Larissa Scott

Larissa Scott

Teacher, Eastside Elementary
Larissa Scott (Rissi to most) is a Google Certifed Educator Level 1 who teachers 5th grade in Anderson Community Schools and a graduate of Anderson University. She and her husband, Ryan, who is also a teacher, have a son (Carter), a daughter (Kolbi), and another one on the way! Rissi's... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 103

12:30pm

Going Virtual with Google Cardboard
Get hands on with Google Cardboard, and see the many exciting applications for your classroom. You won't believe how five dollars worth of cardboard can transform your phone as a learning device. I will also show how to create a virtual 360 tour using Holobuilder. Attendees should plan to have the free ‘Google Cardboard’ and 'Google Street View' app installed on their phones before attending the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Math Curriculum & Tech Integration Specialist, Delphi Community Jr.-Sr. High School
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his fourth year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 214

12:30pm

Great Teachers + Great Tools=Great Results
What do you get when you add a great tool to your already great teachers ....great results! Waterford is a proven tool which provides personalize learning for prek thru second grade in reading, math, science and so much more. Learn how to integrate this dynamic tool into your classroom routine as we demonstrate best practices for individual, group and whole class instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 104

12:30pm

How'd You Do That?
Ever get tripped up with technology? This session will cover some of the basics we often miss as we zoom through ever-changing technologies. Learn what that wheel in the middle of the mouse does; working with tabs in web browsers; easily searching google drive and gmail, and bring your own questions!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 156

12:30pm

Seesaw & Shadow Puppet
Want to learn a simple way for students to create a voice over presentation on pictures and then digitally turn it in with a couple clicks? Then come learn about the iPad apps Shadow Puppet & Seesaw. These are stand-alone apps that have more features but work very well together.  Attendees need an iPad or the ability to share one w/ a friend to fully participate.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Media & eLearning Specialist, Maple Ridge Elementary
Ryan is a graduate from Indiana State University and a proud father of three great kids. He taught 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade for 10 years before moving to a new role at Maple Ridge. His current role is a tech coach for his building and to oversee the library's day-to-day operations.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 116

12:30pm

Snow Days? No More! Prepare to eLearn
You will see an eLearning planner, how it is populated, where work can be sent/collected from students, and what a typical eLearning day looks like for the teacher. Question and answer session will follow.

Speakers
avatar for Joantha Smith

Joantha Smith

4th Grade Teacher, East Noble
Just finished year 21 at Avilla Elementary in East Noble School District.


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Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 167
  • Grade Level 3-5

12:30pm

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

12:30pm

The Classroom Connection
Do you want to learn how to make meaningful connections outside your classroom walls? Don’t miss this session!

During the session, you will learn how to:
*Make teacher connections using Twitter and Google Plus
*Create a class blog

During the session, you will receive:
*Real classroom examples
*Screencasts and takeaways

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Churchill

Shawn Churchill

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Shawn is passionate about educational technology and has served as a classroom teacher in two different Delaware County school districts for 10 years. During her time as a classroom teacher, she was passionate about breaking down classroom walls and promoting collaboration on a community... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Reardon-Balcony

12:30pm

Ways to simplify Your Life with Google forms
Have you ever wondered what else you can use Google forms for besides assessment?  Are you a prom sponsor that is selling tickets?  A student council advisor that is collecting votes for different roles in office?  There are so many ways that Google forms can simplify your life and make time for the things that matter!  This session will include how to use form add ons such as form notifications, form limiter as well as ways to customize your form to meet your needs.  Forms can help with parent communication when sending sign ups home and making sure the papers don't get lost in the shuffle.  Look no further and come see how Google forms can help you.

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She is, currently, a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation where she serves William... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 321

12:30pm

Beyond the Basics of iBooks Author- Creating interactivity for your iBooks
Since it’s inception iBooks Author has been a major disruptor for the traditional classroom experience. Placing this tool in the hands of students transforms their role from being passive consumers to active builders of authentic content that can be published to a global audience. Furthermore, teachers around the world are using iBooks Author to create multi-touch interactive textbooks transforming the student learning experience into one that is interactive, personalized, and highly engaging. Attendees will learn how this amazing tool can totally unleash the creative juices of both the student and the teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 102

1:30pm

Collaborative Google Slides in the ELA Classroom
Google Slides offer a unique collaborative experience to enhance understanding and engagement in your ELA classroom. We will discuss tips and tricks for using Slides in the classroom, as well as ideas for using Slides collaboratively.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Knost

Elizabeth Knost

teacher, Anderson High School


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Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 321

1:30pm

Creating Assessments That Can’t Be “Googled”
In an online classroom when we cannot see students doing their work, we have to provide assessment opportunities that allow students to showcase their learning in a way that provides reliable data for the teacher. This is one of the biggest challenges for online educators: determining whether the student actually understands the material or simply understands how to use Google to find answers. In this session, learn strategies to make your assessments “Google proof.”

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 274

1:30pm

Critical Thinking, Technology, and Standards
Attendees will have the opportunity to work through some example tasks, reflect on their curriculum and assessment, gather free resources, and examine the science standards. As educators work, they will examine how technology can modify instruction or change instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jarred Corwin

Jarred Corwin

Secondary Science and STEM Specialist, IDOE
Jarred Corwin is the Science and STEM Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. He joined the IDOE after leaving the classroom as a high school science teacher. He has taught Biology, ICP, and Chemistry over the course of the past five years. He earned his Bachelor of Science... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 166

1:30pm

Demo Slam-UnwrAPPed
Join us for an exciting session as we unwrAPP several iOS apps creating classroom transformation and engagement.

During the session, we will:

*Provide brief explanation of app
*Demo the app in 3 minutes or less
*Share student work examples aligned to Indiana state standards
*Share screencasts, takeaways, and step-by-step directions 

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Churchill

Shawn Churchill

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Shawn is passionate about educational technology and has served as a classroom teacher in two different Delaware County school districts for 10 years. During her time as a classroom teacher, she was passionate about breaking down classroom walls and promoting collaboration on a community... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Reardon-Balcony

1:30pm

Designing Home Pages that Inspire Learning
Wow! That is pretty! This session will focus on the why and how of creating inviting home pages that promote student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 104

1:30pm

Everything You Need to Know About Canvas Quizzes and Question Banks
Learn how to construct quizzes in Canvas using all of the different question types. Make the question banks work to your advantage. Be sure to bring your quiz questions to this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Sami Smith

Sami Smith

eLearning Instructional Coach, Anderson School Corp


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 167

1:30pm

Gamify Your Classroom!
Attendees will learn how to gamify their classroom through Classcraft. During this session, we will be learning how to use this website for classroom management, turn quizzes into epic battles, stay in touch with student/parents, and how to hook/engage your student daily.   I will also be presenting on how to setup and run a mystery skype/hangout.  It is a great way to ditch that textbook and add some excitement to your classroom.  Students will be able to use real world problem solving, peer collaboration, asking questions, and using maps.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wiseman

Matt Wiseman

Teacher, FLCS - Frankton Elem.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 101

1:30pm

Make It or Break It with BreakoutEDU
By now you may have heard of the phenomenon of BreakoutEDU boxes or breakout rooms. The collaborative gaming sensation has been sweeping the nation since its birth. This session will help guide you in creating your own breakout games for your classroom, professional development session, or other educational get together.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Math Curriculum & Tech Integration Specialist, Delphi Community Jr.-Sr. High School
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his fourth year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 214

1:30pm

Paper to Platform
Even in a digital world teachers are still necessary. Every teacher can make the leap from paper to platform as long as they have a good staring point. This session will help take beginner and intermediate teachers from paper to platform with tips, tricks; and strategies for building digital content, finding quality resources, creating engaging and authentic assessment, mentoring and facilitating, and managing students in a digital world.

Speakers
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Troy Davis

Business and Marketing Teacher, Yorktown High School
Business and Marketing Technology integration professional. Former entrepreneur turned educator bringing the real world, today's technology, and classic Marketing to the classroom.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 318

1:30pm

Practical EdTech: Leveraging Simple Tools in Powerful Ways
Although impressive on paper, the newest tool or application can often distract, rather than empower, meaningful learning. Through classroom examples and live demonstrations, this session will help teachers develop, and more importantly, trust in, a simple and streamlined set of tools. Great teaching has been happening long before the advent of technology, and by simplifying our approach to technology integration, we can merge the best of both worlds! 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Secondary Science Instructor, Sonoma Academy
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

1:30pm

Quizlet Rocks!
Quizlet is one of the most versitile educational apps ever released. More than just online 3x5 cards, Quizlet allows users to create, copy, and share study sets with the world. It also has a variety of useful study methods that help users to prepare for testing. Whether your class is 1-to-1 or not, this tool is priceless for incorporation in classrooms across the curriculum. Come prepared to collaborate!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Callen

Todd Callen

ELA Teacher, ACSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 365

1:30pm

Sharing and Curating with Symbaloo
Share and curate websites, tools, videos, and more by using Symbaloo as your bookmarking tool. Symbaloo can  be shared with parents, students, and coworkers. A great way to curate and share valuable tools that can  be used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media & eLearning Specialist, SMCSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 116

1:30pm

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions

Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

1:30pm

Teaching with Primary Sources in Cooperation with the Library of Congress
Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge. Lessons for a secondary science class were developed and will also be presented using these skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Ewing

Megan Ewing

Science Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern High School
This year I completed my 8th year of teaching high school science. I teach Meteorology, Astronomy and Earth Space Science class and I am always looking for new ways to communicate information to students. Starting next year, none of the classes I teach will have textbooks associated... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 156

1:30pm

Tech Bites for Teachers
Looking to learn about the latest technology tools and how they can be used to engage and assess your students? Then this professional development is for you! In these short sessions, educators are introduced to tools that can be used in their classrooms and how to best implement these tools in their classrooms. This session offers opportunities for exploration and discussion around what technology can do in your blended classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual
Jamie DeWitt works in collaboration with educators throughout Michigan, building high-quality online and blended professional learning experiences as Director of Blended Professional Learning. She advocates for equity in education for each and every child. She lives life to the fullest... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 103

1:30pm

Technological Connections in an Art Room
Attendees learn the importance of using video and PowerPoint presentations in the art room to help students see how art is accessible and promote open communication with each other about their thoughts. Through technology, students will experience artists and their works in their own classroom in an exciting and meaningful way. 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Art Teacher, Elwood School Corp


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 218

1:30pm

The Hidden Gem of Google Apps: Google Drawings
Come learn of ways to incorporate Google Drawings into your classroom. From collaborative or independent projects to notes, graphic organizers and more!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly York

Kelly York

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star
I'm a wife, mother, and tech enthusiast with a bit of a nerdy side! I love getting into TV series and documentaries and can't live without my iPhone! I love all things Google and you can literally find me learning new PD in line at the grocery store-ask me how! With a decade of experiences... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 159