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Tuesday, August 8
 

7:30am PDT

Breakfast and Check-In
Tuesday August 8, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am PDT
Auditorium/Cafeteria Maumelle High School

8:30am PDT

Welcome and Keynote
#OneNewThing can be such a good thing. It can be so exciting and such a great opportunity. Let’s think outside the box and return to our students and colleagues with a plan to implement #OneNewThing!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Auditorium Maumelle High School

9:30am PDT

Superintendent's Address
Speakers

Tuesday August 8, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am PDT
Auditorium Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

GeoCraft: Google Geo Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to support use of Google Maps as a collaboration tool that can be exported to a third party to include augmented reality viewing. Participants will gain hands-on experience by working together to build a custom map complete with images and annotation. Then we will take it to the next level by viewing our map through an augmented reality app. Workshop Outcomes... session participants will: 1. learn about creating Custom Google Maps for instructional purposes. 2. collaboratively create a Custom Google Map to plot, and annotate, geo-site profiles. 3. discuss Augmented Reality (AR) and implications for classroom use. 4. be coached through the steps of exporting a Custom Google Map for AR. 5. experience our Custom Google Map in AR.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee, PhD

Micah Shippee, PhD

Teacher and CEO, Liverpool CSD and Ready Learner One
Micah Shippee, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Ready Learner One and author of "WanderlustEDU: A Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure" and co-author of "Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality." Micah is a social-studies teacher and educational-technology... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 301 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Interconnected with Technology
Limited Capacity full
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When you ask North Americans whether they understand math, the response more often than not is negative. Ask whether they find math enjoyable and that number is almost certain to decrease. This is a rather deflating fact for those of us entrusted to teach mathematics to students with very similar views at best. Although it might seem as though the deck is stacked against us, we now live in an age where technology makes it possible to teach math with context and visualization. Come experience how to leverage technology to engage and inspire students to not only enjoy mathematics, but understand the beauty of this universal language we share in our classrooms each and every day.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Teaching the 4 C’s with Mystery Hangout!
Limited Capacity filling up

You may have heard of Mystery Calls, where two classes somewhere in the world have to figure out where the other is located using only yes/no questions. Well, now it’s your turn to experience one yourself! You’ll also get yourself set up in Google’s Connected Classroom and learn some tips & tricks so you can quickly and easily find other educators to connect with from anywhere in the world!

Event Resources for August 8th and 9th 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roth

Emily Roth

Advocate for Innovation in Learning, Consultant
Event Resources for August 8th and 9thOriginating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a learning consultant to k-12 districts across the nation. She has gained acco... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 210 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Looking for the magic sauce?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you had to choose a “magic sauce” in education that would help every student at every level learn a little more and a little better, what would it be? Research suggests that two practices are probably as close as we are going to get to that magic sauce. Formative assessment and feedback have high impact across subjects and grade levels and this session will help you streamline, refine, and increase the effectiveness of these two practices. This interactive session will cover many ideas and tools to implement formative assessment and feedback in any classroom.


Resources


Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Research Assistant, Kent State University


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 309 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Explore Your World with Google Geo Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

If you could go anywhere on Earth, where would you go? What would you do? What would you see? In this session, learn how to use some of the latest Google Geo Tools to take virtual field trips, examine features of Earth, explore new places, collaborate on maps, and create stories to share.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 209 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Keep Class in Session with Google Classroom!
Limited Capacity full
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Keep learning going anytime, anywhere with Google Classroom! During this hands on, fast-paced session you will learn the basics of Classroom as well as the many ways that it can be used to provide kids access to class content anytime that they need it. We will talk about all the great formative assessment features as well. You will leave with many ideas that you can easily use the next day!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 307 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Keep on Keepin' on with Google Keep
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You've got your to-do lists and important notes written on sticky notes all over your desk. Your students are having troubles keeping track of all of the work they're doing for their classes. Google Keep is the answer! In this session, we will get hands on with one of newest members to the GSuite. From keeping track of to-do lists, working on group projects, or keeping up with grading, after this session, Google Keep is going to be your new BFF.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nate Ubowski

Nate Ubowski

STEM CTE Teacher, EdTechTeam


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 303 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Making the Connection: Google , Web 2.0 and Effective Instructional Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Reach beyond the classroom walls and bring the world to your students with Web 2.0 tools that increase engagement with concepts and content.  Web 2.0 tools are constantly evolving and this session will help educators keep current with best practices and the creative use of integrating Web 2.0 tools into the classroom. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate the Web 2.0 application, integrate media, and apply best teaching practices.

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Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 308 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

More than a Doc
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Docs is so much more than a word processor. We’ll make a deep dive into the features that can help you amplify student work as well as manage your daily classroom.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 202 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

TWEAKING YOUR TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
Limited Capacity full
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We all WANT TO use more technology in our classrooms, but who has the time to think of ways to make that happen? Many teachers know how to use the tools, but need ideas on how they can be incorporated into daily lesson plans. This session is designed to provide classroom teachers with lesson ideas and activities that integrate Google Apps for Education and Chrome extensions in practical ways to remediate and accelerate learning. Teachers will learn that they can tweak lessons they are already teaching and easily implement technology to enhance instruction and increase student engagement.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Janet Burnett

Janet Burnett

Technology Coach, Muscle Shoals City Schools
Janet Burnett is the Technology Coach at Highland Park Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During her twenty year career in education, she has taught third grade, fifth grade, Title I Reading and Math intervention classes, and weekly elementary technology classes for grades... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 216 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

YouTV create iMovies in your classroom
Limited Capacity full
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Youtube has changed the way we view the world. At any moment you can watch a video "how-to" to create anything. Learn how you can create your own tutorials - Book trailers - Special effects - News Broadcast (morning announcements) using screencastify, iMovie (iPhone/iPad/Macs) Adobe After Effects and apps galore! Hollywood move over, Teachers are moving in!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 212 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Auto-Grading Assessments with Google Forms
Limited Capacity full
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We are going to go from start to finish in terms of using Google Forms for assessements. How to create, how to auto-grade, how to move exisiting assessements into forms without re-typing. Everything a teacher needs to transition to Google Forms assessments!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →



Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 219 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

GoGuardian
Limited Capacity seats available

"A smarter way to manage classroom technology. GoGuardian helps teachers engage with their students and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without distractions getting in the way."

***NOT FOR iPADS (K-2)


Speakers
avatar for Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Customer Success Manager, GoGuardian


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Seminar Room Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Show What You Know !
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fast paced session you will get a brief review of several options to increase engagement and assess understanding and then have time to build your own version for use on Monday! Think of it as a modified Iron Chef challenge that will change the way you look at teaching !

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sean William

Sean William

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 304 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

The Four Shot Video Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Come dive into the world of videography with a simple, yet effective project that will engage and inspire you and your students! Video is a powerful medium for telling stories, representing information, and sharing knowledge. It is the perfect vehicle for fostering creativity and collaboration while addressing learning standards. This session will run you through the structure of a simple, one-day project that is easy to replicate in any classroom at any grade level, in a hands-on, engaging way, while teaching students basic videography terminology and techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poelzer

Tracy Poelzer

Education Specialist, School District #73
Tracy is the District Technology Coordinator for School District #73 in Kamloops, BC Canada. She is a Google Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has taught as a sessional instructor in... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 311 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

The Pursuit of Appyness
Limited Capacity seats available

Apps, extensions, and add-ons can make everything you want to do on the web just a little easier. Learn how to increase the functionality of your Chrome browser, and improve your workflow with these handy tools. We’ll take a look at some fantastic formative assessment apps, as well as some of the most helpful extensions available. We'll also explore the best add-ons in Google Docs, Sheets and Forms. This is a fun, informative, and fast-paced session with a lot of great resources that you can use right away.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional School Division
After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. He is now in his sixth year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 205 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Integrated Literacy Centers for Littles
Limited Capacity full
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Literacy centers are designated stations that consist of activities to help students independently meet a literacy goal. With young learners instant feedback and engaging activities are critical to keep students on track when working independently. Many teachers struggle with balancing appropriate screen time and still emphasizing skills that are essential for the development of emergent readers and writers. In this session Mia will show you how to integrate ipads and literacy centers in ways that target specific literacy skills (phonics, word recognition, phonemic awareness, fluency) while demonstrating easy techniques to both manage devices and centers.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mia Leonard

Mia Leonard

Kindergarten Teacher/Primary Tech Coordinator, National Teachers Academy
Jamila “Mia” Leonard has been working in Chicago Public Schools at the National Teachers Academy for the past 9 years. Mia currently teaches kindergarten and coaches teachers around tech integration. Mia is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, PBS Digital... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Mastering Google with your Minis!
Limited Capacity full
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Does it feel like gSuite for Education is taking over the world and you’re just not quite sure you are ready to jump on the bandwagon with your littlest learners? Fear not! Come and learn about two teachers in central Kentucky who created a classroom full of mini Google masters! Hear from a few FIRSTIES (first hand) who took control of their classroom and the lead the charge on digital learning...they might even share a few tried and tested resources! ;)

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Brooke Whitlow is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hardin County Schools located in central Kentucky. In her 10 year career as an educator Brooke has taught a multitude of subject areas in a 1:1 classroom ranging from computer science to American history. In addition to... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 Maumelle High School

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Tuesday August 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Cafeteria Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Sparking Curiosity to Promote Inquiry and Productive Struggle
Limited Capacity seats available

Embark on a journey to experience lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance. Break away from direct instruction and empower students with resources that "uncover curriculum” instead of “cover curriculum”. This session will focus on making middle and high school math tasks contextual, visual and concrete to leverage the natural curiosity sitting idle inside each and every one of our students.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 217 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Telling Your Story with Google Tour Builder & the NEW Google Earth!
Limited Capacity seats available

Why reserve geography only for social studies? There are so many math, literature, art, science, music and sports stories waiting to be told using Google’s powerful Tour Builder tool. We’ll discover Google Lit Trips and even make our own Tour! Tours can be valuable teaching tools (teacher-created) as well as creative outlets for student assessment (student-created)! We’ll also explore how to do this in the NEW Google Earth!

Event Resources for August 8th and 9th 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roth

Emily Roth

Advocate for Innovation in Learning, Consultant
Event Resources for August 8th and 9thOriginating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a learning consultant to k-12 districts across the nation. She has gained acco... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 210 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Digital Storytelling Done Easy!
Limited Capacity full
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This session enables participants to examine the role of storytelling and story creation to increase content understanding and develop literacy skills.  In addition, participants will develop an understanding of the role of digital planning and publishing tools in the storytelling process. 

Resources

Speakers

Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 308 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Document Your World with YouTube
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Everyone has had some interaction with YouTube. Whether it's watching music videos, discovering a video that went viral, or even learning how to perform a particular task. But there is more to YouTube than meets the eye! In this workshop, participants will learn how to use YouTube's video tools, such as the Webcam Capture, Photo Slideshows, Playlists, Live Streaming, and the Video Editor to create multimedia resources for teaching and learning.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 209 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Drawing for the Artistically-Challenged
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will walk us through key features of Google Drawing and provide plenty of hands on experience in creating meaningful classroom activities that are customized for your content and teaching style.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee, PhD

Micah Shippee, PhD

Teacher and CEO, Liverpool CSD and Ready Learner One
Micah Shippee, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Ready Learner One and author of "WanderlustEDU: A Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure" and co-author of "Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality." Micah is a social-studies teacher and educational-technology... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 301 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Drawings: The Best Google App You're Not Using
Limited Capacity full
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The sky is literally the limit to what you can do with Google Drawings. In this session, we will look at practical ways to get your students demonstrating their learning in new ways that empowers them. You will also learn some great tips for making images for different uses on the web. After attending this session, you will be in the driver's seat to rocking the Gsuite with Google Drawings!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nate Ubowski

Nate Ubowski

STEM CTE Teacher, EdTechTeam


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 303 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Forms: Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Limited Capacity full
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Ask any teacher that’s been around the block a time or two and they will surely tell you they are drowning in paperwork. This session will focus on harnessing the power of Google Forms to increase teacher efficiency and productivity with a heavy focus on special education documentation and reports at the elementary level.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Brooke Whitlow is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hardin County Schools located in central Kentucky. In her 10 year career as an educator Brooke has taught a multitude of subject areas in a 1:1 classroom ranging from computer science to American history. In addition to... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 207 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Making Student Thinking Visible with Google Drawings
Limited Capacity filling up

Google Drawings is one of the most versatile visual creation tools available to students and it can be used to demonstrate learning in so many ways. In this hands-on session, we’ll take a look at many examples and templates that you can use right away with your students. We’ll learn about the features of this great tool and you will become familiar with the power of drawings by creating a fantastic visual of your own.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional School Division
After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. He is now in his sixth year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 205 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Math and Tech Integration for Elementary Teachers and Students
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

**This workshop is for Elementary Teachers (K - Grade 6) Struggling with how to bring technology in math classrooms? How do you use technology when typing math expressions is so difficult? In this workshop, we will explore the many tools available for math educators to help students become engaged in their learning and make the use of technology in mathematics seamless. From creating math worksheets effectively to artwork graphing, we look at apps, extensions, add-ons, and web tools that help create interactive and meaningful math opportunities and focus on deep understanding.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sean William

Sean William

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 304 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Alternate Forms of Assessment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are there ways to assess learning that are not in the form of a traditional assessment? How can we collect competency information from students without them getting nervous about high-stakes? This session is for the teacher who is looking for creative and non-traditional ways to assess student learning. From gamifiying competency based grading to PBL to student choice assessments, we will examine lots of options for your classroom!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →



Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 219 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

GoGuardian
Limited Capacity seats available

"A smarter way to manage classroom technology. GoGuardian helps teachers engage with their students and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without distractions getting in the way."

***NOT FOR iPADS (K-2)


Speakers
avatar for Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Customer Success Manager, GoGuardian


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Seminar Room Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Coding with Chromebooks
Limited Capacity filling up

Using online resources we will unlock the potential of Chromebooks in teaching kids to code. Learn to how Code.org can help you teach computer science to your students. We will go cover how to register your students and monitor their progress. Explore how to use the curriculum and other online coding programs to help you. For the #geeky ones of you we will explore how you can make your own app!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 212 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Differentiate for ALL kids with Google Apps for Education
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We know that Google Apps gets kids connected and working together both inside and out of the classroom. There are so many built in features that can assist our kids that may struggle and that help us truly personalize for all students! This fast-paced session will highlight tips and tricks that we can use to assist students using the many tools available in Google Apps for Education. Chrome Apps and Extensions that are specifically targeted for students will be shared as well as tips on using Drive, Docs, and Forms to help our diverse learners.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 307 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

G Suite and PBL - The perfect learning team
Limited Capacity seats available

G Suite for Education has all of the tools that you and your students need to implement top notch project based learning activities. From the Entry Event to the Publicly Presented Product and Reflection, G Suite has the tools that you need to streamline the project, improve collaboration and communication and focus on the learning. This session will have lots of ideas and suggestions for project based learning as well as the whys and hows of using many of the tools in G Suite for Education.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Research Assistant, Kent State University


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 309 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Slides - not your average slide show
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Looking for new ideas to help your students be creative? Did you know that Google Slides is more that a slideshow? Go beyond the standard presentation tool and empower students to create interactive posters, shared books, and so much more.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 202 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

The 'Amazing Race': Differentiation with Google
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Do you want to increase student engagement while challenging your students to own their own learning? In this session, you will learn how you can differentiate instruction using Google Apps for Education to create multimedia text sets. Your students just think they are on different teams to compete in the "Amazing Race"...but secretly you are designing individualized instruction. Come experience the journey and learn how to design your own learning adventures for the classroom.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Janet Burnett

Janet Burnett

Technology Coach, Muscle Shoals City Schools
Janet Burnett is the Technology Coach at Highland Park Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During her twenty year career in education, she has taught third grade, fifth grade, Title I Reading and Math intervention classes, and weekly elementary technology classes for grades... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 216 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Caption This! Making Thinking Visible with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

What if you could “get inside the heads” of your students to know what they were thinking and learning in your class? With the help of technology, you can! In this session, we’ll look at some simple strategies to document learning using text, images, video, audio and more, with suggestions for both Chromebooks and mobile devices. These strategies work very well as a means of capturing learning artifacts for digital portfolios, but are also a great way to streamline the assessment process and provide valuable insight for teachers and students alike!


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poelzer

Tracy Poelzer

Education Specialist, School District #73
Tracy is the District Technology Coordinator for School District #73 in Kamloops, BC Canada. She is a Google Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has taught as a sessional instructor in... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 311 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Cracking the Code: Using QR Codes to Enhance Learning in Primary
Limited Capacity full
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Do you struggle with kids typing in web addresses and finding sites you assign to them? In a primary classroom one of the biggest challenges students’ face is accessing information. QR codes are an excellent way to combat that challenge. In this session Mia will walk you through everything from creation to management. Participants will learn how to dramatically increase student engagement and create fun and interactive learning experiences using QR codes. Mia will show you examples of how her kindergarten students use QR codes for various activities such as listening to reading for fluency, completing do nows and exit slips, math scavenger hunts, end of unit performance task, and accessing information for research projects.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mia Leonard

Mia Leonard

Kindergarten Teacher/Primary Tech Coordinator, National Teachers Academy
Jamila “Mia” Leonard has been working in Chicago Public Schools at the National Teachers Academy for the past 9 years. Mia currently teaches kindergarten and coaches teachers around tech integration. Mia is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, PBS Digital... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 215 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Supporting Mathematics with Media
Limited Capacity filling up

To most students, mathematics is just numbers, equations, and figures. In this course, participants will begin to break down the walls and stereotypes with mathematics through real-world contexts. Whether it is chess, money, music, or outer space, mathematics plays an important role in science, entertainment, industry, and in each of our daily lives. Using digital media, participants will begin to see how to make these connections in their classrooms.

Resources

Speakers

Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 308 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

The Rise of the Automatons
Limited Capacity seats available

All hail the robot overlords! Why should you painstakingly do tasks that can be automated for you. In this session, we will explore and play with many tools and services that allow you to save time by letting the internet work for you. From automatically grading quizzes, responding to frequent email requests, to sending out personalized certificates for achievements, there are ways to get through your day without having to stress about mundane tasks. We’ll journey through Gmail, Google Drive, and IFTTT to save you time!


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nate Ubowski

Nate Ubowski

STEM CTE Teacher, EdTechTeam


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 303 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Breaking Borders & Building Bridges
Limited Capacity full
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It’s all the rage→ to connect your class with another class from around the world! Fortunately, it’s not only super FUN, but it actually gives you an authentic, purposeful way to teach all of those skills we want our students to have: critical thinking, effective communication, constructive collaboration, Come learn how to break down your classroom walls!

Event Resources for August 8th and 9th 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roth

Emily Roth

Advocate for Innovation in Learning, Consultant
Event Resources for August 8th and 9thOriginating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a learning consultant to k-12 districts across the nation. She has gained acco... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 210 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Attribute your World with Google Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, learn how to use Google Apps to integrate copyright free material that is “free to use, share, or modify” for students and teachers. Learn how to use: Google Search for copyright free images; the “Research Tool” in Google Docs for easily inserting reference citations, footnotes, and quotations with the integration of Google Scholar; Google Slides to easily search and insert copyright free images into slides; and YouTube to use, modify, and republish Creative Commons videos.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 209 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Chromebooks Can Do That !?!?!
Limited Capacity full
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New extensions and web based programs extend the options of what your students can do with Chromebooks. From accessibility options to scientific probeware Chromebooks can do more than many people are aware of. If you have Chromebooks and are looking to get more out of them this is the session for you !

Speakers
avatar for Sean William

Sean William

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 304 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Deep Dive into Drive
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Drive is changing today's classrooms for the better, but how does it work exactly? Come learn the ins-and-outs of this incredibly powerful and easy to use free app! We will be sharing how you can use this app to promote creativity, collaboration, and learning from your students on a daily basis.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 202 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

G Suite for Admin
Limited Capacity seats available

Solve all kinds of efficiency problems that admin face from scheduling meetings, to tracking emails, to collecting data. This is a hands-on workshop to learn how to use G Suite to make your admin life easier!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →



Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 219 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Google Sites my new BBF
Limited Capacity full
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New Google Sites has unlocked all the BARRIERS BETWEEN FRIENDS! My Videos (not just Youtube!) can now be played directly in my Google Sites. My Slides presentations, Drawings, Docs, Forms all my best friends now exist inside of my Google Sites! Come learn how my BFF has changed the way I share information to my students.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 212 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

It’s What You Do With it that Matters: The Surprisingly Awesome Tech/Emotional Intelligence Connection
Limited Capacity full
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Technology and emotional intelligence are not words you often hear used together, but there are many ways that they can be a wonderful match! Whether using different apps to help with your mindfulness practice, sharing stories and working on projects with people around the world to facilitate connection and understanding, or using different technology tools to foster creativity and kindness, there are many powerful ways to meld them! This session will explore some examples of how to merge technology and emotional intelligence in your classroom, with practical suggestions of tools and strategies to try with your own students.



Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poelzer

Tracy Poelzer

Education Specialist, School District #73
Tracy is the District Technology Coordinator for School District #73 in Kamloops, BC Canada. She is a Google Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has taught as a sessional instructor in... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 311 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Tell me a story!
Limited Capacity full
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G Suite for Education has everything you need to guide your students through a fantastic digital story. This hands on session will walk you through best practices, tips, tricks, and ideas to get the most amazing stories out of your students. G Suite for education has just the tools for creation, collaboration, illustration, narration, and publication so be prepared to have some fun and with all the -ations.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Research Assistant, Kent State University


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 309 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

GoGuardian
Limited Capacity seats available

"A smarter way to manage classroom technology. GoGuardian helps teachers engage with their students and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without distractions getting in the way."

***NOT FOR iPADS (K-2)


Speakers
avatar for Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Customer Success Manager, GoGuardian


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Seminar Room Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Augmented Reality From Creative Collaboration with Google Maps
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores Google Tour Builder and My Maps as instructional tools for K-12 classrooms. Tour Builder & My Maps allow users to share places visited and relate course-specific content. Participants will also learn geeky steps in bringing Geo Tools together for powerful classroom applications.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee, PhD

Micah Shippee, PhD

Teacher and CEO, Liverpool CSD and Ready Learner One
Micah Shippee, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Ready Learner One and author of "WanderlustEDU: A Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure" and co-author of "Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality." Micah is a social-studies teacher and educational-technology... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 301 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Beyond the Slideshow
Limited Capacity seats available

Beyond The Slideshow: From comic books to graphic novels, mock Tweets and Instagram posts to choose your own adventure stories and animations, Google presentations and Drawings can be used for so much more than bulleted talking points. You’ll explore some of the innovative and creative ways your students can use Google tools to demonstrate their learning and learn how to create your own animation using Google Slides!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional School Division
After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. He is now in his sixth year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 205 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Empowering Explorers: Google Earth + National Geographic (K-5)
Limited Capacity filling up

What better way to equip our young learners with the knowledge to change the world than with two of the most powerful tools to SHOW them the world. Come and check out the NEW Google Earth in perfect partnership with National Geographic. The resources provided are aligned with the geography standards in the C3 Framework and National Geography Standards.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Brooke Whitlow is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hardin County Schools located in central Kentucky. In her 10 year career as an educator Brooke has taught a multitude of subject areas in a 1:1 classroom ranging from computer science to American history. In addition to... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 207 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Enhancing Student Engagement with Extensions
Limited Capacity full
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Are you looking for ways to make your lessons more exciting for your students, more efficient for your planning, and more effective so learning goes deeper? In this session, we will explore Chrome apps/extensions that will make student engagement soar. You will learn a little about each tool, see how it looks in the classroom, and leave with lesson plan ideas for each one. Once you factor in the needs of your students and add in appropriate content for your subject/grade level, these extensions are sure to become valuable assets in your classroom.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Janet Burnett

Janet Burnett

Technology Coach, Muscle Shoals City Schools
Janet Burnett is the Technology Coach at Highland Park Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During her twenty year career in education, she has taught third grade, fifth grade, Title I Reading and Math intervention classes, and weekly elementary technology classes for grades... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 216 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Personalize Learning with the Google Arts and Culture!
Limited Capacity filling up

Looking for ways to get kids excited about Learning and to personalize their experiences? Look no further than the Google Cultural Institute! Using creation features already built into the Institute, students can create and share content while visiting places around the globe. Visit an art museum in Paris, take a journey through India, listen to a Holocaust survivor tell his story, or swim along the Great Barrier Reef all through the dynamic displays and resources in the Cultural Institute. After this hands on session you will have all that you need to get started the very next day!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 307 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Creating Interactive Math Journeys With iPad and Chromebooks
Limited Capacity full
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Engage in a math lesson that promotes discovery learning through interactive uses of the iPad and Chromebook and tools such as Explain Everything and Desmos. Attendees will participate in a math lesson as the student, followed by a deconstruction of the task to have an in-depth look at how this type of lesson could be recreated for a lesson of any topic in your own classroom.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 217 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Cloned Classroom: Creating Differentiated Learning Experiences through Video and Screencasting
Limited Capacity full
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With 30+ students in a class, varying abilities and district demands to teach a myriad of standards how do you get in all in? In this session Mia will show you how to create differentiated videos to clone yourself and meet the various abilities and learning styles in your classroom. In this hands on session participants will learn how to create screencasting videos for various content areas.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mia Leonard

Mia Leonard

Kindergarten Teacher/Primary Tech Coordinator, National Teachers Academy
Jamila “Mia” Leonard has been working in Chicago Public Schools at the National Teachers Academy for the past 9 years. Mia currently teaches kindergarten and coaches teachers around tech integration. Mia is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, PBS Digital... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 215 Maumelle High School

3:30pm PDT

Evaluations and Giveaways
Tuesday August 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Auditorium Maumelle High School
 
Wednesday, August 9
 

7:30am PDT

Breakfast and Check-In
Wednesday August 9, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am PDT
Auditorium/Cafeteria Maumelle High School

8:30am PDT

Keynote: #OneNewThing
#OneNewThing can be such a good thing. It can be so exciting and such a great opportunity. Let’s think outside the box and return to our students and colleagues with a plan to implement #OneNewThing!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Auditorium Maumelle High School

9:30am PDT

Superintendent's Address
Speakers

Wednesday August 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am PDT
Auditorium Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Supporting Mathematics with Media
Limited Capacity seats available

To most students, mathematics is just numbers, equations, and figures. In this course, participants will begin to break down the walls and stereotypes with mathematics through real-world contexts. Whether it is chess, money, music, or outer space, mathematics plays an important role in science, entertainment, industry, and in each of our daily lives. Using digital media, participants will begin to see how to make these connections in their classrooms.

Resources

Speakers

Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 308 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

DIY Pokemon Go (Augmented Reality From Creative Collaboration with Google Maps)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to support use of Google Maps as a collaboration tool that can be exported to a third party to include augmented reality viewing. Participants will gain hands-on experience by working together to build a custom map complete with images and annotation. Then we will take it to the next level by viewing our map through an augmented reality app. Workshop Outcomes... session participants will: 1. learn about creating Custom Google Maps for instructional purposes. 2. collaboratively create a Custom Google Map to plot, and annotate, geo-site profiles. 3. discuss Augmented Reality (AR) and implications for classroom use. 4. be coached through the steps of exporting a Custom Google Map for AR. 5. experience our Custom Google Map in AR.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee, PhD

Micah Shippee, PhD

Teacher and CEO, Liverpool CSD and Ready Learner One
Micah Shippee, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Ready Learner One and author of "WanderlustEDU: A Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure" and co-author of "Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality." Micah is a social-studies teacher and educational-technology... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 301 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

The 'WRITE' Tools with Advanced Docs
Limited Capacity filling up

Writing (and grading writing) doesn’t have to be painful. Come to this session to gear up with tons of great tools and resources to not only engage students with writing but to ease (and simplify) your workload as a teacher! Let me help you teach writing across ANY content area with all the ‘WRITE’ tools!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Brooke Whitlow is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hardin County Schools located in central Kentucky. In her 10 year career as an educator Brooke has taught a multitude of subject areas in a 1:1 classroom ranging from computer science to American history. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Interconnected with Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

When you ask North Americans whether they understand math, the response more often than not is negative. Ask whether they find math enjoyable and that number is almost certain to decrease. This is a rather deflating fact for those of us entrusted to teach mathematics to students with very similar views at best. Although it might seem as though the deck is stacked against us, we now live in an age where technology makes it possible to teach math with context and visualization. Come experience how to leverage technology to engage and inspire students to not only enjoy mathematics, but understand the beauty of this universal language we share in our classrooms each and every day.



Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Teaching the 4 C’s with Mystery Hangout!
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have heard of Mystery Calls, where two classes somewhere in the world have to figure out where the other is located using only yes/no questions. Well, now it’s your turn to experience one yourself! You’ll also get yourself set up in Google’s Connected Classroom and learn some tips & tricks so you can quickly and easily find other educators to connect with from anywhere in the world!

Event Resources for August 8th and 9th 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roth

Emily Roth

Advocate for Innovation in Learning, Consultant
Event Resources for August 8th and 9thOriginating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a learning consultant to k-12 districts across the nation. She has gained acco... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 210 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Looking for the magic sauce?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you had to choose a “magic sauce” in education that would help every student at every level learn a little more and a little better, what would it be? Research suggests that two practices are probably as close as we are going to get to that magic sauce. Formative assessment and feedback have high impact across subjects and grade levels and this session will help you streamline, refine, and increase the effectiveness of these two practices. This interactive session will cover many ideas and tools to implement formative assessment and feedback in any classroom.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Research Assistant, Kent State University


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 309 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

An Introduction to Google Docs: Essential Need to Knows for Getting Started.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A Beginners walkthrough for Google Docs for Educators

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mia Leonard

Mia Leonard

Kindergarten Teacher/Primary Tech Coordinator, National Teachers Academy
Jamila “Mia” Leonard has been working in Chicago Public Schools at the National Teachers Academy for the past 9 years. Mia currently teaches kindergarten and coaches teachers around tech integration. Mia is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, PBS Digital... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Innovate Your World with the 20time Project
Limited Capacity seats available

The 20time Project empowers students to use 20 percent of their time at school to design and implement an independent project of their choice. In this session, learn how to use inquiry-based learning and design thinking strategies to help your students find answers to their own questions, and solutions to meaningful problems. Thereby, helping to prepare them for future-ready innovation.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 209 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Keep Class in Session with Google Classroom!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Keep learning going anytime, anywhere with Google Classroom! During this hands on, fast-paced session you will learn the basics of Classroom as well as the many ways that it can be used to provide kids access to class content anytime that they need it. We will talk about all the great formative assessment features as well. You will leave with many ideas that you can easily use the next day!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 307 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Keep on Keepin' on with Google Keep
Limited Capacity filling up

You've got your to-do lists and important notes written on sticky notes all over your desk. Your students are having troubles keeping track of all of the work they're doing for their classes. Google Keep is the answer! In this session, we will get hands on with one of newest members to the GSuite. From keeping track of to-do lists, working on group projects, or keeping up with grading, after this session, Google Keep is going to be your new BFF.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nate Ubowski

Nate Ubowski

STEM CTE Teacher, EdTechTeam


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 303 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

More than a Doc
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Docs is so much more than a word processor. We’ll make a deep dive into the features that can help you amplify student work as well as manage your daily classroom.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 202 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Tweaking Your Teaching With Technology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We all WANT TO use more technology in our classrooms, but who has the time to think of ways to make that happen? Many teachers know how to use the tools, but need ideas on how they can be incorporated into daily lesson plans. This session is designed to provide classroom teachers with lesson ideas and activities that integrate Google Apps for Education and Chrome extensions in practical ways to remediate and accelerate learning. Teachers will learn that they can tweak lessons they are already teaching and easily implement technology to enhance instruction and increase student engagement.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Janet Burnett

Janet Burnett

Technology Coach, Muscle Shoals City Schools
Janet Burnett is the Technology Coach at Highland Park Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During her twenty year career in education, she has taught third grade, fifth grade, Title I Reading and Math intervention classes, and weekly elementary technology classes for grades... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 216 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

YouTV create iMovies in your classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Youtube has changed the way we view the world. At any moment you can watch a video "how-to" to create anything. Learn how you can create your own tutorials - Book trailers - Special effects - News Broadcast (morning announcements) using screencastify, iMovie (iPhone/iPad/Macs) Adobe After Effects and apps galore! Hollywood move over, Teachers are moving in!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 212 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Auto-Grading Assessments with Google Forms
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We are going to go from start to finish in terms of using Google Forms for assessements. How to create, how to auto-grade, how to move exisiting assessements into forms without re-typing. Everything a teacher needs to transition to Google Forms assessments!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →



Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 219 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

GoGuadian
Limited Capacity seats available

"A smarter way to manage classroom technology. GoGuardian helps teachers engage with their students and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without distractions getting in the way."

***NOT FOR iPADS (K-2)


Speakers
avatar for Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Customer Success Manager, GoGuardian


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Seminar Room Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

The Four Shot Video Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Come dive into the world of videography with a simple, yet effective project that will engage and inspire you and your students! Video is a powerful medium for telling stories, representing information, and sharing knowledge. It is the perfect vehicle for fostering creativity and collaboration while addressing learning standards. This session will run you through the structure of a simple, one-day project that is easy to replicate in any classroom at any grade level, in a hands-on, engaging way, while teaching students basic videography terminology and techniques.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poelzer

Tracy Poelzer

Education Specialist, School District #73
Tracy is the District Technology Coordinator for School District #73 in Kamloops, BC Canada. She is a Google Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has taught as a sessional instructor in... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 311 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

The Pursuit of Appyness
Limited Capacity seats available

Apps, extensions, and add-ons can make everything you want to do on the web just a little easier. Learn how to increase the functionality of your Chrome browser, and improve your workflow with these handy tools. We’ll take a look at some fantastic formative assessment apps, as well as some of the most helpful extensions available. We'll also explore the best add-ons in Google Docs, Sheets and Forms. This is a fun, informative, and fast-paced session with a lot of great resources that you can use right away.

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Speakers
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional School Division
After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. He is now in his sixth year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 205 Maumelle High School

10:00am PDT

Intermediate/Advanced Forms
Limited Capacity full
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Think you know Google Forms ??? Fall in love with Forms all over again in this session ! Building upon the basics, we will discuss and practice with some “outside the box” uses of Forms, learning a variety of tips and tricks to help build Amazing Races, Choose Your Own Adventure stories, Digital BreaktoutEDU games, “Impossible to Fail” quizzes, and more! You will be amazed at the flexibility and versatility of this one, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use Google tool!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sean William

Sean William

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 304 Maumelle High School

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Wednesday August 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Cafeteria Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Sparking Curiosity to Promote Inquiry and Productive Struggle
Limited Capacity seats available

Embark on a journey to experience lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance. Break away from direct instruction and empower students with resources that "uncover curriculum” instead of “cover curriculum”. This session will focus on making middle and high school math tasks contextual, visual and concrete to leverage the natural curiosity sitting idle inside each and every one of our students.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 217 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Telling Your Story with Google Tour Builder & the NEW Google Earth!
Limited Capacity seats available

Why reserve geography only for social studies? There are so many math, literature, art, science, music and sports stories waiting to be told using Google’s powerful Tour Builder tool. We’ll discover Google Lit Trips and even make our own Tour! Tours can be valuable teaching tools (teacher-created) as well as creative outlets for student assessment (student-created)! We’ll also explore how to do this in the NEW Google Earth!

Event Resources for August 8th and 9th 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roth

Emily Roth

Advocate for Innovation in Learning, Consultant
Event Resources for August 8th and 9thOriginating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a learning consultant to k-12 districts across the nation. She has gained acco... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 210 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

An Introduction to Google Slides: Essentials for Getting Started
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A Beginners walkthrough for Google Sides for Educators.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mia Leonard

Mia Leonard

Kindergarten Teacher/Primary Tech Coordinator, National Teachers Academy
Jamila “Mia” Leonard has been working in Chicago Public Schools at the National Teachers Academy for the past 9 years. Mia currently teaches kindergarten and coaches teachers around tech integration. Mia is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, PBS Digital... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 215 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Document Your World with YouTube
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Everyone has had some interaction with YouTube. Whether it's watching music videos, discovering a video that went viral, or even learning how to perform a particular task. But there is more to YouTube than meets the eye! In this workshop, participants will learn how to use YouTube's video tools, such as the Webcam Capture, Photo Slideshows, Playlists, Live Streaming, and the Video Editor to create multimedia resources for teaching and learning.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 209 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Drawing for the Artistically-Challenged
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will walk us through key features of Google Drawing and provide plenty of hands on experience in creating meaningful classroom activities that are customized for your content and teaching style.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee, PhD

Micah Shippee, PhD

Teacher and CEO, Liverpool CSD and Ready Learner One
Micah Shippee, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Ready Learner One and author of "WanderlustEDU: A Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure" and co-author of "Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality." Micah is a social-studies teacher and educational-technology... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 301 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Drawings: The Best Google App You're Not Using
Limited Capacity filling up

The sky is literally the limit to what you can do with Google Drawings. In this session, we will look at practical ways to get your students demonstrating their learning in new ways that empowers them. You will also learn some great tips for making images for different uses on the web. After attending this session, you will be in the driver's seat to rocking the Gsuite with Google Drawings!

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Speakers
avatar for Nate Ubowski

Nate Ubowski

STEM CTE Teacher, EdTechTeam


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 303 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Making Student Thinking Visible with Google Drawings
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Drawings is one of the most versatile visual creation tools available to students and it can be used to demonstrate learning in so many ways. In this hands-on session, we’ll take a look at many examples and templates that you can use right away with your students. We’ll learn about the features of this great tool and you will become familiar with the power of drawings by creating a fantastic visual of your own.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional School Division
After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. He is now in his sixth year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 205 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Making the Connection: Google , Web 2.0 and Effective Instructional Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Reach beyond the classroom walls and bring the world to your students with Web 2.0 tools that increase engagement with concepts and content.  Web 2.0 tools are constantly evolving and this session will help educators keep current with best practices and the creative use of integrating Web 2.0 tools into the classroom. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate the Web 2.0 application, integrate media, and apply best teaching practices.

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Speakers

Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 308 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Alternate Forms of Assessment
Limited Capacity filling up

Are there ways to assess learning that are not in the form of a traditional assessment? How can we collect competency information from students without them getting nervous about high-stakes? This session is for the teacher who is looking for creative and non-traditional ways to assess student learning. From gamifiying competency based grading to PBL to student choice assessments, we will examine lots of options for your classroom!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →



Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 219 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

GoGuardian
Limited Capacity seats available

"A smarter way to manage classroom technology. GoGuardian helps teachers engage with their students and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without distractions getting in the way."

***NOT FOR iPADS (K-2)


Speakers
avatar for Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Customer Success Manager, GoGuardian


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Seminar Room Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Coding with Chromebooks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using online resources we will unlock the potential of Chromebooks in teaching kids to code. Learn to how Code.org can help you teach computer science to your students. We will go cover how to register your students and monitor their progress. Explore how to use the curriculum and other online coding programs to help you. For the #geeky ones of you we will explore how you can make your own app!


Resources

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 212 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Differentiate for ALL kids with Google Apps for Education
Limited Capacity seats available

We know that Google Apps gets kids connected and working together both inside and out of the classroom. There are so many built in features that can assist our kids that may struggle and that help us truly personalize for all students! This fast-paced session will highlight tips and tricks that we can use to assist students using the many tools available in Google Apps for Education. Chrome Apps and Extensions that are specifically targeted for students will be shared as well as tips on using Drive, Docs, and Forms to help our diverse learners.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 307 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Empowering Explorers: Google Earth + National Geographic (6-12)
Limited Capacity filling up

What better way to equip our young learners with the knowledge to change the world than with two of the most powerful tools to SHOW them the world. Come and check out the NEW Google Earth in perfect partnership with National Geographic. The resources provided are aligned with the geography standards in the C3 Framework and National Geography Standards.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Brooke Whitlow is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hardin County Schools located in central Kentucky. In her 10 year career as an educator Brooke has taught a multitude of subject areas in a 1:1 classroom ranging from computer science to American history. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 207 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

G Suite and PBL - The perfect learning team
Limited Capacity seats available

G Suite for Education has all of the tools that you and your students need to implement top notch project based learning activities. From the Entry Event to the Publicly Presented Product and Reflection, G Suite has the tools that you need to streamline the project, improve collaboration and communication and focus on the learning. This session will have lots of ideas and suggestions for project based learning as well as the whys and hows of using many of the tools in G Suite for Education.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Research Assistant, Kent State University


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 309 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Google Slides - not your average slide show
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for new ideas to help your students be creative? Did you know that Google Slides is more that a slideshow? Go beyond the standard presentation tool and empower students to create interactive posters, shared books, and so much more.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 202 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

The 'Amazing Race': Differentiation with Google
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to increase student engagement while challenging your students to own their own learning? In this session, you will learn how you can differentiate instruction using Google Apps for Education to create multimedia text sets. Your students just think they are on different teams to compete in the "Amazing Race"...but secretly you are designing individualized instruction. Come experience the journey and learn how to design your own learning adventures for the classroom.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Janet Burnett

Janet Burnett

Technology Coach, Muscle Shoals City Schools
Janet Burnett is the Technology Coach at Highland Park Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During her twenty year career in education, she has taught third grade, fifth grade, Title I Reading and Math intervention classes, and weekly elementary technology classes for grades... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 216 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Caption This! Making Thinking Visible with Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

What if you could “get inside the heads” of your students to know what they were thinking and learning in your class? With the help of technology, you can! In this session, we’ll look at some simple strategies to document learning using text, images, video, audio and more, with suggestions for both Chromebooks and mobile devices. These strategies work very well as a means of capturing learning artifacts for digital portfolios, but are also a great way to streamline the assessment process and provide valuable insight for teachers and students alike!


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poelzer

Tracy Poelzer

Education Specialist, School District #73
Tracy is the District Technology Coordinator for School District #73 in Kamloops, BC Canada. She is a Google Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has taught as a sessional instructor in... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 311 Maumelle High School

12:15pm PDT

Gearing Up with Google: Intermediate/Advanced Docs Drive and Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

So you've been using Google Classroom for a while, but now you're ready to move beyond the basics? Are you sick of only using it as a "Digital Photocopier"? Maybe you just want to see what new features have been added to the tool over the past couple of months? Come learn how to take your students' learning to the next level in Classroom, all the while giving them the freedom to easily create, curate, and collaborate along with their classmates on any assignment! It's time for Google Classroom, 2.0! Beyond Classroom we will explore lesson design in Google Docs, and advanced background design for your Google Drive.

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Speakers
avatar for Sean William

Sean William

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 304 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

The Rise of the Automatons
Limited Capacity full
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All hail the robot overlords! Why should you painstakingly do tasks that can be automated for you. In this session, we will explore and play with many tools and services that allow you to save time by letting the internet work for you. From automatically grading quizzes, responding to frequent email requests, to sending out personalized certificates for achievements, there are ways to get through your day without having to stress about mundane tasks. We’ll journey through Gmail, Google Drive, and IFTTT to save you time!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nate Ubowski

Nate Ubowski

STEM CTE Teacher, EdTechTeam


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 303 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Breaking Borders & Building Bridges
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s all the rage→ to connect your class with another class from around the world! Fortunately, it’s not only super FUN, but it actually gives you an authentic, purposeful way to teach all of those skills we want our students to have: critical thinking, effective communication, constructive collaboration, Come learn how to break down your classroom walls!


Event Resources for August 8th and 9th 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roth

Emily Roth

Advocate for Innovation in Learning, Consultant
Event Resources for August 8th and 9thOriginating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a learning consultant to k-12 districts across the nation. She has gained acco... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 210 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Gamifying Formative Assessment in the Math Classroom With Knowledgehook
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Kyle Pearce for an opportunity to explore how you can gamify the formative assessment process using Knowledgehook’s free interactive web-based student response system, Gameshow! During this session, you will engage in a ready-made Knowledgehook Gameshow as a student to experience the full spectrum of features available in the tool, followed by an in-depth tour behind the scenes to learn how to use this tool the very next day. Features explored will be the free Ready-Made math content, the Custom Gameshow tool in order to personalize your Gameshow content, and more advanced features like sharing Gameshows and embedding questions on the web!


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 217 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

An Introduction to YouTube: Essentials for Getting Started
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A Beginners walkthrough for Youtube in the Classroom. 

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mia Leonard

Mia Leonard

Kindergarten Teacher/Primary Tech Coordinator, National Teachers Academy
Jamila “Mia” Leonard has been working in Chicago Public Schools at the National Teachers Academy for the past 9 years. Mia currently teaches kindergarten and coaches teachers around tech integration. Mia is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, PBS Digital... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 215 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Deep Dive into Drive
Limited Capacity filling up

Google Drive is changing today's classrooms for the better, but how does it work exactly? Come learn the ins-and-outs of this incredibly powerful and easy to use free app! We will be sharing how you can use this app to promote creativity, collaboration, and learning from your students on a daily basis.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 202 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Digital Storytelling Done Easy!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session enables participants to examine the role of storytelling and story creation to increase content understanding and develop literacy skills.  In addition, participants will develop an understanding of the role of digital planning and publishing tools in the storytelling process. 

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Speakers

Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 308 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

G Suite for Admin
Limited Capacity seats available

Solve all kinds of efficiency problems that admin face from scheduling meetings, to tracking emails, to collecting data. This is a hands-on workshop to learn how to use G Suite to make your admin life easier!


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →



Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 219 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Google Sites my new BBF
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New Google Sites has unlocked all the BARRIERS BETWEEN FRIENDS! My Videos (not just Youtube!) can now be played directly in my Google Sites. My Slides presentations, Drawings, Docs, Forms all my best friends now exist inside of my Google Sites! Come learn how my BFF has changed the way I share information to my students.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for George Barcenas

George Barcenas

Technology coordinator/CTE, Bellevue Union School District
George Barcenas is the Technology Coordinator/CTE for Bellevue Union School District. Certified Google Trainer, Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. Trained as a PE teacher he has taught High School English, Spanish and coached Basketball from Middle School all the way to College... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 212 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

It’s What You Do With it that Matters: The Surprisingly Awesome Tech/Emotional Intelligence Connection
Limited Capacity filling up

Technology and emotional intelligence are not words you often hear used together, but there are many ways that they can be a wonderful match! Whether using different apps to help with your mindfulness practice, sharing stories and working on projects with people around the world to facilitate connection and understanding, or using different technology tools to foster creativity and kindness, there are many powerful ways to meld them! This session will explore some examples of how to merge technology and emotional intelligence in your classroom, with practical suggestions of tools and strategies to try with your own students.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poelzer

Tracy Poelzer

Education Specialist, School District #73
Tracy is the District Technology Coordinator for School District #73 in Kamloops, BC Canada. She is a Google Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator, and has taught as a sessional instructor in... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 311 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Personalize Learning with the Google Arts and Culture!
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Looking for ways to get kids excited about Learning and to personalize their experiences? Look no further than the Google Cultural Institute! Using creation features already built into the Institute, students can create and share content while visiting places around the globe. Visit an art museum in Paris, take a journey through India, listen to a Holocaust survivor tell his story, or swim along the Great Barrier Reef all through the dynamic displays and resources in the Cultural Institute. After this hands on session you will have all that you need to get started the very next day!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 307 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Publish Your World with Google Blogger
Limited Capacity seats available

In the Age of Accountability, teachers often find it difficult to document student learning and understanding in creative ways. In this workshop session, you will learn how to use Google Blogger as a way to create a digital portfolio for student learning and understanding; to use labels as tags to quickly retrieve evidence of student achievement; and create authentic opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery and publish their work to the web.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 209 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Tell me a story!
Limited Capacity seats available

G Suite for Education has everything you need to guide your students through a fantastic digital story. This hands on session will walk you through best practices, tips, tricks, and ideas to get the most amazing stories out of your students. G Suite for education has just the tools for creation, collaboration, illustration, narration, and publication so be prepared to have some fun and with all the -ations.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Research Assistant, Kent State University


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 309 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Geeked Out: DIY Chrome Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you love the efficiency and productivity that Google Chrome Extensions bring to your web-browsing experience? Want to bring that same increased productivity to your students, parents and stakeholders in general? This session will equip you with the tools you need to create a DIY Chrome extension with minimal (to ZERO) programming knowledge needed! Participants will walk away with a ready-to-use Chrome extension customized for their needs!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Whitlow

Brooke Whitlow

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hardin County Schools
Brooke Whitlow is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hardin County Schools located in central Kentucky. In her 10 year career as an educator Brooke has taught a multitude of subject areas in a 1:1 classroom ranging from computer science to American history. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 207 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

GoGaurdian
Limited Capacity seats available

"A smarter way to manage classroom technology. GoGuardian helps teachers engage with their students and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can harness the power of the internet for learning, without distractions getting in the way."

***NOT FOR iPADS (K-2)


Speakers
avatar for Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Customer Success Manager, GoGuardian


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Seminar Room Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Beyond the Slideshow
Limited Capacity filling up

Beyond The Slideshow: From comic books to graphic novels, mock Tweets and Instagram posts to choose your own adventure stories and animations, Google presentations and Drawings can be used for so much more than bulleted talking points. You’ll explore some of the innovative and creative ways your students can use Google tools to demonstrate their learning and learn how to create your own animation using Google Slides!

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional School Division
After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. He is now in his sixth year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 205 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Enhancing Student Engagement with Extensions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you looking for ways to make your lessons more exciting for your students, more efficient for your planning, and more effective so learning goes deeper? In this session, we will explore Chrome apps/extensions that will make student engagement soar. You will learn a little about each tool, see how it looks in the classroom, and leave with lesson plan ideas for each one. Once you factor in the needs of your students and add in appropriate content for your subject/grade level, these extensions are sure to become valuable assets in your classroom.


Resources

Speakers
avatar for Janet Burnett

Janet Burnett

Technology Coach, Muscle Shoals City Schools
Janet Burnett is the Technology Coach at Highland Park Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During her twenty year career in education, she has taught third grade, fifth grade, Title I Reading and Math intervention classes, and weekly elementary technology classes for grades... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 216 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

GeoCraft: Google Geo Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores Google Tour Builder and My Maps as instructional tools for K-12 classrooms. Tour Builder & My Maps allow users to share places visited and relate course-specific content. Participants will also learn geeky steps in bringing Geo Tools together for powerful classroom applications.

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee, PhD

Micah Shippee, PhD

Teacher and CEO, Liverpool CSD and Ready Learner One
Micah Shippee, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Ready Learner One and author of "WanderlustEDU: A Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure" and co-author of "Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality." Micah is a social-studies teacher and educational-technology... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 301 Maumelle High School

2:00pm PDT

Show What You Know !
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fast paced session you will get a brief review of several options to increase engagement and assess understanding and then have time to build your own version for use on Monday! Think of it as a modified Iron Chef challenge that will change the way you look at teaching !

Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sean William

Sean William

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 304 Maumelle High School

3:30pm PDT

Evaluations and Giveaways
Wednesday August 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Auditorium Maumelle High School