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Wednesday - 10/24/2018

How Assistive Technology Impacts Communication

Session ID: 246

Presenter: Janet Jendron

A demonstration of various assistive technologies by people who use them for everyday life and communication. Come see, and ask questions of experienced users to learn more about different technologies. See augmentative communications devices, screen magnifiers, screen readers, mobile devices and other technology that makes a difference. Moderated by Janet Jendron. Participants: David Bundy, Kim Wooten, Denise James

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR203


Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Access Ability Through Universal Design for Learning

Session ID: 235

Presenter: Clayton Copeland

This session shares recent research findings exploring the impact of accessibility/integration of tools and resources that facilitate multimodal learning for students. It offers concrete strategies for implementing accessibility and multimodal tools and resources into courses. Participants will discuss and practice skills for creating accessible courses designed to meet student needs.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102-A


Enrich Administrative Tips & Tricks

Session ID: 173

Presenter: Stephen Wilson

Looking into ways to make administering Enrich easier. Demonstration includes Users & Roles, SIS Imports, Backups and Technical Specification discussion.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102-B


3d printing and the Social Studies/Language Arts Classroom

Session ID: 22

Presenter: Scott Sullivan

Many teachers find it hard to integrate STEM technology into the Social Studies or Language Arts curriculum. This session will show you methods to include 3d printing into your classroom, both as enriching activities for your students and as a way to reach multiple learners with your content.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102-C


Microsoft In the Classroom

Session ID: 192

Presenter: John Semberger

Microsoft In the Classroom This session will be instructionally focused and showcase how Microsoft technologies enable 21st-century teaching and learning, improving student outcomes. Hands on demos will provide focus on using these products and tools within teaching and learning experiences. Solutions demonstrated will include; Microsoft Classroom, OneNote for Education, Minecraft for Education, Microsoft STEM solutions, and the new mixed reality in the classroom.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR104-A


Changing Instructional Practices: Being the Leader of Change

Session ID: 16

Presenter: Michael Shunneson

Want to make significant changes in instructional practice through the use of your learning management system? See what you can do as an instructional leader to model change by your actions. Take the 30 day challenge and it will change your leadership style and your teachers' instructional practices.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202-A


The Chromebook Classroom

Session ID: 4

Presenter: Lori Powers

The Chromebook Classroom is designed to give educators a clear roadmap of how to use today's top educational device in the PK-12 classroom. The Chromebook Classroom is perfect for educators just getting started with Chromebooks, or just looking for new ways to boost student learning through the use of technology. Come learn to use the unique laptop designed by Google as well as explore and investigate a suite of Google Apps for Education. Whether you have a class set or one-to-one Chromebooks, come explore rich and engaging resources for teaching and learning.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202-B


Techno ELA--Adding Technology into ELA

Session ID: 225

Presenter: Kyle Stelling

Have you ever tried the flip classroom approach and it not work? Well, this class will help strengthen your techno skills to make the 1:1 classroom work for an ELA class. I have made the ELA classroom work for me, instead of me working for it.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202-C


Teaching Them to Stay Safe

Session ID: 174

Presenter: Lisa Faris

In an educational landscape where 1-to-1 is becoming the norm, students need to be aware of the dangers they face and can create via school devices. Tips and apps for keeping students on-task and on the right websites.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR203


South Carolina Web Testers Program

Session ID: 247

Presenter: Janet Jendron

Learn more about the evolving SC Web Testers Program, under the administration of Able South Carolina and Access South Carolina IT (ASCIT). Testers who use assistive technology and some who don't, evaluate websites and other information and communication technology for accessibility and usability. Testers? findings include accessibility issues, descriptions of the testers? successful and unsuccessful experiences in accessing information, basic explanations of accessibility/usability principles involved, and resources for correcting barriers. Tests are uniquely designed for the agency/organization's budget and needs. Come with specific questions for administrators and site testers.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR104-B


Will Technology Make Our Role As Educators Obsolete?

Session ID: 17

Presenter: Scott Rhymer

We have brick and mortar buildings and adhere to a rigid schedule where students have to learn at our pace, not their own pace. Technology has now formed pathways for students to receive their education without having to attend our schools and at a pace of their choosing and ability level. So, is our role as educators becoming obsolete? Scott Rhymer, Assistant Superintendent for Greenville County Schools will look to the future and how technology can transform how we stay relevant in Public Education.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR102-A


The Evolution of Intelligent Edge Networking

Session ID: 146

Presenter: Robert Zapotocky

This presentation will provide an evolutionary look at the disruptive networking technologies shaping our infrastructure today. The discussion will include perspective on Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined WAN (SDWAN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Edge Cloud, and 5G and how these technologies may enhance Digital Curriculum development and delivery.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR102-B


School District Website Requirements and Considerations - State/Federal –

Session ID: 126

Presenter: Valarie Byrd

District websites are a resource to communicate with district communities and they have statewide and national outreach. These websites include some content that is required by state and federal regulation

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR102-C


Defending Schools with Enhanced Content Filtering

Session ID: 107

Presenter: Richard Quinones

Cybersecurity and CIPA are top considerations that Educators now juggle in all learning environments – both on campus and when accessing learning materials at home. Attendees will learn how to target the most evasive threats hindering K-12 environments today, leveraging filtering tools that go above and beyond.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR103


How Parents with Disabilities Navigate School Systems

Session ID: 226

Presenter: Janet Jendron

Parents with disabilities face unique challenges when accessing physical sites and electronic information related to their children's education. Join an enlightening discussion by parents with years of experience accessing schools and electronic information on websites and online education. Learn how they navigate the system, face and overcome challenges.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR104-B


Launching a Technology Club Today: Practical and Inexpensive Ideas You Can Use

Session ID: 29

Presenter: Jennifer Copeland

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

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR202-A


What Is Digital Literacy? Documenting Instructional Technology Use at the College of Charleston

Session ID: 127

Presenter: Jack Wolfe

The Digital Literacy Professional Learning Club is a faculty-led group that has been assessing instructional technology use at the College of Charleston through the Digital Cougars Survey, administered to faculty and students. This session will cover the survey's purpose and research questions, design process and results. We are also interested in asking attendees about their experiences with digital literacy and instructional technology in higher education.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR202-B


TBD

Session ID: 242

Presenter: Kenneth Puett

How technologist can reduce the risks of malware, phishing, and ransomware in a K-12 environment and would to do to mitigate issues should the worst happen.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR104-A


Understanding Chronic Absenteeism Reporting

Session ID: 244

Presenter: Aveene Coleman

This session will review attendance scenarios related to chronic absenteeism reporting. Participants will review new attendance reports and chronic absenteeism reports.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Room: MR203


Increasing Student Usage of Learning Center Tutoring Services Through Use of a Mobile App

Session ID: 160

Presenter: Abe Saunders

Are you interested in enhancing students' use of your valuable educational services? Professionals at one college learning center will provide their blueprint for increasing exposure to their services through developing a mobile app (on a limited budget). Focus will be on the process of development with demo included.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room:


E-Rate: Moving Forward

Session ID: 91

Presenter: Andrew Epting

A presentation about the E-Rate program in South Carolina including success stories, and analysis of state and nation trends. While this session will not provide E-Rate training, it will be valuable to those interested in learning how the E-Rate program can be leveraged to modernize school and library system networks.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR102-A


Preparing Students for STEM Careers Using Problem-based Learning

Session ID: 121

Presenter: Stacy Harrison

Students are losing interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. When K-12 educators are not adequately trained to teach STEM-related content it also leads to a growing trend of students who are not prepared for college or the workforce. Combing STEM and PBL is one solution to the problem.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR102-B


Assistive Technology Supports for Chrome Users

Session ID: 145

Presenter: Madalina Tudora

This workshop will provide valuable, ready-to-use solutions for all learners. We will review Chrome apps, extensions and add-ons that can help students with reading, writing, grammar, note-taking, organization, and more. Free resources available for immediate implementation will be shared.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR102-C


Create a Paperless Classroom with Microsoft Teams and Class Notebook

Session ID: 38

Presenter: Jennifer Thornsberry

Tired of making copies and students losing their work? Then Microsoft Teams and OneNote/Class Notebook is for you. This session will focus on the how to create a Team and Class Notebooks and they can transform your classroom. We will explore the variety of tools available in them for teachers.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR103


Various Technologies That Assist Students with Special Needs

Session ID: 230

Presenter: Valeska Gioia

This session will focus on various technologies that can assist students with learning disabilities and special needs. I will demonstrate free and low-cost technologies that can assist students with decoding, comprehension, written productivity, math, and much more. Teachers will learn about resources that they already have available in their classroom for assistance with helping their students learn using the Universal Design for Learning concept.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR104-A


Growth Mindset for Educators

Session ID: 43

Presenter: Jed Dearybury

The way we approach any task determines the outcome. If we begin defeated, discouraged, and down, the results will reflect that. If we begin our work with a positive, "can do" mindset, we will be successful. Teachers need to know the powerful affect our mindsets have on our students, parents, co-workers and selves. During this workshop, we will participate in numerous growth mindset learning experiences that will challenge us all and vault us forward in the way we think about our lessons, our plans, and our work as educators.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR104-B


Canvas in the Primary Grades

Session ID: 104

Presenter: Danielle Gay

Are you teaching little ones and have access to Canvas? This course will guide you through Canvas basics that even your tiny tots can do! Learn ways to use Canvas in your K-2 room with methods and activities that have been tested in the classroom.

Date: 10/24/18

Time: 2:15 - 3:15

Room: MR202-A


Thursday - 10/25/2018

Digital on Day One

Session ID: 155

Presenter: Andy Coleman

Take advantage of open source interoperability standards to ensure your teachers and students are able to go digital on day one. Learn how Pickens is using OneRoster with single sign-on and a learning management system to ensure access to digital applications and textbooks on the first day of school.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR102-A


3D Printing in the Classroom in Tinkercad

Session ID: 143

Presenter: Karleen Vaughn

Do you have access to a 3D printer and the burning desire to have your students create something really awesome? In this session, we will cover the basics of 3D printing, ideas for integration, tips for successful printing, and introduce you to my very favorite 3D modeling software, Tinkercad.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR102-B


Activity Coding System for Powerschool

Session ID: 217

Presenter: Darlene Prevatt

State Accountability standardizes every course code for South Carolina public schools. Course codes are used in student scheduling, transcripts, instruction, teacher certification, assessment, accountability, finance, and more. Participants must be knowledgeable in the ways in which course codes affect school and district operations and will, therefore, receive an overview of the Activity Coding System, the new Uniform Grading Policy, and credit recovery procedures.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR102-C


Beyond Total Cost of Ownership – A New Model for Evaluating Technology Initiatives

Session ID: 150

Presenter: David Carter

We're constantly being challenged to address the value of the investments we make in technology; and phrases like, Total Cost of Ownership and Return On Investment, have been staples in the technology industry for many years. What if there was another way to assess the worth of a technology initiative? We're going to propose a new methodology to assess the value of acquiring new technology and we invite you to join in the conversation and contribute your insights into a new way to evaluate technology solutions.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR103


Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)

Session ID: 137

Presenter: Stephanie Jacobs

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

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR104-B


Exploring Our World and Beyond Using NASA On-line STEM Resources

Session ID: 161

Presenter: Edward P Donovan

Led by a 20-year veteran NASA Educator, educators will learn how to navigate through numerous NASA on-line resources to improve their STEM instruction and improve their students and their own personal STEM knowledge with special emphasis placed on NASA/JPL's missions to explore Earth, our Solar System and beyond.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR202-B


Transforming Learning Through Your Teacher Webpage

Session ID: 23

Presenter: Lori Adams

Is maintaining a webpage really worth my time? In this session you will learn how the benefits of a teacher webpage can change the face of learning in your classroom. The presenter will provide tips and resources for creating and maintaining your webpage.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR202-C


Creating Accessible Documents for the Web

Session ID: 62

Presenter: Michael Simmons

This session will demonstrate techniques for creating documents which meet accessibility standards as required by Section 508. In addition techniques will be shown to test document accessibility and repair issues which are flagged.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR203


A Writing Renaissance: Digitizing Feedback and Creating Feedforward with Kaizena

Session ID: 159

Presenter: Tasha Thomas

Using digital tools to provide individualized feedback on writing and other projects can make assessment more efficient and lead to better student products. In this session, participants will use the web platform Kaizena to engage in peer response and explore various ways this tech tool can revolutionize process feedback, making sure students apply the advice received from teachers and peers during the revision process.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR-104-A


Giving EACH student the tools to succeed through personalized learning

Session ID: 76

Presenter: Tiffany Miller

Two White Knoll High School teachers will share successes, failures and next steps in the journey to create a framework of personalized learning. Come hear how these two teachers developed personalized curriculum in Science and Math by use of blended learning, formative assessment tools, and student tracking procedures.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR102-A


No Need to Break the Bank... Free Technology is Out There!

Session ID: 144

Presenter: Debbie Malinoski

Need new technology strategies and methods to facilitate your instruction? Bring your mobile device and learn free applications to integrate and motivate your students to learn content in your classroom. Participants will be introduced to Goose Chase, Nearpod, Kahoot, and Plickers through this interactive and hands- on presentation.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR102-B


Work SMARTer Not Harder with SMART Learning Suite: Engagement, Collaboration and Student-Led Learning

Session ID: 37

Presenter: Jennifer Thornsberry

Looking to bring engagement, collaboration and student-led learning into your classroom, but not sure where to start? SMART Learning Suite (SLS) is your one stop shop. Create, share, and assess your students all within one place.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR103


Tech Use for TEACHER LEARNING: Effectively Using Tech to Support PLC Efforts

Session ID: 170

Presenter: Christine Horowitz

Research shows that engaging and effective teacher learning is equally as important as student learning to maximize achievement in our classrooms. Learn how technology can (and shouldn't!) be used to ease time constraints, engage teachers, and allow administrators to be part of team efforts even when they cannot be present.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR104-A


Hour of Code in the Elementary Classroom

Session ID: 136

Presenter: Stephanie Jacobs

Computer Science careers are the wave of....now. Are we preparing our students for careers in these positions that could open new doors? We can start now! If you have wanted to try out coding in the classroom, come learn how and where to begin. Then, plan an event to showcase the skills of your young learners. Hour of Code is a yearly event, but you don't need to wait or limit yourself to just one hour.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR104-B


"SPARK" for Active Learning with Technology

Session ID: 134

Presenter: Joanna Stegall

Active learning (AL) is the adoption of instructional practices that engage students in the learning process and reinforce 21st Century Skills, such as communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Adobe Spark is a free online resource that can provide teachers with easy-to-adopt ways to incorporate the 4Cs into their classrooms.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR202-B


Improving School Security in a post-Parkland environment

Session ID: 158

Presenter: Drew Weston

Improving School Security in a post-Parkland environment: We will look at several case studies to identify ways to improve security, provide better situational awareness, and reduce student incident rates and student disciplinary concerns. The integration of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and HD video allow for this technological transformation.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR202-C


Using Impactful Strategies to Engage, Teach, and Assess Middle and High School Students

Session ID: 189

Presenter: Angela McCord

Utilize Marzano's high-yield instructional strategies to successfully integrate tools that aid in teaching. Choose appropriate technology tools for conceptual understanding, differentiated instruction, and formative assessment.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR203


TBD

Session ID: 243

Presenter: Dana Austin

How technologist can reduce the risks of malware, phishing, and ransomware in a K-12 environment and would to do to mitigate issues should the worst happen.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 9:45 - 10:45

Room: MR102-C


Free Technology tools for Learning, Accessibility and Inclusion

Session ID: 233

Presenter: Alfreda Jamison

This session will provide an overview of the (Free) Assistive Technology tools that are built-in the Apple and Microsoft platforms. Come discover how these tools and how they can address the diverse needs of students with various learning differences.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR102-A


Real Time Feedback and the Cult of Personalized Learning

Session ID: 11

Presenter: Joel Colon

One of the biggest challenged in education is how teachers, administrators, and course facilitators can personalize student learning. A student who feels empowered over their learning is a student who knows what they need to do to improve a skill.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR102-B


Session ID: 89

Presenter: Neav Abramov

In today's classroom, it's not enough to assume that all students are able to access content in the same way. Educators have a responsibility to ensure that each student has the necessary tools to learn and achieve at high levels. With Office 365 Education, accessibility is built in so students with varying abilities can access information successfully, both in the classroom and at home.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR102-C


To Infinity and Beyond: Can Seesaw Really Do More?

Session ID: 48

Presenter: Katie Klipp

You think you've seen what Seesaw can do? Let's push the limits! Whether new to Seesaw or experienced, collaborate with others, see NEWEST FEATURES expanded, and experience how Seesaw can transform assessments, small groups, and communication in ways that will WOW every family! Learn about slides, sharing activities, and more!

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR103


Reading Between The Lines: Digital Literacy And Today's Students

Session ID: 27

Presenter: Mary Rizzi

In this session, attendees will become more familiar with different areas of digital literacy and how it can affect students. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Kik are all popular apps, but do students know how and when to use them appropriately?

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR104-A


PowrSchool Forum

Session ID: 51

Presenter: Deb Broyles

PowerSchool Roundtable to discuss PowerSchool concerns regarding State requirements, PowerSchool updates and Reports and whatever comes up during the discussion

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR104-B


Using Google Chrome Accessibility and Extension to Engage Struggling Learners

Session ID: 129

Presenter: Meghan Blackburn

Google Chrome accessibility options and extension can be useful in addressing the needs of students in both general education and those with more specific needs in special education. Learn more about those options and the academic tasks they address.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR202-B


Windows 10 - Operating System Upgrade Options

Session ID: 95

Presenter: Donald Jones

Windows 10 operating system upgrade options will discuss and demonstrate the options available to upgrade the district's Windows based computers from previous versions of Windows 10 to the most current version. Upgrading rather than imaging will allow the IT staff to keep computers up to date without wiping the computer.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR202-C


Building Better Rubrics: The What, Why and How of Rubrics That Represent Your Classroom Rigor

Session ID: 78

Presenter: Adam Babcock

How can we as teachers develop useable, rigorous and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice/choice? In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be building rubrics for your project(s) and daily activities. Learn how to use Schoology to build rubrics from scratch and evaluate rubric design.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Room: MR203


Exploring iOS Built-In Accessibility Features

Session ID: 203

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore

Come explore all the ways you can make your iOS device more accessible. We will explore built-in features to aid with vision, literacy, learning and more! Bring your iOS device and let's start exploring!

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR102-A


Herding Cats: Class Management for Blended Learning (Middle School)

Session ID: 21

Presenter: Joel Colon

Routines, consequences and rules keep a learning environment running. A good teacher establishes these expectations, but is this infusion of technology disrupting your typical classroom environment? In this session, teachers will see video samples of off-task behaviors, receive tips and then get hands-on with case studies of classroom management issues that are happening in our classrooms after five years of being a one-to-one district.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR102-B


Addressing Today's Cybersecurity Threats in the Education Sector

Session ID: 53

Presenter: Sowjanya O'Neill

This session will give an in-depth view of the threat landscape schools currently face. Attendees will learn what the most recent threat intelligence reveals about attack strategies, including the top attacks facing education such as botnets for bitcoin mining and ransomware. From there, this session will address strategies and best practices IT teams can use to mitigate these threats, in addition to examining real examples of secure technology use on and off the school campus and in the classroom.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR103


Coaching Strategies: How to Get Your Foot in the Door

Session ID: 8

Presenter: Karleen Vaughn

My goal is to give new Technology Coaches some ideas to get you started and moving in the right direction. In this session, we will discuss and give examples of tried and true methods to get your foot in the door and create demand for your services.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR104-A


Using Google Forms and Google Sheets for Classroom Assessment

Session ID: 72

Presenter: Bob Perkins

Combining Google Forms and Google Sheets (and select Add-Ons) can be used for formative and summative assessment and surveying in your classroom. They can provide instant assessment as well as collected data for analysis later.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR202-A


Using iPad Accessibility and Apps to Engage Struggling Learners

Session ID: 130

Presenter: Meghan Blackburn

iPad accessibility options and apps can be useful in addressing the needs of students in both general education and those with more specific needs in special education. Learn more about those options and the academic tasks they address.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR202-B


Virtual Student Labs

Session ID: 94

Presenter: Donald Jones

Virtual Student Labs will discuss and demonstrate how districts can transition from using standard computer labs running Windows PCs to a cost effective virtual lab environment. Devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and Windows laptops can be used as end-point devices with Microsoft's HyperV VDI and Shared Session technologies.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR202-C


Bridging a Cohort Model with Badge and Self-Certification Programs

Session ID: 13

Presenter: Adam Babcock

While Apple Teacher, Google Certified Trainer or Microsoft Innovative Educator are great self-paced training options, how do you use these programs with face-to-face time to support collaboration and deeper learning among educators?

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR203


Ideas for After School or Summer Camps

Session ID: 45

Presenter: Joyce Camp

Are you looking for ideas to entice your students to learn more about technology? Are you looking to start an after school program or summer camp? If so, then this session is for you! Come learn from others who have organized camps to help you get started.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 1:45 - 2:45

Room: MR102-C


Roll out the Red Carpet to Recognize Students & Teachers

Session ID: 111

Presenter: Lindsey Insalaco

Roll out the red carpet for your teachers and students to showcase "tech-tacular" creations throughout your school or district! Get a behind the scenes look at Greenwood District 50's Choice Awards from nominations to the big event. Get ready to shine the spotlight on students and teachers!

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR102-B


Strategic Technology Approach

Session ID: 209

Presenter: Jeffrey Miller

Overview of Greenville County Schools strategy for integrating multiple software platforms to meet the needs of administration, schools, students and parents. We will share what has been our most successful implementations and plans for the future including multi-district collaboration.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR102-C


The IT that nobody knows about....Innovation Teams

Session ID: 208

Presenter: Mandy Froehlich

What happens when you have pockets of innovative teachers, but they long for guidance? Learn about our implementation of Innovation Teams - teams of teachers moving toward personalizing learning and innovations in their classrooms. From recruiting our rockstar teachers to our plans in the future, I will describe the successes and challenges of the Innovation Team inception, and how we plan on turning these pockets of innovation and personalization learning into school-wide change.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR103


5 Inventory Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making (And How to Fix Them!)

Session ID: 179

Presenter: AnnaMaria Gallozzi

With more technology in the classroom than ever before, inefficient inventory management is not an option. Learn how some of the largest districts in the country have identified (and fixed) their inventory mistakes to ensures students and staff have the resources and they need to be successful.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR104-A


Hybrid How-To: Using Tech Tools to Blend the Best of Face to Face and Online

Session ID: 79

Presenter: Dawn Mitchell

In this session participants will be actively engaged in learning how to use tech tools to create an effective hybrid learning environment that promotes engagement and interaction, provides effective peer feedback, and extends opportunities for growth using formative assessments to target specific areas of student interest and improvement.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR202-A


South Carolina's Statewide Assessments: Precoding and Beyond

Session ID: 50

Presenter: Alissa Wise

This session provides an overview of the current precode process and how it helps to produce test data files. In addition, classroom tools for students with visual impairments will be highlighted.

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR202-B


Ignite Student Learning with Adobe Spark

Session ID: 61

Presenter: Stacy Holcombe

Are you searching for a tool that allows your secondary students the opportunity to create and design? This session will teach you how to implement the user-friendly Adobe Spark website and its free creation tools - Adobe Spark Video, Adobe Spark Post, and Adobe Spark Page. Teachers can use Adobe Spark with students to create podcasts, videos, flyers, vocabulary posters, and digital portfolios with multimedia pages! Learn how to ignite and excite your students by implementing the Adobe Spark creation tools!

Date: 10/25/18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR202-C


Friday - 10/26/2018

SCDE Updates for District Technology and PowerSchool Leaders, 2018-19

Session ID: 241

Presenter: Louise Amos

Staff from the SC Department of Education will provide pertinent information for current and future plans for data collection and reporting as well as other data-related programs based on agency, legislative and federal requirements. Dan Ralyea, Director, Office of Research and Data Analysis, will serve as the host for this session. Other agenda items will include timely information on E-Rate, Accountability Requirements, PS Updates, Enrich Data Collection, SCDE Projects underway through the Project Management Team and other PowerSchool-related projects as part of SCDE overall goals.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Room: MR202-C


Herding Cats: Class Management for Blended Learning - High School Edition

Session ID: 14

Presenter: Adam Babcock

Routines, consequences and rules keep a learning environment running. A good teacher establishes these expectations, but is this infusion of technology disrupting your typical classroom environment? In this session, teachers will see video samples of off-task behaviors, receive tips and then get hands-on with case studies of classroom management issues that are happening in our classrooms after five years of being a one-to-one district. See what the off-task behaviors look like and find the answers to preventing or handling them. Be prepared to share classroom management issues that you have experienced and create an up-to-date classroom management plan.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR101-A


Have Your Own Tech Fair

Session ID: 47

Presenter: Keith Brown

This presentation will walk participants through the steps for creating and hosting a Technology Fair in their own schools or districts. Participants will receive a first-hand look at one of our recent Tech Fairs, through form development, pictures and videos, along with a blueprint for setting up an event of their own...including a month-by-month planning calendar.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR101-B


Creating Instructional Videos

Session ID: 31

Presenter: Debbie Jarrett

Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR102-A


Introduction to Ozobots- Mini Robots That Can Do Anything

Session ID: 46

Presenter: Joyce Camp

What is smaller than a golf ball, but can travel just as far? What has the circumference of a quarter, but is priceless? See how these little robots will have your students collaborating, problem solving, and innovating. No coding skills are necessary as these robots can be programmed with markers and paper. They can also be coded using drag and drop programming for more advanced concepts related to math. Ozobots are a great tool for art teachers, science teachers, and others who want to introduce a little creativity back into the classroom. In this session, you will have the opportunity to work with the Ozobots and brainstorm how you can use them to integrate with Standards of Learning back in your classroom. Let a Certified Ozobot Educator (Joyce Camp) and a Classroom Teacher (April Wilson) show you how these robots can encourage creative thinking in your classroom. These robots may be small but they are a powerful educational tool!

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR102-B


Meet the Robots

Session ID: 186

Presenter: Rosemary Bianchi

Take your courses to the next level by incorporating robotics! Come learn about a variety of engaging robotic platforms that can be integrated into elementary, middle and high school STEM courses. You'll leave ready to decide which educational robots are the right fit for your students.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR102-C


Librarian As Tech Leader

Session ID: 239

Presenter: Tamara Cox

Join this session to hear how the librarian can integrate tech tools into the library program and serve as a tech leader for your school. Lesson ideas, favorite new tools, and professional development ideas will all be shared. Please bring an iPad or laptop to fully participate.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR103


Creating Community in Online Environments – A Framework for Exploring LMS and Free Supplemental Tools

Session ID: 165

Presenter: Bonnie Mullinix

This session presents a rationale and process for creating online community for learning and scholarly exchange for students and faculty. Referencing the case of longer-term scholar-mentee communities, it offers a framework for considering and selecting free online resources in combination with Learning Management System tools, sharing specific examples.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR104-A


Digital Storyboards in the Classroom

Session ID: 15

Presenter: Robin Voss

Robin Voss and Gloria Turner will provide a hands-on demonstration of how to create a digital storyboard for use in any classroom (not just for ELA!). Participants will need to bring an iPad or a laptop in order to participate.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR104-B


Copy & Paste: How to Prevent Cheating in a Digital Classroom

Session ID: 166

Presenter: Stacy Powell

How do you know if work submitted is really from your student? Listen to ideas from two teachers who have been on the front lines fighting the digital cheating war in science and business education classes. We will tell you what we have tried, what has worked, and ask for suggestions as we try to stay one step ahead of our technology savvy students.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR201


Building Brick and Mortar Classrooms for 21st Century Education

Session ID: 215

Presenter: Barbara Mooneyhan

Please join Barbara Mooneyhan, Director of Media Services and Beth Rickenbaker, Technology Media Support Manager to hear how Midlands Technical College (MTC) in Columbia, South Carolina, plans for and maintains 250 + multimedia classrooms on seven campuses with funding that is increasingly out-paced by technological development. Topics include how MTC's centralized Media Help Desk dispatches technicians, as well as tracks repeat user problems and equipment failures. Learn how the college has standardized equipment for ease of use across multiple campuses, no matter to which classroom faculty are assigned. Since faculty have a variety of comfort levels with technology, find out about adding BYOD (bring your own device) connections to media teaching stations in new and existing buildings.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR202-B


Assistive Technology Services? Where do we start?

Session ID: 172

Presenter: Rebecca McKenzieAppling

Assistive Technology!?! Where do we start??? Come hear how one school district has expanded their assistive technology services to reach students with a variety of disabilities and needs. Learn about our referral process, sample evaluations tools, IEP recommendations and accommodations, progress monitoring of is assistive technology interventions, and staff training.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR203


Break Into the NEW SC Tech Standards

Session ID: 77

Presenter: Keith Godfrey

Solve the mystery of seamlessly integrating the new SC Computer Science/ Digital Literacy standards into your current lessons. Join a hands-on team challenge (bring one or join one onsite) to "ESCAPE" the myth that integrating tech is "another thing." Leave with lesson ideas to incorporate into your classroom immediately.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR101-A


State Testing a Worry? Use a Free Online Resource for Yearlong Practice!

Session ID: 219

Presenter: Deborah Malinoski

Tired of wondering how your students will perform on state testing? Do they know content but lack technology skills to submit work correctly? Focus on your subject during lessons and use this free resource in weekly assessments to provide students the opportunity to practice online test-taking tools yearlong.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR101-B


Part of the Team: Uses for Internally-developed Bots in Higher Education

Session ID: 194

Presenter: Noah Koubenec

Bots have myriad uses as educational technology. The Citadel's Office of Study Abroad, International, and Domestic Programs employs internally-developed conversational and non-conversational bots to improve its efficiency and the quality of its instruction, advising, and student support. This presentation will demonstrate the benefits of these tools and discuss their limits.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR102-A


Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Artificial Intelligence for ALL Classrooms

Session ID: 182

Presenter: Elma Strong

Using immersive technology in education is kind of like a rainbow. We know at the end of the rainbow there is an incredible reward, but sometimes we don't know where to begin. By attending this workshop you will be guided to incorporate the amazing technology of AR, VR, and AI and leverage it in a learning environment.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR102-B


Schoology for the world Language Classroom

Session ID: 184

Presenter: Alexandra Baltodano

Tired of taking home mounds of paper? Want to be able to allow your students to use one Learning Management System to be able to practice their Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Culture and turn in all of their work to one place? Then Schoology is for you!

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR102-C


Get "Wizer" and "Blend" Your Hyperdocs

Session ID: 220

Presenter: Shalonda Blakeney

Hyperdocs offer a quick and easy solution for teachers to organize content for student learning while giving teachers an opportunity for teachers to enhance their classroom experience and create a more student-centered experience. Participants will be introduced to two tools that can take their Hyperdocs to a new level!

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR103


Show What You Know: Digital Products to Demonstrate Student Learning

Session ID: 122

Presenter: Elizabeth Graham

Push students to go beyond the basic research project by incorporating digital tools that enable students to demonstrate their learning and understanding. Featuring examples of library-classroom collaboration on projects from the Roaring 20s to Book Genres to Extreme Weather. Digital tools include Voki, Word Art, Smore, and Green Screen.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR104-A


Google For Administrators

Session ID: 103

Presenter: Keasha Grant

Are you a principal? Instructional Coach? Do you need more help with Google's add-ons, extensions, labs? This is the perfect session for you to come and take a deep dive into Google and learn how your productivity can be increased while leading your school.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR104-B


Change Your Reality: What is Augmented and Virtual Reality?

Session ID: 245

Presenter: Debbie Jarrett

Let us introduce you to Augmented and Virtual Reality resources designed for education that are free and easy to use. After a brief explanation, participants will be able to visit stations so they can experience some of the AR/VR resources available for use in their classrooms.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR104-B


3D Printing for all (the what, why, and how)

Session ID: 54

Presenter: Justin Robinson

3D printer Training for multiple grade level staff, administration, and/or technology staff. We will discuss all aspects of 3D printing and then immerse ourselves in a lesson where everyone will work through a sample lesson. Collaboration will be included and all teachers will leave with personalized lesson plans

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR202-A


Differentiating Instruction for Access and Equity

Session ID: 123

Presenter: Renee Atkinson

Learn to differentiate instruction for all learners, incorporate technology tools, and increase student creation, collaboration, and engagement to increase student success in any content area.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR202-A


Go 1:1 and Beyond with one Digital Platform

Session ID: 180

Presenter: Linda Heimburger

Need digital content for inquiry-based learning or the 1:1 environment? Join us for a grand tour of free K-12 digital streaming, video clips, images, interactives, and textual content - all on one platform! Discover lesson plans and many standards-based resources in Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Featuring our new Learn360 resource!

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR202-B


Effectively Managing a Digital Classroom

Session ID: 57

Presenter: P. Sloan Joseph

A successful digital classroom begins with a digital management plan that is practical and age-appropriate. This session will review procedures, behavioral interventions, and free/inexpensive rewards for appropriate digital behavior. Cellphone, tablet, or laptop is required.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR202-C


The fairest of them all: Exploring digital tools for visual communication

Session ID: 7

Presenter: Erin Besser

In this session, we will explore various digital tools used to communicate information in both text and visual formats. Participants will be provided with an exploration of various free and paid for tools that aid users in electronic graphics and multimedia creation.

Date: 10/26/18

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR203