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Wednesday - 10/26/2022


10:30 - 11:30


Web Accessibility Tricks & Treats

Presenter: Julia Fuller

Session ID: 30

Have you ever thought about whether your online resources are fully accessible for students with varying disabilities? If you are unsure whether your materials and strategies meet accessibility guidelines, then this session is for you! Come learn some tricks & treats to help you understand digital accessibility, ensure your online resources are accessible, and learn strategies for implementing digital accessibility concepts!

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom A


How can technology benefit our gifted learners?

Presenter: Katie Douglas

Session ID: 3

Everyone has a student (or 5) in their classroom that have already shown mastery of the standards or are bored because they "already know this!" How do you reach these students? You don't want to simply give them more work to do. Technology is a tool that can be so beneficial to our gifted or advanced students. It's more than just sitting them on an app all day and counting that as "differentiation". This session seeks to show educators how to really use our technology tools to reach all students where they are and push them farther than has ever been possible.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom B


ORDA and Me: Topics of Interest from the Office of Research and Data Analysis

Presenter: Dan Ralyea

Session ID: 179

This session provides insight into the work of the Office of Research and Data Analysis (ORDA) at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and will touch on topics such as Ed-Fi in South Carolina, Teacher as Researcher, digital credentials and standards, and more. Learn how ORDA projects intersect with your work as a district leader.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom C


Make Them Want More: Fuel Excitement for Technology with a Hi-Tech Show-and-Tell

Presenter: Ashley Gasperson

Session ID: 92

A technology-infused classroom is essential in preparing students for success, yet sometimes it may be a challenge to communicate how technology enhances learning. Horry County Schools has fostered community engagement and a contagious competitive spirit through its annual Technology Fair. In this session, you will learn how to start planning your own showcase event so that you can build support and drive excitement for technology as a tool that supports student-driven learning.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR101


Simple Tools for Formative Assessment and Making Technology Work for You in the Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Joseph Craft

Session ID: 35

Effective educators use formative assessment techniques to inform them about student progress. Assessing student progress across screens and without sometimes seeing the students, presents a completely new world of academic challenges. Teachers need simple, workable techniques for assessing online. This interactive workshop will present over 15 different online techniques (that work!) for integrating formative assessment into instructional lessons. Join Dr. Craft as he shares his heart and love for student learning, technology, and teaching.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102/103


Because All Shareholders Care, Our District Is Software Security Aware!

Presenter: Nicole Ritchie

Session ID: 27

Protecting stakeholders must be a priority when vetting new software! In this session, we'll analyze the need for using a process to vet software that includes teamwork, communication, common goals, and transparency. We will consider the steps in forming a software committee, using a software application form, and communicating decisions with community members. How do members of your district ensure they are using district-approved software and always remaining security aware?

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR104/105


A Whole Approach To A Cyber Safety Ecosystem

Presenter: Jordan Van Dyke

Session ID: 194

It's time to go beyond the Filter and take a holistic approach to Filtering, Student Safety, and Classroom Management. Linewize has become the fastest growing cyber-safety platform within K12, serving schools by providing an elite cloud filtering experience, saving lives with the most comprehensive student safety monitoring, and enabling engagement in the classroom for teachers. We'll also share our free customized district portal that includes the latest topics, trends, guides, and timely articles from digital wellness and cyber safety experts specifically focused on child development for your community.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR106


10 Easy Steps to Securing Your District's Google & Microsoft 365

Presenter: David Waugh

Session ID: 8

Securing your district's data that is stored, accessed, and shared in Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 is your responsibility. In this session, we will walk through 10 common admin console security misconfigurations. You will come away with actionable steps to put in place stronger passwords, multi-factor authentication, file sharing standards, 3rd party app access, and more to protect your district at no additional cost--using the tools already at your disposal.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR107


Tech Coach Tips

Presenter: Krystal Zeigler

Session ID: 163

During this session, MyKedia and I will give tips on how we work with our staff and what programs we use. We will discuss how our teachers and staff request our services, how we book appointments and our favorite tech pieces/programs that we use. Also, we will tell you how to get information out to your staff and how to keep yourself organized. In addition, what are some things you are doing to help your staff? Let's help each other!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202


Modern Day Device Management- Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Presenter: Paul Wells

Session ID: 5

General Overview of using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) to set up, deploy, and manage student devices. Topics include Windows AutoPilot, Device Compliance, Updating devices, and deploying applications and PowerShell scripts.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR204


RECHARGE the Classroom Experience

Presenter: Renee Atkinson

Session ID: 104

In this session, I will present activities designed to build relationships: student to teacher and student to student, increase student involvement in any style classroom: virtual, hybrid, or face to face, and ultimately RECHARGE the classroom experience. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and play with technology tools that will help keep students actively contributing in class. Finally, collaborate with other teachers and share strategies that have been working for you!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR205


ELs: Finding a Voice with Technology

Presenter: Jose Viana

Session ID: 115

English learners benefit from leveraging technology to express themselves. Dr. José Viana, former Director of OELA, will demonstrate how technology helps ELs find their voice and enable the transition to a new language. If you are looking for a way to add motivation to your lessons and connect with your learners, digital resources are the key. This session will provide strategies for educators to creatively use technology to support ELs acquire a second language confidently.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR206



12:45 - 1:45


State Compliance 101

Presenter: Laura McNair

Session ID: 56

Staying on top of policies, regulations, and laws can be challenging for both novice and veteran PowerSchool administrators, Counseling Directors, registrars, and Principals. In this session, I will provide a refresher on State Board of Education regulations, the Uniform Grading Policy, accurate transcripts including foreign transcripts, early graduates, and end-of-term PowerSchool procedures to ensure compliance heading into the Winter and Spring graduation seasons.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom B


Starting Points with Discus Content and Tech Tools

Presenter: Linda Heimburger

Session ID: 160

Are you an educator or media specialist at a new school district, a new grade level, or new to Discus itself? Join us for the latest on Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Whether you are at a Google or Microsoft-based district, use the free Discus K-12 online resources to leverage technology and integrate content for student engagement. Join us for starting points, tech tips, and materials for teaching and learning,

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom C


What's New with Google For Education

Presenter: Kimberly Lane Clark

Session ID: 176

Google for Education is working to empower learning from anywhere for over 140 million students and teachers worldwide. Hear about how Google's products and programs are evolving to meet the needs of teachers, students, and districts in the 22-23 school year and beyond. We will take you through some of the recent changes in tools and policies with Google for Education. There will also be time at the end for live questions and interactions on all things Google!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom D


Are We There Yet? Engaging Students Through Virtual Field Trips

Presenter: Jared Johnson

Session ID: 158

Field trips are fun, but can be cost prohibitive. Insert "Virtual Field Trips" that can take students anywhere in the world to learn, gather artifacts, and share their experiences. In this session, we are going to app smash Google Slides, Wakelet, Mote, and more to create immersive learning experiences without ever leaving the classroom. Your students won't be ask "Are we there yet?" because they will already be there.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR102/103


PowerSchool Customizations Roundtable: Let’s share what works!

Presenter: Jason Jones

Session ID: 18

PowerSchool Customizations: Do you have customizations? Do you know what you inherited that were customized before you got there? I have customizations! We all have customizations! Come share your customizations and we build a collective group of free resources of customizations and plugins. Resources include, NickTech.org, PowerDataSolutions, AuroraTech, MBA, PowerSource Exchange, and etc.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR104/105


Teaching Digital Wellness & Safety in an Increasing Digital World

Presenter: Jessica Richter

Session ID: 65

Today's students continue to encounter the internet's inherent pitfalls (false or inaccurate content, personal data/privacy concerns, screen time vs. offline time, cyberbullying, etc). Now more than ever, it's important to equip students with the skills they need to be responsible digital consumers. This session will cover technology's impact on adolescents and explore the latest tech tools to bridge the digital divide. Attendees will walk away with ready-to-go resources to address digital literacy with students.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR108



12:45 - 1:45


The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ed-Fi: Bring your questions, and don't panic!

Presenter: Brett Frye

Session ID: 180

This presentation is an introduction to the Ed-Fi in South Carolina. The Data Collection Team from the Office of Research and Data Analysis (ORDA) will share where we are now, how we got there, and what our goals are for the future. Find out how we are tackling our transition to Ed-Fi through accountability and collaboration, and learn about upcoming training opportunities for district staff!

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR101


Beyond Your Four Walls: Exciting Tools for Expanding Learning Experiences

Presenter: Carrie Fesperman

Session ID: 191

We live on a beautiful, diverse, and ever-changing planet. Unfortunately, very few students have the privilege to travel the world, explore diverse communities, learn new languages, or live in places other than their hometowns. With minimal effort and no cost, we have the opportunity to bring the outside world inside the four walls of our classroom. Exposing students to this beautiful place that we call Earth will spark curiosity, encourage research and collaboration, and possibly even set a student on a lifelong journey to see more. Join me as we look at free tools that can be used across grade levels to expand learning experiences.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR106



2:00 - 3:00


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework

Presenter: Madalina Tudora

Session ID: 175

Join us to learn about UDL and how to consciously implement it into your daily activities through the use of readily available technology supports. Opportunities to explore resources built into the Windows platform will be included. Co-presenter: Lydia Hutto

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom A


Flip over your classroom and start loving teaching again!!

Presenter: Kristy McIntyre

Session ID: 51

In this session, participants will learn the basic "how-to" of the Flipped Classroom. Using their own content, participants will evaluate their teaching styles and develop lessons in the flipped classroom. This is not an information session on what flipping a classroom is, but rather a workshop on taking content and changing it to represent a more direct approach to teaching. Learn how to give students the "lecture" part at home and use your time together to work towards a common goal of skill and standard attainment.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom B


The Ransomware Nightmare

Presenter: Jonathan Kyle

Session ID: 125

Ransomware is the number 1 global cyber threat today. Over the last 2 years, the number of ransomware incidents rose almost 1000%. Education sector incidents have been responsible for almost a third of the reported attacks. Join Bridgetek, a Lockstep Technology Group company as we present our lessons learned from years of ransomware responses and recoveries. We can help you avoid a ransomware horror story. It is not a question of if, but when. Will you be ready?

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom C


Refresh your fleet with ChromeOS Flex

Presenter: Brittany Christian

Session ID: 177

Learn how to transform your school's existing devices and make the most of your current hardware with ChromeOS Flex-- the fast, secure, cloud-first, easy-to-manage operating system for Macs and PCs.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom D


Building Digital Learning Capacity: How the Chester County School System is Using Schoology to Make the Shift?

Presenter: Christina Aquilina

Session ID: 102

Are you looking to build digital leaders in your school district? Join us for a look into how the Chester County and Schoology team partnered together to deliver high quality professional development to teachers during the constantly changing landscape of teacher professional learning. Participants in this session can expect to learn new and innovative ways to build digital learning capacity across their school district.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR101


Utilizing the TrustED Dashboard as a Foundation for District Software Approval

Presenter: Hanna Teal

Session ID: 83

Join Hanna Teal (Instructional Technology Coordinator for Data Integration) and Monica Watts (1EdTech Director of K-12 Engagement) to learn how Darlington County School District standardized the app vetting process to make informed decisions, report on risk, and establish a baseline set of privacy controls to keep the students safe from the potential threats. In this session, we will discuss: How cataloging your edtech applications and extensions for redundancies brings worthwhile and additional benefits. How developing consistent software approval procedures creates a culture of communication and understanding within a school district.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR102/103


Advancing Learning at Charleston County School District with an Exceptional User Experience From an AI-Driven Wireless Network

Presenter: Michael Elliott

Session ID: 193

Digital learning doesn't go as planned if you can't connect or connect poorly to classroom WiFi. To overcome this, learn how Charleston County School District leveraged AI, Cloud, Machine Learning, and Natural Language technology to proactively deliver predictable, reliable, and measurable WiFi for an exceptional student and educator user experience.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR106


Who Wants to Be a PowerSchool Administrator?

Presenter: Wyatt Cothran

Session ID: 181

If you are looking for a chance to interact with seasoned PowerSchool admin veterans, then this is the session for you! You'll have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with people from around the state who have various years of PowerSchool experience. This will be an inactive session in which everyone present will be encouraged to ask questions, share their experience with others, and think outside the box.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR107


Kahoot, Quizizz, Socrative, and MORE! Using Online Assessment Tools to Engage Student Achievement

Presenter: Joseph Craft

Session ID: 36

Need a way to boost student achievement? Tired of teaching the same old lesson through direct instruction? Then THIS is the session for you! Join Dr. Joseph Craft, Associate Professor of Education at Columbia International University as he presents an engaging, interactive presentation using online quiz-based platforms. This session will teach effective means of using these platforms to transform your teaching and to ensure greater student engagement and accountability. Learning can be informative and fun!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR108


Talking Book Services BARD Application and Overview

Presenter: Allie Lovette

Session ID: 45

The BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) App is a tool for students who are visually impaired, physically unable to hold a book, or who have any organic brain dysfunction, such as autism, ADD, or dyslexia. Librarians, school counselors, and others can enroll students for free downloadable audiobooks or e-Braille files. This session will include an overview of the application process and an iOS platform walkthrough. BARD is provided via the National Library Service.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR202


"If You Don't Unmute, I Can't Hear Phonemes": Virtual Reading Intervention Experiences

Presenter: Jared StewartGinsburg

Session ID: 24

This presentation provides educators with one model for clinical experiences. We will draw upon findings from a qualitative study of pre-service teachers' experiences in a virtual reading intervention clinical placement. Special educators will leave understanding strategies they could use to provide meaningful early clinical experiences to pre-service teachers.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR204


Engage, Excite, & Empower

Presenter: Ashley Priem

Session ID: 1

This session will bring integrated ideas and technology know-how to teachers. The goal of the session is to engage, excite, and empower teachers with standard based lessons, free resources, and ways to integrate tech into your classroom.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR205


Immersive Teaching: Engaging Students in the Classroom

Presenter: Lisa Evans

Session ID: 152

Learn how to incorporate technology into immersive PBL novel studies that both engage students and allow teachers to increase rigor while differentiating to meet the needs of all students.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR206



3:30 - 4:30


Beyond Your Four Walls: Cyber Solutions: Managed Detection and Response

Presenter: Chris Hartley

Session ID: 189

We will explore how managed detection and response solutions help prevent, detect, and respond to continuously evolving cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities to help you manage risk, optimize existing IT investments, and address cyber skills gaps.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room:


The Wheels On The Bus Go 'Round and 'Round! Need A RIDE?!

Presenter: Alfreda Jamison

Session ID: 93

Lexington County School District One used the PowerSchool eCollect forms to create an early bus registration survey for the Transportation Department to allow parents to request bus transportation for their students for the 2022-23 school year. This session will review how the eCollect form was created using elements such as single line text, side-by-side containers, hidden text, workflow mappings and more! Collecting this data in PowerSchool database extension tables will also be explored.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom A


Storytelling for the YouTube Generation

Presenter: Nick LaFave

Session ID: 122

Join us to experience a complete filmmaking experience in under an hour. Learn how to empower your students to tell compelling visual stories by illuminating the parallels between cinematic storytelling and traditional writing skills and strategies. Participants will walk away with materials and strategies to transform student videos from a visual run-on sentence to a video that reflects their true creative capacity.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom B


Technology and Equity: from Access to Use

Presenter: Brian Heyward

Session ID: 139

The focus on making sure students and teachers can access technology has created a comparable if not larger disparity. This disparity centers on the support teachers and students have to utilize technology in effective ways to receive content/instruction as well as show or demonstrate learning. Come learn about the Digital Use Divide and help develop strategies as a collaborative community to address digital use disparity in the classroom.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom C


What's new with Chromebooks

Presenter: Kimberly Lane Clark

Session ID: 178

During this hands-on session, we will begin by diving into the basics of Chromebooks and setting the stage for learning. We also will take you through examples of how to create with Chromebooks and using the new Screencast App.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom D


MakerSpace Live: Starring the new Science Standards

Presenter: Kim Shear

Session ID: 124

Struggling with integrating the Science and Engineering Practices in the new SC science standards? Looking for ways to engage your students in hands-on lessons that connect to the real world?? This session will share lessons from an elementary school MakerSpace that will enable you to fully engage your students in these new, higher-level concepts and standards. You will walk out the door with lessons you can use in your MakerSpace (or classroom) next week.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR101


Creating a Digital Ecosystem Focused on Integration, Privacy, and Data

Presenter: Benjamin Brown

Session ID: 120

Join Benjamin Brown (Chief Technology Officer) and Hanna Teal (Instructional Technology Coordinator for Data Integration) to learn how revamping the Digital Ecosystem and software approval process has improved Darlington County School District's digital resources from the wild west to intentional and consistent resources. Updating processes and procedures has enabled us to focus on improving integration, device compatibility, intentional professional learning, and an increased focus on the return on investment for digital resources.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR102/103


Engaging Interactives – Mixed Reality to Engage Students

Presenter: Furman Fortner

Session ID: 135

As emergent technology develops and becomes more widely available, so do the tools and resources educators can use to enhance the learning experience. This session will demonstrate some of the great ways that mixed reality and interactives can be used in the classroom. This session will focus on the materials available from SCETV and PBS.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR104/105


Multimodal Technology

Presenter: Liz Hood

Session ID: 112

Develop your "tech-know-logy" and explore current and emerging instructional technology tools. The ever-shifting spaces of reading and writing provide multimodal experiences for our students. In this hands-on workshop we will examine and analyze technology tools in terms of the technology modality (text, audio, image, video) to best align the tools with the educational goal.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR108


Course Coding 101

Presenter: Nicole Ivery

Session ID: 182

In this session, new PowerSchool users, as well as those who are more experienced, will receive course coding fundamentals training to include course construction, transfers, local board approved courses, and dual enrollment. Training will be presented by the South Carolina Department of Education's Office of Research and Data Analysis (ORDA).

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR202


Oh, The Places You'll Go: Integrating Maps and Earth in Your Classroom

Presenter: Shane Peek

Session ID: 37

In this training, we will learn to navigate and create using Google Earth and Maps. We will also explore practical, classroom applications for each tool through hands-on experience.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR204


Schoology Ninja Battle

Presenter: Heather Hillis

Session ID: 145

The Schoology Ninja battle is ready to strike! In this rapid-fire session, members of the Schoology Superstars from Chester County and the Schoology PD team will show you some of their favorite tips and tricks to "ninja-fy" the way you are utilizing Schoology. Don't miss out on this fun and energetic session, as they battle it out to become the next Schoology Grandmaster!

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR205


Championing Strong Collaborative School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Presenter: Regina Thurmond

Session ID: 39

Family and Community Engagement Liaisons Cheryl Fitts, SCDE OSES, and Regina Thurmond, SCDE OSIS, will address the importance of collaboration in implementing and sustaining strong school, family, and community engagement partnerships. Our session will share efforts underway at the South Carolina Department of Education that support all stakeholders working together to ensure student academic success and social emotional development. We will discuss strategies that are crucial to forming strong school, family, and community partnerships, outline best practices, and offer valuable resources available to support continuous improvements.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR206



12:45 - 1:45


Coding In the Elementary Classroom

Presenter: Jillian Westerfield

Session ID: 113

Are you new to teaching coding, or just thinking about starting to teach it? In this session we will look at different ways to integrate coding into your classroom. For example, we will look at Osmo Coding Awbie, Scratch Jr, BeeBots, unplugged activities and more. Participants will have the chance to explore and try out some of these new programs as well.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR202


Trends in Cyber Security & The Growing Talent Gap

Presenter: Aaron Rose

Session ID: 151

In the last 25 years, attacks and security protection have advanced rapidly. Looking back it is easy to identify the different generations of attacks and security products that protect against them. Making matters worse, another issue has surfaced; the cyber security skills shortage is growing exponentially. In this session we'll discuss the evolution of cyber threats, protections to counter them, and how the educational institutions can help address the growing cyber talent gap.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR204


Integrating Learning Theory and Ed Tech: Creating Student Confidence/Empowerment via a Collaborative Community of Learners

Presenter: Karen Wilkinson

Session ID: 130

Gain insight into research that was implemented to address limited student participation and low-quality engagement. Through the implementation of a structured system and an interactive ed tech tool kit innovation, the approach transformed student anxiety into social and cognitive freedom. Aligned with learning theory and scaffolding, the tool kit delivered training, tools, prompts, examples, rubrics, videos, and more. Enjoy designing a tool kit to build student confidence and empowerment via a collaborative community of learners.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR205


Smart Ways to Secure Your School Against Digital and In-Person Threats

Presenter: Penny Honea

Session ID: 111

The news is full of stories of In-Person and on-line attacks, and we've learned schools are not excluded, and in fact may be even more vulnerable. Join our session to learn the best practices from personal and school safety experts: How you can use both common sense and technology to keep kids and staff safe. Our session will focus on real-life tactics and products to Deter, Detect, and Defuse actors from making it into your physical or digital space.

Track: Physical Safety

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR206


Thursday - 10/27/2022


8:30 - 9:30


Bridging the Educational Technology Management Gap

Presenter: Brian Hinson

Session ID: 107

Managing your school district's technology needs can get overwhelmingly fast. You're juggling devices for students, staff, and even individual locations and schools. Help requests are never-ending because let's face it, kids drop things. You're frustrated trying to manage all the information in piecemeal programs. Relying on library systems for device assignments, losing track of tickets in your inbox, and an insurmountable number of spreadsheets and paper forms are a few examples of how daunting the technology management gap can be. The secret to success is integration. The magic – and the efficiency – happens when these come together in one innovative platform.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room:


Next Generation Analytics and Data Warehousing based on Ed-Fi

Presenter: Jordan Mader

Session ID: 148

In this session, we will demonstrate and discuss the technology platform being built by SCDE and Education Analytics to enable districts to use the data being integrated into Ed-Fi for research, analytics, and dashboards. We will discuss the data warehouse technology itself, discuss security and governance of the data, and highlight analytics and research uses of the data with real examples.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom A


How I saved my sanity while working in education - Self care is a game changer!

Presenter: Kristy McIntyre

Session ID: 52

Educators within a school community are constantly completing required tasks in isolation. The repetitive completion of similar tasks is taking place despite renowned research to the contrary. The standardized meetings included within the procedural working environment are often missed opportunities for collaboration to take place. The adaption of change within procedures already in place can lead to more effective and accountable education staff.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom B


Building Literacy: Mobilizing Vocabulary Strategies

Presenter: Ashley Pursley

Session ID: 96

In this presentation, you will learn how technology mobilizes literacy strategies across the curriculum. We will focus specifically on vocabulary strategies because vocabulary is a significant predictor of overall reading comprehension and student performance. Teachers will engage in checkpoints that model each strategy amplified by technology tools. By the end of the presentation, participants will have a plan to engage learners in a variety of vocabulary building experiences! Co-presenter: Jennifer Burdette

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom C


Using Immersive Reader in STEM

Presenter: Victoria Thompson

Session ID: 169

Literacy? In the STEM classroom? Yes, it's completely possible! Let's dive in to see how Immersive Reader can help support STEM education! Immersive Reader is a literacy tool that can be used in any classroom and any subject - including STEM class! Join us to see how Immersive Reader can be used as a learning tool in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom D


The Name Game: Bridging Instruction and PowerSchool

Presenter: Margaret Ann White

Session ID: 101

PowerSchool course number management streamlines and clarifies the process of naming rigorous and engaging course selections for students, counselors, and instructional leaders. Diverse educational experiences for students comes with a challenge behind the scenes for the systems that support them. The gap between instructional opportunities and PowerSchool seems vast but communication within the system bridges course design and database management.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR101


Assistive Technology for the Masses!

Presenter: Wanda Greenfield

Session ID: 154

Assistive Technology (AT) is often mistakenly believed to be only for the students with a 504 or IEP. This is a huge misconception! Join me to understand why AT is a necessary option for all students. The average and above-average students can soar even higher. Leave this session with a greater understanding of AT as well as a mini road map to get your district moving down the AT path for the masses.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR104/105


Beyond Your Four Walls: Cyber Solutions: Incident Response and Readiness

Presenter: Chris Hartley

Session ID: 190

We will explore how organizations can best prepare for cybersecurity incidents, and how to respond during and after an attack.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR106


Protecting your users with network threat defense and content filtering

Presenter: Curtis Armstrong

Session ID: 127

The internet should be where students learn confidently. Students spend nearly twice as much time online than ever before. This means a growing need for digital safety to eliminate cyberattacks and prevent students from accessing unsafe content. Join Jamf for a discussion and demonstration of how to leverage network threat prevention and content-filtering to block unsafe content and malicious attacks such as malware or phishing so that students can learn safely anywhere.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR107


EdTech Ideas for Science Teachers

Presenter: Jasmine Ford

Session ID: 84

Looking for some fresh tools for teaching science? Join this session! We will explore some lesser-known EdTech websites that focus entirely on science content and consider practical applications for the 1:1 classroom. Co-presenter: Shane Peek

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR202


Tips, Tricks, and Treats to Finding the Latest State Reporting Updates

Presenter: Blythe Branham

Session ID: 183

This session will be a live demo tour of SCDE web pages, documents, and tools that are pertinent to the work of PowerSchool administrators and other district staff who deal with PowerSchool data, especially as it relates to State Reporting. Bring your device to this session, and get ready to follow along with the Data Collection Team who will show you the ropes!

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR204


Professional Development

Presenter: Shannon Jones

Session ID: 164

In this presentation, the presenters will demonstrate how they utilize a learning management system to create engaging, online professional development and training that meets the learning needs of educators across the state.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR206



10:30 - 11:30


Apps for Educators - Rally and Strategy Workshop

Presenter: Julie McLeod

Session ID: 150

Education Analytics and SCDE have partnered to produce multiple platforms to support educators in doing impossible work at an unprecedented time. The Rally Analytics Platform displays historical assessment information, projections of student outcomes, student well-being data, and curricular resources and state department materials. Strategy Workshop enables teachers to identify evidence-based instructional strategies, test them out in their classroom, and use data to determine if they really make a difference in student achievement.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room:


Revamping data systems with Ed-Fi: Progress and promise

Presenter: Rosh Dhanawade

Session ID: 149

South Carolina is one full school year into a massive overhaul of data systems for districts and for state reporting. This session will highlight the achievements over the last school year, outline and describe the current state of the systems, and show what is in store for the next school year

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom A


Google Your Guided Math

Presenter: Angelia Cargill

Session ID: 38

Are you fed-up with Guided Math or any learning stations that aren't engaged, on task, and accountable? We will dive into a Google Classroom to see how you can connect Classroom, Slides, and Forms to make Guided Math an enjoyable and flexible component to your classroom. While our focus will be on math we will also see how to adapt this process to other subject areas. If you are ready to conquer your independent work stations this is the session for you!

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom B


Creating Videos for Early Learners

Presenter: Brian Day

Session ID: 156

In this workshop, educators will learn how to create videos for their early learners by using Microsoft PowerPoint and ScreenCastomatic. These videos can also be uploaded onto YouTube!

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom C


Getting Started with Microsoft Teams for Education

Presenter: Victoria Thompson

Session ID: 172

Let's check out how Microsoft Teams can be used for education! In this session, we'll be taking a look at how to begin using Microsoft Teams for students, faculty, and staff. Participants will learn how to create assignments, reach their classmates and colleagues, host meetings, and more!

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom D


Title: Using the New, Improved, and Free Educator Effectiveness Professional Learning Library (PLL)

Presenter: Faye Colley

Session ID: 133

The South Carolina Department of Education has procured a new Professional Learning Library full of self-paced courses and videos to support personalized professional learning. Access is free for all South Carolina educators and districts may grant renewal credits for any of the self-paced courses. Participants in this session will learn how to access, select, and complete research-based courses and videos aligned with the South Carolina Teaching Standards and Principal Evaluation Standards.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR101


Should I Use this Resource

Presenter: Jonathan Tedeton-Johnson

Session ID: 86

During the pandemic, we all accumulated a plethora of digital resources. Some of these resources are great, aligned to standards, and enable students to achieve learning objectives. This is not the case for all resources. This session will provide teachers an opportunity to determine if a resource is worth using in a digital format versus paper format, if the digital learning task is aligned to standards, and if the resource is worth their precious time.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102/103


Get on the right path with Edmentum' s Exact Path

Presenter: Emily Harrison

Session ID: 2

When using Exact Path in your classroom, we can help you launch into a powerful learning program that maximizes growth and supports a successful learning community. Come take a closer look at strategies for classroom implementation, explore the ins and outs of personalized learning paths, and unpack student data to make necessary gains, and close achievement gaps within your school.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR104/105


A Whole Approach To A Cyber Safety Ecosystem

Presenter: Jordan Van Dyke

Session ID: 195

It's time to go beyond the Filter and take a holistic approach to Filtering, Student Safety, and Classroom Management. Linewize has become the fastest growing cyber-safety platform within K12, serving schools by providing an elite cloud filtering experience, saving lives with the most comprehensive student safety monitoring, and enabling engagement in the classroom for teachers. We'll also share our free customized district portal that includes the latest topics, trends, guides, and timely articles from digital wellness and cyber safety experts specifically focused on child development for your community.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR106


A Digital Approach to SEL Strategies for the Classroom

Presenter: Erin Trahan

Session ID: 80

Come participate in some of the 3 SEL Signature Practice Strategies. Not only will you walk away with some research based social-emotional learning strategies that you can use in your classroom tomorrow, but we will also take a look at some of the different digital tools that are available to help you facilitate the strategies digitally!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR107


Virtual and Augmented Reality In Classroom and Online Education

Presenter: Denise Wright

Session ID: 72

This session will demonstrate how augmented and virtual reality can be utilized in both the classroom and online to enhance instruction. Resources will be shared that you can be implemented immediately into your classroom/online setting.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR108


Book Creator Mania!

Presenter: Julie Sessions

Session ID: 48

In this session participants will take a deep dive into Book Creator and the wonderful world of digital book making. Book Creator is the program that allows students to create, share and publish digital books by integrating text, voice, video and more. We will explore the various features in Book Creator including real-time collaboration, the discovery library based on content and grade levels, remixing books options, and publishing opportunities. Participants will leave with a completed book and have the opportunity to pursue the Book Creator Level 1 Certification. All workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Participants are responsible for bringing a wifi enabled device with all workshop software/apps downloaded before attending.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202


Get Badged: Professional Growth with EdTech Badges

Presenter: Jared Johnson

Session ID: 161

Show what you have learned with badges! EdTech companies are rewarding teachers with digital badges that can be added to email signatures, doors, websites, and more as a way to show that you took time to learn about how their product can impact teaching and learning in your classroom. In this session, we will explore how badging is a great motivator for adult learners along with students to learn new ways of integrating and creating with technology.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR204



12:45 - 1:45


Robots Rule: Integrating Robotics in the Classroom

Presenter: Jolandra White

Session ID: 157

Robotics is an ideal way to integrate technology into the classroom curriculum. Integrating the use of robots teaches problem solving skills, explains and practices concepts. Ideal robots for these tasks: iRobot's Root, Dash and Dot, Sphero and Ozobots. I will share how these robots can be integrated in the classroom through task and activities the students are familiar with and understand. It seamlessly connects the familiar devices and robots to unfamiliar content.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom A


APPlify Your Classroom: App Protoyping with Slide Decks

Presenter: Cathy Wells

Session ID: 60

Ready to APPify your classroom?!?! Not a day goes by that we don't use an app in some way. Students are accustomed to and engaged with them. Why not make your own app to deliver instruction? Why not let kids make apps to demonstrate learning? It doesn't require difficult coding skills, just a basic knowledge of slide decks. In this session, we will explore how to build your own app to display content knowledge.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom B


Differentiation Isn't Scary

Presenter: Londa Cross

Session ID: 20

Differentiation isn't scary! This session will focus on differentiation of instruction using the many free technology tools that are available to all teachers. Join us to learn how to differentiate assessments, lexile, and language for all learners and all content areas. We will also highlight how to give students ownership over their own learning through differentiation with student choice. By the end of this session, you won't think differentiation is a spooky word.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom C


Using Data to Drive Positive School Solutions

Presenter: Victoria Thompson

Session ID: 170

There are several Microsoft tools that can help you collect, consolidate, and analyze data--so let's explore! If you're interested in learning how data can be used to drive positive school solutions, this session is for you. We'll dive into using platforms like Power BI and Reading Progress to track student data and growth, and how these metrics can help lead to actionable solutions you can implement within your school.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom D


Wireless Technology and Security for Education

Presenter: Steve Tierney

Session ID: 69

AT&T can help you realize the promise of IoT to quickly build a solution to meet your needs. Anchored by our highly secure global network, leading-edge platforms, and innovative ecosystem, we have flexible solutions to meet your needs.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR101


A Digital Approach to Overall Student Health & Wellness

Presenter: Jessica Richter

Session ID: 66

If we have learned anything over the last few years, it's that teaching foundational health & wellness concepts in a meaningful way is essential for students' overall wellbeing. This session will highlight EVERFI's FREE digital programs surrounding topics like empathy & compassion, mental wellness, bullying prevention, nutrition & exercise, substance abuse prevention, and more. Attendees will explore how these digital wellness lessons assist in modeling best practices so students can apply them to their daily lives.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR102/103


Digital Leadership: Building a Plan for a District/School Vision

Presenter: Sharon Yarbrough

Session ID: 141

Educational leaders play a crucial role in ensuring that faculty and staff have a thorough understanding of the impact that instructional technology programs have on teaching and learning. Join us for a look into how the Chester County School District and Schoology partnered to help administrators design and organize content within Schoology to streamline communication within the school buildings and across the district.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR104/105


Beyond Your Four Walls: Exciting Tools for Expanding Learning Experiences

Presenter: Carrie Fesperman

Session ID: 192

We live on a beautiful, diverse, and ever-changing planet. Unfortunately, very few students have the privilege to travel the world, explore diverse communities, learn new languages, or live in places other than their hometowns. With minimal effort and no cost, we have the opportunity to bring the outside world inside the four walls of our classroom. Exposing students to this beautiful place that we call Earth will spark curiosity, encourage research and collaboration, and possibly even set a student on a lifelong journey to see more. Join me as we look at free tools that can be used across grade levels to expand learning experiences.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR106


Parent Contact in the 21st Century

Presenter: Jolene Smith

Session ID: 14

Parent contact is one of the most dreadful and time-consuming tasks that teachers must complete; however, it is also one of the most important. Good communication sets the groundwork for a successful parent/student/teacher relationship. Join me to learn about several communication tools that I have discovered that have helped me to improve communication, enhance parent contact, and save time!

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR107


Where are the girls? Exploring influences on eighth-grade female students on choices of technology classes.

Presenter: Shasta Colon

Session ID: 142

The purpose of this session is to help increase the number of female students who choose to enroll in a technology course. The session will outline factors that influence female students' choices to enroll in technology classes. Recommendations will be made for teachers and administrators to increase the number of female students who enroll in a technology course.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR108


Procurement in SC - Don't Be in the Dark!

Presenter: Elsie Montgomery

Session ID: 168

This session will provide discussion on procurement policies and procedures and provide guidance on terms and conditions related to information technology. We will discuss SC laws and federal regulations under 2. C.F.R. part 200 as well as contract administration.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR202


Service Dogs in the Classroom

Presenter: Debbie Bond

Session ID: 98

I have a service dog, Apollo, he has been in classrooms with me for 5 years. He has even been in a movie. Yet, as a team, we have many struggles because the public, and schools, do not understand the ADA and how a team should be treated. I would like to present to the educational community how to work with service dogs, ADA guidelines as an educator, and for students. It is essential that educators learn about SD's in the schools. Further, for educators who work with disabled students. It is essential that they have the SD written into their IEP's. As students transition to college many are denied because an SD was not documented.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR204


Work Your Magic with Digital Credentials

Presenter: Wendy Stephens

Session ID: 184

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) now issues a number of seals, awards, and credentials digitally, enabling students to more easily display their achievements to potential universities and employers. These credentials are awarded using the Parchment application. In this joint presentation by the ORDA Data Collection Team and Parchment, attendees will learn how the awarding process works, as well as tips for successful data entry and collaboration toward validation.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR206



2:00 - 3:00


Designing PD with Flexibility in Mind: One Size Fits All PD is a thing of the past

Presenter: Elizabeth Burr

Session ID: 21

Personalized Learning isn't just for our students. As lifelong learners and educators, we are always researching and exploring strategies that meet the needs of our learners. Professional Development is not a one size fits all approach. In this session, we will consider our current thinking and how we can use proven strategies of design and engagement to shift our mindset for adult learning through the implementation of voice and choice.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom A


Leveraging Schoology Learning to Support Student Choice

Presenter: Christina Aquilina

Session ID: 138

Student choice in the classroom increases student engagement and provides for differentiation. Prioritizing independence for students allows them to take ownership of their learning. By using your learning managment system, Schoology Learning, you can easily provide the stucture to design powerful learning experiences that give students choice and control over their learning. Consider letting them take the wheel and you will see their engagement level soar! In this hands on session, participants will be provided with choice board templates built in Schoology Learning that make getting started a breeze!

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom B


The Value Proposition of SC District Data Governance

Presenter: Jeff Miller

Session ID: 186

This presentation contains a brief overview of data governance and a high-level strategic plan to deploy Ed-Fi throughout the state. These project milestones are then aligned to state-wide benefits and DDGG member-specific benefits and potential value. The presentation will ask for feedback. What hypothetical data correlation or relationship analyses could positively affect the classroom today? What data points are needed to enhance the teachers' or administrators' capabilities now and in the future?

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom C


Reach All to Teach All: Microsoft's Language & Accessibility Features

Presenter: Victoria Thompson

Session ID: 173

There is no limit to what students can achieve when the technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. During this session, participants will explore Microsoft's built-in tools to stimulate inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning environments. Join us and you will walk away with turn-key strategies to create inclusive schools while addressing language barriers, special education needs, and much more!

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom D


Using social media to help pre-service teachers create and actively participate in local and global learning networks

Presenter: Daljit Kaur

Session ID: 15

This presentation will focus on one of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educators. The presenters currently use ISTE standards for educators to teach pre-service teachers how to use technology in education. During this session, the presenters will show how they teach pre-service teachers to use social media to help them create and participate in local and global learning networks.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR101


Presenter: Furman Fortner

Session ID: 134

The Covid-19 pandemic thrusted the nation into a digital landscape with unprecedented speed and it became apparent that teachers and parents were struggling to keep up with the demands of an ever-increasing digital world. Simple.Digital was created to help bridge the digital divide and increase digital literacy through clear guides and educational materials on navigating the new normal.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR102/103


Teacher Climate Survey - SCDE Method

Presenter: Aaron Brown

Session ID: 185

Processing the data for the Teacher Climate Survey included using PowerSchool data, SCEducator data, the survey submissions, and district feedback in order to determine the proper school code to assign each teacher towards and to determine which staff were required to submit a survey for accountability. This presentation goes over the method used by the SC Department of Education and gives district staff a chance to provide suggestions for improving the method.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR104/105


How to Increase Computer Science Enrollment in Your Classrooms

Presenter: Andy Bitner

Session ID: 71

The 2022 State of CS report stated that 53% of high school’s now offer at least one foundational computer science course, and only 5.6% of high school students are enrolled in one or more of these CS courses. With the growing demand of CS and computing jobs in the nation, this number needs to improve. In this session, we’ll look at actionable steps that educators can take to increase CS enrollment and engagement in their schools and districts.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR107


SC Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) & SC Purple Star Initiative

Presenter: Tremekia Priester

Session ID: 54

This session will provide state/legislative insight into the compact articles of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission, that were developed to provide equitable support to military connected students and families. The overall goal of the compact is to ensure a seamless and successful transition for military students and families.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR108


WIFI Magic!

Presenter: Brant Yandell

Session ID: 59

Wyebot is a WiFi monitoring solution that is vendor-agnostic, cloud-enable architecture providing proactive network alerts empowering IT to address problems before students and teachers are affected. With everything from eLearning initiatives, to standardized testing, to administrative tasks depending on the WiFi, schools need networks they can rely on. Wyebot provides real-time alerts at the first sign of an issue. Alerts include an identified root cause and resolutions so that IT can solve problems faster than ever.

Track: Physical Safety

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR202


Coding Across the Curriculum

Presenter: Amy Magaw

Session ID: 19

Help move your students into the future, one click at a time! Learn about easy and free resources that will help you weave Computational Thinking and Computer Science to your curriculum. Learn how to use Code.org, CS First, and Boot Up curriculums to unleash your student's creativity and potential through both online learning and specially structured, "unplugged" hands-on activities.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR204



3:45 - 4:45


Full STEAM Literacy Ahead

Presenter: Wanda Greenfield

Session ID: 95

Story elements such as voice, characters, plot, and setting are taught through Read-Alouds; a backbone of literacy. Bring your read-aloud to life; teach STEAM through books. There's more... hands-on activities for your students to engage with the concepts. Awaken their senses and meet varied learning styles through read-aloud connected to kinesthetic activities. Leave this session with recommendations to "drop" into your lesson plans for age-appropriate read-alouds combined with complementary activities.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom A


Digital Resources Have Become Essential - How Do We Know They Are Safe?

Presenter: Carol Lunsford

Session ID: 126

Use of online resources has exploded since the spring of 2020. Funding to buy devices and instructional software and subscriptions has allowed districts to leap forward into the digital age very quickly. How do you begin to know which programs are safe for students and teachers to use? How do you respond to parents who question the programs your school or district is using? A team based approach to vetting digital resources can help ensure your district is using high quality programs and software that also protects student and staff data. Lexington-Richland School District Five will share how they developed a process that increased understanding for teachers, administrators and other stakeholders so that student and staff data is protected, funds are spent wisely, and professional development can be targeted to approved online resources. Participants will leave with resources that will help engage school and district administrators, teachers and staff in meaningful conversation and create or improve their vetting process.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom B


Making Magic Happen in the Classroom with Interoperable Tech Tools

Presenter: Jessica Preisig

Session ID: 147

Are you ready to ditch incompatible systems that leave your students and teachers jumping from resource to resource and wasting valuable instruction time? Join us to learn about our robust Digital Ecosystem that supports teachers and students with the use of interoperable technology. Through the use of tools like ClassLink, Schoology, and SAFARI Montage, students and teachers can easily access a variety of resources and maximize learning time in the classroom and at home.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom C


Creating Inclusive and Equitable Schools with Microsoft Tools

Presenter: Victoria Thompson

Session ID: 171

There is no limit to what students can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. During this session, participants will explore Microsoft's built-in tools to stimulate inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning environments for ALL students and ALL grade levels. Join us and you will walk away with turn-key strategies to create inclusive schools while addressing language barriers, special education needs, and much more!

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom D


Preserving An Industry: Ethics In EdTech

Presenter: Shawntel Green

Session ID: 75

The preservation of opportunities in technology start with those choosing to use the technology presented. Integrity is only as good as those choosing to adhere to the morals and standards presented. EdTech is an industry worthy of preserving it follows its own set of rules that must be considered by users, let's work together to preserve the option by choosing ethical processes and modeling them for the community we serve.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR101


Fireside Chat with a PowerSchool Admin

Presenter: Jason Jones

Session ID: 187

Bring your questions to this panel-style presentation. This will be a great opportunity to hear PowerSchool veterans speak to the session attendees about a variety of hot topics and share what they have learned over the years. Throughout the session, attendees will be able to submit questions in a Google form, and members of the ORDA Data Collection Team will read those questions to our district PowerSchool panel guest experts.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR102/103


Schoology Ninja Battle

Presenter: April Meacham

Session ID: 144

The Schoology Ninja battle is ready to strike! In this rapid-fire session, members of the Schoology Superstars from Chester County and the Schoology PD team will show you some of their favorite tips and tricks to "ninja-fy" the way you are utilizing Schoology. Don't miss out on this fun and energetic session, as they battle it out to become the next Schoology Grandmaster!

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR104/105


Lessons Learned from Solution Provider and School Leader Collaboration: School Technology Roundtable

Presenter: Amy Mandrier

Session ID: 28

The School Technology Roundtable (STR) consisted of a cohort of innovative school leaders and EdTech solution providers. Cohort participants attended a series of three events to explore a new model to discover, evaluate and implement technology. The STR was facilitated by Project FoundED in early 2022. This session will provide attendees with a professional development opportunity to learn from the outcomes of STR, continue the discussion and implement new learnings in their schools and districts.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR107


"Class Notes:" Lessons Learned in Supporting Learner-Generated Podcasts

Presenter: Jared StewartGinsburg

Session ID: 23

From "Serial" to "Stuff You Should Know," it seems like everyone is listening to podcasts. In this presentation, we'll explore how learner-generated podcasts can help students acquire content and deepen their knowledge. We'll also share lessons learned in supporting students through this process.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR108


Presenter: Jill Rogers

Session ID: 49

In this session, participants will learn, share, and create digital choice boards that can be integrated with any subject. Students love the power of choice. Choice boards are a useful tool to help solve our struggle to close the gap with unfinished learning. Your students will enjoy learning again without being denied rigorous content.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR202


AAC is not SCary: Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

Presenter: Lane Rials

Session ID: 91

Implementing augmentative communication (AAC) in classroom settings seems scary sometimes, but it doesn't have to be! Join us for a fun session of tips that will make introducing--or growing--AAC use in the classroom feel easier. Be ready to practice the tips during the session Whether you are consulting with classroom staff or are working in the classroom yourself, you will leave with ideas you can start to use right away!

Track: Assistive Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR204


"I Can!": Small Group and Differentiated Instruction in the High School Classroom

Presenter: Stephanie Cash

Session ID: 4

This session will help show how to use learning progressions, "I can" statements, and formative assessments to help identify students' individual needs and how to differentiate learning using small group and individual instruction. Technology tools like Pear Deck, Google Forms, and Quizizz help make this a reality. You will leave this session feeling like "I can" differentiate learning.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR206


Friday - 10/28/2022


8:30 - 12:00


State Agency Day

Presenter: Wyatt Cothran

Session ID: 188

Agenda 8:30-8:35 - Kick-Off and Introductions 8:35-9:00 - Recap from Last Year + Future Goals 9:00-9:15 - Break 9:15-11:45 - SCDE Agency Presentations 11:45-12:00 - Closing Remarks

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 8:30 - 12:00

Room: Ballroom D



9:00 - 10:00


Creating Equitable Online Learning Solutions

Presenter: Susan Purser

Session ID: 81

Creating equitable online learning solutions that ensure quality educational outcomes for all students requires a coordinated practice of building capacity at the school and classroom level beyond hardware, connectivity, and course content. Empowering educators with impactful online instructional best practices that focus on building relationships, developing a sense of belonging, removing barriers for student involvement, facilitating interventions, and encouraging a growth mindset will lead to successful online learning outcomes.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: Ballroom A


Learning is Optional: Strategies for Teaching in a Post-Pandemic World

Presenter: Nick LaFave

Session ID: 121

Join us for a research-supported look at why student engagement may be the single-most-important factor in improving students' educational experiences in a post-pandemic world. In a time when learning is truly optional, it takes more than simply digitizing outdated modes of instruction. We'll share strategies for using technology to increase engagement by transforming students from passive consumers of content to active content creators.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: Ballroom B


EXPRESS Yourself! Classroom Creativity with Adobe

Presenter: Eve Heaton

Session ID: 6

Did you know that Adobe offers schools FREE access to Adobe Express? With it you can easily and quickly unleash student creativity allowing children to EXPRESS themselves in a variety of ways from creating stickers, to flyers, book covers, videos, and more. In this session I will highlight a variety of student projects and challenges we have done in our district sure to inspire, motivate, and engage!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: Ballroom C


Integrating Computer Science with Multiple Domains

Presenter: Layne Kirkland

Session ID: 82

Cross-curricular integration has been proven to help students connect their learning. Learn how cross-curricular integration is possible and easy for Computer Science and Computer Programming classes. See how students were able to design a driver's education simulation and program a robot to navigate the course, respond to physical education students' putt-putt course designs, and test physics' students' demonstrations of Newton's Laws.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR101


Let's Get Social! Using Marco Polo for Relationships and Reflection

Presenter: Tasia King

Session ID: 119

What if time and distance were no longer a barrier to reflection and relationship building when leading others? Teacher leaders, mentors, coaches, and admin benefit from establishing solid relationships and holding space for reflection with those they work with within a leadership capacity. Hear how the app Marco Polo app was used to establish and maintain relationships and offer space for reflection in coaching practices. Each participant in the session will learn strategies for using Marco Polo, or other platforms, for asynchronous video conversation to remain connected to those that they lead, mentor, or even work alongside. To fully engage in the learning, participants are encouraged to download the Marco Polo app prior to the attending session.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR102/103


Building Engineers in K-5 Classrooms

Presenter: Steve Johnson

Session ID: 26

Come dive into the engineering design process and see how easily it can be utilized with elementary students! This hands-on session will allow participants to experience the process firsthand and envision how these flexible problem solving skills can ignite student passions for STEM careers.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR104/105


Don't Just Click Play - Strategies for Video-Based Instruction

Presenter: Nichole Porter

Session ID: 22

Digital videos are increasing in popularity with our students. They can spend hours on Youtube learning topics of interest, filtering information based on what is relevant. However, the skill of filtering information does not always transfer to school work. Watching a video for academic reasons is very different than watching a video for entertainment. Just pressing the play button does not ensure that students will understand or learn the content. This hands-on session will provide attendees with an opportunity to engage in effective instructional strategies that will allow students to develop thinking routines that can be used in a variety of learning settings, whether it is the whole group or individually, asynchronous or synchronous, using technology or paper and pencil.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR106



10:15 - 11:15


21st-Century Classroom Learning Communities in Tech Centered Classrooms

Presenter: Diana Betts

Session ID: 132

This session introduces the concept of creating 21st-Century Classroom Learning Communities in virtual teaching environments. This concept is based on a program evaluation that examined how a structured literacy classroom exemplified the 21st-Century Classroom Learning Community framework. Participants will understand how to create strong 21st-century virtual learning communities for their students. This framework serves as a reminder to educators of the most important elements in creating a classroom community, even in online settings.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: Ballroom A


Engagement, Equity, Exploration & Empowerment Through Game Based Learning

Presenter: Ashlee Vice

Session ID: 11

Let's join students at their own games! The culture of gaming is everywhere we turn, and students are spending an incredible amount of time learning and thinking about ways to level up. We can harness their enthusiasm toward gaming and apply that to content specific knowledge and skills to create meaningful learning experiences. Through game-based learning, we can inspire curiosity, problem solving, perseverance, and a lifelong love of learning.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: Ballroom B


Class Visits: A PD Model for Teachers Growing Teachers

Presenter: Caitlin Carmendy

Session ID: 79

The most frequently asked question I get from teachers as an Instructional Coach both during virtual learning and after returning to in-person learning was - well what is everyone else doing in their classroom? Come learn how our school created a successful PD system for teachers to learn and be empowered by each other by participating in a Class Visit. Virtual caused us to think outside the box and create these, but this structure can be effectively applied in any setting.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: Ballroom C


Tap into Technology: Are your Support Staff Digitally Equipped?

Presenter: Rachel Price

Session ID: 44

Do you know your Support Staff? Why is it important for them to know technology? This session will discuss how to train your support staff on the topics that are most important. Learn ways to offer different types of training, keep them engaged and keep them up to date on technology changes. This session presents different opportunities to teach your support staff valuable techniques on how to use technology effectively every day. Come join me to learn how to empower some of the most important people in our districts and schools.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR101


"Made for Each Other" - Creating Dynamic Digital Activities with Canva & TeacherMade

Presenter: Rachelle Pannullo

Session ID: 29

In this session, educators will practice using Canva and TeacherMade to create dynamic digital classroom content for any subject. Canva is a simple graphic design tool that allows teachers to creatively transform assignments from the old, typed Word documents into professional-looking, engaging activities. TeacherMade can then turn those Canva-created assignments into fully interactive digital activities that are simple for both students and teachers to use.

Track: Virtual Teaching, e-Learning and One to One Initiatives

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR102/103


Gaming in the Classroom: Making it easy for the busy teacher

Presenter: Jennifer Zakrzewski

Session ID: 47

Have students disconnected from learning? Is engagement a daily struggle? Try gaming! Learn how to create a daily fun and competitive environment within your classroom. This style of teaching will support you in engaging even the most disengaged student. Worried it will be too much trouble? Don't worry, we have tips, tricks, and technology to help.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR104/105


High Five! Instructional Strategies and Technology That Impact Student Achievement

Presenter: Susan Aplin

Session ID: 50

How do we truly impact student achievement? We combine effective instructional strategies with powerful technology tools. In this session, we'll review five research-based instructional strategies that help move students' learning forward: direct instruction, feedback, spaced vs mass practice, jigsaw, and self-assessment. For each strategy, we'll explore technology tools and tips that teachers and students can use to help implement these strategies.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/28/22

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR106


Vendor Showcase Sessions


10:30 - 11:30


AT&T - More than just a phone company

Presenter: Steve Tierney

Vendor: AT&T

Session ID: VSS1

AT&T's IoT and Smart Cities programs are recognized as industry leaders and we focus on bringing together a suite of solutions with open source management platforms all based on customers data security.

Track: Technology and Common Core

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR207

A Whole Approach To A Cyber Safety Eco-System

Presenter: Jordan Vandyke

Vendor: Linewize Cyber Safety

Session ID: VSS16

It's time to go beyond the Filter and take a Holistic approach to Filtering, Student Safety, and Classroom Management. Linewize has become the fastest growing cyber-safety platform within K12, serving schools by providing an elite cloud filtering experience, saving lives with the most comprehensive student safety monitoring, and enabling engagement in the classroom for teachers.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR208

One platform. Endless Possibilities.

Presenter: Elisha Bauss

Vendor: IXL Learning

Session ID: VSS10

Come take a journey with us through a teacher's eyes and see why 1 in 5 students in South Carolina are using IXL with great success. See what a day, week, and even school year looks like when implementing IXL in the classroom. In this session, you'll learn about how IXL supports all students. We will engage in a hands-on session learning about new features, instructional resources, & administrator tools to support your strategic goals and drive growth with IXL in your school and district.

Track: Administrators

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR209


12:45 - 1:45


Enhance Your MTSS practice with Data and Technology

Presenter: Courtney Stevens

Vendor: PowerSchool

Session ID: VSS19

MTSS is a growing priority within districts across South Carolina. But as we dissect the intervention workflow within the MTSS process, we see that each step is burdened with a different system, sometimes multiple systems. We find that educators must jump from system to system, sometimes from spreadsheet to spreadsheet, form to form, to complete this workflow. In this session, we will review MTSS workflows, offer best practices for each step and unearth how PowerSchool, and specifically Unified Insights, can be used to streamline the workflow, saving time of educators and improving student outcomes along the way.

Track: District / State Personnel, Instructional Technology Directors, Administrators

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR207

Exploring the Latest in Cyber Threats & Trends & Cybersecurity Requirements in the Future

Presenter: Jason Smith

Vendor: Internetwork Engineering

Session ID: VSS9

Today educational organizations are dealing with supply chain and staffing issues, which is made more challenging by new cyber insurance requirements. In this session we will discuss some strategies for dealing with these requirements, explore the latest cyber threats and trends, and refocus on the basics for practical cybersecurity.

Track: IT Security

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR208

STEAM and STEM all still Project Based Learning in the Student's Hands

Presenter: Jennifer Vaughn

Vendor: Bluum

Session ID: VSS3

How do we get Project Based Learning into your hands where you are comfortable navigating the instruction? How does STEM/ STEAM fit into that? Come see us...

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR209


2:00 - 3:00


Gamify the Promethean Classroom

Presenter: Meaghan Greene

Vendor: Promethean

Session ID: VSS20

Ready to see how to use your Promethean ActivPanel to boost student engagement? Engage your students with some healthy competition through gamification. In this session we will learn how the multi-user mode, spinner, timer, and more can get your students collaborating with your content in a fun way!

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR208

IT Asset Management Made Easy: How Our Proprietary Tool Is Changing Asset Management

Presenter: Britney Garritani

Vendor: Vivacity Tech PBC

Session ID: VSS26

Join us as we present Customer Central, our free, customizable asset management tool in which districts can manage IT assets, submit device repair requests, help operate a student-led repair center for 1:1 deployments, and train technicians. Customer Central is complete with budget allocation reporting, shipment tracking, and provides real-time visibility into the repair process every step of the way.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR209


3:30 - 4:30


Cybersecurity Trends in Education: Threats, Risk, and Security Strategies

Presenter: Jeramy Kopacko

Vendor: Sophos

Session ID: VSS24

This presentation will review past and trending cybersecurity threats, factors that increase risk, and modern security strategies being used to improve defenses specific to the education market.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR206

Gamify the Promethean Classroom

Presenter: Meaghan Greene

Vendor: Promethean

Session ID: VSS21

Ready to see how to use your Promethean ActivPanel to boost student engagement? Engage your students with some healthy competition through gamification. In this session we will learn how the multi-user mode, spinner, timer, and more can get your students collaborating with your content in a fun way!

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR208

Consistency is Key: Breaking Down Silos and Improving the Classroom Experience

Presenter: Zach Sheppard

Vendor: ClassLink

Session ID: VSS5

Consistency is key in managing a district of any shape and size and siloed processes and departments only inhibit learning. Come hear how ClassLink can help provide resources and tools to break down silos in your district and standardize access to instructional resources, student and staff onboarding and offboarding, and simplify the classroom experience for students and teachers.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR209


10:30 - 11:30


Improving Student Learning Through Instructional Audio

Presenter: Steve Bishop

Vendor: Lightspeed Technologies

Session ID: VSS15

Instructional audio offers a powerful tool, supporting learning in the classroom and overcoming many barriers students and educators face.

Track: Others (Cloud Applications, Video/Audio, Network, Voice/Data Network, etc.)

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR207

Getting The Most From The SC Instruction Hub

Presenter: Betsy Masters

Vendor: SAFARI Montage(Instruction Hub)

Session ID: VSS22

Heard of the Instruction Hub and want to learn more? This session will take individuals on a deep dive into the Instruction Hub (SAFARI Montage) platform. We will complete an overview of the basics and discuss easy to use workflows for maximizing learning performance in the classroom. The session will also focus time on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how IH meets the demands of this process. Take advantage of this FREE resource offered by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Track: Teachers

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR208

How to Align Digital Skills Course Outcomes to Industry Expectations

Presenter: Melissa Murphy

Vendor: Tosa Certifications

Session ID: VSS25

With the rapidly increasing rate of digital transformation, it's important to ensure your students' digital skills are aligned with those expected by industry. Join us as we discuss the impact of digital transformation on industry expectations and learn how to validate your students' skills for future success and increased employability.

Track: District / State Personnel

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR209


12:45 - 1:45


Virtual Reality - It's not just fun & games. VR is the future of learning!

Presenter: Chris Turpin

Vendor: BridgeTek Solutions, A Lockstep Technology Company

Session ID: VSS4

Immersive technology can impact the next generation of learners and optimize learning outcomes. The use of virtual and augmented reality offers experiential pathways to students who need a more immersive way of learning. See how to impact the way students react to curriculum, introduction to Web3, funding sources available, content creation and software that provides easy management of educational content. You will leave knowing how to implement a VR program within 90 days.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR207

AT&T - More than just a phone company

Presenter: Steve Tierney

Vendor: AT&T

Session ID: VSS2

AT&T's IoT and Smart Cities programs are recognized as industry leaders and we focus on bringing together a suite of solutions with open source management platforms all based on customers data security.

Track: Technology and Common Core

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR208

Digital Skills to Close the Digital Divide with Learning.com

Presenter: Kevin Combs

Vendor: Learning.com

Session ID: VSS12

The world is becoming increasingly reliant on digital services. Digital "natives" are great consumers of technology but we have a responsibility to teach digital skills to all students so they can use digital tools safely and effectively and become producers of quality content. Learning.com is your answer to true digital equity by providing the necessary instructional component to partner with broadband access and digital devices.

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR209


2:00 - 3:00


Ghouls just want to have fun (and students too)...engage them with these gamified lessons

Presenter: Andrew Holt

Vendor: SMART Technologies

Session ID: VSS23

Gamify, collaborate, and assess with Lumio. Join us in this fright-filled adventure to bring some life back into your lessons and raise the dead! We will show you how easy it is to enhance ready-made content and connect with ghouls to drive achievement in the classroom. We will highlight some of our favorite tricks and treats to drive engagement in your classroom.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR207

Integrating Public Safety/NG-911 Into Your Cloud Strategy

Presenter: Jake Damphousse

Vendor: Meridian IT / Avaya

Session ID: VSS17

This is a must attend session to ensure you are meeting all of the Federal NG-911 guideline requirements! Communications need to integrate into critical business processes such as campus safety requirements. Should an event occur, campuses must have an emergency notification system in place to create a rapid and effective response, and keep teachers, staff, parents, and students informed in real time. Communications with students and staff regarding various processes requires open and standards-based solutions, with an early alert system that can communicate with those at risk via email, text or voice with immediate response tracking and geographic data. During this session, you will discuss the details of the Federal 911 Compliance Requirements and what you need to do to ensure compliancy. Plus you will be eligible for a free ONSITE NG-911 SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSESSMENT from Meridian and Avaya (there will be an attendee drawing at the end of the session)!!

Track: Physical Safety

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR208

It Doesn't Have to be Scary! Asset Management Made Easy

Presenter: Chuck Mancuso

Vendor: Frontline Education

Session ID: VSS7

Simplify the way you track and support district technology inventory from the moment an asset enters the district to disposal.

Track: One-to-One Initiatives

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR209


3:45 - 4:45


Level Up Your Video Lessons With Edpuzzle

Presenter: Kate Hodges

Vendor: Edpuzzle

Session ID: VSS6

Ready to level up your video lessons with Edpuzzle? In this hands-on session, teachers will learn how to create engaging video lessons, embed assessment questions, and navigate easy to read data in Edpuzzle. This powerful platform is a must have for your EdTech toolkit, come find out why!

Track: Teachers / Media Specialists

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR207

Integrating Public Safety/NG-911 Into Your Cloud Strategy

Presenter: Jake Damphousse

Vendor: Meridian IT / Avaya

Session ID: VSS18

This is a must attend session to ensure you are meeting all of the Federal NG-911 guideline requirements! Communications need to integrate into critical business processes such as campus safety requirements. Should an event occur, campuses must have an emergency notification system in place to create a rapid and effective response, and keep teachers, staff, parents, and students informed in real time. Communications with students and staff regarding various processes requires open and standards-based solutions, with an early alert system that can communicate with those at risk via email, text or voice with immediate response tracking and geographic data. During this session, you will discuss the details of the Federal 911 Compliance Requirements and what you need to do to ensure compliancy. Plus you will be eligible for a free ONSITE NG-911 SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSESSMENT from Meridian and Avaya (there will be an attendee drawing at the end of the session)!!

Track: Physical Safety

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR208

Lenovo Workstations: Solid Foundations For The Future

Presenter: Michael DiScipio

Vendor: Lenovo (SMS Tech Solutions)

Session ID: VSS13

Lenovo workstations empower the most creative ideas a student can imagine. Beyond PC and laptop capabilities, these high performers are the right fit for careers that require enhanced multitasking, complex data calculation and speedy results whether it be in Architecture/Construction, Graphic Design, Data Science, AI and eSports.

Track: Computer Applications Education

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR209


8:30 - 9:30


Improving Student Learning Through Instructional Audio

Presenter: Steve Bishop

Vendor: Lightspeed Technologies

Session ID: VSS14

Instructional audio offers a powerful tool, supporting learning in the classroom and overcoming many barriers students and educators face.

Track: Others (Cloud Applications, Video/Audio, Network, Voice/Data Network, etc.)

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR207

The Ultimate Learning System for Supporting Any Student, Anywhere

Presenter: Kevin Dorsey

Vendor: GoGuardian

Session ID: VSS8

The pandemics' effects on teaching and learning have resulted in increased use of instructional technology tools. Learn about GoGuardian's award-winning system of learning tools that is purpose-built for K-12 and trusted by school leaders to create effective, engaging, and safer learning environments.

Track: District / State Personnel

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR208

Lights, Camera, Excellence!- Improving Student Achievement with Kloud-12

Presenter: Emmanuel Reddish

Vendor: Kloud-12

Session ID: VSS11

The best educators understand that student learning is job one and work tirelessly to shape policies and resources targeted to make student achievement realized for all students. Join us in this engaging session where we journey together on how Kloud-12 classroom cameras are innovating students' academic achievement and engagement.

Track: Administrators

Date: 10/27/22

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR209