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Wednesday - 10/20/2021


10:30 - 11:30


Storytelling for the YouTube Generation

Presenter: Nick LaFave

Session ID: 78

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: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom A


A Statewide Initiative to Provide Digital Equity and Protect Student Data

Presenter: Benjamin Brown

Session ID: 127

The South Carolina Department of Education has embarked on a journey to support each district in creating a seamless, equitable, and secure digital learning experience for teachers and students. Every district will have access to valuable TrustEd Apps data for vetting educational applications through statewide membership in IMS Global Learning Consortium. Learn what this means and how it will help educators make informed decisions on the digital learning products we use in our schools.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR204


Biblio(ED)TECH- Technology Makerspaces in the Library

Presenter: Jessica Felker

Session ID: 13

Using various maker stations that are used in the library, participants will be able to play with many types of technology that promote STEM learning. Makey Makey, Cricut, 3D printing, Ozobots, and other technology integration devices will be featured.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom B


Incorporating Video Skills & Technology in Classroom Assignments

Presenter: Brad Jayne

Session ID: 63

Video content is a fundamental part of today's world, across all industries and disciplines; understanding video technology and how it's used to communicate is becoming as essential as writing and speaking. Production technology instructors and production professionals will discuss basic video techniques and how to use them in engaging classroom assignments, such as research, documentary and story projects.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom C


Customize Electronic Forms

Presenter: Donald Jones

Session ID: 141

See how to use Scribbles Forms product to eliminate all paper documents such as AUP and other documents that maybe traditional paper or using other form sources that are more expensive.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR101


AT and ELA: Assistive Technology to Support Reading and Writing Instruction for Better Outcomes

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore

Session ID: 19

Are you hungry for new assistive technology (AT) tools in your teacher toolkit?  Well join us in this session for a SMORGASBORD of AT tools you can incorporate into the classroom to support better reading and writing outcomes for all students. Tools will include websites, apps, and extensions for multiple operating systems/devices to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool you can use to meet the needs of unique learners. Co-presenters Jenny Dillon - ED Associate, OSES SCDE, Sara Garrett - ED Associate, OSES SCDE, and Sara McKay - ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102/103


Tech Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Support Best Practices in the Online Learning Environment

Presenter: Tracy Seiler

Session ID: 75

Join the VirtualSC World Languages team as we reflect on tech tips, tricks, and tools that support online learning. This session will focus on the instructional technologies that improve student & parent engagement, address learning gaps, celebrate diversity, and promote a more equitable learning environment. Session topics will include use of one-stop-shop tools, tips for engaging communication, lesson snapshots, and asynchronous engagement. Session participants will also reflect and share their own successful tech take-aways.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR104/105


Tackling Technology in Today's Time: A Roundtable Discussion

Presenter: Mike Harris

Session ID: 170

Technology initiatives have drastically shifted in education over the last year and a half. It has been challenging to determine best practices and find ways to use existing resources to meet all the needs created by this new learning environment. Join us for a roundtable discussion to openly evaluate current challenges – such as the hybrid classroom, student connectivity, security, and more – as well as to share thoughts on potential solutions.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR106


Providing Access and Equity in South Carolina's Digital Learning Ecosystem

Presenter: Bruce Umpstead

Session ID: 132

South Carolina leads the nation in providing statewide platforms that give every student access to learning anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. Get a front-row view of how collaboratively developed Edtech standards facilitate the seamless interoperability of this state-of-the-art digital learning ecosystem. Roll up your sleeves with Lee D'Andrea and Jason Rodgers from VirtualSC and map the data and digital content flows from state to district systems to better leverage interoperability for district-level tools and applications and build a digital access and equity roadmap for your school or district.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR107


Epic Exams: Transforming Summative Exams into Formative Boss Fights

Presenter: Adam Powley

Session ID: 35

Role Playing Games send players on a quest that always ends with an epic Boss Fight. Players struggle and grow as they develop the skills necessary to defeat this final monster. Rather than end a unit with a boring and wasted test day this session will show you how to craft an end of unit Boss Fight using collaborative technologies! Hero's never give up. Failure is not an option. Let's give students Epic Exams.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR108


Learning Self-Regulation in a Virtual Setting

Presenter: Rikki McCormick

Session ID: 50

After March 2020, districts across the state embarked upon the virtual education system journey. Instruction and student support (telehealth, tele-counseling, remote food preparation...) were delivered virtually. In the world of social-emotional learning, calming spaces to help promote self-regulation in a brick-and-mortar setting were just gaining traction as a SEL practice when, again, virtual became the only option. Virtual calming spaces found their place, although still evolving, as the option to promote self-regulation.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR203


Hands On Computing for K-8 Classrooms

Presenter: Tim Swick

Session ID: 26

K-8 Teachers that participate in this experience will study the rise of the making in education, and see how this movement supports the development of computational thinking (CT) skills in young learners. CT will be presented as a foundational skill, and participants will learn to recognize opportunities to apply computational thinking in their environment through hands-on computing strategies. Co-presenter Kelley Dinkins, Technology Learning Coach, Sandlapper Elementary (kdinkins@richland2.org)

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR206



10:30 - 12:00


Sketchnoting in the Classroom: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet or Paper/Pencil) (5-12)

Presenter: Kathy Schrock

Session ID: 161

Sketchnoting, also called visual note-taking, allows students to creatively organize their thoughts using sketches. Sketchnoting targets the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners as all three areas are utilized. Whether taking notes the traditional way and later creating a sketchnoted version, or sketching notes during a lecture, with sketchnotes students showcase their personalized understanding of the content. Learn how to teach students the basics of sketchnoting, how to create a structure that can be used for the process, and practice creating and sharing various types of sketchnotes in this workshop. Apps and tools that can be used for digital sketchnoting will also be covered. If you want to sketchnote digitally, bring an iPad 2 or newer, an Android Tablet, or Windows Surface tablet. Don't forget your stylus Please also install the Autodesk Sketchbook app for iOS, Android, or Surface Tablet before the workshop. If you want to sketchnote by hand, bring an unlined journal with at least medium-weight pages, a black gel pen or thin-point black marker and colored

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Room: Ballroom D



12:45 - 1:45


Academic Dishonesty in the Technology Age: Instructional practices for the Classroom Teacher

Presenter: Brian Heyward

Session ID: 152

Have you had a student claim to have submitted an assignment, but you never received it? Did they send you a screenshot of it, also? It could be a glitch, or tergiversation could be afoot! Learn some of the current dishonesty trends being seen in digital assignments and ways to recognize academic dishonesty. Ultimately, this session will give instructional strategies to prevent academic dishonesty and give reliability to the work you receive from students.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom A


SC PowerSchool Administrator Roundtable

Presenter: Wyatt Cothran

Session ID: 184

Student-level data are input, validated, and maintained in PowerSchool by school personnel, generally under the guidance and support of district personnel. Join us for this session to hear a panel of SC district PowerSchool Administrators lead a discussion around efficiencies they've found in meeting data reporting requirements and other related topics.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom B


Essential Tools and Technologies to Efficiently Manage District Infrastructure

Presenter: Zach Sheppard

Session ID: 97

Technology demands are growing faster than ever, and it's on us to keep up. Come hear how the School District of Oconee County utilizes open-source and budget-friendly software to monitor critical infrastructure, conduct phishing tests, and improve physical and cyber security.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom C


Using Assistive Technology to Address Sensory Needs in the Academic Classroom

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore

Session ID: 27

Are you hungry for new tip and tools that address sensory needs for your teacher toolkit?  Join us for a SMORGASBORD of tools you can incorporate into the academic classroom to support students with sensory processing needs.  We will include sensory tools, with DIY alternatives, and tips/strategies for the classrooms to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool or tip you can use to meet the needs of learners with sensory. Co-presenter Jenny Dillon - ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR102/103


High-Flex Classrooms, or Just High Stress? Engaging Learners in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

Presenter: Carrie Fesperman

Session ID: 172

We all thought last school year was the hardest year yet, but so far this one hasn't been a piece of cake either. Teaching in the post-pandemic classroom can still be stressful and overwhelming. During this session, we will look at how to manage students both in-person and virtually with engaging and interactive lessons. Join us to find out how Poly cameras can be true game changers, talk through effective teaching practices, and learn strategies to help connect students in the classroom and at home.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR106


Using Business Simulations for In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid Teaching

Presenter: Jim Schroeder

Session ID: 23

Yes, remote and virtual teaching changed dramatically during the pandemic. However, business education in the future will be a combination of in-person, remote, and hybrid instruction. Teachers will look for curriculum and tools that allow them to seamlessly teach in any configuration.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR107


Wakelet for Teachers

Presenter: Patricia Boatwright

Session ID: 7

We will learn to use Wakelet, a free content curation platform that works on all platforms where teachers and students can save links, social media posts, videos, and images to organize into private or public collections. It is easy for students and teachers to collaborate, capture, organize, and share multimedia resources.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR108


From Virtual to Blended: Reemerging from the Pandemic

Presenter: Elizabeth Burr

Session ID: 32

After over a year of reactionary teaching and adapting to ever-changing protocols, environments and expectations, teachers are wondering how to best adapt their newfound technology expertise back into primarily face to face environments. In this hands-on session, participants will explore how to best manage and integrate our top 5 digital tools into their brick and mortar classrooms and will walk away with actionable strategies for personalizing learning.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR203


Brightening Futures with Integrated Computer Science

Presenter: Jacqueline Weber

Session ID: 56

During this session, participants will explore the prevalence of computer science in the world around them and their students. They will explore how these connections infuse their content lessons with engaging technology, practical relevance, and meaningful application of Computer Science skills and habits of mind. Participants will leave with ideas and resources for integrating CS into their elementary classrooms.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR204


Remote/Virtual Learning in the Microsoft World

Presenter: Kem Owens

Session ID: 95

In remote/virtual learning, educators rely on multiple resources to help instruct their students as well as see their student's work. In this presentation, we will discuss how to use the Microsoft Office suite, as well as other products such as Teams, FlipGrid, and Nearpod that pair seamlessly with Microsoft. Also discussed will be the LMS Schoology and how to incorporate Microsoft Products when using this learning management system.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR206



2:00 - 3:00


Can you see my screen? Emergency Virtual Teaching to Best Practices in Multi-format Instructional Delivery

Presenter: Shelly Meyers

Session ID: 76

Instruction in simultaneous multi-delivery formats sparked new conversations in determining best practices for engaging learners. The results of being taught in this format on subsequent Student Teaching were not only positive for the ST, but the Cooperating Teachers and K-5 learners as well. Tips, Tricks, and Technical methods in Canvas as well as feedback from stakeholders will be presented.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom A


School District Website Requirements and Considerations (Federal/State)

Presenter: Valarie Byrd

Session ID: 57

School District websites have statewide and national outreach, and they are a resource for communicating with district communities. These websites include content that is required by state and federal regulation. If you are responsible for managing a district's website content, this session will provide you with an overview of information about state and federal requirements. Resources to consider for increased public awareness will also be included.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom C


Rally Analytics Platform: Assessing and Responding to the Impact of COVID-19

Presenter: Britt Wilkenfeld

Session ID: 154

Given the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19, Education Analytics and SCDE partnered to produce an analytics platform to support educators in doing impossible work at an unprecedented time. The Rally Analytics Platform was designed to display historical assessment information, projections of student outcomes throughout the 2020-21 school year, student well-being data, and curricular resources and state department materials. Come hear more about the 2021-22 iteration of the Rally Analytics Platform.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR101


Projects with Purpose: Utilizing the power of technology to celebrate students and their communities

Presenter: Adam Cobb

Session ID: 51

Participants will engage with three dynamic rotations to discover how partnering technology (cinematography, WeVideo, green screens, etc.), academic standards, and the community can produce 21st century standards rich and content-integrated documentaries and museum style exhibits, which open doors to your community's history, culture, people, and a sense of local pride.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR104/105


Network Security – The 3 Most Important Things in Networks: Security, Security, and Security

Presenter: Gene Choquette

Session ID: 176

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Tag along for a deep dive into network architecture to prepare you for the enemy and make it through the storm. We will also be sharing a few stories told from the front-line of things done right and things done not so-right during cybersecurity breaches.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR106


Creating and Implementing HyperDocs for the F2F and Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Amber Knight

Session ID: 10

Learn to create engaging HyperDocs for your students! We'll explore how to successfully implement the Google Suite and other software and apps to create HyperDocs. Using HyperDocs is a way to streamline your content and supplemental assessment(s) in one easy to navigate location for your students. These HyperDocs have proven successful in both the Face-to-Face classroom and the Virtual setting.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR107


Backpack Media Production in CTE

Presenter: Anne Reamer

Session ID: 55

Just like Journalism, CTE courses continue to blossom and grow based on technology, social media norms and a changing cultural environment. Video became prevalent with the introduction of Youtube and has just continued to outpace all other forms of digital media. Come join me for my 2021-2022 adventure with Backpack Media Production and my lex2be club for middle and high school students interested in taking Multimedia a bit deeper.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR108


Using Assistive Technology in Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities in the 21st Century

Presenter: Tammy Wallace

Session ID: 14

This presentation will review the various types of AT that are designed and used to solve written language, reading, listening, memory and mathematic problems of children with learning disabilities. It will highlight instructional guides for the classroom teacher that may help children with learning disabilities benefit maximally from the use of AT tools, in school and at home. It will focus on the use of technology alongside the teaching to make the learning process engaging and productive.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR202


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

Presenter: Nichole Porter

Session ID: 119

If you were to ask a student, where did you learn that...the response would probably be "YouTube". This can also be true for adults. Video-based instruction can be a very effective instructional strategy and can also engage all learners if designed and delivered the right way. Learn strategies that will work for whole group or individual instruction, synchronously or asynchronously and ways to make student learning visible.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR203


Ransomware incidents against K-12 schools - what can be done !

Presenter: Kenneth Puett

Session ID: 87

Ransomware attacks have increased at the beginning of the 2020 school year. In August and September, 57% of ransomware incidents reported to the MS-ISAC involved K-12 schools, compared to 28% of all reported ransomware incidents from January through July. In response to this ransomware threat and other malicious cyber activity, what can be done to avoid this.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR204


Four Easy Presentation and Design Tools For Teachers and Students

Presenter: Nancy Penchev

Session ID: 46

Come join in on a fun hands-on session where you will learn three tools that you can use to create engaging presentations and share with students so they can show what they learned in class. These tools were originally made for businesses who pay for them, but teachers get free access! You will see examples, get how to handouts, and practice these great tools: MySimpleShow, Canva, AdobeSpark.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR205



3:30 - 4:30


Let's Get Personal - Connect with Students on Every Level

Presenter: Beth Goff

Session ID: 122

Connecting with and motivating students when distance separates us is a challenge we have all worked to overcome. This session will be filled with strategies to improve engagement as you personalize your virtual content and delivery for students. The tips apply in the face to face setting as well.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom A


The "NEW" Classroom

Presenter: John Semberger

Session ID: 70

What does the "new" classroom look like? Ensure you are prepared for the unexpected. Create environments that draw students into active participation and give teachers the flexibility in how they teach. Our solutions are easy to use, adaptable and support student engagement. We will showcase a variety of innovative solutions that can be used in any learning scenario.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom B


Assistive Technology and Accessibility Tools for All Chrome Users

Presenter: MADALINA TUDORA

Session ID: 99

Everyone can benefit from additional supports when accessing online content. Take advantage of free and low cost assistive technology and accessibility tools in Chrome, whether you use a Chromebook, Google Drive, or just the Chrome browser.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: Ballroom C


Ed-Fi in South Carolina: Data Governance in Action

Presenter: Andrew Rice

Session ID: 155

As a non-profit in education technology, Education Analytics believes that there is an appropriate owner for every piece of data. SCDE must access data for purposes of support without jeopardizing local control and ownership. EA is building data pipelines for SC that retain ownership of data at all points and allow data pushes at the right levels, leveraging open-source technologies built for education. Come learn about the What, Why, and How of SC's Ed-Fi implementation.

Track:

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR101


We Are Here to Help

Presenter: Jeff Henry

Session ID: 180

I would like to spend a few minutes discussing the things that the Chief Information Office within the South Carolina Department of Education can do to assist district with their IT needs. Items to be covered will include, but not limited to, Website Hosting, Web Design, Disaster Recovery and Back up Hosting, Networking Assistance, and security assistance.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR102/103


Tech Tools for the Co-Taught (SpEd/ESOL) Classroom

Presenter: Kristy Crutchfield

Session ID: 60

Session participants will learn about technology tools used within the co-taught classroom by two current middle school co-teachers. Participants will learn about Mote, AutoDraw, The Noun Project, and Blooket to help support all learners and promote student voice. Participants will be shown an overview of the tools, student and teacher examples, and will be able to do basic navigation.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR104/105


Activate Learners with your ActivPanel

Presenter: Carrie Fesperman

Session ID: 174

Promethean ActivPanels are far more than just tools for displaying what is on your laptop. Join us to look at creative ways to use your panel to increase student engagement. We will talk about lesson-building in the whiteboard, interactive panel activities, fun ways to use your spinners, and more.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR106


Artificial Intelligence: It's Practical Use in School Environments

Presenter: Tim Swick

Session ID: 25

Are you ready to introduce Artificial Intelligence into your district, school, or classroom? During this session, participants will explore practical uses of AI in K12 school environments. This session will a basic understanding of what AI is, how they work, and their current applications. Additionally, this session with identify specific AI concepts, tools, and applications for cultivating student-driven learning. Co-presenter Nichole Porter, Technology Integration Specialist, Richland Two

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR107


Ozobots in the Elementary Classroom

Presenter: Joyce Seaman

Session ID: 48

Ozobots are a GREAT way to introduce students to coding and critical thinking. Join a Certified Ozobot Educator as she introduces how to use the ozobot in elementary school classrooms. Lesson ideas for grades PK-5 will be shared and there will be time for hands-on practice with the ozobots.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR203


Digital Instruction Benefits: Teaching one to one in a classroom full of students

Presenter: Brian Heyward

Session ID: 153

Most have probably cursed away 2020 popular terms like "Dual Modality", "Synchronous", and "Asynchronous". We've probably experienced Zoom fatigue or exhaustion from "virtual" anything and everything. As we build and adapt to the new norm of classroom instruction, many benefits have emerged from including digital instruction in our curriculum. This session explores those benefits and walks the registrant through activities, tools, and strategies to continue successfully implementing digital instruction in the face to face classroom.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR204


The Dreaded D-Word: Using Data to Better Reach Kids

Presenter: Kenna Sanders

Session ID: 53

You've used software to generate student data. Now what? This session will look at how teachers use data to shape and improve instruction in order to meet the specific needs of their students. We will discuss the assessment process, individual teacher reflection, and professional learning communities to improve outcomes for all students. We will show examples of student work and data to meet specific standards and how we analyzed that work to improve learning outcomes.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR205


Instructional Tech Coach Coaching

Presenter: Keith Brown

Session ID: 42

The Tech Coaches from the Georgetown County School District will share their model of Instructional Technology Coaching in the schools. The program will feature their approach to 1) Meeting with school administrators, 2) Setting up Teams and building rapport at the school, 3) Working with the school and district Curriculum Coaches, 4) Coaching throughout the year, 5) Running a District Tech Fair, Professional Development and Results.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR206


Thursday - 10/21/2021


10:30 - 11:30


Need a Bitmo Joy, Fun, and Creativity in Your Teaching?

Presenter: Kendra Thacker

Session ID: 52

During the last year and a half, there were many changes to the teaching profession. Teachers were forced to learn new skills. This added stress depleted the reservoir of joy, fun, and creativity that enriches students and teachers alike. Educational technologies that can be learned quickly will be utilized to put the fun back into presenting material, creating and sharing student work, and playing educational games.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR206



12:45 - 1:45


Creating Your Google Glossary: Vocabulary Activities in Google Workspaces

Presenter: Adam Cobb

Session ID: 111

Are your students struggling with vocabulary word after vocabulary word? Have you discovered that copying the word and definition from the back of the book really doesn't work? The instructional strategies addressed in this session are for you! You will receive 10 (or more) vocabulary instructional strategies and templates designed and ready-to-use for upper elementary and early middle using (almost) EVERY Google Workspace productivity app including Slides, Docs, and even Sheets and Jamboard.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR104/105



8:30 - 9:30


Solving Big Challenges with Data: An Ed-Fi Approach

Presenter: Maureen Wentworth

Session ID: 133

Data has the power to solve your district's toughest challenges – and we are working to equip you with the power to do it. In this session, Ed-Fi experts will provide an overview of interoperability, how it works, the big challenges that can be addressed using data. Attendees will dive into one priority use case and explore the ways to leverage Ed-Fi in South Carolina for local needs.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom A


FERPA 101

Presenter: Levette Williams

Session ID: 156

Do you have questions about student privacy? Need help understanding what your responsibilities are? Well, we're here to help! Join the U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for an introductory presentation on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the principal federal law protecting students' privacy. This presentation will introduce you to the fundamentals of FERPA, and provide depth and clarity on its application to the 21st century school and classroom! This session is intended as an introduction to the law and seeks to balance providing the legal background of the statute with real-world scenarios to which this law applies.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom B


Seals, Credentials, Awards, and PowerSchool

Presenter: Anna Duvall

Session ID: 121

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) supports district implementation of several seals, credentials, and awards, and for some of these awards, there are coding procedures in place that involve PowerSchool, the state's Student Information System (SIS). Participants in this session will learn about which seals, credentials, and awards have associated fields in PowerSchool and data-entry procedures associated with each.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: Ballroom C


Create Sweet Sheets

Presenter: Caitlin Carmendy

Session ID: 74

Create your own self-checking google sheets to engage your students! Some ideas include color coding, bitmoji, breakouts and more. Come experience and learn how to get started with sheets in your classroom.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR101


Best Practices for Supporting Post-Pandemic Digital Learning

Presenter: Cheryl Chauncey

Session ID: 40

As we return to our 'new normal" in the field of education, digital learning will continue to be a keystone practice in our classrooms. Pandemic education necessitated a variety of alternative techniques and new tools. This session will explore best practices and appropriate tools for digital teaching and learning to support teachers and students with a special focus on accessibility. A key focus will also involve the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) connected to digital learning.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR102/103


How to Present PD Virtually and Keep Your Sanity!

Presenter: Jakki Wiseman

Session ID: 168

The past school year has taught us many things! Professional development is vital but it is just as important that it is delivered in an effective and comprehensive way. This session will break down the key elements from pre-planning, presenter preparation, logistics, and messaging to storing presentations and providing feedback. Examples and templates will be shared.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR104/105


Activate Learners with your ActivPanel

Presenter: Carrie Fesperman

Session ID: 175

Promethean ActivPanels are far more than just tools for displaying what is on your laptop. Join us to look at creative ways to use your panel to increase student engagement. We will talk about lesson-building in the whiteboard, interactive panel activities, fun ways to use your spinners, and more.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR106


District Data Governance

Presenter: Jeffrey Miller

Session ID: 189

This presentation introduces data governance and the purpose of the District Data Governance Group (DDGG).

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR107


Leveraged Learning - Families are open to connect...Leverage innovations for all diverse students!

Presenter: Renee Smith

Session ID: 130

Families are open to connect...Leverage innovations for all diverse students! 1. Parent Relationships- leverage the open door to work with parents in order to support families and meet needs of our diverse students. 2. Engagement- By using a multi-modal approach, we can utilize small groups, visual learning tools, and instructional videos to leverage what we know about the science of learning. 3. Differentiation- Empower students by providing ways to differentiate learning and give them ways to express individual voices.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR108


Learning Object Repository (LOR): Setting the Table for Successful Student Learning

Presenter: Paige Mitchell

Session ID: 188

This session will introduce the Instruction Hub (LOR) and go through all the features that will allow for easy lesson integration. Participants will understand all the features of the LOR and begin to build Playlists that can be used immediately for meetings or classroom use. This session will include hands-on interactive instruction to allow users to work at their own pace.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR202


Beyond these four walls- virtual field trips

Presenter: Jasmine Poor

Session ID: 17

Learn how Virtual Field Trips can enhance student learning and preserve instructional time. Synchronous Virtual field trips provide authentic experiences while addressing content standards and can support learners' needs without leaving the comfort of your school or their home. Join us to learn the value of virtual field trips and how they can support educational goals and standards.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR205


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

Presenter: Bo Patterson

Session ID: 30

Join Vivacity Tech us as we present Customer Central - our free customizable asset management software 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: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR206



10:30 - 11:30


FERPA 201 'So You Think You Know FERPA?!'

Presenter: Levette Williams

Session ID: 157

Think you know everything there is to know about the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is issuing a challenge to all attendees to come put their knowledge to the test! In this session, we will explore complex and varied real-world scenarios that concern student privacy and ask you, the audience, to help us work through them. This session provides an excellent forum for discussion of complex issues regarding FERPA and a great space to have your questions answered. Do you think you have what it takes? To that we say, "It depends!"

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom B


State Reporting to PowerSchool

Presenter: Josh Findlay

Session ID: 120

The South Carolina Department of Education's (SCDE) current Student Information System (SIS) is PowerSchool, a web-based student information system platform used to manage grading, attendance, analytics, and state reporting. Participants who engage with this session will learn about South Carolina data collection, relevant resources pertaining to data collection and PowerSchool, and professional learning opportunities offered by the DC Team.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: Ballroom C


Building a Software Approval Process to Meet The Instructional and Technical Needs Of Your District

Presenter: Josh Shepard

Session ID: 84

Are you struggling with software evaluations and/or approval processes in your district? There are easy, efficient ways to handle these requests. Learn how the School District of Oconee County has streamlined this process while meeting the instructional and technical needs of the district. Participants will leave with a wealth of resources and ideas that can be implemented in their district immediately.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR101


Using Design Thinking To Create Authentic Learning Experiences in MakerSpaces

Presenter: Brian Whitson

Session ID: 38

Imagine using Design Thinking to engage students in reading? Design Thinking, with its emphasis on empathy and problem solving, has the power to connect your curriculum to authentic learning experiences that engage students to read. Participants will design a solution using MakerSpace materials for identified problems experienced by a character. Key focus areas will include ideation, collaboration, feedback, and empathy. Ideas for adapting Design Thinking to other content areas will be shared.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR102/103


Tackling Technology in Today's Time: A Roundtable Discussion

Presenter: Mike Harris

Session ID: 171

Technology initiatives have drastically shifted in education over the last year and a half. It has been challenging to determine best practices and find ways to use existing resources to meet all the needs created by this new learning environment. Join us for a roundtable discussion to openly evaluate current challenges – such as the hybrid classroom, student connectivity, security, and more – as well as to share thoughts on potential solutions.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR106


ETV Educational Resources 101

Presenter: Brian Day

Session ID: 100

South Carolina Educational Television (ETV) offers a variety of new resources and services to support South Carolina's educators. This workshop offers an introduction to all things ETV Education including free, high-quality digital content, standards-based lesson plans specific to South Carolina, informative blogs, teacher recertification courses, instructional technology, and more. Come and learn how to incorporate these resources into your learning community!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR107


Interactive Engagement: Utilizing interactives, games, and other multimedia to engage students.

Presenter: Furman Fortner

Session ID: 116

Learners engage with interactive media every day. From social networks to video games and gamification, students are well versed in interacting in a cross-media digital world. Learn how to leverage existing knowledge and interest to engage learners with interactives, games, videos, and other multimedia assets that tie into educational standards.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR108


From Consuming to Creating: Podcasting in the Classroom

Presenter: Ashley Pursley

Session ID: 71

Podcasting is one strategy we use to personalize lessons by giving learners more voice and choice in the way they access, engage in, and show mastery of content. In this session, we will move from consuming to creating podcasts using the 7 stages shared in the book Empower by Spencer and Juliani. Participants will engage in and access resources that support learning in each stage. By the end, we will create our own podcast!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202


SmackDown Let's Bring Lessons To Life with Technology

Presenter: Ashley Priem

Session ID: 8

This fast paced session will bring new, integrated ideas and technology know-how to teachers. The session goal is to engage students, teachers, and parents, to share sample lessons, substantial amounts of free resources, and ways to integrate tech into lessons, assessments, and your classroom.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR203


Increasing Student Engagement in a Virtual World

Presenter: Renee Atkinson

Session ID: 69

This session will engage you in activities designed to increase student involvement in any classroom: virtual, hybrid, or face to face. You will also have an opportunity to learn about and play with technology tools that will help keep students actively contributing in class. Finally, collaborate with others and share strategies that have been working for you!

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR204


Let's Talk (plain) Language and Accessibility: Universal Design for Communication, Plain Language Basics, and Tools to Create Accessible Documents

Presenter: Amy Shapley

Session ID: 11

This training will give participants an opportunity to learn about plain language and readability as well as tips and tools for creating accessible digital content, including websites and documents.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR205



12:45 - 1:45


Cybersecurity: Current trends in cyber-crime and how to reduce your risk

Presenter: Sean Fay

Session ID: 65

With cyber-attacks in the news every day, cybersecurity remains as a top priority for all organizations. What are the current cyber-crime trends and how do we protect our organization?

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom A


Cybersecurity: Current trends in cyber-crime and how to reduce your risk

Presenter: Sean Fay

Session ID: 181

With cyber-attacks in the news every day, cybersecurity remains as a top priority for all organizations. What are the current cyber-crime trends and how do we protect our organization?

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom A


Data Security Best Practices

Presenter: Ross Lemke

Session ID: 158

If your school has decided to provide every student with his or her own device, or you have computers for every student in every classroom, congratulations! The possibilities of teaching and learning are now limitless with the power this technological integration brings! But, a sinister dark-side lurks in the depths of the internet. Do you know how to protect yourself and your students from hackers and cyber attacks? The US. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center will provide an extensive overview of the more common cyber and social engineering threats and provides best practices on how best to protect your students' data from being compromised.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom B


Ed-Fi in SC

Presenter: Wendy Stephens

Session ID: 113

The Ed-Fi Data Standard allows multiple systems to share their information in an actionable way and its implementation can dramatically improve presentation of data toward increasingly informed data-driven decisions for the success of students. Come learn about Ed-Fi in our state and how Ed-Fi solutions can provide increasingly actionable information to teachers, counselors, and administrators to help South Carolina learners thrive.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: Ballroom C


Join the Hunt for Quality Digital Resources in the Instruction Hub

Presenter: Sharon Huff

Session ID: 182

Teachers can get lost in the world of Google, hunting for high quality, vetted digital resources. Hunt no more! South Carolina DOE has purchased the Instruction Hub by SAFARI Montage for every SC district. Join this session to learn more about the Hub and hear practical stories from the School District of Pickens County, who have used this resource successfully for many years.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR102/103


High-Flex Classrooms, or Just High Stress? Engaging Learners in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

Presenter: Carie Fesperman

Session ID: 173

We all thought last school year was the hardest year yet, but so far this one hasn't been a piece of cake either. Teaching in the post-pandemic classroom can still be stressful and overwhelming. During this session, we will look at how to manage students both in-person and virtually with engaging and interactive lessons. Join us to find out how Poly cameras can be true game changers, talk through effective teaching practices, and learn strategies to help connect students in the classroom and at home.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR106


"New Math?" What is This? 12 Websites to Help Parents Actually Help Students

Presenter: Kim Shear

Session ID: 59

Do you struggle to find ways that parents can actually help their children with math homework? Are you looking for a better alternative to busy-work style homework? This session will share 12 websites aligned to the SC Standards that can actually help parents help students with math concepts. The sites range from game-like practice to actual how-tos with video examples. Bonus: You can also use them for e-learning!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR107


Technology Enhancement for the Secondary Classroom

Presenter: Robin Amick

Session ID: 115

Technology Enhancement for the Secondary Classroom takes a look at easy-to-use and helpful options for utilizing technology for both instructional purposes and student presentations of content mastery. Topics include evaluating technology as a classroom tool, enhancing existing documents, getting the most out of Google forms, using Adobe Spark, and much more. Join me as I show you real-life, usable ways to engage your students, both face to face and virtually.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR108


No-Cost Cybersecurity Resources with the MS-ISAC

Presenter: Kyle Bryans

Session ID: 22

Whether or not they know it, school districts throughout the United States are consistently facing varied cyber threats from many different sources. We will explore these threats and the actors behind them, and then discuss free resources available through the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) which is designated by DHS to provide cybersecurity assistance to public schools.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR202


Virtual Class Visits: Teachers Learning from Teachers

Presenter: Caitlin Carmendy

Session ID: 44

The most frequently asked question I got as an Instructional Coach in the midst of a pandemic 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 Virtual 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: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR203


Document Accessibility: Mitigating document accessibility issues and training document creators

Presenter: Michael Simmons

Session ID: 112

This session addresses two aspects of document accessibility issues and challenges. The first part of this session will address mitigation techniques in Adobe Acrobat used to identify and correct accessibility issues in PDF documents. The second part of the session will address the training of document creators in proper techniques to create documents relatively free of accessibility issues.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR204


Interactive Tools for Creative and Engaging Presentations

Presenter: Nancy Penchev

Session ID: 47

There are so many tools available for interactive lessons, engaging videos, and personalized instruction...but how do you know what works best? In this session we will view and discuss Nearpod, Flocabulary, Google Tools, Microsoft Tools, and more to compare, contrast, and find out what works best for each age, subject, and plan. Attendees will have a chance to create lessons with the various formats and see the stucdent and teacher view. We will brainstorm together, share ideas, and create at least one lesson to use in class when you return.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR205


Games for all

Presenter: Kendra Thacker

Session ID: 103

Games can be used in all subject areas to enhance learning, provide review for exams, and give students a fun break from the ordinary. There is an abundance of premade games available, or if the teacher chooses, templates for custom games can be utilized. In this session, teachers will have an opportunity to evaluate and play some of the games in their subject area.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR206



2:00 - 3:00


Instruction Hub and SAFARI Montage: Providing Time and Access to Digital Learning Objects for Teachers

Presenter: Betsy Masters

Session ID: 104

The South Carolina Department of Education recently partnered with SAFARI Montage to create the "Instruction Hub." An overview of the platform, as well as a demonstration on how to create interactive playlists that best utilize the wide variety of digital learning objects available inside the platform will occur. Join us to learn more about how this state-wide resource can work for you and your students.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom A


Vetting Online Educational Services

Presenter: Levette Williams

Session ID: 159

Online educational applications and services are becoming an increasingly important part of what teachers and schools use to educate our children. But, have you ever stopped to think about the privacy implications of using always-on, always-connected applications and technology in the classroom? The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) presents a discussion of how the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies in the context of education technology, and provides a roadmap to understanding how to protect student privacy in the digital context. PTAC aims, with this session, to give the audience the tools and knowledge necessary to properly evaluate these apps for privacy protections and learn how to identify applications which may not put student privacy at the forefront.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom B


State Accountability 101: Compliance Basics

Presenter: Laura McNair

Session ID: 106

Staying on top of policies, regulations, and laws can be challenging for both novice and veteran PowerSchool administrators, guidance directors, school counselors, and principals. In this session, we will provide a refresher on transcripts, early graduates, class rank, the Commission on Higher Education guidelines, end-of-term PowerSchool procedures, and related regulations to ensure compliance heading into the Winter and Spring graduation seasons.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom C


Putting the T in STEAM

Presenter: Megan Rodriguez

Session ID: 80

STEAM is much more than an acronym or collection of Pinterest engineering challenges. It is about providing transdisciplinary, real-world instruction focused around the 4 Cs. Come learn about a balanced STEAM framework and take away ideas for integrating technology into your classroom to strengthen your students' collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR101


Our New Classroom

Presenter: Krystal Zeigler

Session ID: 21

In today's new classroom we have to be a dual threat. Teaching our students virtually and in person. Sometimes at the same time. How do you pull it off? How do you keep the ones learning from home engaged? In this session I will demonstrate how I have helped my teachers conquer this mountain. With the use of many Google Tools and other technology pieces it can be done.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR102/103


Virtual Student Labs - Time to Virtualize your Student Labs

Presenter: Donald Jones

Session ID: 82

Discuss and demonstrate the setup of a Virtual Student Lab using Microsoft's HyperV Remote Desktop Services

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR104/105


Network Security – The 3 Most Important Things in Networks: Security, Security, and Security

Presenter: Gene Choquette

Session ID: 177

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Tag along for a deep dive into network architecture to prepare you for the enemy and make it through the storm. We will also be sharing a few stories told from the front-line of things done right and things done not so-right during cybersecurity breaches.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR106


Assessment Doesn't Dave to be a Four-Letter Word (T#$T)

Presenter: Nick LaFave

Session ID: 92

Explore the latest tools, tips, and strategies to empower students with meaningful feedback, and multiple ways to demonstrate learning. Examine strategies to transform assessment from the dreaded four-letter word (TEST) into one of your most useful instructional tools. This session aims to help teachers transform assessment into a learning experience by providing students with multiple options to demonstrate learning in creative and innovative ways.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR107


Ways to Use Technology in the Library

Presenter: Jill Williams

Session ID: 37

Come learn how I stay connected to my students and staff when no one was allowed in the library due to Covid. Learn how to spice up videos to get your students excited about reading and different genres of books Also learn about some of the websites that helped me to make this past crazy year a little easier and kept my students and teachers engaged and having fun!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR108


Keeping Kids Safe in the Classroom

Presenter: Brant Yandell

Session ID: 29

Keeping kids safe in the classroom is an important objective. Converged Networks can help achieve this objective through the application of Voice of the Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. If we can help a school district keep just one child out of harm's way through the application of technology we will feel we have made a significant contribution to improving the learning environment.

Track: Physical Safety

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR203


Empowering students with disabilities through robotics

Presenter: Robert Dawson

Session ID: 129

The South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER) is not just about assistive technology but also empowering students with disabilities in the STEM fields. A variety of robots are available for STEM education curriculum, but how can these provide be used to empower students with disabilities? This presentation will also focus on identifying some of the pros and cons of commercially available robots with specific disabilities.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR204


Expanding the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) to include Early Childhood Data

Presenter: Dan Ralyea

Session ID: 151

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) was awarded an SLDS grant in 2019 to expand the current data warehouse infrastructure to include early childhood data from various partner agencies around the state. This will be accomplished by assigning SUNS numbers to children birth through 5. As a result, more children should be entering the public school space with SUNS numbers already assigned.

Track: Policies and Procedures

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR205


Walking the Walk with Hyperdoc Book Talks

Presenter: Erin Luc

Session ID: 39

How can I have student engagement in a book talk if I can't have all my students with me? What if I want a meaningful book experience with more than one class or grade at a time? This session shows how Hendrix Elementary used a novel hyperdoc to share and collaborate on their district-wide D2 Reads Initiative. We will also provide ideas and templates for creating your own hyperdocs that engage readers in class and online!

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR206



3:45 - 4:45


Making the CASE: Digitizing Academic Standards for Student Success

Presenter: Dan Ralyea

Session ID: 131

The South Carolina Department of Education recognized early on that student success requires digital-first solutions. This starts with the academic standards that districts use to set goals and measure student progress. Learn how we became one of the leading states to publish our standards in a digital format known as CASE (Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange) and discover all of the benefits that digital standards hold for students, teachers, and schools.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom A


Disclosure Avoidance Best Practices

Presenter: Ross Lemke

Session ID: 160

Are you interested in reducing the risk of re-identification when publishing reports with student data? Join the U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center in a discussion of disclosure avoidance best practices and methodology. Come and learn about various techniques and methods used to protect data and what the word "perturbation" actually means! This session aims to promote understanding of disclosure avoidance methodology and gives participants a chance to have their questions answered.

Track:

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom B


Tweet, Post, Characters, #, Alliteration, Screen Time, Plot: Blending Digital Literacy into Interactive Read-Alouds

Presenter: Wanda Greenfield

Session ID: 66

How often have we heard, "There's no time for teaching Digital Literacy?" or "Digital Citizenship is something else I have to teach!" In reality, we are teaching and intertwining these concepts consistently when using devices and the Internet with our students. This session will show you how to use Digital Citizenship Read Aloud books to engage students with Digital Literacy and support ELA standards. True technology integration in the classroom.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: Ballroom C


SketchUp and the EDP

Presenter: Megan Rodriguez

Session ID: 81

One of the essential steps in the engineering design process (EDP) is sketching and designing ideas. This can be done paper/pencil or through the integration of technology tools. SketchUp is a 3D design software that can be accessed free via the web and is accessible to beginners and advanced users alike. Come hear how you can integrate SketchUp into the design process in your classroom and try your hand at a few design challenges. Active participation in this session requires a Chromebook or laptop device with web access.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR101


Hot Topics In Tech | Leadership Panel

Presenter: Josh Shepard

Session ID: 86

Always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest in the K12 EdTech space? Join us for an interactive panel discussion among industry level leaders with backgrounds in technology, instruction, K12 leadership, and technical implementations. Learn how these leaders navigate critical and expanding areas such as cybersecurity, SIS integrations, interoperability, curriculum development, virtual options, etc. As we move through these topics, the panel will engage questions from the audience, ensuring an honest, realistic conversation about emerging topics in technology.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR102/103


101up: Implementation of a Gamified Curriculum to Increase Self-Regulated Learning and Motivation: An Action Research Study using EdApp

Presenter: Candace Bruder

Session ID: 136

EdApp will be introduced as a gamification curriculum to increase self-regulated learning and motivation in students. Based off an action research study of 10 academically at-risk students in a first-year experience course, an analysis of descriptive and inferential statistics using quantitative and qualitative data will be reviewed. Additionally, implications for using gamified curriculums and future areas of research will be offered. Participants are asked to deploy EdApp and engage with the app throughout the session.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR104/105


To Use and To Create: Where Digital Literacy and Computer Science Meet

Presenter: Jacqueline Weber

Session ID: 58

Is Digital Literacy the same as Computer Science? Should we teach ISTE or CSTA standards? The presenter will present a compelling solution – why not both? Our students need to learn both how to use and how to create technology. Let's use the standards together to create future-proof students.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR106


How to engage students in Mathematics through the computer screen in 5 easy steps

Presenter: Kristy McIntyre

Session ID: 123

Did you get thrown into virtual teaching? Need some ideas? In this session I will share with you what I did on my journey. I will share the plans and activities I made before during and after the teaching. Although I promarily use GOOGLE tools, I also will give participants access to my class app, my virtual classroom, and all resource links!!

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR108


AT and Math: Assistive Technology to Support Math Instruction for Better Outcomes

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore

Session ID: 20

Are you hungry for new assistive technology (AT) tools in your teacher toolkit?  Well join us in this session for a SMORGASBORD of AT tools you can incorporate into the classroom to support better math outcomes for all students. Tools will include websites, apps, and extensions for multiple operating systems/devices to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool you can use to meet the needs of unique learners. Co-presenters Jenny Dillon - ED Associate, OSES SCDE, Sara Garrett - ED Associate, OSES SCDE, and Sara McKay - ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR202


Busting Bad: More Engaging Video Conferencing

Presenter: Beth Goff

Session ID: 135

We have all been on video calls that made our heads hurt and where we are certain nothing was gained from the interaction with our students. Let's set future video recordings and live meetings up for success by nailing down the absolute must dos for the most engaging video feeds!

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR203


No Matter Near or Far Nearpod Delivers

Presenter: Dyneen Kenley

Session ID: 137

Learn how to use interactive Nearpod lessons to engage students synchronously and asynchronously both in your classroom and virtually. Gain an understanding of how to create lessons and use the different activities to assess quickly and be able to differentiate to meet the needs of your students.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR204


Inquiry-based Learning and Technology: Question, Design, and Create using Technology

Presenter: Kem Owens

Session ID: 94

Do you want your students to be independent thinkers? Creators? Innovators? Get students' minds moving with inquiry-based learning in your classroom! Find out how to incorporate inquiry-based learning and use technology to enhance your this process! Get your students to be self-thinkers and work for purpose and make your classroom more student-centered with inquiry-based instruction and learning.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR205


Classroom Communication Hack: Autocrat

Presenter: Shannon Borum

Session ID: 178

Parent contact, certificates, newsletters, and more! Learn how to use Autocrat, a free and powerful Google Sheet add-on to simplify your classroom communications. In this session, you will learn how to use Autocrat to automatically create personalized Google Docs and Google Slides that you can use starting Monday morning.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR206


Friday - 10/22/2021


9:00 - 12:00


South Carolina Department of Education – State Agency Day

Presenter: Dan Ralyea

Session ID: 183

The South Carolina Department of Education seeks to provide leadership and support so that all students can graduate prepared for success. Toward our agency’s mission, the Office of Research and Data Analysis prioritizes the enhancement of infrastructures, resources, data, and technology of the SC public education system and aims to address equity needs of districts and schools through differentiated supports and collaborations. Come learn about exciting initiatives in South Carolina!

9:00 Welcome and introductions 
   
9:15  US Department of Education-PTAC
   
9:30 Back to the Future (tables) 
   
10:15 Speakers
 
  • South Carolina Department of Education 
  • District Data Governance Group 
  • Level Data 
  • Education Analytics 
   
11:50-12:00  Closing remarks 
   

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Room: Ballroom D



9:00 - 11:00


BeeBot Ideas & Activities for Young Learners

Presenter: Jacquelyne Chalmers

Session ID: 185

Learn how to make your early elementary classroom buzz with BeeBots. Come and see how even the youngest learners can begin learning about programming and robotics. This workshop will explore how to make programming a BeeBot and integral part of your early phase classroom. See how the BeeBot can be used to assist students to develop skills, knowledge and processes within any early years curriculum. This workshop is designed for primary grade teachers, but anyone who is interested in learning more about creative ways to integrate robotics is welcome to attend. Participants will have access to BeeBot tutorials, guides and suggested links resources and links for additional opportunities. Co-presenter Kelley Dinkins Technology Learning Coach, Sandlapper Elementary (kdinkins@richland2.org), Monica Snell, Kindergarten Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary School (msnell@richland2.org), and Athalia Crawford First Grade Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary School (acrawford@richland2.org)

Track:

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR107


Hands On Integration Ideas for the MicroBit

Presenter: Bambi Ciraco

Session ID: 186

Learn how to engage elementary learners with problem-solving by developing hands-on classroom activities and projects using the MicroBit. Using the pocket-sized programmable board, participants will explore how to introduce students to programing using Microsoft Makecode. See how quick and easy it is to develop cross-curricular computing units that link computer science fundamentals with subjects like science, language arts, math, and more. This workshop is designed for upper elementary classroom (3rd-5th Grades), but is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about computational thinking practices. Participants will be provided with the following resources: A guide to Computational Thinking Practices, sample MicroBit Integration ideas, lesson resources, tutorials, and projects ideas. Co-presenter Tim Swick, Lead Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary (tswick@richland2.org)

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR202


Interactive Google Slide- Tell A Story & Guide Your Learners

Presenter: Haleigh Kirkland

Session ID: 162

The hands-on workshop will guide instructors on the various ways to create an interactive Google Slide to assist students in the learning process. The slides provide a fun and interactive activity that will have students actively participating in learning. The workshop will give step-by-step instructions to follow to create three projects for teachers to bring back to their schools and classroom. The projects will include: a study guide, interactive learning activity and storytelling.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR203


Ride the Waves to Accessible Documents

Presenter: Lydia Hutto

Session ID: 163

Join Lydia Hutto and Madalina Tudora from the South Carolina Department of Education to learn how to create accessible online documents. This session will discuss valuable, ready to use solutions for creating accessible Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents. Now that most of us are working and learning online in some way, ensuring online accessibility is a must. Assistive Technology users require accessible online content in order to fully participate, so we will discuss how to make that happen.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR204


How to Teach Online Without Losing Your Students (Or Your Mind)

Presenter: Marshall Jones

Session ID: 166

The Pandemic of 2020 introduced many, for better or worse, to online learning. In this workshop, we will celebrate the better and fix the worse. You'll learn strategies for increasing student engagement, providing more feedback in less time, and tips and tools for online content creation. Faculty and students in Winthrop's MED in Learning Design and Technology will provide hands on instruction on the use of technology and strategies to help you teach 100% online or hybrid classes. NOTE: Participants will need a computer (Mac or PC) and an SD card to save files from cameras.

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR205


Connecting with Code: It's Not Just for STEM Class

Presenter: Mary O'Grady-Jones

Session ID: 165

Interested in coding but worried about time and curriculum constraints? This workshop is all about connections. Connecting- students through collaborative coding. Connecting- to your curriculum. Connecting- to real world challenges Connecting- Micro:bits and Makeymakey's. We will dig into the basics of Scratch, a free online coding site and explore some of its extensions to show how coding can engage students across the curriculum. Participants will need a laptop.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR206


Introduction to Open Education

Presenter: Hengtao Tang

Session ID: 164

This workshop will provide attendees with 1) an informational session on open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), and various types of creative commons licenses; 2) a hands-on experience on designing and revising OEP, e.g., renewable assignments and open scholarship activities to overcome the existing barriers of implementing OEP. K-12 teachers, teacher educators, and instructional designers will benefit from attending this workshop.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR207


Coding With Micro:Bits

Presenter: Lorien Cafarella

Session ID: 167

Need a fun and hands-on way to teach STEM. How about Micro:Bits! A makerspace styled interactive computing device where students can create, code, and share their ideas with others. These devices are inexpensive and the program to code them is free. This session will provide ideas and guidance on what supplies you will need and where to find them. Bring STEM to life.

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR208


Is That a Robot Which I See Before Me? Reinforcing Shakespeare with Robots!

Presenter: Susan Porter-Voss

Session ID: 169

Educators in this hands-on seminar will compete in a series of robotics-based challenges to demonstrate proficiency and understanding of one literary unit and one unit aligned with U.S. History content standards. The objective of the activities is to underscore the benefits of utilizing available robotics technology in a variety of unconventional settings. Wonder Workshop and Sphero Mini robots will be featured.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR209



9:00 - 10:00


Go Rogue: Creating Chaos to Re-energize Your Classroom!

Presenter: Rachelle Dené Poth

Session ID: 62

Finding ways to reach all students and effectively implement new strategies and digital tools into the classroom can be overwhelming. We will explore activities like PBL, Hyperdocs, Choice Boards, Digital Breakouts and AR/VR for more active learning! Bring ideas to your classroom that promote student agency and enhance learning experiences whether in-person, hybrid or fully virtual learning.

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: Ballroom A


More than presentations: 3 powerful features of Google Slides

Presenter: Shannon Borum

Session ID: 179

Google Slides can be more than just a presentation tool. In this workshop, you will explore three under-utilized features of Google Slides: Slide Master, Link to Slides, and Publish to Web. Each feature can provide higher levels of engagement and interactivity for your students. Participants will build sample slideshows as they investigate each feature.

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: Ballroom B


What do you know about the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER)?

Presenter: Robert Dawson

Session ID: 126

The SC-CATER is a free collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of faculty, professionals, and persons with disabilities working together to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in the areas of school, and transitioning to work. At the heart of the Center are the core values of equality, equity, and access. We hold the belief that no person should be deprived of services, benefits, or opportunities due to a disability.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: Ballroom C


Maximizing the Potential of Technology Initiatives – The Solution You've Been Looking For

Presenter: Nick LaFave

Session ID: 91

While overall student access to technology has increased in recent years, it is rarely used to its full potential; most often being used in substitutional ways that fail to provide significant improvements to teaching and learning. Join us as we share our research-based framework for employing systems-level analysis and design theory to help you maximize the potential of technology to change the nature of learning activities and move to more student-centered, active forms of learning.

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR101


Work Smarter, Not Harder: Making Your District Data Work for You

Presenter: Zach Sheppard

Session ID: 101

With the upcoming transition to Ed-Fi statewide, your district's data integrity is more important than ever. What good is that data if it's scattered in multiple systems? Come hear how the School District of Oconee County has transitioned from a mess of data systems to PowerSchool as its unified data source, broken down silos of inefficiency, and paved a roadmap to interoperability.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR102/103


How to Access and Use a FREE Career Development System for Your School/Students

Presenter: Gail Darley

Session ID: 83

This session will introduce and/or update the participants to a Career Information System (SCOIS) that is FREE to all SC public schools. This system is internet based and requires only a school/site provided account and login. The students can take career assessments, research careers and find programs and colleges to support their career choices. Participants will be given handouts on various activities located in the system.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR104/105


"Flipping your classroom with simple Studio solutions in Canvas LMS with team built automated presentations"

Presenter: Nicholas Eaton

Session ID: 33

New to using Canvas LMS? Learn to create simple, team built, easily edited and shared dynamic video content for your flipped or blended classroom via Canvas Studio. Using pre-existing and familiar technology, you can rapidly build important learning tools in all subjects (that are shareable).This method allows for Canvas users to work share, decreases teacher burnout, and allows students to work at their own pace, and review content as needed.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Room: MR106



10:15 - 11:15


Chart A New Course: Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow's World

Presenter: Rachelle Dené Poth

Session ID: 61

Explore versatile ideas and digital tools for helping students to navigate in the digital world while building the vital SEL and communication skills they need. Providing a space to connect with our students is critical. Whether in our classrooms or virtually, we can foster connectedness by leveraging the right tools. Empower students as they develop skills essential for their future!

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: Ballroom A


Tap into Technology: Are your Support Staff Digitally Equipped?

Presenter: Rachel Price

Session ID: 36

Gone completely digital? Equip your support staff with the knowledge and tools to stay plugged in! This session will discuss how to train your support staff on the topics that are most important. Learn ways to offer different kinds of trainings, keep them engaged and keep them up to date on technology changes.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: Ballroom C


Point Processing and Digital Formative Assessment Strategies

Presenter: Erin Trahan

Session ID: 43

Come experience ways to get your students to point process during the lesson. Being intentional about when to stop and think can help increase your students' understanding of the material. We will also cover some digital formative assessment strategies to help check-in on your students' thinking as well as gather data to further drive the learning process.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR101


Standards: You Don't Have to Write Them to Use Them

Presenter: Barbara Nesbitt

Session ID: 107

You don't have to write standards to use them. Interoperability Standards provide integral functions to better serve your students. Join this session to learn more about the technical standards developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium, what they mean for your practical work, and how you can get other departments to work with you as you procure digital applications. This session is geared toward district leaders in instruction, technology, and finance.

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR102/103


Bringing SC Historic and Cultural Resources to MS and HS Social Studies Classrooms

Presenter: Lars Seiler

Session ID: 67

Virtual SC is working on an exciting new program to bring the state's historic and cultural resources into the MS and HS social studies classrooms. We are working to create virtual trips to the state's historic sites that social studies teachers can use with their students. The goal is to bring SC and US history to life with local resources that enrich students' understanding of historical events and developments and support standards-based learning. We would like to encourage the participants in the session to bring their own knowledge of local history and resources, or of topics and themes that they would like to use in their classrooms in the form of virtual fieldtrips. Participants will receive a Google Form to communicate ideas and provide feedback.

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

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR104/105


3D Printing in the Classroom: The Process of Electronic Makerspace from Start to Finish

Presenter: Keith Porter

Session ID: 54

Have you wanted to get into 3D Printing in the classroom, but you don't know how to get started? Perhaps you think that it is above your students' skill levels. In this session, I will break down the process of using the Engineering Design Process to go from concept to finished product in the K-12 classroom. We will look at some low-cost options to get your kids started without breaking the bank.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR106


Vendor Showcase Sessions


10:30 - 11:30


Addressing Evolving Learning Challenges with Professional Development

Presenter: Tyce Miller

Vendor: MobileMind

Session ID: VSS1

MobileMind's session will detail how competency-based, personalized, job-embedded micro-learning prepares teachers and staff to address the evolving challenges schools face and the significance of agile PD when it comes to teacher growth and student achievement.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR207

Making Educational Technology Work Routinely for All Students

Presenter: Mychal Frost

Vendor: DreamBox Learning

Session ID: VSS3

While educational technology shows promise, it does not always meet expectations, especially for our most marginalized students. Why are some students successful with technology-based lessons and others are not? In this hands-on, interactive session, learn how to engage learners by utilizing instructional routines designed to embed support for all students.

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR208


12:45 - 1:45


Addressing Evolving Learning Challenges with Professional Development

Presenter: Tyce Miller

Vendor: MobileMind

Session ID: VSS2

MobileMind's session will detail how competency-based, personalized, job-embedded micro-learning prepares teachers and staff to address the evolving challenges schools face and the significance of agile PD when it comes to teacher growth and student achievement.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR207

Making Educational Technology Work Routinely for All Students

Presenter: Mychal Frost

Vendor: DreamBox Learning

Session ID: VSS4

While educational technology shows promise, it does not always meet expectations, especially for our most marginalized students. Why are some students successful with technology-based lessons and others are not? In this hands-on, interactive session, learn how to engage learners by utilizing instructional routines designed to embed support for all students.

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR208

Engaging Students in and out of the classroom with Interactive Activities

Presenter: Jennifer Hood

Vendor: Clear Touch

Session ID: VSS7

In this session, participants will gain strategies for connecting with students in and out of the classroom using interactive activities. Participants will learn how to access the Nuiteq Snowflake community with thousands of interactive student activities. We will explore how these can be individualized for differentiation. Additionally, we will develop ways to enhance learning by incorporating project-based assignments, websites, & instructional videos.

Track: Teachers / Media Specialists

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR209


2:00 - 3:00


The Student Experience Reimagined in the LMS - Socialized, Engaged, Data-driven

Presenter: Christopher Downs

Vendor: Instructure

Session ID: VSS8

If you want to stay ahead of the ever-changing landscape of pedagogy, you need to critically examine how to amplify the voices of all students and at the same time, empower faculty, instructional designers and staff through the LMS.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR207

How To Recover from a Breach

Presenter: Christopher Rogers

Vendor: Internetwork Engineering

Session ID: VSS9

In this session, we'll discuss disaster recovery, the speed of recovery, and highlight recent ransomware breaches, customer impacts, and service restoration. You'll learn how reducing Mean Time to Recovery (MTR) can keep your school system operating seamlessly and minimize disruption.

Track: IT Security

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR208

VictoryXR - a VR and AR curriculum company building the education metaverse

Presenter: Steve Grubbs

Vendor: Victory XR and BridgeTek Solutions

Session ID: VSS10

We provide classrooms, 3D VR objects, professional development, and the platform. See our anatomy, molecular biology, astronomy, paleontology, ancient history, and rooms for other immersive learning. Over 100 learning classes in true spatial 3D. Move effortlessly around the classroom spaces and learn as if you are actually there. Allows students and teachers to interact in an environment simultaneously (e.g., discussions, questions/answers, collaboration, etc.).

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR209


3:30 - 4:30


Solutions to empower learning

Presenter: Patrick Sobak

Vendor: BridgeTek Solutions

Session ID: VSS11

Audio Enhancement innovates to create more effective schools through improving technology and the learning environment. Our solutions have been helping schools manage the challenges seen commonly in education, as well as obstacles brought by the pandemic. Classroom audio solutions provide clear instruction through masks; classroom video enhances digital content to facilitate effective remote and blended learning; schoolwide communication allows for quick communication of urgent messaging.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR207

Live Streaming Solutions for K-12 Schools

Presenter: Chris Rogers

Vendor: SAFARI Montage

Session ID: VSS12

Discover how South Carolina districts are effectively utilizing an enterprise IPTV solution to stream live and recorded video to any screen on their campuses and beyond. Learn how SAFARI Montage live streaming solutions support school news, remote instruction and digital signage, plus integrate with South Carolina's recently launched Instruction Hub.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR208

Cyber Security Discussion tailored to the needs of SC School Districts

Presenter: Paul Ihme

Vendor: Soteria LLC

Session ID: VSS13

We will discuss how Soteria has assisted SC agencies, including those in higher learning, k-12 schools, technical colleges, and universities with their IT/Security needs.This will include examples and anecdotes that will most likely resonate with this group of people as well as those in administration roles. Our style of communication is easy to understand whether someone is a dedicated IT/security person, or a layperson.

Track: IT Security

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR209


8:30 - 9:30


7 Keys to Managing a Successful 1:1 Program

Presenter: Burt Lancaster

Vendor: One to One Plus

Session ID: VSS6

Today's students are more accustomed to technology than ever. It's critical for schools to implement 1:1 computing programs to facilitate improved student learning and sharing of information. Equipping each student with a computer or tablet opens a whole new world of learning opportunities. With a 1:1 program, students and teachers have access to a vast array of tools, media, and content to inspire learning.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR209


10:30 - 11:30


Improve School Safety with Cloud Video Security

Presenter: Ben Coulombe

Vendor: Rhombus Systems

Session ID: VSS14

Schools often rely on legacy CCTV systems whose limitations make it challenging to adequately protect students and staff. With a cloud-based approach, school leaders can streamline operations, mitigate safety incidents, and enhance emergency response. Learn why school districts, cities, and top enterprise organizations use Rhombus to improve security at scale.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR207

Bust Through the Engagement Gap!

Presenter: Meaghan Greene

Vendor: Promethean

Session ID: VSS18

Bust Through the Engagement Gap with Meaghan Greene, an Education Consultant, that works closely with school districts to share ideas and best practices! As we progress more down the path of digital learning, the engagement gap continues to increase! Student device numbers have sky rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks to increase engagement with students in all grade levels. This is definitely a session you don't want to miss!

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR209

Supporting Learning Environments with Instructional Audio in the Post-COVID Classroom

Presenter: Steve Bishop

Vendor: Lightspeed Technologies

Session ID: VSS26

Protective masks. Social distancing. Remote teaching. These new health precautions will impact the learning environment, and make communication more difficult. Find solutions to ensure teacher and student voices are heard.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR209


12:45 - 1:45


Jamf: Welcome to Apple Enterprise Management

Presenter: Curtis Armstrong

Vendor: Jamf

Session ID: VSS15

Join Jamf as discuss Apple Enterprise Management through the portfolio of Jamf products: Jamf Pro, Jamf School, Jamf Connect & Jamf Protect. The session includes a review of mobile device management, best practices for maintaining engagement and participation in virtual classroom settings, Mac authentication & identity management, plus endpoint protection.

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR207

Overcoming Today's Challenges: Innovation, Interoperability & Individuality

Presenter: Justin McKean

Vendor: PowerSchool

Session ID: VSS16

As we begin to emerge from some of the most challenging times that our generations have seen, there are some trends that have been brought to light that will remain, even after the dust settles. These include: Unified information = Power, The SIS is the center of your interoperability Journey, & more. Join us to learn how PowerSchool's unified platform is here to support you and meet your needs today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Track:

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR208

Make Digital Learning Work with Security, Access, and Engagement Data

Presenter: Megan Uotila

Vendor: ClassLink

Session ID: VSS20

Today's education environment demands that students have instant access to resources while still having the highest level of security. Tech and instructional leaders need interoperability and automation behind the scenes. Schools need to measure and understand engagement at every level. Maintaining this digital ecosystem may at times feel overwhelming, but tech leaders don't have to face this daunting task alone. ClassLink provides the tools and support to overcome all these challenges.

Track: Technology Directors

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR209


2:00 - 3:00


Tracking student growth with IXL!

Presenter: Elisha Bauss

Vendor: IXL Learning

Session ID: VSS22

Are you looking for an easy, quick, actionable way to make informed decisions about how to meet your students where they are academically? IXL can help! Proven to lead to high academic achievement for students in South Carolina, IXL makes personalized learning possible for all teachers.

Track: Elementary, Middle, High School (teachers, admin, tech directors)

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR208

Avaya Cloud Office for Education: Learning that Never Stops

Presenter: Brian Hartsell

Vendor: Meridian IT

Session ID: VSS25

Are you curious about the possibilities of moving your voice systems to the Cloud? With today’s challenges and trends in Education, Avaya Office Cloud sets educators up to do what they do best: educate, while providing the technology to take education beyond the school and classroom. Our presentation will follow key members of the learning community through a “Day in the Life” demonstration of the product. Come see how Avaya Cloud Office will transform your organization while reducing the demands on your technical staff and controlling your spend on new technology.

Track:

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR209


3:45 - 4:45


Future-proofing digital infrastructure: Solving the emerging challenges in K-12 IT support

Presenter: Jackson Whitley

Vendor: Incident IQ

Session ID: VSS23

There will be future events that interrupt in-person teaching and learning in your district. From a global pandemic to a bout of inclement weather, K-12 IT teams have to develop flexible, proactive strategies for sudden disruptions that can force schools to close and classrooms to move online. Join us as we share how school districts are reinforcing their digital infrastructure to keep classrooms operational during rapidly shifting support scenarios.

Track: Technology Directors, Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR207

Emerging K-20 Cybersecurity Trends Post-2020

Presenter: Fadi Fadhil

Vendor: Palo Alto Networks

Session ID: VSS24

Palo Alto Networks Strategist Fadi Fadhil, former K-12 CIO, will share strategies on defending our digital way of life, including insights on the K-12 cybersecurity threat landscape, ransomware, and Zero Trust. You'll learn how to assess your current posture and cybersecurity maturity to return to your schools with next steps.

Track: IT Security

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR209

Wi-Fi 6e: The next wave of wireless innovation and speed

Presenter: Rocky Nill

Vendor: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Session ID: VSS27

In this session we will cover the latest innovations in wireless technology with the release of the Wi-Fi 6e standard and other new options of integration 5G LTE in your school over Wi-Fi.

Track: Technology Directors, Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 3:45 - 4:45

Room: MR209


8:30 - 9:30


How to Engage Students in Computer Science by Building Your Own Website

Presenter: Tati Roberston

Vendor: Skill Struck

Session ID: VSS5

Today we lack diversity in one of the fastest-growing careers out there: technology. How can we make computer science equitable and engaging for all students? In this workshop, we will explore the benefits of learning Computer Science and the best ways to teach it in the classroom. This is a hands-on workshop. Every participant will walk away with a functioning website that they built themselves, and learn how they can best engage students and communities in Computer Science.

Track: Instructional Technology Directors

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR207

Supporting Learning Environments with Instructional Audio in the Post-COVID Classroom

Presenter: Steve Bishop

Vendor: Lightspeed Technologies

Session ID: VSS19

Protective masks. Social distancing. Remote teaching. These new health precautions will impact the learning environment, and make communication more difficult. Find solutions to ensure teacher and student voices are heard.

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

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR208

Bust Through the Engagement Gap!

Presenter: Meaghan Greene

Vendor: Promethean

Session ID: VSS17

Bust Through the Engagement Gap with Meaghan Greene, an Education Consultant, that works closely with school districts to share ideas and best practices! As we progress more down the path of digital learning, the engagement gap continues to increase! Student device numbers have sky rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks to increase engagement with students in all grade levels. This is definitely a session you don't want to miss!

Track: Technology Integration

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR209