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Wednesday - 10/20/2021


10:30 - 11:30


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.

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. We will go hands-on to map the data flow from state 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


Integration Strategies using Discus Content

Presenter: Linda Heimburger

Session ID: 140

Learn linking strategies to connect Discus content to curriculum maps, post to assignments in LMS, and create activities and scavenger hunts for the virtual classroom to enhance instruction and student engagement. Instructional technologists, curriculum coordinators, teachers, and media specialists will leave with tangible tools to implement right away. Handouts will be provided. Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library is a service of the South Carolina State Library for all South Carolina residents.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR202


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


Take Coding to New Heights with Drones!

Presenter: Jeffrey Young

Session ID: 138

In this session you will learn how to use a kid friendly drag and drop programming language, Blockly, to code drones and robots. You will become familiar with Blockly and the Codrone Lite drones and Ozobots. I will demonstrate how to connect your drones to your device and demonstrate several easy to incorporate lessons with drones. Drones take critical thinking, problem solving and other skills to new heights.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR204


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.

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


Media Literacy and the Rise of Fake News

Presenter: Joel Colon

Session ID: 18

Social media has brought us to a place where users can go in search of whatever material they feel comfortable (or want to) read. How do we teach kids the critical thinking skills associated with being responsible media consumers? How can we be considerate of social and economic viewpoints/positions and still teach kids to ?nd the truth through searching the opposition?

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR101


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.

Track: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR102/103


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: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR104/105


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 Google Workspace to Make Learning Interactive for All Learners

Presenter: Regina Eudy

Session ID: 77

Are you looking for a way to facilitate activities using Google Workspace? In this session you will learn how to integrate multiple technology tools into your classroom or into a professional development using Google Workspace tools to organize and facilitate the learning. Learn how to build modules for all ages of learners that facilitate higher order thinking activities, reflection, and planning while maintaining a simple organization structure.

Track: Instructional Technology

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


Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Data-Driven Classroom

Presenter: Marcia Kish

Session ID: 142

Exit Tickets, Quizzes, Exams, "Oh, My" With all of the online and offline data, finding the easy path to a data-driven classroom may seem to be an overwhelming journey. However, by following the three-step process, the adventure can be a little less daunting. This session will demonstrate how to manage the data intake and explore how to generate positive outputs with a step-by-step exploration of data trackers, data meetings, and data collection process. 

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR202


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


Getting the Most from your Virtual Lessons

Presenter: Jeffrey Young

Session ID: 139

In this session I will demonstrate how to use a video switcher, Black Magic ATEM Mini, to enhance your virtual lessons. I will go through how to set up, manage, and demonstrate how to operate for engaging virtual lessons. At the end of the session, I will give you a budget friendly list of items that you will need to incorporate this technology to your virtual learning.

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

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


Starting Points with Discus Content and Tech Tools

Presenter: Linda Heimburger

Session ID: 148

Are you working at a new school district, teaching a new grade level, or new to Discus itself? Join us for a refresher on Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Whether you are at a Google or Microsoft-based district, the free Discus K-12 standards-based online resources leverage technology to integrate content and provide direct-to-device downloadables. Also, learn about our newest databases. Join us for starting points, tech tips, and handouts for teaching and learning.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: Ballroom B


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.

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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.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR107


Video Technology in Remote Learning and Classrooms Recordings

Presenter: Glenn Seale

Session ID: 64

Live video classrooms and video recording has made instruction more efficient for many educators. To be most effective, streaming and recorded video and sound must be clear and easy to understand. Long-time production professionals and instructors will discuss the basics of camera, lighting, and sound when it comes to remote learning and recording of classroom lessons, helping teachers from all grade levels output quality video and audio.

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

Date: 10/20/21

Time: 3:30 - 4:30

Room: MR202


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


8:30 - 9:30


FERPA 101

Presenter: Levette Wilde

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


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


Tune into PD with Technology!

Presenter: Kate O'Leary

Session ID: 149

Tired of teachers tuning out during PD? Come learn how the Berkeley County School District Technology department is reimagining PD to engage and connect educators throughout the district's 47 schools. We will explore the latest technologies for PD like Podcasting, Workshops, Learning Series, & more. Let's get teachers tuned in and motivated to make impactful changes in their classrooms.

Track: Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR202


Everything You Want to Know about Enrich Data Collection (but were afraid to ask)

Presenter: Stephen Wilson

Session ID: 79

Understand the world of data collections in Enrich, the tool used by SC school districts for state reporting. From the SIS Data Collection to the Grad Rate Data Collection, there are several that utilize data from within and outside of Enrich. We're here to help you navigate how these collections work, learn about common error messages and help you get the most out of the SIS, Assessment, Grad Rate and Special Education Data Collections.

Track: PowerSchool

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 8:30 - 9:30

Room: MR203


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: Scott Pierce

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 Wilde

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


Developing a Digital Strategy: Planning, Process, Documentation, and Practical Advice

Presenter: Al Kingsley

Session ID: 125

A digital strategy guides integrating instructional needs and administrative needs with budgets, staffing, learning resources, administration, and professional development. This session will explore the key elements of a digital plan from the most simplistic to the most sophisticated. Al Kingsley, the host, has not only written the book on Digital Strategy, but he has served on school boards, advised IT leaders, and written several district level plans in his 30-year edtech career.

Track: IT Security, Network/Infrastructure and Technical Support

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Room: MR104/105


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: 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


Mr. Roboto- Engaging Young Learners with Coding!

Presenter: Sloane Chinners

Session ID: 147

Have you ever wondered where in the world coding fits in with your grade level standards? Not sure where to even start? Come check out this session to experience coding with a few of our favorite robots! Leave with lesson ideas and practical tips for engaging your elementary students with your content standards! Immerse yourself in the world of coding with Ozobots, Dash, and Cubelets.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 12:45 - 1:45

Room: MR101


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: Bill Riker

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



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 Wilde

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


I Like 3D Printing and I Cannot Lie

Presenter: Nicole LaPoint

Session ID: 150

Wondering how to incorporate 3D printing in education? Come learn about how the Berkeley County School District Technology department makes learning come to life with 3D Printing! Students go from consumers to creators as they take their digital ideas from the computer screen into their own hands. We will explore models that are already created on Thingiverse and also learn how to design original works on Tinkercad. Let's get creative and start printing!

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/21/21

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Room: MR202


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


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.

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 and our office's current areas of focus!

Track: Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Room: Ballroom D



9:00 - 11:00


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: Ballroom B


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: Ballroom C


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: MR101


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: MR102/103


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: MR104/105


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: MR106


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.

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.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:00

Room: MR108



9:00 - 11:15


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 - 11:15

Room: Ballroom A


Project-Based Learning in a Technology Filled World

Presenter: Diane Lawson

Session ID: 187

Project-Based learning is full of inquiry, active learning, and critical thinking. In this session you will learn the framework for Project-Based Learning and plan out a learning experience for your students. Learn about how to incorporate technology in meaningful ways to help your students learn, create, and share the results of their learning.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 9:00 - 11:15

Room: MR202



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: MR203


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: MR204


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: MR205


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: MR206


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: MR207


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: MR208


"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: MR209



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: MR203


Creating with Littles

Presenter: Debbie Tannenbaum

Session ID: 5

Many people believe that creating with our youngest learners in elementary school is too difficult. Learn easy ways to get our youngest students creating using technology. First, discover easy ways to promote student agency. Next, experience how digital tools can provide our students amazing opportunities to create. Finally, leave this session with ideas you can use with your littles the next day and resources to extend your learning even more.

Track: Instructional Technology

Date: 10/22/21

Time: 10:15 - 11:15

Room: MR204


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: MR205


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: MR206


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: MR207


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: MR208


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: MR209