Workshops

Keynote Workshop

Title: Sketchnoting in the Classroom: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet or Paper/Pencil) (5-12)
Description: 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 pencils to the workshop. 
Presenter: Kathy Schrock 
Date: 10-20-21
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm 
Cost: $10.00 


Friday Workshops


Title: Workshop 169 - Is this a robot I see before me? Reinforcing Shakespeare with robots!
Description: The purpose of this hands-on session is to demonstrate how to reinforce Shakespearean language, contextual vocabulary and iambic pentameter with robotics in the secondary English and literature classroom. Participants will be sorted into groups in order to complete challenges and maneuver robots on 3D obstacle courses patterned after the events of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. All necessary materials will be provided.
Presenter: Susan Porter-Voss
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration 

Title: Workshop 165 - Connecting with Code: It’s Not Just for STEM Class
Description: 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 Makey Makey’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.
Presenter: Mary O'Grady-Jones
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 187 - Project-Based Learning in a Technology Filled World
Description: 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.
Presenter: Diane Lawson
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 164 - Introduction to Open Education
Description: 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.
Presenter: Hengtao Tang
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 166 - How to Teach Online Without Losing Your Students (Or Your Mind)
Description: 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.
Presenter: Marshall Jones
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 167 - Coding With Micro
Description: 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.
Presenter: Lorien Cafarella
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 162 - Interactive Google Slide
Description: Tell A Story & Guide Your Learners, desc: 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.
Presenter: Haleigh Kirkland
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 186 - Hands On Integration Ideas for the MicroBit
Description: 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 program 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.
Presenter: Bambi Ciraco
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 185 - BeeBot Ideas & Activities for Young Learners
Description: 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 make to 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.
Presenter: Jackie Chalmers
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: Workshop 163 - Ride the Waves to Accessible Documents
Description: 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.
Presenter: Lydia Hutto
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration