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: W1 - 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: W2 - 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: W4 - 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: W5 - 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: W6 - 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: W7 - Micro:bits for all
Description: STEM projects are the IT thing to teach, but how?  Micro:Bits are the way.  Teachers will learn how to code and build activities that are fun and teach computational thinking and problem solving two key components of STEM. These low cost physical computing devices pack a lot of fun and keep your students engaged.
Presenter: Lorien Cafarella
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: W8 - Make your Google Slide Interactive
Description: The workshop will demonstrate how to create an interactive Google Slide presentation. The interactive slides can be used for quizzes, matching, short stories, and more. K-12th grade teachers would be able to use this tool in their classroom. Participants need to have an active Google account as well as an internet connection.
Presenter: Haleigh Kirkland
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: W9 - 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: Matthew Wilson
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: W10 - 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: W11 - Can People READ Your Documents?
Description: This hands-on workshop is led by co-presenters Lydia Hutto and Madalina Tudora from the SC Department of Education. Bring your own device to learn valuable, ready-to-use solutions on how to make Word and PowerPoint documents accessible. We will discuss planning for accessibility, using the Microsoft Accessibility Checker, and editing existing documents. Checklists for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint will be shared to ensure that your online documents are accessible.
Presenter: Lydia Hutto
Time: 9:00am-11:15am 
Cost: $10 in addition to conference registration

Title: SC Department of Education State Agency Session
Description: TBA
Presenter: TBA
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Cost: Free