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Wednesday, June 12
 

8:00am

Name-tag, Network, & Nosh
Meet-up in the #i2sdale Hospitality Room (E102 - across from the Performing Arts Center) for some informal conversation and morning snacks. While you are there indulge your creative side and create your own name-tag. Please enjoy you food and drinks OUTSIDE of the Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
1-Hospitality Hall & E102

9:00am

#i2Sdale Kick-off & Keynote with Alice Keeler: We Teach the Future

We Teach the Future
We live in a unique moment of time where the relevance of what we teach is easily called into question. The dramatic leaps forward that the digital world is causing makes the job of educators increasingly difficult. As photographer Steve Uzell tells us, if “you don’t really know where you are going… then every road is the wrong road, and any road will get you there.” Educators have to know what outcome they are trying to get and what skills they need to cultivate to get that outcome. In this insightful keynote, Alice Keeler will share her thoughts around the skills and outcomes educators should be paying attention to and what paths we can take to get there. She will also help us understand how to get out of the way at the right time so other meaningful learning can occur.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

#i2Sdale Keynote Speaker, Alicekeeler.com
Alice is an expert in EdTech integration. Starting teaching math in 1999 and is currently a math teacher with Chawanakee Unified. She is an adjunct lecturer at California State University Fresno in the teacher credential program. Alice is a mom of 5 kids and lives in Fresno California... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
1-Performing Arts Center

10:45am

#Hacking Google

Make Google products work for you! Learn the basics, practical, and diverse aspects of utilizing Google products to present to students in a way that adapts around their personal skill levels while providing teachers instant data.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Administrator, TarverAcademy.com
Tyler Tarver is the Dean of NLC College. He has amassed over 13 million views on YouTube and 55k subscribers between his 2 channels. He also created and maintains TarverAcademy.com. He's written 3 books, has multiple podcasts, Google and Apple Foundations Certified Trainer, is on... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B101

10:45am

Cool Fun Stuff!

Every time you scroll through Twitter you collect awesome links that could add some excitement and engagement to teaching and learning. You are invited to come and experience some really fun and cool resources which have been curated from newsletters, presentations, edchats etc. How might emojis add to your content? Want to make a personalized Gif? Curious about some new ideas for Slides? Come play, collaborate, and share! Gather some new ideas and some really cool, fun stuff! Audience participation will be encouraged! Bring your really cool, fun stuff and leave with a collaborative resource list that will engage and amaze your students throughout the year!

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Ed Tech Specialist, Clayton School District
Carmen Marty has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting students in developing their six 6Cs. Through coaching, she helps educators amplify their lessons with technology. She has worked as a teacher, instructional specialist, and as... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B103

10:45am

Create a Personalized Learning Environment Using Free Tools

Are you struggling with trying to address the needs of 28+ students when there is only one of you? Learn how free technology applications can help you shrink your class size and give everyone what they need to grow! See examples of lessons used in real classrooms, learn where to look for more and how to create your own.   Link to presentation:  

http://bit.ly/i2sdalepl



Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Fern is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Siloam Springs School District. Her goal is to help teachers put technology into the hands of students in a way that enhances the learning process. Her latest passion has been working with teachers and students using Hyperdocs and inquiry... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B112

10:45am

Design Thinking, Art Stations, and Self-Directed Achievement

Join Mr. Craig Ford as he unpacks the Design Thinking Process (DTP) and how it transformed his jr. high art classroom into a design proto-lab creating the artists and designers of tomorrow! Learn how the DTP can be applied to both collaborative and individual art projects while creating student self-directed achievement through the use of Google apps! Discuss Design Thinking, collaborative design, and art stations with like-minded educational innovators! And finally, leave with a variety of resources that will help you innovate your classroom with Design Thinking, collaboration, and student self-directed achievement!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Ford

Craig Ford

Educator, Lincoln Junior High
Art Educator, Illustrator, Collaborative Designer, and Mentor, Mr. Craig Ford wears many hats. Armed with Design Thinking and a daring and disruptive nature, Craig has transformed his jr. high art room into a design proto-lab endeavoring to produce wave after wave of tomorrow's top... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D104

10:45am

Holy Sheets- Using Google Sheets for More than Data

Sheets, the wheelhouse of data collection... But you can use it for so much more! Assign to students and use it for bell-work or daily questions. Use simple formulas to total and grade. Use formatting to easily view information. Create and assign digital rubrics with check boxes. Sheets can be so versatile without data!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her twelfth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B107

10:45am

Nearpod - Learning and Interaction Go Hand in Hand

Teacher will experience and explore Nearpod as a way to increase student collaboration and teacher formative assessment during learning.

Self-Paced Lesson 

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/yk6pB4fnMu

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels. She currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, the ASCD National Conference... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D106

10:45am

Stop, Breathe, and Think Mindfulness for Students and Teachers

Educators! Stop, Breathe, and Think provides educators with quick, simple, turnkey mindfulness resources to create your own Stop, Breathe & Think (SBT) Classroom. The activities in the SBT Toolkits only take a few minutes to implement, and can have a lasting, profound impact. You will find downloadable SBT Toolkits for Elementary School, Middle School and High School classrooms. Teachers can also apply for a free, LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to both the kids and all ages apps.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne Rogers

District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, LISA Academy
District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, and cradle United Methodist. https://medium.com/@rogers_31979


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D100

10:45am

The Enchanted Land of HyperDocs

Worksheets just not "working" anymore? Students finishing work and asking what's next? Are you in need of having assignments in one central location? HyperDocs are your Google Tool answer. In this session, you will learn how the "Enchanted Land of HyperDocs" can add a dash of magic to your lesson and student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Krystal Hightower

Krystal Hightower

Educator, Jacksonville North Pulaski County
Krystal Hightower is a 4th grade Science and Social Studies teacher in Jacksonville, AR. She is Level 1 and Level 2 Google certified and she is also has her certifications in Flipgird, Microsoft in Education, and a Common Sense Educator. Her education background includes a Masters... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B104

10:45am

To Infinity and Beyond with Google Slides

Google Slides is so much more than creating slideshows. Attend this session and learn how to take your Google Slide game to "infinity and beyond." Learn how to create stop animation, newsletters, comic strips, interactive posters, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

EdTech Director
Mandy Lybeck is starting her fifth year as an Educational Technology Director for the Neosho School District. Her passion is empowering learners of all ages to seamlessly integrate technology and innovation throughout their experiences. In her free time, she spends time with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Brines

Samantha Brines

Pre-service Teacher/EdTech Support, Neosho School District
Samantha Brines is the G-3 lab instructor at Goodman Elementary School in Goodman, Missouri. Three years ago she took a chance on transforming her computer lab into something more innovative for her Pre-K to 4th Grade students. Now, the once mediocre class is a place of engagement... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B105

10:45am

Gamify with Google

Do you love playing games, being part of a team, or participating in a friendly competition? OR do your lessons need to be amped up into the 21st century classroom?  Gamifying lessons and standards might be your answer!  Transforming topics and curriculum into games can motivate students to engage, learn, and cooperate with peers in a safe, fun, and goal-oriented setting. Teachers can implement gamification with any content to enhance student learning. This session is perfect for comfortable G Suite users ready to level up their lesson GAME! Be ready to experience the gamification of multiple content areas - come ready to PLAY!

Speakers
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Technology Integration Specialist, Carthage R9 School District
Tysha Roughton is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Carthage R9 School District. She assists teachers K-12 in technology implementation and innovative strategies. She is an eMINTS Affiliated Trainer, Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 & 2), Nearpod Certified Educator... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B106

10:45am

National Geographic Geo-Inquiry

Geo-Inquiry is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges to the classroom. In this interactive session, educators will learn new strategies to help students develop critical thinking skills, ask questions, collect information, visualize and analyze data, create a compelling story, and ultimately become advocates for change in their local communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith

Educator, Springdale School District/Hellstern Middle School
Kristi is currently a teacher in a 7th grade classroom at Hellstern Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas. She has 30+ years of experience in teaching science in secondary education. Recently Kristi became a National Geographic certified educator and facilitator. Her favorite National... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D105

10:45am

PBL in Coding

If you are a computer science, coding instructor or even a STEM teacher, then THIS SESSION IS FOR YOU! Our engaging session will put you in the shoes of your students and help you gain relevant insight into how to convert your computer science courses into a problem-based learning model. Use real-world problem solving to engage your students and improve their soft and academic skills!

We will use both code.org and Apple Swift Learn to Code curriculum materials during the presentation. Come prepared with an iPad or MacBook pro with the Apple Swift Playgrounds app downloaded [it's free]. It would also be beneficial to sign up with an account on the code.org website [it's also free].

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Beasley

Teacher, Arlington Community Schools
avatar for Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Jonathan Hawkins is a seven-year teaching veteran at Arlington Middle School. He has worked as both the PLC chair and Computer Science Department chair for Arlington Middle School. He also has served Arlington Community School District as an Instructional Technology Coach to the Middle... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C111

10:45am

Rockin' Your PD/Lesson Experiences

Create an amazing experience for teachers during professional development OR students in the classroom. Let's go ROGUE Four O'Clock Faculty-style and Teach Like a Pirate! We'll break it down into practical steps, transporting you into a Movie Theater of learning! Participants leaving this session will know how to produce a learning experience for staff and/or students with just a bit of effort and a few supplies. (Pssst. There will be swag.)

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

District Communications Director, Webmaster, Teach, Plato R-V
Laura Steinbrink, a teacher for 23, is the Communications Director and Webmaster for the Plato R-V School District. Laura is the author of www.rockntheboat.com, a Feedspot Top 200 blog in Education, and she has published articles for Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook and... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Verona R-7 School District
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 principal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C104

10:45am

Librarians Roundtable

Get together, network and share in a library-specific professional learning community! Let's talk and share tools, tech, challenges and expertise to improve our school library programs in this every changing connected world. Let's break the mold on school library programs... “Why fit in when you were born to stand out” - Dr. Seuss.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Balducci

Amy Balducci

Library Media Specialist, Arlington High School/ Arlington Community Schools
I am Library Media Specialist at Arlington High School just outside of Memphis. TN. I have been an educator for 21 years, 8 of those in elementary, middle and high school libraries.*Apple Certified Teacher
avatar for LeAn Inman

LeAn Inman

Library Media Specialist, Arlington Community Schools


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C101

10:45am

10+ Reasons to Love ClassDojo

Come join us to learn about the basics of ClassDojo, including Feedback points, SchoolStory, ClassStory, Student Portfolios, and Messaging. Examples will be elementary geared, but ClassDojo has been used in all levels. Device not needed, but can be a plus.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

Educator, Allen Elementary, Siloam Springs School District
Heather Woodruff has 15 years of experience of teaching 2nd grade in Siloam Springs. She is an Early Childhood NBCT, and holds an early childhood and ESL teacher certification. Heather is also a ClassDojo Ambassador & Mentor.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C107

10:45am

CommonLit Gets it Done

Come learn about a comprehensive online reading resource for all students grades 3rd-12th. We welcome all skill levels, bring your laptop, and get ready to explore CommonLit and online tool to drive instruction in Literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Educator, Springdale School District
DS

Deanie Sullivan

Teacher, Springdale School District


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B110

10:45am

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
Rotunda

10:45am

A Process A Hack and A Tool Walk Into A Classroom

Everyday we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting those students through a creative process is often overlooked. We simply provide students with a rubric, a device, a due date and we say, “Go!” What we are left with are default fonts, pixelated images and poorly constructed models. Learn how to support student creativity by introducing them to a design process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker, .
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District in St Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D102

10:45am

Jumping on the Makerspace Bandwagon (Without Falling Off!)

The Makerspace movement is HUGE right now, and for good reason. Having a space where your students can explore, create, engineer, and problem solve (all while LOVING it) can have positive effects in all areas of their learning. The only problem is, it's hard to know where to begin. When do we do it? Where do we do it? What do we do? And where does all of that STUFF come from?! In this session, tips and tricks will be shared from a media specialist who just completed her first year building and facilitating a successful Makerspace program in an elementary school.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Media Specialist, Jacksonville North Pulaski SD
Courtney Reaves is the media specialist at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Over the past year she has built a makerspace program that is the first of its kind in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. She was recently named the Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D103

10:45am

Varsity eSports: Get in the Game!

Curious about Varsity eSports? Hands down, this session will cover all the bases! Kim Johnson and Dr. Chris Haskell will tag-team this virtual presentation with Chris sharing from his wheelhouse, and doing so live from his home base - the eSports Arena in the Education Building where BSU eSports is hosted by the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. Varsity eSports are officially sanctioned competitive video game teams made up of college students that compete against teams from over 50 schools across the nation. How does this work? What does it look like? How does playing video games tie into education? What about eSports in K12? Step up to the plate to find out!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Instructional Designer & Adjunct, John Brown University
Kim Johnson is an instructional designer and adjunct instructor at John Brown University. Her past education experience includes classroom and virtual teaching, and virtual coaching. She earned her B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education from John Brown University in 2007. More recently... Read More →
DC

Dr. Chris Haskell

eSports Director, Faculty Member, Boise State University
Dr. Chris Haskell is a faculty member and Director of eSports at Boise State University. Dr. Haskell is also the co-author of College eSports: What You Need to Know.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C110

10:45am

Learning Blade - Supplemental STEM Online Curriculum focusing on Computer Science

This is a grant-funded, online STEM supplemental curriculum with lessons designed primarily for grades 5-9. These lessons would be a great addition to science, math, computer science, Career Development, GT/Enrichment, ALE, EAST, and stand alone STEM wheel classes. They can even be used in business finance, Agri and Health.

Speakers
LB

Learning Blade

Exhibitor/Vendor, APSRC
Consultant and Trainer, Retired from the Dept of Career Education, 25 years experience in Career Guidance as teacher, administrator and Global Career Development Facilitator


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
D111

11:50am

autoCrat for Admin!

Need to get in classrooms, but don't have the time? Let autoCrat work for you and get your time back! Classroom visits have been proven to be extremely beneficial, but only when teachers are provided immediate feedback. This session will show you how Google Forms, paired with autoCrat, can make that happen! This session is perfect for administrators who are comfortable using Google Forms. It will be a step-by-step guide on how to use Autocrat, and show you ways that it will save you tons of time! Bring your laptop with you for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Pitts

Chad Pitts

Administrator, Benton School District
Chad Pitts just completed 9th year in education, and his 3rd as an administrator. He hates wasting time and constantly searches for ways to be more efficient. He also believes that professional development should be meaningful and fun, instead of miserable and boring. Chad is the... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C104

11:50am

Don't Let Technology Drain Your Schedule! Technology Time-Savers from Extensions to Add-ons

Do you want to find ways that technology can help save you time, add simple yet innovative and creative components to your lessons, and assist with teacher tasks and classroom management? We will explore extensions and some powerful free tools that can do just that! From Add-ons to Google Forms, to Extensions such as Loom, Google Alerts/Notification, and tools to streamline feedback, we will provide a list of some exceptional resources. We also will demonstrate some of the perhaps lesser known resources, and discuss ideas about how you can get your life back – despite those technology demands.

Speakers
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Annice McLean is a Senior Instructor of Educational Technology at Missouri State University.
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
Ching-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the coordinator of the Educational Technology graduate program at Missouri State University.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D104

11:50am

Flipping your Classroom

Basic PowerPoint, media technologies, and note taking tools can now be flipped into a learner-centered model in which class time explores topics in greater depth. The ‘content delivery' take various forms. You will be creating video lessons as the teacher to deliver content. Redefine in-class activities making them more personalized and less didactic while actively involving students in inclusive learning. This presentation is for any skill level. Any device can be used and can be blended with other strategies of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Latisha Broome

Latisha Broome

Biology Teacher, Arlington Community Schools
I have taught Biology for 17 years. I have my degree in Biology, Microbiology, and Education Administration.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D105

11:50am

The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet

Spreadsheets are one of the most useful tools for educators, yet the most underutilized! Spreadsheets help you be more efficient and improve your ability to react to student needs. Students can use spreadsheets to organize and collaborate. Learn some handy spreadsheet tips that will influence both teaching and learning in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

#i2Sdale Keynote Speaker, Alicekeeler.com
Alice is an expert in EdTech integration. Starting teaching math in 1999 and is currently a math teacher with Chawanakee Unified. She is an adjunct lecturer at California State University Fresno in the teacher credential program. Alice is a mom of 5 kids and lives in Fresno California... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B101

11:50am

The Transformative Power of OneNote Staff Notebook

Do you find yourself digging through the white noise of your email inbox or searching through your records trying to find one piece of paper? Stop wasting your time and take it back.
Learn how to leverage OneNote Staff Notebook to transform your district, school, or classroom into its most efficient self. Staff Notebook allows you to spend your time where it is most needed.
Learn how to create a searchable living notebook that allows an entire staff to interact in one place and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Burns

Ashley Burns

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Ashley Burns has been a Curriculum Technology Teacher for two years in the Arlington Community School system in Arlington, TN. Prior to entering the tech realm, Ashley was an art teacher for eight years in grades 6 through 12 as well as IB diploma level and AP art courses. She is... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B104

11:50am

Top Ten Things All The Best Teachers Do: A Student's Perspective

Want to know what all the best teachers have in common? Come hear my Top Ten countdown from an actual high school student. Seven classes a day, twelve years of school - I've seen it all and will tell you what students really want from their teachers! Real talk from a real student who loves school, education, and teachers!

Speakers
KP

Kristen Pinkerton

Student, Sheridan Schools
Kristen Pinkerton is a 2019 graduate of Sheridan High School. She is the valedictorian and the president of National Honor Society. After high school, she plans to pursue a degree in electrical engineering at Arkansas Tech. Kristen loves learning, teachers, and everything about s... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D102

11:50am

Why Coach Robotics? A Look at FIRST LEGO League Competition!

Your Elementary/Middle School doesn't have a robotics team? Why not?! Come learn about FIRST Robotics & FIRST LEGO League! Learn about FLL components & core values, general competition guidelines, and advice on getting a new team started!

Speakers
avatar for Cassie Kautzer

Cassie Kautzer

Teacher, Hellstern Middle School
Cassie is a former Wisconsinite, currently in her 10th year of education in Northwest Arkansas, having spent seven years in elementary education and now working in middle level Science. Cassie is a 2014 Presidential Science Awardee (PAEMST) and the 2017 Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →
avatar for Michael Tapee

Michael Tapee

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Michael is passionate about robotics and creating a mathematics classroom rich in student discourse.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D103

11:50am

#EDUProtocols: Engaging Students in a Fraction of the Time!!

All teachers want their students to be engaged in learning. How can you do that without working harder than the kids? This session will show you FIVE great, easy to use protocols that can be used over and over regardless of the topic/subject. This session is designed for elementary through high school. Each protocol can be adapted for any age or skill level.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Edwards

Sara Edwards

Librarian, Webb City High School
Dr. Edwards taught high school mathematics for 15 year before making a transition into the library media center. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2009 in Educational Leadership. In addition to being a full time librarian, she also teaches online Geometry... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B106

11:50am

Action Based Learning in Your Classroom

Action Based Learning (ABL) is based on the brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. Presenters will introduce research that supports the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance, as well as a brief description and explanation of physical and chemical actions that happen prior to and during learning.
Participants will see examples of what Action Based Learning looks like, including:
-Kinesthetic furniture in the classrooms - Providing different seating options that allow more movement for students.
-Action Based Learning labs - Physical movement is layered with academic practice to increase academic success and positive behaviors in the classroom.
-Brain boosters throughout the school day - Research shows that continuous sitting makes the brain sleepy, and it is not as prepared to learn.
-Morning activity - Use movement to stimulate the brains and get students ready for learning.

Presentation Link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UYm4W2HFD9Mdhh8EilCHI8HpBDVR_BYFRXJ8bJlS7m0/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
KW

Kathy Wormington

Educator, Springdale Hellstern Middle School
Kathy is a Physical Education and Health teacher in Springdale, who became interested in Action Based Learning and attended a week long instructor training workshop where she learned from experts in the field. She facilitated workshops at Hellstern Middle School and created an ABL... Read More →
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Trudi Spencer

Teacher, Springdale High School


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C101

11:50am

Design Thinking: Education & Innovation

Science and technology have progressed logically for hundreds of years, each innovation building atop former ideas and inventions. In the past half century, there has been a Digital Revolution that launched an Information Age the world had never seen, but this momentum isn't slowing and could expect to continue until the next modern revolution.

So how might we prepare our students to become the next innovators of the modern world? Design Thinking.
Design Thinking is a human-centered, hands-on approach to problem solving that focuses on understanding the user and develops through a process of questioning, ideating, prototyping, and testing. Design Thinking has been adopted by some of the leading innovators in the world such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and GE, and is being taught at many universities including Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and the local JBU.

Design Thinking in the classroom allows learners to solve complex problems collaboratively and push past boundaries to see new possibilities in technology and in themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Pearce Howard

Kelly Pearce Howard

Educator, Springdale Schools, JOKMS
Kelly Pearce Howard is a 6th grade Science and Social Studies teacher in Springdale, AR. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arkansas before enrolling in a teacher training program through the ADE. She is currently working on an MFA in Collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D100

11:50am

Hear it, Draw it, Learn it .....

Bring your ideas, questions, notepads, iPads, sketchbooks, markers, pens, or a pencil and paper!!
We will have some amazing fun learning about the Power of Visual Thinking and we will discuss a few options for learning visibly!!

Then we will be getting colorful and having some hands on fun sketching away and learning some fun icons and paths to creating fantabulous learning and teaching tools!

If you are in for some fun and frolic, this session is for you !!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Woodard

Julie Woodard

Educator, Rockwall ISD
Julie is an educator with nearly 20 years classroom experience. Julie’s most recent role as an edudoodler, sketchnoter, & edugraphic artist has opened the eyes of educators all over the world. Julie is globally connected with authors, speakers, presenters, & educators due to her... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B107

11:50am

Maker Movement: What Do I Need to Know?

In this session, we will walk through what "making" looks like at Sonora Middle School as well as participate in our own making challenge. Participants will leave with financial resources on how to get started in their own school and even how to work in making through classroom time and project based learning.

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
MC

11:50am

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Rotunda

11:50am

Lunch B
Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:55pm
Courtyard & Cafe

12:55pm

A YouTube Education

This session will focus on creating, organizing, marketing, and sharing videos created for any aspect of the education arena, and especially schools developing or maintaining a one-to-one environment. With the emerging development of online resources, learning, and delivery, building a library of user-created and/or user-organized content will be key to engaging and teaching today's learner. This session will explain, show, and provide practical steps for utilizing the world's largest instructional tool (in a #baller way) from an experienced and proven educator with millions of views and thousands of subscribers.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Administrator, TarverAcademy.com
Tyler Tarver is the Dean of NLC College. He has amassed over 13 million views on YouTube and 55k subscribers between his 2 channels. He also created and maintains TarverAcademy.com. He's written 3 books, has multiple podcasts, Google and Apple Foundations Certified Trainer, is on... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B101

12:55pm

MERGE into the Future

Are you ready to merge into the future? Attend this session to dive into MERGE Cubes and experience Augmented Reality (AR). By holding the hologram in your hands, you'll transform learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

EdTech Director
Mandy Lybeck is starting her fifth year as an Educational Technology Director for the Neosho School District. Her passion is empowering learners of all ages to seamlessly integrate technology and innovation throughout their experiences. In her free time, she spends time with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Brines

Samantha Brines

Pre-service Teacher/EdTech Support, Neosho School District
Samantha Brines is the G-3 lab instructor at Goodman Elementary School in Goodman, Missouri. Three years ago she took a chance on transforming her computer lab into something more innovative for her Pre-K to 4th Grade students. Now, the once mediocre class is a place of engagement... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B105

12:55pm

Research In the 21st Century

How can we use Google Docs and Google Slides to introduce a modern research process for students? Let's step through this process together while learning to use these tools to support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels. She currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, the ASCD National Conference... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D106

12:55pm

Solo Techie - Building Your Tech Tribe from 1

Are you a solo techie? Do you wish you could encourage others in your district to explore technology? Come learn to grow your tech tribe through developing a PLN, as well as encouraging and instructing fellow educators in your district. I will show you how I work at my school and on social media to not only build my tech skills but encourage it in others that I work with.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her twelfth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C107

12:55pm

Storytelling: Beyond the Pencil and Paper

How can digital storytelling in an elementary school library (grades 3 and 4) enhance engagement in writing as well as the motivation and ability to create higher quality writing? In particular, what happens as students move beyond the novelty or entertainment effect of new technology to adoption in their regular literacy activities? This presentation focuses on three programs Hatch, Bloxels, and Story Maker.

Hatch is an adaptation of Scratch programming. Hatch is an amazing way to incorporate computational thinking while supporting digital storytelling.

Using Scratch as a digital storytelling tool, students can:
Create poetry
Create short stories related to a piece of literature
Create and/or illustrate a math problem
Research and report about a career
Research and report about a historical figure, scientist, etc.
Illustrate a current event

Bloxels is an intuitive platform for creating video games in a classroom. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories.

Story Maker is an animated program. Story Maker transforms classrooms into animation studios which gives students the tools to write and produce original animated stories. Each Story Maker project is designed to promote literacy, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and other vital 21st century skills. Best of all, students take pride in creating animated stories they can share with the world.


Speakers
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Jennifer Dralle-Moreano

Educator, Mineola School District
Ms. Dralle-Moreano is a library media specialist with a passion for digital citizenship, computational thinking, and clubs such as First LEGO League Junior and Ted-Ed. She is a doctoral student and a certified school building/district leader.
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Janet Gonzalez Ed.D

Administrator, Mineola
Dr. Gonzalez is currently the principal of the Jackson Avenue School in Mineola, NY. In 2015, Jackson Avenue School became an Apple Distinguished School and has been designated as Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified School. Dr. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D102

12:55pm

SWAT in Your School

SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology) is a school club that is a group of members who collaborate to increase student and teacher productivity with the technology in our school. Learn how to start up a tech-squad, what you need to know as the group sponsor and how students can support tech tickets, be beta testers for all things new and give you the scoop on all things in the building!

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Polk Segerson

Shawna Polk Segerson

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Shawna is a Curriculum Technology Teacher at Arlington High School in TN. She helps facilitate technology integration with teachers in 9-12th grades. Formerly, Shawna was a Springdale native and taught elementary school before she became a Tech Integration Specialist for the district... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C104

12:55pm

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning can be a hard task by yourself. Come to this session to collaborate with others to discover ways of taking current online instructional tools and letting students own the path, place, and pace of the learning. In this session, we will discuss the differences between Blended Instruction and Blended Learning. Participants will then collaborate to brainstorm different ways they can use online tools to transfer the ownership of the learning to the students.

Participants will leave with ideas of how to use current online tools in new innovative ways.

Possible Tools - Flipgrid, Google Docs, Google Slides, Padlet, Quizizz, Quizlet, Adobe Spark, Smore

Link to presentation:  http://bit.ly/movingi2


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Nathan Dingman, District Instructional Technology Coach. Nathan works with teachers to improve the use of technology in their classrooms from K-12. Nathan has presented at Greenbush Technology Summit in Girard, Kansas, at MOREnet 2017 the Missouri State Conference hosted by Morenet... Read More →
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Brenda Kaiser

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Brenda is a high school teacher leader who has presented a variety of tech tool workshops for Missouri Business Leaders Association and at Southwest Center’s Technology Summit in Monett, Missouri.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B106

12:55pm

Rockin' Rubrics - Innovative Rubrics for Teaching and Learning

Rockin' Rubrics trails new paths for student-centered learning and empowered classrooms by engaging in key innovations in rubric creation and use. By focusing on efforts to increase student engagement, improve student-teacher conversations, and bring the classic rubric into the modern classroom, this session will serve as a springboard for innovative rubric creation. For this session, you will not need a device although you are welcome to bring them and use them as you see fit. This session is intended for all audiences with all levels of experience.

Speakers
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Aurelian Sennett

Assistant Principal, Don Tyson School of Innovation
I am an Assistant Principal currently serving the Don Tyson School of Innovation in the Springdale School District.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B112

12:55pm

#RelationshipGoals

Perfect for any teacher looking to find some tools to use in the classroom to create strong relationships with their students, classroom culture, high student engagement producing increase results academically.
Teachers will need a device to create a tool of their choice to use in their class. Appropriate for all grade levels and for teachers with a basic computer skills.

Speakers
avatar for Sontreka R. Johnson

Sontreka R. Johnson

Educator, Jacksonville North Pulaski/ Bryant School District


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B104

12:55pm

"Let's Flip" Over Flipgrid!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families. As the educator, you are the Topic designer with specialized resources and attachments. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Back-to-School intros, booktalks, reflections, expert Q&As, showcase STEAM ideas, research projects, etc....the possibilities are endless for students to verbalize their learning!

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Flipgrid app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our session Flipgrid Topic. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Flipgrid website. Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. You will definitely flip over Flipgrid! Access Presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D105

12:55pm

Coding with Dash & Dot...and Cue!

Participants will enjoy learning how to use Dash, Dot, and Cue. All of these awesome robots provide unique learning experiences throughout various subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rentschler

Heather Rentschler

4th Grade Math Teacher, Bentonville Public School
Heather Rentschler is an innovative math teacher who works diligently to incorporate the latest ideas into her lessons!
avatar for Dr. Amy L. Holland

Dr. Amy L. Holland

Educator, Bentonville Schools
I am originally from Arkansas, WOO PIGS! I graduated from the University of Arkansas majoring in Elementary Education. I later obtained a Master's from the University of Phoenix specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. Currently, I am working on my doctorate in E-Learning from Northcentral... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D103

12:55pm

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
Rotunda

12:55pm

No Money? No Problem! Create a Virtual Field Trip

Scenes from a book, locations of historical events, biomes from around the world, a student-written fictional story is just the beginning of ideas that will emerge as you use Google Tour Creator to make immersive learning experiences. At no cost to your or your students, create 360 degree tours to be shared with others. It is similar to creating your own Google Expedition and can include text and audio. Join us as we first demonstrate this tool and then divide into collaborative groups to create Google Tours, much as your students would.

Speakers
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
Ching-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the coordinator of the Educational Technology graduate program at Missouri State University.
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Annice McLean is a Senior Instructor of Educational Technology at Missouri State University.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D104

12:55pm

Lunch C
Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard & Cafe

12:55pm

Creating Awareness-Poetry, Social Justice, and the 6Cs

For years, educators have focused on the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning, Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication. Author Michael Fullan of Deep Learning:Engage the World Change the World suggests students need to develop 6Cs. Along with the 4Cs mentioned above, students also need to grow their skills in the areas of Citizenship and Character Development. In order to become good citizens, schools are focusing on developing empathy and kindness in their students. Participants are invited to step into the shoes of a learner and experience 6Cs through social justice topics. Using Book Creator for Chrome, participants will create, publish, and share poetry. The hope is for participants to leave this session with ideas for raising awareness of injustice and empowering students to make the world a kinder, gentler place.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Ed Tech Specialist, Clayton School District
Carmen Marty has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting students in developing their six 6Cs. Through coaching, she helps educators amplify their lessons with technology. She has worked as a teacher, instructional specialist, and as... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 2:55pm
B103

2:00pm

30 for 30 - What if i told you... “Google Tour Creator Changed My Life”

Use Google Tour Creator to create and publish VR tours. You can use Google Street View panoramas, add your own images from 360-degree cameras, and annotate the tour with details to create immersive experiences. You can add tours you create in Tour Creator to your Google Expeditions app. You can also add tours you like or share on Poly to the app.  https://vr.google.com/tourcreator

https://sites.google.com/sdale.org/tourcreator/home

Speakers
avatar for Ty Davis

Ty Davis

Department of Special Education, Springdale School District
I am an educator for the Springdale School District in Springdale, AR. This is my fifth year in this district. I am currently a Special Education Consultant for our district. Previously I was a Technology Integration Specialist supporting teachers and students. I have taught in... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C104

2:00pm

docAppender

You will have an opportunity to learn about Google Forms & docAppender. You will be provided guided instruction to create a Google Form and set-up your own docAppender.

Speakers
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Melisa Jennings

Teacher, Har-Ber High School
teach chemi-integrated. this is my 2nd year at HBHS my 8th year of teaching chem
avatar for Lara Irvin

Lara Irvin

Teacher, Har-Ber High School
Chemistry, AP ChemistryUsing docappender to give feedback in a private and efficient manner.Using Google Classroom and Google Forms


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B107

2:00pm

Introduction to Project Based Learning

Come and learn about the basics of Project Based Learning and leave with a solid understanding of what authentic project based learning looks like. Gain practical ideas of how to begin making PBL a reality in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instruction, Administration Offices
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, three kids, and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner, hiker, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D103

2:00pm

Personalized Learning: A Survival Guide and Conversion Kit for 5th - 12th Grade Educators

Are you ready to transform your classroom into *the* destination for student independence, inquiry, innovation and creativity? This session will fearlessly kick start your journey to Personalized Learning and convert you from hands-on-the-wheel educator to entrepreneur of your classroom. You will leave with an individualized road map to get you started immediately. The session is aimed primarily at 5th - 12th grade educators. All you need is a pen / pencil and a growth mindset.

Speakers
avatar for John Redfern

John Redfern

Computer Science Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
I am a fourth year teacher at the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. I am the school’s Computer Science teacher. My personal outlook is firmly grounded in both practical realities and problem solving. My goal is to help students become better human beings by... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D106

2:00pm

Take Your Weekends Back with Google Forms

Google Forms are an amazing G Suite tool! In this session, participants will learn how to use Google Forms to make their "weekend grade pile" vanish using Google Forms as an assessment tool.

Speakers
avatar for Krystal Hightower

Krystal Hightower

Educator, Jacksonville North Pulaski County
Krystal Hightower is a 4th grade Science and Social Studies teacher in Jacksonville, AR. She is Level 1 and Level 2 Google certified and she is also has her certifications in Flipgird, Microsoft in Education, and a Common Sense Educator. Her education background includes a Masters... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B104

2:00pm

Maker Movement: What Do I Need to Know?

In this session, we will walk through what "making" looks like at Sonora Middle School as well as participate in our own making challenge. Participants will leave with financial resources on how to get started in their own school and even how to work in making through classroom time and project based learning.

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
MC

2:00pm

Cultivating Student Dialogue with Technology Tools

As educators, we seek to provide all students with opportunities to explore their thinking and to participate in a community of learners. Student dialogue, in which comments build upon and extend previous comments (Bakhtin, 1981), requires students to consider multiple perspectives and stretches their thinking (Applebee, Langer, Nystrand, & Gamoran, 2003). This presentation will explore digital apps and platforms that are especially effective tools for dialogue and will appeal to educators at all levels who are looking for new ways to generate productive student discussion.

The presenter will share specific examples of tools and processes he has used to promote student dialogue using technology (e.g., Hypothesis, Flipgrid, Padlet, Twitter, Clips), after which the group will brainstorm ways to use these—and other—digital tools for dialogue in their educational roles. Finally, attendees will have time to engage in discussion and Q&A regarding dialogic teaching with digital tools, considering together the value and potential of technology to promote conversations that expand thinking and cultivate collaborative construction of knowledge. Personal devices are not required for this session but, if brought, will allow attendees to practice with the specific platforms shared during the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Allred

Jonathan Allred

Doctoral Student, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Arkansas
Johnny Allred is a doctoral student in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Arkansas. He taught high school language arts and AP Language before getting a master’s degree and pursuing his doctorate. As a teacher, he noticed many opportunities to use technology creatively... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C111

2:00pm

Create Game Changing GIFS Using Keynote to Teach Challenging Concepts

Learn to utilize the powerful new features in Apple Keynote to help students master challenging or abstract concepts in your content. Students can use Magic Move, drawing, and the NEW Animate feature to create movies and GIFs that will help them dive deeper into your content.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Burns

Ashley Burns

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Ashley Burns has been a Curriculum Technology Teacher for two years in the Arlington Community School system in Arlington, TN. Prior to entering the tech realm, Ashley was an art teacher for eight years in grades 6 through 12 as well as IB diploma level and AP art courses. She is... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C107

2:00pm

Google Animation Studio

Anyone can be an animator with Google tools. Join us as we discuss how you can turn students into designers of their own animations using the simple design tools in Google Slides and Google Drawings. By the time you leave, you'll be ready to lead your classroom on their own digital storytelling adventures.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Howard

Josh Howard

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fulton Public Schools
Josh Howard is the Technology Integration Specialist in the Fulton Public School District.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D100

2:00pm

Let's Get Our H5P On!

What is H5P? H5P is a free tool to help teachers create interactive activities that can be embedded in websites and learning management systems. We will learn to use, copy, modify, create, share, and reuse various interactive assessments on various devices. Ready for this adventure? Let's get our H5P on!

Speakers
avatar for Gia Edelen

Gia Edelen

Educator
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Emily Smith

French Teacher, Virtual Arkansas


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B106

2:00pm

Make NGPF Your BFF

Next Generation Personal Finance (NGPF) provides excellent resources for not only personal finance teachers but anyone who teaches life or career skills in their classes. There are tons of fantastic, highly engaging resources including: Can You Make it as an Uber Driver?, FinCap Friday, and the Payback Student Loan Challenge. The best part - it's completely FREE! This session will cover teacher created and peer reviewed lesson plans, computer simulations, professional development, additional content resources, and more. Any CTE or financial literacy teacher will find these resources beneficial for financial and job skills education.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip VanDenBerg

Phillip VanDenBerg

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
Phillip VanDenBerg is the marketing teacher and DECA advisor at the Don Tyson School of Innovation. He has been recognized as the Arkansas Association of Marketing Education Teachers 2019 new teacher of the year, and was an inaugural member of the Association for Career and Technical... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Lyons

Cynthia Lyons

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C110

2:00pm

Reading Improvement with Technology

ReadTheory, myON, NewsELA, CommonLit and Fab.Lexile put the power of the data in the students' hands.
EVERY student wants to improve!
It is not enough for admin or teachers to have the data. The students need to see and understand their data! Leave this session empowered and ready to use new literacy technology tools to improve reading.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne Rogers

District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, LISA Academy
District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, and cradle United Methodist. https://medium.com/@rogers_31979


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D105

2:00pm

Ride the Wakelet Wave

RIDE THE WAKELET WAVE will introduce you to a powerful and free tool that is limitless, engaging, time saving, collaborative, and flat out amazing for students and teachers alike, both personally and professionally! Come find out how to use this for newsletters, presentations, blogs, portfolios, research, collaborative projects, curating social media posts, and much more! Wakelet integrates with Google Classroom so seamlessly, your students will say what mine have said, "That's it? It's turned in? Wow, that was easy!" Don't miss this session! (Some Swag included.)
Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

District Communications Director, Webmaster, Teach, Plato R-V
Laura Steinbrink, a teacher for 23, is the Communications Director and Webmaster for the Plato R-V School District. Laura is the author of www.rockntheboat.com, a Feedspot Top 200 blog in Education, and she has published articles for Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook and... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Verona R-7 School District
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 principal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B105

2:00pm

Teaching with Nearpod

Imagine all of the students in the classroom being on the same screen of a presentation at the same time. Nearpod allows teachers to share interactive content with students in real time. Learn how this tool can support deeper learning and collect assessment data on students.

Audience: All tech usage levels ~ Grades K-12

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Administrator, Fayetteville School District


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C101

2:00pm

Creating Impactors

The Creating Impactors session targets educators who wish to empower youth in becoming citizen leaders by transforming from recipients of information and resources into doers, problem solvers, creators of ideas, and valuable contributing members of society. Educators will think deeply about the purpose of education, what motivates students, and ways to support youth in making meaningful contributions through innovative ideas, while demonstrating mastery of major curricular concepts. BYOD or don't.

Come engage in making a Social Impact within your classroom, team, or whole school and bring a rich purpose to learning. Mission driven for full student voice and communication of ideas, and appropriate for all levels. “The world does not care about what you know, but rather what you do with that knowledge.”

Speakers
avatar for Jayna Moffit

Jayna Moffit

Educator, Lincoln Junior High School
Jayna Moffit is National Board Certified, Teach for America Alumni, and Arkansas Teacher of the Year Finalist with numerous awards. Moffit, a mother of three, fell into teaching and continues her unconventional approach by focusing on developing youth impactors through insightful... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D111

2:00pm

Peer Power! Activate an Assessment Revolution

Boom! Pow! Bang! Empower students and teacher teams to take ownership of their learning and understand the learning process by engaging them in peer review using a simple 4 step process. When learners can answer three feedback questions about their learning, they can triple the speed of learning!
Let's explore how to partner with students to unleash the power of peer review through:
  • Defining success criteria
  • Modeling the feedback process
  • Providing feedback on student feedback
  • Setting clear, actionable goals
Bring any device to join the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

National Director of Professional Learning, The Core Collaborative
Sarah Stevens is the National Director of Professional Learning for The Core Collaborative. During her career, Sarah worked in several areas of school improvement and innovation including completing the eMINTS program and serving as an instructional coach and Director of Curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B110

2:00pm

Teachers as Designers

Teachers are often asked to use design thinking in their classrooms, but are rarely given the opportunity to take on the role of designers themselves. In this session, we will explore the value of teaching design, and what it means to embrace a "designer's mindset." This workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, and coaches who are both experienced in design thinking and those who are just getting started. Attendees will engage in design activities to deepen their understanding of the design thinking process, learn strategies that can used right away, and will walk away with a design framework to implement in their classrooms and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker, .
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District in St Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Sadie Lewis

Sadie Lewis

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Mehlville School District
Sadie Lewis is the Instructional Innovation Specialist in the Mehlville School District, where she works to design professional learning around instructional technology, strategies and best practices. She works with teachers to plan innovative lessons and activities, and provides... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D102

2:00pm

Game Of Apps: Engagement is Coming.

This will be a fast paced, hands on, session where participants will learn about how to utilize different apps in their classrooms. Apps covered will include Tourbuilder, Forms, Flipgrid, Loom, and many more! Attendees will receive ample session time to play and learn, and will leave ready to create lessons with the tools.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Media Specialist, Jacksonville North Pulaski SD
Courtney Reaves is the media specialist at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Over the past year she has built a makerspace program that is the first of its kind in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. She was recently named the Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D104

2:00pm

Using G Suite to Increase DOK and the 4 C's

Teaching in the 21st century requires that we reexamine our assignments and update them. Include the 4 C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Clearly Communicate Ideas, and Creative Thinking. Consider how to increase the Critical Thinking (DOK). How does G Suite help us to teach differently and prepare students for a digital world ahead of them? Attendees will utilize a Google Classroom and try out some assignments that add at least one C and discuss how to increase DOK levels.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

#i2Sdale Keynote Speaker, Alicekeeler.com
Alice is an expert in EdTech integration. Starting teaching math in 1999 and is currently a math teacher with Chawanakee Unified. She is an adjunct lecturer at California State University Fresno in the teacher credential program. Alice is a mom of 5 kids and lives in Fresno California... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B101

3:05pm

Facilitating Inquiry & Competency-Based Learning in Schoology

Mr. Marquette and Mr. Tinnin will discuss how they implement an Inquiry and Competency-Based learning model in Schoology. They will also demonstrate how student-voice-and-choice factor into a traditional-style grading system. Furthermore, they will share features and elements of Schoology that promote innovative practices, including how multiple assignments across multiple disciplines can calculate a degree of skill-mastery over time. This session is for teachers of all experience levels, and it will be most helpful if you have your laptop running with Schoology software so that you can experiment and tinker with your own classroom along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Marquette

Michael Marquette

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
Michael Marquette taught and coached at Huntsville High School for 3 years before joining the DTSOI staff in 2017. He currently teaches 6th Grade Social Studies.
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Aaron Tinnin

Teacher, atinnin@sdale.org
Aaron Tinnin began his teaching career at the Archer Learning Center in Springdale, Arkansas in 2012. He now teaches 6th Grade English at the Don Tyson School of Innovation.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D106

3:05pm

Giving Feedback: Instruction and Data

During the session, participants will walk through the specific steps in creating a Google Form that provides teachers with immediate feedback. Participants will learn how to run autoCrat, a Google add-on, to provide teachers with a PDF and/or Google Doc with immediate feedback from their observation. The session provides participants with hands-on opportunities to see how our school uses this format for observation feedback, data review meetings, and even discipline referrals. This can also be used for teachers to provide immediate feedback to students! *Bonus: Participants will see how we clearly communicate to our staff on a weekly basis so they know what to expect from the weekly learning walk focus.

Link to Presentation
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cnMR5k52zpKpBNYwd-y6EyJa0bckvJJZUUtpvy_HK-Y/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

Administrator, Sheridan Public Schools
Lindsey is the Lead Learner at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, AR (@SheridanSES). She is the co-founder of #EduAR Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night! She believes in providing teachers with clear, effective feedback that creates a sense of urgency to help our students... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C104

3:05pm

Go Live with Your iPads!

Do you currently read your announcements over the intercom? Do students zone out listening to the "Charlie Brown Teacher" voice? Try an announcement show! Any age, grade or skill level can do this! With the help of Live: Air Action, and Live: Air Remote, students have a Live Video Switcher at their fingertips. Don't want to go Live? No problem, record it instead! Get students planning camera shots! Wireless connection means up to 7 iPads/camera shots. Also useful for sports, concerts, etc. This session is for iPad users.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Educator & Director of Digital Media, Arlington Community Schools
Jessica is the Director of Digital Media at Arlington High School. Her students operate a News Website, a bi-weekly TV Show, and a public access station.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B103

3:05pm

Google Tools for Student Productivity

This session will show teachers tools students can use to maximize their time in the classroom. Google Tasks, Google Keep, Bookmarking Favicons, and other tricks and shortcuts will be shared.

Audience: All tech usage levels ~ Grades that use Chromebooks

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Administrator, Fayetteville School District


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C101

3:05pm

TechStart Today

Though TechStart has been around for a few years, many things have changed. There is no hardware needed, all projects are internet based, and coding is now the focus. Some things have not changed; TechStart is still a free, open source program that offers introductory on ramp experiences to the world of computer science. By signing up for TechStart, you get access to exciting projects along with personalized support and recognition opportunities. Come learn about the new projects, how to get started, and how to use TechStart tools to grow your students.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Lewis

Tina Lewis

Exhibitor/Vendor, EAST Initiative
Facebook Initiative and Free Coding Resources


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B105

3:05pm

Creativity Power of Google Photos

This session is about creativity, visual learning and effective photo communication. We will blast off with the power and flexibility of Google Photos and learn how to backup, organize, search, create and collaborate on all types of devices. Come prepared to add to our album, make collages and movies!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, USD290 Ottawa High School
Lori is a Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2, and a Microsoft Office Specialist. My focus is on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B107

3:05pm

Google Lit Trips

Google Earth provides limitless possibilities of ways to enhance literature through its program. The tool allows students to travel to each destination in a story, providing higher level questions and connections to the text.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rentschler

Heather Rentschler

4th Grade Math Teacher, Bentonville Public School
Heather Rentschler is an innovative math teacher who works diligently to incorporate the latest ideas into her lessons!
avatar for Dr. Amy L. Holland

Dr. Amy L. Holland

Educator, Bentonville Schools
I am originally from Arkansas, WOO PIGS! I graduated from the University of Arkansas majoring in Elementary Education. I later obtained a Master's from the University of Phoenix specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. Currently, I am working on my doctorate in E-Learning from Northcentral... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D100

3:05pm

PBL and Parent Involvement in PhysEd

Project Based Learning (PBL) often seems best suited for academic subjects, and when it comes to physical education and Movement, it can be difficult to see how PBL fits with in the gym walls. With this workshop we will show how easy it is to get students thinking, moving, learning, and sharing as they work on a project that they can be proud of.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Holland

Shawn Holland

Educator, Bentonville Public Schools
My name is Shawn Holland. I am a Physed Teacher in a fantastic in Bentonville Ar. I have been teaching for fifteen years, and each year I look forward to learning new ways to do my job better and reach the students differently. I encourage all my students to participate and give everything... Read More →
avatar for Aubrey Emerson

Aubrey Emerson

Teacher, Bentonville Public School
My name is Aubrey Emerson and I have been a PE & health teacher for 8 years and coached for 4years in the Bentonville Public School system. I absolutely love teaching students lifestyle fitness activities, how to develop and introduce healthy lifestyle opportunities, and how to integrate... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C111

3:05pm

Authentic Learning through PBL

This session will explore the process of creating authentic Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities for students. We will discuss the PBL design process, tips for PBL implementation, and ways to provide an authentic audience for students. Participants will also begin to plan a PBL activity specific to their content area. This session is for all content areas and skill levels. Participants will need to bring a laptop and have access to content standards.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Educator, Springdale School District
Sarah Wilson teaches 7th Grade Math at Hellstern Middle school in Springdale, AR. She has taught 7th grade math for ten years. Her goal is to provide authentic problem solving opportunities for students, while teaching them 21st Century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C110

3:05pm

ClassDojo Student Portfolios

Come experience the ins and outs of ClassDojo Student Portfolios. Learn about how you can implement this learning tool to extend student learning throughout the school day and at home. This session will use elementary examples, but can be used at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

Educator, Allen Elementary, Siloam Springs School District
Heather Woodruff has 15 years of experience of teaching 2nd grade in Siloam Springs. She is an Early Childhood NBCT, and holds an early childhood and ESL teacher certification. Heather is also a ClassDojo Ambassador & Mentor.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C107

3:05pm

Come "See" What Seesaw is All About!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Seesaw is a student-driven, digital portfolio where students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Seesaw app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our #i2sdale Session. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Seesaw website (https://web.seesaw.me/). Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. Come "see" what you've been missing! Access Presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D105

3:05pm

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Rotunda

3:05pm

Seesaw for Student Success!

Seesaw empowers students at all grade levels to highlight what they are learning in school. Students capture their learning with photos, videos, drawings, voice, and digital creations to show their growth and successes in speaking, listening, reading and writing in any subject area. Students comment on each other's submissions to learn from each other and create a collaborative learning experience. Seesaw engages parents by giving them a real-time, personalized glimpse into their child's school day. Parents can see and comment on their child's work as well as receive communication in over 50 languages to engage in the learning process as a partner in education. In this session, teachers will learn how to help students create their own digital portfolios with a special emphasis on flipped learning, assessment of/for learning, and how teachers can deliver technology-integrated products for differentiated learning.  If you have an iPad, please install Seesaw.
Session Resources: bitly.com/i2seesaw

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Hi!! I'm Lori Clark. I am a Technology Integration Facilitator at Siloam Springs School District. I am a Google Certified Educator and Seesaw Ambassador. I have 17 years of teaching experience. I work with K-12 teachers and students implementing technology. I love that each and every... Read More →
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Janis Gregory

Teacher, Siloam Springs


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B112

3:05pm

Tech Tool Choice Board

The Tech Tool Choice Board is the one-stop shop for teachers and students when it comes to choosing a tech tool for a particular project or assignment. This handy edtech menu is organized by category according to the type of task students will be creating. From simply graphic organizer menus to tools for big-time projects, the choice board has it all!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instruction, Administration Offices
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, three kids, and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner, hiker, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D103
 
Thursday, June 13
 

8:00am

Name-tag, Network, & Nosh
Meet-up in the #i2sdale Hospitality Room (E102 - across from the Performing Arts Center) for some informal conversation and morning snacks. While you are there indulge your creative side and create your own name-tag. Please enjoy you food and drinks OUTSIDE of the Performing Arts Center.

Thursday June 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
1-Hospitality Hall & E102

9:00am

#i2Sdale Kick-off & Keynote with Manuel Herrera

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker, .
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District in St Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
1-Performing Arts Center

10:45am

Discover the Magic of Queries in Google Sheets

Do you spend a lot of time sorting and organizing data in Google Sheets AFTER you have closed your Google Form? Then this is the session for you! Learn how to streamline your work using queries, spreadsheet formulas, to do all the sorting, management and organization for you. You will also learn how Google Forms and Sheets can work together to make data analysis much easier and quicker, saving you hours of time!

Speakers
CW

Cara Wylie

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, eMINTS National Center
Cara was a classroom teacher for 11 years in the St. Louis area before becoming an eMINTS Instructional Specialist in 2000. During that time, she has worked with teachers, administrators and technology specialists through professional development and on-site support. She is currently... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B104

10:45am

Giving Feedback: Instruction and Data

During the session, participants will walk through the specific steps in creating a Google Form that provides teachers with immediate feedback. Participants will learn how to run autoCrat, a Google add-on, to provide teachers with a PDF and/or Google Doc with immediate feedback from their observation. The session provides participants with hands-on opportunities to see how our school uses this format for observation feedback, data review meetings, and even discipline referrals. This can also be used for teachers to provide immediate feedback to students! *Bonus: Participants will see how we clearly communicate to our staff on a weekly basis so they know what to expect from the weekly learning walk focus.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

Administrator, Sheridan Public Schools
Lindsey is the Lead Learner at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, AR (@SheridanSES). She is the co-founder of #EduAR Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night! She believes in providing teachers with clear, effective feedback that creates a sense of urgency to help our students... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C104

10:45am

Go Live with Your iPads!

Do you currently read your announcements over the intercom? Do students zone out listening to the "Charlie Brown Teacher" voice? Try an announcement show! Any age, grade or skill level can do this! With the help of Live: Air Action, and Live: Air Remote, students have a Live Video Switcher at their fingertips. Don't want to go Live? No problem, record it instead! Get students planning camera shots! Wireless connection means up to 7 iPads/camera shots. Also useful for sports, concerts, etc. This session is for iPad users.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Educator & Director of Digital Media, Arlington Community Schools
Jessica is the Director of Digital Media at Arlington High School. Her students operate a News Website, a bi-weekly TV Show, and a public access station.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B103

10:45am

Hyperdocs: Transform and Engage

Move over Webquest; enter Hyperdocs. Similar to Webquests, the Hyperdocs model transitions lessons from a teacher-directed model to student-centered learning. A Hyperdoc is a digital document (Google Docs, Slides, or Drawing) where all components of the learning are creatively presented within one single document. Students are provided hyperlinks to all resources and learning activities they need for the lesson. The digital nature of Hyperdocs allows all kinds of multimedia to be included and the opportunity to provide students with choices to help them personalize their learning. No need to start from scratch. We will show you where to find Hyperdocs templates and complete lessons that can be easily modified.

Speakers
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Annice McLean is a Senior Instructor of Educational Technology at Missouri State University.
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
Ching-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the coordinator of the Educational Technology graduate program at Missouri State University.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B105

10:45am

Solo Techie - Building Your Tech Tribe from 1

Are you a solo techie? Do you wish you could encourage others in your district to explore technology? Come learn to grow your tech tribe through developing a PLN, as well as encouraging and instructing fellow educators in your district. I will show you how I work at my school and on social media to not only build my tech skills but encourage it in others that I work with.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her twelfth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C106

10:45am

Storytelling: Beyond the Pencil and Paper

How can digital storytelling in an elementary school library (grades 3 and 4) enhance engagement in writing as well as the motivation and ability to create higher quality writing? In particular, what happens as students move beyond the novelty or entertainment effect of new technology to adoption in their regular literacy activities? This presentation focuses on three programs Hatch, Bloxels, and Story Maker.

Hatch is an adaptation of Scratch programming. Hatch is an amazing way to incorporate computational thinking while supporting digital storytelling.

Using Scratch as a digital storytelling tool, students can:
Create poetry
Create short stories related to a piece of literature
Create and/or illustrate a math problem
Research and report about a career
Research and report about a historical figure, scientist, etc.
Illustrate a current event

Bloxels is an intuitive platform for creating video games in a classroom. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories.

Story Maker is an animated program. Story Maker transforms classrooms into animation studios which gives students the tools to write and produce original animated stories. Each Story Maker project is designed to promote literacy, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and other vital 21st century skills. Best of all, students take pride in creating animated stories they can share with the world.


Speakers
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Jennifer Dralle-Moreano

Educator, Mineola School District
Ms. Dralle-Moreano is a library media specialist with a passion for digital citizenship, computational thinking, and clubs such as First LEGO League Junior and Ted-Ed. She is a doctoral student and a certified school building/district leader.
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Janet Gonzalez Ed.D

Administrator, Mineola
Dr. Gonzalez is currently the principal of the Jackson Avenue School in Mineola, NY. In 2015, Jackson Avenue School became an Apple Distinguished School and has been designated as Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified School. Dr. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B110

10:45am

Big Brother is Always Watching: Keeping Discussions Accountable

Teachers will participate in a variety of class discussions to demonstrate how teachers can use multiple tech platforms and apps (both free and paid) which will allow teachers to gather data and evidence of student participation, hold students accountable, and show student knowledge of content. These tools can be applied to any skill level that teachers feel is appropriate for group discussion. Some tools are best used in-class while others can be used both in and out of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Kelley

Sarah Kelley

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington High School
Sarah Kelley (BA English, MAT) brings 17 years of experience to the table. For the last two years, she has worked hard to help her school integrate technology into their daily lives as they transitioned to a one-to-one system. This year she serves as one of two ITCs for her school... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C111

10:45am

Connected Thinking in Algebraic Functions through Transformations

Does your algebraic classroom lack innovative, technology-based activities that enhance student learning? Through active engagement, participants of this session will explore rich connections of algebraic functions using transformations on graphing calculators and online graphing tools, by participating in lesson experiences that provide innovative thinking and ideas. These two lessons are directed at junior high and high school math students. Bring your graphing calculator if you can, a laptop/chromebook/iPad, and your creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Jayna Moffit

Jayna Moffit

Educator, Lincoln Junior High School
Jayna Moffit is National Board Certified, Teach for America Alumni, and Arkansas Teacher of the Year Finalist with numerous awards. Moffit, a mother of three, fell into teaching and continues her unconventional approach by focusing on developing youth impactors through insightful... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B107

10:45am

Make Your Assessments the G.O.A.T.! Using Digital Assessments to Keep Students Interested in Assessment

This session is about looking at formative/summative assessments that are digital and feed into the way a student learns today. First, we will look at how a student's brain works and what makes a good assessment. We will also look at many new and upcoming assessments that teachers will be able to use in their classrooms the next day. Finally, we will participate in a formative assessment that is my favorite to use. My goal is to help other teachers get familiar with using digital assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Educator, Glen Rose High School
Having been an educator for 30 years, Lisa's resume is full of different classes she's taught. They range from 7-12th grade English to coaching sports to EAST. She is also fluent in Photoshop and InDesign, thanks to being yearbook adviser for way too long. When she is not teaching... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D100

10:45am

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning can be a hard task by yourself. Come to this session to collaborate with others to discover ways of taking current online instructional tools and letting students own the path, place, and pace of the learning. In this session, we will discuss the differences between Blended Instruction and Blended Learning. Participants will then collaborate to brainstorm different ways they can use online tools to transfer the ownership of the learning to the students.

Participants will leave with ideas of how to use current online tools in new innovative ways.

Possible Tools - Flipgrid, Google Docs, Google Slides, Padlet, Quizizz, Quizlet, Adobe Spark, Smore

Link to Presentation:  http://bit.ly/movingi2

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Nathan Dingman, District Instructional Technology Coach. Nathan works with teachers to improve the use of technology in their classrooms from K-12. Nathan has presented at Greenbush Technology Summit in Girard, Kansas, at MOREnet 2017 the Missouri State Conference hosted by Morenet... Read More →
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Brenda Kaiser

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Brenda is a high school teacher leader who has presented a variety of tech tool workshops for Missouri Business Leaders Association and at Southwest Center’s Technology Summit in Monett, Missouri.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B112

10:45am

Train Like A Navy SEAL with SEL

Self regulation is growing in importance for our students to have as they live through life day to day. It's also in higher demand by employers as one of the top job skills. Attend this session, and you will leave equipped with five strategies that are easy to implement, do not take much time away from your curriculum, or can be incorporated into your curriculum, and will benefit teachers as well! Teach kinders? Gotcha covered! Teach seniors? No problem! All of the five strategies work for all levels! Self regulation here we come!
Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

District Communications Director, Webmaster, Teach, Plato R-V
Laura Steinbrink, a teacher for 23, is the Communications Director and Webmaster for the Plato R-V School District. Laura is the author of www.rockntheboat.com, a Feedspot Top 200 blog in Education, and she has published articles for Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook and... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Verona R-7 School District
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 principal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D111

10:45am

Trainers & Coaches Suit-Up: Unleash Your "Incredibles" Super Powers!

“Incredible” trainers and coaches, uncover the hidden powers and abilities of innovative professional development practices. Come to discover facilitation techniques and strategies to thwart villains that make conventional meetings monotonous and mundane.

Accept this challenge and make immersive learning challenges, game-based learning, personalized learning paths, and more your PD sidekicks.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Perkins

Debbie Perkins

eMINTS Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
Debbie was a classroom teacher for 15 years and has been training adults for 14 years at the state and national level. She joined eMINTS in 2008. In addition to training adult learners, Debbie’s role at eMINTS includes collaborating to develop and improve training materials. She... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Higgins

Brooke Higgins

Project Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Brooke has supported teachers and trainers at the eMINTS National Center since 2004, with a focus on using technology to support instruction. She works with colleagues to generate professional development materials for new eMINTS programs and for using different devices and platforms... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C107

10:45am

Bringing Wonder To Your School

Wondering how to start Making in your school? Thinking about how to bring STEM into your classroom? Bringing Wonder To Your School will show you how to actively engage your students in Making and STEM! Get ready for some hands-on activities and teacher tricks and tips for implementing STEM into your classroom and school.

Speakers
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Lisa Taylor

Educator, Shaw Elementary
Lisa Taylor is a 5th grade teacher and mother of two. She has taught 20 years, in grades 3-5. She loves teaching and creating innovative teaching resources. Her goal is to make learning fun, while engaging her students in integrated STEM activities that connect to skills that must... Read More →
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Julie Herrera

Wonder Lab Coordinator, Springdale
Julie Herrera is a Computer Instructional Assistant at Shaw Elementary. She has been in the Springdale School district for 19 years with most of those years being in the Computer Lab.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C101

10:45am

CommonLit Gets it Done

Come learn about a comprehensive online reading resource for all students grades 3rd-12th. We welcome all skill levels, bring your laptop, and get ready to explore CommonLit and online tool to drive instruction in Literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Educator, Springdale School District
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Deanie Sullivan

Teacher, Springdale School District


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B106

10:45am

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Google Drawing

One of the most underutilized tools in GSuite for K12 is Google Drawing. In this session participants will learn how to use Google Drawing to create killer graphics, sweet logos & fantastic social media filters that can be added to other GSuite apps like slides and forms.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker, .
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District in St Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B101

10:45am

Google Tools for the Classroom

In addition to being an awesome search engine, Google also provides an ever-growing list of tools to help you in the classroom. We'll talk about refining your Google searches and how you are using G Suite. We'll also discuss Google Scholar, Google Alerts, Google Translate, Google Images, and more!.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Program Coordinator Education Unleashed, EAST Initiative
Amy Bell has been blessed to work with students of all ages and rewarded by their growth. With a background in higher education and workforce development, she currently works with K-12 teachers, regularly visiting classrooms around Arkansas. She also develops and delivers PD for teachers... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D104

10:45am

Reading Improvement with Technology

ReadTheory, myON, NewsELA, CommonLit and Fab.Lexile put the power of the data in the students' hands.
EVERY student wants to improve!
It is not enough for admin or teachers to have the data. The students need to see and understand their data! Leave this session empowered and ready to use new literacy technology tools to improve reading.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne Rogers

District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, LISA Academy
District Professional development Coordinator, District Public Relations Coordinator, District ELA Coordinator, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, and cradle United Methodist. https://medium.com/@rogers_31979


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D105

10:45am

Jumping on the Makerspace Bandwagon (Without Falling Off!)

The Makerspace movement is HUGE right now, and for good reason. Having a space where your students can explore, create, engineer, and problem solve (all while LOVING it) can have positive effects in all areas of their learning. The only problem is, it's hard to know where to begin. When do we do it? Where do we do it? What do we do? And where does all of that STUFF come from?! In this session, tips and tricks will be shared from a media specialist who just completed her first year building and facilitating a successful Makerspace program in an elementary school.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Media Specialist, Jacksonville North Pulaski SD
Courtney Reaves is the media specialist at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Over the past year she has built a makerspace program that is the first of its kind in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. She was recently named the Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D106

10:45am

Passionate about Learning

What if students could learn anything they wanted? What questions would they ask? What would they explore? What might they create? In this session, participants will hear about the process and discoveries of providing elementary students the opportunity to learn through Passion Projects. Participants will have access to the resources and scaffolds used during the project. Student examples will be shared along with lessons learned. Join the conversation, take the leap, and help your students uncover their passions.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Ed Tech Specialist, Clayton School District
Carmen Marty has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting students in developing their six 6Cs. Through coaching, she helps educators amplify their lessons with technology. She has worked as a teacher, instructional specialist, and as... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D102

10:45am

Design Studio for Educators

We all experience design everyday. Good visual design can communicate powerful messages, but it is often overlooked in teacher professional learning. In this workshop, we will explore visual design and communication in the classroom. Attendees will learn strategies for teaching empathy & designing for authentic users, and will engage in activities to learn basic visual design concepts like color, typography, & layout. Attendees will walk away with design skills to put into practice right away, and resources to integrate design into their instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Sadie Lewis

Sadie Lewis

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Mehlville School District
Sadie Lewis is the Instructional Innovation Specialist in the Mehlville School District, where she works to design professional learning around instructional technology, strategies and best practices. She works with teachers to plan innovative lessons and activities, and provides... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
D103

11:50am

21st Century Admin

A Google Reference District administrator showcases how district and building level administrators can make their lives easier using Google. This session will also include how to give teachers and students a voice and build relationships with all stakeholders!

Speakers
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Administrator, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer for a Google Reference District who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C104

11:50am

Design Thinking, Art Stations, and Self-Directed Achievement

Join Mr. Craig Ford as he unpacks the Design Thinking Process (DTP) and how it transformed his jr. high art classroom into a design proto-lab creating the artists and designers of tomorrow! Learn how the DTP can be applied to both collaborative and individual art projects while creating student self-directed achievement through the use of Google apps! Discuss Design Thinking, collaborative design, and art stations with like-minded educational innovators! And finally, leave with a variety of resources that will help you innovate your classroom with Design Thinking, collaboration, and student self-directed achievement!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Ford

Craig Ford

Educator, Lincoln Junior High
Art Educator, Illustrator, Collaborative Designer, and Mentor, Mr. Craig Ford wears many hats. Armed with Design Thinking and a daring and disruptive nature, Craig has transformed his jr. high art room into a design proto-lab endeavoring to produce wave after wave of tomorrow's top... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D111

11:50am

Edulastic - Free Digital Assessment Tool with Standards Mastery Tracking

Edulastic is a free digital assessment tool that has helped our teachers find, create, assign and track standards-based assignments. It's so easy to use and the free standards-tracking report will help you quickly and easily keep track of mastery of standards by individual students.  Link to presentation:  http://bitly.com/edulastic_i2sdale 

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Fern is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Siloam Springs School District. Her goal is to help teachers put technology into the hands of students in a way that enhances the learning process. Her latest passion has been working with teachers and students using Hyperdocs and inquiry... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D102

11:50am

Facilitating Inquiry & Competency-Based Learning in Schoology

Mr. Marquette and Mr. Tinnin will discuss how they implement an Inquiry and Competency-Based learning model in Schoology. They will also demonstrate how student-voice-and-choice factor into a traditional-style grading system. Furthermore, they will share features and elements of Schoology that promote innovative practices, including how multiple assignments across multiple disciplines can calculate a degree of skill-mastery over time. This session is for teachers of all experience levels, and it will be most helpful if you have your laptop running with Schoology software so that you can experiment and tinker with your own classroom along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Marquette

Michael Marquette

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
Michael Marquette taught and coached at Huntsville High School for 3 years before joining the DTSOI staff in 2017. He currently teaches 6th Grade Social Studies.
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Aaron Tinnin

Teacher, atinnin@sdale.org
Aaron Tinnin began his teaching career at the Archer Learning Center in Springdale, Arkansas in 2012. He now teaches 6th Grade English at the Don Tyson School of Innovation.


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D106

11:50am

Flipping your Classroom

Basic PowerPoint, media technologies, and note taking tools can now be flipped into a learner-centered model in which class time explores topics in greater depth. The ‘content delivery' take various forms. You will be creating video lessons as the teacher to deliver content. Redefine in-class activities making them more personalized and less didactic while actively involving students in inclusive learning. This presentation is for any skill level. Any device can be used and can be blended with other strategies of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Latisha Broome

Latisha Broome

Biology Teacher, Arlington Community Schools
I have taught Biology for 17 years. I have my degree in Biology, Microbiology, and Education Administration.


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D105

11:50am

MERGE into the Future

Are you ready to merge into the future? Attend this session to dive into MERGE Cubes and experience Augmented Reality (AR). By holding the hologram in your hands, you'll transform learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

EdTech Director
Mandy Lybeck is starting her fifth year as an Educational Technology Director for the Neosho School District. Her passion is empowering learners of all ages to seamlessly integrate technology and innovation throughout their experiences. In her free time, she spends time with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Brines

Samantha Brines

Pre-service Teacher/EdTech Support, Neosho School District
Samantha Brines is the G-3 lab instructor at Goodman Elementary School in Goodman, Missouri. Three years ago she took a chance on transforming her computer lab into something more innovative for her Pre-K to 4th Grade students. Now, the once mediocre class is a place of engagement... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B105

11:50am

Pod Chef -- Cooking Up Podcasts in Your Class

Looking to SPICE up your classroom projects? Are your students tired of the same old BLAND assignments? Then it's time to COOK UP some engagement and authentic learning with podcasts! With a dash of Google, a pinch of imagination and a sprinkle of your instruction, your students will be whipping up a batch of their own audio awesomeness in no time.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Howard

Josh Howard

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fulton Public Schools
Josh Howard is the Technology Integration Specialist in the Fulton Public School District.


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D100

11:50am

SWAT in Your School

SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology) is a school club that is a group of members who collaborate to increase student and teacher productivity with the technology in our school. Learn how to start up a tech-squad, what you need to know as the group sponsor and how students can support tech tickets, be beta testers for all things new and give you the scoop on all things in the building!

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Polk Segerson

Shawna Polk Segerson

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Shawna is a Curriculum Technology Teacher at Arlington High School in TN. She helps facilitate technology integration with teachers in 9-12th grades. Formerly, Shawna was a Springdale native and taught elementary school before she became a Tech Integration Specialist for the district... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C107

11:50am

Hear it, Draw it, Learn it .....

Bring your ideas, questions, notepads, iPads, sketchbooks, markers, pens, or a pencil and paper!!
We will have some amazing fun learning about the Power of Visual Thinking and we will discuss a few options for learning visibly!!

Then we will be getting colorful and having some hands on fun sketching away and learning some fun icons and paths to creating fantabulous learning and teaching tools!

If you are in for some fun and frolic, this session is for you !!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Woodard

Julie Woodard

Educator, Rockwall ISD
Julie is an educator with nearly 20 years classroom experience. Julie’s most recent role as an edudoodler, sketchnoter, & edugraphic artist has opened the eyes of educators all over the world. Julie is globally connected with authors, speakers, presenters, & educators due to her... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D104

11:50am

PBL and Parent Involvement in PhysEd

Project Based Learning (PBL) often seems best suited for academic subjects, and when it comes to physical education and Movement, it can be difficult to see how PBL fits with in the gym walls. With this workshop we will show how easy it is to get students thinking, moving, learning, and sharing as they work on a project that they can be proud of.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Holland

Shawn Holland

Educator, Bentonville Public Schools
My name is Shawn Holland. I am a Physed Teacher in a fantastic in Bentonville Ar. I have been teaching for fifteen years, and each year I look forward to learning new ways to do my job better and reach the students differently. I encourage all my students to participate and give everything... Read More →
avatar for Aubrey Emerson

Aubrey Emerson

Teacher, Bentonville Public School
My name is Aubrey Emerson and I have been a PE & health teacher for 8 years and coached for 4years in the Bentonville Public School system. I absolutely love teaching students lifestyle fitness activities, how to develop and introduce healthy lifestyle opportunities, and how to integrate... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C111

11:50am

Multiplying the Magical Powers of EdTech Specialists

Break down the Walls of EdTech Coaching! This participant-driven session will focus on giving tech facilitators (part/half time or full time) an hour to collaborate, reflect and plan with other coaches in the region. By developing relationships and sharing adventures, participants will be able to strengthen the integrated EdTech program within their school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Eden Buergler

Eden Buergler

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fort Smith Public Schools
Tech Integration Specialist for Fort Smith Public Schools. Recovering elementary library media specialist (15 years) and National Board Certified in Library Media: K-12. Google Certified Educator - Level 1, BrainPOP Certified Educator and currently a member of February ISTE Certification... Read More →
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels. She currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, the ASCD National Conference... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C106

11:50am

10+ Reasons to Love ClassDojo

Come join us to learn about the basics of ClassDojo, including Feedback points, SchoolStory, ClassStory, Student Portfolios, and Messaging. Examples will be elementary geared, but ClassDojo has been used in all levels. Device not needed, but can be a plus.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

Educator, Allen Elementary, Siloam Springs School District
Heather Woodruff has 15 years of experience of teaching 2nd grade in Siloam Springs. She is an Early Childhood NBCT, and holds an early childhood and ESL teacher certification. Heather is also a ClassDojo Ambassador & Mentor.


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B106

11:50am

Coding with Dash & Dot...and Cue!

Participants will enjoy learning how to use Dash, Dot, and Cue. All of these awesome robots provide unique learning experiences throughout various subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rentschler

Heather Rentschler

4th Grade Math Teacher, Bentonville Public School
Heather Rentschler is an innovative math teacher who works diligently to incorporate the latest ideas into her lessons!
avatar for Dr. Amy L. Holland

Dr. Amy L. Holland

Educator, Bentonville Schools
I am originally from Arkansas, WOO PIGS! I graduated from the University of Arkansas majoring in Elementary Education. I later obtained a Master's from the University of Phoenix specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. Currently, I am working on my doctorate in E-Learning from Northcentral... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C101

11:50am

Lunch G
Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:55pm
Courtyard & Cafe

12:55pm

autoCrat for Admin!

Need to get in classrooms, but don't have the time? Let autoCrat work for you and get your time back! Classroom visits have been proven to be extremely beneficial, but only when teachers are provided immediate feedback. This session will show you how Google Forms, paired with autoCrat, can make that happen! This session is perfect for administrators who are comfortable using Google Forms. It will be a step-by-step guide on how to use Autocrat, and show you ways that it will save you tons of time! Bring your laptop with you for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Pitts

Chad Pitts

Administrator, Benton School District
Chad Pitts just completed 9th year in education, and his 3rd as an administrator. He hates wasting time and constantly searches for ways to be more efficient. He also believes that professional development should be meaningful and fun, instead of miserable and boring. Chad is the... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C104

12:55pm

Building Elementary Technology

Teaching 21st Century skills? How do you introduce and incorporate technology with elementary students? I will explain how over the last two years I have created a curriculum for our elementary to introduce and cover skills such as typing, email, google classroom and more. I will also share practical guidelines for rules and scope and sequence of skills.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her twelfth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C106

12:55pm

Choose Your Own GSuite Adventure

Personalized learning, student choice and voice are terms used all the time in education. Wouldn't it be great if you could choose your own professional learning adventure? GSuite users at all levels are invited to attend this session and dive into a variety of GSuite topics covering multiple skill levels. Come experience blended learning and consider how the use of choice boards might be used to meet the variety of needs in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Ed Tech Specialist, Clayton School District
Carmen Marty has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting students in developing their six 6Cs. Through coaching, she helps educators amplify their lessons with technology. She has worked as a teacher, instructional specialist, and as... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D102

12:55pm

Coding Takes Flight

Are you interested in learning how to program successful flight patterns, not only for drones but for your students? This session will introduce you to some basic coding concepts and cross-curricular approaches to teaching and learning as well as serving as a sandbox of sorts to discuss how alternative methods of learning can be applied to multiple different content areas.

Speakers
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Wade Ward

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
Wade Ward serves as an EAST Facilitator as well as the Drones Instructor at the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale Arkansas. With a background that includes a degree in Nutrition as well as Masters degrees in Business Administration and Educational Leadership, Mr. Ward has... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C101

12:55pm

Come "See" What Seesaw is All About!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Seesaw is a student-driven, digital portfolio where students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Seesaw app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our #i2sdale Session. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Seesaw website (https://web.seesaw.me/). Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. Come “see” what you've been missing! Access Presenation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D105

12:55pm

Let's Get Our H5P On!

What is H5P? H5P is a free tool to help teachers create interactive activities that can be embedded in websites and learning management systems. We will learn to use, copy, modify, create, share, and reuse various interactive assessments on various devices. Ready for this adventure? Let's get our H5P on!

Speakers
avatar for Gia Edelen

Gia Edelen

Educator
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Emily Smith

French Teacher, Virtual Arkansas


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B106

12:55pm

Ride the Wakelet Wave

RIDE THE WAKELET WAVE will introduce you to a powerful and free tool that is limitless, engaging, time saving, collaborative, and flat out amazing for students and teachers alike, both personally and professionally! Come find out how to use this for newsletters, presentations, blogs, portfolios, research, collaborative projects, curating social media posts, and much more! Wakelet integrates with Google Classroom so seamlessly, your students will say what mine have said, "That's it? It's turned in? Wow, that was easy!" Don't miss this session! (Some Swag included.)
Link to Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

District Communications Director, Webmaster, Teach, Plato R-V
Laura Steinbrink, a teacher for 23, is the Communications Director and Webmaster for the Plato R-V School District. Laura is the author of www.rockntheboat.com, a Feedspot Top 200 blog in Education, and she has published articles for Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook and... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Verona R-7 School District
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 principal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D103

12:55pm

Lunch H
Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard & Cafe

12:55pm

Peer Power! Activate an Assessment Revolution
Boom! Pow! Bang! Empower students and teacher teams to take ownership of their learning and understand the learning process by engaging them in peer review using a simple 4 step process. When learners can answer three feedback questions about their learning, they can triple the speed of learning!
Let's explore how to partner with students to unleash the power of peer review through:
  • Defining success criteria
  • Modeling the feedback process
  • Providing feedback on student feedback
  • Setting clear, actionable goals
Bring any device to join the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

National Director of Professional Learning, The Core Collaborative
Sarah Stevens is the National Director of Professional Learning for The Core Collaborative. During her career, Sarah worked in several areas of school improvement and innovation including completing the eMINTS program and serving as an instructional coach and Director of Curriculum... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 2:55pm
B103

12:55pm

Drawing As a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting

Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketchnoting is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve. You'll leave with simple techniques and examples to employ tomorrow that enhance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker, .
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District in St Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 2:55pm
B101

12:55pm

Game Of Apps: Engagement is Coming.

This will be a fast paced, hands on, session where participants will learn about how to utilize different apps in their classrooms. Apps covered will include Tourbuilder, Forms, Flipgrid, Loom, and many more! Attendees will receive ample session time to play and learn, and will leave ready to create lessons with the tools.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Media Specialist, Jacksonville North Pulaski SD
Courtney Reaves is the media specialist at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Over the past year she has built a makerspace program that is the first of its kind in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. She was recently named the Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 2:55pm
D100

2:00pm

Creating Videos In the Common Craft Style

Create a video to document learning, in under 15 minutes? Really! Do you want your students to become not just a learner but a teacher? Join us as we demonstrate the steps to create a Common Craft Style video that helps students break down ideas into simple to understand pictures to explain a concept or a process. During this hands-on session, participants will collaborate to create a video in this style. Ideas, video topics, resources and scoring guides will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
Ching-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the coordinator of the Educational Technology graduate program at Missouri State University.
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Annice McLean is a Senior Instructor of Educational Technology at Missouri State University.


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D103

2:00pm

Google 101

Google is there to make you extremely efficient and great, but you aren't using it? C'mon man (or lady)! Come learn how Google Docs, Forms and add-ons can make your job easier! This session will explain how you can use Google to maximize your time, and communicate with your staff at a higher rate! Your staff will love you using Google! This session is for administrators who are at the beginning level stage of using Google. You will leave this session being able to effectively communicate with staff in a quick, efficient manner!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Pitts

Chad Pitts

Administrator, Benton School District
Chad Pitts just completed 9th year in education, and his 3rd as an administrator. He hates wasting time and constantly searches for ways to be more efficient. He also believes that professional development should be meaningful and fun, instead of miserable and boring. Chad is the... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C104

2:00pm

Hipster Google: Learn the #Dopest Add-ons and Extensions Before Anyone Else Has Heard of Them

If you have #FOMO, get #woke about all the newest Add-Ons and Extensions before they are #cancelled. A middle-aged soccer mom who doesn't even enjoy black coffee will show you how to stay #relevant using all the latest Google tools. It's gonna be #gucci.

Speakers
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Administrator, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer for a Google Reference District who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D102

2:00pm

Nearpod - Learning and Interaction Go Hand in Hand

Teacher will experience and explore Nearpod as a way to increase student collaboration and teacher formative assessment during learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels. She currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, the ASCD National Conference... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D104

2:00pm

Personalized Learning: A Survival Guide and Conversion Kit for 5th - 12th Grade Educators

Are you ready to transform your classroom into *the* destination for student independence, inquiry, innovation and creativity? This session will fearlessly kick start your journey to Personalized Learning and convert you from hands-on-the-wheel educator to entrepreneur of your classroom. You will leave with an individualized road map to get you started immediately. The session is aimed primarily at 5th - 12th grade educators. All you need is a pen / pencil and a growth mindset.

Speakers
avatar for John Redfern

John Redfern

Computer Science Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
I am a fourth year teacher at the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. I am the school’s Computer Science teacher. My personal outlook is firmly grounded in both practical realities and problem solving. My goal is to help students become better human beings by... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D106

2:00pm

The Design Thinking Coach

As coaches, we help teachers work through obstacles and challenges as they implement new technology or strategies. Using Design Thinking, coaches can design real, effective solutions for their teachers. In this session, learn the steps of the Design Thinking process and how to apply those steps in instructional coaching. Attendees will approach a challenge as a designer and work through a design activity that can be taken and put into practice immediately. Attendees will walk away with ideas to develop or enhance their own coaching model.

Speakers
avatar for Sadie Lewis

Sadie Lewis

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Mehlville School District
Sadie Lewis is the Instructional Innovation Specialist in the Mehlville School District, where she works to design professional learning around instructional technology, strategies and best practices. She works with teachers to plan innovative lessons and activities, and provides... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C106

2:00pm

Creativity Power of Google Photos

This session is about creativity, visual learning and effective photo communication. We will blast off with the power and flexibility of Google Photos and learn how to backup, organize, search, create and collaborate on all types of devices. Come prepared to add to our album, make collages and movies!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, USD290 Ottawa High School
Lori is a Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2, and a Microsoft Office Specialist. My focus is on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D111

2:00pm

Google Lit Trips

Google Earth provides limitless possibilities of ways to enhance literature through its program. The tool allows students to travel to each destination in a story, providing higher level questions and connections to the text.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rentschler

Heather Rentschler

4th Grade Math Teacher, Bentonville Public School
Heather Rentschler is an innovative math teacher who works diligently to incorporate the latest ideas into her lessons!
avatar for Dr. Amy L. Holland

Dr. Amy L. Holland

Educator, Bentonville Schools
I am originally from Arkansas, WOO PIGS! I graduated from the University of Arkansas majoring in Elementary Education. I later obtained a Master's from the University of Phoenix specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. Currently, I am working on my doctorate in E-Learning from Northcentral... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C101

2:00pm

Cultivating Student Dialogue with Technology Tools

As educators, we seek to provide all students with opportunities to explore their thinking and to participate in a community of learners. Student dialogue, in which comments build upon and extend previous comments (Bakhtin, 1981), requires students to consider multiple perspectives and stretches their thinking (Applebee, Langer, Nystrand, & Gamoran, 2003). This presentation will explore digital apps and platforms that are especially effective tools for dialogue and will appeal to educators at all levels who are looking for new ways to generate productive student discussion.

The presenter will share specific examples of tools and processes he has used to promote student dialogue using technology (e.g., Hypothesis, Flipgrid, Padlet, Twitter, Clips), after which the group will brainstorm ways to use these—and other—digital tools for dialogue in their educational roles. Finally, attendees will have time to engage in discussion and Q&A regarding dialogic teaching with digital tools, considering together the value and potential of technology to promote conversations that expand thinking and cultivate collaborative construction of knowledge. Personal devices are not required for this session but, if brought, will allow attendees to practice with the specific platforms shared during the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Allred

Jonathan Allred

Doctoral Student, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Arkansas
Johnny Allred is a doctoral student in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Arkansas. He taught high school language arts and AP Language before getting a master’s degree and pursuing his doctorate. As a teacher, he noticed many opportunities to use technology creatively... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C111

2:00pm

"Let's Flip" Over Flipgrid!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families. As the educator, you are the Topic designer with specialized resources and attachments. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Back-to-School intros, booktalks, reflections, expert Q&As, showcase STEAM ideas, research projects, etc....the possibilities are endless for students to verbalize their learning!

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Flipgrid app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our session Flipgrid Topic. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Flipgrid website. Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. You will definitely ‚Äúflip‚Äù over Flipgrid!  Access Presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D105

2:00pm

ClassDojo Student Portfolios

Come experience the ins and outs of ClassDojo Student Portfolios. Learn about how you can implement this learning tool to extend student learning throughout the school day and at home. This session will use elementary examples, but can be used at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

Educator, Allen Elementary, Siloam Springs School District
Heather Woodruff has 15 years of experience of teaching 2nd grade in Siloam Springs. She is an Early Childhood NBCT, and holds an early childhood and ESL teacher certification. Heather is also a ClassDojo Ambassador & Mentor.


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B106

2:00pm

Tech Tool Choice Board

The Tech Tool Choice Board is the one-stop shop for teachers and students when it comes to choosing a tech tool for a particular project or assignment. This handy edtech menu is organized by category according to the type of task students will be creating. From simply graphic organizer menus to tools for big-time projects, the choice board has it all!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instruction, Administration Offices
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, three kids, and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner, hiker, and... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B105

2:00pm

Varsity eSports: Get in the Game!

Curious about Varsity eSports? Hands down, this session will cover all the bases! Kim Johnson and Dr. Chris Haskell will tag-team this virtual presentation with Chris sharing from his wheelhouse, and doing so live from his home base - the eSports Arena in the Education Building where BSU eSports is hosted by the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. Varsity eSports are officially sanctioned competitive video game teams made up of college students that compete against teams from over 50 schools across the nation. How does this work? What does it look like? How does playing video games tie into education? What about eSports in K12? Step up to the plate to find out!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Instructional Designer & Adjunct, John Brown University
Kim Johnson is an instructional designer and adjunct instructor at John Brown University. Her past education experience includes classroom and virtual teaching, and virtual coaching. She earned her B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education from John Brown University in 2007. More recently... Read More →
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Dr. Chris Haskell

eSports Director, Faculty Member, Boise State University
Dr. Chris Haskell is a faculty member and Director of eSports at Boise State University. Dr. Haskell is also the co-author of College eSports: What You Need to Know.


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B112

3:05pm

#i2sdale DEMO SLAM

Are you looking to learn even more before you walk out of the 2019 #i2sdale doors...we promise in this session you'll learn from the best! The #i2sdale demo slam is a fast-paced, high energy, session for the geek in all of us. We are going to have about 15 presenters share 3 minutes of their most geeky use, tip or trick they learned at the Innovation Institute. At then end of the SLAM you will get to vote for your the best, most spectacular, super-exciting presentation. Come for the learning and stay for the awesomesauce!

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker, .
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District in St Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B101

3:05pm

Google Tools for Student Productivity

This session will show teachers tools students can use to maximize their time in the classroom. Google Tasks, Google Keep, Bookmarking Favicons, and other tricks and shortcuts will be shared.

Audience: All tech usage levels ~ Grades that use Chromebooks

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Administrator, Fayetteville School District


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B105

3:05pm

Grading Smarter Not Harder

Do you love spending all your nights and weekends grading? If so, this session is NOT for you! Join this discussion to learn why innovation starts with how we assess student learning. When you grade smarter, not harder, you'll find grading more authentic, better aligned to instruction, and believe it or not - faster!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instruction, Administration Offices
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, three kids, and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner, hiker, and... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D103

3:05pm

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!

Google has changed our lives! They have also created so many great tools to make both our professional and personal lives better. Come to this session for a fun, engaging time learning about all things GOOGLE!

My presentation can be found at bitly.com/idkgcdt

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Hi!! I'm Lori Clark. I am a Technology Integration Facilitator at Siloam Springs School District. I am a Google Certified Educator and Seesaw Ambassador. I have 17 years of teaching experience. I work with K-12 teachers and students implementing technology. I love that each and every... Read More →
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Janis Gregory

Teacher, Siloam Springs


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D100

3:05pm

Why Coach Robotics? A Look at FIRST LEGO League Competition!

Your Elementary/Middle School doesn't have a robotics team? Why not?! Come learn about FIRST Robotics & FIRST LEGO League! Learn about FLL components & core values, general competition guidelines, and advice on getting a new team started!

Speakers
avatar for Cassie Kautzer

Cassie Kautzer

Teacher, Hellstern Middle School
Cassie is a former Wisconsinite, currently in her 10th year of education in Northwest Arkansas, having spent seven years in elementary education and now working in middle level Science. Cassie is a 2014 Presidential Science Awardee (PAEMST) and the 2017 Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →
avatar for Michael Tapee

Michael Tapee

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Michael is passionate about robotics and creating a mathematics classroom rich in student discourse.


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D102

3:05pm

#EDUProtocols: Engaging Students in a Fraction of the Time!!

All teachers want their students to be engaged in learning. How can you do that without working harder than the kids? This session will show you FIVE great, easy to use protocols that can be used over and over regardless of the topic/subject. This session is designed for elementary through high school. Each protocol can be adapted for any age or skill level.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Edwards

Sara Edwards

Librarian, Webb City High School
Dr. Edwards taught high school mathematics for 15 year before making a transition into the library media center. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2009 in Educational Leadership. In addition to being a full time librarian, she also teaches online Geometry... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D111

3:05pm

Action Based Learning in Your Classroom

Action Based Learning (ABL) is based on the brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. Presenters will introduce research that supports the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance, as well as a brief description and explanation of physical and chemical actions that happen prior to and during learning.
Participants will see examples of what Action Based Learning looks like, including:
-Kinesthetic furniture in the classrooms - Providing different seating options that allow more movement for students.
-Action Based Learning labs - Physical movement is layered with academic practice to increase academic success and positive behaviors in the classroom.
-Brain boosters throughout the school day - Research shows that continuous sitting makes the brain sleepy, and it is not as prepared to learn.
-Morning activity - Use movement to stimulate the brains and get students ready for learning.

Presentation Link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UYm4W2HFD9Mdhh8EilCHI8HpBDVR_BYFRXJ8bJlS7m0/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
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Kathy Wormington

Educator, Springdale Hellstern Middle School
Kathy is a Physical Education and Health teacher in Springdale, who became interested in Action Based Learning and attended a week long instructor training workshop where she learned from experts in the field. She facilitated workshops at Hellstern Middle School and created an ABL... Read More →
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Trudi Spencer

Teacher, Springdale High School


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C101

3:05pm

National Geographic Geo-Inquiry

Geo-Inquiry is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges to the classroom. In this interactive session, educators will learn new strategies to help students develop critical thinking skills, ask questions, collect information, visualize and analyze data, create a compelling story, and ultimately become advocates for change in their local communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith

Educator, Springdale School District/Hellstern Middle School
Kristi is currently a teacher in a 7th grade classroom at Hellstern Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas. She has 30+ years of experience in teaching science in secondary education. Recently Kristi became a National Geographic certified educator and facilitator. Her favorite National... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D105

3:05pm

Rockin' Rubrics - Innovative Rubrics for Teaching and Learning

Rockin' Rubrics trails new paths for student-centered learning and empowered classrooms by engaging in key innovations in rubric creation and use. By focusing on efforts to increase student engagement, improve student-teacher conversations, and bring the classic rubric into the modern classroom, this session will serve as a springboard for innovative rubric creation. For this session, you will not need a device although you are welcome to bring them and use them as you see fit. This session is intended for all audiences with all levels of experience.

Speakers
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Aurelian Sennett

Assistant Principal, Don Tyson School of Innovation
I am an Assistant Principal currently serving the Don Tyson School of Innovation in the Springdale School District.


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B112

3:05pm

Make NGPF Your BFF

Next Generation Personal Finance (NGPF) provides excellent resources for not only personal finance teachers but anyone who teaches life or career skills in their classes. There are tons of fantastic, highly engaging resources including: Can You Make it as an Uber Driver?, FinCap Friday, and the Payback Student Loan Challenge. The best part - it's completely FREE! This session will cover teacher created and peer reviewed lesson plans, computer simulations, professional development, additional content resources, and more. Any CTE or financial literacy teacher will find these resources beneficial for financial and job skills education.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip VanDenBerg

Phillip VanDenBerg

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
Phillip VanDenBerg is the marketing teacher and DECA advisor at the Don Tyson School of Innovation. He has been recognized as the Arkansas Association of Marketing Education Teachers 2019 new teacher of the year, and was an inaugural member of the Association for Career and Technical... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Lyons

Cynthia Lyons

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B106
 


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