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Wednesday, June 12
 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

#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

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
JD

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.
JG

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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
 

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

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

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
JD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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 →
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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

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 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

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

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

#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
 


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