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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

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

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

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
DS

Deanie Sullivan

Teacher, Springdale School District


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

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


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

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

#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

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

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

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
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

#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

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

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
MJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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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