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Wednesday, June 12
 

10:45am

Cool Fun Stuff!

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

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

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


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

10:45am

Rockin' Your PD/Lesson Experiences

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

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

Naomi Austin

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


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

10:45am

Librarians Roundtable

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

Speakers
avatar for Amy Balducci

Amy Balducci

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

LeAn Inman

Library Media Specialist, Arlington Community Schools


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

10:45am

10+ Reasons to Love ClassDojo

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

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


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

10:45am

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

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


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

10:45am

Jumping on the Makerspace Bandwagon (Without Falling Off!)

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

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

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


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

10:45am

Varsity eSports: Get in the Game!

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

Speakers
avatar for Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

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

Dr. Chris Haskell

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


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

11:50am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Cassie Kautzer

Cassie Kautzer

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

Michael Tapee

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


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

11:50am

Action Based Learning in Your Classroom

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

Presentation Link:

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

Speakers
KW

Kathy Wormington

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

Trudi Spencer

Teacher, Springdale High School


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

11:50am

Design Thinking: Education & Innovation

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Pearce Howard

Kelly Pearce Howard

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


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

11:50am

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

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


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

12:55pm

MERGE into the Future

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

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

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

Samantha Brines

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


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

12:55pm

Research In the 21st Century

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

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

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


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

12:55pm

SWAT in Your School

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

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Segerson

Shawna Segerson

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


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

12:55pm

Rockin' Rubrics - Innovative Rubrics for Teaching and Learning

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

Speakers
AS

Aurelian Sennett

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


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

12:55pm

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

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


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

12:55pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

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


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

2:00pm

Introduction to Project Based Learning

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

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


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

2:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for John Redfern

John Redfern

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


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

2:00pm

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

Teaching with Nearpod

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

Audience: All tech usage levels ~ Grades K-12

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Administrator, Fayetteville School District


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

2:00pm

Creating Impactors

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jayna Moffit

Jayna Moffit

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


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

3:05pm

Facilitating Inquiry & Competency-Based Learning in Schoology

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Marquette

Michael Marquette

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

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


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

3:05pm

Google Tools for Student Productivity

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

Audience: All tech usage levels ~ Grades that use Chromebooks

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Administrator, Fayetteville School District


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

3:05pm

Authentic Learning through PBL

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

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


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

3:05pm

ClassDojo Student Portfolios

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

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


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

3:05pm

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

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


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

10:45am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

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


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

10:45am

Train Like A Navy SEAL with SEL

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

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

Naomi Austin

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


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

10:45am

Jumping on the Makerspace Bandwagon (Without Falling Off!)

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

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

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


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

10:45am

Passionate about Learning

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

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

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


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

10:45am

Design Studio for Educators

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

Speakers
avatar for Sadie Lewis

Sadie Lewis

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


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

11:50am

Facilitating Inquiry & Competency-Based Learning in Schoology

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Marquette

Michael Marquette

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

Aaron Tinnin

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


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

11:50am

MERGE into the Future

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

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

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

Samantha Brines

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


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

11:50am

SWAT in Your School

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

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Segerson

Shawna Segerson

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


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

11:50am

Multiplying the Magical Powers of EdTech Specialists

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

Speakers
avatar for Eden Buergler

Eden Buergler

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

Julie Cobb

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


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

11:50am

10+ Reasons to Love ClassDojo

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

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


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

2:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for John Redfern

John Redfern

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


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

2:00pm

The Design Thinking Coach

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

Speakers
avatar for Sadie Lewis

Sadie Lewis

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


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

2:00pm

ClassDojo Student Portfolios

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woodruff

Heather Woodruff

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


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

2:00pm

Varsity eSports: Get in the Game!

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

Speakers
avatar for Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

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

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


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

3:05pm

#i2sdale DEMO SLAM

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

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker


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

3:05pm

Google Tools for Student Productivity

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

Audience: All tech usage levels ~ Grades that use Chromebooks

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Administrator, Fayetteville School District


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

3:05pm

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!

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

My presentation can be found at bitly.com/idkgcdt

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

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

Teacher, Siloam Springs


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

3:05pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Cassie Kautzer

Cassie Kautzer

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

Michael Tapee

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


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

3:05pm

Action Based Learning in Your Classroom

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

Presentation Link:

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


Speakers
KW

Kathy Wormington

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

Teacher, Springdale High School


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

3:05pm

Rockin' Rubrics - Innovative Rubrics for Teaching and Learning

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

Speakers
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Aurelian Sennett

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


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

3:05pm

Make NGPF Your BFF

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

Speakers
avatar for Phillip VanDenBerg

Phillip VanDenBerg

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

Cynthia Lyons

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation


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


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