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Wednesday, June 12
 

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

Learning Blade - Supplemental STEM Online Curriculum focusing on Computer Science

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

Speakers
avatar for Learning Blade

Learning Blade

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


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

11:50am

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

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

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

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

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
 
Thursday, June 13
 

10:45am

Storytelling: Beyond the Pencil and Paper

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

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

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

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

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


Speakers
JD

Jennifer Dralle-Moreano

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


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

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

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

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

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
 


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