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Wednesday, June 12
 

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

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

11:50am

autoCrat for Admin!

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

Speakers
avatar for Chad Pitts

Chad Pitts

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


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

11:50am

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

3:05pm

Giving Feedback: Instruction and Data

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

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


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C104
 
Thursday, June 13
 

10:45am

Discover the Magic of Queries in Google Sheets

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

Speakers
CW

Cara Wylie

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


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

10:45am

Giving Feedback: Instruction and Data

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

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

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


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

10:45am

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

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

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

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

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

12:55pm

autoCrat for Admin!

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

Speakers
avatar for Chad Pitts

Chad Pitts

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


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

12:55pm

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

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

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

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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