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Wednesday, June 12
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
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

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


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B106

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

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

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

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

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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