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Wednesday, June 12
 

10:45am

#Hacking Google

Make Google products work for you! Learn the basics, practical, and diverse aspects of utilizing Google products to present to students in a way that adapts around their personal skill levels while providing teachers instant data.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Administrator, TarverAcademy.com
Tyler Tarver is the Dean of NLC College. He has amassed over 13 million views on YouTube and 55k subscribers between his 2 channels. He also created and maintains TarverAcademy.com. He's written 3 books, has multiple podcasts, Google and Apple Foundations Certified Trainer, is on... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B101

10:45am

Create a Personalized Learning Environment Using Free Tools

Are you struggling with trying to address the needs of 28+ students when there is only one of you? Learn how free technology applications can help you shrink your class size and give everyone what they need to grow! See examples of lessons used in real classrooms, learn where to look for more and how to create your own.   Link to presentation:  

http://bit.ly/i2sdalepl



Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Fern is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Siloam Springs School District. Her goal is to help teachers put technology into the hands of students in a way that enhances the learning process. Her latest passion has been working with teachers and students using Hyperdocs and inquiry... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B112

10:45am

Holy Sheets- Using Google Sheets for More than Data

Sheets, the wheelhouse of data collection... But you can use it for so much more! Assign to students and use it for bell-work or daily questions. Use simple formulas to total and grade. Use formatting to easily view information. Create and assign digital rubrics with check boxes. Sheets can be so versatile without data!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her twelfth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B107

10:45am

Nearpod - Learning and Interaction Go Hand in Hand

Teacher will experience and explore Nearpod as a way to increase student collaboration and teacher formative assessment during learning.

Self-Paced Lesson 

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/yk6pB4fnMu

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

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


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D106

10:45am

To Infinity and Beyond with Google Slides

Google Slides is so much more than creating slideshows. Attend this session and learn how to take your Google Slide game to "infinity and beyond." Learn how to create stop animation, newsletters, comic strips, interactive posters, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

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

Samantha Brines

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


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B105

10:45am

National Geographic Geo-Inquiry

Geo-Inquiry is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges to the classroom. In this interactive session, educators will learn new strategies to help students develop critical thinking skills, ask questions, collect information, visualize and analyze data, create a compelling story, and ultimately become advocates for change in their local communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith

Educator, Springdale School District/Hellstern Middle School
Kristi is currently a teacher in a 7th grade classroom at Hellstern Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas. She has 30+ years of experience in teaching science in secondary education. Recently Kristi became a National Geographic certified educator and facilitator. Her favorite National... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D105

10:45am

PBL in Coding

If you are a computer science, coding instructor or even a STEM teacher, then THIS SESSION IS FOR YOU! Our engaging session will put you in the shoes of your students and help you gain relevant insight into how to convert your computer science courses into a problem-based learning model. Use real-world problem solving to engage your students and improve their soft and academic skills!

We will use both code.org and Apple Swift Learn to Code curriculum materials during the presentation. Come prepared with an iPad or MacBook pro with the Apple Swift Playgrounds app downloaded [it's free]. It would also be beneficial to sign up with an account on the code.org website [it's also free].

Speakers
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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

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

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

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 Answer is Always a Spreadsheet

Spreadsheets are one of the most useful tools for educators, yet the most underutilized! Spreadsheets help you be more efficient and improve your ability to react to student needs. Students can use spreadsheets to organize and collaborate. Learn some handy spreadsheet tips that will influence both teaching and learning in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

#i2Sdale Keynote Speaker, Alicekeeler.com
Alice is an expert in EdTech integration. Starting teaching math in 1999 and is currently a math teacher with Chawanakee Unified. She is an adjunct lecturer at California State University Fresno in the teacher credential program. Alice is a mom of 5 kids and lives in Fresno California... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B101

11:50am

The Transformative Power of OneNote Staff Notebook

Do you find yourself digging through the white noise of your email inbox or searching through your records trying to find one piece of paper? Stop wasting your time and take it back.
Learn how to leverage OneNote Staff Notebook to transform your district, school, or classroom into its most efficient self. Staff Notebook allows you to spend your time where it is most needed.
Learn how to create a searchable living notebook that allows an entire staff to interact in one place and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Burns

Ashley Burns

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Ashley Burns has been a Curriculum Technology Teacher for two years in the Arlington Community School system in Arlington, TN. Prior to entering the tech realm, Ashley was an art teacher for eight years in grades 6 through 12 as well as IB diploma level and AP art courses. She is... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B104

11:50am

Top Ten Things All The Best Teachers Do: A Student's Perspective

Want to know what all the best teachers have in common? Come hear my Top Ten countdown from an actual high school student. Seven classes a day, twelve years of school - I've seen it all and will tell you what students really want from their teachers! Real talk from a real student who loves school, education, and teachers!

Speakers
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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

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

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

Hear it, Draw it, Learn it .....

Bring your ideas, questions, notepads, iPads, sketchbooks, markers, pens, or a pencil and paper!!
We will have some amazing fun learning about the Power of Visual Thinking and we will discuss a few options for learning visibly!!

Then we will be getting colorful and having some hands on fun sketching away and learning some fun icons and paths to creating fantabulous learning and teaching tools!

If you are in for some fun and frolic, this session is for you !!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Woodard

Julie Woodard

Educator, Rockwall ISD
Julie is an educator with nearly 20 years classroom experience. Julie’s most recent role as an edudoodler, sketchnoter, & edugraphic artist has opened the eyes of educators all over the world. Julie is globally connected with authors, speakers, presenters, & educators due to her... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
B107

11:50am

Maker Movement: What Do I Need to Know?

In this session, we will walk through what "making" looks like at Sonora Middle School as well as participate in our own making challenge. Participants will leave with financial resources on how to get started in their own school and even how to work in making through classroom time and project based learning.

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

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


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

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

A YouTube Education

This session will focus on creating, organizing, marketing, and sharing videos created for any aspect of the education arena, and especially schools developing or maintaining a one-to-one environment. With the emerging development of online resources, learning, and delivery, building a library of user-created and/or user-organized content will be key to engaging and teaching today's learner. This session will explain, show, and provide practical steps for utilizing the world's largest instructional tool (in a #baller way) from an experienced and proven educator with millions of views and thousands of subscribers.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Administrator, TarverAcademy.com
Tyler Tarver is the Dean of NLC College. He has amassed over 13 million views on YouTube and 55k subscribers between his 2 channels. He also created and maintains TarverAcademy.com. He's written 3 books, has multiple podcasts, Google and Apple Foundations Certified Trainer, is on... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B101

12:55pm

Solo Techie - Building Your Tech Tribe from 1

Are you a solo techie? Do you wish you could encourage others in your district to explore technology? Come learn to grow your tech tribe through developing a PLN, as well as encouraging and instructing fellow educators in your district. I will show you how I work at my school and on social media to not only build my tech skills but encourage it in others that I work with.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her twelfth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C107

12:55pm

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

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning can be a hard task by yourself. Come to this session to collaborate with others to discover ways of taking current online instructional tools and letting students own the path, place, and pace of the learning. In this session, we will discuss the differences between Blended Instruction and Blended Learning. Participants will then collaborate to brainstorm different ways they can use online tools to transfer the ownership of the learning to the students.

Participants will leave with ideas of how to use current online tools in new innovative ways.

Possible Tools - Flipgrid, Google Docs, Google Slides, Padlet, Quizizz, Quizlet, Adobe Spark, Smore

Link to presentation:  http://bit.ly/movingi2


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Nathan Dingman, District Instructional Technology Coach. Nathan works with teachers to improve the use of technology in their classrooms from K-12. Nathan has presented at Greenbush Technology Summit in Girard, Kansas, at MOREnet 2017 the Missouri State Conference hosted by Morenet... Read More →
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Brenda Kaiser

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Brenda is a high school teacher leader who has presented a variety of tech tool workshops for Missouri Business Leaders Association and at Southwest Center’s Technology Summit in Monett, Missouri.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B106

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
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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.


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

12:55pm

"Let's Flip" Over Flipgrid!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families. As the educator, you are the Topic designer with specialized resources and attachments. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Back-to-School intros, booktalks, reflections, expert Q&As, showcase STEAM ideas, research projects, etc....the possibilities are endless for students to verbalize their learning!

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Flipgrid app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our session Flipgrid Topic. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Flipgrid website. Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. You will definitely flip over Flipgrid! Access Presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D105

12:55pm

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

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

Maker Movement: What Do I Need to Know?

In this session, we will walk through what "making" looks like at Sonora Middle School as well as participate in our own making challenge. Participants will leave with financial resources on how to get started in their own school and even how to work in making through classroom time and project based learning.

Speakers
DR

Derek Ratchford

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


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

2:00pm

Let's Get Our H5P On!

What is H5P? H5P is a free tool to help teachers create interactive activities that can be embedded in websites and learning management systems. We will learn to use, copy, modify, create, share, and reuse various interactive assessments on various devices. Ready for this adventure? Let's get our H5P on!

Speakers
avatar for Gia Edelen

Gia Edelen

Educator
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Emily Smith

French Teacher, Virtual Arkansas


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B106

2:00pm

Ride the Wakelet Wave

RIDE THE WAKELET WAVE will introduce you to a powerful and free tool that is limitless, engaging, time saving, collaborative, and flat out amazing for students and teachers alike, both personally and professionally! Come find out how to use this for newsletters, presentations, blogs, portfolios, research, collaborative projects, curating social media posts, and much more! Wakelet integrates with Google Classroom so seamlessly, your students will say what mine have said, "That's it? It's turned in? Wow, that was easy!" Don't miss this session! (Some Swag included.)
Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

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

Naomi Austin

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


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B105

2:00pm

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

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

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

3:05pm

Go Live with Your iPads!

Do you currently read your announcements over the intercom? Do students zone out listening to the "Charlie Brown Teacher" voice? Try an announcement show! Any age, grade or skill level can do this! With the help of Live: Air Action, and Live: Air Remote, students have a Live Video Switcher at their fingertips. Don't want to go Live? No problem, record it instead! Get students planning camera shots! Wireless connection means up to 7 iPads/camera shots. Also useful for sports, concerts, etc. This session is for iPad users.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Educator & Director of Digital Media, Arlington Community Schools
Jessica is the Director of Digital Media at Arlington High School. Her students operate a News Website, a bi-weekly TV Show, and a public access station.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B103

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

Come "See" What Seesaw is All About!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Seesaw is a student-driven, digital portfolio where students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Seesaw app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our #i2sdale Session. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Seesaw website (https://web.seesaw.me/). Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. Come "see" what you've been missing! Access Presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D105

3:05pm

Innovation Institute Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Speakers
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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

3:05pm

Tech Tool Choice Board

The Tech Tool Choice Board is the one-stop shop for teachers and students when it comes to choosing a tech tool for a particular project or assignment. This handy edtech menu is organized by category according to the type of task students will be creating. From simply graphic organizer menus to tools for big-time projects, the choice board has it all!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

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


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D103
 
Thursday, June 13
 

10:45am

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
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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

Go Live with Your iPads!

Do you currently read your announcements over the intercom? Do students zone out listening to the "Charlie Brown Teacher" voice? Try an announcement show! Any age, grade or skill level can do this! With the help of Live: Air Action, and Live: Air Remote, students have a Live Video Switcher at their fingertips. Don't want to go Live? No problem, record it instead! Get students planning camera shots! Wireless connection means up to 7 iPads/camera shots. Also useful for sports, concerts, etc. This session is for iPad users.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Educator & Director of Digital Media, Arlington Community Schools
Jessica is the Director of Digital Media at Arlington High School. Her students operate a News Website, a bi-weekly TV Show, and a public access station.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B103

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

Big Brother is Always Watching: Keeping Discussions Accountable

Teachers will participate in a variety of class discussions to demonstrate how teachers can use multiple tech platforms and apps (both free and paid) which will allow teachers to gather data and evidence of student participation, hold students accountable, and show student knowledge of content. These tools can be applied to any skill level that teachers feel is appropriate for group discussion. Some tools are best used in-class while others can be used both in and out of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Kelley

Sarah Kelley

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington High School
Sarah Kelley (BA English, MAT) brings 17 years of experience to the table. For the last two years, she has worked hard to help her school integrate technology into their daily lives as they transitioned to a one-to-one system. This year she serves as one of two ITCs for her school... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C111

10:45am

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning

Moving Blended Instruction to Blended Learning can be a hard task by yourself. Come to this session to collaborate with others to discover ways of taking current online instructional tools and letting students own the path, place, and pace of the learning. In this session, we will discuss the differences between Blended Instruction and Blended Learning. Participants will then collaborate to brainstorm different ways they can use online tools to transfer the ownership of the learning to the students.

Participants will leave with ideas of how to use current online tools in new innovative ways.

Possible Tools - Flipgrid, Google Docs, Google Slides, Padlet, Quizizz, Quizlet, Adobe Spark, Smore

Link to Presentation:  http://bit.ly/movingi2

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Nathan Dingman, District Instructional Technology Coach. Nathan works with teachers to improve the use of technology in their classrooms from K-12. Nathan has presented at Greenbush Technology Summit in Girard, Kansas, at MOREnet 2017 the Missouri State Conference hosted by Morenet... Read More →
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Brenda Kaiser

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Brenda is a high school teacher leader who has presented a variety of tech tool workshops for Missouri Business Leaders Association and at Southwest Center’s Technology Summit in Monett, Missouri.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B112

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

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

21st Century Admin

A Google Reference District administrator showcases how district and building level administrators can make their lives easier using Google. This session will also include how to give teachers and students a voice and build relationships with all stakeholders!

Speakers
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Administrator, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer for a Google Reference District who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C104

11:50am

Edulastic - Free Digital Assessment Tool with Standards Mastery Tracking

Edulastic is a free digital assessment tool that has helped our teachers find, create, assign and track standards-based assignments. It's so easy to use and the free standards-tracking report will help you quickly and easily keep track of mastery of standards by individual students.  Link to presentation:  http://bitly.com/edulastic_i2sdale 

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Fern is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Siloam Springs School District. Her goal is to help teachers put technology into the hands of students in a way that enhances the learning process. Her latest passion has been working with teachers and students using Hyperdocs and inquiry... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D102

11:50am

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.


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

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

Hear it, Draw it, Learn it .....

Bring your ideas, questions, notepads, iPads, sketchbooks, markers, pens, or a pencil and paper!!
We will have some amazing fun learning about the Power of Visual Thinking and we will discuss a few options for learning visibly!!

Then we will be getting colorful and having some hands on fun sketching away and learning some fun icons and paths to creating fantabulous learning and teaching tools!

If you are in for some fun and frolic, this session is for you !!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Woodard

Julie Woodard

Educator, Rockwall ISD
Julie is an educator with nearly 20 years classroom experience. Julie’s most recent role as an edudoodler, sketchnoter, & edugraphic artist has opened the eyes of educators all over the world. Julie is globally connected with authors, speakers, presenters, & educators due to her... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
D104

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

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

Come "See" What Seesaw is All About!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Seesaw is a student-driven, digital portfolio where students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Seesaw app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our #i2sdale Session. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Seesaw website (https://web.seesaw.me/). Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. Come “see” what you've been missing! Access Presenation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D105

12:55pm

Let's Get Our H5P On!

What is H5P? H5P is a free tool to help teachers create interactive activities that can be embedded in websites and learning management systems. We will learn to use, copy, modify, create, share, and reuse various interactive assessments on various devices. Ready for this adventure? Let's get our H5P on!

Speakers
avatar for Gia Edelen

Gia Edelen

Educator
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Emily Smith

French Teacher, Virtual Arkansas


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B106

12:55pm

Ride the Wakelet Wave

RIDE THE WAKELET WAVE will introduce you to a powerful and free tool that is limitless, engaging, time saving, collaborative, and flat out amazing for students and teachers alike, both personally and professionally! Come find out how to use this for newsletters, presentations, blogs, portfolios, research, collaborative projects, curating social media posts, and much more! Wakelet integrates with Google Classroom so seamlessly, your students will say what mine have said, "That's it? It's turned in? Wow, that was easy!" Don't miss this session! (Some Swag included.)
Link to Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

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

Naomi Austin

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


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D103

12:55pm

Peer Power! Activate an Assessment Revolution
Boom! Pow! Bang! Empower students and teacher teams to take ownership of their learning and understand the learning process by engaging them in peer review using a simple 4 step process. When learners can answer three feedback questions about their learning, they can triple the speed of learning!
Let's explore how to partner with students to unleash the power of peer review through:
  • Defining success criteria
  • Modeling the feedback process
  • Providing feedback on student feedback
  • Setting clear, actionable goals
Bring any device to join the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

National Director of Professional Learning, The Core Collaborative
Sarah Stevens is the National Director of Professional Learning for The Core Collaborative. During her career, Sarah worked in several areas of school improvement and innovation including completing the eMINTS program and serving as an instructional coach and Director of Curriculum... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:55pm - 2:55pm
B103

12:55pm

Drawing As a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting

Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketchnoting is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve. You'll leave with simple techniques and examples to employ tomorrow that enhance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Educator and Speaker


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

2:00pm

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

Hipster Google: Learn the #Dopest Add-ons and Extensions Before Anyone Else Has Heard of Them

If you have #FOMO, get #woke about all the newest Add-Ons and Extensions before they are #cancelled. A middle-aged soccer mom who doesn't even enjoy black coffee will show you how to stay #relevant using all the latest Google tools. It's gonna be #gucci.

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 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D102

2:00pm

Nearpod - Learning and Interaction Go Hand in Hand

Teacher will experience and explore Nearpod as a way to increase student collaboration and teacher formative assessment during learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

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


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D104

2:00pm

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

"Let's Flip" Over Flipgrid!

You don't want to miss this fast-paced, hands-on session that is perfect for all levels of technology skills and spans across all grade levels! Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families. As the educator, you are the Topic designer with specialized resources and attachments. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Back-to-School intros, booktalks, reflections, expert Q&As, showcase STEAM ideas, research projects, etc....the possibilities are endless for students to verbalize their learning!

If you have your own mobile device, please install the Flipgrid app for free. This will allow you to join and interact within our session Flipgrid Topic. Educator Accounts will also be created by accessing the Flipgrid website. Time will be allowed for exploration, creation, and idea sharing. You will definitely ‚Äúflip‚Äù over Flipgrid!  Access Presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator with Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has classroom experience in grades 1-3 and three years experience as an Elementary Library Media Specialist for grades K-5. In 2004, she became a Technology Curriculum Specialist, where she works directly with... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D105

2:00pm

Tech Tool Choice Board

The Tech Tool Choice Board is the one-stop shop for teachers and students when it comes to choosing a tech tool for a particular project or assignment. This handy edtech menu is organized by category according to the type of task students will be creating. From simply graphic organizer menus to tools for big-time projects, the choice board has it all!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

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


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B105

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

Grading Smarter Not Harder

Do you love spending all your nights and weekends grading? If so, this session is NOT for you! Join this discussion to learn why innovation starts with how we assess student learning. When you grade smarter, not harder, you'll find grading more authentic, better aligned to instruction, and believe it or not - faster!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

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


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D103

3:05pm

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

National Geographic Geo-Inquiry

Geo-Inquiry is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges to the classroom. In this interactive session, educators will learn new strategies to help students develop critical thinking skills, ask questions, collect information, visualize and analyze data, create a compelling story, and ultimately become advocates for change in their local communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith

Educator, Springdale School District/Hellstern Middle School
Kristi is currently a teacher in a 7th grade classroom at Hellstern Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas. She has 30+ years of experience in teaching science in secondary education. Recently Kristi became a National Geographic certified educator and facilitator. Her favorite National... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D105

3:05pm

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
 


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