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Wednesday, June 12
 

10:45am

Holy Sheets- Using Google Sheets for More than Data

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

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

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


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

10:45am

Rockin' Your PD/Lesson Experiences

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

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

Naomi Austin

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


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

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

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

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

#EDUProtocols: Engaging Students in a Fraction of the Time!!

All teachers want their students to be engaged in learning. How can you do that without working harder than the kids? This session will show you FIVE great, easy to use protocols that can be used over and over regardless of the topic/subject. This session is designed for elementary through high school. Each protocol can be adapted for any age or skill level.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Edwards

Sara Edwards

Librarian, Webb City High School
Dr. Edwards taught high school mathematics for 15 year before making a transition into the library media center. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2009 in Educational Leadership. In addition to being a full time librarian, she also teaches online Geometry... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

Coding with Dash & Dot...and Cue!

Participants will enjoy learning how to use Dash, Dot, and Cue. All of these awesome robots provide unique learning experiences throughout various subject areas.

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 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D103

2:00pm

docAppender

You will have an opportunity to learn about Google Forms & docAppender. You will be provided guided instruction to create a Google Form and set-up your own docAppender.

Speakers
MJ

Melisa Jennings

Teacher, Har-Ber High School
teach chemi-integrated. this is my 2nd year at HBHS my 8th year of teaching chem
avatar for Lara Irvin

Lara Irvin

Teacher, Har-Ber High School
Chemistry, AP ChemistryUsing docappender to give feedback in a private and efficient manner.Using Google Classroom and Google Forms


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B107

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

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

Creating Impactors

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jayna Moffit

Jayna Moffit

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


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

2:00pm

Peer Power! Activate an Assessment Revolution

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

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


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B110

3:05pm

Giving Feedback: Instruction and Data

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

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


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

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

3:05pm

PBL and Parent Involvement in PhysEd

Project Based Learning (PBL) often seems best suited for academic subjects, and when it comes to physical education and Movement, it can be difficult to see how PBL fits with in the gym walls. With this workshop we will show how easy it is to get students thinking, moving, learning, and sharing as they work on a project that they can be proud of.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Holland

Shawn Holland

Educator, Bentonville Public Schools
My name is Shawn Holland. I am a Physed Teacher in a fantastic in Bentonville Ar. I have been teaching for fifteen years, and each year I look forward to learning new ways to do my job better and reach the students differently. I encourage all my students to participate and give everything... Read More →
avatar for Aubrey Emerson

Aubrey Emerson

Teacher, Bentonville Public School
My name is Aubrey Emerson and I have been a PE & health teacher for 8 years and coached for 4years in the Bentonville Public School system. I absolutely love teaching students lifestyle fitness activities, how to develop and introduce healthy lifestyle opportunities, and how to integrate... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C111
 
Thursday, June 13
 

10:45am

Giving Feedback: Instruction and Data

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

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

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


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

10:45am

Solo Techie - Building Your Tech Tribe from 1

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

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

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


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C106

10:45am

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

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

Google Tools for the Classroom

In addition to being an awesome search engine, Google also provides an ever-growing list of tools to help you in the classroom. We'll talk about refining your Google searches and how you are using G Suite. We'll also discuss Google Scholar, Google Alerts, Google Translate, Google Images, and more!.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Program Coordinator Education Unleashed, EAST Initiative
Amy Bell has been blessed to work with students of all ages and rewarded by their growth. With a background in higher education and workforce development, she currently works with K-12 teachers, regularly visiting classrooms around Arkansas. She also develops and delivers PD for teachers... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D104

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

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

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

PBL and Parent Involvement in PhysEd

Project Based Learning (PBL) often seems best suited for academic subjects, and when it comes to physical education and Movement, it can be difficult to see how PBL fits with in the gym walls. With this workshop we will show how easy it is to get students thinking, moving, learning, and sharing as they work on a project that they can be proud of.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Holland

Shawn Holland

Educator, Bentonville Public Schools
My name is Shawn Holland. I am a Physed Teacher in a fantastic in Bentonville Ar. I have been teaching for fifteen years, and each year I look forward to learning new ways to do my job better and reach the students differently. I encourage all my students to participate and give everything... Read More →
avatar for Aubrey Emerson

Aubrey Emerson

Teacher, Bentonville Public School
My name is Aubrey Emerson and I have been a PE & health teacher for 8 years and coached for 4years in the Bentonville Public School system. I absolutely love teaching students lifestyle fitness activities, how to develop and introduce healthy lifestyle opportunities, and how to integrate... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C111

11:50am

Coding with Dash & Dot...and Cue!

Participants will enjoy learning how to use Dash, Dot, and Cue. All of these awesome robots provide unique learning experiences throughout various subject areas.

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 11:50am - 12:45pm
C101

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

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

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

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

#EDUProtocols: Engaging Students in a Fraction of the Time!!

All teachers want their students to be engaged in learning. How can you do that without working harder than the kids? This session will show you FIVE great, easy to use protocols that can be used over and over regardless of the topic/subject. This session is designed for elementary through high school. Each protocol can be adapted for any age or skill level.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Edwards

Sara Edwards

Librarian, Webb City High School
Dr. Edwards taught high school mathematics for 15 year before making a transition into the library media center. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2009 in Educational Leadership. In addition to being a full time librarian, she also teaches online Geometry... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D111
 


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