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Wednesday, June 12
 

10:45am

Gamify with Google

Do you love playing games, being part of a team, or participating in a friendly competition? OR do your lessons need to be amped up into the 21st century classroom?  Gamifying lessons and standards might be your answer!  Transforming topics and curriculum into games can motivate students to engage, learn, and cooperate with peers in a safe, fun, and goal-oriented setting. Teachers can implement gamification with any content to enhance student learning. This session is perfect for comfortable G Suite users ready to level up their lesson GAME! Be ready to experience the gamification of multiple content areas - come ready to PLAY!

Speakers
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Technology Integration Specialist, Carthage R9 School District
Tysha Roughton is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Carthage R9 School District. She assists teachers K-12 in technology implementation and innovative strategies. She is an eMINTS Affiliated Trainer, Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 & 2), Nearpod Certified Educator... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B106

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
JB

Jennifer Beasley

Teacher, Arlington Community Schools
avatar for Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Jonathan Hawkins is a seven-year teaching veteran at Arlington Middle School. He has worked as both the PLC chair and Computer Science Department chair for Arlington Middle School. He also has served Arlington Community School District as an Instructional Technology Coach to the Middle... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C111

10:45am

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

#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

Action Based Learning in Your Classroom

Action Based Learning (ABL) is based on the brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. Presenters will introduce research that supports the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance, as well as a brief description and explanation of physical and chemical actions that happen prior to and during learning.
Participants will see examples of what Action Based Learning looks like, including:
-Kinesthetic furniture in the classrooms - Providing different seating options that allow more movement for students.
-Action Based Learning labs - Physical movement is layered with academic practice to increase academic success and positive behaviors in the classroom.
-Brain boosters throughout the school day - Research shows that continuous sitting makes the brain sleepy, and it is not as prepared to learn.
-Morning activity - Use movement to stimulate the brains and get students ready for learning.

Presentation Link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UYm4W2HFD9Mdhh8EilCHI8HpBDVR_BYFRXJ8bJlS7m0/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
KW

Kathy Wormington

Educator, Springdale Hellstern Middle School
Kathy is a Physical Education and Health teacher in Springdale, who became interested in Action Based Learning and attended a week long instructor training workshop where she learned from experts in the field. She facilitated workshops at Hellstern Middle School and created an ABL... Read More →
TS

Trudi Spencer

Teacher, Springdale High School


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
C101

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

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 →
BK

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
AS

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

Creating Awareness-Poetry, Social Justice, and the 6Cs

For years, educators have focused on the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning, Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication. Author Michael Fullan of Deep Learning:Engage the World Change the World suggests students need to develop 6Cs. Along with the 4Cs mentioned above, students also need to grow their skills in the areas of Citizenship and Character Development. In order to become good citizens, schools are focusing on developing empathy and kindness in their students. Participants are invited to step into the shoes of a learner and experience 6Cs through social justice topics. Using Book Creator for Chrome, participants will create, publish, and share poetry. The hope is for participants to leave this session with ideas for raising awareness of injustice and empowering students to make the world a kinder, gentler place.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

#i2Sdale Featured Speaker, Ed Tech Specialist, Clayton School District
Carmen Marty has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting students in developing their six 6Cs. Through coaching, she helps educators amplify their lessons with technology. She has worked as a teacher, instructional specialist, and as... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:55pm - 2:55pm
B103

2:00pm

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

Teachers as Designers

Teachers are often asked to use design thinking in their classrooms, but are rarely given the opportunity to take on the role of designers themselves. In this session, we will explore the value of teaching design, and what it means to embrace a "designer's mindset." This workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, and coaches who are both experienced in design thinking and those who are just getting started. Attendees will engage in design activities to deepen their understanding of the design thinking process, learn strategies that can used right away, and will walk away with a design framework to implement in their classrooms and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Herrera, Manuel

Herrera, Manuel

Educator and Speaker, .
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 →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D102

3:05pm

Creativity Power of Google Photos

This session is about creativity, visual learning and effective photo communication. We will blast off with the power and flexibility of Google Photos and learn how to backup, organize, search, create and collaborate on all types of devices. Come prepared to add to our album, make collages and movies!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, USD290 Ottawa High School
Lori is a Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2, and a Microsoft Office Specialist. My focus is on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B107

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

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

Connected Thinking in Algebraic Functions through Transformations

Does your algebraic classroom lack innovative, technology-based activities that enhance student learning? Through active engagement, participants of this session will explore rich connections of algebraic functions using transformations on graphing calculators and online graphing tools, by participating in lesson experiences that provide innovative thinking and ideas. These two lessons are directed at junior high and high school math students. Bring your graphing calculator if you can, a laptop/chromebook/iPad, and your creativity!

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 →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
B107

10:45am

Make Your Assessments the G.O.A.T.! Using Digital Assessments to Keep Students Interested in Assessment

This session is about looking at formative/summative assessments that are digital and feed into the way a student learns today. First, we will look at how a student's brain works and what makes a good assessment. We will also look at many new and upcoming assessments that teachers will be able to use in their classrooms the next day. Finally, we will participate in a formative assessment that is my favorite to use. My goal is to help other teachers get familiar with using digital assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Educator, Glen Rose High School
Having been an educator for 30 years, Lisa's resume is full of different classes she's taught. They range from 7-12th grade English to coaching sports to EAST. She is also fluent in Photoshop and InDesign, thanks to being yearbook adviser for way too long. When she is not teaching... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
D100

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 →
BK

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

Trainers & Coaches Suit-Up: Unleash Your "Incredibles" Super Powers!

“Incredible” trainers and coaches, uncover the hidden powers and abilities of innovative professional development practices. Come to discover facilitation techniques and strategies to thwart villains that make conventional meetings monotonous and mundane.

Accept this challenge and make immersive learning challenges, game-based learning, personalized learning paths, and more your PD sidekicks.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Perkins

Debbie Perkins

eMINTS Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
Debbie was a classroom teacher for 15 years and has been training adults for 14 years at the state and national level. She joined eMINTS in 2008. In addition to training adult learners, Debbie’s role at eMINTS includes collaborating to develop and improve training materials. She... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Higgins

Brooke Higgins

Project Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Brooke has supported teachers and trainers at the eMINTS National Center since 2004, with a focus on using technology to support instruction. She works with colleagues to generate professional development materials for new eMINTS programs and for using different devices and platforms... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am
C107

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

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

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 Herrera, Manuel

Herrera, Manuel

Educator and Speaker, .


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

2:00pm

Creativity Power of Google Photos

This session is about creativity, visual learning and effective photo communication. We will blast off with the power and flexibility of Google Photos and learn how to backup, organize, search, create and collaborate on all types of devices. Come prepared to add to our album, make collages and movies!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, USD290 Ottawa High School
Lori is a Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2, and a Microsoft Office Specialist. My focus is on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D111

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

#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

3:05pm

Action Based Learning in Your Classroom

Action Based Learning (ABL) is based on the brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. Presenters will introduce research that supports the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance, as well as a brief description and explanation of physical and chemical actions that happen prior to and during learning.
Participants will see examples of what Action Based Learning looks like, including:
-Kinesthetic furniture in the classrooms - Providing different seating options that allow more movement for students.
-Action Based Learning labs - Physical movement is layered with academic practice to increase academic success and positive behaviors in the classroom.
-Brain boosters throughout the school day - Research shows that continuous sitting makes the brain sleepy, and it is not as prepared to learn.
-Morning activity - Use movement to stimulate the brains and get students ready for learning.

Presentation Link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UYm4W2HFD9Mdhh8EilCHI8HpBDVR_BYFRXJ8bJlS7m0/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
KW

Kathy Wormington

Educator, Springdale Hellstern Middle School
Kathy is a Physical Education and Health teacher in Springdale, who became interested in Action Based Learning and attended a week long instructor training workshop where she learned from experts in the field. She facilitated workshops at Hellstern Middle School and created an ABL... Read More →
TS

Trudi Spencer

Teacher, Springdale High School


Thursday June 13, 2019 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C101

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
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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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