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Welcome to the 2017 Upstate Technology Conference!

Signing up for a Sched Account or selecting classes DOES NOT guarantee your registration into the conference.  Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis each day of the conference. 

PRESENTER CANCELLATIONS:

Wednesday
8:30 - The New Wave of Assessing Students
8:30 - Create your PLN with Twitter
11:00 - Go Formative - A Cool Digital Assessment System for ALL LEVELS!
12:15 - How to Bring Technology in the Classroom Authentically
12:30 - Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
1:45 - Digital Storytelling with iPads
1:45 - Wizer: Using Blended Worksheets in a 1:1 Classroom
3:00 - Science and Social Studies Stations
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*****Credit will not be given for 30 minute sessions.*****

Tuesday, July 11
12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • ExploringLearning  |  Are You Ready for the Solar Eclipse of 2017?

Science, Literacy, Safety discussions will help support your understanding of why the total solar eclipse event on August 21st, 2017 is such a rare treat for South Carolinians. Online interactive eclipse simulations for hands-on fun while learning about the differences between a lunar and solar eclipse, total vs partial eclipse, penumbra vs umbra, why solar glasses, and more! All participants will receive a pair of solar glasses!

  • Kensington  |  Would you like to trade samples for advice?

Kensington is absolutely dependent upon school districts and their opinions and advice on how to make our rugged Chromebook and iPad and Surface Pro cases better. We trade these accessories and charging cabinets and wireless charging devices, and headphones, and locks, and wireless presenters and USB docks for nothing but your advice. Come to this session to learn how this works. No sales, and no strings attached, we PROMISE.

  • Lightspeed Technologies  |  Creating Access to Learning in the Classrooms of Tomorrow

If you want to be part of the collaborative process without disturbing your students and be able to monitor multiple small groups, respond at just the right moment in your class or learning space, then this session is for you.

  • MasteryConnect  |  Assessing in the Primary Grades

If you teach Kindergarten through 2nd grade your assessments look very different! It's all about the performance tasks, projects and observations to help you collect the best data on your students to inform instruction. In this session we help you to effectively and efficiently assess students using the MasteryConnect platform. In addition to creating and delivering assessments that fit your classroom and kiddos you will be given access to a variety of reports to help target students not just by standard but by skill too!

  • Microsoft  |  10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office

Would you like to hack your classroom and gain more instructional time with your students? Come learn 10 tricks and tips for using Microsoft Office more efficiently so that you can hack your classroom, save time, and gain more time to spend on what matters the most - your students! Educators will be able to experience quick and easy solutions to save time and help students achieve more.

  • Promethean  |  Exclusive Inside Look at ClassFlow Desktop!

Bring your lunch and join us for an exclusive inside look at Promethean's newest ClassFlow Desktop software! Learn tips and tricks to make your content come alive and reach your students and their devices!

 


Tuesday, July 11
1:00 P.M. - 1:30
 P.M.

  • ExploringLearning  |  Just the Facts...

Students who struggle with math facts will never have the opportunity to see how amazing mathematics is! Building strong fluency is essential and when combined with procedural fluency becomes a key component for students' success in math. Participants will receive free access to fun, online math games for the summer designed to increase immediate math fact recall.

  • MasteryConnect  |  Make Learning Visible - Formative Data in Action with MasteryConnect

Empowering teachers with real time data in the classroom. Supercharge your district, school, and/or classroom with authentic evidence of student learning. Learn how to quickly track, assess, and analyze what students know and don't know, making intervention and enrichment intuitive.

  • Microsoft  |  Create, Engage, Evaluate with Office Mix and Sway

You already know how to make PowerPoint presentations. What if there was a way to transform your content into interactive online lessons with videos, quizzes and apps? Office Mix is free add-on to engage learners. Sway is a new app to easily create online presentations with a built-in design assistant, leaving more time to focus on content!

  • Promethean  |  Exclusive Inside Look at ClassFlow Desktop!

Bring your lunch and join us for an exclusive inside look at Promethean's newest ClassFlow Desktop software! Learn tips and tricks to make your content come alive and reach your students and their devices!

 


Wednesday, July 12
12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • ExploringLearning  |  Are You Ready for the Solar Eclipse of 2017?

Science, Literacy, Safety discussions will help support your understanding of why the total solar eclipse event on August 21st, 2017 is such a rare treat for South Carolinians. Online interactive eclipse simulations for hands-on fun while learning about the differences between a lunar and solar eclipse, total vs partial eclipse, penumbra vs umbra, why solar glasses, and more! All participants will receive a pair of solar glasses!

  • Kensington  |  Would you like to trade samples for advice?

Kensington is absolutely dependent upon school districts and their opinions and advice on how to make our rugged Chromebook and iPad and Surface Pro cases better. We trade these accessories and charging cabinets and wireless charging devices, and headphones, and locks, and wireless presenters and USB docks for nothing but your advice. Come to this session to learn how this works. No sales, and no strings attached, we PROMISE.

  • Lightspeed Technologies  |  Creating Access to Learning in the Classrooms of Tomorrow

If you want to be part of the collaborative process without disturbing your students and be able to monitor multiple small groups, respond at just the right moment in your class or learning space, then this session is for you.

  • MasteryConnect  |  Assessing in the Primary Grades

If you teach Kindergarten through 2nd grade your assessments look very different! It's all about the performance tasks, projects and observations to help you collect the best data on your students to inform instruction. In this session we help you to effectively and efficiently assess students using the MasteryConnect platform. In addition to creating and delivering assessments that fit your classroom and kiddos you will be given access to a variety of reports to help target students not just by standard but by skill too!

  • Microsoft  |  10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office

Would you like to hack your classroom and gain more instructional time with your students? Come learn 10 tricks and tips for using Microsoft Office more efficiently so that you can hack your classroom, save time, and gain more time to spend on what matters the most - your students! Educators will be able to experience quick and easy solutions to save time and help students achieve more.

  • Promethean  |  Exclusive Inside Look at ClassFlow Desktop!

Bring your lunch and join us for an exclusive inside look at Promethean's newest ClassFlow Desktop software! Learn tips and tricks to make your content come alive and reach your students and their devices!

 

 


Wednesday, July 12
1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
  • ExploringLearning  |  Just the Facts...

Students who struggle with math facts will never have the opportunity to see how amazing mathematics is! Building strong fluency is essential and when combined with procedural fluency becomes a key component for students' success in math. Participants will receive free access to fun, online math games for the summer designed to increase immediate math fact recall.

  • MasteryConnect  |  Make Learning Visible - Formative Data in Action with MasteryConnect

Empowering teachers with real time data in the classroom. Supercharge your district, school, and/or classroom with authentic evidence of student learning. Learn how to quickly track, assess, and analyze what students know and don't know, making intervention and enrichment intuitive.

  • Microsoft  |  Create, Engage, Evaluate with Office Mix and Sway

You already know how to make PowerPoint presentations. What if there was a way to transform your content into interactive online lessons with videos, quizzes and apps? Office Mix is free add-on to engage learners. Sway is a new app to easily create online presentations with a built-in design assistant, leaving more time to focus on content!

  • Promethean  |  Exclusive Inside Look at ClassFlow Desktop!

Bring your lunch and join us for an exclusive inside look at Promethean's newest ClassFlow Desktop software! Learn tips and tricks to make your content come alive and reach your students and their devices!