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Welcome to the 2017 Upstate Technology Conference!

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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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Tuesday, July 11
 

8:30am

#FormativeTech: Using Technology Tools to Check for Understanding
Technology tools can help teachers check for understanding in an efficient and timely manner. Learn how you can embed formative assessment tools in your instruction and quickly analyze data. This hands-on session is perfect for teachers with any device who want to understand how to use technology during their reading instruction. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares tips and strategies from her new book #FormativeTech.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Blogs & Social Media for Teachers
Reach and engage more students and more parents through the effective use of blogs and social media. In this session you will learn how to develop a simple and effective system for using blogs and social media that won’t require you to dedicate hours of your week to yet another task to your calendar. You’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls of blogs and social media. This session is based on more than ten years of successfully using blogs and social media in academic and professional settings.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

8:30am

The Paperless Classroom (Well, As Paperless As Possible!)
Does your desk get absolutely covered in paper? If the answer is yes, this session is for you! Sometimes it seems all we do is shuffle paper to the students, then back to us, and then back to the students. Let's put those in class devices to work! This session uses Google and various applications to help us work smarter - not harder! Session will cover basic solutions to help clear that cluttered desk. Letting go of paper is completely dependent on your comfort level. Take ideas from this session and make them work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Spivey

Charlotte Spivey

Middle School Teacher, Anderson One
I am not a technology guru - rather a person who is open to the experience of technology. If it makes my life easier, I am willing to try it! The paperless classroom has been my focus the past two years. I am working toward bringing less and less paper home to grade as well as cl... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Presentations Beyond PowerPoint
Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations? Time to change it up and learn a new presentation tool! While there's nothing inherently wrong with PowerPoint, variety is the spice of life and there are loads of other presentation tools out there that offer different options. This session will focus on introducing attendees to cloud-based tools, with time to play with each one. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet for the best experience.
Twitter: @MmeBurgess

Speakers
avatar for Angela Burgess

Angela Burgess

Instructional Technology Specialist, Forsyth County Schools, GA
I am a former high school French teacher (14 years) who also spent time as an English Lit teacher. Now, I am the District ITS for Middle and High Schools in Forsyth County Schools, GA. I am also a Google Certified Educator: Level 2 who is passionate about learning new ways to acc... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

Cool Tools for Accommodating all Learners In the Classroom
Are you a general education or special education teacher who struggles with finding an easier approach to accommodating students with special needs and ESOL students? Would you like to discover new technology tools to assist you in this area? This session will show you several different technology tools to use in the classroom to accommodate students with special needs and ESOL students. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice with these tools during the session. Participants will learn how to use tools such as TTS Reader, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, and Google Translate.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
208

8:30am

Creating an Engaging Digital Environment in the Elementary Classroom
Take a look inside a 4th grade digital classroom and experience the discoveries of learning through a fourth grader's point of view. We will look at various formative assessment tools such as Kahoot! and Quizizz, creativity tools like PowToon and Board Builder, and communication and collaboration tools such as Google Classroom. We will even go beyond the classroom with virtual reality.
Twitter: VAnderson1913@twitter
Instagram: Sparklecitydelta

Speakers
VA

Vanessa Anderson

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

Gamify Your Classroom
Formative assessment can sometimes be tedious. Mini-Quizzes, Spot Checks and tests can give you a good picture, but how can you assess and engage at the same time? In 45 minutes you will learn how game-play can be used as a powerful formative tool in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom(s). You will: 1. Learn how to structure a 45-50 minute period with assessment-based game play. 2 Learn how to set up a class management system where students respect and even look-forward to assessment based play. 3. Learn how to quantify your assessment data to make smart, student centered instructional decisions. 4. Download a plethora of games and assessments that you can use in your classroom (Device Agnostic).
Twitter: @joel_colon
Instagram: lukechewbacca

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg District 7
Adam Babcock is the Technology Integration Specialist at Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators in the United States and published research on using Google Docs in the classroom writing proc... Read More →
JC

Joel Colon

Instructional support, Spartanburg 7


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Interactive Review and Assessments in the 1:1 Classroom
During this session you will learn how to create reviews for your students using Quizizz and Kahoot!. Then, we will look at how to create a Google Form to assess your students on the material that was reviewed. Through Google Forms, you can even set up the assessment to grade itself saving you time to create more engaging activities for your students. These three programs work great in conjunction with each other and allow you, as a teacher, to quickly assess what your students know and the areas that you need to continue to work on. Note: This session would be best for those teachers who are 1:1 or who have access to a Chromebook, laptop, or iPad cart.
Twitter: @Kristan_Alewine
Instagram: @kristanalewine

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
MC105

8:30am

Beyond Year One: Sustaining Your Chromebook Efforts
This session will provide tips and tools for sustaining the Chromebook initiative in your school! Participants will receive information on key players and critical steps needed for sustainability. Updated documents will be provided, such as parent letters, student letters, payment plans, and professional development ideas to help you move forward! This session will provide you with useful guidelines that will propel your Chromebook initiative beyond year one.
Twitter: @Educator86

Speakers
avatar for Edward Anderson

Edward Anderson

Principal, Greenville County Schools
Edward currently serves as the principal at Tanglewood Middle School. His career began 9 years ago as an English Language Arts teacher at Lakeview Middle School. At this school, he was able to capitalize on the 1:1 laptop initiative in his classroom. He quickly became a techn... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
104

8:30am

How Google Forms and Google Classroom Can Simplify Your Teaching​
In this session, I will share my tips and tricks for using Google Forms and Google Classroom to engage my students and make my life easier! Google Forms and Google Classroom provide an easy and highly customizable way to cut down on the paperwork you face and can be integrated into any subject area or grade level. I will share example lessons and resources that I have used in my class, and show you how to create and use your own resources to fit your classroom and students. Please bring your device and be ready to dive in to all that Google Forms and Google Classroom has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Karey Wengert

Karey Wengert

5th Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I'm very excited to be presenting at this conference, and I can't wait to share and receive a wealth of knowledge! I teach 5th grade at Duncan Chapel Elementary.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Organization Simplified with Google Drive
This course will introduce and simplify using Google Drive. We will also introduce the creation of documents, creation of presentations, and sharing files through collaboration. This will include classroom and student-centered activities that will strengthen technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
MS

Mary Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

ClassFlow!
I love Classflow because it allows student accountability, engagement, and interaction. ClassFlow is an interactive lesson delivery system that increases the depth of student and teacher engagement by providing the collaborative use of classroom devices, digital curriculum and assessments for learning.

Speakers
BR

Brittany Robinson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
213

8:30am

Elementary Math - Math Fact Fluency—The True Building Blocks for Successful Conceptual Math Understanding
Presentation Description: In this presentation, we will investigate how math facts are mastered and which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students. We will also discuss how the standards recognize the importance of fact fluency as a basis for conceptual understanding in mathematics and an overall increase in student achievement. We will then evaluate how we can solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day, 3-4 days per week allowing students to focus on higher level math concepts.

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

Glorify with Storify
Are you excited to share what's going on in your classroom, school, or district? Storify is an online storytelling tool that allows you to incorporate many different forms of social media into one cohesive document. This session will show you how you can use this social network service to promote your school within the community.
Twitter: @CoonsKelli
Instagram: Kwcoons

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am in my third year as the instructional coach at Bryson Elementary. Prior to working in Greenville County, I worked in Spartanburg District 2 as a fifth grade teacher for eight years. I have been able to present at many different conferences and connect with a lot of other e... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

CANCELLED: Put the MAKE in MakerSpace
Do you see students whose creativity has been stifled due to the high academic demands in the classroom? Are you a teacher who sees the value in hands on, technological, problem solving activities? If so, then this session is for you! Come explore, learn, and see how the Maker Movement can make a difference in your schools!
Twitter: @darcygrimesNC

Speakers
DG

Darcy Grimes

Elementary school teacher, Asheville City Schools, NC


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

Level Up: Games and gamification to support teaching and learning
Games and gamification can be powerful and controversial tools for teaching and learning. This session will provide (a) background on learning, motivation, and research for using games and gamification; (b) explanation and examples of gaming to support learning; and (c) strategies, examples, and opportunities for gamification to support coursework.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Other, University of South Carolina
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate
ER

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
222

8:30am

Teaching Kids to Code On and Offline
This session will look at a variety of learning tools that children K-5 can use on and offline to learn to build algorithms and learn to code.
Twitter: @jdaniel4smom
Instagram: jdaniel4smom

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith

Other, Greenville County Schools
I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I have been a computer lab teacher at Augusta Circle for almost 4 years.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
204

9:45am

#FormativeTech: Using Technology Tools to Check for Understanding
Technology tools can help teachers check for understanding in an efficient and timely manner. Learn how you can embed formative assessment tools in your instruction and quickly analyze data. This hands-on session is perfect for teachers with any device who want to understand how to use technology during their reading instruction. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares tips and strategies from her new book #FormativeTech.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Auditorium

9:45am

Blogs & Social Media for Teachers
Reach and engage more students and more parents through the effective use of blogs and social media. In this session you will learn how to develop a simple and effective system for using blogs and social media that won’t require you to dedicate hours of your week to yet another task to your calendar. You’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls of blogs and social media. This session is based on more than ten years of successfully using blogs and social media in academic and professional settings.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

9:45am

The Paperless Classroom (Well, As Paperless As Possible!)
Does your desk get absolutely covered in paper? If the answer is yes, this session is for you! Sometimes it seems all we do is shuffle paper to the students, then back to us, and then back to the students. Let's put those in class devices to work! This session uses Google and various applications to help us work smarter - not harder! Session will cover basic solutions to help clear that cluttered desk. Letting go of paper is completely dependent on your comfort level. Take ideas from this session and make them work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Spivey

Charlotte Spivey

Middle School Teacher, Anderson One
I am not a technology guru - rather a person who is open to the experience of technology. If it makes my life easier, I am willing to try it! The paperless classroom has been my focus the past two years. I am working toward bringing less and less paper home to grade as well as cl... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
117

9:45am

10 Tech Tools to Engage & Differentiate
As educators we want tools that give us the most bang for our buck. We do not have endless amounts of time to learn how to use these tools and develop new activities. These tech tools will help you engage your students, receive feedback, and differentiate your instruction with a minimal time investment on your part. The tools shared in this presentation have been used and found effective by many teachers across multiple disciplines. Some tools we will explore are EdPuzzle, GoFormative, Slides Carnival, and Storyboard That.
Twitter: @amorrison_teach

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
218

9:45am

So You're 1-to-1: Now What?
How can school leaders facilitate effective use of technology throughout the school? Explore ways to support teachers of all subjects in extending classroom learning with technology; save time by integrating technology into school structures; build a culture of collaboration and creativity through technology. Be sure to bring your own device.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I teach 7th grade math at Fisher Middle School as well as teaching the ALIVE course, Google Sites and the... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
105

9:45am

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod!
During this session, participants will learn about Nearpod basics and will even be given some time to create their own Nearpod lesson! Come and learn about this wonderful and engaging resource that helps students actively participate in their learning and allows teachers to receive LIVE feedback immediately!
Twitter: @sblakeney3

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 4th grade teacher at Thomas E. Kerns Elementary. Recently, I just completed my first year in a 1:1 iPad classroom of twenty students.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
MC105

9:45am

Creating an Engaging Digital Environment in the Elementary Classroom
Take a look inside a 4th grade digital classroom and experience the discoveries of learning through a fourth grader's point of view. We will look at various formative assessment tools such as Kahoot! and Quizizz, creativity tools like PowToon and Board Builder, and communication and collaboration tools such as Google Classroom. We will even go beyond the classroom with virtual reality.
Twitter: VAnderson1913@twitter
Instagram: Sparklecitydelta

Speakers
VA

Vanessa Anderson

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
109

9:45am

Gamify Your Classroom
Formative assessment can sometimes be tedious. Mini-Quizzes, Spot Checks and tests can give you a good picture, but how can you assess and engage at the same time? In 45 minutes you will learn how game-play can be used as a powerful formative tool in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom(s). You will: 1. Learn how to structure a 45-50 minute period with assessment-based game play. 2 Learn how to set up a class management system where students respect and even look-forward to assessment based play. 3. Learn how to quantify your assessment data to make smart, student centered instructional decisions. 4. Download a plethora of games and assessments that you can use in your classroom (Device Agnostic).
Twitter: @joel_colon
Instagram: lukechewbacca

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg District 7
Adam Babcock is the Technology Integration Specialist at Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators in the United States and published research on using Google Docs in the classroom writing proc... Read More →
JC

Joel Colon

Instructional support, Spartanburg 7


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
107

9:45am

Science and Literacy through Technology Based Simulations
Presentation Description: Science and literacy through technology based simulations prepares teachers to use the inquiry process and simulations to support the development of deeper student understanding of important science concepts and demonstrate that understanding through literacy components. The instructor will model best practices for teaching with simulations in science including a project based approach that allows students to demonstrate understanding through deliverables. Teachers will become more skillful in using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations.

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

Create My Own Instructional Videos? I Don’t Have Time For That!
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone or iPad and Google apps and webtools.
Twitter: @dcjarrettPD

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
115

9:45am

Organization Simplified with Google Drive
This course will introduce and simplify using Google Drive. We will also introduce the creation of documents, creation of presentations, and sharing files through collaboration. This will include classroom and student-centered activities that will strengthen technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
MS

Mary Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Google's Buried Treasure
We know Google's G Suite and its search engine, but there are many sites and experiments that Google has created that are fun and informative, and that provide lots of opportunities for you and your students to explore, play, and create. Come discover some amazing sites and tools as we journey through Google's buried treasure, You'll definitely leave this session with something new!
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

High school teacher, Orlando, FL
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

Google Forms: The Principal’s Pal for Data Collection and Accountability OUTSIDE of the Classroom
Administrators and school leaders, did you know you can use Google Forms as an accountability and data collection tool outside of the classroom? From the lunchroom to the bus loop, Google Forms can help you with your data collection needs. In this session, we will look at some of the ways that you can utilize Google Forms to help you with the day-to-day activities and routines of your school. As a participant, you will need access to your district Google Drive account as well an internet capable device.​

Speakers
avatar for Corey Ehlenbach

Corey Ehlenbach

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

3D Printing Projects for Elementary School
This session will share project ideas incorporating 3D printing and 3D pens in elementary classrooms and introduce participants to 3D design programs that are elementary school friendly.
Twitter: @AJWLibrary
Instagram: ajwlibrary

Speakers
avatar for Amanda LeBlanc

Amanda LeBlanc

Other, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
208

9:45am

CANCELLED: Put the MAKE in MakerSpace
Do you see students whose creativity has been stifled due to the high academic demands in the classroom? Are you a teacher who sees the value in hands on, technological, problem solving activities? If so, then this session is for you! Come explore, learn, and see how the Maker Movement can make a difference in your schools!
Twitter: @darcygrimesNC

Speakers
DG

Darcy Grimes

Elementary school teacher, Asheville City Schools, NC


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

Discovery Education in Action
Whether you are new to Discovery Education or a veteran user, Discovery Education in Action will feature practical insight, resources, and strategies for making the most of digital content in your classroom. Join us for a hands-on, minds-on dive into new ideas to engage students and inspire learning.
Twitter: @kellyhines

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Senior Manager, Community Engagement, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is currently a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with schools and school districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional comm... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
114

9:45am

Level Up: Games and gamification to support teaching and learning
Games and gamification can be powerful and controversial tools for teaching and learning. This session will provide (a) background on learning, motivation, and research for using games and gamification; (b) explanation and examples of gaming to support learning; and (c) strategies, examples, and opportunities for gamification to support coursework.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Other, University of South Carolina
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate
ER

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
222

11:00am

#ScannableTech: Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality with the ACES Framework
Join Dr. Monica Burns, author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom to learn how scannable technology can energize English Language Arts instruction. You will see Monica's ACES Framework in action and explore how Augmented Reality can transform teaching and learning. This technology is perfect for classrooms with just a few devices or a mix of devices.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

11:00am

Search Strategies Students Need to Know
Have you ever had a student say to you, “Google has nothing on this?” Or have you recently had a student fall for one of the many fake news stories circulating on social media? If so, this session is for you. And if you just need some new ideas on how to teach search strategies, this session is also for you. In Search Strategies Students Need to Know you will learn why informational searches are the hardest types of Internet searches for students to conduct. You will learn how to help students break-down complex search topics into manageable pieces then put the whole picture together. You’ll learn how to help your students save students tons of time by thinking before searching. And you’ll how to develop instructional search challenge activities to use with students of any age.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

11:00am

A Wild Goosechase.com: EDU Style!
Teaching and learning is always an adventure. So why not send your students on an educational goose-chase? Join us to learn how to create a scavenger hunt using Goosechase for the classroom. A goose-chase can be set up for any content area at any grade level, and is also perfect for PD and team-building. The app is available through Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Attendees to the session will register for a Goosechase.com account, see classroom examples, participate in a goose-chase, and customize a goose-chase to immediately implement in your classroom.
Twitter: @monica_roveri
Instagram: monica_roveri

Speakers
avatar for Monica Roveri

Monica Roveri

Technology Integration Specialist, Clover 2
My name is Monica Roveri and after spending many years in the library, I am now the technology integration specialist at the brand new Oakridge Elementary in Clover, SC. | | I am married to Ron, who just left his post as director of the FDJ Technology Center in York. He is n... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
228

11:00am

Assessment Tools on the Web
Explore free webtools that teachers can use for both formal and informal assessment. Some tools covered: Plickers, Kahoot, Quizizz and more.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Digital Storytelling on ANY device with Sway
Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling, regardless of their digital device! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they've learned. Join us as we learn about how you can use Sway, a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device your students may have access to in the classroom. Kids love to be creative and share stories about themselves...digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!
Twitter: @jclarksc1999

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Clark

Joanne Clark

Instructional Technology Specialist, Rock Hill 3
Currently, I am an Instructional Technology Specialist for Rock Hill Schools. I previously taught secondary mathematics and was an instructional technology coach in Chester County. I am a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and NCCE Professional Le... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
208

11:00am

Using Music to Improve Literacy in All Content Areas
Do you struggle with getting students to read and write? Do you want to engage students in write-to-learn activities across all content areas? This session offers resources and pre-planned lessons that use music in reading and writing. Teachers will be exploring digital technologies like Booktrack Classroom and Flocabulary Writing Lab to plan engaging, unique learning experiences. Your students will be motivated to revise and edit their texts like never before! Bring your device to engage in the lesson; You won't want to miss out!
Twitter: @Ms_Pursley

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Middle school teacher, Berkeley County
I teach ELA and English I courses to 8th graders in Goose Creek, SC. My top priority as a teacher is student, parent, staff, and community relationships because teaching is NOT a one-man-show. I use technology in the classroom to create opportunities and experiences for my learne... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

10 Tech Tools to Engage & Differentiate
As educators we want tools that give us the most bang for our buck. We do not have endless amounts of time to learn how to use these tools and develop new activities. These tech tools will help you engage your students, receive feedback, and differentiate your instruction with a minimal time investment on your part. The tools shared in this presentation have been used and found effective by many teachers across multiple disciplines. Some tools we will explore are EdPuzzle, GoFormative, Slides Carnival, and Storyboard That.
Twitter: @amorrison_teach

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
218

11:00am

Enhancing Your Reading Instruction with Technology
Reading instruction is not just about sounding out words on a page. Reading teachers strive to encourage a love of reading within their students. Come see how two reading interventionists have used technology to create an excitement about literature. Apps and programs that will be discussed include virtual reality, Shadow Puppets, Padlet, PicCollage, Google Apps for Education, and more!
Twitter: @jessica_preisig

Speakers
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Jessica Preisig

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

Student Creation Tools- Bringing Work Alive
In this interactive class, teachers will begin to understand the process for selecting an app or program, teaching processes to students, and sharing final products. At the end of this presentation, the attendees will know how to take traditional student work, add digital components, and have a completed project to share their students’ learning cross the curriculum. Attendees will see 16 different app or program and learn how to use the apps. Attendees will see student examples from the presenter’s classroom and work together to find out how they can integrate these tools in the classroom. Participants will then play Tech Tools Bingo and create their own projects. Apps and programs will be both iOs, Chromebook, and online tools.
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: @pencehvable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Profes... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
206

11:00am

Avoiding Technology Headaches in the High School Classroom
With the transition to the 1:1 classroom, common headaches such as off-task behavior, students being unprepared, and an overload of apps can cause a teacher to panic. Never fear! This presentation will focus on overcoming these challenges utilizing a variety of tools regardless of student ability or course content.

Speakers
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Molly Rains

High school teacher, Anderson 1


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

11:00am

Confessions of a Secondary English Teacher
Join a high-school English teacher who has "been there and done that" as she navigates through tried and true tech savy ways to do English. Learn apps that work well for distribution and collection of materials. Find out the best ways to annotate digitally. Mainstream and manage your writing instruction -- both self-editing, peer editing, and grading. Learn how to flip in a way that make sense. Get project ideas that can be used with any book or any level of writing. All devices welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Foster

Amanda Foster

High school teacher, Anderson 1
I am old-school, with a love of paper books and doing paper edits, but iPads have transformed my classroom for the better in many ways.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

11:00am

The Art of App-Smashing
In this session, you will discover how students can take app-smashing, the combining of apps to create innovative student projects, to the next level. By loading apps such as Google Earth, Pic Collage, Tellagami, Doodlebuddy, YAKit Kids, iMovie, Sketchbook Express, Number Pieces, Popplet, Padlet, and Chatterpix Kids on an iPad, students and teachers alike can get creative! Projects presented will be those that students K5 through 5th grade have actually completed in my technology lab. Bring your iPad so you can complete a project, too. Come and see what you can do to engage your students!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

Elementary Technology Lab teacher, Greenville County Schools
It is my privilege to currently serve 40+ teachers and over 700 students at East North Street Academy. To say that I love my job is an understatement! On any given day, one can find me among kindergartners helping them to research, with fifth graders, conducting iMovie projects... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
207

11:00am

Entering the Danger Zone? Student choice leading to student engagement
Is it possible to have students selecting their class activities and still be engaged? Can students be held accountable for their coursework while still choosing what they do? In this session, attendees will be exposed to a variety of digital resources and practices that will enable this to occur in their classrooms. The resources described in this session are focused towards an 8th grade science class utilizing Chromebooks but can be adapted to fit any grade level, subject discipline and internet connected device. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.
Twitter: @pruittscience1
Instagram: ross.pruitt

Speakers
avatar for Ross Pruitt

Ross Pruitt

8th Grade Science Teacher, Greenville County Schools
8th Grade Science Teacher @ Lakeview Middle School


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
205

11:00am

Communications: How to re-design to build a 21st century graduate
Critical thinking, creativity, technology, research, collaboration, and “how to learn"-when looking at the Profile of a SC graduate, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed in how to cover it all effectively in the classroom. Our session will demonstrate how we design each quarter with the Profile in mind and keep reading, writing, and speaking skills at the forefront. Students will be prepared to communicate in a variety of methods and develop a better understanding of what is being communicated to them. Above all, students will learn to think critically and inquire about what is going on in the world around them. Teachers will leave with strategies developed by the Upstate Writing Project.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Osborne

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
209

11:00am

Incorporating the Four Cs using Collaborative Google Slides
Are you using the 4Cs in your classroom? Are you struggling to reach Modification and Redefinition on the SAMR model? You can encourage students' communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration through the use of Collaborative Google Slides, and teach them how to incorporate technology skills allowing them to reach the higher levels of SAMR. Bring your laptop or tablet and participate in this interactive session.
Twitter: @DaphnePoore

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daphne Poore

Dr. Daphne Poore

Other, Newberry, SC
Dr. Daphne Poore is an Associate Professor of Education at Newberry College, the Assistant Director of the RETAIN Center of Excellence for Mentoring and Induction Teachers, and a Google Certified Educator. Dr. Poore works with pre-service and in-service teachers to effectively in... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
217

11:00am

Tech for the Technology Challenged
Are your teachers unmotivated to try new technology in their classrooms? Are devices collecting dust in the back of the classroom? This session will show technology leaders how to motivate teachers and students to use technology in the classrooms. In this session you will learn how to create technology challenges for your teachers/students, solicit donations from business partners, track the challenges, and create badges for displaying. Pam Inabinett has been doing technology challenges for the last two years with her staff and the motivation for using technology has increased so much!
Twitter: @pNabbie
Instagram: pinabinett

Speakers
avatar for Pam Inabinett

Pam Inabinett

Instructional support, Dorchester 2
Pam Inabinett has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is a Discovery Education Network Star and considers it to be her best PLN. She is a Symbaloo Certified Educator and a Certified BrainPOP Educator. She loves to take part in Twitter chats, work with her... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
104

11:00am

What's New from Discovery Education
Join Discovery Education to take a sneak peek into exciting new features of your Discovery Education resources. Don't miss out on this overview of our newest content features, programs, and resources to support teaching and learning in your classroom. There will surely be relevant and engaging resources for all!
Twitter: @kellyhines

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Senior Manager, Community Engagement, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is currently a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with schools and school districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional comm... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

Promoting School Vision Through Technology
Teacher leaders, instructional support and administrators will gain knowledge about promoting a clear and concise school vision through the use of technology and social media.
Twitter: @IC_at_AJ

Speakers
avatar for Hamilton Parks

Hamilton Parks

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

12:10pm

Selfies with Monica Burns!
Join Monica at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

12:15pm

Classcraft: Gamification Made Easy
Turn your classroom into a video game with Classcraft! Teachers can turn behavior, homework, reviews, and assignments into quests and rewards. Students create their own characters and teams to participate in the game. Classcraft is conveniently integrated with Google Classroom. Students can earn rewards and privileges for specific behaviors or lose points for bad behavior. Come and learn how to make classroom management and motivation more fun!

Speakers
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Elisa Auger

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
I am a middle school Technology Clerk, or -- as the students and staff have come to call me -- "The Chromebook Lady." In a 1:1 Chromebook school, someone has to be available to troubleshoot, monitor use, report damages, and assist with apps and websites. That someone is me! I als... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
211

12:15pm

Seesaw: Connecting Students Near and Far
This session will show teachers how to use Seesaw across all grade levels and curriculum. We will discuss how to connect students to others down the hall in the same building and also across the world. Participants will learn how to use Seesaw in all subject areas and even listen to students describe their own experiences with Seesaw.
Twitter: @MrsStorytime

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Story

Shannon Story

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
222

12:15pm

Unleashing Student Creativity with 360° Storytelling
In this session we will explore photo spheres and how to create, use, and share them in the classroom. We will look at cost effective ways to create 360 images and video in the classroom as well as how to use those images once you have them. We will explore some websites where students can create amazing presentations, lessons, reviews, and more!! It will help if you download the Google Street View App from the Play Store or App Store on your phone.

I have just recieved some Demo acccounts (dummy accounts) for us to use in this training from Thinglink.  I will have log in information for them at the session - or you can signup for the 14 day free trial (Premium) at Thinglink's website.  If you wish to purchase Thinglink using the code SLEETL at checkout will get you 20% off.  I'm very excited Thinglink has done all this for our session!!!

Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: stewartlee79
Website: MrLeeTeaches.com

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District Five
I spent several years in the classroom as a science teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology role, and now I serve 3 schools in Anderson School District 5 as the Technology Integration Specialist. I am passionate about fully harnessing the power of Google Apps and... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

12:15pm

Content Creation Apps in the Early Childhood Classroom
Come learn about several great, developmentally appropriate apps for iPads that easily allow our youngest learners to produce work and show what they know. These are great apps for assessment! Apps include Pic Collage, Shadow Puppet, and Chatterpix, to name a few. Bring an iPad for interactive fun as we play around with these apps. You'll leave with plenty of ideas for using them with your students in the K-2 classroom!!
Twitter: @KinderKeri
Instagram: KinderKeri

Speakers
avatar for Keri Lewis

Keri Lewis

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been teaching kindergarten for 13 years and I am a HUGE technology nerd. I earned my Google Educator Level 1 last summer and am an adjunct technology trainer for the school district. I teach early childhood educators best practices for using technology with K-2 students... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:15pm

The Art of App-Smashing
In this session, you will discover how students can take app-smashing, the combining of apps to create innovative student projects, to the next level. By loading apps such as Google Earth, Pic Collage, Tellagami, Doodlebuddy, YAKit Kids, iMovie, Sketchbook Express, Number Pieces, Popplet, Padlet, and Chatterpix Kids on an iPad, students and teachers alike can get creative! Projects presented will be those that students K5 through 5th grade have actually completed in my technology lab. Bring your iPad so you can complete a project, too. Come and see what you can do to engage your students!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

Elementary Technology Lab teacher, Greenville County Schools
It is my privilege to currently serve 40+ teachers and over 700 students at East North Street Academy. To say that I love my job is an understatement! On any given day, one can find me among kindergartners helping them to research, with fifth graders, conducting iMovie projects... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
207

12:15pm

Touches of Tech: Enhancing Literacy Instruction with Technology
Do you struggle integrating technology into your literacy block? Would you like to be able to integrate literacy more into other subject areas? Would you like to take what you learn from a session and apply it almost immediately? If so, then this session is for you! For an hour we will focus on how to use a variety of tools and apps to help enhance literacy instruction within the classroom. We will look at several projects completed within a second grade classroom that fuse literacy skills with technology across several subject areas. Those attending will expect to see projects done within a typical classroom setting using a variety of technology tools and apps such as Pixie, Chatterpix, and MoveNote. Bring your device and play along!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Frichtl

Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
233

12:15pm

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawing for All
This session will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Learn how to use Google Drawing to create timelines, logos, weather trackers, and cycles. There is something for every grade level. Bring your computer and your creativity!
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Business & Computer Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator since 2003 and I've worked with GCSD since 2011. Join me at UTC on 7/11 and 7/12 at 12:15pm for "Colorful & Creative-Google Drawing for All." This is a great app to keep you and your students engaged!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
204

12:15pm

Google Classroom for Early Childhood
Discover how to use Google Classroom effectively in the Early Childhood classroom. Learn how to teach your students to access Google Classroom, complete assignments, and turn in assignments. Learn how to create effective assignments for grades K-2 and how you can use these assignments to see what the students know. Trust me, even kindergartners can be taught to do this successfully!

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Meadors

Katherine Meadors

Kindergarten Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have a 4 year old daughter who attends Montessori School in Mauldin. I am getting married to the love of my life just four days after my presentation, on July 15. I love going to the beach and lake. I love spending time with my family. | | I am currently beginning my th... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
111

12:15pm

Google SketchUp 3D Design
Google SketchUp 3D Design program can be used across all curriculum areas in elementary, middle, and high school. Google SketchUp can be used in math to help students better understand patterns, geometric shapes, area, perimeter, planes, etc. In addition, students can also learn science and geography by visiting science wonders around the globe using Google Earth and SketchUp together. With Google SketchUp, students become engineers, architects, interior designers, art museum curators, and much more! This program can be used for many things. I have had my students design furniture, dream homes, new cities, parks, invention models, etc. If you are ready to have fun with your students, Google SketchUp is the FREE program for your class!
Twitter: @MomalleyMom

Speakers
avatar for Michelle O'Malley

Michelle O'Malley

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Love all things technology and the arts!



Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

12:15pm

Introduction to Google Classroom for GCSD Teachers
Unsure about how Google Classroom might look in YOUR classroom? This session is for GCSD teachers who are new to Google Classroom. It will provide an overview of how to use Google Classroom’s features and will offer practical tips and tricks for successfully rolling out Google Classroom to support your students’ learning.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in South Carolina for 13 years, including 7 years in Greenville County. I am looking forward to sharing ideas with colleagues this summer at UTC. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
206

12:15pm

Coding/ Programming
We will walk teachers through how to use coding programs in the classroom to teach inquiry standards as well as other core standards. Through learning the basics of introducing coding at a lower level for gaming to creating their own scratch game in higher levels.

Speakers
avatar for MiKayla Roper

MiKayla Roper

Middle School Teacher, Legacy Early College


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
201

12:15pm

Incorporating Breakout Edu in the Classroom
Welcome to Breakout EDU, an immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. Each Breakout EDU starter kit can be used to play hundreds of games. Come and learn how to BREAKOUT of the traditional classroom!
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @longc2013

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! I am so excited to be presenting 2 sessions at the UTC this year! I am moving from 3rd grade to a technology position in my school. I am looking forward to collaborating with teachers in my building throughout the school year.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

The Ultimate Elementary School Project: Web Design Coding
What is the ultimate presentation project an elementary student can accomplish? It is coding a web page using the foundation web page coding language of HTML. Have your students "show what they know" with a project platform that computer programmers get paid to do in the business world. The level of learning that elementary students (grades 3 to 5) need for basic web pages is engaging, yet easy to grasp. What level of coding will you need to attend this presentation? Beginner will most certainly do! Attendees will be given resources to help them quickly be able to incorporate web coding in their classroom as well as real-world examples to see what our elementary kids can really accomplish!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Childers

Todd Childers

Other, Greenville County Schools
Hello to all! I am originally from Greenville, and after having been away for 42 years, I decided to move back. You know, circle of life thing. Anyways, I am glad to be back. Along my journey, I served in the Air Force, spent 10 great years in the computer industry, and fina... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Using GCS Special Education Services Online Resources
GCS Special Education Service Providers will gain an understanding of all of the technology resources available to support Special Education Service Providers in Greenville County Schools. Topics covered will include: accessing and using the Special Education Services website and forms, accessing and using the online Special Education Local Processes and Procedures, accessing and using online Special Education Support Requests, whom to contact for additional support, using EasyIEP software to aid in caseload management, and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions related to technology supports and resources. Participants are asked to bring their district issued laptop

Speakers
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Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
AV

Ashley Vaughn

Compliance Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
213

12:30pm

CANCELLED: Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
Blending your lessons with face-to-face time and online modules to help each student reach his or her full potential seems like a dream come true. But who really has the time to create and curate the perfect lesson for each student? Enter Blendspace, an online platform that allows you to create engaging, multi-media lessons with a quick drag and drop. Come learn how Blendspace can help support your struggling students and push your high flyers in this interactive session. Please bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Catoe

Liz Catoe

Middle school teacher, Richland 2
Liz Catoe has been teaching in a one-to-one environment since 2011. She is always looking for innovative new ways to incorporate technology into her lessons to ensure student success in her classes.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
219

12:30pm

Creating Better Presentations for Students & Teachers
Teachers will see real classroom examples of interactive, student-created presentations from various online mediums such as Nearpod, Thinglink, Smore, Visme, Blendspace, etc. They will explore how students can be creative and engaged in classroom activities through more choice and independence. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.'
Twitter: @elinorlister
Instagram: elinorlister

Speakers
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Elinor Lister

Middle school teacher, Anderson 5


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
215

12:30pm

Padlet With A Purpose
In this session, you will learn how to use the bulletin board site, Padlet, to encourage collaboration in a personalized learning environment. Learn how to use Padlet as an organization tool for presentations and for substitute lesson plans. Everyone will leave with a Padlet they have created! Please bring a laptop, iPad, or Chromebook to this session to fully interact.
Twitter: @tamelaleah
Instagram: Mrssully09

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sullivan

Leah Sullivan

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
221

12:30pm

Flipping Instruction and Assessment with EdPuzzle
Come join the fun as we explore the Web 2.0 tool of EdPuzzle. In this session, we will learn how to search, upload, and flip instruction for students of all ability levels in our classrooms. Leave this session with tricks in hand to increase instruction and student engagement, no matter if you're a personalized learning classroom or have limited technology. Be sure to BYOD and a set of earbuds as we will have some time to work on an instructional unit you teach.
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Thomas McAuliff is passionate about integrating technology and education for students. During his time in education, he's served as an Inclusion services teacher, Faculty Council Leader, Greenville County Schools Adjunct Instructional Technology Trainer, Google Level 1 & 2 Educat... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

12:30pm

PBL Ideas for Grades 3-5
Do you want to learn more about PBL and gain ideas for possible standards-based projects to use with iPads or Chromebooks? In this session, two teachers from Monarch Elementary will share how their students use iPads and Chromebooks for learning through PBL. They will provide several project ideas for grades 3-5 as well as valuable website tools and support for PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

Virtual Reality for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Do you want your children to venture into the rainforest, swim with the dolphins, or slide with penguins in the Arctic? Do you struggle with engaging students in writing, science, or social studies? In this session, we will discuss different ways to integrate Virtual Reality, or 360 degrees of real-world video, into a wide variety of lessons. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience VR using Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other web tools.

Speakers
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Kristen Devlin

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

12:30pm

Implementing Technology in a Primary PBL Classroom
This presentation will showcase ways to organize and manage technology in a primary classroom (K-2) in which students can independently access websites and apps in a project-based setting. From creating a public product to researching in a small group, these tried and true methods are sure to work in any classroom with limited access or 1:1 devices. Participants will use a variety of online tools as well as have access to favorite websites used on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach in a first grade classroom at a project-based school recently named Palmetto's Finest. My favorites/hobbies include: reading, coffee, dogs, nature, and cooking. I love using technology to simplify because I'm secretly a pack-rat (an organized one!), so the less paper a... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Engaging Students from Bell to Bell with Technology
This session will give examples of websites & apps that you can use from the first minute of class to the last minute of class to keep your students actively engaged.
Twitter: @melodyweatherfo
Instagram: @wrenfacs

Speakers
avatar for Melody Weatherford

Melody Weatherford

High school teacher, Anderson 1
Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher | Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator | 2017 AAFCS National Merit Finalist Teacher of the Year | 2016 SCAFCS Teacher of the Year


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
118

12:30pm

Google Apps for Education: Creating Interactive Google Forms and Hyperdocs
This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. They'll explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @TeamBorders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MC105

12:30pm

Become Screencastify Savvy
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome. As a teacher you can use ScreenCastify to create short video lessons to flip your instruction. You can have students use ScreenCastify to give a speech or performance, practice fluency, dub a video, explain their understanding, or to create tech help videos for classmates, parents, and teachers. Screencastify has many great uses for both teachers and students.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Other, Spartanburg 1
I am a lifelong learner that greatly enjoys collaborating with other teachers and learning how to use new technologies.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

Revolutionize the Classroom for GenZ
Empower your classroom and transform instruction from the Millennial Generation to GenZ. Every minute in the classroom should have a learning impact. We have transitioned to 1:1 and the use of G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education). Continually transforming the way learning is happening in the classroom, this presentation will continue the conversations to foster strong collaboration and streamline academic chats. Be prepared to enjoy strategies of proven success with a Google Certified Teacher and revolutionize instruction.
Twitter: @DrTHamm

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

Administrator, Anderson 4
Dr. Theresa Hamm is an innovator in 1:1 classroom implementation and the creation/organization of instructional design for GenZ. Dr. Hamm brings a diverse Marketing background from industry and currently serves as an Instructional Coach at Pendleton High School (SC). As a Certi... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
107

12:30pm

Utilizing Personalized Learning Devices for Research and Writing
MAKE & TAKE WITH NEW GOOGLE SITES
The learning targets for this session are to assist participants in utilizing PLDs, the new Google Sites, Fakebook and a research note-taking tool to model how students can: - Identify and descibe what voice is used for 1st Person point of view in writing - Conduct research for relevant infomation (including pictures) - Utilize information to construct accurate timeline of events - Cite resources properly using online tools
Twitter: @TJMathO

Speakers
avatar for TJ Olenja

TJ Olenja

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have spent most of my career as a math teacher. In 2014 I had the opportunity to teach Gateway to Technology; which is a programmed designed to teach students the fundamentals of Engineering and to prepare them to be 21st Century Learners. I have also implemented Google's Compu... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
208

12:30pm

Personalized Learning is Not Just for Kids​
Join us as we escort you through our journey from technology poor to Personalized Learning.


Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
DL

Debbi Long

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
104

12:30pm

Implementation of Personalized Learning Devices
During this session, we will discuss how Mauldin Elementary rolled out Personalized Learning Devices, Chromebooks, at our school. We will discuss what to do or not do as you roll out PLDs. Our session will also include how the students use PLDs and how PLDs are are impacting instruction.
Twitter: @jamiespinks

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
105

12:30pm

To Google & Beyond: Tips & Tricks for Making Google Work for You
Come explore some of Google's coolest tools, along with some of its more hidden surprises. We'll talk about add-ons, tools to dive deeper into information, and ways that Google's tools can streamline and simplify things for you (and your students).
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

High school teacher, Orlando, FL
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
102

12:30pm

Using Badges to Motivate Learners
Session attendees will learn about badges and how they can be employed as a motivational tool for students. Each participant will leave the session with tools they need to create badges and issue them. Each attendee will also earn a badge for attending the session.
Twitter: @jklcassidy
Instagram: GeorgiaSTEM

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cassidy

Kelly Cassidy

Curriculum & Instructional Tech, Commerce City Schools, GA
Kelly Cassidy is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Georgia STEM and teaches science at the high school level. She is a doctoral candidate in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University. With over 15 years of classroom and teaching experiences with all grad... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
202

1:10pm

Selfies with Richard Byrne!
Join Richard at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

1:45pm

#ScannableTech: Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality with the ACES Framework
Join Dr. Monica Burns, author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom to learn how scannable technology can energize English Language Arts instruction. You will see Monica's ACES Framework in action and explore how Augmented Reality can transform teaching and learning. This technology is perfect for classrooms with just a few devices or a mix of devices.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium

1:45pm

Search Strategies Students Need to Know
Have you ever had a student say to you, “Google has nothing on this?” Or have you recently had a student fall for one of the many fake news stories circulating on social media? If so, this session is for you. And if you just need some new ideas on how to teach search strategies, this session is also for you. In Search Strategies Students Need to Know you will learn why informational searches are the hardest types of Internet searches for students to conduct. You will learn how to help students break-down complex search topics into manageable pieces then put the whole picture together. You’ll learn how to help your students save students tons of time by thinking before searching. And you’ll how to develop instructional search challenge activities to use with students of any age.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

1:45pm

Digital Math Explorations
Let students do the thinking using digital math manipulatives and explorations. Participants will explore digital tools for use in the mathematics classroom and identify ways to integrate these tools to increase student conceptual understanding. Use in a 1:1 setting or with stations. Tools explored include Desmos, GeoGebra and more. Please bring your own device to this session: laptop, Chromebook, iPad or other tablet.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I teach 7th grade math at Fisher Middle School as well as teaching the ALIVE course, Google Sites and the... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Technology Strategies for Social Studies (Middle-High School)
In this presentation, I will go through a series of technology strategies that will allow teachers to engage students in a social studies class. Some of the tech tools will be Tourbuilder (interactive tours that students can create), myHistro (timelines), how to utilize Google Docs and Slides for collaborative work as well as digital worksheets, Screencastify, and others. These are activities students can work on in class as well as outside of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
111

1:45pm

CANCELLED: SketchNotes​: Adapting Direct Instruction for 21st Century Learners
SketchNotes are a form of graphic note-taking that helps students during lecture-type lessons. This PD will explain the importance of adapting your direct instruction techniques to meet the needs of a 21st century student by exploring the research behind SketchNotes, examples of student work, and allowing you the chance to create your own. You will also be provided with various apps and websites that allow you to use SketchNoting in a 1:1 classroom.

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

It Takes a Village: How administrators can model effective technology integration
Administrators are teachers, too! An elementary and high school administrator will share practical strategies and digital tools which administrators can use to rethink staff meetings or professional development. In other words, come learn how administrative “housekeeping” time can nudge digital learning and instructional change in schools.
Twitter: @leahcstafford
Instagram: leahstafford0612

Speakers
avatar for Todd Stafford

Todd Stafford

Assistant Principal, Greer High School
Current assistant principal for the Freshman Academy at Greer High School. I'm excited to learn from all of you!
avatar for Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
105

1:45pm

Virtual Reality for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Do you want your children to venture into the rainforest, swim with the dolphins, or slide with penguins in the Arctic? Do you struggle with engaging students in writing, science, or social studies? In this session, we will discuss different ways to integrate Virtual Reality, or 360 degrees of real-world video, into a wide variety of lessons. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience VR using Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other web tools.

Speakers
KD

Kristen Devlin

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

Animating Science Concepts with Stop Motion Apps
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through stop-motion animation projects. The high school science classroom will be highlighted, but the restriction only lies in the mind of the instructor. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. Bring a device-smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

Speakers
MH

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

Google Apps for Education: Creating Interactive Google Forms and Hyperdocs
This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. They'll explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @TeamBorders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MC105

1:45pm

Science for All - Using Technology to Increase Science Accessibility
With the projected increase in STEM-related careers over the next ten years, there is an expectation of both excellence and equity in science education. What methods can science teachers use to make science accessible for all students, and give every student the opportunity to pursue a STEM-related career?

This presentation will provide practices, websites, and technologies that can be used to assist all students in making science concepts and practices more accessible. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines will be introduced and woven throughout the presentation to demonstrate how they can be used as a blueprint for designing a science curriculum that in both accessible and inclusive for all students.

Speakers
LH

Laura Hamilton

Other, Columbia, SC
ER

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

1:45pm

Get Your Chrome On! Google Extensions
Don't know what an extension is? We'll help clear that up for you! You'll also discover some must-have Google Extensions that every teacher needs.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
115

1:45pm

How to Get a Happy Faculty with Google Forms and G Suite
Tips, tricks, and ideas on how to use Google Forms, Google Sheets, and other programs in G Suite that will help your faculty learn, grow, and bond!
Twitter: @JCarlsonEdu

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
104

1:45pm

In Class 'Flip' in the Elementary Classroom
Teachers in this session will learn tips for how to begin "flipping" lessons in the elementary classroom. We will cover organization tips, classroom management strategies, and easy starting points for flipping lessons.
Twitter: @mcamps311
Instagram: mcamps311

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Campbell

Melissa Campbell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 5th grade at Bell's Crossing and love learning new things. My current focus is on flipping content-lecture-lessons and making my classroom more student centered and focused. I'm looking forward to sharing information with, and learning from you!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
109

1:45pm

Docs, Slides, and Classroom...Oh My!
In this session, I will share how I have used Google apps such as Docs, Slides, and Classroom during Social Studies and Writing Workshop!
Twitter: @sblakeney3

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 4th grade teacher at Thomas E. Kerns Elementary. Recently, I just completed my first year in a 1:1 iPad classroom of twenty students.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
213

1:45pm

Same Subject - Different Classroom: Co-Teaching in the Digital World
In this session, teachers will learn how to effectively utilize Google Classroom to reach Professional Learning Community goals. They will be able to co-teach, co-grade and share data while blending the learning platform and sharing the workload across the community. Teachers will also learn to simplify the distribution of assignments and become more organized. This session will include activities that will strengthen technology skills in the online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
MS

Mary Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206

1:45pm

G, That's Suite: Tools for Administrators
With the advent of increasingly complex and innovative technology, the classroom environment has also had to change in order to prepare students for the post-secondary environment. New Tech, G Suite (former Google Apps for Education), 1:1 devices, and BYOD have added another dimension to instruction. A question administrators must ask themselves as they engage in classroom walkthroughs and instructional conversations is: do we have the right tools to provide the level of technological support teachers need? Hence, the most effective way school administrators can promote technology use is to themselves be knowledgeable and effective users of technology. In this session, the presenter will walk leadership through the critical points of G Suite and address ways to help teachers more effectively transition to the technology-enhanced classroom.
Twitter: @DrTHamm

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

Administrator, Anderson 4
Dr. Theresa Hamm is an innovator in 1:1 classroom implementation and the creation/organization of instructional design for GenZ. Dr. Hamm brings a diverse Marketing background from industry and currently serves as an Instructional Coach at Pendleton High School (SC). As a Certi... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
107

1:45pm

Digital Playground
Come play on the Digital Playground. Play and explore new pieces of educational technology without someone pressuring you to buy. You can also gather some ideas for your next Donor's Choose Grant. The Playground will include LEGOs, Tigglies, Osmos, Dash & Dot, Breakout EDU, QBall, and more.
Twitter: @guntk

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional support, Anderson 1
I am an Instructional Technologist for 4 elementary and 1 middle school in Anderson District One. Our district is 1:1 iPads in grades 3-12 and we have iPad carts in our K-2 classrooms. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technologist, I taught 7th grade science for 10 years.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
227

1:45pm

Using Badges to Motivate Learners
Session attendees will learn about badges and how they can be employed as a motivational tool for students. Each participant will leave the session with tools they need to create badges and issue them. Each attendee will also earn a badge for attending the session.
Twitter: @jklcassidy
Instagram: GeorgiaSTEM

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cassidy

Kelly Cassidy

Curriculum & Instructional Tech, Commerce City Schools, GA
Kelly Cassidy is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Georgia STEM and teaches science at the high school level. She is a doctoral candidate in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University. With over 15 years of classroom and teaching experiences with all grad... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
202

3:00pm

Digital Math Explorations
Let students do the thinking using digital math manipulatives and explorations. Participants will explore digital tools for use in the mathematics classroom and identify ways to integrate these tools to increase student conceptual understanding. Use in a 1:1 setting or with stations. Tools explored include Desmos, GeoGebra and more. Please bring your own device to this session: laptop, Chromebook, iPad or other tablet.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I teach 7th grade math at Fisher Middle School as well as teaching the ALIVE course, Google Sites and the... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
117

3:00pm

TAG: Technology At A Glance
In a TAG session participants will hear 3 different speakers present a technology tool or strategy for 20 minutes each. Today's speakers will share Screencastify, EdPuzzle, and Kahoot.

Speakers
JK

Jenna Key

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Thomas McAuliff is passionate about integrating technology and education for students. During his time in education, he's served as an Inclusion services teacher, Faculty Council Leader, Greenville County Schools Adjunct Instructional Technology Trainer, Google Level 1 & 2 Educat... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
217

3:00pm

Turn Your Kids Into Math Prodigies: Prodigy Math Game
Prodigy is a free, Common Core-based math game in which students enter a magical, online world. They use their self-created avatar to move throughout different worlds to interact with and battle other players, much like World of Warcraft. During each battle, students complete math problems that stem from the Common Core math standard the teacher has assigned. Teachers are able to assign any Common Core standard from the grade level they choose. As students complete their assignments, the teacher is able to track their data on each topic.​​ When students have completed all assigned problems, they return to their individual leveled practice.
Twitter: @CGraceSav

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Savini

Caroline Savini

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am so excited to be a part of UTC this year! | Currently, I am teaching in a 5th grade classroom at Grove Elementary in Piedmont, SC. I and working on a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Furman University. | In my clas... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
208

3:00pm

Preparing for the Digital Classroom
How can we tackle the conversion to a classroom where every student has access to digital tools without being overwhelmed? Every lesson does not have to be completely redesigned. Ideas will be shared for tweaking lessons you already have to allow more personalized learning to occur. Come see some easy-to-implement tools to get you started on the journey toward a digitally-enhanced classroom.
Twitter: @sarahburke0523
Instagram: sbswhite

Speakers
avatar for Sarah-Burke White

Sarah-Burke White

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a high school biology teacher with a passion for using technology to engage students in the classroom. I love seeing kids smiling and having fun while learning. This year I took on the blended classroom concept to prepare for being one-to-one in the 2018-19 school year. I am... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
221

3:00pm

Technology Strategies for Social Studies (Middle-High School)
In this presentation, I will go through a series of technology strategies that will allow teachers to engage students in a social studies class. Some of the tech tools will be Tourbuilder (interactive tours that students can create), myHistro (timelines), how to utilize Google Docs and Slides for collaborative work as well as digital worksheets, Screencastify, and others. These are activities students can work on in class as well as outside of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
111

3:00pm

CANCELLED: SketchNotes​: Adapting Direct Instruction for 21st Century Learners
SketchNotes are a form of graphic note-taking that helps students during lecture-type lessons. This PD will explain the importance of adapting your direct instruction techniques to meet the needs of a 21st century student by exploring the research behind SketchNotes, examples of student work, and allowing you the chance to create your own. You will also be provided with various apps and websites that allow you to use SketchNoting in a 1:1 classroom.

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
204

3:00pm

ETV Does That?
Did you know that SCETV offers lots of free resources for educators: Knowitall.org, PBSLearningMedia.org, Learning Why (NEW), PBS Kids, and all of SCETV’s recertification opportunities? Come learn about all the resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Gregory

Dianne Gregory

Other, SCETV
A retired elementary principal in Lexington School District Two, Dianne has enjoyed being a part of the ETV educational team. As an educational trainer, it has been exciting to explore instructional resources for the classroom. What an exciting time to be in the field of educatio... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

The Power of QR Codes
You have seen QR Codes everywhere; why not use them in your classroom? Learn how to create them, scan them and use them in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
115

3:00pm

5 for 5: Multiple Instructional Uses for Common Apps and Websites
If a tool can be used more than one way, how much more valuable is it? In this session participants will discuss at least five different ways to use five common educational tools: Socrative, Google Classroom/Edmodo, Notability, Padlet, and PicCollage. Other than showing multiple uses for these particular tech tools, the goal of this session is to help participants think creatively about the tools they commonly use to expand their instructional capabilities.

Speakers
LM

Leslie Martin

High school teacher, Anderson 1


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
228

3:00pm

Animating Science Concepts with Stop Motion Apps
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through stop-motion animation projects. The high school science classroom will be highlighted, but the restriction only lies in the mind of the instructor. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. Bring a device-smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

Speakers
MH

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
113

3:00pm

Teaming Up with Seesaw to Support K-5 Learners
Are you ready to find out how Seesaw can support engaged, independent learners in the early childhood and elementary classroom? You will see many classroom examples of how kindergarten and fourth grade students use Seesaw on a daily basis. We will share how Seesaw can be used to support literacy stations, organize student work, provide assessment, and create a collaborative platform for students, parents, and all staff members. We will share how students create a digital portfolio of their learning, including work from other apps such as Book Creator, Puppet Pals, Buncee, Trading Cards, and Pic Collage. Team up with us as we celebrate how Seesaw encourages students to take ownership over their learning! (Note: Please bring a device.)
Twitter: @ITeachK5; @ksandersHMES

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Instructional Technologist, Anderson 1
I have been an early childhood teacher for the past eight years; however, I am excited to transition to an Instructional Technologist position next school year in Anderson School District One. I have been an iTeacher within my district for the past three years. Additionally, I se... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Sanders

Kathryn Sanders

Elementary Teacher, Anderson 1
I am a 4th grade teacher in the Anderson One School District. I love to encourage creativity in the classroom. We use our one to one devices to explore our creativity. I enjoy sharing with others what I have learned and continue to learn with using technology.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
220

3:00pm

Tools to Techify Your Classroom
This session will discuss getting your classroom to stand out with technology tools. Find great tools that can be used on day 1 of the school year. Come check out apps, websites, Breakout activities and so much more!
Twitter: @Pmitche1023

Speakers
PM

Paige Mitchell

Elementary school teacher, Anderson 1


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
211

3:00pm

5 Must Have Sites for the Elementary Classroom
Are you overwhelmed with technology and don't know where to start? Here's where you want to be. We'll start with 5 websites every elementary classroom should use. In this session I'll show you the basics of using Remind, Go Noodle, Epic Books, Seesaw & Twitter.
Twitter: @RuthHowell3

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

Elementary school teacher, Spartanburg 5
2016 SC STAR Teacher, 2015 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner. | Inquiry based, STEAM infused, 3rd grade teacher. There's a world out there waiting to be explored. Join me as I show you how Skype in the Classroom will have your students begging to learn. It's free, it's easy... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
216

3:00pm

Stop Boredom from Building with DE Board Builder
Tired of boring, teacher-directed science and social studies lessons? In this session, you will discover how to use the Discovery Education Board Builder tool to create active and engaging lessons to share with your students. Also, you will learn how your students can create their own boards for authentic, interactive assessments. Participants will walk away with several links to boards that reflect standards from the 3rd-5th grade curriculum. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to create their own DE Board to use in their classroom. Target Audience: 3rd-5th grade teachers and support staff Technology Level: Beginning to Intermediate Recommended that teachers bring their own laptop or devices and Discovery Education logins
Twitter: @twitter.com/mopowell333
Instagram: mopowell333

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2017/18 marks my 20th year teaching elementary school. | For the past 11 years, I have taught at Mitchell Road Elementary in 3rd and 5th grade. However, this year, I start a new journey teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Though I love teaching all su... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
118

3:00pm

Getting Googly with Technology & the DOK
Technology is an essentail tool in the 21st century classroom. Teachers are tasked with the challenge to provide students with robust, engaging, classroom practices while addressing content-area standards that promotes & provides students with higher levels of rigor. During the session, teachers will be provided with a brief description of Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels and a variety of ways to integrate the Google Suite in meeing those demands.
Twitter: @techlady2016

Speakers
avatar for Kamela West

Kamela West

Instructional support, Richland 1
A resident of Irmo, South Carolina. Graduate of South Carolina State University (Bachelor of Arts in History) and Columbia College (Master of Arts in Education). Eighteen years of teaching experience in the public school system, Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections. Area of Certification: Social Studies, middle and secondary levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
225

3:00pm

Google Forms and Add-ons
Google Forms is a tool that allows you to create surveys, tests, and web input forms. The implementation of Google Forms in your classroom or school can provide useful data and effective feedback in a user-friendly application. This presentation will include uses for Google Forms, direction on how to create your own form or quiz, add-ons within the program, as well as effective uses of collected data. Participants will need access to their Google account, along with a Chromebook or laptop. ​

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie White

Stephanie White

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 5th grade Math & Science teacher. As a Google Certified Educator and a member of my school's Digital Leadership Corps, I help students and teachers incorporate technology to transform learning. I love sharing ways to make tasks more time efficient and engaging.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
223

3:00pm

In Class 'Flip' in the Elementary Classroom
Teachers in this session will learn tips for how to begin "flipping" lessons in the elementary classroom. We will cover organization tips, classroom management strategies, and easy starting points for flipping lessons.
Twitter: @mcamps311
Instagram: mcamps311

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Campbell

Melissa Campbell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 5th grade at Bell's Crossing and love learning new things. My current focus is on flipping content-lecture-lessons and making my classroom more student centered and focused. I'm looking forward to sharing information with, and learning from you!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

Same Subject - Different Classroom: Co-Teaching in the Digital World
In this session, teachers will learn how to effectively utilize Google Classroom to reach Professional Learning Community goals. They will be able to co-teach, co-grade and share data while blending the learning platform and sharing the workload across the community. Teachers will also learn to simplify the distribution of assignments and become more organized. This session will include activities that will strengthen technology skills in the online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
MS

Mary Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Google VR: Virtual Field Trips without Leaving Your Classroom
We'd love to take our students out to explore the world and experience the many amazing things beyond our classroom walls, but budgets and logistics don't usually make that possible. All is not lost, though! In this session, we'll take a look at some of the many apps and tools (both with virtual reality gear and without) that allow teachers to virtually explore the world with their students and that enable students and teachers to create their own enhanced experiences.
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

High school teacher, Orlando, FL
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
102

3:00pm

CANCELLED: iPads and Google Classroom
iPads, along with Google Classroom, can help with effectively managing classrooms, regardless of student age. Come to see how Google Classroom can transform your classroom. We will be taking a look at how to integrate iPads and Google Classroom within everyday use, such as morning work, reading groups, informal assessments, student projects and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Roberts

Abby Roberts

Elementary School Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
219

3:00pm

Science Instruction, Only Different
Get your students organized with Popplet, talking with Chatterpix Kids, and publishing with Book Creator! In this presentation, you will learn ways to incorporate technology using these apps to make your science lessons rock. Please download these apps and bring your iPad so that you can follow along.
Twitter: @Kym_Mill3r
Instagram: kymill3r

Speakers
avatar for Kymberli Miller

Kymberli Miller

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207

3:00pm

Digital Playground
Come play on the Digital Playground. Play and explore new pieces of educational technology without someone pressuring you to buy. You can also gather some ideas for your next Donor's Choose Grant. The Playground will include LEGOs, Tigglies, Osmos, Dash & Dot, Breakout EDU, QBall, and more.
Twitter: @guntk

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional support, Anderson 1
I am an Instructional Technologist for 4 elementary and 1 middle school in Anderson District One. Our district is 1:1 iPads in grades 3-12 and we have iPad carts in our K-2 classrooms. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technologist, I taught 7th grade science for 10 years.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

3:00pm

The Flexibility of the Flexible Learning Classroom
The 2016-2017 school year has been a year of exploration, growth and experimentation with the concepts of a flexible learning classroom. The flexible learning classroom has changed my teaching completely. In this session, you will see firsthand how the flexible classroom can assist your students' knowledge, engagement, learner ownership, and overall success as a student. This form of teaching and learning allows for the highest level of engagement, growth, and collaboration. I will show you how to set up your classroom with very little financial support. Please join me as we explore what your classroom has the potential to be.
Twitter: @lumberjack2005

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Miles

Joseph Miles

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have spent the past 11 years teaching in South Carolina. I am a West Coast kid by birth, but needed a change in pace. I taught my first two years in Greenwood at Northside Middle School and the past 9 years at Ralph Chandler Middle School honing the art of teaching and the impl... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
232

3:00pm

#Hash-Tag You're It! Making connections with social media
Social media is not just a tool for personal socialization; it can provide an outlet for student expression and connection. Social media can be used as an engaging tool for collaboration, summary, sharing, and mobile learning on a variety of devices. Join us to learn more about social media options for the classroom, including applications and benefits. Filters keeping you socially limited? We will also describe useful practices that work in learning management systems.
Twitter: @erateachestech

Speakers
avatar for Angela Burgess

Angela Burgess

Instructional Technology Specialist, Forsyth County Schools, GA
I am a former high school French teacher (14 years) who also spent time as an English Lit teacher. Now, I am the District ITS for Middle and High Schools in Forsyth County Schools, GA. I am also a Google Certified Educator: Level 2 who is passionate about learning new ways to acc... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate
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Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222

3:00pm

Pinterest: A Teacher's Planning, Collaboration, and Organization Lifeline
Get usable advice on how to harness Pinterest as an incredible tool for lesson and unit planning, organization of ideas and resources, and easy electronic collaboration. Even Pinoholics can get tips and tricks that will streamline and upgrade their use of this fantastic website. Please bring your preferred laptop, tablet, or smartphone and your creative mind!
Twitter: @Rainey1427

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
"Tell us about yourself. What should people talk to you about?" | Nothing. I'm socially awkward.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
215
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

15 Technology Tools for the ELA Classroom
In this fast-paced session, you will see 15 favorite technology tools for the English Language classroom in action. These tools are perfect for K-12 teachers and totally customizable for your learning goals. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorites tools for Chromebooks, iPads and any device you have.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

8:30am

Leading Students In a Google World
From phones to tablets to televisions today’s students are more connected to the world than ever before. With a few keystrokes and a click students can discover new information and challenge more old information. What does this mean for our roles as teachers? And how do we lead students to become conscientious consumers and producers of information? In this keynote Richard Byrne will offer some answers to those questions and challenge you to find new ways of leading students in a hyperconnected world.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

CANCELLED: 'The New Wave of Assessing Students'
Are you tired of carrying around stacks of papers to be graded, making copies and searching for assessments that are aligned with our state’s curriculum standards? This presentation will provide classroom quiz games that will engage your class, provide instant assessments for individualized learning on any computer device, and offer an instant grading report! You will learn to quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning goals of individual students, which is valuable for providing students with one-on-one assistance in the classroom.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
208

8:30am

Jump-Starting Research Projects Using Technology
Do you want to learn how to integrate technology to help take students' projects to the next level? Learn the practical application of several online tools that fourth grade teachers have used in integrated research projects. Leave this session with simple ways to enhance your ELA, Science, and Social Studies integrated curriculum.
Twitter: @megan_griese

Speakers
MG

Megan Griese

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
213

8:30am

Keep Um' FOCUSED with Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system that is easy to use, inclusive, and highly engaging. Kahoot! aims to let students take control of their learning, and it gives the teacher and students immediate feedback of their results. This tool motivates participation in a competitive social setting and is a great hands-on learning tool that the students enjoy in the classroom. This system can be used to replace ActivExpressions, and it is great for students of all ages. It can be used in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Twitter: @jennalkey
Instagram: jlkey

Speakers
JK

Jenna Key

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Helping students and teachers better connect in the classroom using Nearpod
Competing with all the "digital noise" can be a tough task in any blended or online classroom environment. Nearpod is a versatile app and web-based tool designed to improve connectivity between students and teachers through engaging and interactive experiences! No longer will your students sit idly by as your slideshow progresses on the projector. They'll now be able to follow student-centered lesson directly from their devices. This allows teachers to deliver interactive lessons to all devices in the room, and receive real-time student feedback through quizzes, polls, drawing tools and more! Transform your classroom with Nearpod and start connecting better with students using the devices they love.
Twitter: @nearpod
Instagram: @nearpodteam

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher

Vendor, Nearpod, Inc.
Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. With Nearpod, teachers can create content, engage students digitally and assess them in real time. We can help teachers implement remedial instruction, flipped classroo... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Google Tour Builder - Mapping Adventures Across The Curriculum
Learn how students can use Google Tour Builder to enhance their writing skills across the curriculum by journaling an interactive adventure online! Dropping pins, embedding videos, uploading pictures and learning geography - this is not your same old notebook assignment. Get ideas and explore this great tool for many curriculum areas!
Twitter: @AnneBlackwell76

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Anne Blackwell

Ashley Anne Blackwell

Instructional technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am a passionate teacher loving "aha" moments and ways to extend the classroom walls. Collaboration and imagination are two of my favorite words. I love that look of the light bulb "turning on" and the realization of what ifs of students in the classroom.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Presentations Beyond PowerPoint
Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations? Time to change it up and learn a new presentation tool! While there's nothing inherently wrong with PowerPoint, variety is the spice of life and there are loads of other presentation tools out there that offer different options. This session will focus on introducing attendees to cloud-based tools, with time to play with each one. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet for the best experience.
Twitter: @MmeBurgess

Speakers
avatar for Angela Burgess

Angela Burgess

Instructional Technology Specialist, Forsyth County Schools, GA
I am a former high school French teacher (14 years) who also spent time as an English Lit teacher. Now, I am the District ITS for Middle and High Schools in Forsyth County Schools, GA. I am also a Google Certified Educator: Level 2 who is passionate about learning new ways to acc... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

Tiny Techy Top 3
Have you ever wondered how to encourage your young students to utilize their creativity and summarize what they are learning in the classroom? In this class, attendees will be introduced to three applications that can help children engage in the learning process and be creative at the same time. Attendees will be introduced to the applications and will have an opportunity to create a project during the class. If you are ready to get your creative juices flowing, come on in and learn how to become a tiny techy! Don't forget to bring your iPad to participate in the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Candler

Kelley Candler

Kindergarten teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am so excited to share some of my favorite applications and ideas with the attendees of UTC 2017! I love the lake, serving at my church and teaching my kindergartners all about fun iPad applications and allowing them to showcase their creativity. This session will require some... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Is that really TRUE? -- Dispelling Science Misconceptions with Simulations!
Why is it hotter in the summer? Which falls faster- a golf ball or ping pong ball? What results in more more energy—more weight on a sled or starting the sled higher on a hill? Many of us have incorrect assumptions about science concepts. Join us for a fun and informative session on how simulations help dispel many common misconceptions!

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

Student Centered Learning with Google Classroom
Explore student centered learning with G Suite for Education (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Google Classroom, etc). Utilizing Google Classroom as the Learning Management System (LMS) to engage all levels of learning. This Blended Model allows students to work at their own pace based on unit goals. The model frees the modern teacher to facilitate learning in the classroom, provide individual student assistance, and differentiate instruction for all students.
Twitter: @cc_gumbo
Instagram: cc_gumbo

Speakers

Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
MC105

8:30am

Organization Made Easy with Google Keep
Organization Made Easy with Google Keep
Is your Things to Do List overtaking you? Does it feel like you need a great reminder system to keep you more organized? Come and try out Google Keep in this fun and engaging class.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
MS

Mary Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
204

8:30am

Pack Your Bags...We're Going on an Expedition!
Have you ever wanted to take your kids to the Moon? to Dive Underwater? to see the Eiffel Tower? Well, now you can! Join us for a fun, hands-on interactive session using the Google Expeditions app, View-Master Headsets and your dream destinations! We will even show you how you can get started making your own Virtual Reality experiences!
Twitter: @techismagic

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hahn

Melanie Hahn

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
NS

Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

The Awesomeness of Awesome Tables
Awesome Tables is a tool which works amazingly well with the New Google Sites. Learn how to use Awesome Tables to create photo galleries, file cabinets or simply control table data, and make your site look Awesome!
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
I was a high school classroom science teacher for over 20 years, but I now design and develop websites.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

Google's Buried Treasure
We know Google's G Suite and its search engine, but there are many sites and experiments that Google has created that are fun and informative, and that provide lots of opportunities for you and your students to explore, play, and create. Come discover some amazing sites and tools as we journey through Google's buried treasure, You'll definitely leave this session with something new!
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

High school teacher, Orlando, FL
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
102

8:30am

Getting Google with It...Google Forms that make Admin Life Easier!
Receiving and providing feedback is essential to grow as a team. There are various ways Google Forms can give your teachers a voice, as well as provide instant feedback for growth. This will be a basic overview of how one principal uses Google Forms and the various ways to make the role of the principal a little more efficient.
Twitter: @RhondaRRhodes
Instagram: @rhodesrr

Speakers
RR

Rhonda Rhodes

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

Google Apps uses for Administration and Teachers
This class will show specific uses for Google apps with perspective from administration and teachers. We will go over organization for Google Drive and uses for Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides. You will see examples from an administrative point of view and a classroom teacher's point of view.
Twitter: @Lisaallred
Instagram: lisaallred

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Paperwork Makeover - Digitally
Discover a variety of ways technology tools can enhance and assist you with your paperwork. In this session, administrators and building leaders will explore AutoCrat, Google Forms, and Choice Eliminator as tools to create observation forms, record meeting meetings, and schedule conferences - the sky is the limit! Come unleash the power of digital tools! Please bring your device and be ready to share how you will utilize these technology tools in assisting you with a paperwork makeover!
Twitter: @diva29651

Speakers
avatar for Nurit Sexton

Nurit Sexton

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
104

8:30am

iPad Accessibility for Struggling Learners
See how the iPad can be used to support not only students in special education with accommodations and modifications, but also struggling students. Come explore the accessibility features on the iPad and learn some tips on how to utilize them in the classroom.
Twitter: @MBSpedTech

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Blackburn

Meghan Blackburn

Special Education Teacher, Lexington One
Meghan Blackburn is a special education teacher with more than 11 years of classroom experience. Meghan believes in integrating technology into the classroom in innovative ways that support all learners. Her professional credentials include a masters degree in Special Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
114

8:30am

CANCELLED: Create your PLN with Twitter
What’s all this Twitter about? Why should I care? I don’t get it? What’s all the fuss? I’ve asked myself these same questions. In this session, participants will get the opportunity to create a Twitter account; learn the do's and don'ts of Twitter; and learn how to build their PLN using Twitter. Twitter is more than 140 characters from strangers. Twitter is a community filled with a wealth of knowledge.
Twitter: @CourtneyLTeague

Speakers
CT

Courtney Teague

Instructional support, Atlanta, GA


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
205

9:45am

15 Technology Tools for the ELA Classroom
In this fast-paced session, you will see 15 favorite technology tools for the English Language classroom in action. These tools are perfect for K-12 teachers and totally customizable for your learning goals. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorites tools for Chromebooks, iPads and any device you have.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

9:45am

Leading Students In a Google World
From phones to tablets to televisions today’s students are more connected to the world than ever before. With a few keystrokes and a click students can discover new information and challenge more old information. What does this mean for our roles as teachers? And how do we lead students to become conscientious consumers and producers of information? In this keynote Richard Byrne will offer some answers to those questions and challenge you to find new ways of leading students in a hyperconnected world.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Auditorium

9:45am

Making Learning Come Alive with Green Screen Video
Never do another boring report again! Instead, have students present from the inside of their book with the main character beside them! Let students share what they know about the heart, from inside the human body and explain history from a WW2 battlefield! Green screen video allows students to create exciting videos that share their learning in fun ways. It is as easy as 1,2,3. While the focus of this class will be based on the DoInk app, options for Chromebooks and Online programs will also be shared. This session will be a hands on learning experience for teachers. First the presenter will demonstrate how she has used Green Screen, attendees will generate lesson ideas, and finally teachers will create their own movies.
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: @penchevable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Profes... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

Tech Tools for the Math Classroom
Do you often feel like many of the technology tools available just don't seem to work for math? We will explore several formative assessment tools that cater to math teachers, as well as look at ways to incorporate the G Suite tools into instruction.
Twitter: @MauldinAPStats

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
110

9:45am

Using Turnitin.com to Detect More Than Plagiarism
Participants will learn to use Turnitin to teach writing, editing, and proofreading and to gather, interpret, and use data from student work.

Speakers
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Alan Russell

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

Work smarter, not harder!
Would you like to work smarter instead of harder? Socrative, Quizlet, Canva and Quizziz can help you do just that! Come let us show you how to use them in your classroom!
Twitter: @Lisaallred
Instagram: lisaallred

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
107

9:45am

Helping students and teachers better connect in the classroom using Nearpod
Competing with all the "digital noise" can be a tough task in any blended or online classroom environment. Nearpod is a versatile app and web-based tool designed to improve connectivity between students and teachers through engaging and interactive experiences! No longer will your students sit idly by as your slideshow progresses on the projector. They'll now be able to follow student-centered lesson directly from their devices. This allows teachers to deliver interactive lessons to all devices in the room, and receive real-time student feedback through quizzes, polls, drawing tools and more! Transform your classroom with Nearpod and start connecting better with students using the devices they love.
Twitter: @nearpod
Instagram: @nearpodteam

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher

Vendor, Nearpod, Inc.
Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. With Nearpod, teachers can create content, engage students digitally and assess them in real time. We can help teachers implement remedial instruction, flipped classroo... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Quizizz and Quizlet for Student Engagement
Have a need for student engagement or students learning soft skills? Take a look at two websites offered for free. Quizizz is a gaming system for students to answer questions they see on their screen, which can be used as a pre-asssessment, post-assessment or review. Quizlet.com offers vocabulary words in any subject. Students can study or play a game. Then, during quizlet.live, they can learn soft skills by working cooperatively in small groups. Both websites offer items already made or you can make your own. Both can also be used in a flipped classroom.
Twitter: @Mickeyteacher

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Completed Master Degree in Education, Technology & STEM in May 2016 as well as became Google Certified. Will be my 2nd year teaching 6th grade science this year after teaching math for 10 years. Star Discovery Educator with plans to attend DENSI 2017 in San Diego, California on J... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
208

9:45am

Hyperdocs for Every Grade and Every Subject
If you are looking for new ways to present material and engage your students, HyperDocs can offer that to you. The creators of HyperDocs describe them as, "Digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, inquiry-based learning." HyperDocs provide teachers with ways to engage, explore, explain, apply, share, and enrich. HyperDocs can be used in all subject areas and all grade levels. Whether it is for one lesson or an entire unit, HyperDocs are an excellent place to encourage collaboration, inquiry, and community. This is a learn and create session. The goal is for you to leave having started your first HyperDoc! You will need a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Flanagan

Hayley Flanagan

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am always willing to try new things that could possible motivate my students to learn. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I teach inclusion and work with differentiating on a daily basis. I work at a 1:1 school and LOVE IT! Technology is a tool, not the cure all - teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
MC105

9:45am

Total Solar Eclipse 2017. Will you be in the shadow?
A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. South Carolina will be the final state in the path across the U.S. Join us to find out the what, when, where, how and why using online interactive eclipse simulations and hands-on fun! We'll use science, literacy, and safety discussions to help support understanding and investigate the differences between a lunar and a solar eclipse, a total and a partial eclipse, and a penumbra and an umbra. All participants will receive access to Gizmos online simulations and a pair of solar glasses!

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

1:1 Win: Tips on Transitioning to Personalized Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks
Is your school transitioning to 1:1 Chromebooks? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Fear no more!

This session will provide you with resources, practical advice, and suggestions on how to successfully manage Chromebooks at your school. From the unpacking of boxes to developing policies and the implementation of training with students and staff, you'll leave with a clear sense of direction and the peace of mind knowing that, YES, you can do this!



Speakers
avatar for Stacy Holcombe

Stacy Holcombe

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools
I've been involved with implementing educational technology, including conducting teacher technology training sessions, for the past 10 years. I love working with other educators, students, and utilizing both technology and digital resources as a tool to motivate , provide an alt... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

Create My Own Instructional Videos? I Don’t Have Time For That!
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone or iPad and Google apps and webtools.
Twitter: @dcjarrettPD

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
115

9:45am

Pack Your Bags...We're Going on an Expedition!
Have you ever wanted to take your kids to the Moon? to Dive Underwater? to see the Eiffel Tower? Well, now you can! Join us for a fun, hands-on interactive session using the Google Expeditions app, View-Master Headsets and your dream destinations! We will even show you how you can get started making your own Virtual Reality experiences!
Twitter: @techismagic

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hahn

Melanie Hahn

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
NS

Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

PAS-T Electronically
PAS-T Electronically
This course will give you the opportunity to explore the possibility of digitizing your PAS-T notebook. Come prepared to experience Google Sites combined with PAS-T.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
MS

Mary Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
204

9:45am

The Awesomeness of Awesome Tables
Awesome Tables is a tool which works amazingly well with the New Google Sites. Learn how to use Awesome Tables to create photo galleries, file cabinets or simply control table data, and make your site look Awesome!
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
I was a high school classroom science teacher for over 20 years, but I now design and develop websites.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
109

9:45am

To Google & Beyond: Tips & Tricks for Making Google Work for You
Come explore some of Google's coolest tools, along with some of its more hidden surprises. We'll talk about add-ons, tools to dive deeper into information, and ways that Google's tools can streamline and simplify things for you (and your students).
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

High school teacher, Orlando, FL
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

Change Comes From Many Profiles​
You're a master with technology... are you ready to be a leader of adult learners? Work through the five levels of the technology adoption curve and discover ways to approach teachers' diverse technology knowledge. Hear from technology coaches who've worked with over 200 teachers in an Apple Distinguished Program.
Twitter: @AJBabc

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg District 7
Adam Babcock is the Technology Integration Specialist at Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators in the United States and published research on using Google Docs in the classroom writing proc... Read More →
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Joel Colon

Instructional support, Spartanburg 7


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
105

11:00am

Digital Storytelling 101: Student Creations In Every Subject Area
Students of all ages have a story to tell! From personal narratives in the English Language Arts classrooms to the steps of an experiment in a Science classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns for an overview of the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. This session will introduce Spark Video movie-making tool, Spark Page website builder tool, and Spark Post image creator tool.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
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Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

11:00am

Fast & Fun Formative Assessments
As good teachers know, gauging your students’ understanding of the topics you teach is a process that involves discussion, a bit of intuition, and some formative assessment activities. In this session you will learn how to use free tech tools to create and conduct fun, engaging, and informative formative assessments. Whether you teach elementary school, middle school, or high school, you will come away from this session with fun formative assessment activities that you can do tomorrow. Fun Formative Assessments addresses the needs of teachers who don’t have computers or tablets for every student. And teachers who do have laptops, Chromebooks, or tablets for every student will learn some new ways to have students use those too.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

11:00am

#ARVRinEDU
Augmented and Virtual Reality are two of the fastest growing technologies in education. In this session we will explore a number of different apps, how they work, how you can use them and how you can become involved with a community of educators who are working to bring AR & VR into our classrooms through twitter chats, conferences & websites.
Twitter: @sraderosadavis

Speakers
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Trixi DeRosa-Davis

High school teacher, SC State Department of Education
VirtualSC Teacher of the Year 2016, iNACOL (National Association of Online Learning) Teacher of the Year 2016, | World Languages Team Leader and Spansih Instructor VirtualSC


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
209

11:00am

Assessment Tools on the Web
Explore free webtools that teachers can use for both formal and informal assessment. Some tools covered: Plickers, Kahoot, Quizizz and more.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

CANCELLED: Go Formative - A Cool Digital Assessment System for ALL LEVELS!
Ever wonder how to implement online assessments without the stress or time it takes to grade them? Want a fun way to incorporate videos and other multimedia into your work and quizzes? Go Formative is a newer online system to use for assessments and work online! It is applicable for all grade levels and in all subjects! In this workshop, I will show you how this looks to the student, have you interact and fill out a form, and then teach you how to set up your own account to play with all of the different fun add-ons to this site. Best of all, EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY FREE! To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.
Twitter: @brandibyers14

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

High school teacher, Richland 2
Hey ya'll! I am a now third year teacher with a passion for out of the box ideas and freshman! I love the outdoors, volleyball and just to have fun and laugh! I am always looking f=for ways to better myself and the students I teach!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

Digital Tools to Spark Student Learning
If you would like to learn about more digital education tools and apps to use in your classroom to spark students’ interest and engage them, then this is the session for you. These tools can be used for survey, assessment, reflection or feedback in your classroom. This includes Quizlet, Kahoot!, Symbaloo, Padlet, and Poll Everywhere, just to name a few.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Burnett

Todd Burnett

Teacher, Woodmont Middle School
avatar for Gregg Scott

Gregg Scott

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I have two boys who are very active in sports.
avatar for Paula Shaw

Paula Shaw

Media Specialist, Woodmont Middle School


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
208

11:00am

Padlet for the Elementary Classroom
Padlet is an online bulletin board. This free site allows you to display a variety of information for students all in one place. You can easily create a bulletin board full of links, videos, images, etc. This is a great tool for enrichment or remediation in the classroom.

Speakers
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Stephanie Castro

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

Tech Tools for the Math Classroom
Do you often feel like many of the technology tools available just don't seem to work for math? We will explore several formative assessment tools that cater to math teachers, as well as look at ways to incorporate the G Suite tools into instruction.
Twitter: @MauldinAPStats

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
110

11:00am

How to Apply the 4 C's in the Classroom
We will be discussing the 4 C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity). We will demonstrate strategies and activities that you can apply in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Campbell

Ben Campbell

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

11:00am

Connect with Tech
So your school is using more technology…now what? In this session, the focus will be on technology-based activities centered on the science curriculum of grades 5K-5th. Bring your iPad and laptop so you can practice as you go. By using websites and apps such as Screencastify, Edpuzzle, Checkthis, Google Slides, Seesaw, Discovery VR, and Padlet, you will experience ways to both engage and maximize student learning!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

Elementary Technology Lab teacher, Greenville County Schools
It is my privilege to currently serve 40+ teachers and over 700 students at East North Street Academy. To say that I love my job is an understatement! On any given day, one can find me among kindergartners helping them to research, with fifth graders, conducting iMovie projects... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
207

11:00am

Socrative - Instant Individualized Insight Into Student Learning
Socrative is a highly engaging tool for your classroom - one every educator will want in their back pocket!

Socrative gives you instant individualized insight into each student's learning with easy-to-create quizzes, polls, exit tickets and more!

What I love about this tool is that it is simple, free, and it allows me to quickly identify who needs one on one help and who is ready to move on!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Beam

Lindsey Beam

High school teacher, RIverside High
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Kimberly Pauls

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
202

11:00am

Be Your Own Substitute: A New Way to Do Sub Plans or Flip Your Classroom
Do you need some time off, but don’t want your students to miss out on learning? Come see how you can be your own substitute teacher using the ShowMe app for iPad. You record your lesson using this interactive whiteboard just as you would if you were with your class in person. Your students can access the lesson via iPad, PC, Chromebook, or other computing device. We will also explore ways to use the app to flip your classroom, review previously covered material, and provide better differentiated instruction.

An iPad is required to record the lesson; however, students can access the lessons using any computing device.

Speakers
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Trinice Bowens

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

11:00am

Taking Google Expeditions in the Classroom
In the classroom, teachers are many times teaching content that reaches far beyond the walls of their school. This often makes it difficult to engage students in content that is important for them to comprehend but impossible to experience. Sure, we would all love to take our students on field trips and let them scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef or experience a historical place like Pearl Harbor, but that is just not feasible. However, Google Expeditions, along with Google Cardboard, allows us to take virtual reality field trips to places all over the world and never leave the classroom.
Twitter: @billyvoltaire18

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Upton

Jeff Upton

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
224

11:00am

Creation Apps in the Elementary Classroom
Come explore innovative creation apps that can be used to show student learning! The apps provided will allow choices for students to create in the classroom. Examples of uses in the K-5 classroom will be given. These apps will enhance learning and differentiation opportunities for learners. Leave with new tools to use tomorrow!
Twitter: @2ndtechteach

Speakers
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Hanna Hanlin

Elementary school teacher, Darlington County


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Moviemaking and Photography in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, the presenter will share simple technology tools that teachers in Prek-5th grade can use to take traditional student work and make them come alive by adding a technology component. These tools are free or cheap, easy, and make it look like you spent lots of time - when really it is 3 minutes! Attendees will learn 5 tech tools, get sample assignments, see how these tools work, and use the apps and programs from start to publish. Apps and programs we will use to make student work shine are: Chatterkids MySimpleShow AdobeSpark PicCollage Tellagami We will explore the following programs for compiling and sharing student work: Perfect Video Padlet Twitter
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: penchevable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Profes... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

Classroom Management in the Technology Age
With the addition of 1-to-1 devices or BYOT in your classroom, there is a whole new area of distraction for your students. That is unless we manage it effectively and productively. In this session we will walk through 15 questions that you should ask yourself at the start of each year when formulating your classroom management plan. This will be a discussion we have so come prepared to share your thoughts.
Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District Five
I spent several years in the classroom as a science teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology role, and now I serve 3 schools in Anderson School District 5 as the Technology Integration Specialist. I am passionate about fully harnessing the power of Google Apps and... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
216

11:00am

Hyperdocs for Every Grade and Every Subject
If you are looking for new ways to present material and engage your students, HyperDocs can offer that to you. The creators of HyperDocs describe them as, "Digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, inquiry-based learning." HyperDocs provide teachers with ways to engage, explore, explain, apply, share, and enrich. HyperDocs can be used in all subject areas and all grade levels. Whether it is for one lesson or an entire unit, HyperDocs are an excellent place to encourage collaboration, inquiry, and community. This is a learn and create session. The goal is for you to leave having started your first HyperDoc! You will need a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Flanagan

Hayley Flanagan

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am always willing to try new things that could possible motivate my students to learn. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I teach inclusion and work with differentiating on a daily basis. I work at a 1:1 school and LOVE IT! Technology is a tool, not the cure all - teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
MC105

11:00am

Momentum Program: Personalizing Professional Development
One of the big movements in education is to personalize learning for our students, but we believe learning should be personalized for teachers as well. This session will discuss how to set up a professional development program that allows teachers choice and encourages them to surpass minimum requirements. We will share sample professional development ideas, calendars, and incentives. Come join us for a session that will help you build professional "momentum" at your school!

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
104

11:00am

ISTE Standards - Your Roadmap for Meaningful Technology Integration
What makes technology integration meaningful in a school? In this session, learn about the International Society for Technology in Education's standards for teachers, leaders and technology coaches. Analyze and then brainstorm ways these standards fit into different content areas. Also learn how they can be integrated into professional development and teacher evaluation.
Twitter: @ajbabc

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg District 7
Adam Babcock is the Technology Integration Specialist at Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators in the United States and published research on using Google Docs in the classroom writing proc... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

11:00am

How Can Teachers Use NASA On-line Resources to Teach STEM Concepts?
Teachers will: (1) be introduced to on-line NASA STEM classroom resources with the emphasis placed on Earth and Solar System Missions, (2) be shown how to create both student & teacher-led NASA computer presentations, (3) learn how to use NASA STEM resources to increase student STEM learning, (4) explore information and teaching resources about the "Total Solar Eclipse" to occur in South Carolina on 08.21.17 and (5) experience a computer-based presentation about NASA's latest missions to explore our Moon (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) and Mars (MAVEN).

Speakers
avatar for Edward P. Donovan

Edward P. Donovan

Other, Spartanburg, SC
I am in my 48th year of teaching. I have taught in NY, CT, FL, NJ, CO and SC. I have been a NASA Educator since 1998.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
217

12:10pm

Selfies with Richard Byrne!
Join Richard at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

12:15pm

Classcraft: Gamification Made Easy
Turn your classroom into a video game with Classcraft! Teachers can turn behavior, homework, reviews, and assignments into quests and rewards. Students create their own characters and teams to participate in the game. Classcraft is conveniently integrated with Google Classroom. Students can earn rewards and privileges for specific behaviors or lose points for bad behavior. Come and learn how to make classroom management and motivation more fun!

Speakers
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Elisa Auger

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
I am a middle school Technology Clerk, or -- as the students and staff have come to call me -- "The Chromebook Lady." In a 1:1 Chromebook school, someone has to be available to troubleshoot, monitor use, report damages, and assist with apps and websites. That someone is me! I als... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
211

12:15pm

Introduction to Seesaw
Are you interested in using Seesaw, a digital portfolio for students, but you aren't sure where to begin? Learn the "ins and outs" of Seesaw from an avid user! Participants need to bring an iPad or laptop to this session.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @longc2013

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! I am so excited to be presenting 2 sessions at the UTC this year! I am moving from 3rd grade to a technology position in my school. I am looking forward to collaborating with teachers in my building throughout the school year.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, assessment tools, and SeeSaw (or other LMS) can make station teaching even more effective and save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I use these tools during my guided reading centers and other opportunities in my second grade classroom. However, these ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Twitter: @MrsTroutmanDCES

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 2nd grade teacher at Duncan Chapel Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse so I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using twitter to get new ideas and meet new people. Please let me... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
207

12:15pm

Content Creation Apps in the Early Childhood Classroom
Come learn about several great, developmentally appropriate apps for iPads that easily allow our youngest learners to produce work and show what they know. These are great apps for assessment! Apps include Pic Collage, Shadow Puppet, and Chatterpix, to name a few. Bring an iPad for interactive fun as we play around with these apps. You'll leave with plenty of ideas for using them with your students in the K-2 classroom!!
Twitter: @KinderKeri
Instagram: KinderKeri

Speakers
avatar for Keri Lewis

Keri Lewis

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been teaching kindergarten for 13 years and I am a HUGE technology nerd. I earned my Google Educator Level 1 last summer and am an adjunct technology trainer for the school district. I teach early childhood educators best practices for using technology with K-2 students... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:15pm

Touches of Tech: Enhancing Literacy Instruction with Technology
Do you struggle integrating technology into your literacy block? Would you like to be able to integrate literacy more into other subject areas? Would you like to take what you learn from a session and apply it almost immediately? If so, then this session is for you! For an hour we will focus on how to use a variety of tools and apps to help enhance literacy instruction within the classroom. We will look at several projects completed within a second grade classroom that fuse literacy skills with technology across several subject areas. Those attending will expect to see projects done within a typical classroom setting using a variety of technology tools and apps such as Pixie, Chatterpix, and MoveNote. Bring your device and play along!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Frichtl

Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
233

12:15pm

Classroom Management in the Technology Age
With the addition of 1-to-1 devices or BYOT in your classroom, there is a whole new area of distraction for your students. That is unless we manage it effectively and productively. In this session we will walk through 15 questions that you should ask yourself at the start of each year when formulating your classroom management plan. This will be a discussion we have so come prepared to share your thoughts.
Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District Five
I spent several years in the classroom as a science teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology role, and now I serve 3 schools in Anderson School District 5 as the Technology Integration Specialist. I am passionate about fully harnessing the power of Google Apps and... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

12:15pm

CANCELLED: How to Bring Technology in the Classroom Authentically
Who likes chocolate covered vegetables? No one. Exactly. As we begin to integrate technology into our classrooms more and more, we need to be aware of "sugar coating" our learning. Especially at the high school level, our students can usually see right through the practice of grafting social media idioms into their classroom lives. While the attempt is to connect with the students, this practice usually only draws attention to the separation between the ages of the teacher and student. This presentation will focus on ways to authentically create a technology based classroom through ways such as: keeping learning goals ahead of technology, being critical of student feedback, and challenging students through technology.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kremp

Meghan Kremp

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
111

12:15pm

Assessment Made Easy with Google Forms & Flubaroo
This session is for those who want to learn how to use Google Forms for assessment. It will cover how to create an assessment in Google Forms, tips for test day, instant grading with the Flubaroo add-on, and how to access data through Google Forms. Save time and paper by learning to use Google Forms for assessment.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in South Carolina for 13 years, including 7 years in Greenville County. I am looking forward to sharing ideas with colleagues this summer at UTC. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
206

12:15pm

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawing for All
This session will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Learn how to use Google Drawing to create timelines, logos, weather trackers, and cycles. There is something for every grade level. Bring your computer and your creativity!
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Business & Computer Technology Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator since 2003 and I've worked with GCSD since 2011. Join me at UTC on 7/11 and 7/12 at 12:15pm for "Colorful & Creative-Google Drawing for All." This is a great app to keep you and your students engaged!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
204

12:15pm

Google SketchUp 3D Design
Google SketchUp 3D Design program can be used across all curriculum areas in elementary, middle, and high school. Google SketchUp can be used in math to help students better understand patterns, geometric shapes, area, perimeter, planes, etc. In addition, students can also learn science and geography by visiting science wonders around the globe using Google Earth and SketchUp together. With Google SketchUp, students become engineers, architects, interior designers, art museum curators, and much more! This program can be used for many things. I have had my students design furniture, dream homes, new cities, parks, invention models, etc. If you are ready to have fun with your students, Google SketchUp is the FREE program for your class!
Twitter: @MomalleyMom

Speakers
avatar for Michelle O'Malley

Michelle O'Malley

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Love all things technology and the arts!



Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

12:15pm

Google VR: Virtual Field Trips without Leaving Your Classroom
We'd love to take our students out to explore the world and experience the many amazing things beyond our classroom walls, but budgets and logistics don't usually make that possible. All is not lost, though! In this session, we'll take a look at some of the many apps and tools (both with virtual reality gear and without) that allow teachers to virtually explore the world with their students and that enable students and teachers to create their own enhanced experiences.
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

High school teacher, Orlando, FL
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
102

12:15pm

Blogging in Today's Classroom
Let's build our own tribe of bloggers. This session is designed to discuss how blogging can be a tool for building your PLN (professional learning network). Blogging can also be used in the classroom to engage students in critical thinking and reflection. Participants will have the chance to explore blog posts and create their own platform. The session includes a variety of resources for technology integration at all levels. If you are looking for an interactive session all about blogging, this is it! Please bring a device to fully participate in this session.
Twitter: @MsClassNSession

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jacobs

Stephanie Jacobs

Instructional Technology Coach, Lancaster County School District
Stephanie Jacobs is a 19-year veteran in education who resides in Rock Hill SC. Her background includes teaching in grades: PreK- 5; as well as serving two years as an elementary school principal. Stephanie also serves as an adjunct instructor at York Technical College in the are... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
202

12:15pm

MakeyMakey, Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and Raspberry Pi - Oh my! Tech Tools and Toys for the Classroom
This session will introduce and give curriculum integration ideas for a variety of tech tools and toys including; MakeyMakey, Little Bits, Ozobots, Raspberry Pi, Dot and Dash, and Sphero. Session participants will be encouraged to play and explore some of the devices introduced as part of the session.
Twitter: @AJWLibrary
Instagram: ajwlibrary

Speakers
avatar for Amanda LeBlanc

Amanda LeBlanc

Other, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:15pm

The Ultimate Elementary School Project: Web Design Coding
What is the ultimate presentation project an elementary student can accomplish? It is coding a web page using the foundation web page coding language of HTML. Have your students "show what they know" with a project platform that computer programmers get paid to do in the business world. The level of learning that elementary students (grades 3 to 5) need for basic web pages is engaging, yet easy to grasp. What level of coding will you need to attend this presentation? Beginner will most certainly do! Attendees will be given resources to help them quickly be able to incorporate web coding in their classroom as well as real-world examples to see what our elementary kids can really accomplish!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Childers

Todd Childers

Other, Greenville County Schools
Hello to all! I am originally from Greenville, and after having been away for 42 years, I decided to move back. You know, circle of life thing. Anyways, I am glad to be back. Along my journey, I served in the Air Force, spent 10 great years in the computer industry, and fina... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Using GCS Special Education Services Online Resources
GCS Special Education Service Providers will gain an understanding of all of the technology resources available to support Special Education Service Providers in Greenville County Schools. Topics covered will include: accessing and using the Special Education Services website and forms, accessing and using the online Special Education Local Processes and Procedures, accessing and using online Special Education Support Requests, whom to contact for additional support, using EasyIEP software to aid in caseload management, and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions related to technology supports and resources. Participants are asked to bring their district issued laptop

Speakers
LS

Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
AV

Ashley Vaughn

Compliance Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
213

12:30pm

CANCELLED: Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
Blending your lessons with face-to-face time and online modules to help each student reach his or her full potential seems like a dream come true. But who really has the time to create and curate the perfect lesson for each student? Enter Blendspace, an online platform that allows you to create engaging, multi-media lessons with a quick drag and drop. Come learn how Blendspace can help support your struggling students and push your high flyers in this interactive session. Please bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Catoe

Liz Catoe

Middle school teacher, Richland 2
Liz Catoe has been teaching in a one-to-one environment since 2011. She is always looking for innovative new ways to incorporate technology into her lessons to ensure student success in her classes.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
219

12:30pm

Padlet With A Purpose
In this session, you will learn how to use the bulletin board site, Padlet, to encourage collaboration in a personalized learning environment. Learn how to use Padlet as an organization tool for presentations and for substitute lesson plans. Everyone will leave with a Padlet they have created! Please bring a laptop, iPad, or Chromebook to this session to fully interact.
Twitter: @tamelaleah
Instagram: Mrssully09

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sullivan

Leah Sullivan

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
221

12:30pm

Those Funny Little Black Boxes: Using QR Codes to Energize Your Classroom
You've seen funny little black codes on cereal boxes, billboards, and brochures, but their most powerful place to be used is YOUR classroom! QR codes are easy to make and can be used by every grade level and in every arena of education. Come and explore with Jenny and Katie as they share how to make them, creatively display them, and put them to work the day you return to your classroom. (Not to mention you'll be receiving an exclusive QR gift to take home!)

Speakers
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Teacher, Bob Jones Academy
Katie holds a BS and MEd in Elementary Education as well as two advanced professional certifications. She has over 10 years of experience teaching first grade. She conducts yearly classroom management and language arts workshops as well as various hands-on technology help sessio... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Klipp

Jennifer Klipp

Administrator, Greenville, SC
Jenny has an MEd in Elementary Education, an EdS in Educational Leadership, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction. She also has SCACS and AACS professional certification and is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the International Soci... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
215

12:30pm

MasteryConnect: What do you do with all of that data?
This session is designed for MasteryConnect users who are ready for that next step to use their data to inform instruction. Do you ever feel like you have data coming out of your ears and you're not quite sure what to do with it all? Well, in this session we will help you make the most of the reports available to you within MasteryConnect and provide you with resources to help truly use data to drive your instruction through the corrective teaching response process. Participants will need a MasteryConnect account to actively participate in this session.
Twitter: @BCSDTerre

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Terre

Kimberly Terre

Instructional Technology Specialist, Berkeley County
Kimberly Terre is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Berkeley County School District focusing on the integration of technology within the classroom. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, MasteryConnect Champion, SMART Exemplary... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MC105

12:30pm

Flipping Instruction and Assessment with EdPuzzle
Come join the fun as we explore the Web 2.0 tool of EdPuzzle. In this session, we will learn how to search, upload, and flip instruction for students of all ability levels in our classrooms. Leave this session with tricks in hand to increase instruction and student engagement, no matter if you're a personalized learning classroom or have limited technology. Be sure to BYOD and a set of earbuds as we will have some time to work on an instructional unit you teach.
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Thomas McAuliff is passionate about integrating technology and education for students. During his time in education, he's served as an Inclusion services teacher, Faculty Council Leader, Greenville County Schools Adjunct Instructional Technology Trainer, Google Level 1 & 2 Educat... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

12:30pm

PBL Ideas for Grades 3-5
Do you want to learn more about PBL and gain ideas for possible standards-based projects to use with iPads or Chromebooks? In this session, two teachers from Monarch Elementary will share how their students use iPads and Chromebooks for learning through PBL. They will provide several project ideas for grades 3-5 as well as valuable website tools and support for PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

Implementing Technology in a Primary PBL Classroom
This presentation will showcase ways to organize and manage technology in a primary classroom (K-2) in which students can independently access websites and apps in a project-based setting. From creating a public product to researching in a small group, these tried and true methods are sure to work in any classroom with limited access or 1:1 devices. Participants will use a variety of online tools as well as have access to favorite websites used on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach in a first grade classroom at a project-based school recently named Palmetto's Finest. My favorites/hobbies include: reading, coffee, dogs, nature, and cooking. I love using technology to simplify because I'm secretly a pack-rat (an organized one!), so the less paper a... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Become Screencastify Savvy
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome. As a teacher you can use ScreenCastify to create short video lessons to flip your instruction. You can have students use ScreenCastify to give a speech or performance, practice fluency, dub a video, explain their understanding, or to create tech help videos for classmates, parents, and teachers. Screencastify has many great uses for both teachers and students.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Other, Spartanburg 1
I am a lifelong learner that greatly enjoys collaborating with other teachers and learning how to use new technologies.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

The Awesomeness of Awesome Tables
Awesome Tables is a tool which works amazingly well with the New Google Sites. Learn how to use Awesome Tables to create photo galleries, file cabinets or simply control table data, and make your site look Awesome!
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
I was a high school classroom science teacher for over 20 years, but I now design and develop websites.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
109

12:30pm

Writing Projects with Google Slides for Google-Friendly Elementary/Middle Teachers
Bring your Chromebook/laptop and your Google Drive account and experience the same pleasures of feedback and collaboration that your students will when you assign Google Slides projects like these. You will increase energy and engagement in the classroom, allow students to combine creativity and research, and use the comments feature to enhance your personal connection with your students. Walk away with not only a new approach but also specific project ideas for your content area.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hull

Jennifer Hull

Middle school Creative Writing and Accelerated Math teacher, Greenville County Schools
Creative Writing ideas and Math classroom ideas for accelerated students | How to fill 80-minute blocks...


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

12:30pm

Tech-Infused Guided Reading & Math Station Ideas
Need some ideas on how to meet standards and incorporate technology, all while you're meeting with small groups? With the way we teach reading and math changing, teachers need a new "toolbox" of technology options. We'll present you with many different apps and websites that can help you meet demanding standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Elementary school teacher, Anderson 1
I am a National Board Certified teacher who loves teaching 5th grade. I have two young children and enjoy camping, reading, and spending time with my family. I am currently getting my Masters in Administration and Supervision from Anderson University.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
112

12:30pm

Leaders Using Online Tools to Drive (Google Drive) Success
Leaders often look for ways to cut down on paperwork and manage their school online. Using Google tools and Google Drive can assist with managing how leaders file information, respond to grade levels, and submit/ receive information from teachers and staff. I will share how MES uses Google Drive to house our school wide information. I will show you how teachers submit lesson plans, vertical team minutes, and grade level minutes online.
Twitter: @jamiespinks

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
105

12:30pm

Twitter for School Leaders
This session is for ALL Twitter user levels. We will start with your account, explore "lurking", and then dive into PLNs (Personal Learning Networks). We will discuss educational and professional learning and then move on to #chats. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE....this is a hands-on session, and you will use your device. Bring your phone, tablet/iPad, Chromebook or computer. You will also need a picture of yourself saved on your device. Once you start, you will find this is one of your most valuable (and inexpensive) learning tools.
Twitter: @G_Champlin
Instagram: @g_champlin

Speakers
avatar for George Champlin

George Champlin

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about students learning 21st Century Skills in education. I want our children to become responsible citizens with responsible use of the technology available to them. I believe all students can become life-long learners when we empower them to learn and create mea... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
104

12:30pm

How to build a VEX Robotics Program
In the session "How to Build a Vex Robotics Program", the presenter will provide information and advice to teachers about creating and sustaining a robotics program at your school. Teachers will be informed on issues and tips when starting your own program. The presenter will then discuss some tips for being successful at competitions. If applicable, teachers will then learn how to host your own event and create revenue streams for your program. Information will be provided based on past experiences of the presenter.
Twitter: @travisguthrie85
Instagram: travisguthrie85

Speakers
JG

James Guthrie

Middle school teacher, Anderson 1


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
208

1:10pm

Selfies with Monica Burns!
Join Monica at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

1:45pm

Digital Storytelling 101: Student Creations In Every Subject Area
Students of all ages have a story to tell! From personal narratives in the English Language Arts classrooms to the steps of an experiment in a Science classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns for an overview of the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. This session will introduce Spark Video movie-making tool, Spark Page website builder tool, and Spark Post image creator tool.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

1:45pm

Fast & Fun Formative Assessments
As good teachers know, gauging your students’ understanding of the topics you teach is a process that involves discussion, a bit of intuition, and some formative assessment activities. In this session you will learn how to use free tech tools to create and conduct fun, engaging, and informative formative assessments. Whether you teach elementary school, middle school, or high school, you will come away from this session with fun formative assessment activities that you can do tomorrow. Fun Formative Assessments addresses the needs of teachers who don’t have computers or tablets for every student. And teachers who do have laptops, Chromebooks, or tablets for every student will learn some new ways to have students use those too.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium

1:45pm

Creating Storyboards for Any Level World Language or Other Content Area Class
This session will focus on student-created online storyboards as a presentational task for any level world language or other content area classroom. However, participants may also use this program for teaching presentations. The online program used is StoryboardThat, but the storyboard can be converted to a PowerPoint or Google Slide and can be downloaded to Google Classroom. There will be multiple examples of storyboards created in middle school French and ELA classes, including visual storyboard creations with an audio component as well. This online program also has many resources for other subject areas, such as social studies and science, that participants can explore.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: Madelyn Shedd

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach Beginning French and French I classes to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Hillcrest Middle School. I have also taught middle school level language arts, math, and science classes in the past, as well as learning disabilities classes at the elementary level.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206

1:45pm

MasteryConnect: Making Formative Assessments Fun
Let's make formative assessments fun again. Students are constantly being assessed and oftentimes develop negative attitudes towards words like "tests" and "quizzes". Let's make formative assessments fun again not just for the student, but for the teacher too! Learn how to record observational data, track intervention goals, create quick checks, and exit tickets. It will help provide you with just the right amount of information and will get students excited about learning! This course is designed for MasteryConnect users at any level (will need a MasteryConnect account to participate in this session).
Twitter: @BCSDTerre

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Terre

Kimberly Terre

Instructional Technology Specialist, Berkeley County
Kimberly Terre is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Berkeley County School District focusing on the integration of technology within the classroom. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, MasteryConnect Champion, SMART Exemplary... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MC105

1:45pm

Using Note Board in Literacy Instruction
Remember when you had a cork board in your bedroom or on your dorm room door? It was fun to post pictures of your celebrity crushes, friends, and favorite quotes and was even better when you found a note from a friend. Note Board, a Google extension, is an online cork board with a multitude of uses. This session will focus on how to use Note Board in literacy instruction, specifically in place of reading response journals. Students will love leaving “sticky notes” about their independent reading and sharing their boards with their peers and teacher. Students can personalize their board with different backgrounds, drawings, and pictures. The session will explore other uses, including science projects, creating class book lists, and more!
Twitter: @leahcstafford
Instagram: leahstafford0612

Speakers
avatar for Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
107

1:45pm

Top Ten Ways to Use Technology to Promote Reading
Join me as I share my ten favorite ways to use technology to promote reading and create life-long readers. Come explore social media tools, alternatives to book reports, virtual author visits, book trailers, and more. Both apps and web tools will be shared so any device is welcome.
Twitter: @coxtl
Instagram: @tamara_cox1

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Cox

Tamara Cox

High school teacher, Anderson 1


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
224

1:45pm

Nearpod for Newbies
Nearpod is an exciting tool that allows you to bring interactive lessons from the board straight into the hands of your students. If you are tired of power point and need a more efficient way to engage and receive immediate feedback, this session is for you! Students use iPads/tablets/laptops or Chromebooks to engage in the Nearpod lesson. We will show you how easy it is to create an interactive lesson using this tool, that your students will LOVE.
Twitter: @lacyRW

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Wineberger

Lacy Wineberger

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! My name is Lacy Wineberger and I teach second grade at Thomas E. Kerns. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011. I am currently in graduate school at Coastal Carolina for Instructional Technology. I love using technology with my students to enhance their lear... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

1:45pm

A Smashing Good Time (app smashing in primary grades)
Are you looking for fun ways to app smash in the primary grades? In this session, we will share ideas and personal experiences from a kindergarten class for app smashing using several different tools (SeeSaw, Chatterpix, Aurasma, and more). Teachers will have the opportunity to create a potential lesson/project using these apps and will leave with various ideas they can integrate into classrooms with devices.
Twitter: @mrsdrewscrew

Speakers
avatar for Erica Drew

Erica Drew

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! This is my tenth year teaching! I currently teach Kindergarten and it has my heart. I have also taught both 1st and 2nd grade. I love learning about new ways to integrate technology into my class and I'm not afraid to try new things with my little ones. We are 1:1 at my schoo... Read More →
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

CANCELLED: Digital Storytelling with iPads
This session will introduce free, educational, creation apps on the iPad for students to use to share their learning and stories, such as Shadow Puppet, Draw and Tell, Princess Fairy Tale Maker, Superhero Comic Maker, Sock Puppets, ChatterPix Kids, and iMovie. Attendees will get to see student work samples and explore several easy and fun options to encourage creative expression. You will also see from a Seesaw Ambassador how these apps can be app smashed with Seesaw to enhance the authentic audience.
Twitter: @DalilaMcCrum

Speakers
avatar for Dalila  McCrum

Dalila McCrum

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
My career passions are teaching and technology! I've been teaching in Greenville County since 2007. As much as I can, I get the students engaged in the learning process through active involvement using technology. My technology roots started deep when my grandfather started a com... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
213

1:45pm

Writing Raps with Flocabulary
Do you see videos online of students who create awesome raps and think, I wish I could do that, but I can’t rap? Good news! You don’t have to be able to rap to teach your students how to! In this session, teachers will learn how to use Flocabulary to show their students how to create educational raps. It’s easier than you think! All you need are the right tools. I will focus on how to do this in an elementary school setting, but the same ideas can be used in middle and high school. I will take you through step by step of how I did it in my classroom. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device.
Twitter: @misswalkerclass

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Elementary school teacher, Lexington-Richland 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

1:45pm

CANCELLED: Wizer: Using Blended Worksheets in a 1:1 Classroom
Wizer is a free teaching service that teachers can use to create "blended worksheets," which provide a variety of methods to assess student knowledge via multiple choice questions, videos, matching, pairing, captioning, etc. Instead of providing students with worksheets and guided reading assignments, teachers can now provide interactive reading guides that provide real-time feedback to students. This session will show you the capabilities of Wizer and allow you to practice creating your own.

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

Get Your Chrome On! Google Extensions
Don't know what an extension is? We'll help clear that up for you! You'll also discover some must-have Google Extensions that every teacher needs.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
115

1:45pm

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I teach 7th grade math at Fisher Middle School as well as teaching the ALIVE course, Google Sites and the... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Letting Google Forms Do ALL the work!
Google Forms are cool, but how do I make them ease my workload? Come see and experience how the School District of Oconee County has implemented Google Forms as a powerhouse that fuels district wide lunch counts, help ticket systems, online school choice applications, and discipline referrals. Participants will leave having a better understanding of how Google Forms can be used to transform day-to-day tasks with the use of scripting, add-ons, and some plain ole problem solving skills. These skills and ideas can be adapted to district, school, or classroom procedures.
Twitter: @joshua_Shepard

Speakers
avatar for Josh Shepard

Josh Shepard

Director of Technology, Oconee County
Former teacher, mentor, and instructional technology integration specialist. | | Director of Technology for the School District of Oconee County. 16 traditional schools. 21 total locations. | | Currently intergrating #ElevateOconee, an initiative to increase the use of... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
105

1:45pm

Transferring Your PADEPP Notebook to a Google Doc
Greenville County administrators are invited to attend an informational session to learn the basics of transferring your PADEPP notebook into an online Google doc. Participants will be shown how to create folders in Google Drive to house each Performance Standard. We will walk through how to download the district’s Table of Contents template for each area and how to appropriately name/save documents for easy reference. Then, we will go over how to save artifacts within folders. Lastly, participants will learn how to share the appropriate Google folder with others. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops with saved artifacts to practice during the session. Handouts will be provided for administrators to continue working on their online PADEPP notebook after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Holman

Jennifer Holman

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
104

1:45pm

Escape the Ordinary and BreakOut!
Heard of Escape Rooms? Similar to Escape Rooms, BreakOut EDU games can be used in all content areas and are used to develop critical thinking skills, complex problem solving skills and promote teamwork!

Come join us for an exciting BreakOut EDU game! Help your team complete a series of challenges and mysteries to unlock the box before time runs out! You will also walk away with great BreakOut resources to try it in your own classroom!!! Let's invigorate your classroom one wooden box at a time! Come early because space will be limited!

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hahn

Melanie Hahn

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
NS

Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

How to build a VEX Robotics Program
In the session "How to Build a Vex Robotics Program", the presenter will provide information and advice to teachers about creating and sustaining a robotics program at your school. Teachers will be informed on issues and tips when starting your own program. The presenter will then discuss some tips for being successful at competitions. If applicable, teachers will then learn how to host your own event and create revenue streams for your program. Information will be provided based on past experiences of the presenter.
Twitter: @travisguthrie85
Instagram: travisguthrie85

Speakers
JG

James Guthrie

Middle school teacher, Anderson 1


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
208

1:45pm

Going Global in the Elementary Classroom
Close the textbooks and throw away those worksheets. By collaborating globally you'll give your students an authentic and exciting way to learn. We'll look at some of the best global projects designed for the elementary classroom. These projects are geared for students in K-5 - 5th and teachers may choose the level of participation they prefer. Come discover how you can be a part of World Read Aloud Day, exchange Virtual Valentines, collect weather data for Same Day in March, & increase your students math skills with Globlal Math Task.
Twitter: @RuthHowell3
Instagram: ruth_howell

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

Elementary school teacher, Spartanburg 5
2016 SC STAR Teacher, 2015 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner. | Inquiry based, STEAM infused, 3rd grade teacher. There's a world out there waiting to be explored. Join me as I show you how Skype in the Classroom will have your students begging to learn. It's free, it's easy... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
216

3:00pm

Creating Storyboards for Any Level World Language or Other Content Area Class
This session will focus on student-created online storyboards as a presentational task for any level world language or other content area classroom. However, participants may also use this program for teaching presentations. The online program used is StoryboardThat, but the storyboard can be converted to a PowerPoint or Google Slide and can be downloaded to Google Classroom. There will be multiple examples of storyboards created in middle school French and ELA classes, including visual storyboard creations with an audio component as well. This online program also has many resources for other subject areas, such as social studies and science, that participants can explore.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: Madelyn Shedd

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach Beginning French and French I classes to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Hillcrest Middle School. I have also taught middle school level language arts, math, and science classes in the past, as well as learning disabilities classes at the elementary level.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Online Lesson Planning & File sharing with Teachpage.com
Introducing Teachpage.com, a cloud based application that makes lesson planning, file storage and organization easy. Create your Long Range Plans and Units to stay organized. Easily find and add the right standards to your lessons (including new SC standards). Upload unlimited files and access them from anywhere. Share your plans with colleagues and even substitutes with one click. There's so much you can do with Teachpage, come find out how it can help your teachers plan better and stay organized!

Speakers
avatar for Travis Cooper

Travis Cooper

Vendor, Greenville, SC


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
205

3:00pm

TAG: Technology At A Glance
In a TAG session participants will hear 3 different speakers present a technology tool or strategy for 20 minutes each. Today's speakers will share Quizzizz, Seesaw, and Google Expeditions.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 4th grade teacher at Thomas E. Kerns Elementary. Recently, I just completed my first year in a 1:1 iPad classroom of twenty students.
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Completed Master Degree in Education, Technology & STEM in May 2016 as well as became Google Certified. Will be my 2nd year teaching 6th grade science this year after teaching math for 10 years. Star Discovery Educator with plans to attend DENSI 2017 in San Diego, California on J... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Upton

Jeff Upton

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
217

3:00pm

Take the Panic out of Planning with Planbook
Whether you team plan or plan individually, Planbook is an incredible, time-saving, online resource. In this session, you will learn how to set up your Planbook account and add subject/content areas, embedded videos, flipcharts, PowerPoints, assessments and other resources directly in your plans and share plans with colleagues and administrators- all with just a few clicks of your mouse! Instead of spending hours on your lesson plans each week, let Planbook do the work. This resource truly makes your plans work for YOU!
Twitter: @MissPACaldwell

Speakers
PC

Pressly Caldwell

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

Using Plickers for Assessment
Plickers is an app that allows you to use your camera to scan student answer cards for assessment. Plickers is a useful app for summative or formative assessment. Participants will learn how to create classes in the app, develop questions, use Plickers for assessment, run reports, and use data to guide instruction. Please bring a laptop and smart phone/iPad to this session, and be ready to explore this awesome app.

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Tyler De Palma

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
232

3:00pm

Student-Centered Technology in the Science Classroom
Learn easy and engaging ways to use student centered technology in your science classroom. From BrainPop's new tools to FlipGrid, your students will be excited to show you what they have learned.
Twitter: @jafox09

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Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
211

3:00pm

Preparing for the Digital Classroom
How can we tackle the conversion to a classroom where every student has access to digital tools without being overwhelmed? Every lesson does not have to be completely redesigned. Ideas will be shared for tweaking lessons you already have to allow more personalized learning to occur. Come see some easy-to-implement tools to get you started on the journey toward a digitally-enhanced classroom.
Twitter: @sarahburke0523
Instagram: sbswhite

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Sarah-Burke White

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a high school biology teacher with a passion for using technology to engage students in the classroom. I love seeing kids smiling and having fun while learning. This year I took on the blended classroom concept to prepare for being one-to-one in the 2018-19 school year. I am... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
221

3:00pm

Seesawing in the Middle
Have you heard of Seesaw? It is a digital portfolio available on any device for free. It will simplify your classroom and allow parents a view inside. We will discuss how to use Seesaw in your middle school classroom. Ideas will cover all subject areas. You will participate in activities that will allow you to see the student and the teacher side of Seesaw. After the session, you will be completely ready to begin using in your classroom.
Twitter: @guntk

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Kristen Gunter

Instructional support, Anderson 1
I am an Instructional Technologist for 4 elementary and 1 middle school in Anderson District One. Our district is 1:1 iPads in grades 3-12 and we have iPad carts in our K-2 classrooms. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technologist, I taught 7th grade science for 10 years.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

3:00pm

Top Ten Ways to Use Technology to Promote Reading
Join me as I share my ten favorite ways to use technology to promote reading and create life-long readers. Come explore social media tools, alternatives to book reports, virtual author visits, book trailers, and more. Both apps and web tools will be shared so any device is welcome.
Twitter: @coxtl
Instagram: @tamara_cox1

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Tamara Cox

High school teacher, Anderson 1


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
224

3:00pm

Nearpod for Newbies
Nearpod is an exciting tool that allows you to bring interactive lessons from the board straight into the hands of your students. If you are tired of power point and need a more efficient way to engage and receive immediate feedback, this session is for you! Students use iPads/tablets/laptops or Chromebooks to engage in the Nearpod lesson. We will show you how easy it is to create an interactive lesson using this tool, that your students will LOVE.
Twitter: @lacyRW

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Lacy Wineberger

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! My name is Lacy Wineberger and I teach second grade at Thomas E. Kerns. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011. I am currently in graduate school at Coastal Carolina for Instructional Technology. I love using technology with my students to enhance their lear... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
220

3:00pm

CANCELLED: Science and Social Studies Stations
In this session, we will see how science and social studies lessons can be organized and taught through small group stations using iPads and/or Chromebooks. Some ideas of flipped learning and digital portfolios with Seesaw will also be shared by a Seesaw Ambassador. Be prepared with a unit of study in mind to start creating a platform to present content to the students using videos and interactive websites.
Twitter: @DalilaMcCrum

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Dalila McCrum

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
My career passions are teaching and technology! I've been teaching in Greenville County since 2007. As much as I can, I get the students engaged in the learning process through active involvement using technology. My technology roots started deep when my grandfather started a com... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
213

3:00pm

ETV Does That?
Did you know that SCETV offers lots of free resources for educators: Knowitall.org, PBSLearningMedia.org, Learning Why (NEW), PBS Kids, and all of SCETV’s recertification opportunities? Come learn about all the resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.

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Dianne Gregory

Other, SCETV
A retired elementary principal in Lexington School District Two, Dianne has enjoyed being a part of the ETV educational team. As an educational trainer, it has been exciting to explore instructional resources for the classroom. What an exciting time to be in the field of educatio... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

The Power of QR Codes
You have seen QR Codes everywhere; why not use them in your classroom? Learn how to create them, scan them and use them in your classroom.

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Debbie Jarrett

Other, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Educ... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
115

3:00pm

Teacher Tested, Student Approved!
So your students have Chromebooks, and now you need to know what to do with them, right? Come learn strategies from a teacher who was recently in your shoes. This math teacher will share websites that are teacher tested and student approved. Teachers will need a laptop or Chromebook.
Twitter: @erica_aiken
Instagram: erica.aiken1

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Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
114

3:00pm

Engaging with Animation: Toontastic ways to get animated in the classroom
Animation is a perfect addition to any classroom. Learn how to teach new and difficult topics by creating your own cartoon animation videos. See how students can create animations to simplify complex ideas and illustrate word problems. Adapting material to video requires both critical thinking AND creativity, and students are enthusiastic about making animation videos. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.

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Nanette Davis

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I LOVE to make MATH engaging to all students. This session will incorporate comic strips and cartoons that students and teachers create to make ALL subjects engaging and animated. Super fun and your students will love it!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
228

3:00pm

Stop Boredom from Building with DE Board Builder
Tired of boring, teacher-directed science and social studies lessons? In this session, you will discover how to use the Discovery Education Board Builder tool to create active and engaging lessons to share with your students. Also, you will learn how your students can create their own boards for authentic, interactive assessments. Participants will walk away with several links to boards that reflect standards from the 3rd-5th grade curriculum. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to create their own DE Board to use in their classroom. Target Audience: 3rd-5th grade teachers and support staff Technology Level: Beginning to Intermediate Recommended that teachers bring their own laptop or devices and Discovery Education logins
Twitter: @twitter.com/mopowell333
Instagram: mopowell333

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Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2017/18 marks my 20th year teaching elementary school. | For the past 11 years, I have taught at Mitchell Road Elementary in 3rd and 5th grade. However, this year, I start a new journey teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Though I love teaching all su... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
118

3:00pm

Getting Googly with Technology & the DOK
Technology is an essentail tool in the 21st century classroom. Teachers are tasked with the challenge to provide students with robust, engaging, classroom practices while addressing content-area standards that promotes & provides students with higher levels of rigor. During the session, teachers will be provided with a brief description of Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels and a variety of ways to integrate the Google Suite in meeing those demands.
Twitter: @techlady2016

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Kamela West

Instructional support, Richland 1
A resident of Irmo, South Carolina. Graduate of South Carolina State University (Bachelor of Arts in History) and Columbia College (Master of Arts in Education). Eighteen years of teaching experience in the public school system, Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections. Area of Certification: Social Studies, middle and secondary levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
225

3:00pm

Never Grade Again! How to use Flubaroo and Google Forms
Want to cut down on the never-ending stack of papers you have to grade? In this course, I'll teach you how to use Google Forms and the Flubaroo add-on for quick and easy grading. I'll also show you how to share grades with students and parents instantly and how to access item-analyzed grades with the touch of a button. If you have access to a class set of Chromebooks, this is truly a course that you don't want to miss! Participants will need to bring their own laptop or Chromebook.

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Leslie Abell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a technology-loving 4th grade teacher!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
110

3:00pm

Personalized Learning: Focus on the Learner, not the Technology
Are you confused about what Personalized Learning looks like in a world of technological advances? Personalized Learning means different things to different people. In this session, we will discuss optimization of Personalized Learning in the fast pace of our Chromebook/iPad worlds. We will examine the idea of children having their own personal choice of how they create, innovate, and explore. Let's connect content, relationships, and creativity by differentiating and individualizing their opportunities. We can rethink our focus on performance and tests to customizing experiences for our learners.
Twitter: @GoodieGoodlett
Instagram: tammy_goodlett

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Tammy Goodlett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have worked in education in multiple facets, from pre-school to my current position as a Self-Contained, Special Education Teacher. I love learning and all that it represents!I have two kiddos (one that just graduated from the College of Charleston, go COUGARS and one that will... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
223

3:00pm

Screencastify for the Foreign Language Classroom
I will share how I use Screencastify and QR Codes in my Spanish class. Foreign language teachers can now assess Presentational Speaking and Presentational Writing at the same time. It is also a great way to assess the quiet students who will otherwise not present in front of the class. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.

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Kenia Warren

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
229

3:00pm

Blended Learning
We will be discussing the benefits to teaching in a blended learning environment as well as giving examples from our own personal experiences of how to effectively teach in this type of classroom setting.
Twitter: @MK2Roper
Instagram: MK2Roper

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MiKayla Roper

Middle School Teacher, Legacy Early College


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
201

3:00pm

Discus and Google – Two Great Tools for Educators and Students
Join us as we explore the integration of Google tools with Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. Learn how CultureGrams, Gale, Credo Reference and select EBSCO resources are integrated into Google Drive and Google Classroom. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own devices to the session to allow the opportunity to search and download articles, videos, recordings, images, and maps from Discus into Google tools.

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Linda Heimberger

Other, South Carolina
The State Library


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
208

3:00pm

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

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Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I teach 7th grade math at Fisher Middle School as well as teaching the ALIVE course, Google Sites and the... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
117

3:00pm

Build engaging lessons using Pear Deck
Pear Deck brings the classroom presentation into the 21st century with student engagement through multiple choice-style questions, text responses, numbers, drawings, draggable pins on images, and more.

Pear Deck allows students to be engaged during your presentation. You can even import your old PowerPoints, Google Slides, and PDFs to turn them into powerful interactive Pear Decks right from your Google Drive. Students can connect to Pear Deck using their Google Education account from any device. See how this tool is transforming classrooms and education! Bring your own device to connect to Pear Deck and see how it works!

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Jamie Garrett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom to help my students grasp concepts and become engaged in the lesson. I use Google classroom and Pear Deck to accomplish this!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
219

3:00pm

Going Global in the Elementary Classroom
Close the textbooks and throw away those worksheets. By collaborating globally you'll give your students an authentic and exciting way to learn. We'll look at some of the best global projects designed for the elementary classroom. These projects are geared for students in K-5 - 5th and teachers may choose the level of participation they prefer. Come discover how you can be a part of World Read Aloud Day, exchange Virtual Valentines, collect weather data for Same Day in March, & increase your students math skills with Globlal Math Task.
Twitter: @RuthHowell3
Instagram: ruth_howell

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Ruth Howell

Elementary school teacher, Spartanburg 5
2016 SC STAR Teacher, 2015 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner. | Inquiry based, STEAM infused, 3rd grade teacher. There's a world out there waiting to be explored. Join me as I show you how Skype in the Classroom will have your students begging to learn. It's free, it's easy... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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