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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

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
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

Senior STEM Innovator, NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Darcy Grimes is the Digital Lead Teacher at Hall Fletcher Elementary in the Asheville City School District. Her passions are hands-on STEM lessons, coding, robotics, design thinking, global education and connecting students with others around the world. She wants all students to... Read More →


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

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

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
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

Senior STEM Innovator, NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Darcy Grimes is the Digital Lead Teacher at Hall Fletcher Elementary in the Asheville City School District. Her passions are hands-on STEM lessons, coding, robotics, design thinking, global education and connecting students with others around the world. She wants all students to... Read More →


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

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

Instructional Technology Coach, Clover 2
My name is Monica Roveri and after spending many years in the library, I am now the instructional technology coach at Oakridge Elementary in Clover, SC.I am married to Ron, who is the Director of Career & Technology in Rock Hill, SC. We have twins who are seniors at Clover High School.I... Read More →


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

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, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


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

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

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
EO

Elizabeth Osborne

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


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

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
avatar for Elinor Lister

Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


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

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

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

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 classroom... 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

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... Read More →


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

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
AB

Angela Burgess

District ITS for Middle & High Schools, 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 accomplish... Read More →
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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

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

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

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 Elizabeth Holcombe

Stacy Elizabeth Holcombe

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mauldin High School
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 alternative... Read More →


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

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

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

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


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

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

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


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

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

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

1:45pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

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

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 →


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

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Kristen is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson District One. She has over 15 years in education. Currently she serves 3 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Prior to this position she taught 7th grade science for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her technology... Read More →


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

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

Speakers
avatar for Erica Aiken

Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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... Read More →


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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Goodlett

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

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!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

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