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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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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 clearing... 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
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 →


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

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


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

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
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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 Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →


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

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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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 clearing... 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 Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


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

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

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


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

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


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

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

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
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

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
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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

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

Instructional Technology Specialist, 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 Education... Read More →


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

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 learners... 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 Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


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

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

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, with... Read More →


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

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

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 →


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, with... Read More →


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

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

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


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 third year... 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

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. 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

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

12:15pm

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 finally... 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
LS

Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


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

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
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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

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 Certified... Read More →


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

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

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
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

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

Gateway to Technology Instructor, Berea Middle School - 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 Computer... Read More →


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

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

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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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

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 Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School
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!


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

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

Instructional Technology Specialist, 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 Education... Read More →


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

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

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


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
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... 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 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

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

SCETV Educational Trainer, South Carolina Educational Television
Dianne Gregory is an educational trainer with SCETV. She enjoys sharing ETV's wonderful resources for the classroom. A retired Lexington District Two elementary principal, Dianne understands how important a variety of standards-based resources are for impacting student learning.


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

Instructional Technology Specialist, 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 Education... Read More →


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

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

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3



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
2018/2019 marks my 21st year of teaching and my second year teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Stone has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and delve deeper into my creative side. I love integrating both the arts and technology into my classroom... Read More →


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

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

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
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

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
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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.

Speakers
LC

Linda Collins

Administrator, Sumter School District


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 classrooms... 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
As a technology specialist, it is my goal to prepare students for the future. New advances in technology are constantly changing the way we work, play, interact, teach, and learn. It is my job to make sure that students have the knowledge, interest, and ability to function in a technology... Read More →


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
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 →


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

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

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
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

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
ME

Mary Elizabeth 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
Hi! I'm Melanie Hahn!  I have been in education for 22+ years. The majority of those years, I spent as a Media Specialist & Technology Facilitator. Currently, I  am working in my dream job as a Digital Integration Specialist for the students and teachers at Robert Anderson Middle... Read More →
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Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


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

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
avatar for Rhonda Rhodes

Rhonda Rhodes

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

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
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Courtney Teague

PLE, Digital Promise


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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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


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

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

ESOL 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 classrooms... 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

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom. She works in Mauldin Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle... 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 - teachers... Read More →


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

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

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
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

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

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
Hi! I'm Melanie Hahn!  I have been in education for 22+ years. The majority of those years, I spent as a Media Specialist & Technology Facilitator. Currently, I  am working in my dream job as a Digital Integration Specialist for the students and teachers at Robert Anderson Middle... Read More →
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
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


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
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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

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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

Instructional Technology Specialist, 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 Education... Read More →


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

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

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, with... Read More →


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

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.

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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

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


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

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 - teachers... 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 Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


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

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.


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

12:15pm

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

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


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 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... 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

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

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
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

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

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. 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

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


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

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 finally... 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
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Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


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

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

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

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

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 Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... 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

Free Technology for Teachers


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 certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


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

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 learning... 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 thirteenth 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 school... 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 computer... Read More →


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

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

Instructional Technology Specialist, 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 Education... Read More →


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

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
Hi! I'm Melanie Hahn!  I have been in education for 22+ years. The majority of those years, I spent as a Media Specialist & Technology Facilitator. Currently, I  am working in my dream job as a Digital Integration Specialist for the students and teachers at Robert Anderson Middle... Read More →
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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

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 certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


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

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom. She works in Mauldin Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle... 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

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

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 learning... Read More →


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

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

SCETV Educational Trainer, South Carolina Educational Television
Dianne Gregory is an educational trainer with SCETV. She enjoys sharing ETV's wonderful resources for the classroom. A retired Lexington District Two elementary principal, Dianne understands how important a variety of standards-based resources are for impacting student learning.


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.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, 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 Education... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Davis

Nanette Davis

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I love GOOGLE! BYOD and come check out why!


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

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2018/2019 marks my 21st year of teaching and my second year teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Stone has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and delve deeper into my creative side. I love integrating both the arts and technology into my classroom... Read More →


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for MiKayla Roper

MiKayla Roper

Middle School Teacher, Legacy Early College


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