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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

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

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Edward Anderson

Edward Anderson

Principal, Greenville County Schools
Edward currently serves as the principal at Tanglewood Middle School. His career began 11 years ago as an English Language Arts teacher at Lakeview Middle School. At this school, he was able to capitalize on the 1:1 laptop initiative in his classroom. He quickly became a technology... Read More →


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
BR

B Robinson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Other, University of South Carolina
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

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

Other, University of South Carolina


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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 9:45am - 10:45am
115

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Other, University of South Carolina
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

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

Other, University of South Carolina


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for 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

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

Speakers
avatar for Monica Roveri

Monica Roveri

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Clark

Joanne Clark

Instructional Technology Coach, Rock Hill Schools
BS MathematicsMasters in Secondary EducationMasters in AdministrationHigh School mathematics teacher for 20 yearsNBCT AYA MathematicsChester County Teacher of the Year 2010Instructional Technology Specialist for Rock Hill SchoolsLearning Specialist for NCCE: Northwest Council for... Read More →


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
JP

Jessica Preisig

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
MR

Molly Rains

High school teacher, Anderson 1


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ross Pruitt

Ross Pruitt

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
EO

Elizabeth Osborne

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daphne Poore

Dr. Daphne Poore

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Pam Inabinett

Pam Inabinett

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Hamilton Parks

Hamilton Parks

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
EA

Elisa Auger

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Story

Shannon Story

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Anne Frichtl

Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Liz Catoe

Liz Catoe

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Elinor Lister

Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sullivan

Leah Sullivan

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

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

Brittany Willis

Kindergarten Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach and motivate my students!


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Melody Weatherford

Melody Weatherford

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


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

12:30pm

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


Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
DL

Debbi Long

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cassidy

Kelly Cassidy

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


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hambright

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


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

1:45pm

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

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

Speakers
LH

Laura Hamilton

Other, Columbia, SC
ER

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional 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 →


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cassidy

Kelly Cassidy

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
JK

Jenna Key

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Martin

Leslie Martin

11th grade US History, APUSH, psychology, Interact Sponsor, James Madison Fellow, Anderson 1


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hambright

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Sarah McKinney is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson School District One. She serves three elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Seesaw Ambassador. Prior to being an Instructional Technologist, she taught K4 and K5 for... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Sanders

Kathryn Sanders

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
PM

Paige Mitchell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kamela West

Kamela West

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie White

Stephanie White

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional 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 →


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Miles

Joseph Miles

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have spent the past 12 years teaching in South Carolina. I am a West Coast kid by birth, but needed a change in pace. I taught my first two years in Greenwood at Northside Middle School. For the past 10 years I have been at Ralph Chandler Middle School honing the art of teaching... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
AB

Angela Burgess

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

Michael Lampe

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

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

8:30am

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

Speakers

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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Nurit Sexton

Nurit Sexton

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Blackburn

Meghan Blackburn

Instructional Assistive Technology Faciliator, Lexington School District One
Meghan Blackburn is a special education teacher with more than 12 years of classroom experience. In her current role as an Instructional Assistive Technology Facilitator for Lexington School District One, Meghan believes in integrating technology into the classroom in innovative ways... Read More →


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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 9:45am - 10:45am
115

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

Mathematics Teacher, Richland 2
I have been a math teacher for 5 years, I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1, and I have presented multiple times on varying topics, at the Midlands Summit as well as at the Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville SC! I have a passion for learning new things and teaching others... Read More →


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Campbell

Ben Campbell

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Beam

Lindsey Beam

High school teacher, RIverside High
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Kimberly Pauls

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
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Hanna Hanlin Teal

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Darlington County School District


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
EA

Elisa Auger

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Anne Frichtl

Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jacobs

Stephanie Jacobs

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Liz Catoe

Liz Catoe

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sullivan

Leah Sullivan

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland

Principal/Technology and Robotics Coach, Bob Jones Academy
My name is Jenny Copeland, and I am currently the elementary principal at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I have several earned degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, but beyond degrees, I love education. I grew up knowing that was my passion... Read More →
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Terre

Kimberly Terre

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

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 →



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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

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

Brittany Willis

Kindergarten Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach and motivate my students!


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hull

Jennifer Hull

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for George Champlin

George Champlin

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


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Terre

Kimberly Terre

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Cox

Tamara Cox

Librarian, Wren High School
I am a high school librarian with three years experience as an instructional technologists. I love integrating tech into my lessons and helping reluctant teachers. I have presented in many conferences across the state and have been invited to speak at out of state events.


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Elementary school teacher, Lexington-Richland 5


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Josh Shepard

Josh Shepard

Director of Technology, School District of Oconee County
Josh Shepard has served as the Director of Technology for the School District of Oconee County since April 2012. Previously, Josh served as a teacher, Instructional Technology Coordinator, and in countless community roles outside of the education field. After taking over as the Director... Read More →


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

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


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tyler De Palma

Tyler De Palma

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Cox

Tamara Cox

Librarian, Wren High School
I am a high school librarian with three years experience as an instructional technologists. I love integrating tech into my lessons and helping reluctant teachers. I have presented in many conferences across the state and have been invited to speak at out of state events.


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

3:00pm

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

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
213

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Erica Aiken

Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kamela West

Kamela West

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Abell

Leslie Abell

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
KW

Kenia Warren

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger, South Carolina State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Training and Outreach Coordinator for Electronic Resources at the South Carolina State Library. She provides online and on-site training to schools, public libraries, colleges, and adult education centers for staff development, professional development, and... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

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


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

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

Speakers
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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


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