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Welcome to the 2017 Upstate Technology Conference!

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

PRESENTER CANCELLATIONS:

Wednesday
8:30 - The New Wave of Assessing Students
8:30 - Create your PLN with Twitter
11:00 - Go Formative - A Cool Digital Assessment System for ALL LEVELS!
12:15 - How to Bring Technology in the Classroom Authentically
12:30 - Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
1:45 - Digital Storytelling with iPads
1:45 - Wizer: Using Blended Worksheets in a 1:1 Classroom
3:00 - Science and Social Studies Stations

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Tuesday, July 11
 

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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

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


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

9:45am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


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

9:45am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

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


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

11:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


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

11:00am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for TJ Olenja

TJ Olenja

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


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

12:30pm

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


Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
DL

Debbi Long

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


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

1:45pm

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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah-Burke White

Sarah-Burke White

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

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


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

3:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
102
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Anne Blackwell

Ashley Anne Blackwell

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


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

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


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

8:30am

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

Speakers

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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Flanagan

Hayley Flanagan

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


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

9:45am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


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

9:45am

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

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



Speakers
avatar for Stacy Elizabeth Holcombe

Stacy Elizabeth Holcombe

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mauldin High School
I've been involved with implementing educational technology, including conducting teacher technology training sessions, for the past 10 years. I love working with other educators, students, and utilizing both technology and digital resources as a tool to motivate, provide an alternative... Read More →


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Campbell

Ben Campbell

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Flanagan

Hayley Flanagan

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kremp

Meghan Kremp

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Wineberger

Lacy Wineberger

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


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah-Burke White

Sarah-Burke White

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

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


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

3:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Wineberger

Lacy Wineberger

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


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

3:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Davis

Nanette Davis

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

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


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

3:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Goodlett

Tammy Goodlett

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


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

3:00pm

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