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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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Leaders [clear filter]
Tuesday, July 11
 

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
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8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

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


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

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
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9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Corey Ehlenbach

Corey Ehlenbach

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

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
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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

12:30pm

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
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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

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

Speakers
avatar for Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School
avatar for Todd Stafford

Todd Stafford

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


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

1:45pm

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
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Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Rhodes

Rhonda Rhodes

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

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

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
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9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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

Joel Colon

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for George Champlin

George Champlin

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


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Holman

Jennifer Holman

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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