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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

Gamify Your Classroom
Formative assessment can sometimes be tedious. Mini-Quizzes, Spot Checks and tests can give you a good picture, but how can you assess and engage at the same time? In 45 minutes you will learn how game-play can be used as a powerful formative tool in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom(s). You will: 1. Learn how to structure a 45-50 minute period with assessment-based game play. 2 Learn how to set up a class management system where students respect and even look-forward to assessment based play. 3. Learn how to quantify your assessment data to make smart, student centered instructional decisions. 4. Download a plethora of games and assessments that you can use in your classroom (Device Agnostic).
Twitter: @joel_colon
Instagram: lukechewbacca

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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

Joel Colon

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


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

8:30am

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

8:30am

Teaching Kids to Code On and Offline
This session will look at a variety of learning tools that children K-5 can use on and offline to learn to build algorithms and learn to code.
Twitter: @jdaniel4smom
Instagram: jdaniel4smom

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith

Other, Greenville County Schools
I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I have been a computer lab teacher at Augusta Circle for almost 4 years.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
204

9:45am

Gamify Your Classroom
Formative assessment can sometimes be tedious. Mini-Quizzes, Spot Checks and tests can give you a good picture, but how can you assess and engage at the same time? In 45 minutes you will learn how game-play can be used as a powerful formative tool in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom(s). You will: 1. Learn how to structure a 45-50 minute period with assessment-based game play. 2 Learn how to set up a class management system where students respect and even look-forward to assessment based play. 3. Learn how to quantify your assessment data to make smart, student centered instructional decisions. 4. Download a plethora of games and assessments that you can use in your classroom (Device Agnostic).
Twitter: @joel_colon
Instagram: lukechewbacca

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

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

Joel Colon

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


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

9:45am

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

3D Printing Projects for Elementary School
This session will share project ideas incorporating 3D printing and 3D pens in elementary classrooms and introduce participants to 3D design programs that are elementary school friendly.
Twitter: @AJWLibrary
Instagram: ajwlibrary

Speakers
avatar for Amanda LeBlanc

Amanda LeBlanc

Other, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
208

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
ER

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


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

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

12:15pm

Coding/ Programming
We will walk teachers through how to use coding programs in the classroom to teach inquiry standards as well as other core standards. Through learning the basics of introducing coding at a lower level for gaming to creating their own scratch game in higher levels.

Speakers
avatar for MiKayla Roper

MiKayla Roper

Middle School Teacher, Legacy Early College


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
201

12:15pm

Incorporating Breakout Edu in the Classroom
Welcome to Breakout EDU, an immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. Each Breakout EDU starter kit can be used to play hundreds of games. Come and learn how to BREAKOUT of the traditional classroom!
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @longc2013

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

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


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

12:15pm

The Ultimate Elementary School Project: Web Design Coding
What is the ultimate presentation project an elementary student can accomplish? It is coding a web page using the foundation web page coding language of HTML. Have your students "show what they know" with a project platform that computer programmers get paid to do in the business world. The level of learning that elementary students (grades 3 to 5) need for basic web pages is engaging, yet easy to grasp. What level of coding will you need to attend this presentation? Beginner will most certainly do! Attendees will be given resources to help them quickly be able to incorporate web coding in their classroom as well as real-world examples to see what our elementary kids can really accomplish!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Childers

Todd Childers

Other, Greenville County Schools
Hello to all! I am originally from Greenville, and after having been away for 42 years, I decided to move back. You know, circle of life thing. Anyways, I am glad to be back. Along my journey, I served in the Air Force, spent 10 great years in the computer industry, and finally... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Using GCS Special Education Services Online Resources
GCS Special Education Service Providers will gain an understanding of all of the technology resources available to support Special Education Service Providers in Greenville County Schools. Topics covered will include: accessing and using the Special Education Services website and forms, accessing and using the online Special Education Local Processes and Procedures, accessing and using online Special Education Support Requests, whom to contact for additional support, using EasyIEP software to aid in caseload management, and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions related to technology supports and resources. Participants are asked to bring their district issued laptop

Speakers
LS

Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

Virtual Reality for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Do you want your children to venture into the rainforest, swim with the dolphins, or slide with penguins in the Arctic? Do you struggle with engaging students in writing, science, or social studies? In this session, we will discuss different ways to integrate Virtual Reality, or 360 degrees of real-world video, into a wide variety of lessons. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience VR using Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other web tools.

Speakers
KD

Kristen Devlin

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

12:30pm

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

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

Virtual Reality for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Do you want your children to venture into the rainforest, swim with the dolphins, or slide with penguins in the Arctic? Do you struggle with engaging students in writing, science, or social studies? In this session, we will discuss different ways to integrate Virtual Reality, or 360 degrees of real-world video, into a wide variety of lessons. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience VR using Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other web tools.

Speakers
KD

Kristen Devlin

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

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 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
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

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

11:00am

How Can Teachers Use NASA On-line Resources to Teach STEM Concepts?
Teachers will: (1) be introduced to on-line NASA STEM classroom resources with the emphasis placed on Earth and Solar System Missions, (2) be shown how to create both student & teacher-led NASA computer presentations, (3) learn how to use NASA STEM resources to increase student STEM learning, (4) explore information and teaching resources about the "Total Solar Eclipse" to occur in South Carolina on 08.21.17 and (5) experience a computer-based presentation about NASA's latest missions to explore our Moon (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) and Mars (MAVEN).

Speakers
avatar for Edward P. Donovan

Edward P. Donovan

Other, Spartanburg, SC
I am in my 48th year of teaching. I have taught in NY, CT, FL, NJ, CO and SC. I have been a NASA Educator since 1998.


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

12:15pm

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

12:15pm

MakeyMakey, Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and Raspberry Pi - Oh my! Tech Tools and Toys for the Classroom
This session will introduce and give curriculum integration ideas for a variety of tech tools and toys including; MakeyMakey, Little Bits, Ozobots, Raspberry Pi, Dot and Dash, and Sphero. Session participants will be encouraged to play and explore some of the devices introduced as part of the session.
Twitter: @AJWLibrary
Instagram: ajwlibrary

Speakers
avatar for Amanda LeBlanc

Amanda LeBlanc

Other, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:15pm

The Ultimate Elementary School Project: Web Design Coding
What is the ultimate presentation project an elementary student can accomplish? It is coding a web page using the foundation web page coding language of HTML. Have your students "show what they know" with a project platform that computer programmers get paid to do in the business world. The level of learning that elementary students (grades 3 to 5) need for basic web pages is engaging, yet easy to grasp. What level of coding will you need to attend this presentation? Beginner will most certainly do! Attendees will be given resources to help them quickly be able to incorporate web coding in their classroom as well as real-world examples to see what our elementary kids can really accomplish!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Childers

Todd Childers

Other, Greenville County Schools
Hello to all! I am originally from Greenville, and after having been away for 42 years, I decided to move back. You know, circle of life thing. Anyways, I am glad to be back. Along my journey, I served in the Air Force, spent 10 great years in the computer industry, and finally... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Using GCS Special Education Services Online Resources
GCS Special Education Service Providers will gain an understanding of all of the technology resources available to support Special Education Service Providers in Greenville County Schools. Topics covered will include: accessing and using the Special Education Services website and forms, accessing and using the online Special Education Local Processes and Procedures, accessing and using online Special Education Support Requests, whom to contact for additional support, using EasyIEP software to aid in caseload management, and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions related to technology supports and resources. Participants are asked to bring their district issued laptop

Speakers
LS

Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

12:30pm

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

How to build a VEX Robotics Program
In the session "How to Build a Vex Robotics Program", the presenter will provide information and advice to teachers about creating and sustaining a robotics program at your school. Teachers will be informed on issues and tips when starting your own program. The presenter will then discuss some tips for being successful at competitions. If applicable, teachers will then learn how to host your own event and create revenue streams for your program. Information will be provided based on past experiences of the presenter.
Twitter: @travisguthrie85
Instagram: travisguthrie85

Speakers
JG

James Guthrie

Middle school teacher, Anderson 1


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
208

1:45pm

Escape the Ordinary and BreakOut!
Heard of Escape Rooms? Similar to Escape Rooms, BreakOut EDU games can be used in all content areas and are used to develop critical thinking skills, complex problem solving skills and promote teamwork!

Come join us for an exciting BreakOut EDU game! Help your team complete a series of challenges and mysteries to unlock the box before time runs out! You will also walk away with great BreakOut resources to try it in your own classroom!!! Let's invigorate your classroom one wooden box at a time! Come early because space will be limited!

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hahn

Melanie Hahn

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Hi! I'm Melanie Hahn!  I have been in education for 22+ years. The majority of those years, I spent as a Media Specialist & Technology Facilitator. Currently, I  am working in my dream job as a Digital Integration Specialist for the students and teachers at Robert Anderson Middle... Read More →
NS

Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

1:45pm

How to build a VEX Robotics Program
In the session "How to Build a Vex Robotics Program", the presenter will provide information and advice to teachers about creating and sustaining a robotics program at your school. Teachers will be informed on issues and tips when starting your own program. The presenter will then discuss some tips for being successful at competitions. If applicable, teachers will then learn how to host your own event and create revenue streams for your program. Information will be provided based on past experiences of the presenter.
Twitter: @travisguthrie85
Instagram: travisguthrie85

Speakers
JG

James Guthrie

Middle school teacher, Anderson 1


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
208

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

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
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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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