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Please join us for Innovation Exchange, 2018!
Presented by Noblesville Schools & Hamilton Southeastern Schools
June 7th and 8th, 2018
Fishers High School
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
#inexch18

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Thursday, June 7
 

8:30am

Keynote - Mark Wagner: A Message From The Future (For The Educators of Today)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world where preschoolers are texting their parents and already playing with virtual reality, how do we best prepare schools to serve students in a rapidly changing future? There are no easy answers, but this session invites you to dream out loud and be an architect of the possible. Learn how to support meaningful school change with courageous leadership, empowered teachers, engaged community, inspiring spaces, robust infrastructure, and (most importantly) a focus on student agency. Anecdotes and examples inspire and empower you to be a change agent, whatever role you play in schools. Be ready for a world of learning with blockchain, brainwaves, and AI. This is only the beginning…

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, a global network of educational technologists which provides professional... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Auditorium

10:00am

An Introduction to Night Zookeeper
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will go through the initial setup of Night Zookeeper. It will be a very 'hands-on' session where you will take away your own active nightzookeeper.com account plus user accounts for all your students.

Paul will guide attendees through the following features:
- Interactive Lesson Creation: you will learn how to set up and send your own interactive and personalised lessons to students. You will also learn how to share these with your colleagues.
- Use our new one-click commenting system: Paul will take you through the feedback and redraft process available on Night Zookeeper. This new way of giving feedback will save you hours of time.
- Interpret performance data: Paul will show you how you can track the performance of your students on Night Zookeeper. This will effectively then inform your future lesson planning.
Plus much more in this action-packed 60-minute session!
Everyone that attends will take away some free Night Zookeeper goodies for their classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper

Education Director, Night Zookeeper


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H111

10:00am

Create a Nearpod Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to create a Nearpod Lesson/Presentation (also referred to as an NPP). Participants will create a Lesson/Presentation along with the Trainer and learn how to include various interactive features and content materials.

Nearpod Presentation Link To View:
www.nearpod.com
session code: XYTNO

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arledge

Matt Arledge

PioNear, Nearpod
Matt Arledge is a fifth grade teacher in Shelby County Kentucky where he teaches in a 1:1 personalized learning program. Matt has been an avid Nearpod user since the tool first came out and has been a Nearpod PioNear since the program began. Matt has been amazed to see the consistent... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H125

10:00am

Enhancing the STEM curriculum with Virtual Simulations
Limited Capacity seats available

ExploreLearning Gizmos help Math/Science teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and let students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding. Gizmos are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for students through virtual simulations.  BYOD to participate in the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Barber-Harris

Jodi Barber-Harris

Area Implementation Manager, PD, ExploreLearning
JF

Jason Fritz

Regional Director, ExploreLearning


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H230

10:00am

Integrating STEM with Scholastic Classroom Magazines- Grades K-6
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover how Scholastic Classroom Magazines provide a wide range of resources to build engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Learn how Scholastic STEM-focused magazines will provide the opportunity for students to gain technology and literacy skills with current and highly engaging articles. Science Spin, SuperScience, and Dynamath teach students computational thinking, and focuses on the real-world applications of problem solving using the topics that your students crave to learn more about.  See an overview of the complete suite of online teaching tools, such as videos, games, skill sheets, alternate reading levels, vocabulary support, archives, lesson plans and much more that complement and enhance the print magazine that your students receive.  You will be shown how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H227

10:00am

Introduction to Discovery Education Science Tech Book for Grades K-6
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will get you started with using your new Discovery TechBook resource! 

Speakers
avatar for Curt Witthoff

Curt Witthoff

Manager - Techbook Educational Consultants, Discovery Education
Curt has been an educator for 23 years and since the days that projectors were the size of suitcases he has been interested in how technology plays a role in teaching and learning. Prior to joining Discovery Education, Curt was a classroom teacher, academic coach and curriculum supervisor... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H202

10:00am

Launching Inquiry in a Student-Driven Classroom (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to build collective knowledge about how to build student engagement through authentic community problems and challenges and leverage it toward rigorous learning targets using Project-Based Learning (PBL). Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H206

10:00am

New Assessments in Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Come one come all, see the amazing world of NEW assessment in Canvas. Be amazed at the new quizzing engine, Quizzes.Next.  Gaze in wonder at Gauge and it's amazingly flexible deployment options and data capabilities.  You'll leave knowing what Canvas, Quizzes.Next, and Gauge can do to help empower you with data for driving instruction.

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H110

10:00am

Racing in the School...With Drones!
Limited Capacity seats available

Our before school club embarked on an adventure with drones this year. We are just learning the basics right now and would love to share what we have learned. We have high hopes to have some Drone Racing Leagues in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Freestone

Erin Freestone

Library Media Specialist, Noblesville Schools
Erin is a Library Media Specialist in Noblesville Schools. She loves all things books, teaching and tech.
avatar for Julie Gunning

Julie Gunning

4th Grade Teacher, Noblesville Schools
Secret Agent disguised as a 4th Grade Teacher at Noblesville Schools- INcognito, USA- Christian- Wife- Mother- Writer- Techhound- My Life's Mission: To Motivate Others to Think about Life & Learning. Twitter: @jmbgunning Blog: jgunning.edublogs.org


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H127

10:00am

Socrative Space Race for Beginners: Engage, Excite, and Provide Instant Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for educators not familiar with the Socrative Space Race feature. A space race is a free and engaging formative assessment tool that will provide instant, customized feedback to students. Attendees will first participate in a brief space race to understand the student experience. Then, attendees will be shown the basic steps for setting up their own space race. Finally, attendees will be given time to create their own Socrative quiz so they can launch a space race in their classroom.

All grade levels and content areas are welcome! 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard

Math Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
I'm a math teacher at Fishers High School with 13 years of teaching experience (primarily Algebra 1, Algebra 1 with Enrichment, and some Geometry) and an avid Canvas user.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H221

10:00am

What does Computer Science Look Like in the Elementary Classroom?
Limited Capacity filling up

New to computer science? Not sure what computer science looks like in the elementary classroom? This session will provide resources and tips on how to integrate computer science in the elementary classroom. Most times some simple tweaks can take what you are already doing to the computer science level!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Alano

Julie Alano

Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Julie Alano is a computer science teacher at Hamilton Southeastern High School. She worked on the national CS K-12 Framework as well as state standards here in Indiana. She is a code.org facilitator for Computer Science Principles and is President of the Hoosier Heartland Chapter... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H106

10:00am

#GoOpen w/ Digital Lesson Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you gone 1:1 and don't know the next steps or how you can embrace and embed technology to ensure that it is truly transformational on teaching and learning? In this session, you will see, find, create, and curate Open Educational Resources (OERs) including Hyperdocs. Effective use of OER resources requires connections to standards and assessments, something that textbooks traditionally integrated for teachers. This session will also demonstrate and allow you to learn strategies and resources for turning OER content into curriculum through best practices in digital lesson design. Lastly, you will explore rubrics for evaluating digital content.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Innovation Learning Specialist, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist with Central Indiana Educational Service Center. Duke has a wide variety of experiences in the areas of teaching, leading, and learning including serving as a secondary teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. He is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H105

10:00am

Catch the Flipgrid Fever!
Limited Capacity full

Flipgrid is taking the educational technology world by storm! Find out why people are using this tool, how it works, tips and tricks, ideas for integration, and more! Come with a device that has a built in camera and microphone. (If using a phone or iPad, download the free Flipgrid app ahead of time.) And leave with a grid and topics ready to go for next school year!

Speakers
avatar for JoyAnn Boudreau

JoyAnn Boudreau

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
JoyAnn is a school librarian, who in addition to her love for all things books, strives to be a building leader with technology, to incorporate diversity and advocate for equity, to guide students to becoming researchers and digital citizens/leaders, and to develop her school's m... Read More →
avatar for John Hochstetler

John Hochstetler

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern
John is currently a library media specialist at Sand Creek Intermediate School in Hamilton Southeastern. He has 25 years of experience in education, 15 of which were in the media center. He enjoys helping find a fit between students and their next book, finding new tech tools to tie... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H201

10:00am

Engaging STEM Learners with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching STEM builds job skills that are in high demand. Join us for a hands-on event where you’ll see how you can use iPad to engage STEM students like never before. Discover how you can deliver relevant, exciting STEM lessons that encourage creativity, mathematical thinking, and problem solving. 

Speakers
A

Apple

Apple


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H113

10:00am

Freckle Education for beginners: The Differentiation Platform
Limited Capacity filling up

Get signed up for a teacher account in Freckle to learn how to truly differentiate for your students in Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies for students K-8. Join us for this hands-on, highly interactive session where we will take you through Freckle from the student perspective. Posing as students in Freckle will create robust data that your teacher (me!) will explore with you during this session. Together, we will discuss what you see in those unique and meaningful reports, and how that data could be used to differentiate for any teacher. Great for any and all K-8 educators that cover Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

Director of District Implementation and Partnership, Freckle Education (formerly Front Row Education)
Emily Glick partners with districts around the US that implement Freckle holistically, across all sites and grade levels. Typically, the districts Emily works with are able to realize student growth with Freckle that outpaces the time in the school year. Emily has been with Freckle... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H102

10:00am

Sketchnoting as a Visual Comprehension Strategy: Making Thinking Visible
Limited Capacity full

What is sketchnoting? What is the purpose of sketchnoting and why is it effective? The power is in the pen connecting doodles with words while increasing student engagement and improving comprehension. In this session, you will learn the why behind the what. You will view examples of sketchnoting from kindergarten through twelfth grade before trying it out yourself. In the end, you will walk away with your own example of sketchnoting along with practical ideas of how to apply it to your specific grade, content area, units of study, etc. in order to increase the engagement and excitement of your learners while impacting comprehension.

Speakers
MK

Maria Kussy

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H101

10:00am

The best game you will ever play: Gamify your classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This swift talk will answer these basic questions about gamification. What is it? Why is it beneficial? How can it be used?

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Teacher, MSD Wayne Township
Amanda Moore is an elementary teacher and technology enthusiast. She has teaching degrees in elementary education and special education and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Education Technology. She implements gamified blended learning by using Classcraft with her fourth graders... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H121

10:00am

Twitter for Educators
Limited Capacity full

Twitter is the fastest growing social network of educators, yet many in the profession are still not tapping into this world-wide collaboration of teachers. Imagine planning, participating in, and leading your own professional development at your own pace and place. Every teacher knows their greatest professional need and Twitter is the place to get exactly the learning you need. Whether you have had a Twitter account for years or if you still think “tweeting” is what a bird does, this session is for you. Learn how the power of a being a globally connected educator can free your classroom from the boundaries of four walls and bring a world of learning to you and your students!

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

Speaker/Presenter, www.mrdearybury.com
Jed Dearybury is 16 year veteran of education in the early childhood classroom in South Carolina, and currently Director of Professional Development & Communications for the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA). During his classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H136

10:00am

Disruption 101 with the #InnovationsHSE team
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll share the story of our Innovations class, from where the ideas started through the painstaking process of applying for a new course with the DOE to running it through an entire year with students. We'll coach through the Design Thinking process. From there we'll dive into your classrooms, looking for ways to shake things up and disrupt what has always been. Attendees can expect to walk away energized with ready-to-implement ideas for his/her school and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Habig

Kelsey Habig

Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Science teacher Steve and Kelsey, an English teacher by licensure, taught the first ever Innovations class this past year at HSE, a class that inspires in students the creative confidence to generate, pursue, develop, and implement breakthrough ideas. Doug was the lead administrator... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H211

10:00am

Keeping Your Library Connected & Current
Limited Capacity seats available

In this collaborative session Jessica will share ways that she continues to keep her library connected and current while aligning her program with Noble Crossing's School Improvement Goals. Jessica will briefly share her journey through space redesign, genrefication, makerspaces, and readerspaces. The heart of this session will be in the sharing of ideas and resources from all who attend.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Homan

Jessica Homan

Library Media Specialist, Noblesville Schools
Jessica is a Library Media Specialist at Noble Crossing Elementary at Noblesville Schools. She was awarded the Noblesville Schools Innovative Teacher of the Year award in 2015. She loves questioning the status quo, collaborating with others, teaching, learning, and reading.



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H119

10:00am

Balancing Text & Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you struggling to find a balance between text and tech?  It doesn’t have to be one or the other!  Let’s explore ways technology can differentiate, engage, extend, and even transform traditional literacy practices in K-3 classrooms.  In this "make n’ take learnshop", you will dabble in easy-to-use technology tools proven to work across varied devices and platforms.  Come master the tech-text balancing act when designing literacy centers, mini lessons, guided reading, and student-driven inquiry projects.  

Speakers
avatar for Tara Kingsley

Tara Kingsley

Associate Professor, IU Kokomo
Dr. Tara Kingsley has been in education for 17 years and is currently an Associate Professor and educational consultant.  She is a leader in the use of  technology to support both literacy and deeper levels of learning.  She has created numerous professional development workshops... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm
H112

10:00am

Reading A-Z and Raz Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this session to learn how to navigate Reading A-Z and Raz Kids with fidelity.  We will cover navigation, highlight resources for emergent and beginning readers and learn how to personalize assignments for students. This session will be 2 hours. There will be time to explore and plan. Differentiating instruction has never been this easy… teachers will not want to miss this!

Speakers
avatar for Imelda O'Neill

Imelda O'Neill

Owner / Manager, Eye On Education, LLC
Imelda O'Neill is a Learning A-Z Professional Development Specialist with over 20 years experience in the field of education. | She has experience working as a curriculum developer, preschool teacher, general education classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Literacy Coordinator... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm
H213

10:00am

Not Another Needle in a Haystack
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely available educational materials that can be downloaded, edited, and shared. They can take many different forms, from individual lesson plans and activities to full textbooks and curricula. Finding these resources can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Join this session to explore a curated list of OER, apply at least one resource to a lesson plan, and customize the content for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Public Interest Technology & Education Policy Fellow, New America
Kristina Ishmael is a Public Interest Technology and Education Policy Fellow at New America where she supports states, districts, and educators transitioning to Open Educational Resources (OER) to shift how we think about instructional materials. She previously served as the K-12... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm
H126

10:00am

Working With High Risk Students & Families - ASCA
Limited Capacity full

Students come to us with personal stories that often interfere with their academic achievement, behavior, attendance, and ultimately their capacity to participate fully in a quality educational experience. This workshop provides an overview of the many factors that put students at risk like brain chemistry, environment, trauma, and social culture. Learn about a variety of practices that can help mediate those factors such as trauma-informed practice, understanding privilege/oppression, building resiliency, and mindfulness. Additionally, walk away with specific techniques for working with these students in individual counseling sessions. 

Speakers
KG

Karen Griffith

School Counselor, Retired; Assistant Professor, Retired, ASCA Trainer, University of Georgia, ASCA
Karen Griffith, Ph.D., LPC, is a Professional School Counselor, retired, with 35 years in public education and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia. She authored several books, conducts trainings around... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 3:30pm
H130

10:00am

Flipped Counseling Production Studio
This live studio will be the place for school counselors to come by and create flipped videos! Those filming will have already signed up for a 'time-slot' for their production shoot.

Speakers

Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - Friday June 8, 2018 3:30pm
Media Center

11:15am

Digital Storytelling - Student Voice
Limited Capacity filling up

How can storytelling make a difference in the culture of your school? We were asked to get to know our students this year. A project run through the library had them tell a story about themselves. They could tell whatever story they wanted and use whatever tool to tell it with as long as it was a video. The stories were uploaded so that anyone in the school could access them, staff and students. In this session the process will be explained, some successes and failures shared and participants will be challenged to create a story about themselves to see how it all works!

Speakers
SH

Shawn Humphrey

Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Shawn Humphrey has been the Media Specialist at Riverside Junior High for 5 years. His background in television production has blended nicely with integrating digital tools into student projects. A firm believer in the power of video, guides many student projects to using the camera... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H101

11:15am

Enhancing the STEM curriculum with Virtual Simulations
Limited Capacity seats available

ExploreLearning Gizmos help Math/Science teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and let students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding. Gizmos are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for students through virtual simulations.  BYOD to participate in the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Barber-Harris

Jodi Barber-Harris

Area Implementation Manager, PD, ExploreLearning
JF

Jason Fritz

Regional Director, ExploreLearning


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H230

11:15am

Integrating STEM with Scholastic Classroom Magazines – Grades 7-12
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how Scholastic Classroom Magazines provide a wide range of resources to build engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Learn how Scholastic STEM-focused magazines will provide the opportunity for students to gain technology and literacy skills with current and highly engaging articles. Science World and Scholastic MATH teach students computational thinking, and focuses on the real-world applications of problem solving using the topics that your students crave to learn more about.  See an overview of the complete suite of online teaching tools, such as videos, games, skill sheets, archives, lesson plans and much more that complement and enhance the print magazine that your students receive.  You will be shown how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H227

11:15am

Introduction to Discovery Education Science Tech Book for Grades K-6
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will get you started with using your new Discovery TechBook resource! 

Speakers
avatar for Curt Witthoff

Curt Witthoff

Manager - Techbook Educational Consultants, Discovery Education
Curt has been an educator for 23 years and since the days that projectors were the size of suitcases he has been interested in how technology plays a role in teaching and learning. Prior to joining Discovery Education, Curt was a classroom teacher, academic coach and curriculum supervisor... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H202

11:15am

Launching Inquiry in a Student-Driven Classroom (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to build collective knowledge about how to build student engagement through authentic community problems and challenges and leverage it toward rigorous learning targets using Project-Based Learning (PBL).  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H206

11:15am

Nearpod Advanced Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for advanced users of Nearpod who want to discover additional techniques for teaching Nearpod lessons. Participants will uncover ideas for differentiation, combining interactive activities, and integrating favorite edtech tools with Nearpod.


Nearpod Presentation Link To View:
www.nearpod.com 
session code: QDYCG

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arledge

Matt Arledge

PioNear, Nearpod
Matt Arledge is a fifth grade teacher in Shelby County Kentucky where he teaches in a 1:1 personalized learning program. Matt has been an avid Nearpod user since the tool first came out and has been a Nearpod PioNear since the program began. Matt has been amazed to see the consistent... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H125

11:15am

Using Canvas Quizzes in a Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how Canvas quizzes can transform your math classroom into a mastery-learning environment. Attendees will see how a variety of question types can be used to provide instant student feedback, offer students multiple opportunities to demonstrate understanding, and give teachers feedback to help adjust their instruction. Time will be given for attendees to start to develop quizzes of their own. Examples will all be math, but other subject areas are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard

Math Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
I'm a math teacher at Fishers High School with 13 years of teaching experience (primarily Algebra 1, Algebra 1 with Enrichment, and some Geometry) and an avid Canvas user.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H221

11:15am

Video Killed the Radio Star
Limited Capacity seats available

Did video really kill the radio star? We don't think so.  It just gave them a new way to display awesomeness.  Arc provides an amazingly easy experience for creating and curating content to engage your students, with audio or video, in your courses.  Leave with new ideas for using video to engage your students.

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H110

11:15am

Yeah, They Can Do That: Managing & Using Technology in the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Let’s talk about using iPads in the primary classroom. We’ll look at ways to manage technology and how to use these tools to help increase engadgement and enthusiasm in your students. We’ll take a look at using SeeSaw and other apps to give students a chance to show what they’ve learned, share ideas and collaborate with one another. Hopefully you’ll come away with some ideas that you can use in the classroom immediately as well as some apps you’ll want to download and use as soon as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Dicken

Wes Dicken

Kindergarten Teacher, Noblesville Schools
Tech Junkie and Kindergarten Teacher for Noblesville Schools in a 1-to-1 classroom. Wes uses SeeSaw in his Kindergarten classroom to encourage students to share their thinking and collaborate with one another. He is always looking for new apps geared toward primary students and likes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H119

11:15am

Freckle Education for Power Users
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder how other teachers have used Freckle Education in their classroom? Come learn some best practices across ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies regarding everything Freckle. We will even show you some resources you have at your fingertips to ensure that students take their learning experience into their own hands. Watching students grow is incredibly powerful, so come learn how 600,000 teachers from around the country are utilizing Freckle!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

Director of District Implementation and Partnership, Freckle Education (formerly Front Row Education)
Emily Glick partners with districts around the US that implement Freckle holistically, across all sites and grade levels. Typically, the districts Emily works with are able to realize student growth with Freckle that outpaces the time in the school year. Emily has been with Freckle... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H102

11:15am

It's All Fun and Games: Gamified Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Make students excited about learning with gamification! Turn your classroom into a game to increase student motivation, improve behavior, and reinforce class content. See examples of how this can be done in any grade level, explore gamification tools, and take a peek into a classroom to see it in action.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Teacher, MSD Wayne Township
Amanda Moore is an elementary teacher and technology enthusiast. She has teaching degrees in elementary education and special education and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Education Technology. She implements gamified blended learning by using Classcraft with her fourth graders... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H121

11:15am

Let’s Talk Equity: Identity Safe Schools

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Equity, inclusion, and diversity are topics that feed my soul. I have served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and a director of curriculum with experience in public and private sectors. My scholarship and passion pertains to identity safety and creating inclusive environments... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H212

11:15am

Makerspaces 201: I've Got Cardboard, Now What?
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The Maker Movement is taking the education world by storm and many teachers and librarians have been excited to create makerspaces in their schools. But once you’ve got the supplies and the space, it can be difficult to figure out how to keep the momentum going. In this session, you will learn about how the makerspace program at one middle school started with just three bins of K’nex and a vision. After three years, the makerspace transformed the library into the STEAM hub of the school. I’ll share my experiences from what I’ve learned in my own makerspaces and from visiting makerspaces across the country. You’ll learn strategies for setting up your MakerSpace, building a Maker culture in your school, involving your community, connecting with other schools, optimizing storage space for supplies and projects, and other useful tips and tricks to take your makerspace to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

Media Specialist, Tampa Preparatory School
Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana has received several awards... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H226

11:15am

Night Zookeeper 2 - Learn all about our recent updates
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is primarily for attendees that are already familiar with Night Zookeeper. We are re-launching the website this summer with more than 10 new features, including a whole new teacher dashboard, new class blogs, and much more.

In this 60-minute 'hands-on' session, Paul will take attendees through all updates to the website and help you to understand how to make the very most out of your subscription to the website this year.

The session will cover:
- New assessment and reporting tools: learn how to filter through the writing assessment data that we provide and use it to inform your future lesson planning.
- New class blogs: how to filter content and view writing from one specific lesson.
- New student awards: learn all about the new rewards system that is going to be so powerful in motivating students to produce their very best work next year.
Plus much more!
All attendees with receive free Night Zookeeper goodies for their classroom next year!

Speakers
avatar for Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper

Education Director, Night Zookeeper


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H111

11:15am

Take a Walke "Art"side
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Art, creativity, innovation, and wonder are all key components of 21st Century learning. Thank goodness all of those things can be found with just a quick walk through nature. Have you ever stopped to look at all the learning opportunities that present themselves just by walking through the woods, by a pond, passed a meadow? Join presenter, Jed Dearybury for an interactive session like you’ve never done before. We will literally take a hike through the outdoors and see what learning experiences we can find together. This will be your favorite session for sure!

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

Speaker/Presenter, www.mrdearybury.com
Jed Dearybury is 16 year veteran of education in the early childhood classroom in South Carolina, and currently Director of Professional Development & Communications for the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA). During his classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H136

11:15am

Tradition + Innovation = The Perfect Balance in Education
Limited Capacity full

There are tried-and-true traditional teaching strategies we all value and, when combined with the latest innovative approaches, can be enhanced and improved. For example: lecture + digital formative assessment, analytical essay + book promo video, research + podcast creation, data analysis + infographic design, and much more! In this course, you’ll be encouraged to adopt a growth mindset as you reimagine how teaching and learning is changing in response to our rapidly changing world. We’ll identify times when digital tools should be used, and times when they should NOT be used. You’ll have a chance to redesign existing lessons to incorporate traditional and innovative approaches so that you’re finding the perfect balance in education.

Speakers

Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H106

11:15am

Why Blend? Personalize Learning for All
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you embrace and embed technology to ensure that learning is truly personalized? Learn how to utilize digital technologies such as open educational resources and blended learning to enhance communication, creation, critical thinking and collaboration. Explore the variety of open educational resources and what it truly looks like to create and curate content in the digital age. Discover the essential elements of blended learning and personalized learning for teachers and students. Analyze systems and rubrics to see how effective we are utilizing technology in teaching and learning. See how these all can impact student achievement and innovate your school learning environment in a digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Innovation Learning Specialist, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist with Central Indiana Educational Service Center. Duke has a wide variety of experiences in the areas of teaching, leading, and learning including serving as a secondary teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. He is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H105

11:15am

Bring the World to your Students with the Global Read Aloud
Limited Capacity seats available

We led our school through the Global Read Aloud last year using A Long Walk to Water and are considering doing it again this year with Refugee. This remarkable experience left an impact on our students. Hear about our journey to get staff on board, prepare for the adventure, address logistics, and use technology and Global Read Aloud resources to connect and collaborate with classrooms across the globe, open eyes to the world around us, and develop empathy. Check out what this year’s GRA contenders are. Have a chance to ask questions and brainstorm a plan that will work for your classroom or your building.

Speakers
avatar for JoyAnn Boudreau

JoyAnn Boudreau

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
JoyAnn is a school librarian, who in addition to her love for all things books, strives to be a building leader with technology, to incorporate diversity and advocate for equity, to guide students to becoming researchers and digital citizens/leaders, and to develop her school's m... Read More →
avatar for Ashli Cooper

Ashli Cooper

English Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate / Junior High
Ashli has been teaching English and ENL for six years. As a n HSEquity coach, Ashli makes it her mission to include, educate, and value all the “otherness” life has to offer. In her spare time, Mrs. Cooper can be found with a YA novel in hand as she sips her Slytherin mug full... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H201

11:15am

Leading Innovation In Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

More and more, the technology that’s inspiring innovation all around us is available to schools and to learners. Join us to discuss how innovative leaders are using technology to raise the bar for learning, teaching, and their school environment. And hear about the elements you can develop—vision, culture, capacity, team, community, finance, and measure—to create a strategy for driving intentional change

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H113

11:15am

Sparking the Passion for Inquiry
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What do a weekend basketball game, California mudslide, children's hospital, and meerkat have in common? Come find out in our session as we look at how simple conversations can be turned into inquiry and project-based learning units. Join us to see how to naturally turn students' questions and curiosity into engaging projects that ignite a passion for authentic learning that goes beyond the classroom walls. Leave feeling ready to spark 21st century learning in your own classroom! Benjamin Franklin couldn't have said it better- "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn."

Speakers
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Brooke Daniel

1st Grade Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Brooke Daniel and Erin Mohr teach 1st and 3rd grade high ability at Fishers Elementary in Hamilton Southeastern schools. Together they have 26 years of teaching experience. During this time, they have offered inquiry-based learning opportunities to students in both general education... Read More →
avatar for Erin Mohr

Erin Mohr

3rd Grade Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Brooke Daniel and Erin Mohr teach 1st and 3rd grade high ability at Fishers Elementary in Hamilton Southeastern schools. Together they have 26 years of teaching experience. During this time, they have offered inquiry-based learning opportunities to students in both general education... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H211

12:15pm

Lunch - Everyone Should Choose Lunch!
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy your lunch from Rosie's!

Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

1:15pm

10-minutes of Code - A beginners experience to coding with the TI-84
Limited Capacity seats available

A introduction to engaging students in short activities that build understanding of math concepts, programming logic and coding skills using the TI-84. This session is for those who have little to no experience in coding with a graphing calculator.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Conti

Robin Conti

Teacher, Noblesville Schools
I have been a secondary mathematics instructor for 15 years, the last 7 in Indiana. I have a passion for doing things different, for trying new things in the classroom, and opening doors kids didn't even know were there!


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H221

1:15pm

Applied Digital Skills: What’s all the excitement about?
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out what the buzz is all about with Google’s free digital literacy units, Applied Digital Skills.  Useful for every content area, explore the basics in this overview session that hits the highlights including the why, what, and how to get it free for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Director of Innovative Learning, Five Star Technology Solutions
Sherry is a Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She enjoys working with teachers and leaders across Indiana on effective technology integration and solid teaching practices. She is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and wears a variety of... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H119

1:15pm

Blended Learning with Scholastic Magazines- Grades K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Let’s Find Out, Scholastic News, Storyworks JR, Storyworks, SuperScience and Dynamath are being used in a Blended Learning classroom environment.  View the step-by-step lessons and pacing guides that incorporate the print and digital together, to meet the needs of all your students through Peer-to-Peer, Direct Instruction, Game-Based Learning, Tech Integration, Family Engagement and more.  You will be shown how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom. You will definitely see how these magazines help your students become engaged, analytic, responsive readers and thinkers.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H227

1:15pm

Culture Building and Management Tips for a Student-Driven Classroom (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to share best practices for building a culture conducive to student-driven inquiry along with management tips.  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H206

1:15pm

Enhancing the STEM curriculum with Virtual Simulations
Limited Capacity seats available

ExploreLearning Gizmos help Math/Science teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and let students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding. Gizmos are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for students through virtual simulations.  BYOD to participate in the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Barber-Harris

Jodi Barber-Harris

Area Implementation Manager, PD, ExploreLearning
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Jason Fritz

Regional Director, ExploreLearning


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H230

1:15pm

Exploring Digital Citizenship
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop brings the nation’s leading digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Education and combines the interactive activities, assessments and real-time feedback from Nearpod. During this session, you will be provided an overview of each platform and how they have partnered together to create engaging lessons to empower students to behave responsibly with technology.  (This curriculum also aligns with the CCSS ELA and ISTE National Education Tech Standards and helps schools qualify for e-rate funding.)


Nearpod Presentation Link To View:
www.nearpod.com 
session code: SYRUE

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arledge

Matt Arledge

PioNear, Nearpod
Matt Arledge is a fifth grade teacher in Shelby County Kentucky where he teaches in a 1:1 personalized learning program. Matt has been an avid Nearpod user since the tool first came out and has been a Nearpod PioNear since the program began. Matt has been amazed to see the consistent... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H125

1:15pm

Get "Blended" with Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Come get some (virgin) margaritas and talk about blended learning! If you have goals for using technology to see real modification and redefinition of what you are doing in the classroom, come chat with Canvas about how this tool can be used. This will be an open discussion led by Mike and Jeremy from Canvas where you can bring your goals to the group, and leave with ideas on how to make them a reality. Not a bad time to hear some fresh ideas from your peers too!

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H110

1:15pm

Introduction to Discovery Education Science Tech Book for Grades K-6
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will get you started with using your new Discovery TechBook resource! 

Speakers
avatar for Curt Witthoff

Curt Witthoff

Manager - Techbook Educational Consultants, Discovery Education
Curt has been an educator for 23 years and since the days that projectors were the size of suitcases he has been interested in how technology plays a role in teaching and learning. Prior to joining Discovery Education, Curt was a classroom teacher, academic coach and curriculum supervisor... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H202

1:15pm

Reading A-Z
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to navigate Reading A-Z, find popular resources, and link product to practice. Reading A-Z features resources that empower teachers and inspire students! There will be time to plan and explore!

Speakers
avatar for Imelda O'Neill

Imelda O'Neill

Owner / Manager, Eye On Education, LLC
Imelda O'Neill is a Learning A-Z Professional Development Specialist with over 20 years experience in the field of education. | She has experience working as a curriculum developer, preschool teacher, general education classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Literacy Coordinator... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H213

1:15pm

Students and Google-more than just "Googling" it!
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's dig into the features of Google for students beyond just a Google search. There are many ways for students to engage, collaborate and design within the Google Suite. Walk away with ideas to take right back to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Freestone

Erin Freestone

Library Media Specialist, Noblesville Schools
Erin is a Library Media Specialist in Noblesville Schools. She loves all things books, teaching and tech.


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H127

1:15pm

At the Intersection of Digital Citizenship and My Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

We know that digital citizenship is important, but how does it fit into our curriculum? Our school community? Do you feel comfortable tackling this issue with your students or their parents? Have you considered what your role is in teaching how to be a good member of the digital world?

This discussion will explore what digital citizenship is by examining actual social media posts to see when to respond and how best to react to what is happening online. While it might be uncomfortable, this frank look at what our students are doing online will give us some guidance on how to teach digital citizenship in a meaningful way.

Social Smarts - Background Information on Social Media
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ANfdB3zWZUrk74J3doy_vbAy30-UWL96eq0E1EK04LA/edit?usp=sharing

What Would You Do? - Examples to Discuss (Disclaimer:  Some of these examples contain material not suitable for all audiences. Preview before using.)
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DO-jvSG_ENXZMdQpTuC8BpM9jIr97T2c_G8gB-USBT8/edit?usp=sharing



Speakers
avatar for John Wells

John Wells

Teacher - English, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
With 25 years teaching English integrating technology into the classroom, you might think that I was getting to the point of settling into a routine, but I am finding that I am more restless than ever. I am constantly trying something different and increasingly willing to take a risk... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H111

1:15pm

Design Process Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how the design process can be integrated into multiple subject areas in authentic ways along with several real-world examples and helpful resources to help Preschool-6th grade.

Speakers
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Molly Haas

STEM Coach, Zionsville Community Schools
Molly Haas (STEM Coach) and Katelyn Money (Lead Teacher) collaborate and develop meaningful ways to integrate STEM into multiple disciplines. Molly has 10+ teaching experience implementing PBL, inquiry based learning, and STEM in all grade-levels. Katelyn has 4+ teaching experience... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H106

1:15pm

Engaging STEM Learners with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching STEM builds job skills that are in high demand. Join us for a hands-on event where you’ll see how you can use iPad to engage STEM students like never before. Discover how you can deliver relevant, exciting STEM lessons that encourage creativity, mathematical thinking, and problem solving. 

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H113

1:15pm

Freckle Education: Inquiry Based Lessons (PBL)
Limited Capacity seats available

Freckle is a differentiation platform and is cross-curricular in every place you look! In this session, you'll learn how to implement an Inquiry Based Lesson, which is available in Freckle for all teachers 1-8. These are fully-prepared project-based learning lessons in math, and are cross-curricular in science, humanities and current events. These lessons bring math alive, so come experience what you could implement in your classroom! 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

Director of District Implementation and Partnership, Freckle Education (formerly Front Row Education)
Emily Glick partners with districts around the US that implement Freckle holistically, across all sites and grade levels. Typically, the districts Emily works with are able to realize student growth with Freckle that outpaces the time in the school year. Emily has been with Freckle... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H102

1:15pm

Gamify Learning for Student Success
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Your mission, if accepted, is to level up your curriculum to create immersive, playable adventures for students! Games have revolutionized the way our students interact and learn with content, and gamification may be the key to harnessing the power of gameplay for student learning. Learn how game-based learning principles support mastery learning, reward failure, and encourage grit. Explore example after example of gamification for everyday practices as well as technologies to streamline efforts. Whether you're a "noob" or an experienced player, you will leave with immediate ideas for your curriculum.  (This session is of particular interest to upper elementary & secondary educators).

Speakers
avatar for Tara Kingsley

Tara Kingsley

Associate Professor, IU Kokomo
Dr. Tara Kingsley has been in education for 17 years and is currently an Associate Professor and educational consultant.  She is a leader in the use of  technology to support both literacy and deeper levels of learning.  She has created numerous professional development workshops... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H112

1:15pm

Graphic Design Tools for Educators
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Get a crash course on the basics of three technology tools that can make a graphic design novice look like a professional! Create signs, posters, infographics, email or newsletter headers, images with quotes or information for sharing on social media, and more with ease using these tools. We will look at Canva, Adobe Spark Post, and Piktochart as well as some of the free and fair use photograph resources online. Then we will brainstorm ideas and take the time to create something you can use next year!

Link to online copy of Graphic Design Tools for Educators presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for JoyAnn Boudreau

JoyAnn Boudreau

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
JoyAnn is a school librarian, who in addition to her love for all things books, strives to be a building leader with technology, to incorporate diversity and advocate for equity, to guide students to becoming researchers and digital citizens/leaders, and to develop her school's m... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H201

1:15pm

How to Reimagine Your Library Space and Transform Student Learning
Limited Capacity full

Librarians are leading the way in technology use and modern pedagogy in our schools, yet many of our spaces still look like they did fifty years ago. We need to update our spaces to fit the way our students learn now. In this session, we’ll talk about transforming the physical space of our libraries to make them innovative, student-friendly learning environments. We'll talk about how to apply learning space design theory to renovate your library. You’ll learn how to survey your students, create a focus group, and use design thinking to brainstorm ideas for your space. We’ll talk about strategies to explain and defend why changes to the physical space are needed. And we’ll talk about some budget-friendly changes you can make right away. No matter where you are at, you will come away from this session with fresh ideas and inspiration on how to update your library space.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

Media Specialist, Tampa Preparatory School
Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana has received several awards... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H226

1:15pm

Let’s Talk Equity: Identity Safe Schools

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Equity, inclusion, and diversity are topics that feed my soul. I have served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and a director of curriculum with experience in public and private sectors. My scholarship and passion pertains to identity safety and creating inclusive environments... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H212

1:15pm

Going Open: The Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask
Limited Capacity seats available

How do districts *really* do this? Why would teachers get involved? What does this all look like in practice? We’ve all got plenty of questions about bringing OER into our schools and districts. This session will be an open conversation guided by participant questions.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Public Interest Technology & Education Policy Fellow, New America
Kristina Ishmael is a Public Interest Technology and Education Policy Fellow at New America where she supports states, districts, and educators transitioning to Open Educational Resources (OER) to shift how we think about instructional materials. She previously served as the K-12... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H126

1:15pm

Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity full

The way we approach any task determines the outcome. If we begin defeated, discouraged, and down, the results will reflect that. If we begin our work with a positive, “can do” mindset, we will be successful. Teachers need to know the powerful affect our mindsets have on our students, parents, co-workers and selves. During this workshop, we will participate in numerous growth mindset learning experiences that will challenge us all and vault us forward in the way we think about our lessons, our plans, and our work as educators.

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

Speaker/Presenter, www.mrdearybury.com
Jed Dearybury is 16 year veteran of education in the early childhood classroom in South Carolina, and currently Director of Professional Development & Communications for the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA). During his classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H136

1:15pm

Teacher Research: Empowering Teachers and Improving Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Staff at Harrison Parkway was involved in Teacher Research during the 2017-18 school year. Administration will briefly share about the journey into teacher research as well as the "how" and "why" behind the decision to take on this thought provoking, personal professional development process. Teachers will provide a quick introduction of their research question/focus followed by an opportunity for participants to more thoroughly investigate the research. The majority of the session will be spent in a facilitated format where participants can ask questions, share experiences, and learn more about the benefits and process of responsive teacher research.

Speakers
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Andrea Burke

Principal, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
The team is a group of educators from Harrison Parkway Elementary including general education (K-4), special education, ENL, and Title One teachers as well as administrators (principal, assistant principal, and instructional coach).


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H101

1:15pm

The Real Media Specialists of Hamilton County
Limited Capacity seats available

Gain VIP access to learn why a Media Specialist should serve a starring role on your building's leadership team. Unfiltered, outspoken, and sometimes misunderstood, Media Specialist Renee Isom and former Media Specialist Kristin Patrick will demystify for participants what it is that media specialists really do and why every building needs one. Luxury transportation to the session not provided. Designer footwear optional.

Speakers
RI

Renee Isom

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Renee Isom Library Media Specialist FIshers High School, 23 years experience K-12 | Kristin Patrick, MLIS, is a Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools.
avatar for Kristin Patrick

Kristin Patrick

Technology Integration Coach, Noblesville Schools
Kristin Patrick is a K-5 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. Before joining NS, she worked as a children’s librarian and a school library media specialist for over ten years. She serves as Vice President of the Indiana State Reading Association and is a Board... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H121

1:15pm

Using Restorative Practice to Build Community and Classroom Engagement
Limited Capacity full

We will explore ways to use Restorative Practice to increase the sense of community and engagement in classroom settings.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Williams

Marc Williams

Department of Exceptional Learners, Educator, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Marc Williams has worked as a general education, alternative education, and special education educator in public schools in and around the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Marc focuses on building self-worth, self-discipline, and self-awareness to help students meet their goals and... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H211

1:15pm

Leadership in a Digital World
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you embrace and embed technology to ensure that it is truly transformational on teaching, leading, and learning? Learn how to utilize social media and digital technology to model learning & citizenship, communicate your brand, collaborate with your peers in the field. Explore the essential elements of distributed leadership, continual professional development and redefining teaching and learning through Professional Learning Communities and Personal Learning Networks. Create conditions for growth mindset and leading through change. See how all this can positively impact student achievement and transform your school learning environment in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Innovation Learning Specialist, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist with Central Indiana Educational Service Center. Duke has a wide variety of experiences in the areas of teaching, leading, and learning including serving as a secondary teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. He is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
H105

2:30pm

Blended Learning with Scholastic Magazines- Grades 6-12
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Junior Scholastic, Scope, MATH, Science World, Action, Art, Choices and New York Times Upfront are being used in a Blended Learning classroom environment.  View the step-by-step lessons and pacing guides that incorporate the print and digital together, to meet the needs of all your students through Peer-to-Peer, Direct Instruction, Activity-Based Learning, Tech Integration, Family Engagement and more.  You will be shown how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom. You will definitely see how these magazines help your students become engaged, analytic, responsive readers and thinkers.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H227

2:30pm

Culture Building and Management Tips for a Student-Driven Classroom (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to share best practices for building a culture conducive to student-driven inquiry along with management tips.  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H206

2:30pm

Google Keep: More than just digital sticky notes
Limited Capacity full


Google Keep is a great tool for your grocery list but there is SO much more you can do with it! Why not utilize Google Keep as a collaboration tool for students? As a multimedia tool with the ability to add text, images, drawings, and even voice recordings, it's quick & easy to begin using immediately. Come learn ways to use Google Keep with your students and staff and share ideas of how you plan to incorporate into your daily life!



Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Director of Innovative Learning, Five Star Technology Solutions
Sherry is a Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She enjoys working with teachers and leaders across Indiana on effective technology integration and solid teaching practices. She is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and wears a variety of... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H119

2:30pm

Integrating Nearpod & Canvas
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome to Nearpod! We invite you to join us to learn how you can bring your classroom Canvas work  to life using interactive mobile presentations that you can create and customize! In this workshop, you will uncover tips and tricks for getting started using Nearpod in Canvas! 


Nearpod Presentation Link To View:
www.nearpod.com 
session code: RATUQ

Integration Nearpod with Canvas Gradebook
www.nearpod.com
session code: XRHQU

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arledge

Matt Arledge

PioNear, Nearpod
Matt Arledge is a fifth grade teacher in Shelby County Kentucky where he teaches in a 1:1 personalized learning program. Matt has been an avid Nearpod user since the tool first came out and has been a Nearpod PioNear since the program began. Matt has been amazed to see the consistent... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H125

2:30pm

Introduction to Discovery Education Science Tech Book for Grades K-6
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will get you started with using your new Discovery TechBook resource! 

Speakers
avatar for Curt Witthoff

Curt Witthoff

Manager - Techbook Educational Consultants, Discovery Education
Curt has been an educator for 23 years and since the days that projectors were the size of suitcases he has been interested in how technology plays a role in teaching and learning. Prior to joining Discovery Education, Curt was a classroom teacher, academic coach and curriculum supervisor... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H202

2:30pm

Reading A-Z
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to navigate Reading A-Z, find popular resources, and link product to practice. Reading A-Z features resources that empower teachers and inspire students! There will be time to plan and explore!

Speakers
avatar for Imelda O'Neill

Imelda O'Neill

Owner / Manager, Eye On Education, LLC
Imelda O'Neill is a Learning A-Z Professional Development Specialist with over 20 years experience in the field of education. | She has experience working as a curriculum developer, preschool teacher, general education classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Literacy Coordinator... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H213

2:30pm

Whats Canvas all about?
Limited Capacity full

You have probably heard a lot about Canvas the last few years. Whether you have never seen it before, or just starting to dive into what it can do for you and your students, this will be an overview and introduction the Learning Management System that all of Hamilton County is using. We will walk through the system from a student perspective, and a teacher perspective to see how Canvas can help you drive learning in your classroom. 

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H110

2:30pm

Coding Integration
Limited Capacity filling up

Come experience and learn how coding can be integrated into other subject areas beyond science/math. Coding can be a fun and meaningful way to add depth to lesson/project. Practical examples and templates will allow you to create your own coding project within another subject area.

Speakers
MH

Molly Haas

STEM Coach, Zionsville Community Schools
Molly Haas (STEM Coach) and Katelyn Money (Lead Teacher) collaborate and develop meaningful ways to integrate STEM into multiple disciplines. Molly has 10+ teaching experience implementing PBL, inquiry based learning, and STEM in all grade-levels. Katelyn has 4+ teaching experience... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H106

2:30pm

Merge into AR
Limited Capacity filling up

Augmented Reality is quickly gaining traction within education and one of the tools that erupted this past year is the Merge Cube. With the recent $1 deals from stores around the country many teachers caught the craze and purchased their fair share of the cubes, but now what do you do with them? Stop by this session and see what the craze is all about and find out how you can possibly use this emerging tool in your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for John Hochstetler

John Hochstetler

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern
John is currently a library media specialist at Sand Creek Intermediate School in Hamilton Southeastern. He has 25 years of experience in education, 15 of which were in the media center. He enjoys helping find a fit between students and their next book, finding new tech tools to tie... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H201

2:30pm

Leading Innovation In Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

More and more, the technology that’s inspiring innovation all around us is available to schools and to learners. Join us to discuss how innovative leaders are using technology to raise the bar for learning, teaching, and their school environment. And hear about the elements you can develop—vision, culture, capacity, team, community, finance, and measure—to create a strategy for driving intentional change

Speakers
A

Apple

Apple


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H113

2:30pm

One Resource at a Time
Limited Capacity full

Open educational resources (OER) have enormous potential to shift traditional textbook-centered classrooms to flexible, personalized learning environments with timely and relevant materials. Let’s look at the role OER play in the open ecosystem and how OER can increase equitable access, empower educators, and change teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Public Interest Technology & Education Policy Fellow, New America
Kristina Ishmael is a Public Interest Technology and Education Policy Fellow at New America where she supports states, districts, and educators transitioning to Open Educational Resources (OER) to shift how we think about instructional materials. She previously served as the K-12... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H126

2:30pm

Restorative Justice in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Restorative justice promotes a positive, productive, empathetic, disciplined, accountable, responsive, and caring learning environment. We will talk about what restorative justice is, what it is not, and what it could do for your students, families, and your school.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Williams

Marc Williams

Department of Exceptional Learners, Educator, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Marc Williams has worked as a general education, alternative education, and special education educator in public schools in and around the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Marc focuses on building self-worth, self-discipline, and self-awareness to help students meet their goals and... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H211

2:30pm

The Session From the Black Lagoon
Limited Capacity full

Educators rarely toot their own horns, yet we are often the best experts at our craft. We all have so many tips and tricks that we can share if only given the time to communicate and collaborate. In this “no topic session” your learning experience will be facilitated following the Edcamp.org model for teacher learning. We will assess the greatest needs and greatest expertise in the room and learn together. It may sound odd at first, but through sessions like this teachers have learned things they didn’t know they needed as they heard from their professional peers. Want a unique conference session, then join this “un presentation” and learn how you can facilitate this kind of learning experience with your students and school peers. I look forward to the wisdom and learning you will bring!

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

Speaker/Presenter, www.mrdearybury.com
Jed Dearybury is 16 year veteran of education in the early childhood classroom in South Carolina, and currently Director of Professional Development & Communications for the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA). During his classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H136

3:30pm

Conversations and Connections: A Librarian Meet-up
Limited Capacity seats available

This casual get together allows a chance for you to connect and learn from librarians from across the state.  Light snacks provided.

Speakers
RI

Renee Isom

Library Media Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Renee Isom Library Media Specialist FIshers High School, 23 years experience K-12 | Kristin Patrick, MLIS, is a Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Media Center
 
Friday, June 8
 

8:30am

Keynote - Kerry Gallagher - This Is Your Brain On Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents and teachers are often at odds with the children they care about most. There are misunderstandings about how to use our ubiquitous technology and how to properly balance quality face-to-face time with necessary screen time. If we want students to be able to stay focused at school and at home while using devices that provide constant temptation and distraction, we must teach them about the research behind multitasking. Learn about the latest findings on how the brain is affected when we use screen technology, and how we can use this information to empower our students to be more focused, creative, and engaged while they are learning. Find out what students say when they learn this way and how they feel about school when technology is a no longer a distraction, but rather a powerful learning tool.

Speakers

Friday June 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Auditorium

10:00am

An Introduction to Night Zookeeper
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will go through the initial setup of Night Zookeeper. It will be a very 'hands-on' session where you will take away your own active nightzookeeper.com account plus user accounts for all your students.

Paul will guide attendees through the following features:
- Interactive Lesson Creation: you will learn how to set up and send your own interactive and personalised lessons to students. You will also learn how to share these with your colleagues.
- Use our new one-click commenting system: Paul will take you through the feedback and redraft process available on Night Zookeeper. This new way of giving feedback will save you hours of time.
- Interpret performance data: Paul will show you how you can track the performance of your students on Night Zookeeper. This will effectively then inform your future lesson planning.
Plus much more in this action-packed 60-minute session!
Everyone that attends will take away some free Night Zookeeper goodies for their classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper

Education Director, Night Zookeeper


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H111

10:00am

Applied Digital Skills: What’s all the excitement about?
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out what the buzz is all about with Google’s free digital literacy units, Applied Digital Skills.  Useful for every content area, explore the basics in this overview session that hits the highlights including the why, what, and how to get it free for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Director of Innovative Learning, Five Star Technology Solutions
Sherry is a Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She enjoys working with teachers and leaders across Indiana on effective technology integration and solid teaching practices. She is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and wears a variety of... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H101

10:00am

Controlling the QR Code Explosion
Limited Capacity seats available

QR codes are great! We love them! But have these friendly little checkered boxes taken over your whiteboards and wall space?
Learn how Canvas LMS can keep you and your K-5 students organized. Participants will learn and practice
- how to post a daily Welcome Message and Agenda
- how to embed favorite collaboration tools like Padlet, Flipgrid, Smore, and ThingLink
- how to use the Discussions feature for book clubs


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Patrick

Kristin Patrick

Technology Integration Coach, Noblesville Schools
Kristin Patrick is a K-5 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. Before joining NS, she worked as a children’s librarian and a school library media specialist for over ten years. She serves as Vice President of the Indiana State Reading Association and is a Board... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H127

10:00am

Discover Real World Experiences with Scholastic Magazines –Grades K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore Let’s Find Out, Scholastic News, SuperScience and Dynamath Classroom magazines will engage every student with exciting topics that they can’t wait to read! Learn how each grade-appropriate magazine is filled with short, on-level nonfiction that will support your social studies, science, math and reading curriculums and help you meet your robust state standards. See an overview of the complete suite of online teaching tools that instantly engage students with curriculum topics that motivate your students to real world connections.  You will be engaged with topics within these magazines that build student interest, and can apply this knowledge to their own authentic experiences.  Discover how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H227

10:00am

New Assessments in Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Come one come all, see the amazing world of NEW assessment in Canvas. Be amazed at the new quizzing engine, Quizzes.Next.  Gaze in wonder at Gauge and it's amazingly flexible deployment options and data capabilities.  You'll leave knowing what Canvas, Quizzes.Next, and Gauge can do to help empower you with data for driving instruction.

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H110

10:00am

The Inquiry Process (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to establish best practices for channeling student-driven inquiry toward intentional learning outcomes.  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H206

10:00am

Why You Should Be Using a Free Online Textbook: A Guide to cK-12 & Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn the advantages of choosing a free online textbook, as well as all of the cool things that cK-12 can do for you within your canvas course! We’ll explore how to choose your cK-12 content, embed adaptive practices from cK-12 into your canvas assignments, and view student data that cK-12 collects for you! This presentation is great for any subject area looking to utilize cK-12 as an online textbook. Please bring your laptop to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Bailey Mann

Bailey Mann

Biology Teacher, Noblesville Schools
We are members of the Biology PLC at Noblesville High School. We’ve been actively co-planning for three years, and are a group composed of mostly new teachers who are excited about integrating technology into our classroom!


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H126

10:00am

Build a Virtual Field Trip
Limited Capacity filling up

Bring a laptop to work on your virtual field trip. Bring photos, videos, and points of discussion for a location you'd like your students to virtually experience (or just a personal vacation you’ve taken). I will take you through the basics of the youvisit.com platform to develop a virtual field trip that students can view via any device, but is best done with a 360 VR viewer. Interactively view my trip to Iceland: www.youvisit.com/tour/carrie.huffman/iceland_virtual

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Huffman

Carrie Huffman

Teacher, Noblesville School
Carrie Huffman is a high school science teacher at Noblesville High School. She's been teaching for 10 years. Science is her main gig; but her latest obsession is sign language so feel free to chat her up about ASL in the classroom!


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H130

10:00am

Career Pathways Begin in Kindergarten
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you want to be when you grow up?  People begin asking children this the minute children can talk.  What if we helped them understand that a career is more than a job title at an early age?  Let’s talk about it!

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
Currently Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way in Indiana. As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology, increase the technology skills of our staff through consistent professional development around appropriate technology use, while paying... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H107

10:00am

Fidget/Sensory Wall
Limited Capacity seats available

I would like to bring our fidget/sensory wall and several students that helped design and create it and set it up at this event. It is comprised of four 4 foot by 3 foot panels and would set it up as a cube shape to it could be accessed on all four sides.

Speakers
JF

Jeff Foutty

School Psychologist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
I work as a school psychologist at an intermediate and elementary school in the HSE schools. I have a passion for helping students and staff understand the value of movement/brain/sensory breaks to help reboot the brain for learning.


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
CCA Commons

10:00am

Freckle Education: Inquiry Based Lessons (PBL)
Limited Capacity seats available

Freckle is a differentiation platform and is cross-curricular in every place you look! In this session, you'll learn how to implement an Inquiry Based Lesson, which is available in Freckle for all teachers 1-8. These are fully-prepared project-based learning lessons in math, and are cross-curricular in science, humanities and current events. These lessons bring math alive, so come experience what you could implement in your classroom! 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

Director of District Implementation and Partnership, Freckle Education (formerly Front Row Education)
Emily Glick partners with districts around the US that implement Freckle holistically, across all sites and grade levels. Typically, the districts Emily works with are able to realize student growth with Freckle that outpaces the time in the school year. Emily has been with Freckle... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H102

10:00am

Little Learners, Big Learning: Blending an Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Maybe you have heard the buzz about blended learning, but you’re feeling a bit hesitant. What does leveraging digital lessons look like in an elementary classroom? Participants will learn the basics about blended learning and models that make the most of the elementary classroom environment. Let’s share tips and tricks for blended learning for our youngest learners. Blended classrooms can mean BIG learning for our “littles.”

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is a... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H136

10:00am

Makerspaces 201: I've Got Cardboard, Now What?
Limited Capacity filling up

The Maker Movement is taking the education world by storm and many teachers and librarians have been excited to create makerspaces in their schools. But once you’ve got the supplies and the space, it can be difficult to figure out how to keep the momentum going. In this session, you will learn about how the makerspace program at one middle school started with just three bins of K’nex and a vision. After three years, the makerspace transformed the library into the STEAM hub of the school. I’ll share my experiences from what I’ve learned in my own makerspaces and from visiting makerspaces across the country. You’ll learn strategies for setting up your MakerSpace, building a Maker culture in your school, involving your community, connecting with other schools, optimizing storage space for supplies and projects, and other useful tips and tricks to take your makerspace to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

Media Specialist, Tampa Preparatory School
Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana has received several awards... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H226

10:00am

Tech Tools for Book Talks
Limited Capacity full

Want to get students excited about books, especially non-fiction? Looking for different ways to begin book talks and to introduce books to students? Spark student curiosity with some interactive tech tools such as Quizizz, Kahoot, Padlet, and Animoto and watch the titles fly off the shelves.

Those in attendance will participate in both a Kahoot and a Quizizz, thus meeting twelve non-fiction titles. Then they will see how Padlet can be used with both a list and a montage of images to introduce two additional titles. Finally participants will meet Animoto, an online video mixing program that both teachers and students can use to create book trailers.

Speakers
avatar for Colette Huxford

Colette Huxford

School Librarian, Shenandoah School Corporation
Colette Huxford is in her 22nd year as School Librarian at Shenandoah School Corporation. She received her BA from Purdue University in Creative Writing and Secondary English Education in 1994. She then obtained her certification for Library Services from Ball State University, followed... Read More →


Sway pdf

Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H211

10:00am

Change is Coming: ILEARN and I AM Assessments
Limited Capacity full

Change is coming to assessment in Indiana! ILEARN and I AM provide unique opportunities to refresh the assessment delivery and implementation practices across the state. IDOE will share key improvements in testing, technology and data enhancements, and new resources that will support educators in understanding the new assessment. Participants are encouraged to bring a device to participate in sample assessments and work with resources.

Speakers
MW

Mary Williams

Assessment Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Mary works with the Department of Education as an assessment program specialist currently assisting with the state transition to ILEARN. She previously directed technology at a local district and taught 4th and 5th grade math and science. Mary studied assessment at the University... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H106

10:00am

Meet, Greet and Brainstorm around High Abiltiy in Indiana
Limited Capacity seats available

Please stop in to meet with the high ability team from the IDOE as we listen to what is working, what's not...and help us plan for supporting high ability teaching and learning in 2018-2019. 

Speakers
avatar for Candice Dodson

Candice Dodson

Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education
CS

Cindy Schuler

High Ability Coordinator, Indiana Department of Education
Indiana's new High Ability coordinator joins the eLearning team to bring collaboration and innovation to meeting the needs of high ability learning. 


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H201

10:00am

When the Rubber Hits the Road: Case Studies of Real Students with a Discussion of Suggestions and Solutions
Limited Capacity filling up

Even with a strong foundational understanding of the neuroscience of trauma, knowing what to actually do and what interventions to put into place is a true art. In this session, Heather will take several case studies of students who are exhibiting challenging behaviors and discuss how to implement trauma-informed approach to meet each of the student's individual needs. Improve your confidence and knowledge of how to effectively help and support a variety of students with varying behaviors and life situations by attending this session.


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
H121

10:00am

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will engage learners in understanding what Restorative Practices are by asking them to compare restorative discipline to the discipline strategies they currently employ. They will understand the basic restorative practices involved in this model and they will experience several strategies in a participatory and interactive way. Participants will emerge with a clear picture of what restorative environments may look, feel, and sound like and will have several restorative techniques to try right away.

Speakers
KH

Kristina Hulvershorn

Director of Restorative and Humane Programs, Peace Learning Center
Kristina Hulvershorn, M.Ed is the Director of Restorative and Humane Programs at Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started her career as a teacher and now works as a restorative practitioner and trainer in various local schools, specializing in social emotional learning... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm
H105

10:00am

School Counseling: Basics and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an update on current research, strategies, and practices in the field. Are you wondering about how to build evidence-based school counseling programs or how to ensure school counselors are embedded in systems of support you provide for students? Come and learn some of the ways to enhance your school counseling practices and increase the effectiveness of your program.

Speakers
BO

Brandie Oliver

Associate Professor, Butler University
Dr. Brandie Oliver is an Associate Professor in the school counseling department at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Previously, she was a middle school counselor, a grief counselor, and has experience counseling at all developmental levels. She has served as President of the... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm
H119

11:15am

5 Ways You Are Already Teaching Computer Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Computer Science Standards will be tested on the ILearn Test beginning this year! YIKES!  Have no fear, you are very likely already incorporating many of the standards in your elementary classroom. Let’s talk about all the ways you are teaching those standards and don’t realize it!

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
Currently Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way in Indiana. As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology, increase the technology skills of our staff through consistent professional development around appropriate technology use, while paying... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H107

11:15am

Controlling the QR Code Explosion
Limited Capacity filling up

QR codes are great! We love them! But have these friendly little checkered boxes taken over your whiteboards and wall space?
Learn how Canvas LMS can keep you and your K-5 students organized. Participants will learn and practice
- how to post a daily Welcome Message and Agenda
- how to embed favorite collaboration tools like Padlet, Flipgrid, Smore, and ThingLink
- how to use the Discussions feature for book clubs


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Patrick

Kristin Patrick

Technology Integration Coach, Noblesville Schools
Kristin Patrick is a K-5 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. Before joining NS, she worked as a children’s librarian and a school library media specialist for over ten years. She serves as Vice President of the Indiana State Reading Association and is a Board... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H127

11:15am

Discover Real World Experiences with Scholastic Magazines –Grades 6-12
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how Junior Scholastic, Scope, Math, Science World, Action, Art, Choices and New York Times Upfront Classroom magazines will engage every student with exciting topics that they can’t wait to read! Learn how each grade-appropriate magazine is filled with on-level nonfiction that will support your social studies, science, math and reading curriculums and help you meet your robust state standards. See an overview of the complete suite of online teaching tools that instantly engage students with curriculum topics that motivate your students to real world connections.  You will be engaged with topics within these magazines that build student interest, and can apply this knowledge to their own authentic experiences.  Discover how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H227

11:15am

Energize Your Classroom with Science of Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience six hands-on, independent stations that demonstrate energy transformations in simple terms using basic supplies. Teachers will spend time using the NEED Science of Energy kit and seeing the activities up close and personal.

Speakers
CT

Caryn Turrel

Curriculum and Training Associate, The National Energy Education Development Project
Caryn has been working for NEED for 6 1/2 years, writing curriculum, training teachers, and updating statistics and standards. Before joining NEED, Caryn taught chemistry and ICP in Greenwood, IN


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H230

11:15am

Gaming in the Math Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Let's come together to talk gaming in the math workshop! If you're looking for fun, educational ways to get your kids engaged during Math then come for our Think Tank session. I'll be sharing about a few of my favorites, but I'm most excited to see what awesome tools everyone else utilizes in their classrooms! Please be sure to bring your iPad and a willingness to game!

Speakers
avatar for Billy Fama

Billy Fama

4th Grade Teacher, Noblesville Schools
I teach 4th grade at North Elementary in Noblesville. This is my 12th year of teaching. I have been 1:1 for three years now and love bringing fun on the iPads into the classroom!


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H201

11:15am

The Inquiry Process (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to establish best practices for channeling student-driven inquiry toward intentional learning outcomes.  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H206

11:15am

Video Killed the Radio Star
Limited Capacity seats available

Did video really kill the radio star? We don't think so.  It just gave them a new way to display awesomeness.  Arc provides an amazingly easy experience for creating and curating content to engage your students, with audio or video, in your courses.  Leave with new ideas for using video to engage your students.

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H110

11:15am

A Process, a Hack, and a Tool Walk Into a Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Everyday we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting those students through that process is often overlooked. We simply provide them with a rubric, a device, and a due date. Then we say, “Go!” What we are left with are default fonts, pixelated images and poorly constructed models. Learn how to support student creativity by introducing them to a design process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials that will improve their designs.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Innovation Coordinator, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator and Design Space Facilitator for the Affton School District, a suburban St. Louis school district. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H211

11:15am

Challenge-Based Learning in Makerspaces: How to How to Use Design to Cultivate Creativity
Limited Capacity filling up

Design challenges have the power to encourage creativity in your students - by providing limitations and guidelines, students can actually become more creative. Learn strategies for creating design prompts, running challenges and incorporating the design process into projects with your students. We’ll discuss how to create open-ended challenges and material-specific challenges in a way that will maximize your students’ creativity, as well as how to create passive design challenges that require minimal supervision. We’ll talk about some of the problems that educators face when running challenges, how to help your students focus, and balancing guided projects, design challenges and open-ended exploration. Whether you’ve had a makerspace up and running for years or are just getting started with the Maker Movement, you will leave this session feeling equipped to lead your students through design challenges that will spark their creative genius.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

Media Specialist, Tampa Preparatory School
Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana has received several awards... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H226

11:15am

Fidget/Sensory Wall
Limited Capacity seats available

I would like to bring our fidget/sensory wall and several students that helped design and create it and set it up at this event. It is comprised of four 4 foot by 3 foot panels and would set it up as a cube shape to it could be accessed on all four sides.

Speakers
JF

Jeff Foutty

School Psychologist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
I work as a school psychologist at an intermediate and elementary school in the HSE schools. I have a passion for helping students and staff understand the value of movement/brain/sensory breaks to help reboot the brain for learning.


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
CCA Commons

11:15am

Inclusive Design: 9 Considerations for Accessible Digital Content
Limited Capacity filling up

Technology can open doors for our students. However, much of the digital content we use in class is not accessible by all of our learners. It is our responsibility as educators to be proactive and inclusive in our design of digital lessons and materials. In this session, learn about the 9 aspects of accessibility you should consider as you choose, evaluate, and/or create digital materials for your students. Let’s embrace digital equity and ensure access for ALL learners!

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is a... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H136

11:15am

Night Zookeeper 2 - Learn all about our recent updates
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is primarily for attendees that are already familiar with Night Zookeeper. We are re-launching the website this summer with more than 10 new features, including a whole new teacher dashboard, new class blogs, and much more.

In this 60-minute 'hands-on' session, Paul will take attendees through all updates to the website and help you to understand how to make the very most out of your subscription to the website this year.

The session will cover:
- New assessment and reporting tools: learn how to filter through the writing assessment data that we provide and use it to inform your future lesson planning.
- New class blogs: how to filter content and view writing from one specific lesson.
- New student awards: learn all about the new rewards system that is going to be so powerful in motivating students to produce their very best work next year.
Plus much more!
All attendees with receive free Night Zookeeper goodies for their classroom next year!

Speakers
avatar for Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper

Education Director, Night Zookeeper


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H111

11:15am

Stop Worrying About Screen Time
Limited Capacity filling up

Adults, teens, and children spend more time with their fingers and faces on screens than ever before. Should we be worried? How is is this changing our brains? This session will review the latest neurological research around screen use. Then we will talk about concrete actionable teaching strategies to use in the classroom with students of all ages to build the skills necessary to navigate our digital world successfully. Participants will leave the session able to differentiate between effective uses of technology and pure distraction.

Speakers

Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H106

11:15am

Innovative Classrooms Connecting Students' Talents & Careers
Limited Capacity seats available

Across Indiana there are roughly 85,000 job postings by employers who are looking for talent today. Looking ahead, up to 60% of jobs that today’s kindergarteners will take don’t yet exist. How do we build partnerships and talent ecosystems to best position our students to succeed?

Speakers
avatar for Blair Milo

Blair Milo

Secretary for Career Connections and Talent, State of Indiana
Blair Milo currently serves as the State of Indiana’s first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent.  Appointed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb into the position created by Executive Order in August of 2017, Secretary Milo serves as the state’s Chief Talent Officer as Indiana... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H101

11:15am

Podcasting to Reach Parents
Limited Capacity full

I was recently sitting in an auditorium of 50 parents invited to an evening on suicide prevention weeks after a student in our district tragically took his life. Knowing that invitations when out to every parent at our high school and middle school, I become frustrated and immediately knew there was another way to get parents information we know they need. Out of this experience grew The Toolbox, our middle school counseling podcast aimed at parents to grow their own personal toolbox to help them help students.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Spinner

Craig Spinner

Counselor, Westfield Washington/Westfield Middle School
I am a counselor at Westfield Middle School. I have been here for 13 years. Prior, I was a was a high school and middle school teacher in Pike Township and Westfield High School teaching English, Speech and English as a Second Language. After graduating from college, I was a worked... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
H121

12:15pm

Lunch - Everyone Should Choose Lunch!
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy your lunch from Sahm's!

Friday June 8, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

1:15pm

Apps and Extensions to Increase Reading & Writing Accessibility
Limited Capacity seats available

Individualize your students' reading and writing experience with Chrome Extensions. Take a look at all of the different free ways that can be utilized to squeeze the meaning out of text when using Chrome OS. Not all students will use all of these methods, but you will have more than enough options for all!Chrome apps and extensions can be used to make reading and writing accessible for our students. The text can be read aloud, chosen and parceled out in ways that allow our students to increase their comprehension and work on their overall reading and writing mechanics while digesting content.


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H106

1:15pm

Assessment in a Student-Driven Inquiry classroom (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to build an collective understanding of assessment best practices to facilitate student learning in a student-driven inquiry classroom.  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H206

1:15pm

Be Internet Awesome in Indiana
Limited Capacity seats available

Indiana is already awesome, but this session will prepare us to “Be Internet Awesome” together! Learn how you can use the Be Internet Awesome digital citizenship curriculum with your students AND be recognized for your awesomeness. During this session we will share all of the resources you need to integrate Google for Education’s Be Internet Awesome tools into your instruction and share how you can become a part of the Indiana Be Internet Awesome Classroom Network!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Green

Michelle Green

Coach, Indiana Department of Education
The Be Internet Awesome Classroom Network


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H130

1:15pm

Elevating your Canvas Course
Limited Capacity full

Come and learn how you can elevate your Canvas course and take it to the next level. We will discuss various LTI's that integrate into your course and make it more engaging for students. We will also dive into cloud assignments and how you can make using Google within Canvas even easier!

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Eastham

Jenna Eastham

Technology Integration Specialist, Liberty-Perry School Corporation
Jenna is the Technology Integration Specialist for Liberty-Perry Schools, which is 1:1 iPads in grades 3 -12. Prior to this, Jenna taught Math at the middle school level while also being a building technology coach. Jenna enjoyed the challenge of mixing math with technology and watching... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H126

1:15pm

Fabulous Formative Assessment with Tech
Limited Capacity full


Come explore at least 3 free and/or inexpensive tools that can easily be implemented in any subject area and most grade levels. You will see how to get instant data to help you know who understands your lesson so you can adjust your teaching as needed. Attendees will spend time experiencing how the tools work as a student and a teacher. There will also be time for setting up accounts and searching for/creating assessments with Kara’s help as needed. We will go quickly to explore as many programs as possible in the time we have. Some tools we may explore: Poll Everywhere, Woot Math, Spiral, Pear Deck, Go Formative, Socrative, Google Forms


Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Resource Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara Guiff is an experienced trainer and innovative special education teacher with over 25 years of experience in grades K-9 as a resource teacher, co-teacher, and general education interventionist. Kara loves keeping up with and learning new technology and teaching methods and is... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H121

1:15pm

Generate Enthusiasm for Electricity
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will work together to build a Science of Electricity model, a working generator that uses easily obtained parts such as rubber stoppers, plastic jars, and wooden dowel rods. Participants will take home their models.

Speakers
CT

Caryn Turrel

Curriculum and Training Associate, The National Energy Education Development Project
Caryn has been working for NEED for 6 1/2 years, writing curriculum, training teachers, and updating statistics and standards. Before joining NEED, Caryn taught chemistry and ICP in Greenwood, IN


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H230

1:15pm

Get "Blended" with Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Come get some (virgin) margaritas and talk about blended learning! If you have goals for using technology to see real modification and redefinition of what you are doing in the classroom, come chat with Canvas about how this tool can be used. This will be an open discussion led by Mike and Jeremy from Canvas where you can bring your goals to the group, and leave with ideas on how to make them a reality. Not a bad time to hear some fresh ideas from your peers too!

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H110

1:15pm

Google Drawing - 5 Ways to Design Beautiful Graphics
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the most underutilized tools in GSuite is Google Drawing. And when we do use it, we only ask students to create graphic organizers and timelines. Let's design something beautiful instead! I'll teach you a design process that helps you design killer graphics, sweet logos & fantastic social media filters.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Innovation Coordinator, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator and Design Space Facilitator for the Affton School District, a suburban St. Louis school district. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H211

1:15pm

No More Random Acts of STEM
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you “do” STEM?  Do you have an awesome Pinterest board and lots of colleagues you connect with around STEM activities?  Great start!  Let’s talk about how we can align all of the great work going on in your classrooms, buildings and district so they have a pathway and a purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
Currently Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way in Indiana. As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology, increase the technology skills of our staff through consistent professional development around appropriate technology use, while paying... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H107

1:15pm

Using Scholastic Magazines to Differentiate Instruction Grades K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Scholastic Magazines can be used for differentiated instruction to empower your students.  Scholastic News, Storyworks JR, Storyworks, SuperScience, and Dynamath are filled with ways to differentiate your instruction to fit the needs of your students within your classrooms.  You will explore features such as alternate Lexile levels, skill sheets, quizzes, read-a-louds and more that guarantee each student gets the scaffolded support they need to build reading confidence and stamina.  Discover how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom.  You will review lesson plans and online features that show different ways to implement these differentiation tools.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H227

1:15pm

Differentiation: Front Row Style
Limited Capacity filling up

Ever wonder what it's like for students to interact with Freckle (formerly Front Row), the Differentiation Platform? Join us for this hands-on, highly interactive session where we will take you through Freckle from the student perspective. Posing as students in Freckle will create robust data that your teacher (me!) will explore with you during this session. Together, we will discuss what you see in those unique and meaningful reports, and how that data could be used to differentiate for any teacher. Great for any and all K-8 educators that cover Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

Director of District Implementation and Partnership, Freckle Education (formerly Front Row Education)
Emily Glick partners with districts around the US that implement Freckle holistically, across all sites and grade levels. Typically, the districts Emily works with are able to realize student growth with Freckle that outpaces the time in the school year. Emily has been with Freckle... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H102

1:15pm

A Student's Perspective on Failure
Limited Capacity seats available

I have learned the ins and outs of failure throughout my last 4 years of high school. Within those 4 years I have networked with some of the most known producers in movie making and greatest minds in the world of innovation. I also started a non-profit with the first school built in Ghana, and have paved a smooth path to my future endeavors. Now that I know my “WHY” I can start on my long term goal of changing the face of education. This can be done by allowing students to explore what they love and failing the proper way. In my session I will teach participants what they need to do in order to implement an innovation curriculum within your classroom (and give you valuable insight as to what a high schooler really thinks).

Speakers
avatar for Luke Reks

Luke Reks

Student, Noblesville Schools
Luke is a graduate of Noblesville Schools and has accomplished something that most students don’t. He knows what he wants to do. This was accomplished because he failed over and over again with a soft pillow to land on called Innovation and Open Source Learning. Luke believes that... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H101

1:15pm

Compassion, Resilience, Learning and Teaching
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on Trauma/Adversity and how ongoing and complex trauma and adversity impact the brain’s architecture. This impact causes behaviors that look defiant, disinterested, unfocused and oppositional. We know that all behavior is communication and participants will gain an understanding of the kinds of strategies that can prime the brain for leaning. In addition, strategies will be demonstrated and shared that help youth and adults regulate their emotions. As we learn more and more about our brain, we too, learn more and more about how to build resiliency through these strategies that can be embedded on a daily basis in our classrooms and other settings.

Speakers
TM

Terri Miller

Assistant Director, Hamilton Boone Madison Special Services/SOC
Terri Miller is the assistant director at Hamilton Boone Madison Special Services Cooperative. Currently she is also director of the MOSAICS Middle and High School Classrooms. In that role, Terri works along side staff members who support students who have significant social emotional... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H127

1:15pm

Help me find the MAGIC in my Windows computer & other hidden treasures!
Limited Capacity seats available

What amazing things laptops can do! This session will allow you to support all of your students in new ways to read, comprehend, write and even be more organized and creative by introducing you to hidden tools built into Windows and MicroSoft applications.

These tools will be covered: Narrator/Emergent Reader, dictation, word prediction, keyboard shortcuts, cursor/font type & size, contrast/colors, annotation, limit distractions.

These apps & web tools will also be covered: Petralex, Office Lens, Lectio, Windows 10 Ink, Bookshare, OverDrive, Hoopla, NoteBook, MS Word,

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Speakers

Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H111

1:15pm

World of Spies: A Free, Age-Appropriate Online Enrichment Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free courses that can be used to provide supplemental or stand-alone educational experiences. They can be used as enrichment opportunities to challenge students or as a way to deepen learning on a classroom topic. They are also a way to collaborate across age and geographical limitations. "World of Spies" is a MOOC that can be used with students in grades 6-12 and adapted to use with younger students in a classroom setting. I will provide information about how you could use this and other MOOCs in your classroom, and we will discuss as a group how we can use these free courses to benefit ourselves and the students we serve.

Please join us in discussion and resource-sharing by clicking on this link and adding your comments: https://www.openhotseat.org/Space/Index/3967 Log in using Google, Facebook, or create a Hotseat account.

Speakers
avatar for Sheree Buikema

Sheree Buikema

Instructional Designer, Purdue University
Sheree Buikema is an instructional designer working on the Course Design and Development team at Purdue University. Prior to that, Sheree taught in the K-12 system, where her focus was in language arts and high ability education. She has recently developed the free online course... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
H201

1:15pm

What Not to Wear:  Dress Your eLearning for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers are asked to create more digital content for students, a new educator skillset emerges: DESIGN. (And no, we aren’t talking about your wardrobe.) Join eLearning Design-ista Michele Eaton as she helps attendees move their online designs from drab to fab. Participants will learn some research-based tips and tricks to think like an instructional designer while avoiding some common design faux pas. Upgrade your eLearning design wardrobe as you complete design challenges and add some staple pieces to your collection.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is a... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
H136

1:15pm

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity full

This session will engage learners in understanding what Restorative Practices are by asking them to compare restorative discipline to the discipline strategies they currently employ. They will understand the basic restorative practices involved in this model and they will experience several strategies in a participatory and interactive way. Participants will emerge with a clear picture of what restorative environments may look, feel, and sound like and will have several restorative techniques to try right away.

Speakers
KH

Kristina Hulvershorn

Director of Restorative and Humane Programs, Peace Learning Center
Kristina Hulvershorn, M.Ed is the Director of Restorative and Humane Programs at Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started her career as a teacher and now works as a restorative practitioner and trainer in various local schools, specializing in social emotional learning... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
H105

1:15pm

The School Counselor’s ‘Skeleton Key’ to Effective Group Work
Limited Capacity seats available

This session offers school counselors the necessary tools to conduct impactful group work in the school setting, including: 1) needs assessment, 2) calendar, 3) lesson plans, 4) results assessments, and 5) results reporting strategies. Sample group activities and lesson plans will be shared and participants will receive related handouts. Participants can take away practical “put into action” considerations for implementing various small groups and for facilitating effective group work.

Speakers
BO

Brandie Oliver

Associate Professor, Butler University
Dr. Brandie Oliver is an Associate Professor in the school counseling department at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Previously, she was a middle school counselor, a grief counselor, and has experience counseling at all developmental levels. She has served as President of the... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
H119

2:30pm

Assessment in a Student-Driven Inquiry classroom (PBL)
In an unconference structure, participants will collaborate to build an collective understanding of assessment best practices to facilitate student learning in a student-driven inquiry classroom.  Presentation content can be found here: https://goo.gl/W1jNk8.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Loser

Steve Loser

Assistant Principal, Fishers High School


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H206

2:30pm

Canvas in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Often you hear that Canvas can't be done in the elementary classroom. In this session we will prove this statement to be wrong, as we share the successes happening in the elementary classroom using Canvas. Come and hear strategies, implementation tools, and actual lessons that use Canvas with grades K-5!

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Eastham

Jenna Eastham

Technology Integration Specialist, Liberty-Perry School Corporation
Jenna is the Technology Integration Specialist for Liberty-Perry Schools, which is 1:1 iPads in grades 3 -12. Prior to this, Jenna taught Math at the middle school level while also being a building technology coach. Jenna enjoyed the challenge of mixing math with technology and watching... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H126

2:30pm

Inquiry in the Math Classroom
Limited Capacity full

What does inquiry look like and sound like in the math classroom? How do teachers nurture mathematical thinkers while ensuring students also master content standards? Teachers will have opportunities to explore high-impact strategies for promoting students' mathematical thinking and leave with practical ideas for incorporating inquiry into their math lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Knerr

Amy Knerr

Teacher Development Specialist, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
22 years as sixth grade classroom teacher, Presidential Awardee for Math and Science Teaching, Butler University College of Education Distinguished Alumna, Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Math Teaching | Smore link: https://www.smore.com/x4fdm


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H130

2:30pm

Online Literacy Tools You Should Be Using - No Matter What You Teach
Limited Capacity filling up

All teachers are responsible for helping students gain digital literacy skills. No matter what content you teach, this session will introduce you to online literacy tools you can use to help your students think more deeply and communicate their understanding of what they are reading. Attendees will be introduced to Insert Learning and Actively Learn. Educators will have the opportunity to try each platform from a student's perspective as well as learn to use the teacher features. These platforms allow teachers to embed several types of questions, videos, links, images, etc. Students respond to questions and have opportunities to annotate and ask questions of their own. Time will be allotted for attendees to create lessons they can use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Resource Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara Guiff is an experienced trainer and innovative special education teacher with over 25 years of experience in grades K-9 as a resource teacher, co-teacher, and general education interventionist. Kara loves keeping up with and learning new technology and teaching methods and is... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H121

2:30pm

Seesaw - Activities and More!
Limited Capacity full

I'm excited to share the newest feature of Seesaw...Activities! Teachers can easily create and share activities for students to complete in Seesaw. I will show you all the steps for using the grade-level specific activities from the Seesaw library and how to create your own, and share with other teachers!! Participants will start by reviewing the basic uses of Seesaw. We will also explore the various communication methods available. Seesaw is MUCH more than an online digital portfolio! Come join in the fun!

Speakers
NH

Natalie Huber

3rd grade teacher, Noblesville Schools
I have been an elementary teacher for 16 years. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. I currently teach 3rd grade in Noblesville. I have used Seesaw for 3 years now and am excited to share all the possibilities with other teachers.



Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H201

2:30pm

STEM Skills are NOT Just for STEM
Limited Capacity filling up

  • STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math
  • STEAM add Art or Ag in there
  • STEMM the last M is for medicine
  • STREAM the R is for Reading
Beyond the letters…what are STEM skills and does everyone
need them? ( Hint: YES)

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
Currently Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way in Indiana. As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology, increase the technology skills of our staff through consistent professional development around appropriate technology use, while paying... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H107

2:30pm

Storytelling with Bloxels Builder - A Video Game Creation Tool
Limited Capacity full

With their limitless imagination, students are incredible storytellers. Whether it's done verbally or written on paper, their stories are a true expression of their creative process. In this session, I will show you how students, at any grade level, can now take their stories, or an event, and make them come to life in minutes. I will show you how to build, collaborate, and tell stories through a video game design tool called Bloxels. You will use the Bloxels app, a physical design board, & planning guide to plan and create a video game during our session. When you are done, you'll have an interactive video game that you designed and and can be played by anyone with a laptop or tablet device. Bloxels is a free app available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Innovation Coordinator, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a consultant and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator and Design Space Facilitator for the Affton School District, a suburban St. Louis school district. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H211

2:30pm

Using Scholastic Magazines to Differentiate Instruction Grades 6-12
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Scholastic Magazines can be used for differentiated instruction to empower your students.  Scholastic News, Junior Scholastic, Scope, Art, New York Times Upfront, and Action are filled with ways to differentiate your instruction to fit the needs of your students within your classrooms.  You will explore features such as alternate Lexile levels, skill sheets, quizzes, read-a-louds and more that guarantee each student gets the scaffolded support they need to build reading confidence and stamina.  Discover how to create your log-in account and integrate articles, videos, skill sheets, and activities into Google Classroom.  You will review lesson plans and online features that show different ways to implement these differentiation tools.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Knize

Jeanine Knize

Scholastic Magazine Account Specialist, Scholastic, Inc.
Jeanine Knize has over 12 years of experience in the Elementary and Secondary classrooms as an educator.  She started at Scholastic to expand on utilizing a variety of educational programs that best fit the needs of students.  Jeanine provides online webinar trainings, district... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H227

2:30pm

Whats Canvas all about?
Limited Capacity seats available

You have probably heard a lot about Canvas the last few years. Whether you have never seen it before, or just starting to dive into what it can do for you and your students, this will be an overview and introduction the Learning Management System that all of Hamilton County is using. We will walk through the system from a student perspective, and a teacher perspective to see how Canvas can help you drive learning in your classroom. 

Speakers
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Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
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Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H110

2:30pm

Help me! I have lost the MAGIC in my iPad & I need to find other hidden treasures!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn the amazing things iPads can do. This session will allow you to support all of your students in new ways to read, comprehend, write and even be more organized and creative by introducing you to hidden tools built right into those iPads. We will also cover some free apps and a couple of apps that cost $.

These tools will be covered: text to speech, Siri dictation, word prediction, keyboard shortcuts, cursor/font type & size, contrast/colors, annotation, limiting distractions, touch accommodations, Assistive Touch, Guided Access.

These apps & web tools will also be covered: Petralex, Office Lens, Lectio, Bookshare, OverDrive, Hoopla,

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Speakers

Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H111

2:30pm

Do you know what the UDL they’re talking about?
Limited Capacity seats available

UDL (Universal Design for Learning) is mentioned 5 times in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015) add that to the directives in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and 2015 Ed Tech Developers Guide, and you get 7 citations of UDL in the documents that influence all expectations of education. 5 + 2 = Something you need to understand. Come with me and learn the basics and how you can begin to use this dynamic, game changing method of teaching!


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H106

2:30pm

Understanding the impact of screen time on student mental health and how to use it effectively in classrooms
Limited Capacity filling up

The first half of the session will provide the neurobiological basis for the negative impacts screen time can have on the developing brain. The second half of the session will focus on strategies to use technology effectively in classroom and how to help students learn to self-regulate their own screen time.

Speakers
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Susan Phelps

Director of Neuroeducation, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Worked for 15 years in Kentucky as a psychologist and educational consultant. Has worked for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation since 2010 as a psychologist, director of behavior supports and director of neuroeducation. The primary focus of work has been developing systems... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
H230