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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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1 Hour Plenary Talk [clear filter]
Thursday, June 7
 

8:30am EDT

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 EDT
Auditorium

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H125

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H230

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H227

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H202
  Classroom Connect, STEM

10:00am EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

10:00am EDT

What does Computer Science Look Like in the Elementary Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Head Girls Track Coach, Hamilton Southeastern High School
I am a CS teacher at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, IN. I am also the president of the Indiana CSTA Chapter. I am currently teaching AP CS A, AP CS Principles, Software Development, and Cybersecurity. I am also a facilitator for CSP for code.org. I was a member of the... Read More →



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

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H113

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H136

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H230

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H227

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H202
  Classroom Connect, STEM

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H125

11:15am EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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

Teacher, Noblesville Schools
A kindergarten and Inquiry Lead Teacher for Noblesville Schools, Wes Dicken has been teaching for six years, and has been in kindergarten for all six. He loves taking risks and trying new things, especially if they will instill a genuine love of learning in his students. He also takes... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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 a fourth grade teacher at Chapelwood Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is passionate about using technology to redefine the classroom experience for her students. She implements gamified blended learning and encourages her students to take an active role... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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 →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
H226
  Empowered Educator, STEM

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H106

11:15am EDT

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

Technology/Instructional Coach, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist for CIESC. Before joining the CIESC professional learning team, Duke served as a teacher, PLC leader, instructional coach, dean of students, and administrator. He is a Certified Google Educator & Trainer and who is focused on being... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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

Teacher Librarian, HSE Intermediate Junior High
JoyAnn Boudreau is a middle school teacher librarian in Fishers and a former 7th grade ELA Teacher. She was the Outstanding New School Librarian in 2019 from ILF. She is passionate about equity, libraries, technology integration, literacy, and making. Her favorite thing is telling... 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 EDT
H201

11:15am EDT

Sparking the Passion for Inquiry
Limited Capacity filling up

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
avatar for Brooke Daniel

Brooke Daniel

1st Grade Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Brooke Daniel is a current classroom teacher. She has more than 10 years of experience in urban and suburban classroom teaching. Brooke is known for creating student centered learning environments fueled by student passions and interests. Mrs. Daniel is passionate about students developing... Read More →
avatar for Erin Mohr

Erin Mohr

High Ability Coordinator, Hamilton Southeastern Schools


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

1:15pm EDT

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


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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H227

1:15pm EDT

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 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
H230

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H125

1:15pm EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H202
  Classroom Connect, STEM

1:15pm EDT

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

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 EDT
H127

1:15pm EDT

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
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 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
H106

1:15pm EDT

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 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
H113

1:15pm EDT

Gamify Learning for Student Success
Limited Capacity filling up

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 Dr. Tara Kingsley

Dr. 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 and... Read More →



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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H226

1:15pm EDT

Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity filling up

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 EDT
H136

1:15pm EDT

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

Teacher librarian, HSE schools/ Fishers High School
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 PreK-8 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. She also teaches as adjunct faculty within the IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing, Department of Library & Information Science. She enjoys serving on the Educator Collaborative Technology Team... Read More →


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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H211

1:15pm EDT

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

Technology/Instructional Coach, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist for CIESC. Before joining the CIESC professional learning team, Duke served as a teacher, PLC leader, instructional coach, dean of students, and administrator. He is a Certified Google Educator & Trainer and who is focused on being... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

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 EDT
H227

2:30pm EDT

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


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

2:30pm EDT

Integrating Nearpod & Canvas
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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 EDT
H125

2:30pm EDT

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 EDT
H202
  Classroom Connect, STEM

2:30pm EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

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

Director of Primary & Secondary Education, Open Educational Global
Kristina Ishmael is the director of primary and secondary education at Open Education Global where she is leading the development of a comprehensive effort to build global networks, infrastructure, and practices to support open education around the world. Before joining OEG, Ishmael... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
H126
 
Friday, June 8
 

8:30am EDT

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 EDT
Auditorium

10:00am EDT

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


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

10:00am EDT

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 PreK-8 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. She also teaches as adjunct faculty within the IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing, Department of Library & Information Science. She enjoys serving on the Educator Collaborative Technology Team... Read More →


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

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
H227

10:00am EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

10:00am EDT

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


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

10:00am EDT

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 →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
H226
  Empowered Educator, STEM

10:00am EDT

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
I graduated from USI in 2010. Since my graduation I have worked as an educator in a middle school, elementary, and preschool setting. I have worked with students from all backgrounds.



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

11:15am EDT

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

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Currently, as Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way serving Indiana, I work with schools and districts to plan strategically around career learning experiences for their students PK-12.As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
H107
  Classroom Connect, STEM

11:15am EDT

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 PreK-8 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. She also teaches as adjunct faculty within the IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing, Department of Library & Information Science. She enjoys serving on the Educator Collaborative Technology Team... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H227

11:15am EDT

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 7 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 EDT
H230

11:15am EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H211

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H226
  Empowered Educator, STEM

11:15am EDT

Inclusive Design: 9 Considerations for Accessible Digital Content
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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, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana and author of the book The Perfect Blend. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's... Read More →


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

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H106

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H101

11:15am EDT

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 EDT
H121

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H106

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H130

1:15pm EDT

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


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

1:15pm EDT

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


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

1:15pm EDT

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.  
avatar for Jeremy May

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H211

1:15pm EDT

No More Random Acts of STEM
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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

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Currently, as Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way serving Indiana, I work with schools and districts to plan strategically around career learning experiences for their students PK-12.As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
H107
  Classroom Connect, STEM

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H227

1:15pm EDT

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,

https://hsek12inus-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/dalorenz_hse_k12_in_us/EXEgy8Xv2n1BpuUSjmDzWS0BdHMV6zqyZjq3IOFHxflGbw?e=37nbUA

Speakers
avatar for Debra Lorenz

Debra Lorenz

AT Specialist, HSE Schools
I have been an educator for over 33 years and still love learning. I am the Assistive Technology Specialist for HSE Schools and still love what I do. I love finding tools that get things done. Technology to me is an immense variety of tools. I am truly passionate about helping... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

STEM Skills are NOT Just for STEM
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  • 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

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Currently, as Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way serving Indiana, I work with schools and districts to plan strategically around career learning experiences for their students PK-12.As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

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 EDT
H227

2:30pm EDT

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
MF

Mike Ferrell

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

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure
Jeremy began his journey in education as a 7th grade science teacher.  After trying the 'traditional' approach, he quickly found that technology was a tool to support and supplement his instruction to benefit his students.  While pursuing his Master's degree in Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

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,

https://hsek12inus-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/dalorenz_hse_k12_in_us/EXEgy8Xv2n1BpuUSjmDzWS0BdHMV6zqyZjq3IOFHxflGbw?e=37nbUA

Speakers
avatar for Debra Lorenz

Debra Lorenz

AT Specialist, HSE Schools
I have been an educator for over 33 years and still love learning. I am the Assistive Technology Specialist for HSE Schools and still love what I do. I love finding tools that get things done. Technology to me is an immense variety of tools. I am truly passionate about helping... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

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 EDT
H106

2:30pm EDT

Understanding the impact of screen time on student mental health and how to use it effectively in classrooms
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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
SP

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 EDT
H230