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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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STEM [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

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

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

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

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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
H221

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

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

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

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

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 EDT
H106

2:30pm EDT

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

Teacher Librarian, Riverside Intermediate
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 EDT
H201
 
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

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 EDT
H130

10:00am 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 →


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

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

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

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

1:15pm EDT

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 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 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
H230

1:15pm EDT

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

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

2:30pm EDT

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

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

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 EDT
H211