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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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Empowered Educator [clear filter]
Thursday, June 7
 

10:00am

#GoOpen w/ Digital Lesson Design
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

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 10:00am - 11:00am
H105

10:00am

Catch the Flipgrid Fever!
Limited Capacity full

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

Speakers
avatar for JoyAnn Boudreau

JoyAnn Boudreau

Teacher Librarian, Hamilton Southeastern
JoyAnn Boudreau is entering her 5th year as a teacher librarian at a 5-8 building in Fishers, Indiana. Before that, she taught 7th grade English for 5 years. She strives to move everything towards equity and inclusivity, encourage and support literacy, lead and model technology integration... Read More →
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 10:00am - 11:00am
H201

10:00am

Engaging STEM Learners with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
A

Apple

Apple


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

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

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



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

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Maria Kussy

Maria Kussy

Teacher Librarian, Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation


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

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Teacher, MSD Wayne Township
Amanda Moore is 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 10:00am - 11:00am
H121

10:00am

Twitter for Educators
Limited Capacity full

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

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

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


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

10:00am

Not Another Needle in a Haystack
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Sr. Program Mgr, Education Policy, New America
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment... Read More →


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

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
KG

Karen Griffith

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


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

11:15am

Freckle Education for Power Users
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

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



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

11:15am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Teacher, MSD Wayne Township
Amanda Moore is 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
H121

11:15am

Let’s Talk Equity: Identity Safe Schools

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

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


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

11:15am

Makerspaces 201: I've Got Cardboard, Now What?
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
H226

11:15am

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper

Education Director, Night Zookeeper


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

11:15am

Take a Walke "Art"side
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

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


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

11:15am

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

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

Speakers

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

11:15am

Why Blend? Personalize Learning for All
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

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
H105

1:15pm

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

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

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

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

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



Speakers
avatar for John Wells

John Wells

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


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

1:15pm

Design Process Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
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
H106

1:15pm

Engaging STEM Learners with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
A

Apple

Apple


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

1:15pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

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



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

1:15pm

Gamify Learning for Student Success
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
H112

1:15pm

Graphic Design Tools for Educators
Limited Capacity full

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

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

Speakers
avatar for JoyAnn Boudreau

JoyAnn Boudreau

Teacher Librarian, Hamilton Southeastern
JoyAnn Boudreau is entering her 5th year as a teacher librarian at a 5-8 building in Fishers, Indiana. Before that, she taught 7th grade English for 5 years. She strives to move everything towards equity and inclusivity, encourage and support literacy, lead and model technology integration... Read More →


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

1:15pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

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


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

1:15pm

Let’s Talk Equity: Identity Safe Schools

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera

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


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

2:30pm

Coding Integration
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
MH

Molly Haas

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


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

2:30pm

Merge into AR
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for John Hochstetler

John Hochstetler

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
H201
 
Friday, June 8
 

8:30am

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

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

Speakers

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

10:00am

Build a Virtual Field Trip
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Huffman

Carrie Huffman

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


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

10:00am

Career Pathways Begin in Kindergarten
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

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 10:00am - 11:00am
H107

10:00am

Fidget/Sensory Wall
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
JF

Jeff Foutty

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


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

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

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



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

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, 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.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


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

10:00am

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
H226

10:00am

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

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

Speakers
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Colette Huxford

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


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

11:15am

A Process, a Hack, and a Tool Walk Into a Classroom
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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
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Manuel Herrera

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


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

11:15am

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

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

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


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

11:15am

Fidget/Sensory Wall
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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Jeff Foutty

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


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

11:15am

Inclusive Design: 9 Considerations for Accessible Digital Content
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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
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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.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


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

11:15am

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

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

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

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

Speakers
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Night Zookeeper

Education Director, Night Zookeeper


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

11:15am

Stop Worrying About Screen Time
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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.

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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Glick

Emily Glick

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



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

1:15pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, 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.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


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

2:30pm

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

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

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

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

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Speakers
avatar for Debra Lorenz

Debra Lorenz

Assistive Technology 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
H111