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

View the daily time schedule here.

To Register For Your Breakouts:
  • View this quick video,  if needed, on how to sign up, log in, and use Sched.
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  • All conference attendees will participate in the Keynote sessions in the auditorium, so please be sure to select them to add them to your schedule.
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Additional Information:
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  • All events will be held at Fishers High School.  Enter campus from the Promise Road entrance (look for the brown house).  Enter the building using door FH19.
  • PGP points will be awarded for both days.
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Innovative Leadership [clear filter]
Thursday, June 7

10:00am EDT

Disruption 101 with the #InnovationsHSE team
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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Kelsey Habig

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

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

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.

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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 →
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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

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."

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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 →
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Erin Mohr

High Ability Coordinator, Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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

1:15pm EDT

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

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


Andrea Burke

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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
Friday, June 8

1:15pm EDT

Compassion, Resilience, Learning and Teaching
Limited Capacity full

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


Terri Miller

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

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

1:15pm EDT

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

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

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

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Sheree Buikema

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

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

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

2:30pm EDT

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

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


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