2016 Elementary Sessions

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9:00

Let's Talk: Using Kaizena for Authentic Feedback and Commentary - Dr. Barri L. Bumgarner with Beth Dyson/Abi Bax/Kylie Ferro/Ashley Fogel/Kailey Marchant
During this interactive session, a professor and her preservice teachers will discuss how to implement Kaizena to provide feedback that allows students to hear tone, intent, even sarcasm! The session will explore how to have quality discussions with students in real-time from anywhere, anytime. Within the Google platform, teachers AND students can make comments, be notified when comments are made, and have ongoing conversations about a piece of writing or an assignment of any kind. Assess authentically and eliminate the worry about how feedback is going to be taken! (You will need a Google account/gmail; Kaizena is app-based or web-based).
Location: Media Center Classroom

3-D Printing to Enhance Instruction - Melissa McConnell, Oakland MS
If you have access to a 3-D printer, you're going to want to learn about some of the amazing apps and free internet resources you can use for 3-D design. Appropriate for a variety of levels, even the least experienced students will be able to create works of art using some simple techniques!
Location: Media Center Computer Lab

Google Classroom for Teachers & Students - Joey Bryan, MOREnet
Google Classroom is a web-based system that allows teachers and students to keep up with classes while away from school and turn in assignments. It is a learning management system that allows you to digitally create and manage assignments as well as to provide feedback to your students.
Location: F107

Breakout of the box using BreakoutEDU - Pam Close, Hickman HS
Students from Kindergarten through adults are highly engaged in critical thinking, cooperative problem solving, using digital and analog tools to engage with lesson content to solve open source BreakoutEDU puzzles and open locks on the BreakoutEDU box to win their 'escape' ticket. Come and experience a BreakoutEDU game for yourself and begin the adventure of designing your own curriculum connected games. BreakoutEDU boxes can be homemade or purchased pre-stocked. You can join the ranks of volunteer teachers from across the country who contribute to the repository of free games under development. Games are easy to modifiy to meet your classroom and curriculum needs. BreakoutEDU boxes are a new classroom experience that is sweeping the country in all grade levels and popular at Edcamps and workshops. The game will be followed by a second debriefing, sharing and game design workshop session.
Location: F109

Creating with Canva: Intuitive Graphic Design - Jayme Pingrey, Battle HS
Come to this session to learn how to create professional digital images for presentations, infographics, posters, and more. For student and teacher use with information about lesson plans and curricular connections. 
Location: F214

Advanced App-Smashing - Maggie Eastman, CPS Instructional Technology
During this session we will cover some tips on how to successfully incorporate advanced app-smashing into your curriculum. Prior experience with app-smashing isn't necessary!
Location: F219

Formative: Your new GO-to formative assessment tool! - Frank Barhorst, Gentry MS
Formative is a great, free, resource for doing those frequent formative data points. Create an assignment, assign to students, receive live results, then give instant feedback. Students can type, show their work with drawings or submit images. Know exactly what each student needs as they learn and take immediate actions. Preview the program at GoFormative.com
Location: G104

What If...?360: A Curiosity-Based Learning Approach to Digital Citizenship - Matt Murrie
This session will use What If...?360's Curiosity-Based Learning approach to introdue what Digital Citizenship is and how educational communities can leverage the timing of its growth to enrich their learning experiences. Participants will learn how Wi?360's strategic partners like the Digital Citizenship Institute and Buncee can provide uniquie, student-focused learning experiences with real world outcomes in which students actively monitor the ROI (Return on Impact) of their collaborative actions. 
Location: G107

Teaching Above the Line - Apple INC
Ultimately, the greatest impact of technology on the learning process occurs when teachers and students modify and redefine teaching and learning. In this session, you’ll dive into the SAMR framework and discuss how to engage students with meaningful learning experiences. Exemplar work from Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Distinguished Schools and Programs will be shared. You’ll leave with a better vocabulary and understanding for talking about technology integration with faculty, students, and the school community. 
Location: G109

Wonders, Research, & SeeSaw Oh My! - Elaine Strawn, Derby Ridge ES
In my session I will share my journey in technology with my kindergarten friends. Last year I was inspired by the book Amplified and began our journey with exploring questions through Wonderopolis. Eventually we began Genius Hour where we learned and followed their 3 step program. To document our journey I used SeeSaw and eventually shared our work with families. Come hear my experiences and be inspired to make them your own!
Location: G208

We say "Bloxels" you say "Video Game Creation" - Lindsey Murray and Ken Koster
Arrive at this session with the free Bloxels app loaded on your iPad so you will be able to experience the most kid-friendly video creation app. See how this creation app has been used in grades 3-5 with coding to provide students with an authentic place to create and critique video games that will fit in any content area. https://goo.gl/0rSeud
Location: G210

"App"-standing Apps for Your Classroom - Sharon Stemmons and Abbey Upton's 5th Grade, Mill Creek ES
This session will be presented by Mrs. Upton's 5th Grade students and their building Media Specialist. The session is a combination of teacher-led and student-led instruction. You will learn about 4 apps that come on new iPads and how these students used technology in their classroom during this school year. You will leave this session with ideas and student examples of how to use these apps in your own classroom. We need you to have at least two of the following four apps downloaded on your iPad so you can visit with students as part of this session: iMovie, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
Location: G214

10:00

A 1:1 Implementation: Tips & Tricks to Get Stakeholders On Board - Dr. Barri L. Bumgarner with Abi Bax, Beth Dyson, Kylie Ferro, Ashley Fogel, & Kailey Marchant
During this session, a professor and her future teachers will share what they did to help their college embrace a 1:1 initiative. From teaching faculty, staff, and students digital tools at Tech Tuesdays to researching how digital tools impact best practices, the group will share their journey by sharing what they taught, what they thought, and how it has shaped them as future teachers. 
Location: Media Center Classroom

Google Drive for Organization and Productivity - Joey Bryan, MOREnet
Google Drive is an online storage initiative. It allows Google users to store, share and edit files anywhere that has access to the internet. Drive allows for flexible storage by allowing users to create folders similar to a flash drive. Users are given 15GB of free storage to use, and more can be purchased as needed (School accounts currently receive unlimited storage).
Location: F107

LIVEN up your classroom with QUIZLET LIVE - Elizabeth Roach, Rock Bridge HS
"This was my favorite class ever!" "When can we play this again?" "Can we play one more round?" Not hearing this during vocabulary practice in your classroom? Come and try out Quizlet.live and see how this innovative online game and innovative website can engage even the most resistant learners in every classroom. It is successful with all courses, ages, ability levels, even adults in faculty meetings!
Please sign up for FREE teacher account on www.Quizlet.com prior to session.
Location: F208

The Doctopus Add-on: Google Docs Will Never Be the Same - Ryan Pingrey, CPS Instructional Technology
Come to this session to learn about a free Google add-on that will allow you to do amazing things with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings!  This add-on will enable you to distribute a copy of a Google Doc to each individual student so that they can edit their own copy and you can view live progress all the way up to the due date.  You can even distribute different docs to different students or student groups for group projects or differentiation.  You basically create the Google Doc(s) you want your students to have, click a few options in a spreadsheet, and this add-on creates all the Google Docs, file names, and sharing settings for all your students for you!  Come to this session to learn how to use this game changing add-on in your class! 
Location: F210

Digital Tools to Support and Respond to Book Clubs - Shelli Thelen, Paxton Keeley ES
During this session, the presenter will share a variety of tools and structures that students used during reading instruction in a fifth grade 1-1 classroom. While some structures may be digital, some were complimented with good old reading notebooks. This blended approach, paired with diversity, allowed students a variety of ways to respond to and think deeply with books. Having Schoology and Padlet on the iPad will be helpful. Many book clubs are rooted in Social Studies content.
Location: F219

Osmo: Calling All Writers, Mathematicians, Problem Solvers, and Artists - Kelly Heins, Two Mile Prairie ES
Osmo is an extension of the ipad that fosters learning in key areas such as: literacy, mathematics, creative thinking, and creative problem solving. Osmo is easily integrated into any subject area and keeps the students incredibly engaged. With this one program, students use manipulatives such as tangrams, letters, numbers, and subitizing dots. Come learn how Osmo can help your students in every subject area and how you can implement this into your classroom with ease. 
Location: G104

TED Talk Your Teaching! - Sarah Rausch, CPS Instructional Technology
Are you as addicted to TED Talks as I am? Come learn the science behind why TED Talks are so engaging then use that knowledge to TED Talk your classroom presentations. We'll also explore the TED-Ed platform - a resource for educators that lets you access and build interactive lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video.
Location: G107

Discovering and Leveraging Free Learning Resources - Apple INC
In this session, you’ll explore iTunes U—the largest collection of free education media in the world from top schools and prominent institutions. You’ll experience iTunes U courses and see how they provide a wide range of audio and video content as well as apps, books, teacher-created materials, and more. Search among thousands of courses to identify ones you can use in your content area. Learn how you can incorporate iTunes U courses into your instruction and how students can access it using the iTunes U app on iPad.
Location: G109

Organizing a TEDx Event - Melita Walker, Battle HS
Thinking about organizing a TEDx event? Well, this session will help you get started. During this session we will discuss what it takes to create an amazing day full of carefully prepared live talks and performances that will delight, inspire, and motivate!     
Location: G210

"App"-standing Apps for Your Classroom - Sharon Stemmons and Abbey Upton's 5th Grade, Mill Creek ES
This session will be presented by Mrs. Upton's 5th Grade students and their building Media Specialist. The session is a combination of teacher-led and student-led instruction. You will learn about 4 apps that come on new iPads and how these students used technology in their classroom during this school year. You will leave this session with ideas and student examples of how to use these apps in your own classroom. We need you to have at least two of the following four apps downloaded on your iPad so you can visit with students as part of this session: iMovie, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
Location: G214

11:00

Let's Give Them Something To Talk About: Family Dialogue Journals - Tami Ensor, Two Mile Prairie ES
Do you want to start a real conversation between your students and their families? Family Dialogue Journals provide a place to start conversations. In this session, you will learn how to use the Seesaw online learning journal to showcase students' learning, engage students in authentic writing experiences, as well as provide opportunities for parents to respond to their child's learning. Learn how teachers are integrating this technology within their curriculum. Join us and let's get the conversation started.
Please download the Seesaw app before this session.
Location: G104

Building Your Brand - Using social media to tell your story - Elizabeth Milhollin, Jefferson City Public Schools
I discovered Twitter from a fellow administrator in February 2015. Since then I have been hooked. This past year, I have used school hashtags to tell our story. I've also used other tools to communicate with parents and staff, including Twitter, Smore, and Google. Explore with me and share out your ideas of how to tell your school's story! 
Location: G107

Public Library Resources for You! Elementary Session - Hilary Aid, DBRL
Learn about a variety of resources available through your Public Library. Online databases, e-books, streaming music and more are just a click away with your library card. Use these tools for your own education, and bring them into your classroom to enhance your students' learning experience. We’ll also share upcoming programs and how to invite the library to your school events.
Location: G208

iBooks, eBooks, You Too Can Create Books! - Aubrey Ash, Shepard ES
In 4th grade we used a combination of iBooks, Canva, Pages and Google Docs to create interactive books. Students used these creations to share their learning in social studies. Come see examples of these books and get inspired on how you too can bring student learning to life!
Location: G210

Digital Tools to Support and Enhance Writing Experiences - Tara Rucker, Paxton Keeley ES
Technology allows students to tell, write, edit, revise and share their writing in brand new ways. This session will showcase ways technology supported fifth graders as they participated in a variety of writing experiences. Some of the apps that will be highlighted include: Padlet, Google Docs, Pages, iMovie and Adobe Slate. 
Location: G214

1:00

Blogging is a Life Changer - Jen Lee Reeves
Jen Lee Reeves shares how creating a blog changed her life. She will explain how online writing and social media relationships made it possible to get resources and build community she needed after her daughter was born with a physical difference. What she didn't expect was how it would also change her career and life. 
Location: F104

Flipped Learning- for EVERYONE and at Every Grade Level! - Anne Feldkamp, Learn 360
Whether you are looking to completely change your classroom into a "Flipped Learning" setting or want to focus on preparing your students for topics prior to class time, this session will give you the tools to engage students at any level! We will use Learn360's media library to help you maximize class time and students to get the most out of your lessons.This session will cover the following: integrating media into your curriculum, connecting with students in an online environment, creating customized playlists with your own video introduction, and much more! 
Location: F107

What is that 4th STAR icon on our STAR 360? - Jennifer Burns, Renaissance Learning
STAR Custom—the formative assessment tool in STAR 360—allows educators to create tailor-made, fixed-form quizzes or tests to assess student understanding of specific skills or specific standards. Integrate items Renaissance includes or use to author multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, numeric response, constructed response (short answer), and extended response items for ANY content area. Incorporate multimedia or in-test tools, such as rulers and calculators.   
Location: F210

All the thing about Explain Everything - Kirsten Siegel, Battle HS
This session will explain how to use the app Explain Everything to create instructional videos. These can be used to enhance student presentations as well as flip classroom instruction. 
Location: F219

Creating Digital Response to Books using iMovie, Pic Collage, and 30Hands - Kalynn Kochin, Paxton Keeley ES
In this session I will be showing you how I use iPads in my elementary classroom during reading time. I will be showing multiple apps and the way I use them to allow students to respond to books. 
Location: G104

Let's Explore the Global Guessing Game of #MysterySkype - Theresa Bowen, Paxton Keeley ES
You will have the opportunity to use deductive reasoning and geography skills to determine the location of another class. This is perfect for ANY Geography Unit. All you need is Skype. 
Location: G107

Apple Classroom: The new classroom management app that puts the teacher in control! - Apple INC
So all your students have an iPad and you'd like a little control of what they can and can not do in your class, right? Enter the new Apple Classroom app. From your iPad, you can send each student to a specific app or website, lock them into that app or website if needed, turn off their screens to get attention up front, or even view their screens. You can do all this to the whole class or just individuals/groups. Interested? I'll show you the ropes in this session. 
Location: G109

Will You Breakout(EDU)? - Nikki Schwartz, Alpha Hart Lewis ES
Experience BreakoutEDU as an elementary student! Learn how this engaging game-based activity can bring teamwork and critical thinking to your classroom. Recommended apps: QR scanner and I recommend bringing an internet connected device.
Location: G208

Seesaw Learning Journal = Game Changer - Nikki Carel and Deb Juneau, Jefferson City PS
Want to know more about student-driven digital portfolios? Does an easier way to communicate with peers, parents, principals and the world sound good to you?? Want to teach your kids to app-smash, blog, and about digital citizenship? Then Seesaw is just what you need! Come find out how to use Seesaw in your classroom to empower your students to want to document their Wow Work!  
Location: G210

Notability 101: The Basics - Leslie Aguilar, Battle HS
If you’re looking for new, innovate, fantastic ways to upgrade your current Notability skills, then this session is not for you. If you’re looking to know how to write on a document, adjust font, import pictures, use Cornell Notes, and organize files so Notability does not look like a hot mess, this session is for you!
After this Notability session, you will leave with basic knowledge and ability to set up and organize files into subjects and dividers, import documents and media, send documents through email, and most importantly, some of the tricks of the trade regarding responsible student use.
For best practice, come prepared with the Notability App already downloaded, Schoology, and Google Drive.  
Location: G214

2:00

Using Schoology for Standards-Based Teaching/Assessment - Nick Kremer, Social Studies Coordinator CPS
Schoology won accolades last year for being voted the best K-12 learning management system on the market; this session is designed to show you what all the fuss is about! I will walk you through the process of setting up your own course (available for free!), using that course to communicate with students, designing online discussion forums where students can interact with one another, creating a multi-faceted online assessment, aligning assessment items to state standards and/or local learning objectives, and tracking student progress towards mastering those standards. Come discover how Schoology can help do your logistical heavy-lifting for you and free you up to do what you love best: teach!
Location: Media Center Lab

Flipped Learning- for EVERYONE and at Every Grade Level! - Anne Feldkamp, Learn 360
Whether you are looking to completely change your classroom into a "Flipped Learning" setting or want to focus on preparing your students for topics prior to class time, this session will give you the tools to engage students at any level! We will use Learn360's media library to help you maximize class time and students to get the most out of your lessons.This session will cover the following: integrating media into your curriculum, connecting with students in an online environment, creating customized playlists with your own video introduction, and much more! 
Location: F107

What is that 4th STAR icon on our STAR 360? - Jennifer Burns, Renaissance Learning
STAR Custom—the formative assessment tool in STAR 360—allows educators to create tailor-made, fixed-form quizzes or tests to assess student understanding of specific skills or specific standards. Integrate items Renaissance includes or use to author multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, numeric response, constructed response (short answer), and extended response items for ANY content area. Incorporate multimedia or in-test tools, such as rulers and calculators.   
Location: F210

Those 'Tech Tools' you wished you had, but didn't have the time to find - Erin Schaffer, St. Elizabeth R-IV
This presentation is an interactive presentation that will provide the attendee with useful tools for their 'tech toolbox'. I will guide attendees through various websites, online programs, and resources which I have come across through the years. Being a past Business teacher, currently Tech Coordinator, I would love to share my passion of technology with you. Along with these resources I hope to introduce them to some new tools to put in their tech toolbox.
Location: G107

Apple Classroom: The new classroom management app that puts the teacher in control! - Apple INC
So all your students have an iPad and you'd like a little control of what they can and can not do in your class, right? Enter the new Apple Classroom app. From your iPad, you can send each student to a specific app or website, lock them into that app or website if needed, turn off their screens to get attention up front, or even view their screens. You can do all this to the whole class or just individuals/groups. Interested? I'll show you the ropes in this session. 
Location: G109

Media Specialist Share Session - Rebecca Bevel-Smith, Oakland MS
Have a great tip about collaborating with teachers? Need ideas for creating an affordable Makerspace? Want to make over your Media Center but don't know where to start? This session provides LMS an opportunity to support and share with one another. Looking forward to learning and sharing with other LMS! Please bring one idea to share and the title of at least one MUST READ book. :) 
Location: G208

Nearpod - "Tools for the most important job in the world" - Becca Townlain, Shepard ES
Nearpod is an iPad app that allows teachers to present content to students in an interactive and engaging way. It's like Powerpoint, except you control when your student's screen moves to the next slide, you can input quizzes and questions that students can answer individually, and you can monitor to see which students have closed out of the app to update their Twitter feed or check out the latest pics on Instagram.
Download Nearpod and come to this session! We'll walk you through a Nearpod presentation so that you can get a feel for the different features and then you'll have time to test it out and build a presentation of your own!
Location: G214