2016 Secondary Sessions

Color Key:
Secondary Focused
All Levels

9:00

The Internet Is Lying To You - Nathan Byrne, Newsy
With more information available by the second, how can we expect to cull the good stuff from the inevitable misinformation? People who want to spread fake news on the internet are getting really good at it. And social media platforms aren't doing the best job of weeding the garden. This session will help you learn how to quickly identify real from fake on social media and elsewhere on the internet.
Location: Media Center 

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

Tales of the 6th grade iPad Guy - Dean Klempke, Gentry MS
In this session, I will discuss not only the apps I found most useful in my first year of 1:1 integration with 6th graders, but tips and tricks to "manage" all the new-found technology in your classroom.
Apps to download: Schoology, Angry Birds, NearPod, Discovery Techbook, Gizmos, Explain Everything
Location: F104

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

Making Instructional Videos: Not as Hard as You Think! - Hannah Nandor, Battle HS
Come learn how to make and share your own videos for your class. We will make and share at least one instructional video during the session. Please come with a video enabled device (phone or tablet preferred) and a topic idea!
Location: F208

Nearpod and ClassKick - Melissa Fike, Oakland MS
These are two of my favorite apps to use in my math classes. Although both apps provide similar features, there are advantages to each! In this session we will look at both Nearpod and ClassKick and how you could use them in your classroom. It would be helpful to have both apps downloaded prior to the session.
Location: F210

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

"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

Secrets to Saving our Democracy with Media Literacy Skills - Julie Smith, Webster University
Everyone agrees that media literacy is important for kids. But where does it fit in school? Join Julie as she shows you ways to include this engaging, crucial skill in every classroom at every age. Our democracy depends on it!
Location: Media Center

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

Adventures in Mastery-Based, Student-Paced Learning Using Schoology - Julie Gastler, Battle HS
Allowing students to move at their own pace and encouraging students to monitor and be responsible for their own learning teaches students valuable 21st century skills. Schoology offers a variety of features to help transition your classroom to a mastery learning, student-paced environment. Learn about utilizing learning objectives, questions banks, and student completion rules to set up course work that allows students to move at their own pace and track their own progress.
Location: Media Center Computer Lab

In the Tech Trenches: Empowering Teachers - Amanda McGovern, Battle HS
Do you have technology in your classroom? Want to learn strategies to implement it better? Come to this session and learn more about instructional design that incorporates meaningful technology usage. We will be focusing on upgrading units of study, applicable for any content strand!
Location: F104

Google Drive for Organization and Productivity - Joey Bryan, MOREnet
Google Drive is anonline 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

MathXL in the Classroom - Madison Burris, Pearson
MathXL is a supplement for ANY math program. Come take a look inside as we will be going into an actual lesson. You will be able to experience MathXL as a student will!
Location: F214

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

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

Public Library Resources for You! Secondary 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

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

12:00

Accessing Digital Texts: A World of Resources - Carolyn Chipley-Foster, Battle HS
Come to collect ideas, apps, and resources to aid in cross-curricular literacy instruction. We’ll explore programs and apps for instructional texts as well as personal reading.
Location: Media Center 

Get Schooled on Schoology: Using Schoology in the Language Arts Classroom - Kelly Wendt, Oakland MS
If navigating Schoology makes you want to write your own eulogy, this is the session for you. Using a mock course, we will take you through different ways we use Schoology in the Language Arts classroom. We will cover grading, creating rubrics, delivering tests (including practice assessments that help get them ready for the upcoming District Assessments), sharing media albums, posting and organizing unit materials, and posting updates to help with reminders for students. You will enroll as a student in our mock course that will feature everything we did in our 8th grade Language Arts classroom this past year. While this does mean you will be going through units geared towards 8th grade curriculum, the main focus will be how to use Schoology in the general Secondary Language Arts classroom, with tips and tools that will benefit any grades 6-12.
Location: Media Center Computer Lab

You want me to do what with the iPad?! - Kari Schuster, West MS
Implementing the iPad into your classroom can be overwhelming. Here are management strategies, tips, and applications for the 1:1 middle school classroom. Available for a variety of contents, this will help students use the device in the classroom and managing outside of the classroom. How will your school set up managing iPads and what are the expectations for students and staff?
Location: F104

Mathxl/ MyMathlab Extras - Kevin Taylor, Rock Bridge HS
Learn how to set up a study plan for an online test for flipped instruction or retesting. Also learn how to assign problems from various textbooks other than your course and assign media like instructional videos.
Location: F107

CMP3 and Me! - Madison Burris, Pearson
We will be reviewing the technology of CMP3 with an emphasis on assessments. Come join us for a first hand look at our incredible middle school program that "tricks" students into learning!
Location: F210

Schoology, Notability, and Databases a practical application for research - Alex Miller, Battle HS
Research papers/projects are one of the most daunting tasks for students as they transition from secondary to post-secondary education. Students do not know how to evaluate academic sources, how to use school databases to find good sources, or how to begin to organize and start research projects. We will use the resources available to students, within our district, to begin research, find appropriate articles, and maintain a simple and easy organization system.
Ipads and Laptops: apps: Schoology, Notability, & Remind
Location: F214

All the thing about Explain Everything - Brian Hancock, 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

1:00

Fact or Fiction? Bogus or Bonafide? Activating Your Student's Online Truth Detector - Julie Smith, Webster University
Join Julie as she shares tools, tips and tricks used to determine the validity of online information. And during an election year? This is more important than ever!
Location: Media Center 

Get Schooled on Schoology: Using Schoology in the Language Arts Classroom - Julia Ross, Oakland MS
If navigating Schoology makes you want to write your own eulogy, this is the session for you. Using a mock course, we will take you through different ways we use Schoology in the Language Arts classroom. We will cover grading, creating rubrics, delivering tests (including practice assessments that help get them ready for the upcoming District Assessments), sharing media albums, posting and organizing unit materials, and posting updates to help with reminders for students. You will enroll as a student in our mock course that will feature everything we did in our 8th grade Language Arts classroom this past year. While this does mean you will be going through units geared towards 8th grade curriculum, the main focus will be how to use Schoology in the general Secondary Language Arts classroom, with tips and tools that will benefit any grades 6-12.
Location: Media Computer Lab

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

Routines & Balance--Establishing lasting routines with technology and finding a balance with electronics and paper - Marsha Tyson, Battle HS
Come to this session and add to your 1:1 toolbox. Learn how to establish technology routines throughout the year with a “bring your iPad everyday expectation.” See how I have reinforced digital responsibility. I will also share my journey of finding a balance between paper and digital. You will get strategies I have found successful and participants are encouraged to share strategies too.
Location: F109

Teaching character development, digital literacy and other critical life skills through blended learning - Ben Gwynne, EverFi
Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? From character development, digital citizenship, financial literacy and STEM skills, EverFi's resources help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants will learn how to integrate numerous NO COST, online, student-driven resources to work in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement.
Location: F208

Schoology 101 for the 1:1 Classroom - Tonya Henry, Oakland MS
During this session you will become more familiar how to make schoology work for you in the classroom. We will cover how to set up your gradebook and link to eSchool, exporting files into notability and then uploading these assignments back into schoology for easy grading, creation of test and quizzes, how to create modified groups and the best way to set up your courses.
Location: F214

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

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

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

Just Keep Teaching! - Jazz Rucker, Battle HS
Just Keep Teaching!: a holistic, ‘no-fear’ approach to educating in a classroom rich with technological resources. This session will share several classroom vignettes to reveal how technology has become apart of our classroom each day. Participants will need schoology, notability, google drive, voice record, QR reader and an open mind to successfully engage in this session/class.
Location: Media Center 

Classrooms in India - Angel Renick, Rock Bridge HS (live from India)
Join me via the web from India as I talk about the technology use in classrooms in India and answer questions about connecting to classrooms in other countries to bring globalization into your lessons!
Location: Media Center Classroom

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 Computer Lab

Flipping Mathematics: Lessons Learned from Research - Zandra de Araujo, University of Missouri
This session focuses on flipped mathematics instruction and a research-developed framework for implementing high-quality flipped lessons. The framework includes criteria for high-quality mathematics videos and suggestions for using the in-class time to engage students in rich mathematical activity.
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

The Life Chromatic with Google Classroom - Jonathan McFarland, Hickman HS
In September 2015, Jonathan McFarland's teaching partner was eaten by a stack of ungraded papers. This prompted Jonathan give each of his freshman honors block students a Chromebook and begin posting assignments on Google Classroom. It was an adventure. Sometimes, his students swam like dolphins, and sometimes they crashed like a helicopter with a bad rotor. At least one screen was broken and a power cord destroyed. What was the scientific purpose of this? Revenge. For those thinking of joining Team Google, this session will show you the experiences of one classroom that charted a course through those unprotected waters.
Location: F109

Teaching character development, digital literacy and other critical life skills through blended learning - Ben Gwynne, EverFi
Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? From character development, digital citizenship, financial literacy and STEM skills, EverFi's resources help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants will learn how to integrate numerous NO COST, online, student-driven resources to work in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement.
Location: F208

Schoology 101 for the 1:1 Classroom - Robin Shaon, Oakland MS
During this session you will become more familiar how to make schoology work for you in the classroom. We will cover how to set up your gradebook and link to eSchool, exporting files into notability and then uploading these assignments back into schoology for easy grading, creation of test and quizzes, how to create modified groups and the best way to set up your courses.
Location: F214

Desmos is Da Bomb - Josephus Johnson, Battle HS
This will be an introduction to Desmos.com We will focus on the website, but feel free to have the app downloaded before you come.
We will learn how to make explicit and implicit graphs, utilize sliders, and do regression.
Location: F219

The eSchool- Schoology Connection - Rob Baker, The Most Interesting Man in the World
Join us on a journey or discovery and wonder as we explore the sync between eSchool and Schoology, specifically the gradebook sync.  We’ll discuss best practices, ideal situations, and OMGWHATHAPPENED!?  Expect a question-driven discussion.
Location: G104

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

Keeping It Real on the DLL - Suzanne Yonke, CPS World Languages
We have a strong World Languages Department in CPS, but our AP classes usually have lower enrollment which presents a conundrum at each individual high school in our district. However, the enrollment across the district is significant if the classes could be put together. So, with a team of teachers and IT, we set out to find a solution: the Distance Learning Lab. Over the past year, we have found strategies to help our students to connect to the content and make the class more interactive and engaging. We would like to share our challenges and some of the solutions with you. We will meet in the DLL and connect with another school and a teacher using our current system.
Location: H104