Huron Shores Ed Tech Conference Schedule

8:00- 8:30

Registration

8:30-  8:40

Welcome

Ashlie O’Connor and Meghan Cameron

8:40-  8:50

Jamie Huber - Supervisor of Learning Services and Technology COP-ESD REMC

8:50- 9:45

Keynote: Tim Kaegi

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5  

Session 6

9:50-

10:40

Lights...Camera...You! Presenting Yourself in a Flipped Classroom

Hans Stevens

Participants will become familiar with multiple methods of recording and distributing lesson content for the purpose of flipping classroom instruction.

Audience: K-12, Admin.  

CTR112

Bridging the Gap Between School and Home

Amber Loney

Increase parent involvement through online behavior tracking, digital portfolios, and safe classroom "Facebook" walls. *Learn how to increase parent communication and go essentially paperless… No more newsletters! *Walk out with all you need to start using ClassDojo and Remind in your classroom tomorrow!

Audience: K-12, Admin.

CTR116

Blended Learning: A Recipe for Personalization, Engagement and Collaboration

Erin Luckhardt

Blended learning is a term you’ve probably heard, you understand the definition and have seen it in action in your own building, but how do you get blended learning to spread to every classroom? What about those who think blended learning is just for secondary students? How do you implement blended learning for all of your learners? In this session we explore how you can build a sustainable blended learning environment to support your students. Explore and discuss how other districts have implemented blended programs and learn about what worked and what could be improved. Walk away with a ideas for your classroom and a PLN to support you moving forward.

Audience: K-12, Admin.

BTC126

Engaging Students With Google Apps for Education

Barbara Richardson

New to Google Apps: Teachers will get a complete overview of using Google Apps for Education in their classroom. Presentation Covers Organization & Application of Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, etc.

Audience: K-12

BTC122

Google for the non-Core Teacher

John Phillips

Audience:  K-12, Admin.

CTR114

Digital Formative Assessment Tools

Jamie Huber

10:50-

11:40

Discover Google Keep

Hans Stevens

Participants will learn the features of Google Keep. Participants will explore various ways to integrate Google Keep into classroom management and instruction. Participants will discover how to use Google Keep as an organizational tool.

Audience:  K-12, HIgher Ed., Admin.

Symbaloo and Chromebooks: What can you do in a K-5 classroom?

Amber Loney

Easy ways to get started with chromebook time in your classroom while maintaining your curriculum demands. *How to use Symbaloo to quickly make online learning tasks for your students that enhance your curriculum. *Easy ways to access a wealth of online resources that are tried and true by teachers like you!

Audience: K-8, Admin.

BTC113

The Other Part of STEM: Classroom Explorations of Social & Ethical Issues in Technology

Kevin Santer

Have we really thought through this driverless car idea?  How about deliveries by drone? Who else is listening to me besides Alexa?  While the opportunities in STEM fields are staggering there are ethical and social facets to consider.  These can be engaging hot button issues for students and no STEM program is complete without looking at them.

  • Explore reading, writing, discussion and project ideas involving social issues raised by new technology
  • Learn about resources you can use to bring these ideas into your classroom
  • Brainstorm a lesson with your peers

Audience: K-12, Admin.

BTC122

Technology Across the Curriculum

Barbara Richardson

Engage students with free tech across the curriculum. From Physical Education, Band, History, Science, Math, Foreign Language to English Language Arts. Whether it's giving a tech make over to existing lessons or bringing in totally new lesson ideas teachers will find ideas and tech tools that they will be able to use with confidence immediately in their classrooms. What are the learning outcomes or takeaways for attendees? Teachers will engage students with technology and gain information on how to step up their tried and true lesson plans to a modern technological format. Teachers will immediately be able to use the materials from this session in their classrooms. Teachers will easily be able to share the information from this session with their administrators and coworkers.

Audience: K-12

BTC115

Professional Learning Networks

Stephanie Hitchcock

Audience: K-12

CTR114

Junk Piles to Patents: Rolling out the Invention Process in an Elementary Classroom

Tim Kaegi

Participants will learn how an encompassing, challenging, multistep invention process was implemented in a 2nd grade classroom. Participants will also learn how to document the process.

Audience:  K-12, Admin.

BTC126

11:45-

12:35

Lunch

12:40- 1:30

Finding Hidden Treasure in Google Drawing

Hans Stevens & Matt Byce

Participants will learn the basic features of Google Drawing. Participants will learn ways to use Google Drawing as an engaging tool for multimedia and collaborative student projects.

Audience: K-12, Admin.

BTC126

Work on Writing - Digital, Inspiring, Stress Free

Stephanie Florip

Do you have technology in your classroom but don’t know what to do with it? Is it a struggle to inspire your students to put in their best effort during independent writing? Do your students struggle with peer editing? Do you have 1:1 classroom technology? Do you have just a few devices? Do you have Chromebooks? Do you have iPads? Do you fear how to make sure students are using technology appropriately? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you! We will navigate through the process of setting up your own digital work on writing station. Students will collaborate by using a shared folder in Google Drive and will brainstorm ideas for writing topics. They will peer edit in ways that allow you to see exactly what they are doing. You will leave with tips and tricks so you can set this up one time, and then manage it in minimal time. Your students will learn how to utilize Google Drive features, as well as peer editing, keyboarding, digital citizenship, and pride in sharing their work. The best part...you do not need to be an expert in using Google Drive.

Audience: K-12

BTC113

Digital Storytelling with Microsoft Sway  

Erin Luckhardt

Want to help students develop creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling! Join us as we learn about how students can use Microsoft Sway to create and share their own stories, experiences, and reflect on what they've learned. Sway is a web-based learning tool that can be used on ANY device your students may have access to in the classroom. Come to this session to play, build and discover the amazing possibilities of digital storytelling authentic assessment strategies!

Audience: K-12

CTR112

Explore the World of 3D Printing

Lewis Robinson and Bryan Pyle

How to install, download, and use an Eris Delta style 3D printer through REMC; How to use tinkercad to export stl files to use with your 3D printer; Have fun with thingiverse and find fun 3D objects to print

Audience:  6-12

Pear Deck: The Google App for Formative Assessment & 100% Student Engagement

Dave Frayser

Do you find it difficult to achieve 100% student engagement in your 1:1 classroom? Designed for formative assessment and data driven instruction, Pear Deck helps teachers deliver powerful learning moments by effortlessly leveraging student devices.. In this immersive session we will examine some of the research around engagement while learning Pear Deck’s top features. Participants will have ample time to experience both student and teacher views of the app and ask questions. By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert - and have a Pear Deck of your own to use in your classroom!

Audience: K-12

CTR114

Flipped Learning 2.0

Julie Kileiszewski, Alissa Miller, Mike  Buchinger

Audience: K-12

Have you flipped your class? Or thinking of flipping, but not sure what you will do with all that class time? In this session we will discuss how to use differentiation, mastery learning, and integrate technology.  See approaches from the general education, co-taught, and special education perspective.

Audience:  K-12

1:40- 2:30

Benefits of Blended Learning for Differentiated Instruction

Mike Buchinger & Katie Buchinger

Overall Goal: Discuss benefits of blended learning for differentiated instruction. Objective 1: Provide technology tools to help streamline formative assessments & drive differentiation in the classroom. Objective 2: Provide strategies & programs to engage a variety of learners in the classroom while simultaneously differentiating for all ability levels.

Audience: K-12

BTC122

Think Outside the Box with Breakout EDU

Heather Kowalski

Participants will learn how to bring excitement and engagement to their curriculum. Participants will experience an interactive activity that encourages perseverance, problem solving, & critical thinking skills.

Audience: K-12

BTC113

Kickstart Coding in Elementary School!

Nichole Plank

Participants will learn how we introduced coding in the elementary level. They will be provided with resources that will help them start their program.

Audience: K-5, Admin.

BTC126

EdPuzzle: Integrate Video with Engagement

Melissa Jarema

Learn how to create interactive lessons using EdPuzzle. Attendees will explore video options, learn how to add questions to videos to reinforce student accountability, learn how to assign interactive videos in Google Classroom, and how to track progress.

Audience: K-12

CTR112

Pear Deck: The Google App for Formative Assessment & 100% Student Engagement

Dave Frayser

Do you find it difficult to achieve 100% student engagement in your 1:1 classroom? Designed for formative assessment and data driven instruction, Pear Deck helps teachers deliver powerful learning moments by effortlessly leveraging student devices.. In this immersive session we will examine some of the research around engagement while learning Pear Deck’s top features. Participants will have ample time to experience both student and teacher views of the app and ask questions. By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert - and have a Pear Deck of your own to use in your classroom!

Audience: K-12

CTR114

High-Tech and Low-Tech Tools to Gamify Your Classroom

Kymberli Wregglesworth

Introduce educators to a number of high- and low-tech items and strategies that can be used for gamification, and demonstrate examples of how some can be used. Offer suggestions for lessons and activities that will increase student engagement through gamification.

Audience: K-12

2:35- 3:15

Closing Keynote - John Phillips (Berrien RESA) “Empowered By Design”

3:15- 3:30

Raffle Giveaway