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E100

Digital Data Folders: Sprouting a Growth Mindset

Latonya Meekins &

Kelly Sirginnis

Learn how our schools use student digital data folders to aid goal setting and enhance student-led conferences. Our Google Sheets digital folder allows all stakeholders to access student data. Each midterm and at the end of each quarter, students enter their grades, attendance, MAP and KPREP data as well as write a reflection and propose next steps for improvement. Attendees will be given a copy of the digital data folder and Google Slide examples given to teachers to lead data entry.  

E102

Paperless, Engaging, and Interactive Class Activities with Google Forms

repeats

Aaron Ferral

You can ditch the paper copies when assigning student-driven lesson activities in your classroom. Plus, you can add in all the color pictures of realia and authentic video that you want! All you need is a class set of devices (Chromebooks, iPads, or personal devices). In this session, you will learn how to use Google Forms, Slides, Docs, and potentially other Apps to create an essentially “interactive worksheet” for your students as they explore the target content.  

E106

Become a Podcasting Jedi

in One Session

Josh Rayburn

You don’t need the force to become a Podcasting master. Hook up some microphones, press record, and discover an exciting avenue to present content for both students and educators. On the journey to Jedi status, you’ll learn about podcasts, how to create them, and ways to use them in the classroom. Podcast you will.

E108

Middle School Magic with Google Classroom

Emily Tighe

Learn how to enchant your middle school students and parents with the magical features of Google Classroom. You will learn and see examples of how teachers from all different subject areas are using Google Classroom to save them time, keep them organized and make resources more accessible for their students. So, put on your robes and hold your wands tightly because by the end of this session you’ll be completely charmed with what Google Classroom can do for you!

B100

Google Sites

for Beginners

Dwayne Powell

In this session, I will introduce those unfamiliar with Google Sites the basics of the application and how to use it effectively in their classroom. Everyone will begin a basic Google Site for their classroom that they can complete on their own time after the session.

B102

Life Hacks: Google Slides Edition

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Kim Overstreet

Google Slides is much more versatile than a presentation tool. It’s often referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite. In this short session, we will discuss a few of the Slides tips and tricks that can help you create blinged-out worksheets, ebooks, graphic-friendly newsletters, hyperdocs, animated gifs, and more! How-to videos will be included in the resources! Come see how Google Slides can make your life easier!

B103

Project-Based Writing: Fostering Independence

and Inquiry in Students

Liz  Prather

Project-based writing is an instructional framework that helps students learn to practice inquiry and self-reflection, set goals, and manage time and long-term writing projects. By marrying the tenets of project-based learning with reading/writing instruction, students develop skills to become independent thinkers and managers of the kind of projects they will face in college or in a career.

B104

Breakout with Google Forms

Stephanie Parker

Have you been interested in creating a Breakout game, but deterred by the time and cost? Google Forms allows you to quickly create a free or inexpensive Breakout game you can adapt to any grade level or topic. These games are engaging, educational, and best of all, attractive to students.

B105

App Smashing Science

Session Cancelled

Jennifer Logsdon

This session will provide you with all things Google and App Smashing but with a focus in Science. Walk away with ready to implement lessons. Lessons will center around Middle School Science content but are easily adapted to any grade level.  

B108

App

Smackdown!

Elizabeth Wakefield, Juaacklyn Cunningham, Alyssa Miller, Katie Farrington, Kristin Norris & Pam Hart

Join us for an exciting and fast-paced app smackdown, where we each highlight an app or website that we use with our students. You will leave with several new resources and the knowledge to easily implement them in any classroom!

B112

Teach Like Woodstock

Jeremy Rinkel

Woodstock---the concert of all concerts! What if our schools, classrooms and learning were more like this epic rock music festival? This session will focus on concepts and lessons taken from Woodstock paired with strategies, tools, websites and apps our students use daily. Take one rocking idea and implement it to keep your students engaged from bell to bell by creating a classroom filled with peace, love and learning!

E202

Teaching Mathematics Vocabulary That Sticks!

Mark Helton

Many students, especially those with learning disabilities, struggle to learn math vocabulary. This session will explore the use High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for Special Education, including explicit instruction and instructional technology, to teach math vocabulary. The strategies presented can be used across all grades. An outcome for the session is that participants will learn an instructional routine for teaching vocabulary and design lessons using it.

E204b

Bringing Minecraft to Any Class

Brandon French &

Claudett Edie

In this session you will dig into pre-made curriculum that Minecraft: Education Edition has to offer. We will also provide two lessons made by middle school teachers and explain our approach to creating a lesson yourself.  

E206

12 Tech Tools for Accommodation & Differentiation

Sarah Shartzer

If you have students with IEPs or learning differences, technology can help! This session will show 12 (free) sites & online tools perfect for differentiation & learning difference accommodations: customizable reading level tools, scribe & reader options, & special fonts that make reading easier. The focus will be on Chromebook, laptop, & printable options, but a few iPad apps will also be shown.

E208

Join us on an African Adventure Using Technology!

Danita Cobble

Join us as we illustrate how we took our 6th grade social studies students on a virtual trip to Africa. Our students used Tour Builder and Google Earth to design their own African adventure. We will share the project along with student examples. Learn some fun and exciting ideas that you can use across any curriculum.

E209

All About

K-2 KBA

Karrie Chajkowski

The Kentucky Bluegrass Awards (KBA) are a fantastic way to introduce a variety of quality literature to the K-2 student. Join me for an introduction to this year's books and ways to integrate it into your classroom with maker and lesson ideas.

B200

Digital Citizenship:  

What Classroom Teachers Need to Know

Beth Carrico & Gayla Webb

Digital Citizenship? Are you reinforcing with your students how to be responsible digital citizens? With many elementary schools moving toward 1 to 1 Chromebooks/devices in the classroom, technology has become integrated into our daily instruction. In this session you will learn what Digital Citizenship actually means. We will discuss Acceptable Use Policies, teaching resources, age-appropriate apps, and those to be aware of.

B202

Adobe Spark:

Make Yourself Look Good!

Summer Perry

This session will demonstrate the magic that is Adobe Spark! Fayette County employees have access to this web-based tool to create flyers, posters, social media graphics, websites, and more. Media Specialists will particularly enjoy some ways to market a school library, but any teacher can benefit from making themselves look good with Spark.

B203

Rocking the Readers’ Advisory with NoveList

Enid Wohlstein

Is your TBR pile too big? Do you need some “what to read” advice? Stumped by a student request? Don’t have time to read all the newest books? NoveList via Kentucky Virtual Library can help you find titles to meet your needs. NoveList has powerful search options as well as ready-made lists. From genre overviews to awards’ lists to the appeal terms mixer, NoveList has much to offer you. We’ll cover the basics as well as delve into more advanced searching options.

B204

Intro to Employability Operating System (eOS)

Joshua Wilson &

Ryan McQuerry

This is a full introduction & tour of eOS’ web-based tools. eOS helps teachers transform students into life ready people, while improving school culture today. Track expectations, goals, and plans while incentivizing right choices.  

B208

What's a PLN and Why Should I Have One?

Kelli Reno

Lesson planning, grading, extracurriculars, families - with so much grabbing our time it can be hard to spare some for collegial discussions and exploration of professional development topics. Luckily, the state of Kentucky (and beyond) has some amazing digital Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) that you can access anywhere, any time, and most importantly - at the point of need  - even if that's 2:30 a.m. Come to learn the basics of finding the PLN that meets your needs.

B212

Take Your Students Virtually Anywhere with a Chromebook

Robin Featheringill

If you haven’t experienced the Google Earth in your classroom, now is the time to take a deep dive and look for connections to your curriculum. No matter what you teach, you can find applications for every grade level and subject area. Lit Trips, geoscience activities, and virtual tours are just a few examples of a perfect way to integrate STEM with any content using Google Earth/Geo Tools.

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E100

Use Google Forms to Facilitate an Escape Room

Sherry Cahill

Have you wanted to try an escape room but are reluctant to spend the money for lock boxes and locks? The inexpensive solution is to use Google Forms to create the locks and keys. In this workshop, you'll get a glimpse of how I create an easy-to-follow Google Form, quickly design (or borrow) puzzles for use, and other ways to implement a Google Form in the classroom.

E102

Paperless, Engaging, and Interactive Class Activities with Google Forms

repeats

Aaron Ferral

You can ditch the paper copies when assigning student-driven lesson activities in your classroom. Plus, you can add in all the color pictures of realia and authentic video that you want! All you need is a class set of devices (Chromebooks, Ipads, or personal devices). In this session, you will learn how to use Google Forms, Slides, Docs, and potentially other Apps to create an essentially “interactive worksheet” for your students as they explore the target content.  

E106

Workshop:

Education Marketing 101: Tell Your Story Before Someone Else Does

Paula Setser-Kissick

2019 is not the time to be modest or indifferent when it comes to using social media to promote yourself as a teacher, school, or program. Find out why your story needs to be told, what platforms offer the biggest bang for the buck, and best practices for setting up accounts. We'll also discuss ideas for content, platforms for design, and methods for streamlining and protecting online activity. Whether you are brand new to social media or want to move beyond the personal to professional/institutional use, this session is for you. Material will be presented first, followed by workshop time at the end so participants may customize attendance based on their needs.

E108

Google Slides for a Collaborative Math Classroom

Emily Tighe

Learn how to dig deeper into your math instruction by asking your students, “Tell me your strategy, not your answer.” We will discuss practical tips and tricks to quickly increase math DOK questions and have students collaborate on their answers with Google Slides.

B100

How to Take Running Records in your Pajamas and Other Digital Assessment Tools

Michael Shelton

Get ready to feed your tech addiction, clear the clutter of piled up paperwork and create highly visual, interactive lesson plans, assignments, and tests all on one platform. Canvas is a teacher and student's best friend for planning, learning, and keeping track of everything. Say goodbye to "what did I miss yesterday?" It's all right there so students never miss a beat.

B102

Workshop:

Hour of Code

 for Teachers

Brandy New

Collaborative, activity based introduction to coding for teachers. Learn coding vocabulary and basics, then put it into practice with blockly coding on Scratch. We will work through tasks you can take back to class and INTEGRATE with all content in any class every day.

B103

Workshop:

Using Bots

in the Classroom

Kolley Hildenbrand

Get started with coding in the classroom with easy-to-use activities and hands-on experiences with robots such as Evos, Bits, and Spheros. Using bots is a good way to start to introduce coding or to use as a follow up activity to things like Scratch

B104

Choose Your Own Adventure With Google Slides

Stephanie Parker

Instead of memorizing dates and names in a history lesson, or simply summarizing the choices of a character in a short story, you can make your lessons interactive and engaging with a Choose Your Own Adventure game using Google Slides. Students will be able to make choices as though they were an important historical figure or a character from a book. Will they be able to change the fate of the characters or historical figures?

B105

Books and

Bricks! LEGO & Literacy Activities

Joan Mazur, Kim White & Pam Seales

Learn to use LEGO tools and resources to support a variety of standards-based LITERACY activities that emphasize a 'novel engineering' approach to integrating computer-science-for-all. The session will be a series of stations that participants rotate through to experience various LEGO kits. Learn to engage students through hands-on, collaborative literacy learning instruction. Teachers in Grades P-2 are also welcome .

B108

Tech Tools

for Formative Assessment

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Rachel Kahly

This session is designed to give teachers an introduction to effective use of formative assessment and tech tools to help implement formative assessment. Teachers will leave with tech tools to make formative assessment easier to implement, easier to gather data, and easier to give feedback.

B112

Hyped about Hyperdocs

Katie Sproles,

Laura Miller & Melissa Hauke

Hyperdocs are an interactive learning tool that students can use in any content area. Hyperdocs contain links to videos or websites, embedded images, or areas for response. The goal of this session will be to understand what a hyperdoc is, how to create one, and to walk away with a completed hyperdoc on any subject of your choosing. Attending our session with a colleague from your same content area is encouraged but not required.

E202

Workshop:

Aladdin Ain’t Got Nothing on Tour Creator

Ashley Faulkner

Want to show your students the world? Not even a magic carpet is a match for Google’s easy-to-use new tool, Tour Creator. Take your students anywhere, or better yet, let your students become the tour guides. Create an immersive learning experience that can be viewed on any device using Chrome or with VR goggles. Utilize Google Street View images or upload your own 360͒ photos. Join us to learn the basics of using Tour Creator, create your own published tour, and share to Google Expeditions.

E204b

Workshop:

Minecraft with a Global Mentor

Brandon French

During this session attendees get a hands on learning experience with Minecraft: Education Edition. We will learn how to play, use Classroom Mode to monitor students, and use Microsoft Code Builder. FCPS Employees will use their Office 365 accounts, and accounts will be provided for non-FCPS participants. A device will be provided for you.

E206

EdTech Busters - Capturing the Best Free Google Tech Tips: Part 1

Jerry Broyles, Dave Carty &

Kelly Fischer

Are you troubled by apps and extensions in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your musty lesson plans? If the answer is "yes," then don't wait another minute. Who ya gonna call? EdTech Busters. Star this fast-paced session and join the G Suite professionals as they share free instructional tools and real world examples you can use in your classroom. Complete with tutorials, this session is guaranteed to take your edtech skills to the next level leaving you saying, “I ain’t afraid of no tech!” (We have so much to share - join us for one or both sessions)

E208

Workshop:

Micro:Bits Engaging your Students With Physical Computing

Glen Boles

In this session we will uncover what makes Micro:bits an amazing programming tool for your class. We will create several Micro:Bit programs to help you create while you learn. I will discuss different ways that you can incorporate Micro:bits into a STEM lab or even your classroom. I use them in elementary school, but middle and high school teachers could easily incorporate them into their lessons as well.

E209

Reading Strategies for the Digital Learner

Heidi Neltner

In this session, participants will hear about strategies and ideas to engage digital readers. We will consider digital reading dispositions, tools that our students and patrons should look for to help customize their reading experience and engage in the text, as well as quick activities that readers can use to help remember what they are reading. 

B200

Make-Over Your Makerspace: Build Accountability, Choice, and Gamification Into Your Model

Rachel Barcus

Loving the Makerspace Movement, but wanting to build in more choice, self reflection, and assessment? The Makerspace Badge Tracking model could be the solution. Students earn badges by completing categorized, leveled Makerspace tasks that provide them with authentic assessment opportunities and choice. Attendees will have access to badge templates, Badge Tracking Slides, and Reflection Forms.

B202

Workshop:

Making Formative Assessments Fun

Laura Kehrt

Do you get tired of having to grade formatives to determine what your students know? Is your feedback late by the time you get them graded? What if I showed you a way to assess your students' understanding while giving them immediate feedback and making it much less stressful for you and them? Come learn how to use Pear Deck as well as several other programs that allow you to get immediate feedback while mixing up the activities to help assess your students' mastery.

B203

Get That Certification- Level Up In Your Google Skills

Josh Rayburn

Short, "suite", and to the point... Google for Education Certifications are not as scary as you think. This session will share resources and tips for passing either Level 1 or Level 2. What more could you ask for?

B204

GOALEd

Kristina Brown

Connecting students to global learning through virtual experiences. Explore the virtual classroom and accessibility to you and your students.

B208

Workshop:

Going Cross Curricular with Google's Geo Tools

Donnie Piercey

Want to see what else your students can do with Google Earth OTHER than finding their house in Street View? The world of Google Geo (Earth, My Maps, Street View, and Expeditions) has some powerful teaching, instructional, and storytelling tools built right in! New features are being added everyday, so come learn "what's new" in the world of Google Geo. This workshop will include lots of hands on/cross-curricular lessons and activities that you can start implementing in your classroom right away.

B212

Use Google Sites to Create and Manage a Class Website

Patrice Burlew

Learn how to use Google Sites to create and manage a class website. Some topics that will be covered in this session are...creating a site, choosing a theme, embedding content, maintaining a blog and or rolling announcements, engaging students with google sites, and more! This is an introductory level training that is meant to inspire and equip those not currently using Google Sites, or those who would like to use Google Sites more effectively in their classroom.

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E100

How to

 "Makey-Makey" Learning More Engaging!

Rachael Kiefer

Have you ever wondered how to take your lesson to the next level? Or, what about engaging all of your students at the same time despite ability? If so, THIS is for you!

Get a brief introduction into the world of Makey-Makey with the use of coding (no previous skills necessary)! Minds will run wild as you make gummy bears talk, stories come to life, use controllers made out of play-dough, or make research projects interactive! The possibilities are endless! What will you Makey-Makey?  

E102

Using Technology to Assess & Differentiate

Catie Furnish

I have loved learning about how technology can be incorporated to both engage students & provide helpful data for teachers to use to further their instruction, and I'm excited to share those with you! You will leave this session with a list of resources to try out in your classroom right away, and a knowledge of how to access & use the data each resource gives you to differentiate for all of your students' needs!

E108

Everyone is a Webmaster with Google Sites and Spark Pages

Michelle Rauch

Create a website in a day? Yes you can using Google Sites and Spark Pages. Learn how to create websites for clubs, classes, resources, or a teacher site that can serve as a digital newsletter for parents. Warning: Highly Addictive. You will be looking for reasons to create new websites.

B100

Using Hyperdocs to Foster

and Support Collaboration

Claudett Edie

HyperDocs are innovative digital lesson designs that can foster and support collaboration. HyperDocs allow teachers to easily build student-centered digital learning environments. During this session, I will define HyperDocs, share how hyperdocs can be used to support teacher/librarian collaboration (podcast and screen sharing templates), and provide other templates to participants to copy and personalize.

B104

DIY Digital Breakouts

Stella Pollard

BreakoutEDU has stolen the hearts of many teachers while offering engaging moments students/PD. However, what if you could DIY your very own Digital BreakoutEDU (free.. No boxes/locks needed) to help introduce or review topics? Even if you haven't ever heard of a Digital BreakoutEDU, join us as we explore the possibilities this can offer to help get your students thinking outside of the box.

B108

Google Classroom Tips

& Tricks

Amanda Yates

Come learn some tips and tricks to make using Google Classroom more efficient with your students

E206

EdTech Busters - Capturing the Best Free Google Tech Tips: Part 2

Jerry Broyles,

Dave Carty &

Kelly Fischer

Are you troubled by apps and extensions in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your musty lesson plans? If the answer is "yes," then don't wait another minute. Who ya gonna call? EdTech Busters. Star this fast-paced session and join the G Suite professionals as they share free instructional tools and real world examples you can use in your classroom. Complete with tutorials, this session is guaranteed to take your edtech skills to the next level leaving you saying, “I ain’t afraid of no tech!” (We have so much to share - join us for one or both sessions)

E209

Picture Books and STEM Activities-

Hands-on STEM Activities Tied to Literature

Melinda Craig

Learn about some great new literature to encourage your students to gain perseverance and grit when it comes to new and difficult activities. I will also share literature and STEM projects for multiple grade levels K-5. These are lessons that can be completed in 1-3 meetings.

B200

Newsela: Tech for Differentiation & Engagement

Amanda Hurley &

Chelsea Courtney

In this interactive session we will take a deep dive into using technology across all content areas to enhance differentiation in the classroom, drive student engagement, and increase skills proficiency. After this session educators will use technology to take a cross-curricular approach to instruction while ensuring differentiation for all students.

B203

Reading for Joy or Information – Authentic Texts in KYVL Resources

Enid Wohlstein

Are you looking for non-fiction texts to engage elementary readers? Need new articles on science or current events for middle schoolers? Struggling to find relevant content that will excite your teen readers? KYVL could help with this quest when using publication-specific searches as well as encyclopedias and primary sources. We’ll cover various search strategies to find authentic texts to share with your readers.

B204

#digikeeper

Kristina Brown

Use Google Sites to allow students to create a digital notebook. This notebook promotes authenticity and ownership of their work while allowing them to have creative freedom.

B212

Let's Talk SAMR

repeats

Erin Waggoner

Most teachers have heard about the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) when talking technology integration-but what does it mean? How can you go from just substituting to higher level integration with your students? Come join the discussion and get some resources for using this model in your classroom.  

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E100

Google, Now What?

Brianne McDowell

I will share a plethora of apps and tricks I use in my classroom  for instruction, organization and assessment.  Some of my favorites are Quizizz and Keep.  Come visit with me as I share my continuing journey to help make life easier and more efficient for myself and my students.

E102

Google Slides as Interactive Digital Notebooks

Jason Reed

Get creative with Google Slides -- they're not just for presentations anymore. Slides will allow you to package interactive, self-paced lessons including videos, images, and hyperlinks, all while providing a digital work space for students to collect, organize, and demonstrate knowledge!

E106

Digital Portfolios in Action

Christina Emerson

In this session, you will learn to create and develop student digital portfolios, to create and develop your own digital portfolio, and you will see examples of projects from different content areas that could be used in student digital portfolios.

E108

Crazy About Canvas

Michelle Rauch

Get ready to feed your tech addiction, clear the clutter of piled up paperwork and create highly visual, interactive lesson plans, assignments, and tests all on one platform. Canvas is a teacher and student's best friend for planning, learning, and keeping track of everything. Say goodbye to "what did I miss yesterday?" It's all right there so students never miss a beat.

B100

Google Classroom for Beginners

Julie Gaskin

Let’s learn the basics of Google Classroom. Classroom allows teachers to create classes, post announcements and assignments, view student work, provide feedback in real-time, and to post student grades.

B102

Life Hacks: Google Slides Edition

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Kim Overstreet

Google Slides is much more versatile than a presentation tool. It’s often referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite. In this short session we will discuss a few of the Slide tips and tricks that can help you create blinged-out worksheets, ebooks, graphic-friendly newsletters, hyperdocs, animated gifs, and more! How-to videos will be included in the resources! Come see how Google Slides can make your life easier!

B103

Take Chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy!

Ashley Faulkner & Josh Rayburn

Seat belts everyone! Every district dreams of having their very own Magic School Bus. From an ugly yellow school bus to a sleek mobile learning lab, the #FCPSSTEMBus brings STEM learning to all 37 elementary schools. Join us to see all the latest and greatest STEM materials, take ideas back to your own classroom, and engage in the learning that third graders get to experience when they board the STEM Bus. (If you would like to interact with STEM Bus, please join us during the lunch break. This session will be an informative session.)

B104

Engage Your

High School Mathematics Classroom with PBL

Tyler Waters

An Algebra 2/College Prep. Math project focusing on enhancing students personal finance abilities through navigation of Google Sheets. Mathematical topics included, but is not limited by: Monthly Budget, Arithmetics , Exponents, Simple Interest, and Principal Compounding Equations.

B105

Google Drive: Organized or Rat's Nest

Susan Vincentz

Is your Google Drive a rat's nest or in perfect order? Come learn some tips and tricks for navigating your Google Drive, keeping your files in order, and helping yourself to be as productive and efficient as possible.

B108

Helping Transform Assignments with Technology

Donna Morris

This session will showcase ways that I have collaborated with teachers transform their old school "BIOGRAPHY" assignment into technology enhanced projects that allow students to shine. Learn how to use Google Classroom as a way to differentiate assignment within one class of students. Featured tech tools will include: Adobe Spark, Book Creator, Read Write Think (timelines) Google Sheets. Participants will come away with a HyperDoc full of useful resources.

B112

Introduction to WeVideo

Pablo Alcala

Learn how to incorporate student-made videos in your 1:1 content classes with WeVideo. WeVideo is web-based video editing software and it works on Chromebooks. In this short tutorial, get a tour of the best free features and the more powerful paid version with great features such as chroma-key (Green Screen), admin rights and a library of stock photos, videos, music and sound effects.

E202

Definitely

Desmos

Susan McGrath

Desmos is a free, interactive online tool that teachers can integrate into their curriculum with ease. During this session, we will work together as students and teachers demonstrate the beauty of this calculator, plus all that Desmos offers in increasing engagement through technology. Today you will learn when and how to present Desmos to your students, discover all the lessons and activities already embedded online, and locate the immediate formative assessment feedback you get as a teacher.  

E204b

Do You Know Media Arts? Greenscreen!

Brian Spellman

Upgrade everyday lessons to harness the power of student creativity by designing simple projects with big impact. Integrating Media Arts into your classroom - regardless of grade level or content area - is easy, engaging, and effective. In this hands-on session, participants will discover what Media Arts can include, explore integrated green screen activities and projects for a range of grade levels, as well as navigate multi-platform tools for rich student creation.

E206

Google Tools:

The New, the Overlooked, and the Quirky

Adam Watson

Yeah, yeah, you are all over Google Docs and Slides. But what are other Google tools that could be useful or fun in a classroom? In this session, we will learn and explore some new or underutilized Google goodness, such as Jamboard, Auto Mastery, Talk to Books, and more.

E208

Medieval Times STEM Theater

Allison French &

Jason Ross

ELA, Social Studies, and STEM join forces in this unit where students collaborate to conceptualize, design, and create authentic products. Some topics include the black plague, the Crusades, weaponry, feudalism, structures, and the arts. Explore students' projects and take home resources. Not to be "hufty-tufty," but if thou don't "come hither," thou will be a "wind-sucker!"

E209

Power Up Literature with PBL

Heidi Neltner,

Karrie Chajkowski & Marie Zimmerman

Come hear about ways that we have inspired student creativity, critical thinking and collaboration through literature and project based learning. We will share examples of how we have used PBL with the Kentucky Book Awards, the Wild Robot and interdisciplinary units.

B200

Reading with

a Twist

Amanda Hurley

Tired of reading the same old stuff in class? Come to this session to learn about the ONLY student-choice teen book award in the state, The Kentucky Bluegrass Award. Learn ways to embed these novels into your class. There’s something for Science & History classes too on this year’s Master List! The session won’t stop there though! We will twist our way through various assignments and tech tools that teachers may want to incorporate into their independent reading, lit circles and/or class reads.

B202

Tech Tools for Taking Data

Stephanie Gentry

The demand for general education, special education, and interventionists to make important decisions based on data increases daily. This session will introduce you to some ways to make data collection easier and more streamlined. We will learn how to create interactive Google Slides to engage students in the learning process, create Google Forms to help manage data collection, and create BoomLearning task cards to make learning more engaging and make your life easier!

B203

Opposing Viewpoints in Context from KYVL

Enid Wohlstein

GALE’s OVIC is something new from Kentucky Virtual Library. Come learn about this resource covering social issues of today across disciplines. Opposing Viewpoints offers pro/con viewpoints, maps, infographics and more as well as magazine and newspaper articles. Join us for an overview of this new offering from KYVL.  

B204

Up Your Design Game aka Teachers Can Have Fun Too!

Amy Johns

Running out of ideas on how to spice up newsletters, lessons, student projects, social media or parent communication? Do you need help to create eye-catching communication for your staff? There are some amazing tools available to help take the guesswork out graphic design and help you create what you need in a flash. Learn how tools like Canva, Smore, Noun Project and Bitmoji can help you level up your design game.

B208

Google Classroom: An Advanced Guide

Donnie Piercey

So you've been using Google Classroom for the past year, but now you're ready to move beyond the basics? Maybe you just want to see what new features have been added to the tool over the past couple of months? Come learn how to take your students' learning to the next level in Classroom, all while giving them the freedom to easily create, curate, and collaborate along with their classmates on any assignment. It's time for Google Classroom, 3.0!

B212

Ways to Extend Hour of Code

Leslee Stewart

Through collaboration with 8th grade science teachers, I have set up more hands on stations to help extend the Hour of Code since our students do the same thing every year during Computer Science Education Week. I will explain my station set up process and then attendees will have some hands on time with the devices and materials.

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SESSION 5: 1:45 - 2:10

Room

Session Title

Presenter

Session Description

E100

Recognizing Student Success Through Google and AutoCrat

repeats

Shawn Winders

Utilize Google Suite to help recognize and report student success. Using these tools we can quickly build certificates or reports to allow our students to see their victory.

E102

Getting Flippity with It

repeats

Lindsay Ames

Flippity is a Google spreadsheet add-on students (and teachers) can use to create a scavenger hunt, word search, hangman, typing test, mad libs, etc. Possibilities are endless! Students and educators alike will love using Flippity to turn their lessons into engaging activities!!

E106

Chrome Music Lab

repeats

Jessica Greene

Using Chrome Music Lab and other free resources to help K-12 Visual and Performing Art Students Create, Perform and Respond to the Arts.

E108

AutoCrat-

Let GSuite do Your Busy Work For You

Emily Tighe

Using this tool I graded less than 1 hour a week in a middle school science classroom! Want to learn how to make GSuite your personal classroom assistant? Come join us!

B100

Google Drive Basics

Julie Gaskin

Still confused with using Google Drive? We'll cover a few of the basics from finding Google Drive to sharing files, and the big one - finding and managing the files that have been shared with you! The goal is for you to leave feeling more comfortable using Google Drive.

B102

“Keep” Calm and Google On

Steve Greene

Google Keep is an incredible tool within the G-Suite that is more than just for notes. It can be used for so many different things from grabbing the text from an image, to using your Bitmoji as stickers in Docs and Slides, and even sharing group to-do lists. Stop by to learn these useful tricks and a few more using Google Keep.

B103

My First Year Flipping the Classroom

repeats

David Kitchen

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to flip your classroom -- or just want to know what that even means -- come hear the experiences of a teacher just after the first year of having a flipped classroom. Learn how the flipped model works, what this teacher found that worked well and what was challenging. This brief overview will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of learning how to flip the classroom. Specific tools will be discussed.

B104

Color Your World - Management Strategies for Chromebooks

Bryson Perry

In this session, I will share several strategies used at Lafayette High School to manage multiple Chromebook carts. Color, Avery Labels, Tags, Barcodes, Scanners, LARS,  and more.

B105

Bloomz for

Parent Communication

repeats

Katie Salyers

With Bloomz, teachers and schools save time by having all the tools they need to communicate with today's parents in one easy-to-use (and free) app. This session will go over the basics of setting up a Bloomz account and the various ways to engage families through its use.

B108

Spice Up Your Online World by Using H5P to Create Interactive Content

Paula Setser-Kissick

Learn how to create interactive content to embed in Canvas (or Moodle), Google Sites, or WordPress with H5P. This free online resource allows users to create content such as flashcards, drag and drop tasks, image hotspots, memory games, image sequencing, and much more. H5P is a great tool to spice up student engagement in learning.

B112

Introduction to the Adobe Education Exchange

Pablo Alcala

The Adobe Education Exchange offers tons of useful resources for educators. PD credit can be earned with online courses on photography, documentary filmmaking, graphic design, web design. As a new educator coming from industry, I will show you the most useful resources I have found including lesson plans for preparing students for Adobe industry certifications, community forums, and workshops.

E202

First Time's a Charm? Tips from a First Year DLC

Susan McGrath

This presentation will focus on the dos and don'ts, ups and downs, good and bad times of a 24-year veteran-of-the-classroom's first year as a DLC at a 1:1 middle and high school. We will talk about changing the growth mindset of teachers, how to sell technology, a great digital toolbox to start with, and more! Let's commiserate, I mean, share together!

E204b

Google + PBS Learning Media = A Match Made for Ease!

Brian Spellman

Deliver engaging learning resources seamlessly with the combined power of PBS LearningMedia’s

robust content resources alongside Google’s transformative tools. Design and build quick, interactive lessons for students, curate valuable resources, and give students the power to become content creators themselves!

E206

What you Never Knew about Using O365 & Microsoft Learning Tools in the Classroom

Diana McGhee

What is an educator's favorite word? It's FREE. Microsoft Learning Tools are FREE. These FREE tools implement techniques to improve reading and writing for all students, regardless of age or ability. Come learn how to help students use these FREE tools, including Immersive Reader, that are available in Word, Word Online, OneNote, OneNote Online, Outlook Online, and Microsoft Edge. Oh, and did I mention it's FREE?

E208

Upgrade Your Assessments with Digital Products

Allison French

Learn how to upgrade your assessments and require students to use 21st Century Skills as they create digital products. Get samples of digital products students have created in ELA, Social Studies, and STEM class. Take home resources to help your students start creating!

E209

Digital Storytelling: Bringing Writing to Life

repeats

Stephanie Meyer

This session will explore how a collaboration between the LMS and classroom teacher can transform narrative writing into a digital project.

B200

Sorry It's Booked: Title of our Library's Security Tape

Claudett Edie

Get a glimpse into the heart of our school, the best classroom in the building, where everyone wants to be, our library media center! This past school year, I collaborated across ALL disciplines for a total of 70 days and checked out over 20,000 books. Drop into this session to peek inside our collaborative projects, passive programs, makerspace tech resources, and plans for an additional learning commons next school year.

B202

An Alternative Route to Philly 

repeats

Courtney Grimes, Chris Salyers, Raven Evans, Hesung Choi, Andrew McKinnon & Students

Unmotivated Students? Traditional School not working? We've got solutions and success to prove it. We might take an "alternative" route but we reach our destination with the right drivers and the right digital tools. If you like talking Tech -PBL- and thinking outside the box you're in the right place. 

B203

Toss Me

the Code

repeats

Jennifer Rodabaugh & Frederick Brassfield

Is it possible for a STEAM lab and PE teacher to have collaboration projects for their students? YES! In order for their students to have more real world application of their skills, we have created a coding and movement project using Scratch, a Makey Makey and throwing skills.

B204

Help Students Dig a Little Deeper with My Maps

Amy Johns

Think maps are just for driving directions? Think again! We’ll take a quick look at the possibilities for using Google My Maps with students across content areas. Who knew maps could be so fun?

B208

Breakout Games with Google Sites and Slides

repeats

Jenni Kidwell

A quick glance at how to create and incorporate Breakout Games into the classroom using Google Slides and Google Sites. Examples of Breakout Games and tips for creating your own to meet your content needs will be shared.

B212

Digital Math Tools: Rapid Fire

Robin Featheringill & Aarika Stephenson

Tired of Math Worksheets! 15 or more digital tools you can use with your Chromebooks next year. Get ready for a rapid fire introduction into some of the FREE digital tools we have successfully integrated into our math class. DESMOS, Khan Academy, Quizizz, Quizlet, Flip Grid, and more.

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Session 2

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Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

SESSION 6: 2:20 - 2:45

Room

Proposed Session Title

Presenter

Session Description

E100

Recognizing Student Success Through Google and AutoCrat

repeats

Shawn Winders

Utilize Google Suite to help recognize and report student success. Using these tools we can quickly build certificates or reports to allow our students to see their victory.

E102

Getting Flippity with It

repeats

Lindsay Ames

Flippity is a Google spreadsheet add-on students (and teachers) can use to create a scavenger hunt, word search, hangman, typing test, mad libs, etc. Possibilities are endless! Students and educators alike will love using Flippity to turn their lessons into engaging activities!!

E106

Chrome Music Lab

repeats

Jessica Greene

Using Chrome Music Lab and other free resources to help K-12 Visual and Performing Art Students Create, Perform and Respond to the Arts.

E108

How to run a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Open House with Google Forms

Emily Tighe

Learn how Jessie Clark Middle School created and implemented a choose your own adventure literacy night using Google Forms. If you’re looking to revamp your parent night, open house or any kind of event this session is for you!

B100

Rubrics for Google Classroom Assignments

Jason Reed

You love how Google Classroom allows you to assign, collect, and grade student work digitally, but you miss your rubric! With some creative Google Sheets magic, my template will allow you to attach a rubric to each student's submission in Classroom. Then assess work, provide comments, and sum the total score with just a few mouse clicks.

B102

That's My Jam! Google Jamboard

Steve Greene

Google Jamboard is a fun and engaging collaborative tool in the GSuite where you can share handwriting on frames with a group or class. Find out how to share your handwritten notes with your students directly to their screens all within Google’s platform.

B103

My First Year Flipping the Classroom

repeats

David Kitchen

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to flip your classroom -- or just want to know what that even means -- come hear the experiences of a teacher just after the first year of having a flipped classroom. Learn how the flipped model works, what this teacher found that worked well and what was challenging. This brief overview will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of learning how to flip the classroom. Specific tools will be discussed.

B104

Using a Barcode Scanner with Google Forms

Bryson Perry

In this session, we will discover how to use Tampermonkey Chrome extension and a Barcode scanner to get information into Google Forms with VERY little coding (change 5000 to 500). I use this, along with a Google Sheet and Google Drive, for low cost inventory management of thousands of devices at one of the largest high schools in Kentucky.

B105

Bloomz for

Parent Communication

repeats

Katie Salyers

With Bloomz, teachers and schools save time by having all the tools they need to communicate with today's parents in one easy-to-use (and free) app. This session will go over the basics of setting up a Bloomz account and the various ways to engage families through its use.

B108

If You Give

a Kid a Chromebook

Kelly Fischer

If you give a kid a Chromebook, they will want to play with it. If they play with it, you will want to create a productive and technology-rich classroom. Join in on the fun and engage in free ways to use Chromebooks beyond consumption. Take away quick ideas to use in your classroom! Tools for this high energy session may include (but not limited to) Jamboard, Deck.Toys, Vocaroo, & more.

B112

Microsoft

TEAMS

Nicole Naylor

This session will show you how to use Microsoft TEAMS to deliver and collect assignments, collaborate, and share files.

E202

Flipgrid Fever

Susan McGrath

Come see what a great tech tool Flipgrid is for any classroom, and how it integrates with Canvas! Give your students a voice in a unique and fun way! We will learn how to set up your class for Flipgrid, create a grid and video, and try it out like your students would. You can walk away ready to become a Flipgrid Certified Educator. Catch the #FlipgridFever!

E204b

Google Earth Studio: Come Fly with Me

Jerry Broyles

The sky is the limit with Earth Studio.  Learn how to create and capture geographic animated videos utilizing Google Earth’s 2D and 3D data. Create your own flyover videos where you crest skyscrapers and fly through the air with ease. We will be your trusted wingman as you pilot and document your flight.  Come fly with us – we’ve got your back!

E206

Technology

Tinder – Choosing Your New Technology

Bob Moore

Windows XP? Swipe Left! Chromebooks? Swipe Right! It’s a match! Join this session to hear the pros and cons of different devices and hopefully find your perfect match.

E208

Using Google

Sites as Reading Journals for Students

Patrice Burlew

Learn to use Google Sites as an engaging and powerful student tool to encourage students to write about reading! In this session you will learn how to help students create and maintain a reading journal using Google Sites.

E209

Digital Storytelling: Bringing Writing to Life

repeats

Stephanie Meyer

This session will explore how a collaboration between the LMS and classroom teacher can transform narrative writing into a digital project.

B200

Using Google Classroom to Implement the Buffalo Reading Challenge

Marijean Long & Melissa Smith

A brief description of the Buffalo Reading Challenge will be presented first. We will then explain how we used Google Classroom tools to implement the program across the school for students to record not only their reading, but their reading responses. 

B202

An Alternative Route to Philly

repeats

Courtney Grimes, Chris Salyers, Raven Evans, Hesung Choi, Andrew McKinnon & Students

Unmotivated Students? Traditional School not working? We've got solutions and success to prove it. We might take an "alternative" route but we reach our destination with the right drivers and the right digital tools. If you like talking Tech -PBL- and thinking outside the box you're in the right place. 

B203

Toss Me

the Code

repeats

Jennifer Rodabaugh & Frederick Brassfield

Is it possible for a STEAM lab and PE teacher to have collaboration projects for their students? YES! In order for their students to have more real world application of their skills, we have created a coding and movement project using Scratch, a Makey Makey and throwing skills.

B204

ViewSonic Interactive Panel Tips & Tricks

Randy Garrett

If you have a ViewSonic Interactive display or will be having one installed in your classroom this summer join us for your chance to have questions answered and tips and tricks beyond your basic use.

B208

Breakout Games with Google

Sites and Slides

repeats

Jenni Kidwell

A quick glance at how to create and incorporate Breakout Games into the classroom using Google Slides and Google Sites. Examples of Breakout Games and tips for creating your own to meet your content needs will be shared.

B212

Students Discover, Create and Present using Google Tour Builder

Robin Featheringill

Tour Builder is a web-based tool that empowers students to learn about their world. After researching , it’s easy to integrate text, photos, and videos onto Google Maps to create an immersive storytelling experience for your viewers. Tour Builder is a great tool for flipping the classroom and empower students to become the instructor, and give presentations.

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Session 7

SESSION 7: 2:55 - 3:45

Room

Session Title

Presenter

Session Description

E100

Adobe Spark for Creative Student Presentations

Jessica Mobley

Learn about this fun, FREE, online service where students can create and share multimedia presentations using fun graphics and music! This is so much more fun for students than making yet another Google Slide Presentation.

E102

Seesawing Through Elementary:  

Making learning More Fun than Recess!!

Melinda Caudill

In this session you will learn about Seesaw! Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.

E106

Girls Who

Code Resources

Mandie Ballman

First I will explain what Girls Who Code is, and how it has worked here in Bath County. Next, I will be discussing different resources to use with your Girls Who Code (or other coding) clubs. Resources include MakeBlock Robots, Spheros, Makey Makey, Bloxels, Raspberry Pi-Top, Let's Start Coding Kits, Ozobots, Lego EV3, and other free online resources we have used. There will also be time for participants to play around with some of the resources, and ask questions about them.

E108

Sketchnoting

for a Fun Flipped Classroom Frenzy

Emily Tighe

Are you tired of giving the same lecture notes over and over again? Spice up your note taking and allow for student choice and creativity by offering Sketchnoting as an option. During this session, we will explore both flipped classroom tips and tricks as well as how to introduce sketchnoting to your students.

B100

Google Forms

 for Beginners

Julie Gaskin

Make the best use of your time by using Google Forms for surveys, questionnaires, skill practice, and assessments. We’ll look at question types, adding answers to allow for a graded quiz, and how to share forms with co-workers without mixing up the data.

B102

What Can

Canvas do for You?

Steve Greene

Find out just how a high school math teacher transformed his classroom instruction by integrating Canvas with the enVisions' online textbook resources.

B103

Excellent Extensions for Efficiency

Jessica Sparrow

Want to learn how to make your life easier? Learn how to add extensions that will make you more efficient in the classroom or library.  

B104

What’s New in Brainpop - Student Creative Tools with Coding & SEL

Mike Casagrande

Learn what's new to BrainPOP. Student created content like Make-A-Movie, Make-A-Map and Creative Coding with VidCode and Scratch provide a much high level of comprehension of students knowledge and it's FUN!! BrainPOP has added ELA and Digital Citizenship resources to help teachers and students understand these complex topics and make them safer.

B105

Vintage Thought to

Virtual Thinking

Susan Vincentz

As technology evolves, our processing evolves. This session will cover ways to use technology to visualize and organize your thinking, to plan lessons for your students, and to encourage our students to be critical thinkers. We will talk about things as basic as a spreadsheet and as advanced as mind mapping, graphic organizers, and sketchnoting tools.

B108

Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

repeats

Rachel Kahly

This session is designed to give teachers an introduction to effective use of formative assessment and tech tools to help implement formative assessment. Teachers will leave with tech tools to make formative assessment easier to implement, easier to gather data, and easier to give feedback.

B112

Five Steps to Improve your Sports Photography

Pablo Alcala

This workshop is for anyone looking to improve their sports photography, but is designed for yearbook and school newspaper advisors. We will go over camera settings, where is the best place to shoot from for various sports, how to compensate for bad lighting and how to take advantage of great light. Then we will go over shooting for moments and knowing your audience. Instructor has 20 years of deadline sports photography experience to share.

E202

EdPuzzle and Flipped Learning

Susan McGrath & Erica Snow

EdPuzzle is an engaging formative assessment tool that can be used in any classroom. We will show you how to create an EdPuzzle account, video and classroom. Also discussed will be how to effectively flip a classroom responsibly that is equitable and successful, with an emphasis on EdPuzzle as the digital learning tool to do so.  

E204b

Using Stop

Motion in the Classroom

Kolley Hildenbrand

Tired of student papers and slide shows? Don't have enough cameras or classroom time to film videos and edit? Well, if you're looking for something simple and different to present ideas and concepts, look no further than a Stop Motion program. It's free, operates with a computer and a document or web cam, and is easy to edit. Now you can stop dreading those grading sessions and start looking forward to exciting student products.

E206

Let's Talk SAMR

repeats

Erin Waggoner

Most teachers have heard about the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) when talking technology integration-but what does it mean? How can you go from just substituting to higher level integration with your students? Come join the discussion and get some resources for using this model in your classroom.  

E208

#PD! Leveraging Social Media for Professional and Personal Growth

Stephen Keys

Teachers are always looking for ways to develop and grow within the profession. With the power of social media programs like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, it has never been easier to connect with other educators. Social media can lead to free, easy, and more importantly relevant professional development.

E209

Library-Infused Innovation for Academy Model Schools

Kelli Reno &

Louise Begley

Join Academies of Lex librarians Kelli & Louise for an overview of collaborative opportunities available for students and teachers in the Library Media Center. While this session is geared towards teachers in Academy model high schools, or those with dedicated college/career readiness pathways, all are welcome to attend. We'll dive in to how school libraries support engagement, inquiry, collaboration, inclusion, exploration, and curation of resources for stronger student outcomes.

B200

Revolutionize Your Classroom With Hamilton

Claudett Edie & Allison French

Are you intrigued and inspired by the Broadway sensation Hamilton? Do you find yourself analyzing each refrain sending a message to your brain? Learn how an 8th grade ELA teacher and her “right-hand man” a school librarian developed a cross-curricular unit that challenged students to dive deep into primary sources and discover the story of America. Hear about student projects, collaborative efforts, digital resources used, and challenges faced during our maiden voyage.

B202

Top Tech Tools To Redefine Your Classroom

Stephanie Wade

Hear about top tech tools that will help redefine your classroom. Walk away with lots of examples of how to maintain rigor and redefine traditional tasks in your classroom

B203

LearningExpress and College Prep from KYVL

Enid Wohlstein

This session will provide an overview of the LearningExpress for students to study for ACT and AP exams as well as graded math, English and other subject-based exercises. Learning Express Library through KYVL has much to offer the college-bound student.

B204

Introduction to View Sonic’s MyViewBoard Software Solution

Randy Garrett

ViewSonic's MyViewBoard software is a new multi-platform solution that offers student collaboration through both wireless casting and website based live view and annotation. We will cover basic functionality and an overview of the tools available.   

B208

Beyond the

4 Walls

Jamie Chenault

Virtual Reality and Google Tools allow us to wander out into the world without ever having to leave our classrooms. Come explore tools like Google Street View, Geoguessr, Google Earth, Google Expeditions and more... as we break out of the 4 walls.

B212

You Khan Do IT!

Robin

Featheringill & Aarika Stephenson

Raise confidence in Math Class. Learn how we have increased student independence as well as test scores in our classroom. Khan Academy allows students to work ahead, at grade level or remediate based on teacher guidance. We will empower you with the resources you need to effectively use Khan Academy with your students.