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BYOD: Elevating Digital Leadership

(BYOD Session - 9:45am - 11:40am)
Speaker: Beth Houf, Principal, Fulton Middle School, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Leadership
Room: Jr. Ballroom C

Increase efficacy through utilizing digital tools to communicate and showcase learning! Digital leadership ensures that leaders are accessing the latest trends, research and ideas in the field to engage students, teachers and families. Join us in the BYOD two hour session, as we explore digital tools to enhance both the instructional leadership and management responsibilities of the principal. We will dive into PLN's, social media, Web 2.0 applications, blogging, Google Hangouts on Air and much, much MORE! Bring your device to this BYOD session and be ready to CONNECT!

BYOD: Getting Creative with Assessments (Part 1)

(BYOD Double Session)
Day/Time: Wednesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Speaker: Sean Scanlon, Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

A variety of formative and summative assessments, can help keep students engaged and encourage creativity. This session will introduce easy to use formative assessments as well as creative ways to utilize the iPad to assess student understanding. You will have time to work with Socrative, Kahoot, Quizlet, Google Forms, Tellagami, Explain Everything, Book Creator, Strip Designer, and Adobe Spark. You will see how these tools have been successfully implemented in a variety of classrooms to assess student understanding. Many of these tools can be used on Chromebooks or iPads. If a given tool is not available on a device, there will be a substitute tool offered. Bring your device and join us in diving deeper during this hands-on session!

 

BYOD: Getting Creative with Assessments (Part 2)

(BYOD Double Session)
Speaker: Sean Scanlon, Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

A variety of formative and summative assessments, can help keep students engaged and encourage creativity. This session will introduce easy to use formative assessments as well as creative ways to utilize the iPad to assess student understanding. You will have time to work with Socrative, Kahoot, Quizlet, Google Forms, Tellagami, Explain Everything, Book Creator, Strip Designer, and Adobe Spark. You will see how these tools have been successfully implemented in a variety of classrooms to assess student understanding. Many of these tools can be used on Chromebooks or iPads. If a given tool is not available on a device, there will be a substitute tool offered. Bring your device and join us in diving deeper during this hands-on session!

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Capturing Their Future (Poster Session)

Speaker:  Mike Berry, Teacher, Poplar Bluff School District
                Jennifer Nicolini, Teacher, Poplar Bluff School District
Day/Time: Wednesday, February 15 - 9:15am - 10:40am
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction

Missouri Connections is a "sandbox" that allows students to roam freely and find occupations, explore talents and access many other resources to assist them in becoming #winners at the game of LIFE! See how students at Poplar Bluff Schools are utilizing Missouri Connections, 1:1 technology and Capturing Kids' Hearts to prepare themselves to be #winners!

Change Takes Change: Change your questions; Change their Inquiry

Speaker: Rebecca Anton, Teacher, Forsyth R-II School District
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: 101

Is your grade-book riddled with F's and low effort scores? Are your students performing like zombies on your tests? As teachers it is our job to change and adapt to our students needs and the ever advancing and changing world. This means we must EVOLVE our teaching habits and mindsets, or we will become irrelevant and ineffective. Come learn how to change how you ask questions, and stage inquiry; and change your classroom...as well as your life! Learn strategies I use to decrease zeros and low effort scores; and increase engagement, critical thinking, and inquiry through PBL, asking the right questions, and student reflective blogging. By the end of the session, you will learn how to write and evaluate the quality of a good question prompt, create and post a first KIDBLOG post, and identify 5 strategies to increase student engagement.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-XnW31tuRtbevaGqkrlQgNmtGRLSMGvjldwas4jLRss/edit?usp=sharing

Character Goes Viral - High School Students Use Social Media to Counter Cyberbullying

Speakers: Tami Bopp, CharacterPlus Way Program Director, CharacterPlus
                 Shenekia Weeks, Program Coordinator, CharacterPlus
                 Students from St. Louis County School Districts
Day/Date: Tuesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Grand Ballroom C

More than a hashtag, #startswithus began in 2014 and continues to be the empathic battle cry against cyberbullying. In this session, student leaders will share how they came together with other schools to: deepen their understanding of the effects of harmful messages, design surveys to discovery the prevalence of negative messages in their schools, develop an online campaign to counter these messages, and how they impacted their schools for the better. More importantly, learn how you can support and empower students in your school to do the same.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Speaker: Lisa Janas, Teacher, Wright City Middle School, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Jr. Ballroom C

Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books from years back? Now Google Forms makes it easy to create these stories online. In this session you will see templates and examples of how teens have rewritten history with their adventure stories. You will leave this session with a plan and structure to create your own adventures and learn how you might implement this in your own classroom.

Session resources: https://goo.gl/vSTqzp

Cisco Networking Academy Student Panel

Speaker: Jim Elkins, North Technical High School, SSD & Students
Day/Time: Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: All
Strand: Leadership
Room: D3

Do you have a student help desk? Are you teaching ICT courses in your school? Come learn about the experiences from current and former students in the Cisco Networking Academy from North Technical High School. Students will share the PMI's (Plus, Minus & Interesting) components of the program. Interested schools and teachers will be able to hear some of the life-changing opportunities students were able to take advantage of due to enrollment in Cisco Networking Academy courses. The panel moderator, a 16 year Cisco Academy instructor and K-12 educator, will also provide details about the variety of courses that can be offered, instructor training, and costs associated with starting a Cisco Networking Academy in your school.

Classcraft: Join the Quest for Classroom Adventure

Speaker: Joe Cox, Teacher, Lutheran High School South, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: 101

This presentation will introduce the classroom gaming platform Classcraft. You will be supported through a hands-on workshop in which participants will be guided through setting up their own Classcraft classroom environment. You will be introduced to various elements of the gaming platform, including setting up you own classrooms through the trial version. This demonstrates emerging classroom management technology evolving the classroom into an integrated in-class/online experience. Classcraft can be accessed through mobile devices, tablets and laptops.

Classkick-Game Changing App

Spotlight Educator: Kami Butterfield, Teacher, USD 508 - Baxter Springs, KS
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: Early Childhood - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: 104

Create amazing bell ringers and interesting interactive lessons with the use of the game changing CLASSKICK app. This amazing app can help create lessons that differentiate to meet the needs of all your students, regardless of ability level. You will be students when you enter this session and teachers ready to create their own lessons when you leave.


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