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If We Boiled It All Down

(Panel Session)
Speakers: Will Chamberlain, Teacher, McDonald County Schools, MO
                 Patrick Dempsey, Assistant Principal, Ritenour School District, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: D3

This panel discussion combines the wisdom of some great innovative educators. Join us to discuss how to get the best ideas into more schools for more kids. What is stopping this from happening? How can we make this happen? Great ideas, resources, and more will be shared through a discussion about how to build capacity around essential tenets of excellent modern learning. We will explore how to build knowledge on how to scale innovation across a system, as well as think and confer with colleagues about excellent ideas that you are experiencing or know about in the area. The best ideas are out there and available for all schools, but why aren't they using them. There is too much trapped wisdom in the system, and we don't have time for it to be not used in more place to impact more students.

If you give a Librarian a Device

Featured Speaker: Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
Day/Time: Tuesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Library
Room: D1

If you give a 21st-century school librarian a computer, she is going to apply 21st-century teaching and learning methods and technologies to empower, engage, and connect with screenagers. Come, hear the story of how this high school library media specialist utilizes social media, mobile devices, YouTube, digital content, and even HipHop to facilitate student success in the land of click, slide, and touch technologies.

Session resources: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1956596

Ignite the Leader Next Door (Poster Session)

Speaker:  Cara Wylie, Core Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
                 Michelle Kendrick, Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Day/Time: Wednesday, February 15 - 9:15am - 10:40am
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Beginner
Strand: Leadership

Who is better suited to be a leader in innovative practice? The teacher next door! Learn strategies for igniting a revolution. Our hybrid PD and coaching program, Innovative Teacher Leader, is based on ISTE Coaching Standards. Teachers build PLNs, use technology, assess instructional needs, create job supports and more. Come see how you can improve your leadership skills and ignite your passion!

Session resources: https://goo.gl/cf2TTO

Impactful Professional Development: Strategies to Lead and Empower (Part 1)

(BYOD Double Session 9:45am - 11:40am) Spotlight Educator: Kim Darche, Digital Learning Coach, SD113A, KS
Day/Time:Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Leadership
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

In this session you will explore professional learning strategies to engage, inspire and build community within a school or district. As an interactive workshop, you will experience activities as their staff members would during professional development opportunities. The following four pillars will serve as the framework for the session: inviting investment, pushing possibilities, interesting interactions and maintaining momentum. This session is jammed packed with hands-on and minds-on activities that will allow to transform theory into practice within their school or district.

Session resources: bit.ly/metc17

Impactful Professional Development: Strategies to Lead and Empower (Part 2)

(BYOD Double Session 9:45am - 11:40am)
Spotlight Educator:Kim Darche, Digital Learning Coach, SD113A, KS
Tuesday -  10:50am - 11:40am
Audience:K - Post Secondary
Tech Level:All
Strand:Leadership
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

In this session you will explore professional learning strategies to engage, inspire and build community within a school or district. As an interactive workshop, you will experience activities as their staff members would during professional development opportunities. The following four pillars will serve as the framework for the session: inviting investment, pushing possibilities, interesting interactions and maintaining momentum. This session is jammed packed with hands-on and minds-on activities that will allow to transform theory into practice within their school or district.

Session resources: bit.ly/metc17

 

Implementing AP Computer Science Principles

Speaker: Sarah Spaunhorst, Computer Science Teacher, Visitation Academy, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: 9 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: 103

Meet the new Mobile Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum to implement the AP Computer Science Principles course in your school! This course uses app development to reach students who traditionally have not been interested in computer science. We will cover tips on how to implement the course in your school, student responses, involvement, and lessons learned from the first year of the course.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NpaeG2xvUfgY3E5J62LCdJhYMIUxjSYCIJ2-Y9JNBhQ/edit?usp=sharing

Innovations in Missouri EdTech

Speaker: Michelle Kendrick, Program Coordinator, eMINTS
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Leadership
Room: Augusta - Embassy Suites

We will emerge you in a discussion of school innovations to help you evolve your thinking and elevate the education of your students. The best way to learn about the newest and most promising school innovations is from each other. In this session we will create a “Top Five Innovations in Missouri” list by facilitating a discussion about the newest innovations and technologies found in your schools. We will then present our own top ten list of upcoming learning innovations.

Session resources: http://metctop10.weebly.com/

Integrating Literacy and Design Thinking

Speakers: Abby Morgan, Instructional Coach, Shawnee Mission School District
                 Brittany Gonser, Instructional Coach, Shawnee Mission School District
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 5
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Windsor I - Embassy Suites

Instructional coaches from Apache Innovative School in the Shawnee MIssion School district will present ideas on how to integrate ELA standards with design thinking by having students collaborate with peers to solve problems encountered by characters. A variety of ideas on how to have students find problems, and create better solutions will be presented. Ideas for differentiating to meet the needs of all learners will be shared. At the end of this session, you will know how to engage K-6 students in design thinking through accessing ELA standards to solve problems encountered by characters in grade-level literacy.

Introduction to iPad for Learning and Teaching

Speakers: Jeff Oldfield, Development Executive, Apple Education
                 Jennifer Orton, Development Executive, Apple Education
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Boardroom

iPad is changing the way students learn and educators teach. Powerful creative tools, interactive textbooks, and a universe of apps and educational resources make for endless learning possibilities. Join us to get an understanding of how iPad and digital learning experiences are transforming learning and teaching.

IT Networking Roundtable: Empowering Student Leadership Through Tech

(Roundtable - 2:20pm - 4:15pm)
Speakers: Jim Elkins & Area School Leaders Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Day/Time:Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Tech Level: All
Strand: Technical Infrastructure
Room: Jr. Ballroom A

A This roundtable discussion will share ideas, resources and examples of how area schools empower their student leaders to support technology. Area school districts will share their strengths and weaknesses of their student IT Support programs during this session. During this session, you will have time to ask questions, brainstorm and problem solve together in order to develop or strengthen the student leaders in your schools


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