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Show Me Your Badge: Competency-based Learning for Students AND Teachers

Speaker: Kirk Melkonian, Education Consultant, Educators Cooperative
Day/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: All
Strand: Leadership
Room: 105

Personalized learning is good for both students and teachers. This approach to professional development (PD) allows teachers and administrators to work at their own pace as they build competencies and earn compensation. You will walk away with templates and structures for personalizing teacher PD using online digital badges and competency based demonstrations of learning. So, don't miss this interactive session to gain clear processes and protocols that can be replicated in your context.

Session resources: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qUVQM7CJC_c05RY1o3UG9vVE0/view?usp=sharing

Sketchnoting your Flipped Classroom….or Any Classroom!

Speaker: Troy Cockrum, Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School, IN
Day/Time: Wednesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: D1

Students struggle to engage in lectures. Putting those lectures on video doesn't really help that. Students need opportunities to interact with the content. Learning through visual note taking, or sketchnoting, accomplishes that interaction. In this session, you will learn tools and strategies like FiftyThree, Google Drawing, and Google Keep. Leave knowing how to sketchnote, teach sketchnoting, and implement it into any classroom (flipped or not) to engage your students.

Student Engagement Through Formative Assessments (Poster Session)

Speaker:  Casey Echelmeier, District Instructional Technology Facilitator, Mexico Public Schools #59 
Day/Time: Tuesday, February 14 - 1:50pm - 3:10pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

This Poster Session will showcase digital tools that will allow for formative assessments to guide classroom instruction. You will assume the role of students and experience first hand the digital assessments in practice.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fAi2b0wnFb7EzEjcxDbRPKRFVMd7eZrvJL6Oq0IXPCk/edit?usp=sharing

Student PD Day: Giving Your Students a Voice

Speaker: Erin Lawson, District Technology Coach, Orchard Farm School District, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Jr. Ballroom D

If PD is for staff to improve themselves and learn new techniques, then why not have a day where students select what skills they want to learn and sign-up for sessions of interest? Student PD allows students to have a VOICE in their education, make a CHOICE on what they want to learn, and APPLY their new skills in everyday life. In this session, we will discuss how this idea came about, what steps we took to make it happen, and share the results of our first professional development day for students.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k50cD5ah-x-vcamGn9YfHVETExG_dO1A6c5scmHsFSk/edit?usp=sharing

Survival Guide to Technology Leadership

Speakers:  Dawn Hickman, Technology Instructional Leader, Wright City School District, MO 
                  Erin Lawson, Instructional Technology Leader, Orchard Farm School District, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm 
Audience: Early Childhood - 12 
Tech Level: All 
Strand: Leadership 
Room: Jr. Ballroom D

Instructional Technology Leaders are emerging to help transition daily instruction to 21st Century Learning. These positions are new and often come without a map detailing the best path to take. Erin and Dawn, current Instructional Technology Leaders, will discuss the path they took, provide successful tools and resources to help guide new leaders and allow for round table discussions.

Session resources: https://goo.gl/LVJW3X

Sweet on SMART Learning Suite

Speaker: Leslie Lincoln, Education Consultant and Trainer, Schillers AV
Day/Time: Tuesday - 10:50am - 11:40am
Audience: K - 8
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: 104

In this session you will learn how to leverage tools found in the SMART Learning SUITE to meet the demands of today's' classrooms. This SMART Suite allows you to drive and control the project from beginning to end in a safe controlled environment while seeing who is contributing. If you are a Google school that uses collaborative activities like project based learning, come learn about the valuable tools that you may already have in your classroom that you can put into action.