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Pokemon GO in the Inquiry-Based Classroom

Speakers:  Michelle Kendrick, Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
                  Christine Terry, Director, eMINTS National Center
Day/Date: Tuesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm  
Audience: K - 8 
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate 
Strand: Innovative Instruction 
Room: Grand Ballroom A

In this session you will use data collection and analysis apps to support inquiry learning. This session will use a new and fun game, Pokemon GO, to motivate students to think at deeper levels. Come learn how we used Pokemon GO to promote elementary and middle school student inquiry. From question formulation, data collection and to using data for reasoning, Pokemon GO can provide a motivational tool to inspire student inquiry.

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


Promoting a Digital Culture

Spotlight Educator: Dustin Jenkerson, Principal, CPS 93 School District, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: Post Secondary
Tech level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Leadership
Room: Grand Ballroom B

School leaders must take an active role in promoting and modeling the use of technology to transform the learning environment. In this session you will explore some ways to inspire and facilitate change with your students, faculty and community. Professional Learning, Professional Learning Communities and Networks (PLN's), Community Outreach and other methods will be discussed pertaining to digital leadership. Modeling and living as a digital learner can educate teachers and administrators on the benefit of using technology and becoming a connected educator. Google Classroom, Schoology, Twitter, Hashtags, YouTube, QR codes, Green Screening.


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Questioning Techniques that bring about Change

Spotlight Educator: Kim Darche, Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
Day/Time: Wednesday - 10:50am - 11:40am
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Grand Ballroom C

What are the questions we ask in our classrooms? Are we supporting our student learning by teaching students how to ask questions during genius hour or in Makerspace or a book group? The fine art of asking questions which once seemed as simple as A,B,C at the age of 3 somehow loses its intensity and vigor as we grow older. Let's start a renaissance of questioning within our own craft! In this "minds-on" session, learners will ask the questions, explore how to leverage responses and build upon them as we flex our questioning muscles! We will modify traditional discussion techniques to understand innovative phrasing and practices that support a culture of moonshot thinkers.


Quick & Easy Tools for Creative Communication & Collaboration

Speakers: Deanna Moylan, Technology Information Literacy Teacher, Francis Howell School District
                 Carmen Kenney-Hill, Instructional Technology Specialist, Francis Howell School District
                 Dr. Paula Wuebbles, Technology and Information Literacy and Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Francis Howell School District
Day/Time: Wednesday - 10:50am - 11:40am
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Windsor II - Embassy Suites

In this session, you will learn free & easy to use tech tools that encourage communication & collaboration skills as well as quick tips to ensure digital respect and responsibility. We will explore ways to promote creativity and 21st Century Standards through tools like Nearpod, Padlet, Kahoot, Prezi and more. Through examples, student work samples, and easy signups, you will experience active engagement and come away with ideas on how these tools can be used for quick feedback as well as instruction. Leave with ‘Top 10' Tools & quick tips!

Session Resources: https://goo.gl/Ks7fkU


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Reading for Meaning—Read Live

Speaker: Carol Ann Kane, Read Naturally
Day/Time: Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: Early Education - 12
Tech Level: All
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Boardroom

Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally's web-based software program, Read Live.

Session resources: https://www.dropbox.com/s/06g678cylhx7yil/2016-01-15%20Reading%20for%20Meaning_RL_PresentationPacket.pdf?dl=0


Really Good or Just Good Enough?

Featured Speaker: Eric Patnoudes, Education Strategist, CDWG
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Grand Ballroom B

Students are both motivated and engaged by genuine intellectual challenges and performances. This session will explore effective and meaningful uses of technology to empower students through authentic and relevant learning experiences. When students publish work online, they want it to be really good...when they turn it into the teacher, they just want it to be good enough. You will be equipped with practical ways to publish your student work online in their classrooms.


Retro Rehab Library Learning Spaces

Speakers: Linda Dougherty, Librarian, Northwest High School, MO
                 Kim Hornkohl, Librarian, Northwest High School, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: Early Childhood - 12
Tech Level: All Strand: Library
Room: Grand Ballroom C

Retro rehab your library learning spaces by reusing and recycling your library's furnishings. This is library make-over on a shoestring budget by bringing in vintage furniture, shopping your district's storage closets, and planning minimal purchases for collaborative learning spaces. Follow Northwest High School Library's third year of JumpStart freshmen classes' collaborations to introduce Chromebooks and Google apps in new spaces. Take home "retro" ideas to rehab, reuse, and recycle your current library bookcases, tables, and chairs. Plan flexible collaborative spaces and use professional development ideas to share with your teaching colleagues. We will explore visual and auditory applications using Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings, Adobe Spark, YouTube editor and screencasting apps so you can start tomorrow!

Session resources: https://goo.gl/2QYPjB


Rock, Paper...STEAM!

Speakers:  Terri Daly, Instructional Media Technologist, Park Hill School District, MO
                  Katie Langley, Elementary Art Teacher, Park Hill School District, MO 
                  Lori Lopez, Elementary Music Teacher, Park Hill School District, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am 
Audience: K - 5 
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate 
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation 
Room: 101

Get techy and heat up your school with STEAM education. Explore space through 3D printing; make music and light up your world with Makey Makeys, Little Bits, and Dash and Dot robots; draw code using Ozobots; and tie everything to literature and research as you collaborate with your building's art, music, and library teachers. You'll walk away with units of study on each of these topics as well as apps and books to support learning in each area.

Session resources: https://goo.gl/HFrm5x


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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.



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