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The Google Throwdown

Speakers: Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator, Parkway School District, MO
                Greg Lawrence, Director of Technology, Wentzville School District, MO
                Other Google Certified Innovators
Day/Time: Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Grand Ballroom C

The Google Throwdown is ready to strike! In this rapid fire session, Google Certified Innovators will battle it out by sharing tips & tricks to ninja-fy your Google skills. Don't miss out on this fun & energetic session, as these Innovators throwdown to become the next Google Champion!


The Journey of Implementing Open Educational Resources (OER)

Speakers: Eric Langhorst, Teacher, Liberty Public Schools, MO
                 Jeanette Westfall, Director of Curriculum, Liberty Public Schools, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 10:50am - 11:40am
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: D2

School districts nationwide are exploring Open Educational Resources (OER). Liberty is a #GoOpen district and is currently implementing an OER philosophy. Learn about Liberty's OER journey as we share ideas on curriculum curation, logistics of sharing resources and considerations for compensating teachers who create curriculum. Session will include the experiences of both a classroom teacher and district administrator implementing OER.

Session resources: www.LibertyOER.com


The Mad Caucus for School Technology: You Choose

Featured Speaker: Hall Davidson, Senior Director Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Grand Ballroom A

With so much technology available for teaching and learning, narrowing the choices is critical! Explore a wild variety of technologies used in schools and vote competitively for the best for your district. Technologies include VR, AR, captions, mathematics apps, Mystery Skype, GoogleLitTrips, telescopes, microscopes, holes in school walls (yes!), media festivals, and more. Wild fun every time, the Mad Caucus will deliver something to take back.

 Session resources:  https://discovery.box.com/s/0ku35hlimwr1y7qgowyk1o6lfot3nmd0


The Never-Ending Story: Professional Development for Technology Integration

Speaker: Karmin Ricker, Technology Director, Raymore Peculiar
Day/Time: Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: D2

The Raymore Peculiar School district has been implementing a hybrid BYOD/1:1 roll out since 2014. Learn how we have provided a professional development framework that supports teachers new to BYOD and provides ongoing support for our 1:1 teachers. Hear how professional development is essential to a change in instruction. We will discuss how our model has evolved while sharing our challenges and successes.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gO4yV89RUnKqFWfu9CcFkwqGYBdzKDxcLlaN-DIwozA/edit?usp=sharing


The New "3R's" - AR, VR, MR: Find, Make, Integrate Them!

Featured Speaker: Hall Davidson, Senior Director Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Grand Ballroom B

Mixed Realities (AR,VR) have made huge impacts in the workforce, entertainment--and education. Google's Cardboard created inexpensive entry points for Virtual Reality. The high end features virtual holodecks already used by districts. Augmented Reality also has inexpensive entry points. Mixed Realities enter the classroom in books, lessons, and real world interactions. Learn to make them and integrate Augmented Realities and Virtual Reality elements and learn appropriate ways to integrate them into the curriculum. The primary AR tool used is Aurasma, but others will be demonstrated. The primary VR tool shown will be Google Street View, because it is cross platform. These technologies change or are updated or displaced rapidly.

Session resources: https://discovery.box.com/s/0ku35hlimwr1y7qgowyk1o6lfot3nmd0


The New Four-Letter Words in Your Life - SAMR and TPAK

Speaker: Stacey Kramer, Teacher, Kirksville R-III School District, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Windsor II - Embassy Suites

You have access to devices, now what? You can have the students type instead of using pen and pencil, but is that all there is? Learn how to use the SAMR model and the TPAK framework to take your students to the next level with technology integration. The SAMR model aligns with Blooms to guide the teacher from merely substituting technology to infusing technology for previously inconceivable student-centered tasks. The TPAK framework helps teachers understand pedagogically sound practices with technology integration. We will explore examples and ideas on how to implement these in the classroom using Google Apps, Add-Ons and more!


There's NOT an App for that? Make one!

Speaker: Sarah Spaunhorst, Computer Science Teacher, Visitation Academy, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Windsor I - Embassy Suites

The new AP Computer Science Principles course is in its first year of implementation! One of the curriculum options for the course is Mobile CSP - integrating MIT App Inventor with the standards aligned by College Board. In this session, you will experience firsthand how to start with MIT App Inventor, including ideas of classroom implementation for middle and high school students. The first part of the session will involve introduction to App Inventor and some of its uses. The second part of this session will describe the integration of App Inventor into this classroom, including benefits and lessons learned from implementing the course. 

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sM2kpoCnKug5wDIbgbREYGcuM9NVJ6sXfm4180P0lcE/edit


Tips & Tricks for Successful Collaboration

Speaker: Holly Pantle, Media Specialist, Charleston CUSD#1, IL
Day/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: All
Strand: Library
Room: Jr. Ballroom C

Come to this session and hear how one school librarian went from co-teaching four lessons a year to 100. You will learn about some simple ways you can start collaborating with classroom teachers on a regular basis and be a pioneer for using technology. Some examples of the lessons and units will also be shared.

Session resources: https://sway.com/IK0Ve89OfjY3DbY0


To Chromebooks and Beyond

Speakers:  Jen Gill, Teacher, Shelby County R-4 Schools, MO
                  Desirae O’Neal, Teacher, Shelby County R-4 Schools, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 5
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: D3

Are you looking for ways to help your students emerge into technology as they evolve through the grade levels? Be ready to elevate your learners from a basic knowledge of Chromebook use to one that personalizes their instruction, using a variety of online resources and join us as we go to Chromebooks and Beyond! This session will provide you with a list of online resources and give you a clear picture of how personalized instruction is used in both the primary and intermediate classrooms.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YNsM1gJ4mNIkaut2pChiIHzo5-DZIoMRkbjBjrxWsRE/edit


Top 10 of What's New with Discovery Education

Speaker: Michael Bryant, Director, Educational Program Activation, Discovery Education
Day/Time: Wednesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Audience: Early Childhood - 12
Tech Level: Beginner
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Boardroom

There's more to Discovery Education than just videos. In this session we'll dive into the top 10 new resources and tools added to Discovery Education. Did you know more than 30 free programs on everything from Decoding Cancer to the math behind EA Sports Madden Football can be accessed? Come learn all about these new resources and many more. We will be sharing Discovery Education Streaming resources and free partner program resources in this session.



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