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Building a Digital Publication from the Ground Up

Speaker: Tracy McCart, Teacher, Poplar Bluff High School, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 10:50am - 11:40am
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech level: All
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Embassy Suites - Augusta

Are you ready to take your school publication into the 21st century? This session will focus on the process of creating a digital school publication. See how one district took their publication from the shadows to center stage. Staff recruitment, publication software, and content creation will be discussed.


Building a Media Festival: District, Building or State. Hows & Wows

Featured Speaker: Hall Davidson, Senior Director- Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Day/Time: Wednesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: K - Post Secondary Tech Level: All
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Grand Ballroom A

Building a curriculum-based media festival that celebrates authentic assessment, project-based learning and gives students ownership and pride in learning is both engaging and empowering for students and teachers. In this session, you will learn how to build and hold a student project-based festival (media festival) for students at the building, classroom, district, or state level. Target all subject-areas and grades or pick an area of focus (examples: marine science, mathematics). Learn the nuts and bolts of several models from a longtime festival director and urban festival cofounder. See fabulous K-12 student examples and take-away rubrics and roadmaps!

Session resources:  https://discovery.box.com/s/bxmede8d3xkrpw8e9n4xj8fzycu99c0c


BYOD: Assess More, Grade Less Using Technology & the Danielson Framework (Part 1)

(BYOD Session - 2:20pm - 4:15pm)
Speakers: James Kurz, Technology Coordinator, University High School, IL
                 Kate Pole, Freshman Social Science, University High School, IL
Day/Time:Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm (double session)
Audience: 9 - 12
Tech Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

Constant feedback with individualized assessment can boost student learning, but for teachers, that can prove overwhelmingly time-consuming. In this session we will look at strategies for effectively using online self-assessments, survey tools (like PearDeck), plagiarism checkers, TED-Ed talks and online chats to make individualized assessments and constant feedback less daunting! We will also discuss faster ways for grading writing assignments in ways tied to Danielson framework assessment indicators. At the end of the session, you will have a number of strategies for making classroom assessment better, both for the learner and for your own workload.

Session resources: http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/blogs/assessmentintech/


BYOD: Assess More, Grade Less Using Technology & the Danielson Framework (Part 2)

Speakers: James Kurz, Technology Coordinator, University High School, IL
                 Kate Pole, Freshman Social Science, University High School, IL

Day /Time: Tuesday - 2:20pm-4:15pm (double session)
Audience: 9 - 12
Tech Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

Constant feedback with individualized assessment can boost student learning, but for teachers, that can prove overwhelmingly time-consuming. In this session we will look at strategies for effectively using online self-assessments, survey tools (like PearDeck), plagiarism checkers, TED-Ed talks and online chats to make individualized assessments and constant feedback less daunting! We will also discuss faster ways for grading writing assignments in ways tied to Danielson framework assessment indicators. At the end of the session, you will have a number of strategies for making classroom assessment better, both for the learner and for your own workload.

Session resources: http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/blogs/assessmentintech/


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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