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7:30 a.m. 8:20 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 a.m. 9:20 a.m. Opening Keynote

9:30 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Breakout Session I

10:30 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Breakout Session II

11:30 p.m. 12:25 p.m. lunch

12:30 p.m. 1:25 p.m. Breakout Session III

1:30 p.m. 2:25 p.m. Breakout Session IV

2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Closing Keynote, door prizes, evaluations

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Friday, June 9
 

7:30am

Registration & Sign In
Friday June 9, 2017 7:30am - 8:15am
Cafeteria

8:20am

Keynote Speaker Shannon Miller
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 8:20am - 9:20am
Cafeteria

9:30am

What Does It Mean to Be a Future Ready Librarian?
Join other school librarians in a conversation about being a leader in the Future Ready initiative. What can YOU do...even if your district is not an official participant in this nation-wide project to give kids the skills and opportunities they need to succeed in a fast-changing world?

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 103

9:30am

Interactive Displays Everyone Can Master
Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 115

9:30am

WeVideo
WeVideo is the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 118

9:30am

Augmented & Virtual Reality
Augmented and Virtual Reality has broken into our classrooms to take learning from watching to exploring and interacting. Using a device, get ready to break out of the past and into the future in this interactive playground of resources.

Participants will enjoy exploring several different AR and VR resources that bring life to the classroom. Each station will consist of directions for groups to explore and engage in learning. This session is highly interactive and fun.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 104

9:30am

Building STEAM in the Primary Grades
Is STEAM really for 5-8-year-olds? Learn some of my favorite iPad apps, online tools, and hands-on learning materials to lay the foundation for a love of STEAM in our youngest learners. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Richeson

Emily Richeson

Digital Learning Coach, Liberty Hill ISD


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 108

9:30am

Developing Natural Curiosity Through Authentic Learning Experiences
Join us for a practical workshop that provides step-by-step support for teachers interested in embedding design thinking, PBL, PrBL, or inquiry learning into their daily classroom practice. This workshop spells out the 5 Stages to Finding a Solution, from our latest series of books, that teachers can use to design authentic challenges for their learners and illustrates exactly what that looks like in a classroom setting. Experience multiple hands-on activities to support your understanding of the process and empower you as learners.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 109

9:30am

Tech Tools for Teachers
During this session, tech tools such as websites, apps, and extensions will be shared to help teachers personalize professional development, organize sites used on a daily basis, and assist in making lessons more engaging.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 105

9:30am

Technology Tools & Toys Playground
Have you seen tools like Ozobot, Bloxels, Osmo Coding and a Rocket Notebook? This session will be all about playing, I mean learning! Come LEARN how to use these tools and let's discuss how they can be used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Curry

Holly Curry

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
Holly Curry has been in education for 15 years. As a Digital Learning Specialist, she gets to help teachers integrate technology into their classes so that students become producers of their learning and not just consumers.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 107

9:30am

The Student Maker
The past decade has seen the rise of the maker movement, which celebrates the spirit of individual creativity, imagination, and inventiveness. Schools are now embracing this trend that is only slightly about the “stuff” created, and more powerfully about the cognitive and social skills involved in innovating and making something new: design, prototyping, product testing, problem solving, revision, etc. This session will explore options for promoting the maker mentality and providing maker opportunities for students and strategies to get maximum benefits out of these experiences.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
ThinkLab/Library

9:30am

Welcome to your Future!
"Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow".-Nix from Tomorrowland
What better way to do this than to use augmented reality in the classroom? We will take a look at some ways we can use this tool to meet our students where they are by using Aurasma to create augmented reality word walls, AR posters, AR student reflections and more! 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Sullivan

Diana Sullivan

Teacher, Klein ISD
Spanish teacher, techie extraordinaire, gamer, artist, mom of 6... | Sully philosophy: Learning should be FUN and I believe it is our job, as educators, to pull our students out of their comfort zone. This is when true learning happens! Love life. Love people. Love doing... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Room 106

10:30am

Game Maker
Get your game face on and join the gaming challenge in this hands-on, interactive session. We will compete in building games using teamwork, critical thinking, and most importantly creativity! Rated M for Maker.

As teachers are engaged in this interactive session, they will be challenged to use creative, innovative thinking and technology to make the best game.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 104

10:30am

VR, AR, and MR - What do all of these letters mean?
Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are hot topics these days. What does all of it mean? How can it be used in the classroom? Come join a discussion of what the future holds, and how it could change the classroom!

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 107

10:30am

Interactive Displays Everyone Can Master
Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 115

10:30am

Check Your Form!
Learn how to use Google Forms to individualize practice in your classroom based on student reflection We will share the incredible ways we can use this tool and help our students help themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Sullivan

Diana Sullivan

Teacher, Klein ISD
Spanish teacher, techie extraordinaire, gamer, artist, mom of 6... | Sully philosophy: Learning should be FUN and I believe it is our job, as educators, to pull our students out of their comfort zone. This is when true learning happens! Love life. Love people. Love doing... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 106

10:30am

Enhance Critical Thinking to Level-Up Your Classroom Experiences
Empower learners to explore real-world issues and solve authentic problems to deepen their thinking around core content, skills, and concepts. The focus of this session is to equip teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to effectively enhance, teach, and assess critical thinking. Immerse yourself in deep thinking, as you experience a variety of protocols that promote critical thinking that you will be ready to turnkey into your own classrooms.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 109

10:30am

Kids <3 Videos
Kids like to watch videos. Kids like to make videos. Kids like to watch videos other kids have made. Why isn't this information being used to leverage student learning?? This session explores options for easy-to-make student and teacher videos and how to put them in places where the "world" can view them.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Adams

Andy Adams

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
I am a man who is given the privilege to click for a living. I find the tools, resources, and connections, and then work with you to get them implemented in the classroom. Prior to working for Region 7, I was trained as an elementary teacher in the 1900s. 4th and 5th grade was w... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 105

10:30am

Literacy Instruction. Only Different.
Are kids today the same as always? Or are they different? They still need to learn to read and write...right? Research has proven the benefits of a balanced literacy approach in the primary grades.  Let's talk about how to teach kids to read and write ...how to COMMUNICATE...only differently. You will leave this session inspired with ideas to integrate technology into each piece of your balanced literacy classroom as well as ideas for sharing your students' IDEAS with each other and with the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Richeson

Emily Richeson

Digital Learning Coach, Liberty Hill ISD


Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 108

10:30am

My Favorite Things: Celebrating Good News and Innovation in Libraries

Change the lyrics in your library! After years of gloom-and-doom library headlines, dedicated teacher-librarians are writing a new song, celebrating the library’s key role in shaping a generation of critical and creative thinkers.  Weaving bedrock skills like inspiring a love of reading with today’s hottest resources—print and digital—Future Ready teacher librarian Shannon McClintock Miller shares some of her favorite ideas for engaging both students and your fellow educators in what the library has to offer.  You will gain lots of inspiration and creative thoughts from this presentation, along with your very own toolbox filled with a few of your new favorite things too!  

 

When the makers create, when the teachers collaborate

When I’m feeling inspired

I simply remember my favorite things

And then I know I can!


Speakers
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Room 103

10:30am

Thinking in 3D
3D printing is becoming more commonplace in homes, businesses, and schools as the market grows, applications expand, and prices fall. The potential benefits of these devices for learners is only starting to be understood. This session will look at tools and resources needed to begin a 3D prototyping program and examine ways such a program can foster critical student competencies, such as creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
ThinkLab/Library

12:30pm

Cross Curricular PBL Planning
Learn how to plan your own cross curricular PBL. This session will walk you through the steps 6th grade teachers took to bring science and writing to life by joining forces and creating authentic learning experiences for middle schoolers using project based learning. Bring your teaching partner and your standards to get a jump start on your own PBL for the 2017-2018 school year!


Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 118

12:30pm

Green Magic 4 Engaged Student Projects
Wave a wand of sparkle dust on student presentations with the Magic of Green Screen. Session will be a mix of discussions on projects and techniques to engage the whole campus, as well as, Green Screen DoInk App tips and tricks.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
103

12:30pm

VR, AR, and MR - What do all of these letters mean?
Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are hot topics these days. What does all of it mean? How can it be used in the classroom? Come join a discussion of what the future holds, and how it could change the classroom!

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 107

12:30pm

“Hey Google” Vs “Alexa” In The Classroom
Are you interested in Google Home or Amazon Echo/Dot? Come compare these voice activated technologies and see how they can be used in your classroom to reinforce content and fun! Join a roundtable discussion led by two teachers that have used these two products in their classroom. We will discuss the many ways for using Google Home or Amazon Echo/Dot in the classroom and how to infuse these technologies into all subjects. Students love using the voice control to ask questions and get answers, but let’s brainstorm other ways to integrate Google Home or Amazon Echo/Dot into your curriculum.


Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 104

12:30pm

Interactive Displays Everyone Can Master
Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 115

12:30pm

10 Minutes 2 Tech
No time? No trouble!
This session will showcase a few great tech tools or tricks that can easily be put into use with just 10 minutes of learning time or less. The timer is set, the tool is introduced, and teachers leave with paper (yes, paper) instructions. So, hang out, see a few tools and ideas, and experience a different kind of PD that even the busiest of teachers can’t decry!

Speakers
avatar for Twyla Felty

Twyla Felty

TIS, Eustace ISD


Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 108

12:30pm

Dip Your Toe into Create with Google (part 1)
Come get an overview of Google's new technology curriculum, Create with Google. See how you can use it to personally expand your Googlishness, use it for PD, or as a tech curriculum for 7-12 graders.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 109

12:30pm

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Session participants will learn how to create a Google Classroom for their students to join, what they can use it for in their classroom (at any grade level), and how to create an assignment from start to finish within Google Classroom. This session will be kept very basic and is geared towards beginners or those that have never used Google Classroom before or those that have tried but failed. =)


Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
ThinkLab/Library

12:30pm

Welcome to your Future!
"Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow".-Nix from Tomorrowland
What better way to do this than to use augmented reality in the classroom? We will take a look at some ways we can use this tool to meet our students where they are by using Aurasma to create augmented reality word walls, AR posters, AR student reflections and more! 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Sullivan

Diana Sullivan

Teacher, Klein ISD
Spanish teacher, techie extraordinaire, gamer, artist, mom of 6... | Sully philosophy: Learning should be FUN and I believe it is our job, as educators, to pull our students out of their comfort zone. This is when true learning happens! Love life. Love people. Love doing... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Room 106

1:30pm

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? How to make direct instruction (AKA Lectures!) LESS boring and MORE interactive.
A cross section of presentation, interactive discovery, and assessment apps for the classroom.


Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 104

1:30pm

Interactive Displays Everyone Can Master
Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 115

1:30pm

10 Minutes 2 Tech
No time? No trouble!
This session will showcase a few great tech tools or tricks that can easily be put into use with just 10 minutes of learning time or less. The timer is set, the tool is introduced, and teachers leave with paper (yes, paper) instructions. So, hang out, see a few tools and ideas, and experience a different kind of PD that even the busiest of teachers can’t decry!

Speakers
avatar for Twyla Felty

Twyla Felty

TIS, Eustace ISD


Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 108

1:30pm

Check Your Form!
Learn how to use Google Forms to individualize practice in your classroom based on student reflection We will share the incredible ways we can use this tool and help our students help themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Sullivan

Diana Sullivan

Teacher, Klein ISD
Spanish teacher, techie extraordinaire, gamer, artist, mom of 6... | Sully philosophy: Learning should be FUN and I believe it is our job, as educators, to pull our students out of their comfort zone. This is when true learning happens! Love life. Love people. Love doing... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 106

1:30pm

Dive into 'Create with Google' (part 2)
Experience Create with Google as a student would with a complete walk-through of Unit 3. This session is a great experience for anyone! Yes, even Admins! Create with Google can be your personal tutor, your new PD plan, or used as a curriculum for 7-12 grade.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 109

1:30pm

Kids <3 Videos
Kids like to watch videos. Kids like to make videos. Kids like to watch videos other kids have made. Why isn't this information being used to leverage student learning?? This session explores options for easy-to-make student and teacher videos and how to put them in places where the "world" can view them.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Adams

Andy Adams

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
I am a man who is given the privilege to click for a living. I find the tools, resources, and connections, and then work with you to get them implemented in the classroom. Prior to working for Region 7, I was trained as an elementary teacher in the 1900s. 4th and 5th grade was w... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 107

1:30pm

Power Up with Google Drive
Have you been meaning to explore and learn more about Google Drive, but you are not sure how or where to start? This session may not equip you to drive the Indy 500, but it will prepare you to move on down the road.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Peery

Nina Peery

Technology Teacher, White Oak Intermediate School


Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 103

1:30pm

Quizlet- not just for flashcards
This session shows you Quizlet.com, the free online study tool that allows students to learn with word pronunciations, games, quizzes, and yes, flashcards. Experience the collaborative learning game Quizlet Live, and learn how to set up this fun review exercise for your class.

Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 114

1:30pm

Tech Tools for Teachers
During this session, tech tools such as websites, apps, and extensions will be shared to help teachers personalize professional development, organize sites used on a daily basis, and assist in making lessons more engaging.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Room 105

1:30pm

The Student Maker
The past decade has seen the rise of the maker movement, which celebrates the spirit of individual creativity, imagination, and inventiveness. Schools are now embracing this trend that is only slightly about the “stuff” created, and more powerfully about the cognitive and social skills involved in innovating and making something new: design, prototyping, product testing, problem solving, revision, etc. This session will explore options for promoting the maker mentality and providing maker opportunities for students and strategies to get maximum benefits out of these experiences.

Speakers

Friday June 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
ThinkLab/Library

2:30pm