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Welcome to the EdTechRVA 2017 conference schedule.  EdTechRVA is organized by GRAETC as a VSTE affiliate, and in partnership with VCU and Longwood University. 

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Wednesday, March 8
 

8:30am EST

Registration
Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am EST
Downstairs
  General
  • Twitter Hashtag #edtechrva

8:30am EST

Networking/Vendors
Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EST
2nd Floor

9:00am EST

Welcome & Keynote
After a short welcome, Dr. William Rankin will present the EdTechRVA 2017 Keynote:

Learning outside the box: Growing an ecosystem for learning

For more than a century, we’ve imagined future learning spaces transformed by marvelous new technologies, yet those visions have rarely lived up to their hype or given teachers the tools we really need. Often, such approaches have failed to address either the true nature of learning or the real impact of technological change. Beginning with an exploration of the characteristics of successful ecosystems, this presentation will propose a multidimensional approach to learning that ties content inextricably to meaningful contexts and collaborative communities. Building from existing and emerging learning paradigms and practices, this talk will offer a pragmatic means for engaging learners supported richly by technology and finally offering what those earlier visions of the future promised: the chance to change the world. 

Presenters
avatar for William Rankin

William Rankin

Designer, researcher, & thought-leader in constructionist learning, Unfold Learning
Dr William Rankin is an educational theorist, designer, speaker, and consultant with experience in higher education, Fortune 500 companies, small tech startups, and private consulting. He has worked with governments, educational organizations, and companies to develop and further... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am EST
Room 1107

10:00am EST

21st-Century Skills in Functional Integrated Services Classroom
How are 21st century skills incorporated in Functional Integrated Services classroom? All the elements are there, its a matter of looking at it through a different lens. This presentation will talk about lessons taught by Mrs. Maryam Hadji, incorporating Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Communication & Collaboration skills using assistive technology (ie: eye gaze device, voice output communication devices, PCS (Picture Communication System) & an universal arm switch (for students with limited physical abilities.) Her students work in groups, ask questions, use group norms (social skills) modified to meet the needs of the individual students while promoting collaboration.

Co-Presenters
RM

Robbi Moose

Principal, Henrico County Public Schools

Presenters
avatar for Maryam Hadji

Maryam Hadji

Special Education Teacher, Henrico County Public School
Utilizing assistive technology in Functional Integrated Services Classroom.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 1201
  Concurrent Session

10:00am EST

Appin' Up the Classroom: Using Technology to Enhance Comprehension
Come app it up and learn some new tricks to engage your students. Apps are a great way to review content as well as check for understanding. Learn how to create Stop Motion movies, picture collages, etc. from a Smartphone or tablet. We will even make our own during the session!

Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn M. Calder

Jacquelyn M. Calder

Science Teacher, Moody Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 2107
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

10:00am EST

Blasting off toward the Future of PD
3,2,1... blast off towards the future of personalized professional development, and join the Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) Instructional Technology Integrators as they map out an adventure and navigate you through the challenges of designing and implementing their Leaders in Instructional Technology Education (L.I.T.E.) Cohort.

During the session, L.I.T.E. Cohort creators will discuss the inspiration, purpose, development, and alignment of the cohort to district initiatives and ISTE standards. You will blast off with ideas and resources to help you launch a cohort with your teachers. This adventure is not about the destination, but the journey to improving teaching and learning with technology.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Matthew Spears

Matthew Spears

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Presenters
avatar for Megan Di Giovanni

Megan Di Giovanni

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 1105
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

10:00am EST

Breakthrough Digital Literacy with Breakouts
Learn how a middle school gifted teacher and an ITRT collaborated on a digital literacy unit incorporating the trending “Breakout” concept. In addition to completing a mini-breakout challenge, participants will explore the digital-literacy unit plan ready to integrate and adapt to student needs and other curricula beyond E/LA.

Co-Presenters
Presenters
avatar for Kate Kanach

Kate Kanach

ITRT, Hanover County Public Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) for Hanover High School in Hanover County, Virginia. I hold my post-graduate professional teaching license for secondary English/Language Arts and have my M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 2100
  Concurrent Session

10:00am EST

Coding the Curriculum
Want to code with your students, but feel confined by the state standards? Need a jumping off point? Come see some creative ways to support your curriculum with Scratch.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Sarah Green

Sarah Green

Innovative Learning Coach, HCPS Innovative Learning

Presenters
avatar for Karen Hues

Karen Hues

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
I am an Innovative Learning Coach at Davis, Greenwood, Longan, and Montrose


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 2104
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

10:00am EST

Deeper Learning Through Video Production
The tools we have nowadays make the mechanics of producing a video very simple. However, producing an engaging, informative video is a steep challenge. Generating, planning, and executing a video project encourage creativity, foster collaboration, and push students to connect with classroom content on a personal level. Come find out how to structure and manage video projects that lead to Deeper Learning.

Presenters
avatar for Bea Leiderman

Bea Leiderman

Instructional Technology Coach, Independent
Bea is a former teacher and instructional technology coach. She specializes in helping teachers plan hands-on activities and open-ended creative projects.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 2201
  Concurrent Session

10:00am EST

Get Interactive with Google Apps
Let’s get interactive in your classroom! Use Google Apps to reach beyond paper and pencil and transform your lessons into digital opportunities for students to use any time, any where! Create interactive activities with Google Slides and Drawings for students, and differentiate instruction in your classroom to meet the needs of a variety of learners.

Presenters
avatar for Wendy Seger

Wendy Seger

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 1104
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

10:00am EST

Keeping it Real in Virtual Reality
Take your students out of the classroom, outside on top of mountains, or float along the coral reefs of Australia. All students K-12 will benefit from this unique opportunity that enhances science, math, world languages, English and beyond.You will walk away from this session with resources, a better understanding of current technologies and tools to develop lifelong innovative learners. This interactive session will take you outside the classroom through the world of VR. Bring your smartphones, iPods, iPads, and gain experiences to take with you!

Co-Presenters
avatar for Amanda Kinsler

Amanda Kinsler

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Hood

Carrie Hood

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 1102
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

10:00am EST

May the Formative Force be with You: Navigating your way through Real Time Assessments
Learn to quickly create and navigate through interactive activities that allow you to assess students during small group or whole group instruction. Gain valuable data in real time while charting the course to help your students reach your learning goals. With a handful of computers, laptops, tablets, or even a SMART Board, you can propel student engagement and track student progress without taking home a stack of papers to grade. May the Formative Force be with you!

Co-Presenters
avatar for Natalie Waller

Natalie Waller

Instructional Specialist - Elem. Math & Science, Richmond Public Schools
STEM girl. Google Certified Educator. I DO Math. Passionate about equity and urban education. Nearpod Certified Educator- DEN Star - CODE Fanatic - I ❤ Canva - Fired up for ThingLink, Adobe, Quizlet, and Seesaw!

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Webster

Sarah Webster

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Richmond City Public Schools
Hello! I am an ITRT (Instructional Technology Resource Teacher) for Richmond City Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. I am a Nearpod PioNear and Certified Educator and Certified Trainer, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, Class Dojo Mentor, and Google Certified Educator... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Room 1100
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

10:00am EST

VSTE STEM Tools Demo
Come explore new and emerging tech tools provided by our partners, VSTE. A formal demonstration will be given on the following STEM learning tools:

  • Strawbees (grades K-12)
  • Virtual Reality (grades 2-12)
  • Ozobots (grade 2-12)
  • LittleBits (grades 2-12)
Come gather around the VSTE table on the first floor for the demonstration!  We will be here throughout the day, but a formal demonstration of STEM tools will be from 10 am-10:45 am.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

VSTE/Nonprofit, VSTE
View additional information in our Inspire Loudoun Virtual Exhibit Hall. VSTE is the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate of the International Socie... Read More →
avatar for Tim Stahmer

Tim Stahmer

Educator. Blogger. Learner. Geek. Photographer., AssortedStuff.com
For many years I was a professional development leader for the almost 200 school-based technology coaches in Fairfax County Public Schools. Currently I continue to advocate for teachers and students as a member of the VSTE Board of Directors. I also serve on the VSTE Conference Committee.I... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)

Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)

Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)
VSTE is the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate of the International Society... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Downstairs

10:45am EST

Networking/Vendors
Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am EST
2nd Floor

11:00am EST

Adaptive Digital Tools/Resources to Support Exceptional Learners
Come learn and explore some free digital tools and resources (Google Apps/add-ons, Chrome/extensions, media sources, and more) to help differentiate and support the exceptional learners in your classroom. This session highlights a few digital tools and resources to help teachers differentiate and accommodate the exceptional learners in both inclusion and pull-out settings. Students will benefit from utilizing these digital tools to aid them in, engaging with and accessing online content in ways that support their learning.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Dorsey

Andrea Dorsey

ITRT, Powhatan County Public Schools



Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 1104
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

Bite Sized PD-What Busy Teachers Need for Success
Professional Development often indicates days or weeks of instruction that teachers use out of context and only for that time. Upon return to their classrooms, they become overwhelmed by the notes they scribbled down and are unable to reproduce anything. Innovative, single-focused PD is the answer to teacher problems. This session demonstrates a short PD activity as a model for how to create regular, meaningful, and useful PD opportunities for teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Campbell

Diana Campbell

Ph.D. Candidate from Michigan State University's Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program. Research interests in teacher technology motivations, writing, and technology integration.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 1105
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

Coding for Tomorrow and Beyond
We will explore a variety of resources related to coding. We will use Spheros, code.org, Scratch, and MakeyMakeys. Attendees will learn skills to empower their students for the future and beyond.

Co-Presenters
Presenters
avatar for Gina Browne

Gina Browne

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, HCPS Instructional Technology
Elementary ITRT at: Arthur Ashe, Maybeury, Shady Grove, and Skipwith


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 2201
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

Digital Storytelling with Scratch
Learn how to use the programming language Scratch to create a digital story. Scratch is a programming language designed for students in grades k - 12. Scratch can be used to create simple animations to advanced video games. In this session, you will learn how to program in the Scratch environment and how to implement lessons like these with your students.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Sharon Shadrach

Sharon Shadrach

Classroom Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
After 23 years working in the technology industry, Sharon decided it was time for a change and switched to teaching. She currently teaches programming and cybersecurity at Powhatan High School and recently celebrated her 16th year in education (all in Powhatan County). She is a proud... Read More →

Presenters
BS

Blythe Samuels

Classroom Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
I have spent the last 21 years teaching math and computer science at Powhatan High School. I am excited to share my expertise with as many teachers as possible. Currently, I teach Algebra 2, AP Computer Science - A, and AP Computer Science Principles. I am also the co-sponsor for... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 1102
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

Individualize and Improve Instruction with G Suite
Participants will experience a couple ways to leverage tools within G Suite to target student needs and deliver individualized instruction to them. Participants will also discuss different ways to improve workflows so teachers and students are working smarter and harder.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Spears

Matthew Spears

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 2104
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

My Students Have Chromebooks! Now, How do I Manage These in My 1:1 Classroom to Promote Student Engagement?
Classroom instruction looks very different today than it did just a few years ago. As we continue to embrace anytime, anywhere learning and our 1;1 Chromebook initiative, we will share our story of how we structured our professional development training to assist teachers with addressing classroom management using 1:1 devices with their students. The purpose for our PD was to have teachers develop classroom management strategies in a 1:1 initiative that promotes using best practices with digital materials. This in turn provides opportunities to differentiate instruction and engage students with activities that promote higher order thinking and problem solving skills.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Tamara Howerton

Tamara Howerton

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Tammy Howerton has been in education at CCPS for 16 years. This is her 10th year as a Technology Integrator. This school year she will support Matoaca and Bailey Bridge Middle schools. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family at their place on the Inner Banks, traveling... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Cathy Maher

Cathy Maher

Instructional Designer


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 1100
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

Problem-based Interdisciplinary STEM with Hummingbird Robotics
In this session, participants will learn strategies we used in the development and implementation of a two-year professional development project to help teachers incorporate problem-based learning strategies and Hummingbird Robotics into Grades 5-12 classrooms. We will share details about the Hummingbird Robotics, its functions and components, and how it can be used across disciplines to integrate coding into the classroom and create engaging lessons for students to be creative, innovative, and engaged in their learning. We will share lesson plans developed from this project, as well as additional ITTIP resources for implementation.

Presenters
avatar for Paula Leach

Paula Leach

Director, ITTIP at Longwood University
Dr. Leach is the Director at the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) at Longwood University in Farmville, VA, an educational outreach of Longwood that helps teachers incorporate technology into the classroom and disseminates research-based best... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 1201
  Concurrent Session

11:00am EST

Tools for Collabo-RAIDERS
Looking for ways to captivate students attention? An introduction to utilizing collaborative tools in the classroom such as: Nearpod, Quizlet Live and Kahoot. We will take a look at how teachers can use these programs to teach and assess student learning at-a-glance.

Presenters
avatar for Joy Duncan

Joy Duncan

Instructional Designer, Chesterfield County Public Schools
After 15 years of teaching in Elementary grades, I serve as an Instructional Designer in Chesterfield County. I am passionate about the opportunities to work with teachers and students!



Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 2107
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

11:00am EST

Visualizing the World Using Google Geo Tools
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map can speak volumes. In this session we'll explore some examples of how you can use Google's mapping resources - including Maps, My Maps, Earth, Street View and more - as a platform for creative student projects and dynamic teacher presentations. And not just for studying geography! Maps can be used (mixed with images and video) to help students visualize and learn literature, history, science, art, and more. Most of these activities will work well on any device so feel free to bring your tablet or smartphone.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Stahmer

Tim Stahmer

Educator. Blogger. Learner. Geek. Photographer., AssortedStuff.com
For many years I was a professional development leader for the almost 200 school-based technology coaches in Fairfax County Public Schools. Currently I continue to advocate for teachers and students as a member of the VSTE Board of Directors. I also serve on the VSTE Conference Committee.I... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Room 2100
  Concurrent Session

11:45am EST

Lunch
Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
1st & 2nd Floor

11:45am EST

Networking/Vendors
Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
2nd Floor

11:50am EST

Digital Age Teaching: Refreshing the VA TSIP
The TSIP standards that define what teachers need to know and be able to do with technology were created in 1998. A LOT has changed since then and VSTE is leading the charge for updating them. But, we need your help. Input from educators is essential to make the new standards a useful guide for contemporary educators. This session will be a facilitated discussion of the draft standards.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

VSTE/Nonprofit, VSTE
View additional information in our Inspire Loudoun Virtual Exhibit Hall. VSTE is the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate of the International Socie... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:50am - 12:10pm EST
Room 1107

12:10pm EST

Digital Age Teaching: Refreshing the VA TSIP
The TSIP standards that define what teachers need to know and be able to do with technology were created in 1998. A LOT has changed since then and VSTE is leading the charge for updating them. But, we need your help. Input from educators is essential to make the new standards a useful guide for contemporary educators. This session will be a facilitated discussion of the draft standards.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

VSTE/Nonprofit, VSTE
View additional information in our Inspire Loudoun Virtual Exhibit Hall. VSTE is the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate of the International Socie... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:10pm - 12:40pm EST
Room 1107

12:45pm EST

A Passion for Kindness
How do you cultivate a mindset of kindness in the classroom? By allowing your students to create Passion Projects! Learn how our fourth graders are making a positive impact in their classroom and community by sharing kindness with others.

Presenters
avatar for Tamara Letter

Tamara Letter

ITRT, Hanover County Public Schools
Tamara Letter is an enthusiastic presenter, writer, and kindness cultivator who strives each day to add a little good to the world. She is author of A Passion for Kindness and speaks at local, state, and international conferences. In addition to being a mom, educator, and writer, she is also an active VSTE conference committee member... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:15pm EST
Room 1107
  Ignite

12:45pm EST

Doctor, Doctor! An Authentic Learning Experience
In this session, participants will see how classes used Google Forms, Autocrat, Google Hangouts and other tools to create an authentic learning experience. Teachers took a backseat and acted facilitators in this student-centered project. Students researched topics and created video scenarios. They selected a student “doctor” to visit virtually. Then students applied their critical thinking and research skill to diagnose each other’s ailments and recommended treatment and prevention. Students were engaged and excited to apply their learning in this real world experience.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:15pm EST
Room 1107
  Ignite

12:45pm EST

The Writing's On the Doc: Using GSuite to Differentiate Writing Instruction
Our classrooms are full of students who are working at varying levels of comfort when it comes to writing. How can we confer with all of them efficiently and effectively, building their skill bases as well as their confidence? Learn how to target, confer, and assess student writing and skill acquisition through the use of GSuite.

Presenters
avatar for Kelsey Pacer

Kelsey Pacer

Virtual Professional Learning Support Specialist, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Virtual Professional Learning Support Specialist @CCPS


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:15pm EST
Room 1107
  Ignite, BYOD

12:45pm EST

Upgrade Socratic Seminars with Google Classroom
Reach beyond the tried-and-true Socratic seminar teaching method. Upgrade Socratic seminars with Google Classroom to infuse technology into teacher-led and student-led Socratic seminars.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Tupponce

Kim Tupponce

Gifted/Talented Education Specialist, King William County Public Schools
Kim is an educator with over 20 years of experience teaching grades 4-8. She currently teaches middle school gifted and talented seminars, digital storytelling, and creative writing. Twitter: @formerlyStars Google+: Kim Tupponce


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:15pm EST
Room 1107
  Ignite, BYOD

1:15pm EST

Networking/Vendors
Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:15pm - 1:30pm EST
2nd Floor

1:30pm EST

Adventures in Coaching! Lessons Learned Supporting a Priority School
Being a coach for 21st Century instruction is hard but doing it in a struggling school can present different challenges. Need some ideas? Come see resoources I have found useful and coaching plans I have used in my building to continue to be an agent of change supporting teacher growth and student achievement..

Presenters
avatar for Rachael Toy

Rachael Toy

K-12 STEAM Specialist, Henrico County Public Schools
As a middle school math and science teacher, I always enjoyed pushing my craft especially in the area of instructional technology and authentic learning experiences. I have served as a math and science teacher, ITRT, STEAM Coordinator, and K-12 STEAM Specialist for Henrico County... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 1201
  Concurrent Session

1:30pm EST

Blasting off toward the Future of PD
3,2,1... blast off towards the future of personalized professional development, and join the Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) Instructional Technology Integrators as they map out an adventure and navigate you through the challenges of designing and implementing their Leaders in Instructional Technology Education (L.I.T.E.) Cohort. 

During the session, L.I.T.E. Cohort creators will discuss the inspiration, purpose, development, and alignment of the cohort to district initiatives and ISTE standards. You will blast off with ideas and resources to help you launch a cohort with your teachers. This adventure is not about the destination, but the journey to improving teaching and learning with technology.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Matthew Spears

Matthew Spears

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Presenters
avatar for Megan Di Giovanni

Megan Di Giovanni

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 2107
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

1:30pm EST

Breakthrough Digital Literacy with Breakouts
Learn how a middle school gifted teacher and an ITRT collaborated on a digital literacy unit incorporating the trending “Breakout” concept. In addition to completing a mini-breakout challenge, participants will explore the digital-literacy unit plan ready to integrate and adapt to student needs and other curricula beyond E/LA.

Co-Presenters
Presenters
avatar for Kate Kanach

Kate Kanach

ITRT, Hanover County Public Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) for Hanover High School in Hanover County, Virginia. I hold my post-graduate professional teaching license for secondary English/Language Arts and have my M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 2100
  Concurrent Session

1:30pm EST

Classflow-Navigating the Future!

ClassFlow is an award winning cloud-based lesson delivery system, which has been shining light on the transformation of the modern classroom!

If you are ready to explore a solution that offers tools and resources, to collect data, customize instruction, and can connect any student devices then this workshop is for you! You will see how easy and quick it is to create Classflow lessons, assignments, and assessments that will keep students connected, excited and engaged! Classflow lessons can be delivered on any whiteboard, computer or projector. AND, it's FREE! You will need a Classflow teacher account for this session www.classflow.com, and BYOD!


Co-Presenters
Presenters
avatar for Penny Izquierdo

Penny Izquierdo

Education Consultant, Promethean Inc


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 1100
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

1:30pm EST

Digital Storytelling with Scratch
Learn how to use the programming language Scratch to create a digital story. Scratch is a programming language designed for students in grades k - 12. Scratch can be used to create simple animations to advanced video games. In this session, you will learn how to program in the Scratch environment and how to implement lessons like these with your students.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Sharon Shadrach

Sharon Shadrach

Classroom Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
After 23 years working in the technology industry, Sharon decided it was time for a change and switched to teaching. She currently teaches programming and cybersecurity at Powhatan High School and recently celebrated her 16th year in education (all in Powhatan County). She is a proud... Read More →

Presenters
BS

Blythe Samuels

Classroom Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
I have spent the last 21 years teaching math and computer science at Powhatan High School. I am excited to share my expertise with as many teachers as possible. Currently, I teach Algebra 2, AP Computer Science - A, and AP Computer Science Principles. I am also the co-sponsor for... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 1102
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

1:30pm EST

Let's WeDo 2.0
Enrichment, cross curricular lesson using Lego WeDo 2.0. We will incorporate Lego WeDo 2.0 into a plants and pollinator lesson. We will demonstrate how Lego WeDo 2.0 works and they can be used to reinforce lessons to give students a more hands-on learning experience.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Michelle Ball

Michelle Ball

Librarian, Powhatan County Public Schools
Well, 2020-2021 has definitely been a different kind of year for school at POWES!  We have been fortunate to be face-to-face (FTF) with most of our students all year.  We have implemented new practices this year, including enabling FTF and virtual students to place the library books... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Henley

Amanda Henley

Resource/ Elective Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
I am the Computer Resource Teacher at Powhatan Elementary School. I have been teaching technology for 15 years. I enjoy teaching and learning about all the advancements in technology and the ways to incorporate them into my lab. I look forward to sharing some of my ideas with you... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 1104
  Concurrent Session

1:30pm EST

Plotting, Programming, and Printing in the ELA Classroom
Programming and printing isn’t just for math and science- it can add another exciting element to the ELA classroom, too. Join us as we share how coding and 3D printing has brought a new level of engagement to an ELA classroom by inspiring students to collaborate and create through a range of mediums. We will share learning opportunities that appeal to a variety of students and make learning authentic and meaningful, while continuing to support and enhance their written communication and analytical skills.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Colleen Cassada

Colleen Cassada

Teacher, Moody MS
avatar for Gillian Lambert

Gillian Lambert

English Teacher, Henrico County Public Schools

Presenters
avatar for Emily Roberts

Emily Roberts

Innovative Learning Coach, HCPS Department of Innovative Learning


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 1105
  Concurrent Session

1:30pm EST

Putting the 'T' in STEM
Are you wondering about effectively integrating technology into your STEM lessons? This session is for you! From brainstorming and blue prints to presenting and sharing, technology is the perfect way to hook your students into the world of STEM. Participants will leave with a variety of ideas and materials to implement immediately into the classroom.

Co-Presenters
avatar for Katie Brockel Wilkins

Katie Brockel Wilkins

Coordinator of Gifted Education, Middlesex County Public Schools
Gifted Coordinator and K-12 gifted teacher from Middlesex County, VA. I'm interested in GAFE, coding, enrichment, STEM and project based learning!

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Alicia Broughton

Gifted Resource Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools
Gifted Resource Teacher at Laurel Meadow Elementary School, NBCT, Blogger, and Lover of all things Ed Tech!Twitter: AliciaBroughtonIG: @createloveteach


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 2201
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

1:30pm EST

Take a Schoolcation! Interactive Virtual Field Trips with Google My Maps & Google Arts and Culture
REACH Beyond the walls of your classroom and take your students on virtual tours with Google My Maps and Google Arts and Culture. Participants will experience art museums, historical exhibits, and World Heritage Sites through scavenger hunts, exhibit building, tour planning, and games. Learn creative ways to bring your students up close and personal to art, history, and culture around the world.

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Catherine Tompkins

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Cat Tompkins is an Instructional Technology Integrator and a product of Chesterfield County schools. Her daily goal is to help teachers with their productivity and creativity as they blend learning in their classrooms. When she is not spreading her love for technology, she is totally... Read More →

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Matt Fuquay

Lead Instructional Designer, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 2104
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

1:30pm EST

ITTIP STEM Tools Demo
Come explore new and emerging tech tools provided by our partners, ITTIP. A formal demonstration will be given on the following STEM learning tools:

  • Hummingbird Robotics (grades 3-12)
  • LilyPad Arduino (grades 6-12)
  • Circuit Scribe (grades 2-8))
  • Circuit Stickers (grades 4-12)
Come gather around the ITTIP table on the second floor for the demonstration! We will be here throughout the day, but a formal demonstration of STEM tools will be from 1:30 pm-2:15 pm.

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avatar for Stephanie Playton

Stephanie Playton

STEM Learning Specialist, Longwood University
Stephanie is currently a STEM Learning Specialist at Longwood University's Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). At the Institute she focuses on professional development for K-12 teachers in instructional design for inquiry based interdisciplinary... Read More →

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Longwood Univeristy's ITTIP

Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP)
The mission of ITTIP is to transform teaching and learning in PK-12 classrooms through the use of technology by providing high-quality professional development for educators and engaging programs for students, in order to maximize their learning experiences and opportunities in a... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
2nd Floor
  Partner Pop-Up

2:15pm EST

Networking/Vendors
Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm EST
2nd Floor

2:30pm EST

Animated Movie Creation in the Cloud - Online, Free, Easy
Using free, cloud-based online video creators like Moovly, Animaker, and PowToon to support project-based learning, encourage student creativity, and create opportunities for students to demonstrate content knowledge in innovative ways.

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Terri Vernon

Innovative Learning Coach, Varina High School/Henrico County Public Schools
I' m the Innovative Learning Coach at Varina High School in Henrico County, VA. I'm excited about Innovative Instruction, Deeper Learning, Educational Technology, STEAM, culturally-relevant pedagogy, Oxford commas, and working with students to empower them to take control of their... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 1100
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

2:30pm EST

Appin' Up the Classroom: Using Technology to Enhance Comprehension
Come app it up and learn some new tricks to engage your students. Apps are a great way to review content as well as check for understanding. Learn how to create Stop Motion movies, picture collages, etc. from a Smartphone or tablet. We will even make our own during the session!

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Jacquelyn M. Calder

Science Teacher, Moody Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 2201
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

2:30pm EST

Coding - The Highest order of Bloom Taxonomy
When you hear Computer Science you may think lines of scripted code like a foreign language, but showing how all coding accomplishes the same things is one of the easiest ways to attain the highest level of Bloom's Taxonomy. Several environments will be introduced and show how they are the same, from scripted python and java to brick-visuals such as scratch and App Inventor. Coding accomplishes the science and math foundations of STEM, and this highest order of Bloom's will prepare our students for a future in IT which has not been invented yet.

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Eileen Malick

Atlee High School, Atlee High School
I am the only Computer Science Instructor (CSI) in Atlee High School, VA teaching all levels of Computer Science from Intro to Advanced. The only consistent aspect about Computer Science and Technology is that is constantly changes. Graduation from VCU with an Education background... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 2104
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

2:30pm EST

Dynamic Coaching Models That Help Teachers Navigate Uncharted Technology Waters
Do you want to steer teachers toward effective, engaging, higher level technology lesson implementation in a 1:1 classroom? With more school divisions moving to 1:1 device models, teachers are inspired and motivated to create and implement innovative technology lessons. Instructional Technology Integrators from Chesterfield County Public Schools will share their successful coaching models that both differentiate and personalize technology instruction in order to spark creativity and meet individual teacher’s specific needs.These validated models grant the Instructional Technology Integrator the opportunity to help teachers brainstorm, plan, implement, and reflect on more rigorous, relevant, captivating lessons for their students.

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Rebecca Fox

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools

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Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 1104
  Concurrent Session

2:30pm EST

Encouraging Creativity: Join the Commons
Traditional copyright restrictions can stand in the way of student creativity and sharing. But new ideas about copyright and sharing make it easy to reuse and remix digital materials. After a review of creative commons licensing, participants will learn to search for materials in the commons and explore online copyright friendly databases including the Digital Public Library of America.

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Karen Richardson

VSTE/Nonprofit, VSTE
View additional information in our Inspire Loudoun Virtual Exhibit Hall. VSTE is the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate of the International Socie... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 2107
  Concurrent Session, BYOD

2:30pm EST

Eyes on Instruction: Using Eye Gaze Technology to Help All Students Express Their Knowledge
As the educational world embraces new technology, students with special needs are gaining more and more opportunities to express themselves. One method is through eye gaze technology. Working with students with significant disabilities requires a vast amount of creativity and teamwork from all members of the IEP team. This presentation will demonstrate how technology can unleash unlimited possibilities for students with significant disabilities and help us to see who they are and what knowledge lies within through their eyes.

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Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 1105
  Concurrent Session

2:30pm EST

Learn to Share with Seesaw
Learn how kindergarten students learn content and share their work with Seesaw. Discover how Seesaw in combination with other tools has created more instructional time and opportunities for student learning and sharing. The tools and ideas in this session can easily be used in other grade levels.

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avatar for Bambi Feighner

Bambi Feighner

Kindergarten Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools



Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 2100
  Concurrent Session

2:30pm EST

Self Paced Classrooms for All
Do you move on with content when some students aren't ready? Do you continue to review content when some students have already mastered it? From self-contained to advanced classes, we can help you use Schoology as a tool to create a fair classroom that meets the individual needs of all of your students allowing them to learn at their own pace.

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Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 1102
  Concurrent Session

2:30pm EST

Where Do I Start? Creating 21st Century Lessons
This presentation will help the audience understand the planning process for a 21st Century lesson. They will make connections between SAMR as well as the ISTE-T & ISTE-S standards. Participants will unpack their own standards to determine an appropriate 21st Century skill as a focus for students. Then participants will examine a list of tools and select one appropriate for the desired skill. Participants will share ideas in a common place for future reference and use.

Participants should have their content standards available and also have the Chrome browser installed on their devices.

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avatar for Ann Nash

Ann Nash

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 1201
  Concurrent Session, BYOD