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Wednesday, June 6
 

9:00am

The Innovator's Mindset
Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title), and share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.

Presenters
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant and Author
I am a learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. I am also the author of "The Innovator's Mindset". I believe we need to inspire our kids to follow their passions, while letting them inspire us to do the same.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Har-Ber Performing Arts Center

10:45am

Basics of Google Forms and Sheets
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This session will focus on how to create and customize Forms using Google Drive. Participants will learn how to utilize Google Sheets along with Forms in order to maximize workflow for creating surveys, mail merges, quizzes, reports, and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Fayetteville Public Schools
Joe is the Assistant Principal at Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B107

10:45am

Creating Blended Learning Environments
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An online component should not be “blended”, but the norm in our classrooms. In our world that is extremely connected and digital, learning to create different opportunities to use online resources is extremely helpful for creating innovative learning environments that really tap into and create a true learning community. In this session, ideas will be shared to build upon for your own classrooms using different online mediums that are “real world” for our students.

Presenters
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant and Author
I am a learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. I am also the author of "The Innovator's Mindset". I believe we need to inspire our kids to follow their passions, while letting them inspire us to do the same.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
Seminar - B101

10:45am

Differentiation with Technology
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Differentiation is an invaluable tool necessary to reach each of your students. It is the act of catering your lessons to different learning styles and allowing all types of students to excel in different ways. Differentiating the curriculum grants teachers the opportunity to be creative with their lessons and in turn facilitates more creativity within the students. Just as this practice allows your lessons to take many forms, differentiation itself can be employed in various ways. This research focuses on differentiation through technology, specifically through the use of 1:1 Technology. Educational technology is in a state of consistent growth, and as educators, it is vital that we are able to grow alongside it. 1:1 Technology provides the perfect avenue to allow both teachers and students to utilize technology in the most efficient way possible. From presenting slideshows, to creating online comic strips, to flipped classrooms, differentiation through the 1:1 technology promotes a dynamic and creative learning environment.

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Dylan Campbell

Stephen Dylan Campbell

Educator, Lake Hamilton School
Dylan is currently a 7th grade Science teacher at Lake Hamilton Middle School (Hot Springs Ar). Prior to working at Lake Hamilton, he taught Chemistry at Robinson High School near Waco, Texas.He holds a BS in Chemistry and an MSE in Ed Leadership from Henderson State University. Additionally... Read More →
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Garrett Gray

Teacher, Robinson High School (Waco)


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C106

10:45am

Formative Assessments that are FUN!
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I bet you are already giving assessments in your classroom, but are they fun? Are the students involved in the production of these assessments? If you answered "no" or even "maybe" then THIS is the session for YOU! In this session, you will learn how to build and use formative assessments in an interactive way. The focus of this session will be to share ideas that have worked well for my teachers and for you to experience old along with new technologies while making sure the outcomes are manageable and beneficial for students. This session is a collaboration session where you will have the chance to share your knowledge also with the group.


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Presenters
avatar for Dr. Douglas Greek

Dr. Douglas Greek

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Republic R3
Douglas Greek lives in Republic, Missouri with his wife of 24 years and their two children, 6 and 9 years old. He has worked full time for the Republic R3 school system as an Educational Technology Specialist over the last four years and seven years prior to that as a 2nd-grade and... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B106

10:45am

Get Your Gang Googling: Don't Let Students Have All the Fun
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If you aren't using Google Apps with your staff, parents, and community you are making life way to hard. Join our session to learn tips and tricks to streamline data collection, increase collaboration, and amplify communication.

Presenters
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Wheaton R3
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 prinicpal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →
avatar for Tim Jordan

Tim Jordan

K-12 Principal, Exeter R6 Schools​
Tim Jordan has been in education for thirteen years. He taught fourth grade and served as the elementary counselor. He has been an elementary principal for the past six years. He will be the Pk-12 principal in the 18 – 19 school year.   | | Tim believes in leading through a strong... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D105

10:45am

Introduction to Project Based Learning
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Explore the basics of Project Based Learning and leave with a solid understanding of what an authentic project looks like. Gain practical ideas of how to begin making PBL a reality in your classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Schools
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, two kids (& another on the way), and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D102

10:45am

Let Them Speak! Giving Students Voice with Google!
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Technology is fun and exciting and absolutely necessary to prepare students for their futures. At the same time, there is also a wealth of information about the need for student voice and authentic relationships between educators and students. What is lacking at this time is how to marry these two aspects of education. How can we use technology to give students a voice and build relationships? How can classrooms interact with technology in a way that draws people closer together and creates a community of learners instead of isolating students from each other and their teacher? This session, led by a highly-engaging presenter, will demonstrate how to build relationships using Google Apps for Education. I will show you how to gain insight into your students, how to quickly and easily provide meaningful feedback, how to differentiate instruction, and how to practice authenticity with your students. Attendees will not only leave with inspiration, but also with all the materials shared digitally for use in their own classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Academics, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer and Apple Teacher who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes in freely... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B110

10:45am

Strategies to Get Kids Thinking!
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Learn how to fire up your instruction with real techniques to get kids thinking! We will cover best practices on topics such as visual literacy, summarizing, note taking, and energy shifters. If you want to light the spark of engagement in your classroom this is the session for you!

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B100

10:45am

Student Success Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

ACT 930 will be discussed as well as tools and takeaways on how to meet the expectation of this new expectation for Arkansas Students

Presenters
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Kelly Boortz

Administrator, Springdale Schools
Kelly Boortz is an Assistant Principal at Central Junior High School in Springdale, AR.
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Anne Martfeld

Administrator, Springdale Schools
Anne Martfeld is an Assistant Principal at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, AR.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C110

10:45am

Students Helping Students: Teaching the Design Process and Building Empathy
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching students to use the design process to answer real world problems is a great way to build empathy. In the Assistive Technology Project, students learned about a variety of disabilities and handicaps as they developed assistive devices that could be utilized by a variety of individuals. The project leads to students empathizing with individuals who are different than them and innovating current technology to meet the need of these individuals. This session will discuss identifying a problem that needs addressed and applying the design process to help students develop a solution.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Beach

Carrie Beach

Educator, Washington Junior High School/Bentonville Schools
Carrie Beach is a middle school STEAM teacher at Washington Junior High in Bentonville, AR. Over her 20 year teaching career, she has taught numerous science subjects as well as PLTW. Three years ago she discovered Maker Education and has never looked back. In addition to teaching... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C101

10:45am

Transform Your Classroom with Nearpod: engage, motivate, and excite your students!
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Imagine a classroom with 100% participation, where the teacher receives instantaneous feedback and real-time reports. Imagine students excited about their learning and empowered to participate. We've described an amazing teaching tool called Nearpod! In this workshop, join us to discover how you too can transform your student's learning through the use of interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as: Virtual Field Trips, 3-D Objects, Sways, Polls, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery, including how to create your own customized lessons!

Presenters
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Walter Puls

Exhibitor, Nearpod
Inside Sales Director at Nearpod, a solution to drive engagement and collaboration in the classroom. Walter works with his team to help schools and districts across the country in their digital transformation. They work with more than 10,000 schools and districts in the US to drive... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D106

10:45am

Using studentGPS to make data-driven decisions
Limited Capacity seats available

The studentGPS dashboards provide public school personnel a centralized location to access a wide variety of student information, with the purpose of enabling data-driven decision making in the classroom and improving student achievement. Learn how to monitor discipline and attendance trends, create a customized early warning system, investigate assessment data, and more! No previous experience with studentGPS is required, and participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to be able to actively participate in the demonstration.

Presenters
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Jeff Killingsworth

Coordinator of Grants and Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Education
Jeff Killingsworth was privileged to be in the classroom for 12 years, teaching a variety of math and science classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, before joining the Arkansas Department of Education. He is currently the coordinator of grants for the Research and Technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D104

10:45am

#EduAR Chat LIVE
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you participated in Twitter chats? Are you ready to step outside the Twitter chat box? Come join the #EduAR crew as we have a real “live” Twitter chat with our professional learning network! The chat topic will focus on technology that teachers and/or admin are using in their classrooms and/or buildings. This may include apps, tricks of the trade in Google, Flipgrid, student collaboration, and anything new that is working for our students. We have the questions...we just need your voice to help us all grow and learn. This could be as simple as what you have learned so far in the conference!

Presenters
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

Administrator, Sheridan School District
Lindsey is the Lead Learner at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, AR (@SheridanSES). She is the co-founder of #EduAR Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night! She is a strong advocate of being a connected educator on Twitter by helping to found the #EduAR chat that focuses... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Lead Learner/Principal, Cabot School District
Bethany serves as Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller of Central Elementary (@CentralCabotpK4) in Cabot, Arkansas. She is a connected educator, hosting several Twitter chat discussions every year. Bethany is the founder of #JoyfulLeaders, a movement on Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Karen Norton

Karen Norton

Administrator, Jacksonville
Karen Norton is the Lead Learner (aka principal) and Maddie the Mad Scientist at Pinewood Elementary School (@pinewoodtitans) in Jacksonville, Arkansas. As a connected educator, she works diligently to help her team establish a personal learning network through various social media... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B104

10:45am

Using Digital Portfolios and Google Classroom for PBAs (Performance Based Assessments)
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PBAs, PBAs, who wants more help with their PBAs?? We have been using digital portfolios in our classrooms and using Google Classroom for our LMS. If you would like to learn some easier ways to turn in projects for grading and exhibit projects digitally, come to our session.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Craddick

Amanda Craddick

High School Art Teacher, Springdale High School
Amanda Craddick is an Secondary Art Teachers in NW Arkansas. She teaches Ceramics and Sculpture classes as well as AP Studio art courses. Amanda has utilized student made digital portfolios and Google Classroom as the learning management system for her classrooms.
avatar for Dawn Graham

Dawn Graham

Educator, Springdale Public schools
Dawn Graham is an Secondary Art Teachers in NW Arkansas. She teaches Ceramics and Sculpture classes as well as AP Studio art courses. Dawn has utilized student made digital portfolios and Google Classroom as the learning management system for her classrooms.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D109

10:45am

Fueling the Fire: Rekindle the Instructional Flame
Limited Capacity seats available

Fuel your fire by starting off with an Ignite Talk about cutting edge instructional strategies and practices to enhance student learning experiences in the classroom. Then fan the flames by sharing and discussing your experiences in utilizing new instructional strategies to engage learners.

Fueling the Fire: Rekindling the Instructional Flame

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center - University of Missouri
Jen is an eMINTS Instructional Specialist, Google Trainer, and Google Administrator. Jen has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B112

10:45am

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
Media Center

10:45am

Bloxels for the Win!
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Bloxels is an amazing video game creation tool that allows you to bring together coding, content, and STEAM. Come see how your students can use this gamifying experience to connect STEAM to ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. (Boxels is recommended for ages 8+). This will be a hands-on experience using Bloxels and phones or tablets. (Requires the free Bloxels app). The link to the Google Slides presentation is bit.ly/Bloxels2018.

Presenters
avatar for Jana Gerard

Jana Gerard

Learning Specialist, Lindenwood University
Jana Gerard is the educational technology Learning Specialist for the IDEA Studio at Lindenwood University. Jana has a MA in Educational Technology and a background as a K-12 educator.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B103

10:45am

Digital Escape Rooms: Proof that Learning and Fun Go Together
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Bring the idea of Escape rooms to your class without the hassle of physical materials such as locks, diagrams, etc.. Digital Escape Rooms are being used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, and language arts. Each adventure has embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.The learning is centered around the process of figuring the problem out, all in a student centered, collaborative manner. This is a great tool to use when introducing a new unit, as an interactive study guide, or as a team building skill. Participants in this session will be solving a Breakout EDU mystery, and provide resources for creating their own digital escape room.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Walker

Sara Walker

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Russellville School District
As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Sara specializes in utilizing Google Apps for Education to help teachers develop strategies for engaging students, providing individualized instruction, and preparing students with 21st Century skills. With her past experience as a teacher... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D103

10:45am

Genius Hour
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This session will show you how to spark interest in your students by giving them the freedom to choose what they want to learn. It will explain how it can transform your classroom by helping students become engaged, gain a growth mindset, and become better thinkers. This session will help you find ways to give this time to your students and meet standards. Experience technology and other tools that your students may want to choose for their Genius Hour projects. Genius Hour fits perfectly at any age level and in any class. All skill level is welcome and a device is required!

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Educator, Bentonville Schools
Ashley is a 7th grade science teacher who is always looking to spark curiosity and excitement in her classroom. She strives to use technology to make learning different than it was with pencil and paper only. She wants learning to be real and relevant to her students.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D100

10:45am

Have you Buncee'd Today?
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Are you looking for a new idea that will get your students excited about showing off their learning? Buncee is the perfect tool to integrate multimedia into lessons and projects to communicate creatively. Buncee is simple enough for the youngest, but engaging enough even for adults. Bring your device and come to learn more about how Buncee can transform you and your students into creators, storytellers, and future-ready digital citizens.

Presenters
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Educator/Media Specialist, Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Courtney Reaves is a 15 year veteran educator who will soon be moving into her new position as Media Specialist at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, AR. She is enthusiastic about growing kids and herself! She is always searching for new tools and ideas that will have a positive... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D111

10:45am

Lexile to College and Career Readiness...what can we do?
Limited Capacity seats available

Arkansas students simply must improve their reading skills. But how? What matters? We've found that when students understand their Lexile level and how it relates to College and Career Readiness, they work hard to improve their level. This ties directly to the Arkansas Ed. vision of student focused education. Digital tools like myON and ReadTheory can help students raise their Lexile level.

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne Rogers

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, LISA Academy North
Suzanne is the District Director of Professional development, AP English teacher, ELA Coach, TPN, TLAG, and cradle United Methodist. https://medium.com/@rogers_31979


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C107

10:45am

Google All the Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Google for student discipline, student attendance, counselor referrals, nurse referrals, instructional walks, and to celebrate students, parents, and staff. We will also learn about Google Add-ons that can revolutionize how you utilize the Google suite.

Presenters
avatar for Damon Donnell

Damon Donnell

Administrator, Springdale School District / Don Tyson School of Innovation
Damon Donnell attended the University of Central Arkansas. During his time at UCA he earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in music education. Later, Mr. Donnell earned his Educational Administration certification at the University of Arkansas. Mr. Donnell is currently in... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
B109

10:45am

That Was Awesome!! Now Write About It!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session I will demonstrate ways to get students interested in writing by using the web and videos. When using technology, students’ interest skyrocket when tech is involved. We will discuss journal writing, various forms of informal writing used for assessment such as exit tickets and blogs, and videos that not only spark interest in writing but get students to class on time. Once an educator understands the power of the internet, his/her classroom will be filled with students writing. We will also discuss using technology as a tool so students can use their voice and write as well as use the technology.

Google Slide Link

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Teacher, Cutter Morning Star High School
Lisa is a 29 year educator who teaches English as if her life depends upon it. She has been married for almost 30 years and her three children are all over 21. Her favorite parts of teaching English are reading Shakespeare and the Hero's Journey. She is also a maker... give her a... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
D101

10:45am

What's New for iPad in Education
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iPad is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 11 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new Files app, the new Dock, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Learn about classroom workflows using the Classroom app, Apple apps, and more.

*This session is provided by a Apple, an Innovation Institute supporter.

Presenters
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

Apple, Apple
Apple Executive


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
B105

11:50am

Innovator's Mindset Book Signing
Come and purchase your very own copy of The Innovator's Mindset during this time. George will be available to visit about his book and sign your copy if you are interested.

Presenters
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant and Author
I am a learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. I am also the author of "The Innovator's Mindset". I believe we need to inspire our kids to follow their passions, while letting them inspire us to do the same.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Rotunda

11:50am

Lunch
Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Courtyard

11:50am

Appy Hour
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you tired of searching for apps? In this session you will get to experience the Apple apps that already come on the iPads. Learn how to integrate them into your curriculum, utilize more than one app for a project and see how students can collaborate using these apps.
*You will need to bring an iPad to this session to participate.

Presenters
avatar for Shawna Polk Segerson

Shawna Polk Segerson

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Arlington Community Schools
Shawna is a Curriculum Technology Teacher for Arlington High School in TN. She previously was an elementary teacher before becoming a Technology Integration Specialist for Springdale Public Schools. She is an Apple Teacher, an eMINTS Affiliate Trainer and a certified eMINTS Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B103

11:50am

Confessions of an Educational Twitter Stalker
Limited Capacity seats available

How does PD in your pajamas sound? Or connecting with educators from all corners of the world? Well then....YOU NEED to learn more about Twitter. Like what is tweeting, twitter chats, or hashtags? I am a 7 year educational Twitter stalker and would like to help you grow your PLN (Professional Learning Network) by exploring the educational benefits of having and maintaining a twitter account. All you need to bring is device to get onto Twitter and if you don't have a twitter account...no worries...you will after this session. :)

Presenters
avatar for Pamela Baker

Pamela Baker

Educator, Fayetteville Public Schools
Pamela Baker is a 23-year classroom learner. She received her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and her M.A. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She is a Geometry teacher at Fayetteville High School as well as a non-competitive... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B104

11:50am

Engaging Students in Documenting their Learning
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Allowing students the time for reflection and summarization as we bring closure to a lesson can be relatively easy to implement yet extremely effective. Reflection is about acquiring meaning from experiences and enabling students to think more deeply, which can lead to greater insight and learning. Not only can reflection engage students in documenting their own learning but it also gives you, as the teacher, an idea of how much the students really “got.” Digital tools offer many and varied opportunities for reflection and evidence of learning. These tools can help create a habit or routine for reflecting experiences, add to engagement, and improve the quality of the thought process. From traditional paper-and-pencil, to familiar and new digital tools we will: (1) discuss the benefits of reflection for both teachers and students; (2) explore opportunities and scaffolding for reflection; and (3) introduce some of our – and hopefully soon to be your – favorite digital tools that can help you create rich and fun learning experiences that can be implemented in almost any subject area or grade-level.

Presenters
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
She is an Associate Professor and Educational Technology Graduate Program Coordinator
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Senior Instructor at Missouri State University.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D109

11:50am

EVERFI: The Digital Approach to STEM and FinLit Life Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session attendees will gain access to EVERFI's resources they can use to teach their students critical life skills in areas such as financial literacy, digital literacy, STEM readiness, health & wellness and more. Participants will learn how to integrate EverFi's no cost, online courses in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement. Examples of implementation/standards alignment (especially Act 480's personal finance standards) at the elementary, middle and high school levels will also be included. Hands-on exploration time will be provided so make sure to bring a device (laptop/Chromebook works best!).

Presenters
avatar for Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
EVERFI provides online, no-cost resources that help teachers equip their students with critical life skills like financial literacy, STEM exploration, health & wellness and more. | | EVERFI's resources are available to every elementary, middle and high school across Arkansas at... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D106

11:50am

Hidden Secrets of Google Add-Ons
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Come learn some of the cool tips and tricks that Google offers within their applications. Add-ons are now available in Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and SLIDES!!! We will be going over the most underutilized tools within each application to increase functionality of the application.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, Arkansas 4-H
Lori taught secondary math in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked with teachers for over 4 years to integrate technology in their classroom. As a Google Certified Trainer, Lori... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B107

11:50am

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
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Are you comfortable with all things Google (Classroom, Drive, Chrome, Searching) and don't think there is anything else you need? Come learn about incredible web-based tools to help you be more organized and efficient! You’ll learn things that take the awesomeness of Google to the next level! You’ll also learn about some great apps and extensions to help you in you’re your personal and professional life. Come to my workshop and see what you're missing!

Presenters
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs
Lori is a technology integration facilitator at Siloam Springs Public Schools. Her enthusiasm, bubbly personality, and passion come through in all her presentations.  This is her 5th year in this position. She is passionate about helping teachers by creating interactive lessons for... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B112

11:50am

Increasing Student Engagement through the Effective Use of Media
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Videos, images, audio files, and text are not just different forms of digital media. They are opportunities for increasing engagement, helping students process information, and aiding in formative assessments. Come learn effective strategies for using digital media in our schools and classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Tena Reese

Tena Reese

Educator, Rogers Public Schools
A part of Rogers Schools since 1995, Mrs. Reese serves as a liaison between the Curriculum & Instruction and Technology Departments. She works to help students and teachers improve the teaching and learning process through the use of technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D100

11:50am

Promethean Escape Room
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You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B100

11:50am

Online Cheating: How Do You Stop It?
Limited Capacity seats available

Have your students ever cheated with technology in your class? Try as we might, students are one step ahead. What can we do to catch up and overcome? Here are 10 ideas to improve your academic integrity in a technology rich classroom. Be ready to share what works for you.

Presenters
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Lance Muller

Education Consultant, Apex Learning
Bringing 10+ years of consultative and strategic experiences across K12, Higher Ed & the Public Library sectors. Beginning in the non-traditional classroom within a juvenile day treatment program, over the years, Lance has undertaken various challenging and complex educational initiatives... Read More →
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David M Simpson

Teacher, Springdale Schools
David Simpson is a teacher at the Archer Learning Center, the alternative high school for the Springdale School District. He is currently in charge of credit recovery and the Night School Director. He has taught mostly social studies at Archer for the past 6 years.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
C107

11:50am

Sparking eduLIFE into the Administrator Role
Limited Capacity seats available

A bit discouraged with the admin role? Wondering how to get out of an "office funk?" Join us as we dive into engaging ways to encourage staff, build community, and enrich lessons, while being the administrator that helps build a positive campus culture!

Presenters
avatar for Steven Helmick

Steven Helmick

Assistant Principal, Little Rock School District
Steven is an assistant principal @robertselemLRSD in Little Rock. He believes that schools should be labs of innovation, fun, and creativity where every student is allowed to grow in their unique abilities and potential. He is a husband to a phenomenal woman, a dad to four fantastic... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
C104

11:50am

Transforming the Ordinary
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine this, it's the first day of school and a class thinks they are going into a typical computer lab. They walk in and PLOT TWIST! The computer lab they knew and loved has been transformed into something bigger.... something better.... something... STEM. Come learn how two elementary schools took their "boring" computer labs and made it into a space that the kids love coming to. This session is for elementary or middle school teachers at any skill level who want to learn how to incorporate STEM concepts into their lessons, or to create a "specials" class that transforms their computer class.

Presenters
avatar for Samantha Brines

Samantha Brines

Teacher, Neosho School District
Samantha Brines is the G-3 lab instructor at Goodman Elementary School in Goodman, Missouri. Three years ago she took a chance on transforming her computer lab into something more innovative for her Pre-K to 4th Grade students. Now, the once mediocre class is a place of engagement... Read More →
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Ralph Maness

Teacher, Neosho School District
Ralph Maness is the STEM Lab instructor at Central Elementary School in Neosho, Missouri. This is his first year in this position, but he has hit the ground running and is well on his way to becoming a pro. Being a crafty person, he has found a way to bring what he loves into his... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D102

11:50am

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Media Center

11:50am

Osmo-Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants can engage in hands-on experiences with the amazing iPad Osmo. Apple offers many free apps that accommodate all skill levels. Everyone, regardless of skill level, can be a master in no time. Learn to code, be an artist, work with letters and number, or tackle the tangrams.

Presenters
avatar for Diane Southard

Diane Southard

Instructional Technology Coach, Carl Junction R-I School District
Diane is in her 13th year of education. In 2007 she began the eMINTS program and spent 8 years teaching 4th grade as an eMINTS certified teacher. She has taught Alternative Jr. High Communication Arts and Keyboarding, 2nd grade, 4th grade, and is now in her 4th year as the district... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Media Center

11:50am

Robotics 101: How to Begin
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session you will get all the information needed to start a VEX robotics team. Information will include how to apply for grants, what you will need, how to get started, how to find competitions, tips for success, and hands-on robot time with VEX IQ and the VEX competition game.

Presenters
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Marcella McVey

District GT Coordinator, Two Rivers School District
Mrs. McVey has been in education for 23 years. She began as a high school math teachers. Two years ago she began her journey as the district GT coordinator for Two Rivers School District. Mrs. McVey has a masters degree in curriculum administration from Arkansas Tech University and... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D105

11:50am

Take 1: Making Thinking Visible with Video
Limited Capacity full
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Have you ever seen a post-it note covering the camera on a Chromebook? It is time to take those off and use that camera for learning! Let's explore various tools and lesson ideas that incorporate the camera to increase creativity, collaboration and communication into the day to day learning for students. Walk away from this session with multiple instructional strategies using the camera on student devices to provide learners with opportunities to make thinking visible.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fort Smith Special Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels for the past twenty-three years. She is currently a Technology Instructional Facilitator in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D111

11:50am

Art + Technology = Career
Limited Capacity seats available

David Kersey ( Executive Director of New Design School and former Disney Digital Artist ) talks about being born in Arkansas, growing up drawing and painting, wondering what he might do for a career. After being introduced to a computer his life took a 90 degree turn which led to him to Hollywood where he worked on many animated movie blockbusters including the Academy Award winning film “Frozen”. David talks about the huge opportunity that is opened up for a "creative" when they learn to use technology as a tool for creation that results in a monetary product for themselves or a business. He will tell his story and why he is back in Arkansas leading New Design School to help kids, teens, & adults realize the same dream he had of having a successful career as an creative.

Presenters
avatar for David Kersey

David Kersey

Educator, New Design School
David Kersey is an Arkansas native and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is a leader, educator, and artist. David worked for The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures on films such as The Polar Express, Wreck-it Ralph, and the highest grossing animated film of... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D104

11:50am

Empowering Students the Chrome Squad Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear from the renowned Chrome Squad on how to empower students to rise to new levels & transform schools.

Presenters
avatar for Cody Holt

Cody Holt

Innovative Learning Specialist, Royse City ISD
After 11 years as a high school Language Arts teacher I made the transition to the world of instructional technology and my toughest challenge ever--teaching teachers. As the Innovative Learning Specialist for Royse City ISD I get the privilege to help teachers navigate instruction... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
C110

12:55pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
Courtyard

12:55pm

Apps, Extensions, Add-ons and More
Limited Capacity full
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Come learn new and amazing ways that you can use chrome apps, extensions and-ons and other tools with students and for yourself. Learn tips to make life easier, make fun videos with google slides, and many other amazing things. This fast paced sessions is designed to share as many tools as we can in the time and allow a little time to play and experiment with presented items.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Nathan Dingman, Instructional Technology Coach, Webb City R-7 School District, Webb City Missouri. Nathan is a part of an Instructional Coaches Team that leads Webb City School District in curriculum development, innovation, and leadership. For the past 6 years, Nathan has helped... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sara Edwards

Dr. Sara Edwards

Library Media Specialist, Webb City R-7
Dr. Sara Edwards, Library Media Specialist, Webb City R-7 School District, Webb City, Missouri. Sara earned her doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2009. After 15 years of teaching high school mathematics, Sara took on a new role as a Library Media Specialist at Webb... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B107

12:55pm

Digital Story Telling: Vlogs, Live Streams, and FlipGrid
Limited Capacity filling up

Our students are locked in to social media, vlogs and digital storytelling. Students' interests haven't changed, but the way the message has been delivered has evolved drastically. In this session, educators will learn how they can tailor their lessons to engage students more by feeding their digital needs. In this session learn how to showcase your own social media sites, start a weekly vlog featuring students, and even how to boost writing skills with the help of video editing. Facebook Live, FlipGrid and YouTube are just a few of the tools we will learn about in this session.

Presenters
avatar for Josh Worthy

Josh Worthy

Educator, Springdale Public Schools/EAST
Josh Worthy is the EAST Facilitator at Sonora Elementary. He was awarded the Springdale Teacher of the Year in 2014. His EAST program also received the Timothy R. Stephenson Founders Award the same year. Mr. Worthy has helped train over 140 new EAST facilitators over the years and... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D103

12:55pm

Google Keep - Simple Productivity
Limited Capacity full
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This is a beginner’s look into a Google note app, called Keep. We will look at how to use Google Keep and how to manage your to do list, projects, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mosby

Scott Mosby

Educator, Sallisaw Schools (OK)
Scott Mosby is a Google Certified Trainer and a Career Tech Education (CTE) teacher in Business IT at Sallisaw High School (OK). In addition to the many extra hours preparing content for his students, he assists with the Sallisaw marching band program as a drill writer, drum tech... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B109

12:55pm

Igniting Learning with Infographics
Limited Capacity full
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Google Drawings is an engagement winner! Come and learn some basic design steps, tips for how to teach students the tool and ideas on how you can use this simple but powerful tool for instruction, assessment and engagement in your classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Austin

Maureen Austin

Educator, Fort Smith Schools
Maureen is a third grade teacher, having taught in Florida and Arkansas for the past 11 years. Maureen's passions in the area of education are educational technology and teacher leadership. Originally from Florida, she enjoys reading and following college football and baseball.
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Jade Martinez

Teacher, Fort Smith Public Schools
Hello! I'm currently a 4th grade teacher at Bonneville Elementary in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I graduated from Ozark High School in 2006. I began my freshman year of college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas and then finished my last three years at the University... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D111

12:55pm

Innovative Schools for Students
Limited Capacity full
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Learning & Innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. The days of 1 flavor of education has passed. It is vital that we as educators understand the we lead many types of learners with multiple learning styles. I'll share what we are doing at Miner Academy to open up this idea of education for all. We are taking the ideals of Alternative Education into the traditional school & giving it a collegiate feel. Creativity & Learning are messy, it is time we embrace the discomfort.

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Harrison

Joshua Harrison

Miner Academy Principal, Bauxite School District
Principal & Athletic Director at Bauxite Public Schools, father of 4, foodie, travel addict, artist, person who drank the Crossfit Kool-aid & music fiend.
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Academics, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer and Apple Teacher who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes in freely... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C110

12:55pm

Meeting Standards Collaboratively Using Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Meeting state standards is a challenge for all teachers. This session will help teachers see how to collaborate with other content area teachers to plan one project to meet a variety of standards using technology. Most of the projects will target middle and high school level students; however creative elementary teachers may see how to adapt the projects for younger students. As long as you have access to internet, any device can be used in this session.

Presenters
avatar for Tami Myers

Tami Myers

Educator, Jackson Christian School
Tami Myers is an 8th grade physical science teacher and 6th grade coding/makerspace facilitator.  She is the secondary STEM director for a STEM accredited school in Jackson, TN.  She has 20 years of teaching experience and embraces project-based learning and 21st century skills... Read More →
avatar for Janet R. Wright

Janet R. Wright

Educator, Jackson Christian School
Janet Wright is a middle school ELA teacher and reading specialist in a STEM school in Jackson, Tennessee. She has twenty seven years of experience as a teacher and has seen many changes in teaching due to new technologies. She and fellow teacher, Tami Myers, have teamed up to create... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C107

12:55pm

Technology in the Music Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will share technologies that can be used in the music classroom for improved student performance. It will cover strategies to help students with literacy in music including simple implementation ideas from ways to mark music to help with eye tracking, different technologies to help with music reading remediation, such as websites and apps, and how to use technology to alter music to help students with special needs.

Presenters
avatar for Tina Cornwell

Tina Cornwell

Educator, Dardanelle Middle School
Tina Cornwell has been teaching for 20 years, and is in her 16th at Dardanelle. Ms. Cornwell holds a BA in Music Education and an MA degree in Instructional Technology from Arkansas Tech University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher since 2008, and became a National Geographic... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D106

12:55pm

Using My School Info to Make Data-driven Decisions
Limited Capacity full
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My School Info brings multiple data sources together, allowing anyone with online access to search and compare public schools and districts across the state of Arkansas. Come learn how easy it is to navigate the system and discover how to use this wealth of information to make data-driven decisions. Create reports about your school or compare schools and districts in a variety of ways. My School Info was designed to be a powerful system that provides transparency and access to public information – come see it for yourself! No previous experience with My School Info is required, and participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to be able to actively participate in the demonstration.

Presenters
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Jeff Killingsworth

Coordinator of Grants and Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Education
Jeff Killingsworth was privileged to be in the classroom for 12 years, teaching a variety of math and science classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, before joining the Arkansas Department of Education. He is currently the coordinator of grants for the Research and Technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D104

12:55pm

#EduAR EdCamp Style Twitter Chat
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you participated in Twitter chats? Are you ready to step outside the Twitter chat box? Come join the #EduAR crew as we have a real “live” Twitter chat with a TWIST! The chat topic will focus on what participants bring to the chat! Participants will ask the questions and participants will answer the questions. This will be a fully engaged session! All you need is: your questions, your knowledge, your Twitter handle, a device, and a GROWTH mindset!

Presenters
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

Administrator, Sheridan School District
Lindsey is the Lead Learner at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, AR (@SheridanSES). She is the co-founder of #EduAR Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night! She is a strong advocate of being a connected educator on Twitter by helping to found the #EduAR chat that focuses... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Lead Learner/Principal, Cabot School District
Bethany serves as Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller of Central Elementary (@CentralCabotpK4) in Cabot, Arkansas. She is a connected educator, hosting several Twitter chat discussions every year. Bethany is the founder of #JoyfulLeaders, a movement on Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Karen Norton

Karen Norton

Administrator, Jacksonville
Karen Norton is the Lead Learner (aka principal) and Maddie the Mad Scientist at Pinewood Elementary School (@pinewoodtitans) in Jacksonville, Arkansas. As a connected educator, she works diligently to help her team establish a personal learning network through various social media... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B104

12:55pm

Coding & Early Literacy
Limited Capacity filling up

Join CodeSpark Academy’s Coding and Early Literacy Subject Adviser for a session on how to introduce coding to students using picture books. In this session, we will take a look at multiple picture books that provide a segway into coding. Participants will be able to explore beginner coding with The Foos through CodeSpark Academy!

http://bit.ly/CodingEarlyLit

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Teacher-Librarian & Tech Integration Specialist, Batesville School District
Ashley J. Cooksey is a Teacher-librarian and Technology Integration Specialist in Batesville. She is the current President-elect of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge Quest and co-founder... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D100

12:55pm

Google Forms Frenzy
Limited Capacity full
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Can You Solve This? Forms Frenzy is an exciting, fun way to learn more about using Google Forms. Engage is this 'mental yoga' session individually or with a partner to solve the crossword puzzle and enhance your Google Forms skills! Google Forms basic skills needed.

Google Forms Frenzy Presentation

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center - University of Missouri
Jen is an eMINTS Instructional Specialist, Google Trainer, and Google Administrator. Jen has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B112

12:55pm

Promethean Escape Room
Limited Capacity full
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You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B100

12:55pm

Evaluating Technology's Impact on Student Learning: A Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity filling up

This panel discussion will review some of the latest research regarding impact technology has had on student learning and encourage schools and districts to consider more deliberate applications of technology in the classrooms.

Presenters

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C104

12:55pm

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
Media Center

12:55pm

Coding with the Dash & Dot Robots
Limited Capacity seats available

Time to play!! And code with Dash & Dot! Dash and Dot are robots allowing students to code while completing classroom standards as well. The robots allow any level of coder opportunities to show what they know concerning coding and academic standards! Come play with Dash & Dot!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Holland

Amy Holland

Educator, Bentonville Schools/Central Park
Amy Holland is an educator in Bentonville, Arkansas. Her teaching experience includes kindergarten, second, fourth and college. Amy is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a major in Elementary Education. A masters from the University of Phoenix in Curriculum... Read More →
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Heather Rentschler

4th Grade Math Teacher, Central Park Elementary School, Bentonville
Heather Rentschler is an innovative math teacher who works diligently to incorporate the latest ideas into her lessons!


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B103

12:55pm

Infusing Students with E-portfolios
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Debbie Lamb will share how students use technology to bring excitement into the classroom in ways never thought possible. Students are introduced to various e-portfolio options and opportunities for organizing and keeping track of materials. Following, students begin to value the importance of developing creative e-portfolios to stand out amongst their peers. In turn, students actively look for ways to get more involved in their school and community to add extracurricular activities and volunteer work.

The software used in the e-portfolio development can be as simple as Google Slides, Wiki, and more. In the session, Debbie will showcase not only her personal Google slideshow e-portfolio as well as other software options found for e-portfolio development. Also, a few students will present their e-portfolios. Come ready to share what is used in your classroom and everyone will leave more informed about e-portfolio options whether their students are going directly into the workforce, to college, attending technical school, or preparing for job as well as professional career interviews. The session goal is for everyone to become more knowledgeable through collaborative conversations about ways to enhance and grow e-portfolio ideas from basic to advance in the classroom.

Skill level- Beginner, Device - Chromebook, laptop

Presenters
avatar for Debra L Lamb

Debra L Lamb

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Debra Lamb has worked 12 years for Springdale Public Schools, serving as EAST Facilitator and Career Technical Education teacher. Presently she coordinates Real World Wednesday, the College and Career Fair as well as “Cause I Care” Service Learning Day. In 2014, Mrs. Lamb was... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D109

12:55pm

Maximizing Classroom Management with GoGuardian
Limited Capacity full
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If you use Chromebooks in your classes, GoGuardian has useful tools to help with classroom management. Learn how to create and schedule sessions for your classes with "scenes" that limit what websites students can access during class. You will never have to worry about online cheating again (because they won't be able to) or students straying to unapproved websites. Learn how to get everyone on the same page--literally--instantly. Get help syncing Google Classroom with GoGuardian, and learn how GoGuardian monitors your class even when you're not there.
Google Slides for this session (public): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ua84XY9-rS10Nym7Fz9sfkgWN3crlQso6849UVMQ13E/edit?usp=sharing 

*This is not a vendor session, but GoGuardian is a premium tool that requires access fees. Springdale educators have full access to all features.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Spencer

Michael Spencer

ESL English Teacher, Springdale School District
Mr. Spencer teaches English Language Development in the Language Academy at Har-Ber High School. He previously taught at Wichita's Virtual School and Alabama's ACCESS distance learning program.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D105

12:55pm

Be a Teacher-at-Sea! (and other NOAA PD, Resources, and Data Sets)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like to travel? Love to learn? Tired of sitting-down for PD? Want to use use real-world data to engage your students in authentic learning? Yes??? Then this session is for you!

Being landlocked in Arkansas, we may not think of accessing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s abundant resources - but they are loaded with lessons and activities, ready to use, created by classroom teachers and professional development opportunities that get you out of your seat, and even off dry land! “Be a Teacher-at-Sea” will share with you about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea Program (for teachers of all ages/subjects), the GLOBE program, NOAA Data in the Classroom, NOAA Planet Stewards, School of Weather program, Citizen Science opportunities with CoCoRaHS, and much more! Specifically, I’ll talk about my experiences with the Teacher at Sea program and the plethora of lessons, activities, resources NOAA and their affiliates have to offer. This session is appropriate for teachers of all ages PK-12 and all content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Cassie Kautzer

Cassie Kautzer

Educator, Springdale Schools
Cassie is a former Wisconsinite, currently in her 10th year of education in Northwest Arkansas, having spent seven years in elementary education and now working in middle level Science. Cassie is a 2014 Presidential Science Awardee (PAEMST) and the 2017 Air Force Association Chapter... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D102

12:55pm

ADE Digital Sandbox - Your Video Sharing and Streaming Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are new to the Arkansas Digital Sandbox or a seasoned veteran, you won’t want to miss this session. This hands-on session will explore the complete Sandbox solution, including: uploading and sharing of videos within your district or throughout the Co-op and state; sharing of videos with students, peers, parents, and other colleagues via a URL links, embed codes, and QR codes; creating your own video gallery to appear on your district or school website; creating closed caption files for videos that are shared on your public websites for meeting ADA compliance; and broadcasting of your live events from mobile devices, webcams, or media encoders t streaming to your own channel. All session attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop AND iOS or Android mobile device.

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Michael Kessler

Founder and COO, ADE Digital Sandbox / MyVRSpot
Michael Kessler is the Founder of the MyVRSpot video management system, branded in Arkansas as the Arkansas Digital Sandbox. Mr. Kessler currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales. Michael has more than 22 years experience in developing software products... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:55pm - 2:55pm
D101

2:00pm

Adventure Is Out There!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come take a magical journey with elementary students from Chillicothe, MO. Learn all about their after-school STEAM Club, which was founded from nothing just two years ago. Also, hear about their new building-wide Makerspace, the student-led Geek Squad that repairs devices, and the transformations happening in their community thanks to their hard work. However, this isn't just about STEAM Club -- come be inspired to dream big and try new things! Travel through this 55 minute adventure led by our favorite Disney/Pixar moments and these incredible students. This session is perfect for any attendee, in any grade level, with any experience level who wants to be innovative and daring! (BYOD)

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Beck

Andrea Beck

4th Grade Teacher, Chillicothe R-II School District
STEAM Club Co-Founder; 4th Grade Teacher; Presenter at ISTE (1 yr), METC (1 yr); Grant Recipient from MPER, MRTA, Jenkins Foundation, & Cusick Family Foundation; Bachelor's in Elem Ed, Master's in C&I, Current Student in C&I Specialist Program
avatar for Sophie Chambers

Sophie Chambers

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Chillicothe R-II School District (MO)
STEAM Club Facilitator; Innovation & Learning Coach for PK-5th Grades; Gifted Instructor for K-8th Grades; METC 2018 Spotlight Educator; Presenter at METC (2 yrs), ISTE (2 yrs), MOREnet (1 yr), MSBA (1 yr), District PD (5 yrs); Chillicothe EdCamp Co-Founder; Grant Recipient from MPER... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Seminar - B101

2:00pm

Creating a 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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I will outline how I have changed my classroom to a 21st century classroom through integration of technology, flexible seating, and student led instruction. I will address BYOD, 1:1, iPads, green screens, reducing my footprint in the room, classroom set up and management of flexible seating.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Educator, Appleton City School District
Megan is in her tenth year of teaching in rural Missouri. She is the major technology innovator at her school. She loves using technology in her classroom and sharing knowledge with her fellow teachers.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D103

2:00pm

Digital Conversations: Promoting Student Dialogue Using Social Annotation
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will demonstrate the use of digital tools to facilitate closer reading, deeper learning, and more meaningful dialogue among students. With an increasing emphasis on 21st century instruction, teachers need experience with tools that promote digital writing (Hundley & Holbrook, 2013) and connected reading (Turner & Hicks, 2015). In this session, you will explore the process of social annotation using “Hypothesis”, a tool that allows students to read assigned texts online; annotate with their insight, experiences, and questions; and reply to other students’ annotations. Hypothesis—and other similar annotation tools—promote dialogic learning, where students engage in conversations that stretch them and deepen their learning experiences. You will see specific examples showing how these digital activities have enriched and extended student learning in his own classroom. Finally, you will brainstorm ways in which you can use this tool in your own content area, school, or district. This tool works best on computers (laptops or Chromebooks), but tablets, iPads, or smartphones will also work.

Presenters
avatar for Jonathan Allred

Jonathan Allred

Educator, University of Arkansas
Jonathan Allred is a doctoral student in curriculum & instruction at the University of Arkansas. He taught high school language arts and AP Language before getting a master’s degree in curriculum & instruction. As a teacher, he noticed many opportunities to use technology creatively... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B104

2:00pm

Flipped Class: Idea to Implementation
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We have all heard that the Flipped Classroom has great benefits but we don't hear much about the practical steps needed to make it happen. Participants will leave with tools (classroom procedures, grading options, lessons learned from me in the first year) to start flipping their classroom but better yet understand how to prepare BEFORE the first day of school. We will discuss questions you need to ask yourself before hand and how to keep it manageable.

Presenters
avatar for Traci Tompkins

Traci Tompkins

Educator, Springdale High School
Traci is a native of Ft. Smith and a graduate of Northside High School. She has lived in Arkansas, Massachusetts, Colorado, the Philippines, and Texas. This is Traci's 20th year teaching. She has an Associates Degree, a BS in Education with a Minor in Math, a MS in Educational Leadership... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C101

2:00pm

G Suite for School Leaders
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Come and learn how to use Google Apps to help maximize workflow for administrators/supervisors by using calendar, forms, and more. This session will focus on helping individuals streamline the administrative processes that normally take up too much time. This session will help you learn new ways to move towards a paperless office.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Fayetteville Public Schools
Joe is the Assistant Principal at Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C104

2:00pm

Library + Makerspace = Techbrary
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Libraries are the perfect place for a Makerspace. Working with other teachers in your building, you can incorporate technical reading and writing into your ELA curriculum through project-based learning. Science and Math are complimented in many ways as well, including other Fine Arts coursework. Come learn how Hollister Middle School, a DESE Exemplary PLC School, created a Makerspace in their library - attracting and exciting students to tackle projects of their own design and choice.

Presenters
avatar for Roger Brallier

Roger Brallier

Educator, Hollister RV Schools
Roger Brallier is the techbrarian at Hollister Middle School, a DESE Exemplary PLC School, and the winner of the first GOCSD Innovation in Education Award. Roger has been in the classroom, public relations, and the adminstrative roles in his 14 years in education. He has been an emints... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D100

2:00pm

Personalize Learning through Digital Choice Boards
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Students have proven that they not only show you they understand the content, but exceed your expectations when given choice. Personalize learning is not only about meeting the students needs, but doing so through what interests them. At our school, we started doing this through Choice Boards. Now its time to take it to the next level and go digital! Come learn what a choice board is, how to create an easy one, explore one already made, and share “a-ah” moments you have as you are exploring. You will need an iPad, Chromebook, or laptop for this session.

Presenters
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Angela Evans

Technology Integration Specialist, Fayetteville School District
Angela Evans is the Technology Integration Specialist at Happy Hollow Elementary in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She has worked in this position for 14 years.  Her job duties include supporting both teachers and students as they use technology in the classroom.  Happy Hollow is a 1:1... Read More →
avatar for Crissa Mitchell

Crissa Mitchell

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fayetteville Public Schools/Happy Hollow Elem.
Crissa Mitchell has been an educator for 17 years in the Fayetteville Public School District. Not only has she taught all levels of elementary, she also has been an Instructional Facilitator (middle school and elementary level) and Academic Interventionist working with students who... Read More →
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Dana Troutt

Librarian, Fayetteville School District
Dana Troutt has been teaching in the Fayetteville Public Schools for 23 years working both as a classroom teacher and as a librarian at Happy Hollow Elementary. Additionally, she serves as Lead Librarian for the district.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D102

2:00pm

Tales from a 1:1 Classroom
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When you hear 1:1 do you ask yourself HOW? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? or WHY? If the answer is YES, then you are in luck. Discover tips and tricks to help you manage this innovative learning environment. A 20-year teaching veteran has ventured into the world of technology integration and is willing to share her learning experience with others. Ideas and strategies for managing devices, apps, and students will be shared. Key apps for instruction, assessment, and classroom management will also be explored. You don't use ipads? No problem! All educators are invited and can benefit from hearing tales from a 1:1 classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kristy Baumgartner

Kristy Baumgartner

Educator, Hancock Place Elementary
Kristy Baumgartner is a first grade teacher with the Hancock Place School District in St. Louis, Missouri. During her twenty years in education, Mrs. Baumgartner has taught fifth and first grades. Over the last three years, she has incorporated technology into her classroom practice... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C110

2:00pm

Teach Like a SAMRi
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Regardless of your knowledge and skill in implementing SAMR into your lesson design, this session will provide you with a treasure trove of tools and resources to help you on your journey in becoming a SAMRi teacher!

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Hancock Place Elementary
Kelly has been an educator for over 20 years and currently serves as the Instructional Coach at Hancock Place Elementary. Kelly is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator, Certified BrainPOP Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C106

2:00pm

The Electric Google Slides
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Do you love all things Google, but just don't see how Google Slides is anything more than your normal, every day presentation tool? Get ready to be amazed at the many exciting ways you can use Slides in your classroom. You will see examples of teacher-use and student-use Slides for a variety of educational purposes. Come and see an overview of "how-to" use Slides for differentiated learning.

Presenters
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Carthage School District
Tysha Roughton is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Carthage R9 School District. She is an eMINTS Teacher and Certified eMINTS Affiliate Trainer. She holds both Google Educator,Levels 1 & 2, certifications. She loves helping teachers implement new ideas, strategies... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B109

2:00pm

Way More Google Hacks for Educators
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Do you use Google but want to learn a few new strategies to increase your productivity and efficiency? This session will provide you with a plethora of Google hacks to increase your skills in harnessing the power of Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, & More!

Way More G Suite Hacks for Educators

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center - University of Missouri
Jen is an eMINTS Instructional Specialist, Google Trainer, and Google Administrator. Jen has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B112

2:00pm

Go Noodle Plus
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Improve focus and behavior while having fun. Any teacher can use Go Noodle Plus to add movement in their classroom while reviewing content with question sets.

Presenters
avatar for Kellie Isaacks

Kellie Isaacks

Educator, Springdale Schools
Kellie has been a teacher at Bayyari Elementary for the last 11 years. She holds an ESL endorsement and National Board Certification. She is also a Go Noodle Event Squad Ambassador.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D109

2:00pm

Media Literacy: An Essential Component of 21st Century Classrooms.
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Today's students have grown up in a world where technology has never NOT been at their fingertips. As educators, we need to do our best to cater to our 21st century students; this means best preparing them for the digital world we live in. Students need to know how to read media messages and understand the process of making media. This session will focus on what it means to have a "media literate" classroom and will provide its participants with practical examples and strategies of how to do so.

Presenters
avatar for Kallie Polk

Kallie Polk

Student, Ouachita Baptist University
Kallie is a junior elementary education major at Ouachita Baptist University. She currently serves an an America Reads tutor, Big Brother/ Big Sister mentor, and as the captain of OBU's cross country team. This is her second year to present at i2.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D105

2:00pm

Not Just Toothpicks & Marshmallows
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STEM, STEM, STEM.  It's still an "IT" acronym; however, it seems the same ol' activities are being implemented thorughout a students' elementary, middle and highschool career.  How can we shake it up?  In this session, resources and in-depth sample lessons to use in the classroom with instruction on how to implement them will be the focus. Participants should walk away feeling confident about incorporating an integrated STEM lesson that goes a little deeper than toothpicks and marshmallows in their classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook

Educator, Springdale Public schools
Dawn is an MAT graduate of the University of Arkansas. She has implemented STEM ideas and lesson in classrooms spanning kindergarten to high school. In addition she has had the privilege to attend a teaching institute with NASA emphasizing STEM in the classroom and how to teach it... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C111

2:00pm

Promethean Escape Room
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You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B100

2:00pm

What About Charts? Using Slides and Sheets to Make Data Charts
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Are you gathering data in google sheets? Take a look how you can customize charts that fit your needs to visualize your data in an easier way! Insert them into your Google Slides to make for dynamic visuals for your presentations or lessons. Walk away with a better understanding of how to create charts and graphs from Google Sheets. Come check what all the chart fun is about!

Presenters
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, Arkansas 4-H
Lori taught secondary math in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked with teachers for over 4 years to integrate technology in their classroom. As a Google Certified Trainer, Lori... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B110

2:00pm

Fantastic Standards and How to Teach Them
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New standards can feel like big scary beasts, especially when they also come with new and specific practices to incorporate. With High School implementation beginning this year, let's get together as science teachers, administrators, curriculum & instructional specialists, and hash these standards out. How can technology help with implementation? How do new lessons look? How will my classes change? There are a lot of questions and the best way to learn is from each other.

Presenters
avatar for LaDonna Mendleski

LaDonna Mendleski

Classroom Teacher, Cotter Public Schools
LaDonna Mendleski has been teaching science for 10 years. She LOVES technology and finding ways to use it to engage students in the curriculum. She is married and has one son. 


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C107

2:00pm

Grading Smarter, Not Harder!
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Do you love spending all your nights and weekends grading? If so, this session is NOT for you! Join this discussion to learn why innovation starts with how we assess student learning. When you grade smarter, not harder, you'll find grading more authentic, better aligned to instruction, and believe it or not - faster!

Presenters
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Schools
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, two kids (& another on the way), and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B107

2:00pm

"Let's Flip" Over Flipgrid and Educreations!
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This session is designed for anyone looking for a quick, effective way to help integrate technology into any curricular area and across all grade levels. Flipgrid and Educreations will both be shared, and time will be given to practice using the programs. As educators, we need to have reliable and easy-to-use resources available for ourselves and our students. Each program presented will empower the learner to share their work in a seamless manner. These programs have so much to offer, and I can't wait to share them with you! Come join the exploration and discovery....you''ll be glad you did!

Presenters
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall is a Technology Curriculum Specialist for Rogers Public Schools. She started in the district in 1991 as a 1st grade teacher, and has teaching experience in grades 1-3. In 2001, she became a Library Media Specialist and earned her Master's in K-12 Library Science from UCA... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B103

2:00pm

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Media Center

2:00pm

Flipgrid - Amazing Race Style
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Learn about the fabulous features of Flipgrid while participating in an Amazing Race type experience. Not only will attendees participate in the Amazing Race - Flipgrid Style, but also learn how to design your own gamified experience. Great for learners of all ages!

Presenters
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Neosho School District
Mandy Lybeck is starting her fifth year as an Educational Technology Director for the Neosho School District. Her passion is empowering learners of all ages to seamlessly integrate technology and innovation throughout their experiences. In her free time, she spends time with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Curt White

Curt White

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Neosho School District


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B106

2:00pm

Flipping Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The flipped classroom promotes learning for students at anytime or anyplace. This instructional design method helps build upon 21st Century Skills that students will need to become successful in our expanding, global workplace.

The flipped model promotes student voice and choice, putting them in the driver's seat of THEIR learning.

Presenters
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Virtual School Coordinator & Digital Learning Specialist, Springdale Schools
Mickey McFetridge has over a decade of experience in the classroom and several years of leading professional development. His blog, Class Tech Integrate, focuses on using technology in the classroom to enhance and transform student learning .


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D104

2:00pm

The Power of Technology and Blended Learning to Meet the Literacy and Language Needs of the 21st Century Learner
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It is become increasingly more evident that to prepare our students to be college prepared and career ready, we must embrace the power of technology and learn how it can be used effectively in the classroom. In this session, come and explore the key skills necessary for success in our 21st Century, global society as well as the unique brain-based learning styles of 21st century students. Review some sample digital language and literacy activities and discuss how they can increase student engagement during lessons to increase learning success for all students. Be prepared to share how your school/district is currently utilizing technology and blended learning strategies while gaining ideas from what is shared by others. In a group brainstorm activity, explore the question: "What steps are needed to assist teachers in creating blended learning classrooms?" Leave this session with more information and a continued commitment to enhance instruction, increase student achievement and get your students excited about learning, all through the power of technology. Just Imagine! Learning made easy!

(Targeted Audience: district/school administrators, teachers, instructional support staff; no device/tech skill level needed to participate)

Presenters
avatar for Arlene Vavasseur Fortier

Arlene Vavasseur Fortier

Curriculum Specialist, Imagine Learning
Arlene Vavasseur Fortier is a retired educator from Los Angeles Unified School District with 34+years of service as an elementary/middle school teacher, curriculum specialist and elementary school principal. After receiving iPads for all students in grades K-5, she trained her staff... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D106

2:00pm

Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners
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Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed. *This session is provided by a Apple, an Innovation Institute supporter.

Presenters
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

Apple, Apple
Apple Executive


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B105

3:05pm

5 Star Customer Service in Public Schools
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Customer service is critical in public schools. As competition heats up in public education, superb customer service can be the deciding factor for decisions being made to attend your school. This training will take a hard look at innovative ways public schools can serve students and families with 5 star customer service.

Presenters
avatar for Damon Donnell

Damon Donnell

Administrator, Springdale School District / Don Tyson School of Innovation
Damon Donnell attended the University of Central Arkansas. During his time at UCA he earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in music education. Later, Mr. Donnell earned his Educational Administration certification at the University of Arkansas. Mr. Donnell is currently in... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C104

3:05pm

Ai: Autocrat intelligence
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The greatest single human gift is the ability to chase down our dreams! Come learn how to use Autocrat, a Google Add-on, in an effort to save time when creating automated letters. Using Google Forms we will create automatically generated letters for discipline, attendance, grades, and many other needs. Administrators and Educators can both find more time to chase that dream using this time saving hack.

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Harrison

Joshua Harrison

Miner Academy Principal, Bauxite School District
Principal & Athletic Director at Bauxite Public Schools, father of 4, foodie, travel addict, artist, person who drank the Crossfit Kool-aid & music fiend.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B112

3:05pm

Arkansas on iTunes U: Created BY Arkansas Teachers FOR Arkansas Teachers
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This session will demonstrate the ways to access and utilize the vast resources contained within Arkansas iTunes U. We will also explore ways to collaborate and take part in events sponsored by Arkansas on iTunes U throughout the year, including additional training opportunities for digital content creation. The device you use doesn't matter but be aware that you can not access iTunes from a Chromebook.

Presenters
avatar for Donnie Lee

Donnie Lee

Statewide Coordinator - Arkansas on iTunes U, ADE Research & Technology/Arkansas on iTunes U
Mr. Donnie Lee is the statewide Coordinator for the Arkansas on iTunes U initiative housed at O.U.R. Educational Cooperative in Harrison, Arkansas. Prior to his current role, he was the Distance Learning Coordinator for the O.U.R. Co-op region from 2005 until 2014. Donnie has been... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D101

3:05pm

Breaking Down Walls: Redefining Learning Through Project-Based Learning
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By breaking down walls--literally and figuratively--we are transforming student learning through PBL. This is a student driven approach to education that ensure learning for all students as they develop 21st Century skills. With the support and encouragement of our community, board, and administration, we have completed the first phase of our PBL implementation. The community partners who have been involved can attest to the students’ development of the Five C’s: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and community involvement. Join us as we share our journey, the successes and trials of implementing PBL.

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Heather Lankford

Teacher, Seneca R-7
We are a group of passionate educators trying to transform education through the elements of Project-Based Learning. Collectively, we are administrators and teachers who have lived and practiced a successful PBL environment.
avatar for Nathan Manley

Nathan Manley

Assistant Superintendent, Seneca R-7
Passionate about anything that will help us meet the needs of all students.
avatar for Gwyn Osborne

Gwyn Osborne

Teacher, Seneca R-7
We are a group of passionate educators trying to transform education through the elements of Project-Based Learning. Collectively, we are administrators and teachers who have lived and practiced a successful PBL environment.
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Holli Sears

Teacher, Seneca R-7
We are a group of passionate educators trying to transform education through the elements of Project-Based Learning. Collectively, we are administrators and teachers who have lived and practiced a successful PBL environment.
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Anne Soden

Teacher, Seneca R-7


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D102

3:05pm

Designing On-Line, Hybrid and Personalized Learning Courses-What Does All of that Mean?
Limited Capacity seats available

There are a series of technology terms floating around in K-12 related to web based instruction for K-12 students. Terms such as on-line, hybrid, blended, personalized and other types of instructional strategies are some examples. For the K-12 teacher trying to develop interventions to facilitate student learning it might be difficult to understand what all these mean and what is the difference between them. In this session we will discuss various types of strategies for offering web-based instruction to K-12 students and important concepts that should be considered in developing these interventions. A focus on the integration of educational media, learning management systems and other web-based tools will also be discussed

Presenters
avatar for Derrick Mears

Derrick Mears

Educator, University of Arkansas
Dr. Derrick Mears is the Coordinator of the Educational Technology and Educational Specialist Programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas. His area of expertise is in the integration of technology into K-12 classrooms and in curriculum and... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C101

3:05pm

Engaging Learners Through Gamification
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What would school or professional development look like if it “played” like a video game? Faculty at Boise State University created a game-based learning management system based on the principles of Quest-Based Learning (QBL) using experience points, badges, achievements, leveling, and student choice. This session introduces tools, pedagogy, and results of design-based research into student success and satisfaction in QBL. Find out how to infuse game-design elements in your classroom or professional development program.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Instructional Designer, John Brown University
Kim Johnson is an instructional designer and adjunct instructor at John Brown University. Previously, she served as a virtual instructional coach, virtual teacher, classroom teacher, and computer lab manager. She earned a B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education from John Brown University... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D100

3:05pm

Hyperdocs for learning!
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Hyperdocs are a self-paced learning tool to be used in a blended learning setting. They primarily use Google Docs and Google Slides and are excellent for all ages and subject areas. They foster problem-solving skills, student ownership of learning while teaching students about a topic or skills. Teachers can essentially shrink their class size using Hyperdocs, because it is a teaching tool for those who can work independently while the teacher can focus his/her time with those who need one-on-one instruction. Learn how to find ready-made Hyperdocs for lessons as well as tips and tricks for editing existing Hyperdocs or creating your own!  Presentation: bitly.com/hyperlearning2018

Presenters
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Fern is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Siloam Springs School District. Her goal is to help teachers put technology into the hands of students in a way that enhances the learning process. Her latest passion has been working with teachers and students using Hyperdocs and inquiry... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B109

3:05pm

Make Time with Google Calendar
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Between homework, after school activities, class projects and time with friends STUDENTS have more on their calendar than ever before. Between homework, after school activities, class projects and time with friends TEACHERS have more on their calendar that ever before. Let's make the most of the of Google Calendars! It is so much more than keeping track of meetings.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fort Smith Special Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels for the past twenty-three years. She is currently a Technology Instructional Facilitator in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B110

3:05pm

Supporting a Makerspace Initiative
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Learn how to support a Makerspace / Tinkering culture in your school or district. Practical tips and resources for both facilitators and leaders. Session will feature examples of maker material include time for exploration.

Presenters
avatar for Jake Beers

Jake Beers

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Public Schools
Jake Beers began his career in 2006 as a 4th-grade science teacher in Lexington, Kentucky. After moving to Fayetteville, he continued teaching in the elementary classroom while supporting district initiatives in science and technology integration. In 2015, Jake transitioned to become... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Media Center

3:05pm

Technology Tools That Connect Regular Education and Special Education
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Do you have tools to connect your students in Sped classes to your curriculum? Could your communication between the classroom teacher and special education teacher be enhanced? Want to know what digital tools lend themselves to differentiation for students at all levels? This session will provide you with a toolbox of ideas for your students, communication among teachers, and parent connections. Both perspectives of RegEd and Sped learning with technology will be shared. Everyone from beginners with technology to advanced learners are welcome to attend. Bring your own device to click through tools and presentation together. Mainly focused on Chromebook devices, but will also include tools and platforms that work in iOS and Chrome. Some tools include: SeeSaw, Canvas, Google Apps for Education, MobyMax, XtraMath, and more!

Presenters
avatar for Samantha Muller

Samantha Muller

Educator, Republic R-III School District
As an elementary educator, Samantha has taught for 8 years in Republic, MO. In 2017, she completed her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Drury. Samantha has used technology in the classroom since her first year teaching, and has experienced 1:1, 2:1, a few devices... Read More →
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Erin Wilson

Teacher, Nixa Public Schools
Erin recently completed her 7th year of teaching elementary resource; three of those years have been at Nixa School District where she currently teaches. Erin earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Missouri State University. In 2015, she graduated with her Masters... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B103

3:05pm

Top Ten Things All The Best Teachers Do: A Student’s Perspective
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Want to know what all the best teachers have in common? Come hear my Top Ten countdown from an actual high school student. Seven classes a day, twelve years of school - I’ve seen it all and will tell you what students really want from their teachers! Real talk from a real student who loves school, education, and teachers!

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Kristen Pinkerton

Top Ten Things All The Best Teachers Do: A Student's Perspective, Sheridan Schools
Kristen Pinkerton is a senior at Sheridan High School. She is currently ranked #1 out of 296 students with a 4.2 GPA. She is a co-editor of the Sheridan High School yearbook and has won several national writing awards. She loves photography, animals, and chasing waterfalls. After... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D111

3:05pm

Can you think outside the box and escape doom?
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This session is a hands on experience. You will go through a virtual scenario with other participants. Using teamwork you will need to beat the clock and BREAKOUT of the BOX. We will show you step-by-step how to recreate this activity in your classroom to address multiple subjects. Come prepared to move and think.

Presenters
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Wheaton R3
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 prinicpal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Doretta Fox

Dr. Doretta Fox

Administrator, Wheaton R3
Dorretta Fox is completing her 25th year in education having served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director of special education in the Southwest Missouri Region. She is a servant leader who enjoys collaborating with others always striving to make a meaningful difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C110

3:05pm

Continued Learning with Twitter & Your PLN
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Twitter isn’t just a Social Media tool for you to stalk your fave celebrities. During this session, Ashley Cooksey shows you how to leverage Twitter to grow your PLN (Professional Learning Network) by creating a stellar profile, following peers, and finding Twitter chats! Be sure to bring a device. We will have a mini-chat session as we learn. If you don’t have a Twitter account, we’ll set you up today. All learning levels are encouraged to attend! Established Twitter users will actively take a leadership role to assist novices.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Teacher-Librarian & Tech Integration Specialist, Batesville School District
Ashley J. Cooksey is a Teacher-librarian and Technology Integration Specialist in Batesville. She is the current President-elect of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge Quest and co-founder... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B104

3:05pm

Courageous Enough (Creating a Culture that Thrives)
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Bye, Bye, Comfort zone! It's time to THRIVE.

To thrive is to grow, vigorously. It is to progress toward a goal or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances...and to never stop growing. To thrive is the opposite of failure. I assert that to thrive means you must act. You must step out of your comfort zone and take a risk. And that takes courage. With courage comes bravery and the passion and conviction to act , be vulnerable, fail, and get up and try again. I challenge you to not be content with growth. Instead, I challenge you to thrive.

Courageous leaders inspire a culture of Growth; everyone Thrives. Let's discuss a few ideas and try a few ideas for reginiting that fire within you, that passion for teaching and learning, and that drive to give your best each and every day. Let's practice what it takes to Thrive!!

I can't WAIT to meet you !!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Woodard

Julie Woodard

Educator/Sketchnoter for authors/presenters/etc., Rockwall ISD
Julie Woodard is an awarding-winning educator from Texas. As a sketchnoter for authors, presenters, and speakers, as well as education and healthcare leaders, Julie is able to reach the world via twitter. Recently celebrated as a TEACH TECH PLAY educator in Melbourne, Australia, Mrs... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C106

3:05pm

Teaching Math in Today’s World
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Project Based Learning, Flipping the Classroom or Blended Learning, Stations, Differentiated Instruction, Research-Based Lessons that are Rigorous and Engage students, STEM or STEAM, Interactive Notebooks with Foldables or Cornell Notes, Collaborating, Spiraling, and so much more. So many choices… so, which combination do you choose? All the data and strategies become overwhelming, whether you are a first year teacher or a veteran teacher looking at today’s challenges. Traditional-style classrooms are a thing of the past! This session will help you find which strategies you could use to create a fun, productive classroom – no matter the income levels of the school – even teachers in Title I schools can create lessons that develop higher level thinking in a fun environment.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Ellis

Maria Ellis

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Eureka Springs Middle School
Maria Ellis has a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with two specializations: Math and eLearning/Technology. She is currently working on Doctorate in Higher Learning with thesis focus in STEAM Education. Maria is currently employed as a Math Coach/Interventionist and Robotics Coach... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D105

3:05pm

15 Web 2.0 Tools for Personalized, Student-Directed Learning
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Teachers interested in personalized, student-centered learning and the creation of learning paths have much to gain from the effective use of the useful and current Web 2.0 tools freely available. Several tools such as FlipGrid and Blendspace can be helpful for developing higher order thinking skills among students, putting them in the driver’s seat, and preparing them for college and career. Join this session for free, exclusive access to an open online course in creating student learning paths using Web 2.0 tools. Bring your device and your questions for this engaging, hands-on workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Elwell

Robert Elwell

Educator, itslearning, inc.
Dr. Elwell, former Director of Secondary Curriculum for Broward County Public Schools (FL). Dr. Elwell’s work has focused on instructional design skills that produce innovative virtual and blended course design, align digital content assets to standards, embed instructional practice... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B100

3:05pm

Making your presentations interactive with Pear Deck
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Do you have powerpoints that you teach from? Would you like to know how to make them interactive? Then Pear Deck is for you! Any skill level and any subject can be exciting for students. You will get meditate feedback from students in addition to having a study guide pre-made. Pear Deck works with a multitude of devices.

Presenters
avatar for Wendy Kelley

Wendy Kelley

Educator, Springdale Public Schools
Wendy Kelley is a 7th grade History teacher at Helen Tyson Middle School. She has taught in many different settings within the district but technology integration appears in every subject she has taught. From alternative learning, school of innovation to traditional teaching nothing... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D109

3:05pm

Sketchnotes + Graphic Organizers = This Doesn't Suck
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Ever had one of those days where multiple students, if not most of the class, struggled with the content? Maybe you were showing a movie that had important information, but the students weren’t getting it because they were not engaged? Do you have times when students struggle with being engaged in the lesson or content while you struggled with the students? If this is sounding a bit familiar, then boy have I found a little nugget of “This doesn’t suck” plus "dual coding" plus "art" for you!

Sketchnoting is a fun, visual, brain-friendly way to remember important ideas and make sense of them. Brain research has shown that the good ole graphic organizer taps into the dual coding affect to help students learn. In fact, pre-made graphic organizers have proven to have more benefit for learners than when they create their own. Building on those facts, I created the Sketchnotes Graphic Organizer. It's fun! It works! Come see!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Belleisle

Kim Belleisle

EdTech Coach/4th Grade Teacher, Plato R-V School District
Kim Belleisle is a lead 4th grade teacher and EdTech Coach. She serves on the building leadership team and professional development committees.
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

Educator/District Communications Director, Plato R-V School District
Laura Steinbrink is a lead teacher and technology coach for the Plato R-V School District. Laura also serves as District Communications Director, Webmaster, Building Leadership Team Facilitator, Yearbook Adviser, and coaches two sports. She is a presenter and the author of a successful... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D103

3:05pm

The Tech Tool Choice Board
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The Tech Tool Choice Board is the one-stop shop for teachers and students when it comes to choosing a tech tool for a particular project or assignment. This handy edtech menu is organized by category according to the type of task students will be creating. From simply graphic organizer menus to tools for big-time projects, the choice board has it all!

Presenters
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Schools
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, two kids (& another on the way), and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B107

3:05pm

Infusing Technology with Standards Based Grading at the Secondary Level
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Learn how standards based grading can change your classroom to be focused on student learning instead of student behaviors. Also, learn how standards based grading can make response to intervention easier and allow for intervention to be, "By student, by standard." Learn how technology can be used alongside of standards based grading to allow for student grade tracking and student reflection.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Educator, Bentonville Schools
Ashley is a 7th grade science teacher who is always looking to spark curiosity and excitement in her classroom. She strives to use technology to make learning different than it was with pencil and paper only. She wants learning to be real and relevant to her students.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C107
 
Thursday, June 7
 

9:00am

Be a #Baller Educator
Technology is changing the landscape of how, what, and why we teach and learn. Tyler's experience in public, higher, and online learning helps give context and guidance on what that looks like to reach today's learners and tomorrow's leaders. You'll get tips and tricks on how to reach and influence Millennials (aka The Selfie Generation), and build a culture that fosters learning, builds rapport, and harnesses collaboration. Practical advice mixed with videos and experience, sprinkled with humor(ish), and a dab of The Dab. Utilizing positivity, creativity, and other words that end in -tivity to engage and focus on being authentic to your personality while in the classroom. What's that smell? Oh, that's fun, and you're about to sniff it up!

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director, Ouachita Baptist University
Tyler Tarver is the Director of OBU at NLC. He has over 12 million views on YouTube and 50k subscribers. He also runs TarverAcademy.com, wrote 3 books, podcasts, Google and Apple Trainer, and has been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and a fake Assistant Superintendent. He is not... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Har-Ber Performing Arts Center

10:45am

Adventure Is Out There!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come take a magical journey with elementary students from Chillicothe, MO. Learn all about their after-school STEAM Club, which was founded from nothing just two years ago. Also, hear about their new building-wide Makerspace, the student-led Geek Squad that repairs devices, and the transformations happening in their community thanks to their hard work. However, this isn't just about STEAM Club -- come be inspired to dream big and try new things! Travel through this 55 minute adventure led by our favorite Disney/Pixar moments and these incredible students. This session is perfect for any attendee, in any grade level, with any experience level who wants to be innovative and daring! (BYOD)

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Beck

Andrea Beck

4th Grade Teacher, Chillicothe R-II School District
STEAM Club Co-Founder; 4th Grade Teacher; Presenter at ISTE (1 yr), METC (1 yr); Grant Recipient from MPER, MRTA, Jenkins Foundation, & Cusick Family Foundation; Bachelor's in Elem Ed, Master's in C&I, Current Student in C&I Specialist Program
avatar for Sophie Chambers

Sophie Chambers

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Chillicothe R-II School District (MO)
STEAM Club Facilitator; Innovation & Learning Coach for PK-5th Grades; Gifted Instructor for K-8th Grades; METC 2018 Spotlight Educator; Presenter at METC (2 yrs), ISTE (2 yrs), MOREnet (1 yr), MSBA (1 yr), District PD (5 yrs); Chillicothe EdCamp Co-Founder; Grant Recipient from MPER... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
Seminar - B101

10:45am

Ai: Autocrat intelligence
Limited Capacity seats available

The greatest single human gift is the ability to chase down our dreams! Come learn how to use Autocrat, a Google Add-on, in an effort to save time when creating automated letters. Using Google Forms we will create automatically generated letters for discipline, attendance, grades, and many other needs. Administrators and Educators can both find more time to chase that dream using this time saving hack.

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Harrison

Joshua Harrison

Miner Academy Principal, Bauxite School District
Principal & Athletic Director at Bauxite Public Schools, father of 4, foodie, travel addict, artist, person who drank the Crossfit Kool-aid & music fiend.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B107

10:45am

Application of Artificial Intelligence Tools in the Classroom
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We will briefly explore research and practical applications of leading edge technology such as artificial intelligence, educational analytics, immersive education, augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality as they apply to digital learning in the education realm. The major focus of this presentation will be a hands-on experience with and exploration of ideas for using Voice User Interfaces (VUI) such as Echo, HomePod, or Google Home in the classroom. During this collaborative discovery session, we will be using several of the skills and apps available through VUI devices. As time permits, we will touch on the potential to build your own Assistant app.

Presenters
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
She is an Associate Professor and Educational Technology Graduate Program Coordinator
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Senior Instructor at Missouri State University.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D109

10:45am

Breaking Down Walls: Redefining Learning Through Project-Based Learning
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By breaking down walls--literally and figuratively--we are transforming student learning through PBL. This is a student driven approach to education that ensure learning for all students as they develop 21st Century skills. With the support and encouragement of our community, board, and administration, we have completed the first phase of our PBL implementation. The community partners who have been involved can attest to the students’ development of the Five C’s: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and community involvement. Join us as we share our journey, the successes and trials of implementing PBL.

Presenters
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Heather Lankford

Teacher, Seneca R-7
We are a group of passionate educators trying to transform education through the elements of Project-Based Learning. Collectively, we are administrators and teachers who have lived and practiced a successful PBL environment.
avatar for Nathan Manley

Nathan Manley

Assistant Superintendent, Seneca R-7
Passionate about anything that will help us meet the needs of all students.
avatar for Gwyn Osborne

Gwyn Osborne

Teacher, Seneca R-7
We are a group of passionate educators trying to transform education through the elements of Project-Based Learning. Collectively, we are administrators and teachers who have lived and practiced a successful PBL environment.
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Holli Sears

Teacher, Seneca R-7
We are a group of passionate educators trying to transform education through the elements of Project-Based Learning. Collectively, we are administrators and teachers who have lived and practiced a successful PBL environment.
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Anne Soden

Teacher, Seneca R-7


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D100

10:45am

Don’t Live in Isolation. Be a Globally Connected Educator!
Limited Capacity full
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So, you have a Twitter account and a Facebook page but just aren’t feeling the connection. We will show you how technology transformed our professional lives. This session will give you an overview of how to use multiple tech tools to get you connected and help you find your tribe. Bonus: many of the same techniques can be modeled for students and used with your staff or colleagues.

Presenters
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Wheaton R3
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 prinicpal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Doretta Fox

Dr. Doretta Fox

Administrator, Wheaton R3
Dorretta Fox is completing her 25th year in education having served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director of special education in the Southwest Missouri Region. She is a servant leader who enjoys collaborating with others always striving to make a meaningful difference... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B104

10:45am

EVERFI: The Digital Approach to STEM and FinLit Life Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session attendees will gain access to EVERFI's resources they can use to teach their students critical life skills in areas such as financial literacy, digital literacy, STEM readiness, health & wellness and more. Participants will learn how to integrate EverFi's no cost, online courses in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement. Examples of implementation/standards alignment (especially Act 480's personal finance standards) at the elementary, middle and high school levels will also be included. Hands-on exploration time will be provided so make sure to bring a device (laptop/Chromebook works best!).

Presenters
avatar for Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
EVERFI provides online, no-cost resources that help teachers equip their students with critical life skills like financial literacy, STEM exploration, health & wellness and more. | | EVERFI's resources are available to every elementary, middle and high school across Arkansas at... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D105

10:45am

Google Forms + Add-ons = Efficiency for Administrators
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Come and learn how Google Forms and add-ons can be used to create a paperless environment for administrators and their staff. You will see how to create electronic discipline referral forms, staff absentee forms, nurse and counselor referrals, classroom observations and many more. We will also take a look how to create items such digital writing prompts, communication logs, and quarterly awards.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Walker

Sara Walker

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Russellville School District
As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Sara specializes in utilizing Google Apps for Education to help teachers develop strategies for engaging students, providing individualized instruction, and preparing students with 21st Century skills. With her past experience as a teacher... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C104

10:45am

Igniting Learning with Infographics
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Google Drawings is an engagement winner! Come and learn some basic design steps, tips for how to teach students the tool and ideas on how you can use this simple but powerful tool for instruction, assessment and engagement in your classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Austin

Maureen Austin

Educator, Fort Smith Schools
Maureen is a third grade teacher, having taught in Florida and Arkansas for the past 11 years. Maureen's passions in the area of education are educational technology and teacher leadership. Originally from Florida, she enjoys reading and following college football and baseball.
avatar for Jade Martinez

Jade Martinez

Teacher, Fort Smith Public Schools
Hello! I'm currently a 4th grade teacher at Bonneville Elementary in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I graduated from Ozark High School in 2006. I began my freshman year of college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas and then finished my last three years at the University... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D102

10:45am

Learning Blade, Supplemental STEM curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

This online STEM curriculum is designed to help students learn about careers and technologies in STEM related fields in a mission based format to demonstrate how these work together suing math, science, English and social studies lessons aligned to Arkansas standards. Learning Blade is available free for all Arkansas educators.

Presenters
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Ray Henson

STEM Curriculum Trainer, APSRC
Ray is currently contracted with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center as a consultant and trainer  specifically for the Learning Blade STEM curriculum. Ray has recently retired from the Arkansas Dept of Career Education where he worked to establish regional business and industry... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D101

10:45am

Strategies to Get Kids Thinking!
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Learn how to fire up your instruction with real techniques to get kids thinking! We will cover best practices on topics such as visual literacy, summarizing, note taking, and energy shifters. If you want to light the spark of engagement in your classroom this is the session for you!

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B100

10:45am

Tech Tip Tourney
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone has a tech tool or tip that someone would benefit from. The Tech Tip Tournament is a fast-paced, fun way to share the awesome tips and tricks that everyone needs to know! All are welcome, and highly encouraged to share. You will have 2 minutes or less to win over the crowd to become the Tech Tip Tournament Champion! #BringItOn

Add your tech tip or tool to the spreadsheet to be added on the tournament bracket!

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center - University of Missouri
Jen is an eMINTS Instructional Specialist, Google Trainer, and Google Administrator. Jen has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B112

10:45am

Technology in the Music Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will share technologies that can be used in the music classroom for improved student performance. It will cover strategies to help students with literacy in music including simple implementation ideas from ways to mark music to help with eye tracking, different technologies to help with music reading remediation, such as websites and apps, and how to use technology to alter music to help students with special needs.

Presenters
avatar for Tina Cornwell

Tina Cornwell

Educator, Dardanelle Middle School
Tina Cornwell has been teaching for 20 years, and is in her 16th at Dardanelle. Ms. Cornwell holds a BA in Music Education and an MA degree in Instructional Technology from Arkansas Tech University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher since 2008, and became a National Geographic... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C106

10:45am

Time Saving Grading Hacks that Will Save Your Life
Limited Capacity full
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As someone who believes time is best spent interacting with actual humans, Leann wants to show you all the best time-saving grading hacks using technology so you can focus on what matters - authentic student learning and building relationships with your students. When a teacher has written or typed, “Always capitalize i” and “Where is your source?” 150 times, she (or he!) may be too tired to comment on the actual content of the paper. In this session, we’ll learn how to create and share Google Doc templates in Classroom, how to use Google Forms Quizzes, how to use the Permanent Clipboard add-on to facilitate commenting on Docs, and how to use the Doc Appender Add-On to grade student writing efficiently. Attendees of this session will follow along on their own devices. Laptops or Chromebooks are helpful, but not required. Attendees will also leave with access to step-by-step instructions for each tool.

Presenters
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Academics, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer and Apple Teacher who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes in freely... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B110

10:45am

Using My School Info to Make Data-driven Decisions
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My School Info brings multiple data sources together, allowing anyone with online access to search and compare public schools and districts across the state of Arkansas. Come learn how easy it is to navigate the system and discover how to use this wealth of information to make data-driven decisions. Create reports about your school or compare schools and districts in a variety of ways. My School Info was designed to be a powerful system that provides transparency and access to public information – come see it for yourself! No previous experience with My School Info is required, and participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to be able to actively participate in the demonstration.

Presenters
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Jeff Killingsworth

Coordinator of Grants and Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Education
Jeff Killingsworth was privileged to be in the classroom for 12 years, teaching a variety of math and science classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, before joining the Arkansas Department of Education. He is currently the coordinator of grants for the Research and Technology... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D104

10:45am

Student Shoes: Dare to Be a Part of Their Journey
Limited Capacity full
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We’ve all sat where they are sitting. We’ve all been bored in a classroom or a professional development meeting. What if there was a way for your students to never have to feel that moment of boredom, dread, or despair? Take this journey with us and learn how to not become “that” teacher. We can’t promise to make you the hippest, coolest teacher on the block, but we can help you reach your students on a whole new level. It involves risk, discomfort and a little challenge, but the results are well worth it. Are you brave enough?

This will be an interactive workshop-style presentation, so come ready to share ideas and network. You will walk away with a “ready-to-use-tomorrow” lesson (no planning needed), as well as ideas on how to step outside of your own comfort zone to really inspire and connect with your students. If they see you take a risk to meet them, they will be more willing to take a risk themselves, and will end up thinking harder and experience authentic learning.

Presenters
avatar for Terri Files

Terri Files

Teacher, Diocese of Little Rock
Terri Files is a junior high social studies teacher who currently teaches at Our Lady of the Holy Souls School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Terri has taught in a variety of classroom settings ranging in age from kindergarten to college freshmen. She believes that history offers a unique... Read More →
avatar for Heather Olvey

Heather Olvey

Educator, Diocese of Little Rock
Heather Olvey is a junior high English teacher who currently teaches at Our Lady of the Holy Souls School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Heather has been published in scholarly journals and magazines, as well as co-authored book chapters and co-edited two books on the efficacy of young... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
C110

10:45am

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
Media Center

10:45am

Caption This: A Deeper Thinking Activity that Captivates!
Limited Capacity full
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If you are like me, you are constantly searching for a new, fresh activity to help connect your students with your content. Time is always a factor though, so I look for things I can immediately implement without spending a lot of my time preparing it and are relatively quick activities for my students too. If that sounds like you, then this session has you covered! You will learn how to create and use four activities that are similar, involve different levels of thinking, and will keep your students engaged.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Belleisle

Kim Belleisle

EdTech Coach/4th Grade Teacher, Plato R-V School District
Kim Belleisle is a lead 4th grade teacher and EdTech Coach. She serves on the building leadership team and professional development committees.
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

Educator/District Communications Director, Plato R-V School District
Laura Steinbrink is a lead teacher and technology coach for the Plato R-V School District. Laura also serves as District Communications Director, Webmaster, Building Leadership Team Facilitator, Yearbook Adviser, and coaches two sports. She is a presenter and the author of a successful... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
D103

10:45am

Coding with the Dash & Dot Robots
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Time to play!! And code with Dash & Dot! Dash and Dot are robots allowing students to code while completing classroom standards as well. The robots allow any level of coder opportunities to show what they know concerning coding and academic standards! Come play with Dash & Dot!

Presenters
avatar for Amy Holland

Amy Holland

Educator, Bentonville Schools/Central Park
Amy Holland is an educator in Bentonville, Arkansas. Her teaching experience includes kindergarten, second, fourth and college. Amy is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a major in Elementary Education. A masters from the University of Phoenix in Curriculum... Read More →
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Heather Rentschler

4th Grade Math Teacher, Central Park Elementary School, Bentonville
Heather Rentschler is an innovative math teacher who works diligently to incorporate the latest ideas into her lessons!


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:40am
B103

10:45am

What's New for iPad in Education
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iPad is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 11 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new Files app, the new Dock, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Learn about classroom workflows using the Classroom app, Apple apps, and more.

*This session is provided by a Apple, an Innovation Institute supporter.

Presenters
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

Apple, Apple
Apple Executive


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
B105

10:45am

The Power of Technology and Blended Learning to Meet the Literacy and Language Needs of the 21st Century Learner
Limited Capacity seats available

It is become increasingly more evident that to prepare our students to be college prepared and career ready, we must embrace the power of technology and learn how it can be used effectively in the classroom. In this session, come and explore the key skills necessary for success in our 21st Century, global society as well as the unique brain-based learning styles of 21st century students. Review some sample digital language and literacy activities and discuss how they can increase student engagement during lessons to increase learning success for all students. Be prepared to share how your school/district is currently utilizing technology and blended learning strategies while gaining ideas from what is shared by others. In a group brainstorm activity, explore the question: "What steps are needed to assist teachers in creating blended learning classrooms?" Leave this session with more information and a continued commitment to enhance instruction, increase student achievement and get your students excited about learning, all through the power of technology. Just Imagine! Learning made easy!

(Targeted Audience: district/school administrators, teachers, instructional support staff; no device/tech skill level needed to participate)

Presenters
avatar for Arlene Vavasseur Fortier

Arlene Vavasseur Fortier

Curriculum Specialist, Imagine Learning
Arlene Vavasseur Fortier is a retired educator from Los Angeles Unified School District with 34+years of service as an elementary/middle school teacher, curriculum specialist and elementary school principal. After receiving iPads for all students in grades K-5, she trained her staff... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
D106

10:45am

ADE Digital Sandbox - Your Video Sharing and Streaming Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are new to the Arkansas Digital Sandbox or a seasoned veteran, you won’t want to miss this session. This hands-on session will explore the complete Sandbox solution, including: uploading and sharing of videos within your district or throughout the Co-op and state; sharing of videos with students, peers, parents, and other colleagues via a URL links, embed codes, and QR codes; creating your own video gallery to appear on your district or school website; creating closed caption files for videos that are shared on your public websites for meeting ADA compliance; and broadcasting of your live events from mobile devices, webcams, or media encoders t streaming to your own channel. All session attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop AND iOS or Android mobile device.

Presenters
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Michael Kessler

Founder and COO, ADE Digital Sandbox / MyVRSpot
Michael Kessler is the Founder of the MyVRSpot video management system, branded in Arkansas as the Arkansas Digital Sandbox. Mr. Kessler currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales. Michael has more than 22 years experience in developing software products... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm
C107

11:50am

Lunch
Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Courtyard

11:50am

Creating and Managing a Makerspace
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be geared toward those considering or just starting a Makerspace. Learn about how our district created an entire room for K-12 students to utilize STEAM. Participants will get ideas about what products are most utilized by students, scheduling ideas, organizational skills, and how our district funded and received donations.

Presenters
avatar for Diane Southard

Diane Southard

Instructional Technology Coach, Carl Junction R-I School District
Diane is in her 13th year of education. In 2007 she began the eMINTS program and spent 8 years teaching 4th grade as an eMINTS certified teacher. She has taught Alternative Jr. High Communication Arts and Keyboarding, 2nd grade, 4th grade, and is now in her 4th year as the district... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D103

11:50am

Digital Story Telling: Vlogs, Live Streams, and FlipGrid
Limited Capacity seats available

Our students are locked in to social media, vlogs and digital storytelling. Students' interests haven't changed, but the way the message has been delivered has evolved drastically. In this session, educators will learn how they can tailor their lessons to engage students more by feeding their digital needs. In this session learn how to showcase your own social media sites, start a weekly vlog featuring students, and even how to boost writing skills with the help of video editing. Facebook Live, FlipGrid and YouTube are just a few of the tools we will learn about in this session.

Presenters
avatar for Josh Worthy

Josh Worthy

Educator, Springdale Public Schools/EAST
Josh Worthy is the EAST Facilitator at Sonora Elementary. He was awarded the Springdale Teacher of the Year in 2014. His EAST program also received the Timothy R. Stephenson Founders Award the same year. Mr. Worthy has helped train over 140 new EAST facilitators over the years and... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D100

11:50am

Empower Students to "Learn Their Way" Using CK-12
Limited Capacity seats available

CK-12's free platform is changing the way students are learning. This session offers educators of all grades and subjects a hands-on demonstration of CK-12's content and modalities of learning: lessons, videos, interactives, real world applications, activities, and study guides. CK-12's free Adaptive Practice, which is available on any device, personalizes learning by challenging students when they demonstrate proficiency and supporting them with recommendations when they're struggling. CK-12's PLIX Interactives and Simulations provide learners with over 1,200 dynamic, online explorations to promote critical thinking and deeper understanding of content. CK-12 FlexBooks®, a free alternative to costly and outdated textbooks, can be customized to localize content and align with state and district standards. This discussion will include strategies for teachers using CK-12 to differentiate in a variety of learning environments, including ways to use CK-12 as a full curriculum, for independent learning, as stations within a classroom, as a flipped classroom, and more. An overview of CK-12's integration with learning management systems (including Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology) will be discussed, as well as options for creating assignments and seeing detailed reports on student progress. Educators will leave this session feeling empowered to use CK-12's resources to innovate the way they teach.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Kincaid

Lindsay Kincaid

CK-12 Certified Educator Program Manager, CK-12 Foundation
Lindsay Kincaid has an M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Kansas. She has ten years experience teaching English, Video Production, and International Baccalaureate Film Studies in the Shawnee Mission School District... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
C110

11:50am

Getting Started With Student Broadcasting
Limited Capacity filling up

Looking for a challenging, yet relevant way for students of all ages to unleash their creativity, collaborate with others, and let their voices be heard? Join Lori Mayer and Kelly Martin, from Hancock Place Elementary, as they share how they implement and run their student broadcast, TigerTV. If you've ever been interested in doing a student-led news broadcast in your school, you don't want to miss this session.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Hancock Place Elementary
Kelly has been an educator for over 20 years and currently serves as the Instructional Coach at Hancock Place Elementary. Kelly is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator, Certified BrainPOP Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador.
avatar for Lori Mayer

Lori Mayer

Teacher, Hancock Place Elementary
Lori is a reading specialist and the creator of TIgerTV. Lori has been an educator for 14 years and was Missouri's Regional Teacher of the Year for 2017.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D111

11:50am

Google Chrome Extensions can Extend Productivity
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how you can use Google Extensions to increase your productivity and make your work (and home) life much easier! Lots of Google tricks headed your way. This fast-paced presentations will give you several extensions to go and investigate for your personal productivity.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, Arkansas 4-H
Lori taught secondary math in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked with teachers for over 4 years to integrate technology in their classroom. As a Google Certified Trainer, Lori... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B112

11:50am

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
Limited Capacity full
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Are you comfortable with all things Google (Classroom, Drive, Chrome, Searching) and don't think there is anything else you need? Come learn about incredible web-based tools to help you be more organized and efficient! You’ll learn things that take the awesomeness of Google to the next level! You’ll also learn about some great apps and extensions to help you in you’re your personal and professional life. Come to my workshop and see what you're missing!

Presenters
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs
Lori is a technology integration facilitator at Siloam Springs Public Schools. Her enthusiasm, bubbly personality, and passion come through in all her presentations.  This is her 5th year in this position. She is passionate about helping teachers by creating interactive lessons for... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B107

11:50am

The Electric Google Slides
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you love all things Google, but just don't see how Google Slides is anything more than your normal, every day presentation tool? Get ready to be amazed at the many exciting ways you can use Slides in your classroom. You will see examples of teacher-use and student-use Slides for a variety of educational purposes. Come and see an overview of "how-to" use Slides for differentiated learning.

Presenters
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Carthage School District
Tysha Roughton is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Carthage R9 School District. She is an eMINTS Teacher and Certified eMINTS Affiliate Trainer. She holds both Google Educator,Levels 1 & 2, certifications. She loves helping teachers implement new ideas, strategies... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B109

11:50am

Transform Your Classroom with Nearpod: engage, motivate, and excite your students!
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine a classroom with 100% participation, where the teacher receives instantaneous feedback and real-time reports. Imagine students excited about their learning and empowered to participate. We've described an amazing teaching tool called Nearpod! In this workshop, join us to discover how you too can transform your student's learning through the use of interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as: Virtual Field Trips, 3-D Objects, Sways, Polls, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery, including how to create your own customized lessons!

Presenters
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Walter Puls

Exhibitor, Nearpod
Inside Sales Director at Nearpod, a solution to drive engagement and collaboration in the classroom. Walter works with his team to help schools and districts across the country in their digital transformation. They work with more than 10,000 schools and districts in the US to drive... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D101

11:50am

YouTube Education
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on creating, organizing, marketing, and sharing videos created for any aspect of the education arena, and especially schools developing or maintaining a one-to-one environment. With the emerging development of online resources, learning, and delivery, building a library of user created and/or user organized content will be key to engaging and teaching today's learner. This will explain, show, and provide practical steps for utilizing the world's largest instructional tool (in a #baller way) from an experienced and proven educator with millions of views and thousands of subscribers.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director, Ouachita Baptist University
Tyler Tarver is the Director of OBU at NLC. He has over 12 million views on YouTube and 50k subscribers. He also runs TarverAcademy.com, wrote 3 books, podcasts, Google and Apple Trainer, and has been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and a fake Assistant Superintendent. He is not... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Seminar - B101

11:50am

Adding the "Extra" to "Ordinary"
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wanted to break into the world of STEM but struggled on where to start? This is the session for you! Come ready to learn as you engage in a easy but highly entertaining hands on lesson that could be adapted for any elementary or middle school grade level.

Presenters
avatar for Samantha Brines

Samantha Brines

Teacher, Neosho School District
Samantha Brines is the G-3 lab instructor at Goodman Elementary School in Goodman, Missouri. Three years ago she took a chance on transforming her computer lab into something more innovative for her Pre-K to 4th Grade students. Now, the once mediocre class is a place of engagement... Read More →
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Ralph Maness

Teacher, Neosho School District
Ralph Maness is the STEM Lab instructor at Central Elementary School in Neosho, Missouri. This is his first year in this position, but he has hit the ground running and is well on his way to becoming a pro. Being a crafty person, he has found a way to bring what he loves into his... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D102

11:50am

Coding & Early Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Join CodeSpark Academy’s Coding and Early Literacy Subject Adviser for a session on how to introduce coding to students using picture books. In this session, we will take a look at multiple picture books that provide a segway into coding. Participants will be able to explore beginner coding with The Foos through CodeSpark Academy!
http://bit.ly/CodingEarlyLit

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Teacher-Librarian & Tech Integration Specialist, Batesville School District
Ashley J. Cooksey is a Teacher-librarian and Technology Integration Specialist in Batesville. She is the current President-elect of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge Quest and co-founder... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
C101

11:50am

PD in Your PJ's
Limited Capacity seats available

Running out of time to collaborate in professional learning communities with your staff? Join us in our interactive hour or learning how to utilize Twitter as a powerful professional learning community for your staff all while remaining in the comforts of your home!

Presenters
avatar for Steven Helmick

Steven Helmick

Assistant Principal, Little Rock School District
Steven is an assistant principal @robertselemLRSD in Little Rock. He believes that schools should be labs of innovation, fun, and creativity where every student is allowed to grow in their unique abilities and potential. He is a husband to a phenomenal woman, a dad to four fantastic... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B104

11:50am

Promethean Escape Room
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B100

11:50am

Online Cheating: How Do You Stop It?
Limited Capacity seats available

Have your students ever cheated with technology in your class? Try as we might, students are one step ahead. What can we do to catch up and overcome? Here are 10 ideas to improve your academic integrity in a technology rich classroom. Be ready to share what works for you.

Presenters
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Lance Muller

Education Consultant, Apex Learning
Bringing 10+ years of consultative and strategic experiences across K12, Higher Ed & the Public Library sectors. Beginning in the non-traditional classroom within a juvenile day treatment program, over the years, Lance has undertaken various challenging and complex educational initiatives... Read More →
avatar for David M Simpson

David M Simpson

Teacher, Springdale Schools
David Simpson is a teacher at the Archer Learning Center, the alternative high school for the Springdale School District. He is currently in charge of credit recovery and the Night School Director. He has taught mostly social studies at Archer for the past 6 years.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
C106

11:50am

PBL Roundtable: Making PBL a Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you already been attempting PBL, but want practical ideas for improving projects within your classroom? This is a time to ask questions, listen to others, and also get real-time feedback from a PBL guru facilitating the session!

Presenters
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Schools
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, two kids (& another on the way), and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
D105

11:50am

"Let's Flip" Over Flipgrid and Educreations!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for anyone looking for a quick, effective way to help integrate technology into any curricular area and across all grade levels. Flipgrid and Educreations will both be shared, and time will be given to practice using the programs. As educators, we need to have reliable and easy-to-use resources available for ourselves and our students. Each program presented will empower the learner to share their work in a seamless manner. These programs have so much to offer, and I can't wait to share them with you! Come join the exploration and discovery....you''ll be glad you did!

Presenters
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall is a Technology Curriculum Specialist for Rogers Public Schools. She started in the district in 1991 as a 1st grade teacher, and has teaching experience in grades 1-3. In 2001, she became a Library Media Specialist and earned her Master's in K-12 Library Science from UCA... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
B103

11:50am

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
DR

Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:50am - 12:45pm
Media Center

12:55pm

Lunch
Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
Courtyard

12:55pm

Arkansas on iTunes U: Created BY Arkansas Teachers FOR Arkansas Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will demonstrate the ways to access and utilize the vast resources contained within Arkansas iTunes U. We will also explore ways to collaborate and take part in events sponsored by Arkansas on iTunes U throughout the year, including additional training opportunities for digital content creation. The device you use doesn't matter but be aware that you can not access iTunes from a Chromebook.

Presenters
avatar for Donnie Lee

Donnie Lee

Statewide Coordinator - Arkansas on iTunes U, ADE Research & Technology/Arkansas on iTunes U
Mr. Donnie Lee is the statewide Coordinator for the Arkansas on iTunes U initiative housed at O.U.R. Educational Cooperative in Harrison, Arkansas. Prior to his current role, he was the Distance Learning Coordinator for the O.U.R. Co-op region from 2005 until 2014. Donnie has been... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D101

12:55pm

Digital Tools to Build Focused Learning through Team-building Activities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

There are numerous websites and apps that can be used in the classroom to help promote teamwork and collaborative partnerships. First, we will look at what research says about how “good teams” function. We will also explore ways to encourage a positive culture of collaborative learning that can lead to students developing a “growth mindset”. Next, we will look at team-building structures and digital tools that help blend face-to-face interaction, discussion, and reflection to foster a positive learning environment and increase student’s appreciation of their peers’ unique strengths, talents, and skills. Be ready to jump in, interact, and stand up while you participate in the use of some great digital tools to promote learning through team-building.

Presenters
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
She is an Associate Professor and Educational Technology Graduate Program Coordinator
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Senior Instructor at Missouri State University.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D109

12:55pm

Get Your Gang Googling: Don't Let Students Have All the Fun
Limited Capacity filling up

If you aren't using Google Apps with your staff, parents, and community you are making life way to hard. Join our session to learn tips and tricks to streamline data collection, increase collaboration, and amplify communication.

Presenters
avatar for Naomi Austin

Naomi Austin

Administrator, Wheaton R3
Naomi Austin has taught U.S. History, writing, and English Language Arts. She has also served as an PK-6 principal for the last three years and will be serving as the 7-12 prinicpal in the 18-19 school year. She has used Google Classroom and GAFE both as a classroom teacher and as... Read More →
avatar for Tim Jordan

Tim Jordan

K-12 Principal, Exeter R6 Schools​
Tim Jordan has been in education for thirteen years. He taught fourth grade and served as the elementary counselor. He has been an elementary principal for the past six years. He will be the Pk-12 principal in the 18 – 19 school year.   | | Tim believes in leading through a strong... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D100

12:55pm

Innovative Schools for Students
Limited Capacity full
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Learning & Innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. The days of 1 flavor of education has passed. It is vital that we as educators understand the we lead many types of learners with multiple learning styles. I'll share what we are doing at Miner Academy to open up this idea of education for all. We are taking the ideals of Alternative Education into the traditional school & giving it a collegiate feel. Creativity & Learning are messy, it is time we embrace the discomfort.

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Harrison

Joshua Harrison

Miner Academy Principal, Bauxite School District
Principal & Athletic Director at Bauxite Public Schools, father of 4, foodie, travel addict, artist, person who drank the Crossfit Kool-aid & music fiend.
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Academics, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton is a Google Trainer and Apple Teacher who believes that working with educators should never be boring. She believes in using technology combined with authenticity to build relationships. Leann is the Director of Academics at Bauxite Schools. She believes in freely... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C110

12:55pm

That’s So Cool: Things I Do With Google Apps
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session I will show you how I use google to make my life easier. I love to use add ons and extensions, like Autocrat. I will also discuss what I use these add-ons and extensions for in my life as a teacher. These tools are extremely helpful especially if you are a google school. You will leave knowing what an add-on or extension is, how to install it, and how I use them to make my day easier.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Teacher, Cutter Morning Star High School
Lisa is a 29 year educator who teaches English as if her life depends upon it. She has been married for almost 30 years and her three children are all over 21. Her favorite parts of teaching English are reading Shakespeare and the Hero's Journey. She is also a maker... give her a... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B107

12:55pm

Using studentGPS to make data-driven decisions
Limited Capacity seats available

The studentGPS dashboards provide public school personnel a centralized location to access a wide variety of student information, with the purpose of enabling data-driven decision making in the classroom and improving student achievement. Learn how to monitor discipline and attendance trends, create a customized early warning system, investigate assessment data, and more! No previous experience with studentGPS is required, and participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to be able to actively participate in the demonstration.

Presenters
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Jeff Killingsworth

Coordinator of Grants and Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Education
Jeff Killingsworth was privileged to be in the classroom for 12 years, teaching a variety of math and science classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, before joining the Arkansas Department of Education. He is currently the coordinator of grants for the Research and Technology... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D104

12:55pm

Way More Google Hacks for Educators
Limited Capacity full
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Do you use Google but want to learn a few new strategies to increase your productivity and efficiency? This session will provide you with a plethora of Google hacks to increase your skills in harnessing the power of Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, & More!

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center - University of Missouri
Jen is an eMINTS Instructional Specialist, Google Trainer, and Google Administrator. Jen has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B112

12:55pm

Courageous Enough (Creating a Culture that Thrives)
Limited Capacity full
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To thrive is to grow, vigorously. It is to progress toward a goal or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances...and to never stop growing. To thrive is the opposite of failure. I assert that to thrive means you must act. You must step out of your comfort zone and take a risk. And that takes courage. With courage comes bravery and the passion and conviction to act , be vulnerable, fail, and get up and try again. I challenge you to not be content with growth. Instead, I challenge you to thrive.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Woodard

Julie Woodard

Educator/Sketchnoter for authors/presenters/etc., Rockwall ISD
Julie Woodard is an awarding-winning educator from Texas. As a sketchnoter for authors, presenters, and speakers, as well as education and healthcare leaders, Julie is able to reach the world via twitter. Recently celebrated as a TEACH TECH PLAY educator in Melbourne, Australia, Mrs... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
C106

12:55pm

Promethean Escape Room
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
B100

12:55pm

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
DR

Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
Media Center

12:55pm

Robotics 101: How to Begin
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session you will get all the information needed to start a VEX robotics team. Information will include how to apply for grants, what you will need, how to get started, how to find competitions, tips for success, and hands-on robot time with VEX IQ and the VEX competition game.

Presenters
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Marcella McVey

District GT Coordinator, Two Rivers School District
Mrs. McVey has been in education for 23 years. She began as a high school math teachers. Two years ago she began her journey as the district GT coordinator for Two Rivers School District. Mrs. McVey has a masters degree in curriculum administration from Arkansas Tech University and... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D105

12:55pm

Getting Real with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for science teachers wanting to make the Next Generation Science Standards real and relevant to students. Technology can help provide real world learning to students that gets "ABOVE THE LINE" with relevance and rigor. Teaching through project based learning or 5E lessons allows for students to work at their own pace and master learning targets. Through project based learning students are given choice and a voice. This session will show you technology tools students can use with their projects. It will also show you how to embed the Next Generation Science Standards' performance expectations, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Educator, Bentonville Schools
Ashley is a 7th grade science teacher who is always looking to spark curiosity and excitement in her classroom. She strives to use technology to make learning different than it was with pencil and paper only. She wants learning to be real and relevant to her students.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:55pm - 1:50pm
D102

2:00pm

Apps, Extensions, Add-ons and More
Limited Capacity full
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Come learn new and amazing ways that you can use chrome apps, extensions and-ons and other tools with students and for yourself. Learn tips to make life easier, make fun videos with google slides, and many other amazing things. This fast paced sessions is designed to share as many tools as we can in the time and allow a little time to play and experiment with presented items.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Webb City R-7
Nathan Dingman, Instructional Technology Coach, Webb City R-7 School District, Webb City Missouri. Nathan is a part of an Instructional Coaches Team that leads Webb City School District in curriculum development, innovation, and leadership. For the past 6 years, Nathan has helped... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sara Edwards

Dr. Sara Edwards

Library Media Specialist, Webb City R-7
Dr. Sara Edwards, Library Media Specialist, Webb City R-7 School District, Webb City, Missouri. Sara earned her doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2009. After 15 years of teaching high school mathematics, Sara took on a new role as a Library Media Specialist at Webb... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B107

2:00pm

Basics of Google Forms and Sheets
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This session will focus on how to create and customize Forms using Google Drive. Participants will learn how to utilize Google Sheets along with Forms in order to maximize workflow for creating surveys, mail merges, quizzes, reports, and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Fayetteville Public Schools
Joe is the Assistant Principal at Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B109

2:00pm

Engaging Learners Through Gamification
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What would school or professional development look like if it “played” like a video game? Faculty at Boise State University created a game-based learning management system based on the principles of Quest-Based Learning (QBL) using experience points, badges, achievements, leveling, and student choice. This session introduces tools, pedagogy, and results of design-based research into student success and satisfaction in QBL. Find out how to infuse game-design elements in your classroom or professional development program.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Instructional Designer, John Brown University
Kim Johnson is an instructional designer and adjunct instructor at John Brown University. Previously, she served as a virtual instructional coach, virtual teacher, classroom teacher, and computer lab manager. She earned a B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education from John Brown University... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C101

2:00pm

Flipped Class: Idea to Implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

We have all heard that the Flipped Classroom has great benefits but we don't hear much about the practical steps needed to make it happen. Participants will leave with tools (classroom procedures, grading options, lessons learned from me in the first year) to start flipping their classroom but better yet understand how to prepare BEFORE the first day of school. We will discuss questions you need to ask yourself before hand and how to keep it manageable.

Presenters
avatar for Traci Tompkins

Traci Tompkins

Educator, Springdale High School
Traci is a native of Ft. Smith and a graduate of Northside High School. She has lived in Arkansas, Massachusetts, Colorado, the Philippines, and Texas. This is Traci's 20th year teaching. She has an Associates Degree, a BS in Education with a Minor in Math, a MS in Educational Leadership... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C104

2:00pm

Formative Assessments that are FUN!
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I bet you are already giving assessments in your classroom, but are they fun? Are the students involved in the production of these assessments? If you answered "no" or even "maybe" then THIS is the session for YOU! In this session, you will learn how to build and use formative assessments in an interactive way. The focus of this session will be to share ideas that have worked well for my teachers and for you to experience old along with new technologies while making sure the outcomes are manageable and beneficial for students. This session is a collaboration session where you will have the chance to share your knowledge also with the group.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Douglas Greek

Dr. Douglas Greek

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Republic R3
Douglas Greek lives in Republic, Missouri with his wife of 24 years and their two children, 6 and 9 years old. He has worked full time for the Republic R3 school system as an Educational Technology Specialist over the last four years and seven years prior to that as a 2nd-grade and... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D105

2:00pm

Increasing Student Engagement through the Effective Use of Media
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Videos, images, audio files, and text are not just different forms of digital media. They are opportunities for increasing engagement, helping students process information, and aiding in formative assessments. Come learn effective strategies for using digital media in our schools and classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Tena Reese

Tena Reese

Educator, Rogers Public Schools
A part of Rogers Schools since 1995, Mrs. Reese serves as a liaison between the Curriculum & Instruction and Technology Departments. She works to help students and teachers improve the teaching and learning process through the use of technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C106

2:00pm

Make Time with Google Calendar
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Between homework, after school activities, class projects and time with friends STUDENTS have more on their calendar than ever before. Between homework, after school activities, class projects and time with friends TEACHERS have more on their calendar that ever before. Let's make the most of the of Google Calendars! It is so much more than keeping track of meetings.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Fort Smith Special Schools
Julie Cobb has worked in education at both the primary and secondary levels for the past twenty-three years. She is currently a Technology Instructional Facilitator in Fort Smith Schools. She has presented at Innovation Institute in Springdale, TICAL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B110

2:00pm

Professional Development by Students for Students
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Do you want to know some of the latest trends in technology? Ask the students. In this session, learn how students can take advantage of opportunities outside the classroom to pursue their interests with mini-workshops throughout the school year. See how Hollister Middle School structures sessions that students can attend before, during, and after school as well as two full "Tiger Tech Days" at the end of each semester. Examples of student led sessions include drones, Garageband, 3D printing, effective presentations, cooking, and MORE! These sessions help increase student engagement by teaching things they want to learn and skills they want to develop - all taught by their peers!

Presenters
avatar for Roger Brallier

Roger Brallier

Educator, Hollister RV Schools
Roger Brallier is the techbrarian at Hollister Middle School, a DESE Exemplary PLC School, and the winner of the first GOCSD Innovation in Education Award. Roger has been in the classroom, public relations, and the adminstrative roles in his 14 years in education. He has been an emints... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B104

2:00pm

STEAMing, Tinkering, and Making...OH My!
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What is a tinkering space? What is a STEAM lab? What is a Makerspace? During this session, participants will gain an understanding of these current trends and how they are similar and different. They will be introduced to a couple of different models of a makerspace and then be given tips and tricks to easily create their own innovative learning space.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Gadberry

Kim Gadberry

Educator, Willis D. Shaw Elementary
Kim Gadberry is a Library Media Specialist at Willis D Shaw Elementary School in Springdale, AR. I am finishing 28 years in the Springdale School District and have been a LMS for 21 of those years.
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Julie Herrera

Technology Manager, Springdale/Shaw elementary
Julie Herrera is a Computer Instructional Assistant at Shaw Elementary. She has been in the Springdale School district for 19 years with most of those years being in the Computer Lab.
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Radene Worley

Library Media Specialist, Springdale Schools
Maker-Librarian at Bayyari Elementary School.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D100

2:00pm

Students Helping Students: Teaching the Design Process and Building Empathy
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Teaching students to use the design process to answer real world problems is a great way to build empathy. In the Assistive Technology Project, students learned about a variety of disabilities and handicaps as they developed assistive devices that could be utilized by a variety of individuals. The project leads to students empathizing with individuals who are different than them and innovating current technology to meet the need of these individuals. This session will discuss identifying a problem that needs addressed and applying the design process to help students develop a solution.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Beach

Carrie Beach

Educator, Washington Junior High School/Bentonville Schools
Carrie Beach is a middle school STEAM teacher at Washington Junior High in Bentonville, AR. Over her 20 year teaching career, she has taught numerous science subjects as well as PLTW. Three years ago she discovered Maker Education and has never looked back. In addition to teaching... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D104

2:00pm

Teach Like a SAMRi
Limited Capacity seats available

Regardless of your knowledge and skill in implementing SAMR into your lesson design, this session will provide you with a treasure trove of tools and resources to help you on your journey in becoming a SAMRi teacher!

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Hancock Place Elementary
Kelly has been an educator for over 20 years and currently serves as the Instructional Coach at Hancock Place Elementary. Kelly is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator, Certified BrainPOP Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
C107

2:00pm

Tech Made Simple
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In this session, educators with all skill levels are welcome to learn more about the simplicity of using technology in the classroom. Educators will learn multiple resources to use in the elementary classroom to enhance reading, writing, and math instruction. This session will also show educators how to use resources for independent and collaborative student use. Topics that will be covered include green screen use with video editing, quick writes, supporting answers with evidence through collaborative discussion, and number talks. Included will be some helpful classroom management tips while using technology resources. Devices are not required but would be helpful for exploration.

Presenters
avatar for Krista Boettler

Krista Boettler

Educator, Republic School District
Krista Boettler is a 3rd grade teacher at Lyon Elementary in Republic, Missouri and is in her 3rd year in the elementary classroom. She is constantly learning and researching new ways to increase engagement, collaboration, and student ownership of their learning.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B112

2:00pm

The 21st Century Administrator
Limited Capacity seats available

Be an admin that clearly communicates with their staff, peers, and constituency. This training helps get administrators hooked up to modern day social media accounts, procedures, and best practices. Learn how to connect with students using the platforms they're using. This engaging and practical workshop allows you to be the true tech leader in your building, and can give you the skills necessary to incorporate the tools in your job. Be the leader you want your teachers to be.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director, Ouachita Baptist University
Tyler Tarver is the Director of OBU at NLC. He has over 12 million views on YouTube and 50k subscribers. He also runs TarverAcademy.com, wrote 3 books, podcasts, Google and Apple Trainer, and has been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and a fake Assistant Superintendent. He is not... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Seminar - B101

2:00pm

Promethean Escape Room
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You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, Promethean
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B100

2:00pm

#i2sdale Makerspace STEAM Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Derek Ratchford

Teacher, Springdale Schools
Current EAST Facilitator at Sonora Middle School and 3D Printing Curriculum Specialist for NWA3D. Also, a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and lover of all things technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Media Center

2:00pm

Bloxels for the Win!
Limited Capacity seats available

Bloxels is an amazing video game creation tool that allows you to bring together coding, content, and STEAM. Come see how your students can use this gamifying experience to connect STEAM to ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. (Bloxels is recommended for ages 8+). This will be a hands-on experience using Bloxels and phones or tablets. (Requires the free Bloxels app). The link to the Google Slides presentation is bit.ly/Bloxels2018.

Presenters
avatar for Jana Gerard

Jana Gerard

Learning Specialist, Lindenwood University
Jana Gerard is the educational technology Learning Specialist for the IDEA Studio at Lindenwood University. Jana has a MA in Educational Technology and a background as a K-12 educator.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
B103

2:00pm

BookSnaps: Get Students Diggin' Your Content: Variety is Key!
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Tapping into the engagement power of Snapchat, BookSnaps, created by Tara Martin, KS, and future author for Dave Burgess Consulting, combines the fun element of using clipart, Bitmojis (avatars), and pictures of the current book/story/textbook pages to create commentary on the selected text/problem/artwork/equation. Leave this session knowing how to create BookSnaps with Snapchat and other apps, how to use BookSnaps in lessons with students, and have a basic understanding of the brain science behind why this activity is effective for engagement and learning.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Belleisle

Kim Belleisle

EdTech Coach/4th Grade Teacher, Plato R-V School District
Kim Belleisle is a lead 4th grade teacher and EdTech Coach. She serves on the building leadership team and professional development committees.
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

Educator/District Communications Director, Plato R-V School District
Laura Steinbrink is a lead teacher and technology coach for the Plato R-V School District. Laura also serves as District Communications Director, Webmaster, Building Leadership Team Facilitator, Yearbook Adviser, and coaches two sports. She is a presenter and the author of a successful... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D103

2:00pm

Pairing Picture Books with Tech F.U.N.
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Research shows that reading aloud to students is vital for developing literacy, a good vocabulary, and a vivid imagination. Learning basic technology skills is also important in our digital world. Why not combine the two? This session will highlight several “F.U.N.” (Foundational, Useful, Needed skills) projects that begin with a read aloud and end with students creating a digital product.
http://bit.ly/TechFUN


Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Teacher-Librarian & Tech Integration Specialist, Batesville School District
Ashley J. Cooksey is a Teacher-librarian and Technology Integration Specialist in Batesville. She is the current President-elect of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge Quest and co-founder... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
D102

2:00pm

Using GPS Tracker and Trilateration
Limited Capacity seats available

Science on the MOVE----Get your students out of the classroom to discover what is GPS, how does it work, and how it is used in GIS.
Participants will download and use a GPS tracker to discover how satellites use trilateration in order to find your phone or you use your phone to find locations. 2. Communicate information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.
*Device: Cell Phone; other is optional for google lesson plan

Presenters
avatar for Renay Treat

Renay Treat

Agriculture/Science, Springdale School District/ DTSOI
Renay Treat has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Masters of Education in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, and 30+ additional graduate hours, including Keystone Science School and Exploratorium Math and Science Institute. | | Renay has taught over 28 years including... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D111

2:00pm

Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

*This session is provided by a Apple, an Innovation Institute supporter.

Presenters
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

Apple, Apple
Apple Executive


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B105

3:05pm

#i2sdale Demo Slam
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Are you looking to learn even more before you walk out of the 2018 #i2sdale doors...we promise in this session you'll learn from the best! The #i2sdale demo slam is a fast-paced, high energy, session for the geek in all of us. We are going to have about 15 presenters share 3 minutes of their most geeky use, tip or trick they learned at the Innovation Institute. At then end of the SLAM you will get to vote for your the best, most spectacular, super-exciting presentation. Come for the learning and stay for the awesomesauce!
Click here to sign up: #i2sdale Demo Slam 

Presenters
avatar for Ty Davis

Ty Davis

ToSA, Springdale Schools
Ty Davis is a currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Springdale Public Schools. Previously he was a special education teacher and football coach for Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC. Prior to entering the field of education he worked in college athletics in various roles... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D100

3:05pm

Beginners Guide to Virtual Reality
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The world of virtual reality (VR) is growing everyday. VR provides opportunities to expand on the classroom instruction beyond the four walls of the classroom without ever leaving your seat. In this session you will learn the basics of how to acquire and set-up VR kits through the use of hands-on experience.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Fayetteville Public Schools
Joe is the Assistant Principal at Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B107

3:05pm

Giant Map of Arkansas
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Do you teach Arkansas History or Geography? This 21'x17' giant map of Arkansas allows your students to learn by literally taking off their shoes and digging into the content standards.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Kelly Powell

Dr. Kelly Powell

Social Studies ToSA, Springdale Schools
Social Studies ToSA K-5 for Springdale Public Schools.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C106

3:05pm

Google Forms, The Right Way
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How much do you like Google Forms? The Answer: Allen Iverson. The Real Answer: NOT ENOUGH! Google Forms is the best & free-est option for dominating differentiation, accelerating assessments, and another onomatopoeia. From everything from discipline records to automated reports to changing assignments based on student answers, this session will give you knowledge. Yeah, the best knowledge. The most, best knowledge...of Google Forms. Bring a device. You’re going to make stuff and learn.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director, Ouachita Baptist University
Tyler Tarver is the Director of OBU at NLC. He has over 12 million views on YouTube and 50k subscribers. He also runs TarverAcademy.com, wrote 3 books, podcasts, Google and Apple Trainer, and has been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and a fake Assistant Superintendent. He is not... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
Seminar - B101

3:05pm

Hyperdocs for learning!
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Hyperdocs are a self-paced learning tool to be used in a blended learning setting. They primarily use Google Docs and Google Slides and are excellent for all ages and subject areas. They foster problem-solving skills, student ownership of learning while teaching students about a topic or skills. Teachers can essentially shrink their class size using Hyperdocs, because it is a teaching tool for those who can work independently while the teacher can focus his/her time with those who need one-on-one instruction. Learn how to find ready-made Hyperdocs for lessons as well as tips and tricks for editing existing Hyperdocs or creating your own!

Presenters
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Siloam Springs School District
Fern is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Siloam Springs School District. Her goal is to help teachers put technology into the hands of students in a way that enhances the learning process. Her latest passion has been working with teachers and students using Hyperdocs and inquiry... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B109

3:05pm

Making Makers: Maker Education in the Classroom
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Come discuss incorporating Maker Education into any content area as well as ideas for creating makerspaces. The session will be useful for anyone interested in making in schools. Leave with a better understanding of Maker Education and Makerspaces. You will be given links to resources that will help you to start using Maker Education or strengthen what you are already doing in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Beach

Carrie Beach

Educator, Washington Junior High School/Bentonville Schools
Carrie Beach is a middle school STEAM teacher at Washington Junior High in Bentonville, AR. Over her 20 year teaching career, she has taught numerous science subjects as well as PLTW. Three years ago she discovered Maker Education and has never looked back. In addition to teaching... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C101

3:05pm

Student Success Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

ACT 930 will be discussed as well as tools and takeaways on how to meet the expectation of this new expectation for Arkansas Students

Presenters
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Kelly Boortz

Administrator, Springdale Schools
Kelly Boortz is an Assistant Principal at Central Junior High School in Springdale, AR.
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Anne Martfeld

Administrator, Springdale Schools
Anne Martfeld is an Assistant Principal at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, AR.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C110

3:05pm

Supporting a Makerspace Initiative
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Learn how to support a Makerspace / Tinkering culture in your school or district. Practical tips and resources for both facilitators and leaders. Session will feature examples of maker material include time for exploration.

Presenters
avatar for Jake Beers

Jake Beers

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Public Schools
Jake Beers began his career in 2006 as a 4th-grade science teacher in Lexington, Kentucky. After moving to Fayetteville, he continued teaching in the elementary classroom while supporting district initiatives in science and technology integration. In 2015, Jake transitioned to become... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
C104

3:05pm

#EduAR Chat LIVE
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you participated in Twitter chats? Are you ready to step outside the Twitter chat box? Come join the #EduAR crew as we have a real “live” Twitter chat with our professional learning network! The chat topic will focus on technology that teachers and/or admin are using in their classrooms and/or buildings. This may include apps, tricks of the trade in Google, Flipgrid, student collaboration, and anything new that is working for our students. We have the questions...we just need your voice to help us all grow and learn. This could be as simple as what you have learned so far in the conference!

Presenters
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

Administrator, Sheridan School District
Lindsey is the Lead Learner at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, AR (@SheridanSES). She is the co-founder of #EduAR Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night! She is a strong advocate of being a connected educator on Twitter by helping to found the #EduAR chat that focuses... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Lead Learner/Principal, Cabot School District
Bethany serves as Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller of Central Elementary (@CentralCabotpK4) in Cabot, Arkansas. She is a connected educator, hosting several Twitter chat discussions every year. Bethany is the founder of #JoyfulLeaders, a movement on Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Karen Norton

Karen Norton

Administrator, Jacksonville
Karen Norton is the Lead Learner (aka principal) and Maddie the Mad Scientist at Pinewood Elementary School (@pinewoodtitans) in Jacksonville, Arkansas. As a connected educator, she works diligently to help her team establish a personal learning network through various social media... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B104

3:05pm

Teaching Math in Today’s World
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Project Based Learning, Flipping the Classroom or Blended Learning, Stations, Differentiated Instruction, Research-Based Lessons that are Rigorous and Engage students, STEM or STEAM, Interactive Notebooks with Foldables or Cornell Notes, Collaborating, Spiraling, and so much more. So many choices… so, which combination do you choose? All the data and strategies become overwhelming, whether you are a first year teacher or a veteran teacher looking at today’s challenges. Traditional-style classrooms are a thing of the past! This session will help you find which strategies you could use to create a fun, productive classroom – no matter the income levels of the school – even teachers in Title I schools can create lessons that develop higher level thinking in a fun environment.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Ellis

Maria Ellis

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Eureka Springs Middle School
Maria Ellis has a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with two specializations: Math and eLearning/Technology. She is currently working on Doctorate in Higher Learning with thesis focus in STEAM Education. Maria is currently employed as a Math Coach/Interventionist and Robotics Coach... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B112

3:05pm

Genius Hour
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This session will show you how to spark interest in your students by giving them the freedom to choose what they want to learn. It will explain how it can transform your classroom by helping students become engaged, gain a growth mindset, and become better thinkers. This session will help you find ways to give this time to your students and meet standards. Experience technology and other tools that your students may want to choose for their Genius Hour projects. Genius Hour fits perfectly at any age level and in any class. All skill level is welcome and a device is required!

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Educator, Bentonville Schools
Ashley is a 7th grade science teacher who is always looking to spark curiosity and excitement in her classroom. She strives to use technology to make learning different than it was with pencil and paper only. She wants learning to be real and relevant to her students.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
D102

3:05pm

Supporting the 4 Cs with #EdTech
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Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking are all skills that our students must possess to be successful in the global work place that they will be entering. This session will give educators a variety of tools that help to support the development of these skills.

Presenters
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Virtual School Coordinator & Digital Learning Specialist, Springdale Schools
Mickey McFetridge has over a decade of experience in the classroom and several years of leading professional development. His blog, Class Tech Integrate, focuses on using technology in the classroom to enhance and transform student learning .


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B110

3:05pm

The Tech Tool Choice Board
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The Tech Tool Choice Board is the one-stop shop for teachers and students when it comes to choosing a tech tool for a particular project or assignment. This handy edtech menu is organized by category according to the type of task students will be creating. From simple graphic organizer menus to tools for big-time projects, the choice board has it all!

Presenters
avatar for Ben Lagrone

Ben Lagrone

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader, Springdale Schools
Ben works as an Instructional Specialist for Springdale schools. He has extensive experience with project based learning, curriculum writing, and edtech. He lives in Springdale with his wife, two kids (& another on the way), and one of those annoying little "yappy" dogs. He's a marathoner... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm
B103