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Tuesday, August 13
 

7:30am

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 7:30am - 8:10am
TBA

8:10am

(Auditorium) Demo Slam
Jennifer Blais - SmashBoard.edu Session at 1 pm in room C13.
Amber Nordwall - Google Hacks come to see her present at 1 pm in the library
Heather Wren - No more saying where is my clicker
Jessica Carpenter - Youtube and Schoology love story
Rich Kensey - WeVideo
Mike Lewis - Digital tools for 4th and 5th grade students at 10:30 am in room C19
Geri Patti - New ways to use Seesaw and Nearpod
Sheena Smith - Fobi.io
Michael Wesley - Remove.bg at 10:30 and 2:10  in room C18
Richard Siemieniak - Smiling Minds

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:10am - 9:10am
Auditorium

9:20am

(Foyer) STEM Playground
Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
Foyer

9:20am

(C1) Hey Alexa How Can You Help
Participants will work with through an interactive session that demonstrates, and tests Alexa tools designed to meet the needs of students while fostering growth of independence and creative thinking. In this session, we will be identifying needs of students to cultivate a response for specific classroom pathways while exploring various skills, blueprints and creative tools for use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. This session will provide personalized tools ready for immediate use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition including:
• Testing skills/phrases/flash cards
• Uses of free time and blueprints (both preloaded and ways to create on your own)
• Finding “secret gems” within Alexa (teaching manners, clear speaking, concise questions, visualizing, reading comprehension, math fact fluency)
Real Talk from a teacher: I’m going to show you how to harness the power of Alexa to make it a valuable learning tool in your classroom that inspires student creativity, inquisitiveness and independence in a way you never know could exist!

Slides I’ve been developing and using to train the Glenwood Staff: (constantly updated and under construction) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M-BOKdWXGgv1xA0HQ8Gx6HLx3eCKHvIQdiSILJbAzVw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C1

9:20am

(C14) Digital Portfolios to Document Student Achievement
Using Google Sites teachers will be led step by step through creating a Digital Portfolio. Student created Digital Portfolios are an impressive way for students to document their learning process throughout the year. By including photographs, text, embedding links and documents teachers can easily assess student learning and progress throughout the year.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C14

9:20am

(C20) Schoology Just the Basics
Learners will explore…
The parts of the Schoology interface.
How to create and organize folders and resources.
How to add resources to Schoology.
How to create an assignment in a Schoology Course.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Flach

Suzanne Flach

Instructional Tech Specialist, First Colonial High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C20

9:20am

(C22) Integrating the ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel into the Classroom
If you have a new ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP), and are excited to learn how to integrate it into classroom instruction, then this is a session you do not want to miss! This session will provide you with the basic function and use of your new IFP including tips for cleaning and care, exploration and customization of the Android Embedded Player, how to connect external devices to the Panel, and an overview the control buttons on the front of the Panel. Following this, you will explore the tools that can easily be accessed from the Panel’s side toolbar, and see examples of they can be used to enhance instruction. Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook so can participate in a hands-on activity to explore ViewSonic’s myViewBoard collaborative software suite. You will learn how to create digital whiteboard canvases called QuickBoards that will allow your students to collaboratively annotate and engage in lesson activities remotely from their Chromebooks. You will then explore ways to leverage QuickBoards to support classroom management, foster opportunities for student-to-student collaboration, and quickly check for student understanding of concepts shared utilizing the Polling Tool.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C22

9:20am

(C23) Using Kami in the Classroom
In this session, participants will learn about the Google extension, Kami. Kami can be used within the Schoology platform for students to be able to annotate on PDF documents. Participants will be able to see how Kami is used on the student end as well as be able to learn how to create a PDF assignment in Schoology.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C23

9:20am

(C5) Culturally Speaking Using Google Tour Builder Google Maps for Chromebooks and the Google Cultural Institute to Bring Students the World
Many classes talk about locations throughout the world but do you use the technology available to you to show these locations to students? In this session, we will examine the Google Cultural Institute, Google Tour Builder and Google Earth for Chromebooks as tools that allow you to give students tours of important locations, buildings, and even art work into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Delaney

Steve Delaney

Computer Resource Specialist - Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C5

9:20am

(C6) Gamify Your Math Class with Digital Tools
Engage your students in rigorous Mathematics learning the same way video games engage them outside of school. We will be utilizing gimkit, IXL, quizziz, quizlet live, as well as digital breakouts.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C6

9:20am

(C7) You can do THAT with Seesaw Advanced Seesaw tips and tricks from a Seesaw Ambassador for any classroom
Learn how to app smash using apps like Padlet, Pic Collage, Chatterpix, collaborative Google Slides, Screencastify, Wixie, Flipgrid, and more with Seesaw. See how to create and share your own activities to use in the Seesaw Activity library! This sessions works best with your own Chromebook, but Seesaw is available on any mobile device as well, and tips and tricks, pros and cons of using Seesaw across different devices will be covered too. All educators welcome, BYOD. A basic understanding and regular use of Seesaw is necessary for getting the most out of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, VBCPS
Seesaw Ambassador, Flipgrid Certified Educator, Schoology Champion.Lover of Google: Drive, Classroom, Slides, Cast, Forms . Screencastify. Quizizz. IXL.com. GoFormative. PicCollage. Padlet. Symbaloo. Quizlet. Flipping your sub plans. Flipping your classroom. Flex seating. Student... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C7

9:20am

(D2) Expand Your Classroom Walls with Podcasting
Synth is a podcasting tool which is strictly for audio recordings. Because there is no video attached to a podcast, students who are shy or reluctant to record themselves on video, open up when using this tool. Additionally, the ability to have threaded discussions opens up the doors of possibilities in your classroom. Discussions can have audio or written responses. Come to this session to see how we have connected classroom to classroom as well as classroom to content area experts. We watched our student work and engagement increase as we changed their audience.

Speakers
avatar for Deana Hubbell

Deana Hubbell

Instructional Tech Specialist, Shelton Park ES
Instructional Technology Specialist
LP

Lauren Pate

Pembroke Meadows ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D2

9:20am

9:20am

(D7) Schoology Great Whites Deep Dive Level
This session is designed for individuals who are currently using Schoology. Participants will be exposed to a handful of advanced Schoology features. Teachers will learn how to create and use Grading Groups, Individually Assign Materials, Shared Discussions, Completion Rules, Tagging Mastery Standards, and Section Linking. Participants will also have time to apply what they learned as they complete the Level 3 Schoology Challenge task cards.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D7

9:20am

(C10) Harness the Power of Schoology to Combine Flipped SS Content with High Interest Performance Tasks
Couple flipped content delivery with high interest performance tasks and small group remediation for specific units. Harness the power of Schoology to organize and deliver everything students needs to be self-directed.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Pritchard

Connie Pritchard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Independence Middle School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C10

9:20am

(C15) Game & Brainteaser Digital Breakout Challenge Part
Are you searching for new ways to excite and engage students? Do you need help transforming worksheets and traditional assignments to a digital form? If so, this session is for you! In this session, you will have the opportunity to participate in a digital breakout! Participants will need either a laptop or chromebook. Part 2 (optional), you will guided on how to build your own digital breakout to use with your students.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C15

9:20am

(C18) Schoology Curriculum Groups and Shared Resources
Learn how to access content from division-wide curriculum groups, and how to set up and manage your Shared Resources area in Schoology in order to increase collaborative opportunities with your students, as well as teachers in your school and throughout the division.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C18

9:20am

(C3) ARC GIS Starter
The ESRI ARCGIS application overview. Sysyem access, classroom product creation, web app creation, student interaction.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C3

9:20am

(C11) Utilizing Desmos for Math and More in ES
Desmos is so much more than an online calculator. This session will demonstrate how teachers can use available resources on the Desmos website to instruct elementary students in math, science, social studies and language arts while incorporating the 5 C's. Attendees will explore with lessons available on the Desmos website and create a lesson for a subject of their own interest. We will also explore the "teacher dashboard" feature within the Desmos lessons and discuss how it can be used for formative assessments during instructions in addition to giving immediate feedback to students. The technology needed to access Desmos is an electronic device with internet connection.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C11

9:20am

(C13) Supporting Social Emotional Learning through Technology
All students need support with their social emotional learning and maturity. Learn how you can use Nearpod, Playposit, and Flipgrid to increase social emotional learning in your classroom!

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C13

9:20am

(C16) Classdojo Does It All Now
Using Class Dojo to provide positive reinforcement, communicating with parents and school wide events, plus now Dojo Portfolios!!

Speakers
BF

Becky Feld

Other, Windsor Oaks Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C16

9:20am

(C19) Brain pop
Learn all that's new in #BrainPOP for our Back-to-School release! View our NEW Social Emotional Learning aligned videos. Free with your BrainPOP subscription, our SEL collection supports the CASEL framework with just-in-time resources. Then get coding, with Moby! Developed with Scratch and Vidcode, Creative Coding pairs block- and text-based projects with BrainPOP's cross-curricular content. After a brief introduction to coding in the classroom and a short demo, attendees will dive right into BrainPOP's Creative Coding experience. They'll code memes, games, newscasts, comics, and more while learning about the breadth of benefits coding and its associated skills offer. Scaffolded and delivered at the topic level, we'll discuss how these projects make it easy to introduce coding - no matter what educators are covering in class and regardless of prior experience. Finally, check out our NEW Educator Dashboard to track student progress on assignments.

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C19

9:20am

(C2) Wading in the Water with DASH and DOT
Wait, I can use DASH and DOT robots for Math and Language Arts curriculum? Yes, you can and we will show you how! First, we will cover the basics of DOT and DASH and then we will show you several ways you can use them throughout your math and language arts lessons.

Speakers
JH

Jane Harvey

ITS, Rosemont ES
avatar for Geri Pattie

Geri Pattie

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lynnhaven ES
I am a certified preK-8th grade teacher and Google Certified Educator. Currently, I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Lynnhaven Elementary School. Lynnhaven is in its 2nd year of being 1-to-1 on chromebooks for K-5th. We also utilize iPads, and many coding devices for... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C2

9:20am

(C21) The Next Generation of Wixie is Here!
Wixie has a new interface which dramatically enhances the usability for both teachers and students. This hands-on session will review the changes and outline integration options made available with the update. This will include a new optional "primary" interface for our youngest users and the new district and school sharing structure. If you are a passionate Wixie user or are looking to expand your current use, this session is a necessary part of the process as you prepare for the upcoming school year.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C21

9:20am

(C4) Google and Schoology Go Hand in Hand
Google and Schoology were made for each other! Learn how to use Google apps to encourage students to create, collaborate, communicate and think critically. Use Google slides, drawings, docs and forms to foster the 5 C's, using Schoology to deliver and direct learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Weisenbeck

Kellie Weisenbeck

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C4

9:20am

(C8) Digital Resources from the New Math Textbook
Teachers will be introduced to the digital resources available in the newly adopted HMH Math Textbook.

* The Math team will not have access to the math tools until July at which time we will review and plan this session. We can provide an updated description and specific plan mid-late July.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Shovelin

Liz Shovelin

Instructional Technology Specialist, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C8

9:20am

(C9) Technology Toolbox for Art and Music Classrooms
Bring technology into the Art and Music Classrooms on a regular basis! This session will include transportation and device management in the special area rooms and an introduction to a variety of programs. We will share how we use these programs specifically in the Elementary Art and Music classroom as whole group, small group and independent instruction and include Schoology, SeeSaw, Google Slides, Screencastify, and the Dash Robots. There will also be plenty of time for hands on exploration of the various Dash attachments to draw and/or make music with the Dash Robots.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C9

9:20am

(D13) Geometry Technology & Me
Geometry, Technology, & Me will show teachers a way for students to recognize, apply, and extend their mathematical thinking using robots. This class will explore creatively connecting coding and geometry while assisting students to think beyond the basic objectives that are presented in a mathematics classroom. In just 50 minutes each participant will successfully program a Sphero to show what they know about two-dimensional shapes.

Speakers
BW

Becky Wallace

Gifted Resource Teacher, North Landing Elementary, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D13

9:20am

(D8) Cannonball Making a Splash with Digital Learning in the Primary Grades
Do you want to make a splash with your students by engaging them with digital learning? A first grade teacher and ITS from Diamond Springs Elementary will showcase various ways to incorporate digital learning in the primary grades. We will focus on the integration of Schoology, Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, and much more. It can be easy to use technology in the classroom, even with the youngest of students!


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D8

9:20am

(D9) Engaging Your Learning Community with Class Dojo
In this session, we will be teaching VB Educators how to utilize the program Class Dojo as a way to motivate students within the classroom as well as a way to communicate with parents on a more relational level. This session will provide an opportunity for hands-on exploration that equips educators with an entry level understanding of the program. Attenders will walk away with the knowledge of creating their own classroom in Class Dojo, uploading portfolio assignments, communicating with parents as a whole class as well as individually, and finding ways to incorporate Class Dojo into their classroom.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D9

9:20am

(D18) Using Schoology as a highway for PBL
Problem Based Learning is a great tool to support content integration, student agency, and higher order thinking. These experiences are highly engaging for learners and cover several objectives. When thinking about moving students from controlled to guided inquiry, Schoology offers an easy streamlined solution to managing PBLs. We will use folders, pages, discussion questions, and assessments within Schoology to make clear pathways for students to explore. We will cover curation of resources and tech tools to differentiate with ease. We will also discuss peer feedback with Google Docs, and tracking student progress. Before we go, we will collaborate to build out some PBLs of our own. You'll be starting the new year ready to roll.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Coughlin

Danielle Coughlin

Teacher, Thalia Elementary
Hello, my name is Danielle Coughlin and I am the gifted resource teacher at Thalia Elementary School. I am very passionate about meeting the needs of the whole child for every child. My early field experience in general and special education led me to seek more understanding about... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D18

9:20am

(D4) Making a Splash Using Digital Tools for Performance Based Learning and Assessments
Are thinking about what digital tools will help you teach and assess your performance tasks? Do you wonder if your knowledge of different types of presentation platforms is sufficient? Then bring your laptops and join us as we discuss the benefits, features, and limitations of Smore, Canva, Voki, and Animoto. You will have an opportunity to select one of the tools and begin exploring.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D4

9:20am

(C17) Creating with Book Creator for High School
We will introduce the Book Creator website for the purpose of creating digital books and comic books, research journals, digital portfolios and science or math lab reports for high school. The site allows students to work collaboratively or independently on their products and then publish their work. This is a great way for students to demonstrate their learning, to make student thinking visible, and to amplify student voice. Participants will activate a free account, set up a library and learn how to use all of the tools including narration, video journaling, and exporting or publishing student work.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C17

10:30am

(Foyer) STEM Playground
Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Foyer

10:30am

(C2) Stop Repeating Yourself Screencast Instead
If you often find yourself repeating the same directions to the same class, come see how to record your screen. You'll see how to use Screencastify and Loom, two tools for recording your screen, your face, or both. We'll also talk about how students can use these tools to demonstrate understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Nesbit

Ellen Nesbit

Instructional Technology Specialist, Brandon Middle
I have been working in instructional technology since 1985 (I started on the TRS-80, believe it or not), and have a Masters in Instructional Technology from Old Dominion University. I find technology empowering for teachers and students and I consider it an honor to assist them to... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C2

10:30am

(C21) Differentiation Through Schoology
Combine the organizational power of Schoology with digital tools that you already use to differentiate the learning process and content based on interest, readiness, or product in order to deliver a stream-lined, personalized learning experience. Participants will learn about features of Schoology that promote differentiation, such as Completion Rules, Grading Groups, and Individually Assign.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C21

10:30am

(C23) Personalized Learning With Google Sites
Google Sites are a great way for students to present what they have learned! In this session, you will be able to learn how to have your students use Google Sites through the various subjects you teach within your classroom. Students love creating Sites and showing what they have learned. Google Sites is a great tool for students to have as an option for their voice and choice during performance tasks as well as to work through their writing process in language arts! Through this session you will learn how to show your students how to create Google Sites by learning it through the student lens as well as teacher tips with implementation!


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C23

10:30am

(C3) Organizing your Google Drive
Does your Google Drive leave you feeling like you're diving for lost treasure? This session will provide you with tips to organize your MyDrive as well as offer tips to help students do the same.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Wren

Heather Wren

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C3

10:30am

(C5) Elevating Schoology with External Tools
This course will teach you to embed a LTI app that are available with Schoology, such as Gale resources, Playposit, and Discovery Ed. As well as, ways to embed external sites like Quizlet, Peardeck and Flipgrid. This is a great class for anyone ready to up their Schoology game!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Blais

Jennifer Blais

Other, Green Run High
avatar for Arcadia Parson

Arcadia Parson

Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS), Virginia Beach City Public Schools
I am an ambassador for Schoology and for Classcraft. My passions are personalized learning and gamification. I'd love to help you take your class activities to the next level!


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C5

10:30am

(C9) Stop the Chromebook Chaos!
Do you have 100 tabs open? Is your Gdrive a disorganized mess? Are you unsure of what to do with the many Google apps offered? Let's work together to turn the chaos into Chromebook bliss! Learn helpful shortcuts, tricks and tools that will allow you to work more efficiently and effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Weisenbeck

Kellie Weisenbeck

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C9

10:30am

(D18) Schoology Course Banner Building Workshop!
Are you brand new to Schoology? Are you looking for a way to make your courses more user-friendly? Learn how to ramp up your Schoology courses and have hands-on learning time to add course banners, interactive graphics, pages, and more! ChoppedPD will involve a criteria of components for each course created and teamwork to build the "best" model. Users must have a Schoology license. The course will be an active learning experience.


Speakers
avatar for Anne Bianchi

Anne Bianchi

ITS, VBCPS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D18

10:30am

(D4) Small Group Test Review Data Targeting and Venn Diagrams
Frustrated with "one-size-fits" all test reviews? Want to help students with what they need before they assess? Take a look into Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Blachura's small-group test review strategies! Includes data collection and analysis through Schoology's assessment feature, how to group your students to best manage your time and efforts, and tips on how to run a small-group session without hearing your name a thousand times! Math focused, but can be applied to all subjects and levels.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D4

10:30am

10:30am

(D6) Schoology Barracudas Waist Deep in the Water Level
Speakers
avatar for Heather Wren

Heather Wren

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D6

10:30am

(D7) Schoology Great Whites Deep Dive Level
This session is designed for individuals who are currently using Schoology. Participants will be exposed to a handful of advanced Schoology features. Teachers will learn how to create and use Grading Groups, Individually Assign Materials, Shared Discussions, Completion Rules, Tagging Mastery Standards, and Section Linking. Participants will also have time to apply what they learned as they complete the Level 3 Schoology Challenge task cards.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D7

10:30am

(Library Left) Stay Afloat with Schoology Rubrics
As students begin to submit a variety of work in Schoology, we have the opportunity to also grade the work and provide feedback digitally, and this task is made even easier with Rubrics! In this session, we will learn how to create, attach, and assess with a rubric in the Schoology platform.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Nordwall

Amber Nordwall

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Former middle school English/Language Arts teacherAcademic interests include using technology to support reading and writing across disciplines and digital citizenship, particularly in the context of media literacy.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Left

10:30am

(C14) Successful Secondary Makerspace Playground
The session will be an open "playground" area for participants to interact with selected makerspace activities from the 18-19 school year. Based on participant interests, tips for student access, engaging activities, calendar of events, staff collaboration and effective communication will be addressed.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C14

10:30am

(C15) Game & Brainteaser Digital Breakout Challenge Part II
Part II: In this session, you will be provided with a variety of web-based tools & resources to use to build your own digital breakout. It is recommended that you bring any paper/pencil assignment that you would like to transform to a digital breakout. Laptop or chromebook is required.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C15

10:30am

(C16) Designing for Student Centered Digital Instruction
Explore way to create student-friendly digital lessons in Schoology. Learn tips and tricks to convert your old paper-pencil lessons to work effectively in Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Cooper

Lee Cooper

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Instructional technology, music education, 3D printing, physical computing, arduino, general geekiness.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C16

10:30am

(C7) Empowering Digital Leaders in Your School
Participants in this session will explore a shift in the Digital Citizenship mindset -- from the traditional list of dos and don’ts when teaching online safety to strategies for students to become informed and empowered in their digital communities. Instructors will review ways to reach out to student leaders and students groups and discuss how to implement resources from Kristen Mattson’s Digital Citizenship In Action, Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum, and more. Let’s empower students to take action and be leaders in their digital communities!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Leary

Jennifer Leary

ITS, Ocean Lakes High School
I am a graduate of Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University. I taught Chemistry for twelve years including AP Chemistry in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Public Schools. I earned my credentials as a Library Media Specialist and worked in two libraries before transitioning to Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Meri Riddick

Meri Riddick

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. I have a B.A. in English from William and Mary, and I taught English and Journalism at Kemspville High School for nine years. I have my M. S. in Secondary Education with a focus in Instructional... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C7

10:30am

(C1) Using Seesaw to Lift Your Classroom Experience
Participants will learn how to utilize Seesaw to enhance learning centers, documents, and RELATIONSHIPS. Explore meaningful ways to integrate technology use in developmentally appropriate ways. Bring your own device to play around in your own "class" to use as a model for next year.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Merce

Elizabeth Merce

Teacher, Glenwood Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C1

10:30am

(C10) Individualized Learning Achievement Through Blended Classroom
Technology Skills for Elementary Teachers and Students!

Using available curricular and district resources (such as G Suite, Schoology, Clever Resources) and the experience from a blended 1st grade classroom, we try to identify the technological student and teacher skills needed for a 21st learner. We will present how technology integrated lessons and units prevented and enabled students' achievement as well as provided equity in the classroom.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C10

10:30am

(C13) Let's Do WeDo Integrating LEGO Wedo Into Your Curriculum
This session will cover how to get moving with your LEGO Wedo kits from unpacking them to coding them. We will cover the curricular tie ins within the app and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Rickard

Kevin Rickard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Newtown Elementary School
I am finishing my 13th year as a teacher in public schools. I have spent the last 8 years as a CRS/ITS at Newtown Elementary. Prior to that I retired out of the Navy after 23 years service. I tracked submarines using passive and active acoustics and certified as a Master Training... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C13

10:30am

(C18) SMASHED Simple and Flexible Tech You Can Use TOMORROW
Need some awesome tools to help you digitize your classroom? Just getting started or looking for something new? This session will have tools for assessment, gamification, delivering information, organization- AND tools students can create with, along with lots of tips, tricks and RESOURCES! Most importantly, this session will help give you tools that will create more time for you during the day!


Speakers
avatar for Michael Wesely

Michael Wesely

Instructional Technology Specialist, Kempsville Elementary School
Currently an ITS at Kempsville Elementary School, and formerly a 4th grade teacher from Tallwood Elementary School. Many of you may have even toured my classroom on a learning walk. I really enjoy sharing and getting others excited about the technology out there. Sharing my discoveries... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C18

10:30am

(C19) Going Digital with th and th Grade Content
In this fast-paced "information-dump" style session, I will present many digital tools to help teach 4th and 5th grade content aligned to VBOs. Session participants will:

- Learn how to use the online "Our Virginia" textbook and Delta Readers to assign and check student work

- Learn how to use the Hamilton Musical as part of your Revolutionary War & Reflection on Democracy Unit. Also, learn how to link Language Arts (poetry, rhyming scheme, and figurative language practice) to your lessons along summarizing and finding the main ideas and cause/effect of primary sources.

- Learn how to use Classcraft to review 4th & 5th grade VBOs with Boss Battles and Taxes from the king.

- Gain access to my Google Folder packed with digital resources and activities to share with students through Schoology. In this folders teachers will find Unit Folders with:
--> Google Forms for Unit Summative Assessments
--> Printable Exit Tickets
--> Three Pokemon Card activities to review (Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Modern Virginia) important figures.
--> GoFormative Chapter Review Clone Codes for each unit for students to review at the end of the year leading up to SOLs
--> Digital SOL News Letters to share with parents
--> SOL assignable review homework
--> 12 illustrated posters for each unit to print and hang in your class and/or share digitally with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

5th Grade Teacher (LA/SS), Woodstock Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C19

10:30am

(C20) Discussions Within Schoology
Participants will learn how to utilize the discussion options in Schoology for each subject area. We will discuss the benefits of using discussions, activities that can be added to discussions, and how to moderate and grade discussions in classes.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C20

10:30am

(C22) Baby Steps for Coding Two lefts don't make a right but three do
Need some hands-on help with the basics of what coding is? In this session you will learn some of the super easy basics so you can feel confident when your students are doing computer science projects.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bakner

Tim Bakner

Instructional Technology Specialist, John B Dey Elementary School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C22

10:30am

(C4) Easy Hyperdocs and Flipped Lessons for K
Learn how to easily create Hyperdocs and flipped lessons for the K-2 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Pattie

Geri Pattie

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lynnhaven ES
I am a certified preK-8th grade teacher and Google Certified Educator. Currently, I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Lynnhaven Elementary School. Lynnhaven is in its 2nd year of being 1-to-1 on chromebooks for K-5th. We also utilize iPads, and many coding devices for... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Roberts

Jenna Roberts

2nd Grade Teacher


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C4

10:30am

(D11) Discussing Digitally Alternatives to Traditional Book Talks Junior Great Book Discussions and Socratic Seminars
How do you harness the power of technology to enhance in-depth discussions with gifted students? While we're masters of discussion, how can we improve further through the use of technology? Participants will be shown how to apply the concepts of Socratic circle, Junior Great Book Discussions and literature circles with digital tools that increase learner engagement.

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Becky Wallace

Gifted Resource Teacher, North Landing Elementary, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D11

10:30am

(D2) Flipping the Script Tools to Create a Successful Flipped Classroom Environment
Participants will examine and create various forms of “flipped” lesson materials with the use of platforms and tools such as:
• Screencastify
• Schoology – including the ability to embed
• Google Slides
• Flipgrid
• WeVideo
• OBS – Open Source Broadcasting
• Playposit

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D2

10:30am

(D8) Booking with Book Creator
Using Book Creator to engage students in creative writing, present research projects and share what students are learning in books. Books are then published to PDF and shared in SeeSaw.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am

10:30am

(D9) Lights Camera Tour Creating Virtual Tours in the Elementary Classroom
Explore using 360 Cameras to create virtual tours. Provide students with hands on experience with collaborating, critical thinking, and creating a virtual tour using resources in Virginia Beach. Students will be given opportunities to explore the world around them using available 360 tours. During this session participants will be provided with access to 3rd grade performance task for habitats and discover how students presented research and created a virtual tour to support the mission of the Brock Center and Lynnhaven Now. Virtual tours were created using visuals and research to present to the community about a chosen animal's habitat, ways to support the animal, explaining the animal's life processes, relationships and actionable items students can take to protect the animal.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Peake

Carl Peake

Ocean Lakes ES
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Amie Wetmore

Instructional Coach, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D9

10:30am

(C11) Diving into Coding Moving from the Virtual to physical world
This session is designed to introduce the BBC Micro:Bit and how it can be used in the educational setting. We will show you how you can start your students coding on a virtual Micro:Bit and transferring that knowledge to the Micro:Bit Unit. Diving into coding causes great excitement in the classroom, but Diving deeper and transferring that skill to a physical object raises that excitement to a whole new level!.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Winingear

Kim Winingear

Instructional Tech Specialist, North Landing Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C11

10:30am

10:30am

(D3) Tinker Make Flip 3D learning is a trip
Learn how to use Tinkercad and a 3D printer to engage your students in learning curriculum objectives in any grade. Participants will learn how first graders worked in teams to design snap together plants using TinkerCad, an online 3D design app and Makerbot 3D printers. Students did this to demonstrate what they had learned about plant parts and their purpose. In addition to learning about the procedures and resources for this project, time is allotted during the session to discuss how this creative learning pathway can work for your students in your grade with your curriculum. In addition, other useful resources and techniques will be discussed. It will be useful for participants to bring their chromebooks or lap tops to this session to sample TinkerCad.

Speakers
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David Crouse

ITS, VBCPS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D3

10:30am

(C6) Teaching in the Digital Classroom A review of Deck Toys and Gimkit
This session is for the expert teacher and novice teacher, looking to add to their Digital tool kit, for their Digital Classroom. Participants will be learning about two new exciting teaching tools, Deck.Toys and Gimkitten (formerly Gimkit). Participants will learn how they can effectively use the tools in the classroom for multiple purposes such as; review, teaching new material, and assessing student knowledge. Participants of this session will also receive a novice intro to Quizlet as well.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C6

11:30am

(TBA) LUNCH
Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

2nd Session Sign in
Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

(Foyer) STEM Playground
Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Foyer

1:00pm

(C1) Hey Alexa How Can You Help
Participants will work with through an interactive session that demonstrates, and tests Alexa tools designed to meet the needs of students while fostering growth of independence and creative thinking. In this session, we will be identifying needs of students to cultivate a response for specific classroom pathways while exploring various skills, blueprints and creative tools for use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. This session will provide personalized tools ready for immediate use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition including:
• Testing skills/phrases/flash cards
• Uses of free time and blueprints (both preloaded and ways to create on your own)
• Finding “secret gems” within Alexa (teaching manners, clear speaking, concise questions, visualizing, reading comprehension, math fact fluency)
Real Talk from a teacher: I’m going to show you how to harness the power of Alexa to make it a valuable learning tool in your classroom that inspires student creativity, inquisitiveness and independence in a way you never know could exist!

Slides I’ve been developing and using to train the Glenwood Staff: (constantly updated and under construction) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M-BOKdWXGgv1xA0HQ8Gx6HLx3eCKHvIQdiSILJbAzVw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C1

1:00pm

(C13) Smashoard EDU
Smashboard Edu is problem-based learning & the design-thinking process smashed into a gamified experience!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Blais

Jennifer Blais

Other, Green Run High


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C13

1:00pm

(C22) Integrating the ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel into the Classroom
If you have a new ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP), and are excited to learn how to integrate it into classroom instruction, then this is a session you do not want to miss! This session will provide you with the basic function and use of your new IFP including tips for cleaning and care, exploration and customization of the Android Embedded Player, how to connect external devices to the Panel, and an overview the control buttons on the front of the Panel. Following this, you will explore the tools that can easily be accessed from the Panel’s side toolbar, and see examples of they can be used to enhance instruction. Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook so can participate in a hands-on activity to explore ViewSonic’s myViewBoard collaborative software suite. You will learn how to create digital whiteboard canvases called QuickBoards that will allow your students to collaboratively annotate and engage in lesson activities remotely from their Chromebooks. You will then explore ways to leverage QuickBoards to support classroom management, foster opportunities for student-to-student collaboration, and quickly check for student understanding of concepts shared utilizing the Polling Tool.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C22

1:00pm

(C3) Amp Up Your Game with ClassCraft
Imagine stepping through a portal into a new and magical world. You are the GameMaster and with you are clans of student explorers that are ready to embark on a journey of wonder and excitement. Share their enthusiasm as they enter a world that celebrates creativity and collaboration, and provides opportunities for students to tackle challenges. Build and strengthen
relationships, not only between you and your students, but also between classmates!
Warning: Entering this world will change you and your class FOREVER!
Welcome to the world of ClassCraft. This amazing web-based app will enhance your elementary or secondary (grade 3-12) classroom in ways you have yet to imagine. Your classroom will become a fun-filled game that will engage and inspire your students to be seekers of knowledge! Student explorers will become absorbed in story-based Quests that will lead them down a path of personalized learning adventures.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Weisenbeck

Kellie Weisenbeck

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C3

1:00pm

(C4) You can do THAT with Seesaw Advanced Seesaw tips and tricks from a Seesaw Ambassador for any classroom
Learn how to app smash using apps like Padlet, Pic Collage, Chatterpix, collaborative Google Slides, Screencastify, Wixie, Flipgrid, and more with Seesaw. See how to create and share your own activities to use in the Seesaw Activity library! This sessions works best with your own Chromebook, but Seesaw is available on any mobile device as well, and tips and tricks, pros and cons of using Seesaw across different devices will be covered too. All educators welcome, BYOD. A basic understanding and regular use of Seesaw is necessary for getting the most out of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Jimerson

Adrienne Jimerson

2nd Grade Teacher, VBCPS
Seesaw Ambassador, Flipgrid Certified Educator, Schoology Champion.Lover of Google: Drive, Classroom, Slides, Cast, Forms . Screencastify. Quizizz. IXL.com. GoFormative. PicCollage. Padlet. Symbaloo. Quizlet. Flipping your sub plans. Flipping your classroom. Flex seating. Student... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C4

1:00pm

(C5) Gamify Your Math Class with Digital Tools
Engage your students in rigorous Mathematics learning the same way video games engage them outside of school. We will be utilizing gimkit, IXL, quizziz, quizlet live, as well as digital breakouts.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C5

1:00pm

(D2) Small Group Test Review Data Targeting and Venn Diagrams
Frustrated with "one-size-fits" all test reviews? Want to help students with what they need before they assess? Take a look into Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Blachura's small-group test review strategies! Includes data collection and analysis through Schoology's assessment feature, how to group your students to best manage your time and efforts, and tips on how to run a small-group session without hearing your name a thousand times! Math focused, but can be applied to all subjects and levels.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D2

1:00pm

1:00pm

(D7) Schoology Great Whites Deep Dive Level
This session is designed for individuals who are currently using Schoology. Participants will be exposed to a handful of advanced Schoology features. Teachers will learn how to create and use Grading Groups, Individually Assign Materials, Shared Discussions, Completion Rules, Tagging Mastery Standards, and Section Linking. Participants will also have time to apply what they learned as they complete the Level 3 Schoology Challenge task cards.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D7

1:00pm

(Library Left) Schoology Mobile App Course
Speakers
avatar for Brooke Martinette

Brooke Martinette

Instructional Technology Specialist, Trantwood ES
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Scott Jordan

Computer Resource Specialist, Corporate Landng Middle School
avatar for Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

VBCPS, VBCPS
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Shawn Hirano

School Improvement Specialist, Lynnhaven MS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Left

1:00pm

(Library Right) 10 Things You Didn't Know Schoology Could Do
Come join us to add 10 new Schoology tricks to your toolbox. This session is for participants who are comfortable with the basic features of Schoology and are looking to transform learning in their classrooms. How to add start and end times to embedded YouTube videos, color-code the Calendar, and pin links as Announcements are just a few of the lesser-known Schoology secrets that will be shared at this session. Come prepared with your Chromebook or Windows device, and leave with at least one technique you can start using right away.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Carpenter

Jessica Carpenter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Neck Middle School - VBCPS
avatar for Amber Nordwall

Amber Nordwall

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Former middle school English/Language Arts teacherAcademic interests include using technology to support reading and writing across disciplines and digital citizenship, particularly in the context of media literacy.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Right

1:00pm

(C11) CK12: Where Algebraic Soup and Sampling Halophiles are Just a PLIX away!
This session will give participants the opportunity to setup accounts, preview and explore how CK-12 will enhance learning, participate in sample lessons and start building their own libraries!
The "C" in CK-12, what's in it for you? "Content" if you are looking for ways to integrate reading strategies rich in STEM content. "Classroom" for the many different classrooms where students engage with their learning. "Customizable" if you want a resource that students customize to fit their learning needs. "Connections" if your students require the ability to connect their learning with real-world application. "Collaboration" comes easily when inquiry is central to learning.
CK-12 provides the teacher with a variety of options for integrating modifiable content and engaging instructional methods using the CK-12 APP directly from the Schoology platform.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C11

1:00pm

(C15) Game & Brainteaser Digital Breakout Challenge Part
Are you searching for new ways to excite and engage students? Do you need help transforming worksheets and traditional assignments to a digital form? If so, this session is for you! In this session, you will have the opportunity to participate in a digital breakout! Participants will need either a laptop or chromebook. Part 2 (optional), you will guided on how to build your own digital breakout to use with your students.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C15

1:00pm

(C9) Rock, Hip Hop, and Arts Integration: For All Disciplines and Grades with Stevie Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
▪Empower you to use music in your classroom, even if you are not “a musician”
▪Help you use popular music to inspire student engagement in the classroom
▪Introduce you to the free resources to put it all into practice at Teachrock.org

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C9

1:00pm

(C10) Engaging Your Learning Community with Class Dojo
In this session, we will be teaching VB Educators how to utilize the program Class Dojo as a way to motivate students within the classroom as well as a way to communicate with parents on a more relational level. This session will provide an opportunity for hands-on exploration that equips educators with an entry level understanding of the program. Attenders will walk away with the knowledge of creating their own classroom in Class Dojo, uploading portfolio assignments, communicating with parents as a whole class as well as individually, and finding ways to incorporate Class Dojo into their classroom.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C10

1:00pm

(C6) Technology Toolbox for Art and Music Classrooms
Bring technology into the Art and Music Classrooms on a regular basis! This session will include transportation and device management in the special area rooms and an introduction to a variety of programs. We will share how we use these programs specifically in the Elementary Art and Music classroom as whole group, small group and independent instruction and include Schoology, SeeSaw, Google Slides, Screencastify, and the Dash Robots. There will also be plenty of time for hands on exploration of the various Dash attachments to draw and/or make music with the Dash Robots.

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C6

1:00pm

(C7) Utilizing Desmos for Math and More in ES
Desmos is so much more than an online calculator. This session will demonstrate how teachers can use available resources on the Desmos website to instruct elementary students in math, science, social studies and language arts while incorporating the 5 C's. Attendees will explore with lessons available on the Desmos website and create a lesson for a subject of their own interest. We will also explore the "teacher dashboard" feature within the Desmos lessons and discuss how it can be used for formative assessments during instructions in addition to giving immediate feedback to students. The technology needed to access Desmos is an electronic device with internet connection.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C7

1:00pm

(C8) Tech Tools for your Digital Toolbox
Need some awesome tools to help you digitize your classroom? Whether you are just getting started or looking for something new, this session is for you! In this session you will learn about easy to learn and use digital tools! Tools for assessment, gamification, delivering information, organization- AND tools students can create with, along with lots of tips, tricks and RESOURCES! Most importantly, this session will help give you tools that will create more time for you during the day!

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C8

1:00pm

(D11) Geometry Technology & Me
Geometry, Technology, & Me will show teachers a way for students to recognize, apply, and extend their mathematical thinking using robots. This class will explore creatively connecting coding and geometry while assisting students to think beyond the basic objectives that are presented in a mathematics classroom. In just 50 minutes each participant will successfully program a Sphero to show what they know about two-dimensional shapes.

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Becky Wallace

Gifted Resource Teacher, North Landing Elementary, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D11

1:00pm

(D4) Inviting Writing with Book Creator
Chromebooks with Book Creator

Speakers
avatar for Dana Hand

Dana Hand

Instructional Technology Specialist, Malibu ES
Instructional Technology Specialist-Google Certified Educator Level I Seesaw Ambassador-STEM Club Sponsor
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Hannah Hopper

Grade 2 Teacher, Malibu Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D4

1:00pm

(D9) Cannonball Making a Splash with Digital Learning in the Primary Grades
Do you want to make a splash with your students by engaging them with digital learning? A first grade teacher and ITS from Diamond Springs Elementary will showcase various ways to incorporate digital learning in the primary grades. We will focus on the integration of Schoology, Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, and much more. It can be easy to use technology in the classroom, even with the youngest of students!


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D9

1:00pm

(D18) Using Schoology as a highway for PBL
Problem Based Learning is a great tool to support content integration, student agency, and higher order thinking. These experiences are highly engaging for learners and cover several objectives. When thinking about moving students from controlled to guided inquiry, Schoology offers an easy streamlined solution to managing PBLs. We will use folders, pages, discussion questions, and assessments within Schoology to make clear pathways for students to explore. We will cover curation of resources and tech tools to differentiate with ease. We will also discuss peer feedback with Google Docs, and tracking student progress. Before we go, we will collaborate to build out some PBLs of our own. You'll be starting the new year ready to roll.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Coughlin

Danielle Coughlin

Teacher, Thalia Elementary
Hello, my name is Danielle Coughlin and I am the gifted resource teacher at Thalia Elementary School. I am very passionate about meeting the needs of the whole child for every child. My early field experience in general and special education led me to seek more understanding about... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D18

1:00pm

(D3) Beautiful Sites
Use Google Sites to create beautiful, professional-looking websites and portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Pritchard

Connie Pritchard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Independence Middle School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D3

2:10pm

(Foyer) STEM Playground
Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Foyer

2:10pm

(C13) A-Questing We Shall Go!
Ready to up your game and send your students on an epic quest for knowledge? Come learn how to take your already awesome lessons and turn them into fantastic quests that will engage your students like never before. We will cover why questing works, how to start converting your lessons or units into quests, and then spend some time creating together! No questing experience required-- just come with a lesson in mind that you would like to transform! **You will want to be able to use completion rules and a variety of materials types in Schoology**

Speakers
avatar for Arcadia Parson

Arcadia Parson

Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS), Virginia Beach City Public Schools
I am an ambassador for Schoology and for Classcraft. My passions are personalized learning and gamification. I'd love to help you take your class activities to the next level!



Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C13

2:10pm

(C14) Connecting Literacy and Technology at the Elementary Level through Flipgrid Global Connections, Scratch Jr Coding, and Stem Design Briefs
During this session, participants will analyze and discuss how literacy and technology are integrated using available elementary resources. Instructional Technology Specialist, Kelly Hoggard will discuss the use of technology tools like Flipgrid alongside powerful resources like Junior Great Books to make global connections. Facilitator will share examples of how to incorporate Scratch Jr Coding, and pair literature with STEM design briefs. Participants will receive a brief introduction to Flipgrid along with examples of how it can be used in the elementary classroom. Participants will also receive access to a file of STEM design briefs. Attendees will need an introductory understanding of Flipgrid.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hoggard

Kelly Hoggard

Gifted Resource Tchr, Indian Lakes ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C14

2:10pm

(C22) Integrating the ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel into the Classroom
If you have a new ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP), and are excited to learn how to integrate it into classroom instruction, then this is a session you do not want to miss! This session will provide you with the basic function and use of your new IFP including tips for cleaning and care, exploration and customization of the Android Embedded Player, how to connect external devices to the Panel, and an overview the control buttons on the front of the Panel. Following this, you will explore the tools that can easily be accessed from the Panel’s side toolbar, and see examples of they can be used to enhance instruction. Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook so can participate in a hands-on activity to explore ViewSonic’s myViewBoard collaborative software suite. You will learn how to create digital whiteboard canvases called QuickBoards that will allow your students to collaboratively annotate and engage in lesson activities remotely from their Chromebooks. You will then explore ways to leverage QuickBoards to support classroom management, foster opportunities for student-to-student collaboration, and quickly check for student understanding of concepts shared utilizing the Polling Tool.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C22

2:10pm

(C5) Gamifying Your Classroom With Classcraft
- Learn the basics of what Classcraft is and how to set it up to gamify your classroom.
- Kellie and I both use Classcraft very differently in our classrooms, so between the two of us, we will be presenting how two different educators can use Classcraft accomplish their goals.
- We will be giving away free resources / stickers / posters / free premium account
- I will also be giving away links to tons of Classcraft (Random Events, Quests, and Boss Battles) that I have made that are aligned with 4th and 5th grade VBOs.
- Learn how to use Classcraft to get students to work together to manage your room for you with Tools like: Volume Meter, Random Name/Team generator, and Countdown clocks.
- Learn how to use Classcraft as a PBIS tool to build a community in your class that gains points to use toward in-game and real-world rewards.

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I will be submitting a second proposal for a session I would like to teach that will be a good commercial for this session as a follow up. In my other proposal, "Going Digital with 4th and 5th Grade Content," I will be sharing ways to teach and review science and social studies VBOs with many different digital strategies and tools. One of these will be with Classcraft, so it would work out great if this came after, so I could steer people toward this session on how to get set up with Classcraft. I would even be willing to do the both sessions back to in the morning and the afternoon, so there would be two chances for people to do both.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

5th Grade Teacher (LA/SS), Woodstock Elementary
avatar for Kellie Weisenbeck

Kellie Weisenbeck

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C5

2:10pm

(C6) Digital Portfolios to Document Student Achievement
Using Google Sites teachers will be led step by step through creating a Digital Portfolio. Student created Digital Portfolios are an impressive way for students to document their learning process throughout the year. By including photographs, text, embedding links and documents teachers can easily assess student learning and progress throughout the year.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C6

2:10pm

(C7) Differentiation Through Schoology
Combine the organizational power of Schoology with digital tools that you already use to differentiate the learning process and content based on interest, readiness, or product in order to deliver a stream-lined, personalized learning experience. Participants will learn about features of Schoology that promote differentiation, such as Completion Rules, Grading Groups, and Individually Assign.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C7

2:10pm

(C8) Google Slides The Swiss Army Knife of Google Apps
In this course we will discuss creative tips and tricks for using arguably the most versatile Google application. Ditch the mindset that Slides are only for presentations and get ready to learn how to use this powerful tool for everything from digitizing your typical activity sheets to playing math center games to collaborating to making stop motion animation and more! Additionally, discover the wonderful world of ADD-ONS! All skill levels welcomed, but a basic understanding of basic tools in Slides would be helpful (i.e., inserting shapes, keyboard shortcuts for cut and paste, inserting images).

Speakers
avatar for Travis Bowman

Travis Bowman

4, Christopher Farms ES
I am a brand new instructional technology specialist. I love anything to do with the outdoors. I would love to find new ways to incorporate my loves of hiking, cycling and technology into highly engaging activities, lessons, and student driven projects.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C8

2:10pm

(D2) Culturally Speaking Using Google Tour Builder Google Maps for Chromebooks and the Google Cultural Institute to Bring Students the World
Many classes talk about locations throughout the world but do you use the technology available to you to show these locations to students? In this session, we will examine the Google Cultural Institute, Google Tour Builder and Google Earth for Chromebooks as tools that allow you to give students tours of important locations, buildings, and even art work into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Delaney

Steve Delaney

Computer Resource Specialist - Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D2

2:10pm

2:10pm

(D6) Schoology Barracudas Waist Deep in the Water Level
Speakers
avatar for Heather Wren

Heather Wren

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D6

2:10pm

(D7) Schoology Great Whites Deep Dive Level
This session is designed for individuals who are currently using Schoology. Participants will be exposed to a handful of advanced Schoology features. Teachers will learn how to create and use Grading Groups, Individually Assign Materials, Shared Discussions, Completion Rules, Tagging Mastery Standards, and Section Linking. Participants will also have time to apply what they learned as they complete the Level 3 Schoology Challenge task cards.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D7

2:10pm

(Library Right) Schoology Course Design - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Are students able to easily find resources and assignments in your Schoology course?  Would a parent be able to navigate your Schoology course?  Come check out several Schoology course design examples and identify "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly".  We will collaboratively determine the key components of effective course design, and the ineffective strategies to stay away from.  You will leave this session with a course design facelift for the 2019-2020 school year!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Carpenter

Jessica Carpenter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Neck Middle School - VBCPS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Library Right

2:10pm

(C11) CK12: Where Algebraic Soup and Sampling Halophiles are Just a PLIX away!
This session will give participants the opportunity to setup accounts, preview and explore how CK-12 will enhance learning, participate in sample lessons and start building their own libraries!
The "C" in CK-12, what's in it for you? "Content" if you are looking for ways to integrate reading strategies rich in STEM content. "Classroom" for the many different classrooms where students engage with their learning. "Customizable" if you want a resource that students customize to fit their learning needs. "Connections" if your students require the ability to connect their learning with real-world application. "Collaboration" comes easily when inquiry is central to learning.
CK-12 provides the teacher with a variety of options for integrating modifiable content and engaging instructional methods using the CK-12 APP directly from the Schoology platform.

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C11

2:10pm

(C15) Game & Brainteaser Digital Breakout Challenge Part II
Part II: In this session, you will be provided with a variety of web-based tools & resources to use to build your own digital breakout. It is recommended that you bring any paper/pencil assignment that you would like to transform to a digital breakout. Laptop or chromebook is required.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C15

2:10pm

(C9) Schoology Curriculum Groups and Shared Resources
Learn how to access content from division-wide curriculum groups, and how to set up and manage your Shared Resources area in Schoology in order to increase collaborative opportunities with your students, as well as teachers in your school and throughout the division.

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C9

2:10pm

(D18) Podcasting Simplified
Has podcasting in the classroom felt like an overwhelming and unmanageable process? It isn't anymore! Synth is an online podcasting website and app that provides an easy to implement platform for your students' voices to be heard while encouraging collaboration. Create opportunities for agency, authentic learning, and publicly showcasing student voice in your classroom in a variety of ways using a tool that encourages communication and listening skills.

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D18

2:10pm

(C18) SMASHED Simple and Flexible Tech You Can Use TOMORROW
Need some awesome tools to help you digitize your classroom? Just getting started or looking for something new? This session will have tools for assessment, gamification, delivering information, organization- AND tools students can create with, along with lots of tips, tricks and RESOURCES! Most importantly, this session will help give you tools that will create more time for you during the day!


Speakers
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Michael Wesely

Instructional Technology Specialist, Kempsville Elementary School
Currently an ITS at Kempsville Elementary School, and formerly a 4th grade teacher from Tallwood Elementary School. Many of you may have even toured my classroom on a learning walk. I really enjoy sharing and getting others excited about the technology out there. Sharing my discoveries... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C18

2:10pm

(C19) Brain pop
Learn all that's new in #BrainPOP for our Back-to-School release! View our NEW Social Emotional Learning aligned videos. Free with your BrainPOP subscription, our SEL collection supports the CASEL framework with just-in-time resources. Then get coding, with Moby! Developed with Scratch and Vidcode, Creative Coding pairs block- and text-based projects with BrainPOP's cross-curricular content. After a brief introduction to coding in the classroom and a short demo, attendees will dive right into BrainPOP's Creative Coding experience. They'll code memes, games, newscasts, comics, and more while learning about the breadth of benefits coding and its associated skills offer. Scaffolded and delivered at the topic level, we'll discuss how these projects make it easy to introduce coding - no matter what educators are covering in class and regardless of prior experience. Finally, check out our NEW Educator Dashboard to track student progress on assignments.

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C19

2:10pm

(C2) Digital Resources from the New Math Textbook
Teachers will be introduced to the digital resources available in the newly adopted HMH Math Textbook.

* The Math team will not have access to the math tools until July at which time we will review and plan this session. We can provide an updated description and specific plan mid-late July.

Speakers
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Liz Shovelin

Instructional Technology Specialist, Corporate Landing ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C2

2:10pm

(C21) The Next Generation of Wixie is Here!
Wixie has a new interface which dramatically enhances the usability for both teachers and students. This hands-on session will review the changes and outline integration options made available with the update. This will include a new optional "primary" interface for our youngest users and the new district and school sharing structure. If you are a passionate Wixie user or are looking to expand your current use, this session is a necessary part of the process as you prepare for the upcoming school year.

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C21

2:10pm

(C4) Supporting Social Emotional Learning through Technology
All students need support with their social emotional learning and maturity. Learn how you can use Nearpod, Playposit, and Flipgrid to increase social emotional learning in your classroom!

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C4

2:10pm

(D11) Discussing Digitally Alternatives to Traditional Book Talks Junior Great Book Discussions and Socratic Seminars
How do you harness the power of technology to enhance in-depth discussions with gifted students? While we're masters of discussion, how can we improve further through the use of technology? Participants will be shown how to apply the concepts of Socratic circle, Junior Great Book Discussions and literature circles with digital tools that increase learner engagement.

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Becky Wallace

Gifted Resource Teacher, North Landing Elementary, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D11

2:10pm

(D3) Flipping the Script Tools to Create a Successful Flipped Classroom Environment
Participants will examine and create various forms of “flipped” lesson materials with the use of platforms and tools such as:
• Screencastify
• Schoology – including the ability to embed
• Google Slides
• Flipgrid
• WeVideo
• OBS – Open Source Broadcasting
• Playposit

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Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D3

2:10pm

(D4) Using Videos and Google Docs to Enhance Literature Circles
Using video tools and Google Docs students get an enhanced literature circle experience by helping each other reflect on their reading.

Speakers
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Tim Bakner

Instructional Technology Specialist, John B Dey Elementary School
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Edgar Jumper

5th Grade Teacher, John B. Dey ES
@eajumper


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D4

2:10pm

(D9) Booking with Book Creator
Using Book Creator to engage students in creative writing, present research projects and share what students are learning in books. Books are then published to PDF and shared in SeeSaw.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D9

2:10pm

2:10pm

(D13) Making a Splash Using Digital Tools for Performance Based Learning and Assessments
Are thinking about what digital tools will help you teach and assess your performance tasks? Do you wonder if your knowledge of different types of presentation platforms is sufficient? Then bring your laptops and join us as we discuss the benefits, features, and limitations of Smore, Canva, Voki, and Animoto. You will have an opportunity to select one of the tools and begin exploring.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D13