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Tuesday, August 13
 

9:20am

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

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

(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

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

(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

(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

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

(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

ITS, VBCPS
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

(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

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

(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

1:00pm

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

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

(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

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
SJ

Scott Jordan

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

Phil Friedman

VBCPS, VBCPS
SH

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

(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

(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

(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

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.

Speakers

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

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.

Speakers

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

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