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Tuesday, August 13
 

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

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
DC

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

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

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