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Wednesday, July 21
 

8:00am MDT

Welcome & Opening Keynote: "Playing With Purpose"
From the sour-faced silver medalists atop the Olympic podium to the local sandwich shop owner handing out customer loyalty cards in hopes to win the business of hungry patrons, there’s a ton of science behind why we can’t help but find ourselves hooked on things that are perpetually so close and yet always so far. In this lively and eye-opening keynote, we’ll discover the surprising and seriously powerful cornerstones of playful pedagogy -- and learn how to tap into that same addictive energy to design meaningful, memorable classroom experiences that invite autonomy, excitement, and unprecedented levels of creativity from students and teachers alike.

Presenters
avatar for John Meehan

John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 8:00am - 9:15am MDT
Virtual - Livestream

9:25am MDT

Building Our Engagement Toolkits

Let’s work together to think through what student engagement looks like, how we can elicit a response from students, what we can use to generate student response(s), and how we can scaffold the learning experience to give students the time they need to think, respond, and engage with the material. By the end of the session, you will have an Engagement Toolkit that will help you and your students engage in the learning process.

Presenters
avatar for Lesley Johnson

Lesley Johnson

Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist, Gadsden Independent School District
Hello! I’m Lesley Johnson and I live in El Paso, TX. I’ve been an educator for fourteen years, and I am currently the Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist for the Gadsden Independent School District. Before that, I was an instructional coach at Santa Teresa High School... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 05

9:25am MDT

From Breakout to Break IN: Using REVERSE Escape Rooms to Introduce New Content

Class escape rooms are all the rage, but the typical "divide and conquer to escape the room" lesson plan is still limited in ensuring that all students receive access to all puzzles and unit content, which can present a real sticking point when trying to move away from traditional lecture entirely. Now imagine a class escape room in reverse, where student teams compete to break IN to a new unit of study, exploring unit content by solving asynchronous puzzles in a race against their peers and the clock. No fancy boxes or expensive locks required!

Presenters
avatar for John Meehan

John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 02

9:25am MDT

Empower Every Voice in the Room

This session is designed to give you multiple tools, strategies, and practices that you can apply to amplify every voice in your room. Research shows that students who feel represented and valued in their learning environment, have higher academic achievement. We will explore tools like Flipgrid, Wakelet, and Jamboard that engage all 4CS. I look forward to learning with you.

Presenters
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
Nyree Clark is a Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology PreK-6 for the Colton Joint Unified School District. Her journey in education began in 1998 and has been referred to as her “Dream Job” thereafter. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher, Gifted and Talented Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 03

9:25am MDT

Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides

Many times we think of Slides as just a program for creating multimedia presentations. However, with just a few tricks you and your students can actually use Google Slides to make stop motion movies. This can be a fun and creative way for students to share their ideas and express their understanding in any subject. Learn how to use Slides to create and share stop motion movies with photos, shapes, text, and more. Resources at http://bit.ly/curts-stopmotion

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 01

9:25am MDT

Structured Literacy and MLSS: Best Practice Routines and Resources

In this session, I will give an overview of what is structured literacy, using it in a general education classroom setting, and aligning structured literary routines to MLSS (SAT) goals and learning objectives. Educators will leave the session with links and resources to get them started in the classroom. This session will be a practical jumping board for teachers that are just beginning to learn about structured literacy, and trying to wrap their brains around how it looks in a classroom setting when focusing on MLSS (SAT) goals.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Appel

Sarah Appel

District Librarian, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
This year marks my 18th year of teaching.5 years - 2nd grade4 years- Library/Media Specialist3 years - 4th grade1 year - 5th grade5 years - 6th grade science/language arts/reading


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 04

9:25am MDT

Empowering English Learners to Achieve in Math

Helping our English Learners achieve in math is a critical component to helping them succeed in life. Drawing on over 20 years of teaching in schools with high EL populations, join one of the country's top math teachers for a bold and honest look at how we can help them grasp one of education’s most intimidating subjects. You will be inspired by stories of triumph and resilience, and leave with fresh ideas and strategies that can be immediately implemented to get our EL students on the path to success.

Please Note: This breakout session will be facilitated on Zoom (rather than Google Meet). If you have not ever used Zoom before, you may be required to download the Zoom client. Please consider joining this test meeting ahead of the session to get any necessary downloads and familiarize yourself with Zoom ahead of time. 😊

Presenters
avatar for Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani

Speaker, Author, Multiplication Nation
Back to MESD by popular demand! Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Owning It, which was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 09

9:25am MDT

Augmenting Elementary Students' Worlds with AR

Have you been interested in incorporating Augmented Reality into your elementary classes, but aren't sure where to start? In this interactive session, we will explore free and easy-to-use tools to introduce Augmented Reality to your students for reinforcing math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Nguyen

Judy Nguyen

Teaching & Learning Consultant, All Covered Education
Judy has been an educator for almost 20 years. She was a Director for Education Technology at Rosary Academy, CA. She is now an education consultant for All Covered Education. Currently, Judy has been partnering with teachers to effectively integrating 3D Building, VR and AR into... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 07

9:25am MDT

Getting Started with Pear Deck

In this session, you'll learn how easy it is to create interactive Pear Deck slides, present lessons in Instructor-Paced and Student-Paced modes, add formative assessments, and more!

Link to session resources:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1lHHMSvWNHpurB_XVyF1R1QOzdnZkLws

Presenters
avatar for Mary Alys Foutz

Mary Alys Foutz

Product Trainer, Pear Deck
My name is Mary Alys and I am a former elementary school teacher. With 12 years in education, I switched roles to work as Product Trainer with Pear Deck. I have a passion for using technology in the classroom and sharing Pear Deck with teachers!
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Jackie Stutz

Marketing Associate

Summit Partners
avatar for Pear Deck

Pear Deck

Pear Deck makes it easy for teachers to connect with every single student in class—across every subject, every grade, and every day. Pear Deck turns any Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation into an incredible opportunity to engage students. In just a few clicks, presentations... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 10

9:25am MDT

Schoology 101

Interested in maximizing the use of Schoology as an LMS? In this session, you will learn how to use the basic functions of Schoology as well as the integration of Google Workspace products to enhance your organizational practices as well as boost student learning, creativity, and engagement.

Slide Deck: https://bit.ly/GrowSchoology

Presenters
avatar for Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore

Teacher / Technology Coach, Redwood High School
Shannon is a secondary ELA/ Speech teacher and Technology coach that values connections, communication, innovation, creativity, and progressive-thinking in the classroom. She believes in educational transformation through the use of best practices supplemented by diverse EdTech tools... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 08

10:35am MDT

Adventure is Out There!

Join us on an adventure! Virtual field trips can be used in every content and with students of all ages to engage, develop schema, build vocabulary, and increase depth of knowledge. In this session you will experience a mini virtual field trip, learn the pedagogy of virtual field trips, and the critical skills to make it happen in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Wolfe James

Kathy Wolfe James

Teacher Support Specialist, Albuquerque Public Schools
Kathy Wolfe James is a fourth generation educator. Kathy works as a Teacher Support Specialist for Albuquerque Public Schools serving K-5 teachers throughout the district. Her passion in education is innovating courageously. She asks the same thing from her teachers that she asks... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Quintana

Andrea Quintana

teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools
Proud to be a 20+ year teacher in Albuquerque Public Schools, Andrea taught Kindergarten her entire career, recently moved into instructional coaching and teacher support. Andrea is a National Board Certified Teacher (Early Childhood Generalist) and works to support National Board... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 05

10:35am MDT

Going the Distance for Virtual Learning

In a fast-paced world of limitless online distractions, connecting with students in person seems infinitely less challenging than trying to engage with virtual learners. This hands-on session gives teachers the chance to go under the hood with a handful of (FREE!) online tools, offering bite-sized practice with some of the web’s most engaging resources. With this collection of easy-to-use virtual tools at their disposal, teachers can rest easy: so long as your students have internet access, you’ll always have a wealth of ways to bring them right back into the fold.

Presenters
avatar for John Meehan

John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 02

10:35am MDT

May I Use This? Ending Copyright Confusion

Students grow up with powerful technologies to access, share, copy, generate, and collaborate on creative work in new and evolving ways. They consume online media, but also create, publish, distribute, and critique. In this rich environment, students must interact with creative work ethically and legally. Whether they know it or not, copyright and fair use are directly relevant to these activities. Through our FREE unbiased curriculum that focuses positively on creating and sharing, attendees will reinforce their own copyright knowledge, get answers to situations in education, and participate in student lesson activities. Our state ambassadors who are current teacher-librarians will share their experiences using C&C's full suite of FREE K-12 resources which include lesson plans, slides, videos, infographics and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Greenspan

Dana Greenspan

Ed Tech Consultant, Copyright & Creativity
Retired from the Ventura County Office of Education as an Educational Technology Specialist, Dana Greenspan now serves as a consultant specializing in student data privacy, copyright and fair use, and education technology planning. Currently, she is leading the CA roll-out for CopyrightandCreativity.org... Read More →
avatar for Julie Jamieson

Julie Jamieson

Librarian, K-12 District Library Curriculum Coord, Fort Zumwalt School District, O'Fallon, Missouri
Julie Jamieson is a high school librarian, curriculum coordinator for K-12 libraries in the Ft. Zumwalt District in Missouri, and ambassador for Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. Julie is a Google and Flipgrid Certified Educator.
avatar for Brittany Fleming

Brittany Fleming

Library Media Specialist, Bentonville Schools
Brittany Fleming is a K-4 library media specialist in Northwest Arkansas. Prior to the library, she was a 4th grade teacher. In 2015, Brittany was awarded teacher of the year for her elementary school by her staff. Brittany is the creator of a book tournament program for her district... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 07

10:35am MDT

Culturally Responsive Teaching Pedagogy

Attendees will develop a culturally responsive teaching (CRT) pedagogy through interactive activities and focused discussions that explore CRT as seen through the lens of educators as well as students.

Presenters
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
Nyree Clark is a Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology PreK-6 for the Colton Joint Unified School District. Her journey in education began in 1998 and has been referred to as her “Dream Job” thereafter. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher, Gifted and Talented Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 03

10:35am MDT

Chromebook Accessibility Tools

Chromebooks are touted as the computer "For Everyone". To make this true Google has built into Chromebooks many accessibility features. In this session we will examine all of these features including text-to-speech tools (ChromeVox and settings), display options (screen magnifier, resolution, fonts), keyboard options (on-screen keyboard, sticky keys, highlighting, shortcuts), mouse and touchpad settings (cursor, highlighting, tab dragging), and more. Resources at http://bit.ly/curts-struggle

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 01

10:35am MDT

Strength in Numbers: Social Emotional Learning & Math

Let’s be honest: Without strong social and emotional skills, students really struggle in math class. From approaching word problems with self-confidence and determination, to persevering through multi-step problems, building strong SEL skills helps students build their self-awareness and make sense of mathematics. This session explores how teachers can incorporate SEL into mathematics instruction and gives immediately implementable tools that help students approach problem solving, number sense and mistakes with confidence and a growth mindset.

Please Note: This breakout session will be facilitated on Zoom (rather than Google Meet). If you have not ever used Zoom before, you may be required to download the Zoom client. Please consider joining this test meeting ahead of the session to get any necessary downloads and familiarize yourself with Zoom ahead of time. 😊

Presenters
avatar for Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani

Speaker, Author, Multiplication Nation
Back to MESD by popular demand! Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Owning It, which was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 09

10:35am MDT

Digital Storytelling: Approaches & Platforms

Have your students explore their creativity and self-expression! In this session, participants will be introduced to digital tools for storytelling. Google Earth Projects, Adobe Spark Page, Book Creator, and Sutori will be emphasized along with a few other suggestions. The featured tools are user-friendly for teachers and students. Examples of each tool will be provided along with basic overviews of how to create for teaching and learning.

The session deck. can be accessed here.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Gildart

Nathan Gildart

MYP I&S, DP History Teacher / Head of I&S, Nagoya International School
Nathan Gildart is a DP History and MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher at Nagoya International School in Japan and Educational Technology Consultant. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader and Mentor for Asia-Pacific, Google Earth... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 04

10:35am MDT

Edpuzzle 101

Join us to learn about one of the most versatile edtech platforms, Edpuzzle. Live, self-paced, in-person or flipped, Edpuzzle can fit any classroom style with just a few clicks. In addition, we will have SWAG for attendees :).

https://go.edpuzzle.com/grow_summit

Presenters
avatar for Hilary Colton

Hilary Colton

School Success Associate, Edpuzzle
Hilary was an educator in the surrounding Phoenix area for 6 years before joining Edpuzzle. She aims to help teachers save time and provide critical interventions through the use of our platform :). She enjoys hosting professional development opportunities to help teachers get acquainted... Read More →
avatar for Ben Wellington

Ben Wellington

Director of School Partnerships, Western US, Edpuzzle
Ben was a California teacher for 13 years before joining Edpuzzle in 2019. Having seen the challenges facing teachers first hand, he is a believer in Edpuzzle’s mission to help teachers engage their students through the power of video learning.

Summit Partners
avatar for Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform allowing you to engage every student, one video at a time. We unlock the power of videos through simple editing tools and dazzling student data. The process is simple - find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. Watch as they progress... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 10

10:35am MDT

Engage Students in Schoology with Visual Organization

Learn to engage students by giving visual organization and pop for students & provide them with multiple paths to content. Learn to embed hyperlinked visuals, Google content to promote self-paced learning and student collaboration in Schoology. 1. Participants will learn to engage students with embedded images to make Schoology more visually appealing and to allow multiple pathways to access content. 2. Participants will learn how to hyperlink visuals to make them representational and organizational. 3. Participants will learn tips for embedding visuals, readings, and videos into pages and questions in Assessments, Assignments, or Test/Quiz. 4. Participants will learn how to organize content to promote self-paced blended or flipped learning. (Completion Rules)
Slideset available at: https://bit.ly/VisOrgGrow

Presenters
avatar for Philip Pulley

Philip Pulley

Teacher/Tech Aide, Fieldcrest High School CUSD 6
A social studies, speech, & video teacher with 11 years teaching in 1:1 environment, 5 years with Schoology. Phil is a PowerSchool Champion, Schoology Ambassador, and former Ambassador of the year. His doctoral studies focused on flipped learning, educational technology, and quality... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 08

11:45am MDT

Midday Spark: "Falling Up"
The path to educational equity comes right through your classroom, ready or not. This path is full of bumps and challenging twists and turns without any road signs or clear-cut directions. But every time that we might fall, we must fall up. Trial and error not only make us human, but it makes us better educators. Learning and growing is required, even when it takes us out of our comfort zones. Equity isn’t just the latest buzz word. It is long-term commitment that we must make to our practice, because when we “fall up,” we take our students and communities up with us.

Presenters
avatar for Mandi Torrez

Mandi Torrez

Teacher Liaison, New Mexico Public Education Department
Mandi Torrez’s first work with children was while volunteering at an ESL after-school program in a low-income housing community while in college. It was her first look at the achievement gap, and it continued to motivate her classroom practices throughout a 10-year teaching career... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:45am - 12:30pm MDT
Virtual - Livestream

12:30pm MDT

~ LUNCH BREAK ~
Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

Genius Hour in the Classroom

Genius Hour began at Google, where employees were able to use 20% of their time to work on their passion projects. Can you imagine what can happen when an child is given the chance to research and find their own passion projects, all from the comfort and safety of their classroom? I will be going over simple practices and sharing easy resources for using Genius Hour to engage students of any age in their own learning.

Presenters
avatar for Brittany Hethcock-Gurule

Brittany Hethcock-Gurule

Teacher - 4th Grade, MESD
I'm Brittany and I'm a coffee-addict, who took up teaching to collect more mugs to support my problem. Over the last 6 years with MESD, I've had the opportunity to work with several grade levels and really enjoy giving students the opportunity to fall in love school and challenge... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 05

1:00pm MDT

The Heist

Teachers beg, borrow, and steal. The good ones adapt what they have taken from others, and the great ones share out the very best of those same elevated ideas with others in their PLN. In this session we have a job to do; let’s pull off the greatest heist ever. Usable ideas. Come listen, observe, case the joint, and see how you can crack into the vault and steal the crown jewels. The score? A massive payday of pedagogical ideas for your classroom. The real question is not how big this haul will be, but how you will divvy up the loot with your crew.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, Author, EMC2 Learning
Michael Matera (@MrMatera) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based sixth grade teacher and the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and small... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 02

1:00pm MDT

Changing Our Elasticity

Participate in an interactive self-reflection about classroom/school practices, whether they meet the needs of all students and how current practices meet them. Be prepared to look within, challenge conventional thinking and question your own views about the students you teach.

Presenters
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom... Read More →
avatar for Toutoule Ntoya

Toutoule Ntoya

Instructional Coach, Pivot-ED
Dr. Ntoya is an educator and entrepreneur who looks to engage students and educators using Design Thinking and integrating STEAM. He received his doctoral degree at the University of Southern California and constantly uses learning and motivation strategies in his practice.
avatar for Heidi Carr

Heidi Carr

Digital Learning Specialist, CCSD
Heidi Carr is the ultimate professional example for our teachers, parents, students, and community. She is an elementary educator and leader with the Clark County School District which is the fifth-largest school district in the United States, a facilitator for code.org and Nevada... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 03

1:00pm MDT

Google Tools for Struggling Students

There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 01

1:00pm MDT

Developing Awareness of Students’ Out-of-School Literacy Practices: A Reflective, Metacognitive Approach

There is a disconnect between adolescent literacy practices in-school and out-of-school. This session will present an in-class digital literacy reading assignment that will aid educators with identifying students’ out-of-school literacy practices. The goal is to help teachers bridge students’ worlds with classroom practice and to better understand students’ preferred reading choices.

Sample Assignment 
Handout

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Julie Book

Dr. Julie Book

Teacher, Wagon Mound Public Schools
Julie currently is teaching ELA for 7-12 grades at Wagon Mound Public Schools. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Doctorate in Educational Technology in May. She holds a Master's degree in English and a B.A. in English. Her research centers on adolescent digital... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 04

1:00pm MDT

Connecting Math & Literacy: Get Students Reading, Writing and Speaking in Math Class

The ability to speak, read and write is now an essential part of math class. With a focus on effective strategies for middle school students, come explore, discuss, practice and reflect upon high-leverage ideas that are highly engaging and easy-to-implement, including empowering students to:
  • Talk about math in a way that is meaningful and relevant to their lives.
  • Write about math to argue, communicate and justify their thinking.
  • Persevere in attempting, evaluating and solving “word problems.”

Please Note: This breakout session will be facilitated on Zoom (rather than Google Meet). If you have not ever used Zoom before, you may be required to download the Zoom client. Please consider joining this test meeting ahead of the session to get any necessary downloads and familiarize yourself with Zoom ahead of time. 😊

Presenters
avatar for Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani

Speaker, Author, Multiplication Nation
Back to MESD by popular demand! Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Owning It, which was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 09

1:00pm MDT

"D.I.Why?": Creating Self-Paced Tutorials

Showing a student the step by step process for any digital tool in a virtual space can be frustrating. You can do it by sharing your screen or you can do it by recording a video, but for some students that is too confusing. Self-paced tutorials to the rescue! With tools like iorad, Thinglink, and gifs created by your favorite screen recording apps, you can create student controlled accessible tutorials for your students that they can use again and again.

Presenters
avatar for Frederick Ballew

Frederick Ballew

Technology Integration Specialist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Frederick is an ISTE Certified Educator, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#NYC19 cohort), Trainer, Coach, the founder and leader of GEG Minnesota Metro Area, a GEG Mentor for US - Midwest, a Microsoft Innovative Educator... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 06

1:00pm MDT

Make Learning On-Demand with Screencastify

Learn how you (and your students!) can create videos that help personalize learning. We'll talk about videos for small-group instruction, differentiated learning, and student voice.

Presenters
avatar for Nefertiti Dukes

Nefertiti Dukes

Professional Development Manager, Screencastify
Nefertiti Dukes (Nef) currently serves on the Professional Development team at Screencastify. Before joining Screencastify, she's taught Language Arts, Civics, and Debate. Now, she gets to help teachers implement video in their classrooms.

Summit Partners
avatar for Screencastify

Screencastify

Screencastify is the essential tool for blended and remote learning. Screencastify is designed from the ground up to be the safest, simplest video creation tool for teachers and students. Teachers use Screencastify to make learning more personal in their blended and flipped classrooms... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 10

1:00pm MDT

Schoology Assessment Tool, the Differentiation Solution

I will be providing detailed instruction and tutorial on using Schoology assessment tool. It is not only for formal assessments, but also assignments, informal assessments, video presentations and so much more. Teachers can create self-grading questions that include fill-in-the-blank, drag and drop, ordering, multiple choice and so mych more. They can make math and science questions, where students have to type their question, upload a picture or video and the teacher grades individually. I will show the benefits and options for multiple grades and content areas. I will demonstrate how schoology assessment tool can be used as a differentiation tool for delivering content as well as for students to show their proficiency.
I will share this in the chat when we begin, but here is the link to the peardeck that you may join. https://app.peardeck.com/student/thvcgazhi or you can go to joinpd.com and enter the code tkjmrb
If you join the peardeck, after the session you will receive a copy of the pear deck with your answers. 

Presenters
avatar for Bobbie Jean McDonough

Bobbie Jean McDonough

Moriarty High School Math Teacher, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
This is my second year teaching and I love to GROW! Our district provided many PD opportunities over summer 2020 and I took advantage of all of them. I implement technology in my classroom daily. Using the Schoology Assessement tool, I'm able to differentiate while also providing... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 08

2:10pm MDT

Save Our Students With Review Games That Go Light Years Beyond Jeopardy and Kahoot

While old-school Jeopardy might seem fun at first glance, there is a sharp drop off in student engagement once players figure out that they’ve been mathematically eliminated from winning the game. And for all its shimmer and shine, new-school tech like Kahoot does little to correct this shortcoming -- as students simply buzz in as fast as they can with little regard for the right answer simply because they only care about getting the highest number of points. What’s worse: teachers often devote hours to dreaming up all of those review questions! This session explores three super low prep, low tech alternatives to the two biggest review game staples of yesteryear.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, Author, EMC2 Learning
Michael Matera (@MrMatera) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based sixth grade teacher and the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and small... Read More →
avatar for John Meehan

John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 02

2:10pm MDT

3D Quilt Codes

During this hands-on workshop, we will link 2D design / 3D modeling to collaborative quilting bees and the use of symbols and codes in hanging quilts that guided enslaved African people and their descendants to freedom. Be prepared to personalize your coded quilt with symbols that represent your story.

Presenters
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom... Read More →
avatar for Judy Nguyen

Judy Nguyen

Teaching & Learning Consultant, All Covered Education
Judy has been an educator for almost 20 years. She was a Director for Education Technology at Rosary Academy, CA. She is now an education consultant for All Covered Education. Currently, Judy has been partnering with teachers to effectively integrating 3D Building, VR and AR into... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 03

2:10pm MDT

Girls can... everyone can

This is about how we can integrate girls more into engaging STEaM subjects and supporting them into following the "male dominant" job roles.

Presenters
avatar for Sandy Bansal

Sandy Bansal

Vice Principal, Amerikanska Gymnasiet
I am a Technology and STEaM Educator with over 20 years of experience in education, inspiring students from diverse backgrounds.  I have taught students of all ages, from Grade 4 to adult learners, Coding, Computer Science, Design Process and Engineering, as well as Science, Maths... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 07

2:10pm MDT

A Slice of Google Slides

During this session we will begin with some basics of Google slides and move to some more advanced features and options. Information covered includes: new slide templates, a walk through of the various menu options, inserting menu in detail (images, videos, links, etc.), animations and presentation options, and sharing and printing options. The session will provide you the opportunity to follow along as I demonstrate many options/features to you and leave with your own slide deck created for use in your current or future position.

Presenters
avatar for Tara Wolfanger

Tara Wolfanger

Teacher/ Google Trainer/ Grow with Google Partner, Mohonasen Central School
I'm a current 5th grade teacher at Mohonasen Central Schools in Upstate NY. Prior to moving to 5th grade I taught Special Education in both a Self-contained and Resource Room/ Consultant format for 7 years at another district. I hold professional certification in Early Childhood... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 05

2:10pm MDT

Google Sheets for Inquiry Learning Across the Curriculum

Google Sheets is not just a tool for crunching numbers. It is a powerful resource for organizing information from any content area so students can analyze the data, compare and contrast the information, look for patterns, draw conclusions, and make predictions. Rather than just giving our students the answers, Sheets can be used to help our students discover connections and find the answers themselves. Learn the basics of how to use Google Sheets, and then try out practical examples of how Sheets can be used for inquiry learning and problem based learning in all subject areas and grade levels.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 01

2:10pm MDT

Jamming with Possibility- Gsuite & Creativity

Have a gameboard, movie poster, or any learning reflection to design? Gsuite apps offer students the opportunity to create their own visual media that reflect creativity, voice, and understanding. This session will explore using Jamboard and Google Drawings to collaborate and infuse creative opportunities into products students will be enthusiastic to design and present to their peers. These apps work best with Chromebooks or desktops but are also available with ipads.

Presenters
avatar for Staci Perkins

Staci Perkins

Facilitator, Hays CISD
Ms. P is an experienced (oldish) teacher-librarian who has worked in every level of public education as either a teacher, librarian, or a combination of the two with a dash of mad artist and stray animal rescuer thrown in. She is a googlebrarian and Certified Google for Education Trainer who loves all thi... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 06

2:10pm MDT

An Overview Of EquatIO: The Math/STEM Tool You've Been Waiting For

Technology in the classroom today is as ubiquitous as pencils were only a few years ago. While many argue that the growth in technology has not provided an equivalent growth in student performance, it is hard to argue the benefit it has provided to diverse learners, especially those with disabilities. Unfortunately, despite this growth, not all subject areas have benefited equally. Math has remained one of the more difficult subjects able to take advantage of this rush of new technology. Until now...
EquatIO is an innovative new math and STEM software tool that helps to level the math playing field for students, professors, and disabilities services departments by making it easy to create math that is both digital and accessible.
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate to attendees how EquatIO has helped millions of students and educators successfully make the transition from inaccessible math and STEM paper-based documents to the accessible, collaborative, and engaging digital world.
EquatIO is the math and STEM accessibility game-changer for all students and educators, allowing them to easily create and insert math and STEM into today's dominant digital learning environments.

Presenters
avatar for Louis Shanafelt

Louis Shanafelt

EquatIO Product Manager / Evangelist, Texthelp
After spending 20 years in a large urban district as a teacher & administrator, I am excited to be a contributing member of the Texthelp family. I have taught at the elementary level & secondary mathematics, as well as, delivered many hours of professional development to thousands... Read More →

Summit Partners
avatar for EquatIO

EquatIO

Brought to you by Texthelp, EquatIO makes math digital. EquatIO allows you to create equations, formulas, and more, digitally. Helping to make math and STEM classes more accessible and engaging for every student. EquatIO gives your students the opportunity to show their mastery in... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 09

2:10pm MDT

Making #DigCit Real for Elementary Students Using Schoology Courses and Groups

We like to call our students "Digital Natives" but they are really "Tech Comfy", not "Tech Savvy". In this session I'll quickly share with you a digital citizenship course created for students that when completed gave them access to a class "Chat Room" utilizing Schoology Groups. Then you will have work time to create your own course and group using tips and tricks from my experience. This works best with 4th and 5th grade students.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Riggs

Melissa Riggs

Education Technology Specialist-Instruction, El Paso County Colorado School District 49
Melissa Riggs is in her fourth year as the Education Technology Specialist for Instruction with District 49 in Colorado Springs. She began her career as a Kindergarten teacher for 16 years before moving up to 5th grade and a 1-to-1 iPad classroom. . When she started teaching in 1990... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 08

2:10pm MDT

Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment

Texthelp’s Laura Trimble, Territory Director for New Mexico, will explore strategies and tools to empower struggling readers in a blended learning environment. In this session you will:

Uncover best practices to motivate students to engage with reading in any environment, promoting confidence and a positive growth mindset
Explore how Read&Write can help to close reading achievement gaps and work alongside students’ everyday Learning Management Systems and devices
Take a deeper dive into Read&Write, a literacy support toolbar that can help struggling readers create and engage with content across all grade levels, subjects and interfaces (web, Google Docs, exams, and more!). Plus Read&Write is completely free for teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Trimble

Laura Trimble

Territory Director, Texthelp
Laura Trimble has been in the Ed Tech Sector for over a decade. She has been a Territory Director at Texthelp for four years, and before that, involved in online publishing and homework systems. Laura enjoys working with Teachers and Staff to develop UDL strategies, making their school... Read More →

Summit Partners
avatar for Read&Write

Read&Write

Brought to you by Texthelp, Read&Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. Useful tools in Read&Write such as highlighters, voicenotes, vocab... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 10

2:10pm MDT

Supporting ELs in Speaking and Listening

Do you need more strategies and supports for your ELs? This session will provide strategies to use within the classroom to support your ELs in the areas of Listening and Speaking. The first half of the session will focus on in classroom activities to engage your students by providing them many opportunities to practice their listening and speaking skills. The second half of the session will look at different apps and websites that are available to you to help with communication when you have monolingual students and families.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Otero

Christine Otero

Moriarty Edgewood School District
Christine Otero has worked in education for the last 15 years. She currently teaches first grade at Moriarty Elementary School. She has experience working with kindergarten through fifth grade students as a classroom teacher and as an EL support teacher. Working with ELs is a passion... Read More →
avatar for Olga Garibay

Olga Garibay

Bilingual Teacher, Moriarty Elementary School
Olga Garibay is a Bilingual Teacher working at Moriarty Elementary School. She is teaching Spanish Language Arts and English Language Development for students K-5th. She worked as Educational Assistant with Kindergarten and Special Education. She is in her first year teaching. One... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 04

3:20pm MDT

Closing Keynote: "Back to Their Futures: Moving Forward with the Lessons We've Learned"
It's been a long 16 months. From immediate school closures due to the pandemic, to the sudden shift to remote and hybrid learning, to the re-opening of school doors and in-person teaching, we've learned some lessons along the way. Join acclaimed speaker, author and National Teacher of the Year finalist Alex Kajitani, for a bold and honest look at how we can take the lessons we've learned and turn them into actionable, immediately implementable steps and strategies so students feel safe, loved and confident.

Presenters
avatar for Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani

Speaker, Author, Multiplication Nation
Back to MESD by popular demand! Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Owning It, which was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:20pm - 4:30pm MDT
Virtual - Livestream
 
Thursday, July 22
 

8:00am MDT

Welcome & Opening Keynote: "Grow from Where You Are"
Every kid deserves to have an adult fighting for their advancement in their community. Empowering all educators to provide equitable experience to ALL learners will build a community of inclusion. Fostering empathy and compassion towards others nourishes a society of liberty and freedom deserving of everyone living in that environment.

Presenters
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
Nyree Clark is a Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology PreK-6 for the Colton Joint Unified School District. Her journey in education began in 1998 and has been referred to as her “Dream Job” thereafter. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher, Gifted and Talented Education... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:15am MDT
Virtual - Livestream

9:25am MDT

Design to Engage

Building a classroom culture where students want to come and learn is at the heart of this workshop. We will be walking through the elements of designing for engagement. From simple tricks, to carefully created experiences this workshop will not only give you tools but also technique to create playful and powerful learning moments in your classroom. Starting with the basics of gamification and immersive learning to the power of designing and constructing a road map to successfully carry these concepts forward into your practice. This workshop is playful and power packed. Ready, set, go!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, Author, EMC2 Learning
Michael Matera (@MrMatera) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based sixth grade teacher and the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and small... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 02

9:25am MDT

Fast & Fabulous Engagement Strategies

Join this interactive session to learn engagement strategies that are fast to implement and fabulous for student engagement! After this session you will walk away with dynamic engagement strategies to give you new inspiration for your lessons that are first steps to transforming learning in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Wolfe James

Kathy Wolfe James

Teacher Support Specialist, Albuquerque Public Schools
Kathy Wolfe James is a fourth generation educator. Kathy works as a Teacher Support Specialist for Albuquerque Public Schools serving K-5 teachers throughout the district. Her passion in education is innovating courageously. She asks the same thing from her teachers that she asks... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Quintana

Andrea Quintana

teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools
Proud to be a 20+ year teacher in Albuquerque Public Schools, Andrea taught Kindergarten her entire career, recently moved into instructional coaching and teacher support. Andrea is a National Board Certified Teacher (Early Childhood Generalist) and works to support National Board... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 05

9:25am MDT

Equitable Grading Practices & Meaningful Feedback

The COVID-19 pandemic presented us with both the challenge and the gift of reimagining our grading practices and systems. What does and should a grade tell us about our students? How are we using feedback to help our students grow? We will take a look at how our current systems fall short and what we can strive for in order to give all of our students a true chance at success.

Presenters
avatar for Mandi Torrez

Mandi Torrez

Teacher Liaison, New Mexico Public Education Department
Mandi Torrez’s first work with children was while volunteering at an ESL after-school program in a low-income housing community while in college. It was her first look at the achievement gap, and it continued to motivate her classroom practices throughout a 10-year teaching career... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 03

9:25am MDT

Googley Activities and Tools for Primary Students

Technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning regardless of age. There are many ways that primary students can create, collaborate, explore, and learn with Google tools. In this session we will look at a wide range of activities with Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and more that are great for engaging younger students in learning with technology.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 01

9:25am MDT

Goodbye Worksheets & Hello Mathspace!

Those of you familiar with EquatIO, know that there are lots of moving parts and pieces to our Math/STEM tool. Please consider joining us for a webinar entitled “Goodbye Worksheets & Hello Mathspace!," where will take a deep dive in particular with EquatIO’s mathspace.

You will learn firsthand from EquatIO Product Manager, Louis Shanafelt, on how to convert paper and pencil based assignments and activities into fun & engaging math activities. Let’s remove the stigma that digital math is hard to create and engage students with highly interactive and thought provoking ‘spaces’ that provide opportunities for teachers to share assignments and have students turn them in digitally. Please join us to learn more.

Presenters
avatar for Louis Shanafelt

Louis Shanafelt

EquatIO Product Manager / Evangelist, Texthelp
After spending 20 years in a large urban district as a teacher & administrator, I am excited to be a contributing member of the Texthelp family. I have taught at the elementary level & secondary mathematics, as well as, delivered many hours of professional development to thousands... Read More →

Summit Partners
avatar for EquatIO

EquatIO

Brought to you by Texthelp, EquatIO makes math digital. EquatIO allows you to create equations, formulas, and more, digitally. Helping to make math and STEM classes more accessible and engaging for every student. EquatIO gives your students the opportunity to show their mastery in... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 09

9:25am MDT

Blended and Beyond!

This session will talk about how to utilize blended learning strategies within the walls and beyond. Even if all students are face-to-face or completely remote, blended learning principles can be used to enhance the student experience. Using tools like WeVideo, Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Pear Deck, and Google Workspace for Education can allow teachers to creative interactive learning stations, self-paced activities, a la carte menus, and collaborative experiences for all students that can be done during the traditional class period or beyond. Let’s use WeVideo and other great tech tools to make learning creative, fun, and engaging.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Sukow

Stephanie Sukow

Instructional Technology Coach, Cary-Grove High School, CHSD 155
Stephanie has been a high school English and speech teacher in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for 13 years. During her career, she has explored blended and personalized learning strategies, worked to integrate educational technology into the classroom, and used technology to promote... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 06

9:25am MDT

Differentiating Student Products through the Use of Technology

Differentiation is key to providing students the opportunity to show what they know! We will spend some time talking about ways to differentiate the work students create by looking at podcasts, audio recordings, visuals, and other technologies we can use to allow students to demonstrate their learning beyond written responses.

Presenters
SV

Sarah Vogt

Program Support Specialist, MESD/CNM
I have spent my time in education working with students with disabilities and supporting current and prospective teachers. I love exploring how technology can support learners of all abilities!


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 04

9:25am MDT

Google Maps and Schoology: Up your authentic learning game

Schoology is a fantastic one-stop-shop for your digital classroom, but have you ever embedded a Google Map? Learn how to embed Google Maps into your Schoology courses and use this dynamic duo to create authentic learning experiences for your students. Time will be provided to practice embedding a Google Map into your Schoology sandbox, asking questions, and sharing your own tips and tricks for using Google Maps for authentic learning.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Corn

Stephanie Corn

Instructional Technology Specialist, St. Charles East High School
I have been in the education field for 23 years, working at all levels in different times in my career: 6th grade LA/SS teacher, elementary media specialist, high school media specialist, and high school instructional technology specialist.  I enjoy coaching teachers and working... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 08

9:25am MDT

Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment

Texthelp’s Laura Trimble, Territory Director for New Mexico, will explore strategies and tools to empower struggling readers in a blended learning environment. In this session you will:

Uncover best practices to motivate students to engage with reading in any environment, promoting confidence and a positive growth mindset
Explore how Read&Write can help to close reading achievement gaps and work alongside students’ everyday Learning Management Systems and devices
Take a deeper dive into Read&Write, a literacy support toolbar that can help struggling readers create and engage with content across all grade levels, subjects and interfaces (web, Google Docs, exams, and more!). Plus Read&Write is completely free for teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Trimble

Laura Trimble

Territory Director, Texthelp
Laura Trimble has been in the Ed Tech Sector for over a decade. She has been a Territory Director at Texthelp for four years, and before that, involved in online publishing and homework systems. Laura enjoys working with Teachers and Staff to develop UDL strategies, making their school... Read More →

Summit Partners
avatar for Read&Write

Read&Write

Brought to you by Texthelp, Read&Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. Useful tools in Read&Write such as highlighters, voicenotes, vocab... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:25am - 10:25am MDT
Virtual - 10

10:35am MDT

Immersive Learning: Building gamified experiences that captivate, inspire and engage

Unlock your creativity and inspire the whole child as you discover how game inspired course design can transform the landscape of learning in your classroom and beyond. Learn how to create a classroom model where students dive deep into content, develop real world skills, and collaborate to tackle challenges and reach their full potential. This make-and-take ideas session provides a treasure trove of tools, examples, and takeaways you can implement immediately. Push play, level up, and your course will never be the same.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, Author, EMC2 Learning
Michael Matera (@MrMatera) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based sixth grade teacher and the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and small... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 02

10:35am MDT

Culturally Responsive Lesson Design

Attendees will be guided through four areas of a culturally responsive lesson design. Join this session to see how Spark, Support, Synthesize, and Share are being used to increase student voice, choice, and critical thinking skills.

Presenters
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
Nyree Clark is a Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology PreK-6 for the Colton Joint Unified School District. Her journey in education began in 1998 and has been referred to as her “Dream Job” thereafter. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher, Gifted and Talented Education... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 03

10:35am MDT

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, AutoDraw, Chrome Music Lab, Toontastic, Landlines, Meme Buddy, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Mystery Animal, Semantris, Grasshopper, Art Palette, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 01

10:35am MDT

EduProtocols and Secondary Math

Weaving CC standards and 4Cs practices into student centered activities that build mastery

Presenters
avatar for Cristine Warring

Cristine Warring

Math Teacher, MESD - MHS
Hey y'all! After a 15 year stint as a software engineer, I switched to teaching high school math in 2003. Across TX, KS, and NM, I have seen some stuff! This past year, while teaching 9th Algebra 1 (with significant learning gaps on top of COVID), I learned about EduProtocols and... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 09

10:35am MDT

Free-Range Teachers: Out of the Silos and into the Fields

Oh great! You’ve just been told that another teacher will be in your classroom providing instructional support, now what? What does that mean? You were comfortable in your private silo, but what if the grass is greener in the open fields? Join us as we explore a variety of co-teaching models, look at some strategies and best practices for making the most of your co-teaching opportunity, and delve into some tips and tricks to make it work in Schoology (or any LMS). Get ready to tear down the silo and experience the open fields of collaborative teaching and watch our students reap the benefits.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Baguskis

Michael Baguskis

Teacher, Moriarty High School, MESD
Michael Baguskis is a cardiac rehab specialist turned educator. He has worked in secondary education for the past 9 years, all of which have been at Moriarty High School. Michael has a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico and holds endorsements in Secondary... Read More →
avatar for Karen Demarest

Karen Demarest

Ed Tech Specialist, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
Karen’s passion for student learning, student engagement, and technology integration to support all students began many years ago when she dreamed of programming computers for educational purposes. Technology has changed, careers have changed, but that passion still exists for Karen... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 05

10:35am MDT

Personalize Learning with Screencastify

Screencastify is a suite of video-creation tools that makes it possible for you (and your students) to create, edit, and share videos in seconds. Join the team for a webinar all about using video to make learning more personal for every student in your classroom. You’ll learn how to create instructional videos to differentiate learning, share videos for easy access, and get your students ready to create their own videos that demonstrate their learning.

Presenters
avatar for Nefertiti Dukes

Nefertiti Dukes

Professional Development Manager, Screencastify
Nefertiti Dukes (Nef) currently serves on the Professional Development team at Screencastify. Before joining Screencastify, she's taught Language Arts, Civics, and Debate. Now, she gets to help teachers implement video in their classrooms.

Summit Partners
avatar for Screencastify

Screencastify

Screencastify is the essential tool for blended and remote learning. Screencastify is designed from the ground up to be the safest, simplest video creation tool for teachers and students. Teachers use Screencastify to make learning more personal in their blended and flipped classrooms... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 10

10:35am MDT

YouTube in the Classroom: Engaging Lessons & Activities

This session offers variety of ways that you could use YouTube in the classroom. Whether you teach face-to-face, facilitate distance learning, or use flipped and blended models there will be ideas for you. We'll show you how to use YouTube in Google Classroom, Google Slides, Google Forms, as well as other platforms such as Edpuzzle, Book Creator, Sutori and more!

You can access the resources and ideas in this Slides deck. Feel free to copy and modify if you are a current or future presenter. (no attribution is necessary but feel free to reach out!)

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Gildart

Nathan Gildart

MYP I&S, DP History Teacher / Head of I&S, Nagoya International School
Nathan Gildart is a DP History and MYP Individuals & Societies Teacher at Nagoya International School in Japan and Educational Technology Consultant. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader and Mentor for Asia-Pacific, Google Earth... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 06

10:35am MDT

Inside the Flip: Connect and Extend

This session will look at how using the Flipped Classroom model and Schoology can help you engage students, connect with them, and extend what is possible. This session will discuss today's various teaching realities or scenarios; look at the background of blended learning and ESSA's definition & requirements; discuss flipped classroom basics and advanced models; tips on remembering your why: and include practical applications of the flipped classroom model using Schoology.
Slideset available at" bit.ly/FlipGrowSGY

Presenters
avatar for Philip Pulley

Philip Pulley

Teacher/Tech Aide, Fieldcrest High School CUSD 6
A social studies, speech, & video teacher with 11 years teaching in 1:1 environment, 5 years with Schoology. Phil is a PowerSchool Champion, Schoology Ambassador, and former Ambassador of the year. His doctoral studies focused on flipped learning, educational technology, and quality... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 08

10:35am MDT

Tools for Collaboration in the Classroom

This session will focus on tried and true different technology applications that enforces inclusion and collaboration. We will discuss some different ideas based on students with disabilities. This is a make and take type session.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed

Teacher, Dade County Schools,
Jessica Reed is a special education teacher in Georgia, who has been teaching for 12 years. Jessica’s undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky. She has a Masters of Arts in Collaborative Teaching (6-12) from the University of Alabama. She received... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:35am - 11:35am MDT
Virtual - 04

11:35am MDT

~ LUNCH BREAK ~
Thursday July 22, 2021 11:35am - 12:10pm MDT

12:10pm MDT

Midday Spark: "Changing the Narrative"
When is the last time something amazing happened in your school? How many people knew about it? The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular.  Kids gather…learn…leave…and make the world we live in a better place. So…amazing things happen all the time. School perception is often based on the narrative of those who attended years ago. Telling the real story of schools helps create a narrative that builds culture and gives everyone in your community an identity. Utilizing social media and empowering those around you to be the storytellers of your district is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE...BUILD YOUR BRAND...CELEBRATE KIDS!!

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI...home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:10pm - 12:55pm MDT
Virtual - Livestream

1:00pm MDT

Maximizing Student Engagement Through Endowed Progress

There’s an old story of a celebrated pianist whose children would drive their father batty by walking past the family piano and playing exactly seven notes in the ascending scale. “Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti…” -- time and time again these mischievous kids would leave the eighth note unplayed, leaving their virtuoso father maddened by the lack of resolution, and with no choice but to walk over to the instrument to resolve the octave lest the unfinished melody linger in his musician’s brain. This session will offer practical solutions on how teachers of any course or content area can harness this same unfinished symphony phenomenon when designing lesson plans that their students can’t help but want to complete.

Presenters
avatar for John Meehan

John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 02

1:00pm MDT

Getting Culturally Responsive with UDL

Attendees will explore how the framework of Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching pedagogy combined together will increase equity, access, and an inclusive learning environment for ALL students.

Presenters
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
Nyree Clark is a Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology PreK-6 for the Colton Joint Unified School District. Her journey in education began in 1998 and has been referred to as her “Dream Job” thereafter. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher, Gifted and Talented Education... Read More →
avatar for Sonal Patel

Sonal Patel

Digital Learning Innovation Coordinator, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Sonal is a Digital Learning Project Specialist for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, IACUE Board President. Prior to this, she was an Instructional Educational Technology and Literacy Coach (K-8) and an Elementary School teacher. She is a Google Certified Trainer and... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 03

1:00pm MDT

Google Tools for ELL

Parlez vous Google? For English Language Learners there are loads of helpful and powerful technology tools to assist with communication and learning. Many of these tools are from Google or work with the Google Chrome browser. Learn about extensions, add-ons, and built-in features for translation, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, definitions, summarization, screen recording, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 01

1:00pm MDT

Making the Most of Your Google Slides

Gain tips and tricks on using Google Slides to enhance student learning and engagement.  Learn how to use graphic design, embedded media, interactive activities, and so much more to get the most out of Google's most versatile tool. Time will be provided to create using the shared tips, ask questions, or share your own ideas for using Google Slides.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Corn

Stephanie Corn

Instructional Technology Specialist, St. Charles East High School
I have been in the education field for 23 years, working at all levels in different times in my career: 6th grade LA/SS teacher, elementary media specialist, high school media specialist, and high school instructional technology specialist.  I enjoy coaching teachers and working... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 06

1:00pm MDT

Bite-Sized PD

During this session, you will learn a few quick tips, strategies, and ideas. A choice board of learning topics will be displayed and you will vote on your favorite topic. The majority of the choices can be implemented immediately for any grade level or subject level.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Howell

Stephanie Howell

Instructional Tech, Pickerington
Stephanie has been working in Pickerington Schools since 2014. She is currently the Middle School and Junior High Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pickerington Schools. She enjoy working with staff and students to increase the use of instructional technology. Stephanie has... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 04

1:00pm MDT

Ditch the Worksheet

Ditch the Worksheet: Tech tools to use in the classroom. Get rid of that old worksheet and find engaging tools online for classroom management and classroom assessment. Ways educators can toss out their old worksheet and replace them with more engaging activities will be discussed. Websites and apps found online to boost student engagement and manage the classroom will be shared and linked to the Danielson Framework.

Presenters
avatar for Molly Kaminski

Molly Kaminski

Coach, Morris Grade School
I (along with Ashlee Geiss who will also be presenting with me) are instructional coaches at Morris Grade School in Morris, IL. We are completing our third year in these positions and before we were both classroom teachers for about ten years. Along with our daily responsibilities... Read More →
avatar for Ashlee Geiss

Ashlee Geiss

Instructional Coach, Morris Grade School
I am an instructional coach at Morris Grade School in Morris, Illinois! My coworker Molly Kaminski and I are excited to present! We are completing our third year in these IC positions, while both being classroom teachers for about ten years prior. Along with our daily responsibilities... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 09

1:00pm MDT

Edpuzzle 101

Join us to learn about one of the most versatile edtech platforms, Edpuzzle. Live, self-paced, in-person or flipped, Edpuzzle can fit any classroom style with just a few clicks. In addition, we will have SWAG for attendees :).
https://go.edpuzzle.com/grow_summit

Presenters
avatar for Hilary Colton

Hilary Colton

School Success Associate, Edpuzzle
Hilary was an educator in the surrounding Phoenix area for 6 years before joining Edpuzzle. She aims to help teachers save time and provide critical interventions through the use of our platform :). She enjoys hosting professional development opportunities to help teachers get acquainted... Read More →
avatar for Ben Wellington

Ben Wellington

Director of School Partnerships, Western US, Edpuzzle
Ben was a California teacher for 13 years before joining Edpuzzle in 2019. Having seen the challenges facing teachers first hand, he is a believer in Edpuzzle’s mission to help teachers engage their students through the power of video learning.

Summit Partners
avatar for Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform allowing you to engage every student, one video at a time. We unlock the power of videos through simple editing tools and dazzling student data. The process is simple - find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. Watch as they progress... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 10

1:00pm MDT

Hyperdocs, History, and Primary Sources: The Transformative Trio

Create and customize digital lessons focused on historical primary sources for your classroom. Carefully craft, interactive digital lessons that support natural differentiation, collaboration, and the ultimate student-centered classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 07

1:00pm MDT

Hacking Leadership

Water is amazing and seemingly always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, power equipment, and can wipe out entire cities. Leaders have the same properties.  Some end up conforming to their environment as water would with a cup or bowl. Some have the power to wipe out entire populations and others lift the level of the land. The best leaders take little openings and create space for those they lead. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create a path that was not there before. They shape the land. They find a way. Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years, and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. We all know the problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make our daily life in schools easier.  Utilizing the tools in Hacking Leadership will allow you and your team to find the openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI...home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 05

1:00pm MDT

Harnessing the Power of Schoology Parent Accounts

2020 introduced the Education community to the very real fact that parents are now our co-teachers. This can have both positive and negative connotations. Using Parent accounts, teachers can ensure that parents know what's going on but those same parents can't turn in assignments or takes assessments for their student. (Hey-we KNOW it's happening). This session will highlight how to find parent codes, best practices for sharing those codes, creating a "Schoology for Parents" Course, and helping parents get comfortable with the platform.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Riggs

Melissa Riggs

Education Technology Specialist-Instruction, El Paso County Colorado School District 49
Melissa Riggs is in her fourth year as the Education Technology Specialist for Instruction with District 49 in Colorado Springs. She began her career as a Kindergarten teacher for 16 years before moving up to 5th grade and a 1-to-1 iPad classroom. . When she started teaching in 1990... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual - 08

2:10pm MDT

Turning Students From Consumers Into Creators

Student voice and student choice is crucial to student success. But how can educators find authentic ways to place our learners at the center of daily instruction? In this practical hands-on working session, participants will have the opportunity to see how small shifts in pedagogical approach can help students start to see themselves as authors of their own education, resulting in dynamic, high energy classrooms where wonder and curiosity take center stage against a perpetual background of highly metacognitive instructional techniques.

Presenters
avatar for John Meehan

John Meehan

Student & Teacher of People, EMC2 Learning
John began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 02

2:10pm MDT

Virtual Reality as Tool for Teaching Social Justice

Learn strategies and benefits of implementing Virtual Reality in your classroom. This session will demonstrate 360 video for increasing students awareness of current social justice issues and how students can create their own virtual tours.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Nguyen

Judy Nguyen

Teaching & Learning Consultant, All Covered Education
Judy has been an educator for almost 20 years. She was a Director for Education Technology at Rosary Academy, CA. She is now an education consultant for All Covered Education. Currently, Judy has been partnering with teachers to effectively integrating 3D Building, VR and AR into... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 03

2:10pm MDT

Full bleed - Finding Balance Between Technology and Life

Technology is a wonderful tool, but it can also consume our lives. In this session we will explore Googley tools as well as other tech resources (for ourselves and our students) to help monitor and manage the time we spend using technology, as well as how we can use technology to increase mindfulness and promote better mental, emotional, and physical health.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 01

2:10pm MDT

Google Digital Clean-Up Challenge

It's okay to admit that the cluttered mess often found in closets and basements has crept into your Google accounts. It's frustrating and overwhelming in the best of times, but with the amount of online teaching that has occurred since March 2020, most of us are barely functioning. In this session, I'll outline a "30 day" challenge that will help you get control of your Google Workspaces. Specific focus will be on Mail, Drive, Contacts, and Calendar with some bonus tips for cleaning up your desktop and bookmarks. If you want to get organized and destress, don't miss this session!

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Riggs

Melissa Riggs

Education Technology Specialist-Instruction, El Paso County Colorado School District 49
Melissa Riggs is in her fourth year as the Education Technology Specialist for Instruction with District 49 in Colorado Springs. She began her career as a Kindergarten teacher for 16 years before moving up to 5th grade and a 1-to-1 iPad classroom. . When she started teaching in 1990... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 06

2:10pm MDT

Getting Started with Pear Deck

In this session, you'll learn how easy it is to create interactive Pear Deck slides, present lessons in Instructor-Paced and Student-Paced modes, add formative assessments, and more!

Link to session resources:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1lHHMSvWNHpurB_XVyF1R1QOzdnZkLws

Presenters
avatar for Mary Alys Foutz

Mary Alys Foutz

Product Trainer, Pear Deck
My name is Mary Alys and I am a former elementary school teacher. With 12 years in education, I switched roles to work as Product Trainer with Pear Deck. I have a passion for using technology in the classroom and sharing Pear Deck with teachers!
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Jackie Stutz

Marketing Associate

Summit Partners
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Pear Deck

Pear Deck makes it easy for teachers to connect with every single student in class—across every subject, every grade, and every day. Pear Deck turns any Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation into an incredible opportunity to engage students. In just a few clicks, presentations... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 10

2:10pm MDT

Make Creative Splashes Riding the Wakelet Wave

Amplify student and teacher voice, learning, and engagement by offering creative options using Wakelet. Go beyond telling stories, sharing information, and offering PD in standardized ways and use Wakelet in varying learning spaces which are engaging, organized, and inspiring.

Presenters
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 07

2:10pm MDT

Google Apps Tricks and Tips for Administrators

This informative session will provide tips and tricks for administrators when using Google Apps, such as Gmail, Docs, and Sheets. Administrators will use these tips to work smarter, not harder. The tips will help ease their workload and provide a faster, efficient way of completing administrative tasks. From learning about Gmail hacks, Google Sheet queries and apps script codes, Google Doc workflow tips - participants will surely leave the session with a wealth of information that can be turnkeyed to other administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Krista Welz

Krista Welz

Media Specialist, North Bergen School District
Dr. Krista Welz is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Coach and provides technological professional development for teachers in the North Bergen School District. She also teaches a research honors course for her high school's STEM program. In 2017, she was awarded Library... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 05

2:10pm MDT

Gamify With Schoology

Come join us as we explore ways of using Schoology to gamify your classroom. During the session we will explore a step by step guide for creating a successful gamified learning environment in Schoology. Share tips on implementing game-based learning within a gamified learning environment and help you avoid the pitfalls in gamification and game-based learning.

Link to Resources

Presenters
avatar for Glen Irvin Flores

Glen Irvin Flores

Instructional Coach, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
Glen Irvin has been in education for over 20 years and he currently works as a Technology Integrationist at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. Glen was previously a Spanish teacher. Glen is well known by the Schoology community as a Gamification expert, Schoology Ambassador, and he was... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 08

2:10pm MDT

Supporting ELs in Reading and Writing

This session will provide strategies to use within the classroom to support your ELs in the areas of Reading and Writing. This session will follow the same format as the Listening and Speaking session. The first half of the session will focus on in classroom activities to engage your students by providing them many opportunities to practice their reading and writing skills. The second half of the session will look at different apps and websites that are available to you to help with communication when you have monolingual students and families.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Otero

Christine Otero

Moriarty Edgewood School District
Christine Otero has worked in education for the last 15 years. She currently teaches first grade at Moriarty Elementary School. She has experience working with kindergarten through fifth grade students as a classroom teacher and as an EL support teacher. Working with ELs is a passion... Read More →
avatar for Olga Garibay

Olga Garibay

Bilingual Teacher, Moriarty Elementary School
Olga Garibay is a Bilingual Teacher working at Moriarty Elementary School. She is teaching Spanish Language Arts and English Language Development for students K-5th. She worked as Educational Assistant with Kindergarten and Special Education. She is in her first year teaching. One... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm MDT
Virtual - 04

3:20pm MDT

Closing Keynote: "Explore: How an Adventurous Spirit Can Unlock Greatness"
People can set their minds to magical and seemingly impossible ideas and through exploration. And learning from the skills that come with it, they move the impossible into view for all to see. There comes a time in each of our lives where we are called to step up to the proverbial line and venture into the unknown. It's our time as educational explorers. Time for us to take chances, time for us to embrace the challenges that come with exploration, time for us to move beyond the known and shape this new world of education. Together, let us set our course for greatness.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, Author, EMC2 Learning
Michael Matera (@MrMatera) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based sixth grade teacher and the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He is an engaging, fun, and inspiring nationwide speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and small... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:20pm - 4:30pm MDT
Virtual - Livestream
 
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