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Wednesday, June 7
 

9:00am

Find Your Tribe
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s in our nature to seek out and connect with others, to find leaders and ideas, to be a part of a “tribe.” There is power and strength in connecting and uniting over beliefs and ideas. How are you connecting and growing as an educator? Have you found your community, your “tribe?” Join us as Matt and Kasey talk about the power of sharing, connecting and leading in the classroom and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Keynote Speaker, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is a digital learning consultant with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in digital learning presentations and keynote speaking engagements. As a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Amazon Education Thought Leader, and Samsung Influencer, she has led presentations across the US. Kasey was the recipient of the 2015 DILA... Read More →
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, DitchThatTextbook.com
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:10am

Creating and Running a Makerspace
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will show how Hollister Schools started a makerspace in the middle school. We will talk funding sources, items you would want to purchase, and ways to work with teachers in your building.

Speakers
RB

Roger Brallier

Teacher, Hollister R-V Schools


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
15

10:10am

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
21

10:10am

FIRST LEGO League: A Competitive Program in S, T, E, and M
Limited Capacity seats available

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international robotics program that has attracted hundreds of thousands of elementary and middle school students to engineering and computer science. FLL teams design, build, and program autonomous LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to compete in a tabletop robot game. But, FLL is more than robots. FLL teams also conduct and present the results of a scientific research project based on a well-defined theme of societal importance. In this session, you will learn the processes of FIRST LEGO League and how you would go about creating your own team. I will begin by describing the processes that FLL teams follow during a season (including creating and registering a team). This description will include examples of recent themes and robot games. With the time remaining, I will provide an introduction to the construction and programming of LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a Windows PC laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Root Negative One - FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9879

Root Negative One - FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9879

Don Tyson School of Innovation
We are Root Negative One, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9879. We are fifteen students from the Don Tyson School of Innovation, and we are about to begin our third season. In addition to competing in FIRST Tech Challenge, we support FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr in a vari... Read More →
avatar for Richard Cassady

Richard Cassady

Robotics Team Coach, University of Arkansas
I am a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. As one of my community service activities, I am co-director of FIRST LEGO League Arkansas. I also coach a FIRST LEGO League team at Young Elementary and a FIRST Tech Challenge team at the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
08

10:10am

Google Hangouts & More - Connecting your classroom here and around the globe!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn how to use Google Hangouts in their classroom to connect with other classes, experts, and various organizations to enhance learning. Google Hangouts is Google's free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Suites for Education. Come learn some practical ways to use Hangouts in your classroom - connect with authors of books, other classes around the globe, participate in mystery number or mystery location chats, book discussions, STEM Challenges, collaborative learning projects, virtual field trips, as well as using it in classrooms when a teacher is absent. The ideas are limitless! 

This session is suitable for all teachers of all subject areas and grade levels, counselors, and administrators. Participants will need access to a G Suite for Education account (Google Apps for Education). Google+ profile is also helpful.

Speakers
avatar for Patti Kitts

Patti Kitts

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Searcy Public School District


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
16

10:10am

Block Coding Bootcamp
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning how to code helps students on many levels. One of the greatest benefits is problem solving. Come learn about free coding programs including code.org, Scratch/Scratch Jr., and Google's CS First Clubs that you can use to provide computer science enrichment to engage your students from Kindergarten up!

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
11

10:10am

Building Digital Capacity in a Small Group of Student Tech Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know how to do some cool tech stuff but just don’t have enough time to get into classrooms to show teachers how to do it all? What are schools crawling with? Students! Imagine building a group of student technology leaders, a Geek Squad if you will, that you can train as your own personal minions to get those skills flowing through the hallways of your campus! This session will explain how to build digital capacity in a small group of student leaders who can share knowledge with other students and even teachers through a badge-based certification program. This session will explain how one campus grew their technology & PD departments while awakening future career possibilities in the minds of twelve middle-school students. The session will also explore the possibilities of student-run help desks and the potential for students to obtain Google certifications. This session is appropriate for any educator willing to share his or her skills with students while inspiring a heart for service.

Speakers
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Accountability and Assessment, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton currently serves as the Director of Accountability and Assessment at Bauxite Schools as well as serving as the asst. principal of Bauxite Middle School. Leann earned her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from ASU and holds a Double Masters in English and Gifted and... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
17

10:10am

Breaking Out!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how to facilitate a BreakoutEDU session as well as resources to create your own breakout session. This session is appropriate for all adult learners in all content areas. You will likely need a device with a QR reader (smartphone or tablet).

Speakers
avatar for Diane Southard

Diane Southard

Instructional Technology Coach, Carl Junction R-1 Schools
I am currently our districts only K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Ed. with Early Childhood Certification. I have a Master's in Educational Technology, Technology Integration Specialist. I've taught 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th grades. In my spare... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
10

10:10am

Citizen Science and How NASA Can Enhance STEM Lessons in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an engaging presentation with examples of how to utilize NASA resources in the classroom as well as a hands-on STEM challenge. I will bring experiences from my two-week educator institute at NASA in order to share great ideas for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook

M.A.T. Graduate/STEM Certification, University of Arkansas
From the NASA Teacher Institute to a Biosphere in remote Thailand, I bring a love for science and exploration to the classroom. I am a mother of two and I am passionate about science, especially herpetology and ecological conservation. STEM is an important part of building crit... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
04

10:10am

Coding + Literature = Spheros in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss/use Spheros as a tool for learning in the classroom. I will show you how I got them and how I use them with students. Spheros are small robotic balls that can be programmed within different apps. Leave with an understanding of how to use tools outside you teacher box. Anything can be a tool for learning--even a robotic ball.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Teacher, Cutter Morning Star High School
I have been married for 28 years with three grown children. I have taught the English umbrella for 28 years. I've coached girls’ everything. Currently I am the Junior/Senior English teacher at Cutter. Frankly, I think that's enough. I love reading, cooking, crocheting, crafting, and anything SCI-FI, esp Star Wars... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
14

10:10am

Inspiring Magic: Introducing and Implementing TED Talks in the classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session is for middle to secondary level educators. This session will give participants the research backed skills and resources to implement a lecture series in the classroom. The benefits for students while doing TED talk lecture series in the classroom are peer-to-peer learning, a flipped classroom environment, and 21st century skills. Participants in this session will need a device that can read QR codes.

Speakers
RD

Ryan Dillard

Teacher, Fayetteville School District
Passionate Teacher; Level 1 Google Certified Educator; Always try to find ways to integrate technology to enhance students' education. Go Royals! Go Chiefs!


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
12

10:10am

Robots in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Dash & Dot robots, participates will learn how to integrate the robots into Math & Science curriculum. Teachers will have hands-on practice to map out courses, navigate through an obstacle course, and do work with tools. They will learn how to use the iPad robot apps for Stem activities such as measurement.

Speakers
JS

Jamie Smithpeters

Teacher, Springdale Schools/Shaw Elementary


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
06

10:10am

STOP at nothing: Stop Motion for all
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop Motion is for all ages! Our middle school students became experts and taught our kindergarten students how to use stop motion animation! You'll need to come to this session with an iPad and the free app, iMotion downloaded. You'll leave the session having created a short animation clip and ideas to use in your classroom. Your students can use this simple tool to 'show what they know."

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District
Hi!! I'm Lori Clark. I am a Technology Integration Facilitator at Siloam Springs School District. I am a Google Certified Educator and have 16 years of teaching experience. I work with K-12 teachers and students implementing technology. I love that each and every day is new and d... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
02

10:10am

Tinkering Spaces: Are there Benefits for Schools?
Limited Capacity seats available

Tinkering studios and makerspaces are growing in popularity in schools, museums and libraries. But what is tinkering and making? Does this approach to learning really belong in schools? If it does, then what are the best practices for implementing tinkering in a classroom setting? As the leading resource for student based tinkering in NWA, the Scott Family Amazeum will share insights and strategies including opportunities to sample tinkering experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Porter

Mindy Porter

Director of Education, Scott Family Amazeum
Mindy Porter joined the core leadership team of the Amazeum in 2013 prior to the museum opening to the public in 2015. Utilizing her 14 years of science museum experience, she created the vision for the education department including educational approach, staffing structure, oper... Read More →
avatar for Erik Smith

Erik Smith

Director of Exhibits, Scott Family Amazeum
Erik Smith is Director of Exhibits at the Amazeum and oversees the development, and management of the exhibits and the facility. He also directs and manages many of the public programs for the museum, including Tinkerfest - the Amazeum’s annual celebration of making and tinkeri... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
13

10:10am

Google Expeditions: Planning a Trip on a Budget
Limited Capacity filling up

"Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum."

In this session, teachers will learn more about Google Expeditions, what are the necessary tools to start an Expedition in the classroom, and what to budget for. Teachers will also get to experience an Expedition in this session.

Devices are limited, but teachers can still participate with their own devices. IOS and Android devices (Smartphones and Tablets) can be used. For better results, smartphones with a gyroscope is recommended. Download the Google Expeditions app through iTunes or Google Play prior to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Tran

Jim Tran

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
05

10:10am

Everyone Can Code
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

K12 Account Executive, Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. | @mrmcdougal


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
07

10:10am

Empowering Students the Chrome Squad Way
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Cody Holt

Cody Holt

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


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
03

10:10am

Discover the Possibilities: Totally Free Resources through Discovery Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn and explore the totally free resources through Discovery Education (DE). Even without being a customer, schools and teachers have access to DE Virtual Reality, Virtual Field Trips, and 3 different Stem Camp guides. Other resources and featured programs include: The Young Scientist Challenge, Navy STEM for the Classroom, Madden Football by the Numbers, Toyota TeenDrive365 and much more. Participants will be given time to find resources that will help their own learners!

Speakers
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Tena Reese

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Tena Reese is a Technology Curriculum Specialist for Rogers Public Schools where she helps incorporate technology in the teaching and learning process.  Primarily working with 6-12 schools, she models lessons, conducts professional development, and serves as a liaison between the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
18

10:10am

Jetsons Here & Now with AR, VR & AI
Limited Capacity filling up

During this hands on session, attendees will learn how to access VR (virtual reality) free resources with their own devices and then experience VR with one of the 10 headsets I will be bringing. We will then discuss (in small groups and share out) how they might use VR in their content and grade levels. Information about AR tools such as Aurusma, Chromville and other AR tools will be shared and discussed including how to create a trigger, where to store the video, etc. Lastly, I will bring my Alexa to share with the group and showcase the many skills and facets of AI even at this early stage. Super geeky and fun!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach, USD290 Ottawa
I am the Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas. We are a 1:1 school using Chromebooks. I focus on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking opportunities when integrating technology, as well as maximizing feedback and productivi... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
09

10:10am

Using 3-D Printing to Enhance Any Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

EAST students will be discussing the benefits of using 3-D printing in the classroom. They will instruct participants on the basics of design and printing.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Edmondson

Andrea Edmondson

EAST Facilitator, Springdale Public Schools
I am the EAST Facilitator at Lakeside Junior High School.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
01

11:20am

15 Million Infographics Later, Here Are 15 Ideas For Your Inspiration
Limited Capacity filling up

Over 15 million infographics have been created by our awesome Piktochart users to date. Here are 15 ideas we see that, time and again, work like charms to communicate more effectively in the classroom. (no devices needed, but participants are welcome to bring ipads/laptops!)

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Jensen

Jacqueline Jensen

Community Evangelist at Piktochart, Piktochart.com
Jacqueline Jensen is the Community Evangelist at Piktochart. She is a former venture-backed startup founder, recognized storyteller, and relationship builder. As Community Evangelist, Jacqueline shares Piktochart innovation with various groups at conferences, and enjoys meeting u... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
14

11:20am

It’s Not About Google, It’s About the LEARNING! (ISTE Aligned)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

When we have an app for everything, it’s hard not to let the apps drive the learning in the classroom. Apps are great, especially Google tools, but not a silver bullet for the classroom. It’s what the STUDENTS DO with the apps and devices that matter. This session will focus on instructional strategies that can be used with Google tools to engage students and increase student learning, AND meet the new ISTE Standards for students. Let’s put the focus back on student learning!

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Keynote Speaker, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is a digital learning consultant with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in digital learning presentations and keynote speaking engagements. As a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Amazon Education Thought Leader, and Samsung Influencer, she has led presentations across the US. Kasey was the recipient of the 2015 DILA... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
05

11:20am

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
21

11:20am

Technology in the K-12 Classroom: Trends, Issues, Apps and Tools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this hands-on BYOD session learners will gain knowledge of the changing learning styles of children, adolescents and adults as it relates to technology use. In addition they will interact with tools and applications focusing upon content delivery, management and assessment of student learning. A focus on the utilization of technology for project based learning will be presented using multiple low cost/no cost platforms and tools.

Speakers
avatar for Derrick Mears

Derrick Mears

Associate Professor Educational Technology, University of Arkansas
Dr. Derrick Mears has spent over 25 years as an educator in the K-12 and higher education sector. He spent 12 years as a K-12 educator in the Kansas City, Missouri area and currently serves as the Assistant Department Head and Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
08

11:20am

Tools to help below level readers access text in your classroom.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session was created for teachers who have students that are reading below grade level. If you teach, social studies/history, English, math, science or any class that involves reading, this session is for you! Online tools will be shared that help students access text they are reading in our classes.

Speakers
avatar for Jill VanderBaan

Jill VanderBaan

Library Media Specialist, Springdale Schools/Hellstern Middle School
Jill Vanderbaan has 12 years experience as an elementary and middle school library media specialist. An avid learner, she recently completed the ESL Academy and ITL (Innovative Teacher Leadership) programs as well as master's level courses in leadership, technology, and national... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
11

11:20am

A Learning Platform for Interactive and Collaborative Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating multimedia course materials is a simple task with Versal. Teachers can quickly and easily create powerful, interactive online learning experiences and share them with the class. You can add the basics – videos, images, and text – then use 1,000+, free Versal “gadgets” such as interactive diagrams, and other building blocks. Teachers can also import existing files from other cloud resources. Join our demonstration and learn how to use this free course creator!

Speakers
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Faculty, Missouri State University
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Faculty, Missouri State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
02

11:20am

Even More Hidden Secrets of Google!!!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn some of the cool extensions and add-ons that Google users across the world have integrated into their everyday lives. We will explore some of the most popular tools to assist in effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity for not only in the classroom, but your daily routines. In this session you will get to experience these tips and tricks and also take away ideas to implement them in your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, EAST Initiative
Lori taught secondary math for 6 years in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought out new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked at EAST Initiative three years and since has helped teachers across the state to implement project-based learning in their classrooms. She travels the state to provide training and support to teachers in areas such as GIS mapping, Google... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
10

11:20am

Transform Learner Engagement with Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

During this presentation, participants will have the opportunity to explore available interactive multimedia presentations and learn how to upload their own content. Additionally, we will explore the available tools to add interactive elements and data gathering options to these presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lien

Julie Lien

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Julie Lien, MEd., is a certified eMINTS educator with more than 20 years of experience. Her graduate was work focused on Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership, with further work for ESOL certification. Her experience encompassed three states and multiple teaching le... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
12

11:20am

Go Chrome or Go Home!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Chrome web browser has so many features that can make your personal and professional life easier. Let's explore a few extensions, apps and extras that will leave you wondering why you ever wanted to use another web browser.

Speakers
avatar for Melody Paige

Melody Paige

Technology Integration Specialist, Monett R- 1 Schools


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
09

11:20am

Sketchnotes: Tools and Tactics for Visual Notetaking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sketchnoting is a fun, visual, brain-friendly way to remember important ideas and make sense of them for others. In this session, you’ll learn some sketchnoting basics and best practices. You’ll learn how to create them digitally or on paper. You’ll also get a chance to create your first sketchnote!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, DitchThatTextbook.com
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
01

11:20am

The Tools, Resources and Conditions Necessary for Personalized Learning To Occur
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will identify, explore and demonstrate the necessary elements to establish, deliver and maintain personalized learning for students and staff within a teaching and learning organization.

The focus of this session will be on: the elements and conditions necessary for personalized learning to occur how OER can play a pivotal role in effective and targeted personalized learning for students and staff what to look for in OER providers and tools to evaluate this content the roles that digital tools and learning management play in delivering personalized learning across all disciplines.

At the end of this session, participants will have increased knowledge, resources, and tools to enhance existing personalized learning programs and/or be better prepared to begin the journey towards personalized learning for students and staff. Each participant will receive models, best practices, and useful resources to share and distribute to colleagues within their organization.


Speakers
avatar for Ernesto Ayala

Ernesto Ayala

RVP, Learning Solutions, It's Learning
Ernesto Ayala, RVP, Learning Solutions with itslearning, has channeled his passion for education into consulting with and providing tailored solutions for K12 school districts in Texas. Ernesto is a service-focused and experienced collaborator, having worked across departments ... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
07

11:20am

Tinkering Spaces: Are there Benefits for Schools?
Limited Capacity filling up

Tinkering studios and makerspaces are growing in popularity in schools, museums and libraries. But what is tinkering and making? Does this approach to learning really belong in schools? If it does, then what are the best practices for implementing tinkering in a classroom setting? As the leading resource for student based tinkering in NWA, the Scott Family Amazeum will share insights and strategies including opportunities to sample tinkering experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Porter

Mindy Porter

Director of Education, Scott Family Amazeum
Mindy Porter joined the core leadership team of the Amazeum in 2013 prior to the museum opening to the public in 2015. Utilizing her 14 years of science museum experience, she created the vision for the education department including educational approach, staffing structure, oper... Read More →
avatar for Erik Smith

Erik Smith

Director of Exhibits, Scott Family Amazeum
Erik Smith is Director of Exhibits at the Amazeum and oversees the development, and management of the exhibits and the facility. He also directs and manages many of the public programs for the museum, including Tinkerfest - the Amazeum’s annual celebration of making and tinkeri... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
13

11:20am

Lunch
Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
TBA

11:20am

Using Recap for Online Speaking Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn to use letsrecap.com to track students' comprehension in various subjects. This session is great for any level of teacher who is interested in learning more about creating and tracking students progress in online portfolios. Any type of device may be used, all you need is an internet connection.

Speakers
avatar for Malinda Pitts

Malinda Pitts

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Spanish teacher for 15 years. Boy Scout leader. Mom of two young men with special needs and wife (of 22 years) to a wonderful man with special needs as well. Quiz bowl coach. Love reading and learning.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
06

11:20am

Fantastic Science Standards and How to Use Them: A roundtable discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for LaDonna Mendleski

LaDonna Mendleski

Teacher, Cotter


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
04

12:30pm

Determining Thy Impact with a Google Data Workbook
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators, we want to know our impact. In this session, you will learn how to use a Data Workbook built in Google to organize pre/post assessment data to show individual student growth for your class and entire team, including up to five subgroups. This tool drives the collaborative team dialogue with a focus on effective instructional practices and differentiation for all learners. Work smarter with this time-saving, user-friendly tool and SEE your impact!

Speakers
JL

Jonathon Lee

Consultant, EducationPlus


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
01

12:30pm

Flipgrid Fever
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipgrid is a video platform for prek though doctorate programs. This presentation meets the needs of every level of classroom. Flipgrid functions on any device with internet capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Krysta Combs

Krysta Combs

Teacher, Springfield Public Schools/ Wilder Elementary
I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Instructional Mathmatics from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Currently, I am a 3rd grade teacher at Wilder Elementary in Springfield, MO. My classroom is a one-to-one room, with Chromebooks. This is... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
14

12:30pm

Integrating Technology Into Your Guided Reading Instruction
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Audience members will actively participate in learning how to increase students' digital literacy and preparation for ACT Inspire testing and increase students' digital literacy and aptitude. Learn how to use technology in guided reading. Find ways to integrate technology into daily instruction, flipped learning initiatives, and differentiated instruction. The appropriate audience will include all K-12 teachers, literacy facilitators and administrators. Devices that can be used include: laptops, Chromebooks and iPads.

Speakers
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Chuck Dearman

General Manager, Brain Hive
Chuck Dearman is the General Manager/National Educational Director for Brain Hive. Chuck has been in the education industry for over 30 years with a BS from Tennessee Tech and a MHR from Trevecca Nazarene. Chuck specializes in custom informational technology solutions for schools... Read More →
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Paige Dockens

Educational Advisor, Brain Hive
I hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in early childhood literacy. I have worked as Educational Advisor for 5 years; 2 years with Rourke Educational Media and 3 years with Lerner Publishing/Brain Hive.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
03

12:30pm

Now That's a Good Question!
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Learn how to develop good questions that promote cognitive rigor by challenging students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Erik M. Francis

Erik M. Francis

ASCD Author, Maverik Education LLC
Erik M. Francis is an author, educator, and speaker who specializes in teaching and learning that promotes cognitive rigor and college and career readiness. He is the author of Now That’s a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
02

12:30pm

Reaching Outside the Classroom Walls with Blogging
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to learn the "what, why, and how" of blogging in this session. Blogging can be the refection tool you can use to better your craft as a teacher, build your professional network, and open other opportunities. This session is perfect for any participant; novice teachers to seasoned veterans all have something to share. Bring any device with internet connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Instructional Coach, Springdale Public Schools
Mickey McFetridge has over a decade of experience in the classroom and several years of leading professional development. Mickey has spent the last 3 years training teachers and administrators in implementing 1:1 technology in their schools. His blog, Class Tech Integrate, focuses on using technology in the classroom to enhance and transform student learning . He has also guest blogged for FETC as a Future of EdTech Insider. | | After sitting on the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
07

12:30pm

Teaching with APP-itude
Limited Capacity seats available

At the end of this session, you will feel like you've have taken a sneak peek into the third grade classroom of METC Spotlight Educator, Kami Butterfield-Teaching with APP-itude! We'll dive deep into a true 1:1 iPad classroom where students create, collaborate, design, analyze, and digitally discuss classroom concepts all with the use of an iPad. This paperless classroom will show what they do each and every day with four basis apps-Pic Collage, Classkick, Seesaw, and EPIC!

Speakers
avatar for Kami Butterfield

Kami Butterfield

Teacher, USD 508-Baxter Springs, Kansas
21-year veteran third grade teacher Kansas. This February, she was recognized as a Midwest Technology Conference Spotlight Educator. She has 1:1 iPads in her classroom. Her model classroom is paperless and many educators come to visit her classroom on a yearly basis. She is a Cla... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
05

12:30pm

Using Google to Build Authentic Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Educational technology is fun and exciting and absolutely necessary to prepare students for their futures. At the same time, there is also a wealth of information about the need for authentic relationships between educators and students. What is lacking at this time is how to marry these two aspects of education. How can we use technology to build relationships? How can classrooms interact with technology in a way that draws people closer together and creates a community of learners instead of isolating students from each other and their teacher? This session will demonstrate how to build and strengthen relationships using Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides and a few add-ons. I will show you how to gain insight into your students, how to quickly and easily provide meaningful feedback, how to differentiate instruction, and how to practice authenticity with your students. Attendees will not only leave with inspiration, but also with all of my materials shared digitally for use in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Accountability and Assessment, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton currently serves as the Director of Accountability and Assessment at Bauxite Schools as well as serving as the asst. principal of Bauxite Middle School. Leann earned her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from ASU and holds a Double Masters in English and Gifted and... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
04

12:30pm

Professional Development - Rebooted
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating experiences which provide personalized professional development can be a challenge. Check out how we have leveraged tools for personalized learning. Utilizing social media, district-wide edcamp, gamified professional development and self-paced lessons targeting specific areas of interests, teachers have ownership in selecting the instruction they deem necessary to transform their classroom.

Speakers
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Mandy Lybeck

Educational Technology Director, Neosho School District
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Curt White

Educational Technology Specialist, Neosho School District


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
08

12:30pm

Careers in Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

David talks about his experience being born in Arkansas and finding a passion for computer animation and making his way to holding an Academy Award for his teams work on Frozen.

Speakers
avatar for David Kersey

David Kersey

Executive Director / Teacher, New Design School
http://www.newdesignschool.org/staff


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
16

12:30pm

Using Promethean Flip Charts for Structured Language Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

In addition to learning tips and tricks to increase efficiency of flip chart creation, participants will receive instruction on how to use their smart boards to increase student accountability and engagement by strengthening the use of structured academic language.

Speakers
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Julia Crane

Instructional Coach ESL, Springdale Public Schools
I am an ESL Specialist. I have been an elementary educator with Springdale Schools for 16 years. I currently write curriculum and train at the school and district levels.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
11

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Giving Students Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides a platform for educators to find different opportunities for students to express themselves, share their ideas and what they are learning, through using various audio tools, such as Vocaroo, Twisted Wave, Flipgrid, SoundCloud, and more! The tools are compatible with a variety of devices. We will share examples, discuss ways to use the tools, explore the pros and cons, and experience the tools through hands-on activities. Participants will leave with a plan to implement these tools in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bishop

Laura Bishop

Tech Integration Specialist, Springdale Public Schools
Laura Bishop is currently working as a Technology Integration Specialist for the Springdale School District and is an eMINTS Affiliate Trainer. Laura previously taught secondary and post-secondary science, and worked as a GC/MS chemist.
avatar for Gianella Edelen

Gianella Edelen

Teacher, Virtual Arkansas
Gianella Edelen has taught Spanish from Kindergarten - Grade 12 in brick-and-mortar and in distance learning settings for the past 19 years. | Is interested in authentic educational experiences, community-wide collaboration and involvement, and in making a positive difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
12

12:30pm

Intro to Desmos Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Secondary math and science teachers can use Desmos Activities to build interactive lessons to be explored on Chromebooks, tablets, laptops, and even phones. Harnessing the power of the Desmos graphing calculator, students can explore functions and graphs, complete card sorts, respond to questions and see classmates' responses, play guess-who-like games with math and science concepts, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Carethers

Rachel Carethers

TOSA, Curriculum Writer, Springdale Public Schools
I am a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Springdale Schools. I write secondary math curriculum, focusing on 6th grade, 7th grade, Geometry and Algebra 2, and support teachers in the classroom. Our curriculum focuses on problem posing and providing open-ended tasks so stude... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Raabe

Jennifer Raabe

TOSA, Springdale Public Schools
I taught 7th grade math, Pre-Algebra and Algebra for 12 years at J.O. Kelly Middle School in Springdale. I was an Instructional Facilitator for 3 years. Currently, I'm a Secondary Math TOSA for Springdale School District where I have been for 5 years. I've written math curricu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
10

12:30pm

New Google Sites Intro
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s start your website using the new Google sites app. Why do you need a website? Great way to share information, student projects/work and change the conversation by providing links to your assignments for student and parent access. The new Google sites is very user friendly, easily linked to your Google drive and you can preview your site on desktop, tablet and mobile views. This session is an introduction to the new Google Sites with information for everyone. You’ll leave with the home page; design and a few pages ready for content.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach, USD290 Ottawa
I am the Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas. We are a 1:1 school using Chromebooks. I focus on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking opportunities when integrating technology, as well as maximizing feedback and productivi... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
09

12:30pm

Using the Promethean Board to Make Visual Schedules for Special Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

The session is geared to benefit Special Education Teachers who need an easily maintained visual schedule for each student in their classroom. Devices needed are one promethean board (preferably touch-screen) and laptops for each participant.

Speakers
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Carla Hampton

Special Education Teacher, Springdale Public Schools


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
15

12:30pm

Interactive Math with Nearpod APP
Limited Capacity seats available

This is for any teacher who has iPads that wants to have an engaging, hands on math lesson. You can also keep records that are easily accessible, paperless and organized. You will need an iPad and a computer (with Active inspire) and the Nearpod APP to be able to participate as the teacher and the student for the presentation. This could also be an APP that is used for ALL subject areas but the presentation will mostly cover math.

Speakers
CA

Catrina Anderson

Teacher, Springdale/Childers Knapp


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
06

12:30pm

Teaching Traditional Math In A Non-Traditional Way
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is perfect for middle school and high school math teachers. Learn how Google tools as well as simple white boards can impact learning. Bring any device that can access and utilize Google Docs, Sheets, and Presentations. You will leave with the ability to ditch the textbook and understand how to give good parameters to get problems that are more thoughtful than any textbook problem you can find.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Stichnote

Kim Stichnote

Teacher, Southern Boone County R-1 Schools
I am a math teacher from Southern Boone County Schools in Ashland, Missouri. I am an eMINTS certified teacher and Southern Boone is a Google school. At the high school we do not use texts as a primary resource.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
13

1:40pm

ArkansasIDEAS: Technology PD!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want access to thousands of technology trainings, by industry experts...anytime...anywhere...for free? Join ArkansasIDEAS for a hands-on exploration of our new Learning Management System (LMS) and learn about access to technology training with Lynda.com at no cost to you. Bring your devices!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Keener

Jessica Keener

Education Program Coordinator, AETN-ArkansasIDEAS
Jessica Keener is the Education Program Coordinator with ArkansasIDEAS at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway, Arkansas. Her role with ArkansasIDEAS is to provide professional development, both online and face-to-face, to empower educators to impact student achi... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
14

1:40pm

I Have an Ipad...Now What Am I Supposed to Do with It?!
Limited Capacity seats available

Many times teachers receive only a few tools to implement technology within their classrooms. Technology integration can be a challenge when every student does not have a device. I will share some key apps that teachers can use on Ipads effectively even if they only have access to a few devices. The focus audience is PK-2 but also appropriate for all elementary levels. Teachers may want to bring an Ipad for accessing apps during the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Baumgartner

Kristy Baumgartner

Teacher, Hancock Place School District
Hello! I'm a first grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri. I have had Ipads in my classroom for two years. Technology integration has completely reenergized me in the classroom. I am about to start my 20th year in education and I continue to learn new things every day.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
07

1:40pm

Kick Up Your Instruction with ClassKick
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of grading the never ending pile of papers? Learn the basics of how to use ClassKick in your classroom that will make your life easier. Create assignments in Classkick for your students to complete and receive instant feedback/help for the teacher or other peers. More tips are waiting so stop on in to make the most of your classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Neal

Holly Neal

Teacher, Hollister School District
I have been a third grade teacher for 8 years. I am currenlty pursuing a masters degree in Education and Technology. I love utlizing technology in the classroom. I have a passion for learning and can be found studying new trends in the classroom. My classroom is 1:1 with ipads th... Read More →
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Elise Williams

Teacher, Pulaski County Special School District
I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and I have worked in the field for 11 years. I have taught PreK, Kindergarten, and am currently teaching 2nd grade. I believe technology adds an extra element of fun to our classroom learning. I am constantly researchi... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
18

1:40pm

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
21

1:40pm

Teach Like the Tonight Show
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How does Jimmy Fallon do it? Night after night, we laugh at the hilarious antics and games played on The Tonight Show. How can we bring this kind of engagement into the classroom? Come learn how to bring the engagement and fun of The Tonight Show into your classroom and align it to your learning goals!

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Keynote Speaker, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is a digital learning consultant with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in digital learning presentations and keynote speaking engagements. As a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Amazon Education Thought Leader, and Samsung Influencer, she has led presentations across the US. Kasey was the recipient of the 2015 DILA... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
05

1:40pm

Video Projects: Make Them Practical and Fun
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Video equals instant engagement! Students love to record video projects, but they often like to watch them even more! Get practical video project ideas that cross over many subject areas and tips for making them happen. Learn about some free video-creation tools that can make your students’ videos come alive!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, DitchThatTextbook.com
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
01

1:40pm

What's Up Doc?
Limited Capacity seats available

What's Up Doc caters to educators in the Elementary through High School setting. This presentation will explain the key features and tools that Google Drive has to offer. Google Docs will be emphasized in a guided, step-by-step showing of how to use this function and the collaboration aspect to it. Furthermore, a specific example of an OBU and Goza Middle School student partnering through Google Docs will be shared. Audience members are welcome to bring their own devices, whether that be laptop, iPad, or cell phone, to follow along with the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Kallie Polk

Kallie Polk

Undergraduate Elementary Education Student, Ouachita Baptist University
I am a sophomore elementary education major at Ouachita Baptist University. In the past two years, I have seen the benefits of using Google Drive in both the classroom and for personal use. In my presentation, I will be covering the basics of Google Drive and providing practical... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
19

1:40pm

Game-style Learning Through Virtual Lessons
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Personalized learning, differentiated instruction, standard-based grading, etc. does not need to be just buzz words. You can make it happen using Symbaloo Lesson Plans. Create personalized learning activities for your students that includes videos, articles, interactive content or quizzes through a game-board format. Built-in analytics tools gather insightful data and improve learning outcomes, while students enjoy an engaging learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Faculty, Missouri State University
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Faculty, Missouri State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
02

1:40pm

Getting Started with STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

Anyone unfamiliar with STEM will want to attend this session. Participants will leave with a broader understanding of what STEM in the elementary classroom looks like as well as a tool box full of resources and ideas to get started immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Instructional Coach, Hancock Place Elementary
K-5 Instructional Coach at Hancock Place Elementary, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Kagan Enthusiast!


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
15

1:40pm

Using iPads in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be targeted for mostly K-2 teachers. The participants will be introduced to numerous iPad apps/programs that have been tested in a classroom and proven to help in learning success. The teachers will have a chance to play around and try these apps/programs.

Speakers
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Jamie Smithpeters

Teacher, Springdale Schools/Shaw Elementary


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
06

1:40pm

What's all the Hype?
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What's all the hype with Hyperdocs? "Hyperdoc" is a new term used to describe a Google Doc (or other G Suite tool) that contains a transformative, interactive lesson. It's a worksheet with 21st Century opportunities and experiences built within it. Come find out how students can access a lesson filled with instructions, links, tasks, student choice, exploration, and many other ways that invite thinking!

Speakers
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Instructional Coach, Carthage R9 School District
I was born and raised in Carthage, MO. I taught 3rd grade at Columbian Elementary for 10 years. Now, I am the Technology Integration Specialist for the district. I am an eMINTS Certified Affiliated trainer, eMINTS Certified Teacher, and a Level 1 Google Certified Educator. I l... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
13

1:40pm

Blending Your World with Blendspace
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us as we explore the world of Blendspace and the possibilities of this powerful program in your unique environment. Blendspace is the easiest way to blend your classroom with rich digital content. You will be exposed to a variety of ideas to help incorporate Blendspace seamlessly and effectively no matter what grade level or subject area you work with.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator for Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has experience as an elementary classroom teacher, as well as a masters degree in Library Media Science, with three years experience in this position. Joey has been a Technology Curriculum Specialist since 2... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
17

1:40pm

Engaging Readers and Writers Using #Booksnaps
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Keeping students interested and engaged can be a challenging task. With current technology, are you constantly searching for tools to enhance your approach to teaching and learning? If so, join us as we share a fun way to get your students interacting with text in a unconventional way….. #Booksnaps! #Booksnaps can be created with Snapchat, Bitomoji, Buncee, and/or Google Draw. We will share how to create #Booksnaps with each of these tools and you can choose the one that best fits your teaching/learning style. #Booksnaps provide a fun, creative way for students to reflect as they study their notes, read books or interact with any type of text. We will also share ways adult learners are using this tool to chart their own learning. You do not want to miss this highly engaging, interactive session that will make you the coolest teacher/lead learner around! This session is appropriate for educators at all levels and positions. Be sure to bring a device that can access Snapchat, Bitmoji, Google Draw and/or Buncee. The first two can be downloaded from the app store on an Apple or Andriod device and the last two can be accessed via the web.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Norton

Karen Norton

Administrator, Jacksonville North Pulaski
Karen Norton is the Lead Learner (aka principal) and Maddie the Mad Science at Pinewood Elementary School in Jacksonville, Arkansas. As a connected educator, she works diligently to help her team establish a personal learning network through various social media venues. She is cu... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Teacher, Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Courtney Reaves is a third grade teacher at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, Arkansas who has been sharing her love of learning with kids for 14 years. She is passionate about introducing new ideas and strategies to her students so that they can feel successful and confident... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
20

1:40pm

Meet BreakoutEdu: Proof that Learning and Fun Go Together..Digital Escape Rooms
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Bring the idea of Escape rooms to your class. Breakouts are being used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, and language arts. Each adventure has embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context. A feature of Breakout EDU is that the quest to solve the mysteries is very much rooted in inquiry based learning where learning or solving a particular problem revolves solving a central question. The framework of the learning game ensures that Involvement that leads to understanding, and that players are Converting information and data into useful knowledge. The learning is centered around the process of figuring the problem out, all in a student centered, collaborative manner. Participants in this session will be solving a Breakout EDU mystery, and sharing how to create your own Breakout sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Walker

Sara Walker

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Russellville School District
As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, I specialize in utilizing Google Apps for Education to help teachers develop strategies for engaging students, providing individualized instruction, and preparing students with 21st Century skills. With an Instructional Technology Degr... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
16

1:40pm

Digital Mapping: Visualizing your curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to navigate Google MyMaps and learn ways that you can integrate maps to make your lessons interactive. This session is for teachers to get a grasp on how they can benefit from utilizing this GAFE tool in their classroom to make their curriculum come alive in the student’s eyes. Teachers will create their own Google MyMap and share with others in the room before leaving to experience the collaboration and interaction found in Google products. We will also take a look at Esri GeoInquiries and resources that they have produced for teachers to enhance lessons using spatial data.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, EAST Initiative
Lori taught secondary math for 6 years in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought out new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked at EAST Initiative three years and since has helped teachers across the state to implement project-based learning in their classrooms. She travels the state to provide training and support to teachers in areas such as GIS mapping, Google... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
10

1:40pm

Using Technology to Support Community Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when teachers position students as researchers of their own lives and communities? What do students stand to learn when they investigate their local communities, and what is the role of technology in facilitating this work? Starting with these questions, this session will examine a community mapping project in which the presenters, all of whom are teachers, used ArcGIS software to explore their students’ home communities and map literacy resources that were available to people in the area. The presenters then used the software to consider how access to literacy resources intersects with race and class. After describing their experiences with the mapping project, each of the presenters will describe an additional community inquiry project they have designed and undertaken with secondary students. In doing so, they will discuss the role technology played in supporting these projects, and in allowing students to represent the knowledge and understandings they acquired as a result of conducting community inquiry. To conclude the session, the presenters will work with attendees to identify social issues that are relevant to their communities, and to frame community inquiry that addresses those issues.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Connors

Sean Connors

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Sean Connors is an associate professor of English education at the University of Arkansas. Prior to attending graduate school, he taught high school English in Flagstaff, Arizona. His scholarship and teaching focuses on new literacies, digital literacy, and the application of diverse critical perspectives to young adult... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Haynes

Rachel Haynes

English Teacher, University of Arkansas
Rachel Haynes is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Arkansas, where she earned her secondary (7-12) English licensure. Although she is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Rachel went to high school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She moved to Fayet... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Morgan

Samantha Morgan

English Teacher, University of Arkansas
Samantha Morgan is a teacher candidate in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Arkansas. She expects to earn her secondary (7-12) English licensure, along with her Master of Arts in Teaching degree, in May 2017. Originally from Quitman, Arkansas, Samantha m... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
09

1:40pm

Tales of Tech Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is ideal for classroom teachers, who are expected to facilitate technology integration into classroom instruction. They will hear from the experiences of a classroom teacher and a technology integration specialist on how the relationship between these two can support teaching and learning. Also how the experience and knowledge of both "parties" intersects to raise the level of student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Austin

Maureen Austin

Teacher, Fort Smith Public Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum as well as a BA in Elementary Ed. My passions in instruction are technology integration, especially in the areas of writing and literacy. I have taught Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grades in... Read More →
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Public Schools
I have worked in education for 23 years. I am currently a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools where I am assisting administrators, teachers and student with the transition to a digital learning environment. I have served for four years as a guest facilitator w... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
08

1:40pm

100% Student Engagement with Pear Deck
Limited Capacity seats available

Every teacher strives for 100% student engagement, but this is often very difficult to achieve. In this session, examine some of the research surrounding student engagement while we demonstrate Pear Deck’s features and how to use the app. Then you will have ample time to make your own decks with us by your side to answer all your questions. You should walk away with a deck you can use right away! Attendees will want to bring a laptop device as the session is hands-on. Oh and smiles are welcome too : )

Speakers
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Nick De Buyl

Vendor, Pear Deck
I'm passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers make a positive impact on all students' learning. Previously, I taught French and coached soccer in Houston Texas which set me on the path I am on today.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
11

1:40pm

Venture Into Competency Based Grading
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is geared toward educators interested in the first steps of shifting a classroom from traditional to competency-based/standards-based grading. We will be accessing Google Classroom (if possible) and my website where I have work samples, grading examples, and student testimonials.

Speakers
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Jose Lara

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Lara is a certified History Teacher who has been co-teaching in Lieutard's classroom for two years. As a bilingual teacher he is able to find common ground and offer a different approach to many of the challenges that our student's face in class. He is also involved in many aspe... Read More →
avatar for Chrystal Lieutard

Chrystal Lieutard

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Lieutard has been teaching 8th grade English for 5 years, all of them in Springdale. She has also taught Sheltered English, Critical Reading, and Yearbook. With three young girls and online Masters in Literature classes, life moves quickly! Lara is a certified History teacher who... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
12

1:40pm

Google all the way!!! Learn how to use Google for discipline, student attendance, counselor referrals, nurse referrals, instructional walks, and to celebrate students, parents, and staff!!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Google for student discipline, student attendance, counselor referrals, nurse referrals, instructional walks, and to celebrate students, parents, and staff!!!
This is a 2-hour session. 

Speakers
avatar for Damon Donnell

Damon Donnell

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


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:40pm - 3:50pm
03

2:50pm

Gone Fishing! Finding the Best Apps for Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Give a teacher an app, she has a lesson for the day. Teach her how to find apps, she can facilitate learning for a lifetime.”- Felix Jacomino
In a time of information overload, it can be difficult to find the best apps for your grade level and subject area. New apps are released every day, and it's important for teachers to learn how to find good resources on their own. The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps. So let’s go App Fishing and find some great apps for the classroom!
Bring an iPad that you can download apps onto during the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Keynote Speaker, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is a digital learning consultant with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in digital learning presentations and keynote speaking engagements. As a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Amazon Education Thought Leader, and Samsung Influencer, she has led presentations across the US. Kasey was the recipient of the 2015 DILA... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
05

2:50pm

Google Expeditions: Come See What You Have Been Missing
Limited Capacity seats available

Any educator or administrator is welcome to come to this session. This session would be great for educators that do not have a Google Expeditions Kit because after this session you could understand if this would be a product you want for your school district. You do not need to bring any devices or hardware to this session. It is recommended that students must be over 7 years old to experience a Google Expedition.

Speakers
avatar for Ty Davis

Ty Davis

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


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
12

2:50pm

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
21

2:50pm

Streamline Lesson Planning with Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers will learn how to use Planbook.com to integrate their lessons with google drive, link lessons to standards, keep all of their links and technology tools in one place, share lessons with students, administrators and other teachers, and reuse lessons from year to year. I will go over the basics, answer questions and help teachers sign up for a free trial. All you will need is a laptop, Chromebook, tablet or phone. Administrators and Instructional Coaches can also benefit and take information back to their teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Teacher, Appleton City School District
Planbook.com, Google Classroom, Kahoot, teaching at really small school!


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
18

2:50pm

The Lightning Round: 60 Powerful Tools in 60 Minutes
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hang on, because they’re going to come fast and furious! 60 useful digital tools are presented in 60 minutes. Get the most power for your hour! Everyone will come away with something they didn’t know about that they can use. Includes GREAT digital handouts to give you access to these tools any time.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, DitchThatTextbook.com
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
01

2:50pm

A Classroom to Beat all Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Classroom can be the ultimate GAFE tool! Use Classroom to differentiate instruction, for classroom management, cross-curricular collaboration, assessment, and many other things that just help make a teachers life easier. This session will include lessons and examples of how to use Classroom to integrate the other aspects of the G Suite for Education and create the ultimate classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for LaDonna Mendleski

LaDonna Mendleski

Teacher, Cotter


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
13

2:50pm

Doing it Dojo Style
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation would be appropriate for classroom teachers 3jiof early childhood and elementary. Admin who are interested in implementing a school-wide management/parent communication system would also benefit from this session. Class Dojo can be accessed from IOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and any computer.

Speakers
avatar for Abbie Russell

Abbie Russell

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
I've been a teacher in Springdale for 3 years and currently teach 3rd grade. I recently helped open up the brand new elementary school, Childers Knapp Elementary. This year I've had the opportunity to attend the Arkansas Teacher Leadership Institute. I'm certified to teach PK-8th... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
06

2:50pm

Fantastic, Fast, Formative Fun
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you tired of the same old formative assessments?  This session will let you be an active participant in some of the latest digital formative assessment tools!  There will be something for everyone!  You will walk away with over 50 digital formative assessment tools located on my Symbaloo which I will share with you.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Southard

Diane Southard

Instructional Technology Coach, Carl Junction R-1 Schools
I am currently our districts only K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Ed. with Early Childhood Certification. I have a Master's in Educational Technology, Technology Integration Specialist. I've taught 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th grades. In my spare... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
10

2:50pm

Google Apps, Extensions, and Other Websites: How You Can Love Technology Again!
Limited Capacity seats available

This clinic will focus on how you can incorporate technology daily from lesson plans to assessment to getting more organized and even sub plans! You'll find something that you can incorporate into your teaching today!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell

Band Director, Farmington Public Schools
I've been teaching band for the 16 years. I am constantly looking for some sort of technology that will help not only my students to be better musicians and students but to help myself be a better teacher. I hope that my presentation will provide you with something new or maybe... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
09

2:50pm

iPad Apps Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will be designed for an audience that is just getting started on ipads and are curious about the new computer science standards. They will learn about a variety of apps and lessons that focus on these standards and be able to take these app ideas back to their buildings and classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Scantlin

Katherine Scantlin

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
I am a first grade teacher at Knapp Elementary in Springdale. I have been teaching for 5 years and have really enjoyed implementing the 1:1 technology Springdale has received through the Race to the Top grant. I hope to share with you some tips and tricks about iPad use in the c... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
07

2:50pm

Ditch the Markers: Discover Google Interactive Drawings
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ditch the markers, scissors and glue sticks and learn how to make interactive posters, graphic organizers and more using Google Drawing. Learn how to effectively use this tool as part of your instructional strategies engaging students and deepening their understanding and learning. Google Drawings can be used to make activities such as Drag & Drop, Sequencing, Interactive Maps, Interactive Concept Maps, and much more. This session will provide you multiple “ready to use” templates and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Walker

Sara Walker

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Russellville School District
As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, I specialize in utilizing Google Apps for Education to help teachers develop strategies for engaging students, providing individualized instruction, and preparing students with 21st Century skills. With an Instructional Technology Degr... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
16

2:50pm

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about G Suite and Chrome features that you didn't know you needed! This sessions will introduce you to many G Suite and Chrome features and add-ons that can make your life easier.

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
20

2:50pm

Visualize Student Learning with Ease
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways your students can demonstrate their learning and share it with the world? Come learn ways teachers and students can use SeeSaw and GSuite for Education to create, communicate and demonstrate learning. Leave this session with ideas and strategies ready to be implemented in any classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Blades

Amy Blades

eMINTS Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
I am an eMINTS Instructional Specialist. As part of the eMINTS National Center team, I provide high-quality professional development to teachers. I also develop custom PD experiences to meet district needs. I am an authorized Google for Education Trainer, provide training on all... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
14

2:50pm

EdPuzzle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Edpuzzle uses videos coupled with teacher questioning to allow student to engage in a self paced lesson. Teachers are given feedback on whether their students are participating in the videos, and if they are understanding the concepts while watching them. Please bring a laptop to create your own Edpuzzle lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Nicholson

Rachel Nicholson

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
17

2:50pm

Project Based Learning on the Fly: A Case Study of Springdale Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will work through the PBL process. They will be presented with Springdale elementary schools demographic data. They will enter the data into a Google sheet and practice sorting the data and creating charts to display trends in the data. Participants will also explore useful tools to present their charts and conclusions. Participants will need a device that can access Google sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Gray Grisham

Gray Grisham

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Gray is a seventh grade social studies project based learning teacher at Sonora Middle School in Sprindale, AR.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
19

2:50pm

Connecting for Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to grow your professional learning network? Join us as we share with you how to utilize social media to do just that. Since we will be diving right in, you will need a device that you are comfortable in using (a laptop is best). To get you started, we will begin with the basics of Twitter by setting up your account, creating/sprucing up your profile, connecting you with other educators to follow, and giving you the times of chats we find most beneficial. We will practice tweeting, photo/video tagging, and using hashtags in real time. In this hands-on session, you will experience how to participate in a Twitter chat with educators from all over the world. Once we are ready to dive in further with Twitter, we will introduce you to Tweetdeck. We will discover the power of the hashtag and learn how to use it to connect, share, and learn. Participants will use Tweetdeck to discover trending educational hashtags to follow in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Administrator, Cabot Public Schools
Bethany serves as Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller of Central Elementary (@CentralCabotpK4) in Cabot, Arkansas. She is a connected educator, hosting several Twitter chat discussions every year. Bethany is the founder of #JoyfulLeaders, a movement on Twitt... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

K-2 Lead Learner (Principal), Sheridan Elementary/Sheridan Schools
Lindsey is the Lead Learner of Sheridan Elementary PreK-2 in Sheridan, AR. She is dedicated to learning from others by being connected through Twitter chats and her #PLN. Join her on Thursday nights along with Bethany Hill and Karen Norton as they moderate #EduAR Chat at 8:30 p.m... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
08

2:50pm

Going Digital with BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

It's time for something different." Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. Take that excitement into your classroom with the same idea...but digitally! We'll take all the same ideas as the popular BreakoutEDU games and learn how to build our own with Google Sites, Forms, various Google tools, along with other web-based tools. No worries of bricked locks and resetting between classes! Want high student engagement? Come to my session!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District
Hi!! I'm Lori Clark. I am a Technology Integration Facilitator at Siloam Springs School District. I am a Google Certified Educator and have 16 years of teaching experience. I work with K-12 teachers and students implementing technology. I love that each and every day is new and d... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
15
 
Thursday, June 8
 

9:00am

Be The One They Come Back To
Limited Capacity seats available

As we enter an era where anything that can be connected, will be connected; our students will still rely on us to be their IoT. We must facilitate experiences that make us the one they want to come back to.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Keynote Speaker, CDW-G
Texas Education Strategist, CDW-G


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:10am

Determining Thy Impact with a Google Data Workbook
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators, we want to know our impact. In this session, you will learn how to use a Data Workbook built in Google to organize pre/post assessment data to show individual student growth for your class and entire team, including up to five subgroups. This tool drives the collaborative team dialogue with a focus on effective instructional practices and differentiation for all learners. Work smarter with this time-saving, user-friendly tool and SEE your impact!

Speakers
JL

Jonathon Lee

Consultant, EducationPlus


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
15

10:10am

G Suite for Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Woodland - Fayetteville
I am the Assistant Principal at Woodland Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am entering my 10th year in education with 5 of those years in administration. Throughout my career in education I have been an advocate for technology integration into classroom instruction. I also... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
01

10:10am

Google Expeditions: Come See What You Have Been Missing
Limited Capacity seats available

Any educator or administrator is welcome to come to this session. This session would be great for educators that do not have a Google Expeditions Kit because after this session you could understand if this would be a product you want for your school district. You do not need to bring any devices or hardware to this session. It is recommended that students must be over 7 years old to experience a Google Expedition.

Speakers
avatar for Ty Davis

Ty Davis

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


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
12

10:10am

How to be a #Baller Teacher
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For new teachers and experienced teachers alike! Here you'll get 9 steps on how to reach and influence today's learners (The Selfie Generation). Practical advice mixed with videos and experience, sprinkled with humor(ish) and a dab of The Dab. Utilizing fun/creative elements/apps to engage and focus on being authentic to your personality in the process. What's that smell? Oh, that's fun, and you're about to sniff it up!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, Technology, Bauxite Schools
Tyler Tarver is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, and Technology for Bauxite School District. He has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube and 40,000 subscribers between his 2 channels. He created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, where he helps students... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
04

10:10am

Kick Up Your Instruction with ClassKick
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of grading the never ending pile of papers? Learn the basics of how to use ClassKick in your classroom that will make your life easier. Create assignments in Classkick for your students to complete and receive instant feedback/help for the teacher or other peers. More tips are waiting so stop on in to make the most of your classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Neal

Holly Neal

Teacher, Hollister School District
I have been a third grade teacher for 8 years. I am currenlty pursuing a masters degree in Education and Technology. I love utlizing technology in the classroom. I have a passion for learning and can be found studying new trends in the classroom. My classroom is 1:1 with ipads th... Read More →
avatar for Elise Williams

Elise Williams

Teacher, Pulaski County Special School District
I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and I have worked in the field for 11 years. I have taught PreK, Kindergarten, and am currently teaching 2nd grade. I believe technology adds an extra element of fun to our classroom learning. I am constantly researchi... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
17

10:10am

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
20

10:10am

Reaching Outside the Classroom Walls with Blogging
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to learn the "what, why, and how" of blogging in this session. Blogging can be the refection tool you can use to better your craft as a teacher, build your professional network, and open other opportunities. This session is perfect for any participant; novice teachers to seasoned veterans all have something to share. Bring any device with internet connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Instructional Coach, Springdale Public Schools
Mickey McFetridge has over a decade of experience in the classroom and several years of leading professional development. Mickey has spent the last 3 years training teachers and administrators in implementing 1:1 technology in their schools. His blog, Class Tech Integrate, focuses on using technology in the classroom to enhance and transform student learning . He has also guest blogged for FETC as a Future of EdTech Insider. | | After sitting on the... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
09

10:10am

What's Up Doc?
Limited Capacity seats available

What's Up Doc caters to educators in the Elementary through High School setting. This presentation will explain the key features and tools that Google Drive has to offer. Google Docs will be emphasized in a guided, step-by-step showing of how to use this function and the collaboration aspect to it. Furthermore, a specific example of an OBU and Goza Middle School student partnering through Google Docs will be shared. Audience members are welcome to bring their own devices, whether that be laptop, iPad, or cell phone, to follow along with the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Kallie Polk

Kallie Polk

Undergraduate Elementary Education Student, Ouachita Baptist University
I am a sophomore elementary education major at Ouachita Baptist University. In the past two years, I have seen the benefits of using Google Drive in both the classroom and for personal use. In my presentation, I will be covering the basics of Google Drive and providing practical... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
16

10:10am

A Classroom to Beat all Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Classroom can be the ultimate GAFE tool! Use Classroom to differentiate instruction, for classroom management, cross-curricular collaboration, assessment, and many other things that just help make a teachers life easier. This session will include lessons and examples of how to use Classroom to integrate the other aspects of the G Suite for Education and create the ultimate classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for LaDonna Mendleski

LaDonna Mendleski

Teacher, Cotter


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
13

10:10am

Google Hangouts & More - Connecting your classroom here and around the globe!
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use Google Hangouts in their classroom to connect with other classes, experts, and various organizations to enhance learning. Google Hangouts is Google's free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Suites for Education. Come learn some practical ways to use Hangouts in your classroom - connect with authors of books, other classes around the globe, participate in mystery number or mystery location chats, book discussions, STEM Challenges, collaborative learning projects, virtual field trips, as well as using it in classrooms when a teacher is absent. The ideas are limitless! 

This session is suitable for all teachers of all subject areas and grade levels, counselors, and administrators. Participants will need access to a G Suite for Education account (Google Apps for Education). Google+ profile is also helpful.

Speakers
avatar for Patti Kitts

Patti Kitts

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Searcy Public School District


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
14

10:10am

Monitoring Progress in Real-time
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative makes assessment fun and easy. You can go paperless to create online assessments and homework. Formative supports the most popular test question formats. Teachers can know exactly what each student is working on and where they need more attention. To provide students immediate feedback as the live results come in, students and teachers interact in real-time with just a few clicks. This free web-based tool works with any Internet-enabled device. Stop by and learn a new approach to providing feedback in real-time for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Faculty, Missouri State University
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Faculty, Missouri State University


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
08

10:10am

What About Charts? Using Slides and Sheets to Make Data Charts
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you gathering data in google sheets? Take a look how you can customize charts that fit your needs to visualize your data in an easier way! Insert them into your Google Slides to make for dynamic visuals for your presentations or lessons. Come check what all the chart fun is about!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, EAST Initiative
Lori taught secondary math for 6 years in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought out new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked at EAST Initiative three years and since has helped teachers across the state to implement project-based learning in their classrooms. She travels the state to provide training and support to teachers in areas such as GIS mapping, Google... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
10

10:10am

Collaboration with Accountability: Managing Effective Group Work
Limited Capacity seats available

This is most beneficial for teachers and facilitators.

Speakers
BL

Ben Lagrone

TOSA, Springdale Public Schools
Ben Lagrone develops social studies curriculum and helps facilitate professional development for Springdale Public Schools as a Teacher-on-Special Assignment (TOSA). He has a lot of experience with project-based learning, technology integration, and interdisciplinary teaching. Be... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
02

10:10am

Robots in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Dash & Dot robots, participates will learn how to integrate the robots into Math & Science curriculum. Teachers will have hands-on practice to map out courses, navigate through an obstacle course, and do work with tools. They will learn how to use the iPad robot apps for Stem activities such as measurement.

Speakers
JS

Jamie Smithpeters

Teacher, Springdale Schools/Shaw Elementary


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
05

10:10am

STEM 101
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is ideal for teacher new to STEM. We will engage in a design challenge, discuss instructional strategies for STEM learning, and share resources for teaching STEM in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Beers

Jake Beers

Instructional Coach, Springdale Public Schools
Elementary Science ToSA for Springdale Public Schools


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
03

10:10am

100% Student Engagement with Pear Deck
Limited Capacity seats available

Every teacher strives for 100% student engagement, but this is often very difficult to achieve. In this session, examine some of the research surrounding student engagement while we demonstrate Pear Deck’s features and how to use the app. Then you will have ample time to make your own decks with us by your side to answer all your questions. You should walk away with a deck you can use right away! Attendees will want to bring a laptop device as the session is hands-on. Oh and smiles are welcome too : )

Speakers
ND

Nick De Buyl

Vendor, Pear Deck
I'm passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers make a positive impact on all students' learning. Previously, I taught French and coached soccer in Houston Texas which set me on the path I am on today.


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
19

10:10am

Jetsons Here & Now with AR, VR & AI
Limited Capacity seats available

During this hands on session, attendees will learn how to access VR (virtual reality) free resources with their own devices and then experience VR with one of the 10 headsets I will be bringing. We will then discuss (in small groups and share out) how they might use VR in their content and grade levels. Information about AR tools such as Aurusma, Chromville and other AR tools will be shared and discussed including how to create a trigger, where to store the video, etc. Lastly, I will bring my Alexa to share with the group and showcase the many skills and facets of AI even at this early stage. Super geeky and fun!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach, USD290 Ottawa
I am the Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas. We are a 1:1 school using Chromebooks. I focus on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking opportunities when integrating technology, as well as maximizing feedback and productivi... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
07

10:10am

Connecting for Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to grow your professional learning network? Join us as we share with you how to utilize social media to do just that. Since we will be diving right in, you will need a device that you are comfortable in using (a laptop is best). To get you started, we will begin with the basics of Twitter by setting up your account, creating/sprucing up your profile, connecting you with other educators to follow, and giving you the times of chats we find most beneficial. We will practice tweeting, photo/video tagging, and using hashtags in real time. In this hands-on session, you will experience how to participate in a Twitter chat with educators from all over the world. Once we are ready to dive in further with Twitter, we will introduce you to Tweetdeck. We will discover the power of the hashtag and learn how to use it to connect, share, and learn. Participants will use Tweetdeck to discover trending educational hashtags to follow in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Administrator, Cabot Public Schools
Bethany serves as Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller of Central Elementary (@CentralCabotpK4) in Cabot, Arkansas. She is a connected educator, hosting several Twitter chat discussions every year. Bethany is the founder of #JoyfulLeaders, a movement on Twitt... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

K-2 Lead Learner (Principal), Sheridan Elementary/Sheridan Schools
Lindsey is the Lead Learner of Sheridan Elementary PreK-2 in Sheridan, AR. She is dedicated to learning from others by being connected through Twitter chats and her #PLN. Join her on Thursday nights along with Bethany Hill and Karen Norton as they moderate #EduAR Chat at 8:30 p.m... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
11

10:10am

Interactive Math with Nearpod APP
Limited Capacity seats available

This is for any teacher who has iPads that wants to have an engaging, hands on math lesson. You can also keep records that are easily accessible, paperless and organized. You will need an iPad and a computer (with Active inspire) and the Nearpod APP to be able to participate as the teacher and the student for the presentation. This could also be an APP that is used for ALL subject areas but the presentation will mostly cover math.

Speakers
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Catrina Anderson

Teacher, Springdale/Childers Knapp


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
18

10:10am

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Limited Capacity seats available

At this hands-on event, you’ll see how educators can use iPad to create and deliver engaging STEM learning experiences. You’ll also learn how these experiences can personalize learning and help students of all learning styles grasp challenging concepts.
This is a 2-hour session. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

K12 Account Executive, Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. | @mrmcdougal


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:10am - 12:20pm
06

11:20am

ArkansasIDEAS: Technology PD!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want access to thousands of technology trainings, by industry experts...anytime...anywhere...for free? Join ArkansasIDEAS for a hands-on exploration of our new Learning Management System (LMS) and learn about access to technology training with Lynda.com at no cost to you. Bring your devices!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Keener

Jessica Keener

Education Program Coordinator, AETN-ArkansasIDEAS
Jessica Keener is the Education Program Coordinator with ArkansasIDEAS at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway, Arkansas. Her role with ArkansasIDEAS is to provide professional development, both online and face-to-face, to empower educators to impact student achi... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
09

11:20am

Creating and Running a Makerspace
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show how Hollister Schools started a makerspace in the middle school. We will talk funding sources, items you would want to purchase, and ways to work with teachers in your building.

Speakers
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Roger Brallier

Teacher, Hollister R-V Schools


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
04

11:20am

Now That's a Good Question!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to develop good questions that promote cognitive rigor by challenging students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Erik M. Francis

Erik M. Francis

ASCD Author, Maverik Education LLC
Erik M. Francis is an author, educator, and speaker who specializes in teaching and learning that promotes cognitive rigor and college and career readiness. He is the author of Now That’s a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
08

11:20am

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
20

11:20am

Projects vs. PBL: How do I Make the Shift?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a "behind the scenes" look at how PBL works for all grade levels and subjects.

Speakers
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Ben Lagrone

TOSA, Springdale Public Schools
Ben Lagrone develops social studies curriculum and helps facilitate professional development for Springdale Public Schools as a Teacher-on-Special Assignment (TOSA). He has a lot of experience with project-based learning, technology integration, and interdisciplinary teaching. Be... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
02

11:20am

That’s So Cool: Things I Do With Google Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session I will show you how I use google to make my life easier. I love to use add ons like Doc Secrets, Workflows, and Autocrat. I will also discuss what I use these add-ons and extensions for in my life as a teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Teacher, Cutter Morning Star High School
I have been married for 28 years with three grown children. I have taught the English umbrella for 28 years. I've coached girls’ everything. Currently I am the Junior/Senior English teacher at Cutter. Frankly, I think that's enough. I love reading, cooking, crocheting, crafting, and anything SCI-FI, esp Star Wars... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
10

11:20am

Capturing the learning of your students one reflection at a time!
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of the same ol' formative assessment? Or struggling for options to capture video of your students' understanding? Leave this session with various tools which will aid in building reflective practices of your students. Centered around the 4 C's, the tools will capture student understanding and support personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Lybeck

Mandy Lybeck

Educational Technology Director, Neosho School District
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Curt White

Educational Technology Specialist, Neosho School District


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
15

11:20am

Classkick-The Game Changing App
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to go paperless? No more cut and paste lessons for you. Let me show you how to use this app that has changed my classroom completely. From not having enough books, small group activities, introductory lessons, morning bell rings-this is the must have app.

Speakers
avatar for Kami Butterfield

Kami Butterfield

Teacher, USD 508-Baxter Springs, Kansas
21-year veteran third grade teacher Kansas. This February, she was recognized as a Midwest Technology Conference Spotlight Educator. She has 1:1 iPads in her classroom. Her model classroom is paperless and many educators come to visit her classroom on a yearly basis. She is a Cla... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
14

11:20am

Going Further With Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's explore the power of Google Forms for effective data gathering and analysis. This session will take us beyond simple form creation by implementing add-ons and options.

Speakers
avatar for Melody Paige

Melody Paige

Technology Integration Specialist, Monett R- 1 Schools


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
11

11:20am

Using iPads in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be targeted for mostly K-2 teachers. The participants will be introduced to numerous iPad apps/programs that have been tested in a classroom and proven to help in learning success. The teachers will have a chance to play around and try these apps/programs.

Speakers
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Jamie Smithpeters

Teacher, Springdale Schools/Shaw Elementary


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
05

11:20am

Blending Your World with Blendspace
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us as we explore the world of Blendspace and the possibilities of this powerful program in your unique environment. Blendspace is the easiest way to blend your classroom with rich digital content. You will be exposed to a variety of ideas to help incorporate Blendspace seamlessly and effectively no matter what grade level or subject area you work with.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Joey Gall has been an educator for Rogers Public Schools since 1991. She has experience as an elementary classroom teacher, as well as a masters degree in Library Media Science, with three years experience in this position. Joey has been a Technology Curriculum Specialist since 2... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
18

11:20am

Engaging Readers and Writers Using #Booksnaps
Limited Capacity seats available

Keeping students interested and engaged can be a challenging task. With current technology, are you constantly searching for tools to enhance your approach to teaching and learning? If so, join us as we share a fun way to get your students interacting with text in a unconventional way….. #Booksnaps! #Booksnaps can be created with Snapchat, Bitomoji, Buncee, and/or Google Draw. We will share how to create #Booksnaps with each of these tools and you can choose the one that best fits your teaching/learning style. #Booksnaps provide a fun, creative way for students to reflect as they study their notes, read books or interact with any type of text. We will also share ways adult learners are using this tool to chart their own learning. You do not want to miss this highly engaging, interactive session that will make you the coolest teacher/lead learner around! This session is appropriate for educators at all levels and positions. Be sure to bring a device that can access Snapchat, Bitmoji, Google Draw and/or Buncee. The first two can be downloaded from the app store on an Apple or Andriod device and the last two can be accessed via the web.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Norton

Karen Norton

Administrator, Jacksonville North Pulaski
Karen Norton is the Lead Learner (aka principal) and Maddie the Mad Science at Pinewood Elementary School in Jacksonville, Arkansas. As a connected educator, she works diligently to help her team establish a personal learning network through various social media venues. She is cu... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

Teacher, Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Courtney Reaves is a third grade teacher at Pinewood Elementary in Jacksonville, Arkansas who has been sharing her love of learning with kids for 14 years. She is passionate about introducing new ideas and strategies to her students so that they can feel successful and confident... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
17

11:20am

Introduction to Digital Portfolios with Seesaw
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is appropriate for all teachers in grades K-12 who are looking for a way to to foster digital citizenship, organize technology projects, and encourage authentic learning. Seesaw can be accessed on any device.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Instructional Coach, Hancock Place Elementary
K-5 Instructional Coach at Hancock Place Elementary, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Kagan Enthusiast!


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
12

11:20am

Let's Breakout Digitally!
Limited Capacity seats available

Following the same principles as BREAKOUT EDU, we are going to Breakout using digital tools. We will begin with data validation in a Google Form, create hints using web tools and Google Apps, and close with how to “share” your digital BREAKOUT. Bring your device to solve a quick example and then learn the steps and tools to create your own digital Breakout. Breakout activities build problem solving, communication and collaboration skills for students.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hower

Lori Hower

Instructional Coach, USD290 Ottawa
I am the Technology Integration Coach at Ottawa High School, in Ottawa, Kansas. We are a 1:1 school using Chromebooks. I focus on developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking opportunities when integrating technology, as well as maximizing feedback and productivi... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
07

11:20am

Lunch
Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
TBA

11:20am

Giving Students Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides a platform for educators to find different opportunities for students to express themselves, share their ideas and what they are learning, through using various audio tools, such as Vocaroo, Twisted Wave, Flipgrid, SoundCloud, and more! The tools are compatible with a variety of devices. We will share examples, discuss ways to use the tools, explore the pros and cons, and experience the tools through hands-on activities. Participants will leave with a plan to implement these tools in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bishop

Laura Bishop

Tech Integration Specialist, Springdale Public Schools
Laura Bishop is currently working as a Technology Integration Specialist for the Springdale School District and is an eMINTS Affiliate Trainer. Laura previously taught secondary and post-secondary science, and worked as a GC/MS chemist.
avatar for Gianella Edelen

Gianella Edelen

Teacher, Virtual Arkansas
Gianella Edelen has taught Spanish from Kindergarten - Grade 12 in brick-and-mortar and in distance learning settings for the past 19 years. | Is interested in authentic educational experiences, community-wide collaboration and involvement, and in making a positive difference... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
16

11:20am

Cultivating Success as a Leader of Digital Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a boss who is driving change or a leader who is cultivating success in your schools? Gone are the days where a title alone makes you a successful leader in your learning communities. School leaders are often the least attended to when it comes to professionally development and are left to forge a path into the relative unknown. Please join Mike Patterson, for a thought provoking talk on Leading Schools in the Digital Age and what it means to be an agent of change in your schools. This is a preview to a larger collaborative workshop that is built to discuss purposeful change and the need for transformational leadership in our schools. Leading schools in the digital age is complex enough as it is, even without the addition of technology. We will discuss what a district leader’s new role looks like and how to be successful in their new role as a System Player, Lead Learner and Agent of Change when dealing with the complexities of 21st Century Education.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Keynote Speaker, CDW-G
Texas Education Strategist, CDW-G


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
01

11:20am

Teaching Traditional Math In A Non-Traditional Way
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is perfect for middle school and high school math teachers. Learn how Google tools as well as simple white boards can impact learning. Bring any device that can access and utilize Google Docs, Sheets, and Presentations. You will leave with the ability to ditch the textbook and understand how to give good parameters to get problems that are more thoughtful than any textbook problem you can find.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Stichnote

Kim Stichnote

Teacher, Southern Boone County R-1 Schools
I am a math teacher from Southern Boone County Schools in Ashland, Missouri. I am an eMINTS certified teacher and Southern Boone is a Google school. At the high school we do not use texts as a primary resource.


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
13

11:20am

Oh the Things Littles Can Do with Google Slides
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Slides is way more than a presentation tool, and with recent updates it has become even more Littles friendly! Come learn about all the different activities Littles can do while creating in Google Slides. Your TK-2nd students CAN create and demonstrate their learning with Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Pinto

Christine Pinto

Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District
Christine Pinto is a Kindergarten teacher in California and an AliceKeeler presenter. The Google Apps for Littles movement (#GAfE4Littles), which was designed for students in TK through 2nd grade, is her brainchild and signature project. Christine values the power that collaborat... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
03

12:30pm

I Have an Ipad...Now What Am I Supposed to Do with It?!
Limited Capacity seats available

Many times teachers receive only a few tools to implement technology within their classrooms. Technology integration can be a challenge when every student does not have a device. I will share some key apps that teachers can use on Ipads effectively even if they only have access to a few devices. The focus audience is PK-2 but also appropriate for all elementary levels. Teachers may want to bring an Ipad for accessing apps during the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Baumgartner

Kristy Baumgartner

Teacher, Hancock Place School District
Hello! I'm a first grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri. I have had Ipads in my classroom for two years. Technology integration has completely reenergized me in the classroom. I am about to start my 20th year in education and I continue to learn new things every day.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
07

12:30pm

Paperless Referral Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of the referral systems that we have grown accustom to in schools can be cumbersome and cluttered with paper. This session focuses on how to do develop a system for you school as well as an electronic system that will help your school with streamlining procedures for handling discipline referrals. This session is more in-depth than the G Suite for Admin session and will focus primarily on referral systems.

Speakers
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Woodland - Fayetteville
I am the Assistant Principal at Woodland Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am entering my 10th year in education with 5 of those years in administration. Throughout my career in education I have been an advocate for technology integration into classroom instruction. I also... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
01

12:30pm

Streamline Lesson Planning with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to use Planbook.com to integrate their lessons with google drive, link lessons to standards, keep all of their links and technology tools in one place, share lessons with students, administrators and other teachers, and reuse lessons from year to year. I will go over the basics, answer questions and help teachers sign up for a free trial. All you will need is a laptop, Chromebook, tablet or phone. Administrators and Instructional Coaches can also benefit and take information back to their teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Teacher, Appleton City School District
Planbook.com, Google Classroom, Kahoot, teaching at really small school!


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
17

12:30pm

Technology in the K-12 Classroom: Trends, Issues, Apps and Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on BYOD session learners will gain knowledge of the changing learning styles of children, adolescents and adults as it relates to technology use. In addition they will interact with tools and applications focusing upon content delivery, management and assessment of student learning. A focus on the utilization of technology for project based learning will be presented using multiple low cost/no cost platforms and tools.

Speakers
avatar for Derrick Mears

Derrick Mears

Associate Professor Educational Technology, University of Arkansas
Dr. Derrick Mears has spent over 25 years as an educator in the K-12 and higher education sector. He spent 12 years as a K-12 educator in the Kansas City, Missouri area and currently serves as the Assistant Department Head and Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Curriculum... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
15

12:30pm

Tools to help below level readers access text in your classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

This session was created for teachers who have students that are reading below grade level. If you teach, social studies/history, English, math, science or any class that involves reading, this session is for you! Online tools will be shared that help students access text they are reading in our classes.

Speakers
avatar for Jill VanderBaan

Jill VanderBaan

Library Media Specialist, Springdale Schools/Hellstern Middle School
Jill Vanderbaan has 12 years experience as an elementary and middle school library media specialist. An avid learner, she recently completed the ESL Academy and ITL (Innovative Teacher Leadership) programs as well as master's level courses in leadership, technology, and national... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
18

12:30pm

YouTube Revolution
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, Technology, Bauxite Schools
Tyler Tarver is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, and Technology for Bauxite School District. He has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube and 40,000 subscribers between his 2 channels. He created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, where he helps students... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
04

12:30pm

FIRST LEGO League: A Competitive Program in S, T, E, and M
Limited Capacity seats available

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international robotics program that has attracted hundreds of thousands of elementary and middle school students to engineering and computer science. FLL teams design, build, and program autonomous LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to compete in a tabletop robot game. But, FLL is more than robots. FLL teams also conduct and present the results of a scientific research project based on a well-defined theme of societal importance. In this session, you will learn the processes of FIRST LEGO League and how you would go about creating your own team. I will begin by describing the processes that FLL teams follow during a season (including creating and registering a team). This description will include examples of recent themes and robot games. With the time remaining, I will provide an introduction to the construction and programming of LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a Windows PC laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Root Negative One - FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9879

Root Negative One - FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9879

Don Tyson School of Innovation
We are Root Negative One, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9879. We are fifteen students from the Don Tyson School of Innovation, and we are about to begin our third season. In addition to competing in FIRST Tech Challenge, we support FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr in a vari... Read More →
avatar for Richard Cassady

Richard Cassady

Robotics Team Coach, University of Arkansas
I am a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. As one of my community service activities, I am co-director of FIRST LEGO League Arkansas. I also coach a FIRST LEGO League team at Young Elementary and a FIRST Tech Challenge team at the... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
02

12:30pm

Turn Thinking into Progress with Recap
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect, collaborate and share! Present or participate in group conversations from anywhere in the world with this simple application. Recap is a collaborative response and reflection app that lets you see how students learn. It assists teachers with formative assessment and supports personalized learning which allows participants to connect via text or video. Join us and we will demonstrate just how easy it is to use this free educational technology that is changing the way we teach and learn!

Speakers
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Faculty, Missouri State University
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Faculty, Missouri State University


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
06

12:30pm

Ditch the Markers: Discover Google Interactive Drawings
Limited Capacity seats available

Ditch the markers, scissors and glue sticks and learn how to make interactive posters, graphic organizers and more using Google Drawing. Learn how to effectively use this tool as part of your instructional strategies engaging students and deepening their understanding and learning. Google Drawings can be used to make activities such as Drag & Drop, Sequencing, Interactive Maps, Interactive Concept Maps, and much more. This session will provide you multiple “ready to use” templates and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Walker

Sara Walker

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Russellville School District
As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, I specialize in utilizing Google Apps for Education to help teachers develop strategies for engaging students, providing individualized instruction, and preparing students with 21st Century skills. With an Instructional Technology Degr... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
14

12:30pm

Even More Hidden Secrets of Google!!!
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn some of the cool extensions and add-ons that Google users across the world have integrated into their everyday lives. We will explore some of the most popular tools to assist in effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity for not only in the classroom, but your daily routines. In this session you will get to experience these tips and tricks and also take away ideas to implement them in your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Canada

Lori Canada

Program Coordinator, EAST Initiative
Lori taught secondary math for 6 years in Southeast Arkansas. In her classroom, she aspired to increase student engagement and sought out new ways to integrate technology. Lori has worked at EAST Initiative three years and since has helped teachers across the state to implement project-based learning in their classrooms. She travels the state to provide training and support to teachers in areas such as GIS mapping, Google... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
10

12:30pm

Breaking Out!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how to facilitate a BreakoutEDU session as well as resources to create your own breakout session. This session is appropriate for all adult learners in all content areas. You will likely need a device with a QR reader (smartphone or tablet).

Speakers
avatar for Diane Southard

Diane Southard

Instructional Technology Coach, Carl Junction R-1 Schools
I am currently our districts only K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Ed. with Early Childhood Certification. I have a Master's in Educational Technology, Technology Integration Specialist. I've taught 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th grades. In my spare... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
11

12:30pm

Mystery Skype/Hangouts
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you desire to facilitate an activity that includes critical thinking skills, collaboration, listening and speaking skills, teamwork, authentic research with purpose, geography skills, and much more...all while going beyond the walls of your classroom? Well, I have the GAME for you! Mystery Skype is an amazing way to provide unique experiences and implement a variety of different strategies with your students. Come join a live Mystery Skype while learning fun ways to incorporate this cross-curricular game into your lessons! We will also explore many other ways you can use Skype with your students!

Speakers
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Instructional Coach, Carthage R9 School District
I was born and raised in Carthage, MO. I taught 3rd grade at Columbian Elementary for 10 years. Now, I am the Technology Integration Specialist for the district. I am an eMINTS Certified Affiliated trainer, eMINTS Certified Teacher, and a Level 1 Google Certified Educator. I l... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
03

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Using Technology to Support Community Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when teachers position students as researchers of their own lives and communities? What do students stand to learn when they investigate their local communities, and what is the role of technology in facilitating this work? Starting with these questions, this session will examine a community mapping project in which the presenters, all of whom are teachers, used ArcGIS software to explore their students’ home communities and map literacy resources that were available to people in the area. The presenters then used the software to consider how access to literacy resources intersects with race and class. After describing their experiences with the mapping project, each of the presenters will describe an additional community inquiry project they have designed and undertaken with secondary students. In doing so, they will discuss the role technology played in supporting these projects, and in allowing students to represent the knowledge and understandings they acquired as a result of conducting community inquiry. To conclude the session, the presenters will work with attendees to identify social issues that are relevant to their communities, and to frame community inquiry that addresses those issues.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Connors

Sean Connors

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Sean Connors is an associate professor of English education at the University of Arkansas. Prior to attending graduate school, he taught high school English in Flagstaff, Arizona. His scholarship and teaching focuses on new literacies, digital literacy, and the application of diverse critical perspectives to young adult... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Haynes

Rachel Haynes

English Teacher, University of Arkansas
Rachel Haynes is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Arkansas, where she earned her secondary (7-12) English licensure. Although she is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Rachel went to high school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She moved to Fayet... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Morgan

Samantha Morgan

English Teacher, University of Arkansas
Samantha Morgan is a teacher candidate in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Arkansas. She expects to earn her secondary (7-12) English licensure, along with her Master of Arts in Teaching degree, in May 2017. Originally from Quitman, Arkansas, Samantha m... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
08

12:30pm

Project Based Learning on the Fly: A Case Study of Springdale Schools
Participants will work through the PBL process. They will be presented with Springdale elementary schools demographic data. They will enter the data into a Google sheet and practice sorting the data and creating charts to display trends in the data. Participants will also explore useful tools to present their charts and conclusions. Participants will need a device that can access Google sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Gray Grisham

Gray Grisham

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Gray is a seventh grade social studies project based learning teacher at Sonora Middle School in Sprindale, AR.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
13

12:30pm

The NEW Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

For all grade levels: Bring your laptop or chromebook and have a hands-on experience during this workshop. Learn how to create your own website for your classroom and learn how your students can use this tool for journals, blogs, or presentations to show learning.

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
09

12:30pm

Google all the way!!! Learn how to use Google for discipline, student attendance, counselor referrals, nurse referrals, instructional walks, and to celebrate students, parents, and staff!!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Google for student discipline, student attendance, counselor referrals, nurse referrals, instructional walks, and to celebrate students, parents, and staff!!!
This is a 2-hour session.  

Speakers
avatar for Damon Donnell

Damon Donnell

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


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm
16

12:30pm

Grading Hacks that Will Save Lives (or at Least Save Time)
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As someone who believes time is best spent interacting with actual humans, Leann wants to show you all the best time-saving grading hacks using technology so you can focus on what matters - authentic student learning and building relationships with your students. When a teacher has written or typed, “Always capitalize i” and “Where is your source?” 150 times, she (or he!) may be too tired to comment on the actual content of the paper. In this session, we’ll start with how to create and share Google Doc templates in Classroom, then how to use Google Forms Auto-Grading Quizzes, then how to use the Permanent Clipboard Add-on to facilitate commenting on Google Docs; then we’ll move into the Doc Appender Add-On to grade student writing efficiently. Attendees of this session will follow along on their own devices. Laptops or Chromebooks are helpful, but not required. Attendees will also leave with access to step-by-step instructions for each tool.
This is a 2-hour session. 

Speakers
avatar for Leann Pinkerton

Leann Pinkerton

Director of Accountability and Assessment, Bauxite Schools
Leann Pinkerton currently serves as the Director of Accountability and Assessment at Bauxite Schools as well as serving as the asst. principal of Bauxite Middle School. Leann earned her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from ASU and holds a Double Masters in English and Gifted and... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

15 Million Infographics Later, Here Are 15 Ideas For Your Inspiration
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Over 15 million infographics have been created by our awesome Piktochart users to date. Here are 15 ideas we see that, time and again, work like charms to communicate more effectively in the classroom. (no devices needed, but participants are welcome to bring ipads/laptops!)

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Jensen

Jacqueline Jensen

Community Evangelist at Piktochart, Piktochart.com
Jacqueline Jensen is the Community Evangelist at Piktochart. She is a former venture-backed startup founder, recognized storyteller, and relationship builder. As Community Evangelist, Jacqueline shares Piktochart innovation with various groups at conferences, and enjoys meeting u... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Flipgrid Fever
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Flipgrid is a video platform for prek though doctorate programs. This presentation meets the needs of every level of classroom. Flipgrid functions on any device with internet capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Krysta Combs

Krysta Combs

Teacher, Springfield Public Schools/ Wilder Elementary
I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Instructional Mathmatics from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Currently, I am a 3rd grade teacher at Wilder Elementary in Springfield, MO. My classroom is a one-to-one room, with Chromebooks. This is... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Integrating Technology Into Your Guided Reading Instruction
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Audience members will actively participate in learning how to increase students' digital literacy and preparation for ACT Inspire testing and increase students' digital literacy and aptitude. Learn how to use technology in guided reading. Find ways to integrate technology into daily instruction, flipped learning initiatives, and differentiated instruction. The appropriate audience will include all K-12 teachers, literacy facilitators and administrators. Devices that can be used include: laptops, Chromebooks and iPads.

Speakers
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Chuck Dearman

General Manager, Brain Hive
Chuck Dearman is the General Manager/National Educational Director for Brain Hive. Chuck has been in the education industry for over 30 years with a BS from Tennessee Tech and a MHR from Trevecca Nazarene. Chuck specializes in custom informational technology solutions for schools... Read More →
avatar for Paige Dockens

Paige Dockens

Educational Advisor, Brain Hive
I hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in early childhood literacy. I have worked as Educational Advisor for 5 years; 2 years with Rourke Educational Media and 3 years with Lerner Publishing/Brain Hive.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
10

1:40pm

Pic Collage App-Taking Paperless to a Whole New Level
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Want to know the best kept secret in my classroom? Let me show you how to use my FAVORITE and easiest app for students to create and show what they know! If we create it, it is usually in this very versatile app! If we show what we know, it is using this app. Tons of student examples will be shown along with graphic organizers for your classroom! This app is used for ALL subjects in our classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Kami Butterfield

Kami Butterfield

Teacher, USD 508-Baxter Springs, Kansas
21-year veteran third grade teacher Kansas. This February, she was recognized as a Midwest Technology Conference Spotlight Educator. She has 1:1 iPads in her classroom. Her model classroom is paperless and many educators come to visit her classroom on a yearly basis. She is a Cla... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
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Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
20

1:40pm

Social Media FTW
Limited Capacity seats available

A practical look at the main social media outlets and how to optimize them to reach your constituency (classroom and/or community). This includes the traditional forms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Where to find what groups and what actually gets through to students in today's schools. Also connecting with other educational leaders in focused and engaging conversations across platforms. From the district level to the classroom: how do I find the best medium to connect with my students/parents/community and tell our story?

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, Technology, Bauxite Schools
Tyler Tarver is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, and Technology for Bauxite School District. He has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube and 40,000 subscribers between his 2 channels. He created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, where he helps students... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Doing it Dojo Style
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This presentation would be appropriate for classroom teachers 3jiof early childhood and elementary. Admin who are interested in implementing a school-wide management/parent communication system would also benefit from this session. Class Dojo can be accessed from IOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and any computer.

Speakers
avatar for Abbie Russell

Abbie Russell

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
I've been a teacher in Springdale for 3 years and currently teach 3rd grade. I recently helped open up the brand new elementary school, Childers Knapp Elementary. This year I've had the opportunity to attend the Arkansas Teacher Leadership Institute. I'm certified to teach PK-8th... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
04

1:40pm

PBL for Admin: How to Cultivate Deeper Learning in Your Building
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This is designed for building and district administrators and instructional facilitators.

Speakers
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Ben Lagrone

TOSA, Springdale Public Schools
Ben Lagrone develops social studies curriculum and helps facilitate professional development for Springdale Public Schools as a Teacher-on-Special Assignment (TOSA). He has a lot of experience with project-based learning, technology integration, and interdisciplinary teaching. Be... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
02

1:40pm

Using Promethean Flip Charts for Structured Language Practice
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In addition to learning tips and tricks to increase efficiency of flip chart creation, participants will receive instruction on how to use their smart boards to increase student accountability and engagement by strengthening the use of structured academic language.

Speakers
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Julia Crane

Instructional Coach ESL, Springdale Public Schools
I am an ESL Specialist. I have been an elementary educator with Springdale Schools for 16 years. I currently write curriculum and train at the school and district levels.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
05

1:40pm

Let's Be Creative with Google Slides
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Are you looking for ways students can demonstrate their understanding and get creative? During this session we will explore ways Google Slides can be used to enhance student creativity, foster collaboration, and give them the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding at a deeper level. Together we will discuss and generate ideas on how this tool can be used by students at all levels and subject areas. You will leave this session ready to integrate Slides with ease.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Blades

Amy Blades

eMINTS Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
I am an eMINTS Instructional Specialist. As part of the eMINTS National Center team, I provide high-quality professional development to teachers. I also develop custom PD experiences to meet district needs. I am an authorized Google for Education Trainer, provide training on all... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Tech Tool Bonanza with @SpeedGeekGirl
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The Speed Geek Girl is back to share her new favorite tech tools. In your short time together you will discover many options and leave with a handful of resources to look back at this summer while preparing for the year ahead. Your session time will be spent exploring some websites, web tools, and extensions that will engage your students in different subjects and motivate them to make sure and earn the next free time you give. A great session for beginners to intermediate tech users where. Come and find the perfect learning tools for your K-5 students.

Speakers
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Allison Rogers

Library Media Specialist, Joplin Public Schools
Allison is currently a Library Media Specialist in the Joplin School District. She splits her time between two buildings where she serves 250 students in each, K-5, in preparing them to be both computer literate and love literature. Allison loves keeping up with the ever changing... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Everyone Can Code
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Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McDougal

Mark McDougal

K12 Account Executive, Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. | @mrmcdougal


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
06

1:40pm

How TESS and ISTE Work Together
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In the TESS tool there is one line about technology. “Effective use of physical resources, including computer technology, by both teacher and students.” When you have the conversation around the TESS domains how do you discuss the use of technology and how it affects teaching and learning? This is where the ISTE Standards for Teachers and for Students can be most helpful. Being able to cross walk the TESS Domains with the ISTE Standards enriches the conversations being had about teaching and learning when technology is involved.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Technology Integration Specialist, Fort Smith Public Schools
I have worked in education for 23 years. I am currently a Technology Integration Specialist in Fort Smith Schools where I am assisting administrators, teachers and student with the transition to a digital learning environment. I have served for four years as a guest facilitator w... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Discover the Possibilities: Totally Free Resources through Discovery Education
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Come learn and explore the totally free resources through Discovery Education (DE). Even without being a customer, schools and teachers have access to DE Virtual Reality, Virtual Field Trips, and 3 different Stem Camp guides. Other resources and featured programs include: The Young Scientist Challenge, Navy STEM for the Classroom, Madden Football by the Numbers, Toyota TeenDrive365 and much more. Participants will be given time to find resources that will help their own learners!

Speakers
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Tena Reese

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Rogers Public Schools
Tena Reese is a Technology Curriculum Specialist for Rogers Public Schools where she helps incorporate technology in the teaching and learning process.  Primarily working with 6-12 schools, she models lessons, conducts professional development, and serves as a liaison between the... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

EdPuzzle
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Edpuzzle uses videos coupled with teacher questioning to allow student to engage in a self paced lesson. Teachers are given feedback on whether their students are participating in the videos, and if they are understanding the concepts while watching them. Please bring a laptop to create your own Edpuzzle lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Nicholson

Rachel Nicholson

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
08

1:40pm

Using the Promethean Board to Make Visual Schedules for Special Learners
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The session is geared to benefit Special Education Teachers who need an easily maintained visual schedule for each student in their classroom. Devices needed are one promethean board (preferably touch-screen) and laptops for each participant.

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Carla Hampton

Special Education Teacher, Springdale Public Schools


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

Going Digital with BreakoutEDU
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It's time for something different." Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. Take that excitement into your classroom with the same idea...but digitally! We'll take all the same ideas as the popular BreakoutEDU games and learn how to build our own with Google Sites, Forms, various Google tools, along with other web-based tools. No worries of bricked locks and resetting between classes! Want high student engagement? Come to my session!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District
Hi!! I'm Lori Clark. I am a Technology Integration Facilitator at Siloam Springs School District. I am a Google Certified Educator and have 16 years of teaching experience. I work with K-12 teachers and students implementing technology. I love that each and every day is new and d... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
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1:40pm

EdTech Revolution (X), Now What?
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There’s no denying that the EdTech Revolution has arrived and we are living in the Digital Age of Education. So now what? Join Mike Patterson, Education Strategist as he discusses next steps for districts including transforming our learning spaces by removing the front of the classroom, and the necessary focus on the cloud/digital security and safety.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Keynote Speaker, CDW-G
Texas Education Strategist, CDW-G


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
01

2:50pm

Prodigy - The Most Engaging Math Platform In The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Help Your Students Love Learning Math by Becoming a Prodigy Power User! Prodigy is a FREE curriculum aligned math game for students and includes assignment, standardized test prep and reporting tools for teachers. This session includes:
An overview of Prodigy
Why Prodigy is engaging for students
How to get started in under 30 seconds
A full demo of the game and teacher tools, including the reports, planning and assignment features
How to get the most out of the game and ensure the best results
A question and answer period

Speakers
avatar for Justin Fineis

Justin Fineis

Instructional Coach, Aldine ISD/Prodigy Math Game
Instructional Technology Coach for Aldine ISD - Prodigy Math Game Advocacy Coach


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
20

2:50pm

Google Apps, Extensions, and Other Websites: How You Can Love Technology Again!
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This clinic will focus on how you can incorporate technology daily from lesson plans to assessment to getting more organized and even sub plans! You'll find something that you can incorporate into your teaching today!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell

Band Director, Farmington Public Schools
I've been teaching band for the 16 years. I am constantly looking for some sort of technology that will help not only my students to be better musicians and students but to help myself be a better teacher. I hope that my presentation will provide you with something new or maybe... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
04

2:50pm

iPad Apps Showcase
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This presentation will be designed for an audience that is just getting started on ipads and are curious about the new computer science standards. They will learn about a variety of apps and lessons that focus on these standards and be able to take these app ideas back to their buildings and classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Scantlin

Katherine Scantlin

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
I am a first grade teacher at Knapp Elementary in Springdale. I have been teaching for 5 years and have really enjoyed implementing the 1:1 technology Springdale has received through the Race to the Top grant. I hope to share with you some tips and tricks about iPad use in the c... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
06

2:50pm

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about G Suite and Chrome features that you didn't know you needed! This sessions will introduce you to many G Suite and Chrome features and add-ons that can make your life easier.

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
09

2:50pm

Transform Learner Engagement with Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

During this presentation, participants will have the opportunity to explore available interactive multimedia presentations and learn how to upload their own content. Additionally, we will explore the available tools to add interactive elements and data gathering options to these presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lien

Julie Lien

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Julie Lien, MEd., is a certified eMINTS educator with more than 20 years of experience. Her graduate was work focused on Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership, with further work for ESOL certification. Her experience encompassed three states and multiple teaching le... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
10

2:50pm

Citizen Science and How NASA Can Enhance STEM Lessons in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an engaging presentation with examples of how to utilize NASA resources in the classroom as well as a hands-on STEM challenge. I will bring experiences from my two-week educator institute at NASA in order to share great ideas for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook

M.A.T. Graduate/STEM Certification, University of Arkansas
From the NASA Teacher Institute to a Biosphere in remote Thailand, I bring a love for science and exploration to the classroom. I am a mother of two and I am passionate about science, especially herpetology and ecological conservation. STEM is an important part of building crit... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
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2:50pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, Technology, Bauxite Schools
Tyler Tarver is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Communications, and Technology for Bauxite School District. He has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube and 40,000 subscribers between his 2 channels. He created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, where he helps students... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
13

2:50pm

Inspiring Magic: Introducing and Implementing TED Talks in the classroom
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This session is for middle to secondary level educators. This session will give participants the research backed skills and resources to implement a lecture series in the classroom. The benefits for students while doing TED talk lecture series in the classroom are peer-to-peer learning, a flipped classroom environment, and 21st century skills. Participants in this session will need a device that can read QR codes.

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Ryan Dillard

Teacher, Fayetteville School District
Passionate Teacher; Level 1 Google Certified Educator; Always try to find ways to integrate technology to enhance students' education. Go Royals! Go Chiefs!


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
01

2:50pm

Meet BreakoutEdu: Proof that Learning and Fun Go Together..Digital Escape Rooms
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Bring the idea of Escape rooms to your class. Breakouts are being used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, and language arts. Each adventure has embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context. A feature of Breakout EDU is that the quest to solve the mysteries is very much rooted in inquiry based learning where learning or solving a particular problem revolves solving a central question. The framework of the learning game ensures that Involvement that leads to understanding, and that players are Converting information and data into useful knowledge. The learning is centered around the process of figuring the problem out, all in a student centered, collaborative manner. Participants in this session will be solving a Breakout EDU mystery, and sharing how to create your own Breakout sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Walker

Sara Walker

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Russellville School District
As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, I specialize in utilizing Google Apps for Education to help teachers develop strategies for engaging students, providing individualized instruction, and preparing students with 21st Century skills. With an Instructional Technology Degr... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
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2:50pm

STOP at nothing: Stop Motion for all
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop Motion is for all ages! Our middle school students became experts and taught our kindergarten students how to use stop motion animation! You'll need to come to this session with an iPad and the free app, iMotion downloaded. You'll leave the session having created a short animation clip and ideas to use in your classroom. Your students can use this simple tool to 'show what they know."

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Technology Integration Facilitator, Siloam Springs School District
Hi!! I'm Lori Clark. I am a Technology Integration Facilitator at Siloam Springs School District. I am a Google Certified Educator and have 16 years of teaching experience. I work with K-12 teachers and students implementing technology. I love that each and every day is new and d... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
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2:50pm

Google Expeditions: Planning a Trip on a Budget
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"Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum."

In this session, teachers will learn more about Google Expeditions, what are the necessary tools to start an Expedition in the classroom, and what to budget for. Teachers will also get to experience an Expedition in this session.

Devices are limited, but teachers can still participate with their own devices. IOS and Android devices (Smartphones and Tablets) can be used. For better results, smartphones with a gyroscope is recommended. Download the Google Expeditions app through iTunes or Google Play prior to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Tran

Jim Tran

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
03

2:50pm

Digital Timelines, Infographics, Storyboards, & More!
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is fitting for all grade levels and subjects. All the tools are web-based, so any device will work.

Speakers
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Ben Lagrone

TOSA, Springdale Public Schools
Ben Lagrone develops social studies curriculum and helps facilitate professional development for Springdale Public Schools as a Teacher-on-Special Assignment (TOSA). He has a lot of experience with project-based learning, technology integration, and interdisciplinary teaching. Be... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
02

2:50pm

Using Recap for Online Speaking Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

This session applies to any level of teacher who is interested in learning more about creating and tracking online portfolios for their students. Any type of device may be used, provided it has an internet connection.

Speakers
avatar for Malinda Pitts

Malinda Pitts

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Spanish teacher for 15 years. Boy Scout leader. Mom of two young men with special needs and wife (of 22 years) to a wonderful man with special needs as well. Quiz bowl coach. Love reading and learning.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
11

2:50pm

Venture Into Competency Based Grading
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is geared toward educators interested in the first steps of shifting a classroom from traditional to competency-based/standards-based grading. We will be accessing Google Classroom (if possible) and my website where I have work samples, grading examples, and student testimonials.

Speakers
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Jose Lara

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Lara is a certified History Teacher who has been co-teaching in Lieutard's classroom for two years. As a bilingual teacher he is able to find common ground and offer a different approach to many of the challenges that our student's face in class. He is also involved in many aspe... Read More →
avatar for Chrystal Lieutard

Chrystal Lieutard

Teacher, Springdale Public Schools
Lieutard has been teaching 8th grade English for 5 years, all of them in Springdale. She has also taught Sheltered English, Critical Reading, and Yearbook. With three young girls and online Masters in Literature classes, life moves quickly! Lara is a certified History teacher who... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm
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