Wednesday’s Sessions

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Teaching with VR

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon E

Josh Ratliff, Coordinator, WV Department of Education

Travel back in time, explore inside the human body, go out of this world! All this is possible with VR. Come see what's possible

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Cloud-based Web Filtering, Bully Detection and Parental Involvement in 1:1 Initiatives

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon F

Anders Johnsson, Vice President - Sales, Securly, Inc.
Devin Murphy, Regional Sales Executive, Securly, Inc.

This session will focus on exploring an entirely different approach to web filtering and student safety online. This is particularly useful for schools with 1:1 initiatives and at-home filtering. Learn more about cyber bullying and how to better address violent self-harm topics on social media sites and e-mail. With Digital Citizenship initiatives sweeping across the nation, and new privacy laws, we will review a new approach that allows parents to integrate and work with the school to help keep their kids safer and productive online. Securly offers a parent portal, giving parents access to view their child's online activities, and be involved. This is changing the face of 1:1 student safety across the nation.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,Higher Education,High School


Green Screen S.T.E.A.M.

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon D

Teena Hine, 3rd Grade Teacher/Team Leader/Faculty Senate President/iTeam, Berkeley County Schools
Kyle Hine, County Data Manager/TIS, Morgan County Schools

In this session, educators will learn how to implement green screen technology in order to give students an opportunity to creatively report on research, current world events, books reports, as well as ways to show their knowledge of content while addressing the College and Career Readiness Standards. Attendees will leave with ready to use strategies such as: applications that work well for young students, how to set up your green screen and manage it as a station, trial and error advice, as well as, how it can be effectively implemented across the curriculum to incorporate S.T.E.A.M.

Target Audience : Elementary


Free Writing Tools to Improve Student Writing

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon C

Lee Ellen Harmer, Outreach and Collaborations Manager, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®
Julie Brown, Customer Support Specialist, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®

Explore a suite of free online tools/apps supporting all phases of the writing process - planning, drafting, revising and publishing. In this interactive, hands-on session, teachers will explore tools that help students improve their work in ways that traditional products cannot. The tools help students ask questions experienced writers ask automatically - at every stage of the composition process. The focus is not mere mechanical correctness, but the kind of judgment that is essential to effective writing.

Target Audience : Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Tackling Open Educational Resources

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Waterfront

Apple Team Member, Development Executive, Apple, Inc
Apple Team Member, Development Executive, Apple, Inc

If you are an educator seeking, organizing or using open educational resources (OER), you'll want to join us for this session. Participants will explore, evaluate and organize the expanding collection of OER content. Finally, participants will consider options for curating and sharing their own resources.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


What's Brewing in the SMART Notebook Lab?

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon A

Kevin Willson, SMART Exemplary Educator, 9-12 Business Department Chairperson, York Suburban School District

Come see how to use SMART Notebook LAB features to enhance your teaching. Excite and engage your students with monsters, pirates and rock stars. The best part about the LAB is that you can easily create activities in five minutes or less. This hands-on session lead by an educator for educators gives ideas for you to take back to the classroom and use immediately.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Made from Scratch: Storytelling Through Coding

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Wharf B

Amber Matty, Technology Facilitator, Kanawha County Schools

We all know that students have plenty of stories to share with us! However, when it comes to writing them down, students can be reluctant to participate in the writing process. Do you need a way to get students engaged in writing? Do you have students who love coding? If you answered yes, then come check out this session! We will explore the basics of Scratch, Jr. as a tool to bring student writing to life!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


WVDE STEM and the WV STEM PK-12 Resource Clearinghouse

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Wharf A

Karissa Poszywak, WVDE STEM Coordinator, WV Department of Education

Join us to learn about the West Virginia Department of Education's vision, mission, goals and activities to promote STEM education. Also, maximize your STEM collaboration through the WV PK-12 STEM Resource Clearinghouse --a directory of science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources designed to support STEM for PK 12 grade students with separate pages for students, parents, educators and community/industry partners. See wvecosystem.org to add resources as we prepare for the public launch of the site in Fall 2017.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


How Safe is Your Data?

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon B

Mike Ferrari, Sales Manager, Alpha Technologies, Inc.
Doug Tate, CEO, Alpha Technologies, Inc.

Keeping you data safe is a serious issue that every organization is paying close attention to. Cyber crime is big business and all organizations are targets. Join Alpha Technologies and Cisco as we show you ways to protect your data and network, as we show you the network security best practices.

Target Audience : Higher Education,High School,Middle School,Elementary


Digital Content and Curriculum

Wed 8:10 - 9:00AM

Salon G

Al Teixeira, Innovation and Accountability Specialist, McGraw Hill Education

The future of education revolves around the idea of "open," which intersects with education & edtech - from standards & sources to content & OERs. Understanding the various open definitions is vital to provide safe & effective personalized learning pathways that grab and hold the attention of a learner. Hear the conversation among the panelist to understand the power & value of open. Creating an open learning ecosystem can personalize learning, improve learning outcomes & provide digital equity.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Robo-to-Go

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Salon E

Josh Ratliff, Coordinator, WV Department of Education
Lori Whitt, Assistant Director, WV Department of Education

Ever want to try before you buy? Don't have the funds to buy? Partner with a TIS and check out the Robo-to-Go program.

Target Audience : Elementary,High School,Middle School,Higher Education


Don't Settle for a Score: How to Work Smarter Not Harder to Improve Assessments

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Salon G

Julie Woestman, Solutions Engineer, PowerSchool Group LLC
Vicky Cline, Tech Director, Greenbrier County Schools

Learn from a high performing school district in West Virginia how they are empowering teachers and driving student growth with standards aligned formative assessments! Participants will gain a clear vision of exactly how Greenbrier County is addressing the challenges presented by the on-line testing environment and technology-enhanced item types. Their Academic Coaches will take you step by step through their formative assessment journey from pacing guides, to standards, to reviewing and selecting items, to constructing and administering common assessments and using real-time reporting to inform instructional practices. Join us to formulate your action plan for formative assessment!

Target Audience : High School


New Stackable Credentials from Certiport: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Salon A

Lori Troy, Director, Certification Deployment, Certiport/Pearson

If you are looking for a first step to help your students build a successful career in IT or programming, Microsoft Technology Associate is an excellent entry-level credential that validates essential technology knowledge. Every business, everywhere in the world, uses (actually, relies on) technology. Knowing how technology works and understanding its impact on today's workplace environment is increasingly important -- particularly for students interested in exploring professions involving technology.

Target Audience : High School


📕📝with 😁🤖 (Story Writing with Emojis)

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Wharf B

Amber Matty, Technology Facilitator, Kanawha County Schools

Have you been 💭 of ways to get your 👧👦 engaged in writing? Do you have 👧👦 that struggle with 📕 and/or 📝? Do you and your students ❤️ emojis? If so, this is the session for you! Come create with us! Make and share your own 📕 using 😁🙃😋😬 and your choice of digital storytelling tools!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Surviving the TIS Cohort in ODTP

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Wharf A

Amy Hoffman, Interventionist, WV Deptartment of Education
Ashley Skavenski, Instructional Coach, WV Department of Education

This session will focus on ways to adapt some of the technology requirements and make them meaningful for students who are in residential treatment facilities. We will share ways that we use technology in the classroom within this type of setting and share how we adapted some of the requirements during the TIS cohort for our unique facilities.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Charting a Path to Personalized Learning

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Salon B

Dr. Steve Biancaniello, Director of Professional Learning, OnHand Schools
Craig Hummell, Curriculum Specialist, Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 1

Studies have shown a direct link between use of personalized classroom instruction and significant gains in student performance. Personalized learning is a key facet in the strategy for positioning schools to meet students' college and career readiness needs. While the path to "personalized learning" hasn't been clear, new tools are emerging that allow teachers to put this into practice. Dr. Biancaniello and Craig Hummell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 1, will highlight key elements of an effective personalized learning strategy that implements assessments embedded in the instructional process through a new mobile-based classroom technology (Kandoolu) that enhances formative assessment - delivering a real-time snapshot of student understanding. Kandoolu then provides supporting tools that dynamically assign follow-up activities and resources to individual students based on performance and interests. We'll provide a hands-on demonstration and discussion.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Enhancing Productivity with Apple

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Waterfront

Apple Team Member, Apple Inc.

Help your students maximize learning time by using iPad to boost their productivity. This session shows educators how to use iPad and multiple apps in connected workflows to help students streamline learning processes, organize assignments and save time so they can be engaged in more meaningful learning tasks. No matter what grade level or content area you teach, you'll find versatile learning activities throughout the session that use iPad to enhance student productivity habits.

Target Audience : High School,Elementary,Middle School


Wiring for Wireless Infrastructures

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Mon River A/B

Bree Murphy, National Training, Applications Engineer, Oberon

This presentation focuses on emerging WiFi technology and standards. The IEEE 802.11ac Wireless network standard advances mobile networking to unprecedented capabilities. WiFi is ubiquitous in practically every vertical, and it is more important than ever to plan for wireless in the cabling infrastructure. This presentation is geared to the cabling, wireless and networking professional who needs an update on emerging standards and trends. The presentation will describe the advances of 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2, the push for an "NBASE-T" standard for supporting greater than 1 Gig cabling to the WiFi access points and Power over Ethernet to support this wireless technology. The presentation will also provide insight into how to physically install the WiFi APs for optimum performance, physical security, aesthetics and code compliance in different verticals such as K-12, Higher Education and Government.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Connected Educator Meetup / Informational Session

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Salon C

Rachel Burkett, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Fluvanna County Schools - Virginia

Are you a connected educator? Do you use Twitter, Facebook, or some other form of social media on a regular basis? Is one of your goals sharing and building relationships with other educators? Then this session is for you! Don't know a thing about being a connected educator or how to get started, but have always wanted to do so? No problem. Come join us and explore some basic tips on getting started, and how to begin your connected educator journey. We'll even give you some recommendations of folks who can help guide you along the way. You'll leave with resources and some great suggestions to get you off and running.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Teaching Reverse Engineering Across Interdisciplinary STEM Programs

Wed 9:10 - 10:00AM

Salon F

Gary Daniels, Consultant, Amtek Company

Teaching reverse engineering using 3D scan data is the most effective way to generate a CAD model from a physical object that has any kind of complex or freeform shape. Watch as we 3D scan an object, produce a 3D mesh, and transfer this mesh data into a model that is then 3D printed. From this presentation, attendees will learn how reverse engineering works and how to integrate these teaching principles into the classroom. Of course, reverse engineering isn't just for engineering classes. It resonates across all STEM disciplines. Learn how to incorporate reverse engineering into cross-curricular programs, including agriculture, health, robotics, forensics science, general science, and more.

Target Audience : High School,Higher Education


What Keeps Kids Awake at Night and Asleep at School!

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon H

Paul Robinson, Vice President, Technology Services, Family Zone

Technology moves so fast and with new apps and social networks being released and targeted at kids all the time what can we do about keeping kids focused when at school. A recent survey by Family Zone suggests 80% of teenagers feel they need more sleep. The majority of them use electronic devices for four hours every night with 77 per cent have no parental controls on their devices. We explore how sleep deprivation can be related to poor academic outcomes, psychological problems, reduced school attendance and increasing risk taking behaviors. As Educators and Technology professionals what are the warning signs, what are the apps and what are the tools and services that can be used help fight this growing problem.

Target Audience : Elementary,High School,Middle School


Be Proactive, Not Reactive to Network Outages

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Mon River A/B

Stephen Vandergriff, Practice Director, Enterprise Networking Offering-Data Center and Networking Services, Pomeroy
Summer Bailey, Technology Solutions Executive, Pomeroy

What would happen in your current environment if you had to react to a network/data center outage? Using round the clock monitoring, Pomeroy can change reactive actions into proactive actions via our Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) service. This services gives customers visibility into the status and health of network devices, using our well trained and skilled specialists. The Pomeroy RMM platform collects, monitors and analyzes routers, firewalls, switches, access points, data center environments, services and more. Events can be detected and incident tickets opened based on pre-defined thresholds identified for your devices. In this session, we will discuss how Pomeroy RMM provides customers unparalleled visibility into the status of their network and devices to ensure maximum network availability.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Coding 101 Using Scratch

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Wharf B

Christina Brewster, Teacher-STEM, Huntington East Middle School - Cabell County

We will use computers and browse through code.org as the hook. There are videos imbedded with testimonials from game creators and companies as to the importance of coding and computer science. The audience will then be shown the different sites within code.org for student use to introduce them to coding which includes Star Wars, Minecraft, Frozen, Moana and Flappy Bird. Then, we will look at a site called Scratch and I will show them how to code an entire blank screen to include sprites (characters, backdrop, sound and motion).

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School


Getting Googly with Google Apps

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Waterfront

Mel Thornhill, Technology Facilitator, Kanawha County Schools

Do you have a Google Account? Come see how you can unlock the power of some of the many different apps in the G Suite. We will look at how to maximize efficiency and student workflow with Google Drive and how you can use Docs, Slides and Sheets for student collaboration. Learn how to use Google Forms as an assessment tool as well as surveys and exit slips. Also, we will look at how these tools can integrate with your LMS. If time permits, we will explore different Add-Ons that you can add to your Suite to help with student learning.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Engaging, Time Saving, Free Resources You Can Use Today

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon C

Lee Ellen Harmer, Outreach and Collaborations Manager, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®
Julie Brown, Customer Support Specialist, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®

Preview engaging, time saving free resources from SAS® Curriculum Pathways® available to you today. SAS Curriculum Pathways offers over 1,700 high-quality resources for K-12 and beyond across English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish. Aligned to state standards, and created by content specialists, these resources engage students through the use of technology, presenting ideas in a way that traditional textbooks cannot.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


SMART Learning Suite 2017 Camp

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon A

Kevin Willson, SMART Exemplary Educator, Business/Computer Department Chairperson, York Suburban School District

Join like-minded educators for this hands-on session and boost your SMART Learning Suite 2017 know-how! Led by an educator for educators, SMART Learning Suite 2017 Camp will examine the SMART Learning Suite which combines lesson delivery, assessment, student collaboration and game-based learning software into one ultimate education suite. It connects students, teachers and devices to turn lessons into enriching learning experiences. Camp provides participants with an opportunity to learn tips, tricks and best practices from a SMART Exemplary Educator.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Robotics and Coding in ELA

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon E

Connie Boggs, Library/Media Specialist, Monongah Elementary School - Marion County

This hands-on session will explore Sphero SPRK, Ozobot, Code and Go Robot Mouse, and Code-a-pillars as well as practical ways to incorporate them into your English Language Arts standards. As assessments and worksheet alternatives - teachers can use these technologies in their classrooms and library/media classes. Need fresh ideas to motivate struggling learners? Robots and coding can be your solution. Do you think robots cost too much? We will discuss funding options and equipment loan programs. Are you thinking your students are too young? These tools can be used with students beginning in Kindergarten. Are you uncomfortable with robots or coding? Join us and you will see that everyone can be a successful coder.

Target Audience : Elementary


Assess. Adapt. Achieve.

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon G

Tonya Samuels, Account Executive, Edgenuity
Kerry Ciotti, Sales Associate, Edgenuity

Many students struggle to make connections between what they are taught in the classroom and how those skills appear on high-stakes tests, especially when the tests have technology-enhanced items that students don't have much experience with. Let's walk through the situation of a struggling student, a confident student, add in a frustrated and overworked educator, a concerned Administrator, and let's see how we can achieve the impossible. Edgenuity is proud to introduce UpSmart™, a supplemental test readiness program designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery in math and English language arts.

Target Audience : Middle School


Supporting Larger Class Sizes Through Individualized Learning In West Virginia: The Evolution Continues

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon F

Michael Gevirtz, Regional Territory Manager, Edmentum, Inc.
Mike Duffy, Regional Vice President, Edmentum, Inc.

Individualized Learning to support larger class sizes and drive student outcomes is gaining momentum and focus in the classroom and increased funding on the state/national stage. To implement individualized learning strategies within the classroom, administrators and teachers across the nation are seeking out the most effective ways to adopt and implement new strategies within the classroom. This session focuses on the impact of personalized learning, the components needed for a personalized learning program and how a program can impact Response to Intervention (RTI), supplemental instruction and individual student success. Session participants will have an opportunity to engage with the presenter in a dialogue surrounding individualized learning implementations and best-practices. In addition, participants will gain deeper insights into available tools and programs, the planning/execution process for implementation within a County and an opportunity to discus best practices.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Blending BrainPOP Into Lesson Design

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Wharf A

Cathie Gillner, Teacher, Fox Chapel Area School District - Pittsburgh PA

Did you know that BrainPOP is more than a movie and a quiz? If you have a subscription or not, you will learn the latest tips and tricks on all that BrainPOP offers for your daily lessons. Concept mapping, primary sources, gaming and playful assessments are all at your fingertips with minimal effort in planning. Learn what all the Beep is about!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School


Building a Bridge Between Literacy and Robotics

Wed 10:10 - 11:00AM

Salon B

Kelli Westmoreland, Educational Resources Manager, Booksource
Mary Meadows, Early Childhood Chair and Kindergarten Teacher, Oak Hill School - St. Louis MO

Disciplinary literacy creates opportunities for students to think like a scientist. Through the integration of LEGO Education resources with authentic literature, students will have the skills to be successful. Inquiry, inferring, predicting and interpreting vocabulary are just some of the literacy skills needed to become a creator of knowledge. This session will demonstrate how LEGOs and literacy combine to help students develop the 21st-century literacy skills of creativity, collaboration and problem-solving through student agency.

Target Audience : Elementary


Hyperdocs 101

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon H

Derek Oldfield, Assistant Principal, Wirt County High School

This is an interactive workshop in which participants will navigate a Hyperdoc to learn how to package content, rethink the role of the teacher, and choreograph learner-centered experiences. Each participant needs a device, preferably one with a keyboard. Hyperdocs are transformative, interactive docs emphasizing 21st century pedagogy. Hyperdocs can be the gateway to engage, educate, and inspire learning in a blended classroom.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


C'mon Man!!

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon E

Charlie Jordan, Coordinator, WV Department of Education
Bob McCoy, Coordinator, WV Department of Education

Technical Best Practices.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


The Modern Datacenter

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Mon River A/B

Robert Upson, Senior Solutions Engineer, Dell Technologies

Discussion around removing technical debt and designing a more agile environment for your organization.

Target Audience : Middle School,High School,Higher Education,Elementary


Growing Careers for Unemployed or Underemployed Citizens in West Virginia

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon G

Thomas Stose, Director/Senior Professor, Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center part of Pierpont Community & Technical College

The Aircraft Structures Program was developed in a cooperative effort between higher education and aerospace companies located at the North Central West Virginia Airport. In eight weeks, we are able to introduce adults to the work of aviation and aircraft structure repairs. This presentation will explain how the program was formed and developed. It will also show how it has expanded and helped displaced workers find new careers in the aviation industry. This program has been successful in helping out of work displaced single mothers, coal miners and gas & oil workers. This will be a PowerPoint presentation with time for interaction with the participants.

Target Audience : High School,Higher Education


Teaching Computational Thinking

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon C

Ugur Kale, Associate Professor, West Virginia University
Leah Devine, Online Spanish Instructor, West Virginia Virtual Schools
Nathan Calvert, Instructor, Hollywood Elementary School - Raleigh County
Kara Grise, Instructor, Mercyhurst Preparatory School - Erie, PA

Computational thinking (CT) is one of the skills critical to successfully solving problems posed in our technology driven and complex society. Limited opportunities to integrate CT in school settings underscores the need for helping teachers integrate it into their practices. Besides developing the relevant knowledge, teachers need to recognize the relevance of CT to their teaching - a factor influencing their future practice with it. Drawing from the literature on problem solving, we will provide a framework that focuses on enabling teachers to make the connections between CT and teaching. We will also exemplify the framework through two cases where graduate students in the instructional design field developed content specific modules and piloted with a group of teachers to promote CT. Participants attending this presentation will not only review the framework and its application, but also gain practical strategies to help K12 teachers integrate CT in their content-specific lessons.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


If Only I Had More.....Time to Play

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Waterfront

Mel Thornhill, Technology Facilitator, Kanawha County Schools

Like all teachers, I'm sure you hear about new apps, plan to try them out, but you get busy and never have time to explore the apps. In this session, that is what you are going to do. We are going to take the time for hands-on exploration of some apps that you can use in your classroom the first day of school. Don't have an iPad, no worries, we have some you can borrow. We will have some choice time for you to look at Shadow Puppet, Popplet Lite, ChatterPix and Stop Motion. We will share how you could use these apps with your students to show student learning.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Active Directory - Best Practices

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon A

Walter Corley, Engineer-Network, Pomeroy

This session will show steps you can take to better secure your Active Directory and protect your users from today's threats.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Everyone Can Code with Apple

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Wharf B

Apple Team Member, Senior Account Executive, Apple Inc.

We think every student should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. During this information based session, you will learn about Apple's free education content and resources for Everyone Can Code and Swift Playgrounds. We will explore Apple's Everyone Can Code curriculum that includes a range of resources that take students all the way from no coding experience to building their first apps. This session will help you establish what you need to get started in your classroom.

Target Audience : Middle School,High School


Technology Foundations: College/Career Readiness and STEM Resources

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon F

Alyssa Mahramus, School Implementation Manager, EverFi
Jenny Nakamura, Senior Schools Manager, EverFi

Through EverFi's interactive, web-based programs focused on key critical skill areas that are aligned to West Virginia standards, apply concepts into real world situations while receiving instant feedback and support. EverFi secures sponsorships for your school so that the resources are available free of cost to every teacher and student. In this session, you will learn how to educate your students on the nuts and bolts of technology, bring STEM concepts to life using the fast- paced game of hockey, learn the basic of coding as a secret agent and build a foundation for financial well-being. We will take a deep dive into the programs and determine the best fit for your curriculum. - Future Goals-Hockey Scholar (Grades 5-8) - Ignition- Digital Literacy and Responsibility (Grades 5-8) - Radius- Coding and STEM Career Awareness (Grades 8-12) - EverFi- Financial Literacy (Grades 9-12)

Target Audience : Middle School,Elementary,High School


Seesaw: Digital Learning Journal

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Wharf A

Kristen Kroll, First Grade Teacher, Nutter Fort Primary - Harrison County

As a Seesaw Ambassador, I am constantly getting trained on the updated features of Seesaw. In this session, I will provide the attendees with an interactive demo of Seesaw, answer questions about Seesaw and much more! Attendees will also have an opportunity to win some Seesaw Swag!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Navigating a Path to Digital Literacy

Wed 12:20 - 1:10PM

Salon B

Rachel Plybon Beach, Assistant Professor of Applied Design, Pierpont Community & Technology College

I will be presenting my initiative study to close the Digital Gap by applying higher education practices from these areas: - standards to course curriculum content - developmental practices on increasing digital literacy for college learners to build skills and prepare for college courses - and establish equity with accessibility for students. The primary objective is to create a proven digital inclusion method to build digital literacy skills for our college learners, encourage enrollment, increase completion rates, and provide greater employment opportunities for West Virginia.

Target Audience : High School,Higher Education


50-in-50

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Salon E

Lori Whitt, Assistant Director, WV Department of Education

50 apps and/or websites in 50 minutes. Come in, sit down, buckle up, enjoy the ride!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Wake Up! - The Digital Divide Isn't Going Away: What Are You Doing About It For Your Students?

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Salon C

Booker T. Walton III, Customer Resource Specialist, WVNET

Buzzwords such as the "Digital Divide" and "Bridging the Digital Gap" are used often in West Virginia as a way to discuss the broadband have's vs. have nots. However, what are we doing about the problem besides talking? In my opinion, not too much. We will take a look at these buzzwords and look at a digital map showing the significant chasm between the broadband affluent and those not as fortunate. We will also take a cursory look at the software called URcast, which provides its own solution to this continued problem. If you're looking for a way to solve this continued crisis, join me in this session for a thought provoking start.

Target Audience : High School,Middle School,Elementary


I've Got a 3D Printer - Now What?

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Waterfront

Melinda Monks, 5th Grade Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist, Kanawha County Schools

Nothing is more exciting than opening the seal on that brand new box of fresh technology goodies for your classroom - and nothing is more terrifying than realizing you are in over your head on implementing that tech in a meaningful way with your students. Join Melinda Monks as she facilitates a discussion on 3D Printing in the Elementary Classroom, including how she implemented 3D printing in her fifth grade classroom in 2017 and how you can do the same. 3D Printing Veterans please also join us to share your tips and tricks, link us to great resources you have used and get a chance to network with others teaching this valuable skill.

Target Audience : Elementary


From My Perspective...

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Wharf B

Dr. Carrie Marcum, Assistant Principal, Spring Mills High School - Berkeley County
Pamela Stegall, Technology Integration Specialist, Spring Mills High School - Berkeley County

Learn how to use tech tools to create interactive virtual tours of your classroom, school, business or community. Administrators can make virtual tours of their buildings for teacher or parent orientation, teachers can make tours of their classrooms and students can create their own virtual project that can be presented to their teacher and classmates with VR goggles. With the help of a 360 camera and a few additional technology tools, the options with this technology are limitless!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Motivate and Animate with Voki

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Salon A

Jennifer Tesar, Associate Professor, Davis & Elkins College
Macy Jackson, Adjunct Instructor, Davis & Elkins College

Maximize engagement in your evolving 21st Century classroom with fully customizable avatars through Voki. Voki is designed to help educators and students create, with ease, authentic, fun and exciting lessons. Voki encourages collaboration among students and teachers. Capture your students' attention with animated lessons and give them the opportunity to animate their own projects. Students at any level or subject will enjoy creating their own avatars for presentations, projects, and groups assignments. Teachers can provide a new look (and sound) to old lessons that can be saved or posted online to use for years to come. Teachers also enjoy Voki because it cuts down on preparation time and leaves more time for teaching. Voki can be shared on social media, websites, and blogs giving students and teachers the opportunity for classroom work to be shared with a broader audience.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Critical Success Factors for a Strong RTI/MTSS Program

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Salon B

Chris Sweeney, President, OnHand Schools
Dr. Steve Biancaniello, Director of Professional Learning, OnHand Schools

Well-designed RTI/MTSS programs use comprehensive student data to focus and monitor interventions and are coordinated by school leaders to enhance and enrich students' learning experiences. When implemented effectively, they make a difference in the learning trajectory of students. In this session, Dr. Biancaniello and Chris Sweeney will provide a roadmap outlining a clear programmatic model for effective intervention. Presenters will discuss critical success factors needed to develop, implement and deploy a strong RTI/MTSS process that is capable of aggregating, displaying and tracking key facets of student performance that correlate with Early Warning System requirements and other progress monitoring systems. Participants will learn processes to accelerate and streamline selection criteria and tiering of students, review tools and reports to strengthen and align progress monitoring and discuss use of evaluation rubrics to gauge quality and assess effectiveness of interventions.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Full Stack Cloud Management: Meraki

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Farmer

Jeff Verkon, PSS Meraki / Cisco

Cloud Networking provides centralized management, visibility and control without the cost and complexity of controller appliances or overlay management software. Cisco Meraki products are built from the ground up for cloud management, and come out of the box with centralized management, layer 7 device and application visibility, real time web-based diagnostics, monitoring, reporting and much, much more. Cisco Meraki deploys quickly and easily, without training or proprietary command line interfaces.

Target Audience : High School,Elementary,Middle School,Higher Education


Connected Classrooms Using the O365 Suite

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Salon G

Maggie Fisher, Teacher, Tyler Consolidated High School - Tyler County
Tracy Summers, Library Media Specialist, Tyler Consolidated High School - Tyler County

Modern workplaces require employees to have both face-to-face and digital communication skills. Managing and sharing documents in the cloud, sending information via e-mail and collaborating on digital platforms: Office 365 provides the technology to make it happen. Teachers, using Office 365, can create an environment that not only alleviates some of the common issues in the secondary classroom, but also allows students to develop real life technology skills. Participants will explore a secondary ELA classroom that is fully connected through the O365 suite and create a plan to implement those programs into their own classrooms.

Target Audience : Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Incorporating Technology into the Middle School Band and General Music Classroom

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Salon F

John Shawler, Band Director, Winfield Middle School - Putnam County Schools

Learn how to easily incorporate technology into your general music or band classroom without breaking your budget, using both stand-alone and web-based software for ear training, theory and vocal/instrumental performance. Presented by a middle school band director who has had success with these platforms. Software discussed in this presentation includes Theta Music Trainer and SmartMusic.

Target Audience : Middle School,High School


Expecting the Unexpected When Going 1:1

Wed 1:20 - 2:10PM

Mon River A/B

Joshua Weekley, Technology Systems Specialist, Wetzel County Schools
Edward Davis, Technology Systems Specialist, Wetzel County Schools
James Froehlich, Technology Systems Specialist, Wetzel County Schools

This session will chronicle Wetzel County Schools journey with instituting a 1:1 initiative with a laptop or tablet for all students in our district over the last year. We will share some of our techniques in managing the influx of computers and what a technology team may want to think about if they are considering a 1:1 initiative. We also hope to have other districts that have instituted 1:1 in attendance to share best practices as well.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Using Digital Natives to Teach Digital Respect & Responsibility

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Salon A

Dr. Jennifer Tesar, Associate Professor, Davis & Elkins College
Macy Jackson, Adjunct Instructor, Digital Media & Education Technology, Davis & Elkins College

Provide your students with an authentic teaching/learning experience on what it means to be digitally responsible. This session will focus on how educators in K-12 classrooms and higher education courses can collaborate to teach and learn about the perils of our digital world. Digital natives have a unique perspective that is often better communicated to younger students because of their lifelong exposure to this new social world. These natives are in the age group that have grown up with technology, and have had the personal experiences of what it means to be digitally responsible and have digital respect. We know students live online. Let's let them work together to teach each other the importance of digital literacy.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Mentoring Baby Librarians

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Mon River A/B

Suzie Martin, School Librarian-retired, West Virginia Library Association, School Libraries Division

Since West Virginia has opened Praxis-only as a route for certification, more than 700 teachers have taken advantage of this option. As library media specialists often practice in isolation from their peers, how can we "seasoned vets" take advantage of technology to ensure that our new colleagues have the support they need? What kind of support do new librarians, regardless of the path to certification, need? Join this question and answer session as we try to develop a standard for providing ongoing professional development through Skype, Google Hangouts, Yammer or other forums. This session is for everyone certified as a School Library Media Specialist, whether currently in a position or hopeful of getting a library job.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Personalized PD - Reimagining the 18 hours

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Salon B

Derek Oldfield, Assistant Principal, Lead Learner, Designer of Professional Learning, Wirt County High School

Personalized professional development is job-embedded, goal oriented, self-directed, collaborative, data-driven and student-centered. Learn how you can build capacity by using social media tools to capture and curate learning experiences. Personalized PD leverages choice and relevancy. Let's talk about mastery micro-credentials. "If educators aren't taking charge of their own professional learning, they aren't even treading water." -Rick Wormeli

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


It's All About Me!!!!

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Salon F

Gloria Burdette, Coordinator, WV Department of Education

Me! Me! Me! Do students think everything is just about ME, ME, ME? In the world of virtual school, it IS all about the student! Not all students learn at the same pace. Virtual courses are designed to allow students to set the pace for their learning. By using text, audio and hands-on activities, all learning styles are met. In this session, participants will get a better look at the WV Virtual School and learn about the many opportunities available virtually for students statewide.

Target Audience : High School,Middle School


Coding Drones

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Salon E

Rich Senatore, Technology Integration Specialist, Monongalia County Schools

This session will explain how you can have your students learn coding and pilot a real life drone all at the same time. The best part is it can be done inside the classroom or be taken outside!!

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Teaching with Kahoot!

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Waterfront

Melinda Monks, 5th Grade Teacher and TIS, Kanawha County Schools

Sure, your kids love Kahoot! quizzes, but have you tried teaching with Kahoot!? It's a great way to move from "Sage on the Stage" to interactive lecturing and learning, allowing students to stay engaged while absorbing needed introductory material. Teach with Kahoot! lessons are also a great addition to move at your own pace blended learning. Join Melinda Monks as we learn how to use the additional site features that make Teach with Kahoot! so great, find ways to weave it into many different content areas (even math!) and leave with the link to a pre-designed lesson on the First Thanksgiving to get you started.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School


Practical Ideas for Utilizing OneNote Class Notebook

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Wharf A

Mary Young, Technology Integration Specialist, Wetzel County Schools
Michelle Weekley, Technology Integration Specialist, Wetzel County Schools

Mary Young and Michelle Weekley, Certified Microsoft Educators/Trainers and Wetzel County Technology Integration Specialists, will explore the power of Microsoft Office 365 OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook with participants. Examples will be shown and strategies will be discussed for successful implementation of OneNote amongst teachers/administrators, within PLCs, and in the classroom environment. OneNote Class Notebook has the potential to increase collaboration and engagement, foster more meaningful feedback, enrich student learning, accommodate all learners and even save teachers time. The classroom is no longer contained by four walls, and a paperless classroom is at your fingertips.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


BREAKOUT of Your Teaching Box

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Wharf B

Pamela Stegall, Technology Integration Specialist, Spring Mills High School - Berkeley County
Dr. Carrie Marcum, Assistant Principal, Spring Mills High School - Berkeley County
Jana Woofter, Science Teacher, Spring Mills High School - Berkeley County

Escape Room games are a sensation among many age groups. BreakoutEDU is based on this same concept. As educators, we have the opportunity to teach course content along with the necessary 21st Century Skills of teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and communication using this popular game. Games designed for core curriculum, digital citizenship and foreign language, as well as cross curricular games are available online or can be created by teachers based on specific course and/or student needs. Technology can be interwoven through the use of QR codes, apps and websites. Students can also create content related games.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Building Brands and Sharing Your School's Story

Wed 3:15 - 4:05PM

Salon C

Rachel Burkett, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Fluvanna County Schools - Virginia

When it comes down to it, what's out there about your school? Your classroom? How is your district sharing all of the positive success stories taking place? Are the only news articles to be found typically negative? It's time to take charge of social media and begin to build your school's digital presence online. Social media provides an oft untapped source for schools and districts to bring the positive to the forefront, and help get families more invested in the schools their children and other family members attend. Participants will learn how one school district has taken steps to share their success stories using Facebook and Twitter. You will walk away with steps to help your district, school, or even classroom share their stories with the world. After all, if you won't share your story, who will?

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Odds & Ends: Digital Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Salon F

Aaron Radcliff, Technology Integration Specialist, Robert L. Bland Middle School - Lewis County

In this session, you will learn about a series of apps, websites and other resources that won't revolutionize the way you teach, but they will make your day to day a little easier.

Target Audience : Middle School,High School


Fostering Creativity with Apple

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Wharf A

Apple Team Member, Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.
Apple Team Member, Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.

With Apple devices, you can spark creativity and develop a sense of curiosity in your learners. Whether students use an iPad or MacBook to record a musical masterpiece, publish a story, make a movie, or sketch a work of art, they can express learning in fresh and exciting ways. This session shows educators how to use Apple devices and apps in connected workflows to engage students in the creative process. No matter what grade level or content area you teach, you'll find versatile learning activities throughout this session that use iPad and MacBook to support creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Schoolwide Technology Celebrations

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Salon A

Amy Moore, Technology Integration Specialist, Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School - Tucker County

Bring your school together, as well as involving your community, with schoolwide technology celebrations! Get your teachers and students excited about using technology in the classroom with these 3 events: Hour of Code, Skype-a-Thon and Digital Learning Day. Learn ideas for promoting and conducting these days in your school, activities, online resources, meeting standards and involving your parents and community members.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School


It's a Great Big Virtual World

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Wharf B

Pamela Stegall, Technology Integration Specialist, Spring Mills High School - Beckeley County
Dr. Carrie Marcum, Assistant Principal, Spring Mills High School - Beckeley County

In this session, participants will learn about Google Expeditions, LEGO Digital Designer and CoSpaces. Each are powerful tools educators can use to bring the world to their students and incorporate STEM into their curriculum. Google Expeditions allows teachers to explore places they might never be able to take students. LEGO Digital Designer lets students create and design in 3D. CoSpaces allows teachers and students to explore VR worlds from the shared library or create their own to share. Lessons and presentations are enhanced and engaging, and the best part is that they are all FREE!

Target Audience : Middle School,High School


Advocacy: How to Make Yourself Indispensable

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Waterfront

Dr. Kimberly McFall, Assistant Professor, Marshall University
Dr. Tina Allen, Assistant Professor, Marshall University

Do you ever get the "Wow! I didn't know that happened in your (insert: classroom, library, school)!" Then, this session is for you! We will be discussing ways that you can incorporate advocacy in your current teaching situation. You will leave this session motivated to attempt at least one new thing and ready to try your hand at marketing student work and/or program promotion. We will talk about the do's and don'ts in highlighting student successes on social media along with general advocacy tips. There will be an opportunity to share successes you have had and ask questions about why something did not work the way you wanted. In times of tight budgets and program cuts, join us for tips to make yourself and your programs indispensable.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Creating Interactive Assignments for Greater Student Engagement and Accountability with Edulastic

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Mon River A/B

Barbara B. Zingg M.Ed., Teacher, Washington High School - Jefferson County

Edulastic is a free online program for creating interactive assignments and assessments including 6 classic types of questions, 22 math enhanced question types, and 9 ELA enhanced questions. Participants will create accounts, create classes, view already created assignments as well as create their own, author their own questions, and look at the wealth of data available for tracking student progress and mastery. Questions cover from K - 12th grade in subjects including Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Currently Edulastic is uploading the WV CCRS in mathematics. Participants should bring their own laptop or tablet.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School


Something from Nothing

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Salon C

Sandra Wiseman, Library Media Specialist / TIS, Woodsdale Elementary - Ohio County

You've read about the benefits of coding in the classroom, about people who are using robots with children and looked at beautiful makerspaces designs. You know these are things that your students would learn from and would enjoy. But you've never written a code and don't even know how to turn a robot on. Plus you have no money. Does it seem impossible? Let me tell you about what is happening in my school and how you can get started.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School


Tear Down Classroom Walls with Virtual Field Trips

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Salon G

Jason Noland, Temporary Assistant Professor, Fairmont State University

This session will discuss incorporating virtual field trips across the curriculum to enhance learning. We will explore the possibilities with Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, Google Earth, and YouTube to bring deeper meaning to the curriculum.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education


Is Your Website Compliant - Avoiding an OCR Complaint?

Wed 4:15 - 5:05PM

Salon B

Mary Beckelhimer, Director of Technology, Putnam County Schools
Kim Sigman, Computer Curriculum Specialist, Putnam County Schools

Putnam County Schools will share tips to ensure websites are accessible for persons with disabilities. The session will address our experiences with page creation, image tagging, video captioning, file compliance and site organization.

Target Audience : Elementary,Middle School,High School,Higher Education