Okefenokee Innovative Classroom Technology Conference
by Jennifer Hale on 1/10/2019

Okefenokee Innovative Classrooms Conference

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SCHEDULE 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM               Alice Keeler Keynote - WE TEACH THE FUTURE 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM   

5 Concurrent sessions

 

Presenter

Session Name

Session Description

Target Audience

Room used

Max participants

Alice Keeler

UPGRADE THE WORKSHEET WITH G SUITE

It is not about being digital, it is about being different. The same task digitally results in the same learning. How can we upgrade the worksheet with G Suite to improve learning and student engagement? This session assumes you know how to create basic Google documents and are ready for some tips and tricks for using G Suite in a non traditional way to improve learning. However, even if you’re new to G Suite you will come away with ideas for what you can do later and hopefully the motivation to dive into Google’s G Suite tools.

Level: Intermediate

P-3, 4-6, 6-8, 9-12

Auditorium

50

Brandi Metts

Flipgrid Fever: Student Voice Loud & Clear

In this session, attendees will learn how to use flipgrid to be innovative in the classroom and provide student voice across any content area. Learn how to excite your students about speaking out, and listening to each other.

P-3, 4-6, 6-8, 9-12

Room 6118

25

Hubert Bennett

Basic Admin Training

In this session, attendees receive an in-depth overview of all three SLDS dashboards (District, School and Teacher dashboards), the student profile page, and the Teacher Resource Link (TRL). This includes reviewing Enrollment/Withdrawal data, Attendance data, and Assessment data from the Historical tab. The session will also include an extensive look at the “differentiation tool” (Operational Tab). Attendees will find invaluable ways to encourage teachers to use SLDS by reviewing exactly what teachers can see in SLDS.

Leadership

Room 6116

25


 

Russell Paine

Take a Deep Dive into Google Tasks, Keep, & Calendar

Are you looking for a smooth and easy way to get ORGANIZED and Be Productive? Then let Russell Paine show you how to streamline your busy schedule, organize your meetings, and collaboratively save important finds, via Google Tasks, Keep, and Calendar.

P-3, 4-6, 6-8,

9-12, Media Specialist, Leadership

Room 6110

25

Brian Buffington

Geeky K-5 Centers That Rock!

Learn how to implement more technology in K-5 centers without pulling out all of your hair! We’ll cover management tips, student self-guided strategies, and LOTS of applications that are perfect for elementary school students. Teachers will learn how to "duplicate" themselves by creating instructional videos to be viewed at each center.

P-3, 4-6

Room 1211

60

 

 

 

11:30 AM - 12:35 PM             5 Concurrent sessions

 

Presenter

Session Name

Session Description

Target Audience

Room used

Max participants

Alice Keeler

UPGRADE THE WORKSHEET WITH G SUITE

It is not about being digital, it is about being different. The same task digitally results in the same learning. How can we upgrade the worksheet with G Suite to improve learning and student engagement? This session assumes you know how to create basic Google documents and are ready for some tips and tricks for using G Suite in a non traditional way to improve learning. However, even if you’re new to G Suite you will come away with ideas for what you can do later and hopefully the motivation to dive into Google’s G Suite tools. Level: Intermediate

 

Auditorium

285

Shana Harper

Building and Shifting the Mindset of CAB (Caring Adult in the Building)

This session is designed to help schools develop advocacy sessions with all students in order to build connections and meet the needs of students that extend beyond the classroom. Background and research will be discussed as well as discovering what stands in the way of students meeting their goals, and what to do with that information.

P-3, 4-6, 6-8,

9-12, Leadership (Administration or Professional Learning Coordinators)

Room 6118

25

Amber Green

Get Into Kahoot(s) With Gaming

This session will explore ways that teachers can engage students by using the free game based learning platform Kahoot! as a formative assessment tool in their classroom. Participants will learn ways to use Kahoot! as well as set up and use the information to shape instruction.

P-3, 4-6

Room 6116

25


 

Stephanie Bennett

Using iPads for collaboration and conversation in the foreign language classroom

Show how to use ipads (or cell phones) in the foreign language classroom to emphasize collaboration with peers and conversation in the target language, focusing on how to get shy students involved and practicing in the target language in low pressure settings

6-8, 9-12

Room 6110

25

Brian

What The Music

EDTech consultant and touring musician Brian Buffington

P-3, 4-6, 6-8,

Room 1211

60

Buffington

Industry Taught Me

will be delivering a dynamite “TED Talk”-style keynote on

9-12, Media

 

 

 

About EDU

the “Evolution of Learning: What The Music Industry Taught

Specialist,

 

 

 

 

Me About Change.” The keynote highlights the fast-moving

Leadership

 

 

 

 

changes in the music industry, relating it to the demands of

(Administration or

 

 

 

 

21st century learning. Key points include the never-ending

Professional

 

 

 

 

process of innovation, knowing your audience, and digital

Learning

 

 

 

 

marketing. It’s comical, interactive, and highly relatable ...

Coordinators)

 

 

 

 

who doesn't love music?! Educators will leave inspired to

 

 

 

 

 

provide increased value and innovation in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Brian has written the hit songs: "8th Grade Mustache", "PJDU

 

 

 

 

 

(Parents Just Don't Understand) Minecraft," and "The

 

 

 

 

 

Alapaha Blues." There might even be a sing-a-long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:35 PM - 1:45 PM               Lunch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM                 5 Concurrent Sessions

 

Presenter

Session Name

Session Description

Target Audience

Room used

Max

participants

Alice Keeler

EASY WINS WITH

PDF's and activities design for paper do not translate well

 

Auditorium

285

 

GOOGLE

to going online. It's not about being digital, it's about being

 

 

 

CLASSROOM THAT

different. There are many super easy ways to use Google

 

 

 

ARE

Classroom that are transformational. Using technology

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATION

does not need to be hard, if you have sent an email you

 

 

 

AL

have the technological ability to effectively use Google

 

 

 

 

Classroom. This presentation is an interactive

 

 

 

 

demonstration of getting started with Google Classroom in

 

 

 

 

ways that are easy yet improve learning.

 

 

 

 

Participants will join a Google Classroom to try out these

 

 

 

 

techniques from the student perspective.

 

 


 

Erin Rehberg

One District's Approach to Professional Learning

In this session, I will demonstrate how Thomas County Schools has developed our TIP Expo. TIP stands for Technology and Instructional Practices. We have a half day of professional learning during which sessions are facilitated by our own teachers, media specialists, and technology staff. Our TIP Expo schedule from this year can be reviewed at tipexpo2019.tcjackets.net. I will discuss how this concept grew from an event at one school to a

district-wide event.

Leadership (Administration or Professional Learning Coordinators)

Room 6118

25

Rachel Roberson

Booking it with Book Creator

How many of your students are bored with Google Slides? Book Creator is a way for students to present their knowledge of content through a digital book. By combining text, audio, and images the possibilities are endless!

P-3, 4-6, 6-8,

9-12, Media Specialist

Room 6116

25

Ashley Johnson

Using Google Forms for Data Collection

Stop being the data collector for assessments, allow students to take control of this for you! In this session you will see a simple, student-centered method to collecting varying amounts of data using Google Forms.

9-12

Room 6110

25

Brian Buffington

Screencaster Master: Making Legit Video Tutorials That People Want To Watch

In this hands-on workshop, Brian Buffington shares his love for screencasting and personalized learning. All attendees will create video tutorials that can be geared for students, teacher colleagues, and even parents. Brian will showcase publishing options such as Google Classroom, YouTube, Remind, and even more private methods such as email. You can check out his videos at: https://www.youtube.com/pioneerresatech

P-3, 4-6, 6-8,

9-12, Media Specialist, Leadership (Administration or Professional Learning Coordinators)

Room 1211

60


 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM                 5 concurrent Sessions

 

Presenter

Session Name

Session Description

Target Audience

Room used

Max participants

Alice Keeler

EASY WINS WITH GOOGLE CLASSROOM THAT ARE TRANSFORMATION AL

PDF's and activities design for paper do not translate well to going online. It's not about being digital, it's about being different. There are many super easy ways to use Google Classroom that are transformational. Using technology does not need to be hard, if you have sent an email you have the technological ability to effectively use Google Classroom.

This presentation is an interactive demonstration of getting started with Google Classroom in ways that are easy yet improve learning.

Participants will join a Google Classroom to try out these techniques from the student perspective.

 

Auditorium

285

Blake Johns

Metaverse: Augmented Pedagogy

Augmented reality has become a buzzword in education, with many teachers wondering how this can influence, engage, and excite their students. This workshop is designed to show augmented reality, and pedagogical strategies, to engage students through interactivity.

K-12

Room 6118

25

Russell Paine

Take a Deep Dive into Google Tasks, Keep, & Calendar

Are you looking for a smooth and easy way to get ORGANIZED and Be Productive? Then let Russell Paine show you how to streamline your busy schedule, organize your meetings, and collaboratively save important finds, via Google Tasks, Keep, and Calendar.

P-3, 4-6, 6-8,

9-12, Media Specialist, Leadership

Room 6116

25

Katie Antczak

Let's Go Places! Using Google Tour Builder in Science and Social Studies

Do your students lack knowledge about the world? Expand their horizons with Google Tour Builder! Learn how to create tours for your students to view, or allow them to explore the world and create their own tours.

6-8, 9-12

Room 6110

25

Ge-Anne Bolhuis

Relationships before Rules: Servant Leadership is Transformational

This session will discuss how media specialists can work together with school administrators and teachers in their unique position of "leading from the middle". As media specialists serve all stakeholders, the key to reaching everyone is through servant leadership. This session discusses ways for admins and media specialists to work alongside each other to serve schools better while building trusting relationships.

Media Specialist, Leadership (Administration or Professional Learning Coordinators)

Room 1211

60