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Friday, April 19
 

8:30am CDT

History Interactive
Limited Capacity full
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Intro:
Let's ask students to think critically and creatively about history by asking students to examine tough choices historic figures have faced and tough choices current leaders and everyday people must make to survive or thrive.

Create:
We'll start by brainstorming historical events where figures have faced tough decisions and the potential difficult outcomes of those decisions. We'll map out those decisions and outcomes on Post-it Notes and then begin designing an interactive experience using Google Sites to map those choices with texts and images. Participants will design models of interactive history sites to provide students.

Reflect:
How else can this kind of interactive activity be deployed? What other possibilities are there for the future?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Room 215

8:30am CDT

Publishing Using Digital Tools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

When students know their work will be seen by others, they want it to be good. When they know it's just for the teacher, they want it to be good enough. Using the digital storytelling tool Book Creator, we'll talk about how and why to create things others will see, and explore techniques for getting them to push themselves in projects using this and similar tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Room 303

9:55am CDT

Amplifying Students' Voices
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Perhaps nothing is more powerful for a student's sense of possibility than seeing and hearing what he or she has gone to the trouble of doing well. We'll look at tools and approaches to giving students reasons to up their game on what they make using simple audio and video editing tools, simple screencasting, and free contests as a way of helping them understand what it means to have an audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am CDT
Room 303

9:55am CDT

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

Intro
Let's ask students to think critically and creatively about narratives by asking students to examine tough choices literary figures face and tough choices current individuals must make to survive or thrive.
Create
We'll start by brainstorming literature where characters face tough decisions and the potential difficult outcomes of those decisions. We'll map out those decisions and outcomes on Post-it Notes and then begin designing an interactive experience using Google Sites to map those choices with texts and images. Participants will design models of interactive literature sites to provide students.
Reflect
How else can this kind of interactive activity be deployed? What other possibilities are there for the future?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am CDT
Room 215

12:10pm CDT

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

Flipping the history classroom is a great way to maximize time for differentiated instruction, project based learning, and one-on-one student interaction. Let's look at ways to get students involved in video creation, preparing them with an important future-ready skill while developing an understanding of important historic concepts.

Intro
We'll discuss the flipped model of instruction, its benefits, and troubleshooting some of its pitfalls. We'll take a look at models of good history flipped videos and share some of our favorites to use as models.

Create
Let's start building a video that we'll use as a model for our students. We'll start by writing a short script and collect images that we can use to support our ideas. We'll look at ways to make sure our images are legal to use on YouTube and properly cited.

Reflect
What will this kind of activity look like for your students? How can your students make these videos help them tell their story? Can they connect historic concepts to their own experiences?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm CDT
Room 215

12:10pm CDT

Publishing Using Digital Tools
Limited Capacity filling up

When students know their work will be seen by others, they want it to be good. When they know it's just for the teacher, they want it to be good enough. Using the digital storytelling tool Book Creator, we'll talk about how and why to create things others will see, and explore techniques for getting them to push themselves in projects using this and similar tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm CDT
Room 303

12:10pm CDT

Using Google Workflows to Improve Student Writing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Did you know you can use Google Forms as a scaffold for complex writing tasks? Build students’ Claim-Evidence-Reasoning and other informative writing capacity with this nifty workflow. By pairing Forms + Sheets + Docs + Autocrat Add-on, teachers will see a drastic improvement in students’ writing quality. Templates and classroom examples will be provided for all attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm CDT
Room 301

1:35pm CDT

Amplifying Students' Voices
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Perhaps nothing is more powerful for a student's sense of possibility than seeing and hearing what he or she has gone to the trouble of doing well. We'll look at tools and approaches to giving students reasons to up their game on what they make using simple audio and video editing tools, simple screencasting, and free contests as a way of helping them understand what it means to have an audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 303

1:35pm CDT

Desmos: We Can Graph That
Limited Capacity full
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Engage your students with graphing using Desmos, a free graphic calculator. Choose from pre-made or custom-built activities that will guide students through mathematical thinking and practical tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 301

1:35pm CDT

Earth, Maps, and Tourbuilder, Oh My!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will show attendees how students can create and publish interactive maps and tours with Google tools. Attendees will have ample time to explore each tool and will leave ready to have students crafting maps and tours in their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 304

1:35pm CDT

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

Flipping the ELA classroom is a great way to maximize time for differentiated instruction, project based learning, and one-on-one student interaction. Let's look at ways to get students involved in video creation, preparing them with an important future-ready skill while developing an understanding of important ELA concepts.
Intro
We'll discuss the flipped model of instruction, its benefits, and troubleshooting some of its pitfalls. We'll take a look at models of good ELA flipped videos and share some of our favorites to use as models.
Create
Let's start building a video that we'll use as a model for our students. We'll start by writing a short script and collect images that we can use to support our ideas. We'll look at ways to make sure our images are legal to use on YouTube and properly cited.
Reflect
What will this kind of activity look like for your students? How can your students make these videos help them tell their story? Can they connect literary concepts and devices to their own experiences?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 215