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Wednesday, March 2
 

8:00am EST

Registration OPEN
Wednesday March 2, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
Mezzanine

8:30am EST

Pre-Registration Required - Invention Literacy: Makey Makey
This workshop is intended to help educators who work with students in grades K-12 explore Inventing, Design Thinking, and Making using the Makey Makey.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams

Digital Learning Coordinator, WCPSS
I have been an educator for 16 years. I began my career teaching 1st-3rd grade. After 10 years in the classroom, my love for technology led me to an opportunity to become an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Lake Myra Elementary and Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Jennifer is a Digital Learning Coordinator for the Wake County Public School System. She believes in building relationships and helping students use technology to create, engage, and communicate. Jen is passionate about using technology to empower learners and provide equitable learning... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Hurelbrink

Kurt Hurelbrink

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Kurt Hurelbrink is a Digital Learning Coordinator for the Wake County Public School System. He previously was an elementary teacher and an instructional technology facilitator. He has over 20 years of experience in education. He received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education... Read More →
avatar for Annetta Hymel

Annetta Hymel

Digital Learning Coordinator, Annette Hymel
Annette is a Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake County Public Schools. She was an elementary teacher and instructional technology facilitator for 22 years. She enjoys working with teachers to create engaging lessons that foster student creativity. A true maker at heart, she loves... Read More →


Wednesday March 2, 2022 8:30am - 3:30pm EST
RCC 305 A & B

9:00am EST

Pre-Registration Required - Leadership Retreat
School leaders come 2gether to share and learn from each other the successes and challenges of leading when access to technology continues to transform students' learning. Hear from school and district leaders in IGNITE style presentations about their vision for leading in 2022. Engage in energizing breakout sessions and be inspired to continue to grow your capacity to lead in a digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Juliette Kuhn

Juliette Kuhn

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Juliette Kuhn started her career in Missouri and is an avid Missouri Tigers and Cardinals fan. She came to North Carolina to pursue her graduate degree in Instructional Technology. Juliette has been an ITF in WCPSS since 2000 and is currently a Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Hilliard

Patricia Hilliard

Coach/Facilitator, The Friday Institute
Dr. Patricia Hilliard serves as a Teaching & Learning Specialist at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. She works with school districts to design, develop and deliver professional learning for teachers, administrators, and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson

Partner, Education Elements
Jill Thompson is a Partner at Education Elements. She is passionate about reimagining education and has held many roles in education from teacher to central office. She works with districts from around the country to solve their biggest challenges. Some of her work includes implementation... Read More →
avatar for Blake Wiggs

Blake Wiggs

Research Scholar, Friday Institute
Blake Wiggs is a research scholar with the Friday Institute where he partners with districts to design adult learning experiences for teachers, coaches and administrators. His responsive approach to facilitation is informed by his experience with community organizing, social justice... Read More →
avatar for Marlena Gross-Taylor

Marlena Gross-Taylor

Founder, EduGladiators
🛡Founder @EduGladiators| Author|Speaker|🐯LSU Alumni.  Marlena Gross-Taylor is a seasoned education leader with a proven track record of improving educational and operational performance through vision, strategic planning, leadership, and team building.  🍏 She also helps educators elevate social media to... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Brinson

Jennifer Brinson

Principal, Cabarrus County Schools
Dr. Jennifer Brinson has been a public educator for 26 years. She has served her community as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, reading specialist, and building administrator. Dr. Brinson’s research and passion lie in closing the opportunity gap for students and families... Read More →


Wednesday March 2, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm EST
RCC 306 A, B, C and 307
 
Thursday, March 3
 

7:00am EST

Registration OPEN
Thursday March 3, 2022 7:00am - 5:00pm EST
Mezzanine

7:30am EST

Breakfast (Free)
Thursday March 3, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am EST
Exhibit Hall
  Food
  • Room Hxhibit Hall

8:30am EST

Opening Keynote
Opening sessions with Gerry Brooks

Scholarships and Grants

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks is a veteran educator in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator. He is a passionate public speaker whose focus is on encouraging and helping teachers... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom A+B

10:00am EST

Creating with Littles
These are the strategies that I will use to engage the audience.
- Use of Jamboard for brainstorming and sharing reflections via thinking routines
- Padlet for participation interaction with tech toolsand crowdsourcing ideas
- Mentimeter for audience participation

After attending this session, participants will:
- Discover easy ways to promote student agency with our youngest learners.
- Learn ways digital tools can provide our students amazing opportunities to create.

After attending this session, participants will be able to implement the strategies and tools shared easily.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Tannenbaum

Debbie Tannenbaum

School Based Technology Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
An educator with over twenty years of experience, Debbie Tannenbaum works each and every day to “transform” learning using technology. During her time in education, she has served  both as a classroom teacher in various grades and as an elementary technology coach. Outside of... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
301A

10:00am EST

Designing Blended Instruction
This session will be an in-depth look at how blended instruction can work for all students and teachers, regardless of subject area or grade level. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to design and implement blended instruction (a mix of technology and face-to-face instruction). They will see examples of instructional videos and units designed to allow students to work at their own pace on their own device while attending in-person class.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Yunker

Katie Yunker

Instructional Coach, Durham Public Schools
Katie Yunker is an academic coach in Durham, North Carolina currently working with teachers at the elementary level. She holds a Master’s in Science Education from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education from Duke University. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Robinson

Colleen Robinson

Technology Coach


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
305B

10:00am EST

Digital Feedback to Connect
Thanks for the feedback😁! 
Thanks for the feedback 😐. 
Ummmm....thanks for the feedback😕? 
Thanks for the feedback ($#@&*#^&@) 🤬

We can read the sentence above in varying tones. 

Let's look at how we give and receive feedback, and how we can make ours' feedback that counts. 
  • Participants will have the opporunity to share feedback they've received and given in small groups. 
  • Participants will learn ways to connect with video and audio feedback driving connection and active engagement in class and in the school environment. 
  • Participants will know what good feedback includes and how we can use tech tools to give stellar feedback that makes an impact.

We will use the book Thanks for the Feedback as a guide for learning how to both give and receive feedback, along with screencasting tools like loom, screencastify, and built in tools inside of LMSs (Canvas and Google) to connect and provide feedback.

Hope to see you there, oh, and Thanks for the feedback! 😀

Speakers
avatar for April DeBord

April DeBord

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Jackson County Public Schools
April loves the color blue, technology, and words. She loves learning of any kind, studying new languages, and traveling. She has had myriad professions ranging from Taco Bell, bailing Christmas trees, teaching Spanish f2f and online, teaching Learners of the English Language, Freshman... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
402

10:00am EST

Digital Learning Showcase from your State Art Museum
Engage in interactive discussions around works of art from the North Carolina Museum of Art that build both digital and visual literacy skills for both students and teachers. We'll hear from educators about their best practices in arts integration and digital learning and share museum resources to support teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Tewell

Camille Tewell

Manager of Digital Learning, North Carolina Museum of Art
As Manager of Digital Learning at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Camille Tewell oversees virtual field trips, K-12 VR initiatives, online courses for students, and digital assets on the museum’s educational website, NCMALearn. Camille received her Bachelor of Science in biology... Read More →
avatar for Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor

Manager of School and Teacher Programs, North Carolina Museum of Art
Jill Taylor is the Manager of School and Teacher Programs at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She earned a B. A. in Art History and English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in English from North Carolina State University with a project comparing... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
307

10:00am EST

ELLs: Finding a Voice with Technology
English language learners (ELLs) benefit from leveraging technology to express themselves. Dr. José A. Viana, former Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the US Department of Education, will demonstrate how technology helps ELLs find their voice and enable the transition to a new language. If you are looking for a way to add motivation to your lessons and connect with your multilingual learners, digital resources are the key. Technology can address differentiated instruction effectively and support your emergent bilingual students acquire a second language confidently. This session will provide strategies for educators to fully and creatively use technology to offer ELLs opportunities for social and academic interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Viana

Jose Viana

Senior Education Advisor
José Viana joined Lexia Learning in December 2019 as a senior advisor, bringing 28 years of experience in education. Viana was most recently the Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition at the United States Department of Education. In... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
303
  Concurrent, #N/A
  • Grade Span #N/A
  • Devices #N/A
  • Diversity #N/A
  • Level #N/A
  • Room 303

10:00am EST

Game On: A Classcraft Quest
Participants will be engaged through a live demonstration.

Speakers

Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
302B
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Other
  • Diversity There will be a live demonstration, a simple handout with graphics and all speakers will wear a microphone.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

10:00am EST

Gamifying The Classroom to Maximize Student Engagement
The idea of gamifying content is not new; however, the various ways that educators are able to pull in aspects of games are great and sometime overlooked. Most think of some sort of quiz game with team or individual points or the online platforms that are use frequently such has Kahoot and Quizlet. While those tools have a place, oftentimes the same few students ‘win’ and few are left disengaged in the content. This session aims to involve participants in active games, provide management tools and ideas to embed game concepts that students are already familiar with in practical ways to promote classroom engagement. Participants will walk away with ideas ready to apply to any content area as well as have to opportunity to share and collaborate with colleagues to formulate new ways to engage students through the use of game concepts.

Speakers
AC

Ashley Coons

AIG Specialist, Davidson County Schools
avatar for Amanda Johanson

Amanda Johanson

AIG Specialist, Davidson County Schools


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
304
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Diversity : Team games promotes cohesion among students and allows individual strengths to shine. Students are able to celebrate their unique strengths, backgrounds and competitive drives together. Equity: Gamifying techniques are free to use and are limited only by the facilitator’s time. Game concepts applied to a classroom setting can be successfully used in all ability level classrooms, and of any socio-economic background. Inclusion: Gamifying the classroom allows students of all ability levels to shine and contribute to a group goal and/or their own personal journey. Individual students successes are recognized, teamwork is vital and everyone has the opportunity to be a contributing member.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 304

10:00am EST

Interactive Classroom with Apple
Join Apple Education for an immersive learning experience at NCTIES as we explore and share new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible in teaching and learning. Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing that creativity is critical for communicating ideas, solving problems, and making a positive impact on the world. Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad. In our interactive classroom, you’ll explore drawing, photography, video, coding, and augmented reality. And you’ll get hands on with fun activities, then take your projects home to share with peers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:00am EST

Keeping Your Classroom Together Using CANVAS- How to integrate CANVAS into the elementary classroom
We want to share the opportunities that using Canvas in the elementary classroom can offer. Our district has used google for quite a while but is allowing elementary access to CANVAS and we want others to see the benefits of this platform. We want to share what we have done but offer others a chance to ask questions, join a class in the platform and SEE it in action.

Speakers
avatar for Joanie Williams

Joanie Williams

Media Coordinator, Midway Elementary/ Davidson County Schools
I am a former classroom teacher and a librarian/media coordinator. I believe students should have access to opportunities for learning. I believe technology is an incredible tool for learning but it cannot be the only tool we give them.
avatar for Allyson Medlin

Allyson Medlin

5th Grade Math Teacher
This is my 16th year teaching. I am teach 5th Grade Math and I am currently in the MAIT program at Gardner-Webb. I love exposing my students to new technology that enhances their learning experience!


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
301B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Sharing the many ways Canvas can be used with students will enable diversity in the classroom. Gradebook integration, parent app, the ability to add media, and already built-in content offer great options.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

10:00am EST

Pear Deck 101
Learn how to create interactive lessons and achieve 100% student engagement with the Pear Deck Google Slides Add-on! We’ll cover how to add formative assessments, polls, and interactive activities, and how to use Templates to enhance your lessons. You’ll also see examples of best practices to help cultivate an engaging classroom with Pear Deck in any learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Alys Foutz

Mary Alys Foutz

Advocates Lead, GoGuardian + PearDeck + Edulastic
My name is Mary Alys and I am a former elementary school teacher. With 12 years in education, I switched roles to work at GoGuardian to help empower educators.  I have a passion for using technology in the classroom and sharing Pear Deck, GoGuardian, and Edulastic with teachers... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian is on a mission to supercharge human potential by creating the ultimate learning platform.Booth: 749, 751

Sponsors
avatar for GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian is on a mission to supercharge human potential by creating the ultimate learning platform.Booth: 749, 751


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:00am EST

Powering Up Engaging Lessons with Pear Deck Integration for Secondary Education
I intend to delve into the engaging components of Pear Deck integration with high school instruction specifically for science. I will introduce and demonstrate these components with an interactive Pear Deck biology lesson. Participants will be actively engaged in the lesson which will incorporate various digital tools including the embedding of educational websites such as Edpuzzle, Quizlet, and Review Game Zone. Other Pear Deck interactive responses that will be included are drawing, multiple choice, text answer, number answer, and draggable. Participants will play the role of a high school student and personally experience the power of Pear Deck. They will leave this session with new ideas of how to incorporate this platform into their daily instruction and plenty of resources to get them started.

Speakers
avatar for Christy J. Hall

Christy J. Hall

Science Instructor, Alexander Early College
I am a science instructor with 18 years teaching experience in North Carolina.  I am employed by an Early College High School in Alexander County.  I have one son, a miniature pincher, and a rex bunny.  I love teaching, and I am so excited to share what I do in my classroom with... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
305A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 44904
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Part of the Pear Deck lesson will include a social-emotional component which reviews what has occurred on this day in history among other pieces. This part will incorporate facts and occurrences that have taken place in other cultures around the world. Pear Deck also provides for an equitable playing field and gives every student a voice, even if they are shy or withdrawn from open conversation in a classroom setting.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

10:00am EST

Solve Unfinished Learning = Digital Choice Boards + Differentiation
Participants in this session will be actively engaged from the hook with a Mentimeter by sharing how they are feeling about their success differentiating unfinished learning in their classroom from post-pandemic learning. The teachers will leave with many options for digital choice boards and have the opportunity to make one that can be shared out on a collaborative platform with all that attend. They can collaborate to create with another participant or work alone, but this will be an opportunity for them to create, collaborate, critically think, and communicate out ways they would use a board or design one on their own.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Rogers

Jill Rogers

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Jill is one of the Digital Integration Facilitators for Moore County Schools.  She has been an educator in North Carolina for over 20 years and has been fortunate to work with many accomplished and distinguished colleagues. She is a former elementary teacher who left the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Cobbs

Sarah Cobbs

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I am a West Virginia native who moved to the Tarheel State to complete my master's at UNC Wilmington. I have been in education for 6 years and am a former high school English teacher. I entered the Ed Tech world because I truly love helping teachers integrate and students navigate... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Priem

Ashley Priem

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Ashley Priem is a lifelong learner with over 18 years of experience, in STEM education helping schools with implementing technology and encouraging creativity. She studied internationally in France and England and received her Educational Technology Masters Degree in Design Education... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
306A
  Concurrent, Vision and Strategy
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity All participants will be given a playing card from a deck of standard cards. Participants will go find a group that can be two-four of a kind for the creation and sharing part of the session. If a participant wants to work alone they can too. Work can be shared anonymously or by their names. This will make everyone feel included under their own comfort level. Active participants will receive prizes for the teams that successfully share out a choice board they created.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306A

10:00am EST

STEAM and SEL - How they are perfect for each other!
Speakers
avatar for Natalie Mercer

Natalie Mercer

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Wilson County Schools
avatar for Martha Levey

Martha Levey

DTLS, Wilson County Schools
I am a DTLS in Wilson County Schools who loves all the books and all the tech! In my free time I also like to knit, bake, cook and work in my garden.


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
302A

10:00am EST

Talent Pathways to POSITIVE-ly Develop Your Professionals
NC is home to so many talented educators! This session will allow participants to examine a model that uses online, blended, and face-to-face PD structures to support teacher and teacher assistant development. A planning process will be shared, allowing participants to create custom pathways that meet the needs of your school/district and include the options your teachers are seeking. Strategies for how to coach teachers throughout personalized PD experiences will also be explored. The session will include images with digital links to allow participants to visualize the growth opportunities for each level of CCS employee. Interviews of participants, excerpts of training sessions, and planning templates will be available for examination. Our district's Director of Professional Development, Innovation and Strategic Development Facilitator, and Beginning Teacher Coordinator will be available to share information, answer questions, and become thought partners for interested school leaders!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham

Innovation and Strategic Development Facilitator, Cumberland County Schools
Always seeking new ideas to share with teachers and teacher-leaders in Cumberland County, NC and beyond!
DT

Dr. Theresa Perry

Director, Professional Development
Certified PLC Plus Trainers


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
306B
  Concurrent
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The goal of the CCS Talent Pathways program is to provide opportunities for ALL instructional personnel within Cumberland County Schools to network, expand their knowledge and skillset, and become leaders among their colleagues. The very premise of this initiative is to celebrate the diversity among our talented employees and promote equitable and inclusive opportunities for professional growth.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306B

10:00am EST

Technology Addiction and Surprising Solutions
Do you have students in class who can’t put their cell phones down, even for a second? Do you have students who struggle to stay awake because they were up all night long playing video games? Districts all over the United States are still trying to navigate the difficulties associated with Covid-19 and distance learning. How do we make sure learners maintain a healthy relationship with technology? After almost 3 years of research, I have some surprising solutions that I would love to share with you. Please join me for a great discussion about technology addiction and how we, as educators, can reduce its negative impact on teaching and learning.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Trafera

Trafera

Now more than ever, technology is critical to helping students succeed. Trafera partners with you to provide the technology and support to help you achieve your education goals and inspire your students to excellence. Right Technology. Right Support. Bright Future.Booth: 849, 851... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:00am EST

The Future is Here:Leveraging Grant Funds to integrate tech and ELA
Want free access to a database of ELA lesson plans that integrate Bee Bots, Makey Makey, Spheros, and more? Join us to learn how we took instructional technology integration to the next level with the Digital Learning Initiative grant.

Speakers

Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
306C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Within the session, we will show how these lessons meet the needs of all students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306C

10:00am EST

The Secrets of Successful Promethean Classrooms
Looking for strategies to increase student engagement through technology? Join this session to hear from expert educators as they share how Promethean ActivPanels have transformed their classrooms. We will explore best practices to leverage your ActivPanel to support greater student engagement and higher levels of student mastery. These practical strategies will take your classroom engagement to the next level!

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Promethean
Promethean, a leader in the world of education technology for almost a quarter of a century, is committed to transforming the way the world learns and collaborates. Booth: 1049,1050,1150, 1151


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:00am EST

Drawing As a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting
Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketching and visual thinking is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve. You'll leave with simple techniques and examples to employ tomorrow that enhance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketch-noting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

10:00am EST

Lunch (COST involved)
On your own:
Concession Stand Open - Exhibit Hall
Java Hut - 3rd Floor
Various places near RCC

Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm EST
Various
  Food
  • Room Various

10:30am EST

Reimagining Innovation
 Carla will be showcasing the tools required for students to take their learning to higher grounds in the classroom. Through thoughtful age appropriate conversation, participants will learn how students can connect, apply and create finished products using a variety of innovative program and applications on iPad. Participants will gather helpful strategies on ways to immediately and easily integrate iPad to transform the learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →
CJ

Carla Jefferson

Apple Education

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EST
206
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:30am EST

Coding in the Library
Come and learn about multiple ways that coding robots like Ozobots and Bee Bots can be connected to lessons in the library. Lessons will include genres, sequencing, retell, plot, setting, research, and more. I will bring my own Ozobots and Bee Bots for attendees to use during the session. Attendees will work in small groups to use the robots and use premade coding challenges.
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Speakers
avatar for Heather Shulman

Heather Shulman

Media Coordinator, Hickory Ridge Elementary School
This is my 14th year in education and my 9th year as a media coordinator.  I believe this is the best job for me as I love books and I love teaching children.


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Marriott - Congressional B
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional B

10:30am EST

Design and Create in K-8
In a quest to create lifelong learners, we must engage students through multiple means of action, expression, and communication. Attendees will have hands-on experience working through the design and implementation phases of demonstrating cross-curricular learning through creative multimedia tools. See how to integrate tools, such as Canva, Google Draw, Tunetastic, Clips, Book Creator and Anchor to provide students with creative ways to express mastery through storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Grayson Bedenbaugh

Grayson Bedenbaugh

Upper School Instructional Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
I am currently serving as the Technology Facilitator for the Upper School at Charlotte Christian School, where I teach Digital Media and Computer Science classes. I have taught Kindergarten, second, and fourth grades, as well as middle grades math, science, language arts, and social... Read More →
avatar for Katey Balikian

Katey Balikian

Lower School Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
I love imagining better ways to purposefully integrate technology into instruction, and I am always up for trying something new in the classroom! 
avatar for Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Middle School Tech Facilitator, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
I am in my nineth year as a teacher and my third year as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Charlotte Christian School. Previously, I spent six years teaching Science and Social Studies in Gaston County Schools. During my tenure in Gaston County Schools, I served for five... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Marriott - Chancellor
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Chancellor

10:30am EST

Doodle Your Way to Better Retention with Sketchnoting
Whether you are wanting to know more about sketchnoting following an earlier session or fulfilling a new curiosity about visual notetaking, this workshop is perfectly timed to allow you an opportunity to discover the correlation between sketchnoting and retension while engaging in visual notetaking strategies that are customizable for diverse learning styles and ages. Practice pen/paper sketchnoting, participate in captivating game-like digital sketching exercises you and your learners will love, and leave with resources and strategies to begin implementation of visual notetaking immediately.

Please bring something to write on and with to this session if possible. A limited number of supplies will be available.

Note: This session will be designed to accommodate those arriving slightly late following the first concurrent session of the day.


Speakers
avatar for erika Woodard

erika Woodard

District Level Director/Administrator, Wake County Public School System - Digital Learning and Libraries
Creative leader. Team Lead for the Wake County Public School System Digital Learning Coordinators. I live in the intersection of Maker, Small Robots, Design, Computational Thinking and People.
avatar for Tanya Churchill

Tanya Churchill

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System: Digital Learning and Libraries
Tanya has been an educator with Wake County Public Schools since 2000 as a 4th grade teacher, science specialist, Instructional Technology Facilitator and now a Digital Learning Coordinator. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, as well as a Flipgrid Certified Educator... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Underhill

Jennifer Underhill

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
I am currently a Digital Learning Coordinator. I have been in education since 2001. My classroom experience includes teaching kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 5th grade along with K-5 Technology. I was also an Instructional Technology Facilitator for 4 years. I am a certified Google Tr... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Marriott - Congressional A
  Workshop, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity This session will address research supporting benefits for all learning styles and emphasize how it helps those with learning challenges and supports learner agency for all learners of all ages. Writing utensils and paper are all that is required so accessibility is feasible for all. Digital tools are optional but possible.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room Marriott Congressional A

10:30am EST

Repurposing Google Expedition VR Kits to Engage Students with Teacher/Student Created Immersive Experiences
Participants will learn how they can leverage free web tools to create their own “expeditions” and immersive experiences that can be viewed using their current kits. Participants will create and view their “expeditions” during the session. Participants will also learn strategies to promote students creating their own VR experiences to demonstrate content mastery.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes

Director of Technology, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Passionate about STEM, Digital Teaching & Learning, Blended Learning, and student engagement.  
avatar for Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Edgecombe County Public Schools
I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-8) from Marshall University in 1993 and received my Master's Degree in Communication Studies in 1994 from West Virginia University. I taught 19 years as a fifth-grade math and science teacher, and am currently a Digital Teaching... Read More →
avatar for Lisa McElwee

Lisa McElwee

Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist, Edgecombe County Schools
Lover of books, technology, animals, and fun! Currently working as a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist and loving it!


Thursday March 3, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Marriott - State Ballroom A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - State Ballroom A

11:00am EST

"Keeping SEL at the Heart of Your Blended Learning Classroom"
In this session, we will have collaborative activities that will allow participants to share ideas and experiences about blended learning environments. We will model and emulate SEL best practices with participants. We will provide resources for building community and ask participants to aid in developing this list. Participants will leave with multiple resources to use in both their schools and districts.

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Barberio

Kristine Barberio

Southwest Regional PD Coordinator, NCDPI
I am so excited to be presenting at NCTIES, one of my favorite conferences in education.  I am a 19 year educator who has worked in NC public schools as a 4th/5th/6th grade teacher specializing in ELA and SS instruction, an Administrator, and currently am working with the Rethink... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
306A
  Concurrent, Digital Citzenship

11:00am EST

Accelerate Learning & Foster Well-Being with Microsoft
We are excited to announce several significant updates to our literacy tools, together forming a more well-rounded solution which supports reading fluency and literacy instruction, enabling schools and educators to optimize teacher-student interactions, and delivering the education support each student needs in an individualized, practical, and equitable way.

Speakers
avatar for Neav Abramov

Neav Abramov

Coach/Facilitator, Microsoft
Microsoft products and services.

Exhibitors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student.Booth:  625

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student.Booth:  625


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
307

11:00am EST

Digital FlipBooks... Using Google Slides to create GIF short stories
Participants will take part in learning how to use google slides for something other than creating presentations. During this session, participants will learn how to integrate technology with ELA standards by creating GIF short stories using Google Slides. Using the concept of flipbooks and google slides, participants will develop a short story and create the short story in google slides. Then using a program entitled “tall tweets,” the slides will be exported as a GIF. These GIFs will then be shared with all participants within the session through a shared Wakelet page.

Other similar projects that can be created using google slides will be highlighted as well, with the goal of demonstrating how a widely available tool like Google Slides can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom with a broad range of grade levels and ability levels.

Digital Flipbook Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Kalo Haslem

Kalo Haslem

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Harnett County Schools
I am the ITF (instructional technology facilitator) at Dunn Middle School in Harnett County. I have a background and experience in science education and as a STEAM teacher at an arts integration school in Fayetteville.  I have a passion for integrating technology into the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Julie Carson

Julie Carson

Digital Learning Coordinator, HCS Digital Teaching and Learning Department


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
402
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity This concept is not just available for those with google slides but also can be accomplished using Keynote and PowerPoint, meaning that everyone that has access to one of these programs can accomplish these types of projects. The best part of projects like this is that they can take on whatever characteristics the instructor wants them to. They can be open to any topic; they can focus on a specific standard, it can be about an awareness topic, it can focus on a specific subject, it can be a form of assessment and many others. The subject of diversity and equality will be addressed in the presentation and supported during the activity. While highlighting other projects that can be done using google slides, they will be shown black history month posters that were previously made, social media awareness posters, and others.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

11:00am EST

Documentary NOW!
Participants will learn how to introduce students to documentary creation, from brainstorming a topic, to storyboarding, to final editing. We analyze scenes from documentary vignettes to understand the audio/visual aspects of filmmaking. We introduce sources of copyright friendly media as well as materials used to teach citation of these sources. Finally, we will showcase our use of the video editing platform, WeVideo.

This presentation will feature all three project collaborators, including the ITF, librarian, and classroom teacher, whose students later placed 3rd in the nationwide C-SPAN Student Cam contest.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Wolf

Connie Wolf

Coach/Facilitator, RD & Euzelle Smith Middle School
Connie Wolf has been the instructional technology facilitator (ITF) at Smith Middle School (Chapel Hill) for the last 6 years; prior to that she was the ITF at Cape Hatteras Elementary (Buxton) and a math teacher in Durham Public Schools. She can be found on social media platforms... Read More →
avatar for Erin Kellas

Erin Kellas

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Erin Kellas has been a Social Studies teacher at Smith Middle School for the past 17 years.  She is the school's Model UN coach and is a co-chair of the school's Equity Team.  When she is not immersed in teaching future active citizens, she enjoys watching documentaries, reading... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Graña

Gabriel Graña

Library/Media, RD & Euzelle Smith Middle School
Gabriel Graña has been the librarian at Smith for the last 8 years; prior to that, he taught English Language Arts for 6 years. He can be found on social media platforms as @bibliograna. This Cubanito is eager to talk books, Star Wars, and Hip Hop.


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
306C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity The Documentary NOW project is designed to highlight diverse viewpoints. Students are allowed to choose their own topics but are taught how to access research databases and interview subjects with viewpoints differing from their own. Lessons include graphic organizers--scaffolds to help map out documentary ideas and design--and the final product allows students to tell their story in nontraditional ways. Lastly, students are also provided with school and public library technology, so that the project does not rely on the resources families have at home.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306C

11:00am EST

Google Slides Make the World Go 'Round: or at least make your lesson presentations easier
We will first present how google slides can streamline lesson planning, as well as lesson delivery to ensure that all content is covered in the time allowed for the lesson. Participants will be invited to join the peardeck presentation. Padlets will also be included to receive immediate feedback to be able to alter the presentation depending on the level of comfort with slides from the audience. By the end of the session, participants will leave with a template for making their own teaching slides and hopefully tools and tricks and enthusiasm to put their newfound knowledge to use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Stephens

Crystal Stephens

Teacher, Burke
I am teaching first grade virtual academy and using google, classlink, flipgrid and definitely seesaw.


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
303
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity All levels of learners will be successful in this presentation because the presenters themselves represent diverse backgrounds of technology abilities. We will evaluate the level of comfort with the technology presented to the participants with the padlet at the beginning of the lesson and adjust as needed to meet the needs of the learners. The presentation will include screencastify and tutorials to allow for future learning after the presentation is concluded. We will also include our contact information and encourage the participants to follow up with any other questions they may have.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 303

11:00am EST

In-Person, Hybrid, Remote...oh my! Creating Classroom Routines using Kami that Work Wherever We Are.
In this session we will share classroom routines that students and teachers can implement and use no matter where they are! We will have a station rotation model set up for participants to try different routines and walk away with resources they can use the next day!

Speakers
avatar for Haley Stamey

Haley Stamey

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools
Haley is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools.
avatar for Wendy Fusco

Wendy Fusco

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools
Wendy is a veteran Blended Learning Coach and avid Apple user! She currently works with four elementary schools in the Buncombe County School District.


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
305B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity This session will model for teachers in grades 3-12 how Kami can be used to differentiate and meet the needs of all learners including those receiving services like Title 1, EC and ELL plus those struggling who do not receive services but need extra supports.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 305B

11:00am EST

Interactive Classroom with Apple
Join Apple Education for an immersive learning experience at NCTIES as we explore and share new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible in teaching and learning. Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing that creativity is critical for communicating ideas, solving problems, and making a positive impact on the world. Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad. In our interactive classroom, you’ll explore drawing, photography, video, coding, and augmented reality. And you’ll get hands on with fun activities, then take your projects home to share with peers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

11:00am EST

Let's Have a Chattie About Hattie
Teaching and learning has gone through the ringer over the past couple of years. Now that our students are back in face to face settings, let's look at research based blended learning strategies that have the most impact on student achievement and motivation. Attendees will actively engage in classroom practices rank high on the Hattie Scale for Student Achievement as well as learn about some practices that we should leave behind. Let's get the most bang for our buck with students!

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Sirkin

Marsha Sirkin

Coach/Facilitator, Carteret County Schools
Marsha Sirkin has been an educator for 18 years. She is a proud alum of Appalachian State University where she used to roam the campus as a school mascot. Currently, she is a Carteret County Digital Learning Coach and early childhood specialist who loves children and knows they can... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
302C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Attendees will have multiple modes to engage and participate in the session as well as collaborate with peers. These practices will be research based as best for all students to provide an equitable opportunity for all students.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302C

11:00am EST

Looking Back to Plan Forward: LCPS One-to-One Digital Learning Journey to Increase Equity and Access for All Students
Lenoir County Public Schools has transformed our schools and district in a process that successfully moved the district from low performing status to one of the fastest improving districts for student achievement in the Southeast Region. An essential part of that success has been the intentional, strategic, and powerful initiative with digital learning. Learn how LCPS not only has worked to level the playing field for all students, but also to increase the effectiveness of learning opportunities for all by providing a digital device for all learners, both teachers and students, in a sustainable structure that directly supports curriculum and instruction. By allocating master teachers as dedicated digital learning and instructional support, Lenoir County has a proven and deep commitment to students and how they learn. Come join us as we discuss the structures, processes, and challenges of a successful one-to-one digital learning environment and how we will continue to grow and sustain the initiative to provide truly equitable access to excellence for all.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Lynch

Melissa Lynch

Digital Learning/AIG Coordinator, Lenoir County Public Schools
Melissa Lynch has been a North Carolina educator for 19 years serving students in Lenoir County Public Schools.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from NC State University and her Masters of School Administration from East Carolina University.  She is a National Board Certified... Read More →
SM

Suzanna Moye

Digital Learning Specialist, Lenoir County Public Schools
I am the Digital Learning Specialist (DLS) at South Lenoir High School in Deep Run, NC. I am a wife and mom of two beautiful girls. I love to read in my free time and I am a self proclaimed data nerd.


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
304
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage in the presentation via interactive web-based activities. Materials and slideshow will be shared.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 304

11:00am EST

Makerspace Magic on a Dime
Want a makerspace, but have NO money? Want to engage kids in learning with free materials? Let me show you how. In this session, we'll spend about 15 minutes talking about how to create a makerspace with little to no money. We'll spend the rest of the time rotating through stations to participate in mini-makerspace projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Turnage

Jamie Turnage

Digital Learning Coach, Orange County Schools
Hillsborough Elementary School


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
302A
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The makerspace offers a variety of ways for students to build, create, express themselves and show their learning.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

11:00am EST

Non-Stop Media: Media Literacy Best Practices for 9-12 Classrooms
Participants will engage in an interactive presentation about media literacy instruction beginning with a survey. The session will be tailored to match the results of the survey and the needs of the audience. While learning about media literacy education, participants will also preview a few engagement strategies from the Learning-Focused School curriculum.  Participants can expect to leave knowing more about the current state of media literacy instruction and how to incorporate media literacy strategies in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Sigmon

Amanda Sigmon

Catawba County Schools
Hello! I am wrapping up my seventh year in education, and I have taught English I & III at Maiden High School since October 2018. I recently enrolled in the Educational Media Program at Appalachian State University and plan to graduate this May.


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
301A
  Concurrent, Digital Citzenship
  • Grade Span 44904
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Participants will be welcomed at the door and introduced to session norms that will encourage collaboration, active participation, and emphasis on learning and growth. Session attendees can expect to collaborate and share thoughts through both verbal cues and questioning and a backchannel. The goal is to actively think, share, and listen. Participants will be provided with an interactive presentation. A 'grab and go' session information sheet will be available for individuals who are hoping to participate in multiple sessions during that time frame or those who want to move at their own pace through the content.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

11:00am EST

Once Upon A Time in Computer Science: Connecting Children’s Literature to Computer Science Instruction
I would run the session in the same format I run my class. Mini lesson/read aloud, work period and close. During the work period I envision participants going to stations where they can experience activities that they could use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Tomarra Londeree

Tomarra Londeree

Instructional Technology, Providence Day School


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
306B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The children’s literature used in the activities will incorporate diverse characters and locations.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306B

11:00am EST

Power Up Your Lessons with Discovery Education Platform
Have you seen Discovery Education’s new quiz feature? Take dive into the latest enhancements and learn how to power up your lessons using a variety of strategies to locate and assign ready-to-use, customizable learning activities that pair high-quality content with favorite instructional strategies. This session will kick-off with a quiz and include other segments of engagement with the audience.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education  is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform  supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning  multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools,  Discovery Education helps NC educators... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education  is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform  supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning  multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools,  Discovery Education helps NC educators... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

11:00am EST

Safe Spaces2.0: Creating Supporting Spaces for Students and Colleagues who Identify as LGBTQIA
Attendees will be able to interact with the presentation, which will feature polls, questions and other interactive content. Attendees will receive a copy of the presentation which will feature support information, resources and templates to support our LGBTQIA community.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Cabe

Pam Cabe

Media Coordinator, Jackson County Schools
Pam is currently a media coordinator at Fairview School and teaches students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  She has worked as a librarian for the past 24 years with students from Pre-K through post-graduate students.  She loves to read and loves to share all of her favorite... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
302B
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to my presentation. As a fierce ally and parent of a child who is a member of the LGBTQIA community, I am deeply committed to ensuring equity and inclusion for these students and for our colleagues who are members of the LGBTQIA community and may feel alone.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

11:00am EST

Student Safety and Well-Being in a Digital Playground
Description- Today's children are growing up in a digital playground. Their primary learning modalities are grounded in technology that encompass both their private and public lives, as well as their future educational and professional careers. Students cannot learn if they do not feel safe and learn better when socioemotionally well. A child left unattended in a playground and a child online can face the same dangers; bullying, suicide, drug and alcohol addition, and acts of violence. Join Gaggle in the discussion on the key components of student and school safety, their experiences with districts in North Carolina, and solutions for prevention. Together we can keep our students safe and engaged in any learning environment.

Participants will be engaged in real time examples of what Gaggle finds within our content. When we share examples of students in crisis, we will dig into rich discussion to share what they are seeing in their own districts. What trends are we seeing in emergency situations? How can we be proactive in finding students in crisis? Where does mental health services fit into the school house? We will grapple with these topics, discuss experiences, and share resources.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Gaggle

Gaggle

Gaggle
Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. We've helped thousands of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Gaggle

Gaggle

Gaggle
Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. We've helped thousands of... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

11:00am EST

Targeting Special Accessibility for Vulnerable Populations
When student learning leans more digital, it is crucial that we are still ensuring all students can access the content. This session focuses on ways to increase accessibility in your LMS. We are focusing less on common tools (though there will be some of that!) and more on actionable steps for teachers to support student access. Topics focused on will include Cognitive Load in Digital Spaces, Web Design Tips from Accessibility Guidelines, Intentional Chunking, and Support for Asynchronous Review.

Presentation available here!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Eberle

Erin Eberle

Instructional Technologist, Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools
Erin started off as a Language Arts teacher.  Just about the beginning of the pandemic, she finished her MEd from NC State in Digital Thinking and Learning.  She now serves as an instructional technologist and STEAM Coordinator at Wiley Magnet Middle in Winston Salem.  She is passionate... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
305A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The choice to use the language "Vulnerable Populations" was very intentional. We aren't discussing Students with Disabilities or English Language Learners in isolation. We are also touching on ways to support struggling readers or families at home that are less tech literate.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

11:00am EST

The Joy of Google Slides
I will be teaching how to use Google Slides to create graphics that can be applied to a variety of items teachers can use such as table tents, bookmarks, door hangars, signage, posters, social media posts, website banners, t-shirts, etc. 

My goal is for participants to leave knowing how to use Google Slides in a completely different way than just for presentations. They will work through example documents with me learning how to manipulate shapes, colors, photos, and graphics. They will be able to go back to their classrooms and create items they can use immediately with their students.

During the last 15-20 minutes we will create a final product just like a Bob Ross episode that participants can show off to their colleagues.

The Joy of Google Slides Notes

Speakers
avatar for Grant Haynes

Grant Haynes

Coach/Facilitator, Cleveland Early College High School
I have been in education for 13 years working as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for 8 of them. I have worked at Cleveland Early College High School of for the past 6 years. I've always had a passion for learning new things and look forward to the opportunity when it presents... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
301B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Participants will have full control over what their graphics and products look like. This will be a showcase of skills that can be used in any classroom.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

11:00am EST

Virtual Reality, AR & eSports: Benefits, Tools and Resources
Create environments that engage students into active participation. We will demonstrate some of the distinctive benefits of incorporating VR in the classroom. Interested in developing an esports program at your school but not sure how? We will walk you through the steps and show you that academic esports benefits students' overall academic performance and social- emotional learning.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for BridgeTek Solutions

BridgeTek Solutions

Sr. Specialist/US Education Microsoft, BridgeTek Solutions
BridgeTek Solutions,  a Lockstep Technology Group Company, creates better student experiences  through technology by connecting, protecting and inspiring students, faculty,  administrators and communities. We offer turn-key solutions from technology  in the classroom to advanced... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for BridgeTek Solutions

BridgeTek Solutions

Sr. Specialist/US Education Microsoft, BridgeTek Solutions
BridgeTek Solutions,  a Lockstep Technology Group Company, creates better student experiences  through technology by connecting, protecting and inspiring students, faculty,  administrators and communities. We offer turn-key solutions from technology  in the classroom to advanced... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

11:00am EST

Google Tools to Support all Learners
There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist all learners, including students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, audio support, organization, focus, navigation, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

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


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom A
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom A

11:00am EST

Knowing Better and Doing Better with Blended Learning
Leveraging the skills teachers gained during the pandemic to deepen personalized learning and target student needs. Address the individual needs of all students through a renewed focus on personalized learning, leveraging the innovation, devices, curriculum and skills.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier is an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast. Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

11:00am EST

Radical School Librarianship: Creating Discoverable Library Spaces for Your Most Vulnerable Readers
Who are libraries for? From the way we shelve the books to how we add them to our catalogs (and everything in between), traditional library systems were designed to support readers who know what resources they want, care about how the library is organized and who understand how to navigate existing search tools. But what about those readers who have no idea what book they want, or even that they want a book at all? What about those readers who don’t care how the library is organized and who will never, despite all of our best efforts, learn how to use the OPAC? In this session we will discuss the difference between searchability and discoverability and explore ways to disrupt traditional library practices and then rebuild them for the readers who need them most.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom B
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom B

11:00am EST

Littles: The Next Generation of Learners are Stepping it Up!
Are you ready to step into the shoes of little learners (K-2)? Post-Pandemic we are finding our little ones know so much more about their world of technology. We will engage our "honorary littles" (educators) in activities they can try and use in their classrooms tomorrow. A combination of SeeSaw & GSuite Products will be at the center of our learning focus.

Thursday March 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 3
  Poster
  • Grade Span K-2
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will: 1. Share how our learners take pride in sharing about their experiences with their fellow classmates. (We love to have our students share their own cultural traditions and experiences with their classmates.) 2. Share how our students with special needs are participating and potential accommodations we can provide for those who share the same needs.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

12:00pm EST

Playground
Table 1 - ReThink Ed 
Are you ready to build your blended learning expertise? Now is the time to rethink how we educate our students in North Carolina. NCDPI developed the Rethink Education statewide blended instructional model to prepare NC for a future where students, families, and schools can successfully navigate seamless instructional models of remote, in-person, and blended learning. The program aims to empower resilient and adaptive teachers who are equipped for digital-age instruction through rigorous badging cohorts. Cohort 2 registration is now open (and is free!) to all NC district, charters, and lab schools. Stop by to learn more about how you can build capacity of educators and improve student outcomes through blended instruction.

Tables 2-4 - NC EdCoaches “Better Together”: Join us for a new opportunity to network with fellow instructional coaches, digital learning coaches, and media coordinators. This will be an opportunity for us to begin to share resources and create new opportunities to connect with job alike coaches around the state. Bring a great resource or idea that you can share via a virtual board.
Are you a....
Instructional & Curriculum Coaches go to Table 2
Digital Learning Coaches (Technology Facilitators) go to Table 3
Media Coordinators go to Table 4

Thursday March 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm EST

Application of cooperative learning components in digital learning
Speakers

Thursday March 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 2
  Poster
  • Room Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 2

1:00pm EST

Welcome to WLGES Studios!
Speakers
avatar for Kristin Stroud

Kristin Stroud

Digital Learning Specialist, La Grange Elementary School
avatar for Alicia Davis

Alicia Davis

5th Grade Math and Science, La Grange Elementary
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Glenda Hollandsworth

Administrative Assistant, La Grange Elementary


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 1
  Poster
  • Room Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 1

1:15pm EST

Busting Through the Engagement Gap
Bust Through the Engagement Gap with Meaghan Greene, an Education Consultant, that works closely with school districts to share ideas and best practices! As we progress more down the path of digital learning, the engagement gap continues to increase! Student device numbers have sky rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks to increase engagement with students in all grade levels. This is definitely a session you don't want to miss!

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Promethean
Promethean, a leader in the world of education technology for almost a quarter of a century, is committed to transforming the way the world learns and collaborates. Booth: 1049,1050,1150, 1151


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

1:15pm EST

Cloning Yourself: Supporting a Variety of Needs in Your School
Using Nearpod, I will engage the audience (intended for K-12 ITFs) in exploring the structures I have in place to provide support in my school building. I have a virtual office that houses instructional resources and professional development. In my virtual office is also a bookings link that allows teachers to schedule time to meet with me. Using these structures, I am able to provide a higher level of support to my staff. 

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Parker

Adrienne Parker

ITF, Cox Mill Elementary


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
301B
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity The structures I use in my school support diversity, equity and inclusion through teacher choice. The staff I support can reach out to me in a variety of ways ensuring their individual needs are met. Materials are presented in a variety of formats from newsletters, videos, and face-to-face sessions allowing teachers to access materials that meet their learning style and needs. I use a booking service to allow teachers to book one-on-one time with me or to invite me to come to their grade level and work with their team. At my school, we have a Mandarin Immersion program which has challenged me to consider how I provide support to the teachers from China who may not speak English as a first or second language. The video tutorials I have built and curated in my virtual office allow these teachers to have me with them at all times, and the booking service allows them to get time with me when they need that extra support in person. ITFs support a diverse staff with a variety of needs. We also have to differentiate our content for our intended audience, our teachers. Knowing that each member of our school community is unique in what they need, the more ways we can offer support, the more our teachers will have what they need to be successful in the classroom and continue to be willing to work with us.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

1:15pm EST

Creating Tech-Saavy Learners with Google for Education Applied Digital Skills
Many of our school districts have taken advantage of Google Workspace for Education accounts for teachers and students, but most teachers and students do not take full advantage of the features these accounts offer. Google for Education's Applied Digital Skills offers online lessons, coursework, and more on an incredible range of topics from all content areas, from technology how-to lessons and digital citizenship to if-then adventure stories and planning community service projects. I will introduce Google for Education Applied Digital Skills, demonstrate the variety of lessons avaialble, model the account creation and student sign-up process, and show teacher data tracking tools and other resources available. I will then provide guided practice to help teachers set up their accounts, create classes, prepare to add students, select lessons, and be ready to use Applied Digital Skills in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Wylie

Justin Wylie

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Durham Public Schools
After spending a decade teaching high school English in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina, I accepted a position as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Neal Middle School in Durham, where I have spent the past five years building an unconventional 1:1... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
302B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity My goal is to make my content applicable to anyone who is in my session, from experienced technology users to beginners looking to try something new. With clear explanation, real-world examples, and guided practice, I ensure that all attendees gain something that they can take back to their school or classroom. By presenting a variety of alternatives (price, difficulty, format, etc.), attendees can evaluate options and choose which option would best fit their ability level, budget, school environment, and other factors. Before, during, and after my sessions, I make myself available to attendees by posting helpful information and a copy of my presentation, responding to questions and help requests via email, and staying after the session has concluded for any questions and assistance. Finally, I design my sessions to be relevant to all attendees, regardless of background, experience, grade level, content area, school demographics, or any other factor; those who attend my sessions will feel welcome, supported, and receive relevant information that is immediately usable in their role.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

1:15pm EST

Creating Your Google Glossary: Vocabulary Activities in Google Workspaces
Are your students struggling with vocabulary word after vocabulary word? Have you discovered that copying the word and definition from the back of the book really doesn’t work? The instructional strategies addressed in this session are for you! You will receive 10 (or more) vocabulary instructional strategies and templates designed and ready-to-use for upper elementary and early middle using (almost) EVERY Google Workspace productivity app including Slides, Docs, and even Sheets and Jamboard. Teachers will use the templates to create, play, and learn as if they were students in a classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Cobb

Adam Cobb

Assistant Principal, Anderson School District Five
Adam Cobb is the Assistant Principal for Varennes Elementary in Anderson School District Five.He graduated magna cum laude from Anderson University in Elementary and Early-Childhood Education. He most recently graduated with honors as a member of Kappa Delta Pi from Furman University... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
302A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This presentation is catered to help ALL teachers reach students who are the English Language proficient or even those who struggle, such as our ESL students. The strategies and templates presented in this session are intended to level the playing field for all learners and make the English language understandable, attainable, and applicable to real life.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

1:15pm EST

Empowering Colleagues Through Innovative PD
Engaging and relevant professional learning is critical for transfer to classroom practices. Just as students need a variety of avenues for engaging in learning, teachers also need varied paths for accessing new knowledge. Innovative practices for facilitating professional learning will be shared. Leaders and coaches will experience different avenues and technology tools for facilitating professional learning, while learning best practices for leading adult learning in schools. In addition, participants will engage in reflection and collaboration during the session, modeling effective ways to lead adult learning.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Bolado

Bonnie Bolado

Chief Academic Officer, NCCAT


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
304
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Diversity, equity, and inclusion will be supported through the presentation of innovative PD formats that acknowledge the varying needs of adult learners, providing access to new knowledge regardless of your expertise.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 304

1:15pm EST

Give Your Numbers a Makeover With Data Studio
Large data sets can be overwhelming and confusing for teachers and parents. Participants will learn to use Google Data Studio to make beautiful displays that engage their audience. Sample data will be provided for participants to use. Participants will build a page together in Data Studio.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hoyle

Jason Hoyle

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Hickory High School
Jason Hoyle is the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Hickory High School where he leads local and district staff in technology and Canvas professional development. In addition, he serves as adjunct faculty at Western Piedmont Community College and Catawba Valley Community College... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
306C
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity The visualization capabilities of Google Data Studio allow us to see and understand data representing the needs of diverse groups of students. When we understand the needs of minority groups using the data we have, we can disseminate this information to key stakeholders accurately and concisely.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306C

1:15pm EST

Insights are better when all of your data is together! A look into Videri Analytics.
Attendees will participate by identifying metrics that are important in their school district and learn how easily those metrics can be surfaced to discover insights.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Cinthya Jensen

Cinthya Jensen

Bronze - L, Instructure
Powering the world’s smartest classrooms, the Instructure Learning Platform delivers the solutions you need to support, enrich, and connect every aspect of teaching and learning. Through learning management, assessment tools, content, professional development, partner technologies... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Cinthya Jensen

Cinthya Jensen

Bronze - L, Instructure
Powering the world’s smartest classrooms, the Instructure Learning Platform delivers the solutions you need to support, enrich, and connect every aspect of teaching and learning. Through learning management, assessment tools, content, professional development, partner technologies... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

1:15pm EST

Integrating Literacy, STEM and SEL: Solving Today's Problems in a Meaningful Way
This session is designed with the intention to introduce participants with ideas, lessons, and resources to successfully integrate Literacy, STEM, and SEL into the classroom, library, or enhancement class. Participants will actively participate through partner or group discussions, online polls, and a Q & A session. Since I have taught STEM as a special/enhancement, used it in my classroom as a brain break, and used it as a Media Coordinator and ITF, I decided to take the picture books (all relatively new within the last 5 years) and tie SEL traits into it as well. For example, using the book, The Most Magnificent Thing, to read before students complete a STEM challenge to promote perseverance. Teachers will also learn about tech tools to help guide their students through each challenge. Using Flipgrid or Screencastify to record their reflections, using tech tools like Merge Cube, Sphero, Novel Effect, and Ozobots as part of the lessons will be discussed, and after the session, participants will have the opportunity to PLEARN (Play + Learn) with those tech tools.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope

District Instructional Technology Facilitator, Craven County Schools
Hello! This is my 18th year in education where I have served as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, STEM Specialist, Media Coordinator, and currently, a District Instructional Technology Facilitator and Google for Education Certified Trainer. I am a native of NC and hold a BSW... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
307
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity I always use diverse picture books to include in each STEM lesson that also integrates an SEL trait. Those will be displayed and if I have tables, they will spread out on tables so participants can look through/read them. Inclusion involves everyone, so everyone will have an opportunity to engage in the session by using any device they have, discussions, and guided help if needed. I also share ways to differentiate when designing plans with STEM and SEL by assigning students roles or letting themselves assign roles to one another based on their strengths. Everyone is provided with what they need to be successful.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

1:15pm EST

Interactive Classroom with Apple
Join Apple Education for an immersive learning experience at NCTIES as we explore and share new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible in teaching and learning. Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing that creativity is critical for communicating ideas, solving problems, and making a positive impact on the world. Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad. In our interactive classroom, you’ll explore drawing, photography, video, coding, and augmented reality. And you’ll get hands on with fun activities, then take your projects home to share with peers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

1:15pm EST

K-12 Cybersecurity Program Overview and Status Updates
In 2021, NCDPI established the K-12 Cybersecurity Program with a purpose of organizing and aligning business and technical cybersecurity functions holistically across the state so that PSU and NCDPI stakeholders have greater visibility into the people, processes, and technologies deployed and have a measurable way to determine whether those efforts are sufficient and correct for current and future needs.  This presentation will give an overview of this program, outline the individual projects underway, and provide the status of each.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Carter

Samuel Carter

Systems Architect, Friday Institute / North Carolina State University
Samuel is a Systems Architect in the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute where he supports the team in all matters of cybersecurity with the purpose of improving the security posture at PSUs and Community Colleges throughout North Carolina. He serves as a leader... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
306A

1:15pm EST

Literature and STEM: A match made in Heaven.
Literature and STEM are not exclusive subject areas. Some of the best STEM lessons are based on literature. By basing STEM lessons on books in your classroom library you can create soem amazing, thought-provoking activities for students. Participants will take part in a live example of a literature-based STEM lesson live in the session and then be able to start creating a lesson of their own within the session.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Alderson

Elizabeth Alderson

STEM Teacher, Moore County Schools
In my 13th year of teaching I have taught every grade K-12 and even ventured out of the classroom. I am currently running a K-5 STEM lab at Aberdeen Elementary in Aberdeen, NC integrating Science and technology into everyday curriculum.


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
402
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Using diverse books within your lessons is a great way to create an inclusive experience for your students.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

1:15pm EST

Magnify Microbit Media
In this session, we plan to share the activities created to incorporate microbits in the computer science classroom and in the media setting. We will bring microbits for attendees to engage with and we will also have links to the activities, suggested materials list, and offer assistance in implementing the use of these activities.

Speakers
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Ava Willaims

Teacher/Faculty, Jones Senior High School
Ava has been a computer science teacher and has been employed at JSHS for 5 years. She has a passion for teaching students and giving them the opportunity to be imaginative and creative.


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
305B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will definitely support diversity, equity, and inclusion within this session. Our activities involve merging technology and print books. The books used in the session will support these elements.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305B

1:15pm EST

People Are More Important Than Things
There are a ton of moving parts that factor into a child’s learning experience. Homelife, school culture, technology, curriculum, expectations, this list goes on and on. However, nothing is more important than educator effectiveness. A resourceful, talented educator is able to overcome nearly any obstacle thrown at her in order to ensure her students are set up for success. In this session, we will discuss the value of educator empowerment.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Trafera

Trafera

Now more than ever, technology is critical to helping students succeed. Trafera partners with you to provide the technology and support to help you achieve your education goals and inspire your students to excellence. Right Technology. Right Support. Bright Future.Booth: 849, 851... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

1:15pm EST

Rethinking - Effective Literacy Practices and the Blended Learning Models
Join us to examine a variety of digital tools, templates, differentiation strategies and exemplar learning activities in a station rotation style session. As you move through each station, you will focus on how the tools, templates, strategies and exemplars can be used to build student skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You will leave with a toolbox filled with ideas, digital tools, templates, and learning activities to implement in your instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Blankenship

Vickie Blankenship

Western Regional Professional Development Coordinator - Rethink Education, Rethink Education
I have 28 years of experience in education. I have spent most of my years in education as a middle school media specialist in McDowell County Schools. I have also served in Asheville City Schools as a media specialist/digital lead teacher. Currently, I serve as the Western Regional... Read More →
avatar for Tericia Eller

Tericia Eller

Northwest Regional PD Coordinator, Rethink Education
I have 24 years of experience in education in a variety of roles and grade levels; however the bulk of my teaching background is in English Language Arts. Currently, I serve as the Northwest Regional Professional Development Coordinator for the Rethink Education Initiative. We are... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
303
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will model the use of blended learning models that allow for participants to choose path and pace in many of the activities that we share. In addition, we will share resources that will assist participants in supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in their classroom.Literary selections offered during this session will reflect diversity.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 303

1:15pm EST

Trend Up! - Using Spreadsheet Tools to Impact Student Outcomes
We will use different student examples to demonstrate how spreadsheet tools can be used to monitor student trend lines in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. Participants will be given a template allowing them the opportunity to follow along in the process of inputing data into a spreadsheet that will generate a trend line, providing evidence of intervention effectiveness and removing the guess work.

Speakers
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Lee Ann Holmes

PAR, Moore County Schools
Lee Ann has been an educator for 28 years. As a math and computer science teacher for most of her teaching career, Lee Ann had a love for robotics that she brought into the classroom for her students. She was instrumental in starting the first robotics showcase in Moore County Schools... Read More →
EA

Emily Adkins

Instructional Support Facilitator


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
301A
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity This session is designed to provide a systematic way to increase levels of support whereby the needs of all learners are identified and targeted effectively.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

1:15pm EST

Where Does Computer Science Fit Into My Day?
Participants will learn about the NC K-12 Computer Science standards and how to integrate those standards into core curriculum. Participants will explore a variety of tools that can be used to implement standards and will leave with a roadmap for addressing all standards.

Speakers
avatar for Lara Cabaniss

Lara Cabaniss

Coach/Facilitator, Cabarrus County Schools
I am a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Gardner Webb University. I began my STEM journey as a STEM teacher and then a STEM Coach at Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary. Now I serve as a STEM Coach for Cabarrus County Schools working specifically at the elementary level. My passion is seeing... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Money

Carmen Money

Coach/Facilitator, Cabarrus County Schools
My name is Carmen Money. I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina University. I work as a STEM Coach in Cabarrus County. I have also taught a span of grade levels from 2nd to 6th with a focus on how to teach students how to be successful in the "real world... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
305A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity We will provide a multimodal approach to the session in order to ensure that all participants can engage with the content.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

1:15pm EST

Teaching SEL and Empathy Through Virtual Field Trips
Ready to take your students across the globe? Or how about empower your kids to take you back in time and share amazing historical information about your local city? In this session, we will explore a dozen or so possibilities, including VR experiences that can radically transform your teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier is an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast. Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

1:15pm EST

Create a Positive Culture with Curation
Strong leaders leverage available resources to promote a positive culture for learning. Participants examine 10 steps to consider when curating digital tools and learning opportunities. After each step, participant engage in reflection and/or collaborative applications.
Examples of active engagement strategies planned for the session include Padlet, Wakelet, Mentimeter activities, as well as article and resource examination, and partner and small group guided discussions. Ultimately, participants will collaborate to begin planning the curation of their own collections.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham

Innovation and Strategic Development Facilitator, Cumberland County Schools
Always seeking new ideas to share with teachers and teacher-leaders in Cumberland County, NC and beyond!


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
302C
  Leadership, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The topic of this presentation is intended to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. We want ALL teachers to be able to have easy, organized access to the best possible resources to meet the needs of ALL of their learners. Curation is a concept that is not typically addressed in leadership training, yet it is the perfect way for an educational leader to ensure equitable access to quality resources.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302C

1:15pm EST

Equity in Education Panel: Digital Equity for Students and Educators
Moderators: Dayson Pasion and Dr. Patricia Hilliard
Panelists: Michael Parker West, Keana Triplett, Kimberly Nava Eggett, Elaine Utin, and Elaine Atherton

Join us for a conversation with educators and leaders across the state about the current challenges and opportunities related to educational equity and how you can be a part of creating a more equitable educational experience for North Carolina students.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Parker West

Michael Parker West

Assistant Principal, Wake County Public Schools
Learner • Educator • Organizer • AP at @HortonsCreekES • Surfacing Counternarratives w/ @backthroughpod • Justice4All • Teaching is sacred work • he/him
avatar for Kimberly Nava Eggett

Kimberly Nava Eggett

Asheville City/Claxton Elementary
Digital Lead Teacher for Claxton Elementary @claxtonelemNC Teaching Fellow, Google Educator Cert 2, @commonsenseed ambassador, Appalachian State Educational Leadership Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Patricia Hilliard

Patricia Hilliard

Coach/Facilitator, The Friday Institute
Dr. Patricia Hilliard serves as a Teaching & Learning Specialist at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. She works with school districts to design, develop and deliver professional learning for teachers, administrators, and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Keana Triplett

Keana Triplett

Academic Instructional Coach, Watauga High School
avatar for Elaine Townsend Utin

Elaine Townsend Utin

Co-Founder / Executive Director, LatinxEd
EA

Elaine Atherton

Director of Scratch Education Collaborative, Scratch Foundation


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC- Ballroom A

1:15pm EST

Hey Google, Can You Teach me to Lead?
Algorithms & AI will never replace the personal touch of leadership & coaching. In this session we’ll engage with coaching & leadership strategies inspired by Dare to Lead (Brené Brown), The Infinite Game (Simon Sinek), & Think Again (Adam Grant).

We will be taking three activities from three popular leadership books and demonstrating these strategies with the group.

Speakers
avatar for Mollee Holloman

Mollee Holloman

Innovative Learning Catalyst East / Dare Librarian, NCDPI DTL / Dare Co Schools
Mollee is a librarian in Dare County, currently serving as an Innovative Learning Catalyst (Educator on Loan) for the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning at NCDPI. She is driven to help better define literacy in the digital age, and to collaborate with a variety of educators... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
306B
  Leadership, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will be using diverse examples, employing UDL to design and execute the information and activities within our session, invite multiple perspectives
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306B

1:15pm EST

Active with Apple: Students Making Content Connections Digitally
 Join us as we share with you how Buncombe County Schools is creating active learning environments with Apple technology.  During this session you will hear from amazing educational leaders about how students are making content connections digitally.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Instructional Technology & Media Systems Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is the Instructional Technology & Media Systems Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. In her role, she works with the district’s 12 blended learning coaches and 50 media coordinators. She... Read More →
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Crystle Hyatt

3rd Grade Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
avatar for Wendy Fusco

Wendy Fusco

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools
Wendy is a veteran Blended Learning Coach and avid Apple user! She currently works with four elementary schools in the Buncombe County School District.
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
206
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

1:15pm EST

Appy Hour: Purpose, Process, and Product
In this high energy session, participants will engage as students, utilizing FREE apps and FREE digital tools that can impact teaching&learning. Participants will experience the effects of collaboration and technology integration on classroom management, student engagement and student success. Participants will leave with tools and strategies that can be immediately implemented in 1:1&BYOD schools.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Simpson

Julie Simpson

Chief Academic Officer at Washington County Schools, Washington County Schools
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and my Master of School Administration from NCSU NELA program. I have been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, AP, principal, Director of Testing and Accountability... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Hillary Boutwell

Dr. Hillary Boutwell

Director of Testing and Accountability, Washington County Schools
avatar for Cordelia Breiner

Cordelia Breiner

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Washington County Schools
avatar for Shajuana Sellers

Shajuana Sellers

Director of Human Resources, Washington County Schools
Football, basketball, volleyball…actually I love ALL SPORTS!!“In God we Trust, all others bring data.” Dr. DemingMath GeekGoal-orientedI LOVE JESUS!! 


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott - Congressional B
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional B

1:15pm EST

Blogging 101
Blogging allows leaders, teachers, and students to share with the world. During this hands on workshop you will work collaboratively to explore the content we have developed and currated. You will be given time to choose and explore one of the paths ( Blogging 101, Instructional, Google Sites, Edublogs). Your group will then share with one another what you learned during your time of exploration. The remainder of the workshop will be dedicated to creating your blog and posting your first blog post. 

Bring earbuds, a charged laptop, some images, and maybe even a some content that you would like to incude in your blog post(s). 

Session Materials

Slide Deck

Blogging 101

Back Channel Padlet 




Speakers
avatar for Barbara Vinal

Barbara Vinal

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public Schools
Barbara Vinal is a teacher, trainer, facilitator, and coach. A Certified Google Trainer, Barbara brings a passion for learning to all students from Elementary to adult. She has presented sessions at multiple conferences at the National, State, and local levels for over 20 years. She... Read More →
avatar for Chris Zirkle

Chris Zirkle

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
I am currently a Digital Learning Coordinator that supports 38 schools. I have been serving in the Wake County Public School System since 2003. I was a Language Arts teacher for ten years, an In School Suspension Coordinator for two and a half years, and an Instructional Technology... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott - State Ballroom A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - State Ballroom A

1:15pm EST

Building Engineers in K-5 Classrooms
In this session, we will give participants a hands-on/brains-on experience where they will understand how easy it is to meaningfully incorporate the engineering/design process into any K-5 classroom. Attendees will actively engage in the engineering/design process, using lessons and activities they can take directly back to their schools.

Link to Presentation here

Come build, learn, and have fun engineering with us!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Collazo

Kim Collazo

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Kim Collazo has been a public school educator for over 30 years and is now a published picture book author, Emersyn Blake and the Spotted Salamander! She has experience teaching 3rd-6th grade. She holds North Carolina licensure in Regular and Special Education, as well as Academically/Intellectually... Read More →
avatar for Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

STEM Specialist, UNC Greensboro - SERVE
Steve Johnson started his career as a kindergarten, 2nd grade and computer lab teacher in Vass, North Carolina. After 9 classroom years, he transitioned to supporting colleagues as a digital learning coach- which eventually led him to the role of Assistant Director of Technology for... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott - Chancellor
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Chancellor

1:15pm EST

Creating & Exploring Canvas for Elementary
In this session, teachers will have the opportunity to explore the new Canvas for Elementary dashboard and learn about settings and resources to make their courses more K-5 friendly.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Corey McNeill

Dr. Corey McNeill

Product Manager - Canvas & #GoOpenNC, NCDPI
Dr. Corey McNeill currently serves as the product manager for Canvas LMS and #GoOpenNC OER at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Corey previously served as; Lead Teacher of Instructional Technology, Instructional Technology Facilitator, and a high school science... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott - State Ballroom B
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - State Ballroom B

1:15pm EST

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning Through Your Library
For many of our students, their refuge is their school library and its resources. How does your media center support social-emotional learning? Join this session to learn more about SEL such as its 3 signature practices, alignment with our digital learning and curriculum standards, and support resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Paker

Kathy Paker

NC DPI Representative, NCSLMA
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →
avatar for Beth Rice

Beth Rice

Social and Emotional Learning Lead, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
Social and Emotional LearningLeadershipSecondary implementationFacilitating adults


Thursday March 3, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott - Congressional A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional A

2:15pm EST

How to navigate the pit falls of ransom ware attacks in the K-12 world
This session will give insights on how K12 schools across the US are dealing with the ever increasing ransom ware threats externally as well as internally on there networks. A must hear!

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for PC Matic

PC Matic

PC Matic
PC Matic Pro's Application Whitelisting is a critical preventative layer of cyber-protection that resides on top of other endpoint security solutions.Booth:  724

Sponsors
avatar for PC Matic

PC Matic

PC Matic
PC Matic Pro's Application Whitelisting is a critical preventative layer of cyber-protection that resides on top of other endpoint security solutions.Booth:  724


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
302B

2:15pm EST

Addressing the Literacy Standards Utilizing Memes
Memes are a common form of expression for teenage students. Learn how to combine student interest in memes using Google Docs and Drawings in order to address literacy standards in a fun and engaging manner. Materials will be provided to ensure students do not encounter inappropriate content when creating memes.

Session Overview
INTRO (5 minutes)
Participants will be introduced to what memes are and how they are used to communicate ideas. The synthesis of images and comments frequently leads to the creative sharing of thoughts resulting in critical thinking around text. Examples of viral memes will be shared in order to create a common understanding.

BACKGROUND/RESEARCH (5 minutes)
Dana Boyd
- Teen communication styles online
- Memes are a common form of self expression for teens.
Howard Gardner
- Online culture is reshaping the sense of identity in teens.
Jennifer Casa-Todd
- Pop Culture is a universal language.

LESSON EXAMPLE AND LITERACY STANDARDS (20 minutes)

Participants will be given all necessary lesson materials in the form of Google Docs. These materials will allow them to crosswalk literacy and content standards while adding to student engagement through the use of social media The materials include a collection of appropriately curated meme templates so that students will not have to worry about content being blocked nor encounter inappropriate content. A usage guide and step by step instructions for how to create memes using Google Docs and Google Drawings will be provided. Participants will be guided on how to use the lesson materials to create engaging learning experiences as well as how to teach literacy content standards in numerous content areas.

CREATE (15 minutes)
Using the lesson materials, participants will take the role of a student in order to create and contribute a meme to a shared Google Doc. Several Google Docs will be provided in a variety of subject areas, allowing everyone to have an opportunity to see the wide application possibilities of the concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their learning to their own subject area, and examples will then be shared in order to have further examples from the crowdsourced material.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools
avatar for Jaymee Hinrichs

Jaymee Hinrichs

Instructional Coach


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
307
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction

2:15pm EST

Blended Learning and Hyperdocs- A Perfect Pair
In this session, participants will actively engage with a hyperdoc while learning more about how hyperdocs fit into a blended learning environment. Participants will also be shown the basics of creating a hyperdoc and given examples for various grade levels and subject areas. Templates and resources will be provided that participants can take back to their schools and share with others.

Speakers
avatar for Lesli Ducasse

Lesli Ducasse

Coach/Facilitator, Southern Wayne High School
I am the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Southern Wayne High School in Wayne County. This is my eighth year as an ITF in Wayne County. I am a Google Certified Trainer and have a passion for sharing my knowledge of technology with others.
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Robin Wilson

Tech Facilitator, Eastern Wayne High School
I have been the technology facilitator at Eastern Wayne High School for seven years.


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
402
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity In this session, the examples we provide will make everyone feel like they have resources that are inclusive of their needs. These will cover a diverse range of topics. Also, we will equip participants with the ability to create their own hyperdocs. Our goal is for everyone to leave feeling like they learned something that they can share with their students and fellow educators.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

2:15pm EST

Cubetto - Coding with the Little Cube that Could!
During our session, participants will work collaboratively to complete a coding challenge with others at their table. Each table will be provided with challenge task cards, a Cubetto robot, a coding board, coding blocks, and a scenic map. Each participant will also be given a paper coding board and blocks to practice with before using the actual electronic board. Lessons will be shared that incorporated Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA skills.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Swengros

Amanda Swengros

Media Coordinator


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
301A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2
  • Devices Other
  • Diversity To support diversity, equity and inclusion, our session will provide example lessons for all types of learners. The Cubetto robot is a tangible way to teach basic block coding to students in PreK-2nd grade. It is very easy to handle with larger-sized pieces that can be used by students with physical disabilities. With this hands-on style of coding, students are encouraged to work together in groups to solve problems and think creatively. This will encourage the inclusion of various student academic abilities working together. Equality is also easily addressed by using Cubetto, as it can be passed around by the students giving everyone a chance. Unlike other robots, Cubetto is very durable and can withstand drops and falls...plus it can be sanitized! Paper coding blocks and boards will also be provided to participants to demonstrate how we teach in our schools. This gives everyone a chance to participate and learn at their own pace.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

2:15pm EST

Data Infused Formative Assessment Design
In this session, attendees will explore how to use data to design a better formative assessment for their classroom. Using Google Forms, we will model creating a reusable exit ticket with conditional formatting to quickly alert educators to student needs. A second example will be a formative assessment designed with automatic feedback to support student remediation and enrichment. Attendees will leave the session with access to model forms and tutorial videos to recreate in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools
avatar for Pam Batchelor

Pam Batchelor

Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Johnston County Public Schools


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
306B
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity A well-designed formative assessment quickly alerts educators to the needs of all students. This session will include best practices on digital accessibility to ensure all students are able to access the assessment and receive academic support. Resources provided in the session will have closed captions and digital formatting to be accessible with screen readers.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306B

2:15pm EST

Engage Students Like Never Before with Lumio!
This session will support diversity, equity, and inclusion through agnostic device and network connectivity. Content can be shared to participant devices, regardless of device or network, to ensure equal access to content is received.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inspiring classroom experiences Simple, flexible, connected solutions through Interactive Displays and Online Lesson DeliveryBooth:  845, 944

Sponsors
avatar for SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inspiring classroom experiences Simple, flexible, connected solutions through Interactive Displays and Online Lesson DeliveryBooth:  845, 944


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

2:15pm EST

Hidden Treasures: Tech Tools Off the Beaten Path
This session will be highly interactive, asking attendees to engage in an activity for each tool to get hands-on experience. Attendees will be introduced to some hidden treasures that are new or less commonly used including Blooket, Mentimeter, and Wordwall as formative activities for your students. These resources are all free and ready to be used in your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Eberle

Erin Eberle

Instructional Technologist, Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools
Erin started off as a Language Arts teacher.  Just about the beginning of the pandemic, she finished her MEd from NC State in Digital Thinking and Learning.  She now serves as an instructional technologist and STEAM Coordinator at Wiley Magnet Middle in Winston Salem.  She is passionate... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
303
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Attendees will be actively engaged during the presentation using the device of their choice and will be encouraged to ask questions share critical evaluations.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 303

2:15pm EST

Infusing Scaffolding Strategies for Better Student Outcomes
Presentation Link

Summary
As educators,we facilitate learning for students with varied knowledge and experiences. This session provides an understanding of research-based protocols, graphic organizers, and thinking routines that scaffold student learning. You’ll walk away with templates and tools to help you provide scaffolded instruction that will empower learners and grow knowledge constructors.

The session will begin with attendees engaging in an interactive session to process scaffolding strategies and tools which can be used in a blended or virtual environment. Participants will engage in a variety of strategies used to facilitate effective scaffolding protocols with students. There will be purposeful discussions with colleagues as they explore research-based protocols, graphic organizers, and thinking routines, along with other professional resources and examples.

Digital tools and templates will be modeled for participants in order to build a bridge from workshop to the classroom. The tools and templates will include: EduProtocols, Project Zero Thinking Routines, Discovery Education Spotlight on Strategies, National School Reform Faculty protocols and activities, and templates from digital learning experts.

Participants will leave with access to a repository of resources which highlight effective scaffolding practices that empower learners and grow knowledge constructors.

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Hanley

Wanda Hanley

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Wanda Hanley has been an educator for over twenty years. She started her career in Wake County Public Schools. She is fluent in Portuguese as a second language and often uses her bilingual talents to make students from Brazil feel at home in North Carolina. She has always been a passionate... Read More →
avatar for Sadie Hoover

Sadie Hoover

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Sadie has been in education since 2003. She earned a BAEd in Elementary Ed K-6 and a Specialization in PreK-K. Later, she obtained an MAEd in Instructional Technology. She has experience in elementary and middle school teaching and has served as a magnet coordinator and Instructional... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
304
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The tools and ideas shared allow educators to facilitate students in personal, emotional, social and cultural growth no matter their background, race, sexual identity or economic class. When the session is delivered, we will be sure to implement accessibility features that allow all participants to benefit from the resources and information. Resources included are from experts of various backgrounds who have supported students from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 304

2:15pm EST

Interactive Classroom with Apple
Join Apple Education for an immersive learning experience at NCTIES as we explore and share new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible in teaching and learning. Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing that creativity is critical for communicating ideas, solving problems, and making a positive impact on the world. Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad. In our interactive classroom, you’ll explore drawing, photography, video, coding, and augmented reality. And you’ll get hands on with fun activities, then take your projects home to share with peers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

2:15pm EST

Leading with Legos
Since Legos are such a widely known product our session will ignite creativity: all attendees will actively participate. Active participation was our goal as we set out to utilize this platform to increase teacher utilization of STEAM activities within their classroom. As instructional technology facilitators we led with Legos to provide opportunities for engagement, inclusion and creative problem solving. We started with breaking down the teaching behaviors we wished to increase, added manipulatives and Led with Legos. The same will be true of our session. If you want to increase STEAM you have to first gain confidence and start with a simple brick. Then decide which designs will lead to success and which ones might be a pitfall that needs to be reimagined and redesigned for the best solution. In the background teachers will be exploring ways to build groups that consist of student roles, reinforce communication skills like listening, speaking, and construction of written products. Teachers who participated in our program have had opportunities to observe the process, practice the process in their classroom with support, and modify and create their own learning opportunities in their classrooms that meet their students needs.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Hester

Charlotte Hester

Instructional Technology Facilitator, First Flight Elementary School
Education is constantly changing! Since beginning my role as ITF at First Flight Elementary, I am learning that every day is a journey that helps us grow and improve in all aspects of ourselves. I love teaching elementary students and seeing them flourish in their classrooms and related... Read More →
avatar for Marli Boyd

Marli Boyd

Librarian, Manteo Elementary School
Marli Boyd wrote her fifth grade “graduation essay” about wanting to be a librarian when she grew up. This is her eighth year as a school librarian and she is currently at Manteo Elementary School in Dare County, North Carolina. She is passionate about making the library a safe... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Gray

Kristin Gray

ITF, CHES
This is my 30th year with Dare County Schools!  I taught mostly 1st & 2nd grades until this year when I become the ITF!
avatar for Lori O'Neal

Lori O'Neal

ITF, Nags Head Elementary
As the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Nags Head Elementary my vision is to use best practices from 15 years of teaching/coaching in elementary education to support teachers in facilitating a blended learning environment where all students succeed. My pedagogy is based on... Read More →
avatar for Christine Spinella

Christine Spinella

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Kitty Hawk Elementary School


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
301B
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span 44684
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity We realize not every teacher has access to all these materials, but some of the processes include using group roles and developing protocols for communications with students. These processes allow teachers to tailor the learning process to meet the needs of the students they teach as they increase STEAM within their classroom. We will also share resources for grant writing within our session to help fund programs within other districts.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

2:15pm EST

MTSS and motivation – Implementing an impactful MTSS program to address motivation and mental health
As students return to the classroom, educators are faced with numerous mental health challenges, such as trauma, social anxiety and lack of psychological safety. How can we welcome students and help them develop the skills they need to move through these challenges? In this session, we’ll discuss how to implement and assess MTSS with fidelity, incorporate best practices for SEL and use an evidence-based approach to create a highly motivating and positive school climate.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Young

Shawn Young

CEO, Classcraft

Exhibitors
avatar for Classcraft

Classcraft

Classcraft helps  educators motivate learners to reach their potential through sustainable,  playful learning experiences that promote growth and human connection.  Educators with tiered intervention initiatives use Classcraft to improve  behavior and school climate by fostering... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Classcraft

Classcraft

Classcraft helps  educators motivate learners to reach their potential through sustainable,  playful learning experiences that promote growth and human connection.  Educators with tiered intervention initiatives use Classcraft to improve  behavior and school climate by fostering... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

2:15pm EST

Pixel Art to Engage & Assess Students
Participants will learn what Pixel Art is & how this form of digital art can be combined with Google Sheets to create fun and engaging Mystery Pictures for students. You will be able to design and use simple code to create their own Mystery Picture.

Speakers
avatar for MaryLu Ringwood

MaryLu Ringwood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wake County Public School System
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Wake County Public Schools. I love sharing my passion for integrating technology in the classroom with teachers throughout the district and state. I am truly a tech geek, but don't support using technology in the classroom just for... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
305A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity I will provide links to the presentation, so participants can follow along at their own pace. The presentation will include videos and written directions so participants can repeat/review as needed. I will provide ways to modify the activities for all age and skill levels.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 305A

2:15pm EST

Pixton- Turn Your Students Into Comic Creators
Pixton cures classroom boredom and empowers every student by unleashing artistic and writing potential. It's easy to use for basic projects but also includes advanced features for those looking for more. After sharing experiences from students and teachers, participants will have a chance to create their own avatars and begin a comic strip in a workshop environment. Participants will gain the knowledge to go back and start Pixton with their students right away!     Here is the link to presentation! 
 

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl McCrorey

Cheryl McCrorey

Media Coordinator, South Elementary School
I'm a media coordinator at South Elementary School in the Mooresville Graded School District.


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
302A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Representing diversity, students can make avatars that actually look like them, and then use the avatars in their projects to form deeper connections to the content. When making avatars, students have many options in choosing specific skin tones, clothing, and styles that match their cultures. One of the most remarkable features is the fact that teachers and students can put their avatar in a wheelchair or have hearing aids. Pixton has content packs representing current topics. The essence of Pixton is about respect, inclusion & embracing the differences in human nature.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

2:15pm EST

Simplifying IT with Digital Classroom Management - Bridging the gap between Teachers and Tech
In today’s environment, digital classroom management can be one of the strongest components that determines student success. Encore and Linewize will speak to IT departments on the silos that exist between tech and teachers, and how proper solutions can help break those barriers. Linewize’s content filtering and classroom management solution is built for modern-day learning atmospheres and enable IT departments and teachers with the tools they need to deliver success.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fesperman

Carrie Fesperman

Digital Learning & Collaboration Specialist, Encore Technology Group
As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I taught first grade, second grade, and ESOL. I started working with my district to help lead professional development for my grade level and discovered my passion. I love helping teachers. The teaching profession is hard, and I found my place... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Encore Technology Group

Encore Technology Group

Encore Technology Group, LLC
We design, develop and deploy safe, reliable, and efficient solutions that not only improve how you work but also provide the best fit now and into the future.”

Sponsors
avatar for Encore Technology Group

Encore Technology Group

Encore Technology Group, LLC
We design, develop and deploy safe, reliable, and efficient solutions that not only improve how you work but also provide the best fit now and into the future.”


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

2:15pm EST

Swipe Right for Digital Learning: Seeking & Finding Your Tech Match
After such a worldwide disruption to education, many of us find ourselves at a professional crossroads and feeling isolated or alone. Our session will help reconnect participants to the tools, strategies and pedagogy which support meaningful digital learning. Participants will work through a mock technology dating profile and activities to find the resources that work for them. It's time for everyone to get our technology groove back.

Our goal is to look at tools and resources used in the classroom that teachers may have used in pre-pandemic, hybrid and virtual settings and cast those in a new light. In order to move past and beyond, it is important to reevaluate our attitudes and approaches in using technology and determine how to embrace change for a greater impact.

The session will focus on reimagining the use of digital tools for assessment, feedback, check-ins, and presentation of materials. 

Speakers
avatar for Angie McClung

Angie McClung

District Digital Learning, Henderson County Public Schools
I am a proud member of the Henderson County Public Schools Digital Learning Team along with my partner, Natalie Ezell. I began my career as an elementary Spanish teacher, then moved to the K-5 classroom and enjoyed teaching in a dual-language school in Las Vegas, NV. I am a National... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Ezell

Natalie Ezell

District Level Digital Learning, Henderson County Public Schools
I have been spellbound by the art of the story for as long as I can remember. It led me to write and read constantly as a child and ultimately drew me away from veterinary medicine and into literature and teaching instead. I spent my first eight years teaching Language Arts and Science... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
302C
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity Part of our intention in reimagining the use of current technology is to address the needs of all students. From something as simple as differentiation of assignments to passion projects and daily/weekly check-ins, digital tools can create an awareness and purposeful interactions with students and families. The use of technology can open connections with the world outside of the classroom helping foster empathy, celebrate identity and/or create equity for any classroom setting. Not every classroom or school is able to provide the diversity of resources necessary, but we hope to provide a gateway for teachers to gather information on their students' needs. Furthermore, we hope to equip them with the ability to sort through the numerous options and make an applicable partnership with what matches the needs of each of their students.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302C

2:15pm EST

This could have been an email!
This highly interactive session will provide insight to best practices in adult learning and building professional development for teachers while offering practical and just-in-time strategies for anyone providing PD to faculty and staff.

For every strategy we highlight or introduce, participants will experience the activity or website/app and build ideas for their own use.

Resources will be shared and open dialogue and collaboration will be central to our discussion.


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Speakers
avatar for Lydia Richmond

Lydia Richmond

Assistant Principal, West Rowan High School
Lydia Richmond is an Assistant Principal at West Rowan High School, but for the twenty previous years taught English both in-person and online at the high school and college levels. For eleven of those years, Lydia taught, developed, and led for the North Carolina Virtual Public School.Her... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Queen

Samantha Queen

Instructional Coach, Rowan Salisbury Schools
After graduating from North Carolina State University with a Secondary Education English degree and an American History minor, Samantha remained in WCPSS for 9 years. She taught all levels of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English as well as Speech & Debate 1. During this time, Samantha... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
306A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity For every activity/app/strategy we demonstrate, we will provide a variety of methods to use. Additionally, our focus is on allyship amongst staff and peers to build culture and trust.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306A

2:15pm EST

Tie Together Bell Ringers with Technology
This session will show different ways to engage students at the start of class as well as how to pull together the lesson at the end of class. This session will show how to use different mediums for collection of data through websites, google suite as well as using Canvas quizzes. Participants will share ideas digitally, discuss with other attendees possible usages in their classrooms. Participants themselves will complete an opener and closer activity to see the ideas in use as their students would.

Speakers
avatar for Leslye Long

Leslye Long

Math Teacher, Mooresville Graded School District
This is my 14th year teaching High School Mathematics. I have taught Integrated Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, NC Math 3 (Inclusion, College Prep, Honors) and AP Calculus. I taught for 11 years in the State of Michigan and am now in my 3rd year teaching in North... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
305B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity This session will use diverse bitmoji themes that cater to all student interests and cultures. Questions in the closers will play off students backgrounds and personalities.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305B

2:15pm EST

Using Digital Personas to Teach Primary Source Reading Comprehension
My overall goal for this session is to expose high school Social Studies and English teachers to digital persona generators that will aid in student comprehension of primary sources (Mural.co, personagenerator.com, and UXPressia.com). Digital personas are a way to classify a group of people based on their key characteristics, wants, and needs (“Personas,” 2021). The typical use of personas is for product designers to understand the needs of their future users; however, I believe this tool can be applied to a classroom setting in teaching students to read while thinking about the point of view of the primary source author. Research has shown that activating students’ schema, or background knowledge, about a topic before reading can help aid in their reading comprehension (Anderson, 2018). Through this conference session, teachers will learn about the creation of digital personas as a tool for activating schemas before reading and interpreting primary source material. For a Social Studies classroom application, digital personas will help students with Document Based Questions because they will be able to quickly classify the point of view of the primary source based on the catalog of personas they have created. Students will only need to assess if the source is in line with the persona of the person writing the source or not. For example, if a student has created a persona for a pro-slavery Democrat and they are confronted with a primary source from South Carolina, the student will only need to assess if the point of view reflected in the source aligns with the pro-slavery Democrat persona, or if the point of view is divergent from the norm. This is a much easier method to approach reading primary sources. In an English class, students can create personas for the characters in the novel they are reading or teachers can lead them through what the societal norms for groups of people were at the time the novel of choice was written.

Session Outline:
5 minutes: Theoretical framework for activating schemas/background information and sharing the struggles of primary source reading that students face
10 minutes: Read the 5 prepared personas of key groups of people related to the Civil War. There will be a persona for a Southern Democrat, a Northern Republican, a former slave, a slave owner, and an abolitionist writer. These personas will outline a general description of what each persona group believes, their common attitudes, their goals, hypothetical quotes of what we predict they might express in the source, and a portrait of a famous person from the category. Each persona will also have a short primary source excerpt for the session attendees to read through.
5 minutes: Session attendees will then receive a document- based essay question and will outline their answer in groups.
5 minutes: As a full group, session attendees will discuss the activity and if/how they found the personas to be useful when analyzing the primary sources
10 minutes: In groups, session attendees will explore the persona generating technology on 3 different websites: Mural.co, personagenerator.com, and UXPressia.com and discuss the pros and cons of each site
10 minutes: As a full group, session attendees will share ideas they have for other classroom applications for the digital persona generators.
Attendees will also leave with a pamphlet of suggestions for additional classroom activities that use the persona generator platform.

Speakers

Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
306C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 44904
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity My session will include primary sources from multiple perspectives and will provide students with skills to interpret primary sources on their own and form their own opinions. Although I am presenting a digital platform for teachers to implement in the classroom, the activity can be modified to be done on paper if teachers and students do not have access to digital tools in their classrooms. Digital personas will also provide special needs students a more concrete tool to approach primary source reading to aid in their reading comprehension. The use of group work throughout the session will also provide an opportunity for more voices to be heard.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306C

2:15pm EST

A Process A Hack and A Tool Walk Into A Classroom
Every day in our classrooms we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting students through a creative process is often overlooked. We simply give them a rubric, a device, a due date and we say, “Go!” What we are left with are unimaginative ideas and poorly constructed models. In his talk Manuel will share how to support student creativity by introducing them to a process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketch-noting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

2:15pm EST

Beyond the Slideshow: Google Slides Activities for all Subjects
We all know Google Slides is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be used to make "Choose Your Own Adventure" style stories, interactive quizzes, online comic strips, storybooks, stop-motion animation, manipulatives, formative feedback in class, peer editing activities, and more? In this session we will explore these and more non-traditional uses of Slides. Learn how students can use Google Slides to express themselves in more ways than just a presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

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


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC- Ballroom A
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom A

2:15pm EST

Developing Digital Detectives Part 1: Triggers & Access Lenses
The current information landscape is driven by clicks, pushing all content creators toward the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the tenets of ethics and accuracy are sometimes usurped by the need for engagement in the form of follows, likes, and shares, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer sufficient. Join Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins, the authors of Developing Digital Detectives, as they take you through the first two lenses (Triggers & Access) to becoming part of the #digitaldetectivesquad. [Note: This is part one of two sessions.]

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Consultant, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is the CEO of Think | Do | Thrive. Think | Do | Thrive works with educators, school leaders, districts and school organizations to embrace ambiguity, strengthen human capacity, and inspire the souls of social servants.Darren knows first hand how difficult it is to cultivate... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC- Ballroom B
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom B

3:00pm EST

Snacks (Free)
Thursday March 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall
  Food
  • Room Hxhibit Hall

3:00pm EST

Playground
Table 1 - ReThink Ed 
Are you ready to build your blended learning expertise?  Now is the time to rethink how we educate our students in North Carolina. NCDPI developed the Rethink Education statewide blended instructional model to prepare NC for a future where students, families, and schools can successfully navigate seamless instructional models of remote, in-person, and blended learning. The program aims to empower resilient and adaptive teachers who are equipped for digital-age instruction through rigorous badging cohorts. Cohort 2 registration is now open (and is free!) to all NC district, charters, and lab schools. Stop by to learn more about how you can build capacity of educators and improve student outcomes through blended instruction.

Tables 2 and 3:  Honk! Honk! Goosechasing Around With Our Vendor
Need to take a break and shift your focus to doing a scavenger hunt through our vendor hall?  Download the Goosechase app to your mobile device and stop by tables 2 or 3 to get a game code to begin learning more about our incredible vendors can support your work with students and educators.  

Thursday March 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall

3:00pm EST

Tips and Strategies learned from implementing a gamification professional development
Summary of Presentation - This session will discuss a free gamification professional development for teachers created by faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The open discussion format of the session will lend itself to sharing the tips and strategies learned from the implementation of the free curriculum. Participants will be provided with links to the free curriculum to use in their schools. Gamification can make a significant impact in education and beyond. However, teachers need to be trained on how to use these technologies and new approaches effectively in their classroom before implementation. Additionally, the level of customization that gamification provides for learners can allow for a more personalized learning and even a culturally-situated learning design. The impact of this online gamification PD can inform practitioners and researchers who plan to implement these strategies in their own classroom or conduct similar studies.

Content of the Presentation - Digital games have been used for educational purposes for almost forty years now (Egenfeldt-Nielsen, 2007; Games & Squire, 2011). Still, most teachers have little or limited experience with digital games (Bourgonjon et al., 2013), especially when it comes to integrating these technologies into the classroom. Additionally, when teachers indicate they play video games, it is usually a small number playing on a regular basis (Kenny and McDaniel, 2011; Becker and Jacobsen, 2005), which can contribute to this limited use of digital games in the classroom.


A new approach to the application of games in education has been gamification. Although there are many definitions available for gamification, a common understanding of this concept involves the application of game elements (e.g., reward system, game narrative, rule-based, etc.) into non-game contexts (Detering 2011), such as educational settings. Even though there have been some concerns and issues with the implementation of gamification in education (Hanus & Fox, 2015), when used properly, gamification can involve, inform and educate the learner (Kapp, 2012).


Thus, a free online professional development (PD) on gamification for K-12 teachers has been developed. This PD includes online modules covering: What is Gamification, Gamification and Classroom Management, Gamification and Content Delivery, and Gamification and Assessment. Each of the modules demonstrate how teachers can use gamification tools and techniques to enhance their instruction. Participants in this presentation will have a chance to go through the modules and interact with the pedagogical agent who guides through each level and task involved in the PD. Participants will be able to share ways that they have been able to integrate gamification techniques into their own teaching and learning. It is hoped that this will create a discussion of tips, strategies, and sites for gamification.

In addition to videos, graphics, animations and audio, the modules include gamified activities such as (a) Crossword puzzle in which learners have to find the terms used in gamification, (b) Watch Your Step in which learners have the pedagogical agent jump on the rocks that describe the types of gamification, or (c) The Lily Pads in which learners choose the correct lily pads that describe the importance of gamification. These examples will be provided to the participants in order to generate conversations.

The presenters will also provide tips and strategies learned from the implementation and evaluation of the PD. These tips and strategies can be presented in a game-based format in which participants will move their pawn/token through a track path (similar to game boards such as candyland or game of life) to reach to the end of their gamified journey.

Speakers
avatar for UNCW-Masters Master's Of Instructional Technology

UNCW-Masters Master's Of Instructional Technology

UNCW
The Masters of Instructional Technology at UNCW is a graduate level program that provides students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the instructional technology field. We will provide further information to attendees about our program and the different types of services... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ertzberger

Jeff Ertzberger

Lecturer/Director of Technology, UNC Wilmington


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 1
  Poster, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 44684
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Not all learners learn the same way so this presentation has been designed to be interactive with flexibility on how the content is delivered (e.g., visual, auditorial and physical motor, etc.). Presenters will lead discussions on how the level of customization that gamification provides for learners can allow for a more personalized learning and even a culturally-situated learning design.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room Poster Table - Exhibit

3:15pm EST

Developing Digital Detectives Part 2: Forensic & Motives Lenses
The current information landscape is driven by clicks, pushing all content creators toward the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the tenets of ethics and accuracy are sometimes usurped by the need for engagement in the form of follows, likes, and shares, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer sufficient. Join Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins, the authors of Developing Digital Detectives, as they take you through the last two lenses (Forensic & Motives) to becoming part of the #digitaldetectivesquad. [Note: This is part two of two sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Consultant, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is the CEO of Think | Do | Thrive. Think | Do | Thrive works with educators, school leaders, districts and school organizations to embrace ambiguity, strengthen human capacity, and inspire the souls of social servants.Darren knows first hand how difficult it is to cultivate... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 3:45pm EST
RCC- Ballroom B
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom B

3:15pm EST

Accelerate learning recovery with IXL
A critical component of any learning recovery strategy is understanding what students already know and helping them build mastery on essential standards. Come and experience personalized learning from a student’s perspective as we dive into the IXL Group Jam for a quick formative assessment and build your own personalized ACT/SAT study plan or NWEA MAP study plan.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for IXL Learning

IXL Learning

IXL Learning
Used by 12 million K-12 students, IXL Learning helps teachers personalize learning through a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum, a Real-Time Diagnostic, and actionable analytics.

Sponsors
avatar for IXL Learning

IXL Learning

IXL Learning
Used by 12 million K-12 students, IXL Learning helps teachers personalize learning through a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum, a Real-Time Diagnostic, and actionable analytics.


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

3:15pm EST

BrandED With A Mission
Participants will learn how the tenents of business brand and marketing can be adapted in the educational framework. In this session, we will focus on communicating through showcases, celebrations, and building powerful relationships that benefit the school/classroom's stakeholders. Participants will walk away with their own brand mission statement, a digital toolbox of branding resources, and strategies to continue building their brand.

Speakers
avatar for Danae Acker

Danae Acker

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Danae is an educator, instructional designer, innovator, and business professional. She is a relationship builder, which helps reach learners and clients in a personalized way. She uses a learner-centered teaching style because when the learner is the focus of what you're doing, it... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Ashley Pursley serves Anderson School District 5 as a Digital Integration Specialist. She collaborates with educators to provide and support high quality learning opportunities through innovative integration of instructional technology. Ashley has been working in instructional technology... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
305B
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, Other
  • Diversity This session is catered to help teachers and leaders reach all stakeholders within their school community by creating a brand of trust, loyalty, promise, and a distinguished education experience for EVERY community stakeholder. The resources and strategies presented in this session are intended to strengthen the classroom/school community while also giving participants a personalized learning experience.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 305B

3:15pm EST

Building Connections: Tools to create better Graphic Organizers in your classroom
Come to this session to learn how to take your graphic organizers to the next level. This isn’t your “text-book” graphic organizers. This session will cover how to build manipulative graphic organizers, organizers that allow mind-mapping, scaffolded practice for students to create their own graphic organizers, and templates to provide for doodle notes and other note-taking strategies.

This session will use Google Drawings, AutoDraw, Google Slides, Mind-meister, remove.bg, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Damien Akelman

Damien Akelman

API, MGSD
Loving husband. Devoted father. Yankee faithful. Amazon addict. Eagle fan. Panther devotee. Trivia buff. Food junkie. Reading advocate. Computer nerd. History lover. Adventure enthusiast. Travel fiend. Cord cutter. Deal maniac. Couch potato.  Destroyer of Mario Kart Dreams!
avatar for Erika Akelman

Erika Akelman

English Teacher, Mooresville High School
I am in my 12th year teaching and my 8th year teaching in a 1:1 environment. I have experience teaching social studies and all levels of high school English. Currently, I teach AP Language and Composition and English IV. I am in my first year of my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
402
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity The presentation will come with a digital take-away bag. Meaning that anyone who requests it will have access to all the resources that are included in the presentation (how-to videos and directions, direct access to copies of materials, and contact information for follow up) information.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

3:15pm EST

Cultural Competence for Instructional Leaders
Developing culturally responsive-sustaining learning environments begins with a firm understanding of cultural competence. In an effort to better serve students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, we designed this session to inform instructional leaders of the importance and application of cultural competence through critical self-reflection and solution-oriented discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Hilliard

Patricia Hilliard

Coach/Facilitator, The Friday Institute
Dr. Patricia Hilliard serves as a Teaching & Learning Specialist at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. She works with school districts to design, develop and deliver professional learning for teachers, administrators, and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Callie Edwards

Dr. Callie Edwards

Associate Director, Program Evaluation and Education Research, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Dr. Callie Edwards is an experienced educational researcher, program evaluator, and college educator. Her areas of speciality include equity in education, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, qualitative research methods, and research-practice partnerships... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
302C
  Concurrent
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This entire session focuses on building educator capacity to create inclusive learning environments that respect, uphold, and value diversity and equity.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 302C

3:15pm EST

Developing Stellar Lessons: The Case of 3D Modeling
Stellar lessons fascinate students and help them learn. This session proposes development of stellar lessons that challenge students to be creative with a digital tool while attaining a learning goal. In a stellar lesson, a teacher might direct their diverse students to design an app, create a 2D animation, engage in data mining, tinker in a maker space, or develop an app, for instance. Stellar lessons could also direct students to utilize application software for development, such as the free 3D modeling and animation tool, Blender. Whether seeking to attain a learning goal pertaining to language symbols, historical battles, regular polyhedra, or planetary orbits, students may benefit from making a 3D model or animation. Through demonstration and coaching, this session guides participants to use Blender to create 3D letters and punctuation marks, as well as regular polyhedra, and a 3D model of Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Further, in this session, we will discuss options available to teachers when planning stellar lessons that invite innovation with digital tools while helping diverse students attain learning goals for multiple courses in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

In summary, through hands-on activities, participants will learn to use Blender to create language symbols, a tetrahedron, and a model of Earth and its orbit. In addition, participants will discuss how to apply what they learned in their teaching practices.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Luterbach

Ken Luterbach

Higher Education, East Carolina University
Dr. Ken Luterbach is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at East Carolina University. He teaches instructional integration and production courses. Dr. Luterbach studies computer applications for learning and performance and seeks to transform... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
306C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Consistent with references to diverse students in the Session Overview, this session will emphasize the importance of designing lessons for diverse students. Lesson planning for diverse students encourages use of multiple instructional methods, which favors inclusion. Regarding equity, this session demonstrates use of free and open source software.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306C

3:15pm EST

Differentiated Instruction with Mastery Paths in Canvas
During this session, participants will be introduced to the Mastery Paths feature in Canvas. Using mastery paths is a great way to incorporate differentiation into the face-to-face, virtual, and the blended learning environments. Participants will be shown how mastery paths are added in Canvas. They will also be shown examples of mastery paths already created within a module from the teacher and student perspective. Participants will also be given time to begin creating their own mastery path and receive help as needed.

Speakers
avatar for Lesli Ducasse

Lesli Ducasse

Coach/Facilitator, Southern Wayne High School
I am the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Southern Wayne High School in Wayne County. This is my eighth year as an ITF in Wayne County. I am a Google Certified Trainer and have a passion for sharing my knowledge of technology with others.
VJ

Valerie Jernigan

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wayne County Public Schools
Currently a first year instructional technology facilitator for Goldsboro High School in Wayne County. 


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
301A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Mastery paths is a topic that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Canvas platform. The examples given will provide the participants with a scope of how mastery paths can work in diverse environments. We will provide examples and assistance that is tailored to the needs of all participants.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 301A

3:15pm EST

Digital Whiteboards: transform your teaching whether it is in-person, hybrid, or virtual!
We will present Classkick and Whiteboard.fi as digital whiteboards for the classroom. First, participants will interact with them as students so they can see examples of how they can use them. Then we will present the teacher side and help them set up their own first lesson with a digital whiteboard tool. Free subscription to Classkick code will be shared!

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Keilen

Alexandria Keilen

Instructional Technology Facilitator
I enjoyed being an elementary education teacher for 12 years and currently love being an Instructional Technology facilitator and STEM teacher.


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
302B
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, PC Laptops
  • Diversity This session is focused on how digital whiteboards (like Classkick and Whiteboard.fi) allows for students to have anonymity with their work. It includes all students by them all getting to participate in answering. They can also peer assist in Classkick anonymously.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

3:15pm EST

How digital books help schools reimagine reading equity
Over the past two school years, abrupt shifts between remote, hybrid and in-person learning forced schools to reimagine how to deliver instructional resources to students — and digital books helped meet a critical need. However, a return to in-person instruction doesn’t necessitate a return to the status quo. Digital books aren’t just a useful tool for the remote classroom. They’re also a critical tool in the fight to increase reading equity.

This session is a must-attend for anyone looking to build a digital library from the ground up or exploring new ways to leverage their existing ebook and audiobook catalog.

Attendees will be able to engage via session Q&A and have the opportunity to try a demo of Sora if they do not already offer it at their school/district.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett

Account Manager, OverDrive
Extend beyond the physical walls of your library by offering access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming media. More than 21,000 libraries worldwide rely on OverDrive and our catalog of millions of digital titles from 30,000+ publishers. Popular apps include Libby and K... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
306A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Ebooks and audiobooks can help mitigate learning loss particularly for disadvantaged students who might not have print books at home. They also help facilitate a diverse, inclusive school library by providing students the privacy to read titles that they may not feel comfortable publicly reading with a physical book.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306A

3:15pm EST

Improve Students’ Mental, Physical, and Academic Health with The Walking Classroom
The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning nonprofit program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The method is simple: students take brisk walks (preferably outside) while listening to kid-friendly podcasts (many with a STEM focus) that are 15-18 minutes in length. Detailed lesson plans contain objectives, discussion questions, and comprehension quizzes for each podcast, so that when students return from their walk, the content can be reviewed and synthesized.

Students also build their health literacy while using The Walking Classroom. At the beginning of each podcast, there is a brief health literacy message (generally < 1 minute in length), and a social-emotional theme is also featured in each podcast.

This session will highlight the research-proven physical, mental, and academic benefits of walking while listening to educational podcasts. Attendees will get to experience these benefits first hand when they go for a walk listening to a Walking Classroom podcast, and upon return from the educational walk, attendees will learn how to create a walking classroom of their own.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom
Walk, Listen and Learn! The Walking Classroom is an innovative, easy to implement, research-proven program that enables students to get exercise while building core content knowledge. Students listen to kid-friendly educational podcasts on pre-loaded devices while walking. Podcasts... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom
Walk, Listen and Learn! The Walking Classroom is an innovative, easy to implement, research-proven program that enables students to get exercise while building core content knowledge. Students listen to kid-friendly educational podcasts on pre-loaded devices while walking. Podcasts... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

3:15pm EST

In-Person, Hybrid, Remote...oh my! Creating classroom routines in Seesaw that works whatever we are.
In this session we will share classroom routines that students and teachers can implement and use no matter where they are! We will have a station rotation model set up for participants to try different routines and walk away with resources they can start the next day!

Speakers
avatar for Haley Stamey

Haley Stamey

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools
Haley is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools.
avatar for Wendy Fusco

Wendy Fusco

Blended Learning Coach, Buncombe County Schools
Wendy is a veteran Blended Learning Coach and avid Apple user! She currently works with four elementary schools in the Buncombe County School District.


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
304
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This session will support elementary teachers and allow for differentiation within subjects and grades.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 304

3:15pm EST

Interactive Classroom with Apple
Join Apple Education for an immersive learning experience at NCTIES as we explore and share new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible in teaching and learning. Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing that creativity is critical for communicating ideas, solving problems, and making a positive impact on the world. Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad. In our interactive classroom, you’ll explore drawing, photography, video, coding, and augmented reality. And you’ll get hands on with fun activities, then take your projects home to share with peers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

Speakers
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Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

3:15pm EST

Learning Together - Blending Learning at School & Home
We will be using various activities available in Nearpod to engage participants and encourage collaboration during the session. Activities used may include open-ended questions, collaboration boards, polls, and more. Participants will be learning about the approach and mindset we have taken to blended learning and how we have made it successful. Some topics include the use of outside curriculum, parent involvement, mastery-based learning, and asynchronous instruction. Granville Academy is a K-12 blended and online learning school that opened 3 years ago, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speakers
BY

Bethany Young

High School Science Teacher, Granville Academy


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
301B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will ensure that everyone has equal access to the resources and provide support when needed. We will also build a culture that encourages everyone to participate and collaborate with other participants they may not know.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

3:15pm EST

Linguistically Rich Math Instruction
Incorporating discourse in math classrooms that leans on the linguistic cultural values of many minority students. Presenters will teach “low floor, high ceiling” math tasks that allows an entrance to all students where they can work at their own pace, and take the work to different depths at different times. These tasks lead to rich mathematical discussion.
The benefits of incorporating “low floor, high ceiling” math tasks are: hits numerous Mathematics Practice Standards, promotes positive classroom culture, allows learners to show what they can do, not what they cannot do, provides differentiation and promotes perseverance and the idea that anyone can do math (growth mindset). Participants will be engaged by: Utilizing PearDeck, teachers will engage in linguistic collaborative math tasks, followed by culturally relevant reflections. The math tasks will feature three different types of “low floor, high ceiling” math challenges that promote discourse in the math classroom. The digital resources that be used are: 1- Notice & Wonder - https://www.nctm.org/noticeandwonder/ 2- Which one doesn't belong - https://wodb.ca/ 3- Visual patterns - https://www.visualpatterns.org/



What will participants take from presentation:

Teachers will cultivate awareness of cultural values and norms that can leverage deeper mathematical thinking.
Teachers will become comfortable with PearDeck as an engaging, instructional tool.
Teachers will be introduced to three math resources.



What digital resources are included:

Pear Deck
Youcubed.com
https://www.nctm.org/noticeandwonder/
https://wodb.ca/
https://www.visualpatterns.org/



References:

Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond
Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad

Speakers
avatar for Kaylor Kaemba

Kaylor Kaemba

Teacher, Mooresville Graded School District
Kaylor, Lindsey, Aimee, and Felicia are ELA teachers at East Mooresville Intermediate. Each is committed to the success of all students through culturally enriched classrooms, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy, and historically responsive classrooms. Twitter handle: @kkinindoWhat... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
306B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Teachers will cultivate awareness of cultural values and norms that can leverage deeper mathematical thinking. The math resources increase accessibility for all students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306B

3:15pm EST

Professional Learning with SEL in a Digital World
In this session we will walk participants though how to incorporate SEL best practices into a digital learning environment based off of the CASEL framework. We have years of online course design experience along with facilitating online learning for adult learners. Our course engagement strategies increase participation and make the experience enjoyable and purposeful. We have years of data to back up our claims as well as over 500 successful completions by adult learners.

We will model digital SEL activities during this learning opportunity. For example, just like in a f2f classroom where icebreakers help to activate prior knowledge and get learners heading in the right direction, we will show how to do that digitally. In showing how to do it digitally, we will be asking the participants in the room to be the learners and do the SEL activities live. All activities will be viewed in real time on the big screen and moderated as if it were a digital world.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez

teacher/facilitator, Guilford County Schools
HI Everyone,I currently teach 6th grade Social Studies in a hybrid setting. I also teach a virtual course Honor World History to highschool students here in NC. I am also involved in an awesome grant initiative in my county designed to create meaningful instruction for my teaching... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
305A
  Concurrent, Leadership in Digital Learning
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The great thing about SEL is that this method is all about inclusion! Using SEL strategies, instructors are able to help level the playing field and allow an opening for all learners to be their best and do their best.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

3:15pm EST

Reimagining Images in the Classroom
Digital Media can easily tap into a student's curiosity and creativity in the classroom. This session will focus on building digital literacy using Canva, Pages, Keynote, Adobe Express, and Google Draw. This session will focus on the foundations of designing and creating graphics, while also sharing tools that can be used across a variety of grade levels and subject areas. Participants will be given time to explore the tools in this session and begin creating their own graphics.

Speakers
avatar for Grayson Bedenbaugh

Grayson Bedenbaugh

Upper School Instructional Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
I am currently serving as the Technology Facilitator for the Upper School at Charlotte Christian School, where I teach Digital Media and Computer Science classes. I have taught Kindergarten, second, and fourth grades, as well as middle grades math, science, language arts, and social... Read More →
avatar for Katey Balikian

Katey Balikian

Lower School Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
I love imagining better ways to purposefully integrate technology into instruction, and I am always up for trying something new in the classroom! 
avatar for Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Middle School Tech Facilitator, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
I am in my nineth year as a teacher and my third year as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Charlotte Christian School. Previously, I spent six years teaching Science and Social Studies in Gaston County Schools. During my tenure in Gaston County Schools, I served for five... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
302A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The presentation will focus on the skill and not necessarily the tool. However, the tools listed are inclusive of Google and Apple product users and are available at no charge. The principles of design and creativity are also not exclusive to specific learners. The use of graphics in the classroom provides both visual and hands-on learners with an immersive experience.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

3:15pm EST

To Tweet or Not to Tweet … That is the Question!
Highlighting the awesomeness that is happening in our classrooms and schools has become a crucial part of today’s educational landscape. Champion educators learn from one another and sharing amplifies our successes. Being a connected learner is key to capitalizing on the power of social media and participating in a professional learning network. Are you interested in learning tips, tools, and resources to enhance and increase your use of social media? During this engaging session. explore the 5 W's of using social media, while gaining ideas for creating your educator brand to tell your story. You are your best cheerleader.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Instructional Technology Department, "Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia"
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
307

3:15pm EST

Visibility + Control in Google and Microsoft 365 = Secure Schools
K-12 school districts are leaders in adopting cloud platforms, led by the increasing embrace of collaboration tools like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. Unfortunately, school districts are not properly securing the student and staff activity taking place within them that puts schools at risk. While every district uses firewalls and content filters, these aren't effective at protecting the cloud applications used in school.

In this session, you will learn about the cloud layer of the K-12 technology stack and how you can protect your cloud environment to create safer, more secure schools for your students and staff.

This session will call on attendees to share what their cloud security strategies currently look like, whether they are protecting against specific risks in the cloud or not, and actively discuss the questions district administrators should be asking themselves to help further secure these growing cloud environments.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for ManagedMethods

ManagedMethods

Sales Leader, ManagedMethods
ManagedMethods is the leading Google and Microsoft cybersecurity, student safety, and compliance platform for K-12 school districts. We monitor district email, file sharing, chat, and video apps 24/7/365.

Sponsors
avatar for ManagedMethods

ManagedMethods

Sales Leader, ManagedMethods
ManagedMethods is the leading Google and Microsoft cybersecurity, student safety, and compliance platform for K-12 school districts. We monitor district email, file sharing, chat, and video apps 24/7/365.


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

3:15pm EST

Solving Instructional Design Challenges With Coaching and Creativity
Using gamified problem-based learning, explore how the design-thinking process can help teachers understand and embrace powerful strategies and tools to improve student outcomes, no matter their existing comfort level with risk-taking or technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier is an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast. Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Marriott - State Ballroom C
  Workshop, Featured Speaker
  • Room Marriott - Workshop

3:15pm EST

Our Journey: From a One-to-One iPad School to Apple Distinguished
 Join us as we share with you the story of Haywood Early College, a cooperative innovative high school in the Western region of North Carolina. This is the story of how we became one of only two Apple Distinguished public high schools in the state. From the initial implementation of a one-to-one iPad initiative, to our decision to change our approach to teaching and   education, and how the iPad was the catalyst for that change.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
206
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

3:15pm EST

A Girl Can Dream
Women have made great accomplishments in the fields of education, law, medicine, and government. We have elected our first female Vice President of the United States. Women remain underrepresented in the area of computer science and engineering. A girl can dream of accomplishing great things! Girls should no longer remain “hidden figures”. Northeast Elementary School has inaugurated our first all-girl computer science club focused on coding. Our poster will detail how we did it, including our planning process, photos, our next steps, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Konya Houston

Konya Houston

Digital Learning Specialist, Northeast Elementary
Konya Houston is the Digital Learning Specialist at Northeast Elementary School in Lenoir County Public Schools. She has been teaching for eleven years and was the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for Northeast Elementary. Konya has a bachelor's degree in Business Education and a Master's... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Exhibit Hall - Poster Table 2
  Poster, Digital Content and instruction

3:15pm EST

Engaging Students with Podcasting
This hands on workshop will engage you by having you complete The Podcast Challenge. This experience will prepare you to lead your students throught the podcasting process. You will work in groups of 4. Your podcast crew will plan an episode, draft the description, talking points, and art work. Then you will record your episode, edit it, and then post it to all of the major podcast platforms or upload it to Google Drive. 

Bring head phones, a fully charged laptop, and be ready to complete the challenge. 

Session Resources

The Podcast Challenge


Podcsat Chat

Website

Speakers
avatar for Chris Zirkle

Chris Zirkle

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
I am currently a Digital Learning Coordinator that supports 38 schools. I have been serving in the Wake County Public School System since 2003. I was a Language Arts teacher for ten years, an In School Suspension Coordinator for two and a half years, and an Instructional Technology... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott - State Ballroom A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - State Ballroom A

3:15pm EST

Speed "Data"-ing: Digital Formative Assessments
The strategic and intentional use of technology can take formative assessments to the next level. In this session, participants will discuss, model & practice how technology can put students at the center of their education experience all while assessing student learning in real-time. Participants will approach multiple means of engagement, representation, action,& expression for their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Simpson

Julie Simpson

Chief Academic Officer at Washington County Schools, Washington County Schools
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and my Master of School Administration from NCSU NELA program. I have been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, AP, principal, Director of Testing and Accountability... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Hillary Boutwell

Dr. Hillary Boutwell

Director of Testing and Accountability, Washington County Schools
avatar for Cordelia Breiner

Cordelia Breiner

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Washington County Schools
avatar for Shajuana Sellers

Shajuana Sellers

Director of Human Resources, Washington County Schools
Football, basketball, volleyball…actually I love ALL SPORTS!!“In God we Trust, all others bring data.” Dr. DemingMath GeekGoal-orientedI LOVE JESUS!! 


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott - Congressional B
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional B

3:15pm EST

Technology In the Secondary Math Classroom
This session will focus on integrating technology with 9-12 Mathematics. Learners will rotate through stations that demonstrate different project based learning tasks for upper level mathematics and be given access to lesson plans. Ideas include Coding robots, Green Screen, and other Digital projects.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Sterken

Sharon Sterken

Teacher, NHCS
I teach HS Math in Wilmington, NC.


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott - Congressional A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional A

3:15pm EST

The Power of Perspective: Exploring Curriculum Connections to Texts Using Digital Tools
There is power in perspective. Changing the lens through which one views events can create new learning paths for all! This workshop, inspired by the book Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, includes stations with activities based in coding, augmented reality, and more that can enhance student learning. You’ll leave with activities that can easily be modified for a multitude of content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Anamarie Neville

Anamarie Neville

Digital Learning Specialist, Brunswick County Schools
Anamarie, or Ana (think Frozen), is a former elementary school teacher, licensed reading specialist, and licensed ESL teacher who never underestimates the power of kindness.  Ana is passionate about STREAM education and empowering learners to use digital tools to amplify their voice... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Jennings

Rachel Jennings

District Digital Learning Specialist, Brunswick County Schools
I am a district digital learning specialist serving Brunswick County Schools!  I have served the district for fifteen years, seven in the classroom as a math and science teacher and eight as a digital learning specialist!  I have a passion for assisting teachers with co-planning... Read More →
avatar for Jeannie Timken

Jeannie Timken

Vice President & Student Showcase Co-Chair, NCTIES
avatar for Sherry Wood

Sherry Wood

Coach/Facilitator, Brunswick County Schools
Sherry Wood is a Digital Learning Specialist for Brunswick County Public Schools. She has worked in elementary, middle and high schools and is now one of the Digital Learning Specialist for the district. She currently divides her time between four schools, three elementary and one... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott - Chancellor
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Chancellor

4:15pm EST

Breaking the Cycle Together: Technology with a Purpose
Using technology in the classroom is scary for many teachers. Initially, teachers use technology as a replacement for a worksheet or other simple replacements. Using technology as a student creation tool instead of a simple replacement tool is a great way to use technology as a means to increase student engagement and a deeper understanding of content. This presentation will address how to help teachers release control and take risks to benefit student learning by moving from simple technology activities to full student creation projects. Participants will be shown how to make simple changes in their own content lessons to implement technologically driven creation projects. Presenters will provide opportunities for attendees to brainstorm with others and the presenters to leave with fresh ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Harrell

Stephanie Harrell

Digital Learning Specialist, North Lenoir High School
Stephanie has been teaching for over 20 years and is currently the Digital Learning Specialist for North Lenoir High School and teacher for the Lenoir County High School Coding and App Development online class. Before moving into this position, she taught middle school math, science... Read More →
avatar for Mary Riddick

Mary Riddick

Digital Learning Specialist, Lenoir County Schools
Mary has been teaching for 25 years and is currently the Digital Learning Specialist for Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School in Lenoir County.  Before moving into this position, she taught ELA, social studies and science in middle grades and spent 10 years teaching 5th grade in North... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
306C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Our presentation will address how to include various ways to include students will varying abilities and how to ensure equity among students.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306C

4:15pm EST

Building Success: Using Technology to Facilitate Mastery-Based Learning through Student-Driven Instruction
The training will start by defining success using a digital discussion board. Building on those responses we will introduce the concepts of mastery-based learning and how they are utilized at an online and a traditional school. While technology is not the driving force, it is instrumental in the evaluation of data to drive student need-based instruction. This session allows teachers to view data and determine effective instruction based on that data without adding additional work to their already extensive day. Attendees will be asked to evaluate a presented case of data and determine how they would incorporate instruction into their day based on data. The focus will be on small amounts of technology used regularly and consistently to incorporate data-driven instruction in the classroom. Choose 3 or so technology-based instruments that will encourage support and growth in students. Technology should be used to integrate small group instruction and progress monitor students across grade levels. During this section, a variety of tools and strategies will be reviewed, as well as a discussion on how to use technology to allow students multiple ways to demonstrate mastery of a concept.


https://sites.google.com/gcs.k12.nc.us/building-success-ncties-2122/home

Speakers
MS

Michael Spradlin Spradlin

Teacher, Granville County Schools
This is my fourth year attending NCTIES. I am currently the Dean of Instruction at Granville Academy. Granville Academy is a K-12 blended online school where students use an online program and only have to attend school two days a week. This year we also added a fully virtual component... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R Vaughan

Amanda R Vaughan

English I and Yearbook Teacher, Granville Central High School
I have taught English Language Arts and Social Studies for the last 10 years in both Person and Granville County. Currently, I currently teach  English I and Yearbook. For the past 10 years, I have taught in various middle schools in both Granville and Person Counties. I try to take... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
302A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This particular session focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students who score a failing grade (below 69%) are allowed to make corrections to activities and assignments based on individual needs. While we understand that most, if not all districts, consider a failing grade to be below 59%, we believe that success is measured by mastery. As a result, an 80% threshold is used for our instruction while we consider those who score between 60% - 79% are in need of additional support. This allows us to identify and target specific populations based on student needs. We are able to apply specific approaches and strategies based on grade range. No student receives less than 50% on an activity/assessment and specific targeted instruction and interventions are provided to facilitate learning in students. Inherent in these strategies is a belief that not all students will be able to express mastery in the same manner. Our approach encourages students to demonstrate mastery of a given topic in the manner that works best for them. Ultimately, the goal is for students to earn both a passing grade and leave with the confidence that they have mastered the material.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

4:15pm EST

Choice Boards with a Purpose
In this presentation, we will explore the different ways teachers can design choice boards for students. Participants will learn how to take data from any source and use that information to design choice boards to meet students' personalized needs, and explore assessment options for competency-based progression. Throughout the session, participants will join in a variety of discussion activities where they can share thoughts, ask questions, and collaborate. For these activities, we will use several resources like Google Docs, Padlet, Dotstorming, and Answer Garden for interaction. Participants will also have some time to explore and set up the resources so they can begin using them when they return to school.

Speakers
avatar for Marley Knapp

Marley Knapp

Digital Learning Coach, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I am a Digital Learning Coach at Uwharrie Charter Academy. Over the years I have taught Math, Business, Technology Systems and STEAM in various Schools Systems: Guilford, Wake, Davidson and now Uwharrie Charter. I have been a Digital Learning Coach for many years and I love supporting... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Dupree

Maggie Dupree

3rd grade teacher, Uwharrie CharterAacademy
I have been a Reading Specialist, a 1st grade teacher, and am presently a 3rd grade teacher. I am passionate about guided reading and love to give my students choice in how they learn.


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
402
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will provide resources and documents that are accessible on a variety of browser and computer system platforms. For example, we will share documents available in Google, Microsoft, and possibly other options. Our presentation content applies to all grade levels as well as EC instruction and Remote Learners. The content demonstrated in this presentation can be used to design instructional experiences that meet the needs of students with all kinds of different needs.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

4:15pm EST

Cyber Safety in a Virtual World (9-12)
In this session, participants will be given information and activities to share with their students on how to protect themselves in the cyber world. While learning about cyber safety, participants will be actively engaged in games and activities that they can then take back to their students. More students are online than ever before due to the global pandemic and they need to be armed with knowledge on how to handle Cyberbullying, Sexual Exploitation and Confidential Information. The Internet has been both a blessing and a curse. I want to make sure our teens make responsible and safe choices in order to protect themselves and their future. I will be incorporating interactive slides using the Google Slides Pear Deck Ad-on. I will be incorporating interactive review games and Hyper Docs in my presentation, such as Jeopardy and

Speakers
RW

Robin Wilson

Tech Facilitator, Eastern Wayne High School
I have been the technology facilitator at Eastern Wayne High School for seven years.


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
305A
  Concurrent, Digital Citzenship
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity I want the participants to feel that they are leaving the session with tools and resources that they can immediately use when they return to the classroom. I will gladly use the closed captioning feature in Pear Deck and my Google Slides presentation. The videos and pictures I use in this presentation have a wide range of ethnic and gender expamples.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

4:15pm EST

Digital Portfolios - Setting Students Sights on Higher Achievement
Narrative/descriptor: Learn about how all students create a digital portfolio from a template provided to track and monitor their learning goals. This platform puts the ownership of academics in the students’ hands as they track test scores, grades, and set their sights on higher achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Gilmore

Nancy Gilmore

Digital Learning Specialist, Lenoir County Public Schools


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
307
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks
  • Diversity This session will support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom by offering program that can be used by all types of learners.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 307

4:15pm EST

e-hallpass & FlexTime Manager - Navigating the Post- COVID World
Participants will be asked to share the type(s) of hall pass solutions their schools currently use, what the solutions are lacking and their wish list for the perfect hall pass. They will be given a walk-through e-hallpass where they will be given the opportunity to ask questions and make some passes as students with their devices.

We will also discuss the innovative ways schools have implemented remediation, enrichment, SEL, and club time in to the day. We will discuss the benefit of building in a flex period to provide remediation instead of carving it into each class period. Attendees will be given a walk-through of FlexTime Manager where they will be able to ask questions and access sample teacher and student users to experience the system.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for e-hallpass

e-hallpass

Relationship Management Coordinator, e-hallpass
e-hallpass is The Total Digital Hallpass Solution Students create pass requests on their device, or teachers create passes from their dashboard. Dashboard displays who is in the hall, boosting security and accountability. Limit the number of passes, create on-demand or future passes... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

4:15pm EST

Google Sheets 101
Ever wonder how to make spreadsheets make magic? This course will teach you how to make the most of Google Sheets to save you time and streamline your work. Skills covered include:
- formulas (basic - count, counta, countunique, sum, etc. to advanced - vlookups, hlookups, index )
- importing from other sheets to a master sheet (including Google forms)
- advanced filtering and sorting features
- joining and separating text from columns
- conditional formatting and data validation
- pivot tables and charts
- removing duplicates

Speakers
avatar for Damien Akelman

Damien Akelman

API, MGSD
Loving husband. Devoted father. Yankee faithful. Amazon addict. Eagle fan. Panther devotee. Trivia buff. Food junkie. Reading advocate. Computer nerd. History lover. Adventure enthusiast. Travel fiend. Cord cutter. Deal maniac. Couch potato.  Destroyer of Mario Kart Dreams!


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
301A
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity The presentation will come with a digital take-away bag. Meaning that anyone who requests it will have access to all the resources that are included in the presentation (how-to videos and directions, direct access to copies of materials, and contact information for follow up) information.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

4:15pm EST

How Charlotte-Mecklenburg Defeated 8 Million+ Device Distractions in 2021
Join this session to learn how Charlotte-Mecklenburg defeated over 8 million device distractions using Dyknow in 2021. Dyknow has empowered CMS teachers to teach confidently and more effectively with technology for years by giving them the ability to monitor, block, and review student device activity. Jacob Standish will share CMS’s journey with Dyknow, including successes, challenges, and what changed with the onset of remote and hybrid learning

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Dyknow

Dyknow

Dyknow
Dyknow is the leading  monitoring solution for school-issued devices. Dyknow empowers teachers to  defeat distractions, increase student engagement, and teach confidently with  technology. Dyknow also helps K-12 Admin & Tech Coaches get complete  device usage data to identify... Read More →

Sponsors
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Dyknow

Dyknow
Dyknow is the leading  monitoring solution for school-issued devices. Dyknow empowers teachers to  defeat distractions, increase student engagement, and teach confidently with  technology. Dyknow also helps K-12 Admin & Tech Coaches get complete  device usage data to identify... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session
  • Diversity x
  • Diversity x
  • Room 203

4:15pm EST

Interactive Classroom with Apple
Join Apple Education for an immersive learning experience at NCTIES as we explore and share new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible in teaching and learning. Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing that creativity is critical for communicating ideas, solving problems, and making a positive impact on the world. Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad. In our interactive classroom, you’ll explore drawing, photography, video, coding, and augmented reality. And you’ll get hands on with fun activities, then take your projects home to share with peers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Apple Education representatives to learn more about leading new learning initiatives in your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Education
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

4:15pm EST

Level Up Your History Assessments
Are you struggling to reach students who complain history is a waste of time? Do you hate giving yet another multiple choice test?

Why not try a new method to assess your students’ knowledge while tapping into their natural creativity?

A large majority of today’s students are gamers and learn best through digital interaction and game play.
By having students design historically accurate games, you can assess your students’ mastery of the content, while engaging their creativity and increasing their enthusiasm for your topic or subject.

During this session, attendees will be introduced to a method for implementing student-designed history games that can serve as a summative assessment/capstone project for Social Studies units. This session will focus on providing teachers in middle and high school with adaptable project guidelines, rubrics, and assessment strategies. It will also discuss strategies for guiding students’ research through age appropriate resources.

This assessment tool can be adapted to meet the needs of upper elementary students. Information will also be shared concerning methods to incorporate Science, Math, ELA, STEM, Geography, Writing, and other key standards into each project. This assessment tool could be adapted to fit a wide range of students’ needs.

The information for the session will be shared on Google Slides, allowing teachers to have future access to the resources, rubrics, and demonstration games shared during the session.

After reviewing the project and resources available to teachers, attendees will be given time to begin modifying the student-designed history game rubrics to fit their own students and time will be provided for questions.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Thompson

Bethany Thompson

Media Coordinator, Burke County Public Schools


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
301B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Student-designed history games can be adapted to fit any ability level or modification needed for students. Since this assessment style gives students the opportunity to express their own learning, it is much more inclusive than multiple-choice or essay assessments. The rubrics for assessing the student's submissions can be adapted or modified to suit any student's situation.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

4:15pm EST

Navigate Your Science of Reading Journey with Foundations A-Z,
Join us as former Broward County Schools Elementary Curriculum Supervisor and Learning A-Z National Curriculum Consultant, Sandra Reyes. Sandi takes you on a tour through some of our favorite features and explain how Foundations A-Z was developed and built on the Science of Reading. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to connect with Sandi and the NC Learning A-Z Team and ask any questions you may be curious about regarding Foundations A-Z.  ***All attendees will receive a complementary access to Foundations A-Z for 60 days.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z® resources are used by more than 11 million students in 170 countries. Our award-winning, digital suite of literacy-focused PreK–6 solutions include: Raz-Plus, Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, and Vocabulary A-Z. Our products deliver effective... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z® resources are used by more than 11 million students in 170 countries. Our award-winning, digital suite of literacy-focused PreK–6 solutions include: Raz-Plus, Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, and Vocabulary A-Z. Our products deliver effective... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
202

4:15pm EST

Seeing the Future: Connecting Students to Continuing Education Labs Virtually
Empower your students to become a global collaborator and innovative designer by creating their own Virtual Reality experience in Thinglink. We will be sharing our student’s VR project and how to create your own Thinglink VR experiences. Our students connected with their peers and community by sharing the STEM continuing education opportunities at Catawba Valley Community College; such as mechatronics, robotics, and welding programs to name a few. These students allowed their peers to see into the future without ever leaving their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Fulbright

Heather Fulbright

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
Hey! My name is Heather Fulbright and I am serving as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Catawba County Schools. I have been in education since 2009. I am excited to teach, learn, and collaborate with all of you! "See" you soon!


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
306A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, SmartPhones
  • Diversity There will be 2 of us presenting, therefore one of us will be free to support others in accessing information we provide. We will provide all materials we are using.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306A

4:15pm EST

The Way You Exit Matters-Digital Exit Tickets that Work
Often times our students leave class and may not understand what happened. Now more than ever we need to make sure our students are learning and understanding so that they don't get further behind than they already are post Covid. Digital exit tickets are an engaging and purposeful way to gauge the learning of our students. Participants will be introduced to many ways to create an exit ticket, participate in an actual exit ticket and be given an opportunity to create a digital exit ticket of their choice from the tools they learned.

Speakers
avatar for Charmona Whitfield

Charmona Whitfield

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Harnett County Schools
I have been in the field of Instructional Technology for over 15 years and in all grade levels. The majority of my career was in Virginia, in Fairfax County outside of Washington DC. Being fairly new to NC, I am still learning many things about the state of education in NC. I would... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
305B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Participants will learn many examples of digital exit tickets that they can adapt to the needs of their students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 305B

4:15pm EST

"Canvassing the School": Administration Use of Canvas for School Development
Feeling unorganized and your staff is complaining they can’t find your shared resources? Do you desperately need something to house everything from staff meeting agendas, PLC resources, to curriculum guides? There’s no better way to model use of your LMS than to use it! Join us to learn how we have created a Canvas course for our staff to take the searching frustration out of the daily used resources.

Speakers
SM

Suzanna Moye

Digital Learning Specialist, Lenoir County Public Schools
I am the Digital Learning Specialist (DLS) at South Lenoir High School in Deep Run, NC. I am a wife and mom of two beautiful girls. I love to read in my free time and I am a self proclaimed data nerd.


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
303
  Leadership, Leadership in Digital Learning

4:15pm EST

Critical Consciousness: An Unmentioned Prerequisite for Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Pedagogies
In this discussion-based session, participants will situate Culturally Responsive-Sustaining practices in a post-pandemic and sociopolitical context. This session is intended for administrators, coaches, and teacher-leaders fiercely committed to equity-centered practices in their school. Participants will dive deeply into the relationship between critical consciousness and student achievement, while addressing realities and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Wiggs

Blake Wiggs

Research Scholar, Friday Institute
Blake Wiggs is a research scholar with the Friday Institute where he partners with districts to design adult learning experiences for teachers, coaches and administrators. His responsive approach to facilitation is informed by his experience with community organizing, social justice... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
304
  Leadership, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This particular session is intended to build capacity for equity-centered practices. Community Agreements and SRI protocols/structures will be used to ensure equity of voice.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 304

4:15pm EST

Unlocking the Learning Potential for All Students: High Leverage Strategies to Support All Learners
Learning is both a science and an art. Brain science gives us keys that can help us unlock learning and once we better understand how the brain works we can apply high leverage strategies that will help school leaders to support teachers in customizing their classroom experience to better engage students and meet the needs of the diverse learners they serve. This session will expand participants' knowledge related to learning sciences and provide actionable strategies for school leaders to begin to shift teaching and learning in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Director of Learning Partnerships, LeadingEdge Learning
Being the oldest of 3 siblings and the daughter of a middle-grade math teacher of 42 years, teaching has always been in Nancy’s blood.  During her tenure in the Wake County Public School System, Nancy was an elementary educator, instructional coach, and district administrator... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Gibson

Theresa Gibson

Co-Founder, Director of Operations, Leading EDge Learning
Theresa began her education career as a high school mathematics teacher, shifting from the classroom to academic intervention and professional learning. Theresa earned her MBA, which supported her shift to focusing on building leadership capacity in K-12 schools.  As the former Associate... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
302B
  Leadership, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity During this session we will share strategies that meet the needs of all students. We will also help participants uncover some of their own bias related to how students learn that will help support equity in our classrooms.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 302B
 
Friday, March 4
 

7:00am EST

Breakfast (Free)
Friday March 4, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am EST
Exhibit Hall
  Food
  • Room Hxhibit Hall

7:00am EST

Registration OPEN
Friday March 4, 2022 7:00am - 10:00am EST
Mezzanine

8:00am EST

5 Tech-Savvy Ways To Support Reading in a Science Classroom
I will actively involve participants through a preconceptions self-check (quiz), partner and group think activities, and mini-experiences with five types of Science/Reading integration lessons. Participants will read an online article and discuss Science applications, use Google Jamboard for a vocabulary activity, and evaluate an online lesson template to gain strategies that will not only engage students in Science content, but support literacy as well.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Ludolph

Charlotte Ludolph

Middle Grades Science Teacher, Hyde County Schools
Hello Fellow NCTIES Attendees and Presenters!  My name is Charlotte, and I am a middle grades Science teacher, building technology lead, and district NCSIP coordinator.  My passion for Literacy comes from many years teaching elementary school prior to moving up to grades 6-8.  I... Read More →
JL

Joe Ludolph

Science Teacher, Mattamuskeet Early College High School


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
402
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction

8:00am EST

Assessment Doesn’t Have to be a Four-Letter Word (T#$T)
Explore the latest tools, tips, and strategies to empower students with meaningful feedback, and multiple ways to demonstrate learning. Examine strategies to transform assessment from the dreaded four-letter word (TEST) into one of your most useful instructional tools. This session aims to help teachers transform assessment into a learning experience by providing students with multiple options to demonstrate learning in creative and innovative ways.

Presented at ISTE, and past winner of NCTIES best unpaid presentation, this session has been updated to empower teachers with the latest strategies for using technology to transform assessment from a four-letter word (test) to an engaging learning experience that students will enjoy. While we can’t make standardized testing disappear, we can help you find creative ways to develop more engaging assessments and provide students with choices in how they demonstrate what they have learned. Join us to find ways to make your life easier and possibly even make assessment fun.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

LEAD Innovation Coach, Clover School District
Nick LaFave is an Instructional Innovation Coach in Clover, SC. A former Clover School District Teacher of the Year, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an education consultant and speaker. Nick's more than 20 years of classroom... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
302A
  Concurrent, Data and Assessment

8:00am EST

Blending Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning with BrainPOP Science in Wake: Come learn how Wake is using technology and BrainPOP Science to do science and support it with Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER).
Helping Middle School teachers facilitate inquiry-based science by ensuring that students do, discuss, & analyze science. BrainPOP Science fosters evidence gathering of real-world phenomena; core component of thinking like a scientist.

Speakers
KS

Kelsie Stocz

Wake County School System

Exhibitors
avatar for BrainPOP

BrainPOP

With 1000+ topics across the curriculum, BrainPOP is a proven learning platform that heightens engagement, builds background knowledge, and drives deeper learning. Our newest product, BrainPOP Science, helps 6-8th graders build the skills to investigate real-world phenomena with... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

8:00am EST

Create Sweet Sheets
Participants will experience and explore a hands-on activity as a student, and then we will dive into teaching the specific features or formulas of google sheets that make these types of activities work. We will show both a beginner level and advanced level and examples of both. Participants will learn how to manipulate the provided templates to fit their classroom needs. Lastly, we will end with an exit ticket where participants share out ideas of how to use an activity like this in their content area or classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Carmendy

Caitlin Carmendy

Instructional Coach, Mooresville High School
My name is Caty Carmendy, and I am the Instructional Coach of Mooresville High School. I have previously been teacher of the year, district teacher of the year, and teacher of the month. I also have an extensive amount of experience as a technology liaison with other school districts... Read More →
avatar for Erin Trahan

Erin Trahan

Instructional Coach, Mooresville High School
My name is Caty Carmendy, and I am the Instructional Coach of Mooresville High School. I have previously been teacher of the year and teacher of the month. I also have an extensive amount of experience as a technology liaison with other school districts to help with 1:1 or other technology... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
305A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity This type of activity is a way for all students to monitor their progress during an activity and can also provide built in support for a student if needed.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 305A

8:00am EST

Don’t Panic! Best Practices for Frictionless Security
As K-12 collectively accelerates down the path towards digital transformation, a key undertaking is the improvement of the learning experience at scale, while strengthening district cybersecurity. However, that’s no small feat, especially as education remains the #1 most targeted industry for ransomware attacks. In addition, while districts leverage multiple classroom systems and tools, districts must provide students and educators with a seamless, secure digital learning experience that doesn't get in the way of learning outcomes.

So, how can district leaders set up their districts for success with a strong cybersecurity posture that doesn’t compromise the student experience?

Attendees will learn best practices from an interactive panel of cybersecurity experts and district leaders to achieve frictionless digital learning and embrace the new cybersecurity challenges of 2022 head-on. Attendees will discover how to strengthen their security posture by implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) and other security measures across their digital ecosystem, how to react when faced with a cybersecurity challenge such as a ransomware attack, how to train students and staff on password hygiene, and more.

To start, the emcee will spend the first 5 minutes introducing the panelists. Next, she will engage the audience with a poll to understand their roles, the key cybersecurity challenges they are facing, and how they tread the fine line between providing seamless access while maintaining a strong security posture. This poll will lead the panel of experts into 20 minutes of panel discussion based on the most popular selections. In the last 20 minutes of the session, the audience will have the opportunity to address specific challenges by asking the panel of experts open-mic questions.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Mark Rising

Mark Rising

At Identity Automation, we created RapidIdentity, an identity and access management (IAM) platform, used by hundreds of school districts, colleges, and universities to provide secure and agile online access that digitally connects students to their learning environment.Booth:  8... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mark Rising

Mark Rising

At Identity Automation, we created RapidIdentity, an identity and access management (IAM) platform, used by hundreds of school districts, colleges, and universities to provide secure and agile online access that digitally connects students to their learning environment.Booth:  8... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

8:00am EST

Engage and Differentiate with Digital Choice Boards
Let's visit the comic store to complete a mock digital choice board!  We'll learn about what digital choice boards are, how to create them, and how they can be used to engage and differentiate for students. Participants will experience several free web tools which they may implement in their own digital choice boards as well as leave with access to digital choice board templates which they can edit for use in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Allred

Sarah Allred

Instructional Coach, Trinity Middle School
My name is Sarah Allred and I serve Trinity Middle School in Randolph County as an instructional coach with specialties in English-Language arts and Instructional Technology. In this role, I assist teachers with curriculum and instructional methods, and I also have the opportunity... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
306C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity By nature, digital choice boards are learning tools that lend themselves to differentiating for students whether that be by interest, learning level, or learning style. With a variety of activities in a single choice board, it allows an educator to build in materials/activities that are inclusive of other cultures as well as different backgrounds and abilities. This is a point which I will emphasize in my presentation.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306C

8:00am EST

Film School for Students
Lights, Camers, Action - This fast paced film school bootcamp experiene will equip you with 13 camera angles and 7 camera movements that you can use when filming video footage with your camera. These angles and movements will add a cinemagraphic style and feel to your films. You will be working on a crew of four as you plan out your mini film that tells a story. Then you will go out into the convention center and record the clips for your film. Your cinematographer/editor will upload all of your clips to Flipgrid. Everyone will be able to enjoy each crew's mini film. Tip: Your film could be a story that ties into the theme for NCTIES 2022. 

More Details
This session is actually just one lesson from the Film School for Students course we are developing. You will have access to all of our content and resources. Our film school course is designed to help students become filmmakers. They are not too young to grab a camera and capture video footage that is filmed with techniques and skills that will give the footage a cinematic or film style look and feel. Our Film School for Students course will walk you and your students through a wide variety of mini courses. Below is the list of courses we are developing:
  • Filming with Tablets & Phones
  • Composition
  • Screen Writing 101
  • Equipment 
  • Types of Cameras
  • Green Screen
  • Special Effects
  • Graphic Design
  • Youtube Channel Setup & Management 
  • School News Program
  • Audio
  • Editing
Session Materials

Vlog Filmed on Phone

NCTIES Slide Deck

Film Crew Scenario & Resources

Film School for Students 

Movie Poster Template

Camera Angles and Movements Shot List

Film Industry Roles and Responsibilities Vocabulary

Free Software - Script Writing , Storyboarding, and Much, Much, More 

Filming with a Phone Sample

Speakers
avatar for Juliette Kuhn

Juliette Kuhn

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Juliette Kuhn started her career in Missouri and is an avid Missouri Tigers and Cardinals fan. She came to North Carolina to pursue her graduate degree in Instructional Technology. Juliette has been an ITF in WCPSS since 2000 and is currently a Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake... Read More →
avatar for Chris Zirkle

Chris Zirkle

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
I am currently a Digital Learning Coordinator that supports 38 schools. I have been serving in the Wake County Public School System since 2003. I was a Language Arts teacher for ten years, an In School Suspension Coordinator for two and a half years, and an Instructional Technology... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
304
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Our content is for everyone and all are welcome to participate. We will have ipads in case someone does not have a phone to use to practice filming the angles and movements.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 304

8:00am EST

Fostering Learner Agency: Moving Beyond Voice and Choice
Learner Agency is frequently included in conversations around personalized learning, student-centered classrooms, and equitable classroom practices but what does it require of us as educators? How do we begin working toward a classroom culture that genuinely empowers each and every learner and enables unheard voices to be heard? Join us for interactive session where we will explore the connection between agency, identity and equity.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Wiggs

Blake Wiggs

Research Scholar, Friday Institute
Blake Wiggs is a research scholar with the Friday Institute where he partners with districts to design adult learning experiences for teachers, coaches and administrators. His responsive approach to facilitation is informed by his experience with community organizing, social justice... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
301B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This particular session is intended to build capacity for equity-centered practices. Community Agreements and SRI protocols/structures will be used to ensure equity of voice.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

8:00am EST

Help! I’m “Invisible” in my school! Or, How to Maintain a School Library Presence in the Online World
Virtual Library Discussion:
-Online library
-Online resources (academic and recreational)
-Library webpage.
Face-to-Face Library Discussion:

Participants will be the "students" and use some of my digital platforms to explore options. They will also be able to participate in some mock library contest examples for small prizes. In addition, we will walk through how to set up some of the digital platforms and try out how they work for the virtual and F2F settings.

Speakers
avatar for Beverly Litke

Beverly Litke

Media Coordinator/Enrichment Teacher, Summit K-8 Virtual Academy
avatar for Jessica Hathcock

Jessica Hathcock

Media Coordinator, Rowan-Salisbury Schools


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
302B
  Concurrent
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity The goal is to inspire and provide ideas, physical and tech tools for Library Media Coordinators to create a virtual/physical space that offers opportunities and support for all students and staff.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

8:00am EST

Interactive Civic Literacy - Embracing the Controversies in the Social Studies Classroom By Using Technology
Participants will be actively involved in the session by engaging with the presenter concerning uses of technology in a Civic Literacy framework, especially regarding controversial topics they all face when teaching any social studies curriculum. Participants will be provided technology resources specific to the Civic Literacy curriculum and the unique aspects of teaching this course in current day setting. This session will provide a specific focus on how to help students identify technology resources which allow them to view a variety of perspectives on a topic and create a comprehensive assessment of their thought process concerning their belief system.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Travis Towne

Dr. Travis Towne

Teacher, Lenoir County Public Schools
I have over 16 years of teaching and administrative experience with a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. I currently teach Social Studies, including Civic Literacy, Economics & Personal Finance, World History, and American History at the Lenoir County... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
306A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 44904
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity As a social studies teacher and as part of the session itself, each of these topics are on the forefront of my mind each and every class period with my students. Therefore, part of the session will identify how to incorporate the support of these ideas within a variety of controversial topics in addition to establishing an interactive Civic Literacy focus for students to recognize and embrace their peers unique views and perspectives as they learn and grapple with their own worldview considerations.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306A

8:00am EST

No Locks Needed! Digital Breakouts
In the beginning of the session, teachers will attempt to breakout of a digital breakout themselves. Once they understand what a digital breakout looks and feels like, they will be actively creating a digital breakout or watching step by step how to create one. Teachers will also have the opportunity to collaborate and share with other session attendees ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Fulbright

Heather Fulbright

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
Hey! My name is Heather Fulbright and I am serving as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Catawba County Schools. I have been in education since 2009. I am excited to teach, learn, and collaborate with all of you! "See" you soon!


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
302C
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Teachers will be provided all resources to use and go at their own pace. Teachers will also be able to share and collaborate with others to share and gain ideas.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 302C

8:00am EST

Obvious to You, Amazing to Others
Sometimes we do things that seem obvious to us, but are truly amazing technology integration ideas. Would you like some quick, low prep ideas to integrate technology into your daily lessons that will also enhance student learning and engagement? App integration, daily technology routines, and user friendly tech tools are just a few examples of what we will share. Do you want to find ways to make teaching easier and work smarter not harder? If so, OBVIOUSLY, this is a session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Stroud

Kristin Stroud

Digital Learning Specialist, La Grange Elementary School
HC

Heather Clark

Digital Learning Specialist


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
303
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices iPads, Macbooks, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Our session offers a wide variety of applications, websites and strategies to use in teaching that could be beneficial to any and all participants. It's a pick and choose what works for you type of session therefore lends itself to be useful to all.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 303

8:00am EST

Student Safety and Well-Being in a Digital Playground
Description- Today's children are growing up in a digital playground. Their primary learning modalities are grounded in technology that encompass both their private and public lives, as well as their future educational and professional careers. Students cannot learn if they do not feel safe and learn better when socioemotionally well. A child left unattended in a playground and a child online can face the same dangers; bullying, suicide, drug and alcohol addition, and acts of violence. Join Gaggle in the discussion on the key components of student and school safety, their experiences with districts in North Carolina, and solutions for prevention. Together we can keep our students safe and engaged in any learning environment.

Participants will be engaged in real time examples of what Gaggle finds within our content. When we share examples of students in crisis, we will dig into rich discussion to share what they are seeing in their own districts. What trends are we seeing in emergency situations? How can we be proactive in finding students in crisis? Where does mental health services fit into the school house? We will grapple with these topics, discuss experiences, and share resources.

Exhibitors
avatar for Gaggle

Gaggle

Gaggle
Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. We've helped thousands of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Gaggle

Gaggle

Gaggle
Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. We've helped thousands of... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
203

8:00am EST

Supporting Digital Equity with Digital Literacy and Coding Programs by Learning.com
The COVID-19 pandemic elevated the primacy of digital literacy for students of all ages and all backgrounds. Join Learning.com to discuss the “must-have” critical skills that prepare students for a digital world, to succeed in school and the workplace. We’ll discuss what these fundamental skills are - information literacy, keyboarding, computational thinking, coding and more - and how we can keep it a focus, even during today’s challenging educational landscape. Learning.com will share how our EasyTech and EasyCode solutions can support educators in building ALL students’ future-ready digital skills, as well as key, actionable steps for developing a successful technology-prepared student body.

We will showcase the EasyTech curriculum library and provide a hands-on experience of how lessons align with ISTE and North Carolina's Digital Learning Standards. BYOD strongly encouraged.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Learning.co

Learning.co

Learning.com
Founded in 1999, Learning.com provides educators with solutions to prepare their students with critical digital skills. Our web-based curriculum for grades K-12 engages students as they learn keyboarding, online safety, applied productivity tools, computational thinking, coding, and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Learning.co

Learning.co

Learning.com
Founded in 1999, Learning.com provides educators with solutions to prepare their students with critical digital skills. Our web-based curriculum for grades K-12 engages students as they learn keyboarding, online safety, applied productivity tools, computational thinking, coding, and... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

8:00am EST

Using Nearpod to Deliver LETRS Implementation for Elementary Teachers and Leaders
Experience LETRS literacy PLC delivery in an engaging, interactive way that affords teachers flexibility! Using a Nearpod interactive lesson, Vance County Schools representative Amber Hines will share how the district is implementing LETRS in all K-5 schools. As a Cohort 1 district, Vance County Schools has developed an implementation plan that includes all K-5 classroom teachers, ESL teachers, EC teachers and administrators who serve as LETRS coaches in the district.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hines

Amber Hines

Literacy Instructional Coordinator, Vance County Schools
avatar for Katherine Aiken

Katherine Aiken

District Strategy Consultant, NearPod
Katherine Aiken is a District Strategy Consultant on the Nearpod Professional Services team, leading high-quality implementation and training consultations for Nearpod School and District partners in the Mid-Atlantic region. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Vanderbilt... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Nearpod

Nearpod

Nearpod and Flocabulary engage students in ways that matter. Nearpod is an interactive instructional platform that merges real-time formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Flocabulary connects and reaches... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
206
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

8:00am EST

Virtual Field Trips: Explore The Possibilities!
Are you a virtual reality pro looking for Google Expeditions replacement options? Are you a virtual field trip novice who’s never had VR headsets, but you would love to do virtual field trips? Come learn about several options available to you - with or without virtual reality viewers! The pros and cons of each virtual field trip option will be shared in this fast-paced survey of several possible options to deliver and create virtual field trips.

Session slides

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bogle

Katie Bogle

Media Coordinator, A. L. Brown High School
As a Media Coordinator at A. L. Brown High School, I am a tech geek mixed with "old school" educator who is always trying something new. My current projects include expanding virtual reality tours into our curriculum and enhancing our maker activities. My educational passions include... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
301A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity All participants will be able to respond to the Pear Deck questions, not just the vocal or extroverted personalities. Participants will be encouraged to share their own knowledge on a collaborative document so their voices are valued and heard. Each tool that I share will be discussed through the lens of which device(s) it works on, so all participants should find several tools clearly labeled that work on their school's chosen devices.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

8:00am EST

Developing Digital Detectives: Information Literacy in the Age of Algorithms
It’s been over 10 years since Eli Pariser warned us (in his landmark book and uber popular Ted Talk) about how internet “filter bubbles” were changing the way we consume and think about information, the world and each other. Over a decade later, the algorithms that underpin how tech companies personalize our online experiences have also become highly effective drivers of mis-. dis-, and mal- information. In this session, we’ll explore ways to teach learners about how algorithms work along, while discovering strategies for disrupting their control over the information that shapes our opinions, identities and relationships (both on and off line).

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom A
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom A

8:00am EST

Littles CAN Use Google Sheets
So many skills can be practiced while working in spreadsheets. You will be mind blown with how Littles CAN use spreadsheets. During this session, Google Sheets templates and ideas will be shared on how Littles can independently demonstrate their learning and collaborate.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Pinto

Christine Pinto

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively. Their kindergarten classes have collaborated on a daily, yearlong basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years. Christine and Jessica... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Twomey

Jessica Twomey

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively. Their kindergarten classes have collaborated on a daily, yearlong basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years. Christine and Jessica... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom B
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom B

8:00am EST

Making and Taking Tours with Google Earth
Google Earth isn't just for viewing our wonderful world, but can also be used for you and your students to create educational tours. With the Voyager tool you can explore hundreds of pre-made tours and activities. With the Project tool you can create your own tours by plotting points on the globe to make a 3D geographic tour of a story, historical event, interesting locations, or any concept you are exploring in class. Each location can include additional text, images, videos, links, and more. Learn how you and your students can create, collaborate, and share these Google Earth tools!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

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


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

8:00am EST

How It’s Done: Put the PD in Podcasting
Podcasting has become the go-to resource for educators everywhere. In this session, we will record a REAL podcast episode to be aired this season. By being a part of this recording attendees will hear and most of all SEE all the moving parts behind our podcast, iTalks. Learn the who, what, when, where, why and how of podcasting and be empowered to start your own!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Erin Darnell is a Digital Integration Specialist with Anderson School District Five in Anderson, South Carolina. She has been in education for 16 years, and has taught all grades, K-5. Darnell holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood, a Masters in K-12 Technology Integration, and a Masters... Read More →
avatar for Danae Acker

Danae Acker

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Danae is an educator, instructional designer, innovator, and business professional. She is a relationship builder, which helps reach learners and clients in a personalized way. She uses a learner-centered teaching style because when the learner is the focus of what you're doing, it... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Ashley Pursley serves Anderson School District 5 as a Digital Integration Specialist. She collaborates with educators to provide and support high quality learning opportunities through innovative integration of instructional technology. Ashley has been working in instructional technology... Read More →
avatar for Adam Cobb

Adam Cobb

Assistant Principal, Anderson School District Five
Adam Cobb is the Assistant Principal for Varennes Elementary in Anderson School District Five.He graduated magna cum laude from Anderson University in Elementary and Early-Childhood Education. He most recently graduated with honors as a member of Kappa Delta Pi from Furman University... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Marriott - Chancellor
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Chancellor

8:00am EST

Ozobot through the Ages: Engaging K-5 Students in Robotics
Participants will engage in Ozobot activities that align to the curriculum for K-5. Ozobots are robots that can be coded using either an app or with markers and paper. Come see how Ozobot can make an impact in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Parker

Adrienne Parker

ITF, Cox Mill Elementary


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Marriott - Congressional A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional A

8:00am EST

To Keep or Not to Keep: Pandemic Professional Learning Modalities and Advances
Professional Learning has undergone a transformational shift in the last two years. If you lead, coach, facilitate, or attend professional learning, then this session is for you! Come listen to lessons learned, share your perspectives, and collaborate to keep innovation in professional learning continuing and attuned to all learner needs!

Speakers
avatar for Keana Triplett

Keana Triplett

Academic Instructional Coach, Watauga High School


Friday March 4, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Marriott - Congressional B

9:00am EST

"Breakout" of Boring Lessons with Digital Escape Rooms
Learners will be shown an example of the digital escape room, and then be taught how to build their own. They will have the opportunity to begin creating their own resource within the session. Using resources they already have, they will begin digitizing and gamifying these resources to make them more exciting, engaging, and interactive for the students.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Cosma

Jessica Cosma

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Rea Farms STEAM Academy)


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
302A
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Platforms Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity Yes
  • Level Beginner
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity This is an learning resource for students (and teachers) that can easily be adapted for grade level, ability level, content area, language, and socioeconomic groups. Administrators could even use this to create a team-building event!
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

9:00am EST

5 Tips to Improve your Security Posture this Year
The education sector has been hit significantly in the past year. Combatting Ransomware requires a multi-pronged approach and is the responsibility of everyone, not just IT. We will show you ways to be proactive to minimize the possibility of a cyberattack.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for BridgeTek Solutions

BridgeTek Solutions

Sr. Specialist/US Education Microsoft, BridgeTek Solutions
BridgeTek Solutions,  a Lockstep Technology Group Company, creates better student experiences  through technology by connecting, protecting and inspiring students, faculty,  administrators and communities. We offer turn-key solutions from technology  in the classroom to advanced... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for BridgeTek Solutions

BridgeTek Solutions

Sr. Specialist/US Education Microsoft, BridgeTek Solutions
BridgeTek Solutions,  a Lockstep Technology Group Company, creates better student experiences  through technology by connecting, protecting and inspiring students, faculty,  administrators and communities. We offer turn-key solutions from technology  in the classroom to advanced... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

9:00am EST

Breaking Barries - Overcoming Technology & Communication Challenges
We will share tools and resources the ECPPS technology team used to overcome the recent technology and communication challenges to keep parents, staff, and students connected, engaged and informed. Powering through the inability to work or communicate the "way we always have" allowed our district to put new and improved measures in place for online and live technology support with live-chat features; real-time appointments and scheduling for device pick-up, repairs, & exchanges; and introducing a new & effective school,  district, and parent communication platform. We will review what platforms we have introduced, how we overcame the barriers we faced, and how well they are working. Participants will work together to review current digital communication channels, discuss reach and deliverability, and learn what new platforms can be used to track parent and family communication metrics as well as maintain data security and privacy. Interactive activities will include...Discuss and capture:what current tools participants/districts are using to connect familieswhat questions need to be answered to measure current district to home engagementwhat reporting dashboards are availableParticipate in a live demo of ParentSquare application, data dashboard, and additional tools and resources to bridge communication challenges.

Speakers
AG

Amber Godfrey

Director of Technology Services, ECPPS


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
306C
  Concurrent, Human Capacity and Culture
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Within the session, participants will learn how to use technology platforms to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, parents/families,​ staff,​ and students. The ParentSquare platform will be shared as a way to effectively bridge encourag​e​ and ensure open communication, ​to build strong partnership​s​ ​of ​ trust in ​teachers/districts foster a culture of equity and empowerment​ for everyone.​
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306C

9:00am EST

Busting Through the Engagement Gap
Bust Through the Engagement Gap with Meaghan Greene, an Education Consultant, that works closely with school districts to share ideas and best practices! As we progress more down the path of digital learning, the engagement gap continues to increase! Student device numbers have sky rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks to increase engagement with students in all grade levels. This is definitely a session you don't want to miss!

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Promethean
Promethean, a leader in the world of education technology for almost a quarter of a century, is committed to transforming the way the world learns and collaborates. Booth: 1049,1050,1150, 1151


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
206
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

9:00am EST

Device screen time and blue light...The impact on our health and productivity
Adults and children are spending more time on digital screens than ever before. What does this mean from a health and productivity standpoint? Join Paul Wright for the session titled “Device screen time and blue light...The impact on our health and productivity.”

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Trafera

Trafera

Now more than ever, technology is critical to helping students succeed. Trafera partners with you to provide the technology and support to help you achieve your education goals and inspire your students to excellence. Right Technology. Right Support. Bright Future.Booth: 849, 851... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

9:00am EST

Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning with DyKnow
Student technology can be a wonderful and powerful tool, but it can also invite distractions into the classroom. In order to use technology effectively, educators need to be able to ensure that students are accessing approved materials and staying focused on the lesson, and districts need to ensure that the devices and software they spend large portions of their budgets on are being used to improve teaching and learning outcomes. DyKnow offers a solution that does all of those things in an easy-to-use package. I will provide attendees with an overview of DyKnow, model its uses, provide alternatives and an evaluation of each, and then provide time for a Q&A session to address individual questions and concerns.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Wylie

Justin Wylie

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Durham Public Schools
After spending a decade teaching high school English in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina, I accepted a position as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Neal Middle School in Durham, where I have spent the past five years building an unconventional 1:1... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
305B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity My goal is to make my content applicable to anyone who is in my session, from experienced technology users to beginners looking to try something new. With clear explanation, real-world examples, and guided practice, I ensure that all attendees gain something that they can take back to their school or classroom. By presenting a variety of alternatives (price, difficulty, format, etc.), attendees can evaluate options and choose which option would best fit their ability level, budget, school environment, and other factors. Before, during, and after my sessions, I make myself available to attendees by posting helpful information and a copy of my presentation, responding to questions and help requests via email, and staying after the session has concluded for any questions and assistance. Finally, I design my sessions to be relevant to all attendees, regardless of background, experience, grade level, content area, school demographics, or any other factor; those who attend my sessions will feel welcome, supported, and receive relevant information that is immediately usable in their role.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305B

9:00am EST

Growth, Goals & Credits in NCEES
In this interactive NC Educator Effectiveness System (NCEES) session, participants gain knowledge about how their evaluation and professional development plans interconnect. Participants will understand the processes to locate and build professional development for growth that meets standards based goals and earns credits/certificates to apply towards licensure renewal, and print a CEU transcript record.

Speakers
avatar for Cami Narron

Cami Narron

NCEES Education Product Consultant at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, NC Department of Public Instruction
NCDPI NCEES Education Product Consultant - I have been with NCDPI for seven years and  I am with the Digital Teaching and Learning / Home Base team. I manage the Teacher Evaluation System - NCEES (NC Educator Effectiveness System) components for evaluation and professional devel... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
302B
  Concurrent, Personal Growth and Connectedness
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Presenter will encourage interaction with the instructor, participants peers, and by creating accessible course content throughout the learning session.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

9:00am EST

Making Curriculum a World of Wonder Using Design Thinking
Participants will choose the content area of their choice for a differentiated fast forward example of how design thinking can be used in their content area. We will then explore the tenets of Design Thinking and how to begin building lessons. We will also share resources we have created to integrate Design Thinking into the content areas.

Speakers
MC

Marty Creech

Director of Instructional Technology, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
306B
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Design Thinking's foundation is one based off of empathy. Building lessons that integrates Design Thinking builds empathy skills in our students that innately increases accepatance of diversity and creates a process to increase equity and inclusion in our students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306B

9:00am EST

Protein Synthesis with CoSpaces!
Participants will be given a class code so that they can access a CoSpace that I have created! They will answer questions and manipulate the CoSpace as they learn about Protein Synthesis. Participants will also have an opportunity to play and create their own CoSpace.


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
301B
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 44904
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity As long as a participant has a device (even a phone will work!), they will be able to access my CoSpace class. If not, they will be able to see my CoSpace and how it is manipulated on the large screen in the room.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

9:00am EST

Putting the Pieces Together with Edpuzzle
Ready to level up your video lessons with Edpuzzle? In this hands-on session, teachers will learn how to create engaging video lessons, embed assessment questions, navigate easy to read data in Edpuzzle and connect to your district's LMS. We will also have an open discussion on Edpuzzle's upcoming features and examples of how it's more than "just a video". This powerful platform is a must have for your EdTech toolkit, come find out why!

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle
Make any video your  lesson! Choose a video, add your magical touch and adding questions anywhere  you want, and check student comprehension.Booth:  844

Sponsors
avatar for Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle
Make any video your  lesson! Choose a video, add your magical touch and adding questions anywhere  you want, and check student comprehension.Booth:  844


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

9:00am EST

Reinventing Professional Development: Flexible PD That Meets Everyone's Schedule
Seeing low attendance to your PD sessions for teachers due to all their teaching/planning schedule conflicts, and day-to-day tasks? Join us as we take a closer look at both Live and On-Demand options. Creating ways to create, share, access, and document flexible Professional Development that fits their schedule and yours! Participants will learn tips for creating sessions, recording, editing, creating automated certificates, and more! Bring your device and interact with engaging tools you can start using in your classroom as well as during PD sessions back in your own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Brene Duggins is the Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County. This is her 18th year in education and 14th in a School Library Media Center. She has experience at elementary, middle, and high levels as well as the community college. Brene is also a past-president... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
306A
  Concurrent, Personal Growth and Connectedness
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This session will include materials and tools for participants at all levels and be useable on all platforms. We will also discuss tools to use to accommodate multiple learning styles and ability levels.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306A

9:00am EST

StoryJumper - A way to get kids who hate to write to love it!
Teachers will create a collaborative book in this very hands-on session about StoryJumper. This is a free resource to impress parents, excite kids, and teach writing all at the same time!  Bring your laptops or mobile devices.  This will be an interactive session!  You will create a collaborative book and come out with a ton of ideas on how to excite your students about writing!

Student Paced Link:  https://app.nearpod.com/?pin=wflq2

Live Link: https://app.nearpod.com/?pin=prybt 

Original Google Slide Deck: https://bit.ly/storyjumper22

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Trent

Tiffany Trent

STEM Teacher, Laurel Park Elem
I love to travel. I have been to over 40 countries. I'm addicted to facebook and social media. I am about to start Google Classroom at my school, I am Raspberry Pi certified, Google Educator Certified, and Google Admin Certified. I know a bunch of line dances. I am addicted to pi... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
301A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, PC Laptops
  • Diversity StoryJumper characters can be any race. The story can also be done with audio instead of writing. The story can be as long or as short as the author wishes.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

9:00am EST

Technology Toolkit for World Language Instructors
As world language educators, we strive to ensure that students develop proficiency in the areas of presentational writing, presentational speaking, interpersonal speaking, interpretive reading, and interpretive listening. Often, our biggest hurdle is finding resources that we can consistently rely upon when developing our lessons and curriculum. Many world language educators are a department of one and they long for opportunities to learn from their peers.

By the end of the session, participants will have a bounty of resources that they can use to help them reach this goal. Session participants will be tasked with setting one short term (when I return to school next week, I will _____________) and one long term goal (Starting in August of 2022, I will _____________, OR In one year, I will ________________).

The presentation will be divided into the following segments:

1. Introduction, outline of goals and norms for the session. Participants will be connected to the Padlet backchannel where they can leave questions and comments throughout the presentation.

2. Tech tools for authentic resources and networking. This will include ways to connect with language educators on social media for immediate support, connection and collaboration.

3. Tech tools for presentational writing.

4. Tech tools for presentational speaking.

5. Tech tools for interpersonal speaking.

6. Tech tools for interpretive reading.

7. Tech tools for interpretive listening.

8. Questions, response to Padlet.

Throughout the presentation, a variety of tasks will rely upon participation from attendees. These tasks will include:
Think-pair-share
Pear Deck
A Padlet backchannel
Throughout the presentation, I will ask that participants actually try out some of the tools in order to get a feel for what works for them.

Speakers
avatar for Estelle Stokes Bowden

Estelle Stokes Bowden

Teacher, Greensboro Day School


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
402
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity At the onset of my presentation, norms for the presentation will be presented. These are norms are derived from NAIS's norms for the People of Color Conference (PoCC). I use these norms with my students, and they allow for a safe and inclusive space. I will be sure to state my pronouns (she/her/hers/ella) and that I identify as Black American, cis-gender female. I will also acknowledge that which indigenous tribe originally inhabited that land where the presentation is taking place. As a world language instructor, one of my ongoing goals is to include authentic resources from a variety of target-language cultures. Thus, resources shared in the presentation will reflect this goal. Such resources will include, but will not be limited to, videos, sharing student products, online resources such as newspapers, brochures, and an explanation for the practices in my classroom that support our school's diversity statement. These tools include diversity signage in the target language, teaching students gender nonconforming language, a survey that participants may use in their own classrooms, and a sharing of how I audited and redesigned a course to be more attuned to what voices my students were encountering during the class. In full transparency, I make it a habit to build my curriculum by using Rosetta Lee's framework. Over the years, these practices have become second-nature to what I do, and I am very grateful the support my school has provided in my development in this area.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

9:00am EST

The "New Normal" Best Practices
Participants will explore best practices for teaching in the post-pandemic classroom where there is a focus on digital learning coupled with social-emotional learning. Participants will experience selected best practices for supporting student learning in the classroom that engage all students. Participants will actively participate via collaboration of ideas through Padlet and sharing ways to integrate these best practices into their own classroom to support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant, NC Dept of Public Instruction
Brian is currently the Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant for the Piedmont Triad Region with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Previously he has worked as an instructional design coach, instructional technology facilitator, and science/STEM teacher in Rowan-Salisbury... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Chaunecy

Cheryl Chaunecy

Media Coordinator, Guilford County Schools
I am an Education Enthusiast who never wants to stop learning which has led me to obtaining three master degrees. After going to school for many years, I finally decided to work in the school system as a media coordinator just as the field was becoming more technical. Enjoying the... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
303
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity We will actively integrate in best practices for SEL that include all learners with a key focus on tools to support diverse students populations while building equity in the classroom. We will showcase tools from Google & Microsoft that will allow students with various needs to have improved accessibility.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 303

9:00am EST

Uplevel Your Instruction with Edulastic
Join us for a high-level overview of the robust formative and summative assessment tools available to you in an Edulastic Free Teacher Account. During this session, you’ll get a walkthrough of the platform, which includes 50+ technology-enhanced question types and over 50,000 pre-made assessments to choose from or customize. You’ll discover how easy it is to track standards mastery and with real-time data, monitor student progress to help inform instruction and guide student learning. By the end of the overview, you’ll understand the basics of how to set up your own free account and uplevel your instruction with these new tools at your fingertips.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Alys Foutz

Mary Alys Foutz

Advocates Lead, GoGuardian + PearDeck + Edulastic
My name is Mary Alys and I am a former elementary school teacher. With 12 years in education, I switched roles to work at GoGuardian to help empower educators.  I have a passion for using technology in the classroom and sharing Pear Deck, GoGuardian, and Edulastic with teachers... Read More →

Exhibitors
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GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian is on a mission to supercharge human potential by creating the ultimate learning platform.Booth: 749, 751

Sponsors
avatar for GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian +Pear Deck +Edulastic

GoGuardian is on a mission to supercharge human potential by creating the ultimate learning platform.Booth: 749, 751


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

9:00am EST

What's New with Google Education
In a time of unprecedented educational disruption, Google for Education is working to empower learning from anywhere for over 140 million students and teachers worldwide. Hear about how schools are rising to meet the challenges of distance learning, and how Google’s products and programs are evolving to meet the needs of teachers, students, and districts in the 2021-22 school year and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Senior Program Manager, Google For Education
A student’s K-12 experience has a profound impact on their future. Google for Education shareable devices and collaborative tools help teachers prepare all students with new, more engaging ways to learn the skills they need to succeed.

Exhibitors
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Senior Program Manager, Google For Education
A student’s K-12 experience has a profound impact on their future. Google for Education shareable devices and collaborative tools help teachers prepare all students with new, more engaging ways to learn the skills they need to succeed.

Sponsors
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Senior Program Manager, Google For Education
A student’s K-12 experience has a profound impact on their future. Google for Education shareable devices and collaborative tools help teachers prepare all students with new, more engaging ways to learn the skills they need to succeed.


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
302C

9:00am EST

Widening Student Perspectives with ThingLink and ClassVR
Participants will learn how to use ThingLink to create virtual reality content that can be accessed both on browser-based devices or through VR headsets.

Participants will get a hands-on tutorial of how to use ThingLink and then experience two activities using ThinkLink with our ClassVR headsets.

The first activity will be a hands-on tutorial of ThingLink to create a virtual tour and ideas on how this can be effectively used as part of curriculum Participants will then be able to view cultural virtual tours made by my World History students using our ClassVR headsets.

The second activity will be a demonstration of a World Landmark VR escape room game built with ThingLink. Participants work with a team to identify various world landmarks, the person with the headset gives clues (without saying what landmark it is) to their teammates about the landmark who then have to figure out what landmark it is.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Vinickas

Michael Vinickas

Social Studies Teacher, John A. Holmes High School


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
305A
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity I have ThingLink tutorials prepared in text and audio/video form for participants to follow along the live demonstrations. Participants who may not feel comfortable participating in VR due to motion sickness or other reasons can still access the content on a browser-based device.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

9:00am EST

Awesome Uses for Google Drawings in your Classroom
Google Drawings is part of the Drive suite of tools but is often overlooked. However it is a fantastic program for student learning and teacher instruction. In this session we cover the basics of how Drawings works, and then we try out dozens of practical examples of how it can be used in schools, including graphic organizers, math manipulatives, desktop publishing, interactive digital posters, drag-and-drop poetry, creating memes, making composite "green screen" images, innovative art projects, collaborative games, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

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


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

9:00am EST

Developing Digital Detectives: The Inextricable Link Between Social Emotional Learning and Information Literacy
One of the reasons traditional information literacy protocols (like the CRAAP test!) so often fail to remain relevant outside of a single lesson, lies less in what those tools include and more in what they're missing: an emphasis on human behavior and the ways in which emotions drive our decision making. In this session, we'll unpack that connection and discuss ways to help our learners disrupt the reactions creators of mis, dis and mal information are counting on when posting content online.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom A
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom A

9:00am EST

Oh the Things Littles Can Do with Google Slides
Google Slides is way more than a presentation tool. Come learn about all the different activities Littles can do while creating in Google Slides.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Pinto

Christine Pinto

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively. Their kindergarten classes have collaborated on a daily, yearlong basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years. Christine and Jessica... Read More →
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Jessica Twomey

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively. Their kindergarten classes have collaborated on a daily, yearlong basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years. Christine and Jessica... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
RCC- Ballroom B
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom B

9:00am EST

Diggin’ the Discipline Data
Join us and learn how you can dig into your discipline data. You will leave with a copy of the discipline data form (Google Form) to use in your school. Learn how to analyze the discipline data, adjust interventions, and give feedback to teachers and students. Teachers will receive an email with an attached discipline file to be signed by the student, teacher, and parent. By diggin’ into the data, you can guide teachers and students toward success in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Baldwin

Anna Baldwin

Director of eLearning and Integration, Anderson School District Five


Friday March 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EST
304
  Leadership, Human Capacity and Culture
  • Grade Span School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity All participants will be welcomed and have the opportunity to engage in the session and resources.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 304

9:45am EST

Build a Simple Microscope and Keep it!
This popular STEM workshop is back! In the workshop you’ll build a low-cost microscope from materials we’ll bring, you’ll become an expert at using it, and you’ll brainstorm about how best to use it with students (particularly in the NC grades 2-5 science curriculum). You’ll walk away with the microscope you built, so you can use it in your school as soon as you like!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Goldstein

Bob Goldstein

Biology Professor, UNC Chapel Hill
I'll be running the microscopes-building STEM workshop at NCTIES 2022 on FRIDAY, 9:45-11:15AM. Come build a microscope, take it away and use it with your students when you go back to your school! The microscopes are great with the NC elementary school essential science curriculum... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:45am - 11:15am EST
Marriott - Congressional B
  Workshop
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, K-2
  • Platforms iPads, SmartPhones, Tablets
  • Level Beginner
  • Diversity This session puts low-cost, easily-built microscopes in hands of educators. And at the end of the session, I offer to visit and run an in-school workshop at any public elementary school in the state where >75% of the students were on free/reduced lunch pre-pandemic and where at least 12 teachers will build a microscope each for the school to keep. Focusing on low-cost tools and offering to follow up in areas of poverty helps support diversity, equity and inclusion. I also make use of DEI training I've had to ensure that the language I use supports diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Room Marriott - Congressional B

9:45am EST

Centering Equity in Virtual Makerspaces
Virtual Makerspace (VM) is a set of lessons highlighting the diversity in the maker movement. Developed by an ITF, librarian, and gifted ed spec., VM exposes students to coders, musicians, artists, and poets who use their talents to promote social change. Learn how we integrated history/heritage months with opportunities for student creation online, and leave with resources to start your own VMs!

Speakers
avatar for Connie Wolf

Connie Wolf

Coach/Facilitator, RD & Euzelle Smith Middle School
Connie Wolf has been the instructional technology facilitator (ITF) at Smith Middle School (Chapel Hill) for the last 6 years; prior to that she was the ITF at Cape Hatteras Elementary (Buxton) and a math teacher in Durham Public Schools. She can be found on social media platforms... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Graña

Gabriel Graña

Library/Media, RD & Euzelle Smith Middle School
Gabriel Graña has been the librarian at Smith for the last 8 years; prior to that, he taught English Language Arts for 6 years. He can be found on social media platforms as @bibliograna. This Cubanito is eager to talk books, Star Wars, and Hip Hop.
avatar for Kim Lane

Kim Lane

NC Public School System
Creative life enthusiast. Bring it.


Friday March 4, 2022 9:45am - 11:15am EST
Marriott - Congressional A
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Congressional A

9:45am EST

Explore, Create, and Improve: Teaching Model for the Learners of Today and Tomorrow
Participants will engage in Cunningham’s Engineering Design Process as they explore, create, and improve a real-world problem, using TinkerCad and Merge Cube. This lesson can be implemented in any classroom, as the teaching and learning processes will be modeled and reflected on as part of the activity.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne McClure

Jeanne McClure

STEM Graduate Assistant, NC State
I’m passionate about bringing technology into the classroom that promotes excitement and engagement while still meeting instructional goals. I’m currently a full-time Ph.D. student at NCSU in Learning, Design and Technology with a focus on Learning Analytics. I am the STEM Assistant... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 9:45am - 11:15am EST
Marriott - Chancellor
  Workshop
  • Room Marriott - Chancellor

10:00am EST

Innovate One Mindset at a Time
Educating different personalities takes patience and perseverance. Leading schools and classrooms in any community are challenging. Remarkable things can happen when empathy is the first step in building trusting relationships with students, peers, and parents. We are social servants. We'll explore a researched and practiced mental model (Innovative Leader) full of mindset abilities that all innovative educators and leaders must be grounded in. We will discuss strategies to help manage the unique stressors that social service demands. Then take those mindsets and actively dive into scenarios to practice each mental model. Finally, you will leave with a new sense of empowerment about the problems you face.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Consultant, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is the CEO of Think | Do | Thrive. Think | Do | Thrive works with educators, school leaders, districts and school organizations to embrace ambiguity, strengthen human capacity, and inspire the souls of social servants.Darren knows first hand how difficult it is to cultivate... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EST
RCC- Ballroom C
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom C

10:30am EST

Building Literacy: Mobilizing Vocabulary Strategies
Attendees will learn how to use technology to mobilize literacy strategies across the curriculum. Because vocabulary is a significant predictor of overall reading comprehension and student performance, we will focus the content of our presentation on facilitating how technology can be used to mobilize vocabulary strategies across the curriculum. Teachers will engage in checkpoints that model the technology tied to each strategy. Time will be allocated at the end of the session for teachers to create a plan to take back to their class.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Ashley Pursley serves Anderson School District 5 as a Digital Integration Specialist. She collaborates with educators to provide and support high quality learning opportunities through innovative integration of instructional technology. Ashley has been working in instructional technology... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Burdette

Jennifer Burdette

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Jennifer Burdette is a Digitial Integration Specialist in Anderson District 5. She currently serves Robert Anderson and Southwood Middle Schools. This is Jennifer's second year in Anderson District 5. Before beginning in District 5 as a DIS, she taught 6th Grade Social Studies in... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
306B
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 44779
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity The session will provide students opportunities to participate at their own pace and share their own voice. The tools provided are intended actively engage all students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306B

10:30am EST

Collaboration in Schoolnet
This session covers strategies for collaboration in Schoolnet across different staff groups. SLMCs, TAs, administrators, and teachers of all types can collaborate on both question creation and test creation in Schoolnet. The presentation involves both a slide deck and some live demo. Additionally, the audience will be encouraged to share their own ideas for how these features might be utilized across a school, district, or even the state.

Find the slide deck here: https://tinyurl.com/SNties22

Speakers
avatar for John Mairs

John Mairs

NCEdCloud IAM Service Manager, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
John currently works for NCDPI as the NCEdCloud IAM Service Manager. A former charter school CTO, John is passionate about lowering the barriers to digital curriculum and personalized learning.


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
306A
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This session is all about diversity, equity, and inclusion — a diverse group of educators working on content with the goal of equity and inclusion for all students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 306A

10:30am EST

Connect, Create, Collaborate
Our STREAM Teacher, Media Specialist and two Art Teachers are on our school's Special Area or Connect Team. We teach close to 850 students. We will share that we sometimes collaborate with each other on the Connect team and/or with classroom teachers to develop lessons and when possible, integrate ELA standards.

The STREAM teacher would start by sharing the Balloons Over Broadway project which she collaborated on with the Art Teachers. She would have participants view lesson highlights and show the video of students having the hallway parade of book characters being attached to Sphero robot chariots.

The Media Specialist would share “The Big Red Bicycle” project which she and the STREAM Teacher collaborated on after she had discussed with 5th grade teachers about developing an economics unit to do during Connect. She would share the research data base lesson that she taught and share completed Book Creator projects where students had researched economics terms and completed a performance task. To actively involve participants, she will provide examples of Book Creator projects using published links to let them actively investigate Book Creator.

The STREAM Teacher would show the way that she taught students to create Bloxels video games based on the content of “The Big Red Bicycle” and that they added economics vocabulary that they had researched with the Media Specialist. Then to actively involve them, they could either play the published Bloxels video games based on "The Big Red Bicycle" and/or use planning sheets that will be provided to plan a new Bloxels Game based on books or content that they already teach.

The Art Teachers will share their Human Rights project that they did while integrating the 5th Grade EL curriculum and working with 5th Grade teachers. Projects were posted to Padlet which they would show to participants. To actively involve them, the Art Teachers would share a Padlet link and have teachers add to it by sharing topics that they have done or would like to do by building on EL or other units of study.

Participants would leave the session with many digital resources which they could use in their Elementary Schools. They would be inspired to see how Connect teachers collaborated with each other and classroom teachers to enhance the student experience.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Maples

Lisa Maples

K-5 STREAM Studio Teacher, Elon Park Elementary School
Lisa Maples is a STREAM teacher in Charlotte, NC in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She teaches 800+ K-5 students on a 7 day rotation as a Special Area Teacher. She loves integrating technology tools as she frames her lessons around STREAM themes. Through making and creating, her... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
402
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Diversity will be addressed through the sharing of the Human Rights project, "Balloons Over Broadway" and "The Big Red Bicycle" projects that will be shared. The Balloons Over Broadway project is based on the book by the same name and describes that the creator of the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was a new immigrant to the USA and that Macy's held this event to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of the new immigrants who were working at Macys. The Book Creator and Bloxels Games based on "The Big Red Bicycle" will show participants how choices like donating to charities makes a huge impact on people like a domino effect causing positive economic growth. The book begins in the USA with a boy buying a bike with money he earned while mowing lawns then he donates it to a charity. This charity ships the big red bike to Burkina Faso, Africa where a family uses it to ride to fields to collect the sorghum that they've grown, sell the sorghum, use the money to buy another bike and send their children to school using the money they've earned. The bike is donated next to a charity who transforms it into an ambulance bike to transport injured people to other towns for medical care. The story encourages students to consider how the decisions we make can impact others. Each of these books and lessons allow students to equitably use materials that lead to critical thinking. Students from a variety of backgrounds and learning styles will benefit from participating in these lessons that include immigrants, include American and African communities and encourage basic human rights.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

10:30am EST

Copyright Policies & Questions for Teachers and Librarians
This interactive discussion on copyright will share results from a survey identifying copyright resources available in schools. Frequently asked questions school librarians receive from faculty will be addressed, and a brief overview of common copyright law issues faced by teachers and librarians will be shared. Selected examples of school copyright policies will be shared. Participants will be guided through three sample fair use determinations. Presenters will provide a variety of ways that attendees may choose to engage with the resources and each other during this session. An interactive part with participants using their devices to search and review copyright resources will be included. Padlet an online bulletin board will be introduced and used.

Speakers
JT

Joseph Thomas

Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication, East Carolina University
Joseph Thomas has more than 15 years’ experience in academic libraries, and currently serves as Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication for Academic Library Services at East Carolina University.
avatar for Kaye Dotson

Kaye Dotson

Associate Professor, East Carolina University
East Carolina University Master of Library Science program
avatar for Kathy Paker

Kathy Paker

NC DPI Representative, NCSLMA
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
302B
  Concurrent, Personal Growth and Connectedness
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity DEI strategies will be used to help support all participants and enhance interaction. Participants will be encouraged to engage with others, presenters will encourage everyone to share, discourage interruptions when someone is speaking, and will make efforts to provide opportunities for questions by all. Equitable access to materials or alternatives under copyright law will be shared. There will be a variety of ways that attendees may choose to engage with the resources and each other during this session. Presenters will structure speaking with time allowed for intervals of input from participants and will make efforts to draw from all areas of the group.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302B

10:30am EST

Digitize my Dittos!
Using Google Tools, participants will CREATE a Digital Interactive Notebook out of basic/common worksheets I will provide, or they can pull one up of their own from their device. I will teach them the tips to turn that old ditto into something their students can complete on a device, from anywhere. When they are done, they will have transformed that Ditto into a Digital Interactive Notebook, replacing worksheets, workbooks, and even text books. They won't need to have the DINBs totally planned out before distribution either. I will teach them to push new content out to their students in REAL TIME.

Speakers
avatar for MICHELLE RUTLEDGE

MICHELLE RUTLEDGE

Teacher and Technology Mentor, Wayne County Public Schools
I am a middle school Social Studies teacher at Wayne School of Engineering. I love utilizing technology in the classroom!


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
305A
  Concurrent
  • Grade Span 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity I will stand in solidarity with ISTE and NCTIES to condemn racism. I will not ignore that racism persists in our community. I will seek guidance from NC-TIES board members to evolve and reflect on my own practices as I help students, families, and teachers. I plan to connect and network with colleagues, members and partners different from myself to improve learning opportunities for all.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

10:30am EST

EVERFI: Digital resources for teaching in this moment.
EVERFI: Digital resources for teaching in this moment.

COVID and distance learning have presented a myriad of problems for students and educators: FAFSA applications are down 15% this year, 29% of parents feel their child is experiencing harm from social isolation, students are missing out on in-person job-training experience, and recent events have heightened a need to teach students about diversity, equity and inclusion. How can we tackle these issues head-on with students?

Educators will leave with access to online and offline resources that are student-driven, standards-aligned, self-graded and FREE to use. Topics covered will include:

- Best practices and resources for culturally relevant teaching
- What’s next after high school? Helping high school students with financial literacy and employability skills
- Combatting the current mental health and substance abuse crises
- Elementary education: addressing social emotional learning and math/literacy skills at a young age

This PD is ideal for educators covering ALL grades and content areas. We request that educators bring devices for hands-on elements of our presentation.

Speakers
Exhibitors
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EVERFI

Everfi
EVERFI helps  teachers, schools, and districts bring real-world skills to students. Thanks  to partners, we provide our digital platform, training, and support at no  cost.Booth: 827

Sponsors
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EVERFI

Everfi
EVERFI helps  teachers, schools, and districts bring real-world skills to students. Thanks  to partners, we provide our digital platform, training, and support at no  cost.Booth: 827


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
204
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:30am EST

Gamifying The Classroom to Maximize Student Engagement
The idea of gamifying content is not new; however, the various ways that educators are able to pull in aspects of games are great and sometime overlooked. Most think of some sort of quiz game with team or individual points or the online platforms that are use frequently such has Kahoot and Quizlet. While those tools have a place, oftentimes the same few students ‘win’ and few are left disengaged in the content. This session aims to involve participants in active games, provide management tools and ideas to embed game concepts that students are already familiar with in practical ways to promote classroom engagement. Participants will walk away with ideas ready to apply to any content area as well as have to opportunity to share and collaborate with colleagues to formulate new ways to engage students through the use of game concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Johanson

Amanda Johanson

AIG Specialist, Davidson County Schools


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
301B

10:30am EST

NHD- Bringing Critical Thinking, Choice, and Competition Together
The National History Day model is a PBL that promotes and builds inquiry and critical thinking skills while giving students as individuals or groups choice of topic and format. The model addresses many standards in both the ELA and Social Studies curricula, as well as other subjects depending on the topic chosen. In this session, participants will explore a variety of resources to use while managing students working on a variety of topics. Some of these tools include interactive resources on DocsTeach and leveled reading in Britannica. Participants will take on the role of middle and high school students as they choose topics related to a theme, choose format (including website and documentary creation), and find appropriate, reliable resources for research. Participants will share their ideas and discoveries with others in the room through online discussion. Once the PBL is completed, students and teachers can choose to enter regional, state, and national competitions.

Speakers
AC

Ashley Coons

AIG Specialist, Davidson County Schools


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
302A
  Concurrent, Digital Content and instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity Diversity: The NHD model celebrates diversity and allows students to choose any topic in history as long as it relates to a broad annual theme. Students can research topics exploring their own culture's history or learn more about a different one. They can study any social and community topic locally, nationally, or globally. Equity: The NHD model is accessible to students and teachers, no matter their socio-economic background or ability level. Format options include historical papers and a free website-building domain that can be accessed in any school or public library. Students can use resources appropriate to their level accessed online or in libraries. Inclusion: THe NHD model is ideal for students from all backgrounds and ability levels. Students with learning disabilities or who have other situations that impact their ability to learn can grow from using this model along with gifted learners who can attain a greater depth of understanding. The NDH model is a wonderful tool for ALL students!
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

10:30am EST

Pair Together and Get More Funding
Participants will be involved in a collaborative brainstorming session complete with poster paper and sticky notes, to identify why they need grant funds and which type of grants will best suit them.

NCTIES always showcases amazing technology some of which is not free. This session will walk you through how to pick a grant partner, where to find potential grants, and what you need to know before you begin writing your grant. After all, having a grant buddy makes the work lighter and adds another level of shenanigans.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Levin

Sara Levin

Costal Director, NCSLMA
Sara Levin is going on her 17th year as a Media Coordinator and 20th year as a librarian. She is a graduate of the ECU MLS Program. She has presented curriculum and grant writing sessions at NCSLMA, NCTIES, the Joyner Library Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit. She is at Kinston... Read More →
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Missy Perritt

Missy has had an eclectic career beginning as a graphic designer and photographer, then an art teacher, STEM teacher, and is now a Media Coordinator at Woodington Middle School in Lenoir County. She strives to provide an inclusive space for her students and continually seeks funding... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
306C
  Concurrent, Vision and Strategy
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity We will show how to access different types of grants which are geared to these specific projects.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 306C

10:30am EST

Power Up Your Lessons with Discovery Education Platform
Have you seen Discovery Education’s new quiz feature? Take dive into the latest enhancements and learn how to power up your lessons using a variety of strategies to locate and assign ready-to-use, customizable learning activities that pair high-quality content with favorite instructional strategies. This session will kick-off with a quiz and include other segments of engagement with the audience.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education  is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform  supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning  multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools,  Discovery Education helps NC educators... Read More →

Sponsors
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Discovery Education

Discovery Education  is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform  supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning  multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools,  Discovery Education helps NC educators... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:30am EST

Prioritize Foundational Math Skills Development for K-12 Learners
How can you ensure K12 students develop the foundational math skills that are critical for future learning and academic success?

Join this session to learn best practices for measuring and monitoring students’ math skills proficiency, as well as accelerating math skills development and growth.

• Identify key foundational and grade-level math skills students are ready to learn
• Focus instruction and practice on the most critical skills and NC math standards
• Target practice at the right level for each student, from remediation to accelerated content
• Forecast achievement on NC End-of-Grade tests and monitor progress toward ACT and SAT benchmarks
• Support instruction, measure performance, and guide growth with Star Math and Freckle

Speakers
Exhibitors
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Renaissance

Renaissance Learning
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, math, and early literacy solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. We are committed to providing educators with resources to help students build a strong foundation for success. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment... Read More →

Sponsors
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Renaissance

Renaissance Learning
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, math, and early literacy solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. We are committed to providing educators with resources to help students build a strong foundation for success. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
206
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:30am EST

SmackDown: Let's Bring Lessons To Life with Technology
This fast paced session will bring new, integrated ideas and technology know-how to teachers. The session goal is to engage students, teachers, and parents, to share sample lessons, substantial amounts of free resources, and ways to integrate tech into lessons, assessments, and your classroom and all subjects.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Priem

Ashley Priem

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Ashley Priem is a lifelong learner with over 18 years of experience, in STEM education helping schools with implementing technology and encouraging creativity. She studied internationally in France and England and received her Educational Technology Masters Degree in Design Education... Read More →
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Rebekah Day

DIF, Moore County Schools
I am currently a Digital Integration Facilitator. I have been in education for 25 years. In the past, I have taught Kindergarten - Sixth Grade. I love helping to engage students in meaningful lessons using STEM.


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
301A
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Ideas, assessment tools, lessons, and pictures shared will be for any and all subjects promoting across multiple platforms and devices. Teachers will be able to share their thoughts about the free tools shared and how they have used them as well.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

10:30am EST

Sparking Creativity with Coding and Computer Science
Participants will get an overview of various free and paid coding applications and the research behind them that shows their connection to Math, Reading, and Science state standards. I will give examples of how I use CodeSpark, Scratch, Tynker, and Code Monkey with Elementary students. Participants will be able to spend the bulk of the session exploring various coding apps and analyzing how they can incorporate them into their learning plans/units. Presentation Slides

Speakers
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Al McArthur

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Phillips Middle School and Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools
Al McArthur is an Instructional Technology Facilitator from Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools. He has served in this capacity at both the Elementary and Secondary levels. He previously taught Technology Engineering and Design to middle school students for seven years. Al has a passion... Read More →
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Jill Grimm

7th Grade Science Teacher, Phillips Middle School and Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools
I am a 7th Grade Science Teacher and Department Chair at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC. I have been teaching at Phillips for the past 13 years and previously taught in both Moore and Cumberland County schools for a total of 20 years. I consider myself a lifelong learner... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
305B
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity I will begin my session with a disclaimer that earlier exposure to coding and computer science will give all students, in particular girls and students of color, an advantage in high school and college to seek out STEM careers. That they also promote higher-order thinking skills and build confidence. I will also share digital resources that are both free to schools and paid to ensure that all participants can take back at least one app that they want to use with their students.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 305B

10:30am EST

The Game Changer: Gamification in the PBL Classroom
Come play games with us!

(Yes, you read that correctly!) The benefit of Gamification is three-fold in that it improves the cognitive, motivational, and behavioral learning outcomes of students. So, why not explore how it synergizes with Project-Based Learning (PBL)?

You’ve heard about putting students in hypothetical situations where they must solve problems, right? Well, that’s exactly what gamification does…in a PBL classroom. Gamification and PBL are synonymous in that they immerse students in imaginary scenarios that get more challenging over time and conclude with an end goal--or objective--no cheat codes or extra lives needed.

Race each other across a virtual leaderboard for a chance to earn some serious street cred and other cool prizes that are POSITIVELY NOT tote bags. And, even though there are no objects to collect, bricks to break, or princesses to save at this session, you will still leave ready to teach even the most EPIC BOSS of disengaged students. Bring a charged device and warm up your gaming knuckles because in 3...2...1, it's GAME TIME!

Speakers
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KC Berggren

Coach/Facilitator, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
I have been in education for 16 years, beginning my career in 2006 as an English teacher. But, I have also been a school librarian/media coordinator and an assistant principal. Now, I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator, and I believe I've finally found my niche! The revolving... Read More →
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Christina Farnsworth

Instructional Facilitator, Connections Academy Middle School
Christina Farnsworth is currently a doctoral candidate at Gardner-Webb University. She holds a Bachelor of Middle Grades 5-9 Science Education from Northwest Florida State College (2015). She earned her Master of Executive Leadership in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
304
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones, Other
  • Diversity This presentation will be a combination of presenter and participant-led activities. They will be collaborative--but also independent--in nature, with no pressure to demonstrate completion. The goal for how this presentation rolls out is to have a laid-back, but informative, session that has a takeaway, memory, or several of both, for every guest.
  • Level Intermediate
  • Room 304

10:30am EST

Toolbox for English Learners
I believe that everyone (teachers included) learns best by doing. Rather than speak about different resources, I would like to share information and give participants an opportunity to explore for themselves, to find the best fit for their students and classrooms.

Speakers
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Angela Walter

Instructional Coach, Harnett County Schools
This is my 13th year teaching in North Carolina.  I taught 5th grade for several years, ESL for grades K-12, and now work as a high school instructional coach.   I am from Wisconsin, so I enjoy talking about cheese and the Packers. I have a cat named Chuck Norris and one named Cheddar... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
302C
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity I will diversify the instruction by offering ways to adapt to support different abilities of ELs as well as different age levels. There is something for everyone.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302C

10:30am EST

Utilizing Adaptive Data to Drive Instructional Strategies in an Alternative School Setting
The session will describe a training implemented with teachers to train them to utilize I-Ready data to determine areas of student weakness and locate aligned strategies to integrate technology and encourage individual student growth. The training was led in a 6-12 alternative school with students from all walks of life.

Speakers
Exhibitors
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UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies
The Learning, Design and Technology program at UNC Charlotte offers Master’s degrees and graduate certificates in three concentrations to align you to scholastic pursuits and your professional objectives. The school specialist concentration Master’s or certificate results in additional... Read More →

Sponsors
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UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies
The Learning, Design and Technology program at UNC Charlotte offers Master’s degrees and graduate certificates in three concentrations to align you to scholastic pursuits and your professional objectives. The school specialist concentration Master’s or certificate results in additional... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:30am EST

Working Together to Make Assessments Better - Mastery Connect!"
Attendees will learn about Mastery Connect and how assessments can be easily delivered to students. We will demonstrate how Mastery Connect follows the ITS (Identify, Target, Self Reflection) model and how it supports all stakeholders within a district.

Speakers
Exhibitors
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Cinthya Jensen

Bronze - L, Instructure
Powering the world’s smartest classrooms, the Instructure Learning Platform delivers the solutions you need to support, enrich, and connect every aspect of teaching and learning. Through learning management, assessment tools, content, professional development, partner technologies... Read More →

Sponsors
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Cinthya Jensen

Bronze - L, Instructure
Powering the world’s smartest classrooms, the Instructure Learning Platform delivers the solutions you need to support, enrich, and connect every aspect of teaching and learning. Through learning management, assessment tools, content, professional development, partner technologies... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EST
202
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

10:45am EST

Designing Google Slides for Littles
Did you know that you can customize the theme in Google Slides? When the theme builder is utilized effectively, it can transform your workflow! During this session we will explore examples of teacher and student slides that have customized layouts. These examples include Morning Messages, Play Boards (for centers), and a nursery rhyme tech activity.

Speakers
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Christine Pinto

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively. Their kindergarten classes have collaborated on a daily, yearlong basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years. Christine and Jessica... Read More →
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Jessica Twomey

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years collectively. Their kindergarten classes have collaborated on a daily, yearlong basis from their locations in California and New Jersey for a number of years. Christine and Jessica... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am EST
RCC- Ballroom B
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom B

10:45am EST

Level Up: Five Steps to Gamify Your Class
The face of instruction is changing, as educators often struggle to engage students. Gamification, or applying game mechanics to non-traditional settings, has proved to be an innovative and effective way to capture the interest of today's learners. In this session, educators will create a basic template to help them begin the process of gamifying their classroom for little or no money. After attending this session, participants will understand what gamification in education means, and how it will help to engage students; understand the difference between gamification and game-based learning; begin to create a gamification model; learn other resources to gamify for little or no cost.

Speakers
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Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch
Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in a large district in Maryland.  She is the founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world.  Through EduMatch, Sarah has published several collaborative and... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am EST
RCC- Ballroom A
  Featured Speaker, Featured Speaker
  • Room RCC- Ballroom A

11:30am EST

7 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Program
Computers are woven into the essence of our schools, businesses
and personal lives. Today’s students are more accustomed to
technology than ever before. It’s critical for schools to implement 1:1
computing programs as a way to improve student learning and share
information.

Speakers
Exhibitors
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One to One Plus

One to One Plus
One to One Plus provides K-12 management software built to track and manage your school’s technology assets and help desk tickets in one integrated system.Booth:  738

Sponsors
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One to One Plus

One to One Plus
One to One Plus provides K-12 management software built to track and manage your school’s technology assets and help desk tickets in one integrated system.Booth:  738


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
203
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

11:30am EST

Be Cyber Safe: One District’s Proactive Approach to Digital Citizenship.
Description: Faced with unsettling statistics on students’ use of technology and unsure where to go? In this session, we will share our journey and process for creating an easy to implement set of digital citizenship lessons that rely on conversations around positive uses of technology and prevention of words and actions that could lead to trouble. From our proactive mini-lessons to our restorative activities when issues arise, this session will outline our process and practice to keep our technology users safe online.

Speakers
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Acacia Dixon

Director, Brunswick County Schools
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Sherry Wood

Coach/Facilitator, Brunswick County Schools
Sherry Wood is a Digital Learning Specialist for Brunswick County Public Schools. She has worked in elementary, middle and high schools and is now one of the Digital Learning Specialist for the district. She currently divides her time between four schools, three elementary and one... Read More →
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Jeannie Timken

Vice President & Student Showcase Co-Chair, NCTIES
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Anamarie Neville

Digital Learning Specialist, Brunswick County Schools
Anamarie, or Ana (think Frozen), is a former elementary school teacher, licensed reading specialist, and licensed ESL teacher who never underestimates the power of kindness.  Ana is passionate about STREAM education and empowering learners to use digital tools to amplify their voice... Read More →
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Rachel Jennings

District Digital Learning Specialist, Brunswick County Schools
I am a district digital learning specialist serving Brunswick County Schools!  I have served the district for fifteen years, seven in the classroom as a math and science teacher and eight as a digital learning specialist!  I have a passion for assisting teachers with co-planning... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
304
  Concurrent, Vision and Strategy

11:30am EST

Building Excitement, Collaboration, and Community with One School, One Book
A brief presentation will be given on past titles that have been used successfully in our building. The presentation will also incorporate hands-on STEM activities, community involvement, philanthropic opportunities, in addition to other cross-curricular activities. Student products will be on display and participants will have the opportunity to become actively engaged in a number of the activities.

Speakers
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Amanda McCall

Media Coordinator, Morehead City Primary School
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Toni Luther

Instructional Technology Facilitator


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
305B
  Concurrent, Community
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity One of the titles we are presenting in the session is a title featuring a young, African-American girl as the lead character. The other book contains activities that focus on multiple social-emotional learning opportunities. These opportunities focus on building relationships within a diverse population. The purpose of One School, One Book is to expose all students to the same text to build a love of reading and provide access to the same opportunities regardless of reading ability, home life circumstances, language barriers, etc.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305B

11:30am EST

Building Relationships in a Virtual School
One of the most important goals within a school is to build relationships with students, staff, and the community.  But how do you do this in a virtual setting?  Is it really possible when sometimes you do not even see your students on a daily basis?  Yes it is!  Our Surry Online Magnet School Trailblazers will introduce you to how they have built effective relationships within their online school.  During their presentation, they will incorporate a variety of instructional tools and resources they use within their online instruction to model and demonstrate how they focus on and build relationships with their staff, students, and parents. You will leave this session with ideas and resources that you can implement tomorrow in both your face to face and virtual settings!

Speakers
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Kristin Blake

Principal, Surry Online Magnet School
Ms. Kristin Blake currently serves as the principal of Surry Online Magnet School. Ms. Blake obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2002. She received a Master of School Administration and completed a... Read More →
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Misti Bartley

1st - 5th Grade Teacher, Surry Online Magnet School
My name is Misti Bartley.  I am a teacher for Surry County Schools.  I am currently in my 17th year in education.  I teach 1st through 5th grade at Surry Online Magnet School.


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
301A
  Concurrent, Human Capacity and Culture
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We will include slides within our presentation on how we communicate and build relationships with our Hispanic students. We will also share ways in which we have worked to reach and assist students who are working or dealing with outside issues. We will share examples of surveys we have created to gather input from our families.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301A

11:30am EST

Engage, Excite, and Empower
This session will bring integrated ideas and technology know-how to teachers. The session goal is to engage, excite, and empower teachers with example lessons, free resources, and ways to integrate tech into lessons, assessments, and your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Priem

Ashley Priem

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Ashley Priem is a lifelong learner with over 18 years of experience, in STEM education helping schools with implementing technology and encouraging creativity. She studied internationally in France and England and received her Educational Technology Masters Degree in Design Education... Read More →
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Diane Baker

ISF, Moore County Schools
In my 24 years in public education I have taught every grade K-5 in three different elementary schools.  Currently I spend my time in an elementary school as an Instructional Support Facilitator for teachers.  I work with the Curriculum Department in Moore County to support teachers... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
307
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity By sharing differentiated ways to incorporate technology into lessons and providing differentiated resources into the classrooms.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 307

11:30am EST

Engaging Teen Readers: Strategies to Get Teens to Check Out the School Library
School library media coordinators at the middle and high school levels are finding it more and more challenging to get teens interested in books and reading. In this session, we will offer some suggestions to get teens actively engaged in school library activities with the ultimate goal of leaving with a book and a renewed interest in reading for pleasure. We will provide participants the opportunity to explore and share programming ideas and resources used to engage teen readers. We will also provide suggestions for digital tools that we consistently use to promote and brand our libraries and curate materials (Smore, Canva, Wakelet, Instagram, TikTok).

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Haumont

Stephanie Haumont

Digital Learning and Media Specialist, JCPS
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Samantha Lam

Media Coordinator, Johnston County Public Schools


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
402
  Concurrent
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity Displays and activities used within the library typically include topics, authors, and celebrations which are intended to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive of all students and other school stakeholders.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 402

11:30am EST

Getting Started with Systems Thinking in Your Classroom
What is Systems Thinking (ST) and how can you use it in your classroom? Join this session to get started with ST in your classroom today! In this session participants will be introduced to Systems Thinking through interactive examples, discussion, and classroom templates using Google Slides, LucidChart, and Jamboard. Participants will have the opportunity to generate Slice-of-the System (SoS) maps, brainstorm strategies for incorporating SoS maps in the classroom, and adopt a Systems Thinking approach for helping students connect their learning to the world around them.

Speakers
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Candice Chambers

Teacher Development Specialist, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
I am an educator and professional development specialist interested in productivity, planning, games, and providing more opportunities for increasing student agency in the classroom.


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
303
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 6-8, 9-12
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Systems Thinking is a way of thinking about the world that helps one see the “bigger picture,” a picture that must be informed by diverse perspectives. The strategies used in this session center and value the perspectives that diverse learners bring to the table as agents of change and as collaborators in the classroom and in our world. Resources shared in this session are platform agnostic and free so as not to create barriers for access.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 303

11:30am EST

Giving Students The World Via Live Virtual Expeditions
Imagine visiting France, Tanzania, or Egypt without leaving the comfort of their school or home. In this session, participants will experience live virtual expeditions that will be life changing. Best practices for organizing virtual field trips that allow students to experience new cultures during live sessions will be shared with a focus on reading, listening, writing, and listening. Additional tips and practices to create life changing experiences will be highlighted. Participants should come with a virtual passport and be prepared to learn about a new country.



Speakers
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Mariel Gomez de la Torre Cerfontaine

ESL Teacher (K-8 grade), Summit K-8 Virtual Academy
I am an ESL teacher for more than 27 years. I taught in Thomasville Middle School for 18 years and the past three years. I am teaching in Rowan Salisbury Schools first in Knollwood and this is my second year in Summit Virtual Academy. My first years in Education, I taught in Lima... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
301B
  Concurrent, Human Capacity and Culture
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, School Administrators, District Administrators
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity This presentation will allow students to become globally connected with life virtual experiences around the world. Students will practice their communication skills while they learn about new countries virtually.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 301B

11:30am EST

How to Retain Teachers with Jupiter by Supporting Student and Parent Needs
Education technology should make teachers' lives easier by prioritizing ease of use, and by offering features that simplify everyday tasks, not over complicate them. Learn why the Director of Media and Data at Falls Lake Academy selected an educator-built student information and learning platform to streamline communications, online grading, classroom management and so much more.

Speakers
Exhibitors
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Jupiter

Director of Customer Relations, Jupiter
Jupiter supports school districts of every size with everything they need to manage teaching, learning, information, and engagement in a single, all-in-one platform. Use our SIS, gradebook and LMS for remote learning. Jupiter works the way you do, not the other way around.Booth... Read More →

Sponsors
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Jupiter

Director of Customer Relations, Jupiter
Jupiter supports school districts of every size with everything they need to manage teaching, learning, information, and engagement in a single, all-in-one platform. Use our SIS, gradebook and LMS for remote learning. Jupiter works the way you do, not the other way around.Booth... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
201
  Concurrent, Vendor Session

11:30am EST

Keep Powering Up the Digital Skills Toolkit Momentum using Learning.com
"Bring Your Device for this Hands-On & Interactive Workshop"

If there was one lesson that was learned during the pandemic-induced transition to remote learning, it was the need for students to be acclimated to the necessary digital skills that will make them successful going forward. Through Tier 1 funding from NCDPI, Wayne County Public Schools was able to leverage Learning.com to teach digital skills and the NC Digital Learning Standards to their students. Now in our third year of implementation, we have expanded its usage to supplement CTE instruction, digital citizenship, and online safety.

The district started and found success in using pre-built digital playlists that teachers could easily assign. From there, teachers were able to build and implement their own customized curriculum. One of our teachers, Brenda Elam-Coney, started using Learning.com during the pandemic, and has now integrated it into her middle school CTE classes. She is using it as a learning tool to enhance the blended learning environment, and will demonstrate how she is able to use it in the rotational and flexible learning models with all types of learners.

The session attendees will receive sample logins to access Learning.com. During the session, participants will explore the features of the platforms. Also, participants will follow along with Mrs. Elam-Coney as she demonstrates how she uses the platform in her keyboarding, computer applications, and coding classes to assist students in transferring their learning of the newly learned digital skills to other areas of their lives with greater real-world application simulation and embedded problem solving throughout this digital learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Smith

Tony Smith

Director of Educational Information Systems, Wayne County Public Schools
I have been in education for over 20 years. I started out as a third grade teacher, then became involved in educational technology soon after. For over a decade, I worked in school-level educational technology roles. In 2015, I was promoted to the district-level, and became part of... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Elam-Coney

Brenda Elam-Coney

I have been a CTE Business Technology Teacher at the Middle School level for the past 10 years and have facilitated a paperless and digital learning environment this entire time, even while teaching Title I Math Enrichment two years prior to this. Students thrive and their engagement... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
302A
  Concurrent
  • Grade Span K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops
  • Diversity Brenda has found that she can support: Visually Impaired - Students can adjust font size, color code, zoom in and out, and audio accompany all digital lessons.. ESL/EL Learners - learners have the flexibility to change the preferred language to Spanish if this is their primary language spoken in their homes for all audio and text. With all other learners having the ability to use any other preferred language(s) using Google Translation for the provided Subtitle Caption text that accompany all digital lessons. Equity - Found that most digital lessons can be printed to provide a paper copy to students with limited technology access or to meet specific learning modifications or styles. Various Accommodations - Multiple attempts, set mastery achievement levels, and customize forced assignment sequence options for each class. Read Aloud - Interactive video lessons can have Subtitle Captions added to make all text visible that accompany the video’s audio. Inclusion - All digital lessons and application exercises have audio that can be slowed down, replayed, and paused with previous slides accessible on demand throughout the digital learning experience to further personalize instruction to meet the learner’s needs.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 302A

11:30am EST

Making Your Mark! Makerspaces in Middle School
Our goal is to show how we have used digital tools in two different settings to create makerspace/choice activities for students. We will show video of our students at work and explain our lesson formats. We would then allow time for participants to try out the digital tools in different centers. We use the following tools: Adobe Spark, iMovie, Sphero, Blueprints, 3D printing and woodworking. We would have student samples of the woodworking, but all other experiences we would let teachers experience in the session.

Speakers
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Cindy Martin

Elective Teacher, WCPSS
I teach several elective courses at EGMMS.  My broadcasting classes learn about filming, editing and producing stories for our school news program, the Trojan 6 News.  I also teach an elective course on Documentary and Global Film.  Students learn about the types of documentaries... Read More →
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Aaron Berwanger

CTE Technology Teacher, WCPSS
Aaron is currently a technology education teacher at East Garner Magnet Middle School.  He has a passion for creating lessons and activities that promote hands-on engagement.  Aaron has previously taught 5th grade math and science for over a decade, as well as physical education... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
305A
  Concurrent, Content and Instruction
  • Grade Span 44779
  • Devices Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Macbooks, PC Laptops, SmartPhones
  • Diversity We feel that giving students experience with problem solving, working collaboratively and experience working with digital tools is the best way to prepare our students for success in the future. We strive to level the playing field for students of color or girls in the areas engineering and creating. We would share this philosophy and practice with the participants in our session and support them as they explore with the digital tools.
  • Level Beginner
  • Room 305A

11:30am EST

NASA NC Space Education Ambassador's STEAM Lessons That Are Out Of This World.
Come explore the many STEAM lessons and resources developed by NASA's educational experts for k-12 student engagement. Participants will PLEARN as they learn how to integrate NASA STEAM lessons into their curriculum and will complete mini challenges along the way. Activities will be focused on using STEAM to teach the four forces of flight, sound, force and motion, simple machines, and computer programming. Suit up and prepare yourself for Space STEAM exploration.

Link to presentation - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1THQx-iIJ12vmOOgUY68klifdqjxFl8uEQ9zVSVlXNh8/edit

Speakers
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Christine Mitchell

District STEM Coordinator, Wilson County Schools
PBL|STEM|Inquiry.Ed Tech Enthusiast.School Supply & Coffee Addict.
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Joseph Hayes

Director of Technology, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Passionate about STEM, Digital Teaching & Learning, Blended Learning, and stude