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Tuesday, August 6
 

8:00am

Build Effectiveness and Efficiency as a Leader with Google Sites
Google Sites has made the creation of a website an extremely user-friendly experience. Users are able to edit in real time, easily move and resize objects, and embed anything from another Google App. By utilizing Google Sites for a variety of purposes, a leader can promote creativity, collaboration and communication.

Speakers
avatar for John (Jay) Salerno

John (Jay) Salerno

Director of Educational Technology, EdTechTeam
John (Jay) Salerno is the Director of Educational Technology for Newington (CT) Public Schools. Jay is a dynamic and passionate teacher and administrator, who views the integration of technology as an integral part of making all students college, career and citizenship ready, while... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room E202

8:00am

G-WTTW Google Writing Tools That Work
Learn about several writing tools that improve students writing: Voice to Text - Students who are typing challenged can dictate their text right into a Google Doc. With a few simple commands, students can express THEIR ideas freely. Explore Tool - Students will search smart, cite, and obtain the correct bibliographical information for their writing format, MLA, APA, etc... all within their Google Doc. Google Keep - Note taking the easy way! Students can take notes in a variety of formats; text, image, etc.. Unlike your post-its, your Google Keep Notes are always available anywhere, on any device.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify three Google tools that will increase their capacity to improve student’s writing.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B503

8:00am

Google Drive/ Chromebooks 101
In this session, participants will learn the basics of Google Drive, Chromebook Tips and Tricks, and will create a a Google Profile that works for them.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room E201 (was E200)

8:00am

GeoCraft: Google Geo Tools
This session explores My Maps as instructional, building tools for history classes that can be integrated into Google Earth. My Maps also allow users to share places visited and relate course-specific content. Participants will also learn geeky steps in bringing Geo Tools together for powerful history classroom applications.

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee

Micah Shippee

Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Teacher, Google Earth Education Expert
Micah Shippee, PhD is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer with two decades of experience. Micah is listed by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in EdTech for 2019-2020. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B508

8:00am

Innovate Your World with The 20-Time Project
The 20-Time Project empowers students to use 20 percent of their time at school to design and implement an independent project of their choice. In this session, learn how to use inquiry-based learning and design thinking strategies to help your students find answers to their own questions, and solutions to meaningful problems. Thereby, helping to prepare them for future-ready innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B514

8:00am

Supporting Mathematical Thinking with Digital Portfolios
Mathematics is a word that strikes fear in the hearts of many children and adults. Most students enter school eager to learn. Much of their play is mathematical in nature, and they intuitively use and learn new mathematical skills every day. As students get older, many start to shy away from mathematics, saying they are not good at it. Yet, in reality, research tells us that there is no such thing as a math gene. This session will use Google Sites as a platform to display student mathematical progress throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B512 (was B509)

8:00am

Science 5Es with HyperDocs
Embrace the 5E model and empower your learners through HyperDocs. You will be an active learner in this session, participating in activities that will help you dig in and understand the value of HyperDoc lessons. Then, explore pre-created HyperDocs or even start creating your own!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Tombleson

Emily Tombleson

High School Science Teacher
Emily Tombleson teaches Biology and Earth Science in Mission Viejo, California. She just finished up year 12 and enjoys pushing herself to learn and try new activities and strategies with her students. She is a Google Certified Level 2 Educator and loves to incorporate technology... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B510

8:00am

Adobe Spark: Digital Storytelling in Fiction & Nonfiction
The Adobe Spark suite lets users create videos, slideshows, webpages, and graphics in a clean, gorgeous interface that’s easy to use. Take a look at some examples made by kids and spend time tinkering and creating some of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room E200 (was 201)

8:00am

Creating Websites and eNewsletters with Adobe Spark Page
Need a website? Electronic newsletter? Try Adobe Spark Page! With its easy-to-create content tools, public image searching, Adobe has given the user a collaborative creation tool that is easily accessible from a multitude of devices.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Kermode

Kelly Kermode

Integrated Learning Strategist, Forest Hills Public Schools
Kelly Kermode currently serves as an Integrated Learning Specialist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With 20+ years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In May of 2018, Kelly opened a pottery studio in downtown Grand... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B509 (was B512)

8:00am

Digital Notes with Google Keep: Document | Annotate | Collaborate
We’ll explore how to get the most out of students’ phones and classroom devices, like tablets or computers, to go digital while you are in active learning environments. Whether you are in a lecture, lab, outside of the classroom, or just need a quick place to jot down some notes, Google Keep is the ultimate digital tool. Google Keep will help you and your students organize and streamline everything from random thoughts, homework checklists to large scale projects. This session will be hands-on and explore how to to leverage Google Keep with students or to enhance your personal or professional learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B506

8:00am

Digital Storytelling with Maps: Tour Builder Exploration
Tour the world and tell amazing stories from the comfort of your classroom with Google Tour Builder. Transform traditional maps with interactive multimedia features in a matter of minutes by weaving images, videos, and words to tell stories.

*Tours are best viewed with a non-mobile browser. A laptop or chromebook is needed for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room E203

8:00am

Google Earth: A World of Information at Your Fingertips!
With Google Earth available in your web browser and on mobile devices, we now all have access to this amazingly powerful information visualization tool. From 3D visualizations, 360 degree photos and Street View to measurement tools and rich storytelling, Google Earth has it all. Come explore Google Earth and leave with confidence and ideas for placing a world of learning opportunities in the hands of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
E206 (was B519)

8:00am

Projects with a Purpose! Ignite Student Interest with Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum!
Looking for a way to spice up your students’ digital literacy skills? Look no further! Google’s Applied Digital Skills is a free project-based curriculum that equips your students with practical tech skills, including how to make digital presentations, do online research, work with spreadsheets, and more! Through unique challenges and collaborative lessons, your students will engage in real-life problem-solving activities that call upon their creativity and strengthen their knowledge and familiarity of the G Suite apps. Come to this session to experience Applied Digital Skills as a learner and then set up your own class to use with your students. Get an overview of the curriculum and brainstorm ways to personalize it for your classroom. This self-paced, blended learning curriculum is good for middle school and up. Get ready to be inspired! (Bring headphones if you have them.) Applied Digital Skills is part of the Grow with Google initiative which aims to help everyone across America access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Rosalinda Jaimes

Rosalinda Jaimes

4th/5th grade teacher, Temecula Valley Unified
Rosalinda is a proud Auntie and fourth grade teacher at Susan LaVorgna Elementary. She has dedicated her 13 year career for Temecula Valley Unified School District to infuse technology anywhere she can. In addition, she is a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator (#COL16... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B513

8:00am

Seesaw For Everyone
Have you heard about Seesaw? Do you think it’s just for elementary students? With it’s simple format and ability to receive and give feedback from within and out of the classroom, it’s the perfect tool to use in all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Garcia-Smith

Sophia Garcia-Smith

Sophia Garcia-Smith is a 2nd grade teacher who loves to create, collaborate and share her love of teaching and technology. She currently works at a suburban Chicago school district. She has presented at many educational tech conferences across the United States. She has connected... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 511 (was B517)

8:00am

Tools & Techniques for Station Teaching as a Solo Teacher Part 1 (Learn)
Do you wonder how to effectively use stations in your secondary class? Are you curious about how to change your instruction to provide more student agency, yet obtain more one-on-one time with your students? This session is an introduction to changing traditional lessons into effective “Station Teaching” lessons. You will participate in a Station Teaching model which will provide you with research and resources to start changing your practice today. (Pt. 1- Learn)

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cronk

Jennifer Cronk

Asst. Manager Emerging Technologies, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
Jennifer Cronk is the Director of Information and Technology for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She currently oversees and strategically launches instructional technology in her district through the uses of a cohesive cohort model. Jennifer began her career in 1996 as... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Room B515

9:15am

Every Student Is Unique--How can we assist teachers meet the needs of all learners?
As educators and administrators, each day our priority is to meet the needs of all of our students. Frequently, we are challenged with having to find the appropriate technology integration strategies and resources, especially for students with special education needs. This session will focus on many of the resources that are available in order to differentiate, modify, accommodate and most importantly, lead all students towards success.

Speakers
avatar for John (Jay) Salerno

John (Jay) Salerno

Director of Educational Technology, EdTechTeam
John (Jay) Salerno is the Director of Educational Technology for Newington (CT) Public Schools. Jay is a dynamic and passionate teacher and administrator, who views the integration of technology as an integral part of making all students college, career and citizenship ready, while... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room E202

9:15am

Digital Discussion Design and Protocols in Google Classroom
How are emerging technologies shaping your classroom's online discussions in your ELA classes? Are your students engaging in rich discussions or simply agreeing or disagreeing without supporting their responses? Students love to chat, so meet them where they are and create engaging discussions and prepare them for online discourse. This session will assist you in designing questions for synchronous and asynchronous discussions and setting up protocols to keep the conversation going.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B503

9:15am

Docs/Slides 101
In this session, participants will learn the features of Google Docs and Google Slides and will leave with strategies for using these tools for teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room E201 (was E200)

9:15am

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: 360 degree virtual field trips
This session explores the exciting world of 360-degree images from all over the world for the history classroom. Bring a place, nearly any place, to your students! Participants will explore visual content curated through Google Street View and viewable as 360 pics and/or Google Cardboard. With hands-on experience, attendees will learn to access this information and create their own 360 photos!

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee

Micah Shippee

Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Teacher, Google Earth Education Expert
Micah Shippee, PhD is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer with two decades of experience. Micah is listed by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in EdTech for 2019-2020. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B508

9:15am

EquatIO- Math Made Digital
This free tool for all teachers allows you to easily create mathematical equations, formulas and quizzes. Intuitively type or handwrite, with no tricky math code to learn. Until now, writing equations and math expressions on your computer has been slow and laborious. EquatIO makes math digital, helping teachers and students at all levels create math expressions quickly and easily.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B512 (was B509)

9:15am

Going Digital with C-E-Rs in Science
Grading and giving timely feedback on student work is a challenge, especially when students are writing in free-response format, such as with Claim-Evidence-Reasoning prompts. Learn how to use technology tools, including Docs and Classroom, to digitally assign student C-E-Rs. Then, explore how Add-ons like Doctopus and Goobric can simply your workflow with grading them quickly and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Tombleson

Emily Tombleson

High School Science Teacher
Emily Tombleson teaches Biology and Earth Science in Mission Viejo, California. She just finished up year 12 and enjoys pushing herself to learn and try new activities and strategies with her students. She is a Google Certified Level 2 Educator and loves to incorporate technology... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B510

9:15am

Discover Your World with Google Search
Search. It happens billions of times a day in the blink of an eye. That’s because Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. In this session, you will learn how Search actually works and how it is integrated into other Google Apps. Finally, you will explore different search tools and features to help you find what you are looking for more easily, and take away some fun tips and tricks during the process.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B514

9:15am

It's All Within Your SITE
In this session we will introduce and explore Google Sites. We will discover the ways a Google Site can enhance your teaching and classroom functionality. Then we will walk you through the steps to create and customize a site of your own. We will share classroom examples and you will leave ready to create!

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Garcia-Smith

Sophia Garcia-Smith

Sophia Garcia-Smith is a 2nd grade teacher who loves to create, collaborate and share her love of teaching and technology. She currently works at a suburban Chicago school district. She has presented at many educational tech conferences across the United States. She has connected... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 511 (was B517)

9:15am

Set Your Sites on Learning
Meet the needs of all of your students with Google Sites. Flipped instruction, differentiation, and parent communication are easily curated and shared from your G Suite account and readily accessible by all. During this session, participants will explore Google Sites and create a site for teaching and learning with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room E203

9:15am

Storytelling with the World as Your Canvas
Google’s suite of Geo tools are excellent for storytelling and data visualization. Teachers of all subject areas can allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and tell a story embedded within a place. Come try it yourself and discover how easy it is to create beautiful and informative maps and tours by using place marks, paths and areas with YOUR imported data including text, images and YouTube videos

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
E206 (was B519)

9:15am

The Magic School Bus - The Ultimate Field Trip with Google Earth
Jump on the Magic School Bus and take your students on the ultimate field trip. Whether you are on laptops, iPads or phones, you can show your students the world while making deeper connections to your content. Don’t just tell them, show them, and let them explore. Come and find out how anyone can leverage Google Earth to enrich your content and show kids the world. We'll get hands-on and learn the easiest ways to get started with Google Earth, and also go beyond to create highly visual experiences for your students. Bring your passport and your sense of adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B506

9:15am

Then and Now: Google Resources to Overlay History and Today
Google resources have the potential to help us understand our contemporary and historical world. In fact, some tools overlay time periods to help us confront events over time.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room E200 (was 201)

9:15am

Tools & Techniques for Station Teaching as a Solo Teacher Part 2 (Do)
Do you wonder how to effectively use stations in your secondary class? Are you curious about how to change your instruction to provide more student agency, yet obtain more one-on-one time with your students? This session is an introduction to changing traditional lessons into effective “Station Teaching” lessons. You will participate in a Station Teaching model which will provide you with research and resources to start changing your practice today. (Pt.2- Do)

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cronk

Jennifer Cronk

Asst. Manager Emerging Technologies, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
Jennifer Cronk is the Director of Information and Technology for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She currently oversees and strategically launches instructional technology in her district through the uses of a cohesive cohort model. Jennifer began her career in 1996 as... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B515

9:15am

Video Production and Workflow with Adobe Spark Video
Students can create multimedia videos using Adobe Spark Video. Whether you are using tablets, Chromebooks, or other devices, this FREE video editing software allows you and your students to focus on content and create videos for easy sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Kermode

Kelly Kermode

Integrated Learning Strategist, Forest Hills Public Schools
Kelly Kermode currently serves as an Integrated Learning Specialist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With 20+ years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In May of 2018, Kelly opened a pottery studio in downtown Grand... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B509 (was B512)

9:15am

“Set-it and Forget-it” Forms
Automate your Forms with add-ons that help to do the work for you! Learn more ways to be more effective and productive with forms for parent communication, peer feedback, daily behavior reports and more! Let’s get geeky with Forms!

Speakers
avatar for Rosalinda Jaimes

Rosalinda Jaimes

4th/5th grade teacher, Temecula Valley Unified
Rosalinda is a proud Auntie and fourth grade teacher at Susan LaVorgna Elementary. She has dedicated her 13 year career for Temecula Valley Unified School District to infuse technology anywhere she can. In addition, she is a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator (#COL16... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Room B513

10:30am

Utilizing Digital Breakouts to Promote Collaboration and Team Building
Digital Breakouts teach critical thinking, teamwork, and complex problem solving. Through technology integration with the new Google Sites, the response validation feature in Google Forms, and an endless assortment of other technology integration tools, teachers and administrators can create unique experiences that promote collaboration and team building.

Speakers
avatar for John (Jay) Salerno

John (Jay) Salerno

Director of Educational Technology, EdTechTeam
John (Jay) Salerno is the Director of Educational Technology for Newington (CT) Public Schools. Jay is a dynamic and passionate teacher and administrator, who views the integration of technology as an integral part of making all students college, career and citizenship ready, while... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room E202

10:30am

Suite Digital Memoirs
We all know the dangers of the single story, the stories that shaped our views and opinions of people and the world. Now is the time to empower students to control their own narrative by adding their voice to the stories being told, the stories that shaped their lives. With G Suite for Education, we can give our students the complete author experience with just a few clicks.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B503

10:30am

Forms/Sheets 101
In this session, participants will learn the basics of creating a Google Form to collect data, create self grading quizzes, and how to manipulate data into useful reports using sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman

Lynn Gershman, Denver, CO. Formerly a high school Social Studies teacher, Lynn Gershman has since served as an instructional technology consultant, a professional learning developer, a project manager for large 1:1 initiatives, and is a Certified Google Trainer. Currently, Lynn works... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room E201 (was E200)

10:30am

Build Your Own 360 field trips
In this session we will build our own Google Expeditions experiences using Google’s Tour Creator for history classes. Tour Creator experiences can also include more audio and photo option than most traditional Google Expeditions.

Speakers
avatar for Micah Shippee

Micah Shippee

Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Teacher, Google Earth Education Expert
Micah Shippee, PhD is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer with two decades of experience. Micah is listed by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in EdTech for 2019-2020. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B508

10:30am

Innovate Your World with The 20-Time Project (Repeat)
The 20-Time Project empowers students to use 20 percent of their time at school to design and implement an independent project of their choice. In this session, learn how to use inquiry-based learning and design thinking strategies to help your students find answers to their own questions, and solutions to meaningful problems. Thereby, helping to prepare them for future-ready innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lands

Brad Lands

Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School
Bradley Lands is the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia. He is a passionate educator who strives to provide students with the skills they will need to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers in our global society. Brad graduated... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B514

10:30am

Exploring the Desmos Digital Classroom Activities
Desmos is designed to help every student learn math and love learning math. This session will explore a collection of unique and engaging digital activities, which are free for teachers and students.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B512 (was B509)

10:30am

Digital Tools for Science Practices
In this session, you will learn several tricks of the trade on how to have students use their Chromebooks as tools for engagement, collaboration, assessment, and review in science. From creating daily warm-ups/cool-downs, having students communicate lab results and create charts/graphs, or using the new locked-screen feature for assessments in Google Forms, you’ll find some useful take-aways in this session and perhaps share some of your own favorites!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Tombleson

Emily Tombleson

High School Science Teacher
Emily Tombleson teaches Biology and Earth Science in Mission Viejo, California. She just finished up year 12 and enjoys pushing herself to learn and try new activities and strategies with her students. She is a Google Certified Level 2 Educator and loves to incorporate technology... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B510

10:30am

Assistive Tech Toolbox for G-Suite Secondary
This session is geared to introduce extensions, apps and shifts and approach to help teachers empower their “Special Education” students and meet their IEP accommodations. The focus is on G-Suite but other fantastic tools will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cronk

Jennifer Cronk

Asst. Manager Emerging Technologies, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
Jennifer Cronk is the Director of Information and Technology for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She currently oversees and strategically launches instructional technology in her district through the uses of a cohesive cohort model. Jennifer began her career in 1996 as... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B515

10:30am

Building a Digital Reader's Notebook (Intermediate or Geeky)
This session is a buffet of apps and tools to create a digital reader’s notebook. Using New Google Sites as your notebook or portfolio, you will learn how to incorporate multiple G Suite tools and other apps to feature students' reading and learning experiences. Perfect for literature circles and novel studies!

Speakers
avatar for Rosalinda Jaimes

Rosalinda Jaimes

4th/5th grade teacher, Temecula Valley Unified
Rosalinda is a proud Auntie and fourth grade teacher at Susan LaVorgna Elementary. She has dedicated her 13 year career for Temecula Valley Unified School District to infuse technology anywhere she can. In addition, she is a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator (#COL16... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B513

10:30am

Create Interactive Storytelling Using Virtual Reality
Want to show your students exactly where a novel took place? How about a rainforest where a cure was found? Setting of an epic moment in history? Increase the real world relevance of what your students are learning by immersing them into the geography. Tour Creator allows you and your students to create immersive tours, adding photos, text and audio, to existing 360º photography. Come and learn how to create using Google Tour Creator. Great for every content area.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
E206 (was B519)

10:30am

Creating Learning Journals/ Portfolios/Websites with Adobe Spark Page
Adobe Spark Page allows students and teachers to capture learning in quick and easy way. Having editing capabilities via devices or the web makes access easy. This FREE tool is not one to pass by - as it is beneficial in many content areas and contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Kermode

Kelly Kermode

Integrated Learning Strategist, Forest Hills Public Schools
Kelly Kermode currently serves as an Integrated Learning Specialist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With 20+ years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In May of 2018, Kelly opened a pottery studio in downtown Grand... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B509 (was B512)

10:30am

Efficiency & Productivity: Calendar + Gmail
You might be spending a lot of time in Calendar and Gmail, but are you getting the most out of them? In Calendar, we’ll create, share, add and manage calendars while digging into scheduling events, appointment slots and other settings. With Gmail, we’ll get hands-on with labels, filters, settings and make sure you are using canned responses to work smarter, not harder. Learn about useful extensions and integrated tools like Tasks and Keep to help you win at life.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room B506

10:30am

Got Problems? Smash Out Solutions with Smashboard Edu
Smashboard Edu is problem-based learning and design-thinking process smashed into a gamified experience! Give students tools to creatively explain a solution to relevant real-world problems. During this session, attendees will experience Smashboard Edu as they work to solve a real-world problem. Each learner will leave with a plan and tools to bring creativity and logic to their classroom instruction with Smashboard Edu.

Speakers
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Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room E203

10:30am

Let's Tweet About It
Not using Twitter yet? Come find out why educators are loving it. In this session we will discuss how Twitter can be a great source of professional development, help make connections, and add to your personal learning network. We will walk through the steps to set up an account and take a look at Twitter chats.

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Garcia-Smith

Sophia Garcia-Smith

Sophia Garcia-Smith is a 2nd grade teacher who loves to create, collaborate and share her love of teaching and technology. She currently works at a suburban Chicago school district. She has presented at many educational tech conferences across the United States. She has connected... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 511 (was B517)

10:30am

Virtual Reality: YouTube 360 & Google Tour Creator
A hands-on workshop where participants will explore a variety of Google Virtual Reality tools, including the recently released Google Tour Creator where teachers and students can design their own virtual tours with text, picture pop-ups, and soundscapes.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room E200 (was 201)