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Wednesday, June 8
 

TBA

Build Your Own CopeCakes!
SESSION UPDATE: Laura is not able to attend the conference as planned but will share a link to a recorded version of this session. Please view at your convenience.

Have you felt the drain of a long school year? Do you need some ingredients to add to your mental health recipe? Working in education has become much more difficult since the pandemic. Teachers and administrators are fleeing education in record numbers, and the teacher shortage is a very serious matter. If this sounds familiar, then this is the session for you! Come join me as we brainstorm healthy habits, practices, and ways to support you in your efforts as a caring educator. We'll build and share our own recipe cards for how we can cope with the pressures of working as teachers or administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

HS English Teacher, Waynesville R-VI School District
@SteinbrinkLaura


Wednesday June 8, 2022 TBA

TBA

Sketchnotes Graphic Organizers
SESSION UPDATE: Laura is not able to attend the conference as planned but has shared a link to a recorded version of this session. Please view at your convenience.

Dual coding is not just for students! Teachers can tap into this brain science strategy when designing lesson materials. Come discover how graphic organizers and sketchnotes are a match made in heaven. Not artistic! No problem! In this session, you will learn how to tap into the power of visuals that increase learning, and how to scaffold sketchnotes for students in a few simple steps and a variety of tools. But wait, there’s more! YOU will have the opportunity to update one of your own presentations and leave with a template builder that is packed with power for student learning potential! Warning: Some fun may be had while learning.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink

HS English Teacher, Waynesville R-VI School District
@SteinbrinkLaura


Wednesday June 8, 2022 TBA

9:00am CDT

Big Blank Wall
The world is changing and our classrooms need to change as well. What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? And how do we as educators embrace this change? Take a trip with Eric back to his first classroom to learn about the difference between "Process" and "Purpose", to see what the future holds for our students, and explore the 4 C's we need to teach our students to prepare them for what is ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Control Alt Achieve
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 →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Performing Arts Center

10:45am CDT

Getting Started with TRIAND & TAC
Educators will learn how to pull data and access student information, Communications with students and parents with eschool.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Cole

Bobby Cole

Coordinator of Academic and Administrative Accountability, Springdale Public Schools
I am starting my 38th year in education. I have experience in scheduling, testing, eschool, cognos, TRIAND, athletics, administration just to name a few.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
C107

10:45am CDT

Grant Writing for Educators
In this session, educators will learn a variety of grants they can apply for to receive items (technology or other) for their classrooms. Grants will include Donors Choose and Giving Tree.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Educator, Searcy Public Schools
I have been teaching for 21 years and have taught kindergarten, 5th and 6th grade (all subjects), and for the last 6 years I have been the EAST facilitator at Searcy Ahlf Junior High School. I have a BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Arkansas State University and a... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B109

10:45am CDT

Quick PD for the Busy Teacher
Trying to reach your teachers and running out of time? Need quick and easy ways to present new information to staff? This session will cover how to incorporate ideas such as tech tuesday, potty pd, and other avenues to share professional development tidbits with staff.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Instructional/Technology Coach, Clinton School District
@techwithgretz


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B111

10:45am CDT

🧩💥App Smashing With Edpuzzle!
Bring your lessons to life with Edpuzzle app smashing! What is app smashing? It’s when you mix and match various apps to create an engaging learning experience. In this hands-on session, participants will explore apps that pair well with Edpuzzle video lessons, various sample activities, and will try their hand at app smashing!

Speakers
avatar for Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Ed Tech Trainer, Edpuzzle
We unlock the power of videos through simple editing tools and dazzling student data. The process is simple - find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. Watch as they progress and hold them accountable on their learning journey.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B101

10:45am CDT

Engaging All Learners with Number Routines
This session will focus on various daily number routines that can be done to involve all learners in the K-5 mathematics classroom. We will discuss how to link the daily number work and the problem solving portion of the math workshop. We will also discuss how these routines enhance your classroom discourse on a daily basis. Participants will learn and participate in several different routines to enhance your K-5 mathematics classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Christi Snow-Schrauger

Christi Snow-Schrauger

Instructional Specialist, Springdale Schools
Christi currently serves in Springdale Schools as an instructional specialist. Her focus is on math education and professional learning. Christi has served on various state and regional boards for mathematics. She won the 2012 Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics. She received... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
C106

10:45am CDT

Introducing the Design Process in Less than an Hour
In this session, we will be completing a lesson that will teach you the design process in under an hour. We will be using the Design Thinking model created by the D.School at Stanford University to work our way from an idea to a prototype. The lesson is great for STEM classes or any glass that incorporates design. This session is open to teachers of all levels and you don't have to have previous knowledge of the design process.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Beach

Carrie Beach

Educator, Bentonville Schools
@mrsbeachmakes


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B105

10:45am CDT

Significant Relationships = Significant Learning
If you are looking for ways to connect and focus on SEL, come join us!! We will dive into how to effectively build strong relationships through multiple team building activities that go beyond the "getting to know you" and push kids to open up. In addition, we will participate in a lesson that saw 30% of my students open up about abuse and neglect in just one class period.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Ratchford

Derek Ratchford

Educator, Sonora Middle School
@derek_ratchford
HR

Heather Ratchford

Educator, Fayetteville Public Schools
@heatherratch


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
C101

10:45am CDT

Using Images in the Digital Age
In today's media-rich world, we are constantly bombarded with images, memes, emojis and videos. During this session, you will consider how images and other visual media can be used to spark inquiry, convey emotions, and to inform and persuade. We'll do an activity to show the importance of images and do a text-rendering strategy that you're sure to use back in your own classroom! You'll also receive resources for finding images.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Clark

Lori Clark

Instructional/Technology Coach, Siloam Springs School District
@loves_hogs


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B110

10:45am CDT

Let's Talk About Books
Let’s Talk About Books
We love reading! We will be talking about some of our favorite YA and middle-level books from the past few years. Audience participation is encouraged. Come prepared to share some of your favorite books. Elementary librarians and teachers are welcome to attend and share books they love.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Love

Brenda Love

Library Media Specialist, Springdale
Library Media Teacher at Springdale High School
avatar for Cat Peters

Cat Peters

Library Media Specialist, Springdale High School
@Mrs_Cat_Peters


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B112

10:45am CDT

Terrific Tech Teams
Have you ever wondered what that “perfect tech team” might look like in your classroom, building, department or group? Well, wonder no more! Join us in this relaxed round-table discussion as we share different integrated technology options with like-minded participants. Whether you have solid tech teams in place, or are just looking for ideas to start the process, this session is for you. We will collaborate and learn from each other as we share the ups and downs, glows and grows, and ins and outs of technology implementation as it pertains to us and our district. We will leave this session feeling more confident in setting goals for ourselves and our tech teams to build a cohesive unit within our learning and working environment.

Speakers
avatar for Tena Reese

Tena Reese

Instructional/Technology Coach, Rogers Public Schools
Tena Reese has been a Technology Curriculum Specialist with Rogers Public Schools since 1995.  She holds a teaching certification, as well as a master's degree in Educational Technology from the University of Arkansas. Although she works with K-12 schools, her focus is with grade... Read More →
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Instructional/Technology Coach, Rogers Schools
Joey Gall has just completed her 31st (and final) year as an educator with Rogers Public Schools. Her career began in 1991 as a 1st grade teacher, and she continued in the classroom for ten years, teaching grades 1-3. She earned her Master's in Library Media Science and became a K-5... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Howard

Matthew Howard

Rogers Schools
Starting this summer, I will be a new member of the technology team for Rogers Public Schools as a Technology Curriculum Specialist supporting our 17 elementary schools.  This is will be my 20th year in education with experience primarily as an elementary teacher, special education... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
N101

10:45am CDT

Full STEAM Ahead: Combining Stories, Shapes, and Art in Primary
Participants will explore digital project ideas that combine stories, shapes, and art to create learning experiences that are creative, engaging, and relevant for early learners. Participants will walk away with ideas for authentic digital projects that combine skills from different disciplines and connect learning with the community.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Anderle

Tiffany Anderle

Exhibitor/Vendor, Tech4Learning
Tiffany Anderle joined the Tech4Learning team in 2014 and received her Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning and Technology in 2016. Tiffany is passionate about fueling creative teaching and learning with digital creativity. 


Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:40am CDT
B103

11:50am CDT

Are Your Students Future-Ready? Teaching Life Skills Through Blended Learning
Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? EVERFI provides educators with engaging, online learning resources in topics such as financial literacy, digital literacy/citizenship, STEM readiness, entrepreneurship, career readiness, and more. Each course is standards-aligned and free of charge to schools. EVERFI courses help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants will learn how to integrate EVERFI's no-cost, online courses to work in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris

Exhibitor/Vendor, EVERFI
@aaronj_harris


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
C101

11:50am CDT

Creating and editing audio files is easier than you think!
AudioStudio is a free, open-source digital tool that is easy to use. See how this tool can help educators create and edit audio files. AudioStudio is a browser-based audio editing tool, and is also a Chrome extension. With this tool you and your students will be able to create high quality audio files.

Speakers
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Annice McLean is a Senior Instructor of Educational Technology at Missouri State University.
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
Ching-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the coordinator of the Educational Technology graduate program at Missouri State University.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B104

11:50am CDT

Developing One Voice: Your ELA Students Can Write a Collaborative Novella
This session will show ELA teachers of all levels how to organize and implement a unit wherein a whole class designs, writes, revises, and publishes a collaborative choose-your-own-adventure novella. Students discover how to write like a choir sings--with one cohesive voice, and have a lot of fun doing it. Free digital copies of selected student books and organizational templates will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Autumn Doss

Autumn Doss

Educator, Springdale Public Schools
I am a Master Professional Educator in English Language Arts currently in my eighteenth year of teaching, and my sixth year at the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas.  My favorite thing is writing curriculum, and I served as a Subject Matter Expert for Construct... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B105

11:50am CDT

Getting Started with TRIAND & TAC
Educators will learn how to pull data and access student information, Communications with students and parents with eschool.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Cole

Bobby Cole

Coordinator of Academic and Administrative Accountability, Springdale Public Schools
I am starting my 38th year in education. I have experience in scheduling, testing, eschool, cognos, TRIAND, athletics, administration just to name a few.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
C107

11:50am CDT

Giving Digital Feedback
Learn how to give effective digital feedback to your students through the use of free tools. Tools will include Google Keep, Mote, Alice Keeler scripts, Screencastify and Orange Slide Docs Add-on.

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional/Technology Coach, Siloam Springs School District
@fernvogt


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B110

11:50am CDT

Nearpod Quick Start
Welcome to Nearpod. If you are brand new to Nearpod, this is the session for you. You will participate in a LIVE Nearpod lesson as a learner and leave with the basics to share a LIVE lesson with your learners on Monday! Great for teachers or administrators who want to better understand how Nearpod can support the learning in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Product Trainer, Nearpod
@julie_cobbJulie Cobb is a Manager on the Nearpod Professional Services team, leading high-quality implementation and training consultations for Nearpod School and District partners across the United States. She has her Bachelors in Education of the Hearing Impaired and her Masters... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B100

11:50am CDT

Tell Your Schools Story: Tips & Tools for Content Creation
This session will give attendees all the tools and important tips they need to become content creators at their site or district. Attendees will learn everything from design need to knows, to which programs will work for what. Additionally, as attendees learn about new tools and tips they will engage in discussions about how to tell their school or districts story and the powerful effects branding can have on your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

STEM Educator, Little Rock School District
Courtney Reaves has been an educator for 19 years and currently serves as a STEM teacher in the Little Rock School District. She has experience as a library media specialist, where she discovered her passion for all things makerspace and STEM. Courtney is also a Certified Google Trainer... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B109

11:50am CDT

GRADES - A Lesson Planning Structure for New Teachers
GRADES is a lesson planning structure for teachers who want to explore the process of intentionally planning lessons that embed strategies for reading, discussion, and assessment with added support for learner success. This session is designed for new teachers; however, it also applies to teachers who want to plan engaging lessons that motivate students. No device is needed for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Hollie Gumm

Hollie Gumm

Instructional Specialist, Springdale
@hcwgumm


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
C106

11:50am CDT

Augmented Reality
With augmented reality, you and your students can discover experiences that you didn’t think possible. This session highlights how instructors can easily bring augmented reality apps into existing lessons to enhance student engagement and motivation across subject areas.

Speakers
BP

Brian Peterson

Exhibitor/Vendor, Apple Inc.
@AppleEDU


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
N101

11:50am CDT

Data Dive with Edcite
This presentation is for teachers, coaches, and admin who want their students to have practice with the look and feel of their state test and receive quick, actionable data. Bring a computer or ipad to walk through the instructional cycle, step by step, to see how Edcite can make planning, assessment, and data analysis easier than ever.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Account Executive, Edcite Inc.
At Edcite we specialize in ensuring teachers can provide a standards-aligned assessment that has the same look and feel as the state test. We empower teachers with a robust item bank, action-oriented data, and the ability to give students an "at bat" with the look and feel of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B111

11:50am CDT

Super Screencastify Activities for Students and Teachers
It has never been easier than now for students and teachers to create their own videos. Screencastify is a free Google Chrome web extension that lets you or your students record your computer screen, voice, and webcam. The recorded video can then be saved easily to Drive, shared with others, or downloaded. Learn how to install and use this tool, and then explore ways this can be used in schools including instructional videos, student assessments, student projects, personalized teacher feedback, narrating slideshows, giving speeches, dubbing videos, explaining solutions, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Control Alt Achieve
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 →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:50am - 12:45pm CDT
B101

12:55pm CDT

Basecamp: A Win for Project Management and Team Communication
Starting at a beginner level, in this session you will learn how to set up your profile on Basecamp, as well as how to set up different teams, post into those teams, and navigate through the website. Participants will learn how to use these basecamps to organize projects and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Educator, Searcy Public Schools
I have been teaching for 21 years and have taught kindergarten, 5th and 6th grade (all subjects), and for the last 6 years I have been the EAST facilitator at Searcy Ahlf Junior High School. I have a BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Arkansas State University and a... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
C100

12:55pm CDT

Communicating and Building Reports with eSchool
Participants will learn how to communicate with parents from eschool and be able to show teachers ways to communicate with students and parents. You will also learn how to build basic searches out of eschool using advanced search tools.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Cole

Bobby Cole

Coordinator of Academic and Administrative Accountability, Springdale Public Schools
I am starting my 38th year in education. I have experience in scheduling, testing, eschool, cognos, TRIAND, athletics, administration just to name a few.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
C107

12:55pm CDT

Teaching Tech on a Budget
Tired of spending $200+ on educational technology? This is the panel for you! Learn about cheaper and multi-use tech to teach with, and even some non-tech!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ann Morrison

Mary Ann Morrison

Educator, Mobius Learning Academy
Hello! My name is Mary Ann and I am the lead of STEAM powered Technology (teaching and curriculum) at Mobius Learning Academy. I love bringing my experiences in education in with my experiences as a software engineer; also sprinkling in my love for arts, science, and math!Please talk... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
B111

12:55pm CDT

Librarian Roundtable
This unique session provides a forum for librarians to network, share best practices, and discuss challenges faced during the pandemic. Topics will include digital tools for remote learning, digital reading platforms, and print book supply chain issues. Participants are encouraged to share ideas to promote literacy and ways to collaborate with teachers in their building.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Love

Brenda Love

Library Media Specialist, Springdale
Library Media Teacher at Springdale High School
avatar for Cat Peters

Cat Peters

Library Media Specialist, Springdale High School
@Mrs_Cat_Peters


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
B112

12:55pm CDT

Navigating Next Year as a New Teacher: Panel Discussion
Join us for a panel presentation and discussion with new teachers, administrators, and college mentors as we share best practices to support our newest educators! New teachers, come get the answers you need to help you navigate the next school year. We also welcome educators who support new teachers to share what works and to take back new ideas. No device will be needed.

Speakers
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Erin McGarrah

Instructional/Technology Coach, Springdale School District
avatar for Rachel Carethers

Rachel Carethers

Instructional/Technology Coach, Springdale Public Schools
I am an instructional specialist and arts integration specialist for Springdale Schools. I provide professional development and support teachers in the classroom to incorporate effective instructional strategies to teach all students.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
C106

12:55pm CDT

🌟 The Power of Praise: Using Praise to Enhance Learning
Engage in a praise makeover by examining effective uses of praise to support learning. Praise is a powerful motivational tool that builds positive relationships and helps students to develop and enhance a growth mindset. Join us in discovering the power of praise for your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been an Instructional Consultant for the eMINTS National Center as part of the University of Missouri - College of Education for the last 11 years. She provides educators with professional development for the effective integration of technology and research into practice... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
C101

12:55pm CDT

Fixer Upper
Do your current lessons have a great foundation…but might be a little outdated? Or maybe the bones of the content are strong, but the method needs an upgrade and a fresh, new look? No need to list and sell that lesson…All you have on your hands is a Fixer Upper! Come learn about how to effectively implement the SAMR Model into your curriculum with a variety of tools and resources that will give your old lesson NEW LIFE! (Bring your device and an already-created lesson or standard that you might want to transform into a meaningful tech-implemented “fixer upper.” This session is perfect for participants of all skill levels!)

Speakers
avatar for Tysha Roughton

Tysha Roughton

Instructional/Technology Coach, Carthage R9 School District
@tysharo1


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
B109

12:55pm CDT

Free STEM Career Exploration Resources Both Students and Teachers Love! Career Blade & Learning Blade
Join this interactive session to explore Career Blade, Learning Blade, and a new system for high school students launching in June 2022! These are free statewide STEM career awareness programs aligned to Arkansas academic standards.

Career Blade was introduced in Arkansas in February 2022. It is a free, web-based K-12 resource for teachers to integrate career pathways relevant to their specific economic region. For instance, a Springdale teacher will be able to visit the website and easily find downloadable, subject-based, and grade-appropriate lesson plans for actual career pathways offered in the Northwest Arkansas economic region. Lesson plans include everything you need to bring career exploration to life in the classroom, including contact information of companies that want to engage with students and meet their future workforce. Visit www.CareerBladeArkansas.com to access these free K-12 resources.

Learning Blade, designed for grades 5-9, contains hundreds of online STEM-focused “mission” lessons that lead students through exploring technologies and careers while practicing academic skills aligned to Arkansas standards. In addition, teachers have access to dozens of lesson plans that support innovative STEM project-based learning using common materials found in the classroom. Now includes a 20-hour "Intro to Coding" course designed to meet the Coding Block requirement in Middle School. Sign up for your free Learning Blade account provided by Governor Hutchinson's Ready for Life initiative, the ADE, in partnership with the APSRC at www.learningblade.com/AR.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Linch

Michele Linch

State Director - AR, Learning Blade - Career Blade
Dr. Michele Linch serves as the State Director of the Learning Blade and Career Blade systems, which are focused on building the high-demand workforce pipeline for Arkansas.  She took this role after having served as the Arkansas State Teacher Association's Executive Director for... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
N101

12:55pm CDT

12:55pm CDT

🌟 Create Magic with Canva for Education🌟
Canva for Education brings the power of Canva for personal use directly into the classroom. Learn how you and your students can design and make stunning presentations, infographics, websites, and more! Canva for Education helps you make a truly inspirational impression. https://bit.ly/MagicCanva

Speakers
NS

Nikki Schwartz

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS
@NSchwartzTech


Wednesday June 8, 2022 12:55pm - 1:50pm CDT
B101

2:00pm CDT

Coaching for Success
Participants in this session will leave with the knowledge of a variety of different coaching strategies to implement with teachers in the classroom. Coaching to improve instruction, implementation of technology, classroom management, and much more. These coaching strategies can be used to successfully impact new and veteran teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Instructional/Technology Coach, Clinton School District
@techwithgretz


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B111

2:00pm CDT

COGNOS Basics
Participants will learn the basics of COGNOS and how to pull and search for data

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Cole

Bobby Cole

Coordinator of Academic and Administrative Accountability, Springdale Public Schools
I am starting my 38th year in education. I have experience in scheduling, testing, eschool, cognos, TRIAND, athletics, administration just to name a few.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
C107

2:00pm CDT

Edulastic - Digital Assessment Tool
The free version of Edulastic allows you to create engaging technology-enhanced assessments for benchmarks, the classroom, or distance learning. Easily administer grade level common or classroom formative assessments using high-quality item banks, create your own questions or mix and match. Every question is tagged with a standard, so their reports will help you instantly assess by standards.

Speakers
avatar for Fern Vogt

Fern Vogt

Instructional/Technology Coach, Siloam Springs School District
@fernvogt


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B109

2:00pm CDT

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

Technology Integration Specialist, Control Alt Achieve
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 →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B101

2:00pm CDT

Ignite Student Engagement with Nearpod
Come learn about the most recent amazing updates to Nearpod's Time to Climb and Collaborate Board. Explorer strategies using our gamified quiz to make assessing students more fun and more impactful. Consider how the enhancement to the Collaborate Board can make digital conversation more enticing and easily blend with more traditional conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Product Trainer, Nearpod
@julie_cobbJulie Cobb is a Manager on the Nearpod Professional Services team, leading high-quality implementation and training consultations for Nearpod School and District partners across the United States. She has her Bachelors in Education of the Hearing Impaired and her Masters... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B100

2:00pm CDT

Raising Student Voices: The Why and How of Podcasting in the 21st Century Classroom
This session will focus on leveraging the podcast format to provide innovative, engaging experiences for K-12 students. Not only will we cover examples of how DTSOI Virtual Innovation Academy has used podcasts across our grade-levels, this session will also give you an introduction to recording and producing your own podcasts in your classroom using free apps and digital tools! This session would benefit virtual and face-to-face teachers. Participants will receive free reproducible digital templates!

Speakers
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Alisha Samarin

Educator, Springdale School District
My name is Alisha Samarin and I teach at the Virtual Innovation Academy at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale. I have taught in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade throughout my years in education. Currently, I teach K-6 SPED, and 6th grade Advisory, CCR, and Science... Read More →
avatar for Haley Lane

Haley Lane

Teacher, Springdale Schools
My name is Haley Lane and I teach online middle school at the Virtual Innovation Academy at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. This is my seventh year to teach, and in my career I have taught many things but my passion lies in middle school. In addition to being... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B110

2:00pm CDT

🚀 Level Up your Video Lessons with Edpuzzle!
Ready to level up your video lessons with Edpuzzle? In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to create engaging video lessons, embed assessment questions, and navigate easy to read data in Edpuzzle. This powerful platform is a must have for your EdTech toolkit, come find out why!

Speakers
avatar for Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Ed Tech Trainer, Edpuzzle
We unlock the power of videos through simple editing tools and dazzling student data. The process is simple - find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. Watch as they progress and hold them accountable on their learning journey.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B104

2:00pm CDT

Set Your Sights on Google Sites
Have you ever wished you could create a space online to collect all your resources and information in one easy-to-find location? And, do you dream of having a place to share with other educators, students and parents? If so, this session is for you! Participants who have a Google account already established and a familiarity with Google products will benefit most. Together, we will discover how you can easily:
· Create your own site
· Update and personalize your site
· Share and collaborate with others
· Preview and publish your site
Come prepared to get started on your own site, as well as walk away with several ideas and resources to help you implement this learning in your work environment…no matter the subject matter or grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Gall

Joey Gall

Instructional/Technology Coach, Rogers Schools
Joey Gall has just completed her 31st (and final) year as an educator with Rogers Public Schools. Her career began in 1991 as a 1st grade teacher, and she continued in the classroom for ten years, teaching grades 1-3. She earned her Master's in Library Media Science and became a K-5... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Howard

Matthew Howard

Rogers Schools
Starting this summer, I will be a new member of the technology team for Rogers Public Schools as a Technology Curriculum Specialist supporting our 17 elementary schools.  This is will be my 20th year in education with experience primarily as an elementary teacher, special education... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
C106

2:00pm CDT

Starting the Year off Right
Ever struggle with what to do those first couple of weeks when you’re being asked to build a classroom community? Come learn some activities and tips that will build those positive classroom relationships from day one! https://bit.ly/i2sdaleKickoff


Speakers
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Nikki Schwartz

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS
@NSchwartzTech


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B103

2:00pm CDT

Using Online Quiz Games to Promote Engagement and Guide Learning
This session will help educators of all levels learn exciting ways to obtain data that helps to drive instruction to meet their student’s needs! Learn about online quiz platforms such as Gimkit, Quizizz, and Blooket and how you can promote engagement, all while gaining insightful data!

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson

Educator, Springdale School District
Kelsey Johnson is a 6th grade math teacher at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. She has been teaching for 6 years at the middle school level (5th-8th grade), in either math or science. She has her bachelor’s degree in Middle School Math and Science Education... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
B105

2:00pm CDT

💪 Strong Relationships = 🧠 Powerful Learning
In this age of technology, relationship building is more important that ever! This session is perfect for teachers at all levels, giving you everything you need to build strong, respectful relationships with students of all ages. Not only will your students feel like they can approach you with anything, but strong teacher-student relationships have also been shown to lead to higher academic achievement for students. Build a classroom environment where every student can thrive today!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been an Instructional Consultant for the eMINTS National Center as part of the University of Missouri - College of Education for the last 11 years. She provides educators with professional development for the effective integration of technology and research into practice... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
C101

2:00pm CDT

Creativity in Learning
At Apple, we believe creativity is essential to human progress because we know how important creativity is in our world and in people’s lives. But creativity can be hard to define, so in this session we’ll explore recent research findings on creativity in teaching and learning that demonstrate the power of creativity for students. We’ll also discuss how Apple products enables simple and powerful ways to help bring creativity into learning.

Speakers
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Brian Peterson

Exhibitor/Vendor, Apple Inc.
@AppleEDU


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
N101

2:00pm CDT

Don't be None the "Wizer"
I will be introducing teachers to useful websites to help manage the classroom as well as create interactive worksheets and/or assessments. I will a share a resource that covers anything and things technology to use in all areas of education not matter the subject or grade level.

You will need a computer so you can begin to create resources during our session.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Law

Jill Law

Teacher, Springdale


Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
C100

3:05pm CDT

Create, Engage, Organize: Digital Resources to Enhance Impact
Educators are inundated with digital resources, but how, why and when should we use them? Come hear from two EdTech Specialists serving teachers preK-12 to answer these very questions. In this session we will share resources for all levels and learning abilities. Learn how to engage learners and promote learning goals through digital resources you can start using today!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Maerke

Thomas Maerke

Instructional/Technology Coach, Republic Schools
Thomas Maerke serves Republic Schools as an Educational Technology Specialist at the High School. He’s in his 16th year in education and 7th in Republic. Previously he taught middle school English in Springfield Schools. Thomas loves learning new things. Outside of school, Thomas... Read More →
avatar for Doug Greek

Doug Greek

Instructional/Technology Coach, Republic Schools
@DouglasGreek


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B110

3:05pm CDT

Game on: Blooket – A fun tool to assess student progress!
Blooket is friendly and fun! See how this free digital tool can help educators create user-friendly, interactive learning experiences, and game-style quiz assessments to facilitate the evaluation of student learning. With this web-based quiz gamification platform, educators also have access to Blooket’s analytics feature to monitor student progress.

Speakers
avatar for Annice McLean

Annice McLean

Educator, Missouri State University
Annice McLean is a Senior Instructor of Educational Technology at Missouri State University.
avatar for Ching-Wen Chang

Ching-Wen Chang

Educator, Missouri State University
Ching-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the coordinator of the Educational Technology graduate program at Missouri State University.


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B104

3:05pm CDT

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools that can be used for teaching and learning. Learn about 70+ hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, AutoDraw, Chrome Music Lab, Toontastic, Landlines, Meme Buddy, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Semantris, Grasshopper, Art Palette, Timelapse, Data GIF Maker and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.)

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Control Alt Achieve
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 →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
Performing Arts Center

3:05pm CDT

How to use Edualstic for common formative assessments to regroup students based on data.
This session will teach you how to use Edulastic ( a test taking platform) to regroup students based on the data collected. We will also show you how to use this on a team for common formative assessments. It has been a game changer for grading and quickly collecting data on our students. NOTE: Bring an assessment that ties to a learning goal/standard to this session! 

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Scott

Abigail Scott

Teacher, Don Tyson School of Innovation
Abigail Scott is in her 4th year as a 6th grade math teacher at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from John Brown University and is currently working on her master's degree in Educational Leadership from... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson

Educator, Springdale School District
Kelsey Johnson is a 6th grade math teacher at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, Arkansas. She has been teaching for 6 years at the middle school level (5th-8th grade), in either math or science. She has her bachelor’s degree in Middle School Math and Science Education... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B111

3:05pm CDT

Nearpod for Instructional Leaders
In this workshop, school and district level administrators or leaders in the building will harness Nearpod’s power to engage educators and other important stakeholders in their roles as instructional leaders. Participants will learn how to create, edit and launch presentations in both Live and Student-Paced modes in readiness for staff meetings and parent outreach. Bring a power point or Google slides you might use in the fall and walk away with one thing marked off your to do list. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Product Trainer, Nearpod
@julie_cobbJulie Cobb is a Manager on the Nearpod Professional Services team, leading high-quality implementation and training consultations for Nearpod School and District partners across the United States. She has her Bachelors in Education of the Hearing Impaired and her Masters... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B100

3:05pm CDT

Sphero STEAM in the classroom.
The Sphero Edu program teaches students coding and 21st century skills, but our program goes #BeyondCode by incorporating robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities, nurturing students’ imaginations & fostering creativity, invention, exploration, & discovery.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore

Exhibitor/Vendor, Sphero Edu
avatar for Christy Ruffin

Christy Ruffin

Computer Science Teacher, Lake Hamilton School District


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B112

3:05pm CDT

🔄 Google Workspace Update
Do you struggle to keep up with all the new Google Workspace features? Join this session to learn the latest updates and learn about the great new features Google has rolled out.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been an Instructional Consultant for the eMINTS National Center as part of the University of Missouri - College of Education for the last 11 years. She provides educators with professional development for the effective integration of technology and research into practice... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
C101

3:05pm CDT

Culturally Responsive Teaching
This session will investigate Zaretta Hammond’s Ready for Rigor framework from her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Every student in our classroom should have the right to experience independent learning; however, each student’s readiness for the rigor it takes to be an independent learner is not the same. The components of awareness, learning partnerships, information processing, and the learning environment all play a role in being a culturally responsive teacher. Join us as we take a deeper look at the Ready for Rigor framework to understand better what it takes to build an independent learner who thrives when faced with a learning challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Hollie Gumm

Hollie Gumm

Instructional Specialist, Springdale
@hcwgumm


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
C106

3:05pm CDT

Jammin' with Jamboard
During our time teaching virtually, teachers discovered the need for an online whiteboard that could be used to share information and also allow students to be engaged in the learning. Enter Google Jamboard. While Jamboard is an online whiteboard, it is also so much more! This session will share the basics of Jamboard and also how to create engaging lessons and activities for students.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

STEM Educator, Little Rock School District
Courtney Reaves has been an educator for 19 years and currently serves as a STEM teacher in the Little Rock School District. She has experience as a library media specialist, where she discovered her passion for all things makerspace and STEM. Courtney is also a Certified Google Trainer... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B109

3:05pm CDT

Classrooms come alive with digital writing: Using authentic projects to build literacy
Participants will explore a range of digital assignments that motivate students to practice reading and writing and provide powerful opportunities for both formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Anderle

Tiffany Anderle

Exhibitor/Vendor, Tech4Learning
Tiffany Anderle joined the Tech4Learning team in 2014 and received her Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning and Technology in 2016. Tiffany is passionate about fueling creative teaching and learning with digital creativity. 


Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:05pm - 4:00pm CDT
B103
 
Thursday, June 9
 

9:00am CDT

Creating Lessons with New Thing in Nearpod
Bring your device and access to your lesson resources for next year. Walk away with a lesson ready to share with your students! This will be a hands on, make and take learning experience. Whether you have Nearpod’s free version or a full district license everyone will be able to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cobb

Julie Cobb

Product Trainer, Nearpod
@julie_cobbJulie Cobb is a Manager on the Nearpod Professional Services team, leading high-quality implementation and training consultations for Nearpod School and District partners across the United States. She has her Bachelors in Education of the Hearing Impaired and her Masters... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B100

9:00am CDT

MacGyver Google
Is Docs just for word processing, Sheets just for numbers, and Slides just for presentations? No! Just like MacGyver can re-purpose a cardboard tube, stapler, and bubble gum to make a fully functioning jet pack, you and your students can use technology in creative and inventive ways. See how ordinary Google tools can be used to create stop-motion animation, interactive images, blackout poetry, pixel art, and so much more!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Control Alt Achieve
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 June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
Performing Arts Center

9:00am CDT

Shall We Play a Game? Using Games and Puzzles to Make Learning Fun!
While I teach high school, any of these activities can be altered to use with your students. Sometimes no skill level is necessary; students are learning something. Sometimes knowledge of material is needed; assessment is given. Sometimes critical and quick thinking are needed; the puzzles get harder as we do them. I want the students to have fun and leave my class remembering that fun and connecting it to the material we do together.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Educator, Glen Rose High School
Having been an educator for 30 years, Lisa's resume is full of different classes she's taught. They range from 7-12th grade English to coaching sports to EAST. She is also fluent in Photoshop and InDesign, thanks to being yearbook adviser for way too long. When she is not teaching... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B101

9:00am CDT

LEGO Robotics - Powering Up Learning One Brick at a Time
Do you want to play with some LEGO robots? Obviously, the answer is yes! Come join us to gain hands on experience with programming and designing using LEGO robotics. You will have a ton of fun while getting a clear picture of how these tools could revolutionize learning in your class. We will also share about one specific way LEGO robotics can be used at your school: starting a FIRST LEGO League Robotics program!

Computer science, creativity, collaboration, problem solving...these are all characteristics of a FIRST LEGO League program. Starting an FLL program isn’t as hard as it sounds and it is an incredible chance to provide your students with life changing opportunities. While we will mostly be focused on providing hands on experience, we will also share about the benefits of FLL and provide some helpful tools to get you started. FLL is primarily for elementary through early junior high students, though all educators are welcome. You do not need any prior experience with robotics, LEGOs, or computer programming. You don’t even need a computer. Come join us, and learn about this excellent program your students will love!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tapee

Michael Tapee

Educator, Springdale Public Schools
Michael is passionate about creating a mathematics classroom rich in student discourse. When he is not directly teaching math, you can find him working to empower students to explore STEM through Hellstern Middle School's award winning FIRST LEGO League teams, Herobotics Red and... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B109

9:00am CDT

Moving Beyond Tinkering: How to Design Content Connected Makerspace Lessons
This session can be attended by anyone with interest in makerspace lesson planning, with any device type in tow. The session will begin by walking attendees through a content connected makerspace lesson as students. Then the session will lead attendees through the behind the scenes planning process. Attendees will leave with ample resources to support future makerspace lesson planning and with knowledge of the steps that go into planning content connected, rigorous, makerspace lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reaves

Courtney Reaves

STEM Educator, Little Rock School District
Courtney Reaves has been an educator for 19 years and currently serves as a STEM teacher in the Little Rock School District. She has experience as a library media specialist, where she discovered her passion for all things makerspace and STEM. Courtney is also a Certified Google Trainer... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B110

9:00am CDT

Tinkering Through Literacy: Exploring Connections between STEM and Literacy
In this session, participants will explore STEM and its connections to children's literature as a means of engagement, comprehension and conceptual understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Crane

Julia Crane

STEM Instructional Specialist, Springdale Public Schools
I am an Instructional Specialist with the Springdale School District in the STEM field. I have been an elementary educator with Springdale Schools for 21 years. I currently write curriculum and support teaching and learning at the district levels in both STEM and Science


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B103

9:00am CDT

🏆 Google Classroom Challenge
Google Classroom is a powerful tool that has a wide variety of features. In this session, you will be challenged to level up one of your existing Classes, or explore an assortment of resources and tutorials to inspire and support you as you engage in a new Google Classroom journey!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been an Instructional Consultant for the eMINTS National Center as part of the University of Missouri - College of Education for the last 11 years. She provides educators with professional development for the effective integration of technology and research into practice... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B111

9:00am CDT

K-12 RTI: Who's Engaged?
This session will focus on the engagement piece (often called the "Will" issue) in Response to Intervention (RTI) in virtual and hybrid settings. However, we feel that our process would be equally effective in a traditional face to face setting and welcome all attendees. We will share what we have done (what worked and what did not), how we survived the virtual influx of the 2020-2021 school year, and how we have adjusted and improved our process for the 2021-2022 school year. We will share our detailed sequential process, focusing on how we manage all the data and moving pieces using Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Docs.. As an added bonus we will include how our RTI team uses technology to collaborate with teachers, advisors, counselors, social workers, and admin to ensure that each student's individual needs are being addressed to offer them the best possible opportunity for success in virtual.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Ann Sandlin

Leigh Ann Sandlin

Educator, Springdale School District
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Alisha Samarin

Educator, Springdale School District
My name is Alisha Samarin and I teach at the Virtual Innovation Academy at Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale. I have taught in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade throughout my years in education. Currently, I teach K-6 SPED, and 6th grade Advisory, CCR, and Science... Read More →
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Karrie Hutchins

Educator, Springdale School District


Thursday June 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
B104

11:00am CDT

#i2sdale Demo Slam
You know them, you love them, and we are bringing the 'Demo Slam' experience back to #i2sdale. With our Keynote Speaker, Eric Curts as MC, our 'Slam' is guaranteed to be a ton of fun. Don't miss this session! Our event Closing and PRIZE Extravaganza to follow immediatley after.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Control Alt Achieve
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 June 9, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Performing Arts Center
 


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