Thursday, November 1
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. = Pre-Conference Workshops
Choose from one of the three following workshops:
10 Teaching Strategies to Increase Student Engagement with Shelly Mowinkel
This interactive session will demonstrate ten technology strategies that will engage, inspire and empower both you and your students. I will share strategies that push the possibilities, strategies that are simple but great and strategies that maintain engagement. The technology tools shared can be integrated throughout the classroom day: bell-ringers, lessons and exit tickets. Attendees will leave this session with multiple technology tools that range from the oldies but goodies to the newest kids on the block.
RoboTeach with Bonnie Mitchell and Kortney Sayers
Get some ideas of how to use robotics (and a few other things) in the instruction of your classroom. Come check out what is in our makerspace carts at our schools. We will pack you with ideas that you can march directly into your classroom. This session is packed with play time, so come fly a drone, direct a stickbot movie, glide an osobot through a secret maze and don’t forget to take some time with the Merge Cube! More will be added as we have ordered some new robotics tools.
Tech Tools and Tips for Administrators: Hands-On Workshop with Charlie Hutzler and Scott Harrington
Are you looking for ways to be more efficient with things so you can be more effective with people? Would you benefit from some technology coaching and ideas to help you model digital tools for your staff? Are you in need of collaborative work time to complete technology-based projects that would benefit your staff and students? During this hands-on session, not only will you learn tips and tools to be more efficient and effective through technology tools, you will also have time to get individual questions answered and projects ready for you when you get back to school! Charlie Hutzler and Scott Harrington will facilitate this session to help you achieve your technology goals!
Friday, November 2
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. = Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker
Keynote: How To Set Your School on F.I.R.E.! with Buddy Berry
Dr. Buddy Berry will take us through his journey in reimagining Eminence Independent Schools to design a next generation “Dream School” rooted in personalized learning and centered around innovation and creativity. The Eminence Independent school district has redesigned its instructional experience for kindergarten through 12th-grade students with its Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education model using online, blended and competency-based education in their quest to be the Disney World of Schools. Eminence has utilized technology as the main driver for their success combined with Yes, And thinking; Surprise and Delight; and starting to Think Differently about solutions.
9:30 a.m. = Session 1
10:30 a.m. = Session 2
11:30 a.m. = Session 3
12:15 p.m. = Lunch
1:00 p.m. = Session 4
2:00 p.m. = Session 5
3:00 p.m. = Session 6