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Monday, July 11
 

8:00am EDT

Check in Registration and Breakfast
Check-in at the registration desk and then enjoy breakfast and networking in the Grand Hall

Monday July 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Grand Hall

8:45am EDT

Opening Session Keynote by Monica Burns
Join internationally reknown author and edtech leader, Monica Burns as she presents strategies to help you enhance your classroom instruction with technology!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Hi there! I'm Dr. Monica Burns and I help make EdTech easier for teachers and educators.My blog, podcast, books, and membership site are all designed for educators who want to stay on top of what’s new in EdTech. I help you use technology to empower students as creators, design... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Hall

10:10am EDT

Khan Academy Kids
I will be presenting Khan Academy kids and how we can use it.

Speakers

Monday July 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
Lab 247

10:10am EDT

Teaching THINKING with CS
Computational thinking may sound like a concept for computer scientists, but every student can benefit from simple steps to break down problems and work through solutions.  In this session, we will learn about computational thinking and how we can use CS concepts in other content areas.  

Resource Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CyI9gxMA7jPlX1p-5DYd6FF_a9q760Bl4wGws5N27sk/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Heather Askea

Heather Askea

Instructional Technology Coordinator, UVAWISE Center for Teaching Excellence
The Center for Teaching Excellence at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise was established to enhance the quality of public education. The Center is committed to serving the professional development and in-service needs of teachers and administrators in the PK-12 schools... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
Room 230

10:10am EDT

30 Time Saving Tips for Teachers
Explore activities that highlight built-in iPad features and apps to help educators stay organized, manage students’ iPads and learning task with the Apple Classroom App, create engaging Instructional resources, and more.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Account Exec, Apple
James T. Richardson joined Apple’s K - 12 Education Team in August, 2018 as a K -12 Account Executive. As a leading-edge educational technology educator for over 18 years, James has worked intimately with classroom teachers, principals and district administrators, developing best... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
Room 222

10:10am EDT

Engage and Create with iPad
Learn how to leverage the latest technology using Apple's iPad to engage your students in creative activities that support Virginia's Digital Learning Standards. On showcase in this playground session will be examples of AR (Augmented Reality) and coding with Swift Playgrounds and other engaging apps and tools to support teachers and students.

Speakers

Monday July 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
Room 240

10:10am EDT

LittleBits Lab
Explore the world of LIttleBits - the creative use of colorful modular electronic bits to design circuits to make functional inventions. No experience with electronics is required - that is the beauty of LitteBits - students as young as 8 can work the iterative design process in a safe and fun way to make their own projects come to life. Various levels of kits will be available for a fun hands on experience.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Goad

Angela Goad

Teacher, Carroll County Public Schools


Monday July 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
Room 226

10:10am EDT

Dollar Store STEM: Dollar Store STEM: Scrappy Circuits and More
Want to feel like MacGiver? With just a few low-cost items, you can create magic and provide a hands-on learning opportunity for your students. Building circuits is part of the science standards but can be used as part of STEM or maker curriculum. They provide a foundation for physical computing and can help with micro: bit and makey makey project.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

VSTE/Nonprofit, VSTE
I am the executive director of VSTE, the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 10:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 231

11:10am EDT

Digital Student Portfolios Can Work For You with Seesaw!
Attendees will learn the basic setup and use of Seesaw for digital student portfolios including how to connect families to student accounts. Attendees will also be shown how to find and use pre-made activities and lessons, how to create their own lessons, activities, assessments and more. Student progress monitoring has never been better with Seesaw portfolios! Come see how teachers, students and parents can all connect through this fun online learning platform!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Graham

Jill Graham

ITRT, LCPS
avatar for Jennifer McElroy

Jennifer McElroy

Kindergarten Teacher, Lee County Public Schools


Monday July 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 230

11:10am EDT

How To Use Technology to Assess Students and Pivot Instruction
Learn strategies for taking action after collecting and analyzing data. We'll focus on ways educators can take action through instructional pivots and interventions and we'll share how to go beyond formative assessment data collection to explore how edtech can support next steps for student success.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips
Hi there! I'm Dr. Monica Burns and I help make EdTech easier for teachers and educators.My blog, podcast, books, and membership site are all designed for educators who want to stay on top of what’s new in EdTech. I help you use technology to empower students as creators, design... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 240

11:10am EDT

Science, Math and Programming With Sensors
Sensors are everywhere! Come explore the different types of sensors used in the transportation industry. Create your own sensor and program it using Scratch. Utilize this and our other free technology-rich lessons in your classroom to show students up-to-date applications of science and math.

Speakers
CM

Christina Martin

STEM Coordinator
avatar for Angela Parsley

Angela Parsley

Business Integrated Solutions Supervisor, Virginia Department of Transportation
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels.VDOT is an organization of 7000+ employees with a wide variety of skills including heavy equipment operation, surveying, data analytics and... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Lab 247

11:10am EDT

Building Literacy Skills for Elementary Learners with iPad
Discover how iPad supports learning and readiness standards. We will explore the built-in apps to empower emerging readers and writers. Leave with new ideas about how to use Apple technology to create experiences for your students that are personalized, active, and creative.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Account Exec, Apple
James T. Richardson joined Apple’s K - 12 Education Team in August, 2018 as a K -12 Account Executive. As a leading-edge educational technology educator for over 18 years, James has worked intimately with classroom teachers, principals and district administrators, developing best... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 222

11:10am EDT

Critical thinking across subject areas.
Critical thinking skills are very important in all subject areas. The use of algorithms in computer science and many other subjects are very important in developing critical thinking skills. Several different ideas will be discussed during this session that can be used in classrooms of different subject areas.

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Monday July 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 226

12:00pm EDT

Lunch with our Sponsors
Enjoy a catered lunch and visit with our amazing sponsors to learn about the latest classroom technologies.

Monday July 11, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Grand Hall

1:10pm EDT

Gimkit vs. Blooket: The TechSplash Clash
Two of the most popular digital learning platforms that help teachers gamify instruction and provide students engaging and exciting games that help them learn. But, which one is best? Find out as we put them through the ringer to see which one is the best value, most time saving, easiest learning curve for everyone, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Whisenhunt

Sarah Whisenhunt

teacher, Scott County Schools
I am a teacher, coach, and club adviser at Gate City High School. I love exploring and interacting with different technology platforms to bring the most benefits to my students' learning.


Monday July 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 230

1:10pm EDT

Practical Kindergarten Classroom Technology
We will explore many technology related opportunities to help young children be successful in the school setting. Our students enjoy access to the whole spectrum of available tools - from crayons to iPad software. The emphasis of this session is that no technology is too humble or too grand for students to try.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Bolling

Nancy Bolling

Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, Wise County Public Schools
I love teaching kindergarten children. Every good idea used in my classroom was shared by or copied from another like minded teacher. 


Monday July 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 240

1:10pm EDT

Simple Steps to Accessible Class Technology
This session will cover steps that anyone can take to make their technology and class more accessible to students with disabilities. There will be a brief overview of law, suggestions for different operating systems and coverage of Universal Design for Learning. Opportunities for brainstorming will be available along with further resources.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Wells

Whitney Wells

Director of Disability Services, UVAWISE


Monday July 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EDT
Lab 247

1:10pm EDT

Wireless Screen Mirroring – The New Classroom Norm
As more and more teacher and student devices have been added to classrooms, wireless screen mirroring has become the norm due to the inefficiency of having to connect devices to HDMI cables.
Vivi not only untethers both teacher and student devices from cables but offers opportunities for student engagement from their 1:1 devices. With Vivi, all students have annotation tools, a whiteboard, formative assessment, and the ability to digitally share without having to leave their seat.
The Vivi solution is device agnostic, works well along any existing classroom hardware, and can be centrally managed from a cloud-based portal. As the only wireless screen mirroring solution purpose-built for education, Vivi is committed to making a difference for all stakeholders, included IT managers, teachers, and students.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Clinton Learning

Clinton Learning

Director of Southern Region, Clinton Learning
Founded in 2006 Clinton Learning Solutions, LLC has been helping teachers and students succeed for more than a decade. CLS focuses from Pennsylvania down to North Carolina. We are a regional business partner specializing in educational technologies from Promethean, Audio Enhancement... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 226

1:10pm EDT

Building Literacy Skills for Elementary Learners with iPad
Discover how iPad supports learning and readiness standards. We will explore the built-in apps to empower emerging readers and writers. Leave with new ideas about how to use Apple technology to create experiences for your students that are personalized, active, and creative.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Account Exec, Apple
James T. Richardson joined Apple’s K - 12 Education Team in August, 2018 as a K -12 Account Executive. As a leading-edge educational technology educator for over 18 years, James has worked intimately with classroom teachers, principals and district administrators, developing best... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 222

1:10pm EDT

Mucking Around with the Micro:Bit
Micro:bits are an inexpensive, pocket-sized computer that can be used as the base for physical inventions. This hands-on session will provide an introduction to the micro:bit, the MakeCode scripting tool and time to do personal or collaborative inventing related to content area standards. Participation is limited to 25 attendees. Each attendee will receive four Micro:bit Go V1 kits to use during and after the workshop. To fully participate, attendees should bring a laptop with two USB ports (or a hub) and any required adapters, and a set of wired headphones with a typical headphone jack. Prerequisite: Ability to access and copy files to an external drive such as a flash drive. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

VSTE/Nonprofit, VSTE
I am the executive director of VSTE, the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 1:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 231

2:10pm EDT

Algorithms and Programming - An Unplugged Cross-Curricular Presentation geared toward Elementary Students
Do you ever feel like you just can’t squeeze in the time to integrate computer science standards into an already full schedule? This presentation will offer you a solution that you can use throughout the year in a variety of subject areas. Students will learn to use very basic programming to create algorithms to solve math problems (in this particular presentation). Once the activity is explained, the students will be interacting with one another through a hands-on activity that does not involve the use of a computer. I will cover how to use the provided printables, as well as alternative solutions, to create many small group or station activities to best fit your classroom needs. Though this lesson is primarily geared to early elementary, it can be adapted for use in other grades.

Speakers

Monday July 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 240

2:10pm EDT

Gimkit Kit Collab: Gamify student-made assessments
The KitCollab feature of Gimkit is a powerful tool students and teachers to collaborate together to create digital learning games that are fun to play and beneficial to digital skills. Learn how to start a KitCollab from scratch or add one to Gimkit games you've already created or ones you find! (Basic knowledge of Gimkit is helpful, but not required.)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Whisenhunt

Sarah Whisenhunt

teacher, Scott County Schools
I am a teacher, coach, and club adviser at Gate City High School. I love exploring and interacting with different technology platforms to bring the most benefits to my students' learning.


Monday July 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 230

2:10pm EDT

Lesson Enhancements for the Elementary Classroom
This session offers outside the box activities that can enhance your lessons. TSome activities include, virtual tours with Google Earth, recording a Reader's Theater with Audacity, QR code scavenger hunts, and more.

Speakers
CM

Chris McElraft

Emerging Technology Specialist, Bristol Virginia Public Schools


Monday July 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lab 247

2:10pm EDT

Let’s Make a Splash: Low Prep, High Impact Tech Tools
As we dive back into in person learning, meeting the needs of a wide continuum of learners seems greater than ever! In this hands-on session, come explore low prep and high impact tech tools that can support differentiation in the classroom. Whether you are an educator or instructional leader, you will walk away with ideas and resources to implement and support for the upcoming year.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Molly-Armine Holston

Molly-Armine Holston

Education Consultant, Promethean
Molly-Armine Holston is an Education Consultant at Promethean serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Special Education from James Madison University. In addition, she holds... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 226

2:10pm EDT

30 Time Saving Tips for Teachers
Explore activities that highlight built-in iPad features and apps to help educators stay organized, manage students’ iPads and learning task with the Apple Classroom App, create engaging Instructional resources, and more.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Apple Education

Apple Education

Apple Account Exec, Apple
James T. Richardson joined Apple’s K - 12 Education Team in August, 2018 as a K -12 Account Executive. As a leading-edge educational technology educator for over 18 years, James has worked intimately with classroom teachers, principals and district administrators, developing best... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 222

3:10pm EDT

Closing Session and Door Prize Drawing
End your day with a snack and some amazing door prizes! Must be present to win!

Monday July 11, 2022 3:10pm - 3:30pm EDT
Grand Hall
 
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