Friday Sessions 2017

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Friday Morning
Session Five
8:30 – 9:30

Students with Exceptionalities Embracing Technology
This session will cover different STEM technology that can be used with students who have multiple disabilities. Modifications and suggestions for use of these technologies within the curriculum will be provided. Time to play with technology will also be provided.
Session Resources
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice
Rebecca Topp Simmons
Booksnaps
Booksnaps use digital tools like Snapchap, Pic Collage, or Google Drawings to create annotated digital representations of text using emojis and bitmojis. Students snap a photo of text and using digital tools highlight ideas or share their thoughts. Come learn more and make a few!
Session Resources
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
Novice
Mary Frazier Keen Kutter A
Jetsons Here & Now with AR, VR, & AI
Check out this session to experience a cusp of the future. Be prepared to explore & experience VR headsets and their place in all content areas. Explore tools using AR (augmented reality) and AI (artificial intelligence) which are available NOW and how to engage your students in ways never before possible.
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice
Lori Hower Keen Kutter B
Bringing Blogging into your Classroom
Learn from two blogging veterans! We will discuss how we use blogging to make our kids love writing and share lessons we’ve learned. Though we both use Seesaw, the tactics & lessons could be applied to all platforms.
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice
Cassie Nix Keen Kutter C
STEM Cadets
Substitute monkey bars with trending tech and you’ll have our tech playground. Join our session to be guided through using several different technologies AND how you might implement them in your classroom. The best part, learn how to use these tools with your students by working with our student guides!
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
Novice, Intermediate
Paul Carver Keen Kutter D

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Friday Morning
Session Five
10:00 – 11:00

Building Literacy Through STEAM
Educators want to provide students with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) however, literacy is just as important for today’s students as it ever was. How do we fit it all together? Participants will learn how to incorporate reading and writing instruction into a STEAM environment.
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Jackie Pickett Simmons
Make Your Classroom More Buzzworthy
Better Content + Student Engagement + Technology = A better learning experience. This session will look at using a hyperdoc platform in order to move upper classes to a textbook-less class with the goal of making classes more buzzworthy for students and allow better instruction for teachers.
Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
Intermediate
TJ Warsnak Keen Kutter A
What’s Your Tech Return On Instruction?
It seems like one of the only times Kevin and Glenn get together is at Podstock! Come be part of this free-wheeling session to talk about ways to increase student engagement and your ROI.
Session Resources
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Kevin Honeycutt & Glenn Wiebe Keen Kutter B
Tech Like A Pirate: Strategies to Boost Your Creativity, Increase Student Engagement, and Transform Your Life as a Rock Star Educator
Like pirating, educating students is an adventure full of challenges and excitement. In this session we will ignite your inner pirate by:
P – Passion: Fuel your fire with creative ways to connect with other educators globally
I – Immersion: Ignite student engagement with 21st Century tools
R – Rapport: Kindle your relationships with staff
A – Ask & Analyze: Analyze some incredible tools that will help you to become a Tech Savvy educator
T – Transformation: Spark up your office by transforming your space.
E – Enthusiasm: Fire up your enthusiasm. You will take innovative examples that YOU created back to your school or office.

Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
Intermediate
Jerri Kemble Keen Kutter C
Launch Your LMS to Empower Students!
We live in an ed world containing powerful tools like Google Classroom, Showbie, Schoology, etc., but too many times we seem to never leave the launchpad. Let’s explore ways to utilize our powerful rockets to create student-centered classrooms that empower our students as learners!
Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12
Intermediate
Kara Huck Keen Kutter D

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Friday Morning
Session Six
11:30 – 12:30

What Does the Future of Education Taste Like?
What does the future of learning and education taste like? We don’t know, but together we can figure it out! Using the design thinking model, this session provide you with the opportunity to collaboratively devise a prototype of the future of learning.
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Sarah Wood Simmons
Catch a Wave with Digital Storytelling
Let’s inject some fun into our curriculum while allowing our students to create and show their learning. We all have many tales to share. We will explore ways for students to create digital stories to process and learn in every content area as well as best practices for using digital storytelling in the classroom. Teachers of all levels will leave with ideas to implement and integrate into their content area.
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice
Megan Nagel Keen Kutter A
Ignite Curiosity
This session is all about igniting that childlike curiosity. It is building an anticipatory setting before students even dive into a unit. Let us explore some activities to get students thinking before they hit the ground running. We will utilize simple tools to evoke curiosity. Although many of these ideas stem from an English classroom, this session will really cultivate curiosity for all content areas. All you need to bring is an open mind and a curious spirit. Together we will be the spark behind the spark.
Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice
Brandi McWilliams Keen Kutter B
Engage!
Engage the engines and explore the final frontier. Learn how to collaborate with the community, connect with peers, and communicate with stars in order to have students reach new heights. With this project students had their movies premiere at the theater, learned from nationally known filmmakers, and were interviewed on local TV. Learn how to replicate this type of project at your school.
Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Justin Bell Keen Kutter C
Intergalactic Collisions: Collaboration, Communication, Creation
From 360 virtual reality to hangouts, creations, presentations, and tours join the journey through our global galaxy utilizing technologies to collaboratively empower students to expand their learning communities, responsibilities, and digital citizenship to create interactive tours, apps, and presentations connecting their cultures and professional connections. Failure is not an option in our quest to create global units that have students actively making products that reach beyond their personal galaxies. “The probability of success is difficult to estimate; but if we never search the chance of success is zero.” Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison.
Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Adult Learners
Novice
Kimberly Herron Keen Kutter D

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Friday Afternoon
Closing Keynote / Door Prizes
12:45