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Wednesday, August 15
 

11:15am

Digital Citizenship for Elementary
Elementary students have access to digital tools both in the classroom and at home. It is imperative that students recognize the consequences of their online actions. Teachers will be instructed on how they can effectively implement safe computer procedures with their students. The following topics will be discussed to prepare teachers on how they can strengthen their students’ digital citizenship skills:

* Internet Safety - delve into relationships that students make while online and how to deal with uncomfortable situations.
* Privacy & Security - identify ways to create strong username and passwords
* Self-Image and Online Identity - the image that students want to present of themselves online and how it can affect their online behavior
* Cyberbullying - a guidance counselor will articulate how students should identify and respond to online bullying. This will include how students can learn to become up-standers in this situation and not just a bystander.
* Digital Footprint - emphasize the importance of how students' actions while online become a part of their online profile.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Shulman

Heather Shulman

Media Coordinator, Fairview Elementary School
I would like the CEU's to apply to digital literacy.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
E107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

myON News Elementary
Orientation to myON News and discussion of the role of media in society. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON News and best practices for integrating myON and myON News. Topics include: myON News Overview, features exploration discussion of the importance of news in a 21st Century Classroom as well as the role of media in society. This session is tailored to elementary teachers and students. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
E207D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

Navigating SchoolNet: Exploring the Basics to be Successful
New to SchoolNet or unsure how to navigate? Come join us to explore how to navigate and find key data needed to be successful in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

EdTech Professional Development Coordinator, Union County Public Schools
Lisa Thompson received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Wingate University and Masters of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University.  She is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Union County Public School and has attained... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
G209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

PowerTeacher Pro
Take a sneak peek at the new gradebook and resources available to become a PowerTeacher Pro! Participants will have an overview of the gradebook, the PTP resources website, and possibly get started on your new gradebook setup (if time allows)! If you cannot make this session, no worries, the trainer at your school will help!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

11:15am

Jo Boaler's Week of Inspirational Math
Let's look at ways to encourage students to have a growth mindset in mathematics, while encouraging them to see math in a visual, creative way. We will work through Jo Boaler's week of inspirational math activities and discuss how to best incorporate them into your curriculum this year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
F108

11:15am

Integrating EdPuzzle into Science curriculum as a way to progress into flipped learning
Integrating EdPuzzle into Science curriculum as a way to progress into flipped learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
G107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Problem-based Productions: Incorporating Video Production Technology and Problem-based Learning
The session will include:
-the rationale for the use of videography to empower student-centered learning.
-a brief overview of PBL and the framework for this learning model.
-ways to incorporate curriculum standards and prior learning.
-technical direction and information regarding filming, video editing, layering, adding sound, color keying (green screen), storyboard creation and copyright protocol.
-review of some available software and web-based products.
-time for participants to explore various resources available to UCPS students on their Chromebooks and iPads.
-samples created by elementary students.
-time for reflecting and networking with other participants.

Speakers
BA

Blair Austin

Media Coordinator


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Beginning Canvas for Beginners from a Beginner
Learn entry-level Canvas tips and ideas from a beginning teacher’s perspective.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
F106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Common Sense: 5 Steps for Integrating Social Media to Enhance Your Instruction
What steps should educators take when integrating social media in their classroom as an instructional learning tool? Social media can provide so many opportunities for student learning but with potential pitfalls and an ever-changing technology landscape, educators could use some guidance to get things started. In this session, you will learn 5 practical steps for implementing social media effectively, safely and purposefully in the classroom. You will leave with digital citizenship resources to set the stage for social media use and practical ideas for integrating social media tools into your school's instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Huth

Barbara Huth

Common Sense Education, Common Sense Education
Barbara Huth is the Education Program Manager for Common Sense Education in the D.C. Metro area. She partners with school districts in DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond to help educators and parents build the foundational digital citizenship skills for kids to utilize technology safely... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
D107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Curating Resource Collections is Your Destiny (Elementary)
Destiny is much more than a library online catalog. Come and see how to do one search and find books, e-books, vetted websites and database resources to build digital bins of resources on any topic and share them with colleagues or even the world.

Speakers
avatar for Marci Gerrish

Marci Gerrish

School Library Media Coordinator, Union County Public Schools
avatar for Lisa Moniz

Lisa Moniz

District Library Media Services Coordinator, Union County Public Schools



Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

EmpowerED Canvas Work Session
This session will build off of the Empowered Canvas learning session from Wednesday. Attendees are invited to apply the instructional design strategies they learned about to their own canvas courses. Canvas experts will be available to help instructors as they prepare their courses for the upcoming school year. Attending the Empowered Canvas presentation is not required. Anyone wanting to work on their Canvas course is welcome to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Barker

Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G213 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Level Up! Supporting student growth through Guided Instruction
We’ve all heard our students talk about how they want to level up in their favorite video game, but how do we get them to be just as passionate about leveling up in their academics? We believe one way is to offer solid support through guided instruction. In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the core values of guided instruction, ways to encourage academic growth and deeper thinking through this important practice, and why it is important in every K-12 classroom. As a bonus, we will unpack the instructional moves in this workshop that encourage EmpowerED teaching and learning. For those who attended the Summer Instructional Leadership Institute, this session was formerly titled “Transforming Learning through Guided Instruction

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fore

Jennifer Fore

Assistant Principal, Union County Public Schools
As a former classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and instructional coach, my passion is supporting teachers in growing students' success in and love of learning.
SS

Stacey Seik

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E202 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

myON News Middle
Orientation to myON News and discussion of the role of media in society. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON News and best practices for integrating myON and myON News. Topics include: myon News Overview, features exploration discussion of the importance of news in a 21st Century Classroom as well as the role of media in society. This session is tailored to middle school teachers and students. A representative from all grade levels in each content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Viewsonic Interactive Panel PD
The training will consist of tools and features in ViewBoard 2.1 including: Importing Content from Web, Folders, and YouTube, Background Removal Tool, Recording Lessons, Transitions and Hyperlinking


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G104 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Digital Practice in the Scientific Classroom
How to help educators develop digital scientific practices in the science classroom. Digital media tools and resources are increasingly integral to engaging in scientific practices. These tools and supports are needed for learners to engage in practices, such as analyzing and interpreting data, modeling, and other relevant skills in science.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Byers

Sebastian Byers

Teacher, UCV


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Gamification in the classroom: Introducing Student Choice Into Education
Bring a student centered focus to your classroom through gamification. See how it has been integrated into a HS Biology course.

Speakers


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases
Are your students researching historical topics or current issues and events? Then the ABC-Clio Social Studies databases are the perfect place for them to look! Educators even have a special login to access additional resources. Come and find out more.

Speakers
RS

Regina Snelson

School Library Media Coordinator, UCPS



Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Problem-based Productions: Incorporating Video Production Technology and Problem-based Learning
The session will include:
-the rationale for the use of videography to empower student-centered learning.
-a brief overview of PBL and the framework for this learning model.
-ways to incorporate curriculum standards and prior learning.
-technical direction and information regarding filming, video editing, layering, adding sound, color keying (green screen), storyboard creation and copyright protocol.
-review of some available software and web-based products.
-time for participants to explore various resources available to UCPS students on their Chromebooks and iPads.
-samples created by elementary students.
-time for reflecting and networking with other participants.

Speakers
BA

Blair Austin

Media Coordinator


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Common Sense: Creating a Culture of Digital Citizenship
In this session, you will learn practical steps to create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use among students and staff. First, learn how to teach students digital citizenship skills, covering eight key topics. You’ll hear ideas on how you can use Common Sense Education's free digital citizenship curriculum. Second, learn how to engage parents around managing their children’s technology use and helping kids make smart choices, including how to host a successful parent night, sharing helpful tips and advice, parent communication ideas, and more. Finally, hear practical next steps to build the capacity of your staff to integrate digital citizenship instruction and community-based activities into your school’s teaching and learning framework by participating in our Recognition Program.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Huth

Barbara Huth

Common Sense Education, Common Sense Education
Barbara Huth is the Education Program Manager for Common Sense Education in the D.C. Metro area. She partners with school districts in DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond to help educators and parents build the foundational digital citizenship skills for kids to utilize technology safely... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
D107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Digital Citizenship for Elementary
Elementary students have access to digital tools both in the classroom and at home. It is imperative that students recognize the consequences of their online actions. Teachers will be instructed on how they can effectively implement safe computer procedures with their students. The following topics will be discussed to prepare teachers on how they can strengthen their students’ digital citizenship skills:

* Internet Safety - delve into relationships that students make while online and how to deal with uncomfortable situations.
* Privacy & Security - identify ways to create strong username and passwords
* Self-Image and Online Identity - the image that students want to present of themselves online and how it can affect their online behavior
* Cyberbullying - a guidance counselor will articulate how students should identify and respond to online bullying. This will include how students can learn to become up-standers in this situation and not just a bystander.
* Digital Footprint - emphasize the importance of how students' actions while online become a part of their online profile.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Shulman

Heather Shulman

Media Coordinator, Fairview Elementary School
I would like the CEU's to apply to digital literacy.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

EmpowerED Canvas: Using Your Digital course to Connect, Collaborate, and Create
This session will highlight instructional design strategies that are utilized by UCVirtual and Canvas. Attendees will learn how Canvas can help instructors facilitate a more personalized, engaging learning experience for their students. This session will also discuss how blended learning can help support a positive classroom culture that encourages stakeholders to take risks, innovate and collaborate with their peers. Attendees are invited to attend the EmpowerED Canvas Workshop so that they can apply the information shared in this presentation to their own canvas courses.


Speakers
avatar for Joey Barker

Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G206 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

PowerTeacher Pro
Take a sneak peek at the new gradebook and resources available to become a PowerTeacher Pro! Participants will have an overview of the gradebook, the PTP resources website, and possibly get started on your new gradebook setup (if time allows)! If you cannot make this session, no worries, the trainer at your school will help!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

What's New in SchoolNet 20.0
SchoolNet has upgraded to 20.0 over the summer. Navigation has changed. We will explore these changes and other issues needing to be addressed.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

EdTech Professional Development Coordinator, Union County Public Schools
Lisa Thompson received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Wingate University and Masters of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University.  She is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Union County Public School and has attained... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Viewsonic Interactive Panel PD
The training will consist of tools and features in ViewBoard 2.1 including: Importing Content from Web, Folders, and YouTube, Background Removal Tool, Recording Lessons, Transitions and Hyperlinking


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G104 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Gamification in the classroom: Introducing Student Choice Into Education
Bring a student centered focus to your classroom through gamification. See how it has been integrated into a HS Biology course.

Speakers


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Integrating Canvas into the classroom, with an emphasis on class discussions
Teachers will discover how the discussion feature in Canvas can become an informative and collaborative tool in the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G105 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

Integrating EdPuzzle into Science curriculum as a way to progress into flipped learning
Integrating EdPuzzle into Science curriculum as a way to progress into flipped learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases
Are your students researching historical topics or current issues and events? Then the ABC-Clio Social Studies databases are the perfect place for them to look! Educators even have a special login to access additional resources. Come and find out more.

Speakers
RS

Regina Snelson

School Library Media Coordinator, UCPS



Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

myON Elementary: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support elementary teachers and topics. Required for all NEW teachers in that grade/content area.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
E207D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

myON Middle: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support middle school teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Curating Resource Collections is Your Destiny (Elementary)
Destiny is much more than a library online catalog. Come and see how to do one search and find books, e-books, vetted websites and database resources to build digital bins of resources on any topic and share them with colleagues or even the world.

Speakers
avatar for Marci Gerrish

Marci Gerrish

School Library Media Coordinator, Union County Public Schools
avatar for Lisa Moniz

Lisa Moniz

District Library Media Services Coordinator, Union County Public Schools



Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

EmpowerED Canvas: Using Your Digital course to Connect, Collaborate, and Create
This session will highlight instructional design strategies that are utilized by UCVirtual and Canvas. Attendees will learn how Canvas can help instructors facilitate a more personalized, engaging learning experience for their students. This session will also discuss how blended learning can help support a positive classroom culture that encourages stakeholders to take risks, innovate and collaborate with their peers. Attendees are invited to attend the EmpowerED Canvas Workshop so that they can apply the information shared in this presentation to their own canvas courses.


Speakers
avatar for Joey Barker

Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G206 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Navigating SchoolNet: Exploring the Basics to be Successful
New to SchoolNet or unsure how to navigate? Come join us to explore how to navigate and find key data needed to be successful in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

EdTech Professional Development Coordinator, Union County Public Schools
Lisa Thompson received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Wingate University and Masters of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University.  She is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Union County Public School and has attained... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

PowerTeacher Pro
Take a sneak peek at the new gradebook and resources available to become a PowerTeacher Pro! Participants will have an overview of the gradebook, the PTP resources website, and possibly get started on your new gradebook setup (if time allows)! If you cannot make this session, no worries, the trainer at your school will help!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Viewsonic Interactive Panel PD
The training will consist of tools and features in ViewBoard 2.1 including: Importing Content from Web, Folders, and YouTube, Background Removal Tool, Recording Lessons, Transitions and Hyperlinking


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G104 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Desmos Scavenger Hunt
Want to learn more about the Desmos graphing calculator and all that it can do? Come to this session for hands-on learning for any level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
F108

2:30pm

Digital Practice in the Scientific Classroom
How to help educators develop digital scientific practices in the science classroom. Digital media tools and resources are increasingly integral to engaging in scientific practices. These tools and supports are needed for learners to engage in practices, such as analyzing and interpreting data, modeling, and other relevant skills in science.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Byers

Sebastian Byers

Teacher, UCV



Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Gamification in the classroom: Introducing Student Choice Into Education
Bring a student centered focus to your classroom through gamification. See how it has been integrated into a HS Biology course.

Speakers


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Integrating Canvas into the classroom, with an emphasis on class discussions
Teachers will discover how the discussion feature in Canvas can become an informative and collaborative tool in the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G105 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Integrating EdPuzzle into Science curriculum as a way to progress into flipped learning
Integrating EdPuzzle into Science curriculum as a way to progress into flipped learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104
 
Thursday, August 16
 

8:30am

Connect, Collaborate & Create with Canvas
Come learn how Canvas can help support the EmpowerED model by transforming learners into leaders through meaningful connections, collaboration and creation. We will explore Canvas tools that help facilitate project-based learning, including groups, discussions, collaborations, Eportfolios, rubrics, and peer reviews.

Speakers
avatar for Canvas by Instructure

Canvas by Instructure

Strategic Customer Success Manager, Canvas, Canvas
Built on openness in every way, the Canvas Learning Management Platform helps you create a custom K–12 learning environment to equitably scale student achievement. Whatever the learning initiative, Canvas is there to support and connect it—from scaled curriculum and formative... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
E109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Differentiation for Dummies: Thanks, Schoolnet!
Purpose: to address the need for differentiation through the use of Schoolnet resources
 Format: Guided Google Slides with active participation~ participants will be develop differentiated resources for various classroom scenarios~ must have a device and access to Schoolnet 

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lovdahl

Stacy Lovdahl

Educator on Loan/ITF, Catawba County Schools/NCDPI
Stacy Lovdahl is passionate about collaborating with educators to integrate technology into classroom instruction to create engaging, personalized educational experiences for students that are organically motivating. She sees technology as a tool for creating relationships that couldn't... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
F106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out of the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

EmpowerED Canvas Work Session
This session will build off of the Empowered Canvas learning session from Wednesday. Attendees are invited to apply the instructional design strategies they learned about to their own canvas courses. Canvas experts will be available to help instructors as they prepare their courses for the upcoming school year. Attending the Empowered Canvas presentation is not required. Anyone wanting to work on their Canvas course is welcome to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Barker

Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

iPads: Create with Clips: A Fun New App for Making Videos
Get an in-depth look at Clips, a new app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad. Learn power tips and tricks for getting the most out of Clips and discover the infinite possibilities for storytelling, assessment, presentations, and more. *Please bring your iPad for this session*

Speakers
RA

Robb Adams

Education, Apple, Inc.


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
E210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Making Your Life Easier with Canvas
Need to create a paperless classroom? Come learn how to create various types of assignments in Canvas. Learn how to use Speedgrader to grade your assignments and make returning grades and comments to students a breeze.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G206 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

myON Middle: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support middle school teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

SMART Math Tools
This session will dive deep into how to use the math tools in SMART Learning Suite and SMART Notebook. 

Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
A114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

TeachingBooks.net: Build Capacity - Train the Trainer
Equip educators with tools and strategies to facilitate staff trainings using the digital resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net. Participants will leave with staff development options to help support literacy outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, Kym Davick
Director of Implementation & Educational Support



Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
A101B Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Top 5 Things to Know about Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support you and your educators in the quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with the top 5 things to know about your Discovery Education Streaming, as well as tools to support you in sharing this message in your schools. 2-3 representatives from each school should attend.


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Advancing Scientific Inquiry with Gizmos
Use of Gizmos simulations provides a progression of inquiry that helps to develop students’ scientific inquiry skills. Start the school year with a new perspective on using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Gizme More Gizmos! Gizmos Classroom Applications
In this session we will review Explore Learning's Gizmo activities. The basics will be covered, but we will also dive deeper and explore how to customize lessons to help meet the needs of your learners, and how to align these lessons with GRR and EmpowerED frameworks. Bring questions or advice for beginners as we work together to enhance our usage of this awesome tool for teachers and students!

Speakers
JM

Jordan Marmara

8th Grade Science Teacher, UCPS



Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G110 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Google Drive Textbooks and Interactive Digital Notebooks
Join us as we explore the setup and use of Google Drive textbooks and how to create digital versions of interactive science notebooks.


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Refresher for Success with Gizmos
Learn new ways to integrate Gizmos into your Union Co Science curriculum and classrooms, to customize the lesson materials, and to discover effective uses of Gizmos in whole group and small group instruction. A review of major and new website features and Gizmos will be infused throughout the workshop.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Istation (Invite only for Spanish DL/I Kindergarten Teachers)
This session is invite only for kindergarten Dual Language Immersion teachers and co-teachers in the DLI program. During the first 3-hour session, we will go over the basics, including the assessment, instruction, reports overview and resources overview, navigating through the Istation website and App. We will use the second 3-hour session, after lunch, to dig deeper into reports for grouping students and discuss small-group Teacher Directed Lessons, as well as looking for and saving lessons that will be useful for the upcoming first six weeks of class.


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 3:00pm
WMS 619 Weddington Middle School 5903 Deal Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Beware of "Free" tools! What to Know and Look for with Free Websites for Students
Why should a teacher check the terms of service/privacy policies of free websites? Come see what to look for and learn best practices/ tips and tricks to keep students (and teachers) safe.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Rimmer

Casey Rimmer

Director of Innovation and EdTech, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
F106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Connect to the World with Culturegrams--ES
Do your students need information on countries of the world, Canadian provinces or the 50 states? Culturegrams is a resource that delves deeply into the unique qualities of the people and places of the world. Come and learn more! 

Speakers


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
F105c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Digital Breakout EDU
A digital breakout is a spin-off of the popular Escape Room trend. In the case of Digital Breakout EDU, students must solve puzzles and clues based on various subject areas to open digital locks. The breakouts are very motivating and give students opportunities to think critically and use their creativity. Students learn how to communicate and collaborate with their team to determine the answers. In addition, they learn that finding the answer is not always the goal, often it is demonstrating grit and perseverance! We will share the 10 reasons for trying Digital Breakouts and provide teachers will resources to begin on day one!


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E103 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out of the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

EmpowerED Canvas Work Session
This session will build off of the Empowered Canvas learning session from Wednesday. Attendees are invited to apply the instructional design strategies they learned about to their own canvas courses. Canvas experts will be available to help instructors as they prepare their courses for the upcoming school year. Attending the Empowered Canvas presentation is not required. Anyone wanting to work on their Canvas course is welcome to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Barker

Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
G114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Graphic Organizers and Google Drawings
Graphic Organizers and Google Drawings: A Match Made in the Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lovdahl

Stacy Lovdahl

Educator on Loan/ITF, Catawba County Schools/NCDPI
Stacy Lovdahl is passionate about collaborating with educators to integrate technology into classroom instruction to create engaging, personalized educational experiences for students that are organically motivating. She sees technology as a tool for creating relationships that couldn't... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
G102 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

How to Make Technology Work for You
We will show how to use 2 different technology tools (Edpuzzle & Quizlet Live) to increase student engagement and provide students with opportunities to show what they have learned as well as for them to create products for the classroom.

Speakers
KM

Kristin Marchese

5th grade teacher, Union Elementary


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

iPads: Create with Clips: A Fun New App for Making Videos
Get an in-depth look at Clips, a new app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad. Learn power tips and tricks for getting the most out of Clips and discover the infinite possibilities for storytelling, assessment, presentations, and more. *Please bring your iPad for this session*

Speakers
RA

Robb Adams

Education, Apple, Inc.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

LEAP Into the New School Year With UCPL
Learn about what you can do with your LEAP card, student accounts that are rolling out this fall, and the new STEAM Lab offerings we're offering.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
G201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Level Up! Supporting student growth through Guided Instruction
We’ve all heard our students talk about how they want to level up in their favorite video game, but how do we get them to be just as passionate about leveling up in their academics? We believe one way is to offer solid support through guided instruction. In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the core values of guided instruction, ways to encourage academic growth and deeper thinking through this important practice, and why it is important in every K-12 classroom. As a bonus, we will unpack the instructional moves in this workshop that encourage EmpowerED teaching and learning. For those who attended the Summer Instructional Leadership Institute, this session was formerly titled “Transforming Learning through Guided Instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fore

Jennifer Fore

Assistant Principal, Union County Public Schools
As a former classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and instructional coach, my passion is supporting teachers in growing students' success in and love of learning.
SS

Stacey Seik

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E104 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

How to incorporate games, music and more for an integrated student-centered learning
Who says science is boring? Integrate student learning with music games and more to make your classroom an engaged and positive environment.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Kim Vague

Teacher, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
G106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Connect to the World with Culturegrams--MS/HS
Do your students need information on countries of the world, Canadian provinces or the 50 states? Culturegrams is a resource that delves deeply into the unique qualities of the people and places of the world. Come and learn more! 

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
E200 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Connect, Collaborate & Create with Canvas
Come learn how Canvas can help support the EmpowerED model by transforming learners into leaders through meaningful connections, collaboration and creation. We will explore Canvas tools that help facilitate project-based learning, including groups, discussions, collaborations, Eportfolios, rubrics, and peer reviews.

Speakers
avatar for Canvas by Instructure

Canvas by Instructure

Strategic Customer Success Manager, Canvas, Canvas
Built on openness in every way, the Canvas Learning Management Platform helps you create a custom K–12 learning environment to equitably scale student achievement. Whatever the learning initiative, Canvas is there to support and connect it—from scaled curriculum and formative... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
E109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Curating Resource Collections is Your Destiny (Secondary)
Destiny is much more than a library online catalog. Come and see how to do one search and find books, e-books, vetted websites and database resources to build digital bins of resources on any topic and share them with colleagues or even the world.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Moniz

Lisa Moniz

District Library Media Services Coordinator, Union County Public Schools



Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
Language Lab/E111 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

GOT GAME? SMART SOFTWARE MAKES BYOD KID PLAY!
Using SMART Software, students can connect any device for collaborative learning over a Wi-Fi connection. From interactive games to collaborative lessons, students are engaged throughout learning with any device. You will learn how simple it is to take learning objectives and make them technology ready with SMART’s Suite of learning tools. This session will show participants how SMART Software gaming tools can engage students during instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Stevermer

Justin Stevermer

Sales Consultant, SMART Tech


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
A114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

myON Middle: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support middle school teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Teach Coding with Tynker
Middle School Coding Teacher will be provided professional development in utilizing Tynker to teach coding to middle school students.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Top 5 Things to Know about Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support you and your educators in the quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with the top 5 things to know about your Discovery Education Streaming, as well as tools to support you in sharing this message in your schools. 2-3 representatives from each school should attend.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Getting Started with ExploreLearning Gizmos
New to Gizmos? This session provides introductory instruction and hands-on practice with Gizmos. Learn the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning Gizmos website. Walk away with everything you need to start the school year using Gizmos simulations and best teaching practices to support your Science instruction.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Google Drive Textbooks and Interactive Digital Notebooks
Join us as we explore the setup and use of Google Drive textbooks and how to create digital versions of interactive science notebooks.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
G107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Using Gizmos to Create Thematic Science Units
Experience how Gizmos can be used to create and support thematic units of study in your Science classroom. Design your unit for deeper understanding using phenomena in the world around your students. Example Topics: Upcoming Lunar Eclipse, Climate Change, etc.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Connect, Collaborate & Create with Canvas
Come learn how Canvas can help support the EmpowerED model by transforming learners into leaders through meaningful connections, collaboration and creation. We will explore Canvas tools that help facilitate project-based learning, including groups, discussions, collaborations, Eportfolios, rubrics, and peer reviews.

Speakers
avatar for Canvas by Instructure

Canvas by Instructure

Strategic Customer Success Manager, Canvas, Canvas
Built on openness in every way, the Canvas Learning Management Platform helps you create a custom K–12 learning environment to equitably scale student achievement. Whatever the learning initiative, Canvas is there to support and connect it—from scaled curriculum and formative... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
E109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

EmpowerED Canvas Work Session
This session will build off of the Empowered Canvas learning session from Wednesday. Attendees are invited to apply the instructional design strategies they learned about to their own canvas courses. Canvas experts will be available to help instructors as they prepare their courses for the upcoming school year. Attending the Empowered Canvas presentation is not required. Anyone wanting to work on their Canvas course is welcome to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Barker

Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
G204 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

GOT GAME? SMART SOFTWARE MAKES BYOD KID PLAY!
Using SMART Software, students can connect any device for collaborative learning over a Wi-Fi connection. From interactive games to collaborative lessons, students are engaged throughout learning with any device. You will learn how simple it is to take learning objectives and make them technology ready with SMART’s Suite of learning tools. This session will show participants how SMART Software gaming tools can engage students during instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Stevermer

Justin Stevermer

Sales Consultant, SMART Tech


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
A114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Making Your Life Easier with Canvas
Need to create a paperless classroom? Come learn how to create various types of assignments in Canvas. Learn how to use Speedgrader to grade your assignments and make returning grades and comments to students a breeze.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
G206 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Teach Coding with Tynker
Middle School Coding Teacher will be provided professional development in utilizing Tynker to teach coding to middle school students.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
F107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Top 5 Things to Know about Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support you and your educators in the quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with the top 5 things to know about your Discovery Education Streaming, as well as tools to support you in sharing this message in your schools. 2-3 representatives from each school should attend.


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Advancing Scientific Inquiry with Gizmos
Use of Gizmos simulations provides a progression of inquiry that helps to develop students’ scientific inquiry skills. Start the school year with a new perspective on using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Gizme More Gizmos! Gizmos Classroom Applications
In this session we will review Explore Learning's Gizmo activities. The basics will be covered, but we will also dive deeper and explore how to customize lessons to help meet the needs of your learners, and how to align these lessons with GRR and EmpowerED frameworks. Bring questions or advice for beginners as we work together to enhance our usage of this awesome tool for teachers and students!

Speakers
JM

Jordan Marmara

8th Grade Science Teacher, UCPS



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
G110 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Refresher for Success with Gizmos
Learn new ways to integrate Gizmos into your Union Co Science curriculum and classrooms, to customize the lesson materials, and to discover effective uses of Gizmos in whole group and small group instruction. A review of major and new website features and Gizmos will be infused throughout the workshop.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Connect to the World with Culturegrams--ES
Do your students need information on countries of the world, Canadian provinces or the 50 states? Culturegrams is a resource that delves deeply into the unique qualities of the people and places of the world. Come and learn more! 

Speakers


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
F105c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Differentiation for Dummies: Thanks, Schoolnet!
Purpose: to address the need for differentiation through the use of Schoolnet resources
 Format: Guided Google Slides with active participation~ participants will be develop differentiated resources for various classroom scenarios~ must have a device and access to Schoolnet 

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lovdahl

Stacy Lovdahl

Educator on Loan/ITF, Catawba County Schools/NCDPI
Stacy Lovdahl is passionate about collaborating with educators to integrate technology into classroom instruction to create engaging, personalized educational experiences for students that are organically motivating. She sees technology as a tool for creating relationships that couldn't... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
F106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Diving Into Data and Technology
The goal of this session is to provide teachers with the knowledge of how to use the simple assessment tool, Plickers, to dive deeper into data-driven instruction. Teachers in 3-5 will learn how to gather and analyze data in an easy and effective way to determine next steps for students in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Katelyn Hoffman

Katelyn Hoffman

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
avatar for Kelsey Horne

Kelsey Horne

3rd Grade Teacher, UCPS


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E202 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out of the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Fuel Your Passion for Learning with Apple Teacher
Build new skills. Inspire your students. Unlock the power of iPad, Mac, and Apple apps in your classrooms with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program. Explore the Apple Teacher Starter Guides and the Apple Teacher Learning Center where you can earn badges and track your learning journey. Please bring your iPad if possible*

Speakers
RA

Robb Adams

Education, Apple, Inc.


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

LEAP Into the New School Year With UCPL
Learn about what you can do with your LEAP card, student accounts that are rolling out this fall, and the new STEAM Lab offerings we're offering.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
G201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Desmos: Not Just a Fancy Calculator
Desmos is no longer just a fancy online graphing calculator but also a platform for dynamic interactive learning. In this session, Math teachers will share interactive classroom activities that can be done using Desmos. Participants will experience activities from student perspective as well as seeing the teacher's perspective.


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
F108

12:45pm

Jo Boaler's Week of Inspirational Math
Let's look at ways to encourage students to have a growth mindset in mathematics, while encouraging them to see math in a visual, creative way. We will work through Jo Boaler's week of inspirational math activities and discuss how to best incorporate them into your curriculum this year.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
F102 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

How to incorporate games, music and more for an integrated student-centered learning
Who says science is boring? Integrate student learning with music games and more to make your classroom an engaged and positive environment.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Kim Vague

Teacher, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
G106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Diving Into Data and Technology
The goal of this session is to provide teachers with the knowledge of how to use the simple assessment tool, Plickers, to dive deeper into data-driven instruction. Teachers in 3-5 will learn how to gather and analyze data in an easy and effective way to determine next steps for students in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Katelyn Hoffman

Katelyn Hoffman

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
avatar for Kelsey Horne

Kelsey Horne

3rd Grade Teacher, UCPS


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E202 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out fo the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

EVERFI - Empowering Critical Skill Development with Digital Resources
Though the Clever app on NCEdCloud, EVERFI provides digital social & emotional learning, financial literacy, health & wellness and career exploration resources for Elementary, Middle and High School, at no-cost to educators. In this session, participants will explore resources and standard alignment, discuss strategies for purposeful implementation and be trained on single-sign-on access via NCEdCloud.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Guide Student Learning with the Classroom App on iPad
The Classroom app turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant. In this session, you will experience Classroom features as a student, then as a teacher. Learn how to set up classes on the fly, launch apps on student devices, view student screens, share documents with the class, and more. *Please bring your iPad if possible*

Speakers
RA

Robb Adams

Education, Apple, Inc.


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E210 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

How to Make Technology Work for You
We will show how to use 2 different technology tools (Edpuzzle & Quizlet Live) to increase student engagement and provide students with opportunities to show what they have learned as well as for them to create products for the classroom.

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Kristin Marchese

5th grade teacher, Union Elementary


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

LEAP Into the New School Year With UCPL
Learn about what you can do with your LEAP card, student accounts that are rolling out this fall, and the new STEAM Lab offerings we're offering.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
G201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

myON News Elementary
Orientation to myON News and discussion of the role of media in society. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON News and best practices for integrating myON and myON News. Topics include: myON News Overview, features exploration discussion of the importance of news in a 21st Century Classroom as well as the role of media in society. This session is tailored to elementary teachers and students. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

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Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E106c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Desmos: Not Just a Fancy Calculator
Desmos is no longer just a fancy online graphing calculator but also a platform for dynamic interactive learning. In this session, Math teachers will share interactive classroom activities that can be done using Desmos. Participants will experience activities from student perspective as well as seeing the teacher's perspective.


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
F108

2:00pm

Jo Boaler's Week of Inspirational Math
Let's look at ways to encourage students to have a growth mindset in mathematics, while encouraging them to see math in a visual, creative way. We will work through Jo Boaler's week of inspirational math activities and discuss how to best incorporate them into your curriculum this year.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
F102 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

How to incorporate games, music and more for an integrated student centered learning
Who says science is boring? Integrate student learning with music games and more to make your classroom an engaged and positive environment.

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Dr. Kim Vague

Teacher, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
G106 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Using Technology in the World Language Classroom
This session will focus on using technology specifically in the world language classroom. Participants will learn how to incorporate web-based tools and apps to help their students with interpersonal and presentational communication for both formative and summative assessments.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
G111 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Connect to the World with Culturegrams--MS/HS
Do your students need information on countries of the world, Canadian provinces or the 50 states? Culturegrams is a resource that delves deeply into the unique qualities of the people and places of the world. Come and learn more! 

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
E200 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Connect, Collaborate & Create with Canvas
Come learn how Canvas can help support the EmpowerED model by transforming learners into leaders through meaningful connections, collaboration and creation. We will explore Canvas tools that help facilitate project-based learning, including groups, discussions, collaborations, Eportfolios, rubrics, and peer reviews.

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Canvas by Instructure

Strategic Customer Success Manager, Canvas, Canvas
Built on openness in every way, the Canvas Learning Management Platform helps you create a custom K–12 learning environment to equitably scale student achievement. Whatever the learning initiative, Canvas is there to support and connect it—from scaled curriculum and formative... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
E109 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Curating Resource Collections is Your Destiny (Secondary)
Destiny is much more than a library online catalog. Come and see how to do one search and find books, e-books, vetted websites and database resources to build digital bins of resources on any topic and share them with colleagues or even the world.

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Lisa Moniz

District Library Media Services Coordinator, Union County Public Schools



Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Language Lab/E111 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

EmpowerED Canvas Work Session
This session will build off of the Empowered Canvas learning session from Wednesday. Attendees are invited to apply the instructional design strategies they learned about to their own canvas courses. Canvas experts will be available to help instructors as they prepare their courses for the upcoming school year. Attending the Empowered Canvas presentation is not required. Anyone wanting to work on their Canvas course is welcome to attend.

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Joey Barker

Instructional Coach, Union County Public Schools
Joey Barker is an Instructional Coach(IC) who works for Union County Public Schools, and is assigned to CATA, South Providence and Wolfe.Joey Barker attended North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a  Masters... Read More →
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Garrett Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
Garrett Williams received his BS in Secondary Education, History from Appalachian State University. Additionally, he earned a minor in English from the United Kingdom's Keele University and a Masters in Curriculum and Supervision with an Administrative Add-on from the University of... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G112 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

GOT GAME? SMART SOFTWARE MAKES BYOD KID PLAY!
Using SMART Software, students can connect any device for collaborative learning over a Wi-Fi connection. From interactive games to collaborative lessons, students are engaged throughout learning with any device. You will learn how simple it is to take learning objectives and make them technology ready with SMART’s Suite of learning tools. This session will show participants how SMART Software gaming tools can engage students during instruction.

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Justin Stevermer

Sales Consultant, SMART Tech


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
A114 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Integrate Coding into Core Curriculum
Middle School Teachers will be guided on how to integrate coding into their core curriculum.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
F107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Making Your Life Easier with Canvas
Need to create a paperless classroom? Come learn how to create various types of assignments in Canvas. Learn how to use Speedgrader to grade your assignments and make returning grades and comments to students a breeze.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G206 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Top 5 Things to Know about Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support you and your educators in the quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with the top 5 things to know about your Discovery Education Streaming, as well as tools to support you in sharing this message in your schools. 2-3 representatives from each school should attend.


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G208D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Getting Started with ExploreLearning Gizmos
New to Gizmos? This session provides introductory instruction and hands-on practice with Gizmos. Learn the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning Gizmos website. Walk away with everything you need to start the school year using Gizmos simulations and best teaching practices to support your Science instruction.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Gizme More Gizmos! Gizmos Classroom Applications
In this session we will review Explore Learning's Gizmo activities. The basics will be covered, but we will also dive deeper and explore how to customize lessons to help meet the needs of your learners, and how to align these lessons with GRR and EmpowerED frameworks. Bring questions or advice for beginners as we work together to enhance our usage of this awesome tool for teachers and students!

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Jordan Marmara

8th Grade Science Teacher, UCPS



Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G110 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Using Gizmos to Create Thematic Science Units
Experience how Gizmos can be used to create and support thematic units of study in your Science classroom. Design your unit for deeper understanding using phenomena in the world around your students. Example Topics: Upcoming Lunar Eclipse, Climate Change, etc.

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Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G109c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104