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Tuesday, July 30
 

7:30am

All Aboard! Registration and Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hapke

Matthew Hapke

Director of Technology, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp


Tuesday July 30, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
CPA Theater

8:30am

Cast Off
P-H-M welcomes you to Technovation!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hapke

Matthew Hapke

Director of Technology, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp


Tuesday July 30, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
CPA Theater

9:00am

Keynote Speaker Dr. Debbie Silver
Dr. Debbie Silver is a brilliantly funny, beautifully insightful, and boldly authentic speaker, author, and educator. She has dedicated her life to understanding learning and growth behavior and has become a world-renowned and empowering speaker.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
CPA Theater

10:10am

Creating PreK-12 Computer Science Pathway with Project Lead The Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Project Lead The Way is committed to expanding access to high-quality computer science education and professional development across the country and in Indiana. Fewer than 40% of Indiana schools offer Computer Science to their students and in rural counties that number drops to 20%. In Indiana K-8 Computer Science standards will be tested on the new ILearn exam beginning this year, and all high schools will be required to offer at least one CS elective beginning in 2021. Let’s work on creating an aligned pathway for your students! Computer Science is no longer an industry, it is part of every industry.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Aukeman

Terry Aukeman

Sr. Director of School Engagment, Other
Senior Director of School Engagement for PLTW working with schools in Indiana and Michigan. Sixteen years of teaching experience as well as curriculum development and assessment writing. Presenter at local, regional and national conferences.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 111

10:10am

Decoding "Hour of Code"
Limited Capacity seats available

Heard about "Hour of Code" and have no idea how to get started? This session is for you! Come learn how to start incorporating coding in your classroom and participate in "Hour of Code." Bring a device to follow along!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Assistant to the Principal, Penn Harris Madison
Lisa has been with P-H-M since 2004, teaching at multiple schools and in multiple grade levels. In the fall of 2015, she began working as an Assistant to the Principal, and has held that position at three elementary schools.  She assists in providing professional development to elementary... Read More →
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Jessie Kinney

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Jessie Kinney served as a classroom teacher in PHM for 10 years. Her current role is Title I Technology Curriculum Integration Coach. She enjoys finding unique and effective ways of integrating technology into lessons. She assists in providing professional development to elementary... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 106

10:10am

iLearned A Lot: 2nd & 3rd Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that I caught your attention with the word iLearn, let's get real. As teachers we struggle to find enough time and often end up doing too much with too few results. In this session we will look at tools that are highly effective in 2nd & 3rd grade classrooms and how we could be increasing engagement and student learning by using fewer tools and focusing more on how we are using them to guide instruction. The majority of the tools are iPad & Chromebook friendly. Extensions and Add-ons can be found by your districts tech team to accomodate for the few iPad specific tools will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Bromen

Kat Bromen

Instructional Technology Specialist, Elkhart Community Schools
Kat Bromen is a district level Instructional Technology Coach for Elkhart Community Schools, providing PD and support to over 1,000 teachers and 12,000 students. Her fun and funky personality as well as her passion for learning come to life in each of her sessions. Join her in one... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 193

10:10am

Managing Small Group Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

Guided instruction is best implemented as a series of small, flexible steps, rather than an overnight renovation. The goal of this session is that teachers will leave realizing they can implement change at a pace that works for them and for their students. Areas that will be addressed include arranging the classroom, teaching procedures, options for grouping, making room for remediation, curbing problem behaviors, and much more! There is no question that when fellow educators take their first steps into providing Guided Instruction and note the power of immediate feedback, personalized instruction, opportunity for consistent remediation, and flexibility, they will choose to take increase their use of guided instruction for the betterment of their students.

Speakers
MA

Maggie Agnew

Penn Harris Madison
Maggie Agnew is a third grade teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School. She has taught for 16 years in grades first, third, fourth and sixth. Maggie has used guided math and reading instruction in her classroom for the past six years and believes it provides powerful instruction and... Read More →
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Christine Austin

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Christine Austin is a fourth grade teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School. She has been using a guided approach to reading and math instruction for the past five years. As a new teacher, Christine learned to implement Guided Reading and Guided Math through personal research, experimentation... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 103

10:10am

Personalized Learning in the K-5 classroom with Hyperdocs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create engaging digital lessons tailored to meet the needs of littles. Best practices of how to integrate this model into whole group, small group and station settings will be shared. Participants who attend will get time to create a lesson based on the needs of their students.


Speakers
avatar for Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkison

District Technology Integration Specialist K-12, Franklin Township Schools
I have been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years in Franklin Township Schools and also serve as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning with the IDOE. I love helping all teachers and all students excel at technology integration within the core subjects... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 100

10:10am

Show What You Know! Formative Assessment Made Easy!
Limited Capacity full

There are so many ways to gauge student learning. From low tech to high tech, you can find the tools that work for your students. Mixing it up provides different ways to get students to show what they know! Learn how to use different tech tools and classroom tricks to create an environment where students own their learning, practice self-regulation, and allow you to easily see where students are in the learning progress. There's no perfect tool, but by using a variety of them, you can help students express their learning in a variety of ways.
We will look at "no tech" solutions as well as tech tools like Edulastic, Google Forms, Pear Deck, FlipGrid, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Helman

Lindsay Helman

Elementary Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Lindsay Helman is a 4th grade teacher at Mary Frank Elementary. She began her teaching career later in life, after working in sales, the radio/TV industry and event planning. Lindsay started teaching 9 years ago. Lindsay loves trying new and innovative methods to help her students... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 194

10:10am

Teaching Computer Science with Dash and Dot
Limited Capacity seats available

Dive into computer science through Dash and Dot! Dash and Dot are robots that come ready to code right out of the box. Dash and his companion Dot can be programmed to sense, think, and act on four different apps. Learn about Dash and Dot and navigate Dash through a maze in this interactive session. Geared towards educators K-5.

Speakers
KB

Kim Brand

1st Maker Space
Kim Brand is an Indianapolis born entrepreneur who has started and grown many technology companies since graduating from IUPUI in 1975 with a degree in mechanical engineering technology.  In 2013 he co-founded an industrial 3D printing company named 3D Parts Mfg. Today, Kim is President... Read More →
avatar for Mary Rinehart

Mary Rinehart

Education Director, 1st Maker Space, LLC
Mary Rinehart serves as the Education Director for 1st Maker Space where she focuses on curriculum and product development, marketing, and sales. She recently worked at the Indiana Department of Education as the Engineering and Technology Specialist where she managed the STEM Certified... Read More →



Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
IMC

10:10am

The Mystery Box of Early Learning Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Get your hands on some of the tools and toys for students working on early skills (preschool-3rd grade) to increase engagement and access to your instruction. Tools for learning and assistive technology are available all year round: learn how you can borrow these for free (yes, really free!) for Indiana public school employees.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Conrad

Jessica Conrad

PATINS Specialist, Other
Jessica Conrad is a former Technology Integration Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologist. She works for the PATINS Project, a non-profit organization supporting all Indiana public schools in providing access to instruction for all students.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 108

10:10am

Unlock an egg-citing literacy world with reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress!
Limited Capacity seats available

We think learning to read should be fun! Edmentum’s dynamic 2-in-1 literacy solution, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, is designed to build and reinforce foundational reading skills for preK-6th grade students. A short placement test ensures students receive individualized pathways for building their core reading skills, but did you know there’s more? Join me to learn more about all the awesome features these programs have to offer to support spelling, sight word recognition, language skills, writing and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Education Consultant, Other
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Education Consultant with Edmentum for the past 5 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education from... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 102

10:10am

Accessibility - Designing for All Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

More students are coming to school with a varying array of abilities. And teachers are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalize every student’s learning experience. Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every iPad that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Speakers
TI

Tracy Ingersoll

Other, Apple


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 196

10:10am

Practicing "Safe Stress!" Building Resiliency in Educators
Limited Capacity filling up

Are all the changes going on in education driving you crazy? Do you feel that you have been stretched as thin as you’re going to stretch? For teachers to have a profound educational and personal impact on the lives of students, they must meet and take care of their own needs. This session offers practical ideas and tips for recognizing and dealing with anxiety and burnout. This empowering, interactive, and entertaining presentation helps teachers discover the keys to honing their personal strength areas and to lowering stress in the work environment. New research, audience participation, and humor are
used to illustrate how educators can learn to reduce and manage unwanted stress. Learn to laugh, love, and live a more satisfying life.

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 107

10:10am

School-Wide Communication: A Key to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Communication is the key to success for all schools. A classroom audio system can help a teacher to increasing the learning process with students. Communication is also important for the whole school, with an IP-based intercom, paging and bells system. At any time and location, administrators should be able to adjust bell schedules, and deliver crucial messages. An integrated system can allow communication to happen seamlessly and provide administrators with full control of their school.

Speakers
avatar for Alex North

Alex North

Territory Sales Manager, Other
Alex is a Territory Sales Manager for the Midwest Region of the U.S. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and joined Audio Enhancement after teaching high school U.S. and World History for four years in both Indiana and Illinois. In his second... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 105

10:10am

Career and Technical Student Organizations and how they can help enhance a student learning experience
Limited Capacity seats available

We would be presenting on CTSOs' and how they can help influence students lives and how they will become more relevant as the new graduation requirements are put into place. Our target audience is teachers who would be interested in becoming involved with possibly sponsoring a TSA chapter at their school and how it will benefit them and the students. No prerequisite skills or materials are required except maybe an interest in the STEM field and a positive attitude.

Speakers
VP

Vivek Patel

Vice President, Other
My name is Vivek Patel and I am a senior at Penn High School. I am on the business Sub-team on team 135. Besides Robotics, I am a part of National Honors Society, DECA, and Technology Student Association, and am also on the Track team. I plan on pursuing a Business Administration... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 101

10:10am

Finding and using the right mics to make your recording great!
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever had a video or recording project that just wasn't usable? The troubles almost always start at the microphone. We'll provide concise information and also let you listen to several microphones. If you want great dialogue or even recording a large group, several options will be presented and listened to! Turn those problems into amazing victories!

Speakers
DL

David Landoll

Penn Harris Madison
DJ Landoll is a current Band director for Penn High School.  He is also the current teacher and program director for the Electronic Music and Recording Arts program at Penn. 
avatar for LAVON OKE

LAVON OKE

Vocal Music, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
I have been teaching audio technology for decades. Penn was the home for "40 cents Productions" for many years and many students from our Music Technology classes have gone on to careers in the music and audio industries.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 190

10:10am

Gamification made easy with Classcraft for Intermediate classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wondered about gamification but didn’t know where to start? This workshop is for you! Come find out how you can completely transform the experience of school using the motivational frameworks of video games. Manage the entire game experience using the award-winning research-backed gamification platform, Classcraft. In this session, we’ll explore game mechanics, why they are so motivating and how to use and customize Classcraft. Geared towards grades 6-8.

Speakers
avatar for Kinshasa Msola-Marshall

Kinshasa Msola-Marshall

PD Specialist, Classcraft
Kinshasa Msola-Marshall Ed.S has been an innovative educational technologist for over 15 years. Starting in the field as a Technology Instructor, she has always been focused on using the right edtech tools to compliment her students learning. Her passion for successful technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 195

10:10am

Incorporating google and canvas in your lessons.
Limited Capacity filling up

I am going to present on linking canvas and google in lessons. I will also demonstrating how use spreadsheets to track scores.

Speakers
avatar for Raoul R. Donati

Raoul R. Donati

Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
I have been teaching for 30 years. I was named 2003 IAPHERD Middle School Teacher of the year. I integrate google and canvas in my lessons. I feel this an awesome way to enhance lessons. I love using technology during my teaching.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 109

10:10am

Introduction to Skyward Qmlativ Portal for Secondary
Limited Capacity full

Join Skyward via Webex for a brief overview of the Skyward Qmlativ grade book and teacher portal. This session is geared to Secondary teachers.

Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 104

10:10am

Online Literacy Tools for Intervention
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how to use some of my favorite FREE and FREEmium (The Free versions are all you need) technology tools to help students build the reading comprehension skills they need to make progress toward mastery of grade level standards. These tools make it easier for you to differentiate, know where students are succeeding and struggling, and help you free up time to meet with students individually or in small groups. Join me and learn how Read Theory, Actively Learn, Classroom Inc., and more if we have time have helped my students make more progress than they ever thought possible. You need a laptop, tablet, or Chromebook to fully participate in this session as you will have time to work in the programs to experience them as a teacher and a student.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

teacher/trainer, Oak Hill United School Corp
Kara is an innovative special education teacher with 29 years of experience in elementary and middle school levels, as well as the lead trainer/speaker for Guiff Goodies For Education (guiffgoodiesforeducation.com). She is a resource teacher, interventionist, and co-teacher in general... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 192

10:10am

Overview of PRISM's Moodle LMS
Limited Capacity seats available

A presentation will be given on the Moodle LMS. The Moodle LMS is one of the foremost used learning management systems in the world by K-12 schools, colleges and universities and private industry. It is full-featured LMS with many types of activities and assessments that can be built into courses. It is very intuitive and easy to use. Teachers attending the session should bring laptop computers and they can actually create a course on Moodle during the presentation. The PRISM team at Rose-Hulman provides training and daily support to teachers using the Moodle LMS. This service is free to all K-12 teachers in the State of Indiana. PRISM is supported by the Lilly Endowment.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackson

Bob Jackson

K-12 Outreach, Other
Bob Jackson was a chemsitry teacher at West Vigo High School for 25 years. West Vigo is west of Terre Haute, IN near the Illinois state line. For the last 6 years, Bob has been a K-12 Educational Liaison for the PRISM Project at Rose-Hulman. Bob develops and helps facilitate STEM... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 110

10:10am

The Virtual Speaker and the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Thanks to Skype, Hangouts and FaceTime, teachers can connect with people and places all over the world. Join me in the session as I talk about the speakers who have joined us in the classrooms at North White. Started in our 1980s class in 2013 with original MTV VJ Mark Goodman speaking to our students about MTV and its beginnings. Today, we have speakers join us in all social studies classes to share their stories. I will also focus on how to use the Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis site to supplement the lesson. Put the textbooks away and invite the storytellers to join you in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Shriver

Todd Shriver

Technology/Instructional Coach, North White School Corp
I have been with the North White School Corporation for the past 27 years (23 as a high school social studies teacher and the last 4 as the corporation technology coach). My passion has been to engage my students with speakers and classes beyond the wall of the school via FaceTime... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 191

11:10am

Experience Dyslexia Simulation
Limited Capacity filling up

The Senate Enrolled Act 217 has us focused on learning more about dyslexia, how to recognize students "at risk", and how to support learning for those "at risk" or diagnosed with dyslexia. In this presentation we will become more aware of the struggles of people with dyslexia through simulations in reading, writing, and listening. We will also take time to discuss what we are learning through our experiences and some techniques that will help support stronger learning.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Richhart

Becky Richhart

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
I went to Purdue University where I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education along with a Reading Endorsement. I completed an Orton-Gillingham course through IUSB within my first few years of teaching. I participated in a three day Wilson training and a two day Visualizing... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 151

11:10am

Gamification made easy with Classcraft for Elementary classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wondered about gamification but didn’t know where to start? This workshop is for you! Come find out how you can completely transform the experience of school using the motivational frameworks of video games. Manage the entire game experience using the award-winning research-backed gamification platform, Classcraft. In this session, we’ll explore game mechanics, why they are so motivating and how to use and customize Classcraft. Geared towards Grades 3-5.

Speakers
avatar for Kinshasa Msola-Marshall

Kinshasa Msola-Marshall

PD Specialist, Classcraft
Kinshasa Msola-Marshall Ed.S has been an innovative educational technologist for over 15 years. Starting in the field as a Technology Instructor, she has always been focused on using the right edtech tools to compliment her students learning. Her passion for successful technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 195

11:10am

iLearned A Lot: 3rd through 6th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that I caught your attention with the word iLearn, let's get real. As teachers we struggle to find enough time and often end up doing too much with too few results. In this session we will look at tools that are highly effective in 3rd through 6th grade classrooms and how we could be increasing engagement and student learning by using fewer tools and focusing more on how we are using them to guide instruction. The majority of the tools are iPad & Chromebook friendly. Extensions and Add-ons can be found by your districts tech team to accomodate for the few iPad specific tools will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Bromen

Kat Bromen

Instructional Technology Specialist, Elkhart Community Schools
Kat Bromen is a district level Instructional Technology Coach for Elkhart Community Schools, providing PD and support to over 1,000 teachers and 12,000 students. Her fun and funky personality as well as her passion for learning come to life in each of her sessions. Join her in one... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 193

11:10am

Introduction to Skyward Qmlativ Portal for Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Skyward via Webex for a brief overview of the Skyward Qmlativ grade book and teacher portal. This session is geared to Elementary teachers.

Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 104

11:10am

Strengthening Literacy Skills with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover new ways to enhance students’ literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built-in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal ways.

Speakers
TI

Tracy Ingersoll

Other, Apple


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 196

11:10am

Student Choice and Voice
Limited Capacity full

How do you provide students with choice in the classroom? How does their voice shine so that they are empowered to own their learning? Students come into our classrooms with a variety of needs, passions, and personalities. Helping them to own their education means providing them with different ways to show what they have learned. Teachers don't have to use tests for all formative assessments. Providing a variety of ways to demonstrate learning can empower students and connect their talents/interests in a way that allows them to shine. But providing choice and an opportunity for their voice can be difficult in the fast pace world of teaching. Learn easy ways, both high tech and low tech, to incorporate choice in the classroom. Learn how important student voice is and how that can help motivate students to excel. We will also discuss common problems and concerns that inhibit choice in the classroom and ways we can overcome it.

Speakers
JC

Jill Coffman

Penn Harris Madison
Jill Coffman is a 4th grade teacher at Mary Frank Elementary.  She excels at connecting technology and learning to meet the needs of all students. Jill is highly skilled at motivating and providing differentiation. Jill loves guided math and reading and has trained others on how... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Helman

Lindsay Helman

Elementary Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Lindsay Helman is a 4th grade teacher at Mary Frank Elementary. She began her teaching career later in life, after working in sales, the radio/TV industry and event planning. Lindsay started teaching 9 years ago. Lindsay loves trying new and innovative methods to help her students... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 194

11:10am

Visuals in a Snap
Limited Capacity seats available

Behavior supports, visual schedules, communication boards, and representing content in visual ways for reading, writing, and more: it's all great news for our learners, but can you get it done quickly? We'll explore some simple, free, or nearly free tech tools and resources to make your visuals in a snap.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Conrad

Jessica Conrad

PATINS Specialist, Other
Jessica Conrad is a former Technology Integration Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologist. She works for the PATINS Project, a non-profit organization supporting all Indiana public schools in providing access to instruction for all students.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 108

11:10am

5 Ways to Maximize Teacher Engagement at Staff Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants will learn engaging and innovative ways to facilitate professional development for teachers and staff through the lens of quality instruction. Strategies for leading staff meetings will be modeled that promote the use of technology. In addition, this session will highlight creative ways to offer self-paced digital professional development for teachers. Come ready to learn and collaborate and don't forget your device!

Speakers
JL

Jeremy Lugbill

Michigan City Area Schools
Jeremy is currently the Associate Principal at Michigan City High School and has several years of experience at the secondary level.  Jeremy believes in the importance of embracing technology as a way to enhance learning, collaborate with others and build professional capacity... Read More →
avatar for Sean Galiher

Sean Galiher

Principal, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Sean is currently the Principal of Penn High School and has ten years of experience at the secondary level. Sean believes that the use of technology should be viewed through the lens of quality instruction. Sean models the use of technology through communication and staff develop... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 105

11:10am

Engaging Parents in Today's Business of Schooling
Limited Capacity seats available

Today, more than ever, schools need parents as partners in the matter of educating their children. In this presentation, Dr. Debbie Silver offers proven procedures and basic, sensible methods for engaging parents at every level. Dr. Silver also explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships when dealing with parents. She offers a twist in perspective in that she has five very different sons who went through the public school system with varying degrees of success. The importance of professionalism, positive interaction, and compassion are emphasized.

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 107

11:10am

Equipping Your STEM Lab or Makerspace
Limited Capacity seats available

What is an educational makerspace and what can it be used for? In this session we will discover what makerspaces are, who they serve, how you can create one in your school or classroom. All participants will get to make their very own bristlebot or paper circuit to take home.

Speakers
KB

Kim Brand

1st Maker Space
Kim Brand is an Indianapolis born entrepreneur who has started and grown many technology companies since graduating from IUPUI in 1975 with a degree in mechanical engineering technology.  In 2013 he co-founded an industrial 3D printing company named 3D Parts Mfg. Today, Kim is President... Read More →
avatar for Mary Rinehart

Mary Rinehart

Education Director, 1st Maker Space, LLC
Mary Rinehart serves as the Education Director for 1st Maker Space where she focuses on curriculum and product development, marketing, and sales. She recently worked at the Indiana Department of Education as the Engineering and Technology Specialist where she managed the STEM Certified... Read More →



Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
IMC

11:10am

Get on the Exact Path to A More Personalized Learning Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Can you keep up with the disparate needs of your students to provide each individual with the exact level of academic challenge they need? With growing class sizes, we recognize this is a tall order! Exact Path makes learning personal by using your own NWEA MAP data, combined with individualized instruction to promote growth for K-12th grade students in math, reading, and language arts. Whether you're running a station rotation model in your 3rd grade classroom for individualized support or steering struggling 10th graders through closing significant gaps in order to graduate, Exact Path can help set students on a path toward success tailored to each learner's individual academic goals. 

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Education Consultant, Other
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Education Consultant with Edmentum for the past 5 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education from... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 102

11:10am

How do you CREATE Dynamic Presentations/Digital Lessons?
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will tackle a question I get asked often...What sites or resources do I use to create presentations, digital lessons and hyperdocs? Come and learn all of my trade secrets! Attendees will dabble in design layout, polyline and scribble tools. Create vectors, pngs and even 360 degree images all within Google Slides and Drawings. This session is designed to help ANY teacher who is looking to make their content more interactive and engaging.


Speakers
avatar for Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkison

District Technology Integration Specialist K-12, Franklin Township Schools
I have been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years in Franklin Township Schools and also serve as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning with the IDOE. I love helping all teachers and all students excel at technology integration within the core subjects... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 100

11:10am

Ready to write a grant? What? Not ready? Let us help!
Limited Capacity seats available

We are fortunate to have many grant opportunities within PLTW and within our state. Let’s work on writing an application that will get your school and district the funds you need to implement or expand opportunities for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Aukeman

Terry Aukeman

Sr. Director of School Engagment, Other
Senior Director of School Engagement for PLTW working with schools in Indiana and Michigan. Sixteen years of teaching experience as well as curriculum development and assessment writing. Presenter at local, regional and national conferences.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 111

11:10am

Artbotics: Combining Art & Robotics to Broaden Participation in Computing
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to add some new ideas to your robotics program? In this session we will share how we use Lego NXT and EV3 robots to combine computer science and art! Using Artbotics, we wish to broaden participation in computing not only by reaching out to women and minorities, but by also reaching out to all students who have never considered trying computer science before. We believe that the use of art as a project medium will garner the interest of students who might be reluctant to try a course that focuses solely on robotics.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Clarkson

Heather Clarkson

Teacher, School Town of Munster
Heather is a veteran STEM educator with over 25 years of experience. She was National Board certified in Early Adolescent Science in 2000. Heather loves working with students of all ages--from small children through adults. She currently teaches technology skills to middle school... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 110

11:10am

Don't Be Scared!
Limited Capacity seats available

With more and more states adopting computer science standards/requirements, teachers are being asked to teach the content with no prior knowledge or experience. It can be intimidating to be thrown in to teaching code and learning the different languages. I'm here to tell you to embrace it. Take a deep breath, get connected with lots of positive people and enjoy every second of learning and teaching this curriculum!

This session will introduce you to curriculum, professional learning communities, multiple resources and teaching strategies that can be used in all classrooms in all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie McElwrath

Stephanie McElwrath

Technology Teacher, Edwardsburg Public Schools
After teaching marketing and business at Penn High School in Northern Indiana for 9 years, I moved to my hometown of Edwardsburg, MI to begin teaching. I've been teaching computer applications and computer science for the past 3 years in the middle school. My background was not initially... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 103

11:10am

Increasing Engagement with Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is targeted to teachers and tech coaches. Participants will be exposed to the power of Nearpod and the ways it can elevate student learning in the classroom. Participants will learn how to take students on virtual field trips and use tools such as polls, drawing, matching games, and collaboration boards to elevate the quality of a presentation as well pique student interest. No previous experience with Nearpod is required.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Rappelli

Caitlin Rappelli

Social Studies Teacher, Career Academy at South Bend
I am a fourth year eighth grade social studies teacher at a 1:1 laptop school. I have worked with students and staff members on ways to implement technology in creative ways other than just a substitution for paper. Our school purchased a subscription to Nearpod and I earned my Nearpod... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 190

11:10am

Online Literacy Tools You Should Be Using - No Matter What You Teach!
Limited Capacity seats available

All teachers are responsible for helping students gain digital literacy skills. No matter what content you teach, this session will introduce you to online literacy tools you can use to help your students think more deeply and communicate their understanding of what they are reading. Attendees will be introduced to Insert Learning(Chrome only) and Actively Learn(any browser). Educators will have the opportunity to try each platform from a student's perspective as well as learn to use the teacher features. These platforms allow teachers to embed several types of questions, videos, links, images, etc. Students respond to questions and have opportunities to annotate and ask questions of their own. Time will be allotted for attendees to create lessons they can use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

teacher/trainer, Oak Hill United School Corp
Kara is an innovative special education teacher with 29 years of experience in elementary and middle school levels, as well as the lead trainer/speaker for Guiff Goodies For Education (guiffgoodiesforeducation.com). She is a resource teacher, interventionist, and co-teacher in general... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 192

11:10am

Preparing Kids for a Smart World:
Limited Capacity seats available

Machine learning is already upon us. While we’re only peripherally aware of its growing impact on our lives, our kids need to understand a little about the technology and a lot about its implications for the world they’ll graduate into. Using real world examples and hands-on AI activities, we can help kids understand their current and future smart-world. I present ways to help kids visualize the potential value in emerging technologies and apply their creativity to solve impossible problems.

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Nancy Duncan

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
PhD in Information Technology, 12 years as university faculty, 4 years teaching high school computer science. Spent last summer on Research Experience for Teachers studying Machine Learning at Notre Dame University. Sponsored two teams from Penn at the IUSB Programming competition... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 106

11:10am

The Power of Pear Deck
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us struggle with how to seamlessly use technology in our classrooms in a way that helps aid and produce quality instruction. Pear Deck is an educational tool that promotes student engagement and works in conjunction with Google Slides to provide teachers with live feedback on student learning. It can be implemented as a formative assessment tool, better engagement during "boring lectures," or even as a jumping off point for whole class and small group instruction.

Speakers
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Danielle Black

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Danielle Black is a fierce advocate for equity in education. For the past 5 years she has helped lead the Early College Academy at Penn High School while also teaching dual credit speech, English, and directing the school's musicals. In her free time she has fun with her four children... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 101

11:10am

Unplugged
Limited Capacity seats available

Interactive techniques to engage student learners. This session will highlight various strategies to transform the way you currently use technology in your classrooms. A strong focus of the session is about engagement when our one-to-one devices are put away.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Cook

Shannon Cook

Penn Harris Madison
Shannon Cook teaches 6th grade language arts and science at Schmucker Middle School. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Grand Valley State University in Elementary Education and English. She has previously taught fourth and fifth grade all subjects in Houston, Texas. This... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Turpin

Kristina Turpin

Teacher & Instructional Leader, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Kristina Turpin teaches middle school English Language Arts at Schmucker Middle School. She has her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University. She has a background teaching elementary and middle school students... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 191

11:10am

Yes! Personalized Learning IS Possible with Effective Tech Integration
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It isn't always easy planning for engaging, individualized, personalized learning experiences for our students. In fact, it can seem downright impossible!
But wait! You CAN do it when you use some fabulous EdTech tools to help you manage student progress, curate resources, provide student feedback, and engage students in mind-blowing learning experiences.
Come explore with us as we go on a personalized learning adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Ott

Tiffany Ott

Teacher | Director of Curriculum & Development, Other
Tiffany Ott is a high school math teacher in northeast Ohio by day and an education consultant, blogger, author, and collaborator by night. In her 10 years of teaching she has found a passion for making personalized learning possible within a mastery learning framework and for helping... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 109

12:00pm

Innovation Bay
Innovation Bay: Stop by during your extended lunch break to experience some exciting EdTech!  Try out a green screen, virtual reality, digital breakouts, and 3D printing pens. Special visitors include South Bend Code School!

Tuesday July 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
IMC

12:00pm

Refuel Rapids!
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy BBQ lunch provided by DC Meats of Osceola

Tuesday July 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cafeteria

1:30pm

Creating with Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a student creation tool that is easy for students to manipulate? Apple Clips allows users to combine videos, images, and music into one seamless video ready to be shared instantly. Teachers will need to bring an iPad with them that can be updated to the current iOS 12. Come create with us!

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Chelsea Bramfeld

Duneland
Chelsea Bramfeld is a passionate and motivated lifelong learner who facilitates an innovative and rigorous classroom with a growth mindset. She is in her eleventh year of teaching and leadership roles. She is enthusiastic about professional learning communities, student ambitions... Read More →
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Lauren Seiss

Technology Integration Specialist, Duneland School Corporation
Lauren Seiss is an educator that inspires others for a living. She strives to create learning experiences for her students in a blended classroom. She is in her thirteenth year of teaching and leadership, currently as a Technology Integration Specialist in the Duneland School Corporation... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 110

1:30pm

Engaging and Effective eLearning
Limited Capacity full

Snow day make ups are a thing of the past, so how do we transition to effective content without the teacher? eLearning doesn’t have to be boring or chaotic. You can create a simple format that allows students to be engaged, interact, and produce authentic learning digitally. Come learn simple ways to make your eLearning assignments both engaging and effective. You will have an opportunity to see examples and begin to create your own. Positive parent feedback + engaged students + real learning + easy to manage = one happy teacher. That can be you!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Helman

Lindsay Helman

Elementary Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Lindsay Helman is a 4th grade teacher at Mary Frank Elementary. She began her teaching career later in life, after working in sales, the radio/TV industry and event planning. Lindsay started teaching 9 years ago. Lindsay loves trying new and innovative methods to help her students... Read More →
avatar for Hollie Truckowski

Hollie Truckowski

Teacher, Penn Harris Madison
I have taught with the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation for the past 13 years.  While I have spent most of my time in second and third grade I have experiences ranging from K-6.  I hold a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education as well as a Literary... Read More →
avatar for Breeana Wallick

Breeana Wallick

Kindergarten Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Breeana Wallick teaches kindergarten at Bittersweet Elementary and has taught kindergarten for twelve years in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Concord Community Schools and School City of Mishawaka. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's College. She... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 190

1:30pm

iLearned A Lot: Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that I caught your attention with the word iLearn, let's get real. As teachers we struggle to find enough time and often end up doing too much with too few results. In this session we will look at tools that are highly effective in K/1 classrooms and how we could be increasing engagement and student learning by using fewer tools and focusing more on how we are using them to guide instruction. The majority of the tools are iPad & Chromebook friendly. Extensions and Add-ons can be found by your districts tech team to accomodate for the few iPad specific tools will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Bromen

Kat Bromen

Instructional Technology Specialist, Elkhart Community Schools
Kat Bromen is a district level Instructional Technology Coach for Elkhart Community Schools, providing PD and support to over 1,000 teachers and 12,000 students. Her fun and funky personality as well as her passion for learning come to life in each of her sessions. Join her in one... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 193

1:30pm

Next Level Google-iness for Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Have you started using the Google Suite in your classroom? Are you comfortable sharing docs and slides with your students? But now, you want to take it to the next level? Come see tips and tricks for making the Google Experience in your classroom next level! We will talk about using Sheets, next level Slides, Docs, and Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Givens

Rachael Givens

5th Grade Teacher, Google Level 2 Certified Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Rachael just completed her seventh year teaching. She has spent time as a classroom teacher in third and fifth grade, as well as working as an English as a New Language teacher. She loves all things Google and working with Google in her classroom.



Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 106

1:30pm

Picture This! Kids Applying Digital Citizenship in the Real World
Limited Capacity seats available

Picture books can be utilized within teaching a variety of ways, including Digital Citizenship. In this session you will learn how to go beyond the book with Tech Enhanced Interactive Read Alouds and coordinating hyperdocs that will engage K-5 students in real world applications with student examples shared.


Speakers
avatar for Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkison

District Technology Integration Specialist K-12, Franklin Township Schools
I have been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years in Franklin Township Schools and also serve as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning with the IDOE. I love helping all teachers and all students excel at technology integration within the core subjects... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 100

1:30pm

The Power of Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Every year, Penn Robotics runs several STEM camps for students k-8 and in those camps, we utilize project based learning to ensure campers get the best possible experience. In our robotics class, we also learn through many projects that we work on throughout the year. This session will talk about the advantages of project based learning and share some projects you can try with your students!

Speakers
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Sufiyan Ahmed

Penn Harris Madison
My name is Sufiyan Ahmed and I am a senior at Penn High School. I have been a part of the Robotics program since Sophomore year. Currently, I am one of the business leads that deal with the sponsors. I partake in numerous extracurricular activities such as Key Club, NHS, and a founder... Read More →
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Vivek Patel

Penn Harris Madison
My name is Vivek Patel and I am a senior at Penn High School. I am on the business Sub-team on team 135. Besides Robotics, I am a part of National Honors Society, DECA, and Technology Student Association, and am also on the Track team. I plan on pursuing a Business Administration... Read More →
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Josh Temeles

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Josh Temeles is a senior at Penn High School. He participates in Track and Field and is a captain on the cross country team. He is also on Penn’s FRC team, team 135, on which he helps set up partnerships with manufacturers and construct the teams budget. He is interested in the... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 103

1:30pm

The Sky's (Not) The Limit: Launching Student Learning with High Altitude Weather Balloons
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear how launching High Altitude Weather Balloons has helped us revolutionize our classrooms! This incredible project provides students with opportunities apply math and reading skills in real-life situations, encourages them to communicate with people outside the classroom, requires them to problem-solve and collaborate, and helps them discover our amazing planet.

In this session, we will discuss what a High Altitude Weather Balloon is and how you can incorporate this exciting cross-curricular project into your classroom. We’ll share ways to design the project, align it to the standards, create meaningful learning objectives, and the best resources to use. See how students will drive their learning and work together in this immersive and dynamic experience!

This session is a fantastic learning opportunity for teachers of grades 4-12 and all administrators excited about taking student learning and innovation to the next level!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King

High Ability Teacher, Concord Community Schools
Elizabeth King is the K-4 High Ability teacher at Concord Ox Bow Elementary School.  She is passionate about helping students engage with the world beyond the classroom walls, and uses technology to facilitate collaborative learning and connect with schools and people around the... Read More →
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Ryan Wallick

Concord Community Schools
Ryan Wallick, the K-4 High Ability teacher at Concord East Side Elementary School, loves creating innovative and challenging experiences for students that develop their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills. He enthusiastically uses technology to help... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 194

1:30pm

Unplug Computer Science in Elementary School
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer attendees ideas and lessons for incorporating unplugged (no technology needed) activities that teach and use computer science skills and standards. Ryan, Amanda, Ben, and Sandi have been working this summer to create lessons for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Cramer

Sandi Cramer

Technology Teacher, St. Pius X Catholic School
Sandi Cramer is a K-8 Technology and PLTW Educator at St. Pius X in Granger, Indiana. She teaches over 530 students and provide support to over 25 teachers. She uses hands on activities to teach CS and STEM. She feels strongly about sharing what she knows about Computer Science with... Read More →
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Ben Domonkos

Principal, School City of Mishawaka
Ben is the principal at La Salle Elementary for School City of Mishawaka. Ben was the 2018 South Bend Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. As a teacher, Ben taught 3-5th grade at Tarkington/Swanson Traditional School. His class was STEM oriented and he loves to give kids... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Fox

Amanda Fox

Teacher, Penn Harris Madison
Amanda has been a teacher at Prairie Vista Elementary for 5 years and currently teaches third grade. Along with a love for STEM education she has coached the VEX IQ robotics team, is the PLTW lead teacher and has spent three summers immersed in computer science at The University of... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Mitchell

Ryan Mitchell

School City of Mishawaka
Ryan Mitchell is a 4th grade teacher at Fred J Hums Elementary in Mishawaka. He has been teaching for 5 years. Next year he will also be a Computer Science Instructional Coach for School City of Mishawaka, focusing on incorporating computer science into literacy and math.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 151

1:30pm

Creating a Classroom Culture That Works for You
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This session explores emerging brain research on the neurobiology of emotions and its links to learning. Dr. Debbie Silver demonstrates applications of classroom strategies designed to foster emotional health and enhance students’ ability to learn. From anti-bullying techniques to suggestions on how to improve interpersonal communication skills with and among students Dr. Silver offers helpful tips on creating a classroom environment that is safe for everyone (including the teacher). Her ideas can be integrated into any grade level or subject discipline. Audience participants join in activities that teach empathy, impulse control, and other fundamentals of emotional competence.

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Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 107

1:30pm

Indiana: #WeGrowBasketball (& STEM) here!
Limited Capacity seats available

Indiana basketball is legendary across the country! How did we grow basketball here? What if we created the same systems and opportunities into place for growing STEM? Could we become legendary in STEM? Let’s work on it together in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Aukeman

Terry Aukeman

Sr. Director of School Engagment, Other
Senior Director of School Engagement for PLTW working with schools in Indiana and Michigan. Sixteen years of teaching experience as well as curriculum development and assessment writing. Presenter at local, regional and national conferences.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 111

1:30pm

1:30pm

5 Ways to Use the Math Framework to Enhance Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

IDOE just released Phase I of our Math Framework. This session will show you how to utilize this tool to plan effective instruction, implementing NCTM’s 8 effective teaching practices. We will offer practical suggestions and resources that you can apply immediately to transform the learning in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Jensen

Jennifer Jensen

Other
I have over 20 years of experience in the mathematics classroom, coming of age as an educator as technology was on the rise. I have consistently looked for ways to incorporate technology into my classroom. I want students to use mathematics to help them understand the world around... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 109

1:30pm

Fabulous Formative Assessment with Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore free tools that can easily be implemented in any subject area and most grade levels. You will see how to get instant data to help you know who understands your lesson so you can adjust your teaching as needed. Attendees will spend time experiencing how the tools work as a student and a teacher. There will also be time for setting up accounts and searching for/creating assessments with Kara’s help as needed. We will go quickly to explore as many programs as possible in the time we have. Some tools we may explore: Poll Everywhere, Woot Math, Spiral, Pear Deck, Quizalize, Quizziz, Socrative, Google Forms, Mentimeter

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

teacher/trainer, Oak Hill United School Corp
Kara is an innovative special education teacher with 29 years of experience in elementary and middle school levels, as well as the lead trainer/speaker for Guiff Goodies For Education (guiffgoodiesforeducation.com). She is a resource teacher, interventionist, and co-teacher in general... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 192

1:30pm

Free Tools for Integrating Coding in Any Subject
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in getting on the "coding bandwagon," or learning what it's all about in the first place? Even if you teach a non-STEM subject, your students can benefit from the logic and problem-solving skills that come from learning about computer science. No matter the age or ability level, kids who learn to code gain confidence, build communication and collaboration skills, and get excited about learning. So why wait? We’ll also show you tools and strategies that will help you connect coding, computer science, and cybersecurity concepts into any subject, from language arts to math to art, all using totally free apps and lesson plans.

Session objectives: Participants will:
Discuss a variety of free apps and sites that provide age-appropriate computer science activities and lessons
Develop lessons that integrate computational thinking and computer science into any subject area and grade level

Speakers
avatar for Heather Clarkson

Heather Clarkson

Teacher, School Town of Munster
Heather is a veteran STEM educator with over 25 years of experience. She was National Board certified in Early Adolescent Science in 2000. Heather loves working with students of all ages--from small children through adults. She currently teaches technology skills to middle school... Read More →
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Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, Purdue University / Indiana Connected Educators
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective integration... Read More →



Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 108

1:30pm

Hi-Tech Meets Lo-Tech Engaging Classroom Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of students sneaking video games on their Chromebooks and only half participating? While teachers are urged to use technology for classroom instruction, teachers must not forget the value of lo-tech learning strategies. In Hi-Tech Meets Lo-Tech Engaging Classroom Instruction, attendees revisit lo-tech learning strategies to integrate them into the hi-tech world without compromising 21st Century technology. This session is hands-on. Attendees will need to bring an electronic device. All other materials will be provided.

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Colleen Therese Gish

High School Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Over fifteen years of experience teaching several disciplines as a high school teacher, incorporating new bits and pieces of technology into classroom instruction while maintaining tried and true traditional teaching and learning practices.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 191

1:30pm

Introduction to Skyward Qmlativ Portal for Secondary
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Join Skyward via Webex for a brief overview of the Skyward Qmlativ grade book and teacher portal. This session is geared to Secondary teachers.

Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 104

1:30pm

Mission to Engineer: Creating Technology for Children with Disabilities in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Due to the absurd price of assistive technology and the lack of insurance coverage, families with children in need of assistive technology often cannot afford it and must get it through different means. In some cases, those families ask STEM students to create them using 3D printers along with other technology. Penn Robotics started an assistive technology initiative called Mission to Engineer to address this unique issue. This presentation will focus on what exactly Mission to Engineer is, how making assistive technology in the class room can benefit a family as well as students in the classroom, and how a teacher can get started on a project like this.

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David Simonetti

David is a senior on the robotics team. He's the lead programmer on the team and manages the grant writing process. David plans on going to college for computer sciences. 
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Michelle Kwok

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Michelle is a upcoming senior at Penn High School. She is involved in the Penn Robotics program as well as other activities such as NHS, Key Club, and Academic Super Bowl. Michelle is planning to study astrophysics along with aerospace engineering in college.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 105

1:30pm

Quick Hitters
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Quick hitters is a fast paced session designed to highlight lots of #edtech tools and how they can work together in harmony because no one wants to play Kahoot! everyday. Come share your quick hitters and learn some new ones that you can implement right away!

Speakers
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Alison Schlotfeldt

Alison Schlotfeldt is a classroom teacher gone tech coach. She taught English & English as a New Language in Kendallville, Indiana. Alison then moved back to her hometown of South Bend, Indiana to be a Digital Integration Specialist at Riley High School. Alison is happy to be back... Read More →
avatar for Brianna Stines

Brianna Stines

Spanish Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Brianna Stines is a classroom teacher with experience as a tech coach. She currently teaches Spanish at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN, her alma mater. She loves supporting teachers and students in technology integration and is always excited to try new edtech tools. Brianna... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 101

1:30pm

Using diCan you keep up with the disparate needs of your students to provide each individual with the exact level of academic challenge they need? With growing class sizes, we recognize this is a tall order! Exact Path makes learning personal by using you
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on session we will look at how you can easily locate Indiana standards-based digital content from Edmentum Courseware (Plato) and assign modules to your students in your classroom. Whether your students are falling behind, at grade level, or advanced, maybe you need to find content to practice for ILEARN, SAT/ACT, End of Course Assessments; you can accommodate their unique needs in an environment designed to engage them with interactive, media-rich content. We will show live how to preview some of the 20,000 hours of digital content that Edmentum offers in almost every subject area and share how you can personalize learning for every student without spending hours looking for quality resource online.  

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Education Consultant, Other
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Education Consultant with Edmentum for the past 5 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education from... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 102

2:30pm

Daily 5 for Big Kids!
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Daily 5 isn’t just for our youngest learners -- it’s for the big kids too! The model has been proven to increase student achievement, but it’s more difficult to find high-quality resources for Daily 5 in the upper elementary classroom. In this presentation, I will share some of the Daily 5 rotations I’ve implemented in my classroom and specific activities that not only engage my students, but also prepare them for the rigor of the new ILEARN exam. Target audience: Grades 3-5.

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Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 190

2:30pm

Engaging Elementary Learners with Electronic Books
Limited Capacity seats available

This session, geared toward elementary general and special educators will seek to increase your students’ literacy by answering the following: How can I use electronic books to improve engagement? Where can you go for adding more reading experiences for your one to one devices? When I find an online source, what are the best tools to use to make the media universally available to my diverse learners?

Speakers
avatar for Bev Sharritt

Bev Sharritt

PATINS
Bev Sharritt has experience as a science teacher, teacher for the blind/low vision, orientation and mobility instructor, and expert pie taster. She is currently Patins specialist for assistive technology for students with blindness and low vision.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 110

2:30pm

Happy Numbers New Users
Limited Capacity seats available

This is where new users to the program should begin – we will explore the student assessment and experience, learn best practices, and tour the Happy Numbers Teacher Dashboard including the reports. You will leave with Back to School checklist, quick tips, links, usage recommendations, and more—all in one handy go-to guide.

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Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 108

2:30pm

Introduction to Skyward Qmlativ Portal for Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Skyward via Webex for a brief overview of the Skyward Qmlativ grade book and teacher portal. This session is geared to Elementary teachers.

Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 104

2:30pm

Next Level Google-iness to Streamline Your Workflow
Limited Capacity full

Yes, Google can make all things classroom run more efficiently, but are you wondering how you can harness the power of Google to help you run the behind the scenes things in your classroom? During this presentation, I will share ways I have used Google Sheets to send home personalized reports, classroom paychecks, and certificates. I will share how I use Google Forms to help in grading assessments -- beyond student use. Take your Google-iness to the next level...behind the scenes!

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Givens

Rachael Givens

5th Grade Teacher, Google Level 2 Certified Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Rachael just completed her seventh year teaching. She has spent time as a classroom teacher in third and fifth grade, as well as working as an English as a New Language teacher. She loves all things Google and working with Google in her classroom.



Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 106

2:30pm

Potluck!! (No, you don't need to bring a side dish, just your problems)
Limited Capacity seats available

It's the end of the day and your brain can't hold any more new information. Perfect! Come to this session and to see if Kat can help problem solve an instructional issue for you with technology. She does is everyday for the teachers of her district so why not a room full of strangers. Attendees will participate in a reverse brainstorm of current instructional boulders they are experiencing. Using the newly collected data to drive the sessions presentation, Kat will attempt to problem solve the issues with the largest need. Houdini himself would run away in terror but lucky for you he's not running this session.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Bromen

Kat Bromen

Instructional Technology Specialist, Elkhart Community Schools
Kat Bromen is a district level Instructional Technology Coach for Elkhart Community Schools, providing PD and support to over 1,000 teachers and 12,000 students. Her fun and funky personality as well as her passion for learning come to life in each of her sessions. Join her in one... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 193

2:30pm

Teaching Growth Mindset with Khan Academy
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You know what the growth mindset is, but how do you teach it? How do you teach it while still teaching your core subject? How do you reach all of your kids in your classroom? How can you engage the student in your class that never talks? How do you focus your student that never stops talking? How? With Khan Academy LearnStorm, that’s how! Khan Academy Growth Mindset activities are fun and age appropriate, providing a structured way for students to explore the science behind the idea that "You can learn anything.” These activities are designed to help your students build growth mindsets and develop learning strategies to start the school year strong. Students who complete the activities have reported feeling more confident in themselves as learners, and teachers have reported positive changes in student behavior after participating in the program. Join me and learn how you can start your year off with Growth Mindset and Khan Academy!

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Panozzo

Crystal Panozzo

3rd and 4th Grade High Ability, School City of Mishawaka
I have been using Khan Academy in my classroom for over 10 years. I have been a Khan Academy ambassador for the past 4 years. I truly feel you can learn anything! Technology in the classroom does not have to be complicated or more work. I have learned many tips and tricks for teachers... Read More →



Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 196

2:30pm

Fear of Failure- Why Both Gifted & Talented and Struggling Students Stop Trying
Limited Capacity full

Ever wonder why those who “seem to have everything” often fail to maximize their potential? Do you teach students who not only refuse to try but also become obstinate when asked to attempt new or novel concepts? Based on our research on student motivation this session will explore the phenomenon of learners whose mindsets literally immobilize their achievement and their ability to enjoy life. Dr. Debbie Silver discusses emerging research on attribution theory, self-fulfilling prophecy, “mind-sets,” and offers practical solutions for helping students achieve a life-long love for learning.


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Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 107

2:30pm

Learning Through Escape Rooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will participate in an escape room where they will improve teamwork skills along with other educational professionals as well as learn about how this can be applied in the classroom.

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Michelle Kwok

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Michelle is a upcoming senior at Penn High School. She is involved in the Penn Robotics program as well as other activities such as NHS, Key Club, and Academic Super Bowl. Michelle is planning to study astrophysics along with aerospace engineering in college.
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Alyssa Richards

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
My name is Alyssa Richards, next year I will be a Senior on FRC Team 135, where I'm the Chairman's Captain. I am also on the Penn Swim team.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 151

2:30pm

The Digital Bridge: Closing the Gap Between the Classroom and the Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in tools to help children succeed in the face of absenteeism? Would you like to bridge the gap between the home and the classroom for greater parental support? How about preserving your instruction for future re-teaching? This course will train you how to: 1. Create your own Youtube channel; 2. The anatomy of a successful screen cast; and 3. How to build your own free Google Website for student and parent use.

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Aaron Verzatt

Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Aaron Verzatt teaches Graphic Design at Penn High School. He enjoys using technology to reinforce his students' learning and to bridge the gap with the home.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 103

2:30pm

Communication with Parents in the Technology world
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn about remind, class Dojo, and Bloomz. I will go thorugh each one, explain how it can be used, and what would work best for you in your own classroom!

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Brooke Sanders

5th grade teacher, School City of Hammond
A 5th grade teacher all about technology and communication! I have toured the midwest presenting on how to effectively and efficiently to communicate with parents using the technology we have today!basanders@hammond.k12.in.us



Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 191

2:30pm

Cyber Safety: Protect Your Brand
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology changes all the time, and your students are constantly finding the newest websites, apps and gadgets. It’s vital they learn the rules of Internet safety so they can use technology responsibly. The information provided will not only assist you in understanding the online challenges your students face, but also suggest some tips for you as an educator. This personal safety presentation focuses on information gathered from the Indiana State Police (ISP) and Indiana Crimes against Children Task Force (ICAC) Task Force. Topics include:

• The pitfalls of posting too much information
• The challenges some types of apps, websites and games present
• The downside of posting and sharing inappropriate photos
• The many types of online predators and how they target victims

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Cathie Bledsoe

Interent Crimes Against Children-Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Indiana State Police 


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 111

2:30pm

Global Connections Empower Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting to people outside of their school community helps students care more about the quality of their work, engage in learning, increase their digital citizenship skills, embrace differences, step outside their comfort zones, and see themselves as citizens of a global society. Join this session to see and hear about successful connections, get and share ideas for connecting, and begin to build global connections for your students. Device needed to fully participate in session

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Kara Guiff

teacher/trainer, Oak Hill United School Corp
Kara is an innovative special education teacher with 29 years of experience in elementary and middle school levels, as well as the lead trainer/speaker for Guiff Goodies For Education (guiffgoodiesforeducation.com). She is a resource teacher, interventionist, and co-teacher in general... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 192

2:30pm

Make your Classroom Trendy on Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you teach primary, elementary, middle school, or high school, I will show you how to make your Classroom trend among varying Social Media outlets; Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. I'll give you ways ways for teachers to implement enriching information, communicate effectively with students, parents, and community, and reward jobs well done all by using Social Media for the better.

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Kylee Wetzel

FACS Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
My Name is Kylee Wetzel and I teach Family Consumer Science at Penn High School. I teach Child Development and Education Professions and use Instagram to facilitate communication everyday. I also coach the Freshmen Cheer team and use Instagram for that as well!


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 194

2:30pm

Podcasting With Your Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing mediums in the world. With the advancement in technology, the process (and price!) of producing, hosting, and promoting a podcast has become as realistic as writing and publishing a blog post. In this session, we’ll explore why you should considering podcasting with your students, the many types of podcasts you could create, the skills your students will take away, and how you can get started right away!

You’ll then collaborate and produce your own podcast episode! We’ll walk through pre-production, post-production (editing, adding music, etc), publishing an episode, and how to effectively market and promote your podcast. You will leave this session with all the tips, tricks, and tools you need to get started today!

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Jeff Gargas

COO / Co-Founder, Teach Better Team
Jeff Gargas is the COO and co-founder of Progressive Mastery Learning. He works with educators to increase student engagement and improve student success. Prior to all of this, Jeff was an adjunctive professor at Kent State University and spent 10+ years in the music industry.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 105

2:30pm

Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide participants with easy to implement strategies to reach ALL students with Mastery Learning in their classrooms. The discussed methods have been shared and utilized to increase student achievement and ownership through self-paced mastery grids across the country. By providing tools that create a self-paced, personalized and student-centered classroom environment every student can be met where they are at and thrive in the classroom!

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Tiffany Ott

Teacher | Director of Curriculum & Development, Other
Tiffany Ott is a high school math teacher in northeast Ohio by day and an education consultant, blogger, author, and collaborator by night. In her 10 years of teaching she has found a passion for making personalized learning possible within a mastery learning framework and for helping... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 195

2:30pm

Study Island Group Sessions: A Powerful Feature to Ensure ILEARN Success
Limited Capacity seats available

If you use Kahoot you will love Study Islands 2 NEW Group Session features! Challenge and Race Mode. How do you use Study Island, Edmentum’s K-12 formative assessment and test preparation program, to prepare your students for ILEARN? Join me to discover how you can use Study Island Group Sessions, a great feature to support collaborative group practice, quick formative assessments, and even a little class competition. Built to Indiana Academic Standards, Study Island includes assessment items and practice topics to ensure students can meet grade-level standards just in time for test day—make sure your implementation is as powerful as it can be!

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Jackie Weber

Education Consultant, Other
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Education Consultant with Edmentum for the past 5 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education from... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 102

2:30pm

Tasks Before Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

"Tasks Before Apps" is a reminder to focus on technology's purpose for learning rather than the latest app or gadget. This session will begin with a brief discussion on the "Tasks Before Apps" mindset, give a variety of examples, and then allow the audience time to work collaboratively through some of their own learning objectives to find meaningful, relevant technology to enhance student learning in the classroom.

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Alison Schlotfeldt

Alison Schlotfeldt is a classroom teacher gone tech coach. She taught English & English as a New Language in Kendallville, Indiana. Alison then moved back to her hometown of South Bend, Indiana to be a Digital Integration Specialist at Riley High School. Alison is happy to be back... Read More →
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Brianna Stines

Spanish Teacher, Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp
Brianna Stines is a classroom teacher with experience as a tech coach. She currently teaches Spanish at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN, her alma mater. She loves supporting teachers and students in technology integration and is always excited to try new edtech tools. Brianna... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 101

3:30pm

Portside Wrap Up
Dock back with us at the CPA to do door prize giveaways and gain some insights of the days events.  

Tuesday July 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
IMC