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#NCLearnsTogether, is a free, live, virtual conference FOR educators BY educators. Connect and learn from North Carolina teachers and more, who are successfully using virtual/distance learning tools and strategies. The schedule for NCLearnsTogether 3.0 is live!

Check out the 140+ sessions including: interactive webinars, virtual playgrounds, workshop, student panels, unconference/round tables,  dedicated leadership topics. With over 2 days of grassroots educator awesomeness, there will be something for everyone.

Organized by Adam Wiseman, Digital Learning and Innovation Coordinator, McDowell County Schools and Stacy Lovdahl, Educator on Loan, NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning, our goal is to provide teachers with access to the expertise of North Carolina educators and beyond, who are successfully using virtual/distance learning tools and strategies.

With 140+ sessions over 2 days, there is something for everyone. CEU credit approval is subject to local Public School Unit approval). Visit bit.ly/nclearnstogetherpd for additional information.



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Wednesday, May 27
 

8:00am

NCLearnsTogether 3.0 Welcome Keynote
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome and Opening Keynote.
Join us as we celebrate the start of #NCLearnsTogether 3.0 and "Building the Bridge: From Crisis to the Classroom".
Join our Keynote Session @ 8AM by clicking here. You can also set a reminder for the event to start within YouTube itself.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lovdahl

Stacy Lovdahl

Innovative Learning Catalyst, 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 →
avatar for Adam Wiseman

Adam Wiseman

#NCLearnsTogether Co-Facilitator & Digital Learning and Innovation Coordinator, McDowell County Schools
This is Mr. Wiseman's sixteenth year working in McDowell County Schools. For the past 6 years he has served as a Digital Instructional Leader after having been an elementary teacher for ten years at North Cove Elementary. A Google Certified Educator Level 2 and Google Certified Trainer... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Vanessa Wrenn

Dr. Vanessa Wrenn

State Director Digital Teaching and Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am
Virtual: YouTube Live

8:00am

TEST EVENT
Limited Capacity seats available

Testing Session for 3.0

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lovdahl

Stacy Lovdahl

Innovative Learning Catalyst, 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 →
avatar for Adam Wiseman

Adam Wiseman

#NCLearnsTogether Co-Facilitator & Digital Learning and Innovation Coordinator, McDowell County Schools
This is Mr. Wiseman's sixteenth year working in McDowell County Schools. For the past 6 years he has served as a Digital Instructional Leader after having been an elementary teacher for ten years at North Cove Elementary. A Google Certified Educator Level 2 and Google Certified Trainer... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am
Virtual:Google Meet

8:45am

Basics of Student Created Digital Comics from Virtual to Face-to-Face Classrooms
Limited Capacity full

Teachers will learn how to use and create a digital template where students can demonstrate learning in an engaging, creative way. By starting with a template, teachers can provide the scaffolds that students need to be successful in creating a storyline comic to share learning virtually. The possibilities are endless and can be used for elementary, middle, or high school and integrated into any subject. Come see how to engage your students and develop a template that you can use tomorrow with your virtual class and then take to your face to face classroom. (Templates to get you started will be provided.) Presentation will include best practices for use virtually and then in your classroom when we return.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is a Digital Learning Facilitator in Buncombe County who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. She holds numerous certifications and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. She is married and has seven children and two gran... Read More →
avatar for Emily Greene

Emily Greene

Media Coordinator, Buncombe County Schools
avatar for Wendy Fusco

Wendy Fusco

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Wendy is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools. Currently, she supports K-12 in the North Buncombe district and the Nesbitt Discovery Academy. Wendy is a Newsela Certified Teacher.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

Canvas for Leaders - Monitoring Usage and Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore reports and analytics to help both district-level and school-level leaders monitor Canvas usage. We will also review basic account navigation and searching. Time will be allotted for Q&A to help meet your individual needs, so please come prepared with any questions you may have encountered.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Barham

Christy Barham

Strategic Customer Success Manager, Canvas by Instructure
I am a Team Lead and the Strategic Customer Success Manager for Canvas in North Carolina. I'm a former Spanish teacher, Instructional Technology Facilitator, and Director of Professional Development, Digital Learning, and Media for a NC school district. I am passionate about helping... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

Digital Learning Paths for Littles
Limited Capacity full

During the first half of the session you will learn how I have used digital personalized learning paths for primary students. You will learn about a variety of digital resources you can use when creating a learning path. In the second half of the session, you will be given a learning path template and you will create your own learning path!

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Draper

Betsy Draper

1st Grade Teacher, Catawba County Schools
First grade teacher, Catawba County Schools Elementary TOY, Masters in Instructional Technology


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Big Marker

8:45am

Fligrid Fever! Speaking and Listening with Video
Limited Capacity seats available

Speaking and listening mediates learning across all curriculum areas. Flipgrid's video platform is a perfect tool to support this important literacy strategy and engage students with the curriculum content. Join me in this session to interact with Flipgrid examples, set up a Flipgrid Grid and Topic for your class and explore ways that this online tool can be used creatively to support your online classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Host


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

Get Connected with #GoOpenNC
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an introduction to #GoOpenNC. The presenter will share how to search for resources via the #GoOpenNC platform, create a shared space for resources, and share resources.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

I Can Do WHAT with Google Docs?
Limited Capacity seats available

You're probably a pro at using Google Docs, but is it time to take it to Guru status? Join Lauren Boucher to learn some new skills when it comes to the Docs app of the Google For Education Suite. Lauren will share underutilized features, time-saving tips, and classroom implementation ideas for all grade levels. Leave inspired and empowered to become a Google Docs Guru!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Boucher

Lauren Boucher

Digital Teaching & Learning Coach, Pitt County Schools
During my 14 years in public education, I have taught 3rd grade, gifted education at both elementary and middle school levels, and I am now a Digital Teaching and Learning Coach. My areas of expertise are mobile learning, lesson development, blended learning, and Google for EDU. I... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Hill

Meredith Hill

District Media Specialist, Pitt County Schools


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: YouTube Live

8:45am

Revitalizing Your Reflective Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

When was the last time you carved out 15 minutes of your day to reflect on your remote learning experience? Research has taught us that the capacity to reflect allows an individual the opportunity to not only learn from an experience, but also consider how they might modify or change something to make it better the next time. Utilizing a variety of protocols and models, this session will provide you with dedicated time to reflect on your remote learning experience and start to consider how your experience can positively inform and impact the future of teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Professional Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

Using Screencastify to Amp Up Google Slides, Classroom, and Forms!
Limited Capacity full

This session is geared towards beginners who need specific instructions about the basics of Screencastify and the many different ways educators and students can use it. It is a free tool that gives students the opportunity to respond to questions without having to type or write anything. Educators will not only learn how to give feedback to students using Screencastify, but students can take assessments and use Screencastify also as part of their responses. For example, this is great to use with students in foreign language classes who need to speak the language as part of an assessment. It's pretty amazing how much time can be saved with the extension, Screencastify. It is sure to be a game-changer for anyone who works with teachers, students, or both!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Franklin County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Franklin County Schools. Before serving in that role, I have been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, STEM Specialist, and Digital Literacy Coach. At the heart of everything I teach is a link to instill the love of reading to... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

Building Culture in the Virtual Classroom
Limited Capacity full

What traditions do you have in your virtual classroom? From greeting in the beginning of your zoom, playing a game of mystery animal as a Fun Friday to viewing an Edpuzzle video and giving feedback---a zoom lesson can have many opportunities! These opportunities include engaging with the subject, learning more about each other, and even having fun!
What ideas are you incorporating into your zoom classes that have worked well? What lessons did students grab on to with excitement? What challenges have you faced during this time, and how did you conquer it? It's time to share what YOU are doing because what you're doing matters. You matter.

Link to Slide Show:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VYdoO0qPytPLSB5vm19zkb5WUPpuAl0vcODRuamJhiQ/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Greetings. I am currently an Instructional Coach at China Grove Middle School for Learning Innovations. I previously served as a Design Thinking instructor at North Rowan High School. For the past three years, I served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at China Grove... Read More →
avatar for Angela Ramey

Angela Ramey

7th Grade Math Teacher, China Grove Middle School in Rowan-Salisbury District
Ever felt stuck needing a fresh, innovative strategy that engaged learning?We will explore how everyday resources, chants, and movement aid in getting "unstuck."


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Zoom

8:45am

Organizing your Google Classroom for Maximum Engagement
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will learn how to organize your google classroom for maximum engagement and ease of access for students and parents.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am
Virtual: Google Meet

8:45am

Learning Anywhere with Raz-Plus
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move into what we call the "new normal" and we envision the future of education, we are all taking a flexible outlook to what to curriculum and instruction looks like moving forward. Learning A-Z continues to support the flexible vision with pathways for traditional classroom, blending learning, and distance learning options. Raz-Plus is available to teachers and students from anywhere at anytime and works seamlessly with other digital tools and within all elearning platforms. In this session, we will not only dive into the thousands of time-saving digital, projectable, and printable resources in Raz-Plus, but we will also show how to easily integrate Raz-Plus into every literacy plan for every situation. We will answer any questions current users have and introduce new users to the tools and resources available for administrators, teachers, and students, while providing specific examples and guidance for new users within the Raz-Plus platform and within elearning platforms such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, and more! All attendees will receive a complimentary license to our award-winning resources.

Speakers
SR

Sandi Reyes

National Curriculum Consultant, Learning A-Z


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 11:00am
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

8:45am

Using SEL Signature Practices to Transform your Classroom and Boardroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Integrating the three signature SEL practices into your learning and meeting spaces can create a climate and culture of safety, inclusion and belonging, and support strong, effective learning environments. Join this session to learn about these signature practice and leave this session prepared to build these practices into your next lesson plan, meeting agendas, or professional learning facilitation.

Speakers
avatar for BriAnne Hall

BriAnne Hall

Northwest Regional IABS Consultant, DPI


Wednesday May 27, 2020 8:45am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

Looking Back and Moving Forward
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will reflect back on remote learning as we prepare for the possibility of a hybrid learning setting in the new school year. We will introduce our model of collaboration to bring just-in-time virtual professional learning to our faculty and demonstrate how to use tech tools and a learning management system to efficiently and effectively engage with students regardless of the situation and timeline. Areas of focus include: redesigning learning for 2020-21 (f2f, virtual, hybrid), providing coaching and support to ensure high-quality remote learning, and communicating and monitoring instructional expectations for remote teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kristel Behrend

Kristel Behrend

SLMC, WCPSS
High school teacher librarian at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design... passionate about students/teachers and making sure they have what they need. Ask me about library media interns, techie tools, professional learning/leading, research, literacy, student led projects... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Koch

Jennifer Koch

SLMC, WCPSS
I'm a high school teacher librarian at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design and a former middle school language arts teacher. My main areas of interest are research, equity, access, and support for teachers and students. I am passionate about literacy and making sure the... Read More →
avatar for Laura Bernhard

Laura Bernhard

Instructional Coach, WCPSS
High school English teacher and instructional coach supporting math and science teachers. I get really excited about learning and even more excited about sharing what I've learned with my colleagues and our students!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

9:00am

Stepping into YOUR Global Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

In our previous #NCLEARNSTOGETHER session we discussed an abundance of digital tools to take your class global in a remote learning environment. In this session we will deep dive into digital tools and pedagogy that have the power to transform your F2F class into a global collaborative space. Focus: Redesigning learning for 2020-21 (f2f, virtual, hybrid)

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Cameron-Jarvis

Kendra Cameron-Jarvis

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
I am a K-12 Instructional Technologist for Buncombe County Schools as well as a Adjunct Instructor at UNCA in the Department of Education. Talk to me about how you can use technology tools to expand your classroom reach, connect students with a global audience, and share insights... Read More →
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is a Digital Learning Facilitator in Buncombe County who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. She holds numerous certifications and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. She is married and has seven children and two gran... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

Got Remote Learning? Level UP with Virtual Task Cards & SEL Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

A lot is going on in our world right now, and educators need to slow down and focus on what is most important for their students at this moment and the rest of the school year. Come learn how to retool, refocus, and rethink how you can better connect with and teach your students using virtual Task Cards* and SEL activities. Digital tools and extensions to support you in this "leveling up" will be highlighted to ensure #youGOTremotelearning. Must be agile with Chrome Browser, Drive, audio/video *Adapted from George Couros

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT

Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT

Teaching Professor, NCSU
learner. teacher. digital learning architect. catalyst. agile. reader. runner.
avatar for Lisa Little

Lisa Little

4th Grade Math and Science; MTSS Coach, East Wake Academy
I teach 4th grade Math and Science at East Wake Academy in Zebulon, North Carolina. I serve as MTSS Coach for the Elementary Academy and as the TOY for 2019-2020. I have been working as an educator for over 21 years in Maryland, Georgia, and North Carolina. Let's talk about connecting... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Consuming and Creating AR and VR in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Have your students explored Augmented and Virtual Reality and you are ready for the next step? Do you want your students to be mixed reality creators? Come explore different apps and sites, learn how to integrate AR and VR into your classroom, and how to move your students into the creation phase!

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Bolado

Bonnie Bolado

Senior Math Specialist, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

STEM Innovator, NCCAT- NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Darcy Grimes is the Senior STEM Innovator at NCCAT (North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching). Her passions are hands-on STEM lessons, coding, robotics, design thinking, global education and connecting students with others around the world. She wants all students to have... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Creating Forward- planning for now and the future.
Limited Capacity full

In this session, attendees will discuss the ideas of creating for the here and now as well as the future. This interactive session will look at the lesson creation process journeying from relationship building through reflection. We will also dive into the value of teacher and student risk taking in terms of failing forward, using the lessons learned while in Distance Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen

PBL Instructional Coach, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Lydia Allen is a PBL Instructional Coach at Salisbury High School located in Salisbury, NC. Part of her role consists of planning, coordinating and implementing Professional Development for the staff every Wednesday. The entire staff at SHS has been trained by PBL Works in PBL development... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Pembroke

Amanda Pembroke

Instructional Coach, Rowan Salisbury Schools
After graduating from UNC-Charlotte as a NC Teaching Fellow, Amanda taught all levels of 9th/10th grade English and a Pre-AP course in Cabarrus County, NC. She learned while leading her PLC and working in an administrative liaison role that she also enjoyed working with adults on... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Go with the Flow-Using Classflow to Support Remote Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Student engagement is difficult in our current remote learning landscape. Classflow allows students to connect to instruction live, complete polls on the fly, complete gaming activities and even complete assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Cabe

Pam Cabe

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Jackson County Public Schools
I am a district ITF serving 9 schools in beautiful WNC. My job is the perfect combination of the things I love most: students, teachers and technology! @JCPSITF
avatar for Pam Martin

Pam Martin

Gifted Specialist, Fairview School
I serve 4th through 8th grade students who are in our Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, primarily by teaching English Language Arts in a pull out setting. I love to challenge my students, and they, in turn, challenge me! I love my job!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Personalized Learning Near and Far
Limited Capacity full

Join us as we share ways to dive into Personalized Learning that applies wherever your students may be. Whether they are near you in the Classroom, or far from you engaging in Remote Learning, you can determine your students' needs, interests, and aspirations and create personalized learning experiences. We will discuss the Four Pillars of Personalized Learning (Learner Profile, Individualized Learning Paths, Competency Based Progression, and Flexible Learning Environments) and share Resources and Ideas we have used to make our activities from each pillar relevant to our students. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion and sharing as we explore a variety of best practices for personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marley Knapp

Marley Knapp

Digital Learning Coach, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I am a Digital Learning Coach at Uwharrie Charter Academy. Over the years I have taught Math, Business, Technology Systems and STEAM in various Schools Systems: Guilford, Wake, Davidson and now Uwharrie Charter. I have been a Digital Learning Coach for many years and I love supporting... Read More →
avatar for Kaye Williams

Kaye Williams

4th grade teacher, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I am in my fourteenth year of teaching. I began teaching high school English in 2007. I taught 8th grade ELA for seven years and was an elementary school media specialist for four years. I am currently a fourth grade teacher at Uwharrie Charter Academy Elementary. I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Bobbi Scott

Bobbi Scott

5th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I graduated in 1999 with an A.A.S. in Child Development from Montgomery Community College; 2003 with a B.A. in Elementary Education & Sociology from Pfeiffer University; 2020 with a M.A. in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner Webb University. In my 16 years as an... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Roll for Initiative! - Using Elements of Roleplaying Games in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons are more popular than ever. Players use improvisation, teamwork, imagination and problem-solving skills to craft a narrative and reach personal and team goals. Many of these skills and game elements can work in your classroom. Session participants will get an overview of how roleplaying games work, learn tech tools to streamline the process, and see examples of how other teachers have used these games to help their students level up.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Goodson

Chris Goodson

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Gaston County Schools
Chris is an instructional technology facilitator at Gaston County Schools. His digital learning interests include game-based learning, video, and makerspaces. Chris is a G Suite for Education Certified Trainer and Certified Educational Technology Leader.
avatar for Sean Markwith

Sean Markwith

Mr, Gaston County Schools


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Social Media - Yes, it Can be Used Professionally! Harness it for Engagement & Connection!
Limited Capacity full

Social media has transformed the way we connect – and if you want one more way to keep your classroom, home, school & community connections thriving – try social media! Being mindful of Board of Education policies, we’ll explore setting up and utilizing your professional educator account – focusing on twitter and Instagram. Largely inspired from Jennifer Casa-Todd’s Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, see how you can harness the power of connection to meet students where they are, and showcasing social media as a force for good!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Gendron

Brittany Gendron

Media Coordinator & Literacy Coach, Union County Public Schools - Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle School


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Stuck in a Video Game with FlipGrid
Limited Capacity full

This session will show you how to get the most interactivity out of your kids from home or at school. We will show you how to make yourself “stuck” in a video game using Clips and FlipGrid and the students must work together to get you out of the game.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Grill

Hannah Grill

Third Grade Teacher, Union Academy


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

When the Freemiums Go Away....Grant Writing and Classroom Marketing
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you learned so much and want to keep the momentum going? Join me on essentials in grant writing and classroom marketing. We will discuss and share ways to create buy in to get everyone on board to get what your classroom needs! We will be using this padlet to share ideas through out: https://bit.ly/FreemiumsRGone

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Sirkin

Marsha Sirkin

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Carteret County Schools
I am an Early Childhood Generalist and Instructional Technology Facilitator currently living in North Carolina. My interests range from education to technology. https://marshamooresirkin.wordpress.com/ Follow me @MarshaSirkin


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Making Distance Learning More Human
Limited Capacity filling up

For teachers and students alike, there is boundless innovation and a wealth of great ideas about how to connect with one another and figure out, together, how to make the best of our present situation. But it's still digitally-mediated and, often, doesn't fit with many of our administrative ideas about what 'learning' is or what 'education' should be. This session will tackle these ideas head-on, working to identify and then reshape the systemic forces that are keeping us from a more human learning experience. Focus: Redesigning learning for 2020-21 (f2f, virtual, hybrid), Communicating & monitoring instructional expectations for remote teaching & learning, "Seat time" versus "learning" during remote learning, Assessing student learning & analyzing data to monitor progress during remote teaching


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Canvas Basics
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will begin your Canvas journey! We will begin with exploration of what Canvas can offer your instructionally and then begin building! You will leave this session with a better understanding of how Canvas works, and items built ready to go for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cardwell

Sarah Cardwell

Digital Learning Coach, WCS
 Sarah has taught in  K12 for over 10 years in North Carolina and has been an Educator On Loan with NCDPI.  Currently, she is a Digital Learning Coach at a K-8 school.  Sarah lives in the beautiful Appalachian mountains with her husband and one four-legged child Sophie.
avatar for Keana Triplett

Keana Triplett

Digital Learning Coach, Watauga High School


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

NCEES CEUs - My PD, My Courses, My Transcript
Limited Capacity seats available

NCEES CEUs - My PD, My Courses, My Transcript

Notes:  NCEES Training Site Account logins will be made available at the start of the webinar.
These 2 hours session will go in-depth. Choose a morning or an afternoon session.

Description is below and sessions will be recorded and published to the NCEES Google Site.Description:  
NCEES CEUs - My PD, My Courses, My Transcript, 
May 27th(10AM-12PM)

Participants will learn how earned Professional Development credits (CEUs) can show on the staff’s “My Transcript”, how to locate and take NCDPI and Locally created Professional Learning Opportunities in NCEES, and how to manage “My Courses”, and how to enter Credit Requests.
Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5112970269264999181 to receive a JOIN LINK by email.
Presentation Google Slides: bit.ly/MyPDinNCEESmay2020

Presented by 
Cami Narron, NCDPI NCEES Education Product Consultant
Kathy Oliver, NCDPI Southeast Regional Facilitator
Kim Simmons, NCPID NCEES Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Cami Narron

Cami Narron

Education Product Consultant, NCDPI / DTL / Home Base


Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

11:00am

Digital Whiteboards to Show What You Know
Limited Capacity full

Join us to learn about digital whiteboards and the many uses in your virtual spaces. With several options available, we will deep dive into not only how the tools work but ways in which to use them with students.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Farrell

Melanie Farrell

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public Schools
Melanie is a trainer, teacher, and Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS). Melanie has been working with Educators for over 20 years on ways to infuse digital learning into their learning spaces. She is passionate about helping teachers help students find... Read More →
avatar for Barb Vinal

Barb Vinal

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Barbara Vinal is a Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake County Public Schools, a Certified Google Trainer, and an online course developer and instructor for the New England Institute for Teacher Education. Barbara provides workshops on technology, assessment and developing standards-based... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

11:00am

Empower student learning and voice with Flipgrid
Limited Capacity full

Teachers are being asked to use Flipgrid and are at various levels. Will start from the very basic to creating an account and move quickly to starting a grid, mixed tapes, adding to and using the resources in the disco library, giving feedback, AR features and more.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Canter

Melissa Canter

2nd Grade Teacher, Alexander County Schools
Alexander County Schools BTOY 2018-2019Masters in Eudcational Media & Instructional Technology


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

GooseChase Using Digital Scavenger Hunts
Limited Capacity full

Scavenger hunts have the ability to motivate students when other methods do not. This session will explore using Goosechase Edu with students for academic success. The embedding of the 4Cs
(critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity) will emphasized along with applying this dynamic tool to engage students. Participants will complete a Goosechase as well as share ideas about how to incorporate this with students as well as professional learning with staff.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Pyatt

Donna Pyatt

2nd Grade Teacher, Pleasant Gardens Elementary Schools
Donna Pyatt has been employed with McDowell County Schools since October 2001.She is currently working at Pleasant Gardens Elementary as a 2nd Grade Teacher. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree from ASU and completed her masters in Higher Education - Leadership in 2015... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Pedler

Rachel Pedler

Science, McDowell County Schools
Rachel Pedler earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from UNC-Asheville and worked as a chemist for 10 years before coming to McDowell County Schools in 2014 as a lateral entry teacher in middle school science. She is currently in her 6th year teaching... Read More →
avatar for Annie McEntyre

Annie McEntyre

Science Teacher, McDowell County Schools
Annie McEntyre has been with McDowell County Schools for the past 3 years. She is currently working at East McDowell Middle School as a 7th Grade Science Teacher. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte and completed her Masters in... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

How to Grow a Great Podcast!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how to grow a great podcast channel! We will be going over how to podcast from start to finish! You will learn through the scope of our activity with the Banoak Garden Club in which students created episodes about their harvest.

Participants will learn steps to begin podcasting with their students. We will begin by exploring free podcast platforms like anchor.fm . We will explain how to scaffold podcasting for a variety of grade levels. They will also learn how to create and publish student work.

Participants should expect to walk away excited and prepared to begin podcasting with students. They will have a better understanding of how to use podcasting to enhance critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Join link: https://bit.ly/H2GP2020

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Weaver

Lauren Weaver

3rd Grade Teacher, Catawba County Schools
avatar for Heather Fulbright

Heather Fulbright

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
Hey! My name is Heather Fulbright and I am serving as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Catawba County Schools. I have been in education since 2009. I am excited to teach, learn, and collaborate with all of you! "See" you soon!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

11:00am

Intellectual property and Fair Use - What, Why, How
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Teacher course creation during remote learning includes the use of existing resources and, therefore copyright, intellectual property, and fair use should be considered. This session will explore the intersection of creation, copyright and fair use, then discover what teachers should know. Also, this session will share how and where to find ‘free of attribution’ resources around the internet.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Huggins

Paul Huggins

Director of Instructional Technology, Beaufort County Schools
avatar for Holly King

Holly King

ITF, Dare County Schools


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Minecraft EDU - Meeting Students in Their World
Limited Capacity seats available

Join me in an overview of Minecraft EDU to look at the interface, lessons and experiences available for teachers and students. We will explore actual examples of class and student work such as a 5th grade Science Unit and middle school Social Studies Unit using Minecraft EDU. Participants will explore lessons across curriculums and learn how to facilitate a program where students share knowledge and lead the learning.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is a Digital Learning Facilitator in Buncombe County who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. She holds numerous certifications and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. She is married and has seven children and two gran... Read More →
avatar for Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Host


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Remote Learning 101 - Flipgrid to the Rescue!
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Learning complex interactive tools to AMPLIFY your remote and blended teaching can be challenging. This session will be a helpful STEP-by-STEP guide to get you more comfortable using Flipgrid (especially the lingo ;) to promote more interactive voice and choice for how your students sharing their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT

Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT

Teaching Professor, NCSU
learner. teacher. digital learning architect. catalyst. agile. reader. runner.
avatar for Lisa Little

Lisa Little

4th Grade Math and Science; MTSS Coach, East Wake Academy
I teach 4th grade Math and Science at East Wake Academy in Zebulon, North Carolina. I serve as MTSS Coach for the Elementary Academy and as the TOY for 2019-2020. I have been working as an educator for over 21 years in Maryland, Georgia, and North Carolina. Let's talk about connecting... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Subitizing: Building Number Fluency in the Upper Grades
Limited Capacity seats available

Subitizing begins in the early grades with identifying quantities using quick images. Students can continue to grow their math minds in the upper grades by making connections with advanced subitizing routines that involve multiplication and fractions. Join the session to learn number flexibility strategies that build fluency in grades 3-8. Resources will be embedded that demonstrate how to utilize this strategy virtually and face to face.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Bolado

Bonnie Bolado

Senior Math Specialist, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Jumping into your #BitmojiClassroom
Limited Capacity full

Join us for creating your own #BitmojiClassroom - we will be designing our virtual classrooms from the ground up and adding interactive pieces that your students will be able to use now and when we return to the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Medlin

Allyson Medlin

3rd and 4th Grade Combo Teacher
This is my 14th year teaching. I am teaching a 3rd and 4th Grade Combo Class. I love exposing my students to new technology that enhances their learning experience!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Bridging the Gap Between Digital Tools and Formative Assessment
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Participants will actively explore digital tools to increase student engagement in their formative assessments. Participants will be shown how these tools are used for immediate feedback, student reflection, and collaboration. We will explore both digital tools such as ActivePrompt, PearDeck, Socrative, Edulastic, GoFormative and more as well as digitized instructional strategies!

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Carmendy

Caitlin Carmendy

Math Teacher, Mooresville High School
I am Caitlin Carmendy, and I teach Math 1 at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, NC. I am passionate about finding fun and engaging lessons and activities for students to learn math.
avatar for Erin Trahan

Erin Trahan

Math Teacher/AP Statistics, Mooresville High School
Hi! I am a 20+ year high school math teacher from New Orleans, LA. I've enjoyed teaching just about all high school math courses throughout Louisiana, Florida, and now North Carolina!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

12:00pm

CoSpaces and Kapwing bringing Earth Science Concepts into View.
Limited Capacity seats available

Three Part Lesson that shows students Earth Science Space concepts like barycenter, Rotation/Revolution, precession, nutation, Kepler's and Newton's Laws. First part uses a solar system model, second part uses kapwing for students to make their own stop motion video to virtually illustrate concepts and final the third part uses CoSpaces for students to create a virtual model of these concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Dallimore

Jeanine Dallimore

Science teacher, Pinecrest High School
I currently teach Earth Science, Biology and AP Biology. I have taught for 5 years.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual:GoTo Webinar

12:00pm

Digital Data Notebooks
Limited Capacity full

With digital learning at the forefront of our education system, data tracking will need to be digital. Students can still keep track of their progress and growth. This will make it easy by using G Suite. I will provide step-by-step instruction on how students can keep track of their classroom data digitally through Google Docs and Google Sheets. Whether it be data from benchmarks, CFAs, or other assessments used in their schools. Keeping track of this data instills accountability in students. Participants will be able to follow these steps and actively participate through Google Docs and Google Sheets to create a skeleton of their own digital data template. A template will be provided as well for participants in order to help with time constraints. Also, participants will be given ideas of how to use this data to keep parents informed of their child's growth and progress as well as being used for MTSS data.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Harris

Desiree Harris

4th grade, John Small Elementary


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

12:00pm

Make Canvas Work For You!
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Canvas is what you need to use, but it seems overwhelming. Come discover tips and tricks to make canvas work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cardwell

Sarah Cardwell

Digital Learning Coach, WCS
 Sarah has taught in  K12 for over 10 years in North Carolina and has been an Educator On Loan with NCDPI.  Currently, she is a Digital Learning Coach at a K-8 school.  Sarah lives in the beautiful Appalachian mountains with her husband and one four-legged child Sophie.
avatar for Keana Triplett

Keana Triplett

Digital Learning Coach, Watauga High School


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Personalized Learning Near and Far
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Join us as we share ways to dive into Personalized Learning that applies wherever your students may be. Whether they are near you in the Classroom, or far from you engaging in Remote Learning, you can determine your students' needs, interests, and aspirations and create personalized learning experiences. We will discuss the Four Pillars of Personalized Learning (Learner Profile, Individualized Learning Paths, Competency Based Progression, and Flexible Learning Environments) and share Resources and Ideas we have used to make our activities from each pillar relevant to our students. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion and sharing as we explore a variety of best practices for personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marley Knapp

Marley Knapp

Digital Learning Coach, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I am a Digital Learning Coach at Uwharrie Charter Academy. Over the years I have taught Math, Business, Technology Systems and STEAM in various Schools Systems: Guilford, Wake, Davidson and now Uwharrie Charter. I have been a Digital Learning Coach for many years and I love supporting... Read More →
avatar for Kaye Williams

Kaye Williams

4th grade teacher, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I am in my fourteenth year of teaching. I began teaching high school English in 2007. I taught 8th grade ELA for seven years and was an elementary school media specialist for four years. I am currently a fourth grade teacher at Uwharrie Charter Academy Elementary. I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Bobbi Scott

Bobbi Scott

5th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Uwharrie Charter Academy
I graduated in 1999 with an A.A.S. in Child Development from Montgomery Community College; 2003 with a B.A. in Elementary Education & Sociology from Pfeiffer University; 2020 with a M.A. in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner Webb University. In my 16 years as an... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Planting Seeds of Engagement To Promote Growth 
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In 15 years of teaching Special Education I have welcomed all types of challenges. However, I felt like I had time and resources to adequately prepare myself to the point I felt confident enough to lead my students. The challenges of virtual learning and teaching did not come with many best practices resources, the ability to phone an expert, or a how to manual. This was a challenge that I had to rely on my own creative ideas, learning as I go mentality, and of course the feedback from my students, and their families. Teaching a self-contained class with students in grades K-5 served under multiple categories virtually I have found to be fun and exciting full of progress in many areas. I hope by sharing my current experiences, strategies, and lesson ideas you will be able to take away or adapt a few to make the experience just as exciting for you and your students. Keeping students engaged and actively participating throughout the academic year is always a fun challenge, but its even more pronounced with the onset of COVID-19. While there are tons of strategies, one in particular has been successful for the students I teach, especially in a virtual setting. Each year, I've had students help to grow a garden - they enjoy the hands-on work and especially enjoy the "fruits" of their labor. Still there are many other life skills imparted and employed. Its much easier than anyone can imagine, and our strategy has put children in touch with others from all over the country through seed swaps and letter writing, while also practicing fundamental fine motor skills, planning, and academic goals progression. I look forward to explaining to all of you what Planting Seeds of Engagement has looked like for my students.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Luker

Callie Luker

Special Education Teacher, Mattamuskeet Elementary School


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Technology Integration Beyond Quarantine
Limited Capacity seats available

For many of us this year technology went from optional to essential.  How can we continue to benefit from the certain je ne sais quoi that only happens when technology is used effectively in the classroom.  We will examine the TPACK framework as a lens from which any can be designed. Participants will leave this session with a solid understanding of the instructional magic that occurs where Content, Pedagogy and Technology converge.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mammano

Jason Mammano

ITF, Gaston County Schools
I am an Instructional Technolgy Facilitator for Gaston County Schools. I have been in this position for 13 years. I have a passion for helping teachers use technology to bring learning to life. Creation, relevance and real-world applications are my guiding principals.
avatar for Katherine Leatherman

Katherine Leatherman

ITF, Gaston County Schools
Katherine is a former teacher turned Instructional Technology Facilitator in North Carolina. She believes that the power of technology, coupled with the passion of dedicated educators, can support and prepare students for success in school and in the future. She loves sharing, presenting... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

12:00pm

Technology Accessibility For All
Limited Capacity seats available

Accessibility requirements are often overlooked and often misunderstood. However, inaccessible content prevents some of our students from fully engaging in the rich digital learning experiences we are creating. In this workshop, we will review accessibility guidelines and needs, and get hands-on experience with tools to promote access and test websites to ensure that they provide high quality learning experiences for all. Focus: Helping teachers select high quality content that is accessible to all students, Equity, How to identify and access appropriate content for online teaching

Speakers
avatar for Mark Samberg

Mark Samberg

Director of Technology Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Mark Samberg is the Director of Technology Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the NC State College of Education. In this role, he works with project teams at the Institute to identify, select, and... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

There is No Place Like Home: A Student View of Online Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

A student panel discussing what works and what could be improved for at home online learning.



Speakers
avatar for Heather Fulbright

Heather Fulbright

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
Hey! My name is Heather Fulbright and I am serving as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Catawba County Schools. I have been in education since 2009. I am excited to teach, learn, and collaborate with all of you! "See" you soon!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Big Marker

12:00pm

OPEN SLOT
Speakers

Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Bitmoji 2.0: Using Bitmojis to Engage Students in a Digital World.
Limited Capacity full

Almost everyone has seen a Bitmoji and lots of us already have one! Now, let's explore ways to use them to engage our learners and make virtual environments more interactive. This session will explore ways to create virtual, interactive classrooms, badging, and more using Bitmoji and other simple tools. We'll show you lots of tricks and then you'll have time to try them out!

It may be helpful to have the Chrome Bitmoji extension and a blank Google Slides presentation open when you come!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

12:00pm

Creations You Can Print!
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Interested in creating awesome graphics or captivating instructional materials? No need to create accounts and navigate some new tool. All you need is Google Slides!

Speakers
avatar for Donna Hensley

Donna Hensley

Instructional Technology Facilitator, East Rutherford High
This is her eleventh year in her current position as Instructional Technology Facilitator, and she currently works with students and teachers in a 1:1 environment for East Rutherford High School in Rutherford County.
avatar for Grant Haynes

Grant Haynes

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Cleveland County Schools
Grant has worked in NC education for over 10 years and worked as an ITF for the past 8 years. He has served at Cleveland Early College High School for the past 4 year. He currently lives in Shelby, NC with his wife Anna and their baby boy Mac.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Click and Go!
Limited Capacity full

Together we will plan and build a 1 stop shop interactive visual. This session will show you new ways to use Google Slides and Google Draw to jazz up your virtual class and keep things simple for students!

bit.ly/NCclickandgo

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Fusco

Wendy Fusco

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Wendy is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools. Currently, she supports K-12 in the North Buncombe district and the Nesbitt Discovery Academy. Wendy is a Newsela Certified Teacher.
avatar for Haley Stamey

Haley Stamey

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Haley is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Genie in your classroom!
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Using the Genial.ly software, I will show teachers how to build interactive lessons, games, and learning experiences. The session will provide examples and walk through the steps to create a game and experience.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Brawley

Kristi Brawley

School Library Media Coordinator, Mooresville Graded School District
For the last 19 years, I have been an SLMC in the MHS Media Center. In addition to promoting reading and providing instructional support, I also enjoy learning from my colleagues & students, helping them with research projects and access to resources, and raising diversity awareness... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Ligh

Melissa Ligh

English Teacher, Mooresville Graded School District
Prior to teaching I worked in corporate training and management. Nine years ago the company I worked for restructured and I lost my position and decided to become a teacher; it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I love teaching! Twitter handle: @#TeacherlighWhat you are... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Hyperdocs & TPACK: A perfect match
Limited Capacity seats available

You know the basics of creating a Hyperdoc (page color, inserting tables, changing fonts), but how can you step it up to make it more engaging? How can you use TPACK to guide your Hyperdoc process? This session will show you how Hyperdocs and TPACK can work seamlessly together to provide more engaging and authentic student learning tasks!

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Leatherman

Katherine Leatherman

ITF, Gaston County Schools
Katherine is a former teacher turned Instructional Technology Facilitator in North Carolina. She believes that the power of technology, coupled with the passion of dedicated educators, can support and prepare students for success in school and in the future. She loves sharing, presenting... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Wood

Kyle Wood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Gaston County Schools
This is my 20th year with GCS as an elementary teacher having taught grades 3-5 and ITF. You can find me conducting PD on a wide variety of topics, but harnessing a PLN, building websites, social media, and alternate means of PD are my jam! I would love to connect with you and collaborate... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

1:00pm

Project-based Learning: Using Gale resources from NCWiseOwl
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Did you know that you have access to digital resources that support Project-based Learning? Would you like to learn how your Gale resources from NC WiseOwl can be used during the investigation and data collection for a unit of study? In this session, we will apply the concepts of the instructional models of PBL to the content, tools and features in your Gale resources. We will explore best practices for Google Drive and Classroom, Text-to-Speech, Highlights and Notes, Translate to successfully support Scaffolding and Differentiation. Join this session to learn how your digital resources can support classroom instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Tammi VanBuren

Tammi VanBuren

Gale Training Consultant, Gale, a Cengage Learning Co.
Tammi VanBuren, Gale Training Consultant Background:  Bachelor of Arts in Education, Early Childhood Minor - ZA Endorsement.  Elementary educator, Reading Specialist, began Gale career in 2016.You’ll find her…offering on-site resource training with coverage of K12, academic... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

The Power of We: How Technology Helps ELs
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on session will be designed to share strategies and tools to boost engagement of EL (English Language Learners) and parents in both the classroom and remote learning with a focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Greetings. I am currently an Instructional Coach at China Grove Middle School for Learning Innovations. I previously served as a Design Thinking instructor at North Rowan High School. For the past three years, I served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at China Grove... Read More →
avatar for Mariel Gomez de la Torre-Cerfontaine

Mariel Gomez de la Torre-Cerfontaine

ESL teacher, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
I teach ESL second grade at Knollwood Elementary at Rowan-Salisbury Schools. I am an ESL teacher & MAED Reading Specialist. Simple K12 Ambassador; BrainPop Ambassador.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

You Built It... Now What?: Curation Options for the Classroom Teacher
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Now that teachers have learned new tools, created engaging digital content, and developed a wealth of digital resources... What's next? Where and how should they be stored for future use when we return to face-to-face learning. In this session we will look at several methods educators can use to curate their newly developed digital collection. Participants will receive ready to-go Google Site and Slide Templates designed to curate resources for future student/parent use. We will also look at how Awesome Tables could be used to create a searchable website database of all your instructional content.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Caldwell

Jordan Caldwell

Instructional Technology Specialist, Hickory Public Schools
avatar for Jason Hoyle

Jason Hoyle

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Hickory High School
Jason is a former music educator that recently made his way into instructional technology. He loves sharing his passion for teaching in new innovative ways with his colleagues and looks forward to sharing at NCTIES. Twitter - @hoyle_jc


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Standard Based Online Arts Instruction
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Come collaborate with your peers and your NCDPI Arts Consultants to discuss how to best teach the arts in an online environment. Brainstorm ways to meet the material, SEL, and academic needs of your creative students.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

1:00pm

Becoming a Maverick Teacher: Top Gun School of Pedagogy for Any Instructional Environment
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Recapture that "Loving Feeling" in this webinar where participants explore how to become a 'maverick' teacher in any instructional setting whether virtual or face to face. This session is with best practices, sound pedagogy, and blended learning strategies and tools. By the end of the session you'll earn your wings and be a Top Teacher leading way to innovative teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Gladys Johnson

Gladys Johnson

AIG Consultant, Teacher, Instructional Coach, New Century International Middle School
Gladys is an AIG consultant/teacher at New Century International Middle School in Fayetteville, NC. Gladys is passionate about helping keep classroom practices and instruction innovative, creative, and impactful one powerful lesson at a time. Throughout her career, she has been a... Read More →
avatar for Monica Robbins

Monica Robbins

District Instructional Coach, Cumberland County Schools
Hello! My name is Monica N. Robbins. I am a District Instructional Coach for Cumberland County Schools. I’ve been in education for 9 years. I enjoy working with teachers and students as I serve 3 middle schools. I’m a proud alumnus of Fayetteville State University (2010) and Gardner-Webb... Read More →
avatar for Ryann McKay

Ryann McKay

Teacher
Ryann is a high school English teacher out of Fayetteville, NC. She has been teaching for 11 years and is excited to be attending her first NCTIES conference. She is currently serving as the NC English Teacher Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2019. Ryann has been revered... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

NCEES CEUs - My PD, My Courses, My Transcript
Limited Capacity seats available

NCEES CEUs - My PD, My Courses, My Transcript

Notes:  NCEES Training Site Account logins will be made available at the start of the webinar. 
These 2 hours session will go in-depth. Choose a morning or an afternoon session.

Description is below and sessions will be recorded and published to the NCEES Google Site.Description:  
NCEES CEUs - My PD, My Courses, My Transcript, 
May 27th(1PM-3PM)

Participants will learn how earned Professional Development credits (CEUs) can show on the staff’s “My Transcript”, how to locate and take NCDPI and Locally created Professional Learning Opportunities in NCEES, and how to manage “My Courses”, and how to enter Credit Requests.
Please register here:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3345573497339795211 to receive a JOIN LINK by email.
Presentation Google Slides: bit.ly/MyPDinNCEESmay2020

Presented by 
Cami Narron, NCDPI NCEES Education Product Consultant
Kathy Oliver, NCDPI Southeast Regional Facilitator
Kim Simmons, NCPID NCEES Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Cami Narron

Cami Narron

Education Product Consultant, NCDPI / DTL / Home Base


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

1:00pm

No Locks Needed! Digital Breakouts
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PRESENTATION
Do you love Breakout Edu but don't love resetting and setting locks and boxes? Digital Breakouts are a way to keep your students engaged and learning without locks and boxes but just as much fun! During this workshop, you will learn how to use GSuite to build a digital breakout!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Fulbright

Heather Fulbright

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
Hey! My name is Heather Fulbright and I am serving as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Catawba County Schools. I have been in education since 2009. I am excited to teach, learn, and collaborate with all of you! "See" you soon!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

1:00pm

Wakelet- More Than Meets the Eye
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will be exploring Wakelet as a free multipurpose curation and differentiation tool. Participants will delve into how Wakelet can support organization and collaboration of content. No matter the grade level or content area, Wakelet is a simple tool, but is also WAY more than meets the eye. We will make connections to how this tool can be integrated into the virtual classroom and for professional use.

Speakers
avatar for Angie McClung

Angie McClung

District-Level Instructional Technology
I am a proud member of the Henderson County Public Schools @Team duo along with my partner in crime, Amber Garvey. I began my career as an elementary Spanish teacher, then moved to the K-5 classroom and enjoyed teaching in a dual-language school in Las Vegas, NV. I am a National Board... Read More →
avatar for Amber W. Garvey

Amber W. Garvey

District-Level Instructional Technology, Henderson County Public Schools
I have been in the field of education for over 26 years. I began as an elementary teacher in a visual and performing arts magnet school, learning the art of curriculum integration. In 2003 I became Henderson County Public Schools' first Instructional Technology Facilitator and now... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Designing Professional Development in a Remote Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Throughout our journey in remote learning, much of our focus has been on addressing the needs of our students, rightfully so, but what about the needs of the adults? In this session, participants will explore best practices for designing professional development in a remote learning environment. This session is intended for individuals who deliver professional development in their schools or districts.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Albrecht

Laura Albrecht

Research Associate, NC State University - The Friday Institute
Laura Albrecht represents The Friday Institute at NC State University serving as a Digital Innovation Coach. Laura serves school districts across NC to design, develop, and deliver professional learning. Prior to joining The Friday Institute, Laura was a Senior Administrator in WCPSS... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

Digital Publishing with Google Slides!
Limited Capacity full

Create magazines, books, graphic novels, anthologies and more with this collaborative tool! Learn how to stretch this tool beyond the typical slide-deck! Will explore some additional tools – Flipsnack and Issuu you can use to extend publishing, as well as templates from my own classroom and other phenomenal educators!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Gendron

Brittany Gendron

Media Coordinator & Literacy Coach, Union County Public Schools - Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle School


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

Digital Whiteboards to Show What You Know
Limited Capacity full

Join us to learn about digital whiteboards and the many uses in your virtual spaces. With several options available, we will deep dive into not only how the tools work but ways in which to use them with students.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Farrell

Melanie Farrell

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public Schools
Melanie is a trainer, teacher, and Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS). Melanie has been working with Educators for over 20 years on ways to infuse digital learning into their learning spaces. She is passionate about helping teachers help students find... Read More →
avatar for Barb Vinal

Barb Vinal

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Barbara Vinal is a Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake County Public Schools, a Certified Google Trainer, and an online course developer and instructor for the New England Institute for Teacher Education. Barbara provides workshops on technology, assessment and developing standards-based... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Edpuzzle: Hidden Gem of Distance Learning
Limited Capacity full

Are your students even watching those videos you posted? Edpuzzle allows you to know who watched the video and even makes it possible to insert comprehension questions that are auto-graded

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Keilen

Alexandria Keilen

Instructional Technology Facilitator
Presentation Link: bit.ly/edpuzpd
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Suzanne Feinstein

Fifth Grade Math teacher, Socrates Academy


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

I Can Do WHAT with Google Slides?!
Limited Capacity seats available

You're probably a pro at using Google Slides, but is it time to take it to Guru status? Join Lauren Boucher to learn some new skills when it comes to the Slides app of the Google For Education Suite. Lauren will share underutilized features, time-saving tips, and classroom implementation ideas for all grade levels. Leave inspired and empowered to become a Google Slides Guru!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Boucher

Lauren Boucher

Digital Teaching & Learning Coach, Pitt County Schools
During my 14 years in public education, I have taught 3rd grade, gifted education at both elementary and middle school levels, and I am now a Digital Teaching and Learning Coach. My areas of expertise are mobile learning, lesson development, blended learning, and Google for EDU. I... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Hill

Meredith Hill

District Media Specialist, Pitt County Schools


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: YouTube Live

2:00pm

Pourparler Parlay
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to integrate Parlay into classroom discussions and utilize a flipped classroom approach to new material. Various options will be covered and participants will have a chance to practice.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Brawley

Kristi Brawley

School Library Media Coordinator, Mooresville Graded School District
For the last 19 years, I have been an SLMC in the MHS Media Center. In addition to promoting reading and providing instructional support, I also enjoy learning from my colleagues & students, helping them with research projects and access to resources, and raising diversity awareness... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Ligh

Melissa Ligh

English Teacher, Mooresville Graded School District
Prior to teaching I worked in corporate training and management. Nine years ago the company I worked for restructured and I lost my position and decided to become a teacher; it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I love teaching! Twitter handle: @#TeacherlighWhat you are... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

Reap the Fruits of your Labor with Pear Deck!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Pear Deck, an Add-on for Google Slides, to create interactive questions and formative assessments for your students. Pear Deck can take any content and make it exciting and engaging for students by incorporating ready made slides! Pear Deck works in a typical classroom or a distance learning environment and allows you to teach synchronously or asynchronously. Participants will also learn about Pear Decks FREE resources for topics like Digital Citizenship or Earth Day, its integration with Newsela, and recording and immersive reader options. With Pear Deck, the possibilities are endless! (This session will showcase FREE and paid license features)

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moose

Amanda Moose

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
avatar for Leslie Harris

Leslie Harris

Instructional Technology Facilitator


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Virtual Learning IRL - for littles!
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will receive a link to a clickable PDF of a virtual Bitmoji classroom. Items in the classroom will lead to hidden gems of videos, blog posts, websites, audio, and more that both share how I was able to set my first graders up for success with distance learning through a blended learning environment and things that I’ve learned along the way. With 5 remote learning days being required across NC, teachers of littles will need to find ways to integrate technology and independence into every learning experiences. Clicking my Bitmoji will lead you into a google meet where you can ask me questions and interact with other participants as you explore my virtual classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey DiOrio

Aubrey DiOrio

First grade teacher, Wake County Public School System
I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade for 12 years in NC. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @AubreyDiOrio


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Bitmoji Virtual Classrooms
Limited Capacity filling up

Make your own Bitmoji Classroom! Are your students missing your classroom? Keep up norms during this time of crisis, maintaining norms is crucial! Give your students solidarity by making an interactive virtual classroom using your look-alike Bitmoji. You will be able to create a visual representation of your class that doubles as a resource or activity bank for your students to use. You will create an image of your classroom that has hyperlinks to your resources, anchor charts, or differentiation activities. In this workshop session, we'll walk step by step together to create your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Seymour

Bethany Seymour

Tech & STEM Coordinator, Calvary Day School
Books, coding, and — excellent — lattes are vital. Love my kids #boymom. And have you heard? Teaching changes lives.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Learning Anywhere with Raz-Plus
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move into what we call the "new normal" and we envision the future of education, we are all taking a flexible outlook to what to curriculum and instruction looks like moving forward. Learning A-Z continues to support the flexible vision with pathways for traditional classroom, blending learning, and distance learning options. Raz-Plus is available to teachers and students from anywhere at anytime and works seamlessly with other digital tools and within all elearning platforms. In this session, we will not only dive into the thousands of time-saving digital, projectable, and printable resources in Raz-Plus, but we will also show how to easily integrate Raz-Plus into every literacy plan for every situation. We will answer any questions current users have and introduce new users to the tools and resources available for administrators, teachers, and students, while providing specific examples and guidance for new users within the Raz-Plus platform and within elearning platforms such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, and more! All attendees will receive a complimentary license to our award-winning resources.

Speakers
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Sandi Reyes

National Curriculum Consultant, Learning A-Z


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

2:00pm

Make it Move!
Limited Capacity filling up

Movement in images captures students attention by adding variety. In this session, participants will create animated GIFs using Google Slides and Keynote. Participants will receive a treasure trove of templates to adapt or use as a jumping off point as they begin creating their own animations. Animations can be created for all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Priscilla Budzinski

Priscilla Budzinski

Instructional Technology Facilitator, CHASE High School
avatar for Donna Hensley

Donna Hensley

Instructional Technology Facilitator, East Rutherford High
This is her eleventh year in her current position as Instructional Technology Facilitator, and she currently works with students and teachers in a 1:1 environment for East Rutherford High School in Rutherford County.


Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

Connecting Community & Schools Using Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the most effective strategies for using social media platforms to encourage connections between all stakeholders in the school community. Presenters will lead discussion with specific examples and hands-on opportunities for attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Tanner Beck

Carla Tanner Beck

English/Journalism Teacher, Hayesville High School
I am a veteran educator with 20 plus years of experience teaching high school English/Journalism. In addition to teaching, I have led tech-focused professional development sessions within my school and district. I am also a volunteer coordinator for a community outreach program for... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

3:00pm

I Can Do WHAT with Google Sheets?!
Limited Capacity seats available

You're probably a pro at using Google Sheets, but is it time to take it to Guru status? Never used Sheets? Maybe it's time to take a look at how you can incorporate them into your lessons. Join Lauren Boucher to learn some new skills when it comes to the Sheets app of the Google For Education Suite. Lauren will share features and classroom implementation ideas for all grade levels. Leave inspired and empowered to become a Google Sheets Guru!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Boucher

Lauren Boucher

Digital Teaching & Learning Coach, Pitt County Schools
During my 14 years in public education, I have taught 3rd grade, gifted education at both elementary and middle school levels, and I am now a Digital Teaching and Learning Coach. My areas of expertise are mobile learning, lesson development, blended learning, and Google for EDU. I... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Hill

Meredith Hill

District Media Specialist, Pitt County Schools


Wednesday May 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: YouTube Live

3:00pm

Putting the Spark In Our Classrooms Through Creation and Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Our education system has been designed to create consumer style education for our students. However, as our economy and world evolve, we must capitalize on transforming our classrooms into learning centers full of students who can create and design. In this session, we will focus on remixing our classrooms where students become creators and designers showcasing their learning in powerful ways using Adobe Spark, Google Suite, and related tools.


To better facilitate our limited time, if you are able, please sign up for an Adobe Spark account using the following directions below:
  1. Sign up for an Adobe Spark Account (if you do not already have one) at https://spark.adobe.com.  The account is free.  Right now Adobe Spark is offering a 2 month upgrade to premium for free.  I would encourage you to NOT sign up for the premium upgrade and use the free version for now.  The free version should be enough.
  2. Once you create your account, I encourage to download Adobe Spark products to your phone, tablet, or iPad.  Adobe Spark is accessed through a website on the computer / laptop.  However on a mobile device like a phone, tablet, or iPad,  you have to download three separate apps:  Spark Post, Spark Page, Spark Video.  Adobe Spark is used to create graphics, movies, and websites.  We will explore graphics and movies during our session.  When used on the phone, tablet, or iPad, you will be able to do more with the graphics and make them animated.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Greetings. I am currently an Instructional Coach at China Grove Middle School for Learning Innovations. I previously served as a Design Thinking instructor at North Rowan High School. For the past three years, I served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at China Grove... Read More →
avatar for Angela Ramey

Angela Ramey

7th Grade Math Teacher, China Grove Middle School in Rowan-Salisbury District
Ever felt stuck needing a fresh, innovative strategy that engaged learning?We will explore how everyday resources, chants, and movement aid in getting "unstuck."
avatar for Cheryl Chauncey

Cheryl Chauncey

Media Coordinator, Guilford County Schools
I am an Education Enthusiast who never wants to stop learning which has led me to obtaining three master degrees. After going to school for many years, I finally decided to work in the school system as a media coordinator just as the field was becoming more technical. Enjoying the... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

Wake-up to Wakelet
Limited Capacity full

Strategies for Planning & Teaching with Wakelet. Over the past two months, educators have been discovering, sharing, gathering, and creating resources like never before. Before we take a well-deserved break, let's learn how to curate, organize, remix and save those resources in a way that will make it not only easy to find but also easy to share with teachers and students near and far. You will be able to organize resources you have saved on multiple devices into one platform. You will learn how to save multimedia resources across all platforms. We will also discuss how you can use Wakelet in the classroom to create student portfolios, for project-based learning and to Flip your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for MaryLu Ringwood

MaryLu Ringwood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, WCPSS
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator in Wake County. I love sharing my passion for integrating technology in the classroom with teachers in my school, and throughout the district and state. I also facilitate a STEAM Lab for K-5 students, challenging them to use imagination... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Robledo

Carrie Robledo

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Carrie is a Digital Integration Facilitator for Moore County Schools, where she integrates robotics, engineering, and coding at Highfalls K-8, Elise Middle, and Robbins Elementary. In addition to coaching FIRST robotics, Carrie is passionate about sharing STEM resources with teachers... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual:Zoom

3:00pm

You CAN Have it ALL with Class Dojo
Limited Capacity filling up

Class Dojo has it ALL! Join us to learn how Class Dojo can help create a positive classroom culture, give students a voice, and communicate with parents. Class Dojo is an app that can be used with any grade level. This app allows all staff members to connect to classrooms and families.

During our presentation, we will walk through the steps to join Class Dojo, create classrooms, connect parents, add co-teachers. Participants can expect to learn how to use the various features of the app like student portfolios, class story, messages, school story, and SEL videos. We will give examples of how to use the app to create student portfolios, build student collaboration and community, easily communicate with parents, and keep track of student behaviors throughout the whole school building. We will showcase how our school has used Class Dojo school wide to transform student learning and parent communication. Attendees will use Flipgrid to brainstorm ideas how to use Class Dojo in the future.

Participants will walk away ready to use Class Dojo with plenty of resources to assist them!

Join Link: https://bit.ly/CDNCLEARNS20

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Weaver

Lauren Weaver

3rd Grade Teacher, Catawba County Schools
avatar for Heather Fulbright

Heather Fulbright

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools
Hey! My name is Heather Fulbright and I am serving as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Catawba County Schools. I have been in education since 2009. I am excited to teach, learn, and collaborate with all of you! "See" you soon!


Wednesday May 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet
 
Thursday, May 28
 

8:00am

Break Out of Digital and Into Your Classroom!
Limited Capacity full

Using Digital Breakouts as the platform, we will share how to use them in distance learning and transitioning back to the regular classroom for increased student engagement for content introduction, study, and review. Participants will try one first-hand and learn how to create their own. Resources will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is a Digital Learning Facilitator in Buncombe County who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. She holds numerous certifications and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. She is married and has seven children and two gran... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: Zoom

8:00am

eBooks for Remote Learning From NCWiseOwl
Limited Capacity seats available

Literacy continues online with eBooks from NCWiseOwl. Learn how to access them in this session. Register for this session at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1644571834515611150

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

School Library Media and Sandhills Regional Consultant, NCDPI
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →
avatar for Julie Gurganus

Julie Gurganus

NE Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant, NCDPI
I recently joined the NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning Division. I am looking forward to making connections with schools and districts in the Northeast and throughout the state.


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

8:00am

Empowered Evaluations for Transformed Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll share ideas for principals to adapt their teacher evaluation practices of distance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Honeycutt

Melanie Honeycutt

Chief Information Officer, Burke County Public Schools
How to implement and sustain the change.


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: Zoom

8:00am

Instructional Leadership: Remote Edition
Limited Capacity full

Join us for a conversation about instructional leadership for remote teaching and learning. We'll identify promising instructional leadership practices for the remote environment and share strategies for communicating expectations, supporting educators, and monitoring the quality of remote teaching and learning. Focus: Communicating & monitoring instructional expectations for remote teaching & learning


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

8:00am

Reflecting and Creating a Marketing Portfolio for Digital Learning
Limited Capacity full

Don't let the hard work of remote learning be forgotten by "summer teacher brain" - create a marketing portfolio of your favorite tools and techniques! In this session, participates will work through a guided reflection and the beginning stages of a portfolio to use in the 20-21 school year. Portfolios will look different based on participants school population and roles in the building, but will help highlight what worked so it can be shared and built upon.

Speakers
avatar for Mollee Holloman

Mollee Holloman

Innovative Learning Catalyst, DCS/Division of Digital Teaching & Learning
Mollee is a digital teaching & learning leader, currently serving as the Eastern Innovative Learning Catalyst (Educator on Loan) for the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning at NCDPI. She's worked as a school librarian in Dare County for 7 years, and led workshops for NCDPI... Read More →
avatar for Marli Boyd

Marli Boyd

Librarian, Manteo Elementary School
I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with my MSLS in 2014. I'm currently the Media Coordinator at Manteo Elementary School in Manteo, NC and I was a part of NCDLCN for three years. I love showing people everything that little people are capable of!


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: Zoom

8:00am

Social Media - Yes, it Can be Used Professionally! Harness it for Engagement & Connection!
Limited Capacity full

Social media has transformed the way we connect – and if you want one more way to keep your classroom, home, school & community connections thriving – try social media! Being mindful of Board of Education policies, we’ll explore setting up and utilizing your professional educator account – focusing on twitter and Instagram. Largely inspired from Jennifer Casa-Todd’s Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, see how you can harness the power of connection to meet students where they are, and showcasing social media as a force for good!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Gendron

Brittany Gendron

Media Coordinator & Literacy Coach, Union County Public Schools - Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle School


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: Zoom

8:00am

Technology Integration Beyond Quarantine
Limited Capacity full

For many of us this year technology went from optional to essential.  How can we continue to benefit from the certain je ne sais quoi that only happens when technology is used effectively in the classroom.  We will examine the TPACK framework as a lens from which any can be designed. Participants will leave this session with a solid understanding of the instructional magic that occurs where Content, Pedagogy and Technology converge.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mammano

Jason Mammano

ITF, Gaston County Schools
I am an Instructional Technolgy Facilitator for Gaston County Schools. I have been in this position for 13 years. I have a passion for helping teachers use technology to bring learning to life. Creation, relevance and real-world applications are my guiding principals.
avatar for Katherine Leatherman

Katherine Leatherman

ITF, Gaston County Schools
Katherine is a former teacher turned Instructional Technology Facilitator in North Carolina. She believes that the power of technology, coupled with the passion of dedicated educators, can support and prepare students for success in school and in the future. She loves sharing, presenting... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

8:00am

Are you READY to Disco? Flipgrid IS!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about Flipgrid's Disco Library! The Disco Library includes ready to use discussion prompts, exit tickets, book clubs, art history exploration and so much more! Are you ready to BORROW AWESOME (and DISCO!) to amplify student learning? ***Must have some experience with Flipgrid - if not - please consider attending one my FlipGrid 101 sessions on 5.27

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT

Dr. Lisa Hervey, NBCT

Teaching Professor, NCSU
learner. teacher. digital learning architect. catalyst. agile. reader. runner.
avatar for Lisa Little

Lisa Little

4th Grade Math and Science; MTSS Coach, East Wake Academy
I teach 4th grade Math and Science at East Wake Academy in Zebulon, North Carolina. I serve as MTSS Coach for the Elementary Academy and as the TOY for 2019-2020. I have been working as an educator for over 21 years in Maryland, Georgia, and North Carolina. Let's talk about connecting... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Zoom

8:00am

Bitmoji Virtual Classrooms
Limited Capacity full

Make your own Bitmoji Classroom! Are your students missing your classroom? Keep up norms during this time of crisis, maintaining norms is crucial! Give your students solidarity by making an interactive virtual classroom using your look-alike Bitmoji. You will be able to create a visual representation of your class that doubles as a resource or activity bank for your students to use. You will create an image of your classroom that has hyperlinks to your resources, anchor charts, or differentiation activities. In this workshop session, we'll walk step by step together to create your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Seymour

Bethany Seymour

Tech & STEM Coordinator, Calvary Day School
Books, coding, and — excellent — lattes are vital. Love my kids #boymom. And have you heard? Teaching changes lives.


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

8:00am

NCEES Review, Reflect, Refresh for 2020-21
Limited Capacity seats available

NCEES Review, Reflect, Refresh for 2020-21

Notes:  NCEES Training Site Account logins will be made available at the start of the webinar. 
These 2 hours session will go in-depth. Choose a morning or an afternoon session.

Description is below and sessions will be recorded and published to the NCEES Google Site.Description:  
NCEES Review, Reflect, Refresh for 2020-21
May 28th(8AM-10AM) 

Administrators, end the 2019-2020 school year smartly with the NCEES staff reports in hand that you'll need to reflect on as you refresh and prepare for the School Year 2020-21. Includes guidance on how and when NCEES source systems provision staff access rights and accounts in NCEES. Participants will need a device to access the NCEES Training Site or their own NCEES instance. Training logins will be provided the day of the webinar. There will be Activities to complete as we navigate NCEES, and times built in for discussions.
Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4360778971566343696 to receive a JOIN LINK by email.
Presentation Google Slides: https://bit.ly/NCEESADMINRRR20-21

Presented by 
Cami Narron, NCDPI NCEES Education Product Consultant
Kathy Oliver, NCDPI Southeast Regional Facilitator
Kim Simmons, NCPID NCEES Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Cami Narron

Cami Narron

Education Product Consultant, NCDPI / DTL / Home Base


Thursday May 28, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

9:00am

Connect, Create and Collaborate Virtually with Class OneNote
Limited Capacity full

Connect, create and collaborate using Class OneNote! Join us to find out why Class OneNote is the best tool to connect you and your students in a virtual environment. Access content from any device or platform whether you are online or offline. Create and deliver interactive lessons using web content or existing lessons and distribute to all your students with just one click. Students can collaborate or work individually using powerful tools within OneNote. Review, comment and grade student work easily from anywhere, anytime. If you want to streamline your teaching while providing engaging and accessible content for your students, then this is the session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Cameron-Jarvis

Kendra Cameron-Jarvis

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
I am a K-12 Instructional Technologist for Buncombe County Schools as well as a Adjunct Instructor at UNCA in the Department of Education. Talk to me about how you can use technology tools to expand your classroom reach, connect students with a global audience, and share insights... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hand

Jennifer Hand

Digital Learning and Media Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
Jennifer Hand is the Digital Learning and Media Specialist for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, NC. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in the classroom and as a Media Specialist and Instructional Technologist. She is certified for Business 6-12, Instructional Technology... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

Digital Data Notebooks
Limited Capacity filling up

With digital learning at the forefront of our education system, data tracking will need to be digital. Students can still keep track of their progress and growth. This will make it easy by using G Suite. I will provide step-by-step instruction on how students can keep track of their classroom data digitally through Google Docs and Google Sheets. Whether it be data from benchmarks, CFAs, or other assessments used in their schools. Keeping track of this data instills accountability in students. Participants will be able to follow these steps and actively participate through Google Docs and Google Sheets to create a skeleton of their own digital data template. A template will be provided as well for participants in order to help with time constraints. Also, participants will be given ideas of how to use this data to keep parents informed of their child's growth and progress as well as being used for MTSS data.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Harris

Desiree Harris

4th grade, John Small Elementary


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

9:00am

Genie in your classroom!
Limited Capacity full

Using the Genial.ly software, I will show teachers how to build interactive lessons, games, and learning experiences. The session will provide examples and walk through the steps to create a game and experience.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Brawley

Kristi Brawley

School Library Media Coordinator, Mooresville Graded School District
For the last 19 years, I have been an SLMC in the MHS Media Center. In addition to promoting reading and providing instructional support, I also enjoy learning from my colleagues & students, helping them with research projects and access to resources, and raising diversity awareness... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Ligh

Melissa Ligh

English Teacher, Mooresville Graded School District
Prior to teaching I worked in corporate training and management. Nine years ago the company I worked for restructured and I lost my position and decided to become a teacher; it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I love teaching! Twitter handle: @#TeacherlighWhat you are... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

Getting Creative With Virtual Meetings
Limited Capacity full

Join us to learn more about ways to engage students and staff during virtual instruction and professional learning! We'll focus on Elementary, Middle, and Adult Professional Learning virtual settings but many of the ideas and tools are applicable across all grade-spans. Come learn about making virtual meetings engaging for participants and going beyond direct instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Triva Day

Triva Day

7th grade ELA Teacher, Manteo Middle
avatar for Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker

Director of Innovation, Dare County Schools


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

9:00am

Putting the Spark In Our Classrooms Through Creation and Design
Limited Capacity filling up

Our education system has been designed to create consumer style education for our students. However, as our economy and world evolve, we must capitalize on transforming our classrooms into learning centers full of students who can create and design. In this session, we will focus on remixing our classrooms where students become creators and designers showcasing their learning in powerful ways using Adobe Spark, Google Suite, and related tools.


To better facilitate our limited time, if you are able, please sign up for an Adobe Spark account using the following directions below:
  1. Sign up for an Adobe Spark Account (if you do not already have one) at https://spark.adobe.com.  The account is free.  Right now Adobe Spark is offering a 2 month upgrade to premium for free.  I would encourage you to NOT sign up for the premium upgrade and use the free version for now.  The free version should be enough.
  2. Once you create your account, I encourage to download Adobe Spark products to your phone, tablet, or iPad.  Adobe Spark is accessed through a website on the computer / laptop.  However on a mobile device like a phone, tablet, or iPad,  you have to download three separate apps:  Spark Post, Spark Page, Spark Video.  Adobe Spark is used to create graphics, movies, and websites.  We will explore graphics and movies during our session.  When used on the phone, tablet, or iPad, you will be able to do more with the graphics and make them animated.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Greetings. I am currently an Instructional Coach at China Grove Middle School for Learning Innovations. I previously served as a Design Thinking instructor at North Rowan High School. For the past three years, I served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at China Grove... Read More →
avatar for Angela Ramey

Angela Ramey

7th Grade Math Teacher, China Grove Middle School in Rowan-Salisbury District
Ever felt stuck needing a fresh, innovative strategy that engaged learning?We will explore how everyday resources, chants, and movement aid in getting "unstuck."
avatar for Cheryl Chauncey

Cheryl Chauncey

Media Coordinator, Guilford County Schools
I am an Education Enthusiast who never wants to stop learning which has led me to obtaining three master degrees. After going to school for many years, I finally decided to work in the school system as a media coordinator just as the field was becoming more technical. Enjoying the... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

The COVID Summer Slide
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We know about the “summer slide,” a tendency among students to lose some of the learning gains they acquired during the school year that results in a period of re-teaching each fall. But with students being out of their typical learning environment nearly 2 months longer than normal, should we expect an even bigger “Covid Slide” this year? The answer is... maybe. But there are some things we can do to help reduce this as much as possible. Join be for a small group discussion on some fascinating research by Dr. Megan Kuhfeld on the “Covid Slide” and what we can do to best prepare for the challenging years ahead.

Speakers
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Joshua Ratliff

Professional Learning Specialist, Trinity3 Technology
Josh is a Professional Learning Specialist with Trinity3 Technologies. He is a life-long learner, teacher, and administrator who has dedicated his career to building capacity among educators on the topics of technology integration and digital citizenship.


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

Organizing your Google Classroom for Maximum Engagement
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In this session you will learn how to organize your google classroom for maximum engagement and ease of access for students and parents.


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

9:00am

Creations You Can Print!
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Interested in creating awesome graphics or captivating instructional materials? No need to create accounts and navigate some new tool. All you need is Google Slides!

Speakers
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Donna Hensley

Instructional Technology Facilitator, East Rutherford High
This is her eleventh year in her current position as Instructional Technology Facilitator, and she currently works with students and teachers in a 1:1 environment for East Rutherford High School in Rutherford County.
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Grant Haynes

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Cleveland County Schools
Grant has worked in NC education for over 10 years and worked as an ITF for the past 8 years. He has served at Cleveland Early College High School for the past 4 year. He currently lives in Shelby, NC with his wife Anna and their baby boy Mac.


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

9:00am

Wakelet- More Than Meets the Eye
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will be exploring Wakelet as a free multipurpose curation and differentiation tool. Participants will delve into how Wakelet can support organization and collaboration of content. No matter the grade level or content area, Wakelet is a simple tool, but is also WAY more than meets the eye. We will make connections to how this tool can be integrated into the virtual classroom and for professional use.

Speakers
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Angie McClung

District-Level Instructional Technology
I am a proud member of the Henderson County Public Schools @Team duo along with my partner in crime, Amber Garvey. I began my career as an elementary Spanish teacher, then moved to the K-5 classroom and enjoyed teaching in a dual-language school in Las Vegas, NV. I am a National Board... Read More →
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Amber W. Garvey

District-Level Instructional Technology, Henderson County Public Schools
I have been in the field of education for over 26 years. I began as an elementary teacher in a visual and performing arts magnet school, learning the art of curriculum integration. In 2003 I became Henderson County Public Schools' first Instructional Technology Facilitator and now... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Digital Learning Paths for Littles
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During the first half of the session you will learn how I have used digital personalized learning paths for primary students. You will learn about a variety of digital resources you can use when creating a learning path. In the second half of the session, you will be given a learning path template and you will create your own learning path!

Speakers
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Betsy Draper

1st Grade Teacher, Catawba County Schools
First grade teacher, Catawba County Schools Elementary TOY, Masters in Instructional Technology


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Big Marker

10:00am

Digital Publishing with Google Slides!
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Create magazines, books, graphic novels, anthologies and more with this collaborative tool! Learn how to stretch this tool beyond the typical slide-deck! Will explore some additional tools – Flipsnack and Issuu you can use to extend publishing, as well as templates from my own classroom and other phenomenal educators!

Speakers
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Brittany Gendron

Media Coordinator & Literacy Coach, Union County Public Schools - Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle School


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Go with the Flow-Using Classflow to Support Remote Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Student engagement is difficult in our current remote learning landscape. Classflow allows students to connect to instruction live, complete polls on the fly, complete gaming activities and even complete assessments.

Speakers
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Pam Cabe

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Jackson County Public Schools
I am a district ITF serving 9 schools in beautiful WNC. My job is the perfect combination of the things I love most: students, teachers and technology! @JCPSITF
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Pam Martin

Gifted Specialist, Fairview School
I serve 4th through 8th grade students who are in our Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, primarily by teaching English Language Arts in a pull out setting. I love to challenge my students, and they, in turn, challenge me! I love my job!


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Hyperdocs & TPACK: A perfect match
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You know the basics of creating a Hyperdoc (page color, inserting tables, changing fonts), but how can you step it up to make it more engaging? How can you use TPACK to guide your Hyperdoc process? This session will show you how Hyperdocs and TPACK can work seamlessly together to provide more engaging and authentic student learning tasks!

Speakers
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Katherine Leatherman

ITF, Gaston County Schools
Katherine is a former teacher turned Instructional Technology Facilitator in North Carolina. She believes that the power of technology, coupled with the passion of dedicated educators, can support and prepare students for success in school and in the future. She loves sharing, presenting... Read More →
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Kyle Wood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Gaston County Schools
This is my 20th year with GCS as an elementary teacher having taught grades 3-5 and ITF. You can find me conducting PD on a wide variety of topics, but harnessing a PLN, building websites, social media, and alternate means of PD are my jam! I would love to connect with you and collaborate... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Making An Impact: Passion Projects for Students with Diverse Abilities
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Are you searching for a way to engage your students in personalized learning? Do you often search for ways to strengthen your relationships with students? Do you serve a diverse population of learners that need differentiation in order to access the curriculum? Look no further! In this session, we will explore passion projects as a way to personalize learning for a diverse range of ability levels and interests. These engaging, meaningful, and accessible projects challenge students to take ownership in their own learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Gosey

Leanne Gosey

Teacher, Buncombe County Schools
Leanne is a Special Education teacher at Charles D. Owen High School.
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Jackie Dirscherl

Special Education Teacher, Charles D. Owen High School
Special Education teacher at Charles D. Owen High School. Experience in collaborating with teachers from all core-curricular areas.


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Google Meet

10:00am

Technology Accessibility For All
Limited Capacity seats available

Accessibility requirements are often overlooked and often misunderstood. However, inaccessible content prevents some of our students from fully engaging in the rich digital learning experiences we are creating. In this workshop, we will review accessibility guidelines and needs, and get hands-on experience with tools to promote access and test websites to ensure that they provide high quality learning experiences for all. Focus: Helping teachers select high quality content that is accessible to all students, Equity, How to identify and access appropriate content for online teaching

Speakers
avatar for Mark Samberg

Mark Samberg

Director of Technology Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Mark Samberg is the Director of Technology Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the NC State College of Education. In this role, he works with project teams at the Institute to identify, select, and... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

If I Knew Then: What We Can't Unknow and Where Do We Go From Here
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The old adage is "if I knew then, what I know now." As we head into summer, we should reflect on what we learned and how we can use that knowledge to create classroom cultures that focus on engagement, equity, what learning is most important. Using the 5Ws and an H journalism framework for information gathering and problem-solving, this session will help highlight important considerations and posit important questions as we think about what our classrooms will look like in the fall.


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual: Zoom

10:00am

Hashtag Your Learning - There's an App for That
Limited Capacity seats available

How well do we really know our standards? There's an app for that! In the #Hashtag180 process, we'll create, capture, and hashtag standards-based resources with specific notation. When we hashtag with purpose, we create a meaningful archive that's easy to access, we share our learning efficiently, and we tell our story to our community. This make and take relies on sharing via Twitter. Get the FREE app before attending the session so you will be able to join in the learning. Get the app here: bit.ly/hashtag180

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Hamstra

Kyle Hamstra

STEM Specialist, Davis Drive Elementary
Kyle Hamstra is the husband of @LeannHamstra and the father of #MyalsMoments. He serves 900 students as a STEM Specialist and Principal Intern at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, NC. Prior to that, Kyle taught fifth grade math and science for fourteen years. Kyle is a 2017--2020 ISTE... Read More →
avatar for Heather Kaiser

Heather Kaiser

AIG consultant/teacher, Cumberland County Schools


Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

11:00am

8 Techy Ways to Make Class UNFORGETTABLE
Limited Capacity seats available

If class is forgettable, how do we expect students to learn? In Matt Miller's upcoming book, Tech Like a Pirate, he shares 8 ways to make class a memorable learning experience with tech. You'll leave with concrete ideas to use right away -- and a process for coming up with your own. Engage your students. Supercharge learning. And enjoy the process! Focus: Redesigning learning for 2020-21 (f2f, virtual, hybrid)

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Educator, Blogger, Presenter, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: YouTube Live

11:00am

Connect, Create and Collaborate Virtually with Class OneNote
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Connect, create and collaborate using Class OneNote! Join us to find out why Class OneNote is the best tool to connect you and your students in a virtual environment. Access content from any device or platform whether you are online or offline. Create and deliver interactive lessons using web content or existing lessons and distribute to all your students with just one click. Students can collaborate or work individually using powerful tools within OneNote. Review, comment and grade student work easily from anywhere, anytime. If you want to streamline your teaching while providing engaging and accessible content for your students, then this is the session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hand

Jennifer Hand

Digital Learning and Media Specialist, Buncombe County Schools
Jennifer Hand is the Digital Learning and Media Specialist for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, NC. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in the classroom and as a Media Specialist and Instructional Technologist. She is certified for Business 6-12, Instructional Technology... Read More →
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is a Digital Learning Facilitator in Buncombe County who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. She holds numerous certifications and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. She is married and has seven children and two gran... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Edpuzzle: Hidden Gem of Distance Learning
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Are your students even watching those videos you posted? Edpuzzle allows you to know who watched the video and even makes it possible to insert comprehension questions that are auto-graded

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Keilen

Alexandria Keilen

Instructional Technology Facilitator
Presentation Link: bit.ly/edpuzpd
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Suzanne Feinstein

Fifth Grade Math teacher, Socrates Academy


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Empower student learning and voice with Flipgrid
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Teachers are being asked to use Flipgrid and are at various levels. Will start from the very basic to creating an account and move quickly to starting a grid, mixed tapes, adding to and using the resources in the disco library, giving feedback, AR features and more.

Speakers
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Melissa Canter

2nd Grade Teacher, Alexander County Schools
Alexander County Schools BTOY 2018-2019Masters in Eudcational Media & Instructional Technology


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

I'm too stressed to learn: Understanding the connection between the behavior, learning, and the brain
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We are all concerned about our students and how they are handling their stress. During this interactive session, we will examine the impact of stress and trauma on students and explore strategies to build resilience. Participants will leave the session with a new understanding of the mind-body connection between stress and learning and equipped with ideas to support their students.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Magnum

Nancy Magnum

Associate Director of Professional Learning, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is the Associate Director of Professional Learning for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across the country and frequently presents at national conferences... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

If it's free it's for me! Exploring OER's!
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Are you tired of spending hours on Teachers Pay Teachers or Pinterest only to find that your materials don't really address your standards? Come discover how FREE open education resources can help you!

Speakers
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Natasha Von Klingler

Instructional Coach, Franklin County Schools
Natasha is K-5 Instructional Coach who loves helping others find meaningful, purposeful ways to integrate technology while keeping content at the heart of planning! She has a Master's degree in Instructional Technology and a passion for working with others.
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Taylor Von Klingler

3rd Grade Teacher, Franklin County Schools
I have been an educator in North Carolina for 13 years. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. I have a Masters in Instructional Technology from ECU. I have had a 1:1 classroom for more than 5 years.


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Step into YOUR Global Classroom
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In our previous #NCLEARNSTOGETHER sessions we explored digital tools to bring a global perspective into your remote classroom. In this session we will take a deeper dive into several of those tools and pedagogy to discover how you can enhance your F2F classroom. Teach students how to connect with the world around them, appreciate diversity and cultivate empathy.

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Cameron-Jarvis

Kendra Cameron-Jarvis

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
I am a K-12 Instructional Technologist for Buncombe County Schools as well as a Adjunct Instructor at UNCA in the Department of Education. Talk to me about how you can use technology tools to expand your classroom reach, connect students with a global audience, and share insights... Read More →
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Haley Stamey

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Haley is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools.


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual:Zoom

11:00am

The Power of We: How Technology Helps ELs
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on session will be designed to share strategies and tools to boost engagement of EL (English Language Learners) and parents in both the classroom and remote learning with a focus on speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Instructional Design Coach, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Greetings. I am currently an Instructional Coach at China Grove Middle School for Learning Innovations. I previously served as a Design Thinking instructor at North Rowan High School. For the past three years, I served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at China Grove... Read More →
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Mariel Gomez de la Torre-Cerfontaine

ESL teacher, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
I teach ESL second grade at Knollwood Elementary at Rowan-Salisbury Schools. I am an ESL teacher & MAED Reading Specialist. Simple K12 Ambassador; BrainPop Ambassador.


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

App Smashing your Google Site!
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During this session, you will learn how to use Goole Sites to embed things like Bitmoji Classroom built with Google Slides, Voki, Google Forms, Nearpod, Flipgrid, and more! It's a one stop shop for all your students and teachers! We will be focusing on starting to build your Google Site or improve the one you have! Lots of tips, tricks, cheats, and fun in this working, interactive, and sharing workshop!

Here is my Google Slide Show to help us work.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Trent

Tiffany Trent

STEAM Teacher, Laurel Park Elementary School
I have been teaching for 22 years and 17 of those have been teaching technology. I spent 3 years teaching STEAM, Makerspace, ICT, and technology integration at international schools in Germany and England. I love travelling! I have lived in 5 different countries and have visited 40... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

11:00am

Tinkercad:Let's Make Stuff!
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Learn about TinkerCad, a simple web tool that lets you and your students design 3D objects. Learn to use the tool, and how to work design thinking into your curriculum. Participants must have access to a Chromebook or Mac or PC laptop to participate.

Speakers
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Chris Goodson

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Gaston County Schools
Chris is an instructional technology facilitator at Gaston County Schools. His digital learning interests include game-based learning, video, and makerspaces. Chris is a G Suite for Education Certified Trainer and Certified Educational Technology Leader.


Thursday May 28, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Integrating with the Pear
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This session will show how I use Pear deck to integrate library information skills, and classroom curriculum. I will go over Pear Deck basics for those who may not be familiar with peardeck, and give participants a chance to experience using pear deck as a student using an actual presentation I created for a class. Examples will be given of lessons I have taught using peardeck for various grade levels. Participants will learn how to take their existing google slides or powerpoints, and add the pear deck add-on to make them interactive.

Speakers
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Sharon Hart

Library Media Specialist, WCPSS
Passionate about family, loves traveling and reading on the beach.


Thursday May 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

12:00pm

Subitizing: Building Number Fluency in the Upper Grades
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Subitizing begins in the early grades with identifying quantities using quick images. Students can continue to grow their math minds in the upper grades by making connections with advanced subitizing routines that involve multiplication and fractions. Join the session to learn number flexibility strategies that build fluency in grades 3-8. Resources will be embedded that demonstrate how to utilize this strategy virtually and face to face.

Speakers
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Bonnie Bolado

Senior Math Specialist, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching


Thursday May 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Using Screencastify to Amp Up Google Slides, Classroom, and Forms!
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This session is geared towards beginners who need specific instructions about the basics of Screencastify and the many different ways educators and students can use it. It is a free tool that gives students the opportunity to respond to questions without having to type or write anything. Educators will not only learn how to give feedback to students using Screencastify, but students can take assessments and use Screencastify also as part of their responses. For example, this is great to use with students in foreign language classes who need to speak the language as part of an assessment. It's pretty amazing how much time can be saved with the extension, Screencastify. It is sure to be a game-changer for anyone who works with teachers, students, or both!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Franklin County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Franklin County Schools. Before serving in that role, I have been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, STEM Specialist, and Digital Literacy Coach. At the heart of everything I teach is a link to instill the love of reading to... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

12:00pm

Standard Based Online Arts Instruction
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Come collaborate with your peers and your NCDPI Arts Consultants to discuss how to best teach the arts in an online environment. Brainstorm ways to meet the material, SEL, and academic needs of your creative students.


Thursday May 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

12:00pm

Jumping into your #BitmojiClassroom
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Join me for creating your own #BitmojiClassroom - we will be designing our virtual classrooms from the ground up and adding interactive pieces that your students will be able to use now and when we return to the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Medlin

Allyson Medlin

3rd and 4th Grade Combo Teacher
This is my 14th year teaching. I am teaching a 3rd and 4th Grade Combo Class. I love exposing my students to new technology that enhances their learning experience!


Thursday May 28, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

EL & Exceptional Children: Online Tools in Gale Resources from NC WiseOwl
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover all the tools and features available in your Gale resources to support the needs of your EL and Exceptional Children. In this intermediate to advanced session, learn how: Text-to-Speech, Translate, Topic Finder, and so many more features can be utilized to find leveled content for every learner! Explore how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your students.

Speakers
avatar for Tammi VanBuren

Tammi VanBuren

Gale Training Consultant, Gale, a Cengage Learning Co.
Tammi VanBuren, Gale Training Consultant Background:  Bachelor of Arts in Education, Early Childhood Minor - ZA Endorsement.  Elementary educator, Reading Specialist, began Gale career in 2016.You’ll find her…offering on-site resource training with coverage of K12, academic... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Getting Digitally Organized
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Our computers and phones are more powerful than ever before. They have become intricately interwoven into our daily lives. They are like our new digital office spaces. Our laptops are capable of powering our digital offices and online classrooms. Learn how to get digitally organized with chrome extensions, Gmail/calendar, and more...

Speakers
avatar for Sheronica Sharp

Sheronica Sharp

Digital Literacy Coach, Coker-Wimberly Elementary
I am currently a Digital Literacy Coach with Edgecombe County Public Schools in North Carolina. I provide my scholars with STREAM activities. (Science , Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math)
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Tammy Hedgepeth, M.Ed., M.A.

Digital Literacy Coach, Princeville Elementary


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

1:00pm

Planting Seeds of Engagement To Promote Growth 
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In 15 years of teaching Special Education I have welcomed all types of challenges. However, I felt like I had time and resources to adequately prepare myself to the point I felt confident enough to lead my students. The challenges of virtual learning and teaching did not come with many best practices resources, the ability to phone an expert, or a how to manual. This was a challenge that I had to rely on my own creative ideas, learning as I go mentality, and of course the feedback from my students, and their families. Teaching a self-contained class with students in grades K-5 served under multiple categories virtually I have found to be fun and exciting full of progress in many areas. I hope by sharing my current experiences, strategies, and lesson ideas you will be able to take away or adapt a few to make the experience just as exciting for you and your students. Keeping students engaged and actively participating throughout the academic year is always a fun challenge, but its even more pronounced with the onset of COVID-19. While there are tons of strategies, one in particular has been successful for the students I teach, especially in a virtual setting. Each year, I've had students help to grow a garden - they enjoy the hands-on work and especially enjoy the "fruits" of their labor. Still there are many other life skills imparted and employed. Its much easier than anyone can imagine, and our strategy has put children in touch with others from all over the country through seed swaps and letter writing, while also practicing fundamental fine motor skills, planning, and academic goals progression. I look forward to explaining to all of you what Planting Seeds of Engagement has looked like for my students.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Luker

Callie Luker

Special Education Teacher, Mattamuskeet Elementary School


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Stuck in a Video Game with FlipGrid
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This session will show you how to get the most interactivity out of your kids from home or at school. We will show you how to make yourself “stuck” in a video game using Clips and FlipGrid and the students must work together to get you out of the game.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Grill

Hannah Grill

Third Grade Teacher, Union Academy


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

Taking Student Created Comics to the Next Level
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Teachers who took the original Student Created Google Slides session can join us for additional ideas and some time to dig in to help provide the scaffolds that students need to be successful in creating a storyline comic to share learning virtually and face-to-face. Attendees will have the opportunity to create/edit a template for their class with guiding instructions. We will also cover creating a rubric, publishing to web, printing, and adding in ways to release control to students.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Frazier

Janet Frazier

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Janet is a Digital Learning Facilitator in Buncombe County who loves helping teachers and staff with technology integration into the curriculum. She holds numerous certifications and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. She is married and has seven children and two gran... Read More →
avatar for Emily Greene

Emily Greene

Media Coordinator, Buncombe County Schools
avatar for Wendy Fusco

Wendy Fusco

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
Wendy is a Digital Learning Facilitator for Buncombe County Schools. Currently, she supports K-12 in the North Buncombe district and the Nesbitt Discovery Academy. Wendy is a Newsela Certified Teacher.


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

What's the Hype? AppSmashing with Hyperdocs!
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Learn how to use technology to bring your classroom to life! Create work-flow Hyperdocs to aid your students during remote learning. Learn how to #appsmash and redefine your teaching using multiple apps within your Hyperdoc.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Eiler

Sarah Eiler

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools- Various Schools
Sarah Eiler taught social studies in Wake County for 5 years before becoming a professional development consultant for Discovery Education. After 3 years traveling the country for Discovery Education, she and her husband, Will, moved to Moore County to be closer to Fort Bragg. She... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

1:00pm

When the Freemiums Go Away....Grant Writing and Classroom Marketing
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Have you learned so much and want to keep the momentum going? Join me on essentials in grant writing and classroom marketing. We will discuss and share ways to create buy in to get everyone on board to get what your classroom needs!

Hey yall!  I am super STOKED to get to hang out with you this afternoon! 

I wanted to give you a heads up that we are going to be using this padlet to share ideas as we go along:  https://bit.ly/FreemiumsRGone 

Go ahead and make sure you can access it so that we can work together!  I will share our session presentation at the end of our time together. I can’t wait to "see" you!  

Marsha Sirkin
@MarshaSirkin via Twitter

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Sirkin

Marsha Sirkin

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Carteret County Schools
I am an Early Childhood Generalist and Instructional Technology Facilitator currently living in North Carolina. My interests range from education to technology. https://marshamooresirkin.wordpress.com/ Follow me @MarshaSirkin


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

1:00pm

Bitmoji 2.0: Using Bitmojis to Engage Students in a Digital World.
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Almost everyone has seen a Bitmoji and lots of us already have one! Now, let's explore ways to use them to engage our learners and make virtual environments more interactive. This session will explore ways to create virtual, interactive classrooms, badging, and more using Bitmoji and other simple tools. We'll show you lots of tricks and then you'll have time to try them out!

It may be helpful to have the Chrome Bitmoji extension and a blank Google Slides presentation open when you come! 


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

1:00pm

NCEES Review, Reflect, Refresh for 2020-21
Limited Capacity seats available

NCEES Review, Reflect, Refresh for 2020-21

Notes:  NCEES Training Site Account logins will be made available at the start of the webinar. 
These 2 hours session will go in-depth. Choose a morning or an afternoon session.

Description is below and sessions will be recorded and published to the NCEES Google Site.Description:  
NCEES Review, Reflect, Refresh for 2020-21
May 28th(8AM-10AM) 

Administrators, end the 2019-2020 school year smartly with the NCEES staff reports in hand that you'll need to reflect on as you refresh and prepare for the School Year 2020-21. Includes guidance on how and when NCEES source systems provision staff access rights and accounts in NCEES. Participants will need a device to access the NCEES Training Site or their own NCEES instance. Training logins will be provided the day of the webinar. There will be Activities to complete as we navigate NCEES, and times built in for discussions.
Please register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5182357149584796176 to receive a JOIN LINK by email.
Presentation Google Slides: https://bit.ly/NCEESADMINRRR20-21

Presented by 
Cami Narron, NCDPI NCEES Education Product Consultant
Kathy Oliver, NCDPI Southeast Regional Facilitator
Kim Simmons, NCPID NCEES Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Cami Narron

Cami Narron

Education Product Consultant, NCDPI / DTL / Home Base


Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: GoTo Webinar

2:00pm

Bridging the Gap Between Digital Tools and Formative Assessment
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Participants will actively explore digital tools to increase student engagement in their formative assessments. Participants will be shown how these tools are used for immediate feedback, student reflection, and collaboration. We will explore both digital tools such as ActivePrompt, PearDeck, Socrative, Edulastic, GoFormative and more as well as digitized instructional strategies!

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Carmendy

Caitlin Carmendy

Math Teacher, Mooresville High School
I am Caitlin Carmendy, and I teach Math 1 at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, NC. I am passionate about finding fun and engaging lessons and activities for students to learn math.
avatar for Erin Trahan

Erin Trahan

Math Teacher/AP Statistics, Mooresville High School
Hi! I am a 20+ year high school math teacher from New Orleans, LA. I've enjoyed teaching just about all high school math courses throughout Louisiana, Florida, and now North Carolina!


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Developing Visual Literacy through Remote Learning
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In our media frenzied world, it is more important than ever before that students develop visual literacy skills to find meaning in images. Explore research-based strategies to develop visual literacy strategies and its connection to the Common Core Standards through this interactive session. Practice strategies through inquiry-based discussion, and multi-modal activities through a live virtual field trip through the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). Discover programs and resources at the NCMA to develop visual literacy skills in your students and support your professional growth in art integration. Open to educators from all grade levels and subject areas.

Presenters: Michelle Harrell, Jill Taylor, and Camille Tewell

Speakers
avatar for Camille Tewell

Camille Tewell

Manager of Digital Learning, North Carolina Museum or Art
avatar for Michelle H. Harrell

Michelle H. Harrell

Director of Education, North Carolina Museum of Art
I\\'m passionate about increasing access to art experiences and transforming museums into more open and inclusive communities. I left the classroom in 2010 to work at the North Carolina Museum of Art finding new opportunities to serve as a teacher leader and artist educator. I continue... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

Digital Publishing with Google Slides!
Limited Capacity full

Create magazines, books, graphic novels, anthologies and more with this collaborative tool! Learn how to stretch this tool beyond the typical slide-deck! Will explore some additional tools – Flipsnack and Issuu you can use to extend publishing, as well as templates from my own classroom and other phenomenal educators!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Gendron

Brittany Gendron

Media Coordinator & Literacy Coach, Union County Public Schools - Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle School


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

Mastery Paths Magic in Canvas
Limited Capacity full

Have you wanted to differentiate your instruction, but found yourself working harder than you should? Join me in discovering the magic of Mastery Paths built right into Canvas to help make your instruction personalized for your students with the wave of a wand!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cardwell

Sarah Cardwell

Digital Learning Coach, WCS
 Sarah has taught in  K12 for over 10 years in North Carolina and has been an Educator On Loan with NCDPI.  Currently, she is a Digital Learning Coach at a K-8 school.  Sarah lives in the beautiful Appalachian mountains with her husband and one four-legged child Sophie.
avatar for Keana Triplett

Keana Triplett

Digital Learning Coach, Watauga High School


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

What's the Hype? AppSmashing with Hyperdocs!
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Learn how to use technology to bring your classroom to life! Create work-flow Hyperdocs to aid your students during remote learning. Learn how to #appsmash and redefine your teaching using multiple apps within your Hyperdoc.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Eiler

Sarah Eiler

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools- Various Schools
Sarah Eiler taught social studies in Wake County for 5 years before becoming a professional development consultant for Discovery Education. After 3 years traveling the country for Discovery Education, she and her husband, Will, moved to Moore County to be closer to Fort Bragg. She... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

2:00pm

Looking Back and Moving Forward
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In this session we will reflect back on remote learning as we prepare for the possibility of a hybrid learning setting in the new school year. We will introduce our model of collaboration to bring just-in-time virtual professional learning to our faculty and demonstrate how to use tech tools and a learning management system to efficiently and effectively engage with students regardless of the situation and timeline. Areas of focus include: redesigning learning for 2020-21 (f2f, virtual, hybrid), providing coaching and support to ensure high-quality remote learning, and communicating and monitoring instructional expectations for remote teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kristel Behrend

Kristel Behrend

SLMC, WCPSS
High school teacher librarian at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design... passionate about students/teachers and making sure they have what they need. Ask me about library media interns, techie tools, professional learning/leading, research, literacy, student led projects... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Koch

Jennifer Koch

SLMC, WCPSS
I'm a high school teacher librarian at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design and a former middle school language arts teacher. My main areas of interest are research, equity, access, and support for teachers and students. I am passionate about literacy and making sure the... Read More →
avatar for Laura Bernhard

Laura Bernhard

Instructional Coach, WCPSS
High school English teacher and instructional coach supporting math and science teachers. I get really excited about learning and even more excited about sharing what I've learned with my colleagues and our students!


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Building your Toolbox for 2020-2021
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An Edcamp style session that focuses on sharing tools (such as Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Boomcards, Google Apps, and any others you want to share) used during Covid19 that you plan to use again next year, share different ways you've used the tools. We will also reflect on things we've tried that either went great that we want to continue to incorporate during the next school year.
Make sure you come with plenty of tools and ideas you'd love to share!

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Bergin

Colleen Bergin

Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist, New Hanover County Schools
A New England gal living in Coastal NC! Former English teacher, current Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist. I work with teachers to bring ideas to life, learn how to use different digital tools in the classroom to maximize student learning. I'd love to hear from you!
avatar for Meagan Thornton

Meagan Thornton

High School Social Studies Teacher, New Hanover County Schools


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Virtual Learning IRL - for littles!
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Participants will receive a link to a clickable PDF of a virtual Bitmoji classroom. Items in the classroom will lead to hidden gems of videos, blog posts, websites, audio, and more that both share how I was able to set my first graders up for success with distance learning through a blended learning environment and things that I’ve learned along the way. With 5 remote learning days being required across NC, teachers of littles will need to find ways to integrate technology and independence into every learning experiences. Clicking my Bitmoji will lead you into a google meet where you can ask me questions and interact with other participants as you explore my virtual classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey DiOrio

Aubrey DiOrio

First grade teacher, Wake County Public School System
I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade for 12 years in NC. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @AubreyDiOrio


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

2:00pm

Make it Move!
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Movement in images captures students attention by adding variety. In this session, participants will create animated GIFs using Google Slides and Keynote. Participants will receive a treasure trove of templates to adapt or use as a jumping off point as they begin creating their own animations. Animations can be created for all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Priscilla Budzinski

Priscilla Budzinski

Instructional Technology Facilitator, CHASE High School
avatar for Donna Hensley

Donna Hensley

Instructional Technology Facilitator, East Rutherford High
This is her eleventh year in her current position as Instructional Technology Facilitator, and she currently works with students and teachers in a 1:1 environment for East Rutherford High School in Rutherford County.


Thursday May 28, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

Designing Professional Development in a Remote Learning Environment
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Throughout our journey in remote learning, much of our focus has been on addressing the needs of our students, rightfully so, but what about the needs of the adults? In this session, participants will explore best practices for designing professional development in a remote learning environment. This session is intended for individuals who deliver professional development in their schools or districts.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Albrecht

Laura Albrecht

Research Associate, NC State University - The Friday Institute
Laura Albrecht represents The Friday Institute at NC State University serving as a Digital Innovation Coach. Laura serves school districts across NC to design, develop, and deliver professional learning. Prior to joining The Friday Institute, Laura was a Senior Administrator in WCPSS... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

Meaningful Mastery: Students gain ownership of their learning through pathways and playlists
Limited Capacity full

This session defines what mastery-based progressions are and how students drive their own learning through data analysis and individualized instruction. It's about meeting the students where they are and helping them design a path towards their own mastery goals and outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Nealeigh

Molly Nealeigh

Teacher, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Hi! My name is Molly Nealeigh. I am a 4th grade Mathematics teacher at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. I have taught in a Title I school for six years and am passionate about Mastery Based Learning. In my session, you will learn how to reach all students and explore how to help your... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

Ready to breakout the routine? Use digital breakout activities to engage your students!
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Do you want to use Breakout Activities in your classroom, but don’t have the time or the money? Then this is the session for you! Engage your students using Google Forms and puzzle solving to breakout of the same old activities. Participate in a live demonstration of a digital lock activity. Come break the code while having a good time!

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Carmendy

Caitlin Carmendy

Math Teacher, Mooresville High School
I am Caitlin Carmendy, and I teach Math 1 at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, NC. I am passionate about finding fun and engaging lessons and activities for students to learn math.
avatar for Erin Trahan

Erin Trahan

Math Teacher/AP Statistics, Mooresville High School
Hi! I am a 20+ year high school math teacher from New Orleans, LA. I've enjoyed teaching just about all high school math courses throughout Louisiana, Florida, and now North Carolina!


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet

3:00pm

The Covid Summer Slide
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We know about the “summer slide,” a tendency among students to lose some of the learning gains they acquired during the school year that results in a period of re-teaching each fall. But with students being out of their typical learning environment nearly 2 months longer than normal, should we expect an even bigger “Covid Slide” this year? The answer is... maybe. But there are some things we can do to help reduce this as much as possible. Join be for a small group discussion on some fascinating research by Dr. Megan Kuhfeld on the “Covid Slide” and what we can do to best prepare for the challenging years ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Ratliff

Joshua Ratliff

Professional Learning Specialist, Trinity3 Technology
Josh is a Professional Learning Specialist with Trinity3 Technologies. He is a life-long learner, teacher, and administrator who has dedicated his career to building capacity among educators on the topics of technology integration and digital citizenship.


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

We didn't plan for this! How to weave school improvement planning into uncertain times.
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Looking ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, we all know there are so many unknowns and challenges in our path. But, what can school and district leaders do to incorporate continuous improvement practices into the journey that lies ahead of us? In our informal session, we'll brainstorm how leaders can use strategic planning as a way of focusing the work and to build a sense of hope for the future despite all of the uncertainty that we face. What can we learn from the spring of 2020 to help us build systems and processes that better support our students, staff, and community regardless of how rough the road ahead becomes?

PDF of slide deck added after session and Google Slides version here: https://bit.ly/28MayJGibbs 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jeremy Gibbs

Dr. Jeremy Gibbs

District & Regional Support, NC Department of Public Instruction


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Microsoft Teams

3:00pm

Making Movies in any classroom!
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We learn tips and trips for student content by student filmmakers!

STUDENT VIDEO FOR PROGRAM:
https://vimeo.com/423636951



Speakers
avatar for Andrea DeGette

Andrea DeGette

Teacher CTE, https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreadegette
Andrea DeGette is a filmmaker and educator working with K-12 students since graduating from NYU Film/TV. She currently teaches videography at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough through the CCP Program. Her passion is media literacy and "Students must be able to create work for... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom

3:00pm

Organizing your Google Classroom for Maximum Engagement
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In this session you will learn how to organize your google classroom for maximum engagement and ease of access for students and parents.


Thursday May 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual: Google Meet
 


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