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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, March 4
 

8:00am EST

CETL Exam
CETL Exam
Exam registration opens at 8 AM.
You must be present by 8:45

Speakers
avatar for Marlo Gaddis

Marlo Gaddis

Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System


Wednesday March 4, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:30am EST

Ticket Required: Invention Literacy: Making & Designing
Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world and featured in TED talks. This workshop is new and being delivered throughout the US. You’ll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when teaching the students you serve.


Wednesday March 4, 2020 8:30am - 3:30pm EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am EST

Ticket Required: Designing a Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy
Learn about the design and development process for creating culturally sensitive/responsive learning opportunities for students. We will examine and participate in several key instructional outcome areas that are culturally relevant as well as identify sev technology-rich integration strategies through active learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am EST

Ticket Required: Drawing as a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting
Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketchnoting is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve. You'll leave with simple techniques and examples to employ tomorrow that enhance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, and design. Over the past 17 years, he has keynoted and led workshops across the country at conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel has illustrated books... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am EST

Ticket Required: Give Yourself Permission To Innovate One Mindset At A Time
In this session, we’ll explore the Friday Institute’s researched and practiced mental model (Innovative Leader) which is full of mindset abilities that all innovative educators and leaders must be grounded in. We will discuss strategies to help manage the unique stressors that social service demands. Then take those mindsets and actively dive into scenarios to practice each mental model before you try it back in your school. Finally, you will leave with a new sense of empowerment about the problems you face. Perhaps you'll leave looking at the problems you see today, as no longer problems at all, but rather challenges that lead to new innovative opportunities tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Think Do Thrive, LLC
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am EST

Ticket Required: Implementing Problem-Based Learning through STEAM for Maximum Student Engagement in the Elementary Classroom
In a world where students are constantly bombarded with information, it is crucial for teachers to build learning environments that are designed to motivate students. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tied with STEAM concepts is being used across the world as a framework for engaging students in real-world problems. PBL starts with the problem first, moving the focus from the “grade” to the solution. Come learn more about PBL exploring research and diving into a hands-on activity you can use tomorrow to begin to implement it into your classroom practice.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Technology Integration Specialist, Beyond the Chalk
Dean is an educator, a professional speaker, education consultant, and co-founder of Beyond The Chalk, a Montana based company, focusing on transforming education through teacher and student teaching and learning opportunities. Dean emphasizes creating meaningful relationships as he shares ideas on topics such as Google Apps for Education, Mobile Devices, 1:1 Rollout and Adoption... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am EST

Ticket Required: LAUNCH into Design Thinking
Despite the myth of “digital natives,” most of my students have very little experience using technology as anything more than a consumer device. It doesn’t have to be this way. By using a design thinking framework, teachers can foster creative thinking in every content area. I walk participants through the LAUNCH Cycle, offering practical tips and specific examples. Participants leave feeling inspired, challenged and empowered to create spaces where creativity thrives.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Spencer

Dr. John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am EST

5th Annual Leadership Retreat
This session requires an additional registration

Join us for a redesigned day of professional learning that will leave you inspired and IGNITE your passion for leadership. In addition to a dynamic keynote speaker, Jimmy Casas and breakout sessions by various school, district and state leaders, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an IGNITE session where leaders from across the state will share what they are doing to develop and implement their vision for leading in 2020.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Jessup

Donna Jessup

Past President, NCTIES
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Professional Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Educational Speaker
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Annual State Technology Directors' Meeting
The theme this year is Reimagining Collaboration and Support!

Through a partnership with NCTIES, NCCoSN, and NCDPI DTL, we will honor one of our very own Technology Directors/CTOs as the North Carolina Director of Technology/Chief Technology Officer of The Year. The purpose is to recognize a Technology Leader (Director or CTO) in a Public School Unit (PSU) whose impact on technology's role in transforming learning has been significant.

We look forward to seeing you on March 4 to collaborate, network and learn together through discussions and roundtable events. Please register now and share with your colleagues: bit.ly/NCTIesDirectorsRegistration.

Speakers

Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Ticket Required: Assessing The Health of Your School Library
In this session we will take a deep dive into what it means to create spaces, collections and programming that serve the needs of all learners, are actively anti-biased and support student agency and engagement. Participants will need to bring a digital device and be prepared to dig into their own catalogs, space design and more in order to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Together we’ll critically examine our work and leave with strategies and resources for taking the steps necessary to create libraries that our learners deserve.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Ticket Required: Beyond the Slideshow: Google Slides Activities for All Subjects
We all know Google Slides is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be used to make "Choose Your Own Adventure" style stories, interactive quizzes, online comic strips, storybooks, stop-motion animation, manipulatives, formative feedback in class, peer editing activities, and more? In this session we will explore these and more non-traditional uses of Slides. Learn how students can use Google Slides to express themselves in more ways than just a presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Ticket Required: Teaching SEL and Empathy Through Virtual Field Trips featuring Solve in Time!
Ready to take your students across the globe? Or how about empower your kids to take you back in time and share amazing historical information about your local city? In this session, we will explore a dozen or so possibilities, including VR experiences that can radically transform your teaching and learning. Suggested apps to download in advance- Google Photos, Google Cardboard, Cardboard Camera, Google Street View, YouTube, and Expeditions. This session is an equity activity and extension of the #DesignTeaching concept.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Transformation Agent, LINC
Technology Coach and ConsultantDee Lanier is an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast.  Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Ticket Required: The Future of Learning with Apple
Join us for an exclusive experience for education leaders attending NCTIES 2020.  How do we empower all learners today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we live, the way the world works, and the kind of skills people need to thrive. Technology also presents unique opportunities for learning. Join Apple as we share design principles that are driving the future of learning and what we’re doing to further them.

Explore new tools and features in iPadOS that are ideal for education, including desktop-class browsing in Safari, powerful multitasking tools, improved file management, and enhanced accessibility features. Learn how teachers and students can use their existing Google and Microsoft Office workflows on iPad. Join us to learn how iPadOS takes iPad to a whole new level for education, helping students and teachers be even more productive and creative.


Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-201 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Ticket Required: The Voice: Encourage Student Voice with Podcasts, Video and More
Students can be world changers! Their ideas and the new things they learn deserve to be told. Learn easy ways to use podcasts, video and other tools to give student work an audience AND help them build speaking skills so they can go out and change the world!

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 →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm EST

Ticket Required: Tinker Lab: Creating to Understand
Tinkering is based on a constructivist theory of learning which asserts that knowledge is not simply transmitted from teacher to learner, but actively constructed by the mind of the learner. Research suggests that learners are more likely to develop new insights and understandings while actively engaged in making an external artifact. Participants will design/build/create artifacts that provide opportunities to “think with their hands” in order to construct meaning and understanding, and explore ways in which this learning method can be applied to every classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Technology Integration Specialist, Beyond the Chalk
Dean is an educator, a professional speaker, education consultant, and co-founder of Beyond The Chalk, a Montana based company, focusing on transforming education through teacher and student teaching and learning opportunities. Dean emphasizes creating meaningful relationships as he shares ideas on topics such as Google Apps for Education, Mobile Devices, 1:1 Rollout and Adoption... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
 
Thursday, March 5
 

8:30am EST

Opening Keynote, Scholarships, and Grants
Join us for the opening keynote and the announcement of the scholarship and grant winners.

Thursday March 5, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am EST
RCC-Ballroom C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:30am EST

Opening Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Weston Kieschnick

Weston Kieschnick

Weston Kieschnick is an award winning educator, best-sellingauthor, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is theauthor of the best selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom +New School Innovation = Blended Learning that Works, co-authorof The Learning Transformation: A Guide... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am EST
RCC-Ballrooms 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Advanced Google Integration in the 21st Century Classroom
Teachers will learn about how to hyperdoc google documents, perform google drawing manipulatives, advanced google site integration, and google form entrance and exit tickets. The teachers will be given a variety of demonstrations and be engaged in actively creating and manipulating their own.


https://view.genial.ly/5e59146724fb8c7d46bf56a8/presentation-ncties2020

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Shaun Bock

Shaun Bock

I am a fifth year teacher in Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) who has a passion for driving technological instruction in the classroom to enhance, engage, and excite students for learning.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-305A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Adventure Awaits! Creating and Collaborating with Makey Makey
Creative writing takes on a whole new meaning when you add some cool technology!
2 Noisy Librarians will share ways to bring writing and STEM to life in the library with Makey Makey and Scratch. Students' projects include a Monsterously Cool Character and Interactive weather boards. Along with offering support for getting started, participants will explore Scratch.edu class set up and receive Google folder with lesson resources and Scratch How to’s. Participants should have access to a chromebook or a chrome-based laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Biecker

Candace Biecker

media specialist, Shawboro Elementary School
I love to learn! What should we talk about???? Ummm....anything and everything. I find the extraordinary in the ordinary everyday. You never know where the next idea will come from....
avatar for Shelly Haskell

Shelly Haskell

Media Specialist Tech Facilitator, Currituck County
Media and Technology Teacher Ma.Ed; Ma. Ed. Technology I am a Currituck native and live on Knotts Island. I received a BA from ECU in Literature and Philosophy. I received my American Montessori teaching credentials and worked in Montessori schools for three years. I then received... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Best Practices to Increase Your Instructional Uptime
Question & Answer as needed throughout the presentation and at the end.

Speakers
EO

Eric Ogden

Presenter, Trinity3 Technology
Presenter

Exhibitors
avatar for Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology
Booth: 849, 851, 948, 950Trinity3 is a leader in the Education Technology Marketplace for both new and recertified tech ranging from Chromebooks, desktops, mobiles to servers, storage, and networking hardware. Our staff and premium partners provide industry leading warranties and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology
Booth: 849, 851, 948, 950Trinity3 is a leader in the Education Technology Marketplace for both new and recertified tech ranging from Chromebooks, desktops, mobiles to servers, storage, and networking hardware. Our staff and premium partners provide industry leading warranties and... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Blended Learning: Make the Perfect Instructional and Learning Smoothie
Facilitators are modeling what blended learning looks like from a teacher/facilitator perspective while participants are actively engaged and learning about aspects of blended learning and how to make it work for their classroom. The session will include ways to use formative assessments, digital tools, and sound pedagogy strategies and activities to create the perfect "blend". Participants will be immersed in the topic by using digital tools on their devices such as mentimeter, gimkit, pear deck as well as participate in oral discussion, collaboration and other active/hands-on activities that do not require technology. Participants will leave the session understanding the balance of technology with sound pedagogical practices and classroom activities that engage students with more than just monotone 'screen time' and incorporate brain-based strategies and C's of an innovative classroom.

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 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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Building Robots to Build Relationships
We started a schoolwide robotics program where students are paired with a teacher from another grade level and different peers to learn to build and code a new type of robot each year. At the end of the year, we do a schoolwide showcase where the students model their projects they created with research and makerspace skills on how their robot could be used to solve "real world" problems. We would bring various robots for attendees to play with and share student project examples so they can see how it looks K-5. We would also talk about how we got funding and how to start small and grow a program teachers and principals may be interested in starting. We will address how we used this program to build positive relationships with adults and students as well as positive peer relationships. This would be a great launch in districts for other schools to follow.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Witten

Stephanie Witten

Educational Media and Technology Facilitator, Gaston County Schools
Stephanie Nash Witten is the Educational Media and Technology Facilitator for Hawks Nest STEAM Academy. In her 11th year of teaching, she also has taught kindergarten and second grade at Lingerfeldt Elementary, Woodhill Elementary, and HNSA. She also has been a Pinnacle Leader of... Read More →
avatar for Kasey Barnes

Kasey Barnes

Hawks Nest STEAM Academy, Gaston County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Digital Portfolios with Seesaw and Google Sites #appsmashtastic
Want your students to create digital portfolios? Not sure whether to use Seesaw or Google Sites? Why not appsmash and use both. Attendees will walk away with ideas and tools to start integrating both Seesaw and Google to make dynamic digital portfolios.

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 March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Endless Engagement for the K-5 Classroom
We plan to engage participates with high energy and interactive games, such as, Quizlet Live, Kahoot, Joy Hacks-ways to hack your instruction with engaging activities, room transformations, and ways to keep kids active during instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Talbott

Ashley Talbott

2nd Grade Teacher, Surry County Schools
I teach 2nd grade and love it! I am very passionate about education and the use of technology.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-307 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Engage, Motivate, and Excite Your Students with Interactive Lessons
Tired of the old Powerpoint presentations and looking out into your classroom to see bored students? Try something new and engage them with Nearpod! This engaging program combines your existing presentations with real-time interactivity and feedback. No longer will your students sit idly by as your slideshow progresses on the projector, they'll look forward to a student-centered, interactive learning experience!

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

EnVISION This...Student Engagement with Digital Locks!
The session will begin with participants completing a digital lock activity using clues and puzzles. Participants will be answering questions through a Google Form which will provide a clue for what to do next. Examples of other variations of digital locks and puzzle coding activities will be provided. Instructions on building a digital lock activity through Google Forms will also be shown. Based on the positive feedback from our Google Lockbox sessions over the last three years, the intent of this session is to provide more ways to use Google Forms to dive deeper into digital lock type activities and the endless applications.

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 March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Esports: From the Ground Up
Esports is growing at an amazing rate but a lot of education professionals don’t know where to start. Luckily, we do and we’ll give you the building blocks to begin

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Ignite Learning with iPad
Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad.  Get hands on with Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, drawing, coding, and augmented reality.  Learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Join us for an immersive learning experience.

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-201 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent, Vendor

10:00am EST

Intro to Pear Deck (Microsoft)
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Teachers at schools using Microsoft Office 365 apps like PowerPoint Online and Teams can add the magic of formative assessments and interactive questions to their classroom experience. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.
In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to:
1) Design a brand-new lesson or open an existing presentation from OneDrive.
2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard.
3) Capture student responses with Team Drive and Takeaways with One Note.
By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a free Pear Deck Premium account!

Speakers
avatar for Sachelle Dorencamp

Sachelle Dorencamp

Digital Learning and Teaching Facilitator, Onslow County Schools
Sachelle Dorencamp is a Digital Learning and Teaching Facilitator (DLTF) for Onslow County Schools. She is an Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Master Trainer, Flipgrid Certified Educator and was featured as OneNote's Teacher of the Week. Sachelle loves being in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Christy Torres

Christy Torres

Digital Learning and Teaching Facilitator, Onslow County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Marriott-Chancellor 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Let the Battle Begin! An Engaging Form of Assessment
As educators, we are always assessing our students to see what they have learned and using this data to determine what they need to learn next. Boss Battles are a way to make these essential moments more engaging for our students. I want to briefly share my experience and the impact it has made in my own classroom. During this time, I will share how I developed them using simple tools like Google Slides and Google Forms and how it can be as easy as a whole class activity or provided instant feedback to individuals students or small groups. Participants will get the chance to experience a Boss Battle and have time to work on creating their own.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Monroe

Caitlin Monroe

Fourth Grade Teacher, Brassfield Elementary, Wake County School, NC
Caitlin Monroe, currently a Fourth Grade Teacher at Brassfield Elementary School in Wake County Public School System. She has experience teaching second and first grade. Caitlin has a passion for purpose driven learning and using gamification to increase motivation and engagement... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Making Virtual a Reality: VR in the classroom
Participants will be able to try out a few different VR apps using Oculus goggles. We'll go over a brief "here's how we use it in classes at different levels (mostly elementary and high school)" then move into a "come try them out" time. We have 10, so people will have to share, but we can also screencast one group's VR experience for others to watch.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Armistead

Leigh Armistead

Media Coordinator, REYNOLDS HS
avatar for Suzanne Hinesley

Suzanne Hinesley

Media Coordinator, Haw Creek Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Music Creation in the Digital Classroom
Music is a medium that can be used in many disciplines throughout a school. Garageband® is the perfect tool to enhance this digital literacy. This session on Garageband®, will give instruction on how to use Live Loops in a multi-media classroom. Participants will rehearse, develop, and record a complete song with DJ FX. Topics learned are recording, song form and structure, and knowledge that will enhance the use of Live Loops for all subjects and disciplines. Participants will need to bring an iPad or iPhone and headphones/earbuds for this session. This session is for any teacher K-12. 

Speakers
avatar for Grayson Bedenbaugh

Grayson Bedenbaugh

Upper School Instructional Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
I am currently serving as the Technology Facilitator for the Upper School at Charlotte Christian School. I previously taught middle grades language arts and social studies for five years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State and am working on my... Read More →
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Heather Wilson

Middle School Tech Facilitator, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
I am in my seventh year as a teacher and my first as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Charlotte Christian School. Previously, I spent six years teaching Science and Social Studies in Gaston County Schools. During my tenure in Gaston County Schools, I served for five years... Read More →
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Don Humphries

Music Teacher, Charlotte Christian School
I have been a music teacher at Charlotte Christian School for 22 years. In that time I have taught band, orchestra, and ukulele. I am now teaching Music History and Creative Media - art, photography, video, and music using Everyone Can Create curriculum from Apple. I also teach all... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-305B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Personalized Learning Paths for Littles
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 resources you can use when creating a learning path (edpuzzle, Seesaw, flipgrid, epic, hyperdocs, raz-kids, boomcard, Freckle,screencastify videos, etc). 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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April Miller

Library and Media Coordinator, Oxford Elementary
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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 March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Seeing Clearly What Our Students Know: Engaging Assessment Choices for 3-8th Graders
Describe how you intend to actively involve session participants and what they will learn during your presentation. The key word here is "actively" - we're looking for engaged learners, not a Powerpoint presentation. (This section will be used by NCTies staff in the selection process and so will not be seen by attendees.)

Session participants will receive an overview of engaging assessment strategies, opportunities, and test alternatives including, building game based activities, iMovie, Google My Maps, Google Sites, FlipGrid, and Scratch. Presenters will then discuss successful grading and student reflection techniques with participants. (While grading will be discussed, the focus of the session will be on assessment strategies due to various grading policies throughout the state.)

Participants will also learn to build a network of inspiration via popular educator social media accounts and hashtags.

After the overview, participants can break out into work sessions with presenter support. This will provide time for participants to collaborate, review resources, ask questions, and prepare activities for their own students with guidance from presenters and their peers. During this work time, there will also be a back channel discussion for teachers to share grading techniques and strategies that have been or may be effective for alternative assessing activities.

The session will conclude with a 5 minute assessment period in which participants will engage in first hand alternative assessing experience by showing what they know via one of the shared strategies, or one they come up with on their own.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Sending Out an SOS (Spotlight on Strategies)
Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) is a series of creative, research-based instructional strategies, presented by teachers for teachers. These strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Learn how to use these with your Discovery Education service, and discover the high level of engagement that your students will experience. 

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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Marriott-Congressional A & B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

The Makerspace Movement is Real Awesome: Linking the "Old School Crafty" with New Age Technology
In this session attendees will see how to combine the use of technology while students are creating projects and problem solving with makerspace mentality. Attendees will see and leave with 10-20 lesson plans that are PBL inspired and cover all subject areas. Some of the session highlights are:
Chatterpix: Make anything talk with this free app,
Stop Motion Animation: Animation through the use of the free imotion app,
Green Screen Technology with WeVideo,
SeeSaw: how to use the online portfolio with students to showcase projects,
Rocket Book Notebooks and the app to demonstrate digital note taking and project planning, and
LittleBits Electronics: creating cities using these circuit bits

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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

Using Creativity Tools to Enhance, Extend, and Empower
I will introduce the Triple E framework. I will then highlight programs that support each area of the framework. Through the process I will lead participants through an introduction of Flipgrid, Sites, ScreenCastify, Jamboard, and Canva

Speakers
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Curtiss Strietelmeier

Education Strategist, CDW-G
Curtiss Strietelmeier is a K-12 Education Strategist on the education strategy team for CDW·G. An experienced educator, technology trainer, Director of Technology and District Superintendent, Curtiss works with school districts to assist them with selecting and implementing technology... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Using Google Classroom to facilitate collaboration, feedback, and executive functioning support.
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Access at PDF of the presentation here: http://bit.ly/2PSbmad

We will demo some of my favorite strategies for using google classroom, both by discussion and by using actual assignments/discussion questions via classroom. I will talk a little bit about executive functioning in adolescents and the importance of tools like Google Classroom to support these students, then we will use Classroom to collaborate on some executive functioning related materials and demo how feedback works in classroom. Executive functioning is the what and Google Classroom strategies are the how.

Speakers
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Rachel Lawrence

Instructional Technology Lead Teacher, Woods Charter School
I teach CPM Integrated I and AP Statistics, as well as assorted computer science courses. I use a holistic, student driven grading system, support teachers in my building in their use of instructional technology, and have a particular interest in how instructional technology intersects... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

10:00am EST

DLI Innovation Academy: Growing Design Thinkers Across K-12 Classrooms
Moore County Schools is in the middle of a transformation within our K-5 schools that is rooted in the integration of design thinking, digital learning, and the 4 C's. Our teachers are having great success with embedding this flexible problem solving process in their daily work, and our students are benefitting from the culture shift in learning. Our K-5 schools have become the catalysts for change in our secondary schools.
In this session, participants will get their hands and minds on several easy, practical strategies to bring design thinking back to their buildings, no matter the grade level or content!

Speakers
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Lee Ann Holmes

Specialist, Moore County Schools
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Steve Johnson

Assistant Director of Technology-Digital Learning, Moore County Schools
Steve is a former kindergarten and 2nd grade teacher who left the classroom to help support teachers in the use of digital tools.  He's been an educator for 20 years and has been very fortunate to work with outstanding colleagues along the way.   He currently works to support the... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Sheraton-Hannover 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Using Expeditions for Equity
Do you want to create experiences that allow your students to wonder and wander? Do you believe that not all classrooms have four walls? Are you interested in learning how to use your resources to have an inclusive and equitable school that provides free learning experiences for all students? If so, this session is for you. Students need to explore the world, interact with the environment and learn how to connect their learning. You will get ideas for how to provide opportunities that align with the standards and take students outside of their county and their state.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Sheraton-Governors 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

#GridPlans: Flipgrid Your Sub Plans
This is NO sit-and-get. After a very brief intro, participants will move around to access devices and resources to actually create their own #GridPlans on-the-spot. Teachers don't have time to type out effective sub plans. Using this platform's ease of video creation and organization, Flipgrid allows teachers to talk directly to their students so that nothing is lost in translation. No more fluff days! With #GridPlans, meaningful instruction continues in the teacher's "absence." Participants will leave with living resources from kylehamstra.com/gridplans.

Speakers
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Tanya Churchill

Digital Learning Coordinator, WCPSS
Tanya has been an educator with Wake County Public Schools since 2000 as a 4th grade teacher, science specialist, Instructional Technology Facilitator and now a Digital Learning Coordinator. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, as well as a Flipgrid Certified Educator... Read More →
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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 →
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Heather Kaiser

AIG consultant/teacher, Cumberland County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marriott-State Ballroom B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Coaching for Equity
How do truly coach for equity in 2020? In this session, participants will examine how identity, power, and school culture may impact coaching relationships. We will also critically reflect on our actions and behaviors while coaching one another. Come prepared to be uncomfortable, but leave with a greater sense of purpose.

Speakers
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Patricia Hilliard

Research Scholar, NC State University - The Friday Institute
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Blake Wiggs

PD & School Initiatives Coordinator, Craven County Schools
Blake Wiggs is currently the Professional Development and School Initiatives Coordinator at Craven County Schools. In addition to coaching, much of his work is grounded in organizational behavior, innovation management, and community development. He received both his M.A. in Teaching... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Sheraton-Hannover 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Increase Productivity: Strategies and Tools to Transform Your Workflow
In this session participants will learn two methods for increasing productivity and digital tools to support implementation. They will walk away with structures in place that will immediately help them to be more efficient.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Sheraton-Governors 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Leading the Way: Personalized Learning in Catawba County Schools
Catawba County Schools Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction will present the vision and implementation of personalized learning in our district. Learn how Catawba County is balancing multiple, school-based initiatives, community and chamber of commerce support such as K-64 and family demands for responsive, innovative education choices.

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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Sheraton-Oak Forest B 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

The Art and Science of Presenting
As leaders, we are tasked with accomplishing a multitude of tasks in a short period of time. After this session, the days of sitting through mundane presentations will be long gone. Whether working with adults or students, the skillful presenter pays attention to affective and cognitive elements. Learn tips to create an effective presentation and improve your skills as a leader.

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Hanley

Wanda Hanley

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public Schools
I love using tech tools in the classroom! I use a variety of tech tools with projects, but also for instruction. One of my favorites is Discovery Education and their SOS strategies, which bring the class to life! Choices empower students, so I believe in providing students with choices... Read More →
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Jennifer Fine

Elementary Science Senior Administrator, Wake County Public School System
I LOVE learning and facilitating learning for people of ALL ages, but especially adults. I am blessed with many opportunities to teach and learn with others through my role as the Wake County Public School Elementary Science Senior Administrator. I also work an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Sheraton-Hannover 3 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Understanding Data Privacy
Data Privacy and Security are hot topics today for educators across the nation. We will share resources for helping you understand FERPA, COPPA, and CIPA, as well as answers to commonly asked questions and best practices related to this topic.

Speakers
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Marlo Gaddis

Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System
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Allison Reid

Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries, Wake County Schools
Allison Reid is an experienced teacher, CETL certified technology leader, and Google Certified Trainer who is certified English, Theatre Arts, and Technology, with a Master of Education (MEd) focused in Instructional Technology from NC State University. Allison is a member of the... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Sheraton-Oak Forest A 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Applied Digital Skills - Google's Free Tech Skills Curriculum for all Subjects
Do our students have the skills they need to get a job and succeed in life when they graduate? Have they mastered the 4 C's (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity)? One way to help prepare our students is with Google's free Applied Digital Skills curriculum. This program is made of self-paced, video-based, engaging, hands-on projects that combine tech, job, and life skills. Learn how you and your students can use this curriculum in any subject area to engage your students and extend their learning.

Speakers
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Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marriott-State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Let's Get Real
"Real-world education"; how many times have you heard that? Our job is to prepare students for the real world, and the real world of 2020 and beyond looks a lot different than the real world of yesteryear. Today's careers require students to have a series of skills that didn't exist until recently. Learn how to harness FREE graphic design, web design, and multimedia tools to provide your students with real-world skills that will benefit them long after they leave your classroom. You'll leave this session with examples for any grade or content area, and hands-on experience you can take back and implement in your own classroom as early as next week!

Speakers
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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.
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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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marriott-University A 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

10:00am EST

Students as Creators: Building a Classroom Culture Conducive to Creativity
Student driven learning has amazing potential, but what opportunities can we provide to empower students to create? In this session, we will engage, explore, and reflect on models and resources to help build our student's confidence, agency in learning and creative capacities. As well as address the greatest question of all: how do I assess creative work?

Speakers
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Brittany Miller

Digital Learning Coach, William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NCSU
Brittany Miller works to inspire teachers to rethink their roles in the classroom and build their capacity for student-centered learning by first engaging teachers in the types of experiences and environments that shows them how. This mindset drives her projects at the Friday Institute... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marriott-University C 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am EST

Supercharged Literacy: Strategies and Digital Tools to Support Content Area Literacy
We are all literacy teachers--yes, even you! The National Center for Education Statistics reports that children who develop powerful literacy skills not only read better than their peers, but they also develop early numeracy skills at a faster rate and write with greater proficiency. Supporting literacy in all content areas, at all grade levels, for all kids, all the time is a mission statement that should be shared by every stakeholder in a school building. In this session, Weston will model how innovative technology tools can be combined with the most effective reading strategies to promote literacy in all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Weston Kieschnick

Weston Kieschnick

Weston Kieschnick is an award winning educator, best-sellingauthor, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is theauthor of the best selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom +New School Innovation = Blended Learning that Works, co-authorof The Learning Transformation: A Guide... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marriott-State Ballroom C 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop, Featured Speaker

10:00am EST

Build a Simple Microscope and Keep it!
Bring science to life for your students in this interactive and hands-on workshop! Bring your smartphone or iPad. If you are able, also bring things to look at (ideas: lint from your pocket, money, cloth, torn paper, flower petals, salt, and bugs).

Speakers
avatar for Bob Goldstein

Bob Goldstein

Biology Professor, UNC Chapel Hill
I will be running the microscopes-building workshop at NCTIES 2020 on THURSDAY,10:00-11:30AM. Come build a microscope, take it away and use it with your students when you go back to your school! The microscopes are great with the NC elementary school essential science curriculum for... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marriott-State Ballroom A 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop (Featured Speaker)

10:00am EST

Sketchnotes: Tools and Tactics for Visual Notetaking
Sketchnoting is a fun, visual, brain-friendly way to remember important ideas and make sense of them for others. In this session, you’ll learn some sketchnoting basics and best practices. You’ll learn how to create them digitally or on paper. You’ll also get a chance to create your first sketchnote!

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 March 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-Ballroom C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

"Cellphone Drop"
Students will use the Google SciJournal application to ‘investigate the motion’ and forces experiences when the cellphone is in a box and dropped from shoulder length height. In addition, the differences when phone-cradling techniques are applied. The measurement focus within the application are the X-, Y-, and Z- accelerometer sensors from cellphone technology.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 41 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

"Digital Portfolio Reflections: Easy as ABC, Simple as 123"
During this presentation, 1st grade students will share our "Digital Portfolio Reflections: Easy as ABC, Simple as 123" format of reflecting. They will teach participants the steps of A:choose ARTIFACT that B:BEST C:CONNECTS to standard(s) and use the Seesaw comments to share 1:what it shows they KNOW 2:a GLOW (positive thing) and 3:a way they can GROW (area of improvement). Students will share multiple digital tools/apps lower elementary students can use to share learning in digital portfolios.

Speakers
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Renee White

Teacher, WCPSS
I am a 1st grade teacher at Herbert Akins Road Elementary in Fuquay Varina, NC. I have been teaching in elementary education for 18 years and have taught many different grades. I am AIG certified and have a Master's Degree in Reading. I am originally from Ohio, where I attended... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 8 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

"Our Environment"
Students will use Vernier probes and to obtain data that will be synced to computer application to analyze observations conducted. Chemistry, Biology, and Earth and Environmental course concepts will be applied as cross-content curriculum showing information discussed in classes are used from a general science perspective. In addition, help people become aware and understand how science is important.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 42 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

1st Grade Digital Portfolios
The WCPSS Vision 2020 Strategic Plan calls for the development of digital portfolios. Join our HSES First graders and learn how they have created digital portfolios utilizing: Google Suite, Screencastify, Chatterpix, Flipgrid, and other apps in showcasing their learning. Most portfolio entries also include a personal reflection added by each student. If you have a vision to incorporate digital portfolios into your 2020 classroom, you won’t want to miss our digital portfolio student showcase!

Speakers
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Kami Esterline

First Grade Teacher, Holly Springs Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 16 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

4Cs + Technology = 2020 Vision
Discover how first graders incorporate the 4C’s in literacy using a multitude of learning applications. Students will demonstrate how they use eWise along with Destiny, NCWiseOwl, Seesaw, Google Classroom, and other applications to share their learning and build a digital portfolio. The skills utilized by the students will show how they have become critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators and creators.

Speakers
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Rhesia Mitchell

Teacher, WCPSS
Rhesia Mitchell has been an educator since 1992--all in the Wake County Public School System. She has taught kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and technology integration/maker space. She currently teaches first grade at Forestville Road Elementary. Rhesia is a Seesaw Ambassador... Read More →
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Sharon Hart

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


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 6 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Animated Animal Habitats
Teams of 1st graders integrated visual arts, tech, math, ELA, & science to create books & videos during an animal habitat PBL. After researching, creating a nonfiction ebook, building a habitat using 3D shapes, making clay animals, & filming a narrated StopMotion video, teams will share their products at a Meet the Author event. Students will show NCTIES attendees how they created the books & videos, as well as explain the math & art connections made in creating the habitat & their animals.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 3 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Blind to see without technology: An expose on NC Environmental Issues
In our world today, the issues we face cannot always be seen clearly! Our South Garner Titans will give you 20/20 vision on some of the environmental issues that affect North Carolina today. Using critical thinking, our biology students explored a variety of topics then used technology tools, collaboration and creativity to create Public Service announcements that address environmental issues in our state. After visiting with our Titans, your environmental eyesight will undoubtedly improve!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Pennica

Heather Pennica

Library Media Specialist & Tech Coordinator, South Garner


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table # 40

10:30am EST

Bugging Out!
At Highfalls, we look beyond the book! 2nd graders were excited to engineer Even and Odd bugs! Tinkercad gave a glimpse into the engineering of products and how they are replicated by 3D printers. Students also brought their bugs to life with Chatterpix! 2nd graders will share their Bugs and their own experiences. Participants will design their own bug and bring it to life via ChatterPix. They will be able to perfectly see how Tinkercad and Chatterpix are great additions to the classroom!

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 10 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Busy Bees
At Highfalls Elementary, kindergarten students want others to see clearly that learning is fun! Students use technology and teamwork to demonstrate their mastery of standards. Our kindergarteners have been engaged as they have practiced basic math and reading skills in a variety of ways. These students will showcase their communication and critical thinking skills while working in small groups to solve problems and program Bee-Bots and locate the corresponding answers on a grid.



Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 12 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Class Notebooks + Papercuits Visions = Lightbulb Moments!
Explore ways to use paper based electronics in notebooks to make them interactive, engaging, and purposeful. My students have designed notebooks to integrate paper circuits with makey makey kits, led’s, and art. These interactive notebooks showcase instructional content, graphic organizers, teach and assess vocabulary. This technology is innovative and practical as it connects STEAM with writing and enhances learning outcomes in all subjects. We are creating a new vision for 2020 learners!



Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 37 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Coding Micro:Bits to Take Book Reports Into 2020
In this cross-curricular unit, fourth graders read tall tales, identified & analyzed their components, and created a model of the main character citing evidence from the text. Then following the Engineering Design Process, created a larger than life scenario from their tale, incorporating a Micro:bit and a Servo Motor to animate their models using the Microsoft MakeCode coding editor. NC Technology Standard 4.IN.1.2, ISTE Standards 4 & 5.

Speakers
avatar for Caren Long

Caren Long

Media Coordinator, Union Intermediate School/Sampson County Schools
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Jennifer King

3rd Grade Teacher, Hobbton Elementary
I have a masters degree in Instructional Technology. I am currently in a regular education setting, and I try to incorporate technology as much as I can in my classroom design.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 33 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Coding with CoSpaces: Bringing Learning to Life at Elise Middle School
“Seeing is believing” and in this student showcase, participants will be immersed in a world of student created virtual reality. From the hydrosphere, ecosystems, and genetics, 8th grade students at Elise Middle School are using CoSpaces to code their own virtual reality experiences to bring science standards to life. Students will share the CoSpaces that they have created and conference attendees will learn how they can use this technology to create their own experiences with students!

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 35 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

DASHing into March Madness
You'll want to be a spectator at this event! In this student showcase, players will share how they connect equivalent fractions and coding to "make the shot." By using their prior knowledge of fractions, students will program Dash to the location on the court that is equivalent to their task card. Spectators will see how Dash can be used to support cross curricular connections.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 13 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Digital Interactive Notebooks
Using Google Slides students will share how they create digital interactive notebooks for all subjects. Digital interactive notebooks allows students to use creativity, collaboration, critical thinking & communication in one spot. Audience members will learn how easy it is to use Google Slides to create digital interactive notebooks & the students’ thought process. Audience members will leave the presentations envisioning how they can use digital interactive notebooks at their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Collins

Kim Collins

5th Grade Teacher, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 21 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Digital Storytelling through Scratch Coding
6th Grade ELA students from WYWLA will showcase their digital storytelling narrative using Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/). Students wrote their own short story based on the Hero’s Journey archetype. They then used the code program to bring one scene to life using character sprites, relevant backdrops, movement, and sound (Standards RL.6.6 & W.6.3). Students will use laptops to display their Scratch narratives to attendees and teach attendees to write programs using the Scratch code blocks.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson

School Library Media Coordinator & Technology Specialist, WCPSS
I started my education career as a High School Social Studies Teacher (Civics & Economics and US History for 10 years). In addition to my MLS degree (076-Media Specialist), I also have both my 077 and 079 certificates (technology). I have worked as both a Media Specialist and an Instructional... Read More →
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Spencer Williams

Teacher, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table # 38

10:30am EST

EarSight: Using Flipgrid as an Assistive Technology Tool for Visually Impaired Students
School: Elise Middle School

Elise Elite is a rookie FLL team consisting of 6th and 8th-grade students. We are an all-female team that strongly believes in the empowerment of women to contribute to the advancement of STEM fields. Elise Elite has a fierce determination to make a positive impact in our community through our innovation. Our strong ideals have fueled us to use what we have wisely in our pursuit of cooperation, creativity, and greater accessibility in our society.  
Our school, Elise Middle, was established in 1903. The school is very spread out and the buildings are not connected. We have a student at our school who is blind and we noticed he had a hard time getting around safely and independently.  To provide support to this student, we use the app Flipgrid to create "EarSight". With this app, the student identifies the QR code using a braille trigger on the classroom door. The student scans the QR code and a voice tells you where you are, the subject, and who the teacher is. It will help visually impaired students navigate around school.  

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 36 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Envision This: Read, Record & Reflect to Assess!
Students at WYWLA will address ELA & Science standards by showcasing their screencasts (screencastomatic.com, free), Flipgrid (@flipgrid.com, free), & Green Screen (doink.com, $2.99). The ELA portion compared a refugee character to a character in Inside Out and Back Again. Science was incorporated through a PSA about an environmental issue. Laptop stations will be used which will provide attendees the opportunity to create their own vision of screencasts, Flipgrids, and digital portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson

School Library Media Coordinator & Technology Specialist, WCPSS
I started my education career as a High School Social Studies Teacher (Civics & Economics and US History for 10 years). In addition to my MLS degree (076-Media Specialist), I also have both my 077 and 079 certificates (technology). I have worked as both a Media Specialist and an Instructional... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 39 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

EV3 Robots & Literacy
In this student presentation, students will be demonstrating how they use Lego EV3 kits in conjunction with our ELA curriculum. We innovatively use our coding skills to connect with novels. With our Lego EV3 kits, students will explain how they explore, create and share their literacy connections as they build and program projects. Students are challenged and are deeply engaged with literacy, engineering, technology, and coding, sparking a love for experimentation and investigation.

Speakers
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Emily Law

3rd Grade Teacher


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 32 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Fourth Graders teach tech to the future… First Graders!
4th graders use their digital literacy knowledge to instruct and guide 1st graders in technology use. 1st graders will demonstrate how they appropriately use technology in creating digital portfolios with Google Sites and Seesaw, demonstrating their learning in a variety of ways. As the 4th graders incorporate lessons in digital citizenship, the 1st graders develop a clear understanding of a digital footprint. All students will present the processes used to implement and model a Vision 2020.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Hawley

Terri Hawley

4th Grade Teacher, WCPSS
I started as an elementary classroom teacher. Jumped in the job of ITF at two high schools just as they were going 1:1. The next stop was a BYOD high school as they began using Google Apps for Education. Then, at two elementary schools in WCPSS learning something new every day! Now... Read More →
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Cindy Fields

1st Grade Teacher


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 1 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Geo-Animal Digital Zoo
In line with Vision 2020, students will create a 3-dimensional animal model using geometric shapes. In collaborating with peers, they will research facts about their animal and compose a non-fiction book. Using their physical model and writing, students will use a variety of different tools to App Smash a movie presentation about their animal. Apps used are the camera, Seesaw, Google Slides, DoInk Green Screen, and Shadowpuppets. Students will share their pesentation and explain how they created it. 

Speakers
avatar for Janet Glasgow

Janet Glasgow

1st Grade Teacher, Wake County Public Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 30 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Global Coding Vision Comes True
Three years ago, our vision was to transform our 5th grade coding club into a class for all students, K-5th to learn how to code. Now, our new coding and robotics class uses a hands-on approach that is both global and collaborative. Students share projects in a global forum. Their projects, using Scratch or Wonder Robots, teach standards-aligned academic content to students in other countries.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 5 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Grooving with Spheros
Students will show various ways that they use the sphero to help them understand the core subjects. They will show the attendees the projects they have created, explaining the process they went through to get to the finished project, which involved some coding. This applies to the theme of the show in the way that a problem was presented and the students took their knowledge and vision in order to come up with an end product.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 31 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

HighTech High - Student-Led Tech Support Services
What is the vision for our 21st Century students? To create citizens who can be leaders, who can figure out solutions, and who are comfortable with technology. Welcome to our HighSchool High class... a student-designed class that teaches troubleshooting, computer repair, technology support, research, and presentation skills and then extend those skills to facilitate most of the tech support for our K-12 schools. Come see how they developed HTH, ask questions, and see if HTH will work for you!


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 44 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

How Its Made 2.0
Are you curious about how they make bean boozled jelly beans, game controllers or fidget puzzles? A group of inquisitive Innovative young investigators guide you through unforgettable virtual reality experiences. The 5th grade sleuths polled their peers and crafted virtual tours that provide answers for inquiring minds of all ages. You can literally use your "vision" to participate in their VISION.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 27 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Interactive Frog Habitats
Conference attendees will see and hear a frog’s habitat come to life as they interact with a diorama created by 3rd graders. Students research information about a frog's behaviors, habitat, appearance, and adaptations. Students write and publish an essay about their frog and create a diorama that displays their chosen frog and its habitat. The interactive diorama will come to life as key elements of the frog and its habitat are accessed through Makey Makeys and audio recordings.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 15 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Knowledge=Love+Light+Vision
Students will be challenged to create a unique, interactive project that will both utilize lights and help another in some way.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 22 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Lead the Way and TAKE ACTION!
What is Social Action and how can we take part to make a difference? Students address this question by researching and analyzing content to explain a social action concern in our school, community, or country. As knowledgeable constructors, students develop a research report to present on social issues using critical thinking, creativity, and opinions. As innovative designers and creative communicators, students develop TED Talks highlighting social issues/actions to grow awareness.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 28 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

MakeyMaking It From Scratch: A Recipe for Creativity
Elementary students (4th grade) will showcase games, and interactive activities they have created using Scratch and Makey Makey. Their samples will include projects created to demonstrate mastery of concepts in Math, Science, and ELA. Students will share with visitors how they wrote the code with Scratch and designed the input devices using Makey Makey.

Speakers
avatar for MaryLu Ringwood

MaryLu Ringwood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, WCPSS
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Forestville Road Elementary 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. As we have moved to various forms of remote and hybrid... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 7 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Poverty at a Glance
In this presentation, we will be utilizing different tools such as Google Tours, Animoto, and Canva within a Google Site to disseminate information and bring awareness to the plight of the impoverished and how it affects the entirety of the human race. Attendees will virtually travel to various places around the world to visually experience the environment that surrounds them.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Silvers

Nicole Silvers

Instructional Technology Facilitator


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 34 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Seesaw with ELs
My students would love to share their excitement for Seesaw! They have been empowered to use Seesaw in our ESL classroom to create, reflect, collaborate, and share their work. We use Seesaw to explore the four domains of language development - reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additionally, our families are connected to their students’ accounts to allow them to actively participate in their student’s learning.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 2 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Soaring Through Books With STEM
I will show how read-alouds literature can be connected to science, math, technology, and engineering with activities that drive students to think critically about what they have read and to problem solve. The theme for the conference is how to integrate literacy and STEM in the general classroom. There will be examples of STEM activities that we did in my own classroom. There also will be a STEM activity the audience can do.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 11 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Special Alert: A Message from your HSES Weather Experts
Kindergarteners will understand and observe weather types and patterns (K.E.1). Students will use Google Drawing to create digital weather graphs and present research. They will summarize daily weather conditions (K.E.1.2) and compare weather patterns from season to season (K.E.1.3) by producing video reports using Green Screen technology to share with their classmates. Individual student Google Portfolios will be used to present weather information to classmates and conference attendees.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 18 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Storybots!
Highfalls students look to move stories beyond the paper! They use technology and collaboration to demonstrate their learning. First graders have developed communication and critical thinking skills by creating story maps and programming Spheros to create a visualization of the events from the text.
Students will show participants their story map creations and demonstrate how to code the Spheros as they retell the story. Participants will see visions of the text are brought to life.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 9 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Student Leaders with Vision
Who knows what students need to succeed? Successful students know! The NCVPS Peer Tutoring Center student leaders actively engage in all aspects of the organization's operations which provides unique leadership opportunities and real-world experiences as their vision grows the program. Upswing, Canvas, Blogger, GitHub, Zoom, and a student developed AI are used to connect students in the pursuit of engagement beyond the classroom. Meet student volunteers and see these programs in action.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Pullen

Crystal Pullen

Outreach and Support Coordinator, NC Virtual
After 11 years teaching with NC Virtual, I am now the Outreach and Support Coordinater working with NC Virtual's non-public students. In 2009, I collaborated on the creation of the NC Virtual Peer Tutoring Center and continue to lead the program as we grow and develop to support students... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 45 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Students Can: Lead Edcamps!
Our kindergarten and fourth grade students will organize, plan, and facilitate EdCamps with their peers. The theme will include digital learning and a focus on the Positivity Project character strengths. Kindergarten students will share their vision for what they would like to learn and be able to do (coding, new apps, Google applications, extending Positivity Project learning) with fourth grade students. Once topics are agreed upon, students will begin to plan for the EdCamp workshops.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 20 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Text Trips: Using Google My Maps to Document Literary Text Adventures
First graders at HSES took their own spin on Google Lit Trips. Using books from the ReadyGen curriculum students used Google My Maps to map out, mark, and describe the places their minds traveled to through the texts. They incorporated images and text details to document their global learning. Student presenters will have the opportunity to draw conference attendees into the world of the books they studied, embodying 2020 vision with an around the world perspective.

Speakers
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Jennifer Lozada

First Grade Teacher, Wake County Public School System


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 14 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

The Future of Science is a ‘Bot To Be Buggin’
West Hoke Elementary students experiment with robots while learning various science standards. Students use nano hexbugs, ozobots and spheros in science classroom as a part of the engineering design process. As we move into the 21st Century, the vision of the science classroom is changing. Students will demonstrate how, through the use of engineering practices and design, science curriculum comes alive!

Speakers
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Alvna McBride

Science Teacher - Robotics, Education- Hoke County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 19 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Uncovering Our Past to 4C Our Future
Our students will become Master Paleontologist during their study of Paleontology and Fossils. Students will enhance the curriculum and tear down the classroom walls as they interview face-to-face with REAL Paleontologist, embark on Google Expeditions, film their very own BREAKING Newscasts in front of the Green Screen, and create a website. Green screen demonstration will be at student showcase. Students will make their performance tasks come to life as they Uncover the Past to 4C the Future!


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 17 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Vision of the Future Through the Lens of the Past
Students will read text related to Native American Tribes to understand the different elements of each area. After reading about these tribes, students become experts on one tribe. They then use Tour Builder as a class to learn map concepts and locate each region. We use Dash to apply what they have learned to program a path across the United States, stopping in each region, and recording information about that region they learned onto Dash. Attendees will be able to use Dash to block code.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 29 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Visionary Dream Team
Oakview 4th & 5th grade students are focusing their conceptual math and social emotional thinking into the perfect 20/20 vision. With the help of the Counselor & IF, students will achieve goals using Dreambox, an online math learning system. Students will hold each other accountable. This innovative approach will allow students to gain experience to share what they have learned. The attendee will know how to implement Dreambox while integrating positive relationships and collaboration.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 25 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

We Built This City
Kindergarten students integrated technology and social studies to create an interactive city. Students researched community helpers and their roles in our world. The students used Flipgrid, to describe the responsibilities of each community helper. Students then programmed Sphero robots to drive through their 3D city. Students will show NCTIES attendees their interactive 3D city and how it was built.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

Librarian, Wake County Public Schools
Ashley Clark is a native Western New Yorker who has developed a love for the south. She was first grade teacher for nine years prior to transitioning to the role of school librarian. She has a passion for her family, education, inclusivity, and #ownvoice literature.
avatar for Lauren Rhodes

Lauren Rhodes

Kindergarten, WCPSS
Lauren Rhodes is a kindergarten teacher at Dillard Drive ES. She has been teaching in Wake County for the past 10 years. Lauren is passionate about advocating for the inclusion of all students and disrupting inequity in schools.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 4 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

What's That We See? AR and VR with the Merge Cube
Students will be showing the AR and VR Science Related Environments they created on the Merge Cubes. The environments will include Ecosystems which is studied in 1st, 4th, and 5th grades. 2020 vision is the perfect match for this presentation because they will be seeing things via AR and VR environments. Conference attendees will have the chance to pick up the Merge cubes and look through the iPad or Google Cardboard glasses to see what my students have not only created, but also coded.

http://bit.ly/CoSpacesHyperD

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 March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 23 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

Your Health Code
Students will use TI calculators to code and simulate specific disease situations. As a health science curriculum focus school, students are able to promote and educate people about the causes of certain diseases. In addition, what happens in the body to cause disease reactions.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 43 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30am EST

“Snickers of Magic” ~ A Vision to Improve Social and Emotional Health in Elementary Students
Today's children have unlimited informational access, but their social and emotional health is suffering. Inspired by the novel, Snicker of Magic, our students gained a “VISION”. Through Podcasts, 5th grade students provide insight into current societal issues and model strategies for stress management, empathy, identifying a reliable support network and relationship building. Using this forum, students inspire their peers, their school and communities with “snickers of magic”.


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 26 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

DLI Innovation Academy: Building Educator Capacity
This session will provide details regarding how a school or district can effectively implement the DLCs, foster leadership opportunities, and grow teacher capacity through innovative practices.


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:00am EST
Sheraton-Hannover 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

"Merging" into Augmented Reality
We will share how Merge Cubes can be used K-12 for hands on learning. Participants will be able to use one of our 30 cubes and view FREE programs already loaded on phones. We will show apps for anatomy, space, math, dinosaurs, museums, etc. We will also provide each participant with a digital download template to make their own paper cube. Paid apps will be shared as well as an introduction to CoSpaces, where students can use Google slides/draw to make their own AR experiences. Part of the time will also be used to let participants work on simple challenges to see how the merge cube can be used with math and social studies. The session will end with a giveaway of some Merge Cubes.

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 Amanda Moose

Amanda Moose

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Catawba County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

20/20 - 20 Instructional Strategies & 20 Digital Tools
This fast-paced session will specifically pair instructional strategies with digital tools. We will look at research-based instructional strategies and influences on learning such as Hattie & Kagan. You will be given fun, effective and practical digital tools that can be used tomorrow in your daily instruction. This dynamic session is for everyone interested in good instruction regardless of your grade level or content area.
Participants in this session will get to see the thought process behind being a Digital Teaching & Learning Coach in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School. We are not about using technology just to say that you are using it. We are instructional coaches that utilize technology to help support good instruction. As a DTL Coach, I have twelve schools with teachers in all grade levels K-12. We will explore instructional strategies and the digital tools that support a variety of instructional strategies for teachers in any grade level or content area.
We will begin by using some instructional strategies and digital tools to learn about instructional strategies and their effect size. For this we will use the top 5 bang for your buck tips [these strategies and tools will match high impact on learning strategies], the participants will experience the strategies and tools as students. For the next 10 strategies & tool, the participants will have the opportunity to vote up the ones that they want to see. With the remaining time, we will summarize Hattie’s Effect Size, Kagan Structures, and Discovery Ed Spotlight on Strategies. In addition, we will list the final 5 strategies & tools.
Participants will leave the training inspired to try new things in their classroom and empowered to tell others all about it. They can be confident in know not only what tool to use, but also why they should use it.

Speakers
avatar for Yu'Vonne James

Yu'Vonne James

Digital Teaching and Learning Coach, Winston/Salem Forsyth County Schools
Prior to coaching, Yu’Vonne was a Spanish teacher at a magnet school for 14 years. Because of this, she has experience working with a diverse population of students. She really wants to help teachers transform their pedagogy to incorporate 21st-century skills using technology integration... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

A Journey to Microcredentialing
Participants will learn about the process of establishing procedures for badging and microcredentialing for their school district. Participants will explore district-created microcredential courses and analyze the software used to create the courses.


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Applying UDL principles to Technology Enhanced Instruction
Kahoot will be used to engage learners. Prizes will be distributed for the top scorers on Kahoot items.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Oyarzun

Beth Oyarzun

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
At UNC Charlotte, our Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) offers three degree and graduate certificate concentrations to align your scholastic pursuits with your personal and professional objectives. Our school specialist concentration prepares graduates to become licensed leaders... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Beyond Flipped: Mastery Based Learning Using High and Low Tech Solutions
This session will assist teachers and administrators in designing mastery based learning programs/curriculum that will rock out on whatever available tech tools they have at their disposal.  We will focus on a framework that is divided into 3 learning segments. Session participants will work on collaborative ideas and create flash lesson plans that accentuate student engagement and teacher efficiency within the context of mastery based learning. At the end of the session, they will be able to see how this framework can work at their school and return prepared to begin amazing and engaged work.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Hope Davis

Spencer Hope Davis

CTO, Teach Tech U
Spencer Hope Davis has been navigating the edu universe for over two decades. She was an early innovator in online education, developing and teaching courses at the University of Phoenix, Spelman College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her tech life has evolved... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Data Visualization - A Scientific Approach to the Art of English
Construct a hypothesis. Track data. Create graphs. Draw conclusions. Interpret evidence. Communicate results. 

What sounds like a science experiment is actually a technique that makes literary analysis a concrete process leading to a deeper understanding of complex texts.

Participants will learn how to teach students to quantify their literary analysis and share their findings digitally with powerful visual displays, graphs, and infographics. Using scientific inquiry and digital data visualization, students will be able to effectively analyze the development of characters and themes within texts, write arguments to support claims with textual evidence, and present those claims and findings while strengthening skills for life success such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

When we make data from the text visual, we facilitate deeper analysis and engagement.

During this session, participants will:
1. review how this method was used with high school English students.
2. experience the process as learners by
      - reviewing literature using data,
      - experiencing “a-ha” moments as the data is analyzed, and
      - creating data visualizations using RAWGraphs, Canva, and Google Slides.
3. consider how to implement the method in their class with special consideration given to project-based learning.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-305A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Edpuzzle: How to make any video your lesson
During our session, we intend to show educators what Edpuzzle is all about. We actively want them exploring Edpuzzle with us on their own devices and leave the session with a clear idea of what Edpuzzle is and how it can apply to their learning environment. This is intended for all levels of expertise on Edpuzzle and our ideal goal is for everyone to leave with new knowledge and interest. We also want to hear from our attendees for feedback and suggestions at the end of the session to better improve our platform for teachers around the world.

Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Every Teacher Needs Bifocals
Most adults rue the day they buy their first pair of bifocals. We say, the sooner the better! In our classroom, personalized learning is our pair of bifocals helping us keep our eye on the future and on our students at the same time. Learn how two Catawba County elementary teachers personalize learning for their students, creating engaging lessons that combine the best of face to face instruction, technology and collaboration to maximize the success of all their learners. Participants will come away with strategies and digital resources to begin personalizing instruction in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Smith

Monica Smith

4th Grade Teacher, Wilkes County Schools
avatar for Delaina Bryan

Delaina Bryan

I am currently teaching 4th Grade Math in Catawba County Schools with 60+ students. This is my 19th year teaching with six of those working as an instructional coach. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and am National Board Certified. I am a sports girl and especially... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-307 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Gadgets

Whether you have been to Leslie's gadget class before or you are brand new, this class is for you if you are a gadget head that likes to bring new ideas into the classroom. The past year has seen some great innovations, especially in the field of technology so get ready to have some fun and learn about all the bright shiny new websites, apps and gadgets that are currently rocking our world.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-Ballroom A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Ignite Learning with iPad
Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad.  Get hands on with Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, drawing, coding, and augmented reality.  Learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Join us for an immersive learning experience.

Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-201 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent, Vendor

11:00am EST

Ignite STE(A)M Days: Enhancement Teachers Support ELA Themes
When it comes to supporting an STE(A)M school, enhancement teachers are important too! Come learn how enhancement teachers such a PE, Art, Music, and Media are supporting ELA themes through STE(A)M activities. Weekly, enhancement teachers assembly together to plan and implement Ignite STE(A)M Days for their K-5 school. Come discover STE(A)M activities that pique students’ interest and entice them to want to investigate more into ELA themes such as government and citizenship, characters, life sciences, technology and society, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Shanda Edwards, PhD

Shanda Edwards, PhD

STEAM Specialist, Edgecombe County Public Schools
avatar for Tammy Hedgepeth, M.Ed., M.A.

Tammy Hedgepeth, M.Ed., M.A.

Digital Literacy Coach, Princeville Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Intro to Pear Deck for Google Slides
Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.
In this hands-on session you will experience the power of Pear Deck as both student & teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to
1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides
2) Manage your class & view student answers with the teacher dashboard
3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration & Takeaways
Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing. You will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Pear Deck Premium Account!

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Marriott-Chancellor 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Kick the Cookie Cutter Science Labs
The goal of this session is to provide educators with science based activities through digital means which will allow for deeper understanding of content for students. This session seeks to educate participants on the use of various tools such as Google Science Journal, Google Classroom and more through active use of them throughout the session. We will use this opportunity to discuss achievable goals and creating a diverse learning environment by allowing students to design and execute their own experiments based on content to deepen student understanding. Educators will be presented with information on how to begin planning and outlining activities effectively, proper implementation strategies and troubleshooting tips. We look to advocate for the use of STEM and hands-on science as an incredible field that incorporates multiple levels of academic understanding. By increasing student collaboration and allowing individuals to combine aspects of literacy, comprehension, 21st-century skills and worldly knowledge, one can foster an environment where information is applicable, memorable and retainable. Geared toward everyone, we will provide support and ideas to allow educators a chance to see what working across digital disciplines can result in.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Lahr (Nelson)

Emily Lahr (Nelson)

Science Teacher, Greene County Schools
Science educator teaching STEM and Student Research in rural eastern North Carolina. Follow my class on Twitter: @emilylahredu


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Launch Your Learning Through Student Reflection: Seesaw in Grades K-2
This session is designed for teachers in grades K-2 to develop an understanding of the difference between a digital artifact and a student reflection using Seesaw (a learning portfolio app). Teachers will ultimately walk away with applicable ways they can use Seesaw in their own classrooms to allow young students to reflect upon their own learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Ingle

Lindsay Ingle

1st Grade Teacher, Wake County Public School System
avatar for Charlene Hassler

Charlene Hassler

2nd Grade Teacher, Wake County Public School System
My name is Charlene Hassler and this is my 22nd year teaching elementary education. Since moving to Wake County in 2000, I have been a Kindergarten teacher and am currently enjoying my third year in 2nd grade. I have a passion for literacy and have enjoyed embarking on the adventures... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Literacy Mazes with Dash
Participants will learn the basics of coding Dash the robot using the Blockly app and how to integrate Dash into literacy standards through "Literacy Mazes". Literacy mazes are props set up to integrate the content of a story into the real world of Dash. Dash becomes a character from a story and is coded to demonstrate specific aspects/standards within the story.
*If attending this session, please download the BLOCKLY for DASH & DOT &/or GO for Dash & Dot app onto your mobile device. 
We look forward to working with you all!
Find our presentation on our Tech Landing website

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Crews

Kelly Crews

Technology Facilitator, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
avatar for Jessica Hathcock

Jessica Hathcock

Media Specialist, Rowan-Salisbury School System


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Making Makey Makey Work For You
I plan on having participants get hands on experience using the Makey Makey's. They will be able to see how it works and be able to see the different functions. Each table would have a Makey Makey so tables can work together to use this piece of technology.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Nifty Fifty in 3D (Introduction to 3D design)
This lesson is an introduction to 3D printing and integrating it with Social Studies curriculum. Participants will learn how to integrate 3D printing into their lessons. Ideas will be shared how to include 3D printing for other lessons. Each participant will get to design a 3D State with the capital using Tinkercad and they will get to take home a sample to remember the session by.

Speakers
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Rebecca Burry

STEM/Technology Instructor, Iredell-Statesville Schools
Elementary STEM/Technology Teacher in the Lake Norman Mooresville area in NC. Excited about attending and presenting at NCTIES20!!!!


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Pineapple PD - Building a culture of trust, learning, and collaboration for rapidly changing teaching contexts
All Eyes On Me: Pineapple PD

In a world where technology is infused into everything we touch, schools all over NC are being equipped with new classroom technology to help our students be productive users - And all teachers are bringing something different to the “technological table.” Pineapple PD provides a structure for schools to build a collaborative and resilient staff culture ready to grow in the midst of change. Participants will be briefly introduced to the what, why, and how of Pineapple PD, grounded in the experience of Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy, a Verizon Innovative Learning School with one to one devices. Get ready to virtually visit Pineapple Host classrooms, analyze what’s happening through the lens of a variety of teacher backgrounds, and walk away with a planning tool that will help explore how Pineapple PD can be a fit for your school as well.

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Eyre

Dylan Eyre

Digital Teaching and Learning Coach, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-305B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
To register, visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ncties2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Tech-ifying Your Instructional Strategies
Are you familiar with Discovery Education? Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how Discovery Educators from around the globe are engaging their students by combining digital resources such as videos, images, audio files, apps, and webtools with the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series. Walk away with ready to use digital integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum. 

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Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Marriott-Congressional A & B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Techquity: Creating Learning Environments For Sustainability, Equity and Access
We have a startling level of accessibility to information and resources. Today’s learner is not only conditioned for immediate feedback, in many cases the desire for immediate results is expected. Adding to all of this is the competition for attention, The Attention Economy. As a result, one of the more significant challenges we face is to appropriately engage and connect with today’s learner. When it comes to technology and digital resources, many of these forms of engagement can occur at varying lengths of time from seconds to semesters. Whether it be teaching, learning, or creating, we have a plethora of resources available, literally at our fingertips. During this interactive keynote we will explore ways in which these resources can foster increasing degrees of engagement from a teaching, learning, and creating perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-Ballroom B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

The Importance of School Safety Preparedness
Led by an industry expert who will demonstrate an interactive software that provides solutions.

Speakers
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John Semberger

President, Bridgetek Solutions
Over these last few decades John Semberger has worked with companies large and small specializing in finding ways to solve complex technology problems and deliver creative solutions. The son of a high school English teacher and married 37 years to a kindergarten teacher, John is grounded... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am EST

Upgrade Canvas with These Free Resources
There are always more ways to make your Canvas experience even better! If this is your first day with Canvas, or your a multi-year Canvas pro, you will walk away with tips and tools you can start using tomorrow for the teacher, Canvas admin, and even the student.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Standish

Jacob Standish

Program Manager, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Jacob Standish is the Program Manager of IT Strategies for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where he guides teachers and school leaders in the infusion of learning technology applications. In his 15 years at CMS, he has served as an AP Chemistry teacher, Science Department Chair, and... Read More →
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Justin Keene

Learning Tools Developer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
After 10 years in the classroom as a Social Studies teacher, I moved into the role of Technology Facilitator. While in the role, I completed my Master's in Instructional Technology and learned to code. Recently, I moved to a district level position as a developer.


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

11:00am EST

Our Journey to a STEAM² Magnet
This presentation will focus on the ongoing process of our school's transformation to a STEAM² Magnet program in 2020-2021. We will look back at the many years of work that have preceded this transition, and share lessons learned and ideas about how we are integrating exciting aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Mandarin into our students' learning experiences. Participants will have a chance to explore hands-on examples of tools and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Channing Bennett

Channing Bennett

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Sheraton-Governors 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00pm EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
To register, visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ncties2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 12:00pm - 12:15pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

#nextlevel Makerspace
Is your vision to take the learning in your classroom to the next level? Our projects incorporate global awareness, cultural diversity, and innovative learning with technology. Participants will be engaged with students who use maker, robots, green screen, and Seesaw to create a product that ties to the NCSCS and DLCs. Examples include recreation of a national parade, a journey through our state, and a tour of our town. Our team will teach you how to replicate and adapt this for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Girbach

Sarah Girbach

first grade teacher, White Oak Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 29 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

A Recipe for Authentic Learning
Attendees will learn how to combine design thinking, challenge based learning, student reflective practices, soft skill rubrics and digital portfolios to create an authentic and engaging learning environment.

Speakers
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Alexis Greer

CTE Marketing Facilitator, North Rowan High School


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 43 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

A Vision of Coding In Our Community - Bit-by-Bit
Students integrated coding skills and the development of apps to bring awareness to their local community. Partnering with local tourism, students used Bit Robots and mobile app applications to develop a mobile app with challenges that would monitor footsteps and health indicators. Future smart cities are connected cities. This place-based learning experience allowed an opportunity to connect students with our city's revitalization efforts and share the information with citizens and tourists.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 34 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Aortic Explorer: A Cardiovascular Tale
Sphero BOLT is one of trillions of tiny red blood cells in the human body, but he is eager to be the most efficient and hard-working he can be! Our fifth-grade students will code BOLT to enable him to tell his tale as he travels the vast cardiovascular system of the human body. Students will “clearly see” how this system in the body works to oxygenate our blood. By learning how to code, students are fulfilling PCS's “vision” to be prepared for the choices that await them in a tech-infused world.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

5th Grade Teacher, Topsail Elementary School
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Jennifer Gayford

AIG Coach, Pender County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 28 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Beyond the Book Cover - We'll Take You There!
Have you ever wanted to step into the setting of a book or hold it in your hand? After book studies, students have created settings based on what they’ve read in Augmented and Virtual realities. Students will showcase their journey in the design and problem solving process to lead them to their very own Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences to share with the world. They will also guide attendees through designing in CoSpaces so that educators may try it with their own students.

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 March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 30 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Bringing Code to Life with Circuit Board Programming
This presentation will show how programming circuit boards can bring to life the code curriculum of Computer Science class. Students will interact with conference attendees to show what they know in coding (Javascript) by programming circuit boards with LED lights, sounds, etc.
The presentation is aligned with CSTA standard 2-CS-02 and the following ISTE Standards 1) Empowered Learner, 2) Digital Citizen and 5) Computational Thinker.

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Michele Lee

Teacher, Alston Ridge Middle School


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 32 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Bugg Center for Design and Computer Sciences Block-Based Programmers
Students use block-based code to complete projects. Focus is on logic instead of syntax. All logic to develop complex programs is present (JavaScript). Students learn important computer science concepts, develop strong coding skills and the engineering design process. They show attendees their work and explain what their code is doing graphically in their project. Attendees gain an understanding of the block-based programming environment and how it benefits student learning.

Speakers
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Greg Rutheny

Coding Teacher, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 2 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Choosing A Path To Digital Learning
Through the use of deck.toys, students will follow unique pathways to enrich their learning and reflect on their experiences along the way. Students will embark on a mini adventure that includes self-paced differentiated challenges. They will then create their own deck.toys adventures and share their experiences to their digital portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Cavaco

Lori Cavaco

Media Coordinator, WCPSS
I have been a Elementary Media Coordinator for the past 24 years. I have been teaching as a K-5 Media Specialist and integrating technology in Cary, North Carolina for the past 11 years. During that time I have worked with instructional staff members in the district on how to use... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 10 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Code Dashers: Bringing Novels to Life
Educators will experience using a different lens to develop and design innovative and engaging lessons. Students will use coding to demonstrate how they are developing 21st century skills in their ELA classroom. They will be able to showcase how they write codes for their Dash robots to navigate through fictional texts being studied in the classroom. Attendees will be able to see how novels can come to life through hands on interaction with Dash using maps, Google Apps, and Flip Grid.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Tyson

Erin Tyson

Teacher JSS, Beaufort County Schools NC


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 18 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Community Through the Lens of Entrepreneurship
Community Through the Lens of Entrepreneurship targets standards 3.E.2.1 and 3.G.1.2. The students created a Virtual Tour of communities in Catawba County. Students researched different businesses by visiting and asking questions. ISTE standard 6c asks students to communicate using digital objects. Our students were able to create a script for the businesses. During the conference, students will explain the process of the project. Students will showcase Tour Creator and their VR tour.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Huret

Meredith Huret

teacher, 3rd grade, Lyle Creek Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 19 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Conquering the World One Brick at a Time!
Do you SEE the potential LEGOS have in the future of our students? Let us show you how we are using the LEGO Mindstorm robots in combination with 3D printing to think critically about issues within our community. Using the Lego First League program our 5th grade students are ready to show you what their robots can do and present to you how they will solve our school's traffic problem using a 3D printed model of our school.

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Magen Myers

School Counselor


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 27 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Create and Collaborate with a New Reality!
In our session we will have students share how they use VR and AR to engage with content area standards. Our students use VR/AR to demonstrate learning through interpreting settings, creating habitats, virtual graphing, museum walks, and battle recreations just to name a few projects. Not only do our students participate as learners but they also use VR/AR to create and collaborate with their peers. Join us to see how you can bring a new reality to your content standards!

Speakers
avatar for Loree McCurry

Loree McCurry

Lower School, Pine Lake Prep
Loree McCurry has 15 years of classroom experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade and has worked as the Technology Teacher at Pine Lake for last eight years.
avatar for Becky Goddard

Becky Goddard

Admin, Pine Lake Prep
Becky Goddard has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Media. Becky works closely with the North Carolina Digital... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 22 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Creating Podcasts
5th grade students will work with participants to guide them through the use of Audacity to record a podcast which builds upon concepts learned during EL.Audacity allows students to learn more about the recording & editing process which is used in many industries.Students will share recorded podcasts with conference attendees giving attendees the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the students’ perspectives & then attendees will be able to record their thoughts to build upon the students’.

Speakers
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Felecia Washington

School Library Media Coordinator/ Tech contact, WCPSS
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Jessica Armstrong

Digital Learning Specialist, WCPSS
I am passionate about finding creative ways for technology to support and extend classroom concepts.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 25 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Digital Game Designers
Do you have what it takes to create the next hit video game? Our 2nd & 3rd grade students learned the principles of game making, digital design, system thinking as well as applied their computational thinking skills. They gained comfort and confidence with making mistakes and taking risks while learning to write Blockly code.

When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories. We see beyond 2020 and are looking at our future!

Digital Game Designers presentation

Speakers
avatar for Alisa McCollum

Alisa McCollum

Technology Integration Specialist, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 5 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Digital Music: Teaching Music in Our Digital World
In this showcase the focus will be on the demonstration of fundamentals in Music Production using GarageBand® for iPad and Mac and Ableton Live®. Students will showcase the development of skills in composing, recording, mixing music, and creating an original composition. Through the creation process, students are learning to be innovative designers, producing a product which requires them to use critical thinking and conceptual skills that can reach a global audience, through music.

Speakers
avatar for Don Humphries

Don Humphries

Music Teacher, Charlotte Christian School
I have been a music teacher at Charlotte Christian School for 22 years. In that time I have taught band, orchestra, and ukulele. I am now teaching Music History and Creative Media - art, photography, video, and music using Everyone Can Create curriculum from Apple. I also teach all... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 40 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Electric Posters
We are seeing 20/20 into animal adaptations by coding electric posters! Makey Makey allows students to transform the traditional poster by creating an interactive experience for participants to remember! Students were so engaged, they researched and gathered information about adaptations and coded the info in Scratch. Using knowledge of circuit building, they problem solved pathways of connection from poster elements to the computer. Now these students have a hands on, tech savvy presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Wasko

Erin Wasko

Media Coordinator, Hunter GT AIG Magnet Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 15 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

FLL City Shapers, We Rise!
NEAAAT students participated in the 2019-2020 FLL City Shapers competition, developing their Vision of the Future. Students engineered and programmed an EV3 robot, researched how sea-level rise is affecting coastal cities and designed a floating city. FLL has taught them perseverance, applied math, creative and strategic thinking, coding, self-confidence, collaboration, dealing with frustration and setbacks, having fun learning, and building resilience by accepting a challenge and just trying.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 33 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Get Coding in Kindergarten and First Grade
We are using our "20/20 Vision" to look into the future at the skills our students will need as adults. Come and let our 1st-grade students show you how they have mastered coding across the curriculum. Students have taken their mastery of content standards and have worked collaboratively to show their learning through coding projects. Put on your 20/20 glasses and take a look at their projects using Dash, Code and Go Mouse, Lego Wedo, Sphero, and Scratch Jr.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 26 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Global Escape Room
Students will be researching global concepts such as sports, landmarks and geography to create a global escape room that includes writing, coding, creative and artistic expression. Escape room participants must use their "2020 Vision" as they use their knowledge of math, language arts, history, and science to try and break the code within a set time frame. Technology will be integrated through the research and props for the escape room.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 1 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Google Drawing and Integrating EL
Students from 5th & 3rd grade will guide participants through the use of Google Drawings to integrate the EL curriculum. 3rd grade students will focus on creating frogs, while 5th grade students will focus on creating a food web from a rainforest animal. Google Drawing gives users the options to draw freehand, trace pictures or use shapes to create their picture. Technology is integrated to not only the EL curriculum but also the science curriculum.



Speakers
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Jessica Armstrong

Digital Learning Specialist, WCPSS
I am passionate about finding creative ways for technology to support and extend classroom concepts.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 24 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Integrating Literacy with Technology
Students read the book, Doll-E 1.0. They discussed the central message. Then, we used the design thinking process to empathize with our main character. Next, we ideated a prototype for our doll.
We then used our CT skills to create our own database of sounds on Scratch. Students recorded themselves and coded their doll to speak. We tested our code using makey-makey to bring our dolls to life! Attendees will be able to hear what our dolls have to say by pressing the dolls feet together.

Speakers
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Carrie Gisondi

Innovation Teacher, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 3 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Lights, Camera, READ!
We merge technology with literacy within our curriculum to motivate students to read more books through video sharing on YouTube. Also, we use a game-based platform called Kahoot as an educational technology tool to create and share comprehension questions to compliment each video. Our students act as Reader, Narrator, Videographer, Creative Director, Set Designer, and Video Editor. We will direct attendees on how to film, create, edit, upload, and share a read aloud on a YouTube channel.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 23 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Make Movies! Turn your classroom into a production studio in 5 easy steps!
It is easy to create a classroom full of film makers! Transform you students from passive consumers to active digital media producers! Take a week, a month or a year to successfully complete your goals for student production! From documentaries, PSAs and Commercials, to fictional Narratives you can bring media literacy to our classrooms through our Make Movies! program.

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 March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 39 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Opening Eyes through Robotics
Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods in exploring and finding solutions. In order to create the robot, scholars will need to understand what problem they are trying to solve. They would create a model rover in order to understand how the rover on Mars sends information to scientists, or they will create a frog in order to understand metamorphosis and the Amazon Rainforest. We adapt this to fit many different STEM standards to enhance student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Ashton McGuire

Ashton McGuire

Teacher, Eno Valley Elementary School


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 12 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Otter Overhaul: Using Google Sketchup to Envision the Library of Our Future
Fifth grade students will use Google tools (Meet, Sketchup, and Slides) to redesign the library at Oak Grove ES.They will work collaboratively with the librarian and local architects,use Google Sketchup to design a new space, and use Google Slides to present their imaginative solutions to peers, teachers,and the NCTIES attendees.Students will hone their math skills through adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions with unlike denominators, while solving real world problems.


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 21 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Podcasting in the Elementary Classroom
This showcases the way we are taking our book clubs to the next level through podcasting. This is allowing us to have rich evidence based text discussions and allows our parents a front row seat to our collaboration and critical thinking in the classroom. Student engagement and achievement has increased as students are learning 21st Century Skills and becoming content creators. Students are also planning podcasts centered around their visions and natural inquiry of the world around them.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 13 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Pourquoi Tales with Scratch Jr.
Do you know why the Frog lost its tail? Using Scratch, our 3rd grade storytellers will use directional arrows and/or Blockly code to share their Pourquoi Tales with you. In this activity, students combined their Literacy and Science knowledge with their coding skills to create their own digital stories. Make sure your vision is 2020 perfect and hop on over to see our work!

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Oliver

Adrian Oliver

3rd Grade Teacher


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 7 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Robots Cashing In!
First grade students are rocking out math and ISTE standards through programming and counting money all at the same time! Students use critical thinking and decision making to program Dash and Bee Bot to travel through obstacles and collect money along the way. They don’t get lost because students collaborate to record the code as they go, so they can communicate their algorithm with others! Our first graders gather information to count their earnings and organize the numbers, like a pro!

Speakers
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Andrea Hough

Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
RD

Robyn Drake

Teacher, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 14 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

See the Bigger Picture: Using CBL & DT to Create Authentic Work
Our students create solutions to real world problems using Challenge Based Learning with Design Thinking at the core; transforming each student's school experience into personalized education. As an Apple Distinguished School, students use iPads to create authentic student work (AR, movies, etc). Students also participate in NFTE Startup Tech; a blended tech-entrepreneurship course where students identify ways to improve their world & build marketable digital solutions using MIT App Inventor.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda File

Miranda File

10th Grade Design Lab, North Rowan High School


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 44 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Setting Sail on a Classroom Voyage
The world is a click away with Google Voyager! Second grade students are exploring through virtual field trips as a way to research and gather information. The first unit of second grade challenges us to observe schools around the world and Google Voyager gives us the street and path view to guide ourselves. Students critically think to list the differences of environments and collaborate to decide on solutions to solve problems in each environment.

Speakers
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Danielle Stewart

2nd Grade Teacher, Hunter GT/AIG Magnet Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 17 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Student Video Designers Bring Your Creative Vision to Life
In this session, Lake Norman Charter multimedia students will share various "Knights Studios" productions and their favorite apps, tools, and equipment for creating engaging video content. Get inspired with some fresh ideas for video production projects that can be integrated into any content area!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa McNeilly

Melissa McNeilly

Teacher, Lake Norman Charter
Melissa McNeilly is a Spanish teacher at Lake Norman Charter High School with a passion for student-driven and project-based learning. She created the Digital Multimedia & Global Citizenship course for students to utilize their talent for technology as a service to their school, community... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Lord

Jamie Lord

Lake Norman Charter
Jamie Lord is an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Lake Norman Charter School. She loves working with students and seeing how technology gives them the power to change their learning in amazing ways!


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 41 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Tech-Yes Music Lab
Our vision is 20/20 with the future of music! In grades K-5, we use Chrome Music Lab to create soundtracks to sight words and drawings. Fifth grade students collaborate and use knowledge of technology concepts and operations to decide which music lab is appropriate to create their own song. They exercise good digital citizenship as they dig deep into producing problem solving through note placement and tempo. We like to use Chromebooks and iPads to make our work sing!

You can see the detailed slides here: http://bit.ly/ChromeMusicLabNCTIES

Speakers
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Melissa Taylor

Orchestra Teacher
EC

Emma Crumpler

Theatre Teacher, Hunter Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 16 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Technology and Bilingual Learners
Bilingual learners need to use academic language to succeed. Technology engages learners in higher level thinking, allowing them to use language authentically. We used Spheros to envision solutions to practical problems. Our vision was to look at the future of space exploration by using robots and learning the language of science. We also explored the current problem of plastic in the oceans and how robots can clean the ocean with cause and effect language. Technology gives vision our future.

Speakers
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Linda Steber

ESL Teacher, RSS
ESL teacher for 4th and 5th grades at Knollwood Elementary and ED Koontz Elementary
avatar for Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson

Instructional Coach, Rowan Salisbury
Teacher, innovator, researcher


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 36 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

The Great Garden Project
In this presentation, students will show how their planning, budgeting, and design of their fictional garden onto a coordinate plane and how it has helped solve a real-world mathematical problem of designing a garden. They will show their constructed 3D model in a 12 x 12 pod as it would appear in real life and talk about how they programmed Sphero Bolt to show their design on a coordinate plane. They will then take attendees on a virtual tour of their garden using Sphero Bolt.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Swengros

Amanda Swengros

Media Coordinator


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 11 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Through the Eyes of a Historical Figure
Using the 4c's to engage our students in research on penguins using stop motion video and green screen to publish their research and show their understanding of books that tell stories and books that give information.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Cavaco

Lori Cavaco

Media Coordinator, WCPSS
I have been a Elementary Media Coordinator for the past 24 years. I have been teaching as a K-5 Media Specialist and integrating technology in Cary, North Carolina for the past 11 years. During that time I have worked with instructional staff members in the district on how to use... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 9 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

TikTok! It's Time to Sell Yearbooks!
Yearbook uses technology for creation and photography, so why not also evolve marketing to incorporate tech, creativity, and collaboration? TikTok is used to create original dances, lyrics, and scripts that function as marketing videos to target the students in a catchy way that sells books. You will hear about how this popular app brings together digital filmmaking, editing, marketing, and entire class involvement that is relevant to future endeavors. Come make your own NCTies TikTok!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Revill

Jamie Revill

Language Arts and Yearbook Teacher, West Cary Middle School
She/Her/Hers. 7th Grade ELA and Yearbook teacher at West Cary Middle. Teaches by day- runs @pocketsandboots on Instagram for her cats by night 😻


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 38 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

United States Regions from the inside out
Students participated in a STEAM PBL of the regions of the United States. By looking deep inside the Earth’s layers out to the surface, students discovered what makes each region unique. As students share their learning processes and models they created, attendees will have 20/20 vision with respect to the United States and the layers of the Earth. Attendees will be able to ask questions and see how students created this project from the inside out.

Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 20 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Using Coding & Robotics to enhance the 4 C’s in the Classroom
At Butner-Stem Elementary School, our Bulldogs have big futures in engineering, coding, and robotics! Take a walk through NC history with our Ozobots! Watch our Spheros replicate the motion of the solar system! We’ll teach you the Blocky coding language we used to create our projects. Come see all that our students can program our robots to do and learn alongside them. My students are leaders, engineers, coders, and creators and their vision for a career in this field is 20/20.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Norton

Shannon Norton

3rd Gr Teacher, Granville County Public Schools
I have been teaching for 24 years. The first 18 were almost all in middle and high school as an EC teacher. The last 6 have been in elementary as a regular Ed teacher. I love incorporating technology and movement into my lessons. I firmly believe that you can love and nurture children... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 8 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Virtual Escape Room
The standards related to the presentation are - 2-CS-02: Design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data and 2-AP-12 - Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures. Students are creating virtual break out/escape rooms using google apps while embedding clues (pictures, hidden words, etc) for players to use to help them break out of the virtual escape room.

Speakers
MB

Marva Burrell-Smith

CTE, West Cary Middle School


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 37 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Want Perfect Vision? WeVideo!
Students will demonstrate Green Screen technology, video editing, story boarding, podcasting, and fun and engaging ways to use WeVideo in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Uhrig

Judy Uhrig

Media Coordinator, Mount Tabor High School
I work in the Mount Tabor High School Media Center. Before I earned my Masters Degree in Library Science from Appalachian State University I was a corporate audio visual specialist. I got my first movie projector for Christmas when I was in the fifth grade! I have two awesome but... Read More →
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Laura Lyons

Librarian, Wiley Magnet Middle School


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 42 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Who's Ready for a Roadtrip?
Join us for a road trip! Hop inside our Lego WeDo cars and buckle up as we visit famous landmarks. Combing Social Studies, Math, and coding skills, students used directional coding blocks to program the WeDo robots to navigate student-created maps. We traveled across the US, stopping and visiting tourist hotspots, researching each locale while learning fun facts about each location. Students enhanced their knowledge of map symbols and the map key. Let’s capture our snapshots for our 2020 vision!

Speakers
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M. Wells

2nd Grade Teacher, Bugg ES


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 4 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

Wow Presentations!
Make student presentations pop by using online software tools that will be more eye catching and not the same old boring presentation slides. Students learn how to research and include key information for presentations. The use of Adobe Spark can be used for presentations and include vivid graphics and videos can easily be uploaded with the click of a button. These tools can be used in any classroom that require student presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Atkinson

Angela Atkinson

Durham Public Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 35 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30pm EST

“2020 Vision: Lights, Fashion, Music!” Visionaries of the Arts (VOA)
This student showcase presentation invites conference attendees to experience our Time Travelers Fashion Extravaganza! Using the Design Process and Computational Thinking, in their elective classes, fourth and fifth grade students will curate their own time travel themed fashion show, complete with Sphero fashion models and student created runway music. Join us on this exciting fashion journey through time and hold on to your glasses, for this innovative 2020 vision experience!


Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall A-Table 6 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Activate Student Thinking
Do you know how to strengthen student thought? Since thinking is an essential component of teaching and learning, it is important to promote deeper thinking to develop students as skillful thinkers. Join the presentation to learn how the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking™ can be matched with digital tools to create a thinking-rich culture. These 9 traits can be used at any grade level or in any content area, and they apply beyond the school day. Participants will engage in interactive activities as they explore how the 9 traits can be applied in digital platforms.  Participate, share, and leave with ideas you can use immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Warren

Connie Warren

Engagement Specialist, Mentoring Minds
Connie Warren has more than twenty years of experience in public education. Her varied expertise includes literacy, general pedagogy, and curriculum development. She served four years at the district level as an Instructional Technology Trainer and Instructional Materials Coordinator... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Apple Refresh Done Right
Lots of questioning around how schools currently budget for their technology refresh. Many districts are not aware of the value in their older Apple fleets. We work with them to understand the best time to refresh to get the maximum value out of their fleet.

Speakers
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Lynne Kivimaki

Business Development Manager, Diamond Assets


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Best Practices to Increase Your Instructional Uptime
Question & Answer as needed throughout the presentation and at the end.

Speakers
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Eric Ogden

Presenter, Trinity3 Technology
Presenter

Exhibitors
avatar for Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology
Booth: 849, 851, 948, 950Trinity3 is a leader in the Education Technology Marketplace for both new and recertified tech ranging from Chromebooks, desktops, mobiles to servers, storage, and networking hardware. Our staff and premium partners provide industry leading warranties and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology

Trinity3 Technology
Booth: 849, 851, 948, 950Trinity3 is a leader in the Education Technology Marketplace for both new and recertified tech ranging from Chromebooks, desktops, mobiles to servers, storage, and networking hardware. Our staff and premium partners provide industry leading warranties and... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Coding for Content: Infusing Computational Thinking in a Rural School District
Participants will be exposed to the implementation of coding across various grade levels and will self assess their schools to determine the best way to infuse computational thinking. Opportunities to interact with a variety of coding/computational thinking tools will also be available.

In the assessment process, participants will rank their schools as having a high, medium, or low need for the infusion of coding/computational thinking. Based on the identified need, participants will develop a plan of growth.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Loftin

Thomas Loftin

STEM Lab Instructor, Greene County Schools
My name is Mr. Loftin and I have been teaching at GCMS since 2013. I have taught 2nd, 4th, and all Middle grades. I am currently in my second year as the GCMS STEM Lab instructor. In addition to that, I am a member of the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network and am also... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Creating with Chromebooks - Sharing a Few of our Favorite Creation Ideas
Discover how to use Chromebooks in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences that teach students the power of creation. This session will show a variety of digital resources that engage students and increase creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking using Chromebooks in the elementary classroom.
Our session will not only focus on introducing new digital resources and tools to participants, but also provide time for participants to engage and use the tools first hand to create a product just like their students would. Participants will walk away knowing how to use the tool and will see possibilities for how to incorporate the resource into their instruction to enable the students to show what they know by creating a digital product, as well as how to combine multiple tools together for an even better creation experience.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Blaszak

Suzanne Blaszak

Technology Teacher, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-305A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Film Festival : Keeping it Reel
Participants will learn about the process of creating a film festival, now in its fourth year at an elementary school. They will be able to use various apps and editing tools that are used in the film making process. The project relates to both ELA and technology standards.

Speakers
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Jessica Tucker

Design Coordinator, Rowan-Salisbury School


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Gimkit Brings Reviewing to a Whole New Level!
Gimkit offers a way to review while actively engaging students in a game simulation. Participants will compete to earn the most money through actual gaming strategy with powerups, multipliers, and more by playing their own Gimkit! Then they will be told about all the features (Gimkit just released a ton of new features) and be given tips and tricks to create their very own Gimkit that they can take back and use with their students! Gimkit is able to be used from grades 3 through high school which makes it great for lots of teachers to attend this session!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Schuler

Kelly Schuler

5th Grade Teacher, WCPSS


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Hindsight is 20/20 - Foresight is #Hashtag180
The power of the hashtag shouldn't be underestimated. We see them on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts all the time. #Whatif every educator in #NC took a moment to reflect on their day and post one takeaway with a picture or video. The foresight generated by the #Hashtag180 project capitalizes on hindsight to improve standards-based instruction across the curriculum. This session will help participants join the #hashtag180 movement using their favorite social media platforms.

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 March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Hot Topics With Discovery Education....
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support educators in your quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with our favorite resources for supporting these hot topics including instructional strategies, fresh ideas and perspectives, and ways to continue the conversation within the DEN Online Community. 

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Marriott-Congressional A & B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

How Mastery-Based Learning Empowers Students to Drive their Own Learning: An Equitable Learning System
Participants will actively create documents that they can bring back to their school districts and classrooms. The four areas participants can select from, be trained on, and create resources on will be:
1. Creating and Using Pathways/Playlists
2.Student Drive Data Analysis/Reflection (Ownership)
3. Error Analysis Tools and Methods
4. How to set-up a Mastery Based Learning System in the Classroom.

Participants will be actively engaged and interacting with a
Pear Deck presentation for part of the session.

Participants will focus on one area during the workshop section of the session. But, participants will also be given access to all four Google Drive folders of all the resources from the session.

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 March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Ignite Learning with iPad
Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad.  Get hands on with Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, drawing, coding, and augmented reality.  Learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Join us for an immersive learning experience.

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-201 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent, Vendor

1:15pm EST

K-2 Coding and Robotics
Participants will use Bee-Bots and Cubetto in stations to experience content tied to K-2 standards. There will be mats set up around the room with activities at each one. Participants will go to the different mats and do the activities so they can see how students can use coding and content together. Participants will receive all lesson plans and materials in a Google Drive folder.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
To register, visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ncties2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Ready-to-teach: Pear Deck Templates
New to Pear Deck? Ready to level up? Dive into access to premade, free, editable slide templates for subject specific lessons, critical thinking, Social Emotional Learning, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Alys Foutz

Mary Alys Foutz

Certified Pear Deck Coach, Pear Deck
Hi, everyone! My name is Mary Alys and I am a third grade teacher in Alamance-Burlington School System. I am a Certified Pear Deck Coach and co-authored the "Getting Started with Pear Deck" e-book! If you need advice on how to implement Pear Deck into your classroom, I can help with... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Marriott-Chancellor 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Seesaw: This Changes Everything!
Want to fully engage your students? Want to connect easily with parents? Want to give students opportunity to talk about their thinking? GREAT! Seesaw is for you! Seesaw is an online portfolio that gives students ample opportunity to think, write, draw, and show what they know! This PD will be a "choose your own adventure" style of workshop. Partcipants will start with a group activity and then will continue through stations at their own pace. Finally, a Slides Deck will allow them to dig even deeper into this amazing resource at their own comfort level. Please bring either a laptop or touch-screen device to this workshop. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Turnage

Jamie Turnage

Digital Learning Coach HES, Hillsborough Elementary
Hillsborough Elementary School
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Mikayla LeCates

Teacher Fifth


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-305B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Start with STEAM turn it to STREAM
A brief PPT presentation will show how to use NCWiseOwl (a primary resource) and supporting literature to first understand the importance of digging into the why and how of a topic. The presentation will also incorporate the use of Google classroom and Google slides with easy templates to introduce younger students to researching. Session participants will have a chance to explore projects based on the Alaskan Iditarod, various versions of Cinderella, and landforms. Participants will use greenscreen technology, Chatterpix and Spheros. Student research and projects will be on display.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

STEMify ELA To Engage Young Readers
Learn how to use STEM tools and resources to bring both fiction and informational texts to life for students. In this session participants will learn how we are using the texts students are reading to create fun and engaging STEM Projects. Students gain empathy for the characters and people they read about as they apply critical thinking skills to develop solutions to the same problems they are learning about in their text. By integrating ELA curriculum into projects in the STEM Lab we are applying the Engineering Design Process and encouraging students to share their learning in new ways that they are excited to share.

Speakers
avatar for MaryLu Ringwood

MaryLu Ringwood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, WCPSS
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Forestville Road Elementary 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. As we have moved to various forms of remote and hybrid... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

The Digital Pirate: “TECH Like a PIRATE
In “Teach Like a PIRATE,” author Dave Burgess shows teachers how to use passion and presentational skills to engage students and create memorable experiences. In this session, attendees will get lots of ideas for combining student engagement and technology to connect with students like never before. Matt will share specific tools in combination with PIRATE engagement hooks, giving teachers plenty of “use tomorrow” content.

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 March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

The Google You Might Not Know About
Part interesting / stories as well as resource discovery. In the session you will discover some of Google’s more obscure apps, sites and solutions. You will also hear some stories about Google’s early days, hear some fun Google stories as well as discover some unique things about the company

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Tune into the Text- a close reading alternative
TUNE into what MOVES your students! 
http://bit.ly/3017Yxs

Discover how the valuable, but often complex and misunderstood tool of Close Reading can be enhanced through the use of MUSIC LYRICS in the classroom! It's time to view this strategy through a new lens that can't be called "boring". Whether you choose Music Monday, or Tune Tuesday, you'll be given the tools to create an enhanced reading experience that students will look forward to each week. Tools shared and used will include (but not be limited to) YouTube, SafeShareTV, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Teachers Pay Teachers. Target audience is 2nd-7th grade, although with the right text I'm sure it can be adapted to any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Vaughan

Carrie Vaughan

3rd grade teacher, WCPSS
Loving (almost) every minute of being a 3rd grade teacher for almost 14 years. Big fan of student engagement, tech tools, iced coffee and the Carolina Panthers.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Universal Design for Learning Tools in a Digital Classroom
Participants will learn the basics of supporting learners of all ages and abilities in STEM subjects with hands-on digital tools used by more than 25 million students.
These tools allow for personal engagement with digital content in ELA, STEM and writing classses.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Using Technology To Go Gradeless in the Classrooom
This presentation will focus on the use of technology to promote a gradeless classroom. Participants will learn tools and techniques to promote student voice in assessment and how to better measure student learning without traditional grades.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Aycock

Kevin Aycock

Social Studies Teacher, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
I teach American History & Civics @ Rowan County Early College.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

1:15pm EST

Video Killed the Media Literacy Star: How to determine Fact Vs Fiction In a World Where Seeing is No Longer Believing
From FaceTune to DeepFakes, we live in a world in which trusting what we see with our own two eyes is no longer an effective media literacy strategy. And with so much of the information we consume being accessed as images or videos, our media literacy efforts must evolve to help today’s learners (and their teachers!) determine what’s real, what's fabricated and what’s been altered to influence rather than inform. In this session we’re going to explore the intersection of visual and information literacy while uncovering strategies for helping learners (of all ages) determine fact from fiction when seeing is no longer believing.

Speakers
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Darren Hudgins

Think Do Thrive, LLC
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins
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Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

DLI Innovation Academy: "Go and See" Personalized Learning
Sometimes you just have to "go and see" a classroom. Learn about how Rowan-Salisbury Schools thinks about professional development differently through the Innovation Academy grant. We will take a deeper diver into how we develop model site classroom visits with a lens of personalized learning, how we develop modules on personalized learning, and how we designed a state-wide THINK conference that focused on personalized and blended learning. This session will inspire teachers with classroom instructional strategies, administrators through the "go and see" model, and district staff through the district conference lens. This is a one-session stop with many ideas to better implement personalized learning in your district.

Speakers
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Ashley Holshouser

West Rowan Elementary School - Model Ambassador Teacher
Ashley is a 5th grade teacher at West Rowan Elementary School. She has been teaching for 6 years, all within Rowan Salisbury Schools. Ashley is a Personalized & Problem Based Learning enthusiast and is always looking for ways to integrate real world application into her classroom... Read More →
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Taylor Boice

2nd grade teacher, Mt. Ulla Elementary
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Amie Caudle

Director of Professional Development


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Sheraton-Hannover 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

What can NC CoSN do for you?
What is NC CoSN and why should I care? Come hear from the NC chapter of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), the national organization for educational technology leadership. Participants will get access to high quality edtech leadership resources aligned to the Framework of Essential Skills for the K-12 CTO. Learn how you can get CETL certification (Certified Education Technology Leader) at a reduced cost!

Speakers
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Marlo Gaddis

Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Sheraton-Governors 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Disrupting High Schools Through Design
As part of our restart model, North Rowan High School has focused on incorporating Design Thinking and Challenge Based learning with all 9th and 10th grade students. As designers, our students are charged with developing competencies in the 4Cs (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity) and student agency. In this session, we will share what we have learned about transforming the way that our students experience school with a focus on individual learning. We will share some of the obstacles that we have encountered and the ways that we have pivoted with these obstacles. We will best practices and provide the opportunity for questions and answer. We will share the model that we have created for creating designers and considerations for others who may want to implement a similar model. Examples and vignettes of student success will also be provided.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Sheraton-Governors 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Don’t Type At Me Like That: Interpersonal Skills and Virtual Collaboration
The need for soft skills isn’t going away. If anything, these skills will continue to become even more relevant as we increase collaboration over digital spaces. Things like tone, language choice, and brevity all play a factor in communicating clear messages face to face as well as in digital spaces. These elements can be especially challenging to navigate in a virtual space. In this session, we’ll explore invitational language that builds and strengthens relationships. We’ll also examine ways to cultivate inclusivity and norms during virtual collaboration.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Sheraton-Hannover 3 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Leading Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Every Day
How do you lead SEL in your school? Many principals, APs, coaches, and teacher leaders are working to implement SEL in their schools. Research shows achievement gains of 11 percentile points when a school addresses the SEL constructs consistently.  Leading SEL requires integrating SEL into the culture of the school every day, not just at the beginning of the year or periodically. This interactive session will provide opportunities to explore SEL and equity, to consider how you can make time to address SEL effectively, and strategies for working with students, teachers, and parents.  

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Dr. Mary Ann Wolf

Director of Professional Learning, The Friday Institute
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Alex Dreier

The Friday Institute


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Sheraton-Oak Forest B 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Mindset for Maker: Access for ALL Students
Our school district’s model for starting, supporting and sustaining making was selected to be shared nationally at the MakerEd Convening in Pittsburgh, PA in October of 2019. Some of our tried and true practices include utilizing a try-before-you-buy lending library of electronic and robotic tools, a professional reading library, maker mentors for continuous school support, online access to startup tools and lessons via our maker website, and the use of grants for funding. In this hands on session, you will learn about the challlenges we have faced, how we introduce the concept of integrating 4Cs into classroom instruction, and our easy approach for staff members who are ready to implement maker with their students!

Speakers
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Tanya Churchill

Digital Learning Coordinator, WCPSS
Tanya has been an educator with Wake County Public Schools since 2000 as a 4th grade teacher, science specialist, Instructional Technology Facilitator and now a Digital Learning Coordinator. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, as well as a Flipgrid Certified Educator... Read More →
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Kurt Hurelbrink

Digital Learning Coordinator, WCPSS
Kurt Hurelbrink began his career as an educator in 1991. Over the years the he has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. The largest part of Kurt's classroom experience was spent in a 2nd/3rd grade multi-aged classroom. Kurt joined the Wake County Public School System in 1999. In 2012 he... Read More →
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Annette Hymel

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Annette started her teaching career in 1995 after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Appalachian State University. After teaching for several years in Wake County Schools, she realized that she enjoyed teaching and learning with technology. She furthered... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Sheraton-Oak Forest A 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Using Digital Portfolios to Encourage Metacognitive Learning
Reflection (or thinking about your thinking) makes us aware of the processes and strategies that make us successful. It allows us to learn from our successes, as well as challenges and failures. Digital portfolios provide a safe, secure platform for educators and their students to write, record, and reflect on the learning that is taking place in and out of the classroom. It’s time to start telling the whole story….

During this workshop, we will explore how to use digital portfolios to encourage metacognition, along with encouraging attendees to create their own free digital portfolio!

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Sheraton-Hannover 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

3D Design for Learning! - How Designing "Things" Can Make Your Students More Confident and Creative Learners
3D printers are popular in education, but how do they fit into the curriculum? This session will explore how designing 3D objects can turn students into creative problem solvers. Learn free tools that will help you and your students start designing, even if you don’t have a 3D printer.

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.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-University B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

1:15pm EST

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Google Drawing
One of the most underutilized tools in GSuite for K12 is Google Drawing. In this session participants will learn how to use Google Drawing to create killer graphics, sweet logos & fantastic social media filters that can be added to other GSuite apps like slides and forms.

Speakers
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Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, and design. Over the past 17 years, he has keynoted and led workshops across the country at conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel has illustrated books... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Breaking the Digital Barrier: Creating Buy-In Among Digital Stakeholders
Come learn how one primary school is utilizing tech tools through PD to and PLCs to support the tech transition.

Speakers
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Meredith Clay

Intervention Support, Hickory Public Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

1:15pm EST

CAMPFIRE: Math and Technology
Stop by and network, share ideas, or rest your mind. Campfires are informal meetings where you share what you know with your peers. Warning...this session has no format or rules. Bring your best to share with others.

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom A 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:15pm EST

Libraries Around the World
Elementary student digital leaders investigate the world through libraries and how they are transforming to fit the needs of their patrons. Students are learning locally but are thinking globally using the 4C’s. Students utilize Problem Based Learning by taking ownership of their own learning on a-local-to-global scale with the end result being a writing campaign to spread awareness of the world of transformative libraries.

Speakers
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Melissa Canter

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

Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist, Alexander County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-University C 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

1:15pm EST

Yes, Yes, Yes! Live stream with YouTube and OBS!
Join us during this hands-on session to explore ways to utilize the live streaming feature of YouTube. We will using the video encoder, OBS (Open Broadcast Software), during the session to demonstrate how to stream morning announcements and other exciting school events.


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-University A 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

1:15pm EST

Technology Accessibility For All
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 our classrooms. 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. 






Speakers
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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 March 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom C 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

App Smackdown 2.0: Tools for Assessment & the 4 C’s
App Smackdown: Tools for Assessment & the 4 C’s Session Summary: Join us for a second year for an enthusiastic and entertaining smackdown of our favorite apps, tools, and resources for authentic assessment, building communication skills, fostering collaboration, inspiring creativity, and encouraging critical thinking. Gain ideas and tools to enhance your instruction and engage your students in a fun formatt. You think we had fun last year, wait till the voting begins this year - What 2020 Vision will you walk away with? Detailed Session Information: Participants will - Learn about Web 2.0 tools and resources that address the 21st Century 4 C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity & Critical Thinking)

Presentation Link: http://bit.ly/App-Smackdown2 


Speakers
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Wanda Hanley

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public Schools
I love using tech tools in the classroom! I use a variety of tech tools with projects, but also for instruction. One of my favorites is Discovery Education and their SOS strategies, which bring the class to life! Choices empower students, so I believe in providing students with choices... Read More →
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Becky Goddard

Admin, Pine Lake Prep
Becky Goddard has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Media. Becky works closely with the North Carolina Digital... Read More →
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Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

APPly Knowledge in a New Way! Build your own Apps with no Coding Knowledge using Google Sheets
Have you ever thought of building your own app? What if your students could create their own apps? What if we told you, its all possible with zero coding experience? Come to our session and we’ll show you how to WOW students and fellow teachers with your APPlication of knowledge!

Participants will learn how to create original apps for Apple and Android devices using the Glide website and interface along with a simple Google Sheet. Participants will be shown some of the roadblocks we have encountered in creating our own apps and be given some advice and ‘hacks” on how to get around them. Participants will be given time to browse some of our examples of district-wide app creation and student created apps, in the hopes that it will inspire them to use this tool and share it with their students. If time permits, participants will begin building an app template to take back to their schools for quick implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Beneck

Chris Beneck

NCDPI Educator On Loan for the Central Region. ITF in Wilson County. Lover of GAFE, podcasts, student creation, and learning new things. Also camping, muscle cars, good music, and my family!
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Katie Johnson

Media Coordinator, Hunt High School
I am the media coordinator at Hunt High School in Wilson County, NC. I love Disney, puppies, books (a given) and all things Google! I look forward to meeting you all at my sessions this year: Flipping out over FlipHunts- Getting Innovative with FlipGrid! AND APPly Knowledge in a New... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-305A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

Book Tastings with a Side of Technology
Paula & Monica will share their collaborative effort hosting a Social Studies standards based book tasting event. After participating in a book tasting, students used digital tools to create book menus and complete Google Classroom responses.
Presenters will also share ideas for adjusting this activity to fit various elementary grade levels.
Participants will get to experience a "mini book tasting" event, exploring both books and web based resources we used for this collaborative effort.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Farmer

Paula Farmer

School Library Media Coordinator, Moravian Falls Elementary
I am a SLMC in a small, rural Title I elementary school located in the foothills. I love my job, and my passion is connecting kids with books that ignite a desire in them to read. I serve on the NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books Committee, and am looking forward to seeing you... Read More →
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Monica Smith

4th Grade Teacher, Wilkes County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Catch Flipgrid Fever in STEM
Flipgrid is a great tool that allows students to collaborate, consider the process, and reflect within the STEM classroom. Participants will learn what Flipgrid is and the various features of the tool. They will also see how Flipgrid has been used in our STEM labs and STEM camps within our district. Participants will be able to create video responses using Flipgrid during the session in which they can give ideas of how they have used Flipgrid in their classroom. I will also show them one of the new features of Flipgrid, Flipgrid AR, and allow them to go to various places within the space to scan QR Codes of video responses.

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Hazel Lewis

Teacher, Edgecombe County Schools
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Kevin Roberts

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Edgecombe County Public Schools
I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-8) from Marshall University in 1993 and received my Master's Degree in Communication Studies in 1994 from West Virginia University. I taught 19 years as a fifth-grade math and science teacher, and am currently a Digital Teaching... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-305B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Cracking the Codes with Digital Breakouts
Have you ever wanted to jump on the bandwagon of the Escape room and Digital Breakouts for your content but didn't know where to start? Join us as we share the How tos and the where to start in creating your own content specific breakout. Check out some example puzzles, learn how to create riddles, and walk away with a database of resources to help you be successful! No need to spend a ton of money either in order to make an exciting new way for students to learn and connect with their content.

If you would like to Experience a Content Driven Digital Breakout first hand - please join us for one of our Workshops on Friday! We are offering two oppertunities. "Cracking the Codes - A Digital Breakout Experience" @ 9:45 - 11:15 & 11:30 - 1:00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LQ82KUD9WQ0zTTAikW-mOkjgaeqR3YMvZfG4IAhYyes/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Lilian Corbitt

Lilian Corbitt

Teacher, Greene Central High School - STEM Academy
Living La Vida Loca as a Spanish HS teacher (21 years), NBCT World Language/ Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood, STEM Spanish I -II instructor (6th year), Apple Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, and mommy of 2. Never a dull moment!I am Canadian by birth, Spanish by blood, and American... Read More →
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Kristin White

Science Teacher, Greene Central High School
I have been teaching for 14 years. I am a STEM/ Science teacher. I teach Chemistry, Forensics, and Physical Science. I LOVE technology and coming up with new ways to be able to utilize it within the classroom. I am not afraid to try new things or change things up.


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Custom Digital Displays on a Shoestring Budget
Digital displays are a great way to communicate to students, parents, and staff through presentations, graphics, and videos. However, many schools and organizations have budget constraints that prevent them from acquiring the latest digital displays and control software. Using technology that most schools already have - televisions with HDMI inputs - and materials totaling approximately $150 (a Chromebit and a wireless keyboard/mouse), a simple television becomes a powerful, internet-enabled communication tool for showing looping video announcements, automatically scrolling presentations, and more. I will show samples of the displays I have created (I have three active displays in my school currently), share how my school uses them, share resources for creating announcements, share tips and tricks, and provide resources and takeaways.

Speakers
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Justin Wylie

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Durham Public Schools
After spending a decade teaching high school English in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina, I accepted a position as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Neal Middle School in Durham, where I have spent the past three years building an unconventional 1:1... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Digital Portfolios: Easy as ABC, Simple as 123
Digital portfolios are becoming necessary and even required by many schools as a method of showing student growth and understanding over time. Through research and experience, it is evident that true learning and growth are dependent upon reflection. During this presentation an elementary educator will share various digital learning, research, and creative presentation tools that can be utilized by students to display their understanding and mastery of multiple standards across various subjects as well as the formula for simple, but meaningful reflection, she created and uses with her class and has been shared in her district wide professional development.
Through this presentation participants will learn a simple reflection strategy for students to follow when reflecting on their own learning in their digital portfolios. They will receive ideas as to how they may encourage and empower elementary students to have voice and choice in their digital portfolio items.
Participants will learn strategies to help students organize their items in a digital database, such as Seesaw, and then how to guide them in selecting appropriate portfolio pieces. They will learn how to use the “Digital Portfolios: Easy as ABC, Simple as 123” reflection format that first graders used in Seesaw. A variety of digital tools (K-5 with a focus on K-2)) that bring students to high levels of creativity and innovation to support, engage, and empower their learning will also be shared as examples of great digital portfolio items that display students’ learning in an innovative way. The simple three step reflection can be utilized for all subject areas, various grade levels, and even in different digital portfolio databases other than Seesaw. (See my blog post on using this format at https://whites1stgrade.weebly.com/blog ) Participants will have the opportunity to set up their digital portfolio database, explore and learn some of the many apps used by first graders in their digital portfolios such as MLC math, Green Screen, Stop Motion and more.

Speakers
avatar for Renee White

Renee White

Teacher, WCPSS
I am a 1st grade teacher at Herbert Akins Road Elementary in Fuquay Varina, NC. I have been teaching in elementary education for 18 years and have taught many different grades. I am AIG certified and have a Master's Degree in Reading. I am originally from Ohio, where I attended... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

Document your capacity to Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Get started in 30 minutes!

In less than 30-minutes, attendees will see live data on how to identify and detect risks inside the district and document them in a cyber risk scorecard. Following the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, attendees will take a brief cyber assessment and begin to identify strengths and weaknesses in the district.


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Lynette Brehm

Gradient Cyber


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

EdTech Coaching: Survival 101
In this session, we will share tips and tricks for managing the many responsibilities of an EdTech Coach. Participants will explore ways to stay organized, prioritize, and expand their PLN. We will share best practices (from experience) and tech tools that every EdTech Coach needs in their coaching toolbox. The session will be very interactive where people are up and moving, connecting and discussing.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Barfield

Allison Barfield

Digital Learning Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School
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Charmeer Raindrop

Instructional Technology Facilitator
Instructional Technology Facilitator for Cabarrus County Schools.


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Expanding beyond the classroom with ebooks & audiobooks
Learn how leading schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. We'll also cover how the Sora, the new student reading app can serve as an invaluable portal to your public library's digital collection & NC KIDS for greater reading and learning opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Brookshire

Jody Brookshire

eBooks, audiobooks, music, & video, OverDrive
OverDrive Education is the leading global digital reading platform for K-12, offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video.


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

EXPERIENCE What's NEW at Discovery Education!
Discovery Education Streaming is now Discovery Education Experience! Come learn all about the latest and greatest enhancements to your Discovery Education service. Curated channels, a personalized home page, brand new instructional ideas and a new creation tool called Studio are just some of the things you are going to want to learn about. 

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Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Marriott-Congressional A & B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

Flashcard Factory Lightning Rounds: redefine how your students learn vocabulary!
In this gamified session, you'll try out Pear Deck Vocabulary, gamified with Flashcard Factory! Flashcard Factory was designed to transform the way students engage with vocabulary. In the student experience, you'll pair up and work together to create dynamic and engaging flashcards by collaborating to illustrate and define terms, making learning vocab an active and social experience! Flashcard Factory is free to use and works seamlessly within Google Apps for Education. Powered by smart integrations with Merriam-Webster and Gimkit, Flashcard Factory makes learning vocab a fun, engaging exercise for your whole class.


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Marriott-Chancellor 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

Getting the DL on the DLS (Digital Learning Standards)
In this interactive and informative session, join the Educators on Loan with the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning to get the scoop on the new NC Digital Learning Standards for Students, adopted from the ISTE standards. We will engage in conversations on standards-based ideas and activities that fold the DLS in to YOUR classroom - this is not a “sit & get” session! Be prepared to brainstorm, create, and connect with other educators!

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 →
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Mollee Holloman

Innovative Learning Catalyst, DCS/Division of Digital Teaching & Learning
Mollee is 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, and led workshops for NCDPI, NCCAT, NCSLMA and NCTIES conferences through the years. Her mission is... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Ignite Learning with iPad
Come unleash your creativity, and discover what’s possible only with iPad.  Get hands on with Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, drawing, coding, and augmented reality.  Learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Join us for an immersive learning experience.

Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-201 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent, Vendor

2:15pm EST

Interact, Collaborate, and Engage!
This session is all about interacting differently. Attendees will be up and working with the technology at the front of room. This instructional model is designed to be replicated in the classroom. There will be no PowerPoint at all, this is State of the Art technology with a collaborative hardware and software solution

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Brisson

Daniel Brisson

Implementation Manager, Clear Touch
Danny Brisson BioI worked for Motorola and Northern Telecom in a variety of roles. My degree is for Computer Programing and Systems Analyst. I spent 7 years in the School District of Palm Beach County. My role started off as a technology coordinator and specialist. I worked on a special... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

No STEM Lab? No Problem!
No STEM Lab? No Problem! In this session, we will eliminate the boundaries and constraints that educators often face when trying to implement STEM in their classrooms. We will be explaining to participants how we are integrating STEM in the traditional classroom setting. Not only will we be giving participants an overview of how state standards can be incorporated and assessed through STEM, we will also highlight how we are incorporating Digital Learning Competencies. This includes integrating apps such as Seesaw and Flipgrid which allow students to collaborate and share STEM learning beyond the classroom. Additionally, we will provide solutions for how educators can obtain STEM materials for little to no personal costs. To conclude our session, participants will actively engage in a STEM lesson that they can immediately take back and incorporate into their own classrooms!

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
To register, visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ncties2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

Read It - Think It - Make It: Book to Movie Process in the Classroom
This project may be used as a whole class, differentiated program, or as enrichment. After reading self-selected novels, students will complete activities that are part of the process of turning a book into a movie. The project is based on a choice board of activities that include 9 different elements (3 each in Art/Making, Technology, and Writing).
Participants will receive copies of choice board, descriptions and suggested rubrics for all of the activities. Classroom teacher and Media Coordinator will share experiences and examples of how this was implemented over the course of the school year.

During this session, participants may choose between 2-3 of the activities, such as: Movie Poster, Storyboard, or Talk Show Interview about Sequel, to create using a familiar fairy tale.

Speakers
avatar for Beverly Litke

Beverly Litke

Library Media Coordinator, China Grove Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-307 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Surfing the Webb: Deep Learning with Tech and DoK
If we're not careful, it's easy to get stuck in superficial learning. How can we help students think more deeply and learn for the long haul? When we use powerful tech tools with Webb's Depth of Knowledge, we get the kind of learning students will remember! Get plenty of practical examples and tips for creating your own lessons in this session!

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 March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

TECHequity: Leveraging Technology Tools in the Classroom to Promote Equity for All Students
Differentiation and communication across cultural boundaries are key components to running an effective classroom. We live in a time when technology resources are rich to make this process easier for teachers and more inclusive and meaningful for students. In this session, attendees will be shown a variety of tools that assist struggling learners and tools that facilitate communication across language barriers. Attendees will then be grouped and in a game-type setting, given scenarios and asked to identify the best tools for the situation. Points and prizes will be given to all attending and all templates and resources will be made available online.

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


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

Using #GridPals to Reach Beyond School Walls
In this session, media coordinators and classroom teachers will learn how to use the app FlipGrid to connect students in a digital "pen pals" unit. I will walk participants through the initial lessons of the unit, which focus on sharing personal vs. private information and becoming experts in the technology with a hands-on practice FlipGrid activity. I will also demonstrate how media coordinators and/or teachers can connect to other classrooms or libraries across the country (or even world).

Speakers
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Lucy Wilcox

Media Specialist, Parsley Elementary School
I have been the Media Specialist at Parsley Elementary School for eight years. Prior to my career change, I taught research and writing skills at UNCW for twelve years. Talk to me about READING!!!!!


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

Welcome to the Jungle!- App Smashing and Green Screens with Littles
Participants will discover how to App Smash their way to a collaborative rainforest project with 1st grade students. I will demonstrate how first grade studentsts use Google classroom , NC Wise Owl, Google extensions, Do Ink green screen and first person writing to take you to their jungle. Participants will receive a Google folder with lesson slides, research links, graphic organizers, how-to video's and first person writitng stems. Participants should have classroom access to chrome devices and iPad. I will show steps with a live demonstraton of the greenscreen app on iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Haskell

Shelly Haskell

Media Specialist Tech Facilitator, Currituck County
Media and Technology Teacher Ma.Ed; Ma. Ed. Technology I am a Currituck native and live on Knotts Island. I received a BA from ECU in Literature and Philosophy. I received my American Montessori teaching credentials and worked in Montessori schools for three years. I then received... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

2:15pm EST

DLI Innovation Academy: Its Personal, Using Data to Personalize Learning
Participants will actively engage in a Learning Path (pathway) to personalize their experience in this session. By modeling the Learning Path, participants will engage in tasks to learn more about pre-assessments, Learning Paths, and data notebooks. Throughout the session, digitally enhanced assessments will be integrated, and participants will better understand how performance data can be used to monitor progress. #datagoals #PLinNC

Speakers
avatar for Angie Sigmon

Angie Sigmon

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Newton-Conover City Schools
avatar for Megan Coffey

Megan Coffey

Digital Learning Facilitator, Newton-Conover City Schools/North Newton Elementary School


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Sheraton-Hannover 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:15pm EST

If you don’t tell your Story, Someone else will, and they’ll get it WRONG: Strategic Marketing for Schools and Districts
Your school or district’s strategic marketing and messaging strategy is key to ensuring you have a competitive edge in an often crowded field of educational providers. In this interactive session, you will examine your school/district’s strategic marketing strategy and target audiences, all while learning more about digital tools and strategies that will be a force multiplier for your team and yield high-quality results. This session is designed for leaders of schools or districts who are interested in learning how a refresh to their marketing and core messaging can provide a competitive edge while highlighting your accomplishments.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Dr. Andrew Smith is the Chief Strategy Officer for Rowan-Salisbury Schools. In his role, Andrew assists the superintendent in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining district strategic initiatives, as well as, fostering collaborative efforts with internal and external... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Sheraton-Governors 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm EST

Snacks
Please join us for complimentary snacks in the Exhibit Hall.

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm EST

Alternatives to Suspensions: One District’s Journey to Reduce Exclusions from the Educational Environment
Durham Public Schools (DPS) is an urban district in North Carolina educating 33,000 students. DPS has undertaken an approach to discipline that dismantles the school to prison pipeline.  Participants will identify the practices DPS has implemented toward more restorative discipline to teach appropriate behaviors and continue student learning.  Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the district structures and processes necessary to develop the social-emotional learning competencies of adults and students.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Al Royster

Dr. Al Royster

Director of Student Services: Prevention & Intervention, Durham Public Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Sheraton-Hannover 3 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm EST

Bring Down the House | Games for Social and Emotional Growth
In this fun, interactive session, participants will experience theater games that support SEL for use in any content area, grade level or context and the drama therapy theory in action behind the scenes. All participants will leave the session with activities, games and ideas that they can immediately replicate and use in professional learning sessions with your staff across your district to help teachers expand student engagement, build social and emotional skills, and craft a supportive classroom culture.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Miller

Brittany Miller

Digital Learning Coach, William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NCSU
Brittany Miller works to inspire teachers to rethink their roles in the classroom and build their capacity for student-centered learning by first engaging teachers in the types of experiences and environments that shows them how. This mindset drives her projects at the Friday Institute... Read More →
avatar for Jaclyn B. Stevens

Jaclyn B. Stevens

Research Scholar | Instructional Coach, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation NCSU
Jaclyn is a unique combination of media designer and educator, beginning her career in education after her successful work as a media consultant and award-winning graphic designer. As a Research Scholar and Learning and Teaching Coach with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Sheraton-Oak Forest B 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm EST

New Tech Directors Meeting
NCDPI will be hosting a convening for technology directors who have served in the role for 3 years or less. Experienced leaders currently serving in the role of technology director will be sharing best practices for Ed Tech leaders in 2020. The goal of this session will be to provide new leaders with guidance to continue building their capacity and support district strategic planning.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Sheraton Hannover 2

3:00pm EST

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook for Leading Personalized Learning
When I graduated from college and set out cross country to “find myself”, my father handed me the book,”The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. Anticipating I would never need it, I quickly threw it aside. It wasn’t until I was faced with an unimaginable situation that I wished I had paid more attention to the book. As leaders, we have the responsibility of anticipating the unexpected and knowing how to resolve it. But what do you do when the "unexpected" comes knocking on your door? In this session, we will discuss some of the "unexpected" opportunities that you may encounter on your journey to Personalized Learning and explore tips that not only help you survive but also thrive as a community of learners.

Speakers
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Professional Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Sheraton-Governors 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

20/20 Virtual Vision-Creating your own Google Expeditions
Participants will be using virtual reality goggles (I will bring the goggles), they will then look at the 3D site poly.google.com which has 3d tours so they can search for tours related to their subject. Then we will go into Google Expeditions and they will create their own tours. I will also show them how to create with their phones and an app but even without the app they can create from Google maps. I will provide them with lesson templates so they can practice creating.
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Create an immersive experience with Google Expeditions in the classroom. Using virtual reality builds background knowledge and brings your lessons to life. Now you can FOCUS on how to create and share YOUR OWN Google Expedition tours. Better yet, have your STUDENTS create their own virtual tours and share with the world! Virtual Reality allows students to go anywhere in the world or use personal learning experiences to create their own. Join this NCTIES session to discover a new way to keep students engaged while developing research, literacy, technology and many more skills. You will receive resources like rubrics, student directions, lesson plans and more to immediately implement this resource in your classroom. If you would like to use your own photos please download the "Cardboard Camera" app to take 360 degree photos.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Wood

Sherry Wood

Instructional Technologist Facilitator, Brunswick County Schools
Hi! I am an Instructional Technologist Facilitator for Brunswick County Schools. I love what I do and I'm so excited for NCTIES! I am a Google Certified Teacher and National Geographic Educator. I'm ready to create Google VR tours with you at NCTIES!


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Boost Academic Engagement with Physical Activity: Walk, Listen, and Learn!
Participants will get a chance to walk, listen, and learn with The Walking Classroom. This is a great opportunity to experience what it feels like to participate in kinesthetic and auditory learning, and become energized after just fifteen to twenty minutes of aerobic physical activity. The presentation will provide general information on the program, share the results of recent research studies, and reinforce the importance of creating opportunities to incorporate physical activity into content-area learning.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Concept to Classroom: GarageBand
This educational based session will explore ways all aspects of music can be integrated into core curriculum. GarageBand is an application that makes creating music accessible to everyone through its simple and intuitive interface. Students can create simple instrumental sounds as well as more complex harmonies utilizing a multitude of instruments. This session will give participants ideas on how music can reinforce Math, Social Studies, Art, ELS, and Coding Standards. Come join us for this fun and awesome professional learning session.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Huggins

Paul Huggins

Director of Instructional Technology, Beaufort Co Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Dashing through the Arts!
We will engage our participants through the use of the robots "Dash and Dot" in Arts related curriculum. Participants will explore integrated lessons based on Art and Technology standards from an NC A+ School in a 1:1 district.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-305B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Digital Engagement Protocols
This session will introduce participants to the concept and benefits of digital engagement protocols and to the use of templates for their creation. Participants will experience sample protocols from the perspective of a student. After reflecting on these experiences, participants will be challenged to work together with a partner or small group to design their own protocol using one of the provided templates.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Walt Tallman

Walt Tallman

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public School System
Walter Tallman taught technology at Herbert Akins Road Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina for seven years and now works as a Digital Learning Coordinator for Wake County Public Schools. He graduated from Duke University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in history and... Read More →
avatar for Chris Zirkle

Chris Zirkle

Digital Learning Coordinator, WCPSS
I am passionate about technology integration. I love to plan with individual teachers and PLTs. Aligning technology with specific learning objectives is what I enjoy helping teachers do.


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

DLC's are for Specialist Teachers, Too!
At the beginning of the session, there will be a brief introduction of the presenters and what we will be showcasing. Then, participants will rotate through stations set up around the room that incorporate EdTech activities into the specialist curriculums (PE, Art, Music, Media, etc). A specialist in each area will assist the participants at each station so they can answer curriculum specific questions. Participants will have hands-on learning time with robotics, circuits, apps, and other cool tools to help them easily incorporate the DLC's into their curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Christine Avery

Christine Avery

Music, Dixon Road Elementary
avatar for Jackie Tingen

Jackie Tingen

STEM Teacher, Dixon Road Elem


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Empower: What Happens When Students Own the Learning
Student choice is about more than just a menu option. It’s about student ownership. This includes ownership of the processes, the assessment, the strategies, and the metacognition. But how do we make this happen? How do we fit this into our standards and our curriculum map?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Spencer

Dr. John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Experience the Power of Design Thinking in the Classroom!
How can I increase engagement and critical thinking in the classroom? Come experience a hands-on activity to integrate design thinking into standards-based instruction. Participants will leave with standard aligned lessons to take back and empower their students to connect to instructional content on a deeper level.

Speakers
AD

Anna Dooley

Winston Salem/Forsyth


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Google Extensions and Apps that all Teachers Need
Yep, we did it again! And we asked for a bit more time! We’re bringing back the wildly popular Chrome Extensions for Teachers workshop and combining it with additional Apps that every teacher should know about. Participants will learn of new tools, from a variety of extensions to a myriad of digital tools that will help you and your students leverage technology in the school environment. This session will be fast paced, so come ready to learn new tools that you can use in your classroom and daily workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Technology Integration Specialist, Beyond the Chalk
Dean is an educator, a professional speaker, education consultant, and co-founder of Beyond The Chalk, a Montana based company, focusing on transforming education through teacher and student teaching and learning opportunities. Dean emphasizes creating meaningful relationships as he shares ideas on topics such as Google Apps for Education, Mobile Devices, 1:1 Rollout and Adoption... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Hey Ma! I Met a Polar Bear Today!
Discover how thousands of kids visited Mars, investigated Ford’s Theatre, participated in Constitution Day and explored the frozen tundra with polar bears via virtual field trips. Discovery Education invites educators to bring students along and explore the world around them during live virtual field trips. We'll also show you how to leverage archived virtual field trips to engage students, connect them to other classrooms and supplement curriculum. 

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Marriott-Congressional A & B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Increase Student Engagement by Bridging the Physical and the Digital
Using the free platform Artivive, teachers will learn how to bring pictures to life with augmented reality. The digital layer opens the doors to a new world of possibilities. Students can be taught to lead others on a journey and explain what lies behind the pictures while telling a story. This skill can be used for all content areas and examples will be provided during the lesson. Participants will get the chance to make their own AR during the session as well as take away ideas for their own content levels.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Zeman

Lori Zeman

Media Coordinator, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
avatar for Justin Pierce

Justin Pierce

Lead Media Arts Teacher, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Justin Pierce is a Media Arts artist and educator committed to fostering collaboration and cultivating curiosity. He began his career after receiving a BA in Painting and a BFA in Art Education from Kent State University in 2004. Justin later earned his MAAE from MICA in 2011 with... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Increasing Student Engagement with Smart Filtering and Teacher-Level Filtering
Speakers
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Roy Button

Account Executive, GoGuardian


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Intro to Pear Deck for Google Slides
Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.
In this hands-on session you will experience the power of Pear Deck as both student & teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to
1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides
2) Manage your class & view student answers with the teacher dashboard
3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration & Takeaways
Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing. You will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Pear Deck Premium Account!

Speakers
KS

Kortney Shearin

3rd Grade Teacher
I am a 3rd Grade teacher at AB Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. I am an NBCT, Google Level 1 Certified, and a Pear Deck Coach. Come learn more about Pear Deck and how you can begin using it today (or tomorrow!) to engage your students in rigorous instructions... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Marriott-Chancellor 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Making Connections through Skype
We will begin by talking about the experiences that students come to school with, and the experiences that we wish they could have. We will explore how to use Skype in the classroom, how to Mystery Skype, and how to bring Social Sciences through map study within the classroom walls.

Speakers
avatar for Rosanna Bare

Rosanna Bare

1st Grade Teacher


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

No Locks Needed!
Participants will engage, learn, and begin to create their own Digital Breakout to engage their students and/or staff. In order to do this, participants will engage in breaking out of a Digital Breakout either alone or in teams. Participants will be able to explore other teacher and student created digital breakouts. Finally, we will go step by step for participants to create their own Digital Breakout, using G Suite, to engage their students and/or staff.

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!


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Our STEAM Journey: Navigating Grants, People and Resources
Through the use of Google Expedition and other STEAM resources, we will guide attendees through our journey of transforming our traditional library space into the McClintock Innovation Lab and Library. We will discuss navigating the grant process, selection of resources, managing resources and students, and leading adults, with the ultimate goal of changing pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Dupree

Jessica Dupree

Media Coordinator, McClintock Middle School


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-307 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
To register, visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ncties2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Simplify Your Education Software with Union County Public Schools
Make your classroom Rock! Discover how Union County Public Schools implemented SMART Learning Suite to reduce the number of programs teachers were switching back and forth from during instruction. Working with SMART and Camcor, UCPS provided its teachers with a single tool to integrate devices, collaborate, game, assess, and transform static content to interactive.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Rimmer

Casey Rimmer

Director of Innovation and EdTech, Union County Public Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Student-Led STEM: STEM Buddies and More!
I will be presenting a student-led STEM program that I am leading at my school. The focus will be on our STEM Buddies program where upper grade elementary students design STEM activities/ challenges for lower grade classes. The students then go to the classrooms to facilitate the STEM challenges as well as work with and interact with the students. The presentation will also touch on other student-led STEM activities, including STEM Expert Groups, where students work in pairs to become experts on STEM materials, and School Event Planning Teams, where students plan school STEM events (for certain grade levels or for the whole school).

Attendees will be able to walk-through STEM challenges/ activities designed by the STEM Buddies student leaders and interact with the STEM materials used, such as Bee-Bots, Cubetto, Keva Planks, Makey Makeys, and Easi-Scopes.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Ann Perry

Lee Ann Perry

Media Coordinator, Banoak Elementary School
This is my sixth year as an elementary media coordinator and my 22nd year in education. I keep learning every day to try to be the best media coordinator I can be for my students and teachers. Right now, I am growing in the areas of STEAM and PBL.


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Technology Tool to Develop Reading Comprehension
Participants will look at various components of reading comprehension such as predicting, questioning and summarizing. Then they will learn how to integrate different technology tools in each step of developing reading comprehension for their students. Participants will also have time to engage with each digital tool. Participants should see how tools they may be familiar with can be used in a new way.

Speakers
avatar for Charmona Whitfield

Charmona Whitfield

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Harnett County Schools
I have been in the field of Instructional Technology for over 15 years and in all grade levels. The majority of my career was in Virginia, in Fairfax County outside of Washington DC. Being fairly new to NC, I am still learning many things about the state of education in NC. I would... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

The View: Encouraging all Kids to Chatty Kathys (or Kens)
Academic Conversations are a crucial part of learning, but we can’t all talk at the same time...or can we? Providing an opportunity for all students to make their thinking visible is the focus of this PD. Through digital tools such as Pear Deck and Flipgrid, explore how to maximize content rich conversations and elevate engagement.

Speakers
JB

Jen Boysko

Personalized Learning Specialist, CMS


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-305A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Using Screencastify to Amp Up Google Forms, Slides, and Classroom
During this session, participants will learn how to use Screencastify to Amp Up the 4 C's with Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Classroom. 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. Educators can give feedback to students using Screencastify in Google Classroom with private comments to help individual needs. 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 or students! Just when I thought I knew everything about Google, there’s always so much more to be learned. I will be using the Q-ball to keep the audience engaged with questions and answers. Educators will also be given examples of slides and forms in a Google Folder to help get them started. Participants will be given the chance to use Screencastify with student examples in Google Slides.

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 March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

3:15pm EST

Your District's Golden Ticket
This will be a collaborative discussion with the opportunity to share stories and learn from other districts

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Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

🎩🎴 Google Slides Magic Tricks
We all know that magic isn't real, just sleight of hand. Nonetheless, seeing is believing when the once-thought impossible is made possible before our very eyes. Attend this session to not only be amazed, but to see many advanced Google Slides tricks revealed!

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Transformation Agent, LINC
Technology Coach and ConsultantDee Lanier is an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast.  Dee is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Building an Innovative Tech PLN
Developing a strong PLN is critical to creating an innovative mindset within a school or district. This session is designed to share with administrators at all levels how to create an effective PLN. Attendees will be guided through a sample meeting and will work closely with the presenters to build a framework for creating a PLN of their own. This hands-on session will focus on what it looks like to be an innovator in the classroom and developing teachers into being leaders within their schools and districts. This session is based on the success of a current PLN adapted by the presenters.

Follow this link for the presentation ---> https://bit.ly/2Q5OpAz

Speakers
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Grayson Bedenbaugh

Upper School Instructional Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School
I am currently serving as the Technology Facilitator for the Upper School at Charlotte Christian School. I previously taught middle grades language arts and social studies for five years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State and am working on my... Read More →
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Heather Wilson

Middle School Tech Facilitator, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
I am in my seventh year as a teacher and my first as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Charlotte Christian School. Previously, I spent six years teaching Science and Social Studies in Gaston County Schools. During my tenure in Gaston County Schools, I served for five years... Read More →
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Ruth Wilson

LS Technology Facilitator, Charlotte Christian School


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Sheraton-Governors 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Student Centered Learning: Why? What? How?
Why is it important that we place students at the center of their own learning? What does that mean? And how do we get there? Come explore how personalized learning and the implementation of the four pillars will help students take ownership of their learning, align with the Digital Learning Competencies and Digital Learning Standards, and transform your classroom and school for the digital-age.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Sheraton-Hannover 1 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

CAMPFIRE: ELA and Technology
Stop by and network, share ideas, or rest your mind. Campfires are informal meetings where you share what you know with your peers. Warning...this session has no format or rules. Bring your best to share with others.

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-University C 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

CAMPFIRE: Science and Technology
Stop by and network, share ideas, or rest your mind. Campfires are informal meetings where you share what you know with your peers. Warning...this session has no format or rules. Bring your best to share with others.

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-University A 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

CAMPFIRE: Social Studies/History and Technology
Stop by and network, share ideas, or rest your mind. Campfires are informal meetings where you share what you know with your peers. Warning...this session has no format or rules. Bring your best to share with others.

Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Finding Your Path: Navigate the World of Personalized Learning
Are you ready to transform your classroom into a personalized learning environment? In this session, you will learn how to transition to a learner-centered classroom. Participants will explore the four pillars of personalized learning: learner profiles, competency-based progression, individualized learning paths, and flexible learning environments. This session will provide an opportunity to design a learning path for your students. Don’t forget to bring your headphones and a device.

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Amber Humphrey

Instructional Coach


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

3:15pm EST

Interactive Word Walls: How Augmented Reality Can Modify What your Students See
Although a website with resources for participants to access will be provided, much of the session will require participants to interact with already made word walls and create their own experiences using the technology tools presented. They will see examples, brainstorm how this idea could be used in their classrooms, and ultimately begin creating their own augmented reality activity before leaving the session.
Access the resources here!

Speakers
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Amanda Sigmon

English Teacher, Catawba County Schools
Hello! I am beginning my fifth year in education, and I have taught English I & III at Maiden High School since October 2018. I recently enrolled in the Educational Media Program at Appalachian State University.
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Dinah Poteat

Teacher, Catawba County Schools
English Teacher, Nationally Board Certified, Academically Gifted Certified


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom A 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Workshop

3:15pm EST

What Did They Say? “Harnessing the power of listening to increase student engagement and comprehension”
Did you know that we learn 85% of what we know through listening? Or, that students comprehend 2 grade levels above their reading level when listening? In this session learn to incorporate podcasts into your curriculum to boost student engagement and comprehension while personalizing the learning experience of every student.

Speakers
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Chris Beneck

NCDPI Educator On Loan for the Central Region. ITF in Wilson County. Lover of GAFE, podcasts, student creation, and learning new things. Also camping, muscle cars, good music, and my family!


Thursday March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-University B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:15pm EST

Clearly See Your Data Using Tableau
Tableau is a product that allows you to create interactive data visualizations and dashboards that can be used to provide insight into data for key stakeholders in real-time. In this interactive work session, we will create a sample dashboard using graphs, charts, maps, and interactive elements. Participants will also have time to explore using their own data. Participants are encouraged to download a demo of Tableau and request an educator license at https://www.tableau.com/academic/teaching prior to the workshop.

Speakers
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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 March 5, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Marriott-State Ballroom C 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

2020 Mediums for Social Studies
Bring Social Studies to life by having a hands-on, student-centered classroom. Attendees of this session will learn valuable tools to take back to engage students while building critical thinking skills and thinking like a Historian. Walkthrough the fields of Gettysburg or Ancient Greece without leaving your classroom using VR/AR tools. Code your way across the Oregon Trail or race a chariot to Rome using Spheros. Create your own movie about the Great War or create a podcast series at the end of the Cold War. During the session, each attendee will have the opportunity to practice with the digital tools and to create one lesson using one of the tools demonstrated.

Speakers
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Brittany Beckham

Cramerton Middle School, Gaston County Schools
Ms. Beckham is an 8th-grade social studies/science teacher at Cramerton Middle School. This is her 8th year teaching, including several years in China. She's a part of GCS Pinnacle 23 cohort.@MsBeckham8th
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Angela Russell

Cramerton Middle School, Gaston County Schools
This is my 10th year in education. I currently teach ELA (AIG) in the 8th grade as well as Social Studies. I\\\\\\'m passionate about literacy as a component to critical thinking.
avatar for Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Middle School Tech Facilitator, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
I am in my seventh year as a teacher and my first as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Charlotte Christian School. Previously, I spent six years teaching Science and Social Studies in Gaston County Schools. During my tenure in Gaston County Schools, I served for five years... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

A Recipe for Authentic Learning
Session participants will interview each other and use that information to design a recipe for each other, allowing the presenters to highlight strategies to create an authentic learning environment for their learners. The focus will be on using design thinking to solve real world challenges (challenge based learning), student reflective practices, soft skill rubrics and digital portfolios.

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Alexis Greer

CTE Marketing Facilitator, North Rowan High School


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Breaking Out of the Classroom with Digital Breakouts
During this presentation, participants will explore how to integrate Digital Breakouts into their Daily Curriculum. We will walk through how to use them as curriculum reviews, as well as unit introductions. Participants will also have time to work through creating a digital breakout for their classrooms.

Speakers
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Joanie Williams

Media Coordinator, Midway Elementary/ Davidson County Schools
I am a former classroom teacher and a librarian/media coordinator. I believe students should have access to opportunities for learning. I believe technology is an incredible tool for learning but it cannot be the only tool we give them.
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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!
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Sue Tobin

Digital Learning Coach, Davidson County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Bring History to Life with Digital Projects
Have you ever heard, “This is boring. Do we have to learn this?” All too often history is seen as less important, but history projects can bring increased excitement and understanding to your classroom. Let’s liven up history with fantastic projects and help students find that they can Bring History to Life!
The information for the session will be on Google Slides, so that teachers will have future access to the resources shared during the session. This session will focus on providing teachers in middle and high school with adaptable projects that can be used in the Social Studies classroom which incorporate technology. These projects could also be adapted to meet the needs of upper elementary students. Many of the projects that will be shared with attendees and discussed in the presentation incorporate Science, Math, ELA, STEM, Geography, Writing, and other key standards, making projects cross-curricular and adaptable to fit a wide range of students’ needs. The session will consist of short introductions to each project and will provide teachers with websites, links, and resources to complete the projects with their own students or allow teachers to adapt the project to suit their own needs.

Speakers
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Bethany Thompson

Teacher, Burke County Public Schools
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Travis Childers

Library Media Coordinator, Heritage Middle School
I am in my 18th year in public education and 14 of those have been in the media center setting. I am a graduate of NC State University with a Masters degree from Appalachian State. I am married with two wonderful daughters. I am a dog lover and currently have a German Shepherd named... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-305A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Deck Toys - Lesson Gamification
During the session, teachers will learn how to use Deck Toys and gamify a lesson using the program.

Deck Toys allows you to create interactive game boards for students. Using a game board format, students can learn content, answer questions, or solve puzzles. Teachers can use real time syncing to monitor progress. Using Deck Toys teachers can easily differentiate learning for students of all age groups. Deck Toys increases interactivity student to teacher, student to student and student to technology all while learning.

Speakers
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LeAnne Wolford

AIG Teacher, Wake County Public Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-302A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Digital Peace: Find It – Teach It with Digital Citizenship
Our digital world can be very chaotic with personal data breaches, social media abuses, and more. How can teachers model and teach ethical, respectful, safe use of digital tools? This workshop will show teachers how to teach digital citizenship with peace knowing that they can model and teach these topics effectively. Participants will learn simple steps that teachers take to demonstrate and teach respectful use of copyright, protect passwords, home networks, personal information, banking information, online identity, social networking, educational searches, and more.

Format-
This session will use an A-B format that allows for lots of audience participation. The format includes the presenter showing selected strategies and resources (A), then the audience is asked to provide their suggest strategies and resources (B). This A-B format repeats several times during the session. All resources are gathered in a Google Spreadsheet in real-time during the sessions combining the best of the presenter strategies and resources with those provided by the audience participation.

Speakers
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Dr Jeff Ertzberger

Lecturer/Director of Technology, UNC Wilmington


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Don't Google A Breakout-Make One!
The attendees will participate in a breakout that focuses on the use of Google Apps. After completing the breakout,participants will have time to begin creating their own for use in their classrooms with the assistance of the presenters.

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Ashley Peterson

Instructional Coach/ITF, Long Hill Elementary
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Rebecca Adler

5th grade math and science teacher


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Free Student-Led Repair Center/Self-Maintainer Software
We will be looking to collaborate with tech directors on how we can make our free asset management software more robust. Looking for a discussion and feedback to build in requests and ideas of what they are looking to see in an asset management software.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Gardening to Engage All Learners: A Guide to School Gardens and Technology
Creating a school garden is no easy task. Through this presentation, attendees will learn how to set up a garden (classroom or school) to foster hands-on learning with the integration of technology. This presentation will have 3 main points- how to build a garden, planting a garden with engaging lessons, and gardening with content and technology in mind.

Attendees will begin by voting on a question about school gardens using mentimeter. Once I learn the overall background with school gardens we will begin by collaborating on how to build a garden by thinking of their classroom or school goal. I will present common questions that educators should answer before designing their garden. We will use a padlet to post ideas under each question to brainstorm and collaborate ideas.

Last we will brainstorm how to use the garden to incorporate various curricular areas to increase academic achievement. For example, students can help design the garden by measuring the area, creating a blueprint, and cost analysis. I will lead attendees in using Google Drawing to create a mock design of a garden that would work best for their needs which they can model for their students. This will be helpful once they return to their school and begin visualizing their garden. Attendees will also complete a hands-on garden lesson where they will plant a seed in a bag which can be grown and transplanted into the garden. Attendees will be given sample lessons for various age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) to begin building their garden lesson book. I will present on the various ways to incorporate technology into the garden by reviewing podcasting, google sites, and Flipgrid. Attendees will review samples of how technology can be incorporated along with hands-on learning in the garden for various content areas.

Participants should expect to walk away excited and prepared to begin gardening with students to incorporate technology and hands-on learning. They will have a better understanding of how to use different technology tools while gardening to enhance critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Weaver

Lauren Weaver

3rd Grade Teacher, Catawba County Schools


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-305B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Going Rogue With Microsoft
"Many people do not know that the majority of Microsoft's offerings are not only free for teachers and students but also work on the majority of platforms used in the classroom today. Even Chromebooks and iPhones.

This session will overview how even if your school or district is not an Office 365 school how you can sign up, access and deploy Office 365 and other Microsoft products for free in your classroom today and have it running on a multitude of device types. We will also overview some of the products and introduce you to some great unique features within them that are assisting students today. "

Speakers
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Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

How RSS saves time and streamlines edtech with Clever
Managing edtech is tough and teaching with technology can be even tougher. District IT Administrators spend countless hours exporting student data to vendors. Tech integration specialists can see the pains of getting students to login to edtech programs. Districts have started to turn to Clever as a single-sign on and Application management solution to meet their tech needs. Join Corey McNeill and the Clever team to learn how Rowan-Salisbury School district was able to implement Clever to save the tech team and its teachers valuable time. You will learn tips for integrating applications, empowering curriculum teams in using edtech Analytics and see Clever’s product roadmap for 2020. This session targets technology administrators, ed-tech curriculum specialists, integration specialists and anyone interested in learning more about Clever.

Speakers
avatar for Federico Velarde

Federico Velarde

District Success Manager, Clever


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Legends of the Hidden Outcomes
Ever wondered what outcomes are in your Canvas course? Journey with me through the hidden temple to discover the secret behind outcomes! Outcomes can help you harness this power of standards based mastery of student data throughout ALL of Canvas. The twists and turns of the temple will help us put together the silver monkey that holds all the secrets to using outcomes to increase your understanding of student data and Make Canvas Work for You! This session will be interactive where participants will learn about outcomes through game based collaborative scavenger hunt within canvas to truly understand how outcomes can help them as instructors and their students grow.

Speakers
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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.
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Mitzi London

Media Coordinator, Green Valley Elementary


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Project Based Learning for All
PBL can seem daunting when you have time constraints, standards, and a curriculum map. Often, the push for better test scores and “basic skills” means certain students (English Langauge Learners, Special Education students) fail to have access to these projects. However, PBL can work for all students and in this workshop or keynote, I lay out the blueprint for making this a reality.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Spencer

Dr. John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Project Based Learning: Eliminating Initiative Fatigue
School systems are notorious for launching new initiatives in rapid succession that can leave teachers overwhelmed and under prepared! Some may feel that Project Based Learning (PBL) is just another one of those initiatives that will soon be replaced with the next greatest thing. This session will allow educators to explore PBL as a way of combining the best of all those great initiatives. For example, using the latest technology tools for inquiry, collaboration and presentation, building content knowledge while developing vocabulary and conquering complex texts, student ownership in their learning through reflection and design cycle processes such as reflection, critique and feedback. Through attending the ISTE Creative Constructor Lab in Seattle and ISTE National Conference in Philadelphia, participating in PBLWorks PBL 101 intensive 3 Day training and reading numerous professional books and articles about PBL I have developed an expertise in PBL that has allowed me to lead all K-5 teachers at Winget Park Elementary to implement PBL in their classrooms. During this session, I will share specific ideas of how to get started with PBL in elementary school. We will practice protocols that will help facilitate student learning through the PBL process. Educators will leave with practical strategies to begin using in their classrooms immediately as well as inspiration to continue learning and growing with Project Based Learning.

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Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Promethean Escape Room

It’s Not Just a Game
It’s an EXPERIENCE!
Immerse yourself and put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a customized escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, augmented reality, robotics, interactive technology and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. Race the clock and see if you have what it takes to escape.
 
To register, visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ncties2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-Exhibit Hall 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Ready-to-teach: Pear Deck Templates
New to Pear Deck? Ready to level up? Dive into access to premade, free, editable slide templates for subject specific lessons, critical thinking, Social Emotional Learning, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
Marriott-Chancellor 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Regenerative Habitat Design Lab-a hands-on PBL approach to building resilience, resistance and the communities of the future.
The Regenerative  Habitat Design Lab is an immersive human centered learning experience that  brings critical problem solving, team building, empathy and 21st century  skills to the front line. Learners are inspired to use a range of STEM skills  to solve real world problems and empowered as they share their ideas with a  global audience.

Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent, Vendor

4:15pm EST

STEM is Virtually Everywhere in Discovery Education
Explore how Discovery Education supports a STEM learning environment, where powerful critical thinking and exploration practices draw across disciplines, helping students to ask and solve deep real-world questions, collaborate with peers, and arrive at meaningful conclusions through inquiry. 

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Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
Marriott-Congressional A & B 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Participants will engage in an entire filmmaking experience in under 40 minutes (perfect for the classroom). Groups will use the 5,4,3,2,1 filmmaking technique (5 shots, 4 people, 3 props, 2 minutes - max, 1 theme).

Using session resources, participants will be challenged to utilize and explain examples of a minimum of four techniques from any of the following areas in their video.
- Shots - from setting the scene to conveying emotion
- Angles - affect the way the viewer perceives the subject
- Transitions - convey a tone or mood, suggest the passage of time, etc.
- Music - enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene

The session resources provide relevant examples, age-appropriate definitions, and practical tips to empower today’s learners.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

Instructional Innovation Coach, Clover School District
Nick LaFave is an Instructional Innovation Coach in Clover, SC. A former Clover School District Teacher of the Year, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an education consultant and speaker. Nick’s more than 20 years of classroom... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-307 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Student Voice Through Seesaw and Flipgrid
Add digital tools to your belt through hands-on practice! Seesaw and Flipgrid are great go-tos for adding to your science lessons! Please bring a device!

In this session, we will talk about why participants should be integrating digital tools into their elementary classrooms. We will focus mainly on Seesaw and Flipgrid and connecting content goals with English Language Arts standards using these open ended technology tools. Participants will have hands on experience with both Flipgrid and Seesaw from teacher ambassadors of both tools. We will also provide app-smashing ideas for both technology tools. Participants will explore ways to integrate literacy and curriculum area goals through the application of these technology tools. We will focus application on vocabulary and speaking and listening standards. Presenters will provide examples of integration in k-2 classrooms as well as work time for participants to ask questions and develop their own plan for integrating these tools into their units and beyond. Participants will need a device of their own to be able to participate in the hands on portions. We even have some swag giveaways!

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 March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

4:15pm EST

Take a Deep Dive into Design Thinking
Teachers will learn and explore the design thinking process starting with empathy and ending with test. They will discover the countless ways that STEM can be integrated into a Design Thinking Process and the rigorous shift that design thinking can bring to the classroom. This will be a hands-on session and teachers should come with an open mind ready to dive into a design thinking project that can be used in their own classroom. In addition to experiencing design thinking they will also be able to walk away with additional resources on design thinking and stem that they can use in their classroom.

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

The STREAM Studio: How it Happened and What Happens Now!
I will share video clips, images and descriptions of lessons that I do in my STREAM Studio which used to be a Computer Lab Classroom. I will have a Google Slide show to share with participants to share my journey that started with a year long research project on learning environments with my district. I defined my vision, made a list of wish list items, wrote a grant which was not funded, but my principal loved my project and had the PTO fund it for over $8000 worth of Lakeshore Learning white board tables, two new rugs, 12 wobble stools, 4 low to the floor chairs and table, a standing table, Lego wall, Otto Stools and metal stools. I would share the images and my blog posts that would describe the beginning process of transforming my old class to the new vision then share how I articulated the meaning of the acronym of STREAM in a puzzle like graphic:
S = Science, Social Studies, Self Directed Learners
T = Technology, Thinkers, Tinkering
R - Robotics, Reading/Research, Reflection
E = Engineering, Effective Communication, Engagement
A - Art, Adaptability, Active Learning
M = Math, Maker Empowerment, Motivation

I will share STREAM Lessons on my blog that were focused on a 3rd Grade Snowflake STREAM unit and on Landmarks after 1st graders read "Iggy Peck, Architect". This lesson allowed my Special Area team to collaborate and even produce a podcast for our school district about the Engineering unit.  In addition, participants will see how my 2nd graders built their own Macy's Day Ballon on Spheros for our own Parade!

I will share ideas of how to create Bloxels Video Games about N.C. State Symbols. I share how my 5th graders create Mars Rovers using K'Nex blocks.

I will also share some lessons based on various picture books by Andrea Beatty like "Rosie Revere, Engineer", "Iggy Peck, Architect" and "After the Fall" by Dan Santat.

My goal will be to inspire educators to use materials to inspire students as they are exposed to STREAM Lessons. I would also hope that they could be inspired to transform their learning space from a basic computer lab to a new vision to better teach and have an optimal learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Maples

Lisa Maples

K-5 STREAM Studio Teacher, Elon Park Elementary School
Lisa Maples is a STREAM Studio teacher in Charlotte, NC in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She teaches 1,050 K-5 students on a 7 day rotation. She loves integrating technology tools as she frames her lessons around STREAM themes. She blogs at https://lisamaples.life.


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:15pm EST

Using the DLC’s to Drive Personalized Learning
Speakers
avatar for Jordan Caldwell

Jordan Caldwell

Instructional Technology Specialist, Hickory Public Schools
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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
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Jennifer Greene

Teacher Leadership Specialist, Hickory Public Schools
Twitter @jennigreenebean Instagram @mrsgreeneinthemiddle


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:30pm EST

TIES Together
An opportunity to relax, share ideas and have some fun with your NCTIES friends. Enjoy free food, dessert bar and drinks

Thursday March 5, 2020 7:30pm - 10:00pm EST
RCC-Ballroom C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
 
Friday, March 6
 

8:00am EST

"Appy Hour" - A Fun Way to Excite Teachers About New Technology
Learn how an ITF and Media Coordinator work together to engage teachers in meaningful professional development - with the help of snacks! "Appy Hour" creates a fun learning environment where teachers can explore new apps and technology that they can immediately use with their students. Participants will learn how we structure our sessions, participate in a mini "Appy Hour," and have a chance to brainstorm and share ideas for their own "Appy Hours" at their schools.

Speakers
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!
avatar for Caryn Perry

Caryn Perry

ITF, Cabarrus County Schools


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-306C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

8:00am EST

ARe you ready for VeRy otherworldly 3D experiences? Adventures into AR/VR
Participants and attendees will manipulate augmented and virtual reality environments via Google Expeditions, CoSpaces Edu, and TinkerCAD to learn how they may introduce popular dimensional environments into various curricula. This session will exhibit hands-on virtual reality (VR) demonstrations with the help of Google Expeditions to maximally engage learners. Additionally, attendees will discover how 2D drawings can be brought it to life in 3D by animating their creations through coding in CoSpaces Edu. Lastly, members will experience how to export objects, environments, and save their created scenes for AR applications by making simple TinkerCAD creations appear using augmented reality (AR) with the aid of Merge Cubes.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wolf

Matt Wolf

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I’m professional gum chewer who loves to use humor while teaching kids. However, I try to restrict doing all three simultaneously as it can become very messy. Moore County Schools has been nice enough to allow me to be employed as a digital integration facilitator to pair STEM activities... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-301B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

8:00am EST

Bring Research into Focus
Let’s take a closer look at methods to introduce and reinforce research skills. Learn ways to integrate research related activities into everyday library instruction that include exploration of databases, a breakout activity, and engaging digital projects and lessons. Be prepared to leave with your vision set 20/20 on research in today’s library.

Session Link: bit.ly/ncties20focus

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Northrup

Jennifer Northrup

Lower School Librarian, The Lovett School


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

8:00am EST

Did You See That? AR & VR in the Classroom
Session Summary:
AR/VR is a powerful way to engage diverse learners. Join me for an interactive session to explore tools, resources, and ideas for integrating AR/VR in the classroom.
Detailed Session Information:
Session attendees will learn innovative ways to increase student engagement with hands-on AR/VR learning experiences. Attendees will gain ideas, tools, and resources that they can incorporate in their standards-based lessons.
- Explore examples of AR/VR lessons - Gain resources, ideas, and strategies for using AR/VR in a standards-based lesson - Example lesson links - Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ssXL4L-mg (6th-grade science)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNTjFHm4bKs&t=167s (8th-grade science)
Session Outline: Welcome/Who’s in the Room (session links/resources) What is AR/VR? AR/VR lesson examples AR/VR tools and resources (participants explore) Closing/Q & A

http://bit.ly/TT411-AR-VR-Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-302B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00am EST

Discourse in a Digital World: Finding a Voice in the 21st Century
Participants will learn about tools and strategies that help promote student voice and encourage discourse in the classroom on difficult topics. Participants will learn about the debator's discourse and how the guidelines and structure of a debate should be the model that we take in approaching conversations in our class and how we can encourage it to our students. Teachers will learn about online tools, classroom strategies, and even some debate tips (from a debate coach) to help them moving forward. One part theory and mindset and another part tools and created lessons to help with this topic.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Munson

Nathan Munson

ITRT
Follow me @bowtiedtech on Twitter


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-301A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

8:00am EST

e-hallpass and FlexTime Manager
Vaping issues in your hallways -e-hallpass is the total solution - live dashboard into the hall, limit the number of passes,
nurse queue management, appointment passes, report tools, and much more!

Headaches scheduling activity periods?
Or are you looking to begin a tutorial/remediation/enrichment period and looking for
a scheduling solution?
FlexTime Manager will give you seamless scheduling and attendance

Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-201 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00am EST

Engaging Students in Science and Social Studies
In this session I will share a few Sites I have developed throughout the year. These sites are loaded with resources that facilitate digital learning of all 4th grade Science and Social Studies standards. In the session I will share my Sites and my methods of facilitating the learning.
This is a short overview: Students complete a variety of tasks, at their own pace, after reading books online, viewing videos, or reading online articles that are linked on the site. Google docs shared in Google Classroom are where individual students enter their responses to the tasks - and provide me insight into their work giving accountability for my benefit. There is a gamification element to this as points are given for each task. Tablemates become teammates. The leaderboard tells the individual who has accomplished the most tasks but teams go for the prize.
After sharing and explaining, I will have online documents where everyone in the session can put resources they have found to teach specific standards in Science and Social Studies 3rd - 5th. We can work to compile a vast resource for others to develop Sites for their students. Anyone attending the session will gain insight in a way to gamifiy curriculum to engage students using Google Sites. Some instruction for Google Sites will be provided if needed.

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Steere

Carissa Steere

Fourth Grade Teacher, Wake County Schools


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

8:00am EST

Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs
As educators we are always looking for better ways to connect with our students especially when providing feedback on their work. In this session we will explore four fantastic tools to provide feedback that is more detailed, engaging, and personal. Tools will include Google Doc text comments, voice comments with Read&Write for Google, video feedback with Screencastify, and natural handwriting feedback with the Google Classroom mobile app.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-Ballroom A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00am EST

Flipping out over FlipHunts- Getting Innovative with FlipGrid!
Participants will work in teams to complete a FlipHunt, a scavenger hunt using FlipGrid. Every person in the room will be actively involved in the hunt, where we will demo FlipHunts and how they can be used quickly and easily to engage students. After completing the demo, we will review easy ways to build FlipHunts, struggles and successes we have faced and share templates so participants can easily integrate FlipHunts into their instruction. With time permitting, we will give participants time to ask questions and begin building their own FlipHunt for their students to FLIP out over in the coming weeks!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Media Coordinator, Hunt High School
I am the media coordinator at Hunt High School in Wilson County, NC. I love Disney, puppies, books (a given) and all things Google! I look forward to meeting you all at my sessions this year: Flipping out over FlipHunts- Getting Innovative with FlipGrid! AND APPly Knowledge in a New... Read More →
avatar for Lesli Ducasse

Lesli Ducasse

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Southern Wayne High School
I'm the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Southern Wayne High School. I love all things Google, tech tools that enhance instruction and meeting new people who share a passion for technology and education!


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-302C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent

8:00am EST

Google Tools You can Use in your Classroom Now!
Participants will be briefly introduced to different Google tools and then given the chance to "play" with the tools themselves. The majority of the workshop will be "working time" with me walking around for support as needed.

Speakers

Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00am EST

How to Differentiate Instruction and be home by 4pm
Freckle's  Differentiation Platform makes it easy for educators to reach all students at  their individual level-without having to spend extra time preparing several  lessons daily. We provide teachers with engaging, appropriately placed  student activities, standards-based practice, time-saving tools, and instant  data reports to drive effective instruction for every student.

Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-204 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  Concurrent, Vendor

8:00am EST

Is Student Engagement a Challenge in your Classroom?
Lightspeed’s instructional Audio and Video Solutions reveal hidden insights to learning that are otherwise missed by students and teachers. It’s time to build listening into the learning environment.  We have identified three aspects of the learning process where the ability to listen and ultimately learn, are at risk due to changes in instruction and the learning environment. In each of these, Lightspeed reveals critical insights needed for learning that are otherwise hidden from teachers and students.
ENGAGE THE WHOLE CLASS. By providing EQUAL Access to all Audio Content
ACTIVATE GROUP LEARNING   Stay Connected to every student in the small group collaborative classroom
COLLABORATE AND GROW  Teachers need the ability to listen to their own teaching for self-reflection and listen to the teaching of others to learn new techniques and methods.
Join us to Learn and Share

Speakers
MB

Merri Bragg

Lightspeed Technologies


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-206 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00am EST

Lets Get Personal!! Digital Tools for Personalized Learner Profiles, Learning Paths and Assessment
Session Description

Come join us as we share ways we have been infusing digital resources and tools into our personalized learning environment. We are just beginning this adventure this year, and we have been exploring a variety of tools for developing the Student Learner Profiles and implementing the different Learning Paths for Standards Mastery. We have also been getting creative with assessments and ways to make procedures and paperwork less daunting. We can’t wait to share our ideas and experiences with you. As a session participant, you will join in the discussion and have an opportunity to share your thoughts. We are excited to hear all you have to share and we hope to build a community of support that you can continue using after the session is over. You will leave with a variety of ideas, information, and tools that you can use when you return to your classroom.



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 Maggie Dupree

Maggie Dupree

3rd grade teacher, Uwharrie CharterAacademy
I have been a Reading Specialist, a 1st grade teacher, and am presently a 3rd grade teacher. I am passionate about guided reading and love to give my students choice in how they learn.
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 →


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EST
RCC-304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601