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Tuesday, July 16
 

8:00am

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Commons

8:00am

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Commons

8:00am

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B Hall Entrance First Floor

8:00am

Add some "Creative Presentation Tools" for your technology toolbox.
Learn about some new, creative presentation tools for your classes to use, after completing their research. Your students can create engaging, interactive media using slides, video,, audio, and images.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons

MS Media Specialist, The June Shelton School
I love to collaborate with my teachers and plan research along with a technology project. I have completed my Level 1 and 2 Google Educator and currently working on my Google Trainer. I love meeting new educators to learn from them and also share my ideas with them.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B102

8:00am

Creating and Using Instructional Videos
We all know the world is at our fingertips...but sometimes what we find doesn't quiet fit the needs of our classroom and students. In this session, we will discuss the various methods available to teachers and students for creating your own instructional videos. Example videos will be shown made by teachers and students.

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bermudez

Math Teacher, Celina Junior High School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B103

8:00am

Curation with Google
Teachers tend to assign projects and curate a bunch of resources themselves for the students. Why not let the students do it? Curation projects have the potential to have students work at three different levels of Bloom’s: understand, analyze and evaluate.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Davis

Tami Davis

Wichita Falls ISD
My teaching background is secondary Language Arts and I love using tech to enrich learning! I live by this quote: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A107

8:00am

Digital Choice Boards for the Win!
Are you looking for ways to engage your students? Do you want your students to have choice on the assignments they complete? Then Digital Choice Boards are the way to go! We will explore examples of choice boards for all content and grade levels and learn how to easily create them. Plus, we will look at how administrators are using Choice Boards with their staff.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Educational Consultants, J2Training
These two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give.. For them, it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B104

8:00am

Engaging Students in Writing: Using Passion, Ideas, Authority, and Structure to Develop Analysis in any Content Area
In this session, learn how to take students “beyond literary analysis” into passion analysis. As we move toward encouraging more student voice and choice aspects in our classroom, we need to tap into what our students are interested in and use that force to direct the writing they compose in class. Learn about how to use the four pillars of analysis writing in your class to increase students motivation and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Easton

Shawna Easton

Teacher, Prosper ISD
Anything ELAR related (I'm a reading/writing nerd!)Peanut M&MsAnything Pop Culture - movies, TV, celebrity gossip!Working out and Running - 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A108

8:00am

Game On! Gamification in the Classroom
Gamification increases classroom engagement by incorporating elements of game design. Learn how to implement the same design elements that keep your students glued to Fortnite and reap all the educational benefits. In this session, we will discuss everything from dipping your toes in the shallow end with game-show review games to cannon-balling into the deep end by turning your classroom into a fantasy-based role-playing game with Classcraft.

Speakers
HP

Heather Preston

Instructional Leader and ELA Teacher, Wichita Falls Independent School District


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A102

8:00am

Life After Death by PowerPoint (Paraprofessionals)
Tired of “death by PowerPoint?” sitting through endless slides, bullet points, and text being read aloud? There is life after death by PowerPoint! In this highly requested session, learn how best to connect with an audience or students based upon how the brain processes information. You will develop brain-friendly presentations that help organize and integrate information.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shade

Chris Shade

Denton ISD Coordinator of Federal & State Programs, Denton ISD
Former elementary teacher and principal. Current central office administrator. Keynote speaker. Staff developer. Engaging educator.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Lecture Hall

8:00am

Nearpod 101
Participants will experience all the interactive features, explore the Nearpod Lesson Library, learn how to launch both Live and Student Paced lessons, and how to access post session reports. We will also spend time editing and creating a lesson with the trainer and learn how to include various interactive features and content materials for students. You will also be shown how to find lessons by TEKS. (Beginners to Nearpod or those who have used it very little)

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
E104

8:00am

Office 365: Who, What, How?
Welcome to your new Office! No matter what devices your students have, Office Online can help them work smarter, not harder. During this session, you'll learn how you and your students can create professional presentations, analyze data, and effectively collaborate all in Office Online.

Speakers
DD

Desirea Daniels

Classroom Solution Specialist, Microsoft
avatar for Noreen Dooley

Noreen Dooley

Microsoft


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
E112

8:00am

One-to-One Technology in the Classroom: BYOD or School-Issues: Challenges and Opportunities
One-to-one technology continues proliferate the school classroom. This session will cover the challenges, opportunities and considerations from a technical to an instructional education perspective of BYOD and school-issued devices. Two implemented cases will be compared and discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Churchill

Christina Churchill

Academic Technology Services Director, Southern Methodist University


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A115

8:00am

Organization is coming
Join Denton instructional technology specialists Sherrie Orr and Dr. Joshua Tabor for a session on how you can organize your students, your classroom and yourself. We will show you how to interweave popular apps to create a solid foundation of organization that will help your class run smoothly and your students become more responsible. You will leave with a list of apps/programs you can implement immediately and the knowledge to use them successfully.

Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Orr

Sherrie Orr

ITS, Denton ISD
Sherrie Orr is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Denton ISD. She received her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Texas Woman’s University, her Masters in Computer Education and Cognitive Science from the University of North Texas and her B.S. in Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Joshua Tabor

Dr. Joshua Tabor

Digital Learning Specialist, Denton ISD
Anything technology!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Auditorium

8:00am

Power of Place: Using Google Mapping Tools in the Classroom
When a teacher or student thinks of using Google tools in the classroom, products such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms are the first that come to mind. However, Google produces custom mapping tools that are often unknown and under appreciated. The purpose of this presentation will be to introduce attendees to two of those tools--Google MyMaps and Google Tour Builder. Google MyMaps allows users to create custom maps. In this presentation, attendees will be shown how to insert layers, markers, photos, video, text, and links into a map. Users will also be shown how these maps can be shared with a wider audiences. Suggestions for uses in a variety of subjects will be discussed. Google Tour Builder allows user to take a virtual field trip. In this presentation, attendees will be shown how to tell a story using this tool. Specific skills to be demonstrated include how to insert text, video, dates, Google Street Views into a user story, and how to export a tour to Google Earth. Suggestions for uses in a variety of subjects will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor

Junior High/High School Social Studies/Technology Teacher, Sacred Heart Catholic School
Nicholas has thirteen years of teaching experience in public and parochial school settings ranging from grades 6-12. Over the years he has taught a variety of subjects, including Texas History, U.S. History, World Geography, World History, and Technology. He holds a B.A. in Political... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A105

8:00am

Seesaw is AWESOME!
Come learn the basics of Seesaw and get ideas for how to use it in the different content areas.

Presentation link: https://goo.gl/7JC9kz

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY
I teach kindergarten at a 1 to 1 STEM school! I am a techie and love utilizing iPads in the classroom! :-)
avatar for Jennifer Pettit

Jennifer Pettit

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A101

8:00am

So You Bought a Million Merge Cubes
Whether you have bought a slew of Merge Cubes, or have been wondering what the heck they are this session is for you. Come explore this immersive piece of technology that allows you to hold a hologram in your hand. Strategies for classroom use as well as the creation of your own content will be covered in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Murphree

Kim Murphree

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Kim Murphree is currently an Educational Technology Trainer in Mansfield ISD. Her experiences as both a classroom teacher and administrator provide her a unique perspective in the integration of technology within the content. Kim is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Adobe... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A104

8:00am

The Library and STEAM: Making it Work
Two elementary school librarians will share a glimpse what goes on in their library related to STEAM and innovation. We will share activities and resources that can be completed with entire classes and small groups and how we have incorporated this learning into our school community. Activities will be related to coding, literature, construction, and digital art creation as well as the use of various devices and applications.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Heidrich

Michelle Heidrich

Librarian, Denton ISD
avatar for Kim Krutka

Kim Krutka

Librarian, Blanton ES, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A103

8:00am

Using Google Sites in the Classroom
Explore a variety of ways to use Google sites in your classroom. Topics include content delivery, reassessment, STAAR review, student portfolios, and student projects. Examples are from a social studies class but are easily applied to other content areas.

Speakers
JL

John Lovette

8 social studies, Denton ISD
TA

Tyler Adams

8th grade Social Studies, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B101

9:00am

General Session and Keynote
General Session and Keynote featuring Soul Pancake's Shabnam Mogharabi.

Shabnam Mogharabi has nearly 20 years of experience in media building startups and organizations with an emphasis on entertainment, news media, digital content, and social platforms. She is currently the General Manager of SoulPancake, a media company and creative content studio she co-founded with actor Rainn Wilson that creates daily positive, socially conscious videos about human connection for television and online distribution that have raked up nearly 1B video views online. She also works with SoulPancake’s parent company, Participant Media, and its board on long-term strategy, acquisition opportunities, and the company’s social impact goals.

Prior to SoulPancake, Shabnam was an award-winning journalist and editor, having served as the youngest Editor-in-Chief at Hanley Wood Business Media. One of the youngest winners of the Jesse H. Neal Award (the Pulitzer Prize of B2B journalism), Shabnam has also worked as a contributing writer, editor, and stringer for a number of publications, including People, Pool & Spa News, Sunset, and HuffPost. She is a New York Times bestselling author with SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions.

Shabnam is a member of the 2016 class of Henry Crown Fellows and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is a frequent speaker on the importance of joy, how to connect with Millennials, and meaningful online engagement. She resides in Los Angeles, where she is active with a number of interfaith organizations and volunteers with the Crisis Text Line. She is on the board of directors of the national non-profit Tahirih Justice Center and on the advisory boards of Wayfarer Entertainment and Daughters of Rosie. She received her B.A. in journalism and business administration from the University of Southern California and her Master’s in media management from Northwestern University.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
Gym

11:00am

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Commons

11:00am

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Commons

11:00am

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B Hall Entrance First Floor

11:00am

Explore and More with Google Tour Creator
This session will cover using Google Tour Creator to create virtual reality experiences. Participants will learn what virtual reality is, how to create 360 images using apps or peripherals, and how to use those images in conjunction with Google Tour Creator to create their own

Speakers
avatar for Kim Murphree

Kim Murphree

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Kim Murphree is currently an Educational Technology Trainer in Mansfield ISD. Her experiences as both a classroom teacher and administrator provide her a unique perspective in the integration of technology within the content. Kim is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Adobe... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B106

11:00am

Exploring the World without leaving your classroom
Show different ways to expose children to people,places and even animals all over the world. We will be unpacking Google Earth and all that comes with it!

Speakers
avatar for Taryn Hope

Taryn Hope

Pre-K Teacher, Denton ISD



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A102

11:00am

Get Moving with Go Noodle
Calling all stakeholders! GoNoodle gets kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. Come join us! Get moving and learn how you can become a GoNoodle Champ! Swag, prizes, and more will be given to attendees upon completion of the session.  

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda McKinney

Yolanda McKinney

Denton ISD
I am an educator who loves to make learning meaningful and memorable. I thrive on routines and success stories! I teach students to love learning, as it is my passion to do so.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E106

11:00am

Google Basics (Paraprofessionals)
A beginners guide to Google Forms and Docs. (Target audience is paraprofessionals)

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Lecture Hall

11:00am

Google Drawing: Scrapbook Style
Tired of printed newsletters that get thrown away? Want a way for parents to know and see what's happening in your classroom? Google Drawings: Scrapbook Style shows you how to make a calendar that links to classroom agendas, twitter posts, student projects, and so much more. I will show you how to add small daily photos or even add your daily assignments for your absent students. This simple calendar can be versatile and cute!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffanny Lindsey

Tiffanny Lindsey

Reading
I am a 5th grade reading teacher from WFISD. I love everything about reading and collaboration.
avatar for Kristi Donica

Kristi Donica

5th Math & Science Teacher, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B103

11:00am

Increase Your Super Human Skills with Nearpod
You might not leave this session with x-ray vision or the ability to leap tall buildings, but you will learn super-human Nearpod skills that allow you to combine your existing presentations with real-time interactivity and feedback or use lessons from the Nearpod Library. Nearpod is a web tool/app that allows teachers to deliver interactive content and assessment activities to students.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Educational Consultants, J2Training
These two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give.. For them, it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B104

11:00am

Increasing Accessibility and Fostering Inclusive Classrooms
In today's multi-ability classroom, a teacher must meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners and students with special needs. In this session, you will experience how tools like Office Lens, Immersive Reader, Microsoft Translator and the power of digital ink make it easy to provide learning materials that are accessible for all students.

Speakers
DD

Desirea Daniels

Classroom Solution Specialist, Microsoft
avatar for Noreen Dooley

Noreen Dooley

Microsoft


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E112

11:00am

Learning on the Go with GooseChase!
Ready, set, hunt! Discover how to blend together the tried-and-true fun of scavenger hunts with mobile technology to create a learning experience like no other! GooseChase is a digital scavenger hunt platform that allows teachers to enrich instructional content and extend learning beyond the classroom. Attendees will be introduced to GooseChase by participating in a live game and then will explore ways to integrate GooseChase into lessons, field trips, and special events in the classroom and on campus.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Jeanes

Brittany Jeanes

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A108

11:00am

NextGen FreshGrade: Innovate and Inspire with Digital Portfolios
Digital Portfolios can be so much more than a folder of student work samples. Join us for 5 new ways to use Digital Portfolios to transform your teaching practices, student ownership over learning, formative and summative assessment, STAAR support, parent communication and more! Come for this creative session using the Next Generation of FreshGrade tools to power up technology in any classroom setting! 

Speakers


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E114

11:00am

Not there? Don't Worry!
Learn how to provide lessons for your students even when you are not there. Video conferencing in, video/audio recordings, hyperdocs, Google chromebox, and activities to keep students moving forward.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B116

11:00am

On the Go with Goose Chase
Learn, Explore, and Participate in a Goose Chase. http://bit.ly/GooseChase_TIA2019 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Wright

Megan Wright

Teacher, Denton ISD
avatar for Jenifer Hamilton

Jenifer Hamilton

Teacher-Librarian, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B102

11:00am

Our One Goal: Student Ownership of Learning
Assessment for Learning + STEM + Depth and Complexity = Student Ownership of Learning

What technology will be Integrated in this session?
~Cubelets
~Ice Orb
~Motor KIt
~Google Classroom


Speakers
avatar for Becky Williams

Becky Williams

Teacher, Denton ISD
Along with being an inquisitive, reflective lifelong learner, Becky Williams is a dedicated and passionate teacher who genuinely values individual differences and seeks out the best in people. With a mission to cultivate lifelong learners who contribute value to the world, Becky orchestrates... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A115

11:00am

Perot Museum: Crash Test Physics (Grades 6-12)
Participants will be Vehicle Safety Engineers and will design a restraints and crumple zones for a 3D printed car to help it withstand a high speed collision. Participants will then test their design with a raw egg as the driver.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A104

11:00am

Picture Books + STEAM = Awesome
Looking for some fresh ideas for STEAM activities? Or just looking for somewhere to start your STEAM journey? Look no further than your bookshelf and dive into some picture books for inspiration! This session will include a variety of K-5 STEAM activities that start with reading a picture book. This school librarian will take you through several lessons and share books and resources, such as iPad apps, websites, Google Drawings, robots, building materials, "scrap" materials, art supplies, and Osmo sets.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Krutka

Kim Krutka

Librarian, Blanton ES, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A107

11:00am

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B115

11:00am

Shared Reading with Tech
How to implement Shared Reading in the Primary aged classroom with a techie focus!

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Balbaugh

Valerie Balbaugh

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY
I love teaching kindergarten at a 1:1 STEM school. My kinder kiddos get to having engaging, fun lessons, while utilizing some amazing tech and resources! I'm techie, and love to geek out over new ideas for my primary classroom! I love teaching AND learning new things!
avatar for Karissa Smith

Karissa Smith

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A106

11:00am

Show Me The Money -- Grant Writing 101
Overview of basic and helpful information in putting together a grant for your education foundation or other donors. How do you stand out above the rest?

Speakers
JF

Jenifer Fuller

Coordinator, Denton Public School Foundation
avatar for Stan Brein

Stan Brein

Owner, GrantEd
Stan Brein is in his 47th year as an educator, school psychologist and grant consultant. He was a pioneer in Alternative Education in New York and Texas and also has worked in Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and as a consultant to School Law Enforcement.Stan is a grant consultant... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A101

11:00am

Steaming Through Storytime
Come and get some fresh ideas to incorporate STEAM into your storytimes. Presenters will offer lesson ideas connecting literature to science TEKs and makerspace activities. Presenters will offer suggestions for collaborating with teachers and implementing a schedule that allows for exploration of scientific processes in the library. New reading and makerspace recommendations will be included. 

Speakers
JJ

Jamie Jensen

Library Media Specialist, Northwest ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A103

11:00am

That’s how that works: Teaching Kids About Technologies
In schools we are often encouraged to integrate technology into our classes. However, we don’t always teach kids about technologies, how they work, and how they affect society. In this session, I will offer a method for teaching about technologies like Google, YouTube, and social media that students and teachers will find engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Krutka

Daniel Krutka

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
I was a high school social studies teacher and I now work as a teacher educator. I research ways educators can use social media. Check out my podcast at VisionsOfEd.com.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B105

11:00am

The "New" Pebble Go Everything you want to know!
An overview of the changes in Capstone's Pebble Go curricular content hub, including a new look, compliance technology and add-ons!

Speakers
avatar for Marci Peschke

Marci Peschke

Sales Representative, Abdo and Capstone
I am the Abdo and Capstone Representative for digital products. Talk to me about Pebble Go, Pebble Go Next, Capstone Interactive and 4D, Abdo Zoom, Abdo Digital and Abdo Pop-digital books.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A116

11:00am

Think Outside the STEAM Lab
Build your own STEAM lab experience without a dedicated space. See the best items to engage your learners.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Hohertz

Stacey Hohertz

Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
I am an educator and huge tech geek. I love testing new tech and playing video games.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B101

11:00am

Using Nearpod in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom
Specifically, content driven session to highlight best practices for using Nearpod to engage students in the secondary ELA classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E104

11:00am

What's the point? Designing engaging lessons for your online classroom.
Partnering an online platform with the face to face classroom has become the norm in many districts. In this session, we will discuss how to engage students so they will regularly and purposefully access the online classroom and resources. Teachers will walk away with the knowledge of how to plan a lesson that is effective in the physical classroom AND the online classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joshua Tabor

Dr. Joshua Tabor

Digital Learning Specialist, Denton ISD
Anything technology!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A117

11:00am

Advanced Google Sheets
Would you like to learn how to do a Vlookup, Importrange, and basically make Google Sheets do the work for you? This presentation is for you! This is for people who know the basics of Google Sheets and would like to get Google Sheets automated.

Speakers
KC

Kathryn Cuddy

Teacher, Frisco ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E218

11:00am

Breakout Box
Come learn how to integrate technology with Breakout Boxes and increase all levels of student engagement in any content area.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

EXPO K-5, Denton ISD
BP

Brittany Peden

3rd Grade, Denton ISD
avatar for Emily Galindo

Emily Galindo

Bilingual/ESL Support Specialist, Denton ISD
KS

Kim Solley

Teacher, Denton ISD



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E122

11:00am

Designing Art Toys
Explore contemporary sculpture through art toy design and learn how my students engage with this contemporary artform to design their own toys with a laser cutter or 3-D printer. Then, create your own 3-D model using Tinkercad.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Brei

Brooke Brei

Teacher, Bridgeport ISD
I'm an artist, maker, and art educator. I love blending art with technology and sharing ways to integrate that with other subjects. @Brooklyntonia on Instagram and Twitter


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
F204.7

11:00am

Flip Your Classroom with Ed Puzzle
Ed Puzzle is a wonderful tool for flipping your classroom. Turn any video into an interactive lesson with a built-in assessment. You’ll learn tips and resources perfect for all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Murray

Frank Murray

Director of Instructional Technology, Wichita Falls ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E124

11:00am

Lead the Way in Parent and Family Engagement with ReadyRosie
Schools have good intentions about involving parents and families, but because educators were likely never trained on how to effectively do so, schools often resort to offering random acts of parent involvement – formulaic family events school have been doing for the last 50 years that make little impact. When schools engage in more effective practices, good intentions become high-quality family engagement that reinforces what students are learning in the classroom. Because teacher buy-in is significantly associated with increased parent and family engagement, learn how to lead the way in parent and family engagement using ReadyRosie, an online resource provided to all Title I-funded campuses in Denton ISD. Learn how to use this tech tool to engage parents and families while supporting classroom learning objectives.
*If new to a Denton ISD campus that receives Title I, this is a terrific opportunity for you!

Objectives:
At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Be motivated and prepared to lead parent and family engagement efforts.
  • Understand the importance of parent and family engagement as well as ways to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way.
Walk away with ideas for immediate implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shade

Chris Shade

Denton ISD Coordinator of Federal & State Programs, Denton ISD
Former elementary teacher and principal. Current central office administrator. Keynote speaker. Staff developer. Engaging educator.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
F204.17 (Library/Hub, 2nd Floor)

11:00am

Tech It off the Page: Technology and Thinking Maps
Do you use Thinking Maps or graphic organizers in your class? These tools help students organizer their thoughts using visuals, but why stop there? In Tech It off the Page, educators will learn how to use technology taking Thinking Maps and graphic organizers to the next level. Tools include Mentimeter, Google Draw with Sceencastify, Padlet, and Flipgrid.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Reed

Sara Reed

Teacher, Aledo ISD
What better way to spend summer break than hanging out with my little sis, Lynda sharing our passion for teaching and technology integration. Come join us as we show you how Google Classroom plays nice with others and how you incorporate technology with Thinking Maps to inspire students... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
A113

11:00am

Where In The World Are Your Technology TEKS?
As the landscape in which we teach constantly changes, let's discuss what the TEKS say your grade level could be doing! Our goal is for you to leave with an understanding of what the Technology TEKS are, how to support the TEKS in your classroom (using activities you already use), and have help integrating technology in a meaningful manner into your lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Campos

Jessica Campos

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD
I am the SPED Science teacher for GHS. I am also the WBL and VAC Coordinator for this campus. This is my tenth year teaching. I have two children and have been married for four years.
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Chavayee Johnson

ITS, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
A111

11:00am

Augmented Reality in the Library: a New Approach to Student Book Reviews
This hands-on workshop will instruct teachers how to create Augmented Reality for their library books. The lesson will include how to have students create video book reviews merge them with Augmented Reality. The end product will be a library full of Augmented Reality student book trailers to entice students to read the books. This merges creativity, book comprehension, video production and augmented reality.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Churchill

Christina Churchill

Academic Technology Services Director, Southern Methodist University


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C116

11:00am

BC4C
Take the four C's: collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity and use the tool Book Creator to build classroom activities, projects, and portfolios with your students. This session offers direct instruction on integration of the ISTE 4 Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and will offer attendee/participants tools, ideas, and activities that can be used immediately in the K-5 classroom. Additionally attendees will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning to facilitate understanding of the activities and ideas.

NOTE: You may want to create your Book Creator account immediately prior to coming to this session. We WILL be having "sandbox" time!
bookcreator.com

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Foster

Lindsay Foster

Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson I.S.D
Lindsay has twenty years of experience in education including teaching 2nd, 5th, and 6th grade (ELAR) as well as K-5 technology applications. She works in a 1:1 (grades 3-12) Chromebook district assisting educators in implementing technology and digital citizenship in the classroom... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C105

11:00am

Behavior Support for the Classroom
How do you respond to a student who is aggressive, argumentative, non-compliant, and not making academic progress? This training will provide creative interventions that help maintain productive, respectful, and contemporary PBIS-driven learning environments. The participants will walk away with real strategies that can be used immediately.


Speakers
avatar for Rick Phillips

Rick Phillips

Behavior Coach, Denton ISD
avatar for Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson

Education Behavior Specialist, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C102

11:00am

BLA: Wait! Blended What?
Blended learning is one of those new buzzwords being thrown around, but what does blended learning actually mean? As both the academic and industrial world becomes more digitized, learning in a blended environment becomes more of a reality for our students than a pedagogical strategy. Join us as we take you beyond the buzzword to help you understand what blended learning entails and why it is good for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11
avatar for Shelly Shaw

Shelly Shaw

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C103

11:00am

Breakout of Your Routine
The one thing my students actually ASK to do, Breakouts! This escape room like activity is very engaging for students of all ages. Come see how I use Breakouts in my classroom, participate in a short breakout, and bring a device to learn how to make your own digital breakout using Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Terry

Tami Terry

Gifted and Talented, Everman


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C104

11:00am

EdPuzzle: Assessment through video!! WHAT??
EdPuzzle is a free assessment-centered tool that allows teachers and students to create interactive online videos by embedding either open-ended or multiple-choice questions, audio notes, audio tracks, or comments on a video. Edpuzzle interactive videos can be made with videos from a number of websites, including YouTube, TED, Vimeo, and National Geographic. It is great for introducing topics and for concept understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Cargal

Adrian Cargal

Math Instructional Coach, WFISD
Adrian is a math instructional coach for WFISD, enjoys STEM and all things science! She is a Google Trainer and webmaster for her district/campus. Prior to being a math instructional coach, she was a science teacher for 12 years with her current district. Come to her sessions to find... Read More →
avatar for Joe Camacho

Joe Camacho

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wichita Falls ISD
Joe Camacho has spent the last three years working in Instructional Tech to grow the success of the WFISD Connected Classroom program. Prior to working in Inst Tech Joe was a Computer Tech/Trainer for two different technology departments for 13 years.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C101

11:00am

Flipgrid Scavenger hunt = Fliphunt
Explore how a #Fliphunt is used to foster creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in a learning environment. Come and experience a #Fliphunt first hand in this BYOD session. BEWARE: be prepared to step out of your comfort zone and have some fun.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Huynh

Tim Huynh

Instructional Technology, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
avatar for Jeni Long

Jeni Long

Instructional Technology, EMS ISD
Jeni Long is an Instructional Technologist with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in Ft Worth, TX. Jeni is an MIE Expert and Trainer that enjoys training teachers in person, online and through her web show and blog. She is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
B117

11:00am

Free, High Quality Resources to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Learn about a variety of free, openly licensed resources to support teaching and learning. Examples shared will include images, video, books (including textbooks), full curriculums, course materials, interactive simulations and games, and much more. Discover how to search for and find these resource, many of which are already aligned to standards for educators.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Rayl

Beth Rayl

President and Founder, Global Success Skills, LLC
I believe in the power of educators to change the world. My mission is to help them find the tools and support they need to do so. In order to bring this mission to life, I provide customized professional development and job-embedded coaching in the areas of differentiated instruction... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C108

11:00am

Instructing the Selfie Generation
The iGeneration are present in your classroom.  How do you plan to engage them in thinking critically?  They love selfies, have followers, communicate through Snapchat ™ , and their influencers are YouTubers.  Come experience a hands on critical thinking focused lesson using tools such as Flipgrid™ , nearpod ™, and student devices. 


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C117

11:00am

Our Teachers Have Spoken- Tech Favorites Uncovered Here
We have compiled a list of apps and games that some of our very own teachers here at DISD have recommended. Teachers of all subjects were asked to share his or her favorite educational web tools; now we are sharing some of their secrets with you. We will also discuss some tricks to transfer your grades from your web tool into any platform. Some of our topics include: Voicethread, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, Gimkit, Smores, QR creativity, Nearpod, Zipgrade, Peardeck, Quizziz.  Due to time limitations, we will be dedicating hands-on time to the newest and most highly recommended. Get Ready for the Cliffs Notes of App Favorites; we have a lot to cover!  Bring Your Own Updated Device.  ✔

Speakers
avatar for Charla Carlat

Charla Carlat

Online Curriculum Creator/Spanish 2,3, Denton ISD
Just like you… I'm a teacher. I’m in the classroom facing the day to day grind and challenges of keeping our students engaged. The struggle is real. Teacher… rest-assured, there is one constant that you know is here to stay… a generation of ever-changing technology in our... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C114

11:00am

Summer Reading Made AMAZING!
Are your students falling behind over the summer? Find out how one campus is encouraging students to continue reading over the summer by implementing challenges through Goosechase!

Presentation slides available here: http://bit.ly/TIA19goosechase

Speakers
avatar for Kristan Neeb

Kristan Neeb

Instructional Media Specialist, Wichita Falls ISD
I'm an elementary school instructional media specialist. I love to talk about all things related to literacy, collection development, digital learning, makerspaces, or anything Google!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C106

11:00am

Surf the 4 Cs with Wakelet
Catch the Wakelet wave and discover how this powerful yet simple tool promotes all the 4 Cs through another C - curation1 From student portfolios to class newsletters, from research to storytelling, Wakelet brings so many fresh possibilities to the classroom. Come explore all the innovative ways it can be integrated to transform teaching and learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Claudio Zavala

Claudio Zavala

Presenter, Duncanville ISD
Claudio Zavala graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Spanish and a masters degree in Instructional Design. Claudio taught grades 3-5 for 13 years , in California and Texas, while also serving as technology coach/liaison at his campuses. For the last... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Zeman

Deborah Zeman

Library Media Specialist, Celina ISD
20 yr educator•MLS•#GoogleEDU Certified Trainer •#FlipGridCE •Reader•BreakoutEDU Trainer • Wakelet Ambassador #edtech #unstoppable #StudentVoice https://wakelet.com/@DebZemanLMS


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E216

11:00am

Technology and Workshop Model
Using technology to facilitate the workshop model - Google Docs, Doctopus, Padlet, Canvas, and more. This presentation will talk about and give experience with the different types of technology that I use to track student data, communicate with students, and facilitate classroom activities.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Talley

Margaret Talley

English Teacher, McKinney High School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C107

11:00am

Poster Session: Blended Learning
Are you interested in learning more about Blended Learning? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with students in their blended learning classroom. 

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commons

11:00am

Poster Session: Coding w/ Pre-Readers
Are you interested in learning more about Coding w/ Pre-Readers? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with littles that can code. 

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Seigler

Deanna Seigler

Librarian, Denton ISD, Hodge Elementary


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commons

11:00am

Poster Session: DoInk
Are you interested in learning more about DoInk? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with DoInk on iPads. 

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Gonzales

Kendra Gonzales

Teacher, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commons

12:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Commons

12:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Commons

12:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

12:00pm

3D In the Classroom
3D Design curriculum and find out how to get a free 3D printer for your classroom!

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B106

12:00pm

Accommodate Students with Text-to Speech to Prepare for the STAAR Online Accommodations - Is your school Ready?
Session Description: Texas has implemented Text-to-Speech accommodations for STAAR Online. Schools who want to use this accommodation should be using similar accommodations during the school year with day-to-day tests to familiarize the students with similar tools. Kurzweil 3000/WEB allows you to import or scan tests and material into an audio visual format. Students can adjust the reading speed, size of text, color background, and look up definitions, synonyms, pictures. Teachers can add bubble notes similar to the

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Sales/Marketing, Audio Optical Systems of Austin/ Kurzweil
Kurzweil 3000 is a program that provides text-to-speech for basically ANY material whether digital, online, or only in hard print. Kurzweil allows users to import/open popular digital formats or scan physical print with any basic scanners or a built in device camera. Many K-12 schools... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B105

12:00pm

Break Language and Communication Barriers with Microsoft Translator
Schools are increasingly diverse. Teachers manage many types of learners, including students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) who require assistive technology, and language learners who may not speak or understand the language of the classroom well. A diverse student body includes family members too, who may not share a language with teachers or school staff, making school enrollment, teacher-parent conferences , and conversations with school staff a challenge. Microsoft Translator helps bridge these communication gaps, supporting accessible classroom learning with live captioning, cross-language understanding, and even multilingual casual conversations to help with student integration.

Speakers
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Desirea Daniels

Classroom Solution Specialist, Microsoft
avatar for Noreen Dooley

Noreen Dooley

Microsoft


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
E112

12:00pm

Coding and Math for Newbies
Coding allows students to create content, learn problem solving skills, and be future-ready! Come learn how to integrate coding activities into your math curriculum to extend student learning and thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Howington

Cathy Howington

Denton ISD
As the librarian at Denton ISD's newest elementary school, I am thrilled to collaborate with fellow educators , build relationships with students, and incorporate different types of literacies into our curriculum.
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Melissa Murphey

Librarian and Technology K-12, Selwyn School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A104

12:00pm

Confronting the Student Indifference: Rethinking Your Classroom to Enhance Student Engagement
Student indifference can change the culture of a classroom. In this session, you will learn about different strategies and ideas that can rethink how you market your learning to your students throughout the school year. Be ready to think outside the box and dream about what your learning could become with greater student engagement!

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I aspire to build solid connections between technology and learning and to become a leader in the field of educational technology. I embrace any failure as an opportunity to innovate in order to build a greater success than previously imagined. Let's talk new ideas, Google and m... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A116

12:00pm

Digging into Digital Differentiation
Are you looking for ways to incorporate technology to enhance the curriculum?  Looking for ways to differentiate but struggling to find the right means.  Come dig into ways to differentiate the content, process, and product.  Leave with ways to incorporate into your classroom in the Fall. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

K12 Education Strategist, CDW
With 27 years in public education, Wendy is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, experienced educator, administrator, and proven leader. Prior to joining CDW-G, Wendy was the Director of Instruction, Learning, and Innovation of a large, fast-growth district in Texas. In this role... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
E107

12:00pm

Gallup Top 5 Strengths - Level 1 (Paraprofessionals)
Strengths 101 - I know my Top 5, now what? Intended for Paras who have attended approximately 0--2 training sessions on Strengths in the past.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Kirby

Kim Kirby

Deputy Super Admin Assistant, Denton ISD
avatar for Emily McLarty

Emily McLarty

Principal, Denton ISD



Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Lecture Hall

12:00pm

Get Organized Using "Google Keep"
Use "Google Keep" for note-taking and staying organized. Attendees will be shown "step by step" on how to download the app and a variety of ways the app can be used . Educators present will discover how Google Keep saves their ideas, helps them be productive, and organizes information by creating checklists, adding reminders, saving images and voice messages.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons

MS Media Specialist, The June Shelton School
I love to collaborate with my teachers and plan research along with a technology project. I have completed my Level 1 and 2 Google Educator and currently working on my Google Trainer. I love meeting new educators to learn from them and also share my ideas with them.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B102

12:00pm

Hand Over the Keys: Student Generated Digital Breakouts
Engage students in all 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking) when you challenge them to create their own digital breakouts. Come discover how your students can use Google Sites and other Google tools, as well as other online creation tools to build their breakouts. Leave with resources to use to walk your students through the process!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Elizondo

Megan Elizondo

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A106

12:00pm

Imagine Math (TTM)
Take your Imagine Math implementation to the next level for the new school year for your students in grades 3 – Geometry. New program highlights will be provided. NOTE: 2nd grade students will use Imagine Blueprint PK-2 in 19-20.

Speakers
avatar for David Webb

David Webb

Area Partnership Manager, Imagine Learning
Family comes first and technology, especially all things Apple, aren't too far behind. I am interested in an authentic blended learning environment where teachers and students share in the creation of exciting learning opportunities through powerful technology and deep insight. It... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A107

12:00pm

Learning Stations in the Secondary English Classroom
Stations are not only for elementary classrooms anymore. Learning stations can be used to introduce a unit or novel, breakdown an essay, or review content. Come see how a blended learning approach can put your students in the center of the classroom.

Speakers
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Heather Preston

Instructional Leader and ELA Teacher, Wichita Falls Independent School District


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A102

12:00pm

Library STEM on a Budget
This session will show how one elementary library incorporates STEM without breaking the bank. We will include a list of suggested materials, lesson examples, and ideas of how to make just about any budget work.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Heidrich

Michelle Heidrich

Librarian, Denton ISD
avatar for Becky Brushingham

Becky Brushingham

Library Aide, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A103

12:00pm

Managing your Techie Classroom
Even the best classroom management can get a little out of sorts when you add technology to the mix, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This session will focus on strategies and structures that work for managing your techie classroom.

Speakers
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Jenny Wright

ITS, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B101

12:00pm

Online Assessment: No Big Dill
Session Description: STAAR Testing is a ”Big Dill”, but using on-line testing means a great “dill” to us at EP Rayzor Elementary. Come and “relish” how we implemented online STAAR testing for our entire campus. We will share our “dil-lightful” STAAR success stories. You will receive “a sweet dill” with how we integrated google classroom, interim testing results, google forms, paperless reviews and engaged students to prepare your students to just “Dill Out” on testing day. So if you don’t want to “Be in A Pickle on Testing Day” come learn how we “Dill-gently” planned and prepared our students and staff so they were as “Cool as a Cucumber" on testing day.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hanley

Lisa Hanley

Teacher, Denton ISD
I am the math and reading interventionist at our campus for the past 5 years. I am on the technology committee and we are determined to get technology in the hands of our students. With so much out there to choose from it is exciting to watch kids apply technology in every part of... Read More →
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Sara Critton

Assistant Principal, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A115

12:00pm

PreK C&I DTEK Training
This training is one of four that are required for all Denton ISD Pre-K teachers to attend before they receive their classroom set of Chromebooks. This course will help you plan Nearpod lessons, take virtual field trips find many other developmentally appropriate uses for the Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Early Childhood Coordinator, Denton ISD
I serve all of the Denton ISD prekindergarten teachers, helping them in any way I can. I also guide our prekindergarten curriculum team and oversee professional development for our teachers. I love my job!



Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A105

12:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B115

12:00pm

Seesaw is AWESOME!
Come learn the basics of Seesaw and get ideas for how to use it in the different content areas.

Link to presentation: https://goo.gl/7JC9kz

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY
I teach kindergarten at a 1 to 1 STEM school! I am a techie and love utilizing iPads in the classroom! :-)
avatar for Jennifer Pettit

Jennifer Pettit

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A101

12:00pm

Strategies for Improving Access to Digital Learning
Does access to digital learning resources affect the usage of those resources by your students and teachers? The need for secure, equitable access to digital learning both inside and outside of the classroom has evolved from a thankless task for technology teams to a mission-critical need for education leaders. We’ll discuss:
Why districts are moving towards next-gen platforms
How individualized access leads to organizational improvements
How utilization analytics is informing strategic level decisions

Most importantly, we discuss the technology-driven means by which teachers and students can and should have better access to their digital learning resources. Please come with your own ideas and be ready to take away ideas from your colleagues. 

Speakers
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Emily Cain

Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
E106

12:00pm

Students are Doin' It for Themselves: Raising Student Choice and Voice in Today's Classroom
Empowering a culture of choice and student voice will lead to passionately-engaged and highly-motivated students. Using classroom examples and strategies, this session will highlight the key features of a student-driven classroom environment, discuss how to differentiate based on student interest, interact with useful technology tools for investigation and real-world connections, and share easily implemented ideas for lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Easton

Shawna Easton

Teacher, Prosper ISD
Anything ELAR related (I'm a reading/writing nerd!)Peanut M&MsAnything Pop Culture - movies, TV, celebrity gossip!Working out and Running - 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A108

12:00pm

Tech Tools to Leverage Leadership
Join this session to find out how educational leaders can make the most of technology tools to leverage their leadership capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Rainey

Lacey Rainey

Area Superintendent, Denton ISD
I joined the fabulous DISD in 2014. Prior to joining Denton ISD, I served as Asst. Supt. in a small, rural school district east of McKinney, Texas. I have 3 years of central office experience and 8 years of campus administration experience. I enjoy presenting at conferences and meeting... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B116

12:00pm

Using Nearpod for science and math in the elementary classroom
Specifically, content driven session to highlight best practices for using Nearpod to engage students in science and math at the elementary level. (elementary teachers who teach math and science)

Speakers
avatar for Nearpod

Nearpod

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Jennifer Lambert214-727-2331


Tuesday July 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
E104

1:00pm

Creating a Digital "Growth" Portfolio!
Starting a new technology can be intimidating, FreshGrade can make it simple. Join us for a beginner’s course using the Next Generation of FreshGrade to get started with a Digital "Growth" Portfolio! Learn how to setup your classroom in minutes. Assign a lesson and see how to create deeper conversations around learning by promoting student ownership over the learning process and fostering communication to move students towards mastery. Create a quick video to teach a concept, push it out to students and parents for instant access to lessons for reflection and feedback. Use technology to open doors to teacher - student - parent communication.   

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E114

1:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Commons

1:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Commons

1:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

1:00pm

Beyond the Classroom with Nearpod for Administrators
Learn how to engage teachers in your meetings, collect instant responses from your teachers. Admins can use Nearpod for multiple purposes from staff meetings, board presentations, delivering PD, and sharing information with parents. (building and district level administrators)

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E104

1:00pm

Esports? Why, What, and How to Get Started!
Come learn about the new excitement moving throughout the country.  Esports is becoming a viable solution to engaging students and supporting them after high school.  Explore the ins and outs of what esports is and how you can get started on your secondary campus! 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

K12 Education Strategist, CDW
With 27 years in public education, Wendy is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, experienced educator, administrator, and proven leader. Prior to joining CDW-G, Wendy was the Director of Instruction, Learning, and Innovation of a large, fast-growth district in Texas. In this role... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E107

1:00pm

Gallup Top 5 Strengths - Level 2 (Paraprofessionals)
The Unique Way Your Top 5 Strengths Pair Up  - intended for Paras who have attended approximately 3+ training sessions on Strengths in the past.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Kirby

Kim Kirby

Deputy Super Admin Assistant, Denton ISD
avatar for Trey Peden

Trey Peden

Principal, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lecture Hall

1:00pm

Google Classroom Playground 2.0
During this session, attendees will learn how hyperdocs combined with programs that play nice with Google Classroom, enhance learning, and challenge students. These tools.allow students to become independent learners while giving teachers the freedom to provide extra support and guidance.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Reed

Sara Reed

Teacher, Aledo ISD
What better way to spend summer break than hanging out with my little sis, Lynda sharing our passion for teaching and technology integration. Come join us as we show you how Google Classroom plays nice with others and how you incorporate technology with Thinking Maps to inspire students... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A108

1:00pm

Got technology? Get Digital with Abdo Books!
An overview of digital offerings from Abdo books including our new 4D product, POP books! Check our Zoom database too!

Speakers
avatar for Marci Peschke

Marci Peschke

Sales Representative, Abdo and Capstone
I am the Abdo and Capstone Representative for digital products. Talk to me about Pebble Go, Pebble Go Next, Capstone Interactive and 4D, Abdo Zoom, Abdo Digital and Abdo Pop-digital books.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A116

1:00pm

If You Give a Child a Mouse
Come learn how to use technology in your classroom in practical and productive ways. Find ways to engage students with options for sharing their hard work and learning in new and exciting formats. Get quick tips for using tools such as Prezi, Chatterpix, Thinglink, Book Creator, Green Screen, or Screencaster to present their learning to peers. Try Padlet, Verso, Nearpod, or Google Apps for students to work cooperatively in a digital forum. Looking for ways to quickly assess student understanding? Explore ways to use Kahoot, Quizzizz, and Mentimeter on the fly. Whether you are 1:1, or only working with a few devices in your classroom, there are ways to bring technology into your lessons while maintaining the learning and rigor of the content they are focused on. This session will give you tried and true tips for teaching students to use technology as a tool, not just a toy, in addition to many ideas for matching the tool to the task effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Everett

Jennifer Everett

Teacher, Prince of Peace Catholic School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B103

1:00pm

Let’s Team Up! Getting started with Microsoft Teams
Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E112

1:00pm

Leveraging Technology as a Tool for Learning
Learn to leverage web tools such as Screencastify, Padlet, Flipgrid (and more!) as a way to have students create rather than consume with their Chromebooks/devices. This session will explore how tools such as these help students develop their ability to justify their thinking and use precise subject language (i.e. mathematical, grammatical, etc.). Walk away with ideas and examples that you can use right away!

Speakers
avatar for Leah Heerema

Leah Heerema

District Specialist, Plano ISD
Digital Learning Specialist, Plano ISDCertified Teacher (Business, Marketing, Tech Apps, Speech)Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2Presenter at state and local conferences, including TCEA & Region 10
avatar for Clara Alaniz

Clara Alaniz

Digital Learning Specialist, Plano ISD
Hi! I am your nerdy BFF who is addicted to learning and passionate about educational technology. This is my 16th year as a Digital Learning Specialist. I'm also a certified TX principal, certified technology director, a Google Certified Educator - Level 1 and Level 2, and a Google... Read More →
avatar for Lilly Jensby

Lilly Jensby

Digital Learning Specialist, Plano ISD
@lillyjensby M.Ed., Google Certified Educator, Gadget Girls Co-founder, Pitsco TAG alum, NASA Liftoff Institute alum, life-long learner, wife, mother, I believe.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A101

1:00pm

Newsela: Not just for ELA
Join us for a targeted Newsela workshop to learn how Newsela can help unlock the written word for ALL CONTENT AREAS by supporting students with vocabulary development in context, metacognitive skills including inferencing, and writing development through customizable writing prompts and mentor texts.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Volz

Amanda Volz

Regional Manager, Newsela
Newsela’s mission is to unlock the written word for everyone. We provide an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content and integrated assessments and insights. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners. Newsela... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B102

1:00pm

Our One Goal: Student Ownership of Learning
Assessment for Learning + STEM + Depth and Complexity = Student Ownership of Learning

Speakers
avatar for Becky Williams

Becky Williams

Teacher, Denton ISD
Along with being an inquisitive, reflective lifelong learner, Becky Williams is a dedicated and passionate teacher who genuinely values individual differences and seeks out the best in people. With a mission to cultivate lifelong learners who contribute value to the world, Becky orchestrates... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A115

1:00pm

Perot Museum: Crash Test Force and Motion (Grades K-5)
How does force and motion affect passengers in a car? See what happens in a high speed collision and design crumple zones and restraints to protect passengers in a 3D printed car.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A104

1:00pm

Power of Place: Using Google Mapping Tools in the Classroom
When a teacher or student thinks of using Google tools in the classroom, products such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms are the first that come to mind. However, Google produces custom mapping tools that are often unknown and under appreciated. The purpose of this presentation will be to introduce attendees to two of those tools--Google MyMaps and Google Tour Builder. Google MyMaps allows users to create custom maps. In this presentation, attendees will be shown how to insert layers, markers, photos, video, text, and links into a map. Users will also be shown how these maps can be shared with a wider audiences. Suggestions for uses in a variety of subjects will be discussed. Google Tour Builder allows user to take a virtual field trip. In this presentation, attendees will be shown how to tell a story using this tool. Specific skills to be demonstrated include how to insert text, video, dates, Google Street Views into a user story, and how to export a tour to Google Earth. Suggestions for uses in a variety of subjects will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor

Junior High/High School Social Studies/Technology Teacher, Sacred Heart Catholic School
Nicholas has thirteen years of teaching experience in public and parochial school settings ranging from grades 6-12. Over the years he has taught a variety of subjects, including Texas History, U.S. History, World Geography, World History, and Technology. He holds a B.A. in Political... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A105

1:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B115

1:00pm

Seriously, for my students
Looking for engaging meaningful lessons for students with unique abilities and learning styles? This session will focus on utilizing technological resources on your campus and with your librarian. Come visit, learn and share ideas with fellow Special Education teachers.

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Edie Schneider

Teacher, Denton ISD
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Crystal Trejo

Transition Teacher, Denton ISD
Special Ed teacher, vocational instructor and transition teacher.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A103

1:00pm

The Intersection of Digital Technologies and Language Teaching: Shifts and Tendencies
Would you like to learn how the use of technology in ELT has been changing over the years? This study presents the classification of technological tools, indicates trending areas of digital technology in ELT, and highlights the professional development areas necessary for the effective use of technology in ESL education. 

Presenter highlights the areas of professional development that most effectively equip ESL teachers to engage students with technology. The session concludes with recommendations for teacher training in these technological advancements.

Speakers
avatar for Tetyana Kucher

Tetyana Kucher

Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas
I am an educator and a scholar specializing in ESL, multicultural education, and instructional technologies. Currently, I am pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction with the concentration in Language and Literacy and the emphasis on Learning Technologies... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B116

1:00pm

The Power of Choice
Learn how to use student choice as a tool to make your classroom run more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Hohertz

Stacey Hohertz

Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
I am an educator and huge tech geek. I love testing new tech and playing video games.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B101

1:00pm

Using Flip Grid for Fine Arts
Come learn how to use the app Flip Grid for your classroom. I will provide specific examples of how I have used this app in my theatre classroom and ways that you could also apply it in core classes. This is a great app for fine arts courses to incorporate technology in the classroom.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A102

1:00pm

What’s New? What’s Hot? What’s Cool?
Have you seen the latest technology tools, websites, gadgets and apps? We’ll explore some of our favorite finds that will make your head spin! Audience members will have an opportunity to share their favorite new, hot and cool tech tools. You will not want to miss this engaging, fun and informative session!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Educational Consultants, J2Training
These two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give.. For them, it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B104

1:00pm

A Beginner's Guide to Using Google Forms for Data
This session will present how to create a Google Form to track small group instruction for writing, guided reading, and math groups. It will also go over tracking behavior for students, data for reading levels, letters/sounds, etc. The session will go over how you can then share the information gathered for T-TESS, PDSAs, Hallway graphs, etc. Participants will create their own form to track their desired data. Session is aimed at teachers new to using Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlyn Latham

Caitlyn Latham

Kindergarten, Birdville ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A111

1:00pm

Adobe Spark Video in the Classroom
Video in the classroom can be easy! Teachers will get hands-on experience with Adobe Spark Video and leave resources to use in their classrooms.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E124

1:00pm

ESCAPE ROOM: Google Read and Write
Writing is one of the most complex tasks we ask students to perform. Students with disabilities often feel defeated before they even begin a writing task.  However, with assistive technology, you can help all students create, edit, revise, and expand on their writing.  Take the pain out of writing and bring the fun back into your writing lessons with the help of some technology.  

Speakers
avatar for Mahnaz Pater-Rov

Mahnaz Pater-Rov

Support Personnel, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
F204.7

1:00pm

Flipgrid Certified in One session
An all hands on deck action packed session where we create grids, collaborate, and complete other tasks to fulfill getting Flipgrid certified.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Guidry

Joe Guidry

Instructional Technologist, WFISD
@Nstructional


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E122

1:00pm

Lead the Way in Parent and Family Engagement with ReadyRosie
Schools have good intentions about involving parents and families, but because educators were likely never trained on how to effectively do so, schools often resort to offering random acts of parent involvement – formulaic family events school have been doing for the last 50 years that make little impact. When schools engage in more effective practices, good intentions become high-quality family engagement that reinforces what students are learning in the classroom. Because teacher buy-in is significantly associated with increased parent and family engagement, learn how to lead the way in parent and family engagement using ReadyRosie, an online resource provided to all Title I-funded campuses in Denton ISD. Learn how to use this tech tool to engage parents and families while supporting classroom learning objectives.
*If new to a Denton ISD campus that receives Title I, this is a terrific opportunity for you!

Objectives:
At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Be motivated and prepared to lead parent and family engagement efforts.
  • Understand the importance of parent and family engagement as well as ways to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way.
Walk away with ideas for immediate implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shade

Chris Shade

Denton ISD Coordinator of Federal & State Programs, Denton ISD
Former elementary teacher and principal. Current central office administrator. Keynote speaker. Staff developer. Engaging educator.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
F204.17 (Library/Hub, 2nd Floor)

1:00pm

Making Your Content Interactive
Have you ever needed to flip how you get information from your students? Do you like to give your students voice and choice? Come join us as we help you make your content interactive using video, voice recording, Google Suite, and other tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Orr

Sherrie Orr

ITS, Denton ISD
Sherrie Orr is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Denton ISD. She received her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Texas Woman’s University, her Masters in Computer Education and Cognitive Science from the University of North Texas and her B.S. in Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Campos

Jessica Campos

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD
I am the SPED Science teacher for GHS. I am also the WBL and VAC Coordinator for this campus. This is my tenth year teaching. I have two children and have been married for four years.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E218

1:00pm

Oh Sheets! (Autocrat is ______?)
Autocrat and Google Sheets - a merge made in heaven! Autocrat is an add-on for Google Sheets that allows you to take a boring spreadsheet and turn it into a personalized, beautiful finished product. During this session, we will walk through the process together, see examples, brainstorm ideas for application, and allow time for you to work on your individualized idea. You will walk away with a ready made template to start the new school year and the knowledge to create more time saving templates!

*If bringing your own technology, a tablet will not work for this add-on. Laptops/Chromebooks only**

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Stephanie Bermudez

Math Teacher, Celina Junior High School
avatar for Myshele Morgan

Myshele Morgan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Celina ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E216

1:00pm

BLA: Build Relationships via DDI
Getting to know your students isn’t just an icebreaker activity you do at the beginning of the year. The more data you and your students break down as it relates to their academic strengths and weaknesses, the deeper your relationships will go. Get to know your students in deep social and academic levels with data driven instruction. Show that you care about their favorite ice cream as well as how they are building their future selves in the here and now.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11
avatar for Shelly Shaw

Shelly Shaw

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C103

1:00pm

BookSnaps: Quick, Visual, Digital Reflections
In this sessions, find out how teachers can have students create BookSnaps to demonstrate their reading comprehension.These quick visual pictures are a great tool to help students recall what they have read, and interact with the passage. It's great for all subject and grade levels.

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avatar for Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan

Librarian, Granbury ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C102

1:00pm

Come get WIZER!!
Wizer.me is a free, easy to use website that lets all teachers make and use beautiful, engaging online assessments. Include video, audio or images. Build automatically graded questions from a wide variety of types such as multiple choice WITH OA, digital worksheets with correct answers placed exactly where you want them, open ended, matching, fill in the blank, tables

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Cargal

Adrian Cargal

Math Instructional Coach, WFISD
Adrian is a math instructional coach for WFISD, enjoys STEM and all things science! She is a Google Trainer and webmaster for her district/campus. Prior to being a math instructional coach, she was a science teacher for 12 years with her current district. Come to her sessions to find... Read More →
avatar for Joe Camacho

Joe Camacho

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wichita Falls ISD
Joe Camacho has spent the last three years working in Instructional Tech to grow the success of the WFISD Connected Classroom program. Prior to working in Inst Tech Joe was a Computer Tech/Trainer for two different technology departments for 13 years.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C101

1:00pm

digital portfolio (ART)
creating a digital portfolio in google sites

Speakers
avatar for Lisa McClellan

Lisa McClellan

Teacher, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C108

1:00pm

Digital Tools for the English Classroom
We will explore digital tools to use in the English, language arts, or reading classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers of all grade levels.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C105

1:00pm

Get your Students Going on Graphic Design with Autodesk Sketchbook (it's free!)
Sketchbook (by Autodesk) is a free app for desktop and mobile devices that is intuitive and easy to learn. If you are new to graphic design and completely intimidated by Photoshop, take a look at this app. Learn from a veteran High School Art Teacher who resisted technology as long as he could, and is now thoroughly hooked on it. Considering the A in STEAM is for Art, students who learn to add cool graphic designs to their projects (in any class!) will have used a more whole brain approach that taps into the Creative, Innovative part of their brain. This stuff is awesome! Please know this is a BYOD workshop and if you want, you can go ahead and get Sketchbook on your device of choice. And if you happen to have a drawing tablet or iPad with an Apple Pencil, bring it!

Speakers
avatar for Randy Haney

Randy Haney

Art/Graphic Design Teacher, Glen Rose High School
Randy just wrapped up his 34th year teaching high school art. After integrating technology over the past several years Randy sees incredible opportunities for his students and loves to share his experience with teachers. But how do you integrate technology in a Purposeful and Impactful... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C104

1:00pm

Getting Started With Canvas
If you have never used Canvas or used it but still feel the need for support, this session is for you. We will start with the basics and have your ready to put in units of study that can be started Day 1 of instruction. If you have access to your lesson plans and materials, we will have you ready! PS - Canvas has free accounts and we can set you up with one of those, but if you do have Canvas in your district, bring your username and password.  To join this class online, go to https://sangerisd.instructure.com/enroll/BNFADN 

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Austin

Tammy Austin

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sanger ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C116

1:00pm

How to get your students to show you what they know
Using technology to get students engaged and to show you what they know.
You will leave with at least one tool ready to use as soon as you start the school year. These are tools that require minimum teacher effort and are easy to incorporate. You will understand why it is important, not only to get your students to show you what they know but why you should LET them show you what they know. Great for any subject-there is something for everyone!


Get a copy of my presentation at  split.to/tXqbRjb or press on link.

Speakers
avatar for Germaine Koskina

Germaine Koskina

Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C107

1:00pm

Surf the 4 Cs with Wakelet
Catch the Wakelet wave and discover how this powerful yet simple tool promotes all the 4 Cs through another C - curation1 From student portfolios to class newsletters, from research to storytelling, Wakelet brings so many fresh possibilities to the classroom. Come explore all the innovative ways it can be integrated to transform teaching and learning!!

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avatar for Deborah Zeman

Deborah Zeman

Library Media Specialist, Celina ISD
20 yr educator•MLS•#GoogleEDU Certified Trainer •#FlipGridCE •Reader•BreakoutEDU Trainer • Wakelet Ambassador #edtech #unstoppable #StudentVoice https://wakelet.com/@DebZemanLMS
avatar for Claudio Zavala

Claudio Zavala

Presenter, Duncanville ISD
Claudio Zavala graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Spanish and a masters degree in Instructional Design. Claudio taught grades 3-5 for 13 years , in California and Texas, while also serving as technology coach/liaison at his campuses. For the last... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C114

1:00pm

Using High Impact Strategies with Achieve3000
If you would like to increase your knowledge and usage of Achieve3000’s differentiated literacy platform, join us for a session of best practices for use with our Pro solutions. We will identify close-reading techniques to utilize during the 5-Step Literacy Routine to deepen students’ comprehension of informational text by building their reading stamina and strength. During the session, participants will experience a model lesson so that they can identify ways to best support their students as they use the platform. Participants will also learn collaborative discussion techniques, develop an implementation plan to establish student expectations for close reading using digital annotation tools and graphic organizers, as well as map out a plan to help customize the lessons to align to instructional goals.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C106

1:00pm

Using Peardeck for Student Engagement
This hands-on session will show educators how to use the wonderful features of Peardeck to increase student engagement and vocabulary skills. Bring any device to participate. 
I will be uploading the slides to this site so you can have a copy of them after the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith

5th Grade Teacher, Arlington Independent School District
Tracey Smith is a TCEA member and fifth-grade teacher in Arlington Independent School District. She’s a self-proclaimed EdTech geek and blended learning evangelist who has served as a teacher-leader on her campus and in the district, helping to mentor teachers seeking to effectively... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C117

1:00pm

Work Less: Google Forms Make and Take
Bring your forms and/or tests to turn into Google forms. You'll walk away with work ALREADY done for the school year to make your life EASIER!
 

Speakers
avatar for Linda Williams

Linda Williams

Teacher/TI, Dentonisd
Change is inevitable. How can you make the changes work for you?


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B117

1:00pm

Poster Session: AfL Formative Assessment Tools
Are you interested in learning more about AfL Formative Assessment Tools? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with formative assessment tools that support assessment for learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe

Teacher, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Commons

1:00pm

Poster Session: Denton ISD Raspberry Pi Camp
Are you interested in learning more about Raspberry Pi, the credit card-sized computer? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with building interest in computer science among students through a week-long camp all about the Raspberry Pi computer.

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Roy Verges

Support Personnel, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Commons

1:00pm

Poster Session: Newscasting and Other Presentation Tools
Are you interested in learning more about different presentation tools - not just newscasting? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with student these different presentation tools. Presentation: http://bit.ly/PresentationTool_TIA19 

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avatar for Jenifer Hamilton

Jenifer Hamilton

Teacher-Librarian, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Commons

2:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

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Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Commons

2:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

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Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Commons

2:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

2:00pm

Accommodate Students with Text-to Speech to Prepare for the STAAR Online Accommodations - Is your school Ready?
Session Description: Texas has implemented Text-to-Speech accommodations for STAAR Online. Schools who want to use this accommodation should be using similar accommodations during the school year with day-to-day tests to familiarize the students with similar tools. Kurzweil 3000/WEB allows you to import or scan tests and material into an audio visual format. Students can adjust the reading speed, size of text, color background, and look up definitions, synonyms, pictures. Teachers can add bubble notes similar to the

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avatar for Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Sales/Marketing, Audio Optical Systems of Austin/ Kurzweil
Kurzweil 3000 is a program that provides text-to-speech for basically ANY material whether digital, online, or only in hard print. Kurzweil allows users to import/open popular digital formats or scan physical print with any basic scanners or a built in device camera. Many K-12 schools... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B105

2:00pm

Baby's Got (Feed)back: Using GSuite for Personalized Student Feedback
Feedback is most useful to students when it’s timely, relevant, & actionable. Google tools make it easy to provide meaningful feedback to students! In this session, we'll explore a variety of engaging ways to use Google Slides, Docs, and Forms to lead students to success through effective feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Heather D. Sanders

Heather D. Sanders

Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson ISD
Heather Sanders is an energetic 20-year veteran teacher, a Learning Technologies Coach, and Google Certified Trainer for Burleson ISD.  Heather is also a Flipgrid Ambassador and Nearpod PioNEAR.  When she isn’t Googling something, Heather is an avid reader, runner, cupcake baker... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B106

2:00pm

Cool Tools for Schools
There are many online tools available today to assist teachers in engaging learners collaboratively in online environments and activities to introduce and reinforce instructional goals. This session will demonstrate a number of these digital tools and provide examples of how they can be used to enhance and enrich student learning.

Speakers
JW

Jerry Whitworth

Interim Dean, Texas Woman's University


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A107

2:00pm

Cross Curricular Project Based Learning in the Fine Arts Classroom
Fine Arts teachers presenting Google Classroom based lessons that scaffold from basic to advanced technology use to integrate multiple disciplines.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A102

2:00pm

Developing Transitions Into Your K-2 Storytelling
Do you lose your students’ attention when you are reading a story? Lose their engagement half-way through? We will create musical, rhythmic, and verbal transitions in stories to keep the students involved during storytelling. We will also implement high-level thinking questions throughout the story for the students to create connections, infer, and develop sequence skills. Leonas will present transitions made simple for non-musicians in the elementary classroom. Get ready to sing, clap, and move to stories in your K-2 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Leonas

Michael Leonas

Music Specialist, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A108

2:00pm

Digital Literacy in the Golden Age of Information
In the post truth era,

Speakers
avatar for Owen Nesbitt

Owen Nesbitt

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I’m a passionate educator and a huge fan of the artistry of teaching. Let’s talk about digital literacy and also mindfulness.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A103

2:00pm

Find amazing ways that Google Drawings can impact your instruction.
Google Drawings are such an amazing tool for creating posters, timelines, graphic organizers, story cubes, and editing graphics. Participants will learn about the toolbar and ways to use Google Drawings.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons

MS Media Specialist, The June Shelton School
I love to collaborate with my teachers and plan research along with a technology project. I have completed my Level 1 and 2 Google Educator and currently working on my Google Trainer. I love meeting new educators to learn from them and also share my ideas with them.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B102

2:00pm

GameSalad: Building STEM & Computer Science confidence through video game creation
Learn how to use video game creation to engage your students and give them confidence in STEM and Computer Science. We will walk through the first curriculum unit for building a video game with GameSalad and see how other teachers have used GameSalad and video game creation to engage their students.

Speakers
avatar for Tan Tran

Tan Tran

CEO & Co-founder, GameSalad, Inc.
Tan Tran is co-founder of GameSalad, Inc. Through it's Creator game creation tool and GameSalad for Education platform, GameSalad's mission is to enable anyone to engage with STEAM and Computer Science through video game creation.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A104

2:00pm

Get Moving with Go Noodle
Calling all stakeholders! GoNoodle gets kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. Come join us! Get moving and learn how you can become a GoNoodle Champ! Swag, prizes, and more will be given to attendees upon completion of the session.  

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda McKinney

Yolanda McKinney

Denton ISD
I am an educator who loves to make learning meaningful and memorable. I thrive on routines and success stories! I teach students to love learning, as it is my passion to do so.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
E106

2:00pm

Getting to know your interactive projector
For Denton ISD teachers. Within the next year, every instructional space in Denton ISD will be outfitted with an interactive projector. If you’re curious about how you can use it to support student learning, this is the session for you. Learn the basics of how to operate the projector and what special features it offers that standard projectors don’t.

Speakers
CJ

Chavayee Johnson

ITS, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Library/Hub

2:00pm

Google Tour Creator: Learning in 360 Degrees
Come learn how to use Google Tour Creator to create amazing 360 degree learning tools for your students...and how to teach THEM to demonstrate master in 360 degrees! We will build a tour together as a class, step by step, and I'll share TONS of great ideas for ALL content areas! Get your learning on in 360 degrees! We'll even talk about how to use this tool to showcase your special programs, campus, and district!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Estes

Kim Estes

Lead Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson ISD
Teacher, Mom, Shakespeare lover, Starbucks addict, Sturgis Rider, Flipgridder, Goosechaser, Google Trainer, Rebel Alliance, Team Marvel, bisdlearntech.com, #educ8bisd


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A116

2:00pm

If They Choose It, They Will Learn
This session will give a brief survey of tools that student can use to communicate or present their learning in a multi-media format, such as stop motion, green screen, and screen casting. You will see work samples and examples of ways this has been done this with 3rd - 8th students using iPads, PCs and Chrome Boxes and will see how letting students have choice in the tools they use takes their learning to new levels. Tips will be provided for ways to apply these tools and strategies to your individual content and age group using the tools you have available.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Everett

Jennifer Everett

Teacher, Prince of Peace Catholic School
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Amanda Bonesio

4th Grade Teacher Extraordinaire, Prince of Peace Catholic School


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B103

2:00pm

Library Tech Tools
Are you a school librarian/media specialist looking for the latest tech tools, PD ideas, new colleagues for your PLN or you just want to share your thoughts and have your questions answered? Join your peers in this session designated specifically for the people who collaborate with all teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Janet Corder & Joan Gore

Educational Consultants, J2Training
These two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give.. For them, it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B104

2:00pm

Math Digital Breakout Games
Using the Breakout EDU approach, come check out how to make a digital version involving Math concepts! Create an activity where students puzzle their way through problems to unlock the codes, all while practicing math! This can be used in other contents as well and is easily adaptive to your needs.



Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A105

2:00pm

Must-Have Google Hacks
Come learn some Google Hacks that will help transform your connected classroom. The session includes info on Google extensions, AutoDraw, Quick Draw, and Cast for Education. You’ll leave with tools to help you share information with students quickly and streamline day-to-day tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Murray

Frank Murray

Director of Instructional Technology, Wichita Falls ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A117

2:00pm

Online Assessment: No Big Dill
Session Description: STAAR Testing is a ”Big Dill”, but using on-line testing means a great “dill” to us at EP Rayzor Elementary. Come and “relish” how we implemented online STAAR testing for our entire campus. We will share our “dil-lightful” STAAR success stories. You will receive “a sweet dill” with how we integrated google classroom, interim testing results, google forms, paperless reviews and engaged students to prepare your students to just “Dill Out” on testing day. So if you don’t want to “Be in A Pickle on Testing Day” come learn how we “Dill-gently” planned and prepared our students and staff so they were as “Cool as a Cucumber" on testing day.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hanley

Lisa Hanley

Teacher, Denton ISD
I am the math and reading interventionist at our campus for the past 5 years. I am on the technology committee and we are determined to get technology in the hands of our students. With so much out there to choose from it is exciting to watch kids apply technology in every part of... Read More →
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Sara Critton

Assistant Principal, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A115

2:00pm

Promoting Equity in the Classroom with Nearpod
What does equity look like in your classroom? As educators, our responsibilities span far beyond the depths of academics. It is critical to move towards an equitable classroom environment, one that ensures that all students can be successful and celebrates students’ unique qualities. With all the requirements teachers are faced with, this can be a daunting task. With the help of technology, we will begin to produce 21st century-classrooms that are inclusive to everyone by elevating student voice, closing the opportunity gap, and providing equal access to opportunities. In this workshop, join us to discover how you too can transform your student's learning through the use of interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as: Virtual Field Trips, 3-D Objects, Sways, Polls, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery, including how to create your own customized lessons!

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
E104

2:00pm

Putting the T in Elementary STEM
Come learn ways to incorporate technology into your elementary STEM classroom. We will cover the basics to the complex ranging from grades K-5.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea White

Chelsea White

FOURTH GRADE TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B116

2:00pm

Research based strategies in your technology classroom
Every teacher wants to use classroom strategies that are proven to work. This session will focus on the meaningful use of technology to support those most effective strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Terronez

Leslie Terronez

ITS, Denton ISD
Instructional Technology Specialist at Billy Ryan HS. I love helping teachers find ways to connect technology to their content. I also love to read, garden, travel, cook and eat!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B101

2:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B115

2:00pm

Teach Denton
Recognizing natural teaching talents as young as Pre-K, nominating students & nurturing their development into our future teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Kirby

Kim Kirby

Deputy Super Admin Assistant, Denton ISD
DR

Dr. Richard Valenta

Associate Superintendent, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Teacher and Peer Feedback with Peergrade
Are you looking for a way to use peer feedback in your class? Come learn about Peergrade- a tool that allows you to create a feedback rubric, give anonymous feedback and gives students the opportunity to react and respond to the feedback they receive.

Speakers
JR

John Rogers

Teacher, Denton ISD
avatar for Megan Elizondo

Megan Elizondo

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A106

2:00pm

Why Game Based Learning with Minecraft Education Edition
Why is game based learning so valuable? Why Minecraft? Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games. · Become a Minecraft player. Learn the controls and game features necessary to gain confidence and lower anxiety about game-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Perez

Dan Perez

Professional Learning Specialist, Northwest Council For Computer Education
In 2007, Dan began teaching as a 6th grade Science teacher in Lamar CISD. In early 2015, Dan began to extend his passion for instructional change as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Lamar CISD. The ever-evolving nature of instructional tools and student needs has helped... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrators... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
E112

3:00pm

Algorithm and Rhyme: Teaching Students about Algorithms
In this session, we will share the lessons developed in a course at the University of North Texas about how we can teach students about how online algorithms affect their lives through math, social studies, science, English language arts, art, and cultural content. Teachers will walk away with lessons and resources that they can use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Krutka

Daniel Krutka

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
I was a high school social studies teacher and I now work as a teacher educator. I research ways educators can use social media. Check out my podcast at VisionsOfEd.com.
avatar for Tetyana Kucher

Tetyana Kucher

Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas
I am an educator and a scholar specializing in ESL, multicultural education, and instructional technologies. Currently, I am pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction with the concentration in Language and Literacy and the emphasis on Learning Technologies... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B105

3:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Commons

3:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
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Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Commons

3:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

3:00pm

All Students Can Read on their Grade Level With BOOKSHARE!
Bookshare is an e-book library that makes reading easier for students with reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, and physical disabilities. Members have access to more than 700,000 titles that are read on a wide variety of devices in ways that work for them: they can listen to books in audio, follow along with highlighted text, read in large type or Braille. Synchronized, highlighted text-to-speech increases comprehension and word recognition. Learn how this free resource can be implemented in your schools!
Bookshare is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs; Bookshare training is FREE through an award from TEA! Let’s get students learning to love reading with Bookshare!

Speakers
avatar for Bookshare / Benetech

Bookshare / Benetech

Bookshare / Benetech
Karen Beard4095 Troy Rd., Wylie TX 750982147702413


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B104

3:00pm

Can You Hear Me Now?
This presentation or better described as discussion is about importance of leveraging technology to assist our students in discovering, developing, and honoring their voice in learning as well as creating a cultured learning environment whereby all stakeholders in student learning are partners. We will discuss a few tools teachers can use the first day of school to begin building open communication.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Berney

Lori Berney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD
avatar for Dr. Joshua Tabor

Dr. Joshua Tabor

Digital Learning Specialist, Denton ISD
Anything technology!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A117

3:00pm

Cookie cutters are for cookies, not your district's curriculum
Learn why several Texas ISDs have decided to ditch the textbook and collaborate with Newsela to custom curate content that’s designed to the district's own curriculum, aligned instructional strategies, and TEKS. By curating content that comes to life for students, districts notice students are more engaged than ever before. This session will preview several ELA and Social Studies collections that Newsela designed to the exact specifications and needs of Texas ISDs.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Volz

Amanda Volz

Regional Manager, Newsela
Newsela’s mission is to unlock the written word for everyone. We provide an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content and integrated assessments and insights. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners. Newsela... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B102

3:00pm

Creating the World of Tomorrow with Hacking STEM
Pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithmic thinking, and decomposition are core thinking skills that apply to any subject. Come see how to integrate these components into any content area with Microsoft MakeCode projects and Hacking STEM lessons—low cost, hands-on activities that engage students immediately, such as "How do sharks swim?" and "Building Machines That Emulate Humans"!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
E112

3:00pm

Defeating Academic Dishonesty in an era of AI
This session will examine how students are using artificial intelligence to engage in dishonest academic behavior and how classroom countermeasures can be employed to ensure the integrity of the educational process.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Leffel

Rob Leffel

Physics Teacher, Denton ISD
avatar for Brittany Breslin

Brittany Breslin

Physics Teacher
avatar for Randall Dupree

Randall Dupree

Denton ISD Secondary Teacher
avatar for Mandy Jenkins

Mandy Jenkins

Physics Teacher, Denton ISD
I am a Physics teacher who is finally learning to work smarter, not harder. My co-workers and I are able to work cooperatively and efficiently to produce common assessments and create a dynamic curriculum for our students while giving us instantaneous data feedback regarding their... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A105

3:00pm

Demonstrate Learning through Creation
In this session, we will look at 6 of my favorite tools for student creation - Screencastify, Flipgrid, PicCollage, ShowMe, ChatterPix, and Canva. Each of these tools allows students to create a different digital product that showcases their learning. With a mix of apps and web-based tools, we will look at real student examples and explore how to use each of these tools for ANY content area in ANY classroom! 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Landaverde

Katie Landaverde

Technology Integration Specialist, Lake Dallas ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A107

3:00pm

Digital Portfolios Transforming Student Growth
How do you assess, engage, and personalize learning, while ensuring each student is headed towards mastery of learning goals and objectives? Learn about the K-12 perspective using Digital "Growth" Portfolios to ensure student success. We will showcase the process for assessment, goal setting, engagement, feedback and growth using digital portfolio and assessment tools. Did I mention communication? Student, Teacher, Parent and Administration can communicate, collaborate, and grow as a team. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

EXPO K-5, Denton ISD



Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
E114

3:00pm

Exciting FREE trips for teachers!
Learn how to book a free trip with minimum effort, and take students on life changing educational travels.
I’m currently booking my 4th trip! Can’t wait! Motivate yourself and your students all year!

Speakers
MD

Mary Durbin

AP Spanish Teacher, Denton ISD
Traveling to exotic countries


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B116

3:00pm

Google Classroom: The Ultimate Substitute Solution
How to use Classroom as a means to still have effective instruction while away from your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Klement

Dana Klement

JH ELAR, ERA HIGH SCHOOL
Lover of all things literature, technology, productivity, and Google! Google Certified Trainer 2019


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A101

3:00pm

High Tech Book Clubs
In lieu of dusty whole class novels, giant packets, or the stacks of composition books that go with lit circles, Mrs. Gilliland engaged her students in book clubs using a variety of free tech tools. Students were able to self-select texts, give multimodal responses, and continue their discussions outside of the classroom, without losing accountability. This workshop will provide an overview of worked, and what did not. Participants will see examples of student work and be able experience for themselves how Flipgrid and G Suite for Education can be used to facilitate individualized, high quality student discussions.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A106

3:00pm

K-8 Math: Using Intelligent Tools to Engage and Assess
In a recent study, more than half of all students said they would rather eat broccoli than do math homework. In this session, learn strategies to engage students in math learning early and often using smart technology and online manipulatives. Encourage students to persist and grow, ultimately reaching their potential using our Dreambox Learning online platform run by an intelligent engine that uses formative assessment to gauge real-time knowledge and gaps.

Teachers will walk away with a free learning tool. PreK-8th grade district and school leaders and educators interested in Spanish and English math teaching and learning will benefit. BYOD to experience engaging math learning yourself!

Speakers
avatar for DreamBox Learning, Inc.

DreamBox Learning, Inc.

Senior District Partner, DreamBox Learning, Inc.
Dreambox


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A104

3:00pm

Learn how Hyperdocs can transform your teaching!
Replace your worksheets for instruction and use inquiry based learning instead. Within Google Slides or Docs, use various technology tools such as video, links, graphic organizers, Padlets, Flipgrids, and Google Drawings. Hyperdocs are such an awesome way to collaborate with others and provide engaged student learners.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons

MS Media Specialist, The June Shelton School
I love to collaborate with my teachers and plan research along with a technology project. I have completed my Level 1 and 2 Google Educator and currently working on my Google Trainer. I love meeting new educators to learn from them and also share my ideas with them.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B103

3:00pm

Life After Death by PowerPoint
Tired of “death by PowerPoint?” sitting through endless slides, bullet points, and text being read aloud? There is life after death by PowerPoint! In this highly requested session, learn how best to connect with an audience or students based upon how the brain processes information. You will develop brain-friendly presentations that help organize and integrate information.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shade

Chris Shade

Denton ISD Coordinator of Federal & State Programs, Denton ISD
Former elementary teacher and principal. Current central office administrator. Keynote speaker. Staff developer. Engaging educator.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
F204.17 (Library/Hub, 2nd Floor)

3:00pm

ReThink-ing Classroom Organization and Data Collection
The Denton ISD Special Education Communications program utilizes ReThink Data Collection software to facilitate the delivery of effective instruction to students with autism and related communication disorders. Not only does ReThink produce accurate and reliable data, it also aids in the development of organization and structure for self-contained programs. This session will provide an overview of the ReThink software along with accessible and meaningful examples of classroom structure and organization. Our hope is that each participant will be able to directly apply the information learned to their classrooms, and create change within their students to a meaningful degree. Note: this session is not specific to Communications classrooms.

Speakers
CW

Celina Willis

Teacher, Denton ISD
Self-Contained Classroom ManagementData CollectionIEP InterventionBehavior Management
avatar for Stacha Vera, M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA

Stacha Vera, M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA

Early Childhood Special Education, Denton ISD
Let's talk about: Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Staff training, Data collection methods, and Classroom management/organization! Can't wait to meet you!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A116

3:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B115

3:00pm

Techniques for Meeting Learning Objectives with Instructional Videos
Instructional videos have become a popular method of disseminating course content to the learner. Assessing videos that are effective in meeting learning objectives and student engagement can be challenging. Key components of effective instructional videos, as well as learning theories will be discussed to ensure that your instructional videos are effective in meeting learning objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Churchill

Christina Churchill

Academic Technology Services Director, Southern Methodist University


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A115

3:00pm

Technology Time Management Tips, Tricks, and Tools
I have too much time on my hands," said no teacher ever. In this session, we will share Google tips, tricks, and tools that will save you valuable time when creating lessons and in your classroom.

Speakers
HP

Heather Preston

Instructional Leader and ELA Teacher, Wichita Falls Independent School District


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A102

3:00pm

The Office- North Ridge Edition
I use student elected leadership partnered with Canvas so that students can direct their own learning. Students run “Business Meeting Mondays” where they create their own essential questions for the TEKS in our class, and create projects that fit their interests. I have created the necessary guidelines for the projects and they invent the project they want to complete. Each six weeks is a different realm of the business world. First six weeks we cover “advertising,” second six weeks we cover “finances” and third six weeks we discuss “entrepreneurship” and how to prepare for the job hiring process.

Speakers
avatar for Roni Tarver

Roni Tarver

CTE Teacher, BISD
I love Canvas, Blended Learning, and every dog I have ever met.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A108

3:00pm

Using Nearpod in the Secondary Science Classroom
Specifically, content driven session to highlight best practices for using Nearpod to engage students in the secondary science classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
E104

3:00pm

Valid Digital Resources for Your Students
I will introduce you to the digital resources provided by the State of Texas at a minimal cost to our districts. These resources are powerful tools for your students that will help them gather information to successfully complete papers and projects. They are also excellent preparation materials for college and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Burns

Tammy Burns

Librarian, Granbury ISD
Genrefying Libraries (Fiction & Nonfiction); Digital Resources (TexQuest Databases); Virtual Reality (VR); Microsoft Suite; Google Suite; General Technology Issues; Creative Writing (Published Author)


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
B101

3:00pm

Zen and the Art of Mindful Tech Use
Our devices have become an essential part of our existence. How can we harness the power of these tools, yet still maintain the down time between bouts of connectiveness that make reflection possible? We will reflect on our tech use and the use of our students. We'll discuss ways we can

Speakers
avatar for Owen Nesbitt

Owen Nesbitt

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I’m a passionate educator and a huge fan of the artistry of teaching. Let’s talk about digital literacy and also mindfulness.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A103

3:00pm

Edpuzzle Coach in one session
Come and get an introduction to Edpuzzle, Edpuzzle professional development, and facilitation to complete the tasks to become an Edpuzzle coach.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Guidry

Joe Guidry

Instructional Technologist, WFISD
@Nstructional


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
E122

3:00pm

Making Your Content Interactive
Have you ever needed to flip how you get information from your students? Do you like to give your students voice and choice? Come join us as we help you make your content interactive using video, voice recording, Google Suite, and other tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Orr

Sherrie Orr

ITS, Denton ISD
Sherrie Orr is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Denton ISD. She received her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Texas Woman’s University, her Masters in Computer Education and Cognitive Science from the University of North Texas and her B.S. in Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Campos

Jessica Campos

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD
I am the SPED Science teacher for GHS. I am also the WBL and VAC Coordinator for this campus. This is my tenth year teaching. I have two children and have been married for four years.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
E216

3:00pm

Productivity with Acrobat Pro (Paraprofessionals)
Come learn how to better utilize Acrobat Pro in your daily role.   Come get hands on experience using best practices to create and edit PDFs for daily responsibilities. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

K12 Education Strategist, CDW
With 27 years in public education, Wendy is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, experienced educator, administrator, and proven leader. Prior to joining CDW-G, Wendy was the Director of Instruction, Learning, and Innovation of a large, fast-growth district in Texas. In this role... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
J102

3:00pm

Promote Data Literacy Using Real-World Datasets and PhET Simulations
Teach data literacy with engaging tools such as TUVA and PhET simulations. Students can use math/computational thinking to make data relevant. Come experience TUVA and PhET and see how they promote student learning and concept explorations! 

Speakers
AM

Ashley Mathis

STEM consultant, Accelerate Learning
STEMscopes, STEM Consultant and Trainer


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
E124

3:00pm

Review: Choose Your Path with Google Forms
Use Google Forms to give students a self-paced individualized pathway for content review. Walk through the steps to create your own, or use a template to make your own review forms where students have to answer questions correctly to move on to a new topic.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffanny Lindsey

Tiffanny Lindsey

Reading
I am a 5th grade reading teacher from WFISD. I love everything about reading and collaboration.
avatar for Kristi Donica

Kristi Donica

5th Math & Science Teacher, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A111

3:00pm

Create Wicked Awesome Videos with Adobe Rush!
What is Rush? It’s Adobe’s answer to creating totally wicked awesome videos! Whether your a YouTuber or just want to share your story, create professional looking videos fast and easy all from your iPhone or iPad! It's going to change the way you tell stories!

Please download the Adobe Rush app on iOS or Android or to your Windows or Mac.

Speakers
avatar for Claudio Zavala

Claudio Zavala

Presenter, Duncanville ISD
Claudio Zavala graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Spanish and a masters degree in Instructional Design. Claudio taught grades 3-5 for 13 years , in California and Texas, while also serving as technology coach/liaison at his campuses. For the last... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C103

3:00pm

Digital Breakouts for Research
Not your ordinary 10-15 minute breakout! Digital Breakouts for research take a whole class period, can still involve collaboration, but are much more streamlined to research prior to or during a new unit, project, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Davis

Tami Davis

Wichita Falls ISD
My teaching background is secondary Language Arts and I love using tech to enrich learning! I live by this quote: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C102

3:00pm

G-Suite in K-1-2 Steps
Attendees will dive deep into G-Suite tools including Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings and get templates that complement online tools such as Flipgrid, Padlet, Goosechase, BreakoutEDU and others. The objective of the session will be to allow attendees to explore a variety of templates, interactives, and manipulatives and see how a simple substitution of a worksheet can be worked to include higher order thinking skills and rigorous learning opportunities. The session also includes integration of digital citizenship education and the ISTE 4 Cs without much effort or time. Attendees will receive copies of all templates as well as tutorials for creating their own interactives and manipulatives prepared by the presenter as well as tried and true techniques for encouraging the youngest learners in their technology integration efforts. Session will offer attendees the opportunity to view, create and modify templates to meet the needs of their learners. Covers T-TESS 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Foster

Lindsay Foster

Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson I.S.D
Lindsay has twenty years of experience in education including teaching 2nd, 5th, and 6th grade (ELAR) as well as K-5 technology applications. She works in a 1:1 (grades 3-12) Chromebook district assisting educators in implementing technology and digital citizenship in the classroom... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C105

3:00pm

Having School Announcement Hangups? Try Hangouts!
Our campus had live announcements for years, but technical difficulties, absences, and other unforeseen problems were causing daily issues. We wanted amazing announcements, but don't have a video studio or fancy equipment. Jefferson Elementary students are now using Chromebooks, Google Hangouts and YouTube Creator Studio to pre-record daily announcements! This has revolutionized announcements for our campus this year, allowing teachers to access information at THEIR classroom's convenience, and refer back to them again as needed for clarification. Come find out how to implement this on your campus!

Presentation slides link: http://bit.ly/HangoutsTIA2019

Speakers
avatar for Kristan Neeb

Kristan Neeb

Instructional Media Specialist, Wichita Falls ISD
I'm an elementary school instructional media specialist. I love to talk about all things related to literacy, collection development, digital learning, makerspaces, or anything Google!


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C106

3:00pm

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Green Screen
This session will leave your peers GREEN with envy! Learn how to use green screen to engage students and capture student learning. We will provide you with time to create your own videos and make connections to your curriculum using DoInk. Preferred device: IOS device Presentation: http://bit.ly/DoInk_TIA2019  or https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aLhgXHDdFi6-tsXjSmpajqh-FpIyi7o1HULjVTai9oo/edit

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Gonzales

Kendra Gonzales

Teacher, Denton ISD
avatar for Jenifer Hamilton

Jenifer Hamilton

Teacher-Librarian, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C114

3:00pm

Setting up your Canvas Classroom
This session is designed for secondary teachers who are interested in creating a Canvas classroom for their course. This course will provide step by step directions for teachers to create their class, add students, collect data, and collaborate with other teachers using similar Canvas courses. This session is open to all subject areas. If you have a chromebook, please bring it to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Middleton

Dr. John Middleton

Science, Denton ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C104

3:00pm

Taking the Next Step with Canvas
If you've been using Canvas for a little while but want to know more, come join us to learn about things like mastery paths, test banks, LTIs, and more.  To join this class online, go to https://sangerisd.instructure.com/enroll/BNFADN 

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Austin

Tammy Austin

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sanger ISD


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C116

3:00pm

Tech Tools for Secondary Math
Join us for a hands-on session investigating apps, websites, and other digital tools that math teachers can use to engage and assess their students while streamlining their planning process. Teachers will be able to experience the student side of apps such as Desmos, Flipgrid, Peardeck, and G Suite, and get tips and tricks for implementing them in their classes.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C108

3:00pm

What's New in Istation
In this session participants will explore new Istation features for this coming school year as they delve into our website to locate lessons utilizing TEKS, access data that pinpoints degree of instructional support based on Levels, and sample our Oral Reading Fluency feature. Whether you are an Istation Novice or Istation Pro, we invite you to join us for this “Hands-On”, session and don’t forget to BRING YOUR DEVICE and EARBUDS with you! (Laptops or IPads, and Earbuds Please) 

Speakers
avatar for Cris Dixon

Cris Dixon

Trainer, Istation


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
E109

3:00pm

Birds of a Feather Tweet Together
Twitter is one of the most powerful tools when it comes to building your PLN. Come hear how Twitter chats have worked in our district and participate in a chat during the session. You'll walk away with a bigger PLN, a greater understanding of Twitter chats, and great takeaways for your classroom from fellow tweeters!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Huynh

Tim Huynh

Instructional Technology, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
avatar for Jeni Long

Jeni Long

Instructional Technology, EMS ISD
Jeni Long is an Instructional Technologist with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in Ft Worth, TX. Jeni is an MIE Expert and Trainer that enjoys training teachers in person, online and through her web show and blog. She is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible... Read More →



Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B117

3:00pm

Flashcards come alive with QUIZLET
Quizlet is a user-friendly quizzing system that works well to engage students in both face-to-face and online learning environments. Vocabulary terms are first created as flashcards and then studied in numerous activities such as Learn, Write, Spell, Test, Match, Gravity, and everyone's favorite, Quizlet Live. https://sites.google.com/students.wfisd.net/joenerdy/quizlet

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Cargal

Adrian Cargal

Math Instructional Coach, WFISD
Adrian is a math instructional coach for WFISD, enjoys STEM and all things science! She is a Google Trainer and webmaster for her district/campus. Prior to being a math instructional coach, she was a science teacher for 12 years with her current district. Come to her sessions to find... Read More →
avatar for Joe Camacho

Joe Camacho

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wichita Falls ISD
Joe Camacho has spent the last three years working in Instructional Tech to grow the success of the WFISD Connected Classroom program. Prior to working in Inst Tech Joe was a Computer Tech/Trainer for two different technology departments for 13 years.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
C101
 
Wednesday, July 17
 

8:00am

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Commons

8:00am

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Commons

8:00am

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B Hall Entrance First Floor

8:00am

After-School Technology
Starting an after-school Technology Club - a ten year journey with projects, students, organization, rewards, discipline, etc.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A102

8:00am

Class DOJO - All in One!
Do you want one app that will work for parent communication, behavior, and digital portfolios? Then this is the session for you! I will be talking about how you can use Class DOJO in all aspects of your classroom to help enhance student (and parent) engagement and achievement.  

Speakers
avatar for Shelby Kerner

Shelby Kerner

Teacher, Denton ISD



Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A108

8:00am

Common Sense Citizenship: Student Conduct in the Digital Age
This session will discuss various resources and curriculum plans that are available to educate your students about Digital Citizenship and online conduct, including information from ISTE, Common Sense Education, Cyberwise, and more.

Slides: http://bit.ly/TIACONdc


Speakers
avatar for Kristan Neeb

Kristan Neeb

Instructional Media Specialist, Wichita Falls ISD
I'm an elementary school instructional media specialist. I love to talk about all things related to literacy, collection development, digital learning, makerspaces, or anything Google!


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A103

8:00am

Communicating with ClassTag
Remind has a free competitor you need to meet!

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Hohertz

Stacey Hohertz

Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
I am an educator and huge tech geek. I love testing new tech and playing video games.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B101

8:00am

Confronting the Student Indifference: Rethinking Your Classroom to Enhance Student Engagement
Student indifference can change the culture of a classroom. In this session, you will learn about different strategies and ideas that can rethink how you market your learning to your students throughout the school year. Be ready to think outside the box and dream about what your learning could become with greater student engagement!

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I aspire to build solid connections between technology and learning and to become a leader in the field of educational technology. I embrace any failure as an opportunity to innovate in order to build a greater success than previously imagined. Let's talk new ideas, Google and m... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Auditorium

8:00am

Cultivating Creativity from Chaos
Do you have new furniture in your classroom?  Are you looking for ways to incorporate the learning environment to enhance your lessons?  Come explore how the room layout can engage students without creating chaos!  Leave with strategies to boost engagement and create procedures to support classroom management. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

K12 Education Strategist, CDW
With 27 years in public education, Wendy is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, experienced educator, administrator, and proven leader. Prior to joining CDW-G, Wendy was the Director of Instruction, Learning, and Innovation of a large, fast-growth district in Texas. In this role... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
E107

8:00am

Developing Transitions Into Your K-2 Storytelling
Do you lose your students’ attention when you are reading a story? Lose their engagement half-way through? We will create musical, rhythmic, and verbal transitions in stories to keep the students involved during storytelling. We will also implement high-level thinking questions throughout the story for the students to create connections, infer, and develop sequence skills. Leonas will present transitions made simple for non-musicians in the elementary classroom. Get ready to sing, clap, and move to stories in your K-2 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Leonas

Michael Leonas

Music Specialist, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B102

8:00am

DIY Google Expeditions Hacks
Let’s look under the hood of a Google Expeditions kit. Next: Let’s Hack IT!! You can build your own expeditions kit with items that you (and a few friends) have laying around the house or a quick trip to your electronics store of choice. (Please download Google Expeditions app) bit.ly/diygexp

Speakers
avatar for Joe Camacho

Joe Camacho

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wichita Falls ISD
Joe Camacho has spent the last three years working in Instructional Tech to grow the success of the WFISD Connected Classroom program. Prior to working in Inst Tech Joe was a Computer Tech/Trainer for two different technology departments for 13 years.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A117

8:00am

Excel Tips and Tricks (Paraprofessionals)
Tips and Tricks to make working with spreadsheets quick and easy

Speakers
avatar for Jeannie Perkins

Jeannie Perkins

Certification Specialist, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
J102

8:00am

GameSalad: Building STEM & Computer Science confidence through video game creation
Learn how to use video game creation to engage your students and give them confidence in STEM and Computer Science. We will walk through the first curriculum unit for building a video game with GameSalad and see how other teachers have used GameSalad and video game creation to engage their students.

Speakers
avatar for Tan Tran

Tan Tran

CEO & Co-founder, GameSalad, Inc.
Tan Tran is co-founder of GameSalad, Inc. Through it's Creator game creation tool and GameSalad for Education platform, GameSalad's mission is to enable anyone to engage with STEAM and Computer Science through video game creation.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A116

8:00am

K-8 Math: Using Intelligent Tools to Engage and Assess
In a recent study, more than half of all students said they would rather eat broccoli than do math homework. In this session, learn strategies to engage students in math learning early and often using smart technology and online manipulatives. Encourage students to persist and grow, ultimately reaching their potential using our Dreambox Learning online platform run by an intelligent engine that uses formative assessment to gauge real-time knowledge and gaps.

Teachers will walk away with a free learning tool. PreK-8th grade district and school leaders and educators interested in Spanish and English math teaching and learning will benefit. BYOD to experience engaging math learning yourself!

Speakers
avatar for DreamBox Learning, Inc.

DreamBox Learning, Inc.

Senior District Partner, DreamBox Learning, Inc.
Dreambox


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A104

8:00am

Make Math Come Alive with OneNote and Whiteboard
From basic math to calculus, OneNote’s ink math assistant is everything you always wished a calculator could do. Enrich your students' learning experiences through powerful tools at your fingertips such as OneNote and Whiteboard!

Speakers
avatar for Noreen Dooley

Noreen Dooley

Microsoft
avatar for Jeni Long

Jeni Long

Instructional Technology, EMS ISD
Jeni Long is an Instructional Technologist with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in Ft Worth, TX. Jeni is an MIE Expert and Trainer that enjoys training teachers in person, online and through her web show and blog. She is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
E112

8:00am

Nearpod Digital Citizenship and College and Career Lessons
Learn more about Nearpod’s Digital Citizenship and College and Career supplemental curriculum, to help meet district and state initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Nearpod

Nearpod

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Jennifer Lambert214-727-2331


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
E104

8:00am

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
B115

8:00am

Shared Reading with Tech
How to implement Shared Reading in the Primary aged classroom with a techie focus!

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Balbaugh

Valerie Balbaugh

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY
I love teaching kindergarten at a 1:1 STEM school. My kinder kiddos get to having engaging, fun lessons, while utilizing some amazing tech and resources! I'm techie, and love to geek out over new ideas for my primary classroom! I love teaching AND learning new things!
avatar for Karissa Smith

Karissa Smith

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, CANNON ELEMENTARY



Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A106

8:00am

Show Me The Money -- Grant Writing 101
Overview of basic and helpful information in putting together a grant for your education foundation or other donors. How do you stand out above the rest?

Speakers
JF

Jenifer Fuller

Coordinator, Denton Public School Foundation
avatar for Stan Brein

Stan Brein

Owner, GrantEd
Stan Brein is in his 47th year as an educator, school psychologist and grant consultant. He was a pioneer in Alternative Education in New York and Texas and also has worked in Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and as a consultant to School Law Enforcement.Stan is a grant consultant... Read More →



Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
A105

9:00am

General Session and Keynote
General Session and Keynote featuring Chris Shade

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shade

Chris Shade

Denton ISD Coordinator of Federal & State Programs, Denton ISD
Former elementary teacher and principal. Current central office administrator. Keynote speaker. Staff developer. Engaging educator.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:50am
Gym

11:00am

Publisher for Beginners (Paraprofessionals)
Basics tips

Speakers
avatar for Kim Kirby

Kim Kirby

Deputy Super Admin Assistant, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
J102

11:00am

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Commons

11:00am

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Commons

11:00am

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B Hall Entrance First Floor

11:00am

1st Grade Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown

Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, Denton ISD
I am passionate about learning and helping others learn.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A116

11:00am

2nd Grade Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Elizondo

Megan Elizondo

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A104

11:00am

3rd Grade Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Avery

Beth Avery

Teacher, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A105

11:00am

4th Grade Math/Science Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
JR

John Rogers

Teacher, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A106

11:00am

4th Grade SS/LA Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers

Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A107

11:00am

5th Grade Math/Science Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hood

Jennifer Hood

Curriculum Coordinator, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A108

11:00am

5th Grade SS/LA Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Tosha Hoefert

Tosha Hoefert

Coordinator, Irving ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B116

11:00am

Get Moving with Go Noodle
Calling all stakeholders! GoNoodle gets kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. Come join us! Get moving and learn how you can become a GoNoodle Champ! Swag, prizes, and more will be given to attendees upon completion of the session.  

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda McKinney

Yolanda McKinney

Denton ISD
I am an educator who loves to make learning meaningful and memorable. I thrive on routines and success stories! I teach students to love learning, as it is my passion to do so.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E106

11:00am

If You Give a Child a Mouse
Come learn how to use technology in your classroom in practical and productive ways. Find ways to engage students with options for sharing their hard work and learning in new and exciting formats. Get quick tips for using tools such as Prezi, Chatterpix, Thinglink, Book Creator, Green Screen, or Screencaster to present their learning to peers. Try Padlet, Verso, Nearpod, or Google Apps for students to work cooperatively in a digital forum. Looking for ways to quickly assess student understanding? Explore ways to use Kahoot, Quizzizz, and Mentimeter on the fly. Whether you are 1:1, or only working with a few devices in your classroom, there are ways to bring technology into your lessons while maintaining the learning and rigor of the content they are focused on. This session will give you tried and true tips for teaching students to use technology as a tool, not just a toy, in addition to many ideas for matching the tool to the task effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Everett

Jennifer Everett

Teacher, Prince of Peace Catholic School


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B103

11:00am

Increasing Accessibility and Fostering Inclusive Classrooms
Office 365 is accessible by design to help people and organizations be more productive and inclusive as they create, communicate, and collaborate from any device. Find out how Office 365 helps make everyone more efficient and independent.

Speakers
DD

Desirea Daniels

Classroom Solution Specialist, Microsoft


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E112

11:00am

Kindergarten Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
JW

Jenny Wright

ITS, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A102

11:00am

Learn how Hyperdocs can transform your teaching!
Replace your worksheets for instruction and use inquiry based learning instead. Within Google Slides or Docs, use various technology tools such as video, links, graphic organizers, Padlets, Flipgrids, and Google Drawings. Hyperdocs are such an awesome way to collaborate with others and provide engaged student learners.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons

MS Media Specialist, The June Shelton School
I love to collaborate with my teachers and plan research along with a technology project. I have completed my Level 1 and 2 Google Educator and currently working on my Google Trainer. I love meeting new educators to learn from them and also share my ideas with them.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B102

11:00am

Nearpod 201
Advanced Nearpod training to learn tips and tricks using Nearpod. Learn also the Google connection to Nearpod.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E104

11:00am

PK-5 Fine Arts Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelynn Demontmollin

Jacquelynn Demontmollin

Director of Fine Arts, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A115

11:00am

PK-5 Librarian Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Terronez

Leslie Terronez

ITS, Denton ISD
Instructional Technology Specialist at Billy Ryan HS. I love helping teachers find ways to connect technology to their content. I also love to read, garden, travel, cook and eat!


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A103

11:00am

Power Hour- 60 Tools in 60 Minutes
Come enjoy a fast-paced exploration of tools and resources to enhance your curriculum.  We will look at resources aligned to the ISTE Student Standards.  Leave with toolbox of resources to help your students move beyond consumption and begin to create in ways to empower their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

K12 Education Strategist, CDW
With 27 years in public education, Wendy is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, experienced educator, administrator, and proven leader. Prior to joining CDW-G, Wendy was the Director of Instruction, Learning, and Innovation of a large, fast-growth district in Texas. In this role... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
E107

11:00am

PreK Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Early Childhood Coordinator, Denton ISD
I serve all of the Denton ISD prekindergarten teachers, helping them in any way I can. I also guide our prekindergarten curriculum team and oversee professional development for our teachers. I love my job!



Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A101

11:00am

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B115

11:00am

Start a Media Program for Next to Nothing
Lean how you can start a media program for little to no up front cost to your school.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Hohertz

Stacey Hohertz

Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
I am an educator and huge tech geek. I love testing new tech and playing video games.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B101

11:00am

Technology is my Superpower - Building Unstoppable Literacy Acceleration
Can you accelerate literacy confidence that fuels reading proficiency for all students? Yes, you absolutely can! All it takes is a personal success plan of individualized content that brings nonfiction to life for all students and digital tools to enhance the instructional strategies of our teachers. Join us for a fun, interactive discussion where we’ll grapple with the balance of technology and teaching, developing literacy acceleration for all subjects, and creating a plan to build tenacious college and career readiness for assessment, standards, and ultimately life mastery.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Staley

Patrick Staley

Director of Customer Advocacy, Achieve3000
Patrick Staley serves as the Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000. An expert in the field of online and blended learning, he has studied, published, and designed blended learning models that integrate instructional technology to accelerate student growth. Patrick is passionate... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B104

11:00am

The Eve 6 Classroom
Put your tender class in a blender and watch it spin round to a beautiful oblivion.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
B105

11:00am

VIDEO Smackdown!!
In a world where technology reigns supreme, teachers ponder over the age-old question: Which video screen-casting tool is right for me? Join us as we address the ins, outs, pros, and cons of Screencastify, Screen-cast-o-matic, Flipgrid, and WeVideo to conquer the classroom doldrums! Come to defend your favorite video recording program, or come to learn some new techniques. Either way, we're sure to have a good time!

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Cargal

Adrian Cargal

Math Instructional Coach, WFISD
Adrian is a math instructional coach for WFISD, enjoys STEM and all things science! She is a Google Trainer and webmaster for her district/campus. Prior to being a math instructional coach, she was a science teacher for 12 years with her current district. Come to her sessions to find... Read More →
avatar for Joe Camacho

Joe Camacho

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wichita Falls ISD
Joe Camacho has spent the last three years working in Instructional Tech to grow the success of the WFISD Connected Classroom program. Prior to working in Inst Tech Joe was a Computer Tech/Trainer for two different technology departments for 13 years.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
A117

11:00am

A Beginner's Guide to Using Google Forms for Data
This session will present how to create a Google Form to track small group instruction for writing, guided reading, and math groups. It will also go over tracking behavior for students, data for reading levels, letters/sounds, etc. The session will go over how you can then share the information gathered for T-TESS, PDSAs, Hallway graphs, etc. Participants will create their own form to track their desired data. Session is aimed at teachers new to using Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlyn Latham

Caitlyn Latham

Kindergarten, Birdville ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E216

11:00am

Creating a Digital "Growth" Portfolio!
Starting a new technology can be intimidating, FreshGrade can make it simple. Join us for a beginner’s course using the Next Generation of FreshGrade to get started with a Digital "Growth" Portfolio! Learn how to setup your classroom in minutes. Assign a lesson and see how to create deeper conversations around learning by promoting student ownership over the learning process and fostering communication to move students towards mastery. Create a quick video to teach a concept, push it out to students and parents for instant access to lessons for reflection and feedback. Use technology to open doors to teacher - student - parent communication.   

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E114

11:00am

Flipgrid Certified in One session
An all hands on deck action packed session where we create grids, collaborate, and complete other tasks to fulfill getting Flipgrid certified.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Guidry

Joe Guidry

Instructional Technologist, WFISD
@Nstructional


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
E122

11:00am

One Tool to Rule Them All
While Technology in the classroom has many advantages, one disadvantage can be the time it takes to teach multiple tools to your students. Buncee is an all-in-one content creation tool that allows students to create beautiful multimedia products including graphics, texts, video, audio, and more without ever leaving the platform. Come see for yourself how easy it is to start creating with Buncee.

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Heather Preston

Instructional Leader and ELA Teacher, Wichita Falls Independent School District


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
A113

11:00am

BLA: Station Rotation... It’s Not Just for Kindergarten
Don’t let the words station rotation scare you. Stations can help every child at every grade level have a more personalized learning experience. Personalized learning and differentiation can be as easy as breaking into your old lessons and lectures into chunks or stations. Reimagine your lessons as dynamic and choice driven classroom activities that allow students to self select and self assess. You can multiply the effectiveness of your current lessons and presentations without needing to multiply yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11
avatar for Shelly Shaw

Shelly Shaw

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C103

11:00am

Blended Learning: Station Rotation Model
In this session, learners will explore how the Station Rotation Model can help you create more opportunities to differentiate instruction, individualize scaffolding and support, and work with small groups of students. Participants should bring a lesson plan or class agenda to work with during this time.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C105

11:00am

Coding with Pre-Readers: The why, how, and WOW!
Want to enhance your student's skills in math, storytelling, and literacy? Are things like problem solving, sequencing, cause and effect, and following directions important to your curriculum?
Join us for this hands-on session to see how coding is tangible, collaborative, and developmentally appropriate for Pre-K and up.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Seigler

Deanna Seigler

Librarian, Denton ISD, Hodge Elementary


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C102

11:00am

Digital Tools for the English Classroom
We will explore digital tools to use in the English, language arts, or reading classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers of all grade levels.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C106

11:00am

Get your Students Going on Graphic Design with Autodesk Sketchbook (it's free!)
Sketchbook (by Autodesk) is a free app for desktop and mobile devices that is intuitive and easy to learn. If you are new to graphic design and completely intimidated by Photoshop, take a look at this app. Learn from a veteran High School Art Teacher who resisted technology as long as he could, and is now thoroughly hooked on it. Considering the

Speakers
avatar for Randy Haney

Randy Haney

Art/Graphic Design Teacher, Glen Rose High School
Randy just wrapped up his 34th year teaching high school art. After integrating technology over the past several years Randy sees incredible opportunities for his students and loves to share his experience with teachers. But how do you integrate technology in a Purposeful and Impactful... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C104

11:00am

Getting Started With Canvas
If you have never used Canvas or used it but still feel the need for support, this session is for you. We will start with the basics and have your ready to put in units of study that can be started Day 1 of instruction. If you have access to your lesson plans and materials, we will have you ready! PS - Canvas has free accounts and we can set you up with one of those, but if you do have Canvas in your district, bring your username and password.  To join this class online, go to https://sangerisd.instructure.com/enroll/BNFADN 

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Austin

Tammy Austin

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sanger ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C116

11:00am

Google The Science Way!
In this hands-on workshop geared towards science teachers, we will explore the way Google Forms and Google Slides can be used to enhance your lessons, labs and classroom management. You will leave not only with ideas but will learn tricks in Google Forms and Google Slides.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C101

11:00am

Our Teachers Have Spoken- Tech Favorites Uncovered Here
We have compiled a list of apps and games that some of our very own teachers here at DISD have recommended. Teachers of all subjects were asked to share his or her favorite educational web tools and now we are sharing some of their secrets with you. We will also discuss some tricks to transfer your grades from your web tool into any platform. Some of our topics include: Gimkit, Voicethread, QR creativity, Nearpod, Zipgrade, Peardeck, Quizziz, Edji, Smores and Screen-Cast-O-Matic. Due to time limitations, we will be dedicating hands-on time to the newest and most highly recommended. Bring Your Own Updated Device.

Speakers
avatar for Charla Carlat

Charla Carlat

Online Curriculum Creator/Spanish 2,3, Denton ISD
Just like you… I'm a teacher. I’m in the classroom facing the day to day grind and challenges of keeping our students engaged. The struggle is real. Teacher… rest-assured, there is one constant that you know is here to stay… a generation of ever-changing technology in our... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
C108

11:00am

Poster Session: Breakout EDU
Are you interested in learning more about Breakout EDU? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with escape rooms and mysteries, powered by Breakout EDU. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

EXPO K-5, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commons

11:00am

Poster Session: Library2Go
Are you interested in learning more about Library2Go? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with an old bus and some incredibly dedicated and creative librarians. 

Speakers
avatar for Donna Kearley

Donna Kearley

Administrator, Denton ISD
Co-chair of the 2017 revision of the State School Library Standards, 2014 President of the Texas Association of School Library Administrators, and a current member of the 2018 Texas Library Association Program Committee. As Library Coordinator in Denton ISD, a Future Ready district... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commons

11:00am

Poster Session: Minecraft EDU
Are you interested in learning more about Minecraft EDU? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with the gamified world of Minecraft EDU. 

Speakers
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Jason Shipley

Teacher, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commons

12:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Commons

12:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

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Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Commons

12:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

12:00pm

5 Ways to use Response Validation in Google Forms
In this session you will learn how to build digital locks, password protect assessments, create quizzes that student have to get the correct answer, and much much more.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Murray

Frank Murray

Director of Instructional Technology, Wichita Falls ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A117

12:00pm

6-12 Fine Arts Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelynn Demontmollin

Jacquelynn Demontmollin

Director of Fine Arts, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A115

12:00pm

6-12 Librarian Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
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Chavayee Johnson

ITS, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A103

12:00pm

6-8 Language Arts Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
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Beth Myers

Secondary ELAR Curriculum Coordinator, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A105

12:00pm

6-8 Math Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Anne McKay

Grace Anne McKay

Secondary Coordinator, Denton ISD
Grace Anne McKay is the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator for Denton ISD. Grace Anne has been in education 20 years and has taught mathematics at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level. She believes that all students can learn mathematics and that students learn in different... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A102

12:00pm

6-8 Science Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Campos

Jessica Campos

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD
I am the SPED Science teacher for GHS. I am also the WBL and VAC Coordinator for this campus. This is my tenth year teaching. I have two children and have been married for four years.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A101

12:00pm

6-8 Social Studies Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Lowery

Erika Lowery

Secondary Social Studies Coordinator, Denton ISD
Erika Lowery is beginning her fifth year as the Secondary Social Studies Coordinator for Denton ISD. During Erika’s 23 years in education she has taught middle school and high school Geography courses for students in ESL Sheltered, Inclusion, On- Level, Pre AP, and AP Human Geography... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A104

12:00pm

Curation with Google
Teachers tend to assign projects and curate a bunch of resources themselves for the students. Why not let the students do it? Curation projects have the potential to have students work at three different levels of Bloom’s: understand, analyze and evaluate.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Davis

Tami Davis

Wichita Falls ISD
My teaching background is secondary Language Arts and I love using tech to enrich learning! I live by this quote: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B101

12:00pm

Demonstrate Learning through Creation
In this session, we will look at 6 of my favorite tools for student creation - Screencastify, Flipgrid, PicCollage, ShowMe, ChatterPix, and Canva. Each of these tools allows students to create a different digital product that showcases their learning. With a mix of apps and web-based tools, we will look at real student examples and explore how to use each of these tools for ANY content area in ANY classroom! 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Landaverde

Katie Landaverde

Technology Integration Specialist, Lake Dallas ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B104

12:00pm

Engaging EL students with Nearpod
Nearpod empowers EL teachers to engage their students with interactive lessons using proven pedagogical strategies. In this session, we'll discuss the research-based EL strategies that are incorporated into Nearpod's comprehensive K-12 EL curriculum, and share teaching tips for engaging English Language Learners with technology. Join us for this workshop to add a new dimension of student engagement to your classroom!

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
E104

12:00pm

If They Choose It, They Will Learn
This session will give a brief survey of tools that student can use to communicate or present their learning in a multi-media format, such as stop motion, green screen, and screen casting. You will see work samples and examples of ways this has been done this with 3rd - 8th students using iPads, PCs and Chrome Boxes and will see how letting students have choice in the tools they use takes their learning to new levels. Tips will be provided for ways to apply these tools and strategies to your individual content and age group using the tools you have available.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Everett

Jennifer Everett

Teacher, Prince of Peace Catholic School
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Amanda Bonesio

4th Grade Teacher Extraordinaire, Prince of Peace Catholic School


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B103

12:00pm

Imagine Blueprint PK-2 and Imagine Math Facts
See how Imagine Learning can help your young math learners in PK-2 and any of your students who need to learn/master their math fact fluency.

Speakers
avatar for David Webb

David Webb

Area Partnership Manager, Imagine Learning
Family comes first and technology, especially all things Apple, aren't too far behind. I am interested in an authentic blended learning environment where teachers and students share in the creation of exciting learning opportunities through powerful technology and deep insight. It... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A106

12:00pm

Improve Reading and Writing Confidence
Learn the easy-to-use features in Read&Write by TextHelp that lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently. From hearing emails or documents read out loud to text prediction, picture dictionaries, summary highlighters and a grammar, spelling and confusable word checker. Read&Write makes everyday literacy tasks simpler, quicker and more accurate for student with learning disabilities, English Language Learners, or requiring dyslexia tools.  

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A107

12:00pm

Let's Improve Student Achievement through STEM Teacher Actions
Earning a STEM Teacher Certificate will refine and demonstrate your understanding of 15 STEM Teacher Actions. These effective, engaging, and evidence-based STEM instructional strategies will transform your students' outcomes and energize your campus. 

Speakers
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Ashley Mathis

STEM consultant, Accelerate Learning
STEMscopes, STEM Consultant and Trainer


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A108

12:00pm

Let’s Team Up! Getting started with Microsoft Teams
Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
E112

12:00pm

Leveraging Technology as a Tool for Learning
Learn to leverage web tools such as Screencastify, Padlet, Flipgrid (and more!) as a way to have students create rather than consume with their Chromebooks/devices. This session will explore how tools such as these help students develop their ability to justify their thinking and use precise subject language (i.e. mathematical, grammatical, etc.). Walk away with ideas and examples that you can use right away!

Speakers
avatar for Leah Heerema

Leah Heerema

District Specialist, Plano ISD
Digital Learning Specialist, Plano ISDCertified Teacher (Business, Marketing, Tech Apps, Speech)Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2Presenter at state and local conferences, including TCEA & Region 10
avatar for Clara Alaniz

Clara Alaniz

Digital Learning Specialist, Plano ISD
Hi! I am your nerdy BFF who is addicted to learning and passionate about educational technology. This is my 16th year as a Digital Learning Specialist. I'm also a certified TX principal, certified technology director, a Google Certified Educator - Level 1 and Level 2, and a Google... Read More →
avatar for Lilly Jensby

Lilly Jensby

Digital Learning Specialist, Plano ISD
@lillyjensby M.Ed., Google Certified Educator, Gadget Girls Co-founder, Pitsco TAG alum, NASA Liftoff Institute alum, life-long learner, wife, mother, I believe.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B105

12:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
B115

12:00pm

STAAR: Making Interim Assessments Work for You
In this session we will take a look at the trials and triumphs of the STAAR Interim Assessments; as well as the benefits that have been experienced at the classroom, campus, and district levels. We will also explore the expected advancements due to be released in the 2019-2020 school-year.

Speakers
avatar for Maranda Matheson

Maranda Matheson

Secondary Testing Coordinator, Denton ISD
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Becky Lloyd

Elementary Testing Coordinator, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
A116

1:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

Speakers
JH

Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Commons

1:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

Speakers
DS

Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Commons

1:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

1:00pm

3D In the Classroom
3D Design curriculum and find out how to get a free 3D printer for your classroom!

Speakers

Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B105

1:00pm

9-12 Language Arts Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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Beth Myers

Secondary ELAR Curriculum Coordinator, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A105

1:00pm

9-12 Math Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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avatar for Grace Anne McKay

Grace Anne McKay

Secondary Coordinator, Denton ISD
Grace Anne McKay is the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator for Denton ISD. Grace Anne has been in education 20 years and has taught mathematics at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level. She believes that all students can learn mathematics and that students learn in different... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A102

1:00pm

9-12 Science Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Berney

Lori Berney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A101

1:00pm

9-12 Social Studies Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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avatar for Erika Lowery

Erika Lowery

Secondary Social Studies Coordinator, Denton ISD
Erika Lowery is beginning her fifth year as the Secondary Social Studies Coordinator for Denton ISD. During Erika’s 23 years in education she has taught middle school and high school Geography courses for students in ESL Sheltered, Inclusion, On- Level, Pre AP, and AP Human Geography... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A104

1:00pm

Administrators Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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avatar for Dr. Joshua Tabor

Dr. Joshua Tabor

Digital Learning Specialist, Denton ISD
Anything technology!


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B116

1:00pm

Chromebooks in K-2

In this session you will gather why chromebooks are a great tool in the K-2 setting. Leave with ready made templates of assignments to take straight to the classroom and knowledge of Google Classroom from the students perspective.

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avatar for Lexi Law

Lexi Law

5th Science Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
I am a 5th Grade Science teacher who loves integrating technology into my lessons. I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, and I love and adore the gSuite.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A117

1:00pm

ESL/Bilingual Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A108

1:00pm

Formative Assessment with Minecraft Education Edition
Who knew formative assessment was so easy with Minecraft? Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and the many formative assessment features built into the Education Edition for teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Dan Perez

Dan Perez

Professional Learning Specialist, Northwest Council For Computer Education
In 2007, Dan began teaching as a 6th grade Science teacher in Lamar CISD. In early 2015, Dan began to extend his passion for instructional change as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Lamar CISD. The ever-evolving nature of instructional tools and student needs has helped... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrators... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E112

1:00pm

Google Classroom: The Ultimate Substitute Solution
How to use Classroom as a means to still have effective instruction while away from your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Klement

Dana Klement

JH ELAR, ERA HIGH SCHOOL
Lover of all things literature, technology, productivity, and Google! Google Certified Trainer 2019


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A116

1:00pm

Google Tour Creator: Learning in 360 Degrees
Come learn how to use Google Tour Creator to create amazing 360 degree learning tools for your students...and how to teach THEM to demonstrate master in 360 degrees! We will build a tour together as a class, step by step, and I'll share TONS of great ideas for ALL content areas! Get your learning on in 360 degrees! We'll even talk about how to use this tool to showcase your special programs, campus, and district!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Estes

Kim Estes

Lead Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson ISD
Teacher, Mom, Shakespeare lover, Starbucks addict, Sturgis Rider, Flipgridder, Goosechaser, Google Trainer, Rebel Alliance, Team Marvel, bisdlearntech.com, #educ8bisd


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B101

1:00pm

Instructional Coaches Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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Gina Anderson

Secondary Instructional Coach, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A115

1:00pm

Investigate the "Google Explore Tool" to build research skills.
Use the "Google Explore Tool" to gather great websites, images, and information from your drive to assist your research when using Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets. The web results include a title, URL, short snippet summarizing the website and the citation. In Google Sheets get answers about your data. When using the "Explore Tool" in Google Slides, design suggestions will be generated based on the content of your slide.

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avatar for Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons

MS Media Specialist, The June Shelton School
I love to collaborate with my teachers and plan research along with a technology project. I have completed my Level 1 and 2 Google Educator and currently working on my Google Trainer. I love meeting new educators to learn from them and also share my ideas with them.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B102

1:00pm

K-12 Foreign Language Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

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Tania Adame

Dual Language Spanish, Denton ISD
Experience Spanish Instructor.Skilled in Curriculum Development. Online Teaching background from Blackboard & Angel platforms.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A106

1:00pm

NextGen FreshGrade: Innovate and Inspire with Digital Portfolios
Digital Portfolios can be so much more than a folder of student work samples. Join us for 5 new ways to use Digital Portfolios to transform your teaching practices, student ownership over learning, formative and summative assessment, STAAR support, parent communication and more! Come for this creative session using the Next Generation of FreshGrade tools to power up technology in any classroom setting! 

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E114

1:00pm

Paraprofessionals Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Kirby

Kim Kirby

Deputy Super Admin Assistant, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lecture Hall

1:00pm

PreK-12 Special Education Think Tank
Rub tech elbows with colleagues that teach the same grade/subject that you do in this facilitated discussion session. Bounce ideas off of one another and build connections to take with you beyond TIA. This is a discussion session facilitated by your presenter, but all about helping you connect technology integration to your specific context.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Wiedenbach

Jay Wiedenbach

Administrator, Denton ISD
Director of Special Education and office default troubleshooter for such technical issues as "How does this mouse work?" and "Where is the ON switch for this thing?":


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A107

1:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B115

1:00pm

The Office- North Ridge Edition
I use student elected leadership partnered with Canvas so that students can direct their own learning. Students run “Business Meeting Mondays” where they create their own essential questions for the TEKS in our class, and create projects that fit their interests. I have created the necessary guidelines for the projects and they invent the project they want to complete. Each six weeks is a different realm of the business world. First six weeks we cover “advertising,” second six weeks we cover “finances” and third six weeks we discuss “entrepreneurship” and how to prepare for the job hiring process.

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avatar for Roni Tarver

Roni Tarver

CTE Teacher, BISD
I love Canvas, Blended Learning, and every dog I have ever met.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B104

1:00pm

Using Nearpod for Language Arts and Social Studies in the elementary classroom
Specifically, content driven session to highlight best practices for using Nearpod to engage students in language arts and social studies at the elementary level.

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avatar for Nearpod

Nearpod

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Jennifer Lambert214-727-2331


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
E104

1:00pm

Using the Evaluation Process to Foster a Professional Learning Partnership
In STRIVE, Appraisers and their Appraisees are meant to be partners in a continuous professional learning cycle. Share ideas about how the Evaluation Process can be used to facilitate this partnership. This discussion-based session will focus on coaching professional learning from planning, through implementation, and into reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Aiken

Katherine Aiken

Account Manager, Eduphoria, Inc.
I've been with Eduphoria for 10+ years, and I love helping educators learn how to use our software to make their lives easier. When I'm not working, I’m kayaking or in a pool swimming. I spent many years as a middle/high school teacher and coach as well as a state level technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A103

1:00pm

Valid Digital Resources for Your Students
I will introduce you to the digital resources provided by the State of Texas at a minimal cost to our districts. These resources are powerful tools for your students that will help them gather information to successfully complete papers and projects. They are also excellent preparation materials for college and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Burns

Tammy Burns

Librarian, Granbury ISD
Genrefying Libraries (Fiction & Nonfiction); Digital Resources (TexQuest Databases); Virtual Reality (VR); Microsoft Suite; Google Suite; General Technology Issues; Creative Writing (Published Author)


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
B103

1:00pm

Advanced Google Sheets
Would you like to learn how to do a Vlookup, Importrange, and basically make Google Sheets do the work for you? This presentation is for you! This is for people who know the basics of Google Sheets and would like to get Google Sheets automated.

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Kathryn Cuddy

Teacher, Frisco ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E218

1:00pm

Designing Art Toys
Explore contemporary sculpture through art toy design and learn how my students engage with this contemporary artform to design their own toys with a laser cutter or 3-D printer. Then, create your own 3-D model using Tinkercad.

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avatar for Brooke Brei

Brooke Brei

Teacher, Bridgeport ISD
I'm an artist, maker, and art educator. I love blending art with technology and sharing ways to integrate that with other subjects. @Brooklyntonia on Instagram and Twitter


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
F204.7

1:00pm

Edpuzzle Coach in one session
Come and get an introduction to Edpuzzle, Edpuzzle professional development, and facilitation to complete the tasks to become an Edpuzzle coach.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Guidry

Joe Guidry

Instructional Technologist, WFISD
@Nstructional


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E122

1:00pm

Excel for Beginners (Paraprofessionals)
Basic review of worksheet, cells and column formats

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avatar for Jeannie Perkins

Jeannie Perkins

Certification Specialist, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
J102

1:00pm

Google Drawing: The Unsung Hero of Google Suites
Google Drawing is the single most versatile tool of the Google Suites Apps. It is also commonly overlooked. Come dive into creation yourself and see just how much you can make in Google Drawings to transform your lessons.

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Heather Preston

Instructional Leader and ELA Teacher, Wichita Falls Independent School District


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A113

1:00pm

Have ideas and need a hand?
Have wonderful ideas about how to shake up your classroom, but need help getting started? Maybe you have already started, but are stuck on where to go? Come get some help from the people with ideas and tools! This is a session that is driven by you and ways to improve your instruction using technology. Even if you need ideas, we have those too!

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avatar for Jessica Campos

Jessica Campos

Instructional Technology Specialist, Denton ISD
I am the SPED Science teacher for GHS. I am also the WBL and VAC Coordinator for this campus. This is my tenth year teaching. I have two children and have been married for four years.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E216

1:00pm

BLA: How Do You Get to Boston?
If anyone has ever asked you for directions to your house, then you know that it all depends on a variety of details like where you currently are, mode of transportation, etc. How do students achieve success in your classroom? Is there only one way to get to that destination? In this session, we will help you develop multiple ways for your students to show success without adding “more to your plate”. By offering flexibility in product, process, or content you can give your students a more personalized learning experience through blended learning pathways.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11
avatar for Shelly Shaw

Shelly Shaw

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C103

1:00pm

Breakout of Your Routine
The one thing my students actually ASK to do, Breakouts! This escape room like activity is very engaging for students of all ages. Come see how I use Breakouts in my classroom, participate in a short breakout, and bring a device to learn how to make your own digital breakout using Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Terry

Tami Terry

Gifted and Talented, Everman


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C104

1:00pm

ClapMotion = Simple Stop-Motion
ClapMotion is a fun way to make stop-motion movies. Create a shot only by clapping your hands! ClapMotion develops project-based thinking and artistic, creative and teamwork skills. Stop-motion animation can be used in many subject areas where step by step planning is necessary.

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avatar for Joe Camacho

Joe Camacho

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wichita Falls ISD
Joe Camacho has spent the last three years working in Instructional Tech to grow the success of the WFISD Connected Classroom program. Prior to working in Inst Tech Joe was a Computer Tech/Trainer for two different technology departments for 13 years.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C101

1:00pm

Digital Record Keeping in the Workshop Classroom
Reading and writing workshops require a lot of record keeping. Sometimes that results in an overwhelming amount of data that isn't very useful. Come to this session to learn about some tools that you can use to efficiently keep track of conferences, formative assessments, and student progress in a way that will help you use this valuable information to inform your teaching.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C117

1:00pm

Diving into Personalized Professional Development!
No more "snooze-fest" PD! Experience new and innovative ways to conduct personalized, professional development. Our Digital Learning Team (The Birdville Nest) spent the last year experimenting with new ways to share professional development. We challenged ourselves to think way outside the box in order to personalize for our secondary administrators. This session will focus on what we learned, and highlight the most popular methods. Our team will lead five station rotations with hands-on activities for Personalized PD. These activities have been tested and proven successful with Birdville leaders. Everyone will leave with new ideas to implement immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I aspire to build solid connections between technology and learning and to become a leader in the field of educational technology. I embrace any failure as an opportunity to innovate in order to build a greater success than previously imagined. Let's talk new ideas, Google and m... Read More →
avatar for Owen Nesbitt

Owen Nesbitt

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I’m a passionate educator and a huge fan of the artistry of teaching. Let’s talk about digital literacy and also mindfulness.
avatar for Michael Hanson

Michael Hanson

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
Twitter and Instagram @LearnwithHanson
avatar for Kelli Montgomery

Kelli Montgomery

Director of Digital Learning, Birdville ISD
I’m loving that: It’s no longer about the new shiny things, but teaching and learning goalsWe’re collecting more evidence about what is working vs. the shiny marketingWe’re embracing more personalization and authenticity We’re shifting focus to citizenship and responsibility... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Canizares

Jennifer Canizares

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C108

1:00pm

G-Suite in K-1-2 Steps
Attendees will dive deep into G-Suite tools including Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings and get templates that complement online tools such as Flipgrid, Padlet, Goosechase, BreakoutEDU and others. The objective of the session will be to allow attendees to explore a variety of templates, interactives, and manipulatives and see how a simple substitution of a worksheet can be worked to include higher order thinking skills and rigorous learning opportunities. The session also includes integration of digital citizenship education and the ISTE 4 Cs without much effort or time. Attendees will receive copies of all templates as well as tutorials for creating their own interactives and manipulatives prepared by the presenter as well as tried and true techniques for encouraging the youngest learners in their technology integration efforts. Session will offer attendees the opportunity to view, create and modify templates to meet the needs of their learners. Covers T-TESS 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

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avatar for Lindsay Foster

Lindsay Foster

Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson I.S.D
Lindsay has twenty years of experience in education including teaching 2nd, 5th, and 6th grade (ELAR) as well as K-5 technology applications. She works in a 1:1 (grades 3-12) Chromebook district assisting educators in implementing technology and digital citizenship in the classroom... Read More →



Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C105

1:00pm

Get Started with CS First
In this hands-on 90 minute professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google’s free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Follow step-by-step instructional videos that introduce fundamental computer science concepts and build computer programs using Scratch, a block-based programming language. Participants will leave with a plan to implement computer science into any content area.

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avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B117

1:00pm

Hyperdoc Playlists
Do you want to be a facilitator of learning? Do you want students to learn more independence? Do you want to be able to differentiate on the fly? Playlists are the answer. Instead of traditional Hyperdocs that usually only cover 1 or 2 objectives, playlists can be used for much longer projects or units.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Davis

Tami Davis

Wichita Falls ISD
My teaching background is secondary Language Arts and I love using tech to enrich learning! I live by this quote: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C102

1:00pm

Leading The Way With Canvas
Isn't it fun trying to collect information or documentation from your staff? Wouldn't it be great to see who has submitted what you have asked for with the click of the mouse? Canvas is for you. From collecting lesson plans to sharing information or readings to creating a repository to share, Canvas can help. Even if your district doesn't have Canvas, you can use their free accounts to make your administrative life just a little bit easier.  You can access the online training at https://sangerisd.instructure.com/enroll/BNFADN

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avatar for Tammy Austin

Tammy Austin

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sanger ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C116

1:00pm

Technology and Workshop Model
Using technology to facilitate the workshop model - Google Docs, Doctopus, Padlet, Canvas, and more. This presentation will talk about and give experience with the different types of technology that I use to track student data, communicate with students, and facilitate classroom activities.

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avatar for Margaret Talley

Margaret Talley

English Teacher, McKinney High School


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C107

1:00pm

Using High Impact Strategies with Achieve3000
If you would like to increase your knowledge and usage of Achieve3000’s differentiated literacy platform, join us for a session of best practices for use with our Pro solutions. We will identify close-reading techniques to utilize during the 5-Step Literacy Routine to deepen students’ comprehension of informational text by building their reading stamina and strength. During the session, participants will experience a model lesson so that they can identify ways to best support their students as they use the platform. Participants will also learn collaborative discussion techniques, develop an implementation plan to establish student expectations for close reading using digital annotation tools and graphic organizers, as well as map out a plan to help customize the lessons to align to instructional goals.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C106

1:00pm

Poster Session: Goose Chase
Are you interested in learning more about Goose Chase? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with Goose Chase scavenger hunts. http://bit.ly/GooseChase_TIA19

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avatar for Megan Wright

Megan Wright

Teacher, Denton ISD
avatar for Jenifer Hamilton

Jenifer Hamilton

Teacher-Librarian, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Commons

1:00pm

Poster Session: SeeSaw Digital Portfolios
Are you interested in learning more about SeeSaw Digital Portfolios? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with digital portfolios that show student growth. 

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Koenig

Alejandra Koenig

Kindergarten DL, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Commons

1:00pm

Poster Session: VR with Viewfinders
Are you interested in learning more about virtual reality? Consider stopping by this poster session to speak directly with the presenter and ask questions about what they've been able to do with virtual reality and viewfinders. 

Speakers
avatar for Desiree McCauley

Desiree McCauley

Teacher, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Commons

2:00pm

Makerspace Playground
The Makerspace playground will be open for you to come ask questions and try all kinds awesome and fun maker tools/toys that can teach STEM skills and design thinking. Hosted by UNT

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Judy Hunter

IT Manager, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Commons

2:00pm

Robotics Playground
This playground will feature Challenges from VEX Robotics as well as the opportunity to learn how to program these robots to drive autonomously. I will also share with everyone new game and challenge ideas I and my students have come up with this school year.

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Dean Smith

Technology Teacher, Springtown ISD
I am a 31 year veteran teacher who teaches Tech Apps and Honor Choirs. My areas of expertise are Music production, MIDI and Digital Audio, and Video production and editing. My Computer Lab is completely technology integrated with various technologies. I also have included Robotics... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Commons

2:00pm

Virtual Reality Job Simulator Experience
Members of UNT’s CLEAR (Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research) will guide attendees through playing the virtual reality title, Job Simulator, on the HTC Vive. Participants will get to experience comical approximations of real-world jobs. This is an excellent example of how immersive virtual reality can be both entertaining and instructional.

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avatar for Patrick Pluscht

Patrick Pluscht

Executive Director, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B Hall Entrance First Floor

2:00pm

All Students Can Read on their Grade Level With BOOKSHARE!
Bookshare is an e-book library that makes reading easier for students with reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, and physical disabilities. Members have access to more than 700,000 titles that are read on a wide variety of devices in ways that work for them: they can listen to books in audio, follow along with highlighted text, read in large type or Braille. Synchronized, highlighted text-to-speech increases comprehension and word recognition. Learn how this free resource can be implemented in your schools!
Bookshare is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs; Bookshare training is FREE through an award from TEA! Let’s get students learning to love reading with Bookshare!

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avatar for Bookshare / Benetech

Bookshare / Benetech

Bookshare / Benetech
Karen Beard4095 Troy Rd., Wylie TX 750982147702413


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B104

2:00pm

Digital Breakouts with OneNote
Are you ready to take your students to the next level? Why not take them through an engaging digital breakout lesson with OneNote? OneNote breakouts make learning, reviewing and assessing fun and engaging. Your students will race the clock all while working through puzzles, challenges and more that support your curriculum. Walk away with a plan for how to create your own breakout, plenty of tools for your digital toolbox, and an opportunity to escape our breakout!

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avatar for Jeni Long

Jeni Long

Instructional Technology, EMS ISD
Jeni Long is an Instructional Technologist with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in Ft Worth, TX. Jeni is an MIE Expert and Trainer that enjoys training teachers in person, online and through her web show and blog. She is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
E112

2:00pm

GameSalad: Building STEM & Computer Science confidence through video game creation
Learn how to use video game creation to engage your students and give them confidence in STEM and Computer Science. We will walk through the first curriculum unit for building a video game with GameSalad and see how other teachers have used GameSalad and video game creation to engage their students.

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avatar for Tan Tran

Tan Tran

CEO & Co-founder, GameSalad, Inc.
Tan Tran is co-founder of GameSalad, Inc. Through it's Creator game creation tool and GameSalad for Education platform, GameSalad's mission is to enable anyone to engage with STEAM and Computer Science through video game creation.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A116

2:00pm

Get Moving with Go Noodle
Calling all stakeholders! GoNoodle gets kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. Come join us! Get moving and learn how you can become a GoNoodle Champ! Swag, prizes, and more will be given to attendees upon completion of the session.  

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda McKinney

Yolanda McKinney

Denton ISD
I am an educator who loves to make learning meaningful and memorable. I thrive on routines and success stories! I teach students to love learning, as it is my passion to do so.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
E106

2:00pm

Google Maps in Every Content Area
Google Maps is a hidden gem that can be integrated into every content area! Come learn how to use this amazing tool in every class from the core to electives (even PE and Dance). Learn how to set up your maps, get best practices tips and tricks, and leave with LOADS of pre-made maps and ideas for your content area.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Estes

Kim Estes

Lead Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson ISD
Teacher, Mom, Shakespeare lover, Starbucks addict, Sturgis Rider, Flipgridder, Goosechaser, Google Trainer, Rebel Alliance, Team Marvel, bisdlearntech.com, #educ8bisd


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B101

2:00pm

Let's Get Digital, Digital, Digital With Reading
Reading and digital don't always go hand in hand, but I can show you fun tools to keep your students engaged and excited to read! Do you have chromebooks or Ipads available, but you're not entirely sure how to use them in the reading classroom? This session will show you how to use Google tools in different ways, apps that can be beneficial, and other fun, engaging digital ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffanny Lindsey

Tiffanny Lindsey

Reading
I am a 5th grade reading teacher from WFISD. I love everything about reading and collaboration.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B103

2:00pm

Making Purposeful Use of Technology
In this presentation we will look at innovative ways to use Technology and Graphic Design to Brand and Promote your school. Your students can learn to use Graphic Design to create posters, infographics, & videos in ways that can have a positive impact on your school climate & culture. Considering the A in STEAM is for Art, you will see how using Graphic Design and Video Production taps into the creative/innovative parts of the brain, allowing for a more whole brain approach to learning and expressing. Using mostly free apps, students can use their laptops, tablets, & phones to achieve amazing results for print and social media for your school!

Speakers
avatar for Randy Haney

Randy Haney

Art/Graphic Design Teacher, Glen Rose High School
Randy just wrapped up his 34th year teaching high school art. After integrating technology over the past several years Randy sees incredible opportunities for his students and loves to share his experience with teachers. But how do you integrate technology in a Purposeful and Impactful... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A115

2:00pm

Math Digital Breakout Games
Using the Breakout EDU concepts, come check out how to make a digital version involving Math concepts using Google Forms and Google Sites! Create an activity where students puzzle their way through problems to unlock the codes, all while practicing math! This can be used in other contents as well and is easily adaptive to your needs. 



Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A102

2:00pm

Navigating the Rough Seas of PBL
National Winner: PBL Works District Representatives Karla and Erica teach you how to navigate the rough seas of PBL! Lost in a sea of Project Based everything? Treading water wondering how to make it work FOR you instead of AGAINST you? This session merges traditional teaching practices with how to create a successful gold-standard PBL. Half of the session focuses on how to extend your ELT or TEKS into a PBL where...get this...the KIDS work harder than YOU! The other half focuses on reflection, tuning protocols (looking at YOU, FlipGrid), and giving feedback that students want. We'll show you how to have your students critique each other, create their own rubrics, and guide their own groups so that YOU can be a facilitator to all this real-world (read: doesn't go into the trash can at the end of the unit) learning!

Speakers
avatar for Karla Chappell

Karla Chappell

5th Grade ELA/R, Burkburnett ISD
Proud to be BISD! Winner of PBL WORLD District Champions! PBL DONE WELL! @teacherkchap
avatar for Erica Blue

Erica Blue

5th Math Teacher, Burkburnett ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A107

2:00pm

Organization is coming
Join Denton instructional technology specialists Sherrie Orr and Dr. Joshua Tabor for a session on how you can organize your students, your classroom and yourself. We will show you how to interweave popular apps to create a solid foundation of organization that will help your class run smoothly and your students become more responsible. You will leave with a list of apps/programs you can implement immediately and the knowledge to use them successfully.

Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Orr

Sherrie Orr

ITS, Denton ISD
Sherrie Orr is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Denton ISD. She received her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Texas Woman’s University, her Masters in Computer Education and Cognitive Science from the University of North Texas and her B.S. in Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Joshua Tabor

Dr. Joshua Tabor

Digital Learning Specialist, Denton ISD
Anything technology!


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B102

2:00pm

Podcasting 4 n00bs
Join The BiblioDames, a librarian duo from Fort Worth, Texas, as they share their experience with podcasting professionally and in the classroom. Equipment, cost, and effective uses for the classroom and the library will be discussed. Participants will leave with knowledge of low cost options, tips and tips, and various ideas on how to use podcasting with and for their stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Stafford

Jennifer Stafford

Librarian, Fort Worth ISD
avatar for Nicole Graham

Nicole Graham

Librarian, nicole.graham@fwisd.org


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A101

2:00pm

ScreenCastify: Become a video CHAMPION!!
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs). Teachers can easily create instructional videos for flipping the classroom or when they will be away but still want to deliver their lessons “in person”. Student’s can produce “Show what you know” videos reflecting upon their learning experiences. 

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Cargal

Adrian Cargal

Math Instructional Coach, WFISD
Adrian is a math instructional coach for WFISD, enjoys STEM and all things science! She is a Google Trainer and webmaster for her district/campus. Prior to being a math instructional coach, she was a science teacher for 12 years with her current district. Come to her sessions to find... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B106

2:00pm

Secondary Mathematics- Open Session
Sometimes we just need the freedom and space to explore new learning on our own, at our own pace. If that sounds like something you’d like, pop in whenever you want and dig a little deeper into what you’ve been learning. This session has no agenda, other than the promise for support when necessary.  We’ll provide a platform with easy access and instructions to applications such as: Nearpod, Desmos, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, etc., with a focus on supporting the secondary mathematics teacher and technology integration into the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dean

Mary Dean

Teacher, Denton ISD
Twas the night before school and all through my house, teachers were sleeping and quiet as a ....NAH! Who believes that! We are all so excited for our first day back! My name is Mary, and have taught high school math for 7 years now. Two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 5 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B115

2:00pm

Seesaw: It’s not just another digital portfolio!
Seesaw is an incredible, digital portfolio that empowers students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Come join us for an exciting, hands-on session to learn what Seesaw is all about and to walk away with everything you need to get started using this powerful tool with your own class!

Here's a link to my Google Slides presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LNoGTSZAQWdNklOHfHMwpfl9OxuUWtMWLcmRTZP4vH0/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe

Teacher, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A103

2:00pm

Sharing Student Success: Digital Portfolios on Google Sites
Get get a crash course in Google Sites and learn how to teach students to use this technology to create digital portfolios to showcase their work with a worldwide audience.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Murray

Frank Murray

Director of Instructional Technology, Wichita Falls ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A117

2:00pm

Sparking Inquiry in Humanities
Want to create a classroom environment where students investigate their own ideas and create products they are proud of?

Integration of small project-based learning ideas into the humanities classes helps to have students own their learning and transfer it to real-world situations.

In this session, we will explore several ready-to-use ideas that integrate technology and inquiry into an ELAR or History class.

Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1s5NomLQtqEoUSC5_gBM2atgOHyEEt7qMd7LsvJ3lIJE/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson

7th grade ELAR teacher, Prosper ISD
I just finished my 7th year teaching and 10th year in the educational world. I have had a myriad of experiences in the school system from leading daycare and after-school camps for 3-10 year olds to leading speech and debate in high school to teaching middle school English. I even... Read More →



Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A105

2:00pm

Techy Principal
How to lead your staff with support of tech tools to keep your campus unified, organized and communicating. I will explain the many tools I use to lead my campus in a tech savvy world.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Stevens

Courtney Stevens

Principal, Era ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B116

2:00pm

That’s how that works: Teaching Kids About Technologies
In schools we are often encouraged to integrate technology into our classes. However, we don’t always teach kids about technologies, how they work, and how they affect society. In this session, I will offer a method for teaching about technologies like Google, YouTube, and social media that students and teachers will find engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Krutka

Daniel Krutka

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
I was a high school social studies teacher and I now work as a teacher educator. I research ways educators can use social media. Check out my podcast at VisionsOfEd.com.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
B105

2:00pm

Using Google Sites in the Classroom
Explore a variety of ways to use Google sites in your classroom. Topics include content delivery, reassessment, STAAR review, student portfolios, and student projects. Examples are from a social studies class but are easily applied to other content areas.

Speakers
JL

John Lovette

8 social studies, Denton ISD
TA

Tyler Adams

8th grade Social Studies, Denton ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A104

2:00pm

Using Nearpod in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom
Specifically, content driven session to highlight best practices for using Nearpod to engage students in the secondary social studies classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
E104

2:00pm

You have Chromebooks, NOW WHAT? (Science Edition)
You just got trained on how to use a Chromebook… now what? Come discover fresh ideas to digitize science lessons. This session will take you through many ready-made lesson ideas designed for the grade 5 science classroom that address multiple TEKS. You will also learn how to create digital interactive templates in the Google apps for your students to show their understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Lexi Law

Lexi Law

5th Science Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
I am a 5th Grade Science teacher who loves integrating technology into my lessons. I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, and I love and adore the gSuite.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A106

3:00pm

Closing Session and DOOR PRIZES
Closing thoughts and, of course, DOOR PRIZES! Stick around :)

Speakers
avatar for Dwight Goodwin

Dwight Goodwin

DENTON ISD


Wednesday July 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Gym