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Wednesday, October 20
 

8:00am EDT

Grand Opening Breakfast
EdTech 2021 is providing breakfast to our registered attendees each morning. Offerings include juice, coffee, tea, and a selection of muffins, breakfast breads, and danishes.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:00am EDT

Registration Open
Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Registration Area Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:00am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Schrock - It's Time to Find Your EdTech Passion
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How do you identify your edtech passion? Kathy can help! She will showcase the aspects of educational technology used to support meaningful teaching and learning she cares deeply about. She will provide a wide array of practices, pedagogies, and thought-provoking uses of technology by educators and students. From cool gadgets to embedding technology, and everything in-between, you will come away with a plan of how you can focus on "doing what you love" in the edtech arena!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational technologist, Keynote Speaker
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Ballroom D Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

19 - AT and ELA: Assistive Technology to Support Reading and Writing Instruction for Better Outcomes
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you hungry for new assistive technology (AT) tools in your teacher toolkit? Well join us in this session for a SMORGASBORD of AT tools you can incorporate into the classroom to support better reading and writing outcomes for all students. Tools will include websites, apps, and extensions for multiple operating systems/devices to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool you can use to meet the needs of unique learners. Co-presenters Jenny Dillon – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, Sara Garrett – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, and Sara McKay – ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

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Elizabeth Moore

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services
Elizabeth Moore has worked in South Carolina schools for more than a decade. She joined the South Carolina Department of Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist and currently works with corrective actions, virtual professional development, and provides technical assistance... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

132 - Providing Access and Equity in South Carolina's Digital Learning Ecosystem
Limited Capacity seats available

South Carolina leads the nation in providing statewide platforms that give every student access to learning anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. Get a front-row view of how collaboratively developed Edtech standards facilitate the seamless interoperability of this state-of-the-art digital learning ecosystem. Roll up your sleeves with Lee D'Andrea and Jason Rodgers from VirtualSC and map the data and digital content flows from state to district systems to better leverage interoperability for district-level tools and applications and build a digital access and equity roadmap for your school or district.

Speakers
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Bruce Umpstead

Director, Statewide Engagement, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Bruce Umpstead is the director of statewide engagement at IMS Global Learning Consortium, where he drives growth in its statewide membership and the adoption of the CASE Network of Academic Standards & Workforce Competencies. He is passionate about scaling educational data interoperability... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

13 - Biblio(ED)TECH- Technology Makerspaces in the Library
Limited Capacity seats available

Using various maker stations that are used in the library, participants will be able to play with many types of technology that promote STEM learning. Makey Makey, Cricut, 3D printing, Ozobots, and other technology integration devices will be featured.

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Jessica Felker

Library Media Specialist and Teacher Tech Leader, Mid-Carolina High School
Jessica Felker is the library media specialist and teacher technology leader at Mid-Carolina High School in Prosperity, South Carolina. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina. She holds National Board Certification... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

141 - Customize Electronic Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

See how to use Scribbles Forms product to eliminate all paper documents such as AUP and other documents that maybe traditional paper or using other form sources that are more expensive.

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

26 - Hands On Computing for K-8 Classrooms
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K-8 Teachers that participate in this experience will study the rise of the making in education, and see how this movement supports the development of computational thinking (CT) skills in young learners. CT will be presented as a foundational skill, and participants will learn to recognize opportunities to apply computational thinking in their environment through hands-on computing strategies. Co-presenter Kelley Dinkins, Technology Learning Coach, Sandlapper Elementary (kdinkins@richland2.org)

Speakers
avatar for Tim Swick

Tim Swick

Lead Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary
Tim Swick is the lead teacher of Sandlapper Elementary's Computer Science Magnet program. Arlene Bakutes is Richland School District Two's Director of Grant Initiatives. Nichole Porter is a Technology Integration Specialist in Richland School District Two.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

35 - Epic Exams: Transforming Summative Exams into Formative Boss Fights
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Role Playing Games send players on a quest that always ends with an epic Boss Fight. Players struggle and grow as they develop the skills necessary to defeat this final monster. Rather than end a unit with a boring and wasted test day this session will show you how to craft an end of unit Boss Fight using collaborative technologies! Hero's never give up. Failure is not an option. Let's give students Epic Exams.

Speakers
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Adam Powley

Teacher, HCS Early College High School
Mr. Powley is a gamified American History Teacher with 18 years experience at the high school level. He shares his experiences, frustrations, and tips for implementing gamification, game inspired design, and various Edtech-niques at ClassroomPowerups.com. Mr. Powley is a frequent... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

75 - Tech Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Support Best Practices in the Online Learning Environment
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Join the VirtualSC World Languages team as we reflect on tech tips, tricks, and tools that support online learning. This session will focus on the instructional technologies that improve student & parent engagement, address learning gaps, celebrate diversity, and promote a more equitable learning environment. Session topics will include use of one-stop-shop tools, tips for engaging communication, lesson snapshots, and asynchronous engagement. Session participants will also reflect and share their own successful tech take-aways.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Seiler

Tracy Seiler

Virtual Spanish Instructor, VirtualSC
The World Languages Team at VirtualSC includes the following online instructors: Stephanie Walters, Spanish Instructor Kenia White, Spanish Instructor Tracy Seiler, Latin Instructor Sarah Floyd, German Instructor Jane Dobreski, French Instructor


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

78 - Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to experience a complete filmmaking experience in under an hour. Learn how to empower your students to tell compelling visual stories by illuminating the parallels between cinematic storytelling and traditional writing skills and strategies. Participants will walk away with materials and strategies to transform student videos from a visual run-on sentence to a video that reflects their true creative capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

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


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

VSS1 - Addressing Evolving Learning Challenges with Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

MobileMind's session will detail how competency-based, personalized, job-embedded micro-learning prepares teachers and staff to address the evolving challenges schools face and the significance of agile PD when it comes to teacher growth and student achievement.

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

170 - Tackling Technology in Today's Time: A Roundtable Discussion
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Technology initiatives have drastically shifted in education over the last year and a half. It has been challenging to determine best practices and find ways to use existing resources to meet all the needs created by this new learning environment. Join us for a roundtable discussion to openly evaluate current challenges – such as the hybrid classroom, student connectivity, security, and more – as well as to share thoughts on potential solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Harris

Mike Harris

VP of Sales, Encore Technology Group


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

63 - Incorporating Video Skills & Technology in Classroom Assignments
Limited Capacity seats available

Video content is a fundamental part of today's world, across all industries and disciplines; understanding video technology and how it's used to communicate is becoming as essential as writing and speaking. Production technology instructors and production professionals will discuss basic video techniques and how to use them in engaging classroom assignments, such as research, documentary and story projects.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Jayne

Brad Jayne

Program Manager/Producer, Trident Technical College
Glenn Seale has over thirty years experience in the production industry and is the Dean of Film, Media, and Visual Arts at Trident Technical College. Brad Jayne is a consultant and commercial director specializing in high-end broadcast and internet media content, with work celebrated... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

VSS6 - 7 Keys to Managing a Successful 1:1 Program
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Today's students are more accustomed to technology than ever. It's critical for schools to implement 1:1 computing programs to facilitate improved student learning and sharing of information. Equipping each student with a computer or tablet opens a whole new world of learning opportunities. With a 1:1 program, students and teachers have access to a vast array of tools, media, and content to inspire learning.

Speakers
avatar for Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

CEO, One to One Plus
Burt is the Founder and CEO of One to One Plus software.  One to One Plus currently works with school districts of all sizes across the country to help them streamline and simplify their technology management processes.  


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

VSS3 - Making Educational Technology Work Routinely for All Students
Limited Capacity seats available

While educational technology shows promise, it does not always meet expectations, especially for our most marginalized students. Why are some students successful with technology-based lessons and others are not? In this hands-on, interactive session, learn how to engage learners by utilizing instructional routines designed to embed support for all students.

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Mychal Frost

DreamBox Learning


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

50 - Learning Self-Regulation in a Virtual Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

After March 2020, districts across the state embarked upon the virtual education system journey. Instruction and student support (telehealth, tele-counseling, remote food preparation...) were delivered virtually. In the world of social-emotional learning, calming spaces to help promote self-regulation in a brick-and-mortar setting were just gaining traction as a SEL practice when, again, virtual became the only option. Virtual calming spaces found their place, although still evolving, as the option to promote self-regulation.

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

161 - WORKSHOP - Sketchnoting in the Classroom: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet or Paper/Pencil) (5-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sketchnoting, also called visual note-taking, allows students to creatively organize their thoughts using sketches. Sketchnoting targets the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners as all three areas are utilized. Whether taking notes the traditional way and later creating a sketchnoted version, or sketching notes during a lecture, with sketchnotes students showcase their personalized understanding of the content. Learn how to teach students the basics of sketchnoting, how to create a structure that can be used for the process, and practice creating and sharing various types of sketchnotes in this workshop. Apps and tools that can be used for digital sketchnoting will also be covered. If you want to sketchnote digitally, bring an iPad 2 or newer, an Android Tablet, or Windows Surface tablet. Don't forget your stylus Please also install the Autodesk Sketchbook app for iOS, Android, or Surface Tablet before the workshop. If you want to sketchnote by hand, bring an unlined journal with at least medium-weight pages, a black gel pen or thin-point black marker and colored pencils. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational technologist, Keynote Speaker
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Ballroom D Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

127 - A Statewide Initiative to Provide Digital Equity and Protect Student Data
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Department of Education has embarked on a journey to support each district in creating a seamless, equitable, and secure digital learning experience for teachers and students. Every district will have access to valuable TrustEd Apps data for vetting educational applications through statewide membership in IMS Global Learning Consortium. Learn what this means and how it will help educators make informed decisions on the digital learning products we use in our schools.

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Benjamin Brown

Executive Director of Technology, Darlington County School District


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

11:30am EDT

Cash Lunch Break and Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
Food options are available for purchase from 10:00-3:00 at the concession stands in the Exhibit Hall and Hall of Fame area. Offerings include (subject to change) burgers, pizza, salad, hot dogs, chicken strips, fries, chips, popcorn, fruit, candy, smoothies, Bavarian nuts, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

27 - Using Assistive Technology to Address Sensory Needs in the Academic Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you hungry for new tip and tools that address sensory needs for your teacher toolkit? Join us for a SMORGASBORD of tools you can incorporate into the academic classroom to support students with sensory processing needs. We will include sensory tools, with DIY alternatives, and tips/strategies for the classrooms to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool or tip you can use to meet the needs of learners with sensory. Co-presenter Jenny Dillon – ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Moore

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services
Elizabeth Moore has worked in South Carolina schools for more than a decade. She joined the South Carolina Department of Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist and currently works with corrective actions, virtual professional development, and provides technical assistance... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

152 - Academic Dishonesty in the Technology Age: Instructional practices for the Classroom Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you had a student claim to have submitted an assignment, but you never received it? Did they send you a screenshot of it, also? It could be a glitch, or tergiversation could be afoot! Learn some of the current dishonesty trends being seen in digital assignments and ways to recognize academic dishonesty. Ultimately, this session will give instructional strategies to prevent academic dishonesty and give reliability to the work you receive from students.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Heyward

Brian Heyward

Technology Integration Specialist, Richland School District 2
Brian Heyward is a district Technology Integration Specialist for Richland Two. He holds certifications in Screencastify and Edgenuity. Brian is also a doctoral candidate in educational technology from the University of South Carolina. Brian started his educational career as a choral... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

32- From Virtual to Blended: Reemerging from the Pandemic
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After over a year of reactionary teaching and adapting to ever-changing protocols, environments and expectations, teachers are wondering how to best adapt their newfound technology expertise back into primarily face to face environments. In this hands-on session, participants will explore how to best manage and integrate our top 5 digital tools into their brick and mortar classrooms and will walk away with actionable strategies for personalizing learning.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Burr

Elizabeth Burr

District Technology Specialist, Kershaw County School District
Betsy Burr (early childhood), Ashley Carmichael (secondary), and Nicole Ritchie (elementary education) have over 15 years of experience and serve as district level technology specialists for Kershaw County School District. In addition to managing all district technology software... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

7 - Wakelet for Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

We will learn to use Wakelet, a free content curation platform that works on all platforms where teachers and students can save links, social media posts, videos, and images to organize into private or public collections. It is easy for students and teachers to collaborate, capture, organize, and share multimedia resources.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

VSS2 - Addressing Evolving Learning Challenges with Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

MobileMind's session will detail how competency-based, personalized, job-embedded micro-learning prepares teachers and staff to address the evolving challenges schools face and the significance of agile PD when it comes to teacher growth and student achievement.

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

97 - Essential Tools and Technologies to Efficiently Manage District Infrastructure
Limited Capacity filling up

Technology demands are growing faster than ever, and it's on us to keep up. Come hear how the School District of Oconee County utilizes open-source and budget-friendly software to monitor critical infrastructure, conduct phishing tests, and improve physical and cyber security.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Sheppard

Zach Sheppard

Director of Technology, School District of Oconee County
Zach Sheppard currently serves as the Director of Technology for the School District of Oconee County. In this role, he oversees the day to day technical operations of the school district serving 10,500 students and 2,000 staff. Previous, Zach worked in various technical roles within... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

184 - SC PowerSchool Administrator Roundtable
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Student-level data are input, validated, and maintained in PowerSchool by school personnel, generally under the guidance and support of district personnel. Join us for this session to hear a panel of SC district PowerSchool Administrators lead a discussion around efficiencies they've found in meeting data reporting requirements and other related topics.

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Wyatt Cothran

Team Lead, Data Collection Team, South Carolina Department of Education


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

56 - Brightening Futures with Integrated Computer Science
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants will explore the prevalence of computer science in the world around them and their students. They will explore how these connections infuse their content lessons with engaging technology, practical relevance, and meaningful application of Computer Science skills and habits of mind. Participants will leave with ideas and resources for integrating CS into their elementary classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Weber

Jacqueline Weber

Lead Curriculum Consultant, JWC Consultants, LLC
Improving your world through Education!We work with schools and school district leaders to create effective instructional systems and products that improve student learning and strengthen teacher knowledge. We have almost 50 years of combined experience in public education in district... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

VSS7 - Engaging Students in and out of the classroom with Interactive Activities
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, participants will gain strategies for connecting with students in and out of the classroom using interactive activities. Participants will learn how to access the Nuiteq Snowflake community with thousands of interactive student activities. We will explore how these can be individualized for differentiation. Additionally, we will develop ways to enhance learning by incorporating project-based assignments, websites, & instructional videos.

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Jennifer Hood

Clear Touch


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

VSS4 - Making Educational Technology Work Routinely for All Students
Limited Capacity seats available

While educational technology shows promise, it does not always meet expectations, especially for our most marginalized students. Why are some students successful with technology-based lessons and others are not? In this hands-on, interactive session, learn how to engage learners by utilizing instructional routines designed to embed support for all students.

Speakers
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Mychal Frost

DreamBox Learning


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

172 - High-Flex Classrooms, or Just High Stress? Engaging Learners in the Post-Pandemic Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

We all thought last school year was the hardest year yet, but so far this one hasn't been a piece of cake either. Teaching in the post-pandemic classroom can still be stressful and overwhelming. During this session, we will look at how to manage students both in-person and virtually with engaging and interactive lessons. Join us to find out how Poly cameras can be true game changers, talk through effective teaching practices, and learn strategies to help connect students in the classroom and at home.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fesperman

Carrie Fesperman

Digital Learning and Collaboration Specialist, Encore Technology Group
As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I taught first grade, second grade, and ESOL. I started working with my district to help lead professional development for my grade level and discovered my passion. I love helping teachers. The teaching profession is hard, and I found my place... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

23 - Using Business Simulations for In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Yes, remote and virtual teaching changed dramatically during the pandemic. However, business education in the future will be a combination of in-person, remote, and hybrid instruction. Teachers will look for curriculum and tools that allow them to seamlessly teach in any configuration.

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

95 - Remote/Virtual Learning in the Microsoft World
Limited Capacity seats available

In remote/virtual learning, educators rely on multiple resources to help instruct their students as well as see their student's work. In this presentation, we will discuss how to use the Microsoft Office suite, as well as other products such as Teams, FlipGrid, and Nearpod that pair seamlessly with Microsoft. Also discussed will be the LMS Schoology and how to incorporate Microsoft Products when using this learning management system.

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Kem Owens

Teacher, Ware Shoals Primary
I have been an elementary instructor for the last 21 years. I've taught all subjects but have also taught virtually as well as gifted and talented students. My love for inquiry-based learning and instruction came from the years I taught gifted and talented students. I wanted to challenge... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

VSS10 - VictoryXR - a VR and AR curriculum company building the education metaverse
Limited Capacity seats available

We provide classrooms, 3D VR objects, professional development, and the platform. See our anatomy, molecular biology, astronomy, paleontology, ancient history, and rooms for other immersive learning.
Over 100 learning classes in true spatial 3D. Move effortlessly around the classroom spaces and learn as if you are actually there.
Allows students and teachers to interact in an environment simultaneously (e.g., discussions, questions/answers, collaboration, etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

14 - Using Assistive Technology in Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will review the various types of AT that are designed and used to solve written language, reading, listening, memory and mathematic problems of children with learning disabilities. It will highlight instructional guides for the classroom teacher that may help children with learning disabilities benefit maximally from the use of AT tools, in school and at home. It will focus on the use of technology alongside the teaching to make the learning process engaging and productive.

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

154 - Rally Analytics Platform: Assessing and Responding to the Impact of COVID-19
Limited Capacity filling up

Given the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19, Education Analytics and SCDE partnered to produce an analytics platform to support educators in doing impossible work at an unprecedented time. The Rally Analytics Platform was designed to display historical assessment information, projections of student outcomes throughout the 2020-21 school year, student well-being data, and curricular resources and state department materials. Come hear more about the 2021-22 iteration of the Rally Analytics Platform.

Speakers
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Britt Wilkenfeld

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Education Analytics and South Carolina Department of Education
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

87 - Ransomware incidents against K-12 schools - what can be done !
Limited Capacity seats available

Ransomware attacks have increased at the beginning of the 2020 school year. In August and September, 57% of ransomware incidents reported to the MS-ISAC involved K-12 schools, compared to 28% of all reported ransomware incidents from January through July. In response to this ransomware threat and other malicious cyber activity, what can be done to avoid this.

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Kenneth Puett

CISO, Cantey Technology
Ken is the former CISO for the SC Department of Education with over 20 years of experience in the K-12 sector. He oversaw the policies and procedures creation at the department affecting all school districts within the state and now serves as the CISO for Cantey Technology. He is... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

119 - Don't Just Click Play - Strategies for Video Based Instruction
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If you were to ask a student, where did you learn that...the response would probably be "YouTube". This can also be true for adults. Video-based instruction can be a very effective instructional strategy and can also engage all learners if designed and delivered the right way. Learn strategies that will work for whole group or individual instruction, synchronously or asynchronously and ways to make student learning visible.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Porter

Nichole Porter

Technology Integration Specialist, Richland School District 2
Nichole Porter is a district Technology Integration Specialist for Richland School District Two in Columbia, SC. She is a Google Certified Educator and PBL Capacity Builder. Her primary role in the district is to work collaboratively with the Technology Learning Coaches at various... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

46 - Four Easy Presentation and Design Tools For Teachers and Students
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Come join in on a fun hands-on session where you will learn three tools that you can use to create engaging presentations and share with students so they can show what they learned in class. These tools were originally made for businesses who pay for them, but teachers get free access! You will see examples, get how to handouts, and practice these great tools: MySimpleShow, Canva, AdobeSpark.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Penchevable
Nancy Penchev is an I LAB Teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator. Her presentations include local, state, and international conferences. She has led webinars on Uncommon Test Prep for EdWeb.net and Common Sense Media and Teacher Tech for PBS SoCal. She was published in Teaching... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

51 - Projects with Purpose: Utilizing the power of technology to celebrate students and their communities
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Participants will engage with three dynamic rotations to discover how partnering technology (cinematography, WeVideo, green screens, etc.), academic standards, and the community can produce 21st century standards rich and content-integrated documentaries and museum style exhibits, which open doors to your community's history, culture, people, and a sense of local pride.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Cobb

Adam Cobb

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District Five
Adam Cobb is a Digital Integration Specialist for Anderson Five who previously served as the District Gifted and Talented facilitator and teacher for Anderson Two. He is a graduate of Anderson University and Furman University with his Masters' Degree in School Leadership.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

VSS8 - The Student Experience Reimagined in the LMS - Socialized, Engaged, Data-driven
Limited Capacity seats available

If you want to stay ahead of the ever-changing landscape of pedagogy, you need to critically examine how to amplify the voices of all students and at the same time, empower faculty, instructional designers and staff through the LMS.

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

VSS9 - How To Recover from a Breach
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we’ll discuss disaster recovery, the speed of recovery, and highlight recent ransomware breaches, customer impacts, and service restoration. You’ll learn how reducing Mean Time to Recovery (MTR) can keep your school system operating seamlessly and minimize disruption.
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Ransomware and Malware and how new metamorphic code has been a game changer for all organizations as none of the legacy security controls (AV, firewalls, minimal EDRs) seem to have any effect on the malware._x000D_
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Phishing and how this ‘ol’ reliable’ method has been increasingly impactful because the attack surface has changed significantly, as students and teachers are taking the technology home to work from home._x000D_
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BEC Attacks (business email compromise) and how this type of attack has been and may continue to be devasting to school districts, as it targets funding that is not FDIC insured (the same way or amount) because it is a wire transfer._x000D_
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Supply Chain Attacks and how threat actors successfully deployed this method against Solarwinds._x000D_
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OT / IOT Attacks and how this affects school systems using security cameras, POS machines, smart vending, and HVAC systems_x000D_
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The New Normal

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

Internetwork Engineering
A strategic solution provider offering consulting, implementation and operational services in collaboration, intelligent infrastructure, mobility, and security.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

176 - Network Security – The 3 Most Important Things in Networks: Security, Security, and Security
Limited Capacity seats available

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Tag along for a deep dive into network architecture to prepare you for the enemy and make it through the storm. We will also be sharing a few stories told from the front-line of things done right and things done not so-right during cybersecurity breaches.

Speakers
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Gene Choquette

VP of Services and Operations, Encore Technology Group


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

57 - School District Website Requirements and Considerations (Federal/State)
Limited Capacity seats available

School District websites have statewide and national outreach, and they are a resource for communicating with district communities. These websites include content that is required by state and federal regulation. If you are responsible for managing a district's website content, this session will provide you with an overview of information about state and federal requirements. Resources to consider for increased public awareness will also be included.

Speakers
avatar for Valarie Byrd

Valarie Byrd

Senior Consultant, Senior Consultant-District Technology Services, SC Department of Education
Valarie has worked in SC State Government nearly 20-years. She currently works in the SC State Department of Education (SCDE), Chief Information Office (CIO) as a Senior District Consultant in Total Quality Management. Her current liaison duties include working directly with schools/districts... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

55 - Backpack Media Production in CTE
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like Journalism, CTE courses continue to blossom and grow based on technology, social media norms and a changing cultural environment. Video became prevalent with the introduction of Youtube and has just continued to outpace all other forms of digital media. Come join me for my 2021-2022 adventure with Backpack Media Production and my lex2be club for middle and high school students interested in taking Multimedia a bit deeper.

Speakers
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Anne Reamer

CTE Instructor, Lexington 2 Innovation Center
Anne Reamer has 21 years of experience in education, teaching 9th - 12th grade technology classes in Cayce, South Carolina. During that time she also trained many instructional staff members in her district on how to effectively use and integrate technology in the classroom as well... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

10 - Creating and Implementing HyperDocs for the F2F and Virtual Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn to create engaging HyperDocs for your students! We'll explore how to successfully implement the Google Suite and other software and apps to create HyperDocs. Using HyperDocs is a way to streamline your content and supplemental assessment(s) in one easy to navigate location for your students. These HyperDocs have proven successful in both the Face-to-Face classroom and the Virtual setting.

Speakers
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Amber Knight

Teacher, Hannah-Pamplico Elem/Middle School
Ms. Knight is a 4th year teacher, certified in Middle School Science and Social Studies. She received her BS from Francis Marion University and holds a MEd from Clemson University in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in STEAM Education.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

76 - Can you see my screen? Emergency Virtual Teaching to Best Practices in Multi-format Instructional Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Instruction in simultaneous multi-delivery formats sparked new conversations in determining best practices for engaging learners. The results of being taught in this format on subsequent Student Teaching were not only positive for the ST, but the Cooperating Teachers and K-5 learners as well. Tips, Tricks, and Technical methods in Canvas as well as feedback from stakeholders will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Meyers

Shelly Meyers

Professor, Elementary Education, Limestone University
Dr. Shelly Meyers, Professor, Elementary Education & Literacy, Limestone UniversityDr. Virginia Scates, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education & Field & Clinical Practice University Supervisor, Limestone UniversityMrs. Jess Harris, Lecturer of Education, Director of STEAM and Space... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Refreshment Break
Enjoy dedicated Exhibit Hall time during this Refreshment Break, featuring cookies, brownies, tea, and lemonade. After you enjoy our afternoon snacks, be sure to visit our Refreshment Break sponsors to thank them for providing the yummy treats. These sponsors are Instructure (Canvas) (booth 215), PSISJS, LLC (Booth 512), Parchment (booth 537), Edpuzzle, Inc. (booth 110), Kuma, LLC (booth 104), and Edgenuity (booth 450).

Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

99 - Assistive Technology and Accessibility Tools for All Chrome Users
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone can benefit from additional supports when accessing online content. Take advantage of free and low cost assistive technology and accessibility tools in Chrome, whether you use a Chromebook, Google Drive, or just the Chrome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Madalina Tudora

Madalina Tudora

Assistive Technology Professional, SCDE
Madalina Tudora is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and experienced educator, currently serving as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She supports local school districts and state agencies in building capacity for assistive technology... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

153 - Digital Instruction Benefits: Teaching one to one in a classroom full of students
Limited Capacity filling up

Most have probably cursed away 2020 popular terms like "Dual Modality", "Synchronous", and "Asynchronous". We've probably experienced Zoom fatigue or exhaustion from "virtual" anything and everything. As we build and adapt to the new norm of classroom instruction, many benefits have emerged from including digital instruction in our curriculum. This session explores those benefits and walks the registrant through activities, tools, and strategies to continue successfully implementing digital instruction in the face to face classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Heyward

Brian Heyward

Technology Integration Specialist, Richland School District 2
Brian Heyward is a district Technology Integration Specialist for Richland Two. He holds certifications in Screencastify and Edgenuity. Brian is also a doctoral candidate in educational technology from the University of South Carolina. Brian started his educational career as a choral... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

155 - Ed-Fi in South Carolina: Data Governance in Action
Limited Capacity full
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As a non-profit in education technology, Education Analytics believes that there is an appropriate owner for every piece of data. SCDE must access data for purposes of support without jeopardizing local control and ownership. EA is building data pipelines for SC that retain ownership of data at all points and allow data pushes at the right levels, leveraging open-source technologies built for education. Come learn about the What, Why, and How of SC's Ed-Fi implementation.

Speakers
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Andrew Rice

CEO, Education Analytics, Education Analytics / South Carolina Department of Education
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

174 - Activate Learners with your ActivPanel
Limited Capacity seats available

Promethean ActivPanels are far more than just tools for displaying what is on your laptop. Join us to look at creative ways to use your panel to increase student engagement. We will talk about lesson-building in the whiteboard, interactive panel activities, fun ways to use your spinners, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fesperman

Carrie Fesperman

Digital Learning and Collaboration Specialist, Encore Technology Group
As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I taught first grade, second grade, and ESOL. I started working with my district to help lead professional development for my grade level and discovered my passion. I love helping teachers. The teaching profession is hard, and I found my place... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

25 - Artificial Intelligence: It's Practical Use in School Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to introduce Artificial Intelligence into your district, school, or classroom? During this session, participants will explore practical uses of AI in K12 school environments. This session will a basic understanding of what AI is, how they work, and their current applications. Additionally, this session with identify specific AI concepts, tools, and applications for cultivating student-driven learning. Co-presenter Nichole Porter, Technology Integration Specialist, Richland Two

Speakers
avatar for Tim Swick

Tim Swick

Lead Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary
Tim Swick is the lead teacher of Sandlapper Elementary's Computer Science Magnet program. Arlene Bakutes is Richland School District Two's Director of Grant Initiatives. Nichole Porter is a Technology Integration Specialist in Richland School District Two.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

42 - Instructional Tech Coach Coaching
Limited Capacity full
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The Tech Coaches from the Georgetown County School District will share their model of Instructional Technology Coaching in the schools. The program will feature their approach to 1) Meeting with school administrators, 2) Setting up Teams and building rapport at the school, 3) Working with the school and district Curriculum Coaches, 4) Coaching throughout the year, 5) Running a District Tech Fair, Professional Development and Results.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Brown

Keith Brown

Instructional Technology Coach, Georgetown County School District
Keith Brown is in his 43rd year in Education. He has served as a classroom teacher, coach, Assistant Principal, Principal and District Facilitator. He works mainly with the Middle and Intermediate Schools, and supervises all Physical Education teachers. Co-Presenter Beth Goude is... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

48 - Ozobots in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Ozobots are a GREAT way to introduce students to coding and critical thinking. Join a Certified Ozobot Educator as she introduces how to use the ozobot in elementary school classrooms. Lesson ideas for grades PK-5 will be shared and there will be time for hands-on practice with the ozobots.

Speakers
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Joyce Seaman

Technology Coach, Oakridge Elementary School
Joyce Camp Seaman has been a technology coach for over 20 years, working in all settings from PK- College.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

VSS12 - Live Streaming Solutions for K-12 Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how South Carolina districts are effectively utilizing an enterprise IPTV solution to stream live and recorded video to any screen on their campuses and beyond. Learn how SAFARI Montage live streaming solutions support school news, remote instruction and digital signage, plus integrate with South Carolina's recently launched Instruction Hub.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Director of Instructional Technology Implementations, SAFARI Montage
I'm passionate about leveraging educational technology to benefit learning & teaching. After an 18-year career as a teacher, instructional technology coach, and district leader in Gwinnett County Public Schools, I joined SAFARI in June 2020 to make an impact on other districts all... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

VSS13 - Cyber Security Discussion tailored to the needs of SC School Districts
Limited Capacity full
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We will discuss how Soteria has assisted SC agencies, including those in higher learning, k-12 schools, technical colleges, and universities with their IT/Security needs.This will include examples and anecdotes that will most likely resonate with this group of people as well as those in administration roles. Our style of communication is easy to understand whether someone is a dedicated IT/security person, or a layperson.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Ihme

Paul Ihme

Soteria LLC
Soteria, North Charleston, SC based, provides cyber security advisory and solutions to both State (of SC) and companies across the United States and globally. We have supported and assisted State of SC entities including School Districts.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

180 - We Are Here to Help
Limited Capacity filling up

I would like to spend a few minutes discussing the things that the Chief Information Office within the South Carolina Department of Education can do to assist district with their IT needs. Items to be covered will include, but not limited to, Website Hosting, Web Design, Disaster Recovery and Back up Hosting, Networking Assistance, and security assistance.

Speakers
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Jeff Henry

SC Department of Education


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

VSS11 - Solutions to empower learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Audio Enhancement innovates to create more effective schools through improving technology and the learning environment. Our solutions have been helping schools manage the challenges seen commonly in education, as well as obstacles brought by the pandemic.
Classroom audio solutions provide clear instruction through masks; classroom video enhances digital content to facilitate effective remote and blended learning; schoolwide communication allows for quick communication of urgent messaging.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Sobak

Patrick Sobak

BridgeTek Solutions
We are a leader in IT Solutions dedicated to the public sector and specializing in K-12 and Higher Education. We offer best of class products as well as unmatched design, consulting, engineering, and support services.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

53 - The Dreaded D-Word: Using Data to Better Reach Kids
Limited Capacity filling up

You've used software to generate student data. Now what? This session will look at how teachers use data to shape and improve instruction in order to meet the specific needs of their students. We will discuss the assessment process, individual teacher reflection, and professional learning communities to improve outcomes for all students. We will show examples of student work and data to meet specific standards and how we analyzed that work to improve learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Kenna Sanders

Kenna Sanders

District Technology Coach, Spartanburg School District 2
Kenna is a district technology coach in Spartanburg School District 2. Prior to becoming a technology coach for the district, Kenna was a Media Specialist for ten years and a classroom teacher for five. Spartanburg 2 has spent the last three years working to transform their professional... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

60 - Tech Tools for the Co-Taught (SpEd/ESOL) Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session participants will learn about technology tools used within the co-taught classroom by two current middle school co-teachers. Participants will learn about Mote, AutoDraw, The Noun Project, and Blooket to help support all learners and promote student voice. Participants will be shown an overview of the tools, student and teacher examples, and will be able to do basic navigation.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Crutchfield

Kristy Crutchfield

Special Education Teacher, Greer Middle School/Greenville County Schools
Thelma Williams and Kristy Crutchfield co-teach in Greenville, South Carolina. We have co-taught together for 3 years. Thelma is finishing a Master's Degree in Literacy and Kristy holds a Master's degree in Special Education. We were both members of our school's Discovery Learning... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

122 - Let's Get Personal - Connect with Students on Every Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting with and motivating students when distance separates us is a challenge we have all worked to overcome. This session will be filled with strategies to improve engagement as you personalize your virtual content and delivery for students. The tips apply in the face to face setting as well.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Goff

Beth Goff

Director of Instructional Technology, Clover School District
A sweet 16 years into my career, one thing I know: I am still learning and growing! We can all learn from our peers, students and community at large. Our district's 1:1 initiative called Clover's Connected Classroom is very personal to me. I truly believe we are all Connected to LEAD... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

70 - The "NEW" Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

What does the "new" classroom look like? Ensure you are prepared for the unexpected. Create environments that draw students into active participation and give teachers the flexibility in how they teach. Our solutions are easy to use, adaptable and support student engagement. We will showcase a variety of innovative solutions that can be used in any learning scenario.

Speakers
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John Semberger

President, BridgeTek Solutions
John is President of BridgeTek Solutions and has almost 40 years of experience providing technical support to school districts throughout the Carolinas. A few of his certifications include; ?Cloud Technologies certified specializing in Identity Management, Azure Active Directory... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Thursday, October 21
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
EdTech 2021 is providing breakfast to our registered attendees each morning. Offerings include juice, coffee, tea, and a selection of muffins, breakfast breads, and danishes.

Thursday October 21, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:00am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday October 21, 2021 8:00am - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:00am EDT

Registration Open
Thursday October 21, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Registration Area Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

130 - Leveraged Learning - Families are open to connect...Leverage innovations for all diverse students!
Limited Capacity seats available

Families are open to connect...Leverage innovations for all diverse students!
1. Parent Relationships- leverage the open door to work with parents in order to support families and meet needs of our diverse students.
2. Engagement- By using a multi-modal approach, we can utilize small groups, visual learning tools, and instructional videos to leverage what we know about the science of learning.
3. Differentiation- Empower students by providing ways to differentiate learning and give them ways to express individual voices.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Smith

Renee Smith

Director of Education and Innovation, PSS
Renee's role at PSS includes collaborating with the design team to develop innovative resources that create meaningful and effective learning experiences. In addition to a Master's Degree in Education, she has accumulated decades of teaching, consulting, and advising experience. Her... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

133 - Solving Big Challenges with Data: An Ed-Fi Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Data has the power to solve your district's toughest challenges – and we are working to equip you with the power to do it. In this session, Ed-Fi experts will provide an overview of interoperability, how it works, the big challenges that can be addressed using data. Attendees will dive into one priority use case and explore the ways to leverage Ed-Fi in South Carolina for local needs.

Speakers
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Maureen Wentworth

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Ed-Fi Alliance
Maureen Wentworth joined the Ed-Fi Alliance in 2017. As a manager for strategic partnerships, Maureen serves as part of the leadership team working to drive meaningful adoption of the Ed-Fi Standard. Maureen has a demonstrated commitment to education and has spent her career working... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

156 - FERPA 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have questions about student privacy? Need help understanding what your responsibilities are? Well, we're here to help! Join the U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for an introductory presentation on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the principal federal law protecting students' privacy. This presentation will introduce you to the fundamentals of FERPA, and provide depth and clarity on its application to the 21st century school and classroom! This session is intended as an introduction to the law and seeks to balance providing the legal background of the statute with real-world scenarios to which this law applies.

Speakers
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Levette Williams

US Department of Education-PTAC


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

175 - Activate Learners with your ActivPanel
Limited Capacity filling up

Promethean ActivPanels are far more than just tools for displaying what is on your laptop. Join us to look at creative ways to use your panel to increase student engagement. We will talk about lesson-building in the whiteboard, interactive panel activities, fun ways to use your spinners, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fesperman

Carrie Fesperman

Digital Learning and Collaboration Specialist, Encore Technology Group
As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I taught first grade, second grade, and ESOL. I started working with my district to help lead professional development for my grade level and discovered my passion. I love helping teachers. The teaching profession is hard, and I found my place... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

74 - Create Sweet Sheets
Limited Capacity full
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Create your own self-checking google sheets to engage your students! Some ideas include color coding, bitmoji, breakouts and more. Come experience and learn how to get started with sheets in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Carmendy

Caitlin Carmendy

Instructional Coach, Mooresville High School
My name is Caty Carmendy, and I am the Instructional Coach of Mooresville High School. I have previously been teacher of the year and teacher of the month. I also have an extensive amount of experience as a technology liaison with other school districts to help with 1:1 or other technology... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

VSS5 - How to Engage Students in Computer Science by Building Your Own Website
Limited Capacity full
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Today we lack diversity in one of the fastest-growing careers out there: technology. How can we make computer science equitable and engaging for all students? In this workshop, we will explore the benefits of learning Computer Science and the best ways to teach it in the classroom. This is a hands-on workshop. Every participant will walk away with a functioning website that they built themselves, and learn how they can best engage students and communities in Computer Science.

Speakers
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Tati Robertson

Skill Struck


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

30 - IT Asset Management Made Easy: How Our Proprietary Tool Is Changing Asset Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Vivacity Tech us as we present Customer Central - our free customizable asset management software in which districts can manage IT assets, submit device repair requests, help operate a student-led repair center for 1:1 deployments and train technicians. Customer Central is complete with budget allocation reporting, shipment tracking, and provides real time visibility into the repair process every step of the way.

Speakers
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Bo Patterson

Regional Sales Manager, VivacityTech PBC
Bo is the Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast at Vivacity Tech. He has worked with some of the largest school districts in SC and surrounding states. Growing up in the Carolinas has kept a passion in him to see schools succeed and save them money through Vivacity’s PBC initiative... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

VSS19 - Supporting Learning Environments with Instructional Audio in the Post-COVID Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Protective masks. Social distancing. Remote teaching. These new health precautions will impact the learning environment, and make communication more difficult. Find solutions to ensure teacher and student voices are heard.

Speakers
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Steve Bishop

Lightspeed Technologies


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

121 - Seals, Credentials, Awards, and PowerSchool
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) supports district implementation of several seals, credentials, and awards, and for some of these awards, there are coding procedures in place that involve PowerSchool, the state's Student Information System (SIS). Participants in this session will learn about which seals, credentials, and awards have associated fields in PowerSchool and data-entry procedures associated with each.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Duvall

Anna Duvall

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
Jason Roop and Wendy Stephens are Education Associates with the Data Collection Team in the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the South Carolina Department of Education. Anna Duvall is an Education with the Student Intervention Services Office at the South Carolina Department... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

189 - District Data Governance
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation introduces data governance and the purpose of the District Data Governance Group (DDGG).

Speakers
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Jeffrey Miller

Executive Director of District Data Governance, South Carolina District Data Governance Group
Information technology strategy and data governance


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

168 - How to Present PD Virtually and Keep Your Sanity!
Limited Capacity full
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The past school year has taught us many things! Professional development is vital but it is just as important that it is delivered in an effective and comprehensive way. This session will break down the key elements from pre-planning, presenter preparation, logistics, and messaging to storing presentations and providing feedback. Examples and templates will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jakki Wiseman

Jakki Wiseman

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
I came to the State Department of Education after being a classroom teacher for 23 years in 9 schools in three different states, and a technology coach for 4 years. I am passionate about getting the CTE message out to students and their parents. Students need to know all the choices... Read More →



Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

VSS17 - Bust Through the Engagement Gap!
Limited Capacity full
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Bust Through the Engagement Gap with Meaghan Greene, an Education Consultant, that works closely with school districts to share ideas and best practices! As we progress more down the path of digital learning, the engagement gap continues to increase! Student device numbers have sky rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks to increase engagement with students in all grade levels. This is definitely a session you don't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Meaghan Greene

Meaghan Greene

Education Consultant, Promethean
I taught middle school math in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System for 8 years before joining Promethean as an Education Consultant. I am passionate about making learning accessible and engaging for all students. I love working with educators to help them feel successful and impactful... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

17 - Beyond these four walls- virtual field trips
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how Virtual Field Trips can enhance student learning and preserve instructional time. Synchronous Virtual field trips provide authentic experiences while addressing content standards and can support learners' needs without leaving the comfort of your school or their home. Join us to learn the value of virtual field trips and how they can support educational goals and standards.

Speakers

Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

188 - Learning Object Repository (LOR): Setting the Table for Successful Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce the Instruction Hub (LOR) and go through all the features that will allow for easy lesson integration. Participants will understand all the features of the LOR and begin to build Playlists that can be used immediately for meetings or classroom use. This session will include hands-on interactive instruction to allow users to work at their own pace.

Speakers
PM

Paige Mitchell

Learning Engagement Coach, SCDE


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

40 - Best Practices for Supporting Post-Pandemic Digital Learning
Limited Capacity full
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As we return to our 'new normal" in the field of education, digital learning will continue to be a keystone practice in our classrooms. Pandemic education necessitated a variety of alternative techniques and new tools. This session will explore best practices and appropriate tools for digital teaching and learning to support teachers and students with a special focus on accessibility. A key focus will also involve the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) connected to digital learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Chauncey

Cheryl Chauncey

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


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:30am EDT

Exhibit Hall Virtual Prize Drawing
As a registered attendee at EdTech 2021, you are entered in our Exhibit Hall Virtual Prize Drawing, no signing up required! In order to maintain social distancing in the Exhibit Hall, winners’ names will be drawn at random and announced via the conference mobile app the morning of Thursday, October 21. All winners must visit the specified vendor booth by 3:45 PM to receive the prizes. MUST BE PRESENT AT SC EDTECH 2021 TO WIN, PRIZES WILL NOT BE SHIPPED. EdTech staff and exhibitors are ineligible to win.

Thursday October 21, 2021 9:30am - 9:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:30am EDT

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
Take this dedicated time to tour the Exhibit Hall and discover the many products and services available to all attendees.

Thursday October 21, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

11 - Let's Talk (plain) Language and Accessibility: Universal Design for Communication, Plain Language Basics, and Tools to Create Accessible Documents
Limited Capacity seats available

This training will give participants an opportunity to learn about plain language and readability as well as tips and tools for creating accessible digital content, including websites and documents.

Speakers
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Amy Shapley

Director of Community Access, Able SC
As the Director of Community Access at Able SC, Amy Shapley oversees the fee-based and community advocacy programs that ensure consumers have access to transportation, physical structures, and community resources. She brings with her 15 years of nonprofit experience working in the... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

157 - FERPA 201 'So You Think You Know FERPA?!'
Limited Capacity seats available

Think you know everything there is to know about the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is issuing a challenge to all attendees to come put their knowledge to the test! In this session, we will explore complex and varied real-world scenarios that concern student privacy and ask you, the audience, to help us work through them. This session provides an excellent forum for discussion of complex issues regarding FERPA and a great space to have your questions answered. Do you think you have what it takes? To that we say, "It depends!"

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Levette Williams

US Department of Education-PTAC


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

100 - ETV Educational Resources 101
Limited Capacity seats available

South Carolina Educational Television (ETV) offers a variety of new resources and services to support South Carolina's educators. This workshop offers an introduction to all things ETV Education including free, high-quality digital content, standards-based lesson plans specific to South Carolina, informative blogs, teacher recertification courses, instructional technology, and more. Come and learn how to incorporate these resources into your learning community!

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Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)
Brian Day's professional experience combines his love for teaching, instructional design, and technology. For 11 years, he taught middle and elementary school in rural South Carolina. He has experience teaching several subjects and grades. In 2017, he served on the 2019 South Carolina... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

116 - Interactive Engagement: Utilizing interactives, games, and other multimedia to engage students.
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Learners engage with interactive media every day. From social networks to video games and gamification, students are well versed in interacting in a cross-media digital world. Learn how to leverage existing knowledge and interest to engage learners with interactives, games, videos, and other multimedia assets that tie into educational standards.

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Furman Fortner

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV Education
Throughout my career in graphic design, I've served in multiple roles all centered around the design and creation of assets to aid in comprehension and engagement. When I began working with the SCETV Education team in 2020 during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, my goal was to... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

38 - Using Design Thinking To Create Authentic Learning Experiences in MakerSpaces
Limited Capacity full
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Imagine using Design Thinking to engage students in reading? Design Thinking, with its emphasis on empathy and problem solving, has the power to connect your curriculum to authentic learning experiences that engage students to read. Participants will design a solution using MakerSpace materials for identified problems experienced by a character. Key focus areas will include ideation, collaboration, feedback, and empathy. Ideas for adapting Design Thinking to other content areas will be shared.

Speakers
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Brian Whitson

Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI)
Brian is currently the Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant for the Piedmont Triad Region with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Previously he has worked as an instructional design coach, instructional technology facilitator, and science/STEM teacher in Rowan-Salisbury... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

52 - Need a Bitmo Joy, Fun, and Creativity in Your Teaching?
Limited Capacity seats available

During the last year and a half, there were many changes to the teaching profession. Teachers were forced to learn new skills. This added stress depleted the reservoir of joy, fun, and creativity that enriches students and teachers alike. Educational technologies that can be learned quickly will be utilized to put the fun back into presenting material, creating and sharing student work, and playing educational games.

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Kendra Thacker

Substitute Teacher, Colleton County School District


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

71 - From Consuming to Creating: Podcasting in the Classroom
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Podcasting is one strategy we use to personalize lessons by giving learners more voice and choice in the way they access, engage in, and show mastery of content. In this session, we will move from consuming to creating podcasts using the 7 stages shared in the book Empower by Spencer and Juliani. Participants will engage in and access resources that support learning in each stage. By the end, we will create our own podcast!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Ashley Pursley has been serving in education since 2010. She taught English and ELA in grades 8-12 during her first 7 years in education before moving to an instructional technology position. Serving in districts across the state, Ashley has worked in Oconee County, Berkeley County... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

8 - SmackDown Let's Bring Lessons To Life with Technology
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This fast paced session will bring new, integrated ideas and technology know-how to teachers. The session goal is to engage students, teachers, and parents, to share sample lessons, substantial amounts of free resources, and ways to integrate tech into lessons, assessments, and your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Priem

Ashley Priem

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Currently, Ashley Priem is a Google Certified and Flipgrid Certified Educator, Academically Intellectually Gifted Licensed, and Digital Integration Facilitator in Moore County Schools, North Carolina. She previously taught 4th grade at an International Baccalaureate school in Michigan... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

171 - Tackling Technology in Today's Time: A Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology initiatives have drastically shifted in education over the last year and a half. It has been challenging to determine best practices and find ways to use existing resources to meet all the needs created by this new learning environment. Join us for a roundtable discussion to openly evaluate current challenges – such as the hybrid classroom, student connectivity, security, and more – as well as to share thoughts on potential solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Harris

Mike Harris

VP of Sales, Encore Technology Group


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

65 - Cybersecurity: Current trends in cyber-crime and how to reduce your risk
Limited Capacity seats available

With cyber-attacks in the news every day, cybersecurity remains as a top priority for all organizations. What are the current cyber-crime trends and how do we protect our organization?

Speakers
avatar for Sean Fay

Sean Fay

Leiutenant, SC Law Enforcement Division
Lieutenant Fay is the Cyber Liaison Officer Program Coordinator for the SC Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program and helps oversee its daily operations. He assists critical infrastructure organizations around SC to secure their cyber infrastructure, provide actionable intelligence... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

VSS26 - Supporting Learning Environments with Instructional Audio in the Post-COVID Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Protective masks. Social distancing. Remote teaching. These new health precautions will impact the learning environment, and make communication more difficult. Find solutions to ensure teacher and student voices are heard.

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Steve Bishop

Lightspeed Technologies


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

84 - Building a Software Approval Process to Meet The Instructional and Technical Needs Of Your District
Limited Capacity full
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Are you struggling with software evaluations and/or approval processes in your district? There are easy, efficient ways to handle these requests. Learn how the School District of Oconee County has streamlined this process while meeting the instructional and technical needs of the district. Participants will leave with a wealth of resources and ideas that can be implemented in their district immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Shepard

Josh Shepard

Chief Technology Officer, School District of Oconee County
Josh Shepard is the Chief Technology Officer for the School District of Oconee County. Previously, Josh served as a teacher, instructional technology coordinator, and in countless community roles outside of the education field. After taking over as the Director, Josh and his team... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

120 - State Reporting to PowerSchool
Limited Capacity full
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The South Carolina Department of Education's (SCDE) current Student Information System (SIS) is PowerSchool, a web-based student information system platform used to manage grading, attendance, analytics, and state reporting. Participants who engage with this session will learn about South Carolina data collection, relevant resources pertaining to data collection and PowerSchool, and professional learning opportunities offered by the DC Team.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Findlay

Josh Findlay

IT Consultant, South Carolina Department of Education
The Data Collection Team with the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the South Carolina Department of Education works daily to provide leadership and support so that all students graduate prepared for success. Our team's priorities include enhancing infrastructures, resources... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

69 - Increasing Student Engagement in a Virtual World
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will engage you in activities designed to increase student involvement in any classroom: virtual, hybrid, or face to face. You will also have an opportunity to learn about and play with technology tools that will help keep students actively contributing in class. Finally, collaborate with others and share strategies that have been working for you!

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Renee Atkinson

English Teacher, Aynor High School
I am an English teacher at Aynor High School. My goal is to make learning fun, engaging, and most importantly, accessible to all students, and I have a passion for technology tools and engagement strategies that make this possible.


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

VSS14 - Improve School Safety with Cloud Video Security
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools often rely on legacy CCTV systems whose limitations make it challenging to adequately protect students and staff. With a cloud-based approach, school leaders can streamline operations, mitigate safety incidents, and enhance emergency response. Learn why school districts, cities, and top enterprise organizations use Rhombus to improve security at scale.

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Ben Coulombe

Rhombus Systems


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

VSS18 - Bust Through the Engagement Gap!
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Bust Through the Engagement Gap with Meaghan Greene, an Education Consultant, that works closely with school districts to share ideas and best practices! As we progress more down the path of digital learning, the engagement gap continues to increase! Student device numbers have sky rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks to increase engagement with students in all grade levels. This is definitely a session you don't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Meaghan Greene

Meaghan Greene

Education Consultant, Promethean
I taught middle school math in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System for 8 years before joining Promethean as an Education Consultant. I am passionate about making learning accessible and engaging for all students. I love working with educators to help them feel successful and impactful... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

11:30am EDT

Cash Lunch Break and Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
Food options are available for purchase from 10:00-2:00 at the concession stands in the Exhibit Hall and Hall of Fame area. Offerings include (subject to change) burgers, pizza, salad, hot dogs, chicken strips, fries, chips, popcorn, fruit, candy, smoothies, Bavarian nuts, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

Thursday October 21, 2021 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

112 - Document Accessibility: Mitigating document accessibility issues and training document creators
Limited Capacity seats available

This session addresses two aspects of document accessibility issues and challenges. The first part of this session will address mitigation techniques in Adobe Acrobat used to identify and correct accessibility issues in PDF documents. The second part of the session will address the training of document creators in proper techniques to create documents relatively free of accessibility issues.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County School
Michael Simmons was a high school science teacher for over 15 years and has been serving as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for 14 years.


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

113 - Ed-Fi in SC
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The Ed-Fi Data Standard allows multiple systems to share their information in an actionable way and its implementation can dramatically improve presentation of data toward increasingly informed data-driven decisions for the success of students. Come learn about Ed-Fi in our state and how Ed-Fi solutions can provide increasingly actionable information to teachers, counselors, and administrators to help South Carolina learners thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Stephens

Wendy Stephens

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
The Data Collection Team with the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the South Carolina Department of Education works daily to provide leadership and support so that all students graduate prepared for success. Our team's priorities include enhancing infrastructures, resources... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

158 - Data Security Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

If your school has decided to provide every student with his or her own device, or you have computers for every student in every classroom, congratulations! The possibilities of teaching and learning are now limitless with the power this technological integration brings! But, a sinister dark-side lurks in the depths of the internet. Do you know how to protect yourself and your students from hackers and cyber attacks? The US. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center will provide an extensive overview of the more common cyber and social engineering threats and provides best practices on how best to protect your students' data from being compromised.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

US Department of Education-PTAC
The Department’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), located within the Student Privacy Policy Office, was established in 2010 as a “one-stop” resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

103 - Games for all
Limited Capacity full
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Games can be used in all subject areas to enhance learning, provide review for exams, and give students a fun break from the ordinary. There is an abundance of premade games available, or if the teacher chooses, templates for custom games can be utilized. In this session, teachers will have an opportunity to evaluate and play some of the games in their subject area.

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Kendra Thacker

Substitute Teacher, Colleton County School District


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

111 - Creating Your Google Glossary: Vocabulary Activities in Google Workspaces
Limited Capacity full
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Are your students struggling with vocabulary word after vocabulary word? Have you discovered that copying the word and definition from the back of the book really doesn't work? The instructional strategies addressed in this session are for you! You will receive 10 (or more) vocabulary instructional strategies and templates designed and ready-to-use for upper elementary and early middle using (almost) EVERY Google Workspace productivity app including Slides, Docs, and even Sheets and Jamboard.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Cobb

Adam Cobb

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District Five
Adam Cobb is a Digital Integration Specialist for Anderson Five who previously served as the District Gifted and Talented facilitator and teacher for Anderson Two. He is a graduate of Anderson University and Furman University with his Masters' Degree in School Leadership.


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

115 - Technology Enhancement for the Secondary Classroom
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Technology Enhancement for the Secondary Classroom takes a look at easy-to-use and helpful options for utilizing technology for both instructional purposes and student presentations of content mastery. Topics include evaluating technology as a classroom tool, enhancing existing documents, getting the most out of Google forms, using Adobe Spark, and much more. Join me as I show you real-life, usable ways to engage your students, both face to face and virtually.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Amick

Robin Amick

Engineering Teacher/ EdD Candidate @ USC, Dutch Fork High School
Robin Amick is an engineering teacher, professional development facilitator, and Vex robotics coach at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, SC. Previously she has taught pre-engineering, Science, and GED courses. Mrs. Amick is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina in... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

47 - Interactive Tools for Creative and Engaging Presentations
Limited Capacity full
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There are so many tools available for interactive lessons, engaging videos, and personalized instruction...but how do you know what works best? In this session we will view and discuss Nearpod, Flocabulary, Google Tools, Microsoft Tools, and more to compare, contrast, and find out what works best for each age, subject, and plan. Attendees will have a chance to create lessons with the various formats and see the stucdent and teacher view. We will brainstorm together, share ideas, and create at least one lesson to use in class when you return.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Penchevable
Nancy Penchev is an I LAB Teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator. Her presentations include local, state, and international conferences. She has led webinars on Uncommon Test Prep for EdWeb.net and Common Sense Media and Teacher Tech for PBS SoCal. She was published in Teaching... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

59 - "New Math?" What is This? 12 Websites to Help Parents Actually Help Students
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Do you struggle to find ways that parents can actually help their children with math homework? Are you looking for a better alternative to busy-work style homework? This session will share 12 websites aligned to the SC Standards that can actually help parents help students with math concepts. The sites range from game-like practice to actual how-tos with video examples. Bonus: You can also use them for e-learning!

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Kim Shear

Technology Integration Specialist, Drayton Mills Elementary School
Kim Shear is currently a Technology Integration Specialist and Lead PBL Teacher at Drayton Mills Elementary in Spartanburg. She has been in education for 21 years and has a master's degree in Integrating the Arts from Lesley University. Before beginning her current position, she taught... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

181 - Cybersecurity: Current trends in cyber-crime and how to reduce your risk
Limited Capacity seats available

With cyber-attacks in the news every day, cybersecurity remains as a top priority for all organizations. What are the current cyber-crime trends and how do we protect our organization?

Speakers
avatar for Sean Fay

Sean Fay

Leiutenant, SC Law Enforcement Division
Lieutenant Fay is the Cyber Liaison Officer Program Coordinator for the SC Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program and helps oversee its daily operations. He assists critical infrastructure organizations around SC to secure their cyber infrastructure, provide actionable intelligence... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

22 - No-Cost Cybersecurity Resources with the MS-ISAC
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Whether or not they know it, school districts throughout the United States are consistently facing varied cyber threats from many different sources. We will explore these threats and the actors behind them, and then discuss free resources available through the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) which is designated by DHS to provide cybersecurity assistance to public schools.

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Kyle Bryans

Senior Program Specialist, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Kyle Bryans is a Senior Program Specialist for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (MS-ISAC®), a division of CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.®). He is a member of the Stakeholder Engagement team, which works with our nation's State, Local, Territorial... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

44 - Virtual Class Visits: Teachers Learning from Teachers
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The most frequently asked question I got as an Instructional Coach in the midst of a pandemic was - well what is everyone else doing in their classroom? Come learn how our school created a successful PD system for teachers to learn and be empowered by each other by participating in a Virtual Class Visit. Virtual caused us to think outside the box and create these, but this structure can be effectively applied in any setting.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Carmendy

Caitlin Carmendy

Instructional Coach, Mooresville High School
My name is Caty Carmendy, and I am the Instructional Coach of Mooresville High School. I have previously been teacher of the year and teacher of the month. I also have an extensive amount of experience as a technology liaison with other school districts to help with 1:1 or other technology... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

VSS16 - Overcoming Today's Challenges: Innovation, Interoperability & Individuality
Limited Capacity seats available

As we begin to emerge from some of the most challenging times that our generations have seen, there are some trends that have been brought to light that will remain, even after the dust settles. These include: Unified information = Power,
The SIS is the center of your interoperability Journey, & more. Join us to learn how PowerSchool's unified platform is here to support you and meet your needs today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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12:45pm EDT

VSS20 - Make Digital Learning Work with Security, Access, and Engagement Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's education environment demands that students have instant access to resources while still having the highest level of security. Tech and instructional leaders need interoperability and automation behind the scenes. Schools need to measure and understand engagement at every level. Maintaining this digital ecosystem may at times feel overwhelming, but tech leaders don't have to face this daunting task alone. ClassLink provides the tools and support to overcome all these challenges.



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Megan Uotila

ClassLink


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

VSS15 - Jamf: Welcome to Apple Enterprise Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jamf as discuss Apple Enterprise Management through the portfolio of Jamf products: Jamf Pro, Jamf School, Jamf Connect & Jamf Protect. The session includes a review of mobile device management, best practices for maintaining engagement and participation in virtual classroom settings, Mac authentication & identity management, plus endpoint protection.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

EDU Field Sales Engineer II, Jamf


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

173 - High-Flex Classrooms, or Just High Stress? Engaging Learners in the Post-Pandemic Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

We all thought last school year was the hardest year yet, but so far this one hasn't been a piece of cake either. Teaching in the post-pandemic classroom can still be stressful and overwhelming. During this session, we will look at how to manage students both in-person and virtually with engaging and interactive lessons. Join us to find out how Poly cameras can be true game changers, talk through effective teaching practices, and learn strategies to help connect students in the classroom and at home.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Fesperman

Carrie Fesperman

Digital Learning and Collaboration Specialist, Encore Technology Group
As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I taught first grade, second grade, and ESOL. I started working with my district to help lead professional development for my grade level and discovered my passion. I love helping teachers. The teaching profession is hard, and I found my place... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

182 - Join the Hunt for Quality Digital Resources in the Instruction Hub
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Teachers can get lost in the world of Google, hunting for high quality, vetted digital resources. Hunt no more! South Carolina DOE has purchased the Instruction Hub by SAFARI Montage for every SC district. Join this session to learn more about the Hub and hear practical stories from the School District of Pickens County, who have used this resource successfully for many years.

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Sharon Huff

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Service, School District of Pickens County


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

129 - Empowering students with disabilities through robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER) is not just about assistive technology but also empowering students with disabilities in the STEM fields. A variety of robots are available for STEM education curriculum, but how can these provide be used to empower students with disabilities? This presentation will also focus on identifying some of the pros and cons of commercially available robots with specific disabilities.

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Robert Dawson

Clinical Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Robert David Dawson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the USC School of Medicine and codirector of the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research. He has been working with assistive and adaptive technology since 1981 Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Ed.D. is the... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

159 - Vetting Online Educational Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Online educational applications and services are becoming an increasingly important part of what teachers and schools use to educate our children. But, have you ever stopped to think about the privacy implications of using always-on, always-connected applications and technology in the classroom? The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) presents a discussion of how the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies in the context of education technology, and provides a roadmap to understanding how to protect student privacy in the digital context. PTAC aims, with this session, to give the audience the tools and knowledge necessary to properly evaluate these apps for privacy protections and learn how to identify applications which may not put student privacy at the forefront.

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Levette Williams

US Department of Education-PTAC


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

VSS22 - Tracking student growth with IXL!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for an easy, quick, actionable way to make informed decisions about how to meet your students where they are academically? IXL can help! Proven to lead to high academic achievement for students in South Carolina, IXL makes personalized learning possible for all teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Elisha Bauss

Elisha Bauss

IXL Learning


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

104 - Instruction Hub and SAFARI Montage: Providing Time and Access to Digital Learning Objects for Teachers
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The South Carolina Department of Education recently partnered with SAFARI Montage to create the "Instruction Hub." An overview of the platform, as well as a demonstration on how to create interactive playlists that best utilize the wide variety of digital learning objects available inside the platform will occur. Join us to learn more about how this state-wide resource can work for you and your students.

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Betsy Masters

Instructional Implementation Specialist, SAFARI Montage
Betsy Masters has spent the last 27 years working in Pickens County as an elementary classroom teacher and district instructional technology leader. She has presented in many states around the US and had the honor of sharing in Finland. Betsy recently joined forces with SAFARI Montage... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

37 - Ways to Use Technology in the Library
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how I stay connected to my students and staff when no one was allowed in the library due to Covid. Learn how to spice up videos to get your students excited about reading and different genres of books Also learn about some of the websites that helped me to make this past crazy year a little easier and kept my students and teachers engaged and having fun!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Williams

Jill Williams

School Librarian, Northside Elementary School of the Arts
My name is Jill Williams and I am the school librarian at Northside Elementary School of the Arts. I have been in education for 23 years. I started as a 6th grade ELA and math teacher. I then taught drama to grades 6-8 for 10 plus years until I became the librarian at Northside. I... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

80 - Putting the T in STEAM
Limited Capacity full
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STEAM is much more than an acronym or collection of Pinterest engineering challenges. It is about providing transdisciplinary, real-world instruction focused around the 4 Cs. Come learn about a balanced STEAM framework and take away ideas for integrating technology into your classroom to strengthen your students' collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

Speakers
MR

Megan Rodriguez

Teacher, Fort Mill Schools/Gold Hill Middle School
Dr. Megan McNinch Rodriguez is the Gateway to Technology Teacher at Gold Hill Middle School in Fort Mill. She began her career as an elementary classroom teacher, taught elementary technology, worked with gifted-talented students in China both in-person and virtually, and co-taught... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

92 - Assessment Doesn't Dave to be a Four-Letter Word (T#$T)
Limited Capacity full
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Explore the latest tools, tips, and strategies to empower students with meaningful feedback, and multiple ways to demonstrate learning. Examine strategies to transform assessment from the dreaded four-letter word (TEST) into one of your most useful instructional tools. This session aims to help teachers transform assessment into a learning experience by providing students with multiple options to demonstrate learning in creative and innovative ways.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

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


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

177 - Network Security – The 3 Most Important Things in Networks: Security, Security, and Security
Limited Capacity seats available

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Tag along for a deep dive into network architecture to prepare you for the enemy and make it through the storm. We will also be sharing a few stories told from the front-line of things done right and things done not so-right during cybersecurity breaches.

Speakers
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Gene Choquette

VP of Services and Operations, Encore Technology Group


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

82- Virtual Student Labs - Time to Virtualize your Student Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss and demonstrate the setup of a Virtual Student Lab using Microsoft's HyperV Remote Desktop Services

Speakers

Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

29 - Keeping Kids Safe in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Keeping kids safe in the classroom is an important objective. Converged Networks can help achieve this objective through the application of Voice of the Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. If we can help a school district keep just one child out of harm's way through the application of technology we will feel we have made a significant contribution to improving the learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Brant Yandell

Brant Yandell

VoIP Engineer/Trainer, Converged Networks, LLC
Brant Yandell is a VoIP engineer with a unique background that qualifies him to present leading-edge voice communications technology in K-12 school districts. Prior to joining Converged Networks, Brant worked for AT&T and prior to that he was a police officer in Savanah, Georgia so... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

151 - Expanding the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) to include Early Childhood Data
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) was awarded an SLDS grant in 2019 to expand the current data warehouse infrastructure to include early childhood data from various partner agencies around the state. This will be accomplished by assigning SUNS numbers to children birth through 5. As a result, more children should be entering the public school space with SUNS numbers already assigned.

Speakers
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Dan Ralyea

Director, Office of Research and Data Analysis, South Carolina Department of Education
Dan Ralyea is the Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis in the division of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education.


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

106 - State Accountability 101: Compliance Basics
Limited Capacity filling up

Staying on top of policies, regulations, and laws can be challenging for both novice and veteran PowerSchool administrators, guidance directors, school counselors, and principals. In this session, we will provide a refresher on transcripts, early graduates, class rank, the Commission on Higher Education guidelines, end-of-term PowerSchool procedures, and related regulations to ensure compliance heading into the Winter and Spring graduation seasons.

Speakers
avatar for Laura McNair

Laura McNair

Education Associate, SCDE
I taught high school English for 20 years and then began my career in 2017 with the Office of Federal and State Accountability at the State Department of Education. I am responsible for ensuring that districts comply with laws, regulations, and policies. I can assist you with transcript... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

21 - Our New Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In today's new classroom we have to be a dual threat. Teaching our students virtually and in person. Sometimes at the same time. How do you pull it off? How do you keep the ones learning from home engaged? In this session I will demonstrate how I have helped my teachers conquer this mountain. With the use of many Google Tools and other technology pieces it can be done.

Speakers
avatar for Krystal Zeigler

Krystal Zeigler

District Instructional Technology Coach/District Webmaster, Calhoun County School District
I have been an educator for the past 16 years. I have been the Instructional Technology Coach at our High School for the past 4 years. I am now the District Instructional Technology Coach and the District Webmaster. I am Google Levels 1 and 2 certified. I am also a certified Google... Read More →



Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

39 - Walking the Walk with Hyperdoc Book Talks
Limited Capacity seats available

How can I have student engagement in a book talk if I can't have all my students with me? What if I want a meaningful book experience with more than one class or grade at a time? This session shows how Hendrix Elementary used a novel hyperdoc to share and collaborate on their district-wide D2 Reads Initiative. We will also provide ideas and templates for creating your own hyperdocs that engage readers in class and online!

Speakers
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Erin Luc

Reading Interventionist, Hendrix Elementary School
Erin Luc is the Reading Interventionist at James H. Hendrix Elementary School in Spartanburg District 2. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Converse College in 2005 and her Master's Degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

VSS25 - Avaya Cloud Office for Education: Learning that Never Stops
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you curious about the possibilities of moving your voice systems to the Cloud? With today’s challenges and trends in Education, Avaya Office Cloud sets educators up to do what they do best: educate, while providing the technology to take education beyond the school and classroom. Our presentation will follow key members of the learning community through a “Day in the Life” demonstration of the product. Come see how Avaya Cloud Office will transform your organization while reducing the demands on your technical staff and controlling your spend on new technology.

Speakers
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Brian Hartsell

Meridian IT


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time
Take this dedicated time to tour the Exhibit Hall and discover the many products and services available to all attendees.

Thursday October 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Refreshment Break
Enjoy dedicated Exhibit Hall time during this Refreshment Break, featuring cookies, brownies, tea, and lemonade. After you enjoy our afternoon snacks, be sure to visit our Refreshment Break sponsors to thank them for providing the yummy treats. These sponsors are Instructure (Canvas) (booth 215), PSISJS, LLC (Booth 512), Parchment (booth 537), Edpuzzle, Inc. (booth 110), Kuma, LLC (booth 104), and Edgenuity (booth 450).

Thursday October 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

160 - Disclosure Avoidance Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in reducing the risk of re-identification when publishing reports with student data? Join the U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center in a discussion of disclosure avoidance best practices and methodology. Come and learn about various techniques and methods used to protect data and what the word "perturbation" actually means! This session aims to promote understanding of disclosure avoidance methodology and gives participants a chance to have their questions answered.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

US Department of Education-PTAC
The Department’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), located within the Student Privacy Policy Office, was established in 2010 as a “one-stop” resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

20 - AT and Math: Assistive Technology to Support Math Instruction for Better Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you hungry for new assistive technology (AT) tools in your teacher toolkit? Well join us in this session for a SMORGASBORD of AT tools you can incorporate into the classroom to support better math outcomes for all students. Tools will include websites, apps, and extensions for multiple operating systems/devices to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool you can use to meet the needs of unique learners. Co-presenters Jenny Dillon – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, Sara Garrett – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, and Sara McKay – ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Moore

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services
Elizabeth Moore has worked in South Carolina schools for more than a decade. She joined the South Carolina Department of Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist and currently works with corrective actions, virtual professional development, and provides technical assistance... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

86 - Hot Topics In Tech | Leadership Panel
Limited Capacity full
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Always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest in the K12 EdTech space? Join us for an interactive panel discussion among industry level leaders with backgrounds in technology, instruction, K12 leadership, and technical implementations. Learn how these leaders navigate critical and expanding areas such as cybersecurity, SIS integrations, interoperability, curriculum development, virtual options, etc. As we move through these topics, the panel will engage questions from the audience, ensuring an honest, realistic conversation about emerging topics in technology.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Shepard

Josh Shepard

Chief Technology Officer, School District of Oconee County
Josh Shepard is the Chief Technology Officer for the School District of Oconee County. Previously, Josh served as a teacher, instructional technology coordinator, and in countless community roles outside of the education field. After taking over as the Director, Josh and his team... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

131 - Making the CASE: Digitizing Academic Standards for Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Department of Education recognized early on that student success requires digital-first solutions. This starts with the academic standards that districts use to set goals and measure student progress. Learn how we became one of the leading states to publish our standards in a digital format known as CASE (Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange) and discover all of the benefits that digital standards hold for students, teachers, and schools.

Speakers
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Dan Ralyea

Director, Office of Research and Data Analysis, South Carolina Department of Education
Dan Ralyea is the Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis in the division of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education.


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

136 - 101up: Implementation of a Gamified Curriculum to Increase Self-Regulated Learning and Motivation: An Action Research Study using EdApp
Limited Capacity seats available

EdApp will be introduced as a gamification curriculum to increase self-regulated learning and motivation in students. Based off an action research study of 10 academically at-risk students in a first-year experience course, an analysis of descriptive and inferential statistics using quantitative and qualitative data will be reviewed. Additionally, implications for using gamified curriculums and future areas of research will be offered. Participants are asked to deploy EdApp and engage with the app throughout the session.

Speakers
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Candace Bruder

Communications Director, Beaufort County School District
Candace Bruder's education career began in the Public Affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, managing a vast English language scholarship program. Bruder went on to gain both higher education and K-12 experience holding the position of Communications Director... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

137 - No Matter Near or Far Nearpod Delivers
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use interactive Nearpod lessons to engage students synchronously and asynchronously both in your classroom and virtually. Gain an understanding of how to create lessons and use the different activities to assess quickly and be able to differentiate to meet the needs of your students.

Speakers
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Dyneen Kenley

Lead Technology and Collaboration Teacher, Socastee Elementary/ Horry County Schools
This is my 23rd year in education in Horry County Schools.I have my Masters in Technology in Education. I have been a teacher, instructional coach and currently I am the lead technology and collaboration teacher. I have presented at both the school and district level for many years... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

58 - To Use and To Create: Where Digital Literacy and Computer Science Meet
Limited Capacity seats available

Is Digital Literacy the same as Computer Science? Should we teach ISTE or CSTA standards? The presenter will present a compelling solution of why not both? Our students need to learn both how to use and how to create technology. Let's use the standards together to create future-proof students

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Weber

Jacqueline Weber

Lead Curriculum Consultant, JWC Consultants, LLC
Improving your world through Education!We work with schools and school district leaders to create effective instructional systems and products that improve student learning and strengthen teacher knowledge. We have almost 50 years of combined experience in public education in district... Read More →



Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

66 - Tweet, Post, Characters, #, Alliteration, Screen Time, Plot: Blending Digital Literacy into Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

How often have we heard, "There's no time for teaching Digital Literacy?" or "Digital Citizenship is something else I have to teach!" In reality, we are teaching and intertwining these concepts consistently when using devices and the Internet with our students. This session will show you how to use Digital Citizenship Read Aloud books to engage students with Digital Literacy and support ELA standards. True technology integration in the classroom.

Speakers
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Wanda Greenfield

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Jesse Boyd Elementary
Wanda Greenfield is the Instructional Technology Integration Specialist at Jesse Boyd Elementary in Spartanburg School District Seven and the district Assistive Technology Coordinator. She has a doctorate in Instructional Design. In addition, Dr. Greenfield has a Master's in Elementary... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

81 - SketchUp and the EDP
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the essential steps in the engineering design process (EDP) is sketching and designing ideas. This can be done paper/pencil or through the integration of technology tools. SketchUp is a 3D design software that can be accessed free via the web and is accessible to beginners and advanced users alike. Come hear how you can integrate SketchUp into the design process in your classroom and try your hand at a few design challenges. Active participation in this session requires a Chromebook or laptop device with web access.

Speakers
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Megan Rodriguez

Teacher, Fort Mill Schools/Gold Hill Middle School
Dr. Megan McNinch Rodriguez is the Gateway to Technology Teacher at Gold Hill Middle School in Fort Mill. She began her career as an elementary classroom teacher, taught elementary technology, worked with gifted-talented students in China both in-person and virtually, and co-taught... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

94 - Inquiry-based Learning and Technology: Question, Design, and Create using Technology
Limited Capacity full
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Do you want your students to be independent thinkers? Creators? Innovators? Get students' minds moving with inquiry-based learning in your classroom! Find out how to incorporate inquiry-based learning and use technology to enhance your this process! Get your students to be self-thinkers and work for purpose and make your classroom more student-centered with inquiry-based instruction and learning.

Speakers
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Kem Owens

Teacher, Ware Shoals Primary
I have been an elementary instructor for the last 21 years. I've taught all subjects but have also taught virtually as well as gifted and talented students. My love for inquiry-based learning and instruction came from the years I taught gifted and talented students. I wanted to challenge... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

VSS24 - Emerging K-20 Cybersecurity Trends Post-2020
Limited Capacity seats available

Palo Alto Networks Strategist Fadi Fadhil, former K-12 CIO, will share strategies on defending our digital way of life, including insights on the K-12 cybersecurity threat landscape, ransomware, and Zero Trust. You'll learn how to assess your current posture and cybersecurity maturity to return to your schools with next steps.

Speakers
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Fadi Fadhil

Palo Alto Networks


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

VSS23 - Future-proofing digital infrastructure: Solving the emerging challenges in K-12 IT support
Limited Capacity seats available

There will be future events that interrupt in-person teaching and learning in your district. From a global pandemic to a bout of inclement weather, K-12 IT teams have to develop flexible, proactive strategies for sudden disruptions that can force schools to close and classrooms to move online. Join us as we share how school districts are reinforcing their digital infrastructure to keep classrooms operational during rapidly shifting support scenarios.

Speakers
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Jackson Whitley

Incident IQ


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

VSS27 - Wi-Fi 6e: The next wave of wireless innovation and speed
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session we will cover the latest innovations in wireless technology with the release of the Wi-Fi 6e standard and other new options of integration 5G LTE in your school over Wi-Fi.

Speakers
avatar for Rocky Nill

Rocky Nill

System Engineer, Aruba Networks
Rocky is a pre-sales system engineer with Aruba Networks. Supporting education customers across the state. He specializes in wireless, switching, and security solutions.


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

123 - How to engage students in Mathematics through the computer screen in 5 easy steps
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you get thrown into virtual teaching? Need some ideas? In this session I will share with you what I did on my journey. I will share the plans and activities I made before during and after the teaching. Although I promarily use GOOGLE tools, I also will give participants access to my class app, my virtual classroom, and all resource links!!

Speakers
avatar for Kristy McIntyre

Kristy McIntyre

Teacher, KCSD - Camden Middle School
My name is Dr. Kristy McIntyre and I am a Technology Integration and Implementation Specialist (TIIS). This means that I work in the Educational Technology Department with schools, teachers, and administrators in order to integrate technology into KCSD. The mission and vision of... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

135 - Busting Bad: More Engaging Video Conferencing
Limited Capacity seats available

We have all been on video calls that made our heads hurt and where we are certain nothing was gained from the interaction with our students. Let's set future video recordings and live meetings up for success by nailing down the absolute must dos for the most engaging video feeds!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Goff

Beth Goff

Director of Instructional Technology, Clover School District
A sweet 16 years into my career, one thing I know: I am still learning and growing! We can all learn from our peers, students and community at large. Our district's 1:1 initiative called Clover's Connected Classroom is very personal to me. I truly believe we are all Connected to LEAD... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

178 - Classroom Communication Hack: Autocrat
Limited Capacity seats available

Parent contact, certificates, newsletters, and more! Learn how to use
Autocrat, a free and powerful Google Sheet add-on to simplify your classroom
communications. In this session, you will learn how to use Autocrat to automatically create personalized Google Docs and Google Slides that you can use starting Monday morning.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Borum

Shannon Borum

Teacher, Griffin-Spalding County Schools
I teach High School French and am a fierce advocate for world language education and teachers. Not surprisingly, I'm a nerd for professional development that is practical for teachers. I'm pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Practice & Innovation, with a concentration in Learning Design... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Friday, October 22
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
EdTech 2021 is providing breakfast to our registered attendees each morning. Offerings include juice, coffee, tea, and a selection of muffins, breakfast breads, and danishes.

Friday October 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Registration Area Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:00am EDT

Registration Open
Friday October 22, 2021 8:00am - 10:15am EDT
Registration Area Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

126 - What do you know about the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER)?
Limited Capacity seats available

The SC-CATER is a free collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of faculty, professionals, and persons with disabilities working together to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in the areas of school, and transitioning to work. At the heart of the Center are the core values of equality, equity, and access. We hold the belief that no person should be deprived of services, benefits, or opportunities due to a disability.

Speakers
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Robert Dawson

Clinical Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Robert David Dawson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the USC School of Medicine and codirector of the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research. He has been working with assistive and adaptive technology since 1981 Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Ed.D. is the... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

101 - Work Smarter, Not Harder: Making Your District Data Work for You
Limited Capacity full
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With the upcoming transition to Ed-Fi statewide, your district's data integrity is more important than ever. What good is that data if it's scattered in multiple systems? Come hear how the School District of Oconee County has transitioned from a mess of data systems to PowerSchool as its unified data source, broken down silos of inefficiency, and paved a roadmap to interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Sheppard

Zach Sheppard

Director of Technology, School District of Oconee County
Zach Sheppard currently serves as the Director of Technology for the School District of Oconee County. In this role, he oversees the day to day technical operations of the school district serving 10,500 students and 2,000 staff. Previous, Zach worked in various technical roles within... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

33 - Flipping your classroom with simple Studio solutions in Canvas LMS with team built automated presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

New to using Canvas LMS? Learn to create simple, team built, easily edited and shared dynamic video content for your flipped or blended classroom via Canvas Studio. Using pre-existing and familiar technology, you can rapidly build important learning tools in all subjects (that are shareable).This method allows for Canvas users to work share, decreases teacher burnout, and allows students to work at their own pace, and review content as needed.

Speakers
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Nicholas Eaton

South Carolina DOE, Office of Health & Nutrition
Donna Davis; Interim Director, SCDE Office of Health & Nutrition Nicholas Eaton; Education Associate, SCDE Office of Health & Nutrition


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

83 - How to Access and Use a FREE Career Development System for Your School/Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce and/or update the participants to a Career Information System (SCOIS) that is FREE to all SC public schools. This system is internet based and requires only a school/site provided account and login.

The students can take career assessments, research careers and find programs and colleges to support their career choices.

Participants will be given handouts on various activities located in the system.

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Gail Darley

Career Development Specialist, SCOIS
Master's plus degrees in education and counseling. Retired from Berkeley County Schools in 2005 as Lead Career Specialist. Have held position with SCOIS as a field rep starting in 2005.


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

179 - More than presentations: 3 powerful features of Google Slides
Limited Capacity filling up

Google Slides can be more than just a presentation tool. In this workshop, you will explore three under-utilized features of Google Slides: Slide Master, Link to Slides, and Publish to Web. Each feature can provide higher levels of engagement and interactivity for your students. Participants will build sample slideshows as they investigate each feature.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Borum

Shannon Borum

Teacher, Griffin-Spalding County Schools
I teach High School French and am a fierce advocate for world language education and teachers. Not surprisingly, I'm a nerd for professional development that is practical for teachers. I'm pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Practice & Innovation, with a concentration in Learning Design... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

62 - Go Rogue: Creating Chaos to Re-energize Your Classroom!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Finding ways to reach all students and effectively implement new strategies and digital tools into the classroom can be overwhelming. We will explore activities like PBL, Hyperdocs, Choice Boards, Digital Breakouts and AR/VR for more active learning! Bring ideas to your classroom that promote student agency and enhance learning experiences whether in-person, hybrid or fully virtual learning.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Dené Poth

Rachelle Dené Poth

Spanish and STEAM Educator, Consultant, Riverview School District
Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: Emerging Technology at Riverview High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master's in Instructional... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

91 - Maximizing the Potential of Technology Initiatives – The Solution You've Been Looking For
Limited Capacity seats available

While overall student access to technology has increased in recent years, it is rarely used to its full potential; most often being used in substitutional ways that fail to provide significant improvements to teaching and learning. Join us as we share our research-based framework for employing systems-level analysis and design theory to help you maximize the potential of technology to change the nature of learning activities and move to more student-centered, active forms of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

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


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 163 - Ride the Waves to Accessible Documents
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Lydia Hutto and Madalina Tudora from the South Carolina Department of Education to learn how to create accessible online documents. This session will discuss valuable, ready to use solutions for creating accessible Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents. Now that most of us are working and learning online in some way, ensuring online accessibility is a must. Assistive Technology users require accessible online content in order to fully participate, so we will discuss how to make that happen. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

Speakers

Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

CANCELED - WORKSHOP 187 - Project-Based Learning in a Technology Filled World
Limited Capacity seats available

Project-Based learning is full of inquiry, active learning, and critical thinking. In this session you will learn the framework for Project-Based Learning and plan out a learning experience for your students. Learn about how to incorporate technology in meaningful ways to help your students learn, create, and share the results of their learning. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Diane Lawson

St. Johns County School District


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 162 - Interactive Google Slide - Tell A Story & Guide Your Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

The hands-on workshop will guide instructors on the various ways to create an interactive Google Slide to assist students in the learning process. The slides provide a fun and interactive activity that will have students actively participating in learning. The workshop will give step-by-step instructions to follow to create three projects for teachers to bring back to their schools and classroom. The projects will include: a study guide, interactive learning activity and storytelling. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Haleigh Kirkland

Business & Technology Instructor, Spartanburg School District Six/ USC Columbia
I am Haleigh Kirkland, a South Carolina Educator at Paul M. Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in ED Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology at USC Columbia. I received my undergraduate... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR203 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 164 - Introduction to Open Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide attendees with 1) an informational session on open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), and various types of creative commons licenses; 2) a hands-on experience on designing and revising OEP, e.g., renewable assignments and open scholarship activities to overcome the existing barriers of implementing OEP. K-12 teachers, teacher educators, and instructional designers will benefit from attending this workshop. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Hengtao Tang

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Hengtao Tang is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Department of Educational Studies. His research interests focus on self-regulated learning in open online learning environment, especially using learning analytics to understand self-regulated learning process... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR207 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 165 - Connecting with Code: It's Not Just for STEM Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in coding but worried about time and curriculum constraints? This workshop is all about connections. Connecting- students through collaborative coding. Connecting- to your curriculum. Connecting- to real world challenges Connecting- Micro:bits and Makeymakey's. We will dig into the basics of Scratch, a free online coding site and explore some of its extensions to show how coding can engage students across the curriculum. Participants will need a laptop. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Mary O'Grady-Jones

Gold Hill Elementary and Pleasant Knoll Middle School


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR206 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 169 - Is That a Robot Which I See Before Me? Reinforcing Shakespeare with Robots!
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators in this hands-on seminar will compete in a series of robotics-based challenges to demonstrate proficiency and understanding of one literary unit and one unit aligned with U.S. History content standards. The objective of the activities is to underscore the benefits of utilizing available robotics technology in a variety of unconventional settings. Wonder Workshop and Sphero Mini robots will be featured. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Susan Porter-Voss

English and literature instructor, Hannah Pamplico High School / Florence County School District Two


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR209 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 185 - BeeBot Ideas & Activities for Young Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make your early elementary classroom buzz with BeeBots. Come and see how even the youngest learners can begin learning about programming and robotics. This workshop will explore how to make programming a BeeBot and integral part of your early phase classroom. See how the BeeBot can be used to assist students to develop skills, knowledge and processes within any early years curriculum. This workshop is designed for primary grade teachers, but anyone who is interested in learning more about creative ways to integrate robotics is welcome to attend. Participants will have access to BeeBot tutorials, guides and suggested links resources and links for additional opportunities. Co-presenter Kelley Dinkins Technology Learning Coach, Sandlapper Elementary (kdinkins@richland2.org), Monica Snell, Kindergarten Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary School (msnell@richland2.org), and Athalia Crawford First Grade Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary School (acrawford@richland2.org). *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Jacquelyne Chalmers

Kindergarten Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 186 - Hands On Integration Ideas for the MicroBit
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to engage elementary learners with problem-solving by developing hands-on classroom activities and projects using the MicroBit. Using the pocket-sized programmable board, participants will explore how to introduce students to programing using Microsoft Makecode. See how quick and easy it is to develop cross-curricular computing units that link computer science fundamentals with subjects like science, language arts, math, and more. This workshop is designed for upper elementary classroom (3rd-5th Grades), but is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about computational thinking practices. Participants will be provided with the following resources: A guide to Computational Thinking Practices, sample MicroBit Integration ideas, lesson resources, tutorials, and projects ideas. Co-presenter Tim Swick, Lead Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary (tswick@richland2.org) . *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Bambi Ciraco

Sandlapper Elementary Teacher, Sandlapper Elementary
I got my Bachelors at Francis Marion University and my Masters through Lesley University.  I taught 4 years in Florence, 2 years in North Myrtle Beach, and this is my 15th year with Sandlapper. This is our 3rd official year as a coding magnet. Through the coding program students... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 166 - How to Teach Online Without Losing Your Students (Or Your Mind)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Pandemic of 2020 introduced many, for better or worse, to online learning. In this workshop, we will celebrate the better and fix the worse. You'll learn strategies for increasing student engagement, providing more feedback in less time, and tips and tools for online content creation. Faculty and students in Winthrop's MED in Learning Design and Technology will provide hands on instruction on the use of technology and strategies to help you teach 100% online or hybrid classes. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

NOTE: Participants will need a computer (Mac or PC) and an SD card to save files from cameras.

Speakers
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Marshall Jones

Professor of Learning Design and Technology, Winthrop University
I have been working in the field of Educational Technology for more than 20 years. My areas of expertise include: online learning, instructional design, educational media production, open educational resources and emerging technologies in education. Talk to me about any of those things... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 167 - Coding With Micro:Bits
Limited Capacity seats available

Need a fun and hands-on way to teach STEM. How about Micro:Bits! A makerspace styled interactive computing device where students can create, code, and share their ideas with others. These devices are inexpensive and the program to code them is free. This session will provide ideas and guidance on what supplies you will need and where to find them. Bring STEM to life. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

Speakers
avatar for Lorien Cafarella

Lorien Cafarella

Teacher, Charleston County School District
Link to presentationhttps://bit.ly/MicroBitsPresent 


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR208 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

183 - South Carolina Department of Education – State Agency Day
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Department of Education seeks to provide leadership and support so that all students can graduate prepared for success. Toward our agency's mission, the Office of Research and Data Analysis prioritizes the enhancement of infrastructures, resources, data, and technology of the SC public education system and aims to address equity needs of districts and schools through differentiated supports and collaborations. Come learn about exciting initiatives and our office's current areas of focus! Agenda:

9:00 Welcome and introductions
9:15 US Department of Education-PTAC
9:30 Back to the Future (tables)
10:15 Speakers
South Carolina Department of Education
District Data Governance Group
Level Data
Education Analytics
11:50-12:00 Closing remarks

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Dan Ralyea

Director, Office of Research and Data Analysis, South Carolina Department of Education
Dan Ralyea is the Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis in the division of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education.


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Ballroom D Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:15am EDT

107 - Standards: You Don't Have to Write Them to Use Them
Limited Capacity seats available

You don't have to write standards to use them. Interoperability Standards provide integral functions to better serve your students. Join this session to learn more about the technical standards developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium, what they mean for your practical work, and how you can get other departments to work with you as you procure digital applications. This session is geared toward district leaders in instruction, technology, and finance.

Speakers
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Barbara Nesbitt

Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County
Daniel Ralyea, Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the SC DOE, works with a broad network of decision makers to make the most of his state's educational data. With nearly 750,000 K-12 students in the system, trying to deliver the best results for these students... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:15am EDT

43 - Point Processing and Digital Formative Assessment Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience ways to get your students to point process during the lesson. Being intentional about when to stop and think can help increase your students' understanding of the material. We will also cover some digital formative assessment strategies to help check-in on your students' thinking as well as gather data to further drive the learning process.

Speakers
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Erin Trahan

Instructional Coach, Mooresville High School
My name is Caty Carmendy, and I am the Instructional Coach of Mooresville High School. I have previously been teacher of the year and teacher of the month. I also have an extensive amount of experience as a technology liaison with other school districts to help with 1:1 or other technology... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:15am EDT

54 - 3D Printing in the Classroom: The Process of Electronic Makerspace from Start to Finish
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have you wanted to get into 3D Printing in the classroom, but you don't know how to get started? Perhaps you think that it is above your students' skill levels. In this session, I will break down the process of using the Engineering Design Process to go from concept to finished product in the K-12 classroom. We will look at some low-cost options to get your kids started without breaking the bank.

Speakers
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Keith Porter

Teacher, Ebinport Elementary School
Keith L. Porter is a current 5th grade teacher in the Rock Hill School District of Rock Hill, SC. He has a Masters in History and is certified in Elementary Education with a Social Studies and Middle Level Social Studies add-on. When he is not teaching, he is running his side business... Read More →



Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
MR106 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:15am EDT

36 - Tap into Technology: Are your Support Staff Digitally Equipped?
Limited Capacity filling up

Gone completely digital? Equip your support staff with the knowledge and tools to stay plugged in!
This session will discuss how to train your support staff on the topics that are most important. Learn ways to offer different kinds of trainings, keep them engaged and keep them up to date on technology changes.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Price

Rachel Price

Technology Services Trainer, School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties
Rachel Price is the Technology Services Trainer for School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties. A strong believer in training, she works mostly with training support staff throughout the district. In doing so she has created presentations, conducted webinars and held classroom... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:15am EDT

61 - Chart A New Course: Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow's World
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore versatile ideas and digital tools for helping students to navigate in the digital world while building the vital SEL and communication skills they need. Providing a space to connect with our students is critical. Whether in our classrooms or virtually, we can foster connectedness by leveraging the right tools. Empower students as they develop skills essential for their future!

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Rachelle Dené Poth

Spanish and STEAM Educator, Consultant, Riverview School District
Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: Emerging Technology at Riverview High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master's in Instructional... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:15am EDT

67 - Bringing SC Historic and Cultural Resources to MS and HS Social Studies Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Virtual SC is working on an exciting new program to bring the state's historic and cultural resources into the MS and HS social studies classrooms. We are working to create virtual trips to the state's historic sites that social studies teachers can use with their students. The goal is to bring SC and US history to life with local resources that enrich students' understanding of historical events and developments and support standards-based learning. We would like to encourage the participants in the session to bring their own knowledge of local history and resources, or of topics and themes that they would like to use in their classrooms in the form of virtual fieldtrips. Participants will receive a Google Form to communicate ideas and provide feedback.

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Lars Seiler

Instructor and Subject Matter Expert, SC Department of Education - Virtual SC
Eleanore Vaughan loves producing learning objects for VirtualSC students. She came to VirtualSC in 2012 after producing videos for SCETV for many years. David Sease has worked at VirtualSC since 2008 as a Social Studies teacher, instructional designer, learning object designer, and... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
MR104/105 Myrtle Beach Convention Center