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Wednesday, October 20
 

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; Adjunct Instructor, Wilkes University
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

13 - Biblio(ED)TECH- Technology Makerspaces in the Library
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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.

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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.

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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
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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

161 - WORKSHOP - Sketchnoting in the Classroom: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet or Paper/Pencil) (5-12)
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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; Adjunct Instructor, Wilkes University
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
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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

12:45pm EDT

152 - Academic Dishonesty in the Technology Age: Instructional practices for the Classroom Teacher
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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

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

3:30pm EDT

153 - Digital Instruction Benefits: Teaching one to one in a classroom full of students
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
 
Thursday, October 21
 

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
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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

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
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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
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction
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

12:45pm EDT

103 - Games for all
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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
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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
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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

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
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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 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)
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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
 
Friday, October 22
 

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

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*

Speakers
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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

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
avatar for Erin Trahan

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
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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
avatar for Keith Porter

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