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Thursday, June 7
 

10:25am

Designing the School of the Future....Today
This session is primarily intended for school and district administrators. However, teachers are welcome and will have takeaways. This session takes a deep dive into the glue that holds personalized learning together. Come hear real examples on how to transform your learning outcomes with dynamic, specific suggestions. Key topics will be the power of student learning profiles, instructional exemplars, and defining the knowledge/skills/dispositions needed for student success. Participants will be taken on a guided journey of how to weave Next Practice with Best Practice to create the classroom of future!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Buddy Berry

Dr. Buddy Berry

Superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Auditorium New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46244

10:25am

Impacting Student Achievement Using Growth Mindset and Feedback
During this session, attendees will review both growth and fixed mindset characteristics. We will study the impact of various types of feedback on student achievement using the mindset framework. Participants will have an opportunity to practice different types of feedback using sample student work.

Moderators
LL

Lisa Leliaert

Instructional Coach, Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation
Lisa and Jamie are part of the Instructional math coaching team at Greenfield Central Schools. Combined they have 36 years of math teaching experience. Lisa and Jamie have worked as teachers and instructional coaches using Everyday Math for the past seven years.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lowes

Jamie Lowes

Instructional Coach, Greenfield Central Schools
Jamie Lowes and Lisa Leliaert are part of the Instructional Math Coaching team at Greenfield Central Schools. Combined they have 38 years of math teaching experience.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
1307 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46226

10:25am

No More Random Acts of STEM
Are you "doing STEM"? Many schools are bringing STEM experiences to their students across the district. We'll discuss and work on how to align those experiences into a systemic STEM experience for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Currently, as Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way serving Indiana, I work with schools and districts to plan strategically around career learning experiences for their students PK-12.As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
1609 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46180

11:20am

Blue Lobster Ideas and How to Grow Them
Calling all World Changers! Blue Lobsters only occur in one out of every two million lobsters due to a rare genetic trait. What traits, habits, and dispositions can schools or teachers focus on to grow one in a million ideas and why we must have them. This session will be inspirational, humorous, and practical. Everyone will leave with ideas for immediate implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Buddy Berry

Dr. Buddy Berry

Superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Auditorium New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46244

11:20am

Creating Community Partners
We all know that bringing the community in to the classroom is great for student learning, but we also all know that time is a commodity we run short of. We will work on strategies and ideas for bringing the community professionals into the classroom experience

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hall

Theresa Hall

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Currently, as Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way serving Indiana, I work with schools and districts to plan strategically around career learning experiences for their students PK-12.As a Director of Technology, I led the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1609 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46180

11:20am

Paperless Assessment
Are you going, or trying to go paperless in your classroom? Do you want to give your students instant Feedback? Come see how you can use Google Forms and Autocrat (and some other nifty tools) to digitize and automate your assessment workflow.

It will be assumed that participants have a solid understanding of GSuite apps including, but not limited to, Forms and Docs.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Giffen

Jen Giffen

Digital Literacy Consultant, York Region DSB
Jen Giffen: Google Innovator (#WDC17), Sketchnoter, teacher match-maker, cheerleader, mother of three, and up for just about anything. Jen is a believer that you have time to do anything you want - you just need to make time. Former player of the game of school, she now seeks to ensure... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183

1:15pm

Destination: Innovation – A journey to Blended and Personalized PD
To support innovation in classrooms, professional development should model next-generation instructional techniques. Blended and personalized PD provides opportunities for collaboration, application, and support that extends beyond a traditional meeting. Follow one school district on a journey to blended and personalized PD. Explore different strategies and tips for successful implementation, discuss ways to overcome barriers, and find a starting point that makes sense for your school/district.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1309 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46182

1:15pm

Flip The Lens
Blended learning, flipped classrooms, live-streaming, Vlogs, YouTube Channel - Do these phrases have you break out in hives or make you want to hide? You can’t hide from these anymore, but you also don’t have to get a degree in technology. Come to this session to learn about how structure and voice and choice can turn a group of your students into a well run video studio. Leave this session with a list of processes, equipment/software needs, and success stories to get you up and running...without a tech degree!

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Small

Eddie Small

Eddie Small previously instructed high school students through his communications program at Rushville Consolidated High School. Eddie uses his knowledge and experience in classroom video and audio production to provide real-world project-based learning with a focus on immediate impact... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183

1:15pm

Google Anything and Everything
Are you interested in anything dealing with Google? Want more information about Google Forms, Classroom, Sites, Docs, and Sheets, as well as how to integrate Google into eLearning days? This is the session for you! These two tech savvy chicks will demonstrate how to integrate all of this and more into your math and language classes. This could work for any level of audience.

Moderators
RH

Rachel Hutchinson

Rachel has taught 6 years at SMS, is involved in elearning and technology committee for her district, as well as is google certified.

Speakers
MC

Molly Collins

Math Lead Teacher, Shelbyville Middle School
Molly Collins is in her 9th year teaching. She is the math department chair at Shelbyville Middle School. Her background includes being Level 2 Google certified, a masters in math and education, and is highly involved in the STEAM program at SMS.


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1614 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46200

1:15pm

Sketchnoting 101
Curious about sketchnoting but not sure where to start? Join Jen Giffen for a hands-on session for beginner sketchnoters. Come and discover this fun way to take notes and get those artistic juices flowing!

Sketchnoting increases retention and focus as well as improves memory. It is great way to synthesize information and focus on big ideas. It helps with concentration, stimulates neural pathways, and quite literally makes us smarter.

You might be saying “But I can’t draw”; don’t worry. Sketchnoting is not creating a lifelike representation of reality, it is a way to embrace all literacies while creating something make sense for YOU.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Giffen

Jen Giffen

Digital Literacy Consultant, York Region DSB
Jen Giffen: Google Innovator (#WDC17), Sketchnoter, teacher match-maker, cheerleader, mother of three, and up for just about anything. Jen is a believer that you have time to do anything you want - you just need to make time. Former player of the game of school, she now seeks to ensure... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1307 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46226

1:15pm

Practicing Creativity
Creativity is not something you have; it is something you do. We will discuss what creativity looks like, how to strengthen our creativity "muscles", and how it applies to our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Arnold

Ashley Arnold

Technology Integration Specialist, Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation
Ashley has worked in education for 12 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's in Curriculum and Educational Technology. After teaching for 8 years in the elementary classroom, she made the move to Technology Integration Specialist for Greenfield-Central... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
1608 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46176

2:10pm

Building Handwriting Skills in the Digital Age
This course will provide information and creative strategies for teachers regarding motor development for handwriting success. Topics will include sensory motor preparation activities, posture, positioning, grasp development, fine/visual motor skills, and multi-sensory instructional techniques. Content will be applicable for any handwriting curriculum or program utilized in the classroom.

Moderators
AK

Alicia Keesling

Alicia Keesling, MS, OTR/L has 12 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including public schools, preschools, pediatric outpatient clinics, pediatric inpatient, NICU, and community-based settings. Alicia has also had the opportunity to present for community early intervention... Read More →

Speakers
LS

Lindsey Stamper

Occupational Therapist, Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock
Lindsey Stamper, MS, OTR/L, RYT has 14 years of experience as occupational therapist in school practice, early intervention, pediatric outpatient clinic settings, and subacute rehabilitation. She is also a registered yoga teacher. Her expertise includes serving students with a wide... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
1607 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46222

2:10pm

Collaboration and Accountability in the Elementary Classroom
Collaboration and group work is common in our classrooms today and important for student learning. The biggest challenge is making sure all students in the group are learning cooperatively. This workshop will provide teachers strategies to ensure all students are engaged and actively participating when working in collaborative groups.

Moderators
JL

Jay Lovell

Title 1/Instructional Coach, CSCSHC
Jay Lovell is a Title I/Instructional Coach at Sugar Creek Elementary. He is also a former primary teacher.

Speakers
KS

Kari Shelton

Principal, Sugar Creek Elementary, Southern Hancock
Kari Shelton has been an educator for 20 years. She has spent most of her career as an administrator and teacher working with special populations. Kari is a teacher of teachers and enjoys presenting and leading professional development workshops for other educators. Kari is currently... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183
 
Friday, June 8
 

10:25am

1:1 iPads Apple Classroom and You
Apple Classroom will help you manage your students iPads effectively. Learn what options you have to assist your students' academic endeavors when using iPads. Currently only available for iOS, but teacher application available for OSX coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Director of Technology Services, Greenfield-C
Greg Thompson – Technology Operations Director Purdue University, BS Computer Technology – Telecommunications and Networking Technologies It is very important that we prepare our students to be lifelong learners and 21st century students. Providing a digital learning tool that... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
1613 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46169

10:25am

I Didn't Know You Could Do That: Google Suite
An entertaining session filled with A-ha moments. Learn how to make the most out of your device with tips and tricks to be make you more organized, efficient, and engaging in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

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Chris Young is the Strategic Learning Coordinator at Southern Hancock Schools. He is passionate about sharing how he loves to teach so that students love to learn! Chris is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and an Apple Certified Teacher. He is noted for his high energy... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
1303 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46165

10:25am

Licensed to ILL: Instructors Learn Licensing (Create and Share)
Let’s chat about WHY and HOW teachers should license the digital instructional materials we create. Ultimately, we want our students to respect and protect intellectual property, and we can do this through empowering students to license their own creative work as well. Let the Beastie Boys help walk us through the process so we can avoid that “Rhymin and Stealin”.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Director of Technology, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill is the Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation in Kouts, Indiana. She is also an Innovation Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education Office of eLearning. Diana oversees coaching and training on digital lesson design and supports... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183

10:25am

STEAM & Salami Egg Ice Cream
Is it STEM, STEAM, or something else?  Join Nate Heck, from Artrageous with Nate, an Emmy award winning show, and learn his take on creativity with STEM. 

Speakers
NH

Nate Heck

Educator, Presenter, Unicyclist, Artrageous with Nate
I am passionate about creativity. I live for McGyvor moments that allow us to tap into the process of being creative & innovative. After teaching and experiencing art both within the states and abroad, I decided to start creating interactive videos focusing on creativity and innovation... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
1309 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46182

10:30am

Being a Connected Educator: Leadership in a Digital World
How can you embrace and embed technology to ensure that it is truly transformational on teaching, leading, and learning? Learn how to utilize social media and digital technology to model learning & citizenship, communicate your brand, collaborate with your peers in the field. Explore the essential elements of distributed leadership, continual professional development and redefining teaching and learning through Professional Learning Communities and Personal Learning Networks. Create conditions for growth mindset and leading through change. See how all this can positively impact student achievement and transform your school learning environment in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Technology/Instructional Coach, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist for CIESC. Before joining the CIESC professional learning team, Duke served as a teacher, PLC leader, instructional coach, dean of students, and administrator. He is a Certified Google Educator & Trainer and who is focused on being... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
1313 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46163

10:30am

Staring at a blank Canvas?
See how Joe created a custom “webpage” within his Canvas Homepage. With custom buttons/links, your students can easily navigate to frequently visited sites within your classroom Canvas page.

Speakers
JA

Joe Anderson

High School math/secondary tech integration, MVCSC
Math teacher for 5 years at MVCSC. Technology Integration for MVCSC last 2 years.


Friday June 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
1612 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46172

11:20am

Google Slides: The Swiss Army Knife of GSuite
At this point, nearly everyone is familiar with Google Slides as an outstanding presentation platform. However, what else can Google Slides do? This session will share a number of unconventional and unique uses of Google Slides, BEYOND presentations. This session is an Intermediate to Geeky session, so attendees should be fairly comfortable with the basic elements of Google Slides already.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Slides and Screencastify
Slides as customizable green screen backgrounds
Slow reveal animations
Unique uses of the “Download as..” function.
Websites that you can use to further enhance the appearance of your Slides presentations.
Reworking themes and using “Explore”
The Latest Game Changing “Add-ons”

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus has been in education for 18 years as a secondary English teacher, Media Specialist, Tech Integration coach, and in his current role as the Coordinator for Digital Learning.  In his professional life, Marcus is passionate about educational technology, student engagement, and... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1307 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46226

11:20am

Licensed to ILL: Instructors Learn Licensing (Find and Use)
Let’s chat about WHY and HOW teachers should license the digital instructional materials we create. Ultimately, we want our students to respect and protect intellectual property, and we can do this through empowering students to license their own creative work as well. Let the Beastie Boys help walk us through the process so we can avoid that “Rhymin and Stealin”.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Director of Technology, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill is the Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation in Kouts, Indiana. She is also an Innovation Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education Office of eLearning. Diana oversees coaching and training on digital lesson design and supports... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183

11:20am

Paperless Assessment
Are you going, or trying to go paperless in your classroom? Do you want to give your students instant Feedback? Come see how you can use Google Forms and Autocrat (and some other nifty tools) to digitize and automate your assessment workflow.

It will be assumed that participants have a solid understanding of GSuite apps including, but not limited to, Forms and Docs.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Giffen

Jen Giffen

Digital Literacy Consultant, York Region DSB
Jen Giffen: Google Innovator (#WDC17), Sketchnoter, teacher match-maker, cheerleader, mother of three, and up for just about anything. Jen is a believer that you have time to do anything you want - you just need to make time. Former player of the game of school, she now seeks to ensure... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Media Center New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46177

11:20am

STEAM & Salami Egg Ice Cream
Is it STEM, STEAM, or something else?  Join Nate Heck, from Artrageous with Nate, an Emmy award winning show, and learn his take on creativity with STEM. 

Speakers
NH

Nate Heck

Educator, Presenter, Unicyclist, Artrageous with Nate
I am passionate about creativity. I live for McGyvor moments that allow us to tap into the process of being creative & innovative. After teaching and experiencing art both within the states and abroad, I decided to start creating interactive videos focusing on creativity and innovation... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1309 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46182
  • Company Intermediate
  • Audience Intermediate (4-6), Secondary (7-12)
  • Subject Tablet/Mobile Device
  • Area Modern Curriculum, Professional Learning
  • about I am passionate about creativity. I live for McGyvor moments that allow us to tap into the process of being creative &amp; innovative. After teaching and experiencing art both within the states and abroad, I decided to start creating interactive videos focusing on creativity and innovation. Five years ago I started Artrageous with Nate which is a 3x Emmy award winning video series that strives to educate and inspire creativity.<br><br>

11:20am

What's On Your Summer Reading List?
Are you like me and starting to create your summer reading list? Don't forget to add some professional books. Come to this session and get some ideas. Utilizing a book talk format, participants will leave with a variety of book choices to add to their lists, as well as an opportunity to connect in some collaborative book studies.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Dinwiddie

Brian Dinwiddie

Curriculum Coordinator, Southern Hancock Schools
Brian Dinwiddie is currently serving as the Curriculum Coordinator for the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County. He has over 20 years experience in education, working in multiple schools and district as a teacher, instructional coach and Curriculum Coordinator... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1608 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46176

11:20am

You Don’t know what you Don’t know - The Latest Ed-Tech
Hear new things in technology from Greenfield-Central's Director of Technology Services.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Director of Technology Services, Greenfield-C
Greg Thompson – Technology Operations Director Purdue University, BS Computer Technology – Telecommunications and Networking Technologies It is very important that we prepare our students to be lifelong learners and 21st century students. Providing a digital learning tool that... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
1613 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46169

1:15pm

Be Internet Awesome in Indiana
Indiana is already awesome, but this session will prepare us to “Be Internet Awesome” together! Learn how you can use the Be Internet Awesome digital citizenship curriculum with your students AND be recognized for your awesomeness. During this session we will share all of the resources you need to integrate Google for Education’s Be Internet Awesome tools into your instruction and share how you can become a part of the Indiana Be Internet Awesome Classroom Network!

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Director of Technology, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill is the Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation in Kouts, Indiana. She is also an Innovation Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education Office of eLearning. Diana oversees coaching and training on digital lesson design and supports... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183

1:15pm

Flip The Lens
Blended learning, flipped classrooms, live-streaming, Vlogs, YouTube Channel - Do these phrases have you break out in hives or make you want to hide? You can’t hide from these anymore, but you also don’t have to get a degree in technology. Come to this session to learn about how structure and voice and choice can turn a group of your students into a well run video studio. Leave this session with a list of processes, equipment/software needs, and success stories to get you up and running...without a tech degree!

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Small

Eddie Small

Eddie Small previously instructed high school students through his communications program at Rushville Consolidated High School. Eddie uses his knowledge and experience in classroom video and audio production to provide real-world project-based learning with a focus on immediate impact... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Media Center New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46177

1:15pm

Google Slides: The Swiss Army Knife of GSuite
At this point, nearly everyone is familiar with Google Slides as an outstanding presentation platform. However, what else can Google Slides do? This session will share a number of unconventional and unique uses of Google Slides, BEYOND presentations. This session is an Intermediate to Geeky session, so attendees should be fairly comfortable with the basic elements of Google Slides already.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Slides and Screencastify
Slides as customizable green screen backgrounds
Slow reveal animations
Unique uses of the “Download as..” function.
Websites that you can use to further enhance the appearance of your Slides presentations.
Reworking themes and using “Explore”
The Latest Game Changing “Add-ons”

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus has been in education for 18 years as a secondary English teacher, Media Specialist, Tech Integration coach, and in his current role as the Coordinator for Digital Learning.  In his professional life, Marcus is passionate about educational technology, student engagement, and... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1307 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46226

1:15pm

How to use Canvas in the Primary Grades
Canvas is an amazing tool to use in the classroom, EVEN IF you teach in the primary grades! I LOVE Canvas! It is my classroom's digital "hub". It is a place for me to communicate with my students and parents. It houses materials that we use on a weekly basis like spelling lists, read aloud books, and subject/theme related resources. My students complete assignments and even access learning centers using Canvas! If you want to learn how to use Canvas more efficiently in your primary classroom, this is the session for you! You will leave with helpful strategies and tools that you can use now to create an amazing Canvas page to start using next school year!

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Crull

Rebecca Crull

Second Grade Teacher, 4045
Rebecca Crull has taught second grade at New Palestine Elementary for 17 years. Her passion as a teacher is to foster lifelong learners. In her classroom, her students use technology on a daily basis. They don't just use their iPads to take an AR test or play games. They use technology... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
1608 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46176

1:15pm

STEM Integration Across the Middle School Curriculum
What could it mean for students if STEM truly permeated their entire learning environment? What does STEM look like within curricular areas that do not traditionally fall into what we naturally think of as STEM content areas? Our two-year journey to becoming an IDOE STEM certified school lead to cross curricular collaborations unlike any in which we had previously engaged. It also created incredible learning opportunities for students and staff. Join us to explore our journey and the lessons learned along the way. Presenters will discuss their challenges of cross curricular collaboration, the process of incorporating Language Arts, Social Studies, and Unified Arts into the STEM curriculum, the value of having all content areas and teachers involved, how the 4 Cs of STEM fit into each content area, and strategies to help create all staff buy-in to this initiative. Presenters, all teachers within this journey, will share information and handout/resources for STEM integration across the curriculum.

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Bloomer

Michelle Bloomer

Middle School Teacher, New Palestine Junior High School
Michelle Bloomer holds two Bachelor Degrees, one in Physical Education/Athletic Training and one Elementary Education with a Middle School minor as well as a a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In her 18 years at Southern Hancock Schools, she has taught all four academic... Read More →
SG

Sarah Gizzi

NPJH
Sarah Gizzi has been teaching 7th and 8th grade Math at DCMS for 5 years. She is currently the student council sponsor, a member of the STEM leadership team, and the girls varsity basketball coach at NPHS. She has 3 children currently attending Southern Hancock Schools in 5th, 7th... Read More →
LC

Lisa Clouse Ph.D.

Lisa Clouse, Ph.D. is a language educator at Doe Creek Middle School as well as adjunct faculty for the IUPUI School of Education where she teaches undergraduate and graduate course in the teacher preparation program. Lisa has been a member of the IDOE Digital Curriculum Committee... Read More →
JV

James Voelz

Doe Creek Middle School
James Voelz is the current principal of Doe Creek Middle School. He has been in that position for the past 14 years. Jim currently serves on the NASSP board of directors and is a member of the Riley Children’s Hospital education advisory board.

Speakers
MJ

Mary Jones

Teacher/Science Department Head, New Palestine Junior High
Mary Jones has been a teacher in the South Hancock school system since 1998. After graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. and M.S in Biology and Science Education, she served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Ghana West Africa for two years as a science educator. Her time with Southern... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:05pm
3222 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46166

1:15pm

Background Information: Workshop for Educators on Collaborative Learning Communities

Many teachers are unsure of how to go about setting up collaborative groups or find collaborative groups messy, disorganized, and an ill-structured waste of instructional time. Dispelling myths and addressing concerns removes some obstacles preventing collaborative groups.

Students who collaborate also are more engaged in learning. Collaboration is a 21st century skill for students and this must be modeled by educators. Educators must also provide opportunities for students to collaborate in multiple settings and activities. STEM certified schools requires students to work independently and collaboratively in an inquiry-based learning environment that encourages finding creative solutions to authentic and complex problems and use technology resources to conduct research, demonstrate creative and critical thinking, and communicate and work collaboratively.  

https://sites.google.com/newpal.k12.in.us/jcba-instructional-design-and-/home/workshop-overview 

Speakers
SL

Shannon L Kamp

2nd Grade Teacher- SCE, CSCSHC
Shannon has 15 years teaching experience in 1st-8th grade. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary and completing her masters degree in Learning Design and Technology through Purdue University. Shannon believes that students benefit from peer mentors and constructivist... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
1613 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46169

1:15pm

Why Blend? Best Practices & Personalize Learning for All
How can you embrace and embed technology to ensure that learning is truly personalized? Learn how to utilize digital technologies such as open educational resources and blended learning to enhance communication, creation, critical thinking and collaboration. Explore the variety of open educational resources and what it truly looks like to create and curate content in the digital age. Discover the essential elements of blended learning and personalized learning for teachers and students. Analyze systems and rubrics to see how effective we are utilizing technology in teaching and learning. See how these all can impact student achievement and innovate your school learning environment in a digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Technology/Instructional Coach, CIESC
Duke Lines is the Innovation Learning Specialist for CIESC. Before joining the CIESC professional learning team, Duke served as a teacher, PLC leader, instructional coach, dean of students, and administrator. He is a Certified Google Educator & Trainer and who is focused on being... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
1313 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46163

2:10pm

Changing Your Mindset: How Building Leaders Can Use Growth Mindset and The Innovator’s Mindset to Inspire Change in their PreK-12 Schools
PreK-12 building administrators and teacher leaders will learn easy steps to help them think through change differently. Participants will engage in a mini-fail fest, learn how to create a growth mindset in both adults and students, and leave with a plan to integrate innovation into their daily lives as educators.


Friday June 8, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
1600 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46167

2:10pm

Copyright Coaching
Let’s forget the fear based approach to copyright and go on the offense! During this session, we will talk about how important it is for administrators, technology coaches, and teachers to feel confident in all things copyright so that these skills can be passed on to our students. This session will share plays from the copyright playbook on how to approach copyright through images, video, instructional content, licensing, fair use and more.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Director of Technology, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill is the Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation in Kouts, Indiana. She is also an Innovation Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education Office of eLearning. Diana oversees coaching and training on digital lesson design and supports... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
1304 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46183

2:10pm

Kids Can Canvas, Too
Are you tired of hearing “Canvas isn’t for elementary students?” We are too. Not one-to-one in K-6 yet? Neither are we. Excited about the potential impact on learning that Canvas can have with young scholars? So are we! Join us we share tips and tricks for successful elementary Canvas use.

Speakers
avatar for Joani Miller

Joani Miller

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Joani Sullivan is in her 14th year at Richmond Community Schools. She spent 7 of those years as a 5th/6th grade classroom teacher and Interventionist. She spent 2 years as an Instructional Coach and four years ago was able to move into the eLearning Specialist position for the elementary... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
3222 New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46166

2:10pm

Sketchnoting 101
Curious about sketchnoting but not sure where to start? Join Jen Giffen for a hands-on session for beginner sketchnoters. Come and discover this fun way to take notes and get those artistic juices flowing!

Sketchnoting increases retention and focus as well as improves memory. It is great way to synthesize information and focus on big ideas. It helps with concentration, stimulates neural pathways, and quite literally makes us smarter.

You might be saying “But I can’t draw”; don’t worry. Sketchnoting is not creating a lifelike representation of reality, it is a way to embrace all literacies while creating something make sense for YOU.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Giffen

Jen Giffen

Digital Literacy Consultant, York Region DSB
Jen Giffen: Google Innovator (#WDC17), Sketchnoter, teacher match-maker, cheerleader, mother of three, and up for just about anything. Jen is a believer that you have time to do anything you want - you just need to make time. Former player of the game of school, she now seeks to ensure... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Media Center New Palestine High School, 4485 S Victory Dr, New Palestine, IN 46177