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Wednesday, November 6
 

8:45am CST

"Retain Your Gains" with Get More Math! An Online Math Practice Tool, FREE School-Year Trial through July 31, 2020!
Every teacher knows the problem, kids forget! Shelly will explain how she successfully accomplished the goal of long-term student retention in her school upon discovering Get More Math (GMM). GMM is a hyper-intelligent teacher tool that complements any curriculum by delivering individualized quality practice sets for daily lessons as well as individualized cumulative review targeting each student’s greatest areas of need. GMM is currently TEKS aligned in grades 4 through Algebra 1 (Geometry in progress and Algebra 2 coming soon). If your school has not previously taken advantage of GMM’s FREE trial, an offer will be extended for unlimited use through July 2020!

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Pelton

Shelly Pelton

TRS Retiree & GMM Account Manager, TX/LA, Get More Math®
Shelly Pelton devoted twenty-five years to teaching middle school mathematics in Texas.  Following her time in the classroom she continued in education as a math instructional coach.  Continuously seeking best practices to implement in the classroom led Shelly to the discovery of... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-17

8:45am CST

For the Love of Books - Utilizing Mentor Texts in the Primary Classroom
The revised ELAR TEKS emphasize the connection between reading and writing. In this session, participants will learn about fun and engaging activities to help bridge reading and writing in the primary classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-22

8:45am CST

Significantly Increasing Math Achievement: It’s Neuroscience, Not Rocket Science
For as long as teachers have been teaching math, they have been teaching it the same way. The results are stagnant achievement and a depleted STEM future workforce. MIND Research has been working on this problem for 20 years, and a recent WestEd study has proven that the unique approach of blending technology with research-based neuroscience principles is the key to both increasing achievement and helping students unlock their natural problem solving abilities. Come learn more about the unprecedented growth schools across the country are experiencing with ST Math.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Girouard

Garrett Girouard

Education Partnerships, ST Math
ST Math is a PreK-8th visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math. Currently used by over 350 schools in Texas, ST Math is TEA-approved, TEKS-aligned and research proven to increase STAAR scores.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-19

8:45am CST

Augemented Reality in the Early Childhood Classroom
Attendees will learn a multi-modality approach for creating magical learning experiences in their classrooms. The more engaged children are, the more motivated they are to learn. Using six learning modalities, we'll show you how multiple brain pathways increase knowledge retention in young minds. Backed by Independent Research, this hands-on, collaborative reading and math program is getting children kindergarten ready and giving them the foundations for success in literacy. Using visual 3D technology effects, 26 zoo animals come to life and interact with children as they are learning. Come see how science and social emotional reinforcement are threaded through this supplemental curriculum to help all early learners succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Tyler

Jennifer Tyler

School District Partnerships, Kaplan ELC
Kaplan Early Learning Company offers a wide array of products and services to serve the Early Childhood classroom. Our research-based curricula, assessments, educational materials, and professional development topics are created to enhance the education of young children and spark... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-21

8:45am CST

Building a Computer Science Club Through Google
Come learn all about Google CSFirst by experiencing a lesson firsthand and discover how I integrated the curriculum into my robotics class. Anyone can truly build this amazing club, you just need a little bit of background on using Google.

Speakers
RM

Rachel Medrano

Teacher, Banquete ISD


Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-20

8:45am CST

Tech Apps in Content
Computer Science and technology is so important to be introduced to our students as early and as often as possible. We will show multiple ways to introduce technology into core subjects while still maintaining the integrity of the the state mandated TEKS but creating hands-on lessons that are engaging for the students.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Brotherton

Mike Brotherton

Teacher, Calallen Middle School
Masters in EducationHead HS Golf CoachMS Football Coach/ HS Statistician
CP

Christine Price

Teacher, Calallen Middle School


Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-18

8:45am CST

Virtual Reality- Tomorrows Technology being used in today's classrooms
In today's industrial society, the world of virtual reality must exist to both broaden and excite the workforce of tomorrow. Today some world leaders like Mercedes and BMW are using the concept of virtual reality to help their technicians repair vehicles. it also allows for the person working on the vehicle to see before hand what needs to be done before removing components. it also allows for the student to be presented with precise directions on how the repair needs to be done. in a learning environment such as ours, teachers need to be visual and creative learners, each creating lessons that can express what the needs are for their field or expertise. in turn the students must be able to understand in a precise manor what is being taught to them. the concepts of virtual reality can be used in many ways,in many different scenario's

Speakers
avatar for Secundino Alonzo Garza

Secundino Alonzo Garza

Automotive Instructor, Kingsville ISD
Automotive Technology Instructor since 2001, OSHA Safety Instructor since 2005Masters of Science-2015- Occupational Trades and DevelopmentAdjunct- Coastal Bend College


Wednesday November 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am CST
Room 3-15

9:45am CST

"Retain Your Gains" with Get More Math! An Online Math Practice Tool, FREE School-Year Trial through July 31, 2020!
Every teacher knows the problem, kids forget! Shelly will explain how she successfully accomplished the goal of long-term student retention in her school upon discovering Get More Math (GMM). GMM is a hyper-intelligent teacher tool that complements any curriculum by delivering individualized quality practice sets for daily lessons as well as individualized cumulative review targeting each student’s greatest areas of need. GMM is currently TEKS aligned in grades 4 through Algebra 1 (Geometry in progress and Algebra 2 coming soon). If your school has not previously taken advantage of GMM’s FREE trial, an offer will be extended for unlimited use through July 2020!

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Pelton

Shelly Pelton

TRS Retiree & GMM Account Manager, TX/LA, Get More Math®
Shelly Pelton devoted twenty-five years to teaching middle school mathematics in Texas.  Following her time in the classroom she continued in education as a math instructional coach.  Continuously seeking best practices to implement in the classroom led Shelly to the discovery of... Read More →



Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-17

9:45am CST

Experience Discovery Education
Check out the New personalized Experience of Discovery Education! We will go over the new features and updates that Discovery Education has rolled out in 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Vincent

Kristy Vincent

Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-20

9:45am CST

SECURITY - How Vulnerable Is Your District?
Demonstration/Discussion on different ways on how you can better secure your district from computer logins to Google applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Etzler

Tim Etzler

Technology Director, Ricardo ISD
Starting my 37th year in education. First 15 years I was a Band Director and General Music teacher then had the great opportunity to move into the educational technology realm. I've been doing educational technology for the last 22 years and the last 5 years as a Technology Director... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-22

9:45am CST

The power of the hero's journey in helping students build self-efficacy and resilience.
Presenter will provide current research supporting the use of story and the hero archetype to help students in grades 5-8 understand how to plan their personal story. Aspects include students getting to know themselves on multiple levels, work with tools to help deal with challenges, and build internal resilience. The presentation falls into the categories of social-emotional learning and mental health.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Bessmer

Linda Bessmer

Managing Partner, Muses3, LLC dba Education Muses, LLC
Linda has been involved with Educational Technology for decades. She brings an understanding of how technology can promote learning and provide equity and equality to students' learning.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-19

9:45am CST

Augemented Reality in the Early Childhood Classroom
Attendees will learn a multi-modality approach for creating magical learning experiences in their classrooms. The more engaged children are, the more motivated they are to learn. Using six learning modalities, we'll show you how multiple brain pathways increase knowledge retention in young minds. Backed by Independent Research, this hands-on, collaborative reading and math program is getting children kindergarten ready and giving them the foundations for success in literacy. Using visual 3D technology effects, 26 zoo animals come to life and interact with children as they are learning. Come see how science and social emotional reinforcement are threaded through this supplemental curriculum to help all early learners succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Tyler

Jennifer Tyler

School District Partnerships, Kaplan ELC
Kaplan Early Learning Company offers a wide array of products and services to serve the Early Childhood classroom. Our research-based curricula, assessments, educational materials, and professional development topics are created to enhance the education of young children and spark... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-21

9:45am CST

Tech Apps in Content
Computer Science and technology is so important to be introduced to our students as early and as often as possible. We will show multiple ways to introduce technology into core subjects while still maintaining the integrity of the the state mandated TEKS but creating hands-on lessons that are engaging for the students.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Brotherton

Mike Brotherton

Teacher, Calallen Middle School
Masters in EducationHead HS Golf CoachMS Football Coach/ HS Statistician
CP

Christine Price

Teacher, Calallen Middle School


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-18

9:45am CST

Virtual Reality- Tomorrows Technology being used in today's classrooms
In today's industrial society, the world of virtual reality must exist to both broaden and excite the workforce of tomorrow. Today some world leaders like Mercedes and BMW are using the concept of virtual reality to help their technicians repair vehicles. it also allows for the person working on the vehicle to see before hand what needs to be done before removing components. it also allows for the student to be presented with precise directions on how the repair needs to be done. in a learning environment such as ours, teachers need to be visual and creative learners, each creating lessons that can express what the needs are for their field or expertise. In turn the students must be able to understand in a precise manor what is being taught to them. the concepts of virtual reality can be used in many ways,in many different scenario's

Speakers
avatar for Secundino Alonzo Garza

Secundino Alonzo Garza

Automotive Instructor, Kingsville ISD
Automotive Technology Instructor since 2001, OSHA Safety Instructor since 2005Masters of Science-2015- Occupational Trades and DevelopmentAdjunct- Coastal Bend College


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am CST
Room 3-15

10:45am CST

Measuring the impact of technology on learning, and data to inform and monitor PD
How can you ensure your district’s technology investment is impacting teaching and learning? How do you know your students, teachers and schools have the resources as well as the support needed to empower 21st century learners? Learn how schools and districts across the state are using data and research to identify bright spots, encourage collaboration and support the effective use of technology to drive meaningful teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Skinner

Sarah Skinner

Senior Education Research Leader, BrightBytes
Dedicated to improving student outcomes through the use of transformative technologies and innovative approaches to learning, Sarah is an educator with more than a decade of experience in schools, a distinguished teacher, instructional leader, professional developer, and coach on... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CST
Room 3-21

10:45am CST

Exploring Communication Apps to help Accomplish More
Join us for this "no judgement zone," where you'll learn about and have a chance to practice with several apps and websites you can use with your students, colleagues and staff to make your life (and theirs) easier while accomplishing important tasks.

Speakers
RM

Rachel Medrano

Teacher, Banquete ISD


Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CST
Room 3-15

10:45am CST

iPhone/iPad More Than a Toy
How can we take advantage of the iPhones/iPads in our students' hands to address some of their biggest needs? This session will review some built in accessibility options and a few tools and tips. During this session we will have hand ons activities with group discussion and brainstorming.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Brotherton

Veronica Brotherton

Special Education Specialist, ESC 2
I have over 15 years of classroom experience working with Special Education students at all levels. I recently joined the Education Service Center Region 2 and am eager to share my knowledge with other educators.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CST
Room 3-18

10:45am CST

Microsoft Certifications MOS
Preparing your students for a Microsoft Office Specialist certification is a big responsibility! We have been preparing and certifying students for the past four years and hope to help you start a successful program certifying students with an industry based certification that is recognized by TEA. We will show you how we have been successful and what you need to get started. Together we will explore certifications in Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Rutherford

Susan Rutherford

CTE Teacher at SGISD and Adjunct Professor Coastal Bend College, Santa Gertrudis ISD
Susan Rutherford is a CTE teacher and Technology Coordinator at Santa Gertrudis ISD and Adjunct Professor for Coastal Bend College.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CST
Room 3-22

10:45am CST

Reach your students-Tips to make the most of your digital collection
Join us to discover how to optimize your digital collection and keep your students engaged with the latest content trends, app features and tips for promoting your ebooks and audiobooks within your school or district. Learn about powerful curation options, equity tools including offline reading and how students reading on the Sora app maximizes budget and circulation for both school and public libraries. And you won’t want to miss eye-opening insight into how K-12s are incorporating digital titles into curriculum and PD.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Brookshire

Jody Brookshire

Account Manager, OverDrive Education
OverDrive Education is the leading global digital reading platform for K-12, offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Visit https://discoversora.com to get a free trial of our student reading app Sora!


Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CST
Room 3-17

10:45am CST

Verkada's Simpler Security Solution
Verkada's cloud based solutions and data storage cameras resolve many of the problems with maintaining Security Camera Networks.

Speakers
HJ

Hurley Johnson, Verkada

Sales Support, All Campus Security


Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CST
Room 3-24

11:45am CST

Lunch, Vendor Demos and Networking
Wednesday November 6, 2019 11:45am - 12:40pm CST
Room 3-11

12:45pm CST

Collaborative Sharing with Google
Learn how to share applications in Google Drive and how to collaboratively work together for a final presentation. Will explore making/sharing folders in Google Drive and sharing Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Presentation applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Etzler

Tim Etzler

Technology Director, Ricardo ISD
Starting my 37th year in education. First 15 years I was a Band Director and General Music teacher then had the great opportunity to move into the educational technology realm. I've been doing educational technology for the last 22 years and the last 5 years as a Technology Director... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-22

12:45pm CST

For the Love of Books - Utilizing Mentor Texts in the Primary Classroom
The revised ELAR TEKS emphasize the connection between reading and writing. In this session, participants will learn about fun and engaging activities to help bridge reading and writing in the primary classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-15

12:45pm CST

Interactive Panel with Wireless Document Camera in Classroom
Show, Tell, and Touch! A classroom with an Interactive Flat Penal will not only increase students engagement, it will enhance creativity and collaboration skill. With the addition of a mobile wireless document camera, a classroom is now more than show and tell, it is now show and tell and touch. Providing endless fun and interactivities to help students grow. Join our session to find out how you could benefit from our solution.

Speakers

Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-24

12:45pm CST

Technology that Supports English Learners
Simply having English Learners engage with technology in the classroom does not qualify as quality integration. English Learners require multiple opportunities to engage with content and language in face to face settings while receiving linguistic supports with high expectations. Discover how using the SAMR model provides meaningful technology integration for English Learners that moves beyond substitution to transformational learning.

Speakers
SR

Sandra Rascon

Region 02 ESC
My classroom teaching experience and instrucional coaching K-12 of over a decade has been entirely focused on bilingual and ESL English Learners in high needs areas including the Rio Grande Valley, Houston ISD, and Central Texas. My focus is on practical instruction driven by the... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-18

12:45pm CST

Text-to-Speech Accommodations to Prepare for STAAR Online
Texas has implemented Text-to-Speech accommodations for STAAR Online. Schools who want to use this accommodation should be using similar accommodations during the school year with day-to-day tests to familiarize the students with similar tools. Kurzweil 3000 allows you to import or scan tests and material into an audio visual format. Students can adjust the reading speed, size of text, color background, and look up definitions/synonyms/pictures. Teachers can add bubble notes similar to the "Pop up" feature in STAAR Online to scaffold questions or provide more support, as well as make certain parts of the text read silently, such as the reading passages on STAAR Online. Come learn more!


Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-20

12:45pm CST

Do you know? App and Game Safety
So we know where are kids are, but do you know about the apps and games they are playing? In this session we will have some real conversation about things to look for and questions to ask your children about their apps and games to keep them safe.

Speakers

Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-21

12:45pm CST

360° Storytelling with bulb digital portfolios
It is never too early for K-12 students to begin demonstrating process as well as showcasing their creativity. Digital portfolios come alongside each unique student to help them curate, create, share and showcase not only the best of their work, but the process they engaged to get there. Digital portfolios allow students to show evidence of learning and growth over time. Students are much more than a test score and a GPA. Come explore student k-12 student portfolios and learn how digital portfolios can tell the WHOLE student story.

Speakers
avatar for bulb digital portfolios

bulb digital portfolios

Account Executive, BulbApp
bulb is a beautiful, easy-to-use digital portfolio where students and educators create, share, and showcase their smarts. bulb is a platform with unlimited storage that allows students to show evidence of learning and growth over time. bulb empowers students to tell the FULL story... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-19

12:45pm CST

Zero Cost Cloud Managed Wi-Fi really is possible!
Learn about the only $0.00 Zero Cost Cloud Managed Solution in the market. $0.00 Licensing fees for 5 years + $0.00 Hosting fees = $0.00 additional cost to your budget!

Speakers
avatar for Belkin, Inc.

Belkin, Inc.

Belkin
Belkin is an industry leader providing peripheral enhancements and solutions to educational environments to improve the value of K12 technology investments.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Room 3-17

1:45pm CST

360° Storytelling with bulb digital portfolios
It is never too early for K-12 students to begin demonstrating process as well as showcasing their creativity. Digital portfolios come alongside each unique student to help them curate, create, share and showcase not only the best of their work, but the process they engaged to get there. Digital portfolios allow students to show evidence of learning and growth over time. Students are much more than a test score and a GPA. Come explore student k-12 student portfolios and learn how digital portfolios can tell the WHOLE student story.

Speakers
avatar for bulb digital portfolios

bulb digital portfolios

Account Executive, BulbApp
bulb is a beautiful, easy-to-use digital portfolio where students and educators create, share, and showcase their smarts. bulb is a platform with unlimited storage that allows students to show evidence of learning and growth over time. bulb empowers students to tell the FULL story... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-19

1:45pm CST

The World of Google Applied Digital Skills
Come learn about the world of Google Applied Digital Skills which is all about teaching and learning practical digital skills using their free project-based video curriculum from a Google Applied Digital Skills Ambassador. I will explain how I incorporated this curriculum into my classroom and how much the students enjoyed learning a variety of skills.

Speakers
RM

Rachel Medrano

Teacher, Banquete ISD


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-15

1:45pm CST

Glide into App Creation
Learn to combine Google Sheets and the free Glide app to create a customized app that can be shared with clubs, students, teachers, administrators, or the public. This session will cover the basics of creating a simple app in Glide from a template and discuss possible uses for the program in a school setting. Google Sheets will not be covered.

Speakers
LJ

Lisa Jurecek

District Librarian, Orange Grove ISD


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-22

1:45pm CST

Got ELLs? Techno 2 Grow the Know
"English language learners (ELLs) struggle to keep up with the fast pace curriculum. Discover how to seamlessly incorporate the ELPS and Sheltered Instruction in all content areas for ELLs using free online resources."

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Dennis

Tracy Dennis

Director of Instruction, Flour Bluff ISD
Tracy has served in education for over 25 years as an elementary and a middle school teacher, a campus instructional specialist, a campus administrator, an educational specialist at Region 13 Education Service Center, instructional coach and a district administrator.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-18

1:45pm CST

Mapping Student Futures to Technology
The TEA has just announced that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is now a TEA-recognized Pathway for CTE students. This new pathway allows dual-credit students to enroll in Del Mar College GIS and UAS courses. This session will describe these two technologies and the new TEA-approved CTE pathways they can be incorporated on your campus.

Speakers
PD

Phillip Davis, Del Mar College

Director, GeoTech Center
EdD, Director, Geo Tech Center


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-20

1:45pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Perla Sanchez

Perla Sanchez

Sales Executive, Newsela
Newsela is an instructional content platform that provides engaging content for students that is differentiated at 5 different reading levels across multiple content areas in English and Spanish.
avatar for Amanda Volz

Amanda Volz

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


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-21

1:45pm CST

Interactive Panel with Wireless Document Camera in Classroom
Show, Tell, and Touch! A classroom with an Interactive Flat Penal will not only increase students engagement, it will enhance creativity and collaboration skill. With the addition of a mobile wireless document camera, a classroom is now more than show and tell, it is now show and tell and touch. Providing endless fun and interactivities to help students grow. Join our session to find out how you could benefit from our solution.

Speakers

Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-24

1:45pm CST

Zero Cost Cloud Managed Wi-Fi really is possible!
Learn about the only $0.00 Zero Cost Cloud Managed Solution in the market. $0.00 Licensing fees for 5 years + $0.00 Hosting fees = $0.00 additional cost to your budget!

Speakers
avatar for Belkin, Inc.

Belkin, Inc.

Belkin
Belkin is an industry leader providing peripheral enhancements and solutions to educational environments to improve the value of K12 technology investments.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:35pm CST
Room 3-17

2:45pm CST

The World of Google Applied Digital Skills
Come learn about the world of Google Applied Digital Skills which is all about teaching and learning practical digital skills using their free project-based video curriculum from a Google Applied Digital Skills Ambassador. I will explain how I incorporated this curriculum into my classroom and how much the students enjoyed learning a variety of skills.

Speakers
RM

Rachel Medrano

Teacher, Banquete ISD


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-15

2:45pm CST

Using Google Expeditions to Expand and Inspire
Virtual Reality (VR) is a way to experience things that we might never be able to experience for ourselves. With a Google Expeditions kit, the world is only a download away. See how you can take your students on the journey of a lifetime in the space of a class period. Join this session to dive in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, visit the architectural wonders of Angkor Wat, and journey inside the human respiratory system.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie VanZandt

Debbie VanZandt

Librarian, Tuloso-Midway ISD
I am a happily married mother of two grown daughters, 3 dogs, and 4 cats. I have been the high school librarian at TMHS for 10 years, and I can't imagine going anywhere else. Ask me about year-round school. It's absolutely the BEST!I'm proud to work with some of the best people in... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-17

2:45pm CST

Glide into App Creation
Learn to combine Google Sheets and the free Glide app to create a customized app that can be shared with clubs, students, teachers, administrators, or the public. This session will cover the basics of creating a simple app in Glide from a template and discuss possible uses for the program in a school setting. Google Sheets will not be covered.

Speakers
LJ

Lisa Jurecek

District Librarian, Orange Grove ISD


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-21

2:45pm CST

Easy Ways to Bring Assistive Technology into the Classroom
Do you have struggling learners who could benefit from Assistive Technology (AT)? Have you been told that you should be using Assistive Technology in the classroom? Are you overwhelmed with all the AT options out there? During this session, participants will become familiar with Assistive Technology and learn ways to incorporate into everyday lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kay Smith

Dr. Kay Smith

Consultant, Region 02 ESC
I work at ESC 2 as a Special Education Consultant. My areas of focus are Early Childhood Special Education, Texas Complex Access Needs and Multiple Exceptionalities Multiple Needs.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-24

2:45pm CST

Funding your Classroom through DonorsChoose
Bring a laptop; we will walk participants through starting their very first project. The participants will learn how to write a DonorsChoose project proposal with the best chance of funding based on criteria and suggestions. The participants will learn about digital marketing strategies to share their DonorsChoose projects to potential donors using social media including Twitter, Facebook, and email. The participants will learn about print marketing strategies to share their DonorsChoose projects to potential donors using flyers and business cards.The participants will learn about matches and innovation challenges that will support their funding goals. The participants will learn about the variety of projects that they can request ranging from books to ebooks to Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Rutherford

Susan Rutherford

CTE Teacher at SGISD and Adjunct Professor Coastal Bend College, Santa Gertrudis ISD
Susan Rutherford is a CTE teacher and Technology Coordinator at Santa Gertrudis ISD and Adjunct Professor for Coastal Bend College.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-22

2:45pm CST

Got ELLs? Techno 2 Grow the Know
English language learners (ELLs) struggle to keep up with the fast pace curriculum. Discover how to seamlessly incorporate the ELPS and Sheltered Instruction in all content areas for ELLs using free online resources.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Dennis

Tracy Dennis

Director of Instruction, Flour Bluff ISD
Tracy has served in education for over 25 years as an elementary and a middle school teacher, a campus instructional specialist, a campus administrator, an educational specialist at Region 13 Education Service Center, instructional coach and a district administrator.


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-18

2:45pm CST

Mapping Student Futures to Technology
The TEA has just announced that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is now a TEA-recognized Pathway for CTE students. This new pathway allows dual-credit students to enroll in Del Mar College GIS and UAS courses. This session will describe these two technologies and the new TEA-approved CTE pathways they can be incorporated on your campus.

Speakers
PD

Phillip Davis, Del Mar College

Director, GeoTech Center
EdD, Director, Geo Tech Center


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-20

2:45pm CST

Tech Tools for Campus Administrators
It is critical for instructional leaders to model technology use for their campuses. You are also responsible for engaging with your stakeholders and sharing the wonderful things happening in your building. During this session, we will explore tools, tips, and tech resources to streamline ho-hum administrative tasks, getting you out of the office and into the classrooms. Using Google and other tools, learn ways to manage agendas and calendars, maximize PLC/data meetings, observation and feedback schedules, social media usage, and more!


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 3-19

3:45pm CST

Closing and Door Prizes
Wednesday November 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm CST
Room 3-11