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May 5, 2017
Kingsford High School – Breitung Township Schools
431 Hamilton Avenue
Kingsford, MI 49802

Registration: 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Conference: 8:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.

3 SCECHs available and forms will be at registration. You will need your PIC number to complete the SCECH form and to receive the hours. (Need your PIC Number?: Download instructions (PDF))

Sponsored by the REMC Association of Michigan and Michigan Virtual University.

Conference Fee: $50

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Friday, May 5
 

8:30am

Opening Keynote: Technology Time Machine
We have always been surrounded by technology and watched as it changed the world around us. This keynote session will take an informative and entertaining look at what technology meant to teachers throughout the decades while discovering great technology tools we can use now. We will also take a look at where we are heading with a sneak peak at some products and features of the future.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Auditorium

10:00am

All About Flippity
This presentation will take you through the basics of the Web site flippity.net. Flippity is designed to make use (in a VERY EASY way) of Google sheets. These sheets all come with simple pre-made templates which allow for teachers to design simple but powerful interaction or study tools for students. As of this description, there are 12 templates available in Flippity consisting of Bingo, Handman, Quiz Show, and Flashcards to name a few.
The templates are designed for non-technical users to use. You enter the information into a sheet and Flippity will do the rest. This tool can be used in grades K-12.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
203

10:00am

Building an Authentic Online Learning Community

An online classroom environment can seem a bit impersonal so how do you build an online space where students thrive and interact with each other? In this session you will learn about ways to make your online environment a true classroom through collaboration, engagement and communication activities to foster a more social learning experience.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
105

10:00am

Coding for Every Device
From iPads to Chromebooks, our classrooms have a variety of tools to use. These machines are great but it can certainly get confusing. In this session we will explore how to expose learners to a variety of coding no matter what the device they have in their hands is. This session will cover resources for grades K through 12.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowen

Justin Cowen

Technology Integration & Innovation Specialist, Breitung Township Schools, Dickinson-Iron ISD



Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
107

10:00am

MakerSpace 101
Wondering what all this hubbub is about MakerSpaces? Interested in starting your own MakerSpace? Questioning just what your students will gain from a MakerSpace? Pondering over where to get materials and funding? Overwhelmed with what to get? Concerned about all the logistics? During this session we will answer all these questions and get you on your way to Making.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Smart

Ann Smart

EdTech Consultant, Jackson County ISD


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
100

10:00am

Media Literacy- Real of Fake
Do you know which sites are reporting the truth? Can you tell the difference between real and fake information? Even more importantly, can your students differentiate between real and fake news?
Most children have a difficult time discerning between what is real or fake, how to differentiate between an advertisement and a news article and identifying where they got their news. We need to stop the cycle of passing forward news and information that has not been substantiated.
This session will help you and your students become smarter consumers and producers of information.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa White

Melissa White

21 Things Project Manager, REMC Association of Michigan



Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
106

10:00am

PBL and Project Ideas
Do your students do "projects" in your classroom?
Have you heard of Project Based Learning (PBL)?
Is there a difference?
Do you want some good project & PBL ideas?
Do you have good project & PBL ideas to share?
Consider this one big brainstorming session about using Projects & PBL in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Woods

Chris Woods

High School Math Teacher & STEM Advocate, Public Schools of Calumet (CLK)
I look for simple ways to add STEM from real world to any classroom. And then I share them with educators. | Let's start the STEM Revolution! It's not just kits, it's creating & trying & doing. We can inspire the next generation!


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
103

10:00am

Staying Safe on the Internet
The Internet security game has changed. Attackers employ a variety of methods to steal your information and gain access to your files. Learn their methods and how to defend against them to keep yourself safe on the Internet. We will look at phishing attacks, ransomware, email safety and password best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Derrek White

Derrek White

Technology Director, Iron Mountain Public Schools



Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
102

10:00am

Technology Across the Curriculum
Learn how to integrate technology into any subject area. Discover resources and tech tools to help transform your current lessons, or get inspired to create engaging new ones.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
209

10:00am

TEDx & TEDED: How Kids and Communities can Create an Innovative Event to “Learn Forward” Forever
Abstract/Program Book Description:
HELLO potential TEDsters! Have you been toying with the idea of organizing a TEDx event or a TEDED Club? Want to help kids develop leadership skills and 21st Century Fluencies through self-motivated learning? This session is practical and encompasses how-to’s, examples, resources and advice from TEDx veteran, Dr. Sara Duvall, Curator, TEDxYouth@AnnArbor. Come and learn this innovative strategy for project based and digital age learning. TEDx (9-12+) and TEDED (K-8) - we cover it all!

Long Description/Scheduler Description:
What if one strategic unit of study could propose driving questions that 1) lead students to in-depth inquiry based on their own interests, 2) provide a framework for the practice of 21st century fluencies, and 3) engage higher order thinking skills? What if that unit of study could keep our students and patrons in the transformative zone of Ruben Puentedura's SAMR Model? What if that same unit could address ALL of the ISTE Technology Standards for Students 2016 (Empowered Lerner, Digital Citizen, Knowledge Creator, Innovative Designer, Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator and Global Collaborator) for all members of the community? TEDxYouth@AnnArbor has accomplished all this and more – outside of the classroom. The purpose of this dynamic session is to 1) introduce educators and librarians to TEDx and TEDED – independently organized TED events and clubs, 2) model how youth driven organizations can engage and captivate students, teachers, parents and communities, and 3) present a strategy to develop leadership and independent thinking in students of all ages. Educators and librarians alike will leave the session with multiple resources and supports to replicate such events, with the inspiration to initiate such programs for youth in their cities, and with the confidence to accomplish what before seemed impossible.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Duvall

Sara Duvall

District Chair Secondary Library Services, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Dr. Sara Duvall: Is the Lead for Media & Technology at Ann Arbor Skyline High School and the District Department Chair for Secondary School Libraries. Dr. Duvall is a former business CEO who became fascinated with making free public education meet the needs of students in today... Read More →



Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
101

10:00am

Twitter for Non-Tweeters
How to incorporate Twitter into the classroom to share photos, ideas, and make professional contacts. It's easy, fun, and a great way to share ideas with other teachers.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
204

10:00am

What's New in PowerSchool
Our annual back-to-school release is going to be huge! Come find out all of the latest details on the release of PowerTeacher Pro, Enterprise Reporting, Unified Classroom and many other new enhancements.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
201

10:00am

Top Apps, Websites and Tools for your Classroom aka Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
We have never had so many resources available to us in educational technology as we do right now. There are also some very promising things  due out which will have a profound effect on both our time in the classroom as well as out. This class will overview some of the top tools available now. Web 2.0, Mobile, Apps and hardware will all be discussed.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Auditorium

11:00am

101 Free Online Lessons to Support Student Learning
Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? From financial literacy, to digital citizenship, and business planning, EverFi courses help 4-12 grade teachers tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants will learn how to integrate EverFi's no cost, online courses to work in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement. All participants will be given login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support, completely free.


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
204

11:00am

Digital Storytelling with Microsoft Sway
Want to help students develop creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling! Join us as we learn about how students can use Microsoft Sway to create and share their own stories, experiences, and reflect on what they've learned. Sway is a web-based learning tool that can be used on ANY device your students may have access to in the classroom. Come to this session to play, build and discover the amazing possibilities of digital storytelling authentic assessment strategies

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
105

11:00am

Google Classroom for Beginners
Learn what Google Classroom is and why you should use it. We will walk through setting up your GC and best practices for getting organized. We will take a look at GC from both the teacher and student perspectives. To get the most from this session, please ensure that your district has GC enabled before attending this session.

Speakers
avatar for Derrek White

Derrek White

Technology Director, Iron Mountain Public Schools


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
101

11:00am

Google Forms with formRanger Add-on
This presentation takes you through Google Forms basics AND integrating the formRanger add-on to give your forms more power for multiple responses.
With Google Docs, changes are occurring all of the time and the changes are instantaneous in the Google Docs interface. Learn a little bit more about some of the newer changes including the ability to create quizzes. Come to this presentation if you want to learn more about forms AND the formRanger add-on.
Use in combination with Google Classroom.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
203

11:00am

I Can Use 1 Password for All Sites!
How to use the same password for every online account and do it safely and more secure then you ever heard was possible. Keeping all your online accounts secure seems like a daunting task but I will show how to make this work in accordance with the best security practices we know of. 2-Factor Authentication with an app or txt and other means of securing your digital presence.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Schiltz

Darren Schiltz

Director of Technology, Dickinson-Iron ISD


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
102

11:00am

Integration of Technology into Alternative Science Curricula
An overview of integrating PBL and technology to a alternative demographic. Tricks, tips, and a bit of fun with drones, spheros, 3d printing, and other tech available at the Marshall Alternative High School.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Raddatz

Jason Raddatz

Science Teacher, Marshall Opportunity High School
A person with a unique collection of interesting experiences and poor wiring. An avid experimenter of teaching techniques, technology integration, and making science, technology, engineering processes and math accessible to all abilities and interests.


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
209

11:00am

MakerSpace 102
You have the understanding of what a MakerSpace is and how it can benefit your students. Maybe you already have the space and tools. Now what? During this session we will discuss MakerSpace themes and participate in different MakerSpace challenges. Come prepared to participate, learn, create, and build!

Speakers
avatar for Ann Smart

Ann Smart

EdTech Consultant, Jackson County ISD


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
100

11:00am

MISchoolData ~ Crazy Amount of Information at Your Fingertips
Learn about the MISchoolData portal including Early Childhood, K-12, all the way through Post Secondary and Work Force data. Come explore the K12 area of the portal with topics including: MSTEP, student counts, non-resident, graduation/dropout rates, and more! Find out how to locate achievement and demographic data with a few simple clicks, or make comparisons to review trends. New to the portal? Come find out more about how the MISchoolData portal can support school improvement efforts, and even data for grant writing for your school.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
202

11:00am

ThingLink for Foreign Language and other Teachers
Come to this session with your computer and pictures from your recent trip! (Please scan pictures before session.) The session will introduce the website "ThingLink" and show you how you can use this with your classes on Monday!

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
107

11:00am

Unified Classroom Experience
What if a comprehensive, single platform that could accommodate all the teaching and learning activities in your K-12 classroom was within reach? Introducing the unified classroom experience, an innovative and industry-leading initiative that will: Transform technology barriers to learning; Unify the classroom with an integrated workflow; Deliver a 360-degree view of students and classes; Easily foster adjustments to instruction and assessment. PowerSchool is re-aligning technology in the classroom and delivering a single platform for all classroom instruction, assessment and student data needs. Join us to learn more about how PowerSchool can unify learning and improve stakeholder experiences across your school board.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
201

11:00am

Unleash Creativity
Unleash your creativity, and the creativity within your students, when they use higher level thinking skills to produce hands-on projects that connect with content. Think outside the box and use tools to foster your students creativity. Not just lofty theology here, just great tools and examples of how I use them in my US and World History classes.


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
103

11:00am

MAKERSPACE
Come to the UP MACUL MakerSpace, for hands on activities for you to explore. Teachers and student volunteers will show you how to use a variety of gadgets, robots, tools and technologies to create things. Our MakerSpace includes: Ozobots, Spheros, Dot and Dash Robots, Puzzlets, Littlebits, Bloxels, MakeyMakey, 3D Printers,  paper circuits, bling your badge, Virtual Reality headsets and devices, video stop motion and green screen, button maker, Strawbees, Keva, and more.  The MakerSpace will be open before and after lunch so please make a special effort to experience the various stations. 


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 1:30pm
MakerSpace

12:15pm

LUNCH and Exhibits
Friday May 5, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Middle School Gym

1:30pm

Any Classroom + STEM = Easy
Let's face it...we know we should have our students "do STEM" but we're not quite sure how to "add STEM" to our classrooms, elementary or any grade. Don't worry, there are lots of easy and free ways to add STEM to your classroom, even if you're not a science geek or a math nerd. I'm starting a STEM Revolution in my classroom...are you ready to start one in yours?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Woods

Chris Woods

High School Math Teacher & STEM Advocate, Public Schools of Calumet (CLK)
I look for simple ways to add STEM from real world to any classroom. And then I share them with educators. | Let's start the STEM Revolution! It's not just kits, it's creating & trying & doing. We can inspire the next generation!



Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
103

1:30pm

Blended Learning & Student Ownership
Blended learning should launch students into a world where they are empowered by their growth and engaged with effective technology, building on their 21st century skills. Hear from educators with blended learning experience, including a self-paced classroom and online technology resources. We will explore Kiddom, a free personalized learning platform for teachers, aligning content to standards, connecting online resources, and providing data analytics. Attendees need a tech device as we will be modeling blended learning by engaging in online resources and tools.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Glover

Amanda Glover

Learning & Development Lead, Kiddom
Amanda Glover leads Learning and Development with Kiddom, supporting educators looking to improve their practice. She began her career in education teaching middle school Math in Nashville, Tennessee, including experience in a traditional public school and charter school. From th... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
204

1:30pm

Effective Chromebook Implementation in the Secondary Classroom
Often times the focus of 1:1 implementation is on the devices themselves and getting them into the hands of students. What can result is a breakdown of student learning, discipline, and classroom structure. We will discuss techniques for preserving classroom management in a 1:1 setting and helpful tools to enhance student learning.


Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
202

1:30pm

Flipping Your Classroom with Office Mix
Are you looking to maximize the face-to-face teaching and learning time you have with your students? Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! Join us as we explore how to create and easily share digital lessons on any device using the Office Mix Add-In for PowerPoint. Office Mix can help you create interactive lessons with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. We’ll also look at how to utilize Mix analytics to differentiate instruction. Or you can mix it up -- have students create Mixes for authentic assessment!

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
105

1:30pm

Foreign Language Teachers - Share your Favorite Idea/Project
Foreign Language Teachers: please bring your favorite idea and/or project with you to this session. We want to be able to use these ideas on Monday. Bring handouts if needed.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
222

1:30pm

Free Technology Integration Lessons for K-5
Learn about the new and FREE curriculum and resources available for K-5 and 21t4students for use in your classroom on the http://21things4students.net site. There are step by step lessons with websites, videos and interactives for teachers to use with their students. Learn about the greatest and latest web tools for your K-5 students!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa White

Melissa White

21 Things Project Manager, REMC Association of Michigan



Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
106

1:30pm

Google Classroom in the Elementary Classroom
I will be presenting, in conjunction with Aimee Tatangalo, the uses of Google Classroom at the elementary level. We have been using Google Classroom as a vehicle for providing educational resources across the curriculum, submission of assignments, and communication with parents. It has become a tool, in and out of our classroom, for kids to explore content and share with parents and peers.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
203

1:30pm

Literacy and Tech Tools for K-2
Making connections between literature and technology for the early elementary.


Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
101

1:30pm

Power School PowerTeacher Pro - Q&A Session
This session will be conducted like a Round Table Discussion for where attendees can ask the presenter get help their PowerSchool or Gradebook problems.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
201

1:30pm

Put Your Simple Machines Knowledge to Work to Better Learn STEM Concepts using LEGO®
This LEGO® Education solution is all about connecting students to the real world, encouraging them to explore and understand how things work. Designed to introduce core concepts essential to science, technology, and engineering design, this solution illustrates the fundamental principles of simple and complex machines, forces and motion with a little energy. Through building, designing, and testing solutions, come experience how this solution encourages students to work as scientists and engineers, all while honing design technology and math skills. Even the least science oriented educators will feel secure teaching these standards and concepts with LEGO®.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
209

1:30pm

Resource Showdown
Two presenters, two screens, and a whole bunch of resources! In this session Steve Kass from REMC 1 and Justin Cowen from the Breitung Township Schools/DIISD will be going head-to-head in a resource showdown. The presenters will demo awesome resources in a rapid fire setup.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowen

Justin Cowen

Technology Integration & Innovation Specialist, Breitung Township Schools, Dickinson-Iron ISD
avatar for Steve Kass

Steve Kass

Educational Technologist, REMC1


Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
107

1:30pm

Staying Safe on the Internet
The Internet security game has changed. Attackers employ a variety of methods to steal your information and gain access to your files. Learn their methods and how to defend against them to keep yourself safe on the Internet. We will look at phishing attacks, ransomware, email safety and password best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Derrek White

Derrek White

Technology Director, Iron Mountain Public Schools



Friday May 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
102