Breakout Session Times and Descriptions
You will need to choose one topic per breakout session. When you click the "Register" button or the "Show other payment options" link above, you will be able to choose and register your topic(s). Descriptions for all the sessions are below.
Breakout Session #1: 10:15 a.m - 11:00 a.m. - choose one
Show Me the Mastery!
Collecting evidence of mastery does not have to be an arduous process for the teacher or student. In this session, you will actively explore a variety of intriguing web-based and mobile apps that allow the seamless collection of standards-based data at the same time as capturing the attention of your entire class! Levels: Preschool. Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Jennifer Bengele/Vermilion Local Schools.
Student-Focused Future Club: Coding, Gaming, Robotics, 3D Printing and Making
Step into the future with Lakewood City School students, grades 3-5. Walk away with hundreds of project ideas to introduce coding, robotics, gaming, and making to your school. Students pose questions, ponder with peers and professionals, research, and take action. Student-led and focused: They create, they fail, they revise, they collaborate, they try again, and they succeed! Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Jaime Chanter/Lakewood City Schools.
Google Sheets for Inquiry Learning across the Curriculum
Google Sheets is not just a tool for crunching numbers. It is a powerful resource for organizing information from any content area so students can analyze the data, compare and contrast the information, look for patterns, draw conclusions, and make predictions. Rather than just giving our students the answers, Google Sheets can be used to help our students discover connections and find the answers on their own. Learn the basics of how to use Google Sheets, and then try out practical examples of how Google Sheets can be used for inquiry learning and problem based learning in all subject areas and grade levels. Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Eric Curts/SPARCC
Make Your Own Textbook Mixtape! Using OERs to Go Textbook-less
Why are we--in the 21st century--still relying on learning materials that are antiquated? Why are we still burdening our students (and ourselves) with cumbersome, expensive, and outdated textbooks? There has to be a better way, right? Open Education Resources (OERs) are cloud-based, relevant, timely, interactive, and FREE (or cheap!) materials that allow educators to fuel collaboration, engage learners, and keep educational materials relevant, customizable, and inexpensive! In this session, educators will discover the myriad sources of information afforded by free Open Education Resources (OERs). In addition, since this is a flipped session, participants will leave having curated a chapter for their own online "textbook-less" classroom. Flipped session: PRESENTER WILL CONTACT ATTENDEE IN ADVANCE WITH PRE-CONFERENCE READING/ACTIVITIES. Levels: Preschool. Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Stephanie DeMichele/Wickliffe City Schools.
When the Top Writing Strategies Met Technology: A Love Story
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This presentation explores how to combine technology with the top, evidence-based strategies that are statistically proven to yield the best results in writing instruction, regardless of content area. More than anything, it will prepare students for electronic, state-mandated tests. Levels: Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Ashley Pacholewski/Brunswick High School.
"So My Student Has a Chromebook! Now What?"
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Taking into account that our students are digital natives, and most teachers are digital residents, this session takes a look at assisting other stakeholders, our parents/guardians as digital refugees. Set-up as a pilot program at our school in 2015 during our 1:1 Chromebook initiative, we recognized the need for our student’s home support system to be able to navigate the Chromebook in cases where the students have questions at home. Come and participate in the session that we take you (as a parent) through the Google classroom and their suite products to become familiar with the Chromebook. We’ll discuss other options available to enhance a better understanding of technology at your school as well as other barriers that you may encounter in starting a 1:1 device program. Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: Novice. Presenter: Richard Smith/Ss. Robert & William Catholic School.
Implementing Student-led Photography to Capture Classroom Successes and Increase Engagement
Learn how to implement a student-led photography program to document student learning and capture classroom successes. Create a social media grant to obtain digital photography equipment. Nuts and bolts guide to implementing photography program and suggestions for digital workflow to publish thousands of classroom photographs per year. Share your digital photographs through social media to facilitate parent communication and increase student engagement. Levels: Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Kevin Hardin/MC2 STEM.
Information Fluency and Evaluating Internet-Based Information
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With the advent of more paperless libraries appearing in school environments, it is our job as educators to help guide students through the daunting task of locating reliable and worthy information on the web. Becoming information fluent and learning how to evaluate websites is an imperative critical thinking skill for all students to become successful in the education setting as well as productive and responsible members of society. Learning how to intelligently critique and understand how websites can be used productively for student research. Hands-on time included! Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: Novice. Presenter: Amanda Sears/Amherst Exempted Village Schools.
Breakout Session #2: 11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - choose one
Engaging With the World: Digital Literacy and NewsDepth
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How do you engage your students with current events while making essential curricular connections? NewsDepth brings events from around the world into your classroom each week through a variety of media designed to encourage student engagement. Attendees will explore NewsDepth as an instructional resource designed to complement and enhance traditional classroom instruction, develop digital literacy, make curricular connections, and prepare students for college and career readiness. This session focuses on engagement with NewsDepth in ways that facilitate discussion and development of instructional opportunities that connect students with current events, 21st Century Learning, Digital Literacy, and Ohio’s Learning Standards. Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: Novice. Presenter: Christopher Crawford/ideastream.
PBS Kids Resources to Support Early Childhood Learning; PreK-2
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Introduction to PBS Resources including PBS Kids, and PBS Kids Lab. An overview of the research-based development of these assets and demonstrations on how to integrate them into your delivery of curriculum standards. Participants will create demo lesson folders of resources that they can take back to their classrooms to use today! Levels: Preschool. Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Denise Hallman/ideastream.
A Secure Kiosk App for Chromebooks
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Google Forms are great for creating online assessments but the challenge is to prevent students from accessing other websites to find the answers while taking a test. Using Chrome App Builder, Chrome Developer Dashboard, Google Forms and Google Sites, you will learn how to create a kiosk app that, once installed on a Chromebook, will provide teachers with a secure testing site that does not allow users to access other websites. Levels: Primary. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Dianna Foley/Rocky River City School District.
Scratching the Surface: Trying out Scratch
Bring your computer and creativity to use MIT’s Scratch (It’s FREE!) to CREATE an interactive game, animation or presentation. Scratch is a block-based coding site that teaches computer science concepts while allowing the user to create something of their own! Plus, you will be shown how to easily put student projects in a class Studio where students can collaborate, evaluate and comment on the each other's projects. The presenter has have used Scratch with middle schoolers and will be on hand to guide you through the creative experience. Flipped session: PRESENTER WILL CONTACT ATTENDEE IN ADVANCE WITH PRE-CONFERENCE READING/ACTIVITIES. Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Jake Miller/Orange City Schools, Brady Middle School.
Art, Technology and the Traditional Classroom
Explore how to collaborate with an art teacher! Glean ideas on how to use maker’s space technology (Laser Cutter, 3D Printer, Vinyl Cutter) to teach art with project-based learning. Experience how to use online software to create 3D projects on both for functional and aesthetic purposes (hands on portion of lecture - laptop needed). Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Expertise Levels: All. Presenters: Brian Stern/Cleveland Heights-University Heights Teacher.
You Too Can Implement a Mastery Based Learning System in Your Classroom
Mastery of learning goals and objectives is important for students’ success in the classroom, but how does one differentiate instruction, teach for mastery, and translate mastery into grades? Participants in this session will learn how to engage their students in mastery learning and promote success for all learners. Examples of ways to administer assessments and track objectives mastered will be given while utilizing numerous technology tools such as Google Forms, Blendspace, Quizlet, Quia and more. Participants will have an opportunity to explore a variety of hands-on learning activities and create their own mastery based assessment. Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Kelly Walsh-Hunt/Magnificat High School.
Future Ready Students: Getting Your Classroom Online
Looking to get your classroom online? Looking for high quality educational digital content for your flipped or blended course? Learn how to access and incorporate INFOhio’s free digital content into your online class to improve collaboration, differentiate learning and raise the student innovation bar. If you are using Google Classroom, Blackboard, Canvas, Edmodo, Moodle, or Schoology attend. This hands-on session includes finding and quickly adding complex, informational text for all subjects and grade-levels; embedding translation and read aloud tools into learning management systems; and installing widgets to help students access quality standards-based content for their projects. Discover eLearning instructional techniques to prepare students to innovate, think critically and be prepared for college and career success. Participants will be able to easily integrate the content and skills into their own online environment. Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Jennifer Schwelik/INFOhio.
Breakout Session #3: 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - choose one
Coding for Kids
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Want to learn about coding from a real live kid? Hear a student's perspective on learning to code through Hopscotch and Scratch. Levels: Primary. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Sean Egbert/Gearity Elementary School.
Movie Day 3.0
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Are you tired of seeing students fall asleep during your movie day? Are you struggling to find meaningful tasks for your sub to do when you are out? It is time to rethink your instructional videos and incorporate some fun and engaging audio-visual activities! Learn how to film your own videos, incorporate quick checks and assessments into your movies and use back channeling to ensure that your class stays on task. Flipped session: PRESENTER WILL CONTACT ATTENDEE IN ADVANCE WITH PRE-CONFERENCE READING/ACTIVITIES. Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Middle, High School. Expertise Level: Intermediate. Presenter: Ann Radefeld/Royalton City Schools.
Academic Integrity: Does Your School and Community Measure Up?
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How does your school/learning community ensure academic integrity? Sharing by and among students is NOT always caring when it comes to academic integrity, information literacy, and digital citizenship. What is 'unauthorized collaboration' or 'unauthorized access?' What falls under Fair Use? How can images from the Internet be used and given proper credit? Why does it matter? How can teachers boost the academic integrity of their courses? This session will include a brief copyright refresher, examples of how to maintain academic integrity and uphold rigor, and include a sharing of current practices by those in attendance. Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: Advanced. Joanna McNally/Orange High School.
Tips and strategies for an organized digital learning environment
Presenter will share tips and strategies on how he has organized his 1:1 digital learning environment including some of the tools, sites, strategies, apps, extensions and organizational tidbits to keep things running smoothly and sanely. Q and A as well as participant input is welcome! Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Ryan MacRaild/Brecksville Broadview Heights Middle.
Our Ever-Changing World: There’s an App for That
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Technology has become integrated in the classroom in so many ways, that we often don't even think about how we are using it. This presentation will offer ways to effectively organize your classroom by integrating educational social media. Teachers will be introduced to lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the context of the regular curriculum. Attendees will also learn ways to effectively use social media to communicate with students and parents. Levels: Intermediate. Medium. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Darlene Puljic/Euclid City Schools.
Making Sense of the Makerspace
The goal of this presentation is to help viewers "Make Sense of the Makerspace." With roots in design thinking and connections to STEM, Genius Hour, and PBL, Makerspace is a trending educational movement that is becoming an essential piece for all grade levels. Within this presentation, discover information about "maker" theory, resources, supply lists, grants, and example lesson plans that have been developed as a result of Ridge Middle School's journey. Levels: Middle. Expertise Levels: Novice. Intermediate. Presenter: Rebecca Levine/Ridge Middle School.
Create Powerful and Engaging Videos with Animoto!
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Whether you’re working in a Makerspace or on a Project Based Learning creation, you’ll want to present your process and product in an interesting and exciting way. Animoto is an easy-to-use video-creation tool for students, teachers, and administrators. Learn how to get a free Pro account and set up 50 free additional accounts. Explore the basics of creating an Animoto video; how to convert a Google Slides or PowerPoint presentation into a video; how to share your video on social media or in your Google Drive; and how to use your cell phone to create and share a video. In less than half an hour, you and your audience can create powerful presentations, introductions, book trailers, documentaries, photo journals, or anything else you imagine! Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Vicki Turner/Strongsville City Schools.
Breakout Session #4: 1:40 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. - choose one
Using PBS LearningMedia to Support Mathematics Instruction
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Participants will interact with math assets available on PBS LearningMedia and create accounts that will allow them to create, assign, and share playlists. Levels: Preschool. Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Michael Edelman/ideastream.
Kick-A** Chrome Extensions
With the explosion of Chromebook use in the classroom, teachers will benefit from knowing about Chrome extensions that will make their digital lives, and those of their students, easier. The presentation that will be shared with the group contains over 30 apps and extensions. Attendees can expect to see demonstrations of at least 15 of those extensions with authentic classroom examples of the tool in action. The presentation includes extensions that will increase teacher and student organization, productivity and learning. Teachers will be encouraged to follow along and add the extension to their own devices. Participants can expect to leave with ideas of how to manage and use the extensions, as well as access to the presentation as a continued reference. Regardless of your grade level or content area, each educator will get something useful from this presentation. Levels: Preschool. Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Mike Daugherty/Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools.
Integrating technology into art instruction
This presentation will demonstrate how to integrate web-based software (Weebly), Youtube, Screencast-O-Matic, and in class video tutorials using a HoverCam document camera to introduce and support art education. Also covers how lessons are built using Ohio Department of Educational standards to construct demonstrated lessons. These practices can be applied to any project based “type” lesson. Once the process is learned, it is no harder to use than any current presentation software. Lessons can never be lost and can be modified in seconds. Levels: Primary. Expertise Levels: Advanced. Presenter: Mike Kacur/Vermilion Local School District.
Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE): the pedagogy that is transforming classrooms
TED Prize winner Dr. Sugata Mitra conducted the pioneering “Hole in the Wall” experiments. Children used technology and led themselves on a process of enthusiastic exploration, discovery, and peer coaching that resulted in the ability to learn almost anything- new languages, solutions to complex questions, science and math, and more. Professor Mitra honed this work into a concept of Self-Organizing Learning Environments or SOLEs, which draw on children’s natural curiosity to create a dynamic space for students to learn, interact and develop critical problem-solving skills. Jeffrey McClellan (Former Head of MC2 STEM High School) has brought SOLE to the Cleveland Region Solecle. SOLE works with students of all ages. All you need are some devices connected to the internet, a big question, and students. In this session, participants will do a SOLE and learn how to access resources that will allow them to start using SOLE in their classrooms immediately. Levels: Primary. Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: All. Presenter: Jeff McClellan/SOLE CLE3.
Teaching Your Students the Proper Way to Google
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Googling is more than typing in a word or a phrase and coming up with results. Google Search is a remarkable tool for students, and with some guidance in how to search for academic sources, you can help them become better critical thinkers and independent learners. Learn how to help students refine searches and become more efficient researchers. Receive a handout of links to lesson plans and activities, power searching, and Google challenges for you and your students. You will be amazed at some of the tips and tricks you can do with Google Search. Bring your internet enabled device and be ready to ‘Google’ along with the presenter. Levels: Intermediate. Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: Novice. Intermediate. Presenter: Eric Siler/ideastream.
Google Mapping Tools in the 6-12 Classroom
This presentation introduces participants to the potential of Google Maps and Google Earth to foster critical thinking, engaged learning, and college readiness in the 6-12 classroom. Participants from Social Studies, English Language Arts, and STEM fields will learn strategies that can easily be adapted to a variety of topics. For novice and intermediate level participants, the session will cover incorporating basic mapping and GIS skills into lesson plans. The facilitator will also instruct participants on how to locate and use .kml and .kmz files and create their own files to enhance existing content. Finally, the facilitator will demonstrate examples of instructor-centered pedagogy and student-centered activities that have been successful with university students and can be implemented in a 6-12 environment. There will be periodic breaks for participants to practice working with .kmz and .kml files, so please bring your own device. Basic familiarity with Google applications is beneficial, but not required. Levels: Middle. High School. Expertise Levels: Novice. Intermediate. Presenter: Shelley Rose/Cleveland State University.
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