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Wednesday, June 6
 

8:30am

Revolutionary Teaching
This keynote will raise questions, push beliefs, and challenge the status quo in an effort to create optimal learning environments relevant to our generation of learners. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of the work done with children but also practical strategies to implement in schools and classrooms. In addition to the heavy doses of reality, there will be a fair amount of humor and fun.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Naperville Community School District 203
Author of The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners. Josh is a 6th grade teacher in Naperville, IL, has over 30,000 twitter followers, and is an advocate of student centered learning and Innovation days. He has been recognized with the Illinois... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

10:15am

BookCreation
What do Improv, narrative writing and digital books have in common?  Come to this session to see how you can combine the power of a simple improve game, iPads, BookCreator and Pages to improve narrative writing.   Not an English teacher? Not to worry you can use these skills across the curriculum to enhance any subject area.   Attendees will walk out of the session having created a digital book in either BookCreator or Pages.    Don’t have an iPad? That’s ok because we will have them for you with all the apps you need to have an amazing hands-on experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Molyneaux

Wes Molyneaux

Administrator, Elkhart Community Schools
Wes Molyneaux, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District. He is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 146

10:15am

Innovate and Grow....Because Kids Deserve it!
Come join @Mr_LeDune in this inspirational, entertaining, fast-paced, and engaging session. Attendees will learn ow to become the teacher they have always dreamed of being! Attendees will be inspired to be more innovative and open their minds up for the growth needed to engage and understand today’s students. Tips and techniques will be shared that will help teachers transform their classrooms into one that students deserve!

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Technology/Instructional Coach, Southwest School Corporation
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 141

10:15am

Licensed to ILL (Instructors Learn Licensing)
“What’s the time? It’s time to get ILL!” Come learn about WHY and HOW teachers should license the digital instructional materials they create. Ultimately, teachers want students to respect and protect intellectual property, and this can be done through empowering students to license their own creative work. Let the Beastie Boys help attendees walk through the process to avoid that “Rhymin and Stealin”.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

East Porter Public Schools


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 109

10:15am

BLOXELS: Engaging Learners with Hands-On Gaming Development
BLOXELS is a hands-on learning tool that engages students through video game development. This tech tool and app enables students to create characters and worlds of their own making! With BLOXELS, students can turn their piece of writing, a book they've read, a research paper, and more into a multi-level video game that has plot, setting, and characters. BLOXELS provides a fresh board on which students can express their learning creatively, engage in critical-thinking, and even collaborate as a team.

Speakers
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Geoffrey Grubb

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Geoff Grubb is a first grade teacher at Miami Elementary in the Lafayette School Corp. As with all teachers, Grubb is constantly exploring new ways to engage his students with technology that meets them where they are, yet empowers them to grow and unleash their creativity through... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 106

10:15am

Canvas for Beginners
This session will introduce using the LMS, Canvas, in the classroom. Attendees will learn how to navigate through Canvas, set up courses for students, and create assignments and quizzes. Attendees should bring their laptops to create together.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Scott

Erin Scott

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Erin Scott teaches 5th grade STEM at Sunnyside Intermediate School. She also leads an after school girls' STEM club.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 147

10:15am

Classkick - Essential in the 1:1 iPad Classroom
Classkick is a free app that shows teachers in real-time exactly what students are doing on their iPad. Through Classkick, teachers can respond immediately and assist students who are struggling with a concept. Learn how Classkick can make 1:1 implementation a breeze.

Speakers
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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 144

10:15am

Dreambox Math for Primary Grades
Come learn about the Dreambox app from an experienced 1st grade teacher! This session will include information on how to login, how to assign standards, and create reports. There will be information on utilizing the teacher dashboard and the student dashboard. Teachers will be able to see lessons in Dreambox.

Speakers
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Ryan Habben

Principal, Lafayette School Corporation
Ryan is the principal and technology leader at Earhart Elementary School.
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Amanda Leveque

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Amanda Leveque is a first grade teacher at Amelia Earhart Elementary in Lafayette School Corporation.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 143

10:15am

Gamify Your Classroom with OneNote
Know what boredom looks like in students' eyes? Turn the classroom into a game! The session will look at the way the grading system, classroom tasks, and the art of collaboration can be leveraged to revolutionize a classroom and improve achievement, using easy technology tools, with a focus on OneNote.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Lolley

Suzy Lolley

Technology/Instructional Coach, Cherokee County Schools, GA
Suzy Lolley is a fifteen-year veteran of public education. Previously both a middle and high school English teacher, she currently serves in Cherokee County, GA, as an Instructional Technology Specialist for teachers of grades K-12. She loves Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, and... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 120

10:15am

Is There a Grant in Your Future?
Come to this session for an introduction to grant writing! Learn about grant writing tips, techniques, and best practices. Learn why a catchy title can make a difference, how to develop an award winning abstract, what kind of research is necessary to get an idea funded and why, after identifying what the need is, it's important to take two steps back and think about how to get there.

Speakers
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Dr. Jerry Krockover

Grant Committee Chairman, Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County
Dr. Jerry Krockover is Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Earth and Atmospheric Science Education at Purdue University. Dr. Krockover serves as a consultant for 18 educational organizations including: American Geological Institute (Chicago, IL), Westfield-Washington... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 114

10:15am

No More RAOS (Random Acts of STEM)
This session will focus on systemic ways to integrate STEM across classrooms, buildings, and districts.

Speakers
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Theresa J Hall

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
Theresa J Hall is currently a Director for School Engagement with Project Lead The Way, working with schools and districts around strategic implementation of STEM. Theresa also serves as a Director of Technology for Rochester Community Schools, leading the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 107

10:15am

Triple Differentiation with Google Classroom
Google Classroom is much more than just a way to distribute, collect, and organize student work. When used to the fullest, Classroom can be a powerful tool for differentiation for your students. In this session we will look at how to use Classroom features to differentiate at each stage of a project: beginning, middle, and end. We will cover who the students are, how the students learn, and what the students make. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/01/google-classroom-differentiation.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 102

10:15am

Long LIV Books: Creating Book Bits that Inspire Readers and Thinkers
Meet Liv, a true book activist. In this session hear how creation of simple video Bits can become powerful tools for reflection in literacy areas. Liv will demonstrate the key ideas around creating a Bit, show how to craft reflection through hashtags, and explain the power of feedback from a global audience.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Merrill

Cynthia Merrill

Staff Developer, The LivBits
Staff Developer/Consultant


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 140

10:15am

Revolutionary Teaching Followup
Through a discussion format, this session will go beyond the keynote and dig deeper into some of the themes and topics presented. Be prepared to bring questions but also to be challenged!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Naperville Community School District 203
Author of The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners. Josh is a 6th grade teacher in Naperville, IL, has over 30,000 twitter followers, and is an advocate of student centered learning and Innovation days. He has been recognized with the Illinois... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Auditorium

10:15am

Connecting with Classrooms Throughout the United States and World: Mystery Skype/Hangouts and Collaboration
This session is designed to help teachers connect their classroom with other classes in the United States and World. The session will focus on how to put together a Mystery Skype/Hangout and a cultural collaboration connection. The focus will be: 1. how to search for classrooms/teachers that are looking to make connections (Google Plus+: Community: Connected Classroom Workshops), 2. how to put together and Mystery Skype/Hangouts session, and 3. how to put together and cultural collaboration connection (students ask questions/answer about their school/home). Thanks to Skype, Google Hangouts, and Apple FaceTime, attendees can know how to go beyond the walls of the classroom/school building giving students the world.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Shriver

Todd Shriver

Technology/Instructional Coach, North White School Corporation
Todd Shriver has spent the last 26 years as an educator with the North White School Corporation in Monon, Indiana, as a high school social studies teacher and now as the K-12 technology coach. Todd's passion has been to bring primary source speakers and the world to students via Skype... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 105

10:15am

Explore! with Experiential Learning and Augmented Reality
In science education, creating interactive and engaging activities to teach physics is an important step in assisting students in learning science concepts. Providing students with an opportunity to investigate physics concepts through inquiry and problem solving experiences will assist students in learning at a deeper level than textbook readings, videos, and demonstrations. However, designing, developing and providing these types of learning activities can be challenging for educators who lack time, resources, or experience in science. The goal of this presentation is to introduce an application that can be installed on digital devices to engage students in learning physics with Augmented Reality.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Lowell

Victoria Lowell

Professor, College of Education, Purdue University
Dr. Victoria Lowell is a associate professor in the Purdue College of education, teaching in the program Learning Design and Technology. Victoria has doctorate with a dual foci in Distance Education and Higher Education Research Institutional Policy, and a masters of education in... Read More →
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Harold Wade Mattis

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Wade Mattis is a 6th grade math and science teacher with 7 years of teaching experience at the middle level. His educational background includes elementary education and integrated science. Wade is currently earning a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology with Purdue University... Read More →
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Dr. Amanda Thompson

CEO, Explore! Interactive
Dr. Amanda Thompson is the CEO of the Purdue University-affiliated start-up, Explore! Interactive. Amanda is a Krannert alumna, earning her MBA in 2005 and PhD in 2010. 


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 119

10:15am

Mathseeds: Plant a Love of Math in your Youngest Learners!
Mathseeds is a supplemental, engaging, adaptive math program specifically designed for the needs of early math learners. Mathseeds will engage the youngest learners while building a solid math foundation with the scope and sequence and spiraling curriculum. Mathseeds provides explicit instruction, differentiated learning, is aligned to Indiana academic standards, and provides assessment and reporting. Mathseeds allows students to work independently at their ability level, while supporting all core math curriculum. Join the presenter o see why so many primary students LOVE Mathseeds!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall

Presenter, Presenter
Lisa Hall is the educational consultant for Mathseeds in Indiana.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 117

10:15am

New Assessments in Canvas
Come one come all, see the amazing world of NEW assessment in Canvas. Be amazed at the new quizzing engine, Quizzes.Next. Gaze in wonder at Gauge and it’s amazingly flexible deployment options and data capabilities. You’ll leave knowing what Canvas, Quizzes.Next, and Gauge can do to help empower you with data for driving instruction.

Speakers
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Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
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Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 149

10:15am

Study Island 101
Study Island is a customizable K-12 practice and assessment solution, designed to support formative assessment strategies in the classroom. Study Island includes over 600,000 items designed specifically individual state standards allow teachers to assess standards mastery and ready classes for state summative exams. Study Island also integrates with NWEA to provide students with an individualized learning path based on their NWEA results.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 148

10:15am

What’s New for iPad in Education
Using iPads is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 11 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new Files app, the new Dock, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Come learn about classroom workflows using the Classroom app, Apple apps, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 145

11:15am

Blended Leadership: Be the Leader of Change
Looking to implement change in a school district, building, or classroom? Come to this session, which will focus on leadership at a variety of levels. Be a change agent, willing to lead by example. Learn from the experiences of a district that has implemented a 1:1 program, used a Learning Management System Corporation-wide, and used a 30 Challenge to be leaders of change.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shunneson

Michael Shunneson

Director of Secondary Education, Richmond Community Schools
Michael Shunneson Ed. S., Director of Secondary Education, Richmond Community Schools_x000D_ | This is Michael's third year with the Richmond Community Schools. He has over 15 years of administrative experience at every level from Pre-K through Adult Ed. As an administrator he strives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 103

11:15am

Meet, Greet, and Brainstorm around High Ability Learning in Indiana
Please stop in to meet with the high ability team from the IDOE as we listen to what is working, what's not...and help us plan for supporting high ability teaching and learning in 2018-2019.

Speakers
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Cindy Schuler

High Ability Coordinator, Indiana Department of Education
Indiana's new High Ability coordinator joins the eLearning team to bring collaboration and innovation to meeting the needs of high ability learning. 


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 105

11:15am

Metaverse: Build Amazing Experiences for Your Students
Everyone loves trivia games and scavenger hunts. HQ Trivia and YAS have created quick trivia games for those of us obsessed with knowing random facts. It's time to learn how to make your own game on Metaverse so your students can join in on the fun! It will be an educational experience your students will not soon forget!

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his third year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →
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Bill Shidler

Administrator, Delphi Community School Corporation
Bill Shidler is a Google Certified Trainer and has been an educator for approximately 25 years - as a teacher - both high ability and inclusion and administrator. He has presented a variety of technology-related sessions around the Northern Hemisphere with the focus being on working... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 145

11:15am

Ready to Use Resources and Ideas for Educators
In this session, attendees will learn about the unsung hero of GSuite- Google Drawings. Come and connect with various “ready to use” resources and ideas educators can use in the classroom including Layering, adding pictures, clickable links, t-charts, interactive infographics, flowcharts, magnetic poetry, digital poster board.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Administrator, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Being... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 142

11:15am

School News Jump-start
Why have boring announcements over the PA each day? Do the kids roll their eyes, zone out, and sometimes drool lightly on their desks during this time? Here is the solution! Come to this session to learn how easy it can be to produce video news, weekly class newsletters, or other video in the classroom. The presenter will discuss how GSuite tools, a couple of apps, and some inexpensive equipment can get a teacher up and running for under $500 (depending on what technology is already have in the building or classroom)! In addition to getting a jump-start on video production, the presenter will also provide how to level-up your video set-up. Wouldn't parents like to see a video each week...instead of a crumpled piece of paper, sent home in a folder? This is also a great way to reach out to community stakeholders via social media!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 119

11:15am

Class Dojo
In this session attendees will learn the basic functions and tools that are available in class dojo. The presenters will help attendees set up an account.

Speakers
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Julie Grubb

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Julie Grubb is a kindergarten teacher at Miami Elementary School. Julie grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Jeff High School. She has 2 children, ages 7 and 3; and she loves reading, baking, and playing board games. Julie has used Class Dojo for the last 5 years in her classroom... Read More →
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Ashleigh McCord

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Ashleigh is a kindergarten teacher at Miami Elementary.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 106

11:15am

Melting The Miles: The Globally Connected Classroom
With the world at educators' fingertips, educators can set the stage to engage by connecting students globally! In this session, attendees will "melt the miles" by creating innovative lessons utilizing technology pieces such as Skype, Twitter, and Google Expeditions. Attendees will be discovering how to reach other classrooms, students, professionals, teachers, and places through these technology platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

Kindergarten Teacher & Technology Coach, Rensselaer School Corporation
Samantha Mitchell is a kindergarten teacher and technology coach for Rensselaer Central Primary School. Samantha earned her BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College and also holds a graduate degree from IWU in school administration. She has a passion for igniting the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 147

11:15am

Pic EDU (Easy Deeper Understanding)
Attendees will learn fun, simple, and interactive ways the presenters have used PicEDU to hit targets skills to showcase student learning in the classroom. Attendees should bring an iPad to this session. **NOTE** This session is geared towards those who use iPads in class with their students.

Speakers
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Kara Bunch

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Tippecanoe School Corporation Kindergarten teacher, Kara Bunch, takes great interest in allowing students to be creative with apps that help them grow in many areas of K skills.
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Megan Keller

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 104

11:15am

Fund Your Bright Idea
We want to help! For this session, bring specific grant ideas to brainstorm or grant drafts. The presenters will help shape these ideas and proposals so that they align with the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County's (PSFTC) Seeds for Excellence grant program. This session will include a thorough exploration of PSFTC grant guidelines and their evaluation rubric. The presenters will share examples of award-winning PSFTC proposals.

Speakers
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Dr. Jerry Krockover

Grant Committee Chairman, Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County
Dr. Jerry Krockover is Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Earth and Atmospheric Science Education at Purdue University. Dr. Krockover serves as a consultant for 18 educational organizations including: American Geological Institute (Chicago, IL), Westfield-Washington... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 114

11:15am

Keynote to Unlock Student Creativity
Most people see Keynote as a presentation tool but it can do so much more. In this hands on session attendees will learn how students can unlock their creativity using the power of keynote to create infographics, animations, instantly collaborate, create books and much more!  With Apple's Everyone Can Create Curriculum, new shapes and the new drawing feature, Keynote is more powerful then ever!  Come to this session to see how you can unlock your own creativity using the power of Keynote.  Don’t have an iPad? That’s ok because we will have them for you with all the apps you need to have an amazing hands-on experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Molyneaux

Wes Molyneaux

Administrator, Elkhart Community Schools
Wes Molyneaux, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District. He is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 146

11:15am

No More RAOS (Random Acts of STEM)
This session will focus on systemic ways to integrate STEM across classrooms, buildings, and districts.

Speakers
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Theresa J Hall

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
Theresa J Hall is currently a Director for School Engagement with Project Lead The Way, working with schools and districts around strategic implementation of STEM. Theresa also serves as a Director of Technology for Rochester Community Schools, leading the efforts to integrate technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 107

11:15am

Supercharge Google Forms with Add-Ons
Google Forms are already pretty awesome, but with free Add-Ons you can make them even awesome-er! Learn how to find, install, use, and manage Add-Ons for Forms including Form Values, formLimiter, docAppender, formRanger, AutoMastery, Certify'em, and more. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/03/google-forms-addons.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 102

11:15am

autoCrat: The Google Add-On with Superpowers
Have you ever had to create multiple certificates or awards and it seemed to tedious and time consuming?  Are you a leader of a club or organization at your school that requires multiple student passes or mass communication?  autoCrat is an add-on you will learn to love!  Example ideas include: Honor Roll Certificates, Blood Drive passes, Award Certificates, Professional Development Certificates, Acceptance Letters for National Honor Society and the list can go on and on.  If you can create a template for your item, the chances are you can use autoCrat to merge your information!  A mail merge that will save you time and become your new superhero!  

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Terra Kline has been teaching since 2003. She is currently a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation, serving four schools. Terra has been married to her best friend since 2004 and together they have three amazing children. and I have been teaching since 2003... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 144

11:15am

Engaging and Empowering ELs with Technology
Developing Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills is critical for English Learners.  Come to learn how our top 10 apps can engage and empower your English Learners, as well as impact their language proficiency!

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Brenda Ward

EL Director, Lafayette School Corporation
Brenda is the EL Director for Lafayette School Corporation; she strives to be intentional as she incorporates technology in order to help teachers address the unique needs of their English learners.  She is passionate about using data coupled with new technology to inform and influence... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 141

11:15am

Flipgrid Fanatics!
This session is all about Flipgrid! The presenter will share their experience using Flipgrid in the classroom and and how every educator can benefit from this great tool. During this session, attendees will learn how to access Flipgrid, explore some of its uses and features, and use the application while in the room.

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Greg Welch

Teacher, Kankakee Valley School Corp
Greg Welch is in his 11th year as a Physical Education teacher and his 4th year as a part-time tech coach for Kankakee Valley School Corporation. In 2014, Greg finished his Masters Program with a degree in educational technology and began finding ways to help educators incorporate... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 140

11:15am

TeachCyber!
During this session, attendees will be introduced to a website created to give teachers a variety of lesson plans and activities to incorporate cybersecurity across the disciplines. The lessons are designed to introduce students to cybersecurity through discussion and/or hands-on, unplugged activities. During the session, teachers will complete 1-2 hands-on activities. This session is for those who want to try something new while preparing students for the digital world around them!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Greeley

Ashley Greeley

Cybersecurity Literacy & Outreach Coordinator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Ms. Ashley Greeley received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Purdue University. She began her teaching career in 2003. She developed two new courses for insertion into the curriculum (AP US history and AP US government), coached sports and an academic team, served as department... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 149

11:15am

From One Rookie to Another: Breaking Into Breakout EDU
What are the next steps after getting brand-new Breakout box(es)? Finding, creating, and setting up Breakout activities can be tricky! The presenter will share tips learned from her rookie year with Breakout EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Susie Sherlow

Susie Sherlow

Math Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Susie Sherlow is a high school math teacher at McCutcheon High School, and is also a 2017 IGNITE grant recipient, earning 4 BreakoutEDU kits for her classroom.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 120

11:15am

Makerspace? Project Based Learning? STEAM? Trending Tools in your Classroom!
The session is for the teacher who is exploring makerspace, project based learning, and/ or STEAM lessons ideas for their classroom setting. Grades K-8 and some HS classes can get something from this two-team presenter squad with 20 years experience combined. The session's goal is to share successful lesson experiences, as well as app-tools like Animoto, FlipGrid, Adobe Spark, Todaysmeet.com, SeeSaw, and many more designed for iPads, Google Chrome Books, and perhaps other devices to enhance the 1:1 experience. Questions and interaction are highly encouraged. Basic Bonus tools include: Bitmoji, Kahoot, Weebly Websites, Google forms/documents, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snap Chat, Just Dance, & GoNoodle.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Davisson

Stephanie Davisson

Teacher, Rensselaer Central School Corporation
Stephanie Davisson teaches the choral music classes at Rensselaer, 6-12 grades. She has enjoyed being in the Rensselaer community most of her life and has been given the opportunity to continue a family "Hoosier Heritage" tradition by working in the Choral Department as a music teacher... Read More →
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Julie Pater

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Ms. Julie Pater is in her 2nd year as a STEM 6 grade teacher at Lafayette's Sunny Side Intermediate School. She is a resident of Lafayette, but from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She is a huge fan of STEM and STEAM, and has enjoyed the IGNITE conference over the past three years as... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 143

11:15am

Mathseeds: Plant a Love of Math in your Youngest Learners!
Mathseeds is a supplemental, engaging, adaptive math program specifically designed for the needs of early math learners. Mathseeds will engage the youngest learners while building a solid math foundation with the scope and sequence and spiraling curriculum. Mathseeds provides explicit instruction, differentiated learning, is aligned to Indiana academic standards, and provides assessment and reporting. Mathseeds allows students to work independently at their ability level, while supporting all core math curriculum. Join the presenter o see why so many primary students LOVE Mathseeds!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall

Presenter, Presenter
Lisa Hall is the educational consultant for Mathseeds in Indiana.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 117

11:15am

What's New for iPad in Education
Using iPads is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 11 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new Files app, the new Dock, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Come learn about classroom workflows using the Classroom app, Apple apps, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 148

11:15am

Lunch
Don't forget to grab some great food during the conference!

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:15pm

Starting your own Makerspace
Wanting a makerspace in your building or classroom? Come and learn about how Earhart Elementary implemented the use of a makerspace! The presenters will share how the tools and products were used for student innovation and design. Attendees will learn about some of the products from a student perspective and play with fun and engaging activities!

Speakers
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Ryan Habben

Principal, Lafayette School Corporation
Ryan is the principal and technology leader at Earhart Elementary School.
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Nate Titlow

Student, Tippecanoe School Corporation
I am a 5th grade student at Mayflower Mill Elementary


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 140

12:15pm

The Race for your Attention: Addictive Technology and What You Can Do About It
Technology is a wonderful thing, but can also become addictive. This session will explore ways people can become addicted to smart phones and computers. It also will discuss ways to stay 'present' without a phone.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pinto

Michael Pinto

Administrator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Mike Pinto is the principal of James Cole Elementary School in Stockwell, Indiana. He enjoys reading, time with children, and a tall glass of unsweetened iced tea. He has served as a mentor for the Indiana Principal Leadership institue for Cohort 2, 4, and 6. His wife, Kimberley... Read More →
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Matt Ridenour

Administrator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Matt is the principal of Burnett Creek Elementary School. He is the father of two, loves a good cup of coffee, and all music from the 80's. He loves technology and has worked hard to bring technology and a Makerspace to his school.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 119

12:15pm

Change is Coming: ILEARN Assessment
Change is coming to assessment in Indiana! ILEARN provides a unique
opportunity to refresh the assessment delivery and implementation practices
across the state. IDOE will share key improvements in testing, technology and
data enhancements, and new resources that will support educators in
understanding the new assessment. Participants are encouraged to bring a
device to participate in sample assessments and work with resources.

Speakers
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Stephanie Thompson

Assessment Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
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Mary Williams

Assessment Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Mary works with the Department of Education as an assessment program specialist currently assisting with the state transition to ILEARN. She previously directed technology at a local district and taught 4th and 5th grade math and science. Mary studied assessment at the University... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 103

12:15pm

Are you getting the most from SmartNotebook?
Need a SmartNotebook skill refresher? Come to this session to refresh your skills and learn the new features of Smart Notebook17. A "SmartBoard" is not required to use Smart Notebook software. Any touch screen device allows students to learn from the lessons created in Smart Notebook. Smart Classlab allows every student to complete the activity on their device.

Speakers
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Jami Yuill

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Title 1 Lead teacher at Vinton Elementary (5 years now): The coolest data driven, iPad fixin', spreadsheet making, technology lovin', Title 1 Instructional Assistant Supervisor around! :)


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 104

12:15pm

Comics in the Classroom
Ever thought to use comic books in the classroom? In this session, the presenter will share their story about why it is beneficial to use comics and how they have crafted their use of comics over the course of 3 years. Comics have served as a great tool for developing a strong culture of literacy in the classroom. While utilizing technology to support comics inclusion is not always necessary, technology tools will be discussed for making comics. Both Book Creator and www.pixton.com will be introduced.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Kerkhoff

Jordan Kerkhoff

Teacher, Yorktown Community Schools
Jordan Kerkhoff is a 5th grade teacher at Yorktown Elementary and also serves as a Technology Integration Coach for his district. Jordan has taught 5th grade for 4 years and also has experience teaching 3rd grade. Jordan currently lives in Muncie, IN, and is a two-time graduate from... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 142

12:15pm

Get Your Parent Communication On
The presenters will show how to use Bloomz, Google calendar, and Loom to enhance parent communication. By using these apps the presenters have seen a great impact it has had on our parent involvement and behavior with students. These tools help bridge the gap between parent and teacher relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Varga

Jennifer Varga

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
I have been a teacher at Klondike Elementary for three years. I am a kindergarten teacher with Olivia Winstead. I attended the Ignite Conference last year and loved all the seminars I listed too. I think it would be a lot of fun to present the various ways to communicate with par... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Winstead

Olivia Winstead

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Olivia has been teaching kindergarten for six years in the Tippecanoe School Corporation. She is excited to share her passion of teaching and creativity with parent involvement in the classroom.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 107

12:15pm

Meaningful Homework with iPads
Who, what, when? Learn answers to these questions in regards to taking iPads home at the elementary level. Sending iPads home with students requires creating meaningful assignments that can easily be completed on the device. Attendees will leave this session with numerous homework ideas that will relieve lesson planning stress!

Speakers
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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 144

12:15pm

Copyright Coaching
Let’s forget the fear based approach to copyright and go on the offense! During this session, the importance of copyright will be addressed. This session will support administrators, technology coaches, and teachers as they move towards confidence in all things copyright, so that they may pass these skills on to their student. 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

East Porter Public Schools


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 109

12:15pm

Technology to Enhance Learning for ELLS
In this session, attendees will: explore communication and translation tools (like Google Translate), learn digital media that focuses on the four WIDA domains, and create a modified lesson plan incorporating technology for ELLs based on their proficiency level.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Painter

Carrie Painter

EL Coordinator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Carrie Painter has been a teacher; EL Coach, and now currently serves as the EL Coordiantor for Tippecanoe School Corporation. Her passion for technology to meet where an EL student enters into the school setting drives her vision. Carrie is mom to Nola and spouse to an ED Tech Hero... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 147

12:15pm

Design Thinking
Design thinking is a mindset and approach to learning, which has a tremendous impact on all learners. This session provide an overview of the design thinking framework, as well as, provide attendees hands-on experiences solving problems and creating projects.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Naperville Community School District 203
Author of The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners. Josh is a 6th grade teacher in Naperville, IL, has over 30,000 twitter followers, and is an advocate of student centered learning and Innovation days. He has been recognized with the Illinois... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Band Room

12:15pm

Break-In With Digital Break-Outs
Learn how students can break-in using digital breakouts. Attendees will play a digital break-out and learn how to create a digital break-out through the digital platform OneNote. Digital breakouts created in OneNote can be played on ALL platforms and devices.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Winrotte

Summer Winrotte

Technology/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
Summer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She works as a digital instructional coach and math teacher at Tecumseh Junior High School in Lafayette, Indiana. In her digital... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 117

12:15pm

Lafayette CoderDojo
Coding is a branch of Computer Science that is being severely neglected in school. Yet, in the next 5 years, more than half a million jobs will go unfilled due to lack of training. The presenters will discuss founding and running a CoderDojo, the current expansion project, after-school programs and how teachers can get involved. Everyone can take part, even with not prior knowledge of computers or coding. Come learn more to provide information and opportunities to students.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Klyczek

Justin Klyczek

Math & Computer Science Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Justin "Mr. K" Klyczek is a Math & Computer Science teacher at Tecumseh. He's been in the classroom for over a decade. Aside from being an educator, he is a dad of a 7 year old little girl and husband to a kindergarten teacher. In other words, he has gray hair.
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Kara Webb

Director of Workforce Development for GLC, Greater Lafayette Commerce.
Kara is the Director of Workforce Development at Great Lafayette Commerce and has been in that role since 2015. Kara lives and breathes to help Lafayette and its residents. You'll find her traveling with her husband and adult children when she's not working.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 114

12:15pm

Level Up your Google Sites
The new Google Sites is super easy to use and super easy to make amazing learning experiences! During this session we'll take a look at Awesome Tables, scrolling banners, 360 photo embeds, and more. Sites can be used for teacher webpages, student portfolios, and interactive learning modules. We'll explore all three during this session and attendees can expect to walk away with great ideas for the new school year.
Link to presentation

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Margeson

Sarah Margeson

Coordinator of Connected Learning, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After spending six years teaching high school math, Sarah Margeson transitioned into the Technology world. Now she works with teachers K-12 on technology initiatives such as iPads in K-2, Google Apps for Education, and Canvas LMS. Serving as the Coordinator of Connected Learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 105

12:15pm

Come and Play with Explore! Interactive
Stop by this informal session to gain a hands-on experience with Explore! Interactive. This new augmented reality app, created right here in Indiana, is geared toward students in grades 3-6 and promotes STEM skills by providing users with interactive play. At this demo, attendees will be able to see how a simple QR code can transform into what feels like batteries, wires, and more, sitting before them. Manipulate the objects to learn how circuits work; and learn how STEM play can be engaging -- without the mess or raiding the science closet for materials.   

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Lowell

Victoria Lowell

Professor, College of Education, Purdue University
Dr. Victoria Lowell is a associate professor in the Purdue College of education, teaching in the program Learning Design and Technology. Victoria has doctorate with a dual foci in Distance Education and Higher Education Research Institutional Policy, and a masters of education in... Read More →
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Harold Wade Mattis

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Wade Mattis is a 6th grade math and science teacher with 7 years of teaching experience at the middle level. His educational background includes elementary education and integrated science. Wade is currently earning a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology with Purdue University... Read More →
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Dr. Amanda Thompson

CEO, Explore! Interactive
Dr. Amanda Thompson is the CEO of the Purdue University-affiliated start-up, Explore! Interactive. Amanda is a Krannert alumna, earning her MBA in 2005 and PhD in 2010. 


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 120

12:15pm

Engaging STEM Learners with iPad
Teaching STEM builds job skills that are in high demand. In this hands-on event, learn how to use iPads to engage STEM students like never before. Discover how to deliver relevant, exciting STEM lessons that encourage creativity, mathematical thinking, and problem solving.

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 145

12:15pm

Study Island New Features – Group Sessions and Reporting
You asked for it and we heard you. Come see the changes coming this summer based completely from teacher feedback. Also, take a look at Group Session. Before introducing a new concept to your class, wouldn’t it be great to check your students’ understanding of previous material in an engaging format that gives you immediate feedback on your students’ progress? Sound like too much to ask for? Not with Study Island. Group Sessions gives you real-time data about student progress and you can focus on your students’ needs and spend less time sifting through data.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 148

12:15pm

Whats Canvas all about?
You have probably heard a lot about Canvas the last few years. Whether you have never seen it before, or just wondering what it can do for you and your students, this will be a dive into the Learning Management System that over 1/3 of the state is using. We will walk through the system from a student perspective, and a teacher perspective to see how Canvas can help you drive learning in your classroom. You may win some Canvas swag in this session.

Speakers
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Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 149

12:15pm

Lunch
Don't forget to grab some great food during the conference!


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:15pm

Get "Blended" with Canvas
Come get some (virgin) margaritas and talk about blended learning! If you have goals for using technology to see real modification and redefinition of what you are doing in the classroom, come chat with Canvas about how this tool can be used. This will be an open discussion led by Mike and Jeremy from Canvas where you can bring your goals to the group, and leave with ideas on how to make them a reality. Not a bad time to hear some fresh ideas from your peers too!

Speakers
MF

Mike Ferrell

Canvas
Mike is the Regional Director for Indiana.  He has been helping schools adopt and implement Canvas for 3 years.  
JM

Jeremy May

Canvas CSM, Instructure


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 1:15pm
Room 149

1:15pm

Blended Leadership: Be the Leader of Change
Looking to implement change in a school district, building, or classroom? Come to this session, which will focus on leadership at a variety of levels. Be a change agent, willing to lead by example. Learn from the experiences of a district that has implemented a 1:1 program, used a Learning Management System Corporation-wide, and used a 30 Challenge to be leaders of change.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shunneson

Michael Shunneson

Director of Secondary Education, Richmond Community Schools
Michael Shunneson Ed. S., Director of Secondary Education, Richmond Community Schools_x000D_ | This is Michael's third year with the Richmond Community Schools. He has over 15 years of administrative experience at every level from Pre-K through Adult Ed. As an administrator he strives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 103

1:15pm

Clips, Life is Short Capture It!
Student reflection, choice and voice are important part of creating an engaging and high octane classroom.   The iOS App Clips is a great tool to allow students to create their own videos and reflect on lessons.  In this session attendees will get hands on with the Clips app and discover how students can use the power of video to capture their own learning. Attendees will walk out of the session having created their own Clips video and understand how they can implement video creation into their classroom tomorrow.  Don’t have an iPad? That’s ok because we will have them for you with all the apps you need to have an amazing hands-on experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Molyneaux

Wes Molyneaux

Administrator, Elkhart Community Schools
Wes Molyneaux, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District. He is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 146

1:15pm

How To Catch a Cheater: Tech Tools and SAMR
Attendees will learn about how to use basic tools that are built-in to Google to help maintain academic integrity with students. With the proliferation of technology in classrooms, many teachers have found it difficult to know how to best maintain academic integrity with their students' work. The session will not only talk about some tools teachers can use, but more importantly, about ways to design learning tasks that are more immune to cheating and lend themselves more powerfully to authentic learning for students.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 119

1:15pm

Let’s Talk About TED
Who doesn’t love TED Talks? Which ones motivate you? What are some of your favorites? In this session, attendees will view some motivating TED Talks, then reflect and discuss. This session will be a great way to be rejuvenated, challenged, will provide an opportunity for to stop/think/collaborate with fellow educators. Come and join the relaxed open dialogue between colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Administrator, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Being... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 142

1:15pm

Once Upon a WeVideo
WeVideo is a magical tool in the land of Chromebooks. Using popular fairy tales as our inspiration, attendees will learn all of WeVideo’s enchantments while weaving a story of their own. From green screens to glass slippers, this session welcomes any attendee looking to get started with using WeVideo to produce and edit film.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

East Porter Public Schools


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 109

1:15pm

Learning to Give
The presenters have experienced teaching through service projects. They will share their knowledge and experience, as well as information about two service learning project websites: Learning to Give and Generation On. The two websites referenced offer mini grants after the completion of lessons from the websites.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Freeman

Amy Freeman

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Amy Freeman is a 4th grade teacher at Edgelea Elementary in Lafayette School Corporation.
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Ashley Yearwood

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Ashley Yearwood is a 1st grade teacher at Edgelea Elementary School in LSC.



Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 143

1:15pm

Putting My Toes in the Technology Pool for Primary Grades
New to 1 to1 and feeling overwhelmed? The presenter was too! The presenter will share some low cost and free ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. In this session, the presenter will share their personal experience from their 1st grade classroom and how I they found, vetted, and made the technology resources work. The attendees will be introduced to some amazing free/ cheap resources go with the Journeys textbook series.

Speakers
avatar for Erin  Hoke

Erin Hoke

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Erin Hoke is a teacher and mom who is slowly trying to embrace technology in her classroom. Erin has found easy ways to make it work for her. She is also very good at finding resources online to help in the classroom.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 107

1:15pm

Sphero in the Classroom
Interested in learning how to incorporate Sphero in your classroom? It's easier than most people think! Come learn about how to use a Sphero and how to incorporate them into classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Scott

Erin Scott

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Erin Scott teaches 5th grade STEM at Sunnyside Intermediate School. She also leads an after school girls' STEM club.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 147

1:15pm

Holy Sheets! Google Sheets Activities for all Subjects
Google Sheets is not just a tool for crunching numbers. It is a powerful tool for learning, inquiry, exploration, and inspiration in any subject area. In this session we will take a look at several practical activities for a wide range of content areas including random writing prompts, flash cards, educational games, student-created learning databases, art and creativity, and of course analyzing data to draw conclusions and make predictions. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/02/spreadsheet-activities.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 102

1:15pm

Make the Most of Your Mentoring
This session will coach mentors and potential mentors in the expectations, roles, and innovations in the student teaching experience. The presenters will explore the new, tech-based requirements of Purdue assessments such as the C-PAST and edTPA. Learn how co-teaching provides service to our profession and can re-energize a classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Barce

Jennifer Barce

Administrator, Purdue University College of Education
Jenn Barce serves as the Director of Field Experiences at Purdue University. She has worked in Teacher Education for more than 20 years, and has classroom experience in Early Childhood, Literacy, and Reading, K-12. She believes great Clinical Experience can be the springboard to a... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 114

1:15pm

Save Time and Give Better Feedback with Microsoft Forms
Is grading consuming the time that should be spent teaching? Desire for students to have robust feedback in a timely manner? Microsoft Forms is the solution. In this session, attendees will learn how to create simple, attractive, self-grading forms for students, how to share those forms in multiple ways, and how to utilize the data teachers and students receive to customize teaching and learning. The presenter will also show the Forms feature that allows differentiation as students use the Form itself.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Lolley

Suzy Lolley

Technology/Instructional Coach, Cherokee County Schools, GA
Suzy Lolley is a fifteen-year veteran of public education. Previously both a middle and high school English teacher, she currently serves in Cherokee County, GA, as an Instructional Technology Specialist for teachers of grades K-12. She loves Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, and... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 120

1:15pm

Vernier Sensors for your Science and Math Lessons
Scientific probes offer an inexpensive way to include a variety of technology in to the classroom. Attendees will be trained to use probes with hands-on laboratory activities.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bayley

Bill Bayley

College of Science K-12 Outreach, Purdue University
The Purdue Science K-12 Outreach program was initiated in 1989 to increase interest and achievement in science and mathematics at the pre-college level. We provide K-12 science and mathematics professional development programs for teachers, form long-term partnerships with school... Read More →
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Steven Smith

College of Science K-12 Outreach, Purdue University
The Purdue Science K-12 Outreach program was initiated in 1989 to increase interest and achievement in science and mathematics at the pre-college level. We provide K-12 science and mathematics professional development programs for teachers, form long-term partnerships with school... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 106

1:15pm

Books, Bytes, Swipes, and Likes: Crafting Digital Identity with a Global Audience
In today’s connected world, it’s no longer a question of whether or not students are going to be using a device; it’s about supporting students to create, reason, and connect responsibly. In this presentation meet 10-year-old LivBit and hear how crafting a digital identity gives deeper purpose to her literacy journey.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Merrill

Cynthia Merrill

Staff Developer, The LivBits
Staff Developer/Consultant


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 140

1:15pm

Student Motivation
This session will delve into one of the more difficult topics to tackle in schools, student motivation. Attendees will walk out with a deeper understanding of what does, and more importantly what does not, motivate students. This session will focus on strategies grounded in class practice with numerous examples provided.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Naperville Community School District 203
Author of The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners. Josh is a 6th grade teacher in Naperville, IL, has over 30,000 twitter followers, and is an advocate of student centered learning and Innovation days. He has been recognized with the Illinois... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Band Room

1:15pm

Breakout that Creativity! Let's Create a BreakoutEDU Game!
BreakoutEDU games have a significant amount of positive aspects that they can bring to the classroom! Playing games improves brain function, can prevent memory problems, stimulates the mind, boosts creativity, it brings the 4 C’s (Critical thinking, collaboration, creativity & communication) alive! It is purposeful frustration at its finest! This session will describe how to create a breakout game and will offer several examples. The session will begin with the tools needed to create a game. Ultimately, it will end with each attendee having to tools needed to create a breakout game. Let the creativity begin!!

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Terra Kline has been teaching since 2003. She is currently a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation, serving four schools. Terra has been married to her best friend since 2004 and together they have three amazing children. and I have been teaching since 2003... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 144

1:15pm

Gimkit - Classroom Quizzing at the Next Level
Enjoy working with Kahoot and Quizizz? The presenter enjoys using both as well! Come and learn about another classroom quizzing tool, Gimkit! The great thing about Gimkit is that it is made and maintained by high school students from Seattle, Washington! They craft Gimkit to not only be a product that students want to use but teachers as well. The creators are constantly working on many exciting enhancements right now to make Gimkit even better. Gimkit is different and exciting, including live chat with the creator!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Fernandez

Martin Fernandez

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
English teacher, department specialist, and instructional coach, Martin has been teaching for 25 years, the past 18 at Lafayette Jefferson High School. He has embraced new technology in the classroom! Going paperless in 2016, he has tried to find new ideas to enhance student learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 117

1:15pm

Get Creative with Google Drawings
Welcome to Google Drawings! From graphic organizers and drag & drop to K-2 friendly activities and Google Docs ideas, attendees will explore the world of Google Drawings. This will be a fast-paced session, focused on giving practical classroom applications.
Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Margeson

Sarah Margeson

Coordinator of Connected Learning, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After spending six years teaching high school math, Sarah Margeson transitioned into the Technology world. Now she works with teachers K-12 on technology initiatives such as iPads in K-2, Google Apps for Education, and Canvas LMS. Serving as the Coordinator of Connected Learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 105

1:15pm

Exact Path – Computer Adaptive Assessment with Automatic Individualized Learning Paths (K-12)
Exact Path, Edmentum’s new individualized learning solution delivers the right lesson at the right level at just the right time. Rising class sizes, combined with increasing awareness of ever-changing academic levels, leave teachers feeling short of their most valuable resource, time. Exact Path utilizes adaptive assessments and targeted learning paths aligned to your goals, paced to your students’ needs, and structured to give students control over their own educational journeys. Exact Path also integrates with NWEA to drive learning paths if your district already uses NWEA. If you are looking for a formative assessment solution that also provides targeted practice and instruction come learn more about Exact Path!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 148

1:15pm

Leading Innovation in Schools
More and more, innovative and inspiring technology is available to schools and learners. This session will discuss how innovative leaders are using technology to raise the bar for learning, teaching, and school environments. Come hear about the elements of technology implementation that can be developed—vision, culture, capacity, team, community, finance, and measure—to create a strategy for driving intentional change.

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 145

1:15pm

Steps to STEM for All
2 Hour Session: Needing a push toward implementing a STEM curriculum in class, or maybe school wide? If so, join this session! Listen to the journey of a normal classroom teacher and be inspired to take the chances that could lead to a whole new teaching experience. Discover over 20 STEM projects, for K-8, that can be used to transform your class and begin arming students with the 21st century skills necessary to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. Through this exciting and engaging session, attendees will change their outlook on teaching and view of how STEM can be used in classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Technology/Instructional Coach, Southwest School Corporation
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 141

2:15pm

Use Students to Tell your School and Classrooms Social Media Story
The presenters will be partnering to show teachers and administrators how to curate their own story by using social media. Increasing, people don't have a choice on whether or not to use Social Media. So, the real question is, how will people use it. It is vital to meet students where they are at. Learn how to help them use their social media presence and voice to tell their school's story. This session will also focus on how to spread #cultureofkindness through students social media usage.

Speakers
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Miss Alyse Kline

student, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Miss Alyse Kline is a student at Burnett Creek Elementary. She comes from a great family of educators that understand and believe that technology is a tool that can make a positive difference in the world of education and our world. Alyse is an energetic student who loves technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 105

2:15pm

Change is Coming: ILEARN Assessment
Change is coming to assessment in Indiana! ILEARN provides a unique
opportunity to refresh the assessment delivery and implementation practices
across the state. IDOE will share key improvements in testing, technology and
data enhancements, and new resources that will support educators in
understanding the new assessment. Participants are encouraged to bring a
device to participate in sample assessments and work with resources.

Speakers
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Stephanie Thompson

Assessment Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
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Mary Williams

Assessment Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Mary works with the Department of Education as an assessment program specialist currently assisting with the state transition to ILEARN. She previously directed technology at a local district and taught 4th and 5th grade math and science. Mary studied assessment at the University... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 103

2:15pm

Ready to Use Resources and Ideas for Educators
In this session, attendees will learn about the unsung hero of GSuite- Google Drawings. Come and connect with various “ready to use” resources and ideas educators can use in the classroom including Layering, adding pictures, clickable links, t-charts, interactive infographics, flowcharts, magnetic poetry, digital poster board.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Administrator, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Being... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 142

2:15pm

Tech Up Your Math Game
Plato (1987) once said, “Mathematics is the least techiest of all disciplines.” He was way ahead of his time. It’s time to make mathematics more than worksheets and book work. This session will give attendees opportunities to learn how to effectively implement technology into their K-12 mathematics classrooms to create a more engaging learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his third year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →
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Bill Shidler

Administrator, Delphi Community School Corporation
Bill Shidler is a Google Certified Trainer and has been an educator for approximately 25 years - as a teacher - both high ability and inclusion and administrator. He has presented a variety of technology-related sessions around the Northern Hemisphere with the focus being on working... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 145

2:15pm

7 Amazing Tips and Tricks for the Early Primary 1:1 iPad Classroom
Need practical tips on how to manage a 1:1 iPad classroom? In this session, the presenter will share how to create an atmosphere of learning with iPads in the primary setting.

Speakers
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Lora Merkel

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Lora Merkel is a 1:1 iPad Kindergaten teacher with 20+ years in the classroom.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 107

2:15pm

Digital Reading Resources
As the world becomes increasingly digital, students need to be engaged in reading and responding to reading. While paper books are prevalent, students have increased access to reading, with technology. For FREE!
**This session will provide resources that you can take away and use during the school year. Most resources are used in upper elementary, but can be adapted for younger and older readers.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TboLBc3bl-sg89_zyWCltp8f_Q5-6yeK2ok9Uh0lZnI/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Hamilton

Aaron Hamilton

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After graduating from Purdue, Aaron worked as a technology aide at a local elementary school before taking a position as a 4th grade teacher at Wyandotte Elementary. Aaron has been there for the past 7 years, and has been looking for ways to continue to push reading to new levels... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 106

2:15pm

Epic Ways to Use Epic! in the Classroom
The Epic! reading app is described by teachers as being the Netflix of books (but completely free)! Imagine the possibilities of having thousands of books at your fingertips. In this session, attendees will be exploring the features of Epic! and creating engaging/rigorous lessons to use across the curriculum. Dive in to using Epic! for differentiation, as well as, explore how to use Epic! during center/Daily 5 time. Epic! will leave your students begging to read just one more page!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

Kindergarten Teacher & Technology Coach, Rensselaer School Corporation
Samantha Mitchell is a kindergarten teacher and technology coach for Rensselaer Central Primary School. Samantha earned her BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College and also holds a graduate degree from IWU in school administration. She has a passion for igniting the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 147

2:15pm

Flipping your Elementary Classroom with Educreations
Flip your classroom and maximize your instruction time with Educreations. In this sessions you will learn to record your screen and voice to flip you classroom. Sharing your videos with your students is easy with Educreations.

Speakers
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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 144

2:15pm

Test Drive the New BenQ Interactive Touchscreen Monitor
LSC Elementary School Teachers: Test drive the new Interactive Touchscreen that will be coming to a classroom near you! Take this chance to dive into learning the features of the new BenQ Interactive Monitors.

Speakers
KJ

Kelly Johnston

Title 1 Lead Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Kelly is a former classroom teacher that has embraced leading 1:1 iPad integration at Edgelea Elementary School.
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Macy Smith

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Macy is a fourth grade teacher at Edgelea Elementary school and is an experieced presenter from the past 4 eLearning conferences.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 104

2:15pm

Beyond the Slideshow: Google Slides Activities for all Subjects
We all know Google Slides is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be used to make "Choose Your Own Adventure" style stories, interactive quizzes, online comic strips, storybooks, stop-motion animation, manipulatives, and more? With the ability to link to specific slides and go to different slides depending on the choice, students can create online interactive stories. And with the many graphics tools in Google Slides, students can create online comic strips and tell stories, express understanding of content, give reports, and be creative. Learn how students can use Google Slides to express themselves in more ways than just a presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 102

2:15pm

Partnering with Purdue - Pipeline Programs to Meet your Staffing Needs
This sharing session will include visual and verbal descriptions of PURPOSE (Purdue's Urban and Rural Partnerships to develop Outstanding Special Educators) and its role in advancing social justice in K-12 and higher education settings. The presenters will also be on hand to answer questions, provide handouts, and discuss partnership options for all license areas.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Barce

Jennifer Barce

Administrator, Purdue University College of Education
Jenn Barce serves as the Director of Field Experiences at Purdue University. She has worked in Teacher Education for more than 20 years, and has classroom experience in Early Childhood, Literacy, and Reading, K-12. She believes great Clinical Experience can be the springboard to a... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 114

2:15pm

Stop Motion
Ever watch the Lego Movie or Wallace and Gromit?  Want to learn how your students can create inspiring stop motion videos to tell stories, solve math problems, model scientific processes or demonstrate their understanding of an important historical event?  If you answer yes to any of those then this session is for you!   Attendees will discover the power of stop motion to tell stories and learn how they can implement it in their classroom.    Don’t have an iPad? That’s ok because we will have them for you with all the apps you need to have an amazing hands-on experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Molyneaux

Wes Molyneaux

Administrator, Elkhart Community Schools
Wes Molyneaux, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District. He is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 146

2:15pm

Listen to Read
There are NUMEROUS text to speech solutions for readers who struggle. Learn how to access those that are available to students regardless of setting, device, or browser platform.

Speakers
avatar for David Jackson

David Jackson

SLP Assistive Technology Consultant, Lafayette School Corporation
David Jackson is a Speech-Language Pathologist who loves technology and helping kids succeed using ALL resources available. David believes that we need to empower kids and show them how they can read and write with technology.
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Jessica Shockey

SLP Assistive Technology Consultant, Lafayette School Corporation
SLP AT consultant


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 119

2:15pm

TeachCyber!
During this session, attendees will be introduced to a website created to give teachers a variety of lesson plans and activities to incorporate cybersecurity across the disciplines. The lessons are designed to introduce students to cybersecurity through discussion and/or hands-on, unplugged activities. During the session, teachers will complete 1-2 hands-on activities. This session is for those who want to try something new while preparing students for the digital world around them!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Greeley

Ashley Greeley

Cybersecurity Literacy & Outreach Coordinator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Ms. Ashley Greeley received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Purdue University. She began her teaching career in 2003. She developed two new courses for insertion into the curriculum (AP US history and AP US government), coached sports and an academic team, served as department... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 149

2:15pm

Tech Tools and Coding
Get ready for a hands-on learning with education's newest buzzword; coding. Attendees will learn some basic coding through hands-on learning and fun. All attendees will walk away with activities that could apply to any grade level or subject area. In addition, other technology tools and applications will be showcased and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Naperville Community School District 203
Author of The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners. Josh is a 6th grade teacher in Naperville, IL, has over 30,000 twitter followers, and is an advocate of student centered learning and Innovation days. He has been recognized with the Illinois... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Band Room

2:15pm

The Power of the Selfie Culture: Moving from a Self-ME to a Self-We
In this social media influenced culture, the selfie is often seen as the hallmark of personal posting. Whether loathed or celebrated, the selfie tells us A LOT about the poster. In this session, attendees will hear how teachers are using the selfie as a powerful device for reflection, meta-cognition, and agency.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 140

2:15pm

Edulastic: Help Your Students Succeed in a Digital Assessment Environment
Uncover the path to success for every student through Edulastic's technology-enhanced assignments and assessments. Explore expert-created individual questions or assessments to use as is, or create your own. Edulastic features 30+ technology-enhanced question types, similar to IStep, PARCC, and ACT Aspire. Students can easily sign in using their school Google or Office 365 accounts, or a teacher-created account. Come learn about this FREE tool!

Speakers
avatar for Summer Winrotte

Summer Winrotte

Technology/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
Summer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She works as a digital instructional coach and math teacher at Tecumseh Junior High School in Lafayette, Indiana. In her digital... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 117

2:15pm

From One Rookie to Another: Breaking Into Breakout EDU
What are the next steps after getting brand-new Breakout box(es)? Finding, creating, and setting up Breakout activities can be tricky! The presenter will share tips learned from their rookie year with Breakout EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Susie Sherlow

Susie Sherlow

Math Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Susie Sherlow is a high school math teacher at McCutcheon High School, and is also a 2017 IGNITE grant recipient, earning 4 BreakoutEDU kits for her classroom.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 120

2:15pm

Makerspace? Project Based Learning? STEAM? Trending Tools in your Classroom!
The session is for the teacher who is exploring makerspace, project based learning, and/ or STEAM lessons ideas for their classroom setting. Grades K-8 and some HS classes can get something from this two-team presenter squad with 20 years experience combined. The session's goal is to share successful lesson experiences, as well as app-tools like Animoto, FlipGrid, Adobe Spark, Todaysmeet.com, SeeSaw, and many more designed for iPads, Google Chrome Books, and perhaps other devices to enhance the 1:1 experience. Questions and interaction are highly encouraged. Basic Bonus tools include: Bitmoji, Kahoot, Weebly Websites, Google forms/documents, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snap Chat, Just Dance, & GoNoodle.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Davisson

Stephanie Davisson

Teacher, Rensselaer Central School Corporation
Stephanie Davisson teaches the choral music classes at Rensselaer, 6-12 grades. She has enjoyed being in the Rensselaer community most of her life and has been given the opportunity to continue a family "Hoosier Heritage" tradition by working in the Choral Department as a music teacher... Read More →
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Julie Pater

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Ms. Julie Pater is in her 2nd year as a STEM 6 grade teacher at Lafayette's Sunny Side Intermediate School. She is a resident of Lafayette, but from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She is a huge fan of STEM and STEAM, and has enjoyed the IGNITE conference over the past three years as... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 143

2:15pm

Study Island New Features – Build Test and Reporting
You asked for it and we heard you. Come see the changes coming this summer based completely from teacher feedback. Also, take a look at Study Island’s Test Builder. With Study Island’s Test Builder, you can create personalized tests for your students. Use your customized tests to prepare students for upcoming exams or assessments or as an intervention for students who need additional practice on a specific topic. Launch a built test in a group session to provide your students with a customized, interactive learning activity.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 148

3:15pm

The Race for your Attention: Addictive Technology and What You Can Do About It
Technology is a wonderful thing, but can also become addictive. This session will explore ways people can become addicted to smart phones and computers. It also will discuss ways to stay 'present' without a phone.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pinto

Michael Pinto

Administrator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Mike Pinto is the principal of James Cole Elementary School in Stockwell, Indiana. He enjoys reading, time with children, and a tall glass of unsweetened iced tea. He has served as a mentor for the Indiana Principal Leadership institue for Cohort 2, 4, and 6. His wife, Kimberley... Read More →
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Matt Ridenour

Administrator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Matt is the principal of Burnett Creek Elementary School. He is the father of two, loves a good cup of coffee, and all music from the 80's. He loves technology and has worked hard to bring technology and a Makerspace to his school.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 119

3:15pm

BookCreation
In this session, attendees will learn how students can create digital books. Attendees will participate in an improv game and use story spines to develop their own book before leaving the session.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Molyneaux

Wes Molyneaux

Administrator, Elkhart Community Schools
Wes Molyneaux, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District. He is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 146

3:15pm

Let’s Talk About TED
Who doesn’t love TED Talks? Which ones motivate you? What are some of your favorites? In this session, attendees will view some motivating TED Talks, then reflect and discuss. This session will be a great way to be rejuvenated, challenged, will provide an opportunity for to stop/think/collaborate with fellow educators. Come and join the relaxed open dialogue between colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Administrator, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Being... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 142

3:15pm

The 8 C's of PBL and IL with Tech
The 4 C's are a popular topic around education, but educators can do better!! Attend this session to learn how to integrate technology into PBL and IL towards classrooms transformation. Be entertained and learn how to address the 4 C's and introduce 4 more C's that support students through technology use in PBL. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn about researched benefits, awesome project ideas, popular methods, and some technology tools that will excite students through PBL and IL.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Technology/Instructional Coach, Southwest School Corporation
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 141

3:15pm

Are you getting the most from SmartNotebook?
Need a SmartNotebook skill refresher? Come to this session to refresh your skills and learn the new features of Smart Notebook17. A "SmartBoard" is not required to use Smart Notebook software. Any touch screen device allows students to learn from the lessons created in Smart Notebook. Smart Classlab allows every student to complete the activity on their device.

Speakers
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Jami Yuill

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Title 1 Lead teacher at Vinton Elementary (5 years now): The coolest data driven, iPad fixin', spreadsheet making, technology lovin', Title 1 Instructional Assistant Supervisor around! :)


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 104

3:15pm

Canvas on the Go!
Come learn how to set up assignments in Canvas in order to grade from anywhere. Additionally, the session will address how to create rubrics that give options of how to grade from any device. Attendees will learn how to use the Canvas Teacher App to create announcements, assignments, monitor class activity, and grade from anywhere and any device (laptop, tablet or phone).

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 143

3:15pm

Dreambox Math - Kids love it and you will, too!
Attendees will learn to expertly teach with Dreambox Math! Dreambox Math supports teachers in providing personalized math lessons for students. Teachers can use Dreambox Math data to track student growth and mastery. 3rd - 6th grade.

Speakers
NS

Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 144

3:15pm

FlipGrid - Kids Say the Darndest Things
Expressing thoughts on paper can be difficult for early primary students. Video is a perfect pre-writing tool. Come to this session to learn how students can easily record and share their video with this easy to use app.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Harshbarger

Nancy Harshbarger

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nancy Harshbarger has taught Kindergarten for over 5 years and has embraced 1:1 iPads in her classroom.
avatar for Tiffany Walley

Tiffany Walley

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Tiffany is a 1st  grade teacher at Miami Elementary School and has embraced 1:1 teaching with iPads.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 107

3:15pm

NearPod to the Rescue in the Early Primary 1:1 iPad Classroom
Keep students on task with interactive NearPod lessons! Teachers will leave this session learning how to create, discover, and implement meaningful interactive lessons.

Speakers
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Amanda Lane

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
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Angela Leap

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 149

3:15pm

The Littles Can Too: BreakoutEDU
Teaching in the primary grade levels (PK-2) can often times mean adapting lessons and ideas so that they can be developmentally appropriate. In this session attendees will dive into utilizing BreakoutEDU with young learners by showcasing hands-on approaches that allow the littles to breakout on their own!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

Kindergarten Teacher & Technology Coach, Rensselaer School Corporation
Samantha Mitchell is a kindergarten teacher and technology coach for Rensselaer Central Primary School. Samantha earned her BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College and also holds a graduate degree from IWU in school administration. She has a passion for igniting the... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 147

3:15pm

10+ Things You Never Knew About Office365
Many users think they know enough about Office365. Think again! In this session, the presenter and attendees will explore all the secret nooks, crannies, and tricks of this powerful online suite to increase student and teacher productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Lolley

Suzy Lolley

Technology/Instructional Coach, Cherokee County Schools, GA
Suzy Lolley is a fifteen-year veteran of public education. Previously both a middle and high school English teacher, she currently serves in Cherokee County, GA, as an Instructional Technology Specialist for teachers of grades K-12. She loves Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, and... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 120

3:15pm

Copyright Coaching
Let’s forget the fear based approach to copyright and go on the offense! During this session, the importance of copyright will be addressed. This session will support administrators, technology coaches, and teachers as they move towards confidence in all things copyright, so that they may pass these skills on to their student. 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

East Porter Public Schools


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 109

3:15pm

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, Web Fonts, AutoDraw, Tour Builder, Toontastic, Canned Responses, Smarty Pins, Poly, Office Editing, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Mystery Animal, Science Journal, and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.) For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/03/hipster-google.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 102

3:15pm

Around the World in One Hour
Explore the possibilities of using Google Expeditions in the classroom. Come learn how get started and how to lead and expedition. Attendees will travel on an expedition together to explore the full student experience.

Speakers
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Chad Lohmeyer

Connected Learning Specialist, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Chad Lohmeyer has worked at the Tippecanoe School Corporation Technology Department for the last 6 years. Of those years, Chad has spent three in the role of Connected Learning Specialist. Prior to that, Chad was a building technician for three buildings.


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 105

3:15pm

Reading Eggs – Deep Dive
Edmentum’s dynamic 2-in-1 literacy solution, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, is designed to build and reinforce foundational skills in a rich, interactive, online world that inspires learning for your pre-K through 6th grade students. If you have been using Reading Eggs and/or Reading Eggspress learning path with your students and wanted to know more about the Spelling Skills Bank, English Skills, what happens in the stadium come to this session to take a deeper dive into what these two dynamic solutions have to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 148
 
Thursday, June 7
 

8:30am

Keynote: How Technology Can Help Make You a Better Lover
If you’re familiar with any ancient Greek words, you might be relieved to know that I’m talking about agape love, not eros love (in which case you might be disappointed!)
Some have feared that the use of technology might dehumanize education.  After all, the argument goes, have you ever seen a group of people in a restaurant where no conversation is occurring because each one is fixated on his/her cell phone?  Let’s put those fears to rest! I have learned how using technology can actually enrich human relationships in the classroom, and I’d love to share some stories with you!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Ruhl

Joe Ruhl

Biology Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
The National Association of Biology Teachers named Joe Ruhl the Outstanding Biology Teacher of Indiana in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded a Golden Apple Teaching Award by the Lafayette, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In 1989 he was honored at the White House as Indiana’s recipient of... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Auditorium

9:00am

Keynote: Future Is Me
In this keynote, Liv shares 5 idea keys that matter for connected learners. Hear how Liv’s work as a “book activist” has gone global. Be inspired by how Liv has come to know her place in the world through technology creation and connected learning opportunities. Liv will cover social media, global learning, shared sites, and what matters to kids.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room Auditorium

10:15am

Starting your own Makerspace
Wanting a makerspace in your building or classroom? Come and learn about how Earhart Elementary implemented the use of a makerspace! The presenters will share how the tools and products were used for student innovation and design. Attendees will learn about some of the products from a student perspective and play with fun and engaging activities!

Speakers
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Ryan Habben

Principal, Lafayette School Corporation
Ryan is the principal and technology leader at Earhart Elementary School.
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Nate Titlow

Student, Tippecanoe School Corporation
I am a 5th grade student at Mayflower Mill Elementary


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 140

10:15am

Show What You Know: Publish It!
Both teachers and students can easily create eBooks on the iPad for any subject area and then publish them to the internet! In this session, attendees will explore how creating eBooks can both deepen and document learning. Attendees will see examples of student created eBooks from a variety of grade levels. Then, session attendees will create an eBook that contains text, images, audio, drawing, and video. To participate in this session, attendees should download the Book Creator Free app.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bosch

Karen Bosch

Teacher, Southfield Christian School, Southfield, MI
Karen Bosch is the K – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. She is a 2007 Apple Distinguished Educator and Book Creator Ambassador.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 148

10:15am

Start to Finish: Building Lessons with Amazing Tools
Looking for just a couple of amazing tools to add to the digital toolkit? This session will do just that! The presenter will share their top 10 digital tools for students. With a quick overview and demo, the presenter will share the software with a student example. Then, attendees will take time to share some of their favorite tools and practice them right during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Leah LaCrosse

Leah LaCrosse

Teacher, Huron School District, Huron, OH
Leah Lacrosse is an 8th grade science teacher in Huron, Ohio, who has taught and learned with her students in a 1:1 environment with iPads since 2010. Presenting sessions on utilizing the iPad at state and local conferences, for A+ Educator, and WVIZ, she has worked with teachers... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 149

10:15am

How To Catch a Cheater: Tech Tools and SAMR
Attendees will learn about how to use basic tools that are built-in to Google to help maintain academic integrity with students. With the proliferation of technology in classrooms, many teachers have found it difficult to know how to best maintain academic integrity with their students' work. The session will not only talk about some tools teachers can use, but more importantly, about ways to design learning tasks that are more immune to cheating and lend themselves more powerfully to authentic learning for students.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 119

10:15am

Gamification to Inspire your Elementary Students
Learn to Inspire your students by adding elements of gamification to your classroom. After two years of impletmenting with my 4th graders, I have witnessed the excitement and learning potential of gamification. Participants will learn tricks and tips on how to introduce gaming.

Speakers
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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 144

10:15am

Putting My Toes in the Technology Pool for Primary Grades
New to 1 to1 and feeling overwhelmed? The presenter was too! The presenter will share some low cost and free ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. In this session, the presenter will share their personal experience from their 1st grade classroom and how I they found, vetted, and made the technology resources work. The attendees will be introduced to some amazing free/ cheap resources go with the Journeys textbook series.

Speakers
avatar for Erin  Hoke

Erin Hoke

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Erin Hoke is a teacher and mom who is slowly trying to embrace technology in her classroom. Erin has found easy ways to make it work for her. She is also very good at finding resources online to help in the classroom.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 107

10:15am

A Student's Perspective on Failure
The presenter has learned the ins and outs of failure throughout their last 4 years of high school. The presenter has networked with some of the most known producers in movie making and greatest minds in the world of innovation, and also started a non-profit with the first school built in Ghana, paving a smooth path to future endeavors. Now that the presenter knows the “WHY”, they can start on their long term goal of changing the face of education. This can be done by allowing students to explore what they love and failing the proper way. In this session, the presenter will teach attendees what they need to do in order to implement an innovation curriculum within their classroom (and give valuable insight as to what a high schooler really thinks)!

Speakers
avatar for Luke Reks

Luke Reks

Student, Noblesville Schools
Luke is a graduate of Noblesville Schools and has accomplished something that most students don’t. He knows what he wants to do. This was accomplished because he failed over and over again with a soft pillow to land on called Innovation and Open Source Learning. Luke believes that... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 145

10:15am

Cyber Safety
Concerned about the risks associated with social media? Come learn about the potential risks associated with using social media and the internet. The session will specifically address sexting, solicitation, extortion, and cyberbullying. The session will explore how these risks are impacting children in Indiana and ways to prevent the negative impacts from continuing.

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Amanda Giddings

Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Amanda has a degree in psychology from DePauw University and an extensive background in social services. She spent some time working for the Department of Child Services in Marion County and has also worked in the mental health field. Amanda joined the State Police as a Youth Educator... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 117

10:15am

The Digital Pirate: “TECH Like a PIRATE”
In “Teach Like a PIRATE,” author Dave Burgess shows teachers how to use passion and presentational skills to engage students and create memorable experiences. The presenter will share specific tools in combination with PIRATE engagement hooks, giving teachers plenty of “use tomorrow” content. Includes “The Digital PIRATE,” a FREE eBook with 20 ideas for “tech-ing like a PIRATE”!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, DitchThatTextbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Auditorium

10:15am

Triple Differentiation with Google Classroom
Google Classroom is much more than just a way to distribute, collect, and organize student work. When used to the fullest, Classroom can be a powerful tool for differentiation for your students. In this session we will look at how to use Classroom features to differentiate at each stage of a project: beginning, middle, and end. We will cover who the students are, how the students learn, and what the students make. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/01/google-classroom-differentiation.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 102

10:15am

Be Internet Awesome with Google
The IDOE Office of eLearning has initiated the launch to be the first state that will deliberately work to create a culture of students who are internet awesome! In this session, 3-5 grade educators/Technology Directors/ Library-Media educators will get inspired to connect and utilize the Google Be Internet Awesome resources that align with the new CS standards. The session will allow time to explore the 5 fundamentals of the curriculum and Interland. This session is not just for Google schools, all schools may use this curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Stepheny Lemenager

Stepheny Lemenager

Instructional Coach, Frontier School Corporation
Stepheny just finished her third year as K-12 Instructional Coach/Tech Coach with 12 years of classroom experience teaching Kindergarten, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade. Her passion for Ed Tech stems from integrating iPads into classroom curriculum. She is a Google Level 1 Certified... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 142

10:15am

Technology to Enhance Learning for ELLS
In this session, attendees will: explore communication and translation tools (like Google Translate), learn digital media that focuses on the four WIDA domains, and create a modified lesson plan incorporating technology for ELLs based on their proficiency level.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Painter

Carrie Painter

EL Coordinator, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Carrie Painter has been a teacher; EL Coach, and now currently serves as the EL Coordiantor for Tippecanoe School Corporation. Her passion for technology to meet where an EL student enters into the school setting drives her vision. Carrie is mom to Nola and spouse to an ED Tech Hero... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 147

10:15am

#KidsCanTeachUs: Staying Smart, Safe, and Savvy Online
(Keynote Follow-Up) #KidsCanTeachUs: Staying Smart, Safe, and Savvy Online
In this follow up session, Liv shares her strategies for staying safe online, as well as
wisdom she’s learned from her connected life.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Band Room

10:15am

BreakoutEDU--Writing Your Own
Breakout EDU has become increasingly popular within classrooms in the K-12 environment. However, not all games provided on the Breakout EDU website are catered towards specific learning goals or objectives leaving you with the idea of a game, but some missing pieces. In this interactive session, you will learn how to create your own Breakout EDU game, discover some tips and tricks for streamlining the process to cater your students’ needs, combine forces with a think tank of educators, and feel empowered to try something different in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Diehl

Christy Diehl

Media Specialist/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
After spending 9 years as a classroom teacher, Christy is the current media specialist and instructional coach at Jefferson High School. She has been involved with technology integration and implementation for the last five years. While in the classroom as a social studies teacher... Read More →
avatar for Laura Wilburn

Laura Wilburn

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Laura Wilburn is an English teacher at Jefferson High School; she just completed her 18th year of teaching. In her last teaching position, she served as a differentiated instructional coach. In the classroom, she embraces technology and uses a variety of learning styles to plan engaging... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 109

10:15am

Connecting with Classrooms Throughout the United States and World: Mystery Skype/Hangouts and Collaboration
This session is designed to help teachers connect their classroom with other classes in the United States and World. The session will focus on how to put together a Mystery Skype/Hangout and a cultural collaboration connection. The focus will be: 1. how to search for classrooms/teachers that are looking to make connections (Google Plus+: Community: Connected Classroom Workshops), 2. how to put together and Mystery Skype/Hangouts session, and 3. how to put together and cultural collaboration connection (students ask questions/answer about their school/home). Thanks to Skype, Google Hangouts, and Apple FaceTime, attendees can know how to go beyond the walls of the classroom/school building giving students the world.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Shriver

Todd Shriver

Technology/Instructional Coach, North White School Corporation
Todd Shriver has spent the last 26 years as an educator with the North White School Corporation in Monon, Indiana, as a high school social studies teacher and now as the K-12 technology coach. Todd's passion has been to bring primary source speakers and the world to students via Skype... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 105

10:15am

The Positive Effect of Movie Making in the Classroom
The presenters will tell how they have used student-made videos in their classrooms, the process involved, and discuss the effect the videos have on instruction and classroom energy. Suggestions of video projects will be shared along with various movie-making apps and actual videos.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Coyner

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Mary Beth Coyner has taught for a total of thirty-one years, eighteen of them at Lafayette School Corporation. Mary Beth currently teaches English to juniors and seniors but previously taught in a self-contained special education room at both the elementary and high school levels... Read More →
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Chad Young

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Chad Youn is a teacher at Jefferson High School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Chad is a Culinary Arts Teacher, as well as a Dual Credit Teacher.


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 114

10:15am

3 Essential NWEA MAP Reports for Teachers
This session will be a dive into 3-4 key NWEA MAP reports used by teachers. Attendees will learn how to analyze the Teacher Report, the Student Profile Report, the ASG report, and the Class Breakdown Report. When teachers understand the NWEA MAP data, it is easier to make good instructional decisions! Attendees are free to bring their own reports to reference if they wish, but it is not required.

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Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 106

10:15am

Dreambox Math: Movitivating for Students, Empowering for Educators
In this session, attendees will learn how and why DreamBox math accelerates math growth for your students. DreamBox Learning is an adaptive, online K–8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction and proven to positively impact student outcomes. Combining a motivating, game-like environment with a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum, it responds to learners’ actions and decisions by continuously adapting to support student competency with math concepts, and promoting strategies for fluency and application. What's more, DreamBox empowers educators with real-time data and academic insights to inform instruction and customizable professional development (PD). 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Ming

Lauren Ming

Product Specialist, DreamBox Learning


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 143

10:15am

Study Island New Features – Build Test and Reporting
You asked for it and we heard you. Come see the changes coming this summer based completely from teacher feedback. Also, take a look at Study Island’s Test Builder. With Study Island’s Test Builder, you can create personalized tests for your students. Use your customized tests to prepare students for upcoming exams or assessments or as an intervention for students who need additional practice on a specific topic. Launch a built test in a group session to provide your students with a customized, interactive learning activity.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 146

11:15am

Tech Up Your Math Game
Plato (1987) once said, “Mathematics is the least techiest of all disciplines.” He was way ahead of his time. It’s time to make mathematics more than worksheets and book work. This session will give attendees opportunities to learn how to effectively implement technology into their K-12 mathematics classrooms to create a more engaging learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his third year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →
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Bill Shidler

Administrator, Delphi Community School Corporation
Bill Shidler is a Google Certified Trainer and has been an educator for approximately 25 years - as a teacher - both high ability and inclusion and administrator. He has presented a variety of technology-related sessions around the Northern Hemisphere with the focus being on working... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 145

11:15am

The 8 C's of PBL and IL with Tech
The 4 C's are a popular topic around education, but educators can do better!! Attend this session to learn how to integrate technology into PBL and IL towards classrooms transformation. Be entertained and learn how to address the 4 C's and introduce 4 more C's that support students through technology use in PBL. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn about researched benefits, awesome project ideas, popular methods, and some technology tools that will excite students through PBL and IL.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Technology/Instructional Coach, Southwest School Corporation
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 141

11:15am

Canvas for Beginners
This session will introduce using the LMS, Canvas, in the classroom. Attendees will learn how to navigate through Canvas, set up courses for students, and create assignments and quizzes. Attendees should bring their laptops to create together.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Scott

Erin Scott

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Erin Scott teaches 5th grade STEM at Sunnyside Intermediate School. She also leads an after school girls' STEM club.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 147

11:15am

Classkick - Essential in the 1:1 iPad Classroom
Classkick is a free app that shows teachers in real-time exactly what students are doing on their iPad. Through Classkick, teachers can respond immediately and assist students who are struggling with a concept. Learn how Classkick can make 1:1 implementation a breeze.

Speakers
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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 144

11:15am

FlipGrid - Kids Say the Darndest Things
Expressing thoughts on paper can be difficult for early primary students. Video is a perfect pre-writing tool. Come to this session to learn how students can easily record and share their video with this easy to use app.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Harshbarger

Nancy Harshbarger

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nancy Harshbarger has taught Kindergarten for over 5 years and has embraced 1:1 iPads in her classroom.
avatar for Tiffany Walley

Tiffany Walley

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Tiffany is a 1st  grade teacher at Miami Elementary School and has embraced 1:1 teaching with iPads.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 107

11:15am

Technology and Innovation in the Elementary School
Come learn about technology integration in an elementary school setting and why technology integration is important. Topics discussed will include computer science, digital citizenship, Innovation, computer programs, and devices. There will be an emphasis on the utilizing the positive aspects and managing the negative aspects of the world's technology culture.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Rojas

Adriana Rojas

Teacher, Lafayette Catholic School System
Adriana Rojas has worked for the Lafayette Catholic School System since 2015, serving as the Technology teacher for St. Mary Cathedral, St. Boniface, and St. Lawrence. Adriana has previously worked as a technology coordinator and coach, human resources, operational manager, assistant... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 149

11:15am

Digital Instruction: To Infinity and Beyond!
Tired of the glazed over eyes? The slumped posture? Gather ideas to actively engage students with new content and create self-paced lessons where students are their own guides in learning. These steps will move a classroom from teacher-centered toward student-centered learning right away!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, DitchThatTextbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

11:15am

Save Time and Give Better Feedback with Microsoft Forms
Is grading consuming the time that should be spent teaching? Desire for students to have robust feedback in a timely manner? Microsoft Forms is the solution. In this session, attendees will learn how to create simple, attractive, self-grading forms for students, how to share those forms in multiple ways, and how to utilize the data teachers and students receive to customize teaching and learning. The presenter will also show the Forms feature that allows differentiation as students use the Form itself.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Lolley

Suzy Lolley

Technology/Instructional Coach, Cherokee County Schools, GA
Suzy Lolley is a fifteen-year veteran of public education. Previously both a middle and high school English teacher, she currently serves in Cherokee County, GA, as an Instructional Technology Specialist for teachers of grades K-12. She loves Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, and... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 120

11:15am

Supercharge Google Forms with Add-Ons
Google Forms are already pretty awesome, but with free Add-Ons you can make them even awesome-er! Learn how to find, install, use, and manage Add-Ons for Forms including formLimiter, g(Math) for Forms, Choice Eliminator, Form Values, docAppender, and more. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/03/google-forms-addons.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 102

11:15am

Listen to Read
There are NUMEROUS text to speech solutions for readers who struggle. Learn how to access those that are available to students regardless of setting, device, or browser platform.

Speakers
avatar for David Jackson

David Jackson

SLP Assistive Technology Consultant, Lafayette School Corporation
David Jackson is a Speech-Language Pathologist who loves technology and helping kids succeed using ALL resources available. David believes that we need to empower kids and show them how they can read and write with technology.
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Jessica Shockey

SLP Assistive Technology Consultant, Lafayette School Corporation
SLP AT consultant


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 119

11:15am

Master of None: Video Creation in the Classroom
You don’t have to be an app expert for your students to make stunning video projects. In this iPad-focused session, attendees will learn about some excellent, free, video editing apps that will allow students to explore their creativity while demonstrating their understanding of concepts. Come find out why teachers don’t need to be a master of all apps in order for students to unlock the creative power at their fingertips.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Sickler

Lindsey Sickler

Technology Coach/ Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Lindsey Sickler is a teacher and digital instructional coach at Sunnyside Intermediate School, located in Lafayette, IN. Her background includes a decade’s worth of teaching experience in the K-6 setting, as well as a serious passion for educational technology. Lindsey is an Apple... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 148

11:15am

Gimkit - Classroom Quizzing at the Next Level
Enjoy working with Kahoot and Quizizz? The presenter enjoys using both as well! Come and learn about another classroom quizzing tool, Gimkit! The great thing about Gimkit is that it is made and maintained by high school students from Seattle, Washington! They craft Gimkit to not only be a product that students want to use but teachers as well. The creators are constantly working on many exciting enhancements right now to make Gimkit even better. Gimkit is different and exciting, including live chat with the creator!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Fernandez

Martin Fernandez

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
English teacher, department specialist, and instructional coach, Martin has been teaching for 25 years, the past 18 at Lafayette Jefferson High School. He has embraced new technology in the classroom! Going paperless in 2016, he has tried to find new ideas to enhance student learning... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 117

11:15am

Around the World in One Hour
Explore the possibilities of using Google Expeditions in the classroom. Come learn how get started and how to lead and expedition. Attendees will travel on an expedition together to explore the full student experience.

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Chad Lohmeyer

Connected Learning Specialist, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Chad Lohmeyer has worked at the Tippecanoe School Corporation Technology Department for the last 6 years. Of those years, Chad has spent three in the role of Connected Learning Specialist. Prior to that, Chad was a building technician for three buildings.


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 105

11:15am

3 Essential NWEA MAP Reports for Teachers
This session will be a dive into 3-4 key NWEA MAP reports used by teachers. Attendees will learn how to analyze the Teacher Report, the Student Profile Report, the ASG report, and the Class Breakdown Report. When teachers understand the NWEA MAP data, it is easier to make good instructional decisions! Attendees are free to bring their own reports to reference if they wish, but it is not required.

Speakers

Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 106

11:15am

Lunch
Don't forget to grab some great food during the conference!


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:15pm

Show What You Know: Illustrate and Annotate It!
In this hands-on session, attendees will explore iPad strategies that help learners of any age visualize their learning. Attendees will look at student examples of drawing, sketchnotes, and infographics and then will have a chance to try these creative strategies. Attendees should download the Tayasui Sketches and Pic Collage apps. This session will also explore the drawing/annotation possibilities in the Apple Notes, Pages, and Keynote apps.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bosch

Karen Bosch

Teacher, Southfield Christian School, Southfield, MI
Karen Bosch is the K – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. She is a 2007 Apple Distinguished Educator and Book Creator Ambassador.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 148

12:15pm

Supporting STEM with iPad
Bring an iPad and current lesson topics to this session. The session will look at how various apps and native functions of the iPad can support STEM initiatives. Attendees will leave this 45-minute session with a bundle of high yield apps that will allow students to explore STEM topics deeply and allow teachers to evaluate student understanding. Attendees will also spend time sharing the best apps & resources for specific content while learning how to find these gems!

Speakers
avatar for Leah LaCrosse

Leah LaCrosse

Teacher, Huron School District, Huron, OH
Leah Lacrosse is an 8th grade science teacher in Huron, Ohio, who has taught and learned with her students in a 1:1 environment with iPads since 2010. Presenting sessions on utilizing the iPad at state and local conferences, for A+ Educator, and WVIZ, she has worked with teachers... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 149

12:15pm

Canvas on the Go!
Come learn how to set up assignments in Canvas in order to grade from anywhere. Additionally, the session will address how to create rubrics that give options of how to grade from any device. Attendees will learn how to use the Canvas Teacher App to create announcements, assignments, monitor class activity, and grade from anywhere and any device (laptop, tablet or phone).

Speakers

Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 143

12:15pm

Epic Ways to Use Epic! in the Classroom
The Epic! reading app is described by teachers as being the Netflix of books (but completely free)! Imagine the possibilities of having thousands of books at your fingertips. In this session, attendees will be exploring the features of Epic! and creating engaging/rigorous lessons to use across the curriculum. Dive in to using Epic! for differentiation, as well as, explore how to use Epic! during center/Daily 5 time. Epic! will leave your students begging to read just one more page!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

Kindergarten Teacher & Technology Coach, Rensselaer School Corporation
Samantha Mitchell is a kindergarten teacher and technology coach for Rensselaer Central Primary School. Samantha earned her BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College and also holds a graduate degree from IWU in school administration. She has a passion for igniting the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 142

12:15pm

Test Drive the New BenQ Interactive Touchscreen Monitor
LSC Elementary School Teachers: Test drive the new Interactive Touchscreen that will be coming to a classroom near you! Take this chance to dive into learning the features of the new BenQ Interactive Monitors.

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Kelly Johnston

Title 1 Lead Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Kelly is a former classroom teacher that has embraced leading 1:1 iPad integration at Edgelea Elementary School.
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Macy Smith

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Macy is a fourth grade teacher at Edgelea Elementary school and is an experieced presenter from the past 4 eLearning conferences.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 104

12:15pm

A Student's Perspective on Failure
The presenter has learned the ins and outs of failure throughout their last 4 years of high school. The presenter has networked with some of the most known producers in movie making and greatest minds in the world of innovation, and also started a non-profit with the first school built in Ghana, paving a smooth path to future endeavors. Now that the presenter knows the “WHY”, they can start on their long term goal of changing the face of education. This can be done by allowing students to explore what they love and failing the proper way. In this session, the presenter will teach attendees what they need to do in order to implement an innovation curriculum within their classroom (and give valuable insight as to what a high schooler really thinks)!

Speakers
avatar for Luke Reks

Luke Reks

Student, Noblesville Schools
Luke is a graduate of Noblesville Schools and has accomplished something that most students don’t. He knows what he wants to do. This was accomplished because he failed over and over again with a soft pillow to land on called Innovation and Open Source Learning. Luke believes that... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 145

12:15pm

Cyber Safety
Concerned about the risks associated with social media? Come learn about the potential risks associated with using social media and the internet. The session will specifically address sexting, solicitation, extortion, and cyberbullying. The session will explore how these risks are impacting children in Indiana and ways to prevent the negative impacts from continuing.

Speakers
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Amanda Giddings

Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Amanda has a degree in psychology from DePauw University and an extensive background in social services. She spent some time working for the Department of Child Services in Marion County and has also worked in the mental health field. Amanda joined the State Police as a Youth Educator... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 117

12:15pm

autoCrat: The Google Add-On with Superpowers
Have you ever had to create multiple certificates or awards and it seemed to tedious and time consuming?  Are you a leader of a club or organization at your school that requires multiple student passes or mass communication?  autoCrat is an add-on you will learn to love!  Example ideas include: Honor Roll Certificates, Blood Drive passes, Award Certificates, Professional Development Certificates, Acceptance Letters for National Honor Society and the list can go on and on.  If you can create a template for your item, the chances are you can use autoCrat to merge your information!  A mail merge that will save you time and become your new superhero!  

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Terra Kline has been teaching since 2003. She is currently a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation, serving four schools. Terra has been married to her best friend since 2004 and together they have three amazing children. and I have been teaching since 2003... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 144

12:15pm

Flipgrid Fanatics!
This session is all about Flipgrid! The presenter will share their experience using Flipgrid in the classroom and and how every educator can benefit from this great tool. During this session, attendees will learn how to access Flipgrid, explore some of its uses and features, and use the application while in the room.

Speakers
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Greg Welch

Teacher, Kankakee Valley School Corp
Greg Welch is in his 11th year as a Physical Education teacher and his 4th year as a part-time tech coach for Kankakee Valley School Corporation. In 2014, Greg finished his Masters Program with a degree in educational technology and began finding ways to help educators incorporate... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 140

12:15pm

The Power of the Selfie Culture: Moving from a Self-ME to a Self-We
In this social media influenced culture, the selfie is often seen as the hallmark of personal posting. Whether loathed or celebrated, the selfie tells us A LOT about the poster. In this session, attendees will hear how teachers are using the selfie as a powerful device for reflection, meta-cognition, and agency.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Band Room

12:15pm

Break-In With Digital Break-Outs
Learn how students can break-in using digital breakouts. Attendees will play a digital break-out and learn how to create a digital break-out through the digital platform OneNote. Digital breakouts created in OneNote can be played on ALL platforms and devices.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Winrotte

Summer Winrotte

Technology/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
Summer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She works as a digital instructional coach and math teacher at Tecumseh Junior High School in Lafayette, Indiana. In her digital... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 120

12:15pm

Lafayette CoderDojo
Coding is a branch of Computer Science that is being severely neglected in school. Yet, in the next 5 years, more than half a million jobs will go unfilled due to lack of training. The presenters will discuss founding and running a CoderDojo, the current expansion project, after-school programs and how teachers can get involved. Everyone can take part, even with not prior knowledge of computers or coding. Come learn more to provide information and opportunities to students.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Klyczek

Justin Klyczek

Math & Computer Science Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Justin "Mr. K" Klyczek is a Math & Computer Science teacher at Tecumseh. He's been in the classroom for over a decade. Aside from being an educator, he is a dad of a 7 year old little girl and husband to a kindergarten teacher. In other words, he has gray hair.
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Kara Webb

Director of Workforce Development for GLC, Greater Lafayette Commerce.
Kara is the Director of Workforce Development at Great Lafayette Commerce and has been in that role since 2015. Kara lives and breathes to help Lafayette and its residents. You'll find her traveling with her husband and adult children when she's not working.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 114

12:15pm

Save Your Sanity with Planbook.com
Remember the days of having a heart attack (or three) when the beloved planner went missing? Remember the feeling of wanting to rip the paper planner to shreds and start over next year? Wondering why the *nice planners* are SO EXPENSIVE?! Juggling more preps than any sane teacher could handle? Is happiness rooted in color coordination and order? Yes, yes, and yes! Come learn about Planbook.com and how it can help keep a teacher's life together.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hart

Amanda Hart

Teacher, Rossville Consolidated School District
Amanda Hart is a 7th year Family & Consumer Science teacher at Rossville Consolidated School who just can't say no to students who want to learn.


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 106

12:15pm

Using OneNote to Document Science Observations
From her OneNote experience, the presenter will show attendees a hands on lab that she does with students, in which they model plate tectonics utilizing photos and OneNote. In OneNote, students are able to label or annotate important features and details onto lab materials and activities. She will also introduce how she utilized the infographic online program, Canva.com, to create the graphics for labs/activities.

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Marie Mikels

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Marie Mikels teaches 7th grade Science at Tecumseh Junior High School, a 1:1 school currently using Microsoft Surfaces. Marie uses OneNote extensively with her students as well as Kahoot and Canvas. To prep activities and lessons, Marie uses a variety of tech including Excel, Publisher... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 119

12:15pm

Get Creative with Google Drawings
Welcome to Google Drawings! From graphic organizers and drag & drop to K-2 friendly activities and Google Docs ideas, attendees will explore the world of Google Drawings. This will be a fast-paced session, focused on giving practical classroom applications.
Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Margeson

Sarah Margeson

Coordinator of Connected Learning, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After spending six years teaching high school math, Sarah Margeson transitioned into the Technology world. Now she works with teachers K-12 on technology initiatives such as iPads in K-2, Google Apps for Education, and Canvas LMS. Serving as the Coordinator of Connected Learning... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 105

12:15pm

Pulling Digital Resources into Canvas with Edmentum’s Plato Courseware
In this session we will take a hands on look on how you can easily embed Indiana standards-based digital content from Edmentum’s Courseware into select LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, Moodle and others that support LTI. Whether your students are falling behind, at grade level, or advanced, you can accommodate their unique needs in an environment designed to engage them with interactive, media-rich content that can be embedded in your LMS. We will show live how this integration works with Canvas and also look at some of the 20,000 hours of digital content that Plato Courseware offers in almost every subject area and share how you can personalize learning for every student without spending hours building lessons and looking for quality resources.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 146

12:15pm

Lunch
Don't forget to grab some great food during the conference!


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:15pm

Use Students to Tell your School and Classrooms Social Media Story
The presenters will be partnering to show teachers and administrators how to curate their own story by using social media. Increasing, people don't have a choice on whether or not to use Social Media. So, the real question is, how will people use it. It is vital to meet students where they are at. Learn how to help them use their social media presence and voice to tell their school's story. This session will also focus on how to spread #cultureofkindness through students social media usage.

Speakers
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Miss Alyse Kline

student, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Miss Alyse Kline is a student at Burnett Creek Elementary. She comes from a great family of educators that understand and believe that technology is a tool that can make a positive difference in the world of education and our world. Alyse is an energetic student who loves technology... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 109

1:15pm

iPad + Literacy Skills = Student Investment
How can the iPad be used to support reading, writing, listening, speaking, and working with digital content? That is the focus of this session. Attendees will look at how the iPad, along with some very powerful apps, can move students towards true investment in building these skills. Come ready to fall in love with apps that will get used over and over again with students.

Speakers
avatar for Leah LaCrosse

Leah LaCrosse

Teacher, Huron School District, Huron, OH
Leah Lacrosse is an 8th grade science teacher in Huron, Ohio, who has taught and learned with her students in a 1:1 environment with iPads since 2010. Presenting sessions on utilizing the iPad at state and local conferences, for A+ Educator, and WVIZ, she has worked with teachers... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 149

1:15pm

The Shape of Things to Come: Learning in 3D
Curious about getting started with 3D printing? This session will share, from a beginner's perspective, how 3D printing can impact learning in K-8 classrooms. The presenters will share lessons, resources, apps and hints from the first two years using a 3D printer and offer projects that connect 3D design with problem solving and creative writing.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bosch

Karen Bosch

Teacher, Southfield Christian School, Southfield, MI
Karen Bosch is the K – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. She is a 2007 Apple Distinguished Educator and Book Creator Ambassador.


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 148

1:15pm

Metaverse: Build Amazing Experiences for Your Students
Everyone loves trivia games and scavenger hunts. HQ Trivia and YAS have created quick trivia games for those of us obsessed with knowing random facts. It's time to learn how to make your own game on Metaverse so your students can join in on the fun! It will be an educational experience your students will not soon forget!

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his third year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →
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Bill Shidler

Administrator, Delphi Community School Corporation
Bill Shidler is a Google Certified Trainer and has been an educator for approximately 25 years - as a teacher - both high ability and inclusion and administrator. He has presented a variety of technology-related sessions around the Northern Hemisphere with the focus being on working... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 145

1:15pm

School News Jump-start
Why have boring announcements over the PA each day? Do the kids roll their eyes, zone out, and sometimes drool lightly on their desks during this time? Here is the solution! Come to this session to learn how easy it can be to produce video news, weekly class newsletters, or other video in the classroom. The presenter will discuss how GSuite tools, a couple of apps, and some inexpensive equipment can get a teacher up and running for under $500 (depending on what technology is already have in the building or classroom)! In addition to getting a jump-start on video production, the presenter will also provide how to level-up your video set-up. Wouldn't parents like to see a video each week...instead of a crumpled piece of paper, sent home in a folder? This is also a great way to reach out to community stakeholders via social media!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 119

1:15pm

Digital Reading Resources
As the world becomes increasingly digital, students need to be engaged in reading and responding to reading. While paper books are prevalent, students have increased access to reading, with technology. For FREE!
**This session will provide resources that you can take away and use during the school year. Most resources are used in upper elementary, but can be adapted for younger and older readers.
Get the presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TboLBc3bl-sg89_zyWCltp8f_Q5-6yeK2ok9Uh0lZnI/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Hamilton

Aaron Hamilton

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After graduating from Purdue, Aaron worked as a technology aide at a local elementary school before taking a position as a 4th grade teacher at Wyandotte Elementary. Aaron has been there for the past 7 years, and has been looking for ways to continue to push reading to new levels... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 106

1:15pm

Dreambox Math - Kids love it and you will, too!
Attendees will learn to expertly teach with Dreambox Math! Dreambox Math supports teachers in providing personalized math lessons for students. Teachers can use Dreambox Math data to track student growth and mastery. 3rd - 6th grade.

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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 144

1:15pm

Get Your Parent Communication On
The presenters will show how to use Bloomz, Google calendar, and Loom to enhance parent communication. By using these apps the presenters have seen a great impact it has had on our parent involvement and behavior with students. These tools help bridge the gap between parent and teacher relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Varga

Jennifer Varga

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
I have been a teacher at Klondike Elementary for three years. I am a kindergarten teacher with Olivia Winstead. I attended the Ignite Conference last year and loved all the seminars I listed too. I think it would be a lot of fun to present the various ways to communicate with par... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Winstead

Olivia Winstead

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Olivia has been teaching kindergarten for six years in the Tippecanoe School Corporation. She is excited to share her passion of teaching and creativity with parent involvement in the classroom.


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 107

1:15pm

Melting The Miles: The Globally Connected Classroom
With the world at educators' fingertips, educators can set the stage to engage by connecting students globally! In this session, attendees will "melt the miles" by creating innovative lessons utilizing technology pieces such as Skype, Twitter, and Google Expeditions. Attendees will be discovering how to reach other classrooms, students, professionals, teachers, and places through these technology platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

Kindergarten Teacher & Technology Coach, Rensselaer School Corporation
Samantha Mitchell is a kindergarten teacher and technology coach for Rensselaer Central Primary School. Samantha earned her BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College and also holds a graduate degree from IWU in school administration. She has a passion for igniting the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 142

1:15pm

Pic EDU (Easy Deeper Understanding)
Attendees will learn fun, simple, and interactive ways the presenters have used PicEDU to hit targets skills to showcase student learning in the classroom. Attendees should bring an iPad to this session. **NOTE** This session is geared towards those who use iPads in class with their students.

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Kara Bunch

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Tippecanoe School Corporation Kindergarten teacher, Kara Bunch, takes great interest in allowing students to be creative with apps that help them grow in many areas of K skills.
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Megan Keller

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 105

1:15pm

Sphero in the Classroom
Interested in learning how to incorporate Sphero in your classroom? It's easier than most people think! Come learn about how to use a Sphero and how to incorporate them into classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Scott

Erin Scott

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Erin Scott teaches 5th grade STEM at Sunnyside Intermediate School. She also leads an after school girls' STEM club.


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 147

1:15pm

10+ Things You Never Knew About Office365
Many users think they know enough about Office365. Think again! In this session, the presenter and attendees will explore all the secret nooks, crannies, and tricks of this powerful online suite to increase student and teacher productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Lolley

Suzy Lolley

Technology/Instructional Coach, Cherokee County Schools, GA
Suzy Lolley is a fifteen-year veteran of public education. Previously both a middle and high school English teacher, she currently serves in Cherokee County, GA, as an Instructional Technology Specialist for teachers of grades K-12. She loves Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, and... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 120

1:15pm

Applied Digital Skills - Google's Free Tech Skills Curriculum for all Subjects
Do students have the skills they need to get a job and succeed in life when they graduate? Have they mastered the 4 C's (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity)? One way to help prepare students is with Google's free Applied Digital Skills curriculum. This program is made of self-paced, video-based, engaging, hands-on projects that combine tech, job, and life skills. Learn how middle and high schools can use this curriculum in any subject area to engage students and extend their learning. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2018/04/applied-digital-skills.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 102

1:15pm

Connecting Classrooms to the World
Class doesn’t have to be confined to the four walls of the classroom anymore. Powerful communication tools like Skype, Google Hangouts and more can connect students to other cultures and viewpoints, as well as give them access to experts in a field and virtual field trips. Come learn how to use these free tools to turn a class global!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, DitchThatTextbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Auditorium

1:15pm

Cyber Safety
Concerned about the risks associated with social media? Come learn about the potential risks associated with using social media and the internet. The session will specifically address sexting, solicitation, extortion, and cyberbullying. The session will explore how these risks are impacting children in Indiana and ways to prevent the negative impacts from continuing.

Speakers
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Amanda Giddings

Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Amanda has a degree in psychology from DePauw University and an extensive background in social services. She spent some time working for the Department of Child Services in Marion County and has also worked in the mental health field. Amanda joined the State Police as a Youth Educator... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 117

1:15pm

Make the Most of Your Mentoring
This session will coach mentors and potential mentors in the expectations, roles, and innovations in the student teaching experience. The presenters will explore the new, tech-based requirements of Purdue assessments such as the C-PAST and edTPA. Learn how co-teaching provides service to our profession and can re-energize a classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Barce

Jennifer Barce

Administrator, Purdue University College of Education
Jenn Barce serves as the Director of Field Experiences at Purdue University. She has worked in Teacher Education for more than 20 years, and has classroom experience in Early Childhood, Literacy, and Reading, K-12. She believes great Clinical Experience can be the springboard to a... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 114

1:15pm

Flipping Your Classroom: How To Regain Valuable Minutes for Innovative Instruction
Going to sessions at the IGNITE conference can definitely light a fire when it comes to implementing ideas into the classroom. Flipping the classroom allows students to learn content in a 1:1 environment at home while leaving valuable class time for teacher assisted help, innovative projects, and a more hands-on learning experiences. By making videos through a tool like EdPuzzle, teachers are able to track student viewing data and ask formative and summative questions, all while paving the way for a restructured, engaging, and fun use of classroom time.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Diehl

Christy Diehl

Media Specialist/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
After spending 9 years as a classroom teacher, Christy is the current media specialist and instructional coach at Jefferson High School. She has been involved with technology integration and implementation for the last five years. While in the classroom as a social studies teacher... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 143

1:15pm

Books, Bytes, Swipes, and Likes: Crafting Digital Identity with a Global Audience
In today’s connected world, it’s no longer a question of whether or not students are going to be using a device; it’s about supporting students to create, reason, and connect responsibly. In this presentation meet 10-year-old LivBit and hear how crafting a digital identity gives deeper purpose to her literacy journey.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Merrill

Cynthia Merrill

Staff Developer, The LivBits
Staff Developer/Consultant


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Band Room

1:15pm

Study Island New Features – Group Sessions and Reporting
You asked for it and we heard you. Come see the changes coming this summer based completely from teacher feedback. Also, take a look at Group Session. Before introducing a new concept to your class, wouldn’t it be great to check your students’ understanding of previous material in an engaging format that gives you immediate feedback on your students’ progress? Sound like too much to ask for? Not with Study Island. Group Sessions gives you real-time data about student progress and you can focus on your students’ needs and spend less time sifting through data.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 146

1:15pm

Steps to STEM for All
2 Hour Session: Needing a push toward implementing a STEM curriculum in class, or maybe school wide? If so, join this session! Listen to the journey of a normal classroom teacher and be inspired to take the chances that could lead to a whole new teaching experience. Discover over 20 STEM projects, for K-8, that can be used to transform your class and begin arming students with the 21st century skills necessary to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. Through this exciting and engaging session, attendees will change their outlook on teaching and view of how STEM can be used in classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Technology/Instructional Coach, Southwest School Corporation
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 141

2:15pm

How To Catch a Cheater: Tech Tools and SAMR
Attendees will learn about how to use basic tools that are built-in to Google to help maintain academic integrity with students. With the proliferation of technology in classrooms, many teachers have found it difficult to know how to best maintain academic integrity with their students' work. The session will not only talk about some tools teachers can use, but more importantly, about ways to design learning tasks that are more immune to cheating and lend themselves more powerfully to authentic learning for students.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Twin Lakes School Corporation
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 119

2:15pm

BLOXELS: Engaging Learners with Hands-On Gaming Development
BLOXELS is a hands-on learning tool that engages students through video game development. This tech tool and app enables students to create characters and worlds of their own making! With BLOXELS, students can turn their piece of writing, a book they've read, a research paper, and more into a multi-level video game that has plot, setting, and characters. BLOXELS provides a fresh board on which students can express their learning creatively, engage in critical-thinking, and even collaborate as a team.

Speakers
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Geoffrey Grubb

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Geoff Grubb is a first grade teacher at Miami Elementary in the Lafayette School Corp. As with all teachers, Grubb is constantly exploring new ways to engage his students with technology that meets them where they are, yet empowers them to grow and unleash their creativity through... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 106

2:15pm

Comics in the Classroom
Ever thought to use comic books in the classroom? In this session, the presenter will share their story about why it is beneficial to use comics and how they have crafted their use of comics over the course of 3 years. Comics have served as a great tool for developing a strong culture of literacy in the classroom. While utilizing technology to support comics inclusion is not always necessary, technology tools will be discussed for making comics. Both Book Creator and www.pixton.com will be introduced.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Kerkhoff

Jordan Kerkhoff

Teacher, Yorktown Community Schools
Jordan Kerkhoff is a 5th grade teacher at Yorktown Elementary and also serves as a Technology Integration Coach for his district. Jordan has taught 5th grade for 4 years and also has experience teaching 3rd grade. Jordan currently lives in Muncie, IN, and is a two-time graduate from... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 142

2:15pm

NearPod to the Rescue in the Early Primary 1:1 iPad Classroom
Keep students on task with interactive NearPod lessons! Teachers will leave this session learning how to create, discover, and implement meaningful interactive lessons.

Speakers
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Amanda Lane

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
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Angela Leap

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 149

2:15pm

A Student's Perspective on Failure
The presenter has learned the ins and outs of failure throughout their last 4 years of high school. The presenter has networked with some of the most known producers in movie making and greatest minds in the world of innovation, and also started a non-profit with the first school built in Ghana, paving a smooth path to future endeavors. Now that the presenter knows the “WHY”, they can start on their long term goal of changing the face of education. This can be done by allowing students to explore what they love and failing the proper way. In this session, the presenter will teach attendees what they need to do in order to implement an innovation curriculum within their classroom (and give valuable insight as to what a high schooler really thinks)!

Speakers
avatar for Luke Reks

Luke Reks

Student, Noblesville Schools
Luke is a graduate of Noblesville Schools and has accomplished something that most students don’t. He knows what he wants to do. This was accomplished because he failed over and over again with a soft pillow to land on called Innovation and Open Source Learning. Luke believes that... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 145

2:15pm

Beyond the Slideshow: Google Slides Activities for all Subjects
We all know Google Slides is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be used to make "Choose Your Own Adventure" style stories, interactive quizzes, online comic strips, storybooks, stop-motion animation, manipulatives, and more? With the ability to link to specific slides and go to different slides depending on the choice, students can create online interactive stories. And with the many graphics tools in Google Slides, students can create online comic strips and tell stories, express understanding of content, give reports, and be creative. Learn how students can use Google Slides to express themselves in more ways than just a presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 102

2:15pm

Gamify Your Classroom with OneNote
Know what boredom looks like in students' eyes? Turn the classroom into a game! The session will look at the way the grading system, classroom tasks, and the art of collaboration can be leveraged to revolutionize a classroom and improve achievement, using easy technology tools, with a focus on OneNote.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Lolley

Suzy Lolley

Technology/Instructional Coach, Cherokee County Schools, GA
Suzy Lolley is a fifteen-year veteran of public education. Previously both a middle and high school English teacher, she currently serves in Cherokee County, GA, as an Instructional Technology Specialist for teachers of grades K-12. She loves Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, and... Read More →



Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 120

2:15pm

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: Brain-Friendly Learning Strategies
Unlock learning superpowers in students by helping them learn in ways the brain craves! Cognitive science has a LOT to say about learning, but not much of it has made its way into the classroom. Learn tips and ideas that can be used in class tomorrow to help learning really stick.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, DitchThatTextbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

Partnering with Purdue - Pipeline Programs to Meet your Staffing Needs
This sharing session will include visual and verbal descriptions of PURPOSE (Purdue's Urban and Rural Partnerships to develop Outstanding Special Educators) and its role in advancing social justice in K-12 and higher education settings. The presenters will also be on hand to answer questions, provide handouts, and discuss partnership options for all license areas.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Barce

Jennifer Barce

Administrator, Purdue University College of Education
Jenn Barce serves as the Director of Field Experiences at Purdue University. She has worked in Teacher Education for more than 20 years, and has classroom experience in Early Childhood, Literacy, and Reading, K-12. She believes great Clinical Experience can be the springboard to a... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 114

2:15pm

How’d You Do That: iPad Tips and Tricks
This year, Apple released many new features that will allow teachers and students to increase productivity and explore creatively. In this session, attendees will explore tips and tricks that unlock some of the true power of the iPad. From simple screen recordings to interactive books, learn new ways of using iPads in the classroom; and learn how new skills can gain you recognition as an Apple Teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Sickler

Lindsey Sickler

Technology Coach/ Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Lindsey Sickler is a teacher and digital instructional coach at Sunnyside Intermediate School, located in Lafayette, IN. Her background includes a decade’s worth of teaching experience in the K-6 setting, as well as a serious passion for educational technology. Lindsey is an Apple... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 148

2:15pm

Long LIV Books: Creating Book Bits that Inspire Readers and Thinkers
Meet Liv, a true book activist. In this session hear how creation of simple video Bits can become powerful tools for reflection in literacy areas. Liv will demonstrate the key ideas around creating a Bit, show how to craft reflection through hashtags, and explain the power of feedback from a global audience.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka LivBit) is a 10-year old reader, thinker, and kids' voice believer. She is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist. Olivia is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Merrill

Cynthia Merrill

Staff Developer, The LivBits
Staff Developer/Consultant


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Band Room

2:15pm

Breakout that Creativity! Let's Create a BreakoutEDU Game!
BreakoutEDU games have a significant amount of positive aspects that they can bring to the classroom! Playing games improves brain function, can prevent memory problems, stimulates the mind, boosts creativity, it brings the 4 C’s (Critical thinking, collaboration, creativity & communication) alive! It is purposeful frustration at its finest! This session will describe how to create a breakout game and will offer several examples. The session will begin with the tools needed to create a game. Ultimately, it will end with each attendee having to tools needed to create a breakout game. Let the creativity begin!!

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Terra Kline has been teaching since 2003. She is currently a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation, serving four schools. Terra has been married to her best friend since 2004 and together they have three amazing children. and I have been teaching since 2003... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 144

2:15pm

Empowering Students through Breakout Projects
It’s one thing to find a Breakout EDU game on the website or create your own, but what about empowering student learning by having students create their own breakouts for their peers? In this session, you will learn design principles for creating a Breakout EDU game and some tips and tricks to put the power in the hands of students to create a fun, interactive, and rewarding learning experience. Bonus feature: Having students create games not only helps to reinforce content but it also helps build community, collaboration, challenge, creativity, and communication!

Speakers
avatar for Christy Diehl

Christy Diehl

Media Specialist/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
After spending 9 years as a classroom teacher, Christy is the current media specialist and instructional coach at Jefferson High School. She has been involved with technology integration and implementation for the last five years. While in the classroom as a social studies teacher... Read More →
avatar for Laura Wilburn

Laura Wilburn

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Laura Wilburn is an English teacher at Jefferson High School; she just completed her 18th year of teaching. In her last teaching position, she served as a differentiated instructional coach. In the classroom, she embraces technology and uses a variety of learning styles to plan engaging... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 109

2:15pm

The Positive Effect of Movie Making in the Classroom
The presenters will tell how they have used student-made videos in their classrooms, the process involved, and discuss the effect the videos have on instruction and classroom energy. Suggestions of video projects will be shared along with various movie-making apps and actual videos.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Coyner

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Mary Beth Coyner has taught for a total of thirty-one years, eighteen of them at Lafayette School Corporation. Mary Beth currently teaches English to juniors and seniors but previously taught in a self-contained special education room at both the elementary and high school levels... Read More →
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Chad Young

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Chad Youn is a teacher at Jefferson High School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Chad is a Culinary Arts Teacher, as well as a Dual Credit Teacher.


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 117

2:15pm

Level Up your Google Sites
The new Google Sites is super easy to use and super easy to make amazing learning experiences! During this session we'll take a look at Awesome Tables, scrolling banners, 360 photo embeds, and more. Sites can be used for teacher webpages, student portfolios, and interactive learning modules. We'll explore all three during this session and attendees can expect to walk away with great ideas for the new school year.
Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Margeson

Sarah Margeson

Coordinator of Connected Learning, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After spending six years teaching high school math, Sarah Margeson transitioned into the Technology world. Now she works with teachers K-12 on technology initiatives such as iPads in K-2, Google Apps for Education, and Canvas LMS. Serving as the Coordinator of Connected Learning... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 105

2:15pm

Dreambox Math: Movitivating for Students, Empowering for Educators
In this session, attendees will learn how and why DreamBox math accelerates math growth for your students. DreamBox Learning is an adaptive, online K–8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction and proven to positively impact student outcomes. Combining a motivating, game-like environment with a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum, it responds to learners’ actions and decisions by continuously adapting to support student competency with math concepts, and promoting strategies for fluency and application. What's more, DreamBox empowers educators with real-time data and academic insights to inform instruction and customizable professional development (PD). 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Ming

Lauren Ming

Product Specialist, DreamBox Learning


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 143

2:15pm

Reading Eggs – Deep Dive
Edmentum’s dynamic 2-in-1 literacy solution, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, is designed to build and reinforce foundational skills in a rich, interactive, online world that inspires learning for your pre-K through 6th grade students. If you have been using Reading Eggs and/or Reading Eggspress learning path with your students and wanted to know more about the Spelling Skills Bank, English Skills, what happens in the stadium come to this session to take a deeper dive into what these two dynamic solutions have to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 146

3:15pm

iPad + Literacy Skills = Student Investment
How can the iPad be used to support reading, writing, listening, speaking, and working with digital content? That is the focus of this session. Attendees will look at how the iPad, along with some very powerful apps, can move students towards true investment in building these skills. Come ready to fall in love with apps that will get used over and over again with students.

Speakers
avatar for Leah LaCrosse

Leah LaCrosse

Teacher, Huron School District, Huron, OH
Leah Lacrosse is an 8th grade science teacher in Huron, Ohio, who has taught and learned with her students in a 1:1 environment with iPads since 2010. Presenting sessions on utilizing the iPad at state and local conferences, for A+ Educator, and WVIZ, she has worked with teachers... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 149

3:15pm

Show What You Know: Illustrate and Annotate It!
In this hands-on session, attendees will explore iPad strategies that help learners of any age visualize their learning. Attendees will look at student examples of drawing, sketchnotes, and infographics and then will have a chance to try these creative strategies. Attendees should download the Tayasui Sketches and Pic Collage apps. This session will also explore the drawing/annotation possibilities in the Apple Notes, Pages, and Keynote apps.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bosch

Karen Bosch

Teacher, Southfield Christian School, Southfield, MI
Karen Bosch is the K – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. She is a 2007 Apple Distinguished Educator and Book Creator Ambassador.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 148

3:15pm

Innovate and Grow....Because Kids Deserve it!
Come join @Mr_LeDune in this inspirational, entertaining, fast-paced, and engaging session. Attendees will learn ow to become the teacher they have always dreamed of being! Attendees will be inspired to be more innovative and open their minds up for the growth needed to engage and understand today’s students. Tips and techniques will be shared that will help teachers transform their classrooms into one that students deserve!

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Technology/Instructional Coach, Southwest School Corporation
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech Heroes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 141

3:15pm

So You Think You Can Google!
Join four Google Certified Trainers to learn more about the Google Certification process. Following an overview of Google Certification program, resources will be shared that will help educators study for the certification tests.
Link to presentation

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and in his third year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech... Read More →
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Technology/Instructional Coach, Tippecanoe School Corporation
Terra Kline has been teaching since 2003. She is currently a Secondary Instructional Coach for Tippecanoe School Corporation, serving four schools. Terra has been married to her best friend since 2004 and together they have three amazing children. and I have been teaching since 2003... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Margeson

Sarah Margeson

Coordinator of Connected Learning, Tippecanoe School Corporation
After spending six years teaching high school math, Sarah Margeson transitioned into the Technology world. Now she works with teachers K-12 on technology initiatives such as iPads in K-2, Google Apps for Education, and Canvas LMS. Serving as the Coordinator of Connected Learning... Read More →
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Bill Shidler

Administrator, Delphi Community School Corporation
Bill Shidler is a Google Certified Trainer and has been an educator for approximately 25 years - as a teacher - both high ability and inclusion and administrator. He has presented a variety of technology-related sessions around the Northern Hemisphere with the focus being on working... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 105

3:15pm

7 Amazing Tips and Tricks for the Early Primary 1:1 iPad Classroom
Need practical tips on how to manage a 1:1 iPad classroom? In this session, the presenter will share how to create an atmosphere of learning with iPads in the primary setting.

Speakers
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Lora Merkel

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Lora Merkel is a 1:1 iPad Kindergaten teacher with 20+ years in the classroom.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 107

3:15pm

Class Dojo
In this session attendees will learn the basic functions and tools that are available in class dojo. The presenters will help attendees set up an account.

Speakers
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Julie Grubb

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Julie Grubb is a kindergarten teacher at Miami Elementary School. Julie grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Jeff High School. She has 2 children, ages 7 and 3; and she loves reading, baking, and playing board games. Julie has used Class Dojo for the last 5 years in her classroom... Read More →
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Ashleigh McCord

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Ashleigh is a kindergarten teacher at Miami Elementary.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 106

3:15pm

Dreambox Math for Primary Grades
Come learn about the Dreambox app from an experienced 1st grade teacher! This session will include information on how to login, how to assign standards, and create reports. There will be information on utilizing the teacher dashboard and the student dashboard. Teachers will be able to see lessons in Dreambox.

Speakers
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Ryan Habben

Principal, Lafayette School Corporation
Ryan is the principal and technology leader at Earhart Elementary School.
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Amanda Leveque

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Amanda Leveque is a first grade teacher at Amelia Earhart Elementary in Lafayette School Corporation.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 143

3:15pm

Gamification to Inspire your Elementary Students
Learn to Inspire your students by adding elements of gamification to your classroom. After two years of impletmenting with my 4th graders, I have witnessed the excitement and learning potential of gamification. Participants will learn tricks and tips on how to introduce gaming.

Speakers
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Nick Schreyer

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Nick Schreyer is a fourth grade teacher and tech leader at Glen Acres Elementary School in the Lafayette School Corporation. Nick enjoys finding new ways to engage students with the use of technology.


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 144

3:15pm

The Littles Can Too: BreakoutEDU
Teaching in the primary grade levels (PK-2) can often times mean adapting lessons and ideas so that they can be developmentally appropriate. In this session attendees will dive into utilizing BreakoutEDU with young learners by showcasing hands-on approaches that allow the littles to breakout on their own!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

Kindergarten Teacher & Technology Coach, Rensselaer School Corporation
Samantha Mitchell is a kindergarten teacher and technology coach for Rensselaer Central Primary School. Samantha earned her BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College and also holds a graduate degree from IWU in school administration. She has a passion for igniting the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 142

3:15pm

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, Web Fonts, AutoDraw, Tour Builder, Toontastic, Canned Responses, Smarty Pins, Poly, Office Editing, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Mystery Animal, Science Journal, and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.) For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/03/hipster-google.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 102

3:15pm

The Digital Pirate: “TECH Like a PIRATE”
In “Teach Like a PIRATE,” author Dave Burgess shows teachers how to use passion and presentational skills to engage students and create memorable experiences. The presenter will share specific tools in combination with PIRATE engagement hooks, giving teachers plenty of “use tomorrow” content. Includes “The Digital PIRATE,” a FREE eBook with 20 ideas for “tech-ing like a PIRATE”!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, DitchThatTextbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

3:15pm

Flipgrid Fanatics!
This session is all about Flipgrid! The presenter will share their experience using Flipgrid in the classroom and and how every educator can benefit from this great tool. During this session, attendees will learn how to access Flipgrid, explore some of its uses and features, and use the application while in the room.

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Greg Welch

Teacher, Kankakee Valley School Corp
Greg Welch is in his 11th year as a Physical Education teacher and his 4th year as a part-time tech coach for Kankakee Valley School Corporation. In 2014, Greg finished his Masters Program with a degree in educational technology and began finding ways to help educators incorporate... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 140

3:15pm

BreakoutEDU--Writing Your Own
This is an interactive session in which the presenter will help attendees write a Breakout game to in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Diehl

Christy Diehl

Media Specialist/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
After spending 9 years as a classroom teacher, Christy is the current media specialist and instructional coach at Jefferson High School. She has been involved with technology integration and implementation for the last five years. While in the classroom as a social studies teacher... Read More →
avatar for Laura Wilburn

Laura Wilburn

Teacher, Lafayette School Corporation
Laura Wilburn is an English teacher at Jefferson High School; she just completed her 18th year of teaching. In her last teaching position, she served as a differentiated instructional coach. In the classroom, she embraces technology and uses a variety of learning styles to plan engaging... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 109

3:15pm

Edulastic: Help Your Students Succeed in a Digital Assessment Environment
Uncover the path to success for every student through Edulastic's technology-enhanced assignments and assessments. Explore expert-created individual questions or assessments to use as is, or create your own. Edulastic features 30+ technology-enhanced question types, similar to IStep, PARCC, and ACT Aspire. Students can easily sign in using their school Google or Office 365 accounts, or a teacher-created account. Come learn about this FREE tool!

Speakers
avatar for Summer Winrotte

Summer Winrotte

Technology/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
Summer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She works as a digital instructional coach and math teacher at Tecumseh Junior High School in Lafayette, Indiana. In her digital... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 120

3:15pm

Exact Path – Computer Adaptive Assessment with Automatic Individualized Learning Paths (K-12)
Exact Path, Edmentum’s new individualized learning solution delivers the right lesson at the right level at just the right time. Rising class sizes, combined with increasing awareness of ever-changing academic levels, leave teachers feeling short of their most valuable resource, time. Exact Path utilizes adaptive assessments and targeted learning paths aligned to your goals, paced to your students’ needs, and structured to give students control over their own educational journeys. Exact Path also integrates with NWEA to drive learning paths if your district already uses NWEA. If you are looking for a formative assessment solution that also provides targeted practice and instruction come learn more about Exact Path!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

Training Professional, Edmentum
Jackie Weber lives in Frankfort, IN and has served in Education for 14 years. She is a former special education teacher and high school administrator. She has been an Implementation Consultant with Edmentum for the past 4 years. Jackie holds Bachelor of Science in Special Education... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 146