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Hosted by The Greater Richmond Area Education Technology Consortium (GRAETC). Educators in the Greater-Richmond Area, passionately supporting connected learning.

NEW - Demo Slams! Join your fellow educators and share what works in your classroom including ideas, apps, solutions, gadgets, and pedagogy. Each presenter will have a maximum of 3 minutes to share their knowledge with the crowd as we hoot, holler, and encourage. In the end, one person will be awarded the highly coveted EdTechRVA Demo Slam Champion and win a free registration to next year’s conference. Don’t be shy!
Sign up to present here: bit.ly/DSedtechrva2020

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Wednesday, March 11
 

8:00am EDT

Registration
Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Areas

9:00am EDT

Keynote: Student Experts Driving Cultural Change
Are you looking for an innovative way to have your students drive the culture of your school? Join the Griffin Gurus as they share how they became the instructional technology experts at their school and built a culture of camaraderie between all learners.

Griffin Gurus are the student technology experts at Quioccasin Middle School in Henrico County. They visit classrooms to help teach the technology portion of a lesson, provide professional learning to teachers on how to incorporate technology into learning experiences that are aligned to the Henrico Learning Profile, provide students opportunities to learn technology through play, and more! They meet every other day during our advisory block.





















Speakers
avatar for Erin Daniel

Erin Daniel

Innovative Learning Coach, Department of Innovative Learning


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Room 1107

10:00am EDT

"Break" for it: Creating Breakout EDUs
How to create your own Breakout EDU using Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Duncan

Joy Duncan

Instructional Designer, Chesterfield County Public Schools
After 15 years of teaching in Elementary grades, I serve as an Instructional Designer in Chesterfield County. I am passionate about the opportunities to work with teachers and students!


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 1102

10:00am EDT

Classroom-based, School-based, & Beyond: Getting Started with Student Showcases of Learning
In this interactive session, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of "Sharing Student Learning" and collaboratively develop creative implementation strategies through conversation, exploration, and critical thinking. Learn how to empower your students to share their voices and some Digital Resources to support sharing!

Materials Link: https://bit.ly/SYLCBSB 
 

Speakers
avatar for Terri Vernon

Terri Vernon

Innovative Learning Coach, Varina High School/Henrico County Public Schools
I' m the Innovative Learning Coach at Varina High School in Henrico County, VA. I'm excited about Innovative Instruction, Deeper Learning, Educational Technology, STEAM, culturally-relevant pedagogy, Oxford commas, and working with students to empower them to take control of their... Read More →
avatar for Beth Firmin

Beth Firmin

English Teacher, Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
2102

10:00am EDT

Digital Citizenship & Teaching the 21st Century Learner
"Are you using your momma's tech tools? Think about it...
Digital Citizenship, Gamification, Flipped Learning
How do you expect to keep up with today’s 21st Century learners while using technology from your mom's era? Do you even know what is out there to utilize? Do you know why you should use it? More importantly, do you know how to use it? This class will bring you up to date... Today! "

EdTech 2020 presentation

Speakers
avatar for Adam Vedomske

Adam Vedomske

Teacher, Prince George County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 1100

10:00am EDT

It’s All in the Details
Have you had students turn in projects that were less than pretty? Can’t read slides? See poorly shot videos? Often, a project may adequately showcase content, but simple design flaws hinder professionalism or the entertainment effect on the audience. This session will teach you some simple tips and tricks that can help both you and your students create digital projects designed for best results.

Speakers
avatar for Charles(Mickey) Futrell

Charles(Mickey) Futrell

Awesome
Hello! My name is Mickey Futrell (Charles if you look for my email). I have been in Education for 16+ years, beginning my career in Henrico teaching History to 6th and 7th graders. This is my 7th year as an Instructional Designer (new title this year) , and I support Clover Hill High... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 2107

10:00am EDT

No Limits for Learning
In answering the call to bring PD to our staff that would work with their busy schedules, we created Limitless, a PD podcast, giving our staff the chance to learn at their own pace, on their own time. Want to learn about our creation process and get a collection of resources to start your own podcast? Join us for No Limits for Learning as we examine innovative ways to enrich our learning.


Speakers
avatar for Katelyn Hinchcliff

Katelyn Hinchcliff

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
Twitter: @K_M_Hinchcliff
avatar for Katie Kier

Katie Kier

Librarian, Henrico County Public Schools
Middle School librarian. Lifelong learner. Lifelong reader.Instagram: @wms_reads


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 2100

10:00am EDT

Scratch Goes Green
We have been talking about how easy it is to code with Scratch since 2007, but the question persists: How do we fit this into our curriculum? One useful answer is in the green operator blocks. In this session attendees will gain hands-on experience coding simple algorithms that can help students solidify their understanding of math concepts from basic arithmetic to Algebra 2.

Speakers
avatar for Bea Leiderman

Bea Leiderman

Instructional Technology Coach, Independent
Bea is a former teacher and instructional technology coach. She specializes in helping teachers plan hands-on activities and open-ended creative projects. 


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 2201

10:00am EDT

STEAM in SPORTS
During this session, we will be showing how we are incorporating new technology into our Physical Education Department and into our lessons. With the implementation of STEAM in SPORTS in Henrico County, we are giving our kids real life experiences by tracking data along with their understanding of how their body works. We will give a brief overview of one of our lessons and units, and will be bring some of our STEAM equipment for you all to play with! Hope to see you all there!

Speakers
avatar for BJ Harlow

BJ Harlow

Teacher, Henrico County Public School
avatar for Josh Gentry

Josh Gentry

Health and PE/Innovations


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 1104

10:00am EDT

TED Talk it Out
Come and learn about how using TED Talks in the classroom can help students with presentation/communication skills, improve their ability to research, and explore/share their interests in the classroom. Integrate this idea with WeVideo or similar editing software to technologically enhance the experience for student and teacher alike!

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 1105

10:00am EDT

The Connected Admin: Bringing the MAGIC to your School Community
How can we create a climate overflowing with optimism, happiness, partnership, and of course rigorous learning? Join us as we discuss the keys to making magic throughout the school environment. This engaging, interactive session will include video clips, opportunities for discussion, and ways to make your building the happiest place on Earth. Make your own magic and great things will follow!!

Visit bit.ly/BringTheMagicRVA20 to view a pdf version of our presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Christina Aquilina

Christina Aquilina

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
avatar for Tyler Hart

Tyler Hart

Associate Principal, Donahoe Elementary


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 1201

10:00am EDT

Up, Up, and Away with Ozobots and Spheros!
Are you stuck trying to figure out how to integrate Virginia's Computer Science Standards into those core subjects? Have no fear, Ozobots and Spheros are here! We will show you how to fit coding into everyday language arts, math, science, and social studies lessons with these cool robots.
Our presentation on Google Slides may be found at:  bit.ly/EdTechUpUp

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

ITRT, Prince George County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 1107

11:00am EDT

"Imagine a World Like That:" Hands On Experiences in Design Thinking
Design thinking is a problem-solving process that develops empathy, encourages risk-taking and values failure (with reflection). We will take you through the design process, which is applicable to all content areas but focused on publications and media classes, to show you and your students how you can create a design-focused classroom. Get hands-on experience to take back to your school.


Presentation: bit.ly/2U0dNsk

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Calder

Jacquelyn Calder

ITRT, Hanover County Public Schools
avatar for Meghan Moore

Meghan Moore

Teacher, Lee-Davis High School
I love learning about technology and integrating cool lessons into my classroom!


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 2100

11:00am EDT

Balancing Assessments on the SeeSaw
Ever feel like you’re constantly pulling your students to assess? Do you feel like the second you finish one round of assessments it’s time to start the next? We’ve got an awesome option for you! What if your students could assess themselves? Join us to learn how to use Seesaw to help you assess your students!

Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NQBECBSOkqKZDxu9wWi4hlcZnPV04PWLXBGm3_nYWik/preview

Speakers
avatar for Christina Aquilina

Christina Aquilina

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
avatar for Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson

Innovative Learning Coach, HCPS Department of Innovative Learning
Innovative Learning Coach for Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 1104

11:00am EDT

Creating Virtual & Augmented Reality with CoSpaces
Learn how you and your students can create virtual and augmented reality experiences to tell a story, make a public service announcement, or create a virtual museum (among other uses) with the website CoSpaces. 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Wright

Maria Wright

Librarian, Hungary Creek Middle Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 1107

11:00am EDT

Eye for Design: Using Google Slides to Create GIFs for Learning
Students love GIFs. Let's use that to our advantage!

In this fun, interactive session, you will learn how to utilize Google Slides to make Stop Motion GIFs that your students will love. They'll have so much fun, they won't even know they're learning!

Check out our stuff: http://bit.ly/E4DEdTechGIF

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Buchanan

Amelia Buchanan

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools
Master of Educational Technology: James Madison University
avatar for Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools
M.Ed Instructional Design and Technology | NBCT | Certified Google Trainer


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 2104

11:00am EDT

Forget Breakouts, Let’s "Breakin" to the Classroom
As tech integrators, teachers only come to us for tech help. As I moved from integrator to instructional designer, my desire to be a part of activity development/implementation increased. Let’s go beyond the “Breakout” with other facets of gamification. Come experience some new activities and see how EdTech, Gamification, and Best Practices can open doors to classrooms/collaboration. Presentation Link: bit.ly/BreakinEd

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Vester

Kristine Vester

Instructional Designer, Monacan HS CCPS


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 1102

11:00am EDT

GSlides: Making Lesson Planning Work for You
Lesson plans are more than just your daily agenda. This segment will show you the benefits of "presenting" your instruction daily to class through GSlides, teach you how to personalize plans with Bitmoji, and get you started with your own daily slides template. Set a routine, be consistent, and have fun!
Click here for presentation materials

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Adams

Lauren Adams

M.A.T., German Teacher
avatar for Robyn Thompson

Robyn Thompson

German Teacher


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 1100
  Presentation, Middle (6-8), High (9-12)

11:00am EDT

Making Feedback & Reflection Meaningful with Schoology
Streamline feedback and student reflection effortlessly through Schoology! Learn how to create and use Schoology rubrics, embed video comments, utilize Schoology portfolios, and even app-smash to effectively and efficiently personalize feedback and amplify student agency.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Richards

Catherine Richards

Instructional Technology Coach, Goochland County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 2201

11:00am EDT

Pairing Up with Peardeck (and other interactive tools)
Looking to digitize your instructional delivery and design? Come learn how Peardeck and a few other resources are capable of transforming your classwork and assessment into highly engaging interactive activities.

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 2107

11:00am EDT

Recreating Popular Children’s Stories to Motivate Writers
Are you looking for a way to engage and inspire your writers? Come join me as I discuss how you can use Green Screen to motivate students! You will leave this session with practical and creative ideas that will engage even your most resistant writers. Learn how to develop a love for writing by recreating some of our favorite children's stories.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Prusinowski

Sarah Prusinowski

Teacher, Goochland County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 1201

11:00am EDT

Unleashing the Power of Microbits
Get your students excited about coding and have some fun teaching Virginia’s new computer science curriculum! Unleash the power of this affordable pocket size computer. Through simple block coding students can create everything from simple games to complex robotics.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Motrynczuk

Robert Motrynczuk

Classroom Teacher


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 1105

12:00pm EDT

Lunch & Networking
Enjoy your lunch and take time to network with colleagues from around the Greater Richmond Area.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Common Areas

12:00pm EDT

Student-Lead Tech Playground
Speakers
avatar for Erin Daniel

Erin Daniel

Innovative Learning Coach, Department of Innovative Learning


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT

12:15pm EDT

Demo Slams! Sign up to present here: bit.ly/DSedtechrva2020
Join your fellow educators and share what works in your classroom including ideas, apps, solutions, gadgets, and pedagogy.   Each presenter will have a maximum of 3 minutes to share their knowledge with the crowd as we hoot, holler, and encourage.  In the end, one person will be  awarded the highly coveted EdTechRVA Demo Slam Champion and win a free registration to next year's conference. Don't be shy!
Sign up to present here:  bit.ly/DSedtechrva2020


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
1107

12:35pm EDT

Demo Slam: Nearpod: An engaging and interactive alternative to PowerPoint
A 3 minute session on what Nearpod is and how to easily incorporate it into your 1:1 classroom

Speakers
avatar for Samantha West

Samantha West

Teacher, Colonial Heights High School


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:35pm - 12:40pm EDT
Room 1107

12:40pm EDT

Demo Slam: Enabling Elementary Students to Create
With so many choices for engaging your students this presentation focuses on one, WeVideo and the task of creating before filming.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Connor

Lauren Connor

Teacher, Chesterfield County Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:40pm - 12:45pm EDT
Room 1107

12:45pm EDT

Demo Slam: Enhancing Science Instruction with Virtual Reality
It's the Final Countdown until you begin using ClassVR! 

You can access our video presentation here - https://drive.google.com/a/nps.k12.va.us/file/d/1z4oXwjL06_wvvKx6xgbjy9pWFQzIvY-u/view?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Michale Siverio

Michale Siverio

ITRT, Norfolk City Public Schools
Twitter - @MrSiverioITRT


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:45pm - 12:50pm EDT
Room 1107

12:50pm EDT

Demo Slam: 5 Activities to Promote Student Interest in Computer Science
Speakers
avatar for Yvette Lee

Yvette Lee

Math/CS teacher, John Randolph Tucker High School


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:50pm - 12:55pm EDT
Room 1107

12:55pm EDT

Demo Slam: Extending Technology-Enhanced Learning with the PIC-RAT Matrix
As educators, it's easy to question our technology use in the classroom. What's too much? Too little? Is this purposeful? Would this be better on paper? The PIC-RAT Matrix is a marriage of Bloom's Taxonomy and Hughes, Thomas, & Scharber's (2006) RAT framework. This matrix is essential when planning and reflecting on your technology-integrated instructional plans!

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

ITRT, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am the secondary ITRT for my school district (managing one middle and one high school). Prior to my ITRT role, I taught HS English for 7 years.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:55pm - 1:00pm EDT
Room 1107

1:30pm EDT

Cross Curricular Content with Book Creator
Explore book making, while applying content knowledge, all while making content accessible to all learners. Using Book Creator's tools can help provide scaffolds for student success. Students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while using authentic content language.

Speakers
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Whitney Neiditch

Kindergarten teacher, Goochland County Public Schools
avatar for Jaime Sprouse

Jaime Sprouse

EL Teacher, Goochland County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 1107
  Presentation, Elementary (K-5)

1:30pm EDT

Differentiation in the Classroom with Newsela
In this session, attendees will learn how to use the free version of Newsela to differentiate content in the classroom including anchor texts, primary sources, thematic units and more.



Speakers
avatar for Newsela

Newsela

Vendor, Newsela
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 1104

1:30pm EDT

Digital Portfolios in Schoology
Learn how to utilize digital portfolios, primarily in Schoology, to allow students a visualization of their growth. This presentation will provide World Languages examples but it can apply to all contents.

Speakers
avatar for Jaroa Favilla

Jaroa Favilla

Spanish teacher, Henrico County Public Schools
Middle school Spanish teacher.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 1201

1:30pm EDT

Extend Your Love of Scratch
You won’t want to miss this hands-on Scratch session for all levels of users. Together in this session, we will explore the extensions found in Scratch 3.0 in stations and then debrief sharing curriculum connections and lessons learned while integrating Scratch into the curriculum. After participating in this session you’ll walk away with confidence in integrating coding in your classroom!

Session Materials & Presentation  

Speakers
avatar for Matt Caratachea

Matt Caratachea

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
avatar for Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson

Innovative Learning Coach, HCPS Department of Innovative Learning
Innovative Learning Coach for Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 2201

1:30pm EDT

Eye for Design: Creating Infographics to Increase Student Engagement
Join us as we discuss the science behind infographics and its correlation to student engagment and comprehension. Dive into the basics of graphic design and how to utilize free & available tools to create in your classroom. Leave with inspiration for classroom use across all content areas! Session will focus on using Google Drawings and other tools paired with applicable learning theories.

Check out our stuff: http://bit.ly/EdTechE4D

Speakers
avatar for Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools
M.Ed Instructional Design and Technology | NBCT | Certified Google Trainer
avatar for Amelia Buchanan

Amelia Buchanan

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools
Master of Educational Technology: James Madison University


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 2104

1:30pm EDT

Green Light Relationships
Join us in a session on how to Green Light relationships with all community members!!! Explore a variety of tools (Class Tag, Seesaw, Bloomz, Class Dojo, and more) and determine which ones would work best with your community and putting safety first. We will explore how to reach all learners in your community, the nuts and bolts, where to start, and what works and why.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Hood

Carrie Hood

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 1102

1:30pm EDT

Remaining Aloft in the Twitterverse
You’ve taken flight and your Professional Learning Network has grown with Twitter. Now you’re ready to take the next steps! In this session, we’ll look at how to become an advanced user by learning about Twitter's filters and analytics, scheduling tweets with third-party apps such as Buffer and TweetDeck, and participate in a live Twitter Chat!

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Priester

Darcie Priester

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Manassas Park City Schools
Darcie Priester has served in the role of Instructional Technology Resource Teacher since 2006 and currently works at Manassas Park High School. She earned an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Integrating Technology in Schools. Ms. Priester is also a Google for... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 2100

1:30pm EDT

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
This presentation will discuss how to collobrate with collegues on PBL projects involving research and technology skills. Collaborate with resource and classroom teachers to develop project ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Henley

Amanda Henley

Resource/ Elective Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
I am the Computer Resource Teacher at Powhatan Elementary School. I have been teaching technology for 14 years. I enjoy teaching and learning about all the advancements in technology and the ways to incorporate them into my lab. I look forward to sharing some of my ideas with you... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Ball

Michelle Ball

Librarian, Powhatan County Public Schools
Now in my sixth year as the librarian at Powhatan Elementary School, I love the opportunity to get kids excited about reading and teach al of the grade levels. I’m a career switcher who found the perfect spot! I love collaborating with teachers and inspiring students every da... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 1105

1:30pm EDT

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat…And More Duct Tape
Learn how students can use Shark Tank projects to develop and demonstrate their creativity, presentation skills, hands on Engineering ability, and imagination!

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 1100
  Presentation, Middle (6-8), High (9-12)

2:30pm EDT

Bring Coding to Life
Interested in getting your youngest learners programming robots? Maybe you’re ready to boost engagement with your older learners sky high through coding drones! Get hands-on experience with robots and tools that you can implement in your classroom. From Ozobots to Spheros, and Code and Go Mice to Drones, you’ll take away new ideas to connect computer science and content using these awesome tools!

Session Materials 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Caratachea

Matt Caratachea

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
avatar for Heather Reid

Heather Reid

Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 2201

2:30pm EDT

Chasing the 5 C's
Participants will learn how to use the FREE GooseChase App, an online scavenger hunt, to communicate and collaborate, while showcasing their critical thinking and creativity while using a curriculum aligned platform to increase student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Miller

Krista Miller

Gifted Resource Teacher
avatar for Maureen Ambrose

Maureen Ambrose

Gifted Resource Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 1100

2:30pm EDT

Follow, Tinker, Play & Share Your Makey Makey Inventions
How do you get started with Makey Makey? In this session you will create your own Makey Makey invention. You will also learn a process you can bring to your own classroom (or PD session) to help all learners use new tools, both on and off the screen.

Speakers
avatar for Bea Leiderman

Bea Leiderman

Instructional Technology Coach, Independent
Bea is a former teacher and instructional technology coach. She specializes in helping teachers plan hands-on activities and open-ended creative projects. 


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 1102

2:30pm EDT

Get Your Game On: Game-Based Learning with Legends of Learning!
Get your game on! Experience how SOL-aligned gaming increases test scores and student engagement. Learn math and science by flying helicopters, building ecosystems, and LAUNCHING COWS into outer space! Participants can expect to have hands-on fun in our innovative approach of game-based learning, as well as learn how to:
  • Make lessons fun and accessible and encourage students to take personal responsibility for their education.
  • Personalize the gaming experience down to the individual student level.
  • Create an equitable learning environment where students can progress at their own rate, allowing for differentiation based on student needs.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 2107

2:30pm EDT

Immersive Empathy: Using Design Thinking to Connect Students
Students need empathy and helping students develop an awareness of this skill is difficult. Join us to learn about our journey to invoke empathy with Spanish students and use the design thinking process as a basis for interdisciplinary projects. Participants will experience immersive empathy first-hand and begin to brainstorm ideas on solving the problem: “What’s next for Puerto Rico?”.

bit.ly/33atMsf

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn Calder

Jacquelyn Calder

ITRT, Hanover County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 1201

2:30pm EDT

Integrating Computational Thinking in an Elementary Classroom
Computational Thinking and Computer Science were added to the SOLs for K-12 this year. How are you incorporating these new standards into your instruction? Come to hear about lessons learned from observations of four elementary teachers who piloted these standards last year and share your thoughts on how they align with the standards you teach.

BertJacoby.com/rva20

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bert Jacoby

Dr. Bert Jacoby

Coordinator of Digital Equity, Albemarle County Public Schools
Former classroom teacher and learning technology integrator, currently on Leadership team in Department of Technology for Albemarle County Public Schools.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 1104

2:30pm EDT

Making a Lasting Impact
This presentation tells the story of Hungary Creek Middle School's journey to Deeper Learning in how they have leveraged Impact Teams to spread innovative learning throughout the school, where Pedagogy drives the instruction and leveraging digital accelerates the learning to the start up of cross-curricular, project-based learning.

Presentation: 

https://tinyurl.com/Impactedtech2020



Speakers
avatar for Mike Dunavant

Mike Dunavant

Innovative Learning Coach, Hungary Creek MS
Mike Dunavant has been a Social Studies teacher and an Innovative Learning Coach (ITRT) in Henrico County for 17 years. Mike's philosophy is about Deeper Learning. How can teachers create relevant learning experiences for students to have the knowledge and skills to be life ready... Read More →
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Robbi Moose

Principal, Henrico County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 2104

2:30pm EDT

Out of This World App Smashing with the 4 C’s
Take your students out of this world with creative app smashing combinations that incorporate the 5 Cs. Give your students the power to demonstrate their critical thinking skills and creativity while working collaboratively. Nurture their ability to communicate in different ways using multiple tools. You will walk away with some ideas and inspiration to explore with your students.

Click here for our presentation.



Speakers
avatar for William Waller

William Waller

Instructional Designer, Chesterfield County Public Schools
I serve as an Instructional Designer in Chesterfield County Public Schools and am passionate about classroom technology integration...
avatar for Natalie Waller

Natalie Waller

Instructional Specialist for K-5 Math and Science, Richmond City Public Schools
STEM girl. Google Certified Educator. I DO Math. Passionate about equity and urban education. Nearpod Certified Educator- DEN Star - CODE Fanatic - I ❤ Canva - Fired up for ThingLink, Adobe, Quizlet, and Seesaw!


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 2100

2:30pm EDT

SeeSaw: Why It Works with Kindergarten
Are you ready for less paper and more engagement? Seesaw is here! This portfolio system interacts with parents and is a platform for student engagement. Students differentiate using video, pictures, drawings, and much more. This portfolio collection helps and aids all grade levels, even kindergarten! Increase your student portfolio and share the experience!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Cashin

Rachel Cashin

Teacher, Charles City Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 1107

2:30pm EDT

Showcasing Student Work with Digital Portfolios
Digital Portfolios are an excellent way to foster student ownership and reflection in any class! Attendees will learn about how to get started with digital portfolios in their classes, and receive materials to send them on their way!

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Doppel

Bryan Doppel

Social Studies/CTE Teacher, Goochland County Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 1105