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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!
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Wednesday, March 11
 

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

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, WILDER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School librarian. Lifelong learner. Lifelong reader.Instagram: @wms_reads


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

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

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

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
avatar for Joselyn Verdi

Joselyn Verdi

ITRT, Richmond Public Schools


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

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

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

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 a Google for Education... 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 15 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
Well, 2020-2021 has definitely been a different kind of year for school at POWES!  We have been fortunate to be face-to-face (FTF) with most of our students all year.  We have implemented new practices this year, including enabling FTF and virtual students to place the library books... Read More →


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

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

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 - Elem. Math & Science, Richmond 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