Below are the sessions for the 2018 SPARCC Technology Conference, grouped by time slot. Details for each session are listed along with a link to a session resource document which the presenters may use to provide additional links, resources, and materials related to their session.

To see a quick list of all sessions in a grid, view our Session Schedule At A Glance.



8:30 AM - Session Slot #1


Give up the Glue: Digitize your Interactive Notebooks!

Interactive notebooks bring notes to life and create a useful study tool for students. Come see how Google Drawings and Slides can be combined to make a great digital version. No glue required!

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Amy Roediger

Organization: Mentor Public Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Field Trips Like Miss Frizzle with VR!

During this session you will learn all about VR and what it takes to lead a Google Expedition and how to engage students by taking them places they could only imagine.

Room: M101

Presenter: Lindsay Miesmer

Organization: Massillon City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


3, 2, 1 Launching Into the Personalized Future Ready Classroom

Reach new heights while learning how to implement Future-Ready skills into the Personalized Learning Classroom environments.

Room: B100

Presenter: Marcia Kish

Organization: DSD Professional Development
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Academic Integrity: Making sure the student is doing the work

In this session, educators will learn about digital tools and best teaching strategies to protect the integrity of their digital courses. Participants will engage in conversation and collaboration.

Room: B102

Presenter: Brooke Bess

Organization: FLVS Global
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Maximizing School Technology

Online simulations provide the venue for students to truly understand predictive models and then critically evaluate the PROS and CONS related to their outcome.

Room: B103

Presenter: Thom OBrien

Organization: Explorelearning
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


¿Qué pasa calabaza?  Interpreting the use of digital applications in the Specials classroom

A quick-paced hands-on session highlighting the practical uses of 1:1 in World Language, PE, Art & Music.  Tried & true apps and multimedia platforms that you can implement mañana.

Room: B108

Presenter: Kristen Niedzwiecki

Organization: Chardon Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Blended Learning Across the Curriculum

Participants will be active learners in a blended learning session and will leave with materials to implement the model in the classroom.

Room: B109

Presenter: Cheryl Bledsoe and Ashli Breit

Organization: Lake Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Say NO to boring Book Reports!

Turn boring book reports into exciting book trailers using free technology tools like Adobe Spark and Padlet. Learn where to find copyright friendly graphics and music to make your book trailers pop!

Room: B110

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Interactive, Critical Skills Development for your Students

EVERFI empowers teachers to bring digital, critical skills, no cost education into their classrooms. Attendees will be granted login credentials, lesson plans, & ongoing technical support at no cost.

Room: B111

Presenter: Kristin Beller

Organization: EVERFI
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Creating Your Own Tribe for PD

In this session, you will learn about how I created my own Google "Tribe" at Garaway. We meet as a PD experience, but also to collaborate and share our experiences and frustrations with each other.

Room: B113

Presenter: Megan Brannon

Organization: Garaway Local Schools.
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


"Making" it happen with Invention Literacy

In this session, participants will explore invention literacy and ways they can promote it in their classrooms using makerspaces. Why should I provide space in my class for students to create/invent?

Room: B114

Presenter: Heather Smith

Organization: Western Reserve PBS
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Keeping Students Safe Online in Today's World

In this session, we will take a look at the different software options available to help combat the safety issues for students in google drive, chrome, and Gmail.

Room: G107

Presenter: Heidi Varansky

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: TBA


Under Construction: Build a Google Site

Build your very own New Google Site to have ready for use on day one of the school year! Learn the strategies as we go and walk away with something to check off of your beginning class list!

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Making Mastery Learning Magnificent with Effective Technology Integration

This session will show you how to implement mastery learning in your classroom using learner-paced Mastery Grids enhanced with powerful tech tools.

Room: G109

Presenter: Tiffany Ott

Organization: Cleveland Heights University Heights School District
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Educational Duct Tape

EdTech tools to solve education problems including blended learning strategies, formative assessment, student-paced learning, presentation tools, project ideas, & classroom/learning management tools.

Room: G111

Presenter: Jake Miller

Organization: Orange City Schools
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA





9:45 AM - Session Slot #2


Google Your Way to a Stress Free Day!

This session is for YOU! Learn tricks, tips, ideas that will relieve you of the stress caused by those tiny little tech issues.   

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Stef Lyons

Organization: Plain Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Google Tools for Struggling Students

Learn about Google tools to assist struggling learners or students with special needs, including text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more.

Room: M101

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Elementary Center Activities with a Blended Twist

This session will showcase the difference between centers and blended learning.  Walk away with an implementation plan on how to deploy blended learning through the three phases of blended learning.

Room: B100

Presenter: Marcia Kish

Organization: DSD Professional Development
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


It's All About Me!!!!

Students think everything is about ME, ME, ME. In the world of virtual school, it IS all about the student! You will get a look at curriculum and learn about many opportunities available virtually.

Room: B102

Presenter: Tonya Samuels

Organization: Edgenuity
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Creating & Analyzing District Common Assessments with ProgressBook

How to utilize VirtualClassroom to create a District Common Assessment, analyze the data from GradeBook at the class level and DataMap at a district level.

Room: B103

Presenter: Robert Ling

Organization: ProgressBook by Software Answers
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Edulastic: Free, Easy, and Engaging Online Assessment

Edulastic is an online, interactive assessment tool.  In this session, you will sign up for a FREE account, learn how to add students, create an assessment, and assign the assessment to your classes.

Room: B108

Presenter: Pete Husted

Organization: Carrollton High School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


CK-12.org: Free and Incredibly Useful

CK-12.org is a free resource for teachers to use and offers many different ways of presenting material to students to allow for a more differentiated approach for your classroom.

Room: B109

Presenter: Amanda Thompson

Organization: Claymont High School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Fast track your feedback

Does your grading folder no longer fit in your work bag? It’s time to fast track and simplify your feedback! This session will detail tools you can use to provide quality and timely feedback.

Room: B110

Presenter: Molly Klodor

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Make your Thinking Visual with Sketchnotes

We will explore apps, techniques, and classroom applications of sketchnoting in this session. Come learn more about visual thinking and try your hands at getting started.

Room: B111

Presenter: Amy Roediger

Organization: Mentor Public Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed, Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Teaching Career Tech Skills at Middle School Level

This session will feature how to set up a career tech curriculum for middle grade students. We will share what tools we use such as software, drones, robotics, video production and more!

Room: B113

Presenter: Jim Johnson, Mike Lawson

Organization: Morgan Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Digital Breakouts - No Box, No Problem!

Digital Breakouts are a great FREE alternative to the popular BreakoutEDU Box. During this session, attendees will participate in a challenge, have access to templates, and start creating their own.

Room: B114

Presenter: Kristie Hughes

Organization: Northern Buckeye Education Council
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


The Piece of the EdPuzzle to Flip Your Classroom

Come to see how EdPuzzle offers a flexible and creative way to flip your instruction with meaningful content for your learners AND saving you time in the process. Bring your favorite device and play!

Room: G107

Presenter: Richard M. Smith

Organization: Lake Catholic High School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA




11:00 AM - Session Slot #3


The Power of Youtube

Use Screencasts, Youtube, EdPuzzle, Playposit, and Learning Badges to engage learning for students and staff.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Mindy Engler

Organization: Canton City School District
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Best of the Web 2018

Teachers spend hours looking for the best resources on the web. Save yourself some time, and attend this session where I picked out the best K-6 resources available on the web today.

Room: M101

Presenter: Megan Brannon

Organization: Garaway Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


PC2 Teacher Digital Academy, Google Hangouts and Deep Dig Days...what does all this mean?

Learn how professionals from 5 districts network, integrate tech. and use blended learning models to build college and career ready, reflective, digitally-literate students who are flexible thinkers.

Room: B100

Presenter: Terri Hrina-Treharn, Anthony Luscre, and Constance Tenney

Organization: Rootstown Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Personalized and Differentiated Learning for College and Career Readiness

In this session we will discuss evidence based practices for improving literacy for adolescent readers. Suggestions for personalizing and differentiating instruction will also be shared.

Room: B102

Presenter: Jen Poggio, Ph.D.

Organization: Achieve 3000
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Texthelp's Dynamic Duo for Literacy and Math (ReadWrite and EquatIO with Desmos Graphing)

Learn how to use the Free-For-Teacher versions of Read&Write and EquatIO.  Read&Write is a literacy toolbar and EquatIO with Desmos lets you speak, type, or handwrite Math/STEM in G-Suite and Canvas!

Room: B103

Presenter: Marc Callahan

Organization: Texthelp
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Digital Citizenship/Responsibility Roundtable

Let’s discuss how you are reaching your students in the world of social media and the internet. When are you  teaching digital citizenship, how are you teaching it and what is and is not working!

Room: B108

Presenter: Laura Goldman

Organization: Field Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Utilizing MakerSpaces for Project Based Learning

Learn about how to effectively use Project Based Learning in MakerSpaces and give students the tools to research and explore student based inquiry projects to create real world products and solutions.

Room: B109

Presenter: Amanda O'Mara

Organization: NEOnet
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Using Google Forms to Schedule Events Automatically

In this session we will be covering the more advanced ways to use Google Forms, with the help of add-ons, to automate the scheduling of appointments and/or resources.

Room: B110

Presenter: Scott Sommer

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: TBA


Breaking News: The Best Free Video Production Resources

Incorporate video production into teaching. Discover free video production tools, including free cameras and editing!  Walk away with a handout with information on implementing immediately.

Room: B111

Presenter: Eric Siler

Organization: WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Beyond the Beat: Music Technology in the High School

Learn how your students can build their own musical futures with technology. After a discussion, attendees are welcome to try  cutting-edge digital instruments and software.

Room: B113

Presenter: David Thompson

Organization: Plain Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


ISearch for Everything!

ISearch is a FREE database tool available. Learn how your students can search for reliable, authoritative information with built-in citation help, text-to-speech, and more! All subject areas welcome!

Room: B114

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Transform your Teaching with Screencasting

Participants will learn the WHY to screencasting, the HOW to screencast, and WHAT the next steps are following screencasting.  Screencasting is the recording of instructional content for students.

Room: G107

Presenter: Mary Miller

Organization: Copley-Fairlawn City School District
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Google Drawing - Your Classroom Work Made Beautiful

Google Drawing is the best and most effective way to organize spatial information online. Google Drawings is the tool you never knew you needed, but will be so thankful that you have!

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Using My Maps In Your Classroom.

This course features the free product of Google My Maps.  This interactive tool can be used in a variety of ways in a variety of different subjects.   You will learn the ins and outs of this program

Room: G109

Presenter: Garth Holman and JC Lenk

Organization: Beachwood City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Bringing the World to Your Students

Want your students to have a global experience without leaving the classroom? Come to learn how the world can be at your fingertips and how to best integrate this concept into your instruction!

Room: G111

Presenter: Ann Radefeld

Organization: North Royalton SD
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA




12:15 PM - Session Slot #4


Using Mastery Quizzes for Differentiation with Student Choice

Dewey stated by giving "pupils something to do, not something to learn...learning naturally results." This presentation will discuss how to employ differentiation from tiered quizzes & choice boards.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Dave Binkley

Organization: Buckeye Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


PowerUp Chrome with Extensions

There's a ton of great Chrome extensions for teachers and students. Learn about various extensions. Have your own that you love? We're going to crowdsource others using Padlet and share the awesome!

Room: M101

Presenter: Scott Kinkoph

Organization: Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


MIDDLE School Blend (Mixing In Digital Devices in Learning Environments)

Mixing In Digital Devices in Learning Environments session will focus in on tools, techniques, and programs that Middle School students can use in a blended learning environment. 

Room: B100

Presenter: Marcia Kish

Organization: DSD Professional Development
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


So. Much. Immersive.Tech.

Virtual and Augmented Reality is changing education. Join us to experience ten different virtual reality classroom activities including an Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive!

Room: B102

Presenter: Corinne Hoisington

Organization: Central VA Community College for ByteSpeed
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Bring Your Students Back!

Designed to attract and retain students from across the state, OOLP enables a school district to offer students a full or part-time online curriculum rather than enroll in an online charter school.

Room: B103

Presenter: Shannon McCreary

Organization: Ohio Online Learning Program
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Building Empathy and Understanding Through Virtual Reality Field Trips in the Classroom

If your students could take self-guided "walks" through any neighborhoods in America what contrasts could they observe?  What differences of climate, wealth, geography? VR class field trips are here!

Room: B108

Presenter: Jeff Beine, PhD

Organization: Malone University, Education Dept
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Google Forms for Reading, Writing, Grading, and Data

Google Forms can ease the teaching load (photocopying, grading, data collecting). Examples, user tips, and pitfalls to avoid will be presented for forms novices. Some familiarity recommended.

Room: B109

Presenter: Karen Zutali

Organization: Canton City
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Applied Digital Skills - Google's Free Tech Skills Curriculum for all Subjects

Learn about Google's free MS/HS curriculum made of self-paced, video-based, engaging, hands-on projects that combine tech, job, and life skills, and how to use in your classroom.

Room: B110

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Early Computer Coding with PBS Kids Scratch Jr.

Learning fundamental computer coding skills has never been easier than with PBS Kids Scratch Jr. Children as young as Age 5 can learn to code and tell stories where characters move, talk, & dance.

Room: B111

Presenter: Christopher Crawford

Organization: WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Multioffice Workflow Automation with Free Tools

Use free G Suite add-ons to create complex workflows, with multiple levels of approval, tracking and more. Workflows for HR, finance and academics will be demonstrated -- "starter templates" shared!

Room: B113

Presenter: Andrew Smith, Aaron Profitt

Organization: God's Bible School and College
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: TBA


Creating a Multimedia Empire in Your Classroom

Find out how to get students involved in multimedia production (video, podcasting, writing published online, etc.) without breaking the bank and get some inspiration from work done by Ryan’s students.

Room: B114

Presenter: Ryan Novak

Organization: Kenston Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Breakout! Using BreakoutEDU in your classroom

Can you escape? BreakoutEDU is a program that promotes critical thinking, encourages students to work together, and can be tied to any curriculum. Join me to escape the box!

Room: G107

Presenter: Molly Klodor

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


The 8 Wastes of Lean - Increase Productivity Today!

Join this session to learn how to identify the 8 Wastes of a Lean environment, and how to use Google tools to overcome daily bottlenecks. You'll be glad you did...

Room: G108

Presenter: Andreas Johansson

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Googlefied

How we evolved from being terrified to "Googlefied," and embraced G Suite for Education, while becoming much more efficient and effective at communicating inside and outside of our building.

Room: G109

Presenter: Robin Welch, Diane Ruff, Michelle Deem, Christy Yeagley

Organization: Minerva Local - Minerva Elementary School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: TBA


Amplify Critical Thinking with Socratic Seminars

Socratic seminars are nothing new, but using technology to create backdoor channels will stimulate conversation in your class especially for students normally reluctant to participate in discussions.

Room: G111

Presenter: Casey Clark

Organization: North Canton City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA




1:30 PM - Session Slot #5


Getting to know ALL your students in 30 minutes using Thrively

Participants will engage with Thrively and take the strength assessment to discover their top 5 character strengths. We will explore how useful this tool is to getting to really know your students.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Heather Smith

Organization: Western Reserve PBS
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Oh the Places You'll Go...Exploring Google Earth and Maps

Google Earth and Maps can do so much more than just find your house! In this session, we will use Google Earth and Maps to travel inside museums, create tours, measure miles, play games, and more.

Room: M101

Presenter: Kristie Hughes

Organization: Northern Buckeye Education Council
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Nuts and Bolts of the Blended Learning High School Classroom

The workshop  will provide each participants with a toolbox of tips, tricks, and techniques to transform any subject into a blended learning classroom.

Room: B100

Presenter: Marcia Kish

Organization: DSD Professional Development
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Abre: Less time jumping through hoops, more time teaching students.

Abre is an open-source platform that saves time and money. Designed by educators, Abre features apps that teachers, students and admins tell us they need. Preview at https://abre.io.

Room: B102

Presenter: Zach Vander Veen

Organization: Abre
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Individualized Learning Pathways Aligned to NWEA

Learn how to transform your NWEA MAP & Renaissance data by creating customized learning pathways for each child, which also helps to shape instruction in the classroom.

Room: B103

Presenter: Chad Sabo

Organization: Edmentum
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


SpaceForce.education   Make Computer Science Fun

Use Spaceforce.education to help students learn computer programming and logic skills with online curriculum, interactive practice material, leaderboards, games, and live national competitions.

Room: B108

Presenter: Patrick Connor

Organization: The Digital Academy / Spaceforce.education
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Make Slides Come Alive with the Free Pear Deck Add-on

Slideshow don't have to be boring! With the free Pear Deck add-on you can add interactivity including text response, number response, multiple choice, drawing, and draggable elements for students.

Room: B109

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


MakerSpace - not just a room in your building

Why is making important in education? How can we get more making, creativity, tinkering, and play embedded throughout the school? Let's make something now.

Room: B110

Presenter: Paul Shircliff

Organization: None
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Innovative Website for Blending Technology used by Educators all over the World

This presentation is for all grades & subjects. You will be presented with worksheets accompanied with videos. Lessons will be differentiated and innovative. Site is free and updated daily.

Room: B111

Presenter: Dan Hoffman

Organization: None
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


An Overview of Code.org's Computer Science Discoveries Curriculum for Middle School

Did you students enjoy participating in "The Hour of Code"? Take coding to the next level by learning about the free computer science curriculum offered by Code.org for students in grade 6 - 8.

Room: B113

Presenter: Scott Sommer

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Research for Everyone!

Learn how to use INFOhio's online encyclopedias and more in your elementary classrooms. Help students find ad-free, safe, reliable information with great differentiation tools like text-to-speech!

Room: B114

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Sheets With No Numbers, Using Spreadsheets in Literature and Language Arts

If you only think numbers when you think spreadsheets you missing out on a great tool for teaching any subject. Sheets can be used to analyze, classify, sort & filter almost any info. Learn SS W.o.W.

Room: G107

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


High Yield Google

Utilize the high yield instructional strategies made famous by Hattie & Marzano and free tools from Google! Explore the major factors influencing student achievement alongside Google's best.

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Bite Size Mastery- Nibbling on Mastery Learning

If you aren’t ready to gorge yourself on full-blown mastery-learning, Bite-Size Mastery is the appetizer you need! Learn the recipe & cook up some mini mastery-learning experiences!

Room: G109

Presenter: Tiffany Ott

Organization: Cleveland Heights University Heights School District
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Effective Use of Google Forms

Join this session to learn how to effectively use Google Forms to collect, analyze, and disseminate data easily!

Room: G111

Presenter: Andreas Johansson

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA





2:45 PM - Session Slot #6


Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Learn about hidden Google gems such as Semantris, Mystery Animal, Grasshopper, Meme Buddy, Science Journal, nGram, AutoDraw, Tour Creator, Art Palette, Music Lab, Androidify & more!

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Google Drawings… Oh, the Possibilities!

Start utilizing Google Drawings Today! This session includes practical samples, everything you'll need to get started and includes 400+ sample templates spanning grade level and curricula.

Room: M101

Presenter: Casey Magyar

Organization: Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Using Google Suite, Desmos, and Geogebra to Ignite Learning

Attendees will learn how Google Suite can successfully be implemented into the mathematics classroom, along with Desmos and Geogebra, to make their math lessons more meaningful and engaging.

Room: B100

Presenter: Meghan Arnold

Organization: Miami East High School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Repair Class Support

Repair Class Support is a program that teaches your students how to repair devices and provides your district with unlimited parts throughout the school year.

Room: B102

Presenter: Nate Holmes, Chris Hawkins

Organization: K12 Tech
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


What’s New at OverDrive: New app, features & 6 key areas to support K-12 student achievement

Learn more about Sora, OverDrive’s new app designed to be your school’s connection to eBooks and audiobooks, in the classroom and beyond.

Room: B103

Presenter: Stephen Reyes

Organization: OverDrive
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Maximizing Your E-Rate Category 2 Budget

Lorrie Germann, State E-Rate Coordinator, will help you understand the E-Rate Category 2 budget, what's eligible, and how to maximize your funding as you plan your infrastructure upgrades.

Room: B108

Presenter: Lorrie Germann

Organization: Ohio Department of Education
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Flipgridfever in the Classroom

Flipgrid is a video based discussion board perfect for use in any classroom. We’ll explore how this tool can be used as a formative assessment, exit ticket, or a way to enhance your school community.

Room: B109

Presenter: Kelli Mohn

Organization: Plain Local Schools (Glenwood Intermediate)
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Google Sites - Not the Same Old Sites

Google Sites has be redesigned from the ground up! This session will demonstrate how to set up a site, make pages, change themes, and integrate stuff you've created with G-Suite.

Room: B110

Presenter: Scott Kinkoph

Organization: Brecksville Broadview Heights Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

WTH are Snapcodes, Snapmaps, Geofilters and Bitmojis? Learn how to use them to communicate with your students using one of their favorite social media apps

Room: B111

Presenter: Robin Welch

Organization: Minerva Local School District
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Raspberry Pi and Digital Making in the Classroom

Learn how to teach students to program the world around them with the Raspberry Pi and a variety of virtual and physical components through a graphical or text based programming languages.

Room: B113

Presenter: Robert Lane

Organization: Springfield Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Teaching Above Your Head!

If completely comfortable & in control... you are preparing students for your past, not their futures. No to “Brain Ceiling”... if all they can learn is what you know you are holding them down & back!

Room: B114

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed, Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


K-3 Chromies

Want to use Chromebooks or Google Apps effectively with K-3 students? Come learn simple ways to integrate with your everyday routine! Help students make their learning more independent AND digital.

Room: G107

Presenter: Christina Hostetler

Organization: East Holmes Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2)

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA


Google Tour Builder: Global Learning Made Simple

Using features from Google Earth, Google Drive, YouTube, Photos, and more, users can create an interactive timeline-like experience to share information. Learn beyond your classroom with TourBuilder!

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: TBA