Below are the sessions for the 2019 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


Best of the Web 2019

In this session, I will present the top fifteen web tools to use in the classroom for the upcoming school year. 

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Megan Brannon

Organization: Garaway Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Get Creative with Google Slides & QR Codes

Up your game in Google Slides, past lectures & notes & get kids to turn off YouTube & tune in to lessons! Including designing escape rooms, Choose Your Own Adventure lessons, & digital gallery walks.

Room: M101

Presenter: Melinda Cales

Organization: Cleveland Heights-University Heights
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Focus - Helping Students in the Classroom of Distractions.

Struggle to keep your students engaged and on task using chromebooks? We get it- and built the Abre Focus App. Now provide a secure browser experience for delivering guided lessons to your students. 

Room: B100

Presenter: Chris Dam

Organization: Abre
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Managing iPads in a google world

Take a look at how apple school manager and the FREE! version of Mosyle Manager make managing ipads a breeze and how to avoid the disastrous "my ipad's locked and I don't remember the passcode!"

Room: B102

Presenter: Heidi Varansky

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


UDL Dynamic Duo for Literacy & Math (EquatIO and Read&Write)

Read&Write is a powerful literacy tool and EquatIO creates digital math in Google and PDFs! Download Free-For-Teacher access and learn how both tools help increase student engagement in the classroom!

Room: B103

Presenter: Marc Callahan

Organization: Texthelp
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Increasing student achievement and family engagement with Remind! 

The ubiquitous use of cell phones brings convenience but also creates complexity for educators and administrators. Learn best practices for streamlining two-way communications.

Room: B106

Presenter: Chuck Paynter

Organization: Remind Inc.
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Using an LMS to Support Student-Centered Learning Through UDL

Learn how you can use a Learning Management System to support student-centered learning through the framework of UDL.

Room: B108

Presenter: Kim Nidy

Organization: North Canton City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning

This session will provide participants with strategies to reach ALL students with Mastery Learning. 

Room: B109

Presenter: Chad Ostrowski

Organization: www.teachbetter.com
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Clean Out and Clean Up! Organize Your Google for MAXIMUM Efficiency!!

Are you tired of your Drive LOSING all of your stuff? Do all of you emails...disappear? Bring your tangled Drive and your vacant Inbox to Clean Out and Clean Up, and learn pro tips to stay organized.

Room: B110

Presenter: Stefanie Lyons

Organization: Plain Local
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Grades K-2 Can Do Tech Too!

This session will help teachers become more confident with utilizing technology in the classroom. They will leave with a variety of technology tools that can be easily added to their repertoire.

Room: B111

Presenter: Jeanne Mathey and Vanessa Slabaugh

Organization: Copley-Fairlawn City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Are You at Risk? Give Yourself a Google Checkup!

Understand the difference between signing into the Chrome browser vs a Google Account in the Cloud. Check your saved passwords, apps with access to your account and those you “Sign in with Google”.

Room: B113

Presenter: Rebecca Rosecrans

Organization: TCCSA
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Build Your Own Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum...for Free!

Dig into OER tools to find, use and create standards-aligned lessons, resources, and materials integrated with GSuite. Transform and personalize student learning with free INFOhio tools.

Room: B114

Presenter: Melissa Solema

Organization: INFOhio
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Digital Tools For Diverse Learners

Learn about digital tools for all students. Explore how to make text accessible using extensions and fonts, how to help students find focus in the classroom, online organizational tools and more.

Room: G107

Presenter: Ann Radefeld

Organization: North Royalton City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


The Power of Productivity

Time is the most precious commodity in schools. Unlock new ways of thinking through better organization and prioritize the things that really matter to clarify your life!

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Physical computing with the microbit

You will get hands on with a micro:bit and program it to operate buttons, lights, sound, motors and brainstorm ideas about how you can use this in any curriculum

Room: G109

Presenter: Paul Shircliff

Organization: paulshircliff.org
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Media Literacy

In this interactive session, participants will explore numerous resources (from charts to games to lesson plans) that help us determine credible sources and recognize ones that may be fake. 

Room: G111

Presenter: Heather Smith

Organization:
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link




9:45 AM - Session Slot #2


Fabulous Fifty - Free Online Resources You Need to Know About!

Join us for the fun as we "app smash" over fifty free resources that can be used in a variety of content areas and grade levels in this fast-paced session. 

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Angela Wojtecki

Organization: Nordonia Hills City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Audio Activities with Google Slides

Learn how to use the new option for adding audio to Slides for engaging activities including narrated eBooks, drag-and-drop interactives, media-rich presentations,  student accessibility and more!

Room: M101

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Reading Plus and Technology Integration

Learn how to use technology (Reading Plus & Google Apps for Education) to enhance reading efficiency and comprehension. Use data to craft a motivation plan for students and establish goals.

Room: B100

Presenter: Alice Johnston

Organization: Massillon City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


The Speed of NE Ohio's Economic Transformation Towards Automation and Robotics Calls Alert Educators to Wake Up and Change Expectations Quickly

Major sectors of Northeast Ohio's economy are changing at near break-neck speed towards automation and robotics.   Teachers and principals must understand these changes and adapt quickly.

Room: B102

Presenter: Jeff Beine

Organization: Malone University, Education Dept
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


SameGoal IEP Anywhere

SameGoal makes a web application that allows districts to collaboratively and compliantly document student participation in K-12 Special Programs. 

Room: B103

Presenter: Cory Hylton, Michael Forecki

Organization: SameGoal Inc
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Lets Get Down to the Nitty Gritty

If you are an educator/administrator in a district that currently utilizes or wishes to utilize Edgenuity, this is the session for you. Lets discuss questions, share ideas & best practices.

Room: B106

Presenter: Tonya Samuels

Organization: Edgenuity
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Oh, How I hate thee, IT - End the Battle and Build Collaboration with Teachers

This fun-yet-serious session focuses on how school IT professionals can develop better rapport and relationships that lead to EdTech implementation success.

Room: B108

Presenter: Chad Ostrowski

Organization: Evans Junior High School
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Love at First (Google) Site

Learn how easy it the new Google Sites is to use. See several examples of classroom, library and student use and get time to start your own.

Room: B109

Presenter: Karon Lippincott

Organization: Medina City SD
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Become One with Your Data- A Dozen Powerful (But Easy!) Features of Google Spreadsheets

Become one with your data- wrangle numbers, manipulate  text, sort & filter information, colorfully highlight trends while impressing your friends, family & students with your Google Sheet Skills. 

Room: B110

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Classcraft in the Classroom

Participants will be introduced to the online gamification platform Classcraft, and learn how to personalize learning through gamification.

Room: B111

Presenter: Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

Organization: Lake Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


The Technological Habits of At-Risk High School Students

This session will explore the mindset and habits that at-risk transitioning ninth-grade students have expressed in regards to using technology in the classroom, and how that translates into practice.

Room: B113

Presenter: Kennethian Green

Organization: Cleveland Heights High School
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


“Make”ing it Happen

Learn about Makerspaces, ways to create your own Makerspace, a review of all the “Makerspace” products that are out there, and determine which ones are for you.

Room: B114

Presenter: Laurie Green

Organization: Mrs.Geeky LLC
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Primary Stations with Google Forms

A "make and take" session! Are you still using CDs or (gasp!) cassette tapes for your listening station? Learn how to use Google Forms to simplify and update your classroom listening station and MORE!

Room: G107

Presenter: Christina Hostetler

Organization: East Holmes
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


High Yield Google

Explore the major factors influencing student achievement alongside hall of fame Google tools to bring them to your own classroom. Student success is the goal and Google is the the key.

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Introduce immersive technology into your classroom with MERGE Cube

The MERGE Cube is a small augmented reality trigger brings 3D holographic content to life with a smartphone. Try a MERGE Cube, discover educational content, and lead your students to create custom AR.

Room: G109

Presenter: Andrew Robitaille

Organization: Hudson City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Cybersecurity for School and Beyond!

Learn what to look for to identify digital threats. See what data breaches your email(s) have been part of and if your current password aligns with today's security standards. Learn how to handle potential threats such as Phishing, Ransomware, Malware, and Social Engineering.

Room: G111

Presenter: Tyler Smith, Xander Marconi

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link




11:00 AM - Session Slot #3


Templates for Teachers

Templates for Teachers is a website created by teachers FOR teachers. We believe templates can be a powerful addition to any classroom and we are sharing over 60!

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Sarah Kiefer, Beth Kingsley

Organization: Ross Local School District
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Keeping it Real (and organized) with Google Keep! 

Google Keep is a power tool for personal, professional or student use. Learn strategies for aggregating and retrieving important information, assessing, feedback, communicating, organizing and more!

Room: M101

Presenter: Michele Gasser

Organization: Self Employed - Technology Coach Barberton City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Ongoing Mental Health Support and SEL through Technology

Support Whole Child/SEL district-wide in the classroom and beyond. Digital Evidence-Based Professional Development and Student/Community-Facing resources to lead students to academic and life success.

Room: B100

Presenter: Andrea Eshelman

Organization: Gale, A Cengage Company
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Rethinking Time & Space in Your School’s Master Schedule

Creating a school-wide, personalized learning period may seem like an overwhelming & impossible dream.  Attend my session to learn how I & E period at CVMS works for all 750 students on a daily basis.

Room: B102

Presenter: Adrienne Floro

Organization: Chartiers Valley School District
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Getting to Know Esports Round Table

Lead by experts in the Esports field, this session will focus on starting and coaching Esports teams, along with all of the opportunities available to students at the high school and collegiate level.

Room: B103

Presenter: Josh Knutson

Organization: ByteSpeed
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Expanding beyond the classroom with ebooks

Learn how the Sora reading app can serve as an invaluable portal to your public library's digital collection for greater reading and learning opportunities anytime, anywhere.

Room: B106

Presenter: Stephen Reyes

Organization: OverDrive Education
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Logging in with First Grade!

Think 1st graders can’t manage multiple logins or navigate through Google Classroom? Think again! See how one elementary teacher has integrated technology into her classroom to empower her students!

Room: B108

Presenter: Melissa Paden  Dan Stitzel

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


MakerSpace - not just a room in the building

MakerCenteredLearning fosters 5C’s (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Community) & 4P’s (Play, Passion, Peers, Projects). Share ways to promote this throughout the building.

Room: B109

Presenter: Paul Shricliff

Organization: paulshircliff.org
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


The Web Resource Hoarder- Too Many Resources, Too Little Time

A wide variety of online resources for use across curriculum. Attendees will leave with hundreds resources to meet their specific needs and a door prize. Attendees bring a device for browsing web.

Room: B110

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Slide Deck Design Basics

Tired of slides that put you to sleep? Join this session to learn what it takes to make some good looking slides a reality. 

Room: B111

Presenter: Andreas Johansson

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Using Schoology as an Aid in Personalized Learning

This presentation will help you better understand how a learning management system like Schoology can be a place to house personalized learning, self-paced lessons, and student choice boards. 

Room: B113

Presenter: Alicia Nussbaum

Organization: Ottoville Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Lessons of Innovation all grades and subjects

Educators will be presented with lessons that will allow them to save time in generating lessons and a website that is total free that will provide them with lessons for all grades and subjects.

Room: B114

Presenter: Dan Hoffman

Organization: Currently Adjunct Ashland
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Kids in Need? Use GOOGLE Indeed!

Enhance student performance and progress monitoring in the classroom with Google tools! 

Room: G107

Presenter: Erica Herhsberger

Organization: Plain Local
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Ready, Camera, Action - Music Videos the Easy Way

Sing about social studies, belt a blues about biology, and rap about resource conservation. Learn how to create exciting music videos with only an iPad, no music background required.

Room: G108

Presenter: David Thompson

Organization: Plain Local Schools/Kent State University
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Autonomous Mastery Learning

See how we have set up our class to empower students to own their learning while developing the life skills needed to be successful in all walks of life.

Room: G109

Presenter: Travis Armstrong, Garth Holman

Organization: Dublin City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Amazing, Multipurpose,Google My Maps

In this session we will explore the many ways My Maps,  can be used to enhance and extend learning across the curriculum , Participants will be able try the  tools and get great lesson ideas.

Room: G111

Presenter: Pat Berman

Organization: Calvert Elementary, Tiffin Ohio
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link




12:15 PM - Session Slot #4


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: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Great Graphic Organizers with Google

Building graphic organizers on other platforms can be a pain. Make graphic organizers great (and easy) with Google Drawing, Slides, and Docs to create functional tools you can use in all your classes.

Room: M101

Presenter: Molly Klodor

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


The World Is My Audience - A Book Making Experience

Do you have students who lack motivation and struggle to write? In this session, Jon will share with you his story of struggling students and how one simple idea changed everything. 

Room: B100

Presenter: Jon Smith

Organization: Book Creator
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Dry Erase Re-Surfacing Product

The Marker Board Guy offers Product(s) to transform your Existing Chalkboards or Worn-Out White Boards with a Dry Erase Re-Surfacing Material which is applied over the Current Board.

Room: B102

Presenter: Mark Hamilton  / Brad Wentz

Organization: The Marker Board Guy
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Edmentum EcoSystem - 1 Platform = All of  Your Learning Needs

The Edmentum EcoSystem of digital learning solutions will spotlight how 1 platform can simplify all of your learning needs from K-12.

Room: B103

Presenter: Chad Sabo & Chad Schoolcraft

Organization: Edmentum
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Securly for web filtering, bully detection, parental involvement and more

This session will focus on exploring what student safety really means in today’s education landscape including cyber bullying detection tools, self-harm topics, Digital Citizenship initiatives, parent involvement, and more.

Room: B106

Presenter: John Chiaro

Organization: Securly
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Tech Teachers Roundtable

Area technology teachers will meet up and collaborate. The point of this is to network and build a community of technology teachers while also discussing topics pertinent to our classrooms. 

Room: B108

Presenter: Megan Brannon

Organization: Garaway Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Advanced

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Getting to Know your Students an Build Relationships using Thrively

Thrively is a tool that helps students develop a sense of self-awareness, soft skills, career exploration and more, plus it helps the teacher get to know their students strengths and passions.

Room: B109

Presenter: Heather Smith

Organization:
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Using Quizlet Live to Build Communication and Collaboration

This session will look at how to use Quizlet Live to gamify any classroom by turning a simple deck of flashcards into a collaborative learning experience.

Room: B110

Presenter: Jesse R. Elam

Organization: Meiji Gakuin University
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Blogging in the Classroom

Knock down the four walls of your classroom to bring the world in through a class blog. Learn how blogging with students at any age in any subject can help you engage parents as well as students. 

Room: B111

Presenter: Carly Black

Organization: Northwestern Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


INFOhio's Open Space

Learn how to use open space to create, share, and master resources and tools that will promote innovative and collaborative learning and connect with other educators from across Ohio.

Room: B113

Presenter: Heidi Varansky

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Edtech that you can use today for your students with special needs  tomorrow!

During this session, you will learn about free educational technology tools that can be used across devices to reach and teach students with special needs in the classroom.

Room: B114

Presenter: Samantha Fecich

Organization: Grove City College
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Field Trips Like Ms. Frizzle w/ VR

Beep Beep... Hop on the VR Schoolbus and head to far away places. You will learn how to set up and lead a VR Field Trip. 

Room: G107

Presenter: Lindsay Miesmer

Organization: Massillon City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Into the Depths

Ramp up the intensity in your classroom! Create meaningful critical thinking lessons that require students to dig deeper to prove their knowledge! Ask more from your students using Webb's DOK!

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Coding Fun with SpheroEdu

Come & have fun with Sphero and bring your students the understanding of converting block and line coding to complete tasks.  This hands-on session will give you experience with the robots and a maze.

Room: G109

Presenter: Richard M. Smith

Organization: Lake Catholic High School
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Research for Everyone

Learn about research tools from INFOhio with built in accessiblity and differentiation features like text to speech and multiple levels of text. We'll explore WorldBook and Kid's Infobits. 

Room: G111

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link




1:30 PM - Session Slot #5


Ramping up your Formative Assessment!  Make it FUN!  

In this session, you will be the student and use engaging tools that you will be able to use as class begins this year.  Come and enjoy the fun while you learn a few new tricks for your classroom. 

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Garth Holman and Travis Armstrong 

Organization: Beachwood City and Dublin City
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Differentiating Vocabulary Lessons with Read and Write for Google

We will show how Read & Write for Google tools can be used to develop differentiated vocabulary lessons for students including how to identify vocab, building sentences, & identify main ideas.

Room: M101

Presenter: Sally Garza & Rama Janamanchi

Organization: Lawrence School
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Using Castle Learning to Support Classroom Instruction 

Castle Learning is a K-12 online instructional tool.  With its bank of 150,000+ questions, teachers can quickly and easily create assessments.  Our content covers all core areas, Spanish, and French.

Room: B100

Presenter: Sarah Horbol

Organization: Castle Learning
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Manage Risk with a Digital, Time-Stamped Paper Trail

FinalForms helps schools collect, verify, and distribute student and staff data to ensure compliance and increase safety while reducing risk, controversy, and liability.

Room: B102

Presenter: Clay Burnett

Organization: FinalForms
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Tracking Attendance and Participation with Qwickly

Learn how Qwickly Attendance has revolutionized attendance & participation tracking with flexible attendance tracking modes that meet the needs of school and class attendance policies.

Room: B103

Presenter: Matt Hadgis

Organization: Qwickly
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Use Data to Drive Instruction with Performance Matters

Learn how PowerSchool’s Performance Matters platform and Early Warning System enables teachers, principals, and administrators to easily turn data into actionable information.  Explore how integrated RTI/MTSS and assessment tools support formative assessment and the whole child.

Room: B106

Presenter: John-Paul Ramin

Organization: PowerSchool
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Interactive, Critical Skills Development for your Students

Learn about EVERFI's no-cost, digital supplemental resources on financial literacy, STEM, SEL, and health and wellness. Please bring your laptop, as attendees will be granted login credentials.

Room: B108

Presenter: Kristin Katakis

Organization: EVERFI
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Taking and Making Virtual Field Trips with Google Tour Creator

Want to learn how your students can create their own virtual field trips? Enhance your instruction by having students make and take virtual field trips using Google Tour Creator.

Room: B109

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Apps for All Abilities, Access Apps for Competitive Work, Living, and Continued Training

Participants will be able to select from a variety of apps that will support an inclusive world and break down barriers for work, independent living, and continued training.  

Room: B110

Presenter: Starr Dobush

Organization: OCALI
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Staying Safe in a Cyber World

This session will showcase some of the cyber threats you are experiencing in your day-to-day lives, how to scrutinize them, and how to take precautions to keep from becoming a victim.

Room: B111

Presenter: Kalin Wilburn

Organization: NCOCC
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


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: B113

Presenter: Andreas Johansson

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Going Green? Green Screens, What you need, How to do it, and Why

Come learn how to create and operate a green screen studio, step by step. Find out how to do this at minimal cost while providing an amazing learning opportunity for students across all content areas.

Room: B114

Presenter: Gus Farmakidis, PhD

Organization: Akron Public Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Sheets Sans Numbers, Using Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum

If you only think numbers when you think spreadsheets you missing out on a great tool for teaching & learning. See how spreadsheets can be used to analyze, classify & sort information in any subject.

Room: G107

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Engage-ucate

Creatively design lessons and classroom spaces to power through boredom to construct engaging interactive lessons for all. Unlock the interactive tools that you never knew you never knew!

Room: G108

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools - Stark County
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Screen Free Coding with Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot

Learn how Bee|Blue Bots can be a great resource in your toolbox that can integrate across the curriculum while reinforcing coding and computational thinking.

Room: G109

Presenter: Laurie Green

Organization: Mrs.Geeky LLC
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Utilizing Social Media to Engage Students and Stakeholders

Take advantage of the many social media platforms available, to engage your students, stakeholders, and community. 

Room: G111

Presenter: Jeff Gargas

Organization: www.teachbetter.com
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link




2:45 PM - Session Slot #6


Using Technology to Build Classroom Culture

Learn how to use digital tools to develop a classroom culture that encourages collaboration, personalized learning, and a growth mindset by avoiding the Quit Points that accompany technology.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Adam Chamberlin, Svetoslav Matejic

Organization: South-Western City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Movie Making for Educators

Movies aren’t just for Hollywood! Bring your device and learn how to create and share your own videos with students to deliver your message or lesson that will surely capture their attention.

Room: M101

Presenter: Adam Regener

Organization: Perry Local Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Lenovo VR Classroom

VR Classroom: Imagine being able to transport students into truly immersive learning environments — on demand. It’s now possible with Lenovo. See this amazing solution in our presentation!

Room: B100

Presenter: Frank Marro

Organization: Xtek Partners
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Edulastic: Instant data to drive instruction, for free! 

Learn how to create technology-enhanced, standards-aligned assessments in minutes, and get immediate feedback on student performance with Edulastic's Free Teacher assessment platform. 

Room: B102

Presenter: Melissa Wheatley

Organization: Edulastic
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Importance of Robotics and Coding Literacy

In this session, we will be discussing robotics and coding literacy.  You will hear about the present and future of robotics.

Room: B103

Presenter: Jackie Davis

Organization: DriveMind Group
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Delivering Powerful Learning Moments for Every Student, Every Day

In this hands-on workshop you'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Pear Deck Premium Account!

Room: B106

Presenter: Jena Cooper

Organization: Pear Deck
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Understanding and Applying the TPACK Framework

Learn how to blend your content knowledge, pedagogy, and technology skills together for optimal edtech integration that supports teaching and learning.

Room: B108

Presenter: Kim Nidy

Organization: North Canton City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Utilizing Technology to Differentiate the Mathematics Classroom

Learn how to use technology tied to your curriculum & the data it provides to differentiate your instruction! Observe the implementation of a variety of tech tools, culminating with project-learning.

Room: B109

Presenter: Mary Miller, Nadine Crocker

Organization: Copley-Fairlawn City School District
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Your Very Own Slides App You Can Do

Google Slides is so much more than a presentation tool ... slides can even be used to create an app!

Room: B110

Presenter: Sarah Kiefer

Organization: Ross Local School District
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: NA

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Live Streaming "Bedtime Stories With Mrs. Ruff" - How We Encouraged Our Students to Read Over 150,000 Minutes this Summer!

Use of live streaming, audio books, digital staff reviews, online resources & contests, story sacks, blogs, reading bingo and other motivations to reinforce RfP (Reading for Pleasure)

Room: B111

Presenter: Robin Welch, Diane Ruff

Organization: Minerva Local School District
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


ALRIGHT STOP, COLLABORATE and .......EMAIL?? Enhancing reading and writing skills with technology through the Email Buddies project.

This session is sprinkled with tips, strategies and tech tools to enhance student independence in reading and writing in the classroom while exploring "Email Buddies": a semester long writing project.

Room: B113

Presenter: Erica Hershberger

Organization: Plain Local
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Coding Across the Curriculum with Scratch 

Learn how to help students create interactive stories, games, and animations that can easily be integrated across the curriculum using the Scratch programming platform. Please bring a device.

Room: B114

Presenter: Debbie Dodson and Samantha Wise

Organization: Greater Summit County Early Learning Center
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Educator Tools from INFOhio

Learn how to use INFOhio's FREE Educator Tools to find standards-aligned, curated classroom resources including lesson plans, videos, websites and more!

Room: G107

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Ignite a SPARK in your Classroom with Adobe!

Join us in exploring the wonderful tool that is Adobe Spark. This session will focus on how to use Adobe Posts, Videos, and Pages in middle and high school classrooms to bring content to life!

Room: G108

Presenter: Dan Stitzel

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Inspire and Empower with Google Science Journal

One of Google's newest tools, a free app called Science Journal, transforms a device into a science tool to explore the world, record observations & make new, exciting discoveries. Come try it out!

Room: G109

Presenter: Amy Roediger

Organization: Mentor High School
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: 3-5, MS, HS, HE

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link


Wake Up Your Class with Wakelet

Wakelet is a tech tool for curating content. Take those old bookmarks and put them to use for lessons. Students can create their own Wakelet collections. The ideas are limitless for this new tool. 

Room: G111

Presenter: James Freeman III, Ph.D.

Organization: Fairfield County Educational Service Center
Length: 1 hour

Grade Levels: PK2, 3-5, MS, HS

Tech Level: Novice

Session Resources: Google Doc Link