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It’s awesome time! The doors for the 1:World Conference will open at 7:30 AM. Upon arrival, please pick up your conference shirt and scan in with your district-issued badge (District Employees Only). Breakfast will be available in the Student Union at 8:00 AM and keynotes will begin at 8:30 AM.  For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. The conference will end each day at 4 PM. District employees will need to scan their district-issued badge upon departure each day.

1:World is a BYOD conference. Participants should plan to bring a fully charged device.

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Wednesday, July 27
 

7:45am

Complimentary Breakfast - Chickfila
Limited Capacity seats available

Coffee, water and juice will be available for puchase (cash or credit) at Java City from 7AM-1PM.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 7:45am - 8:30am
Student Union

8:30am

Day 1 Keynote - Nolan Bushnell
Limited Capacity seats available

As Steve Jobs only boss, founder of Atari, and named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America", Bushnell enjoys motivating and inspiring others in his speeches on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.

Speakers
avatar for Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

1:World Keynote Speaker
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater. Atari Over the past four decades he has founded numerous companies... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Performing Arts Center

10:15am

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Student Union

10:15am

Empowering Students to Win through Gamification
Your mission, should you choose to accept it ... is to empower your students with thought-altering engagement where the enemy is not so much a foe on the screen, but rather ignorance. Teach students how to teach themselves using gamification. What is it? When do you use it? What can you use? Learn about it in this session.

Speakers
avatar for JJ Ayers

JJ Ayers

Aubrey ISD
I have been in education for 19 years. I have a a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Technology from UNT in Denton. I am very passionate about empowering students to become innovative, original and out-of-the-box thinkers. I help teachers design their curriculum using... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 107

10:15am

FormMule for Beginners
Do you wish there was a better way to communicate with parents quickly and effectively? In this session we will learn the basics of how to use the FormMule add-on for Google forms to create forms that send automated emails upon submission. Use it to notify parents of late work, tutorial attendance... the sky is the limit!

Presentation Moodle Page

Speakers
avatar for Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Math Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 101

10:15am

Google Forms for Feedback
Google Forms for feedback works in conjunction with Google Forms for Rubrics and will teach educators how to dramatically enhance feedback via Google Forms. Participants will leave this session with tools to allow them to provide students and parents with feedback that is more timely, more thorough, and more useful than ever before. This is a "must attend" for any educator who desires to streamline the communication and remediation process.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

6th Grade Science - Tidwell Middle School, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 110

10:15am

Next Level Feedback: Kaizena
Regardless of discipline, providing feedback to students on formative work is time consuming and often neglected due to the volume of work that needs feedback. Enter Kaizena.com. Kaizena provides a platform to give feedback in a fraction of the time while taking that feedback to next level by connecting instruction/tutorial to the exact place of error in the student's work.
Whether you collect student's handwritten work or typed documents; whether the subject is English, Math or Science, Kaizena can streamline your workflow and reduce the time it takes to get thoughtful and thorough feedback back to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Caulder

Benjamin Caulder

English 2/Pre AP 2, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 108

10:15am

Q&A with Nolan Bushnell
Limited Capacity seats available

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater. Atari Over the past four decades he has founded numerous companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first digital navigation system; ByVideo, the first online ordering system; and uWink, the first touchscreen menu ordering and entertainment system, among others. Currently, with his new company, Brainrush, he is devoting his talents to enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science. Additionally, he enjoys motivating and inspiring others in his speeches on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.

Speakers
avatar for Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

1:World Keynote Speaker
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater. Atari Over the past four decades he has founded numerous companies... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Performing Arts Center

10:15am

Spiral Education
Collaboration tools for classrooms for 1:1 classrooms. Allows the teacher to share quizzes, lead class discussions, and promote collaboration through group work all on one website/app.

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey Espinosa

Aubrey Espinosa

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 103

10:15am

Zero to MakerSpace
Interested in starting up a MakerSpace in your school and bringing more STEM/STEAM opportunities to your students? This session will discuss how to start a MakerSpace at your school with little to no resources. Full STEAM ahead!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Quisenberry

Melissa Quisenberry

Library Media Specialist, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 105

10:15am

Elementary, Dear Watson: Solving the Case of BreakoutEDU
Breakout EDU is a super-engaging learning game. You will be provided with clues that you can use to solve a series of challenges. To add to the excitement, you will be racing against the clock to "breakout" before you run out of time. So, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills are necessary for a successful "breakout". Breakout EDU can be designed around any content area to help improve the learning outcome. Come join us and see if you can "breakout". We will debrief after the game and discuss how BreakoutEDU can be applied to your class. Then, we will play BreakoutEDU Digital...same principle, but all digital. So, bring your devices and Breakout!

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Darden

Cindy Darden

Director of Instructional Tech, Hillsboro ISD
Transforming education with technology.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 116

10:15am

Gear Up with Google: Efficiency and Innovation
Tired of giving up your lunch to plan with team members that don't have a common planning period? Do you feel overwhelmed with paperwork, grading, and a lack of organization? Google's applications can be the doorway to efficiency in both planning and classroom management. Join us for an opportunity to explore the capabilities of Google and walk away with a platform for planning, collaborating, and managing resources and student work. Highlights include: assessments with Google Forms, collaborative planning using/sharing resources, innovative ways for students to access class resources, student journaling, and more! Let us share with you how we have torn down the virtual wall between our classrooms and become a more efficient team.

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Brewer

Brandy Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Meagan Davis

Meagan Davis

teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 114

10:15am

Genius Hour and Beyond
Learn about what Genius Hour is as it was originally intended and how it has morphed in design to meet the needs of different instructional settings. Whether you want to implement a "pure" Genius Hour or take elements and customize it to your particular needs, this session is designed to provide you a way to help students discover their passions and a path to pursue them. Presenters will share the variety of ways it has been implemented both at the elementary and secondary level. Guest student presenters will share the transformative impact Genius Hour has had on them as life-long learners.

In order to receive GT credit, you must complete this form. The form must be completed by Monday, August 8, 2016: https://docs.google.com/a/nisdtx.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWWljQpxKB_bsqcIoBhNrAMrW3-t8rfFW1TRoikYpG-VC-Fw/viewform?c=0&w=1 

Speakers
TG

Tambra Goode

Teacher/Wilson, Northwest ISD
speech, communication, leadership, theatre and camping
avatar for Amy Nolan

Amy Nolan

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 113

10:15am

goFormative
Digital Quizzes, Warmups and Lessons: Formative is the easiest way to turn your pre-existing paper quiz into an interactive digital lesson. No re-typing necessary. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can choose to take your lesson and revolutionize it with video clips, info-graphics and more. Watch students process material in real time and intervene in the moments that matter most. Come with a lesson that you want to transform and leave with something that you can use in your classroom. Check out the flyer I created about formative for an introduction https://tackk.com/0pt1m5

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Famigletti

Jessica Famigletti

Life Science, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 112

10:15am

My Favorite Teacher Made Me Struggle
We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future. Join me for a fun, interactive session focused on student thinking, struggle and challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Peacock

Rory Peacock

Deputy Executive Director - Technology, ESC Region 11


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 118

10:15am

I Came, I Seesaw'd, I Conquered
Seesaw is a free ePortfolio tool perfect for elementary students. Learn how easy it is to set up a class and give students the opportunity to showcase their learning! Participants will learn by doing in this challenge-based session. Attendees will log in to a Seesaw class and submit work as though they are the students. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to set up their own class and start transforming their lessons with this tool.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Karas

Candice Karas

Instructional Technology Specalist, Carroll ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 117

10:15am

Revolutionizing Cooperative Learning
Come find out how to integrate technology using cooperative learning skills. In this session you will be practicing skills that you can take away to use in the classroom for any content. Come and collaborate on ways to enhance student learning!

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Dunlevy

Chelsea Dunlevy

4th grade ELAR, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 115

11:15am

Advanced Outlook
Here is a link to my presentation:

http://tiny.cc/nisdoutlookadv

 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Feind

Adam Feind

Chief Technology Officer, Northwest ISD
CTO, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 108

11:15am

Becoming Mobile with Doceri
With Doceri your classroom can be transformed into a 360 degree expereince! You will no longer be tied to the document camera or teach with your back to the class. You will be able to showcase student work, control your laptop, and ultimately control of the experience that you create in classroom. To make the most of our time, please bring your laptop and iPad to the training. 

Speakers

Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 102

11:15am

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Student Union

11:15am

Google Drive Made to Fit
Keeping track of accommodations, documentation, RtI, SST, lesson plans, and the list goes on, can be such a pain. But now, with Scanner Pro and the help ofGoogle Drive, we've made it easy to collaborate, document, and share. By uploading directly to your Drive, you can work smarter, not harder.

Plus! Five free downloads of the Scanner Pro App will be raffled off during this session! Will you be one of the lucky ones? 

Speakers
KC

Kirstie Cooper

7th Grade Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 110

11:15am

Lunch - Food Trucks
For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. Food trucks will be available from 11:15-1 :30.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
West Parking Lot (Outside Student Union)

11:15am

Google Drive in the Elementary Classroom
A detailed presentation of different ways to incorporate google drive into the elementary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fink

Erin Fink

Northwest ISD
avatar for Shannon Gierisch

Shannon Gierisch

2nd Grade Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 105

11:15am

Seesaw
In this session we will discuss ideas on how to incorporate Seesaw into the K-2 classroom. This is an introduction to Seesaw. You will be introduced to the basics of Seesaw and how you can use it daily in the classroom. When you leave this class you will be ready to start the school year using Seesaw.

Speakers

Seesaw pdf

Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 106

11:15am

Teching Up your Book Clubs
I will show participants how to take a regular book club and share the forms with their discussion groups with google docs. I will also show how my students made book trailers for their books from book clubs with adobe voice, iPads, Animoto, and iMovie on the Ipads. I also had some students make a google slide.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Marshall

Marie Marshall

Teacher, San Angelo ISD
I teach 5th grade reading and ELA. I have a passion for incorporating technology in a meaningful way in the classroom. 'Task over Tool.' Matt Miller


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 104

12:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Student Union

12:15pm

ePortfolios for Beginners
ePortfolios provide an authentic way for students to showcase their dynamic abilities, evidence of learning, and individual growth over time while yielding a powerful and comprehensive digital résumé for student reflection. This session will focus on best practices for implementation and cultivation of digital learning.You will walk away with a created site and a basic understanding of how to add to and customize your site.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fink

Erin Fink

Northwest ISD
avatar for Brittany Horn

Brittany Horn

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 105

12:15pm

FormMule (Advanced)
In this session, we will use FormMule in conjunction with the Vlookup command in Google Sheets to create a Google Form that sends automated emails when given nothing but a Student ID #.

Presentation is intended for those that already have a basic familiarity with FormMule, Google Forms, and Google Sheets (Excel).

Presentation Moodle Page 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Math Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 101

12:15pm

Lunch - Food Trucks
For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. Food trucks will be available from 11:15-1 :30.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
West Parking Lot (Outside Student Union)

12:15pm

MakeyMakey for Beginners
Learn how the MakeyMakey can engage your students and strengthen their creativity. We will show you how to set up your device and actually show you its potential.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Egle

Rene Egle

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
Instructional Technologist


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 111

12:15pm

Providing Choice and Optimizing Student Creation
The state provides you with TEKS and specifies a certain verb to distinguish the level Blooms required to accomplish that TEK; there are multiple ways to achieve this same goal. Students perform better when they are provided with choice in creating a product that still meets the performance standards yet is tailored to their learning style. This session will explore how to design lessons and instructions to increase choice in student products.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Barrey

Katy Barrey

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
Technology enables us to extend our reach and become more effective, relevant, and connected educators. NISD educators are expected to design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and prepare them to be competitive and successful in a global market place... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 103

12:15pm

Student Feedback & Response Made Easy
We will discuss easy to use response tools that can make your life easier and give technology a boost in your classroom. Some items to view will be Google Apps, Padlet, ThingLink, Kahoot, and more. All of these can be used by just having internet access, no need for an "App" device!

www.jkerrytechnology.com
 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kerry

Jennifer Kerry

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 109

12:15pm

Technology as a Review Tool
Liven up your class test reviews~ Don't be boring! Utilize such Tech applications as KaBlam and Kahoot, as well as Social Media sites such as Twitter, to get your students thoroughly engaged in reviewing concepts for your upcoming assessments! Who doesn't love seeing their students excited and involved in their learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Elder

Michael Elder

High School Science Teacher, Northwest ISD
avatar for Jennifer Kinzbach

Jennifer Kinzbach

HST Instructor, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 107

12:15pm

I have all this data collected from a Google Form... Now What?: Getting Started
You've collected data from a Google Form but not sure what to do with it. Are you interested in starting to use that data to identify campus trends or track student progress? This session will cover basic skills to organize spreadsheet data (sorting, filtering, conditional formatting, etc.) and use built-in tools to quickly view/create tables and graphs to enable easy data analysis. This session will include an overview of these skills with opportunities for hands-on practice. Participants are encouraged to bring Google Form data to practice these skills which are relevant to individual data analysis needs. More advanced topics will be covered in the "Now What...?: A Deeper Look" session. Attend one or both of the "Now What"? 1:World sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Griffith

Melissa Griffith

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Kelli Sanders

Kelli Sanders

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 114

12:15pm

My Favorite Teacher Made Me Struggle
We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future. Join me for a fun, interactive session focused on student thinking, struggle and challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Peacock

Rory Peacock

Deputy Executive Director - Technology, ESC Region 11


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 118

12:15pm

Updating Your Website Using a New CMS
Northwest ISD will now be using School Messenger as the CMS instead of School Wires. In this session, learn how to maintain your teacher website and adhere NISD website guidelines.

This session is intended for only NISD employees and is a closed session.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Conklin

Emily Conklin

Executive Director of Communications, Northwest ISD
avatar for Melissa Shawn

Melissa Shawn

Communications and Web Specialist, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 112

12:15pm

Student-Led Blogging
After a whole year of facillitating student-led blogs, my students and I have worked through many of the logistical concerns of blogging in the classroom and have learned some ways to maximize their blogging experience! A portion of this presentation will be dedicated to addressing concerns/questions and passing on the knowledge of a year of blogging; however, the later half will provide you time to plan for effective use of blogging in your own classroom. Plannning the logistics of what works for your students, in your classroom is time consuming and challenging. This session will give you collaborative worktime to implement what you take away from the session.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Lloyd

Kylie Lloyd

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 113

12:15pm

To Tech or not to Tech? Creativity and Critical Thinking in the Classroom
While it is important for today's classrooms to effectively utilize technology, critical thinking and creativity are the primary skills that students must master in order to be successful following high school. These skills are applicable across all disciplines and helpful for all learners. By the end of this workshop, educators will be able to identify what student creativity and critical thinking looks like in a classroom. They will leave with specific tools and activities that can be easily modified to integrate these skills into any content area. Join us as we learn about and gain a deeper understanding of these skills through the use of both technical and non-technical tools and strategies, including Google Forms, green screens, and digital formative assessments, among others. Einstein said "creativity is intelligence having fun," so give your brain a break and come have fun with us!

Presentation can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/TechOrNot2016  

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, NISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 116

1:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Student Union

1:15pm

Connected Ed
In 2016, there's no reason for learning to be trapped inside the four walls of a classroom! Let learners explore new places and connect with others around the world without the financial worry or time constraints of physical travel. This session will focus on making connections to the "real world" through avenues such as Mystery Chats (on Skype or Google Hangouts), blogs, virtual field trips, and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Karas

Candice Karas

Instructional Technology Specalist, Carroll ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 110

1:15pm

Lunch - Food Trucks
For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. Food trucks will be available from 11:15-1 :30.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
West Parking Lot (Outside Student Union)

1:15pm

Myth Busters: Copyright Edition
As teachers, it is important that we model good digital citizenship with copyright and fair use. We will debunk some popular myths about copyright and fair use and share copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers and students. Participants will leave with helpful resources and tips they and their students can use.

Speakers
JE

Jamie Eikenberry

Librarian, Northwest ISD
avatar for Sarah Thomasson

Sarah Thomasson

Library Media Specialist, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 106

1:15pm

Nearpod for Newbies
Bring the math classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that teachers create and customize themselves. You can share your interactive lesson with others and control the students' activity in real time. Nearpod is multi-platform and works on any device. We will show you how to embed videos, PowerPoint presentations and websites, create quizzes, use the draw-it feature, create matching and multiple choice questions, poll students and share work between students. Bring your computer to begin creating your own Nearpod at the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Krieg

Melissa Krieg

Northwest ISD
AM

Alicia Morton

Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 104

1:15pm

Stop, Animate, and Listen
Come learn how to make stop animation a part of your students' learning. We'll learn the basics on how stop animation works, the best apps to use, and the different mediums used to create stop animations. This will be a fun and enjoyable session and something you can take back to your students who will love it!

Speakers
KC

Kirstie Cooper

7th Grade Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 109

1:15pm

New Tricks for Old Dogs (or Young Pups!)
"Back in MY day... " Technology in education once was the use of purple ditto masters and 8mm film projectors. Today's students and educators learn new modes of technology use on an almost daily basis. This session will demonstrate the use of googledocs and flex space to write, edit, and evaluate a group essay.

Speakers
avatar for Rae Jean Johnson

Rae Jean Johnson

English Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 108

2:15pm

Becoming Mobile with Doceri
With Doceri your classroom can be transformed into a 360 degree expereince! You will no longer be tied to the document camera or teach with your back to the class. You will be able to showcase student work, control your laptop, and ultimately control of the experience that you create in classroom. To make the most of our time, please bring your laptop and iPad to the training. 

Speakers

Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 102

2:15pm

Building a Digitally Dynamic Classroom
Teachers will gain confidence and excitement for teaching the digital learner through multiple new and relevant tech strategies and tools that can be utilized on day one.

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Brewer

Brandy Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Holly Duesterheft

Holly Duesterheft

Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 106

2:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Student Union

2:15pm

Digital Math
Want to make your Math class more digital? In this session we will discuss some versatile apps and ideas that can work for any math classroom. Digital Quests, Vocabulary, tutorial creation, and much more. Come and see how you can rev-up your math world!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kerry

Jennifer Kerry

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 107

2:15pm

ePortfolios for Advanced Users
This session goes beyond the basic understanding of creating an ePortfolio. This session will focus on best practices for implementation and cultivation of digital learning.You will have the opprotunity to add depth to your site and a variety of resources that will guide your learning. Participants must come with a previously created Google site or attend the ePortfolios for beginners session.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fink

Erin Fink

Northwest ISD
avatar for Brittany Horn

Brittany Horn

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 105

2:15pm

Google in the classroom
I am a classroom teacher using google drive and docs in facilitating collaborative learning among students and PLC's. How-to's include file management in google drive, creating docs and forms for sharing, peer edits and revisions without printing, tracking and more. You should take this before my Flubaroo session.

Speakers
TL

Tammy Litchfield

English IV/Newspaper/AVID, Northwest ISD
I teach English IV//Newspaper/AVID at Byron Nelson High School.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 103

2:15pm

Providing Choice and Optimizing Student Creation
The state provides you with TEKS and specifies a certain verb to distinguish the level Blooms required to accomplish that TEK; there are multiple ways to achieve this same goal. Students perform better when they are provided with choice in creating a product that still meets the performance standards yet is tailored to their learning style. This session will explore how to design lessons and instructions to increase choice in student products.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Barrey

Katy Barrey

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
Technology enables us to extend our reach and become more effective, relevant, and connected educators. NISD educators are expected to design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and prepare them to be competitive and successful in a global market place... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 109

2:15pm

Technology Update and Q&A
NISD is an innovative leader across the nation. As a district, we strive to put the most relevant resources in our learning environment, so that our students are able to take their learning to a level of depth that would not otherwise be possible. In this session, you will learn what projects have been going on and next steps for the Northwest ISD technology division. This will be a aresentation followed by a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Chapman

Ashley Chapman

Coordinator of Inst. Tech., Northwest ISD
avatar for Adam Feind

Adam Feind

Chief Technology Officer, Northwest ISD
CTO, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 108

2:15pm

Maker Space @ Your School--Make It Happen
Starting a Maker Space can be as simple as gathering a few common supplies or as extensive as building circuits and robots. This session will detail how to get started, especially if you are working on a shoestring budget.

Speakers
avatar for Christa Pospisil

Christa Pospisil

LMS, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 111

2:15pm

Creativity with Spark
Learn how to use Adobe Spark to create social posts & graphics, web stories, and animated videos.

Special note: Download Adobe Spark PostAdobe Spark Page, and Adobe Spark Video.  Unfortunately at this time Adobe Spark is only available on iOS devices. However, Adobe Spark is available via browser on any MacOS, Chromebook, and Windows platform.

Speakers
avatar for Claudio Zavala Jr.

Claudio Zavala Jr.

Presenter, I Am Claudius LLC
Claudio Zavala graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Spanish and a masters degree in Instructional Design. Claudio taught grades 3-5 for 13 years , in California and Texas, while also serving as technology coach/liaison at his campuses. For the last... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 113

2:15pm

Designing a Gamification Module
The zombie hordes approach from space and the dragon's lair beckons. This session will focus on the practical application of taking a lesson or project and transforming it into an quest for your gamification needs. Bring your TEKs, quizzes, and tests and be prepared to throw them into the cauldron of fire only to see them re-forged into motivation.

Speakers
avatar for JJ Ayers

JJ Ayers

Aubrey ISD
I have been in education for 19 years. I have a a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Technology from UNT in Denton. I am very passionate about empowering students to become innovative, original and out-of-the-box thinkers. I help teachers design their curriculum using... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 115

2:15pm

Fill the ToolBox
Learn about multiple tools to fill your 'toolbox' of resources to have a completely blended classroom. Learn about online apps, iPad apps, Mac tools, Dell tools, as well as other online resources and how to save them to have them available at all times, as well ways to create your own resources.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Tinius

Elizabeth Tinius

Spanish Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 114

2:15pm

I have all this data collected from a Google Form... Now What?: A Deeper Look
You've created your Google Form and collected your data. Perhaps you're interested in taking a deeper look into using that data to identifying campus trends or tracking student progress? This session will serve as an extension to the content covered in the "Now What...?: Getting Started" session. Educators will utilize common spreadsheet functions (SORT, COUNTIF, SUM, etc.) to generate an at-a-glance view of the collected data. Learn how to create more advanced pivot tables and customized graphs which can be used as actionable data in presentations to inform stakeholders. Participants are encouraged to bring their Google Form data for a hands-on opportunity to practice skills which are relevant to individual data analysis needs. Attend one or both of the "Now What...?" 1:World sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Griffith

Melissa Griffith

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Kelli Sanders

Kelli Sanders

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 118

2:15pm

It's A Smashing Thing
Discover the world of smashing Canva, ThingLink, and Tackk into a variety of dynamic teaching/learning opportunities. You can design a flipped lesson, embed digital research kits, have students document a field trip, and more. Get creative while smashing these popular applications in your lessonn plans for next year. Attendees may also receive a free EDU ThingLink account.

Dear Attendees,
I am excited to be presenting at the 1:World Conference.  You many click on this link for It's A Smashing Thing Presentation. Please sign-up for free accounts with Canva, ThingLink, and Tackk before the presentation begins.
Thank you,
Sue

Speakers
avatar for Sue Fitzgerald

Sue Fitzgerald

Librarian, Northwest ISD
As a secondary librarian I am always looking for a new adventure. I pride myself in being a friendly facilitator in a student driven library program. | @sue_fitz


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 117

2:15pm

Updating Your Website Using a New CMS
Northwest ISD will now be using School Messenger as the CMS instead of School Wires. In this session, learn how to maintain your teacher website and adhere NISD website guidelines.

This session is intended for only NISD employees and is a closed session.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Conklin

Emily Conklin

Executive Director of Communications, Northwest ISD
avatar for Melissa Shawn

Melissa Shawn

Communications and Web Specialist, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 112

2:15pm

To Tech or not to Tech? Creativity and Critical Thinking in the Classroom
While it is important for today's classrooms to effectively utilize technology, critical thinking and creativity are the primary skills that students must master in order to be successful following high school. These skills are applicable across all disciplines and helpful for all learners. By the end of this workshop, educators will be able to identify what student creativity and critical thinking looks like in a classroom. They will leave with specific tools and activities that can be easily modified to integrate these skills into any content area. Join us as we learn about and gain a deeper understanding of these skills through the use of both technical and non-technical tools and strategies, including Google Forms, green screens, and digital formative assessments, among others. Einstein said "creativity is intelligence having fun," so give your brain a break and come have fun with us!

Presentation can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/TechOrNot2016

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, NISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 116

3:15pm

'Stop, COLLABORATE, and Listen...' - A Guide to the Collaborative Classroom
This session is sure to be a number one hit for those looking to add effective collaboration to their classroom routine. No matter the age, today's students need to learn to solve problems and communicate ideas together both in and outside of the classroom setting. Come learn how to create opportunities for your students with tools like Google Docs, Slides, Google Q&A, and Padlet by taking them to a deeper level. Features like bookmarks, table of contents, collaborative templates, comments, and revision history help add depth to collaborative lessons by encouraging student interaction and feedback. You'll walk away with specific lesson ideas that can be transformed based on your content and age group.


Speakers
avatar for Brittany Horn

Brittany Horn

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

Fifth Grade ELA Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 104

3:15pm

Becoming Mobile with Doceri
With Doceri your classroom can be transformed into a 360 degree expereince! You will no longer be tied to the document camera or teach with your back to the class. You will be able to showcase student work, control your laptop, and ultimately control of the experience that you create in classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 102

3:15pm

Building a Digitally Dynamic Classroom
Teachers will gain confidence and excitement for teaching the digital learner through multiple new and relevant tech strategies and tools that can be utilized on day one.

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Brewer

Brandy Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Holly Duesterheft

Holly Duesterheft

Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 108

3:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Student Union

3:15pm

Google Drive Made to Fit
Keeping track of accommodations, documentation, RtI, SST, lesson plans, and the list goes on, can be such a pain. But now, with Scanner Pro and the help of Google Drive, we've made it easy to collaborate, document, and share. By uploading directly to your Drive, you can work smarter, not harder.

Plus! 5 free downloads of the Scanner Pro App will be raffled off during the presentation! Will you be one of the lucky ones? 

Speakers
KC

Kirstie Cooper

7th Grade Teacher, Northwest ISD



Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 110

3:15pm

Technology Update and Q&A
NISD is an innovative leader across the nation. As a district, we strive to put the most relevant resources in our learning environment, so that our students are able to take their learning to a level of depth that would not otherwise be possible. In this session, you will learn what projects have been going on and next steps for the Northwest ISD technology division. This will be a aresentation followed by a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Chapman

Ashley Chapman

Coordinator of Inst. Tech., Northwest ISD
avatar for Adam Feind

Adam Feind

Chief Technology Officer, Northwest ISD
CTO, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 107

3:15pm

Google Drive in the Elementary Classroom
A detailed presentation of different ways to incorporate google drive into the elementary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fink

Erin Fink

Northwest ISD
avatar for Shannon Gierisch

Shannon Gierisch

2nd Grade Teacher, Northwest ISD


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 106

3:15pm

Google forms and Flubaroo
"Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments." ~ Flubaroo

Averages assignment scores.
Flags low-scoring questions.
Offers a grade distribution graph.
Offers the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
Sends individualized feedback to each student.


Speakers
TL

Tammy Litchfield

English IV/Newspaper/AVID, Northwest ISD
I teach English IV//Newspaper/AVID at Byron Nelson High School.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 103
 
Thursday, July 28
 

7:45am

Complimentary Breakfast - Taco Bueno
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday July 28, 2016 7:45am - 8:15am
Student Union

8:30am

Day 2 Keynote - Will Richardson
Limited Capacity seats available

The last 10 years have seen an explosion of devices and connections that are changing the landscape of education and learning. We now carry massive storehouses of information and knowledge as well as billions of potential teachers in our pockets and backpacks. As a result, a new world of connected, networked, self-directed learning and creating is upon us, with huge implications for schools. What constitutes an education now that we can learn deeply in informal spaces outside the school walls? What are the new roles of teachers when content knowledge is ubiquitous? And how do we best prepare our students for the modern learning worlds in which they will live and work? We’ll tackle these and other questions as we explore the important and complex changes and shifts that come with ubiquitous access to the Web.

Will Richardson is "Learner in Chief" at Connected Learning and well known author, blogger and speaker. He is an advocate for school reform which encourages the integration of technology in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Thursday July 28, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Performing Arts Center

10:15am

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Student Union

10:15am

From “Old School” to “Bold School”: Making the Jump from Traditional to Modern Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

The main premise upon which schools were founded, that content and knowledge and teachers are scarce, has literally been turned on its head by the Web. Today, we carry the sum of human knowledge and access to millions of potential teachers in the phones in our pockets. And in a host of other ways, the idea of a “traditional” school is fading in it’s relevance to the new ways we and our students can learn. Given that reality, what changes? How do we rethink our roles as schools, classrooms and educators at a moment when our students have a growing number of options to cobble together an “education?” This session will discuss the paths that a number of “bold schools” are taking to fundamentally redefine their value as places of learning, not of content and teachers. We’ll discuss the challenges of remaining an “old” school, define the main characteristics of “bold” schools, look at schools that are already bridging the gap, and suggest ways to begin relevant, “bold” conversations around real change in our own schools and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Performing Arts Center

10:15am

OneNote: Make Your Classroom Paperless
Are you tired of lugging home notebooks and journals? Would you like for students to share their work with you and you be able to provide feedback digitally? Would you like to learn how to go paperless? Come find out by using Microsoft OneNote.

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Bush

Mandi Bush

Teacher, Northwest ISD
Google Level 1 Educator and OneNote lover!



Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 111

10:15am

TechBytes
What do lunch and technology have in common? How great would it be to see how other teachers use tech in their class? In this session we will talk about how teachers guided and led their own technology training during lunch one "byte" at a time.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Griffith

Melissa Griffith

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Sarah Thomasson

Sarah Thomasson

Library Media Specialist, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 105

10:15am

Green Screen
Imagination can take you anywhere and so can the Green Screen App. Come join us for fun ways to integrate technology into what you are already doing.

Speakers
avatar for Corbet Ratcliff

Corbet Ratcliff

5th Grade ELA/SS Teacher, Northwest ISD
I am currently a 5th grade ELA/SS teacher with Thompson elementary, and I have loved every second of my experience here. I'm coming into my 8th year teaching, having previously taught for four years with 6th and 8th graders, and 5th for the last three years. I love branching out and... Read More →
avatar for Jeigh Reed

Jeigh Reed

Northwest ISD
1st grade teacher from JCT... The place to be!



Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 107

10:15am

Teching Up your Book Clubs
I will show participants how to take a regular book club and share the forms with their discussion groups with google docs. I will also show how my students made book trailers for their books from book clubs with adobe voice, iPads, Animoto, and iMovie on the Ipads. I also had some students make a google slide.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Marshall

Marie Marshall

Teacher, San Angelo ISD
I teach 5th grade reading and ELA. I have a passion for incorporating technology in a meaningful way in the classroom. 'Task over Tool.' Matt Miller


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
AC 109

10:15am

It's A Smashing Thing
Discover the world of smashing Canva, ThingLink, and Tackk into a variety of dynamic teaching/learning opportunities. You can design a flipped lesson, embed digital research kits, have students document a field trip, and more. Get creative while smashing these popular applications in your lessonn plans for next year. Attendees may also receive a free EDU ThingLink account.

Dear Attendees,
I am excited to be presenting at the 1:World Conference.  You many click on this link for It's A Smashing Thing Presentation. Please sign-up for free accounts with Canva, ThingLink, and Tackk before the presentation begins.
Thank you,
Sue

Speakers
avatar for Sue Fitzgerald

Sue Fitzgerald

Librarian, Northwest ISD
As a secondary librarian I am always looking for a new adventure. I pride myself in being a friendly facilitator in a student driven library program. | @sue_fitz


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
AC 113

10:15am

Digital Resources for Any Class That Work
Do you want a digital classroom but do not know where to start or want to take it to the next level? We will take a look at some easy resources that can be used in any subject at any level. Topics: Communication, Class Management, Lessons, and Student FeedBack/Responses. Where you take it is up to you! The sky is the limit!

www.jkerrytechnology.weebly.com 

www.mrskerry.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kerry

Jennifer Kerry

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 115

10:15am

Experiential Lessons: Total Immersion in the TEKS
The most lasting learning occurs through experiences. Experiential learning is more fun for kids and more fun for you! Make your lessons the ones learners talk about in their other classes. Lends itself easily to all learning models including, Blended, PBL, Challenged Based, and traditional. Perfect for Ubd. It naturally differentiates for your learners. It makes cross curricular planning easy. Can be adapted to your learners' levels of available technology. A Social Studies lesson will be shared during the presentation. There will be examples for all core subjects and we will apply the method to all core areas during our time together. Includes opportunity to brainstorm and collaborate with other educators. You will walk away with lesson ideas.

Speakers
avatar for David Norman

David Norman

Teacher, Coppell ISD
David is an educator at Coppell Middle School West in Coppell. David has written award winning lessons and was recently chosen the Outstanding Texas History Teacher of the Year for 2016/2017 by Humanities Texas, an extension of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is an advisor... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 114

10:15am

Google Forms for Rubrics
This session works well with the Google Forms for Feedback session and focuses on the creation, management, and usefulness of Google From rubrics. Attendees will leave this session with a new appreciation for the value of rubric based grading and will be empowered with the tools and technology needed to create and use great rubrics. This session is a "must attend" for any educator who desires to create a fair, efficient, and robust grading mechanism that simultaneously streamlines and enhances the grading process. Any teacher who traditionally dislikes rubrics will be converted through this session.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

6th Grade Science - Tidwell Middle School, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 116

10:15am

Transforming ELA with Digital Journals
Ready to go paperless? Digital journaling is a way to completely transform your ELA classroom. Learn how students can use online tools, as an alternative to traditional pencil or paper journals. Imagine students being able to collect and organize all their resources for class in one place. Notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, documents, and audio files can be uploaded and shared collaboratively with others through online journals. The opportunities are endless!

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Brewer

Brandy Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 117

10:15am

Updating Your Website Using a New CMS
Northwest ISD will now be using School Messenger as the CMS instead of School Wires. In this session, learn how to maintain your teacher website and adhere NISD website guidelines.

This session is intended for only NISD employees and is a closed session.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Conklin

Emily Conklin

Executive Director of Communications, Northwest ISD
avatar for Melissa Shawn

Melissa Shawn

Communications and Web Specialist, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 112

10:15am

Google Classroom for Elementary
Using Google Classroom, learn how to organize assignments quickly, provide efficient feedback, and communicate seamlessly with your students. This platform allows users to integrate your Google Apps for Education account with all available Google Apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) as you aim to move towards a more paperless classroom. For the 2016-17 school year, Google Classroom will be enabled for all Elementary teachers and students. Come explore this digital environment and walk away with your ”classroom” ready for new students.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fink

Erin Fink

Northwest ISD
avatar for Kelli Sanders

Kelli Sanders

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
AC 118

11:15am

'Stop, COLLABORATE, and Listen...' - A Guide to the Collaborative Classroom
This session is sure to be a number one hit for those looking to add effective collaboration to their classroom routine. No matter the age, today's students need to learn to solve problems and communicate ideas together both in and outside of the classroom setting. Come learn how to create opportunities for your students with tools like Google Docs, Slides, Google Q&A, and Padlet by taking them to a deeper level. Features like bookmarks, table of contents, collaborative templates, comments, and revision history help add depth to collaborative lessons by encouraging student interaction and feedback. You'll walk away with specific lesson ideas that can be transformed based on your content and age group.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Horn

Brittany Horn

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

Fifth Grade ELA Teacher, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 104

11:15am

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Student Union

11:15am

Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers
Limited Capacity seats available

While it may seem like it, the biggest advance of the last 15 years has not been the Web and hundreds of technologies that connect us to it. No, the biggest shift is what that connectedness brings us, the new reality that each one of us can now stand as the central organizing force in our own learning, education, and work. With our growing access to the sum of human knowledge and billions of people around the world, we decide what we need to learn, when we need to learn it. We develop our own pathways to an “education.” And we as individuals have the power to create and share and bring beautiful, meaningful, important work into the world. The institutions that used to mediate those interactions, schools, publishing houses and corporations among them, are all now struggling to maintain relevance.

In this moment, those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. In this institute, we’ll explore these shifts, and we’ll begin to develop a context and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Performing Arts Center

11:15am

Lunch - Food Trucks
For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. Food trucks will be available from 11:15-1 :30.

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
West Parking Lot (Outside Student Union)

11:15am

The Google Site Fixer Upper
Do you dream of designing a webpage that will support your teaching or ePortfolios that will demonstrate your students' learning, but need a little help and inspiration? In this session, we will reveal the potential of Google Sites and demonstrate how you can build a beautiful website from the ground up. We will include everything you need to know, from the basic construction of the Site to the final decorating and finishing touches that will make your Google Site a true showcase.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Darden

Cindy Darden

Director of Instructional Tech, Hillsboro ISD
Transforming education with technology.


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 110

11:15am

Just in time tutoring
After school tutorials don't work for everyone. I will share three techniques I have used to provide help when students ask for it.

Speakers

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 103

11:15am

Nearpod-ize Your Class
Tired of using PowerPoint to present your material? Not enough student interaction? Take that tired collection of PowerPoints and change them into an interactive, digital library of lessons using Nearpod.com! Nearpod allows you to create lessons from existing presentations or allows you to download ready-to-use lessons from other educators. Using Nearpod's interface, each student can see and respond to the lesson on their own device, even from home! Include polls, quiz questions, short responses, videos, and even drawings for students to complete mid-lesson. Additionally, teachers can monitor student progress and get instantaneous feedback of their learning; you can even showcase exemplar student work by sharing a student's screen with the entire class. Increase rigor and relevance by having real-time control and feedback of every lesson. Come learn what Nearpod is all about and how easy it can be to transform your classroom. Attendees must bring an internet-ready device.

Speakers
MP

Michael Perrin

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 108

11:15am

The Power of Reflection
Learning is a never-ending process that fosters continual exploration and change. However, in order to grow, we must assess and evaluate those learning experiences as well as visualize their use in future situations. The author, Harley King, notes: So much is buried in our lives that we forget what we have learned. In order to do more than temporarily memorize information, we must make meaning of our experiences and content as well as connect and apply that information to existing knowledge. With that in mind, integrating past learning into our present and future worlds through self-reflection becomes a key component of assessment and the learning process. In this session, we will discuss the importance of self-reflection in learning as well as the ever-growing array of technological tools available to help us change the way our students take responsibility for their learning and go about extracting meaning from content.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Reisman

Carla Reisman

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
AC 106

12:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Student Union

12:15pm

Lunch - Food Trucks
For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. Food trucks will be available from 11:15-1 :30.

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
West Parking Lot (Outside Student Union)

12:15pm

Streamlining Processes through formMule
This session will show educators how to use Google Forms and the add-on formMule to streamline administrative processes. By creating forms and templates that can be easily edited, you will have the ability to quickly give auto generated e-mail approval and notification for a variety of administrative processes. Ideas for using this process include approving community service hours, video requests, absence requests, and guest attendance at a school dance requests. The ideas are limitless and the auto generated e-mail approval can be used to notify students, staff, and/or parents. (Bring a device to access Google Forms)

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Miles

Stacy Miles

Associate Principal, Northwest ISD
Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 105

12:15pm

That's how we COLLAB
Collaborative apps, tools and strategies used by our staff to have productive, fun and engaging conversations. These tools, apps and strategies can be useful for PLCs, staff meetings, leadership/department team meetings and professional development. Come see how we've transformed the way we meet.

Speakers
avatar for Jofee' Tremain

Jofee' Tremain

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 107

12:15pm

Writing In The Cloud
Writing isn't just for ELA and doesn't have to take a lot of time to gather and grade. Come see how Sunnyvale ISD is using a set of custom Google add-ons to implement writings across the curriculum and create other student portfolio systems as well.

Speakers
BB

Buck Baskin

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sunnyvale ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 111

12:15pm

Seesaw - Breaking Down the Classroom Walls
Seesaw is a powerful and simple tool to use to share with parents the work their kids are doing throughout the school day. From class set-up to implementation, this session will introduce ways for teachers to easily utilize this app. In addition to showing how to highlight student learning to individual parents, we will also cover the Class Blog side of the app. A variety of samples will be shared. Please bring your iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Casey DiBenedetto

Casey DiBenedetto

Kindergarten Teacher, Northwest ISD
avatar for Kelley Valdez

Kelley Valdez

Library Media Specialist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AC 109

12:15pm

Applying STEM Principles outside the Classroom
Come by and meet the robots of the STEM Academy and Code N Robotics. Speak with students and mentors regarding how technology and STEM concepts are integrated into all aspects of our competitions, team structure, and construction of our robot, booth, and marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Brown

Jim Brown

STEM Facilitator, Northwest ISD
I'm a STEM Academy facilitator at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas. I teach Senior Engineering and Robotics. I also mentor the robotics club which competes in the FIRST and BEST competitions. My goal this year is to develop a six week computer science unit for my engineering... Read More →
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Kim Garrett

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 112

12:15pm

Chromebook Academy
Learn the basics of Chromebooks to become familiar with the new device that will be issued to NISD middle school and high school students in Fall 2016. Topics include an overview of the Chrome-based operating system, basic Chromebook tasks and keyboard shortcuts, as well as how to access Google Drive, Microsoft Office applications, Moodle, and school email. Educators will leave this session with a general understanding of how students will use Chromebooks, both in their classroom and at home. This session is designed for NISD secondary educators. Participants do not need any Chromebook experience, and Chromebooks will be available during the session for participants to gain hands-on practice.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Griffith

Melissa Griffith

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 118

12:15pm

Creativity with Spark
Learn how to use Adobe Spark to create social posts & graphics, web stories, and animated videos.

Special note: Download Adobe Spark PostAdobe Spark Page, and Adobe Spark Video.  Unfortunately at this time Adobe Spark is only available on iOS devices. However, Adobe Spark is available via browser on any MacOS, Chromebook, and Windows platform.

Speakers
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Claudio Zavala Jr.

Presenter, I Am Claudius LLC
Claudio Zavala graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Spanish and a masters degree in Instructional Design. Claudio taught grades 3-5 for 13 years , in California and Texas, while also serving as technology coach/liaison at his campuses. For the last... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 116

12:15pm

Gear Up with Google: Efficiency and Innovation
Tired of giving up your lunch to plan with team members that don't have a common planning period? Do you feel overwhelmed with paperwork, grading, and a lack of organization? Google's applications can be the doorway to efficiency in both planning and classroom management. Join us for an opportunity to explore the capabilities of Google and walk away with a platform for planning, collaborating, and managing resources and student work. Highlights include: assessments with Google Forms, collaborative planning using/sharing resources, innovative ways for students to access class resources, student journaling, and more! Let us share with you how we have torn down the virtual wall between our classrooms and become a more efficient team.

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Brewer

Brandy Brewer

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
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Meagan Davis

teacher, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 117

12:15pm

The Only Apps You'll Ever Need: Evergreen Apps to Use All Year
Tired of filling student devices with endless apps? Tired of delaying instructional time so you can teach yet another new tech tool? Evergreen tools are ones that can be used across a variety of grade levels, subjects, and assignments. By allowing students to master a handful of digital tools at the beginning of the year, teachers will maximize instructional time during every class thereafter. Participants in this session will learn about some tried-and-true evergreen apps and participate in mini-challenges about each. (All apps are available for iOS. Most are available on the web, Android devices, and/or Chromebooks.)

Speakers
avatar for Candice Karas

Candice Karas

Instructional Technology Specalist, Carroll ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 115

12:15pm

Raspberry Pi for Beginners
Teachers bring one Pi kit and we will set it up, update, and learn how to access the Pi tricks to keep your students engaged. We will look at Scratch Coding and Minecraft Pi in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Egle

Rene Egle

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
Instructional Technologist


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 113

12:15pm

Student Engagement in the Classroom
Ever wonder how to improve Student "Buy In" to your lesson? Involve them in their learning by utilizing Voice/Choice Project Based Learning into your Classroom Environment. These Student led projects can be Debates, Paper-based, or Technology based Projects. Let their creativity generate their interest in your Curriculum!!

In order to receive GT credit, you must complete this form. The form must be completed by Monday, August 8, 2016: https://docs.google.com/a/nisdtx.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWWljQpxKB_bsqcIoBhNrAMrW3-t8rfFW1TRoikYpG-VC-Fw/viewform?c=0&w=1  

Speakers
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Jennifer Kinzbach

HST Instructor, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AC 114

1:15pm

Becoming Mobile with Doceri
With Doceri your classroom can be transformed into a 360 degree expereince! You will no longer be tied to the document camera or teach with your back to the class. You will be able to showcase student work, control your laptop, and ultimately control of the experience that you create in classroom. To make the most of our time, please bring your laptop and iPad to the training. 

Speakers
avatar for Skip Carter

Skip Carter

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 102

1:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Student Union

1:15pm

Lunch - Food Trucks
For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. Food trucks will be available from 11:15-1 :30.

Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
West Parking Lot (Outside Student Union)

1:15pm

This is Personal: Modern Learning in Self-Determined Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

In our fervor to create “personalized learning” experiences for students, we miss the most important affordance of this new, content and teacher rich networked world. The real transformation that the Web creates is the license it gives us to learn whatever we want or need, when we need to, with whomever we deem helpful in learning it. While “personalization” helps teachers deliver curricular outcomes to students in potentially more engaging ways, the “personal” learning opportunities we now have allow students (and we ourselves) to create their own curriculum, their own classrooms, find their own teachers, and contribute new, unique knowledge to the world on their own. In other words, students who have mastered personal learning using the web and the many tools now connected to it are empowered to learn without us.

Despite the huge challenges that come with that line of thought, that now must be our primary goal as educators in a world abundant with knowledge and content. If we neglect to develop in our children the dispositions and attitudes to take full advantage of this modern learning world, and if we deny them opportunities in school to let them learn personally around those subjects they have a passion for, we will not be sending them out in the world “learning ready.”

This session will be built around a conversation focused on what changes as we move to a world filled with opportunities for “personal learning.” We’ll develop a lens for questions around literacy, the role of teachers and schools, access, shifting cultures and more.

 

Speakers
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Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Performing Arts Center

1:15pm

Using Zoom to Enhance Engagement
Come learn ways that teachers have been using Zoom to amp up the engagement of their lessons as well as a means of tutoring struggling students.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Taylor

Misty Taylor

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, NISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 106

1:15pm

Welcome to Media Arts & Technology
Speakers
avatar for C.T. Unonu

C.T. Unonu

Instructional Teacher, Northwest ISD
C.T. Unonu, M.AEd + Assoc. PhotographyDigital + Fine Arts InstructorNorthwest High SchoolThe Academy of Media Arts & Technology (AMAT)Computer Animation + Video Game Design2301 Texan Drive, Justin, TX 76247cunonu@nisdtx.org



Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 110

1:15pm

Google forms and Flubaroo
"Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments." ~ Flubaroo

Averages assignment scores.
Flags low-scoring questions.
Offers a grade distribution graph.
Offers the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
Sends individualized feedback to each student.


Speakers
TL

Tammy Litchfield

English IV/Newspaper/AVID, Northwest ISD
I teach English IV//Newspaper/AVID at Byron Nelson High School.


Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AC 108

2:15pm

Advanced Google Searching
Learn tips, tricks, hints, and just general information about how to conduct a proper Google Search and find what you are looking for with less hassle.  Learn about using the Google Omnibox effectively, including tools such as advanced search, search operators, functions, and others.  Presentation can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/AdvGoog

Speakers
avatar for Adam Feind

Adam Feind

Chief Technology Officer, Northwest ISD
CTO, Northwest ISD
avatar for Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, NISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 108

2:15pm

Becoming Mobile with Doceri
With Doceri your classroom can be transformed into a 360 degree expereince! You will no longer be tied to the document camera or teach with your back to the class. You will be able to showcase student work, control your laptop, and ultimately control of the experience that you create in classroom. To make the most of our time, please bring your laptop and iPad to the training. 

Speakers
avatar for Skip Carter

Skip Carter

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 102

2:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Student Union

2:15pm

Google in the classroom
I am a classroom teacher using google drive and docs in facilitating collaborative learning among students and PLC's. How-to's include file management in google drive, creating docs and forms for sharing, peer edits and revisions without printing, tracking and more. You should take this before my Flubaroo session.

Speakers
TL

Tammy Litchfield

English IV/Newspaper/AVID, Northwest ISD
I teach English IV//Newspaper/AVID at Byron Nelson High School.


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 110

2:15pm

OneNote: Make Your Classroom Paperless
Are you tired of lugging home notebooks and journals? Would you like for students to share their work with you and you be able to provide feedback digitally? Would you like to learn how to go paperless? Come find out by using Microsoft OneNote.

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Bush

Mandi Bush

Teacher, Northwest ISD
Google Level 1 Educator and OneNote lover!



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 105

2:15pm

Providing Choice and Optimizing Student Creation
The state provides you with TEKS and specifies a certain verb to distinguish the level Blooms required to accomplish that TEK; there are multiple ways to achieve this same goal. Students perform better when they are provided with choice in creating a product that still meets the performance standards yet is tailored to their learning style. This session will explore how to design lessons and instructions to increase choice in student products.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Barrey

Katy Barrey

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
Technology enables us to extend our reach and become more effective, relevant, and connected educators. NISD educators are expected to design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and prepare them to be competitive and successful in a global market place... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 107

2:15pm

Take Note! Visual Note Taking for Students
Students learn many different ways, and one of them is visually. At this session learn the basics of sketch noting, the importance of sketch notes and how to incorporate it into more effective note taking, planning, and learning

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates

teacher librarian, Northwest ISD
Teacher-librarian with a twist of technology. Keeping the balance between books and technology, because whichever one you choose, reading still matters. | Twitter: @yabooksandmore | email: nbates@nisdtx.org | E-resume: https://sites.google.com/site/naomibates/home



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 109

2:15pm

Technology Update and Q&A
NISD is an innovative leader across the nation. As a district, we strive to put the most relevant resources in our learning environment, so that our students are able to take their learning to a level of depth that would not otherwise be possible. In this session, you will learn what projects have been going on and next steps for the Northwest ISD technology division. This will be a aresentation followed by a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Chapman

Ashley Chapman

Coordinator of Inst. Tech., Northwest ISD
avatar for Adam Feind

Adam Feind

Chief Technology Officer, Northwest ISD
CTO, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 104

2:15pm

That's how we COLLAB
Collaborative apps, tools and strategies used by our staff to have productive, fun and engaging conversations. These tools, apps and strategies can be useful for PLCs, staff meetings, leadership/department team meetings and professional development. Come see how we've transformed the way we meet.

Speakers
avatar for Jofee' Tremain

Jofee' Tremain

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 111

2:15pm

Digital Tools for the ELA Classroom
In this session you will explore different tech tools to use in your ELA classroom. You will leave with adequate information to differentiate your classroom and give kids choice in their work.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Hall

Shelly Hall

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Hayley Sample

Hayley Sample

Assistant Principal- Sendera Ranch Elementary, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AC 103

2:15pm

Chromebook Academy
Learn the basics of Chromebooks to become familiar with the new device that will be issued to NISD middle school and high school students in Fall 2016. Topics include an overview of the Chrome-based operating system, basic Chromebook tasks and keyboard shortcuts, as well as how to access Google Drive, Microsoft Office applications, Moodle, and school email. Educators will leave this session with a general understanding of how students will use Chromebooks, both in their classroom and at home. This session is designed for NISD secondary educators. Participants do not need any Chromebook experience, and Chromebooks will be available during the session for participants to gain hands-on practice.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Griffith

Melissa Griffith

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 118

2:15pm

Elementary, Dear Watson: Solving the Case of BreakoutEDU
Breakout EDU is a super-engaging learning game. You will be provided with clues that you can use to solve a series of challenges. To add to the excitement, you will be racing against the clock to "breakout" before you run out of time. So, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills are necessary for a successful "breakout". Breakout EDU can be designed around any content area to help improve the learning outcome. Come join us and see if you can "breakout". We will debrief after the game and discuss how BreakoutEDU can be applied to your class. Then, we will play BreakoutEDU Digital...same principle, but all digital. So, bring your devices and Breakout!

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Darden

Cindy Darden

Director of Instructional Tech, Hillsboro ISD
Transforming education with technology.


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 117

2:15pm

Fill the ToolBox
Learn about multiple tools to fill your 'toolbox' of resources to have a completely blended classroom. Learn about online apps, iPad apps, Mac tools, Dell tools, as well as other online resources and how to save them to have them available at all times, as well ways to create your own resources.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Tinius

Elizabeth Tinius

Spanish Teacher, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 112

2:15pm

Updating Your Website Using a New CMS
Northwest ISD will now be using School Messenger as the CMS instead of School Wires. In this session, learn how to maintain your teacher website and adhere NISD website guidelines.

This session is intended for only NISD employees and is a closed session.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Conklin

Emily Conklin

Executive Director of Communications, Northwest ISD
avatar for Melissa Shawn

Melissa Shawn

Communications and Web Specialist, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 113

2:15pm

Google Classroom for Elementary
Using Google Classroom, learn how to organize assignments quickly, provide efficient feedback, and communicate seamlessly with your students. This platform allows users to integrate your Google Apps for Education account with all available Google Apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) as you aim to move towards a more paperless classroom. For the 2016-17 school year, Google Classroom will be enabled for all Elementary teachers and students. Come explore this digital environment and walk away with your ”classroom” ready for new students.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Sanders

Kelli Sanders

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AC 116

3:15pm

Advanced Google Searching
Learn tips, tricks, hints, and just general information about how to conduct a proper Google Search and find what you are looking for with less hassle.  Learn about using the Google Omnibox effectively, including tools such as advanced search, search operators, functions, and others.  Presentation can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/AdvGoog

Speakers
avatar for Adam Feind

Adam Feind

Chief Technology Officer, Northwest ISD
CTO, Northwest ISD
avatar for Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, NISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 108

3:15pm

Becoming Mobile with Doceri
With Doceri your classroom can be transformed into a 360 degree expereince! You will no longer be tied to the document camera or teach with your back to the class. You will be able to showcase student work, control your laptop, and ultimately control of the experience that you create in classroom. To make the most of our time, please bring your laptop and iPad to the training. 

Speakers
avatar for Skip Carter

Skip Carter

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 102

3:15pm

Chromebook Gallery
Interested in exploring the Chromebooks that will be arriving on your campus this year? NISD students advocates will be available to walk you through some of the capabilities and features of the new device. This is a come and go session.

Speakers
SA

Student Advocates

Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Student Union

3:15pm

Digital Math
Want to make your Math class more digital? In this session we will discuss some versatile apps and ideas that can work for any math classroom. Digital Quests, Vocabulary, tutorial creation, and much more. Come and see how you can rev-up your math world!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kerry

Jennifer Kerry

Teacher, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 107

3:15pm

FormMule for Beginners
Do you wish there was a better way to communicate with parents quickly and effectively? In this session we will learn the basics of how to use the FormMule add-on for Google forms to create forms that send automated emails upon submission. Use it to notify parents of late work, tutorial attendance... the sky is the limit!

Presentation Moodle Page

Speakers
avatar for Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Math Teacher, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 104

3:15pm

Myth Busters: Copyright Edition
As teachers, it is important that we model good digital citizenship with copyright and fair use. We will debunk some popular myths about copyright and fair use and share copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers and students. Participants will leave with helpful resources and tips they and their students can use.

Speakers
JE

Jamie Eikenberry

Librarian, Northwest ISD
avatar for Sarah Thomasson

Sarah Thomasson

Library Media Specialist, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 110

3:15pm

Providing Choice and Optimizing Student Creation
The state provides you with TEKS and specifies a certain verb to distinguish the level Blooms required to accomplish that TEK; there are multiple ways to achieve this same goal. Students perform better when they are provided with choice in creating a product that still meets the performance standards yet is tailored to their learning style. This session will explore how to design lessons and instructions to increase choice in student products.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Barrey

Katy Barrey

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
Technology enables us to extend our reach and become more effective, relevant, and connected educators. NISD educators are expected to design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and prepare them to be competitive and successful in a global market place... Read More →



Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 109

3:15pm

Using Zoom to Enhance Engagement
Come learn ways that teachers have been using Zoom to amp up the engagement of their lessons as well as a means of tutoring struggling students.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Taylor

Misty Taylor

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, NISD



Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 106

3:15pm

Digital Tools for the ELA Classroom
In this session you will explore different tech tools to use in your ELA classroom. You will leave with adequate information to differentiate your classroom and give kids choice in their work.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Hall

Shelly Hall

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD
avatar for Hayley Sample

Hayley Sample

Assistant Principal- Sendera Ranch Elementary, Northwest ISD


Thursday July 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
AC 103