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Tuesday, March 9
 

4:00pm EST

25 Google Add-ons To Save Your Life
In this session, we will go through the steps of finding and installing Google add-ons and extensions. We will also dive deep into 25 of the most time-saving add-ons and extensions for apps such as Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Chrome, and Google Sheets. Some add-ons in the presentation include: Bitmoji, Screencastify, Grammarly, EasyBib, Zotero, Geogebra, Goobric, and Chrome Remote Desktop.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Witman

Tyler Witman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools
Tyler Witman is an Instructional Technology Coordinator at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington Public Schools, VA. As an avid promoter of personalized PD, he is also the co-founder of the Google Educator Group of Northern Virginia (@GEGNorthernVA) and an EdCamp NoVA Planning... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Amping Up Your Instructional Videos with Flipgrid Shorts
The use of regulary instructional videos are a best practice in effective online instruction. Beyond catching up absent students and providing test review, these videos have the power to give students' agency over their learning. Learn how to use Flipgrid Shorts to create amazing instructional videos that can transform your students' virtual learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Tech Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am the secondary tech coach for my school district (managing one middle and one high school). Prior to my ed tech role, I taught HS English for 7 years. I'm the girls varsity soccer coach for our high school, too!- First year Canvas-Zoom for Virtual Learning-Division is "Parent... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Digital Communication for All: The New Normal
As an educational leader, the method and delivery of communication to and with parents is integral component of a school division’s success. This brief presentation will focus on strategies for building relationships and engaging parents when face-to-face is not possible and traditional methods no longer work.


Pre-Recorded Presentation Video Link: Digital Communication for All: The New Normal 

Google Slides Presentation: Digital Communication for All: The New Normal


Speakers
avatar for Krystle Pearson

Krystle Pearson

Director of Technology, Brunswick County Public Schools


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Nearpod for Beginners
Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that allows teachers to increase engagement by enabling all students to follow along and interact with a presentation on their own devices. Features include polls with live results, embedded quizzes with real-time formative data, virtual reality field trips, & more! During this session, participants will experience a hands-on Nearpod lesson as a student.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Witman

Tyler Witman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools
Tyler Witman is an Instructional Technology Coordinator at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington Public Schools, VA. As an avid promoter of personalized PD, he is also the co-founder of the Google Educator Group of Northern Virginia (@GEGNorthernVA) and an EdCamp NoVA Planning... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Old(er) Dog: New(er) Tricks--A Teacher's Story
2020--well, that was a year! And some of us old(er) dogs had to learn some new tricks. Join a veteran teacher who jumped into the world of remote learning and has found some tools that will stay in his box--such as Nearpod, EduProtocols and Flippity.net--when the students are back face to face.

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Cox

Ronnie Cox

Teacher, New Kent County Public Schools
I am currently serving in my 31st year as a public school social studies teacher. I have taught only at New Kent High School over this span of time.  In the past, I have taught Sociology, Economics and World Geography.  I am currently teaching Advanced Placement United States History... Read More →
avatar for Michael Kuper

Michael Kuper

Teacher, New Kent High School
I am currently in my 17th year teaching social studies at New Kent High School.  I coached baseball here for 15 years and I am currently working on my leadership and administration licensure through Longwood University.  I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with my... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Get Started with Making: Using Scrappy Circuits
Sometimes it can seem as though STEM requires a long list of materials and expensive add ons. This hands on session will show you how to dive into making and creating with materials found around the house or the local dollar store.

Want to play along? Check the list here: 10 or 11 binder clips, 1 LED tealight, cardboard, 2 paper clips, aluminum foil, glue and a marker.

Let's get scrappy!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

Execuitve Director, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)
Dr. Karen Richardson has more than 25 years of experience in education. She has taught high school English as well as middle school language arts and technology, and she now focuses her attention on teaching face-to-face and online courses related to education technology as well as... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Digital Literacy Strategies to Promote Equity
Because of remote learning it has become very clear that most students do not have the Digital Literacy/Citizenship Skills to be successful in school. They are lacking in basic Computer Fundamentals, Keyboarding and Digital Literacy skills. Even when they go back to in person learning these skills are essential to their success in school. 

In our session Digital literacy experts from Learning.com will share key strategies to promote the digital skills critical to our students’ educational careers. Participants will take away from this session actionable tactics to create an inclusive and equitable digital environment where all students can become successful digital citizens. 


https://www.learning.com/easytech/












Speakers
avatar for Patrick Hulihan

Patrick Hulihan

Regional Partnership Manager, Learning.com
Virginia school districts are using Learning.com to cover the SOL Computer Science Standards. In addition to providing content to improve Digital Literacy Skills, Coding Skills, and Cyber Robotics Curriculum.



Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Cropping It Out With Google Slides
The investigation process is a vital component to History instruction. Using Google Slides, you will learn how you can create an engaging and effective activity for your students. The Crop-It activity engages students by having them investigate a historical artifact, highlighting a certain section, and asking questions about the section they have highlighted.

**We were unable to join the Discord discussion as our district security protocols did not allow us to access the site. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns that you would like to share with us, please email Christopher Mathews at cmathews1@nps.k12.va.us . **

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Mathews

Christopher Mathews

Elementary History and Social Science Teacher Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
My name is Christopher Mathews and I am a History Teacher Specialist for Elementary with Norfolk Public Schools. Prior to my role as a History Teacher Specialist, I taught upper Elementary grades here in Norfolk for 6 years. I've also worked as a Professional Developer and Curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Michale Siverio

Michale Siverio

ITRT, Norfolk City Public Schools
Twitter - @MrSiverioITRT



Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Google Drawings, Games & Engagement
Using technology for student engagement in a virtual setting

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Tate

Deanna Tate

Spanish Teacher



Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Navigating Digital Dilemmas
Join Common Sense Education in a discussion of the benefits and risks of new technologies by walking through a thinking routine in one of our free K-12 Digital Citizenship lessons, designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Participants will leave with resources to help 6-12 students navigate their digital lives with perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Huth

Barbara Huth

Common Sense Education, Common Sense Education
Barbara Huth is the Education Program Manager for Common Sense Education in the D.C. Metro area. She partners with school districts in DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond to help educators and parents build the foundational digital citizenship skills for kids to utilize technology safely... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:45pm EST

Adventure Games for Literacy

Hi! I've been involved in education as a class teacher at Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education levels since 1982. As a music specialist this constantly integrated the use of Music tech which evolved into my specialised interest in tech integration, particularly over the last 20 years. Sleuth IT was born out of that interest, responding to teachers who loved tech but were very aware of the challenge of engaging students, particularly boys, with literacy work - especially text! If you have time, do take a look at our showreel, 'Have you got 60 seconds?' (Anyone can spare 60 seconds!) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DfC3qC4Xmk

which captures some of the imagery from our games and join this session to find out more about how we use the games to engage with literacy work. 
 
Sleuth IT adventure games are a 100% cross platform series of interactive whodunnits for the classroom which place students at the heart of the action. As each story your unfolds they must turn detective, sifting through evidence, analysing witness interviews, exploring locations and cracking codes in order to gather all the information needed to solve the mystery. A key part is the wealth of resources that accompany each game. In this session I will be demonstrating this, sharing some links to the games for you to try and some links to some resources which are 1 Free 2 Useful and 3 Cross platform!! 


Speakers
avatar for Bea Leiderman

Bea Leiderman

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

Joe Moretti

MD Creative Lead, SLEUTH IT
Hi! I've been involved in education as a class teacher at Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education levels since 1982. As a music specialist this constantly integrated the use of Music tech which evolved into my specialised interest in tech integration over the last... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Differentiation: Not a Four Letter Word :-)
Your technology tool kit is not empty. Come figure out that you already know a great deal and how to use what you already know. In this session, we will look at your LMS, Google docs using media tools to differentiate instruction. Reduce your stress and snuggle with technology. And here’s a secret, this is coming to you from a forty year veteran face-to-face hands-on art teacher!

Speakers

Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Make 2021 Accessible
10 tips for making your classroom digital content accessible for all users.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Fielding

Katherine Fielding

Instructional Technology Coach, Prince William County Schools
With 17 years of experience in public schools, Katie Fielding is always excited to talk about ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Katie transitioned to the role of Instructional Technology Coach at Woodbridge Senior High School after 13 years in the high school science... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

PodCasting Relationships
Do you want to build strong relationships with your students, staffulty, and community? Do you enjoy spreading a positive message that helps others learn grow, and develop? Well we have the tool for you! All of this happens with podcasting. Please come to our session if you are interested in starting your own podcast or want to learn more about the process.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Calder

Corey Calder

Administrative Intern, Henrico County
avatar for Holly Guelig

Holly Guelig

School Counselor, Henrico County Public Schools
School Counselor and Co-Host for Edspire Podcast!


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Transforming Student Engagement with Nearpod
Nearpod offers standards-aligned lessons and videos that will transform student devices into powerful learning tools anytime, from anywhere. Explore real lessons and take a closer look at the interactive features from both the teacher and student view. Explore how real time feedback helps evaluate the learning and make immediate adjustments to drive the best teaching for any scenario.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Five Ways to Use GoOpenVA to Engage and Differentiate
GoOpenVA, Virginia's OER portal, offers access to a wide variety of resources that can be reused and remixed to support your students. This session will explore five resources and provide specific ways to use them.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

Execuitve Director, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)
Dr. Karen Richardson has more than 25 years of experience in education. She has taught high school English as well as middle school language arts and technology, and she now focuses her attention on teaching face-to-face and online courses related to education technology as well as... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

My Experiences with Virtual Teaching and Nearpod
This session will discuss the pros and cons of using Nearpod in a virtual classroom and how to adjust Nearpod presentations to better fit your classroom.

Speakers
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Amy Leonard

3rd grade teacher, George W. Watkins Elementary School


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Wellness in the Virtual World
This presentation will focus on how to incorporate movement in the virtual classroom to improve both academics and engagement. Within this session, teachers will learn about active lessons, brain boosts, and other strategies to improve student wellbeing. Along with discussing these topics, resources will be shared for individuals to bring back into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Abell

Diana Abell

Instructional Desinger
Love living and supporting healthy active lifestyles! Increasing student engagement is my passion.
avatar for Kristen Callan

Kristen Callan

Instructional Designer at Harrowgate ElementaryChesterfield County Public Schools


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

How to Build Student-Led CS Clubs
I am coaching 3 CS clubs. I have been building relationships with students as well as creating a system to promote student leadership. This year, CS Honor Society, Girls Who Code, and CS for ALL clubs coordinated CS ED WEEK events with ES/MS sessions and CS Demo and class visits at Tucker, making an impact on 400 students in total. And they did this all on their own!

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Lee

Yvette Lee

CS/math/business teacher, John Randolph Tucker High School
National Board Certified Teacher (Math) CS Teacher at J. R. Tucker HS (APCSA, APCSP, Coding 1) Teacher of the Year (2020-2021) NCWIT Affiliate Award (2020)


Tuesday March 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

5:30pm EST

Canvas Commons & Open Educational Resources
Learn how to use Canvas Commons to find digital educational content and import learning resources into a Canvas Course. The session will provide an overview on how to find, import, and share resources using Canvas Commons. Resources provided through Virtual Virginia and Go Open Virginia will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Walwer

Debbie Walwer

Educational Technology Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Cross-Curricular Flo
Flocabulary’s mission is to bring joy to the classroom by engaging all students. To deliver on that mission, both the product and instructional sequence have been created with a range of learners and learning environments in mind. In this session we will demonstrate the tools and features within the app that make it accessible to all types of learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Staying Sane with Google
Let Google keep you grounded in the chaos of today. Learn how to make the most of Google Calendar, Keep, and Tasks in order to organize your daily workflow. From custom calendar colors and Keep headers to how to combine your personal and work calendars, this session will give you a little slice of order in the mess of it all.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Tech Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am the secondary tech coach for my school district (managing one middle and one high school). Prior to my ed tech role, I taught HS English for 7 years. I'm the girls varsity soccer coach for our high school, too!- First year Canvas-Zoom for Virtual Learning-Division is "Parent... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

The Magic Beneath the Surface of EdTech: Outside of Google
Stop, collaborate, and listen! Do not move away from a technology just because there is a new one and/or without fully exploring the tool. Many times the magic of edtech tools lies beneath the surface and is only discovered after users have explored, failed, and grown. Come learn all about some of the magic beneath the surface of many popular EdTech tools!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Hausammann

Patrick Hausammann

Supervisor of Instructional Technology/ITRT, Clarke County Public Schools
Patrick Hausammann is a perpetual optimist and believer in the power of a #growthmindset to #failforward en route to creativity and innovation. He leads with empathy and believes in empowering others to accomplish their goals along the path to their individual greatness. Patrick is... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Writing Your Story: Your Professional Portfolio
Looking to move into leadership, change school, or just ready to put your best face forward to the world? In this sessions Ill show you how to take all those digital artifacts you definitely now have from remote teaching to build your professional portfolio. Then take your portfolio skills back to the classroom to have student create a portfolio of work through the year. 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Fielding

Katherine Fielding

Instructional Technology Coach, Prince William County Schools
With 17 years of experience in public schools, Katie Fielding is always excited to talk about ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Katie transitioned to the role of Instructional Technology Coach at Woodbridge Senior High School after 13 years in the high school science... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

What Can You Do With Google Slides? It's Not Just a Presentation Tool Anymore
Google Slides has a variety of features that are sometimes underutilized. Using a little creativity teachers can bring active learning to life and take their slide presentations to the next level. We will examine how to use learning strategies to drive the activities and how to construct / design them.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Maher

Cathy Maher

Instructional Designer


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Taking Flight: Using BirdBrain Hummingbird Robotics to Bring Cross-Curricular Projects to New Heights!
Come explore the many possibilities of enhancing your curriculum using Hummingbird Robotics! With project scaffolding provided, get inspired to find a topic within your content area that could use some pizazz! Combine your content, along with STEM, language arts, research, and computer science standards, to create an interactive, engaging, and creative learning experiences for your students.

Google Slides Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Eastwood

Jennifer Eastwood

5th Grade Teacher, Randolph Elementary School
I'm THAT teacher who...- you can hear down the hall, with your door closed, even above all your own students talking.- feels confident in navigating (pretty much) all things Google and Schoology.- learned basic coding skills from a student, and is on a (never ending) journey to learn... Read More →


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Littles Can Code
Littles can do so much! It's often thought that our youngest students play most of the day. While developmental play is very important, our youngest learners can do so much with technology! Come to this session to learn how our youngest students are coding using Scratch Jr. to tell stories.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Noone

Morgan Noone

Instructional Technology Coach, Goochland County Public Schools


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Bandlab Tutorial
Bandlab is a fantastic FREE tool music and core content educators can use. It teaches every aspect of music you'd like to teach in a user friendly production software and has arts integration capabilities.

"Words cannot describe how thrilled I was when I found this platform. It is perfect for me since I want to be a film score composer when I get older and this is perfect because it has tons of different orchestral instrumental options." - Linda Hilton on AppStore

Speakers

Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Using Desmos Computation Layer to Provide Student-Facing Feedback
In this session, explore how we can use actionable interpretive feedback via graph components in place of explicit evaluative feedback via note components to encourage students to self-evaluate their answers and iterate on their initial thinking. Participants should have some comfort/experience with Computation Layer.

Speakers
avatar for Javier Cabezas

Javier Cabezas

Math Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
Math Coach for Henrico County Public Schools.Desmos Fellow.


Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
 
Wednesday, March 10
 

4:00pm EST

Keynote Speaker
We are excited to announce that Dr. Pam Moran will be joining us this year as EdTechRVA's Keynote Speaker!


Wednesday March 10, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST

4:45pm EST

Vendor Hall
Join the vendors on the vendor website and jump on Dischord to learn even more! 

Wednesday March 10, 2021 4:45pm - 5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

Demo Slam
Join your fellow educators and share what works in your classroom including ideas, apps, solutions, gadgets, and pedagogy. Each presenter will have a maximum of 3 minutes to share their knowledge with the crowd as we hoot, holler, and encourage. In the end, one person will be awarded the highly coveted EdTechRVA Demo Slam Champion and win a free registration to next year’s conference. Don’t be shy! Fill out this form to participate!



Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:00pm - 5:15pm EST

5:15pm EST

Vendor Hall
Join the vendors on the vendor website and jump on Dischord to learn even more! 

Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:15pm - 5:30pm EST

5:30pm EST

Coaches Chat & Share
Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Elementary Chat & Share
Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Primary Chat & Share
Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

High School Chat & Share
Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Middle School Chat & Share
Wednesday March 10, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
 
Thursday, March 11
 

4:00pm EST

3D Design Present and Beyond
Come collaborate with other educators on how to integrate 3D design and printing into your classroom! No matter your level of expertise in the area you will leave with new ideas and skills. We will cover everything from why to how to bring 3D design and printing a reality in your classroom. Together we will focus on tools that you can use today and what might be next in the 3D design world!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Caratachea

Matt Caratachea

Coordinator of Technology Integration & Innovation, Goochland County Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Adding a Little Sparkle to Virtual Learning
This session will focus on using google suite with live video instruction, as well as using bitmojis, GIFs, and YouTube to make virtual learning engaging for all learners.


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Collaboration with Jamboard
Speakers
avatar for Susannah Bishop

Susannah Bishop

Technology Coach, Hopewell City Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Inclusion Hacks
Do you struggle with figuring how to effective use technology in your inclusion classroom then this is session for you. Come as learn some new and great hacks to make your inclusion classroom more interactive for all.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed

SPED Teacher, Dade County Schools, Trenton, Georgia
Jessica Reed is a special education teacher in Georgia, who has been teaching for 11 years. She received her ED.S. in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. Jessica is a Google Innovator (#NYC19).


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Using #GoOpenVA for Mentoring and Professional Learning
The future of education lies with student-centered learning, and with teachers who are flexible and continually growing their own skills. Openly-licensed educational resources (OER) provide resources to support such teaching, and #GoOpenVA provides resources to support the teachers! Divisions can use #GoOpenVA as a tool to cultivate new resources, techniques, and skills for their educators.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Weller

Jean Weller

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Department of Education
Interests: Professional development, virtual learning, competency-based learning, alternative assessments, maker spaces, libraries, mystery books, cats and dogs. Find me on Twitter at @JeanWeller


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Equity for All Learners and Effective Small Group Instruction
Our focus for equity is specific to in-person teaching and how to overcome hurdles that arise that keep a student virtual. We also will share helpful ways to keep the classroom community engaged with tips and tricks. Second, we will focus on the structure and delivery of small group instruction for in-person or virtual students that also includes co-teaching model.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Perkins

Cara Perkins

Goochland County Public Schools



Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

AR/VR with Ideas for the Classrooms
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)! These groundbreaking technologies have burst into the world of education. This session will show you basic skills and understandings of VR/AR and how the technology can be used in your classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Randolph

Charles Randolph

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public School
Charles has over 14 years experience as an Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) for Arlington Public Schools. During that time, Charles has worked directly with students, teachers and administration to infuse 21st century Instructional Technology/STEAM/CTE skills in the classrooms... Read More →


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Interactive Google Slides for Online Teaching and Learning

Activities created using Google Slides that students interact with online will be discussed. Participants will learn how they can create interactive slides that teachers can view as their students work on them to check for understanding. A variety of activities using Google Slides/PowerPoints will be discussed and instruction for creating interactive Google Slides/Powerpoints will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Walwer

Debbie Walwer

Educational Technology Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Equity and Diversity Across Resource
This session will discuss how the resource team taught an equity and diversity lesson that focused on Africa. The lesson focused on masks, culture, music, and dance lesson across the curriculum. We will discuss how we made the lesson plans and how they tie into each resource. We will give/show examples of how the project was a success for each resource.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ball

Michelle Ball

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

Amanda Henley

Resource/ Elective Teacher, Powhatan County Public Schools
I am the Computer Resource Teacher at Powhatan Elementary School. I have been teaching technology for 15 years. I enjoy teaching and learning about all the advancements in technology and the ways to incorporate them into my lab. I look forward to sharing some of my ideas with you... Read More →



Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Amp Up Student Engagement and AccountabilityUsing Desmos (With a Focus On Non-Math Subjects)
Desmos (free) is not just for math teachers anymore! In this session you'll learn how to use Desmos activities in order to create and deliver engaging lessons that allow you to see students' comprehension level on a keystroke-by-keystroke basis. I will create a Desmos activity (lesson) in real-time and you will then have the opportunity to complete the activity as if you were a student.

Since founding the Desmos for Language Teachers Facebook Group (1,300+ members) and the Desmos for Social Studies Educators Facebook group (50+ members), I have lead numerous online Desmos trainings and informational sessions for teachers from a variety of disciplines.  I look forward to continuing to learn with you all!

For a recording of the session click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHCwlg6dAV0

Speakers
avatar for Josh Rooke

Josh Rooke

Teacher, Goochland High School
I teach Spanish, mindfulness, and mental wellness practices. I have also taught hundreds of teachers, from a variety of disciplines, how to use Desmos in order to revolutionize their lesson delivery and dramatically increase student engagement.



Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:00pm EST

Intro to Desmos Computation Layer
No prior knowledge of the Desmos Computation Layer (CL) programming language is needed. In this session, you will learn how to connect a student response (via a table or math input) to a graph component, and you will learn how to produce checkmarks on the teacher dashboard. Participants will have an opportunity to practice writing CL in a Desmos activity.

Speakers
avatar for Javier Cabezas

Javier Cabezas

Math Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
Math Coach for Henrico County Public Schools.Desmos Fellow.


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:45pm EST

Manage Session Gamification, Productivity, and Workflow Tools You Can Use Tomorrow!
We LOVE sharing this session! Join us as we share our favorite creative ideas about gamification, productivity, and workflow tools that will help put MORE TIME back into your day- even during a pandemic! Come sit back, relax, and let us spark your creativity! AND- Best part...we have already taken all the notes for you with links and tutorials! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wesely

Michael Wesely

Instructional Technology Specialist, VBCPS
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Kempsville Elementary in Virginia Beach, VA and love being a technology innovator. It is such an exciting time to be an educator with all the different ways you can engage your students learning. I love sharing and seeing the amazing... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hodges

Jennifer Hodges

Instructional Technology Specialist, VBCPS
Nearpod Certified Trainer, Seesaw Ambassador, Former Gifted Resource Teacher, Virginia Beach teacher and instructional coach for 27 years



Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Pear Deck 101
In this session, you'll learn how easy it is to create interactive Pear Deck slides, present lessons in Instructor-Paced and Student-Paced modes, add formative assessments, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Alys

Mary Alys

Instructional Technology Manager, Pear Deck
My name is Mary Alys and I am a former elementary school teacher.  With 12 years in education, I switched roles to work as an Enablement Specialist with Pear Deck.  I have a passion for using technology in the classroom and sharing Pear Deck with teachers!


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Project Zero and Thinking Routines
Project Zero’s Thinking Routines promote students' thinking by taking what students have read or learned about and have them synthesize their thoughts to make their thinking visible. Discover when and how using technology tools, such as GSuite, Padlet, Pear Deck and Flipgrid can amplify the use of these routines.

Speakers
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Debbie Tannenbaum

Teacher on Special Assignment/Coach, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Debbie Tannenbaum is an Elementary School Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, VA. An educator with over twenty years of experience,Debbie supports both staff and students to integrate technology tools into instruction through both co teaching sessions and weekly technology classes... Read More →



Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Student Centered Learning
As teachers we are being pulled in so many different directions and many times multiple students need us at one time for the same thing. Virtual, Student-Centered Learning saves you time and personalizes instruction so all students are met where they are and challenged to go further.

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Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

The Magic Beneath the Surface of EdTech: Google Edition
Stop, collaborate, and listen! Do not move away from a technology just because there is a new one and/or without fully exploring the tool. Many times the magic of edtech tools lies beneath the surface and is only discovered after users have explored, failed, and grown. Come learn all about some of the magic beneath the surface of Google Workspace!

Speakers
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Patrick Hausammann

Supervisor of Instructional Technology/ITRT, Clarke County Public Schools
Patrick Hausammann is a perpetual optimist and believer in the power of a #growthmindset to #failforward en route to creativity and innovation. He leads with empathy and believes in empowering others to accomplish their goals along the path to their individual greatness. Patrick is... Read More →


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Tools-Lessons
You've been teaching in your brick and mortar class years. Typically your class is filled with conversations and creations where students dive deep into the content. This year you need to transfer all of that through a screen. During this session we will focus on the 5 C's, best practices and using tools you have available to enhance your lessons.

Speakers
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Julie Kuzma

Instructor Facilitator of Technology, Buffalo Trail Elementary School/Loudoun County
Forward thinking, solutions-focused Instructional Technology Educator with 20+ years of experience as a Technology Trainer and classroom teacher. Certified SMART Exemplary Educator (SEE) and Trade Show Teacher, selected 3 times to attend (including 1 as Mentor) the SEE Summit. Approachable... Read More →



Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

The Ultra-Organized Canvas Course
This Type-A tech coach comes to you with all of the best practices and tips for having the smoothest workflow for your students in the Canvas LMS. From agendas to buttons to emojis, learn how to create a well-organized system that allows your students to focus on the content--not the tool.

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Colleen Hirn

Tech Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am the secondary tech coach for my school district (managing one middle and one high school). Prior to my ed tech role, I taught HS English for 7 years. I'm the girls varsity soccer coach for our high school, too!- First year Canvas-Zoom for Virtual Learning-Division is "Parent... Read More →


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money is an interactive session in which participants will create a money manipulative Google Slide that can be shared out through to students using any learning platform. Participants will walk away from this session with a finished product that they can use in their classrooms.

Speakers
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Michale Siverio

ITRT, Norfolk City Public Schools
Twitter - @MrSiverioITRT
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Marie Tuohy

ITRT, Norfolk Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Get Your Game On! How Legends of Learning has Ensured Student Engagement in the Hybrid Learning Environment
2020 brought incredible challenges with so many teachers implementing online learning. We have heard from thousands of education leaders, teachers, and parents about how to keep students engaged while learning at home. Join our session to learn and discuss strategies proven to maximize student engagement whether they are learning from home or in the classroom.

Speakers
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Joselyn Whetzel

Director of District Partnerships, Legends of Learning


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

YouTube: Your Classroom in Any Learning Environment
In this session, learn how you can use YouTube to its fullest extent and make it work for you in any kind of instructional environment: face-to-face, hybrid, or fully virtual! You'll learn which videos to use in different instances and use special effects professional YouTubers use to engage audiences and update your channel with playlists to maximize student learning.

Speakers
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Darcie Priester

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


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

4:45pm EST

Virtual Theatre: Keeping Theatre Alive During a Pandemic
Theatre is meant to bring people together!

In this presentation, learn how the Goochland Drama Department kept their theatre season alive during a pandemic by producing two virtual productions. We will discuss the following:
  • Our Process: Auditions to Show Weekend
  • How We Utilized Technology to Connect with Students
  • Storytelling through a Virtual Lens
  • Educational Outcomes: What Educators and Students Learned

The two productions that took place were It's a Wonderful Life (December - GHS) and Dear Edwina Jr. (February - GMS).

Speakers
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Neil Burch

Theatre Teacher, Goochland County Public Schools
Neil Burch, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently in his tenth year as the artistic director for the Goochland Drama Department. Mr. Burch holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio University (2010) and an M.A. in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado (2015... Read More →
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Heather Wilckens

7th & 8th Gr. Teacher/Producer, Goochland County Public Schools
Hello, I am Heather Wilckens and I am currently the producer for the GHS and GMS theater programs.  Prior to becoming the GHS producer, I was the costume designer.  When I am not involved with the theater, I can be found teaching 7th and 8th grade civics and economics at GMS.


Thursday March 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm EST

5:30pm EST

Learning Journeys: Formative Assessment in Project Based Learning
Feedback is an integral part of the learning process. Having a framework for effective, timely feedback that engages the learners in their own process can be the difference between a successful project and an enormous waste of time. Come learn how to incorporate effective feedback into any project.

Speakers
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Bea Leiderman

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


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Motivating the Digital Student in an Analog World
Gamification! Gamification! Gamification! Teachers will benefit attending my session by receiving hands on training with tools that can help capture and motivate our ever-evolving students. It is my goal to have all attendees walk out with a basic understanding of the many Gamification resources available, and have a better understanding of how to implement gamification/ gamified teaching into their classrooms.  Please click on "Motivating the Digital Student in an Analog World" for my presentation.

Speakers
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Adam Vedomske

Teacher, Prince George County Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Power of TeacherMade in a Remote Learning Environment
Walks through the app that is taking classroom Teachers by storm! Follow along to create an assignment to demonstrate how to elevate digital learning in your classroom and how local Richmond Teachers have been using TeacherMade this year.

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Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

We are Google Girls in a Canvas World
Chesterfield County, Virginia has lived in a Google World for more than a decade. With the adoption of Canvas many educators felt they needed to abandon their Google creations, but they were wrong. Come see how easy it is to be a Google Girl/Guy within the Canvas World.

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Vester

Kristine Vester

Instructional Designer, Monacan HS CCPS
Kristine Vester has been involved in education since 1997.  During her teaching experience, she worked with middle school students in Mathematics, Life Science, and US History.    In August 2017, Mrs. Vester began her journey from Technology Integrator to Instructional Designer... Read More →
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Jennifer Ward

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Jennifer Ward is a graduate of Monacan HS. She has nine years of experience as an elementary school teacher and has been on the Technology Integrator team for three years. She has a master's degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in Educational Technology and Leadership. She loves... Read More →


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

WOW! Google Slides Does THAT!?!
Check out some ideas of how to maximize and amplify your use of Google Slides with some simple tips, easy tricks, and UNIQUE SMASHES! Google Slides is great, but it can be AMAZING, as well as amplify student engagement when combined with other tech and some imagination! Let me spark your imagination! The best part is that I already took all the notes!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hodges

Jennifer Hodges

Instructional Technology Specialist, VBCPS
Nearpod Certified Trainer, Seesaw Ambassador, Former Gifted Resource Teacher, Virginia Beach teacher and instructional coach for 27 years
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Michael Wesely

Instructional Technology Specialist, VBCPS
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Kempsville Elementary in Virginia Beach, VA and love being a technology innovator. It is such an exciting time to be an educator with all the different ways you can engage your students learning. I love sharing and seeing the amazing... Read More →



Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Getting Going with Gizmos: STEAM Edition
Is virtual learning limiting your "hands-on" student-driven learning? Gizmos is an online simulator that allows students to explore variables, multiple content areas, and more! In this session, you'll see Gizmo options, as well as receive and share ideas to integrate them into STEAM lessons.

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Allie Redd

STEAM, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Curating a Digital Portfolio as a 21st Century Learner
During this session, you will learn how you and your students can curate a digital portfolio utilizing Google Suite applications. This session will show you how students at any age can begin creating their own digital learning and how that learning can be organized, curated and displayed in student-led conferences, presentations, workforce and/or college applications.

Speakers
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Saida Bouhajja

Instructional Designer, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Saida Bouhajja has been in education for 7 years. She has been a general education teacher in Hanover County, Wake County (NC), and Chesterfield County, with experience teaching 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. She is now the Instructional Designer at Bellwood Elementary School in Chesterfield... Read More →
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Samantha Hutchinson

Teacher- 4th, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Google Workspace for Education Refresher: Re-Learning Features to Focus on the Future
This session will give participants their own voice and choice as we refresh on core G Suite Apps and re-learn new or forgotten features. Participants will receive activities/resources that can be used immediately such as how to use and/or change the Master Slide in Google Slides, and how to set up collaborative jams using Google Jamboard.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Priester

Darcie Priester

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


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Flipgrid: The Snapchat of Formative Assessment
Are you tired of using traditional formative assessments? Do your students groan every time you have them fill out an exit ticket on Google Forms? Try using Flipgrid, a video discussion software, where students can verbally demonstrate their understanding on a variety of topics and respond to others.

Speakers
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Samantha West

Teacher, Colonial Heights High School


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

Using Desmos to get Students Talking in Math Class
Participants will take on the role of students in a class. Presenter will model utilizing Pacing, Pause, and Snapshots to highlight how to get students talking with one another about math both in a virtual environment and an in-person setting.

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avatar for Javier Cabezas

Javier Cabezas

Math Coach, Henrico County Public Schools
Math Coach for Henrico County Public Schools.Desmos Fellow.


Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST