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Wednesday, March 17
 

2:00pm EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session. 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Hopin Session

3:15pm EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

4:00pm EDT

Creating Equitable Learning Environments
This session will lead participants in equity learning that will help them improve their racial literacy and increase their commitment to equity. This is based on the belief that helping adults to develop an equity-centered approach to everything that they do is the key to achieving equity in school environments. This session is focused on finding common definitions of equity, oppression, culturally responsive actions, and developing an approach to grow and change in order to better serve our most marginalized students and families.

Speakers

Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

4:00pm EDT

Organize Your Google Classroom Marie Kondo Style
Does your Google Classroom spark joy? We can fix that! Find the best tips, tricks and strategies to make the most of your Google Classroom. Regain time. Be more productive. Spark joy with your digital assignments!

Speakers

Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

4:00pm EDT

Solutions That Drive Online Engagement and Interaction (NO RECORDING)
In a remote leaning environment and want to make online time together a little more interactive? This presentation will overview some of the online tools you can use to help keep your group of online students, teachers, etc. engaged. We will look at popular titles but also take a look at the unsung hero’s of Pear Deck, Zeetings, EdPuzzle and if time allows a few more titles. This is a class about interaction, so, be prepared to well, possibly interact! I am always looking for new engaging solutions so do not be surprised if there are some other solutions tossed into this session as well!

Speakers

Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

4:00pm EDT

STEM + Critical Thinking
As one of the ‘4 C’s of Education,’ critical thinking is an important skill for all of our students to improve upon. STEM education provides the perfect opportunity to build critical thinking skills through a sense of wonder, good questions, and problem solving. We’ll improve our own critical thinking skills and redesign typical STEM projects to make them more challenging for our students.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Teacher, dailySTEM
I'm a teacher.I'm also a STEM nerd, and I love helping educators build a STEM culture in their classrooms & community.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

5:30pm EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:30pm EDT

Are You Culturally Responsive?
Take a journey with Dr. Eakins as he shares his experiences as an educator living overseas and his introduction into culturally responsive practices. Session attendees will understand the value and impact of addressing their own biases in order to teach through a culturally diverse lens.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Hopin Session
 
Thursday, March 18
 

7:15am EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.


Thursday March 18, 2021 7:15am - 7:45am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.


Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Any Time? Real Time? All the Time! An Overview of Effective Online Teaching Practices
In both any time (asynchronous) and real time (synchronous) settings, we continue to develop effective practices. In this overview session, we will introduce Hyperdocs for inquiry-driven learning, strategies for engaging students during video class sessions, and a curation tool, Wakelet, for gathering and sharing class resources. For those interested, we will also share an invitation to our workshop on Saturday morning in which we will explore each of these tools in detail.  


Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Career Kitchen
Why is career exploration important for all students at every grade level? Join the Kalamazoo RESA Career Coaches as we showcase career exploration lessons, activities, and extensions for the classroom. The use of tech tools engages students and promotes collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Self-awareness activities, employability skill building, and tech application prepare today's students for tomorrow's careers.

Speakers
avatar for Lorri Batsie

Lorri Batsie

CTE Career Coach, Kalamazoo RESA
I'm passionate about:Literacy and love of reading (I am a librarian and book nerd)Edtech (duh--we're at MACUL. I've been an Instructional Technologist and taught Computer Apps and Computer Science)Career Awareness and Development (this is my new jam, so I'm excited!)
avatar for Dawn Pincumbe

Dawn Pincumbe

CTE Career Coach, Kalamazoo RESA Career & Tech Ed



Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

For the Benefit of the People - Using Nat'l Parks as Virtual Classrooms
The belief that students learn best when given control of their own learning is the foundation of Park Based Learning, a project which connects teachers with curriculum that uses national parks as classrooms. This approach focuses on adaptations of the experiential techniques used by park staff to connect visitors to our nation's natural, cultural, and historic heritage. Free resources aimed at helping teachers explore online will also be shared

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Interactive Marzano Lesson Design
Learn how to use Google Slides to create Marzano style lesson plans. These slides are interactive that will include the following lesson design items (Learning Goal; Review/Preview; Critical Content; Learning Target and Scale; Practice; Reflection). The interactive part of these slides include hyperlinking Google Slide presentations, worksheets, Youtube videos, ect.

Speakers
avatar for John VanDusen

John VanDusen

8th Grade U.S. History
I love teaching U.S. History!We use the Marzano style of lesson design, and I have created a way of using Google slides to lesson plan as well as interact with my students in regards to lesson targets and scales.I also coach football here at Kingsford.I am currently serving in the... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Introduce Your Students to Computational Thinking with a Speedy Algorithmic Breakfast Routine
Enrich your students' science experience with computational thinking by integrating the Michigan K-12 Computer Science (CS) Standards into your NGSS classroom. Explore a lesson plan designed to introduce students to CS while engaging with NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts. In the lesson, students are introduced to algorithms, sequencing and coding in an interactive and accessible way. Lesson materials provided.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Watch

Lindsey Watch

Curriculum Development Associate, Mi-STAR / Michigan Tech
avatar for Lori Hall

Lori Hall

STEM Teacher, Saginaw Public Schools
Twenty-five years of teaching and it never gets old!  With a love of middle school science, I transitioned into a K-8 STEM teacher and love inspiring students (and adults) to have fun learning.  This is my third year as a Noyce Fellow in the MTP Grant through Michigan Technological... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Introducing the NEW Google Meet (NO RECORDING)
Google Meet has a host of NEW features that you can use to engage your virtual students. This advanced Google Meet session will introduce you to breakout rooms, polling, Q&A and Jamboard! You'll also learn how to effectively set up your classroom area to teach effectively in a remote or blended environment.

Speakers
avatar for John R. Sowash

John R. Sowash

CEO, Sowash Ventures, LLC
John Sowash is an experienced educator and former school administrator who challenges educators to lead their classrooms with creativity and inspiration. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Kami: How to Make Those Boring Worksheets Interacitve and Engaging
Kami is a webapp that will reinvent the way you use worksheets and other similar resources. Kami allows you and your students to easily annotate PDFs, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and common image formats. This opens up possibilities ranging from how students complete work, how teachers grade work, how we can collaborate with one another, and more. By the end of the session you'll have the tools and knowledge to effectively implement Kami in your class.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Szumanski

Steve Szumanski

Instructional Technology Coach, Wyandotte Public Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

STE(A)M in a Virtual/Hybrid Environment
With all the changes that have happened in education since the onset of the COVID pandemic, one of the areas that could have the most changes is the area of STE(A)M. Being primarily hands-on makes a bit of a challenge when social distancing and cleaning are the norm. Let's look at how STE(A)M teachers can change their curriculum and continue providing hands-on experience and all new experiences for students in their programs.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Bridges

Joshua Bridges

Educational Technology Coordinator, Dowagiac Union Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Using the Same, Deeply -Digital, K-5 Curricula for In-School and Remote Learning: Through the eyes of Teachers
Learning at school and learning at home must be seamless - COVID has taught us this lesson! Since the start of school Fall 2020 several schools/districts in Michigan (4000+ K-5 students) have been using the same, deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula, provided by the Center for Digital Curricula at U of Michigan, for both in-class and remote learning. While the bottom line is that the UMich.CDC, deeply-digital curricula has been effective – come hear the classroom teachers describe their experiences using the curricula – the Ups and the Downs!

Speakers
avatar for Monique Coulman

Monique Coulman

Teacher, Haas Elementary, Genesee Schools, MI
avatar for Cora Jonker

Cora Jonker

Third Grade, Buc Virtual Teacher, Grand Haven Area Public Schools
avatar for Billie Freeland

Billie Freeland

Teacher, Kent City Elementary School, Kent City, MI
Just in the last two years I have become a K-5 STEM Teacher. Our district was fortunate to be part of the George Lucas Edutopia/MSU MLPBL Study that recently released its results.  This project based learning curriculum is fully aligned to the NGSS and infused with language and mathematics... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Using the Writing Process In Synchronous and Asynchronous Settings
Research supports writing instruction that incorporates the writing process. In remote learning environments, teachers can scaffold steps of the process through synchronous and asynchronous activities that support student-centered learning aligned with ELA and ISTE Standards. In this session, participants will learn how to build in time for students to plan, draft, peer review, revise and present their writing in virtual settings.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gabrion

Laura Gabrion

Literacy Consultant, Wayne RESA
Laura Gabrion is an English Language Arts Consultant for Wayne RESA. In 2017, Laura defended her dissertation in Reading Education with an emphasis on improving student writing. Her current projects and interests involve disciplinary literacy, literacy coaching, family/community engagement... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Amplifying Student Voice & Creativity
Gain ideas for fostering students' voice and creativity, while increasing engagement. Explore easy-to-use tools and resources, which foster the 5 Cs and can be integrated into all subject areas and grade-levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-four years and currently serves as one of Atlanta Public Schools' Educational Technology Specialists. As a member of the district's Instructional Technology Department, Jen collaborates with teachers to effectively integrate... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Instructional Technology Department, "Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia"
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Blending with ELA - A Recipe for Success
Looking for new 'recipes' to try in your elementary classroom? Join us for a session of learning where we will share our favorite blended learning ELA activities. Be ready to connect with some like-minded peers! We will show our favorite ways to use Seesaw, choice boards, Epic, Padlet, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Laidlaw

Amy Laidlaw

2nd Grade Teacher, Fraser Public Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Digital Wellness: Living Your Best Life with Tech
Have you ever felt like you might be serving your device more than it is serving you? Or been a little creeped out about the digital ad that somehow aligned a little too closely with the thoughts in your head? In this session, you will be actively connecting with others and reflecting on how to establish a better awareness of your digital habits and privacy along with exploring strategies to make sure you are living your best life with tech!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Villaluz

Lauren Villaluz

Technology Coach, Oakland Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Getting the Most Out of Extensive Reading Online Resources for Your ELLs (NO RECORDING)
Come learn about online resources to support Extensive Reading (ER) for language skills development. The main focus will be description and demonstration of Xreading, a subscription platform combining online access to hundreds of English-language graded readers for learners with LMS functions for teachers. Free websites and ER support platforms with similar functionality (e.g. Mreader, ER Central) will also be described and briefly demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Bieri

Thomas Bieri

Associate Professor, Nanzan University
I am an Associate Professor responsible for overseeing the Business English Program in the Department of Business Administration at Nanzan University and I also teach at Chukyo University, both in Nagoya, Japan. I am knowledgable about language teaching and Extensive Reading, and about life and teaching in Japan. I am about to assume the Chairship of the Reading and Vocabulary Interest Section of the TESOL Int'l. organization, have also held several volunteer and elect... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Incorporating 3D Modeling Across the Curriculum? It Can Be Done!
In this session, participants will learn how to incorporate 3D modeling in a virtual environment to any subject area and grade level! Attendees will be exposed to using TinkerCAD, which is a web-based 3D modeling platform, and brainstorm a list of ideas on how it could be integrated into existing curriculum and standards. 3D modeling can incorporate writing, visual learning, math, science, and art to transform how students learn!

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Materials Matter: How to Advocate for Quality Curriculum
The student, teacher, and content are the three most important factors of classroom success, yet less than 20% of teachers have access to standards-aligned curriculum. It is more important than ever to know the research, understand the materials you have, find out how it was selected, and learn how to advocate to ensure that all educators and students have access to high quality instructional materials.

Speakers
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Minna Turrell

St. Clair RESA
avatar for Melody Arabo

Melody Arabo

Outreach Specialist / 2015 MI Teacher of the Year, EdReports.org
Melody Arabo is an Outreach Specialist for EdReports.org, developing partnerships with states, non-profits, and teacher leaders across the country to ensure all students have access to high-quality instructional materials. Prior to this role, Melody was a Teacher Ambassador Fellow... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Ride the Wakelet Wave!
Looking for an all-in-one place to save anything & everything online? Want to lesson plan/brainstorm/research for a specific lesson/unit? How about having students collaborate and share their work/resources? Access Wakelet from anywhere and appsmash, collect videos, pictures, PDFs, websites, text, & more! With new Wakelet Spaces, you can do all of this and more & it's all FREE!! Come ride the Wakelet Wave & let's see what you can do!

Speakers
avatar for Krista Harmsworth

Krista Harmsworth

Teacher, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Using Desmos to Dig into Mathematics
Come learn how Desmos activities can get your students thinking more & asking better questions. Desmos is known in the math world, but now that teachers can create their own activities, other subjects are realizing its power to create conversations and have rich discussions. We will make an online card sort and discover other pieces of Desmos activities. We will be using teacher.desmos.com. A laptop is ideal for creating but tablets will work.

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

What's the Meme'ing of That?
Everyone knows the phrase 'A picture is worth a 1,000 words', but Memes can take that phrase even a step further. With just a few well-chosen words over a powerful image, Memes can say so much more than just an image alone. Learn some easy, free, and creative ways to make Memes for engaging, insightful, and powerful educational messages!

Speakers
avatar for Sara Badiner

Sara Badiner

Teacher, Otsego High School
My name is Sara Badiner and I have been an English, Computer Science, and Office Technology teacher at Otsego High School in Otsego, Michigan, for the last 19 years.  I am a Discovery Education STAR educator and have attended the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute many years... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Badiner

Jeremy Badiner

Instructional Technology Coach, Gull Lake Community Schools
Elementary Technology Coach, 3rd-5th grade teacher, husband, father of 2 boys, Triumph rider, tech geek, mountain biker, camper, backpacker, and general outdoorsy-stuff (my profile, I can make up words!).



Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Work Smarter, Not Harder
This session will focus on ways that administrators (or teachers) can use G-Suite tools to increase their effectiveness while decreasing workload. Ideas will be shared to organize information, increase communication and decrease workload. Examples will be shared using Google Calendar, Classroom, Meets, Sheets, Slides, and more. There will be something for everyone to take home and use tomorrow,

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.


Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Continuity of (Our Own Professional) Learning: Critical and Creative Teaching in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
In these unique and unprecedented times, K-12 educators are being tasked with providing experiences for their students that range from 'enrichment' activities to fully online, synchronous learning sessions. As we all work through a design and development phase of flexible learning options, we hope to share knowledge, insights, and activities that could be useful for other educators.


Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Designing Effective Digital-Age Projects for Equity, Inquiry, and Literacy
From project launch until final showcase, decisions about project design, technology integration, and student choice shape the quality of the learning experience--both in person and via remote learning. We will analyze the anatomy of effective projects, emphasizing opportunities to amplify inquiry, equity, and digital-age literacies in PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Buck Institute for Education Writer and Educational Consultant, PBLWorks National Faculty emeritis
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she is the author of several popular books for educators, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and... Read More →
avatar for Myla Lee

Myla Lee

PBL Consultant / National Faculty, Educational Consultant | PBLWorks
I’m an educational consultant from Novi, Michigan with over 30 years of experience as a teacher, PBL Specialist with Technology Integration, and Instructional Coach. I've facilitated workshops and spoke to educators across the country and abroad on learner-centered topics like project... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Digital Grading and Feedback without Tears (NO RECORDING)
Teachers love digital assignments, but when it comes to grading those assignments, many teachers prefer pen and paper. Digital grading doesn't have to be a chore! Learn 5 simple and effective ways to provide student feedback using Google Classroom, Drive and Chrome Extensions. These methods will SAVE you time and allow you to provide timely, personal feedback to students.

Speakers
avatar for John R. Sowash

John R. Sowash

CEO, Sowash Ventures, LLC
John Sowash is an experienced educator and former school administrator who challenges educators to lead their classrooms with creativity and inspiration. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Fact Vs. Fiction: Information Literacy in Today's Information (NO RECORDING)
The Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS) call for students to 'evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility, and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.' This session will provide resources and lessons to work toward ensuring that our students are critical and powerful users and producers of information and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Lester

Kathy Lester

School Librarian, East Middle School
Kathy Lester has been a School Librarian since 2001. Kathy is a past-president and advocacy chair for the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and a Knowledgequest Blogger and Past-Board Member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). She has also been... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Going Above & Beyond with Google Classroom
I will give you tips and tricks to make the most out of Google Classroom. Do you want to change your display name to something more formal (Mr/Mrs/Ms)? Award badges to students in Google Classroom? Are you overwhelmed with emails from Google Classroom? Let me show you how to minimize and prioritize this flood of information. I will provide you with some of my favorite organizational strategies, communication time-savers, grading tricks, and more!

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

How to Leverage Common Classroom Technologies to Transform Blended and Hybrid Learning Experiences
Each year staff and students face new challenges. Hybrid learning is more popular than ever and this session will show how to leverage common classroom technologies and various online resources in a new way. Many standard classroom technologies can be utilized in a slightly different way to help customize instruction, allow for student collaboration, and adapt classrooms into the fluid learning spaces that are desperately needed right now.

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Dwight Levens

Executive Director of Technology, Birmingham Public Schools


Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Let's Dive Into BrainPOP!
Are you an educator who already uses BrainPOP and want to learn more about incorporating it into your classroom? Are you an educator who would like to have a BrainPOP subscription and needs some ideas to share with your district? We will be covering many ways to use BrainPOP and all the great features available on both BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. You will see student created examples of Make a Movie, Make a Map features, Creative Coding, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Laidlaw

Amy Laidlaw

2nd Grade Teacher, Fraser Public Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Podcasting for Students / How to Successfully Start and Maintain a Classroom Podcast
I heard it on a podcast.' - Everyone Everyone has a podcast. So should you. Learn about the tools and techniques to create an amazing student-lead podcast and explore digital story-telling in your classroom. In this session, learn why you should start a podcast, the tools needed to start a podcast, and finally, some topics and ideas to help you get started and maintain your podcast. Walk away with some hands on experience in recording audio.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mares

Daniel Mares

Instructional Technology Specialist, Coloma Community Schools
I have been an EdTech Coach formally for three years, but have been helping support other teachers using technology in their classrooms since I entered the education profession over 9 years ago. Prior to coaching, I was a Social Studies, Math, and Engineering teacher in public schools... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Synchronous Science: How to Use Simple Tech Tools for in Person along with Elearners
In this whole new reality of virtual learning, authentic science learning requires a unique blend of hands-on and tech tools that is efficient and easy to handle. This season contains tested and approved methods you can try out right away to create science lessons that can adapt to work virtually, in person and a blend of both-- The goal is to lessen the workload and increase the joy experienced together with synchronous science!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez

5/6 Science/ Tech Support, Holy Family School
I'm just a passionate science teacher, geo explorer, history researcher, tech dabbler, and all around proud geek! I have heaps of ideas for all grades to share especially on Earth and Social sciences, as well developing students green thumbs in school the schoolyard garden! Here... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

11:15am EDT

Being The BEST You Can Be in Every Situation (NO RECORDING)
The session will focus on being the best you can be no matter what the situation is throughout the school year. We are going to be focusing on making sure that you’re able to succeed as you deal with colleagues, parents, and students.

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Hopin Session

1:00pm EDT

Don't Pay the Ransom! Best Practices on How to Save Money & Beat the Bad Guys
This is a practical and informative session on how organizations are keeping hackers from locking up and ransoming their data, a pragmatic view of how both large and small teams can implement the latest security capabilities, and how to plug these technologies into their existing infrastructures and workflows.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

1:00pm EDT

Engagement & Collaboration in a Virtual World
Experience a math content focused collaborative lesson showcasing facilitation strategies and best practices for virtual engagement and collaboration.  Although this webinar will be conducted in a virtual setting, the concepts and strategies are also extremely relevant and useful for in person facilitation.  During this session you will experience the power of research proven student centered personalized learning and reflect on how you can use these strategies to effectively engage your students, parents, teachers, or administrators in person or virtually.

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Jack Crumm

Carnegie Learning


Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

1:00pm EDT

Follow the Data: Uncover New Ways To Drive Technology Adoption and Better Purchasing Decisions
Students disengaged?  Teachers downloading random apps? Device issues? Today's IT staffs are experiencing a multitude of additional challenges brought about by remote learning. Wouldn't it be great if you could measure engagement, track apps being used and monitor device usage in a user-friendly format? Join Jerry Scacchitti of Trox and Caitlyn Brown and Tom Munson from CatchOn as they demonstrate tools to help tech teams get an inside view on the efficacy of the apps and online tools that their educators and students use. You'll also learn tips on how to leverage this type of data to show ROI on your tech investments. 


Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

1:00pm EDT

Impact Your Summer School: Leveraging Highly Interactive Content for grades K-12
Are you looking for solutions to reengage learners this summer and accelerate learning for all students?  We have the answer!  During this session we will introduce you to two brand new, easy-to-implement, grab-and-go or mix-and-match, digital summer learning solutions.  These solutions are designed to address unfinished learning, ensure grade level mastery and provide enrichment.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Maximize your Technology for Hybrid or Blended Learning
Planning for the future of your classrooms with online/blended learning is vital. Discover how easy-to-use, integrated SMART tools support teaching and learning in any environment and every budget. Learn how our solutions can leverage devices, content, and platforms to enhance learning experiences. Integrating with Google, Microsoft, and LMS platforms, our tools enable more interactive learning experiences, more meaningful feedback, and deeper student collaboration. Please bring a device to participate throughout this session.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Maximizing Your Use of Discovery Education in ANY Educational Setting
Discovery Education supports learning everywhere—whether students are in the classroom, their living room, or their backyard! Learn how to engage students in a blended learning environment by combining digital resources with research-based instructional strategies created by teachers for teachers as well as how to leverage Studio, Discovery Education's powerful collaboration tool, to deliver and assign content to students. In addition, learn how Discovery Education supports teachers in their professional growth through various channels and resources. 

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Patti Duncan

Discovery Education


Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Moving Computer Science Education Forward in Michigan
Have you ever wondered how computer science can engage students and foster computational thinking in your content area? Join MDE staff to learn about the state computer science implementation plan, provide feedback, and learn about tools available to help your district and school move forward with computer science implementation in the classroom.

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avatar for Cheryl Wilson

Cheryl Wilson

Computer Science Consultant, Cheryl Wilson, Michigan Department of Education
I am the Computer Science Consultant at the Michigan Department of Education. My primary job responsibility is to help districts implement Michigan's Computer Science Standards. My previous experiences have helped me in my current role. I spent 13 years teaching a combination of... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Preparing for the Future: Teach from Anywhere
Join us as our Product Trainer Chuck Tuck breaks down the greatest features of our latest distance learning cameras and tips on how to keep your students fully engaged throughout the course of the ever-changing landscape of education.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Reading for Meaning with Read Live
Develop fluency, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills by combining the research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn to differentiate student instruction and provide systematic fluency and phonics intervention. This powerful strategy is demonstrated using Read Live, which now includes Read Naturally Live and Word Warm-ups Live. With a little creativity this strategy can be modified to also work with any leveled passages.

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Pamela Owens

Educational Consultant, Read Naturally
Pamela Owens has over 30 years of experience in public ­school education as both a teacher and administrator. She's had the pleasure of teaching kindergarten, elementary, high school, and college students as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and special education teacher... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Roundtable Discussion: Streamlining your Rostering and Account Provisioning Conversation with ClassLink’s Product Architect
Join other district leaders and the ClassLink team featuring Jamie Perreault in a discussion about “streamlining”  the rostering and account provisioning processes in your district.  Jamie will lead a conversation on best practices in rostering your third-party applications, simplifying the creation of your directory accounts  (AD, Google, Azure), and ways to keep your data clean.  Jamie will also make recommendations on enhancing your data security. 

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Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

You are Already Leading, Why Not be the Leader?
Do you have what it takes to be a school leader? During difficult times, the difference between challenges and opportunities is often the leadership strength. There has never been a greater need for high-quality school leaders. In this session, participants will learn the attributes of a school leader. We will discuss certification requirements and the path to earning certification.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

"Jamf: Empowering Students & Teachers to be Connected, Protected & Productive "
COIVD 19 has impacted the way teachers teach and students learn.  During this time, IT teams have been the backbone of unprecedented digital transformation. Learn how schools are taking advantage of the education-specific solutions Jamf offers.

We’ll take you through a day in the life of remote and hybrid learning and share how the experience with Jamf and Apple doesn’t change just because the teaching and learning environment does.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Alternative Assessments for Engagement | Engage Your Toughest Learners While Assessing Them
Engagement is a struggle. Using technology, how can we leverage engagement beyond the simple novelty of the tool? In this session, learn some student-centered engagement strategies that double as an assessment! Pick up some strategies on how to use technology and projects to assess and engage your students. Share strategies and discuss with peers how they do it in this participate and share session.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mares

Daniel Mares

Instructional Technology Specialist, Coloma Community Schools
I have been an EdTech Coach formally for three years, but have been helping support other teachers using technology in their classrooms since I entered the education profession over 9 years ago. Prior to coaching, I was a Social Studies, Math, and Engineering teacher in public schools... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Break Down the Walls of Your Classroom with Virtual Reality!
Have your lessons on plate tectonics become stale? Do the kids whimper at the slight mention of your weather unit? Maybe you are just looking for exciting ways to teach biodiversity. Whatever the case may be, Virtual Tours are the answer! Come learn how you can blow down the walls of your classroom and wake up your students to the amazing world around them!

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Eric Nephew

The Virtual Tour Guys
Elementary EducatorsDistrict Technology CoachesDistrict Google and Schoology Ambassadors



Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Build Your Own Digital Breakout with G Suite Tools
Breakout boxes are fantastic, but it's often hard to find one that perfectly fits the content you are teaching and they are time consuming to put together. Creating your own digital breakout is the solution. Come and learn how to take the G Suite tools and use them to create an adventure that your students won't soon forget. I will take you step by step through the creation of a new digital breakout and share resources that you can use to create.

Speakers
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Christopher Walker

Educational Technology Consultant, Jackson County Intermediate School District
Christopher (CJ) Walker has worked for the past 3 years at JCISD as an Educational Technology Consultant. Before that, he taught 4th grade for 5 years at Jonesville Community Schools. CJ works with many Jackson county educators to help implement educational technology practices in... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Creating An Interactive Bitmoji Classroom with Links to Interactive Activities for Your Students
To begin the session, participants will learn how to create an interactive Bitmoji Classroom using Google Slides. After creating a Bitmoji Classroom, participants will learn how to link their content. Participants will be shown how to digitize their favorite classroom worksheets using Teacher Made, convert their Google Doc Worksheets to a Google Form, and use Wizer to create interactive worksheets.

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avatar for Michelle T. Triemstra

Michelle T. Triemstra

Director of Technology, Otsego Public Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Did You See That? AR & VR in the Classroom
AR/VR is a powerful way to engage diverse learners. Join me for a resource-filled session, exploring tools and ideas for integrating AR/VR in the classroom.

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avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-four years and currently serves as one of Atlanta Public Schools' Educational Technology Specialists. As a member of the district's Instructional Technology Department, Jen collaborates with teachers to effectively integrate... Read More →
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Jennifer Hall

Instructional Technology Department, "Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia"
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Empowering Student Leaders in the Midst of a Global Pandemic (NO RECORDING)
Teaching during a Global Pandemic- the comment alone sounds like a made-for-television-movie; however it is not. This is our reality. Learn and share experiences and strategies on how to Empower Students. Incorporating Culturally Responsive Teaching, Social-Emotional Learning, and lottsa of wit and humor. You will leave this session unapologetically enthusiastic!

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Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Essential Practices to Enhancing Writing
Designed to help teachers harness the power of G-Suite to enhance writing instruction, this session will focus on motivating and engaging writers through research/standards-aligned writing instruction. Explore ways to encourage writing for varied purposes and audiences, by using Google Slides, Forms, and even Sheets. Discover how advanced features can encourage peer-editing and engage families.

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avatar for Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

Literacy Consultant, Wayne RESA


Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

G-Suite Offline Access
This year, many school districts have switched to remote learning. This has been a challenge for students who have a device but no internet access. Thankfully, a Chromebook without internet can still be a functional learning tool! In this session we will explore what GSuite tools and extensions students can access without internet access on their Chromebooks (such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Kami, Screencastify, Classroom files, and more)!

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avatar for Alex Milton

Alex Milton

K-12 Technology Integration Coach
Hello! My name is Alex Milton, and I am a K-12 Technology Integration coach at Sturgis Public Schools. I love creating engaging technology activities for students and hands-on PD for teachers!



Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Math + Tech = Engagement
Technology & mathematics should go hand-in-hand. Come see how technology can be integrated into math class so that students can explore topics & practice various math concepts. We'll look at how technology should be used so teachers can get instant data from students too. Some of the sites we will visit are teacher.desmos.com, thatquiz.org, socrative.com, quizizz.com & classkick.com. If used correctly, technology can enhance your math lessons.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Tech Tip Tango 3.0 Panel
During this showdown, panelists will share technology integration tips and tricks of how to use a variety of tools across all subject areas and grade levels. Join the Oakland Schools Technology Integration Specialists for a fast paced showdown that will get you pumped up about integrating technology! Participants will walk away with tips for best practices and simple implementation ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Galang

Rachelle Galang

Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools
A former grade level teacher and Michigan native, Rachelle Galang is currently a Technology Integration Specialist. She is a Google Certified Innovator (#NYC19), Trainer, Coach and GEG Leader. Additionally, she is the creator of ScramblED. For more info visit http://missgalang.co... Read More →
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Stefanie Hebden

Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools
Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools ISD, MI
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Lauren Villaluz

Technology Coach, Oakland Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Building a Legacy: Helping Students Thrive in an Online Environment
Welcome to our Wonderful World of Online Learning! Legacy Learning is our virtual learning program for Greenville Public Schools. Five years of learning and growing at the high school provided the foundation to launch our district program to include K-6 offerings to meet the educational demands due to COVID-19. We are excited to share our best practices for navigating the virtual world of online learning in the midst of our pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Hondorp

Samantha Hondorp

Virtual Coordinator/Teacher


Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Creative Assessments Create Meaningful Learning
Do you remember that one project from school that had where you created a product that made you feel proud? Assessments that provide students with opportunities to create provide memorable experiences, but also meaningful learning. In this session, we will explore three types of assessment: curation, multimedia, and website design. We will compare how these assessment types can be designed to assess even better than traditional assessment.

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avatar for Maureen Young

Maureen Young

Instructional Technology Coach, Washtenaw International High School and Middle Academy
I currently serve as the instructional technology coach at Washtenaw International High School and Middle Academy and Early College Alliance at EMU in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I previously taught middle school science and am in my 14th year in education.



Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Effective Paperless Assessments using Google Forms
Virtual learning has presented educators with many challenges. One issue we face is how to effectively assess students while learning remotely. Google Forms allows teachers to create assessments that can evaluate student learning in a variety of ways, and can be administered in a secure setting. By customizing quizzes, questionnaires, and forms, teachers can also generate meaningful data for reflection and decrease paper clutter in their classes.

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Brenton Fitzpatrick

Social studies teacher, Superior Central School


Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Free eBooks, Magazines, Images, Video Clips and More? The Michigan eLibrary Has the Content You Need to Support Teaching and Learning in Your Classroom
With a greater need to connect students to content both virtually and f2f, the Michigan eLibrary has thousands of full-text articles from publications such as Ranger Rick, Educational Leadership, Cricket, Wired, People, Essence, and Phi Delta Kappan that can dropped into learning management systems with a single click. Images and video clips can be shared via permalink and individual databases can be moved to your own websites.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

G Suite + UDL = Learning For All
G Suite for Education offers many ways to customize learning for our students. We will use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as our guide as we look at the accessibility features in G Suite. Then we will explore Chrome extensions and G Suite add-ons that can help all students master our curriculum. This is a hands-on session, so you will have a chance to explore and share extensions/features that you love.

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avatar for Karen Chichester

Karen Chichester

Teacher/G Suite for Edu Integration Specialist, Jefferson HS, Newport, MI
Using Google Apps for Education has transformed my classroom. Ask me how G Suite for Education can help you teach writing and special education, I also love working with Google Geo Tools. I love sharing my experience with other teachers across the state. On a personal note, I live... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

More Than Tech Best Practices from a Virtual School Leader for How to Build Thriving & Hybrid Environments
This presentation will be a discussion of how to create and/or sustain thriving virtual and hybrid environments stemming from the presenter's decade of experience in those types of learning spaces. Open Q&A of what works/what doesn't, critical examination of systemic reinvention, and practical considerations will all be discussed.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

STEAM Projects in a Pandemic Learning Environment
Pandemic learning environments have thrown a curve ball to hands-on, project based learning classrooms...that's for sure! Come learn how STEAM classrooms from around Michigan have adjusted, created content, provided home-based learning experiences, and have found success despite the challenges. Come share your own successful tips and projects too, as we reflect on the past year.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bond

Jennifer Bond

Design Technology Teacher, Walled Lake Schools, Clifford Smart Middle School
Jennifer Bond is a teacher in Walled Lake, Michigan. Over her 22 years of being an educator (20 years in elementary, 2 in middle), technology has always been an area of focus in her classroom. She enjoys leveraging her creativity with the various digital tools that technology and... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Supporting and Developing Virtual Professional Learning
In this session we will highlight tools, methods, and processes used for delivering virtual professional learning at the district level. We will explore our tools, processes, successes, failures, and current learning in developing and delivering PL for our staff since the spring. We will utilize small and large group processing and use interactive slide decks and activities to demonstrate the ability to conduct deeper learning while remote.

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avatar for Mike Huber

Mike Huber

Director of Curriculum and Professional Learning, Portage Public Schools
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Paul Murray

Instructional Coach, Portage Public Schools
Passionate about using technology to engage the teacher in the process of engaging the learner!


Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Teaching with a Document Camera. Wait! What? A Document Camera?
Document cameras have been used by educators for years. They are like the classroom poster on the wall that blends into the fabric of the classroom after hanging there for a few weeks. Come and listen to one educator's journey with the document camera as well as how the document camera has been central to planning for pandemic learning in one school district.

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Taylor

Marvin Taylor

Curriculum Director / Elementary Principal, Athens Area Schools
Storytelling is a shared experience.  It is also a great teaching tool.  Through storytelling, we learn more about ourselves and our role in education.  Images and words share stories, which in turn connect us to each other.  It is my hope that through session presentations during... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

The Gift of Feedback
The Gift of Feedback

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avatar for Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins

STEAM Lab Teacher, Gull Lake Middle School
I am the Innovation Lab facilitator at Gull Lake Middle School.In the lab, I teach Design & STEAM centered classes.Interests include 3D printing, programming, cardboard creations, and other making endeavors. I am passionate about helping students find projects that have purpose and... Read More →
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Beth Keller

Instructional Coach, Gull Lake Middle School
An educator since 2006, I've been worked in a variety of educational settings - public education, private education, outdoor education, and back to public school.In 2018, I transitioned from the classroom into an instructional coaching role - and then headed back to the classroom... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Transformational Technology Tools - Outwrite and Annotate Pro
Give your Google usage an upgrade with a review several tools which take it to the next level -- Outwrite (formerly GradeProof) and Annotate Pro. Based on the sound application of TIM (Technology Integration Matrix), ISTE Standards, and the SAM-R model, this presentation not only shows you some great tools which can be game-changers for teachers, but models the methods for assessing their usage in class as tech tools, not just shiny new toys.

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avatar for LeAnne Schmidt

LeAnne Schmidt

Teacher (Middle School), Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy
As an educator for 26 years and a current frontline, face-to-face classroom teacher, my professional goal is the empowerment of educators to do what they do better (and easier).  We have tools.  We often lack adequate time and energy to use them.  That's why MACUL events are so... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Annual Meeting
Join this session for the MACUL Annual Meeting and hear about the general updates of the organization. 

Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Create Your Virtual Learning Class
Pandemic learning has been rough for most educators. Good things have happened as a result however, one of these is the focus ‘flipping’ the classroom. In this session you will learn how to create your own class and flip the classroom doing it. This workshop session is designed for the educator new to using Google Classroom. Attendees should come to this session with a class list, lesson plan book, and an educator Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Taylor

Marvin Taylor

Curriculum Director / Elementary Principal, Athens Area Schools
Storytelling is a shared experience.  It is also a great teaching tool.  Through storytelling, we learn more about ourselves and our role in education.  Images and words share stories, which in turn connect us to each other.  It is my hope that through session presentations during... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Designing for Voice & Choice No Matter the Format (NO RECORDING)
Teaching looks different these days, and trying to plan a lesson is no longer as simple as using what worked last year. It may seem near-impossible to offer students voice and choice over their learning when you’re not even sure where learning might be taking place. Using the “flex model” can help you streamline your lessons to be effective in either a face-to-face or remote setting. This structure offers students agency over their learning while allowing teachers to provide feedback and maintain classroom control. In this immersive workshop, you will experience the “flex model” for yourself first-hand, see what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a virtual check-in, and begin designing a lesson that you can try out with your students tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Perez

Anne Perez

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, MV


Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Envisioning Computer Science Through the SCRIPT Lens
Join this workshop to learn how districts can utilize the SCRIPT process to create a vision with actionable goals toward computer science implementation in the classroom. SCRIPT (Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool) was a process developed through research by CSforALL to help school districts and other LEAs become the unit of change toward creating rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 computer science education. Through SCRIPT, district teams are guided by a facilitator through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science implementation plan for their students. Participants in this workshop will experience portions of the SCRIPT workshop and find out how their district or LEA can create a computer science vision and actionable goals with their own SCRIPT workshop. Note: the SCRIPT process is provided free of charge by trained SCRIPT facilitators.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Wilson

Cheryl Wilson

Computer Science Consultant, Cheryl Wilson, Michigan Department of Education
I am the Computer Science Consultant at the Michigan Department of Education. My primary job responsibility is to help districts implement Michigan's Computer Science Standards. My previous experiences have helped me in my current role. I spent 13 years teaching a combination of... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Power Up Your Canvas
Come learn how to power up your Canvas course with something cool for everyone whether you have just started using Canvas or have been using it for awhile! Learn out-of-the-ordinary ways to use Canvas such as using the scheduler, filtering your grade book, and adding mastery paths, or prerequisites. We will also dive into how to gamify your course to increase student engagement with badges.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Weaver

Erin Weaver

Educational Technology Specialist, Diocese of Grand Rapids



Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

STEM + Design Thinking
Never has there been a better time to become better problem solvers! Design Thinking is a problem solving method that helps people design workable solutions “for” and “with” others. Participants will engage in a rapid prototyping, remote learning activity with a whole lot of empathy (and just a little bit of tin foil) in order to learn how design thinking works. Then, we will explore some of the best digital tools and workflow practices for students to thrive in a brave, new remote/hybrid problem-solving world!

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avatar for Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Teacher, dailySTEM
I'm a teacher.I'm also a STEM nerd, and I love helping educators build a STEM culture in their classrooms & community.


Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

4:30pm EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform.  This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.


Thursday March 18, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Google for Education Admin Console Coaching
Join Google engineer Jeff Kurtz to learn all of the tips and tricks about embracing the power of your Google Admin console.

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JK

Jeff Kurtz

Google for Education


Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Let's Get Physical with Computing
Come get PHYSICAL with COMPUTING using MakeCode to teach students how to program. Learn how to code music, lights, and other fun things to make projects come to life with devices like Micro:bit, Circuit Playground Express, and The Brain Pad. (Even without the devices, MakeCode has a wonderful simulation to use in a virtual environment.) In addition, we'll chat about projects that can be integrated into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bond

Jennifer Bond

Design Technology Teacher, Walled Lake Schools, Clifford Smart Middle School
Jennifer Bond is a teacher in Walled Lake, Michigan. Over her 22 years of being an educator (20 years in elementary, 2 in middle), technology has always been an area of focus in her classroom. She enjoys leveraging her creativity with the various digital tools that technology and... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

5:00pm EDT

Organize Your Digital Life
This session will focus on getting your digital life organized with Gmail, Drive, Chrome, and Google Keep. Participants will learn how to set up filters in Gmail, create automated responses, and manage your mail. We will discuss time saving tips and tricks in Drive and Chrome, and show Google's best kept secret - Google Keep! Participants will learn how to create to do notes, checklists, drawings, and more. Come to this session to get organized!

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Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Show Off the Learning with Digital Posters using Google Slides
Google Slides is more than a presentation tool. It can be used to make 'digital posters' your students (or you!) will want to share. In this session you'll get hands on practice creating diagrams, infographics, visually appealing messages and more. We will also look at ways to share the final product outside of the classroom. A Chromebook or laptop will work best for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Petty

Mike Petty

Instructional Technology Coordinator, LakeVille Community Schools
Outside of my job as an instructional technology coordinator, I love to design games, create music, write and draw. It's my passion to bring these creative pursuits into classroom projects that let students show what they know and be proud to share their work.



Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

5:00pm EDT

There are No Mistakes, Just 'Appy Accidents' (Image Creation)
I will be the first to admit that I am not an artist. My stick figures are even questionable at times. That does not mean that I can't create great images, and you can too. Explore some free tools to create awesome images with ease. All you need is a device (Chromebook, PC, Mac), an internet connection, and a desire to create!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Badiner

Jeremy Badiner

Instructional Technology Coach, Gull Lake Community Schools
Elementary Technology Coach, 3rd-5th grade teacher, husband, father of 2 boys, Triumph rider, tech geek, mountain biker, camper, backpacker, and general outdoorsy-stuff (my profile, I can make up words!).



Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

A Guide to Making Google Slides Everything You Want and More!
Do you want to enable learners to interact and engage with their content? Google Slides is the answer! In this presentation, learn how to create interactive learning opportunities, including how to make drag-and-drop activities, design your slides, create autoplaying videos, master linking to create choice boards, stop-motion animation, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Brown

Erin Brown

ELA Teacher, Bendle Public Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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6:00pm EDT

Design Thinking in a Virtual or Blended Environment
Engage in a shared experience using whatever materials you have as we work to understand the Design Thinking (DT) process. Examine effective ways of using DT to develop meaningful, human-centered problem-solving experiences. Explore the why's and how's of implementing DT with students, by considering the role of the teacher, the purpose of prototyping and how doing so empowers learners to access their creative potential. Come make with us!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cornwell

Amanda Cornwell

STEM Education Program Facilitator, Central Michigan University
In my 12 years of teaching a handful of grade levels between 3rd and 8th, I incorporated technology and multimodal projects whenever possible. In my current position at the Center for Excellence in STEM Education, incorporating technology remains a secondary focus in my work. Engaging... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Lewakowski

Jessica Lewakowski

STEM Program Coordinator, Central Michigan University
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Ashley O'Neil

Community Engagement Coordinator, CMU



Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Fight COVID-related Learning Loss with 24/7 On-Demand Online 1:1 Tutoring in 200+ Subjects
Tutor.com is a trusted and reliable academic partner that’s been helping students for more than 20 years. Since our inception in 1998, we’ve delivered nearly 20 million tutoring sessions – more than any other provider – and currently provide our award-winning services to hundreds of schools and thousands of students nationwide.
In addition to K-12 schools, our solution is used by colleges and universities, libraries, and companies. We’re also the official tutoring and homework help provider for the U.S. Department of Defense, serving U.S. military families in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard, Reserves, and Coast Guard.
• Tutor.com is the most trusted and reliable online tutoring service in its industry, providing support to hundreds of clients and thousands of students.
• We connect students to tutors within seconds of their on-demand tutoring requests, 24/7, in over 200 subject areas. Once connected, each student receives a tutor’s undivided attention until the session’s educationally sound conclusion.
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Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Lab & Activity Enhancement with Google Sheets
Enhance your lab experiences with the data collection and processing power of Google Sheets. This readily available and free technology is an excellent way to engage your students through critical, algorithmic thinking. This presentation will give demonstrations of Google Sheets integration into labs and activities through our personal experiences. All lessons are publicly available in Google Drive for download and/or modification.


Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Michigan High School eSports Federation
Overview of the current landscape and future of High School Esports in Michigan. Presentation and question and answer session with like-minded peers. Conversations/networking with attendees of varying degrees of experience in esports in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Chapman

Dylan Chapman

Teacher, Grass Lake Schools


Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Screencasting: An Alternative Assessment Resource for Online or In-Person
With many educators transitioning to online and hybrid formats, how we assess students has become a common concern. Many traditional assessment methods may not be feasible in online and hybrid settings. One approach to online assessment is the use of screencasting, providing a path for students to demonstrate their knowledge and provide insight for instructors on student thought processes.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Baleja

Katie Baleja

Wayne State University



Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Stop Scaring the Kids: Choosing Empowerment Over Fear in Digital Citizenship Education
Scare tactics and fear-based digital citizenship resources are readily available but research proves that approaching digital citizenship education from the lens of empowerment rather than fear is more effective in developing lasting skills. In this session, we will explore simple ways educators can support students in navigating the complexities of empowering students to thrive in our constantly connected world.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Villaluz

Lauren Villaluz

Technology Coach, Oakland Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Supporting Multilingual Learners Using Technology and SIOP Strategies
Leverage technology to help your multilingual learners succeed in any context--whether you are face-to-face in the classroom, teaching virtually, or working with students in a hybrid model. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of technology tools with sheltered instruction (SIOP) strategies to support both classroom and remote learning for ALL learners.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Bowling

Judy Bowling

Instructional Tech And Library Consultant, Wayne RESA
avatar for Kalyn Wulatin

Kalyn Wulatin

English Learner Consultant, Wayne RESA
I am passionate about language acquisition, culturally responsive instruction, and building community. I have worked with multilingual learners and the educators who serve them for over 25 years, in bilingual and ESL/ELD programs in Illinois and Michigan. I am currently an English... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Teaching Secondary Science Virtually
In the Spring of 2020 teachers were thrown in the the world of virtual education. Science teachers were especially affected. They were asking how can students to hands on activities and labs? These labs and activities are important in reinforcing concepts taught in class. This session will be designed to give you meaningful virtual solutions to this problems. We will also discuss how to create an engaging virtual learning environment.

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Tech in the K-2 Classroom Face to Face and Virtual
Come explore new ways to integrate technology in the K-2 classroom, both for students who are face to face and/or for virtual learners. Explore creating Virtual Choice Boards in Seesaw or in Google Slides for students to meet the needs of all students. Learn how to create tech centers for students that can be done in class or virtually with a variety of apps, such as Boom Cards, Seesaw, Prodigy, Epic, etc...

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

6:00pm EDT

Tech Slam! Dueling Banjos Style
This will be a face paced session to go through several different tech sites and tips dueling banjos style. We will go back and forth presenting 15-20 different sites with just a quick 1-2 minute description. Participants will be exposed to elementary and secondary options for best practice sites amid this time. We will leave a few minutes at the end for questions about a particular site.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Chichester

Karen Chichester

Teacher/G Suite for Edu Integration Specialist, Jefferson HS, Newport, MI
Using Google Apps for Education has transformed my classroom. Ask me how G Suite for Education can help you teach writing and special education, I also love working with Google Geo Tools. I love sharing my experience with other teachers across the state. On a personal note, I live... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hankins

Mary Hankins

Owosso Public Schools
Mom of two great kids and one dog... Google Certified Educator and Trainer!! I take any opportunity to learn what I can about technology and teaching it. I teach technology to prek-5th graders in Owosso Public Schools. I am always willing to help out and pay it forward for all those... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Automate with Autocrat- Document Merge Using Google
Autocrat is a Google Add on for sheets that will allow you to merge data to a document. Think the old “mail merge”. Create personalized documents, certificates, letters or anything else you can think of. It is also a great way to automate Google Forms. We will look at examples and then show you how to set up your own project. 

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Maginity

Tammy Maginity

Director of Technology, Pennfield Schools
Believe in tech integration as an important issue and we work hard to make that happen.



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Best Practices for Remote Learning or How to do this Distance Thing?
In this session, you will learn some of the important pillars in creating good remote instruction. You will learn about and use tools that will help engage learners in distance lessons. These tools can also be taken back to F2F learning, offering students seamless instruction no matter the environment. We will explore some of the ideas behind how to create lessons for a digital platform specifically and how to move them back again.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Hill

Jill Hill

Teaching and Learning Specialist, Royal Oak Schools
avatar for Kim Logie-Bates

Kim Logie-Bates

Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Build an Info App with Google Slides
Participants will utilize one of the provided Google Slides templates to construct & publish their own informational 'app' that can be shared with others. This project is excellent for use with students to give them a way to share their expertise in a topic of interest or to present any variety of information. Teachers may also find this approach helpful as a class website, video repository, or simply a way to share useful resources with others.

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Terral

Wanda Terral

Director of Technology, Lakeland School System
Make sure to stop by my website https://ignitionedu.com and follow me on Twitter @wterral (https://twitter.com/wterral)



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Care 'Less' to Achieve More
The adage 'best laid plans of mice and men often go awry' is an apt description of pandemic teaching and learning! Using a local district as a model, participants will engage in the processes of continuous improvement and systems change to evaluate where and when to hold tight or loose in a plan, how to leverage relationships, what systems would be most useful ( in retrospect) moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Wynkoop

Rachelle Wynkoop

Assistant Superintendent, Lake Shore Public Schools
While education is my focus, my passions are the outdoors (especially hiking and backpacking) and reading. Share with me what your reading, what you have learned from a student today, and what you did outside.



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Collaboration with Littles
Collaboration can be hard to achieve and getting your whole class to work together on the same slide deck can be a feat. We will do a project together in Google Slides and I will show you how to have even Littles be able to work together on the same deck. This session will help you keep your sanity and show you how to avoid some trouble spots with your class. Please have chromebook or laptop as this will be a collaborative session. Come join fun!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hankins

Mary Hankins

Owosso Public Schools
Mom of two great kids and one dog... Google Certified Educator and Trainer!! I take any opportunity to learn what I can about technology and teaching it. I teach technology to prek-5th graders in Owosso Public Schools. I am always willing to help out and pay it forward for all those... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Come & Laugh (Virtual Edition) - NO RECORDING
Last year's 'Come and Laugh' session was interrupted suddenly. This is why 'Come and Laugh (Virtual Edition)' is in the house! Come and experience a session which has been retooled with memes, vids, websites, and more! Attendee participation is a must in order to accomplish one of the session goals: having a good time! Learning is always embedded in the laughter, but smiling and coming together is also a primary reason for this session!

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Taylor

Marvin Taylor

Curriculum Director / Elementary Principal, Athens Area Schools
Storytelling is a shared experience.  It is also a great teaching tool.  Through storytelling, we learn more about ourselves and our role in education.  Images and words share stories, which in turn connect us to each other.  It is my hope that through session presentations during... Read More →



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Digital Sketchnotes for Visualizing Learning
Interested in exploring how Digital Sketchnotes can impact learning for both you and your students? This session will guide learners through sketchnote basics including apps, equipment, elements, and techniques and will provide resources for lessons. Participants will take part in a sketchnote learning experience using an iPad or similar tablet with ANY drawing app.(Suggested apps: Sketches School or Keynote) So get ready to sketch while you l

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bosch

Karen Bosch

PreK - 8 Technology Instruction, Southfield Christian School


Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Engaging Student Choices
Whether teaching face to face or virtually attendees will leave with tools and ideas on how to incorporate technology and student choice in order to engage students and assess learning. Teachers will be able to implement these immediately in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Richardson

Barbara Richardson

Teacher, Au Gres-Sims School District
Teacher, ELA, Broadcasting, Technology & Performance. Golf Lover, Author, Adventurer & All-Around Computer Geek! Let's talk Edtech--Always willing to learn and share!



Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Finding Success by the Data Dashboard's Display
Data dashboards are a great tool for supporting educators with the tedious job of disaggregating data. With simple clicks of the mouse, viewers can breakdown data along demographic, historic, or many other trends that help an educator visualize, understand, and act on data. This session will introduce educators to Google Data Studio, a powerful tool for presenting data in an interactive and visual way.

Speakers

Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Making Design Thinking Possible in a Remote Setting
Design thinking is a framework to produce innovative solutions to complex problems. Learn how to translate pedagogical practices into a remote setting based on a 2020 summer camp in the MiSTEM Network's GWM Region where MS students engaged in design thinking around sustainability and renewable energy. Explore and reflect on how MURAL can be used as a space for virtual collaboration. Walk away with a foundation of knowledge, resources, and tools.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Gochis

Emily Gochis

Mi-STAR Coordinator of Professional Learning & Curriculum Associate, MiSTEM Director
I am the the Director of the Western U.P. STEM Network (MiSTEM Network Region 16) serving Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties of Michigan. I have been in the education field for 15 years, teaching environmental and outdoor education, high school science and... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

7:00pm EDT

Passport to Remote Instruction
Learn how one district provided a remote instructor certification experience for all of its teachers prior to the 2020-21 school year. The Passport to Remote Instruction certification course offers six destinations via Google Classroom where participants can learn about and demonstrate proficiency in the skills needed to effectively teach in a remote learning environment. This course is easily adaptable to any school district. Come learn how.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Dirlam

Amy Dirlam

Director K-12 Media/Instructional Tech, St. Joseph Public Schools
Love learning and leading with technology!


Thursday March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

8:00pm EDT

MACUL Annual Social - TRAFERA LOUNGE - https://maculreception.sophya.space
Join us for a great time of games, networking and a cool Artificial Intelligence atmosphere.  This year's social is once again brought to you by Trafera.

https://maculreception.sophya.space - see you there from 8-9:30 PM

Thursday March 18, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Sophya
 
Friday, March 19
 

7:45am EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform. This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.

While in Hopin, you may also stop by the MACUL Help Desk in the Expo Hall for general support and questions.


Friday March 19, 2021 7:45am - 8:15am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

A Look into the Future: Road Mapping Workshop (Google NDA Required - NO RECORDING)
Join us for a deep dive into what is in development with Google for Education. Note: you will need to complete an NDA to attend this workshop.

Speakers
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Google for Education Team

Google for Education


Friday March 19, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

ESPORTS 101 First Steps: Every Good Team Starts Somewhere
Learn about the basics and necessary steps to begin an esports program at your high school. What equipment do you need? What amount of space is required? Who can you compete with? The startup obstacles aren’t as large as you might think!

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Chapman

Dylan Chapman

Teacher, Grass Lake Schools


Friday March 19, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Immersive VR Beyond 360
Get started with the new virtual reality platform that allows students to move around and interact with their environment with 6 Degrees Of Freedom (6DOF). Explore the best education apps, integration strategies, and management tips for the Oculus VR platform. Leave ready to use 6DOF VR in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kass

Steve Kass

Educational Technologist, REMC1
Steve is a Copper Country native and graduate of Northern Michigan University.  Before joining REMC1, he worked as a high school business/computer teacher at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH).   Steve now works as an Educational Technologist and is responsible for leading... Read More →
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 25 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →



Friday March 19, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

K-3 Virtual Observations
Teachers of young learners must flexibly use observation and assessments to guide language and literacy development. This session will focus on how to virtually observe students during reading and writing then use that information to provide additional support or make instructional shifts. Additionally, participants will consider specific assessments and how they might be used to inform specific instructional targets. Intended Audience: Early Literacy Educators, Classroom Teachers & Instructional Coaches, Instructional Leaders and/or Administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

Literacy Consultant, Wayne RESA


Friday March 19, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Overview of School Finance for Technology (MSBO Certification)
There are many types of technology-related expenses your school district should budget for, and some helpful guidelines on “What Stuff Costs.” The basics of the budgeting process, an overview of school finance, borrowing, and the operation of a business office will be addressed. Some of the topic areas that will be addressed are, “Where and how do grants and donations fit into the process?” How does “depreciation,” “total cost of ownership” (TCO), and “return on investment” (ROI) play a role? What are the various purchasing plans and regulations? How to negotiate rates with technology vendors? What is E-Rate? Should a district purchase or lease equipment?


Friday March 19, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Plug Social Justice into Educational Technology
How can we keep a critical lens on the way that educational technology impacts social justice? In this interactive workshop, we will design collaborative solutions for the challenges educational technology raises for social justice. We will create a community that welcomes all, honors where you are, and helps move everyone toward more equitable and inclusive learning spaces, practices, and philosophies. Bring your true, authentic self, your questions, and your experiences. Experience design thinking, small group sharing, and strategies for making change.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Owens Boltz

Liz Owens Boltz

Assistant Professor/Co-Director, Michigan State University
As Co-Director of the Master of Arts in Educational technology program at Michigan State, Liz is dedicated to supporting students and the diverse goals, needs, and backgrounds they bring to MAET. Liz is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Educational Psychology & Educational... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Dillman

Brittany Dillman

Director of Graduate Certificate Programs for MAET at MSU, MAET Program at Michigan State University
Brittany is the Director of Graduate Certificate Programs for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) Program at Michigan State University. She is curious about teachers’ lesson planning practices and their preparation for lessons influences students’ classroom experiences... Read More →
avatar for Candace Robertson

Candace Robertson

Assistant Director of Student Experience and Outreach, MAET Program, Michigan State University
Candace Robertson is the Assistant Director of Student Experience and Outreach for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) at Michigan State University. Her work revolves around supporting educators in creating meaningful and innovative experiences for learners. Candace... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:30am EDT

Special Event: A Cup of Joe with Joe
Speakers
JS

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek Crickets


Friday March 19, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Hopin Session

9:00am EDT

Building STEM Career Pathways for Underserved High School Students – the iDRAW Program
In this session we share our experiences building a high school STEM pathways program. The iDRAW program seeks to build capacity in local high schools to break down barriers for underserved high school students to enter a range of STEM careers ranging from skilled trades to engineering. We describe the curricular and extracurricular elements of the program and share the lessons learned from the program's launch.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/nss-kjbv-doa

Speakers
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Richard Hill

University of Detroit Mercy
AL

Andrew Lapetina

University of Detroit Mercy


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Discovery, Innovation and You Kits (DIY kits)
The goals and objectives of the DIY kits are multifaceted. First, that teachers readily have materials at their fingertips to teach STEM through a thematic or holistic approach, incorporating all curricula throughout the day. Science and technology is often left as an, “If I have time and can squeeze it in” subject. However, science and technology are essential studies for the 21st century student. A.J. Juliani states, “Our job as teachers is not to ‘prepare’ our kids for something; our job is to help kids learn how to prepare themselves for anything.”  Karl Fisch adds, “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education builds more than just content knowledge in the classroom. Soft skills such as decision making, compromise, communication, initiative, curiosity, flexibility, problem solving, and leadership are also developed and strengthened. Finally, students gain content knowledge and see that all their learning is connected, by eliminating segmented portions throughout the day. In our ever changing world, technology and science need to become emphasized in the classroom along with the 3Rs - reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. DIY kits (Discovery, Innovation and You) include all a teacher needs to bring a holistic approach to teaching, incorporating all branches of the curriculum.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/nmb-oboa-eqn

Speakers
SW

Suzanne Woolworth

Western Elementary


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

How to Get Actionable and Consistent Feedback From Your Students
Setting up a system to obtain feedback from your students, managing it all, and incorporating it into your curriculum can be a pain. Learn how to make this entire process simpler and pain-free with Classbop, and get a student's point of view on how feedback can be used to improve the educational/classroom experience for everyone!

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/smn-dfuc-mfv

Speakers
RT

Ronit Tiwary

University of Michigan
RR

Raeed Rasul

University of Michigan
CG

Cindy Gu

University of Michigan
EH

Edward Huang

University of Michigan


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Nature-Based Science
With this poster I will present strategies I have used to engage my students in global Citizen Science initiatives and the technology tools that have enhanced our experiences. Examples include the use of portable, inexpensive digital microscopes, the use of cell phone compatible macrolens, trail cameras to monitor wildlife, and websites and apps such as iNaturalist, Merlin, Seek, and eBird.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/pwa-ncgd-adi

Speakers
LB

Laura Bell

Teacher, Okemos Public Schools


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Podcasting: Conversations for Listening and Learning
With the unprecedented shift to remote teaching, multimodal literacy is essential for learner success. Podcasting offers opportunities for learners to rigorously engage with content by participating in conversations that require them to use disciplinary literacy. In this session, presenters will provide participants with research on multimodal learning, examples of student work, along with protocols, rubrics and resources to support learning.

Link for the Virtual Posters: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Chat w/Presenters: meet.google.com/gpd-smhh-hbx

Speakers
SS

Susan Sobrehad

Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy
KC

Kristine Cooney

Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Producing STEAM Video Announcements in a Pandemic
In this virtual poster session participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear about my experience working with students to produce video announcements for the entire school community.

Link to Virtual Posters: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/pub-zjey-nbh

Speakers
JD

Jodi Decuf

MacGregor School, Bay City Schools


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

ScramblED: Mixing up learning
ScramblED highlights technology and innovation at work and in school. The mission is to mix up learning by fostering communities of lifelong learners and innovators with a collaborative, participant-driven professional development model. ScramblED believes that everyone has experiences and skills to share and everyone is a learner. The ScramblED concept was originally created by Rachelle Galang, Google Certified Innovator #NYC19.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/pmt-sqxj-ioc

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Galang

Rachelle Galang

Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools
A former grade level teacher and Michigan native, Rachelle Galang is currently a Technology Integration Specialist. She is a Google Certified Innovator (#NYC19), Trainer, Coach and GEG Leader. Additionally, she is the creator of ScramblED. For more info visit http://missgalang.co... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Seamless Learning: Engaging Students Using Deeply-Digital Curricula for In-Class and Remote Learning
Deeply-digital curricula can make learning at school and at home seamless – COVID has taught us this lesson! The browser-based, Collabrify Roadmap Platform supports educators easily (and collaboratively!) to create, distribute, & monitor students using graphical, collaborative, deeply-digital "Roadmaps." A Roadmap is a "one-stop shop" – put lessons, schedules, directions in one place. And Collabrify is LMS friendly!

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/vtq-swux-trw


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Teaching Financial Literacy Through Technology
At our school, we believe that education is more than just specific knowledge in subject matter but graduating students with the background and thirst for learning that will enable them to be successful adults. We also believe that there is a gap in the knowledge of students regarding financial literacy. It is our hope to graduate students from our middle school with a general understanding of money management, saving and investing, principles of entrepreneurship and business management.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/ciz-brjs-prn

Speakers
JW

JB Watters

St. Mary Catholic School


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Teaching, Learning and Changing: Adaptive Changes in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Beginning in March 2020 ,the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, educational systems nationwide were disrupted. Schools were forced to adapt to an array of remote/hybrid learning options, pivoting rapidly. Our exploratory research explores these adaptive challenges, innovations and impacts, in K-12 learning contexts. This work is aligned with our work with educators and school leaders.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: https://meet.google.com/dzx-drhf-wfo

Speakers
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Angela Elkordy

National Louis University
AK

Ayn Keneman

National Louis University
DW

Donna Wakefield

National Louis University


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

9:00am EDT

Using the Development of a Mobile Application to Teach Health Behaviors to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Social Stories
Have you thought about creating your own mobile app to help students learn course content in a different and engaging way? Glide is a free tool that anyone can use to create a mobile app by simply creating a spreadsheet in Google Sheets. This session will help you to learn the basics of the application, as well as how this application can be used to teach health behaviors to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the use of social stories. Get ready to "Glide" into the future of app development.

Link to Virtual Poster: http://bit.ly/21Posters
Link to Presentation: meet.google.com/gwm-safy-grr


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Google Meet Session

10:00am EDT

All the Things I Wish I'd Known Earlier About Online Teaching
This past year, many teachers across our state taught their students from behind a screen for the first time. At Michigan Virtual, our instructors have been teaching in this format for years. So often new online teachers tell us, “I wish someone would have told me ___ about teaching online.” In this session, a panel of veteran online instructors with decades of collective experience respond to this prompt and share tips & tricks they wish someone had told them earlier about how to effectively reach and teach students in a virtual learning environment. You’ll leave with an expanded sense of what online teaching is all about and be better prepared to master your online classrooms of today and tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Holly Boleski

Holly Boleski

Lead Instructor - Collaborative Partnerships, Michigan Virtual
I have worked in the online teaching and learning field for many years, including many years pre-COVID.  I have enjoyed being a fully online teacher and an instructional coach to those teachers who use our systems and are interested in our practices.  Talk to me about best practices... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic Environment
The disruptions of the past year have brought old and new education challenges into sharp focus! The rapid switch from in-person to remote learning has underscored the need for resilience and adaptability. At the same time, the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution has highlighted the need to equip students with new skillsets to better prepare them for the workforce of the future.
In this session, Intel will explore how this coming year presents a key opportunity for the EdTech ecosystem to help accelerate the adoption of technology that can help build a more resilient education system by enabling anywhere learning, maximizing education continuity. Intel will also introduce the Intel® Skills for Innovation framework that focuses on the development of mindsets and skillsets to enable students and teachers to become future-ready.

Speakers

Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Diving into Google Workspace for Education
Learn about the new Google Workspace for Education offering, and how to activate your subscriptions!

Speakers

Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

Diving into Google Workspace for Education
Learn about the new Google Workspace for Education offering, and how to activate your subscriptions!

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KM

Kendall Moore

Google for Education


Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

FREE Copy/Assign Templates and How to Make Them On Your Own
You know you love a good template. Grab it. Make a copy. Assign it to your students. It saves time AND can create fantastic learning experiences. In this session, you’ll get a digital binder FULL of 50+ templates. We’ll talk about how to use them, how to modify them, and how to make your own.

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Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

Gadgets! Remote Learning / Hybrid Style (NO RECORDING)
How are you educators? Teaching in an unexpected world? Know of my Gadgets Presentation? How about we combine the two and have a presentation about some gadgets that might help you in your (or others) hybrid / remote learning environment.

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Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

Google Tools for Struggling Students
There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.

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avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 29 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees G Suite for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

Hacking The Classroom (NO RECORDING)
Twenty-first century learning requires students to create, collaborate and think critically. Progress "STEM's" directly from immediate feedback and a personalized learning platform. Coding forces students to problem solve, make mistakes and overcome barriers because programs can only run if written correctly. Participants will learn the basics of block-based and syntax coding and how to make use of mathematical principles to create content of and for learning. Participants will also learn about the history and pedagogy of computer science, its importance for the future as well as how to integrate it into existing curriculums. With a focus on 21st century competencies, participants will explore assessment and evaluation while engaging in the process of learning.

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Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

How to Use Soundtrap to Engage All Learners
At Soundtrap, we democratize and empower high-quality, collaborative music-making and podcasting for all learners with any device. We encourage creativity and collaboration through digital audio recording. We love and nurture the power music and voice can have on young minds!  Soundtrap Educators thrive on helping their learners grow to their fullest potential by learning out loud and sharing with the world.   Leverage Soundtrap’s online recording studio to meet the unique needs of all of your learners, with a special focus on capturing student voice, transcribing speech, and sharing with a wider audience.  Learn more here: https://www.soundtrap.com/tutorials

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AO

Audrey O'Clair

Soundtrap by Spotify


Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

It’s Our Time To Shine!
As teacher librarians, it has never been more important for us to show what we can do and how we can shine! In this session, Shannon McClintock Miller will share lots of ways we can lead, support and lift up our districts throughout the school year, and through our journey with remote and continuous learning. She will share stories, examples, and resources that will bring inspiration and support to your practice too. And most of all, Shannon will share how to take care of ourselves as we shine.

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Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

On-Line Tools to Engage and to Connect
There are many creativity tools available to teachers, but using them to impact the classroom is not always easy to do. It is even more difficult when there isn't an actual classroom. We will take a look at six different programs, teachers can use right now to engage students and keep them connected to each other.


Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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10:00am EDT

The How & Why of Scholastic Esports for Campus Stakeholders
Melcher explores relevant industry touch points surrounding interactive entertainment and the gaming industry that led to the rise and popularity of esports – and how scholastic leaders can solve for administrative uncertainty and create supportive programs.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Melcher

Kurt Melcher

Executive Director - Esports & Gaming, Intersport
Kurt Melcher is the Executive Director of Esports at Intersport and Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. Through his efforts, RMU became the first university to recognize esports as part of the athletic department and offer athletic scholarships to gamers, helping to legitimize... Read More →



Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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11:00am EDT

21 Tech Tools for 2021
Looking to learn about the latest tech tools you can use to engage and assess your students, both face-to-face and online? Then, this session is for you! You will be introduced to 21 innovative tech tools that can help you personalize learning in your classroom, along with strategies for implementation. This session offers opportunities for exploration and discussion about how you can intentionally integrate tools in your classroom to promote student success.

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avatar for Emily Sicilia

Emily Sicilia

Professional Learning Services Manager, Michigan Virtual


Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

Enabling Hybrid Learning Environments & Free Virtual Learning Resources
More and more Districts believe that a hybrid/hyflex learning model ( Where teachers are simultaneously engaging in-person and virtual students at the same time) will become a norm in most K12 and HiED systems. Join Mike Belcher, HP’s Director of EdTech Innovation, in a case study exploration of one districts journey into Hybrid Learning this past fall. And as well as learn about some of the best FREE Virtual Teaching & Learning resources for your teachers and students and ready to use in your schools tomorrow

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avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Dir EdTech Innovation, HP
Mike is HP's Director of EdTech Innovation, where he leads strategy and new technology preparedness for HP's K12 and Higher Education Markets. With over two decades of EdTech experience in building and managing Education solutions, He is a regular speaker and strategist on topics... Read More →



Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

Leveraging Data to Inform Instruction from Classroom to Consortium
"Data doesn’t give us the answers, it helps us ask better questions. Leveraging the Data Discovery fully in MICIP” Hear from Paul Bauer, Director of Systems Improvement and Evaluation at TBAISD about the tools and strategies that Traverse Bay Area ISD is using to empower district, building, and classroom level educators with student performance data so that instructional decisions could be made in order to provide every student with the most appropriate learning experiences.

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Paul Bauer

Traverse Bay Area ISD


Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

REMC Resources and Tools for You and Your Classroom!
Learn about the resources and tools REMC provides for you and your students - all for free! 

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avatar for Melinda Waffle

Melinda Waffle

Educational Technology Consultant, Calhoun Intermediate School District
Educational Technology Consultant, Calhoun ISD



Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

Transformation and Innovation Moving Forward (NO RECORDING)
Districts have made significant shifts to teaching and learning experiences during the pandemic. As we look ahead to the future of education and consider the innovations that have been implemented, we need to ensure educators are in a place to implement those things we want to continue. How do we move forward and ensure we are able to meet the needs of all students?


Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

Unlock Your Inner JEDI: Enhancing Curriculum with open education resources in diversity, equity and inclusion
Jedi’s aren’t made. They’re born! Come unlock your inner OER jedi. All educators have it.
Whether you are new to open educational resources (OER) or know about them but just aren’t sure where the mission begins, this is the session for you. Join us to talk and share the stories of diversity, equity and inclusion and teachers that have begun the journey and the successful results they have had. Bring your questions as we help you decide your best path or next steps to the galaxy of implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Loveless

Gina Loveless

Educational Technology Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
I have been through the ranks of K-12 education from coach, parent, teacher, instructional technology specialist, data specialist, and technology director. I currently am employed with the Michigan Department of Education as an Educational Technology consultant. My first year in this... Read More →
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Jill Griffin

Michigan Dept. of Education


Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

Building a STEM Culture
STEM is a great acronym, but why is it important? Why are schools adding it to everything? In this session, participants will get an overall view of why STEM is more than just Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, how it fits into every classroom and every subject, and why it is changing the careers in our society. Education must change for the better. STEM is a vital part of that change.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Teacher, dailySTEM
I'm a teacher.I'm also a STEM nerd, and I love helping educators build a STEM culture in their classrooms & community.


Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

11:00am EDT

Literacy Practices as Social Acts
In this session, we will explore critical areas that impact students' literacy, such as: race, socialization, teachers' perceptions of their students, text selections, and historical implications. We will examine several theories, research, and participate in inquiry about social justice, students' civil rights, and the institution of school. Finally, we will discuss pragmatic strategies to address the literacy needs of underserved populations.

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Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

11:00am EDT

Office 365 Tips and Tricks (NO RECORDING)
Did you know that Office 365 is free for teachers and students. Chromebook's can even use Office 365! Office 365 has so many features in it an hour is simply not enough, but, we will cover as much as we can including tips and tricks in Office 365 overall, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Forms. If time allows maybe some Sway as well. I always surprise people in this session with something they had no idea about or just make them happy with all the features Office 365 is packed with. Everything discussed and demonstrated is free!

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Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

Using Tools, Apps, and Extensions to Improve Accessibility for All Students
Adapting instruction can be difficult to do if you don't know what tools to use. We will look at programs that can help teachers provide instruction in differing forms, apps students can use to more easily show what they know, and extensions that can be added to your chrome browser to provide individualized support for students.


Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

11:00am EDT

What’s New from Apple Education (NO RECORDING)
Join us for an exclusive virtual discussion about how Apple products can support learning and teaching in your school or district. Hear from Apple about the latest iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur features for education. This session covers district and campus IT topics, as well as professional and digital learning for your district.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Apple products can be used to create and support engaging learning experiences.

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Friday March 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Connect with Apple (NO RECORDING)
Connect with Apple to get product questions answered from Apple Education team members and learn about iPad and Mac in the classroom and deploying Apple products in your school.

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Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

8 Techy Ways to Make Class UNFORGETTABLE
If class is forgettable, how do we expect students to learn? In Matt Miller's book, Tech Like a Pirate, he shares 8 ways to make class a memorable learning experience with tech. You'll leave with concrete ideas to use right away -- and a process for coming up with your own. Engage your students. Supercharge learning. And enjoy the process!

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Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Best Practices for Digital Learning
As teachers transition from traditional face-to-face instruction to blended or virtual instruction, they may need some guidance on how to collect work, take attendance, and provide feedback. In this session, teachers will learn what we think are best practices for digital learning using easy to use, accessible tools. We will also explore must-have extensions that will add functionality to any digital or blended classroom activities.

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Elizabeth King

friED Technology
DL

Darryl Legaspi

friED Technology
AM

Amy Mayer

friED Technology


Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Creative & Meaningful Ways To Keep Students Connected To Learning, Reading, Opportunities and Each Other!
As we look at learning and education a bit differently now, we have developed creative and meaningful ways to keep students connected to learning, reading, opportunities and each other. Join Shannon McClintock Miller for this session as she shares how she has done this within her district throughout the school year, and throughout their remote learning experiences. Shannon will share several different digital tools and apps, resources, places to find connections, and lots of tips for making this happen for your students too. You will leave filled with ideas, a toolbox of resources and a whole lot of inspiration!

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Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Data Driven Examination of Campus Esports Growth
Based on demand and growing student interest in esports on high school and college campuses, scholastic esports programs have grown at an explosive rate over the past years. Melcher will present the discoveries of 14 months of research on the scholastic esports landscape helping to understand the main motivations of scholastic institutions to create formal programs – and identify challenges formal scholastic esports still face.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Melcher

Kurt Melcher

Executive Director - Esports & Gaming, Intersport
Kurt Melcher is the Executive Director of Esports at Intersport and Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. Through his efforts, RMU became the first university to recognize esports as part of the athletic department and offer athletic scholarships to gamers, helping to legitimize... Read More →



Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

12:00pm EDT

Google Tools for Engaging Remote Learning
One key to effective online learning is student engagement and connection. In this session we will explore several ways to keep students plugged in including Pear Deck, Jamboard, collaborative Google Slides and Drawings activities, creating personal videos, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 29 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees G Suite for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Let STEM Recharge Your Classroom Today
STEM learning can be expensive, but it is the key to a creative, innovative, problem solving focused education. In this session, participants will learn about the amazing resources available right around them (at home, yard sales, the community, the internet) to build authentic STEM learning opportunities for every student, no matter where or what you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Teacher, dailySTEM
I'm a teacher.I'm also a STEM nerd, and I love helping educators build a STEM culture in their classrooms & community.


Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

12:00pm EDT

Literacy Practices as Social Acts
In this session, we will explore critical areas that impact students' literacy, such as: race, socialization, teachers' perceptions of their students, text selections, and historical implications. We will examine several theories, research, and participate in inquiry about social justice, students' civil rights, and the institution of school. Finally, we will discuss pragmatic strategies to address the literacy needs of underserved populations.

Speakers

Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Hopin Session

12:00pm EDT

Making With Micro:Bit (NO RECORDING)
The Micro:bit was designed to be classroom-friendly from day one. More approachable than just coding, it's a great way to achieve fun, practical results with motivated students. Coding isn't just for Computing class! The micro:bit has projects that are great for Design Technology, Physics and even Art and Music classes. With a focus on 21st century competencies, participants will explore assessment andevaluation while engaging in the process of learning.

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Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Taking Teacher Leadership to the Next Level: 10 Tips for Effective Advocacy
Learn 10 effective ways to enhance your leadership skills, explore avenues to influence change, and become decision makers in your school, district, community, and beyond. Join the movement to expand your reach, amplify your voice, and elevate the teaching profession. Elements: Identify your expertise Define your platform Develop your identity Get connected Build your PLN Explore opportunities Engage in policy & decision making

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avatar for Melody Arabo

Melody Arabo

Outreach Specialist / 2015 MI Teacher of the Year, EdReports.org
Melody Arabo is an Outreach Specialist for EdReports.org, developing partnerships with states, non-profits, and teacher leaders across the country to ensure all students have access to high-quality instructional materials. Prior to this role, Melody was a Teacher Ambassador Fellow... Read More →



Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

What Leaders at Great Schools Do Better: Tech and Inspiring One's Team
Great leaders foster inspiring experiences, build dedicated professionals, and engage in regular storytelling, and tech can strengthen all these efforts. We'll look at this from the in-person and online perspectives, so join in as we explore how current technologies can revamp how district, campus, department, and grade-level leaders build a better professional environment for everyone.

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Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Your Microsoft Teams Overview (NO RECORDING)
This session will overview Microsoft Teams EDU and show why it is so popular and effective for classroom learning especially during this time of remote learning. We will overview it's broad feature set and discuss how classrooms are using Microsoft Teams EDU today to help them stay educated, communicating and collaborating more effectively both in and out of the classroom as well as prepare their students to be future ready with a solution widely used in business today. We might also get to take a look at some upcoming features heading to Microsoft Teams

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Friday March 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

What If? Throwing the DICE that Fuel Progress: A Wager on Diversity, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship in Education
In this inspiring presentation, Aaron Dworkin shares his personal story which informed his life of social entrepreneurship including his founding of the Sphinx Organization, whose mission is to Transform live through the power of diversity in the arts, service as dean of the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance and his current roles as an author, visual artist and founder of SonoGrub, as well as serving as a Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Michigan. He will delve into the important role that diversity, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship play in society, as well as their associated value and impact in education. Aaron will also share strategies surrounding engaging technology in teaching, core skillsets required for creative careers and the importance of staying relevant in the actively evolving landscape of the modern world.

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Friday March 19, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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Saturday, March 20
 

7:30am EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform. This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.

While in Hopin, you may also stop by the MACUL Help Desk in the Expo Hall for general support and questions.


Saturday March 20, 2021 7:30am - 8:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

ESPORTS 102 Speed Bumps and Hurdles: What To Expect In Your First Years
Learn about common difficulties most teams face in their first couple years. Prepare yourself to tackle technical issues, communication problems, administrative questions and team structure. Deep dive into the complications different teams have experienced and how they have been resolved.

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Chapman

Dylan Chapman

Teacher, Grass Lake Schools


Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hopin Session

8:00am EDT

Fundamentals of Graphic Design for Student/Parent Communication
In this session we will spend the first hour going over the fundamentals of imagery, color, type pairing, and content. The second hour will consist of working in Adobe Spark by creative designs for your social media platforms that inform parents/guardians of happenings in your class(es). I will walk you through the design process by using Adobe Spark and demonstrate how to create an effective design.

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Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

Security and Disaster Recovery (MSBO Certification)
An overview of security best practices at the network, server and workstation levels will be discussed. The security practices covered can be applied to multiple types of network architectures including Windows, Linux and others. Also covers best practices on creating and implementing a disaster recovery plan.


Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow. Remote/Hybrid Style (NO RECORDING)
We are certainly in a unique environment right now with much of what we are doing weighted on technology so lets make sure you know some of the coolest features in todays most popular solutions. If you have been in a session with me you know I like to show you the newest and most unique solutions and hope to provide that with the newest offerings including Wakelet, Flipgrid, Kahoot, Book Creator and many more as well as introducing you to some new solutions which might be helpful to your students working remotely. I am always looking for new engaging solutions so do not be surprised if there are some other solutions tossed into this session as well!

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Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

Using Video to Engage Students and Staff
Participants will learn how to use video editing, screen recording, and animation creation tools. These multimedia tools will help both educators and students communicate their ideas creatively and clearly, as well as helping demonstrates their knowledge and competency skills. This workshop will cover a variety of tools for all platforms, so all attendees will be able to participate regardless of the device they are using.

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avatar for Du Bui

Du Bui

Educational Technology Consultant, Jackson County Intermediate School District
Du is a former 6th-grade teacher. He taught English language arts and social studies in Ogden, Utah. He also spent a couple of years as a digital learning specialist. His goal is to help educators "crush it" with technology.t: @DueyBui



Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
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8:00am EDT

G Suite Admin Console Best Practices (Part 1 and 2)
Come join the collaborative discussion with Tierney Brothers and your colleagues from across the Midwest. This session will be customized based on the needs and requests of those registered for the session. Within our time we will look at discussing organizational unit device settings to optimize a shared device or 1:1 environment, and Chrome browser settings.

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Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Hopin Session

10:00am EDT

Navigating Hopin as an Attendee or Speaker
Join this session for general guidance and support on using the Hopin platform. This session will occur in Hopin on the stage at the scheduled time. You must be registered for the conference, accept your Hopin invite and then log on to the Hopin platform to participate in this or any other conference session.

While in Hopin, you may also stop by the MACUL Help Desk in the Expo Hall for general support and questions.


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Hopin Session

10:15am EDT

ESPORTS 103 Leveling Up:Taking your Team from Zero to Hero
Discover how successful established teams sustain growth, fundraise, build culture and community and empower their students to lead and stand out. Video production, public speaking, technical skills, marketing; what else exists beyond the competition? How can you set up your students for collegiate/pro play and future career opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Chapman

Dylan Chapman

Teacher, Grass Lake Schools


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Hopin Session

10:15am EDT

I Gave You a Chromebook, Now What?
This session will explore strategies to engage students in the virtual environment. Districts across Michigan were proactive and industrious in providing Chromebooks or a device for student use. Even though students may have received a device, statistics showed some students did not engage online. All students need more personalized interaction for continued learning, especially those who have less access. Participants will receive relationship and engagement strategies to support building their virtual toolbox. This session addresses the theme of equity by taking a deeper look into designing differentiated virtual lessons for ALL students. 


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
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10:15am EDT

Leading SEL for ALL
As we move through a time of significant stress, school leaders are charged with not only caring for students and families, but staff, colleagues, and self, requiring intentional practice in Social and Emotional Learning. This session will establish why this work is critical as well as practices leaders can apply in their everyday lives, professionally and personally.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Melissa Usiak

Dr. Melissa Usiak

Assistant Professor, Executive Director, Michigan State University, Michigan ASCD
Truly excited to share resources with you around SEL. We need each and every member in our school communities leading this work. This is a session for ALL!



Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
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10:15am EDT

Learn Like a YouTuber: Engaging Video Activities
Let’s face it. Your students spend lots of time on YouTube, and they probably have their favorite YouTubers. Let’s take popular styles of YouTube videos and turn them into learning experiences! In this video, you’ll learn how you — and your students! — can make top 10 videos, unboxing videos, and more as a demonstration of learning.

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Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
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10:15am EDT

Microsoft OneNote/Class Notebook (NO RECORDING)
Microsoft OneNote is flat out impressive and, its free! Not only is it packed with a pile of features, teachers, schools, administrators and districts have put together some great hacks to make it even more powerful. This session will overview what OneNote is, show you some of its best features and hidden wonders and then discuss how educators are using OneNote in education. We will also discuss and demonstrate Class Notebook and Staff Notebook which allows you to share notes to groups or individuals. Handy for collaboration, assignments, research, reference, etc.

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Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
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10:15am EDT

What’s In Your Online Teaching Toolbelt?
Fast-paced session designed to give participants several tips, tricks and tools that can be added to their toolboxes. Moderated by David Tchozewski, several guest presenters will share their success stories and a variety of resources for online teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for David Tchozewski

David Tchozewski

Director of Information Technology, Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Dave Tchozewski, a current MACUL Board Member, has served the PreK-12 education community for over 33 years in a variety of roles. He is currently in his second year serving the Kenowa Hills Public School community as their Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining the... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
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