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The We R Richmond eLearning Expo 6 is a FREE eLearning conference for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Technology staff
  • Other eLearning professionals

With special keynote presenter, Janelle McLaughlin!


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Tuesday, July 18
 

9:15am

Keynote Speaker: Janelle McLaughlin
Janelle is an education consultant, presenter, coach, keynote speaker and trainer.  Over the years she has been a classroom teacher and district administrator.  Today, Janelle is also an entrepreneur, a blogger, a social media strategist and a tech geek (She can definitely geek out over Google Drive workflow solutions).

These passions and experiences led her to begin her own company, Innovative Education Solutions.  She gets to utilize her teaching talents by working with schools and other businesses to make their jobs easier and more efficient, while focusing on the people.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle is an education consultant, presenter, coach, keynote speaker and trainer. Over the years she has been a classroom teacher and district administrator. Today, Janelle is also an entrepreneur, a blogger, a social media strategist and a tech geek (She can definitely geek o... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Civic Hall

10:30am

Learning to Fly
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will go over the information you need to know before you start using a drone for your school. It will cover FCC rules, kinds of drones, uses, and more. Participants will get information on resources to get started in flying a drone and staying within the rules.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Media Center Richmond High School

10:30am

OSMO: Digital Programming with Hands-on Manipulatives
Limited Capacity filling up

What is Osmo, and how can it help your classroom centers? I will explain all aspects of Osmo, how I use it in centers, and why my students love it! I will have Osmos on site so that you can experience it for yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Benner

Kathy Benner

3rd Grade Teacher, Richmond Community Schools
Born and raised in Richmond, Kathy Benner graduated from RHS in ‘97. She attended IU East and earned an Associate's Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. In 2011, she earned the No Excuses Award and REA Teacher of the Month. She loves worki... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
L106 Richmond High School

10:30am

Skype in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Come hear about the joy of Skyping in the classroom from two of Richmond Community Schools' Skype pioneers!  They will share their experiences, challenges, successes, and connect you to resources that will bring the world to your students!

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Sherrow

Whitney Sherrow

C.Y.S. Educator, Richmond Community Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
R135
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to access resources and connect to other individuals seeking to participate in Skype chats.

10:30am

The 8 C's of PBL with Tech!
Limited Capacity filling up

The 4 C's are a popular topic around education. I think we can do better!! Let’s integrate technology into PBL and watch classrooms transform. This engaging and exciting session will address the 4 C's and introduce 4 more C's that you can provide your students through technology used in PBL. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn researched benefits, awesome project ideas, popular methods, and some tech tools used to excite students through PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
L104/105 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Attendees will know the 8 C's of PBL and tech. Attendees will become familiar with tech tools to use with PBL. Attendees will get project ideas that can be used as PBL.

10:30am

What The UDL Are You Talking About?
Limited Capacity seats available

UDL (Universal Design for Learning) is mentioned 5 times in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015) add that to the directives in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and 2015 Ed Tech Developers Guide, and you get 7 citations of UDL in the documents that influence all expectations of education. 5 + 2 = Something you need to understand. Come with me and learn the basics and how you can begin to use this dynamic, game changing method of teaching!

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches, K-3
  • Session Objectives: Participants will learn the 3 principles of UDL. Participants will dissect a state standard to suit all learners. Participants will brainstorm ideas for students of all levels to participate in their classrooms.

10:30am

BreakoutEDU: How to Create your own Game
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BreakoutEDU is becoming more and more popular. There are hundreds of Breakouts on the BreakoutEDU site, but what do you do when you cannot find a topic that you are looking for: Create your own! Participants will learn how to create a Breakout, submit it to the BreakoutEDU community, and get rewarded by BreakoutEDU.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hasecoster

Matt Hasecoster

Teacher, Richmond Community Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
L113

10:30am

Expand your World: Coding and Virtual Reality Trips
Limited Capacity filling up

The session opens the classroom for teachers and students beyond the 4 walls of their classroom. Participants will explore the world of coding and how it can be applied in the classroom, as well as taking virtual field trips to many places around the world students might not otherwise get to experience.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
L110 RIchmond High School 380 Hub Etchison Parkway Richmond, IN 47374
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Identify the merits of different coding programs avaliable to students. Identify the different uses of coding in the classroom and virtual field trips. Identify what makes a quality learning virtual field trip vs. a basic virtual field trip.

10:30am

Flipping Your Staff Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn tools, tips, and strategies to make your staff meetings more efficient and more effective. Dive deeper, while saving time.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle is an education consultant, presenter, coach, keynote speaker and trainer. Over the years she has been a classroom teacher and district administrator. Today, Janelle is also an entrepreneur, a blogger, a social media strategist and a tech geek (She can definitely geek o... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Media Center Lab
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience Administrators
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session you will be able to utilize video conferencing, collaborative resources, and screencasts to streamline your meeting time giving you more minutes for focusing on transforming instructional practices in your schools.

10:30am

Ignite your Classroom using the SAMR Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of the SAMR Model? Wonder what it is? We will cover the basics of the 4 levels. We will see how easy it is to ignite your lessons so that you are moving beyond the basic substitution with technology. This will also help you increase the DOK level in your lessons and create more engagement. You will leave the session with lesson ideas you can use in your classroom right away.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
L111 RIchmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: 1. Participants will become familiar with the 4 levels of the SAMR Model. 2. Participants will be able to identify the level of lessons on the SAMR Model. 3. Participants will be able to plan lessons to reach the levels of the SAMR Model.

10:30am

Tables and Desks and Chairs, Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ready to roll out Canvas and one-to-one instruction, but wondering how it will fit in your classroom? This presentation will offer several solutions to modeling a blended classroom. You will team, share, and get out of your seat to physically create model classrooms. Start the thought process now for creating your learning environment for the coming year.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Green

Richard Green

Ask me about vertical hold, partylines, and spindlepunk.


Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
R153
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Creative Arts
  • Session Objectives: 1. Identify the most useful model for your blended classroom. 2. Reflect on the evolution of blended environments. 3. Put your ideas in action by getting up and creating a blended classroom.

11:45am

Lunch
Join us for a delicious, complimentary lunch for networking and sharing!

Tuesday July 18, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Cafeteria

1:00pm

DESIGNed for All!
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready for a lesson planning based UDL adventure! In this presentation, we will be specifically dissecting standards in a STEM environment to create a lesson plan that encompasses all learners including those with significant disabilities. Whether by high tech, low tech or no tech all students can participate and thrive in the UDL classroom. Good DESIGN is the key.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participants will learn the 3 principles of UDL. Participants will dissect a state standard to suit all learners. Participants will brainstorm ideas for students of all levels to participate in their classrooms.

1:00pm

Great Teachers + Great Tools = Great Results
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you get when you add a great tool to your already great teachers ....great results! Waterford is a proven tool which provides personalize learning for Pre-K thru Second grade in Reading, Math, Science and so much more. Learn how to integrate this dynamic tool into your classroom routine as we demonstrate best practices for individual, group and whole class instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kunberger

Steve Kunberger

Indiana Director of School Relations, Waterford Research Institute
Father of three including a Marshall University Sophomore, Zionsville High School Junior a fifth grader. Hail from a rural town in and a family of educators. Have been helping Hoosiers implement technology for over 19 years. Super passionate about helping our youngest learners bu... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
R153

1:00pm

Kickin' it New School!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you looking for some new school tech, apps or internet sources to help manage your old school classroom? Come to this session and discover over 50 new tools that will have you doing all of your old school methods with a modern feel. With tools meant for K-8, everyone in attendance will be able to find something in this fast-paced, engaging presentation to use as soon as school starts!

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
L104/105 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8
  • Session Objectives: Attendees will learn new tech, apps, and internet sources to use in their class. Attendees will evaluate their current methods of classroom management and instruction. Attendees will choose at least 2 of the presented tools to try when classes resume in the fall.

1:00pm

Making Global Connections
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting to people outside of their school community helps students care more about the quality of their work, engage in learning, increase their digital citizenship skills, step outside their comfort zones, embrace differences, and see themselves as citizens of a global society. Join this session to hear examples of successful connections, get and share ideas for connecting, and begin to build connections for your students - no matter what you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara has been a special education teacher for over 25 years and has spent time at the elementary and middle school levels. Co-teaching general education classes is one of her favorite parts of her job. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things a... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
L113

1:00pm

The Teachers' Research PLN: Bringing Museums and Research to Your Practice and Your Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Ball State University’s Research Design Studio (RDS) has partnered with Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian to engage teachers in the evaluation and integration of online content. In this initiative, we are inviting teachers to join our Professional Learning Network to
  • Engage your students with standards-aligned digital content
  • Collaborate with researchers and other educators
  • Strengthen your research and assessment skills
  • Get paid to evaluate digital content


Speakers
avatar for Matt Stuve

Matt Stuve

Associate Professor, Ball State University
Dr. Matthew Stuve is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and co-director of the Research Design Studio (RDS) and the Assessment Innovation & Resource Studio (AIR). He specializes in classroom assessment, instructional design, learning systems, online learning, and d... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
R151

1:00pm

Up, Up, and Away!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give participants the chance to actually fly a drone and learn some of the technical aspects of how they work. THe focus will be on basic operations and staying within FAA rules.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Media Center Richmond High School

1:00pm

Sharing Data in Office 365 / Excel Makes Data Easy! (2 hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

Excel and conditional formatting make it easy to compile and analyze classroom data, but many teachers are unaware of what's possible or are intimidated by Excel. Learn about Excel basics including formatting and charts and find our how to share data with team members and compile data from different teachers using Excel in Office 365.  

Speakers
avatar for Ruthanne Munger

Ruthanne Munger

Instructional Coach, Test Intermediate School
I have served in a variety of positions at RCS including teaching grades 1-8 and, for the past 7.5 years, as an instructional coach. I am currently working at Test Intermediate School. In this role, I use Excel on a daily basis for recording and managing school data.


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
L110 RIchmond High School 380 Hub Etchison Parkway Richmond, IN 47374
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: A functional understanding of Excel basics, how to use conditional formatting to color-code data for easy analysis, and how to share data with teams by learning how Excel works within Office 365.

1:00pm

Cybersafety: For You and Your Students (2 Hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology changes all the time, and your students are constantly finding the newest websites, apps and gadgets. It’s vital they learn the rules of Internet safety so they can use technology responsibly. The information provided will not only assist you in understanding the online challenges your students face, but also suggest some tips for you as an educator.

Speakers
avatar for Cathie Bledsoe

Cathie Bledsoe

Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Cathie Bledsoe, is a Youth Educator for the Indiana State Police (ISP) Internet Crime against Children Task Force (ICAC). The ISP provides presentations to Indiana schools, churches and youth organizations. These presentations provide age appropriate, timely information, relevant... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
L106 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participant will understand the challenges students face online and best practices for educators to protect their online reputation. They will gain an awareness of the responsibilities of educators, when dealing with student’s online behavior. They will be guided to understand how to embody healthy attributes of a digital citizen and be an example for their students.

1:00pm

Fun Day Friday: Bring on the Games! (2 hours)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, attendees will get a hands-on experience using different online game platforms for use in their classroom. This workshop will allow the participants to play these games, as well as create their own games. The games can be used for review, assessment, or e-learning assignments. The objective of this experience is to integrate more digital learning opportunities for students. The online resources can also be used by the students to create their own games for use in the various content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Stracener

Elizabeth Stracener

Biology, Health & Wellness, and Physical Education teacher, Seton Catholic High School
I am excited to attend Summer Spark for the second year and be making a presentation! I am also thrilled to be back presenting at the We R Richmond eLearning Expo 6! I look forward to reconnecting with people I met last year and meeting new friends! What a great summer of engagin... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
L111 RIchmond High School
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Before you leave this session you will be able to create games for use in your content area, teach students how to collaborate so they can create their own games, differentiate between different web-based games for strategic use in the classroom.

1:00pm

Moving From Digital Native to Digital Citizen (2 hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

Just because students know how to use digital devices for socializing and entertainment, does not mean they know how to use them for learning. Join us to explore these key points:
  1. Digital Security (social media safety, safety at school, cyberbullying)
  2. Digital Legacy (how to teach students to leave a positive digital footprint) 
  3. Digital Literacy (fair use, credible sources)

Speakers
avatar for Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle is an education consultant, presenter, coach, keynote speaker and trainer. Over the years she has been a classroom teacher and district administrator. Today, Janelle is also an entrepreneur, a blogger, a social media strategist and a tech geek (She can definitely geek o... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Media Center Lab

1:00pm

What is Blended Learning? (2 hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been given devices and then left to figure out how to meaningfully incorporate them into your classroom?  Do you have a couple of go-to strategies, but you're looking to expand your repetoire?  Are you trying to prepare for an increasingly digital classroom?  Then this Learn and Apply session is for you!  We'll discuss the TPACK model and establish a definition for blended learning before looking at a number of strategies for making blended learning work in your classroom. Please come prepared to apply strategies to a lesson or unit you teach.  This session will utilize Nearpod as a presentation method and a model for blended learning, and there will be giveaways for Nearpod Gold subscriptions.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson

Professional Development Coordinator, Delaware Community Schools and Indiana Writing Project
Lindsey spent 10 years as a middle and high school English and social studies teacher. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for Delaware Community Schools, helping teachers to use technology to enhance their teaching. She is also a reading specialist as wel... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
R135

2:15pm

Putting Your Teacher Evaluation Plan Online
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about using an easy-to-use, customizable online tool to conduct teacher evaluations. You can upload unlimited artifacts or files to document successful rubric accomplishment; view your observation information anytime/anywhere; get same-day support; keep track of your professional development points; and provide feedback to the administrator about the observation.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Griffey

Kathy Griffey

Consultant, Standard for Success
Standard for Success: Setting the Standard for Employee Evaluations | | This web-based platform, designed by educators for educators, is the perfect tool to consistently and objectively document performance observations.


Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
R153

2:15pm

BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join a group of educators excited about doing something different. Session attendees will get a chance to move around, utilize clues to come up with codes, and, hopefully, successfully "break out" by the end of the given time. Come ready to work together and see how this innovative idea can uniquely engage your students in any subject area. It's time for something different!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara has been a special education teacher for over 25 years and has spent time at the elementary and middle school levels. Co-teaching general education classes is one of her favorite parts of her job. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things a... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
L113

2:15pm

Communication: The Greatest Asset of Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

We know clear and timely communication is essential in teaching. How can Canvas help us communicate more effectively and efficiently with parents and students? We will explore the following Canvas options: Calendar, Announcements, Discussions, Conversations, Inbox, and Chat (if available).

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Tim Arnold is completing his first year as an eLearning Specialist with the Richmond Community schools. Prior to that, he spent 26 years as a social studies teacher, coach, and educational leader at Nettle Creek Schools in Hagerstown.  Tim curates a nationally recognized technol... Read More →
JH

Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill has worked at Richmond Community Schools for 19 years- he taught English for 18 years, was English Department Chair for 8 years, and became the eLearning Specialist this year. He is also the AD for the RCS intermediate schools and the assistant AD at Richmond High Sc... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
R151
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will be able to: Identify strategies to communicate directly with parents | Explore ways to communicate directly with students(as individuals or in groups) | Identify ways to encourage student communication and collaboration in Canvas.

2:15pm

Differentiated eLearning with Mastery Paths
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teachers of all grade levels can learn to differentiate their room using the Canvas feature "Mastery Paths." This can help to challenge advanced students and better guide remedial students, all while freeing up the teacher for more 1:1 focus in the classroom.

Speakers
TG

Tim Gray

eLearning Coach, Center Grove CSC
Tim was a middle school Social Studies teacher at Doe Creek Middle School for 11 years. He know serves as an eLearning Coach for Center Grove High School in Greenwood. He is a Google Level 2 certified educator, a Common Sense Digitally Certified educator, and is certified in Tech... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
L104/105 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session, you will be able to: Create a Mastery Paths Module in Canvas and use the data from this formative assessment to better learn ability levels of students.

2:15pm

I've Logged in to Canvas, Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will center around making Canvas work for teachers using the LMS who have only just logged into the system and haven't done much else. I will share my experiences with Canvas and provide tips and tricks to developing and creating a Canvas course or courses that work for teachers and their class.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session you will be able to: Identify the parts of Canvas essential to your classroom. Identify what makes a Canvas page accessible to all. Identify how to develop, edit, and add content into your Canvas course.

2:15pm

To Catch a Bully
Limited Capacity filling up

Students using technology to defend themselves against bullying. There are a few apps students can use on their portable electronic devices that can record audio and/or video. The recording is done undercover and can be sent to the appropriate people by email. In addition, a few sites will be presented that students, teachers, and administrators can use to educate themselves on digital safety and citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross

RCSC
Dennis Intermediate School Counselor | Dennis Intemediate Event Coordinator | RCSC Summer School Principal


Tuesday July 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Media Center Richmond High School
 
Wednesday, July 19
 

9:00am

Great Teachers + Great Tools = Great Results
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you get when you add a great tool to your already great teachers ....great results! Waterford is a proven tool which provides personalize learning for Pre-K thru Second grade in Reading, Math, Science and so much more. Learn how to integrate this dynamic tool into your classroom routine as we demonstrate best practices for individual, group and whole class instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kunberger

Steve Kunberger

Indiana Director of School Relations, Waterford Research Institute
Father of three including a Marshall University Sophomore, Zionsville High School Junior a fifth grader. Hail from a rural town in and a family of educators. Have been helping Hoosiers implement technology for over 19 years. Super passionate about helping our youngest learners bu... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
L113

9:00am

Skype in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear about the joy of Skyping in the classroom from two of Richmond Community Schools' Skype pioneers!  They will share their experiences, challenges, successes, and connect you to resources that will bring the world to your students!

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Sherrow

Whitney Sherrow

C.Y.S. Educator, Richmond Community Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
R135
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to access resources and connect to other individuals seeking to participate in Skype chats.

9:00am

What The UDL Are You Talking About?
Limited Capacity seats available

UDL (Universal Design for Learning) is mentioned 5 times in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015) add that to the directives in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and 2015 Ed Tech Developers Guide, and you get 7 citations of UDL in the documents that influence all expectations of education. 5 + 2 = Something you need to understand. Come with me and learn the basics and how you can begin to use this dynamic, game changing method of teaching!

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches, K-3
  • Session Objectives: Participants will learn the 3 principals of UDL. Participants will learn how ESSA and the "Dear Colleague" Letter of Nov. 2015 impact their classroom. Participants will see a lesson plan template for creating their own lessons.

9:00am

Can I Use That? Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Modeling information literacy is the responsibility of all teachers. However, figuring out how to be copyright compliant with digital material is not always easy! In this session, learn the basics about copyright, what fair use really means, and how to find and create open, licensed digital content. Spend some time exploring tools that share open educational content to be used safely and legally in the classroom.



Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Media Center Lab
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participants will be able to identify the basics about copyright and fair use in the classroom, locate and create open, licensed digital content and explore tools that share open educational content that can be used safely and legally in the classroom.

9:00am

Incorporating Technology into Learning Stations
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This presentation will center around how teachers can incorporate technology use in their Guided Math and Guided Reading workstations. Not only having technology during this time but making it meaningful to develop and create a future-ready, risk taking, learning environment.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
L111 RIchmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session you will be able to identify resources that can be used in the classroom during workstations/centers.

9:00am

Personalize Your PD With Twitter
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in learning more about how to use Twitter to enhance yourself as an educator? During our session, we will take a closer look at how to leverage Twitter. We will we will participate in a Twitter Chat and discuss how to get the most out of this growing trend in professional development.

Speakers
JH

Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill has worked at Richmond Community Schools for 19 years- he taught English for 18 years, was English Department Chair for 8 years, and became the eLearning Specialist this year. He is also the AD for the RCS intermediate schools and the assistant AD at Richmond High Sc... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shunneson

Michael Shunneson

Director of Secondary Ed., Richmond Community Schools
Michael joined the Richmond Community Schools as Director of Secondary Education in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining the team in Richmond he has been an educational leader at all levels of education from Elementary through Adult Education. He earned a Bachelor of Science from... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
L106 Richmond High School

9:00am

To Catch a Bully
Limited Capacity seats available

Students using technology to defend themselves against bullying. There are a few apps students can use on their portable electronic devices that can record audio and/or video. The recording is done undercover and can be sent to the appropriate people by email. In addition, a few sites will be presented that students, teachers, and administrators can use to educate themselves on digital safety and citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross

RCSC
Dennis Intermediate School Counselor | Dennis Intemediate Event Coordinator | RCSC Summer School Principal


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Media Center Richmond High School

9:00am

Building Modules in Canvas (2 hours)
Limited Capacity filling up

Modules allow you to have everything organized in Canvas for yourself and the students. This workshop (1.5 or 3 hrs) will show you examples of modules, and explain how to build and organize modules in Canvas from the ground up. Time to start developing your own module will be included!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Benner

Kathy Benner

3rd Grade Teacher, Richmond Community Schools
Born and raised in Richmond, Kathy Benner graduated from RHS in ‘97. She attended IU East and earned an Associate's Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. In 2011, she earned the No Excuses Award and REA Teacher of the Month. She loves worki... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
L110 RIchmond High School 380 Hub Etchison Parkway Richmond, IN 47374
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators
  • Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will be able to: construct a module in a Canvas course, organize course content with the use of Modules, and propose a way Modules can fit in their classroom content

9:00am

Citizenship Revisited (2 hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

What does the Constitution say about citizenship? How can you become a citizen or lose your citizenship? What is the difference between and immigrant and a refugee? Attendees will participate in activities analyzing and using FREE primary sources materials and learn where to find sources on the Library of Congress’ newly redesigned webpage. The sample activities will focus on citizenship, but the tactics can apply to any topic. All participants will receive a free classroom set of pocket Constitutions.

Speakers
EO

Elizabeth Osborn

Program Director, Indiana University Center on Representative Government
Talk to me about hosting a PD at your school or district using free primary source documents. I am a history teacher by training, but the materials and activities from the Library of Congress support all grades and topics. At IU we have a special interest in promoting civics an... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
R153
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Find and Identify free primary sources available on the Web; analyze primary sources; take primary source based activities back to your classroom

9:00am

Thinking Outside the Box to Break in to the Box! (2 hours)
Limited Capacity filling up

Experience the thrill and feeling of accomplishment with Breakout EDU. The classroom and curriculum possibilities are endless. Find or create a Breakout that meets your curriculum needs. Students will build collaboration, team-building, critical thinking, communication, and inference skills, just to name a few. We will complete a Breakout, debrief, I will share some add-ons and do’s and don’ts, and wrap up with some game design ideas.

Speakers
RE

Rachel Emenhiser

Technology Integration Specialist, NHJ School Corp


Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
L104/105 Richmond High School

10:15am

DESIGNed for All!
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready for a lesson planning based UDL adventure! In this presentation, we will be specifically dissecting standards in a STEM environment to create a lesson plan that encompasses all learners including those with significant disabilities. Whether by high tech, low tech or no tech all students can participate and thrive in the UDL classroom. Good DESIGN is the key.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participants will learn the 3 principles of UDL. Participants will dissect a state standard to suit all learners. Participants will brainstorm ideas for students of all levels to participate in their classrooms.

10:15am

Learning to Fly
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will go over the information you need to know before you start using a drone for your school. It will cover FCC rules, kinds of drones, uses, and more. Participants will get information on resources to get started in flying a drone and staying within the rules.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Media Center Richmond High School

10:15am

Multiply Your Effectiveness By Using Technology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Instead of weakening the connection between student and teacher, as many worry, technology can actually be used to give the teacher more time to individuals and small groups. This session focuses on how you can use technology to engage your students and help you create more time for differentiation.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson

Professional Development Coordinator, Delaware Community Schools and Indiana Writing Project
Lindsey spent 10 years as a middle and high school English and social studies teacher. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for Delaware Community Schools, helping teachers to use technology to enhance their teaching. She is also a reading specialist as wel... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
L111 RIchmond High School

10:15am

The Teachers' Research PLN: Bringing Museums and Research to Your Practice and Your Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Ball State University’s Research Design Studio (RDS) has partnered with Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian to engage teachers in the evaluation and integration of online content. In this initiative, we are inviting teachers to join our Professional Learning Network to
  • Engage your students with standards-aligned digital content
  • Collaborate with researchers and other educators
  • Strengthen your research and assessment skills
  • Get paid to evaluate digital content


Speakers
avatar for Matt Stuve

Matt Stuve

Associate Professor, Ball State University
Dr. Matthew Stuve is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and co-director of the Research Design Studio (RDS) and the Assessment Innovation & Resource Studio (AIR). He specializes in classroom assessment, instructional design, learning systems, online learning, and d... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
L113

10:15am

7 Ways to Get Kids to Think Deeper about Reading
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a 3-for-1 session! You will gain ideas from Michael Friermood’s article, “7 Ways to Get Kids Deeper Into Text Right Now,” participate in a jigsaw style learning experience, and collaborate to develop ideas about how technology can enhance the 7 strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
L106 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches, K-3
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session you will be able to: implement strategies to enhance reading instruction, utilize technology to meet educational goals, and be able to incorporate jigsaw style learning into your own classroom.

10:15am

Click Refresh: Innovating Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you embrace and embed technology to ensure that it is truly innovative professional development? Learn how to utilize digital technology to communicate, collaborate, and create. Explore the essential elements of utilizing instructional coaches, personalizing continual professional development, and redefining faculty connections. See how these cultural shifts can impact student achievement and innovate your school learning environment in a digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Innovation Learning Specialist, Innovative Learning Specialist at the Central Indiana Educational Service Center
Duke has experience as a teacher, PLC leader, dean of students, instructional coach, and administrator. Currently, Duke is the Innovation Learning Specialist for the Central Indiana Educational Service Center where he has the privilege of working with a passionate team that is fo... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
R135
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participants will learn to become innovative in the use of technology to enhance communication, collaboration, and creation. They will learn that they can transform school culture through the use of instructional coaches, personalized professional development, and faculty connections. They will become selective and intentional in the use of technology to utilize instructional coaches, innovate professional development, and redefine faculty connections.

10:15am

Destination: Innovation – A journey to Blended and Personalized PD
Limited Capacity seats available

To support innovation in classrooms, professional development should model next-generation instructional techniques. Blended and personalized PD provides opportunities for collaboration, application, and support that extends beyond a traditional meeting. Follow one school district on a journey to blended and personalized PD. Explore different strategies and tips for successful implementation, discuss ways to overcome barriers, and find a starting point that makes sense for your school/district.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Media Center Lab
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participants will understand the importance of rethinking models for adult learning to meet the needs of all staff members. Participants will learn and discuss various models of blended, online, and personalized professional development as a tool to model best practice in classrooms. Participants will determine a starting point for enhancing PD through next-generation learning techniques that makes sense for their school or district.

11:30am

Lunch
Join us for a delicious, complimentary lunch for networking and sharing!

Wednesday July 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cafeteria

12:45pm

Engaging Congress: Play the Game, Learn the Facts
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging Congress is an app that uses game-based learning activities to explore the basics of representative government: federalism, separation of power, voting, and the budget. The game leads students through a series of primary source documents to help them better understand the challenges of making our system work. During the session, participants will play the game on Kindles, but it will be available for download across multiple platforms.

Speakers
EO

Elizabeth Osborn

Program Director, Indiana University Center on Representative Government
Talk to me about hosting a PD at your school or district using free primary source documents. I am a history teacher by training, but the materials and activities from the Library of Congress support all grades and topics. At IU we have a special interest in promoting civics an... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
R153

12:45pm

7 Habits of a Tech Savvy Teacher
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It seems as though everyone wants to use technology in today’s classroom. And with all of the benefits to the teacher and students that technology offers, it also presents unique challenges to everyone involved. This engaging session will offer teachers who are increasing their technology use 7 learn today, use tomorrow practices that will help you and your students endure these challenges and succeed in today’s tech-rich classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
L104/105 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8
  • Session Objectives: Attendees will learn the challenges of technology in the classroom. Attendees will learn strategies to overcome the challenges that technology presents. Attendees will gain the confidence needed to pursue the use of technology in their classroom.

12:45pm

7 Ways to Get Kids to Think Deeper about Reading
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a 3-for-1 session! You will gain ideas from Michael Friermood’s article, “7 Ways to Get Kids Deeper Into Text Right Now,” participate in a jigsaw style learning experience, and collaborate to develop ideas about how technology can enhance the 7 strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has experience as a special ed teacher, Title 1 assistant, and 1st grade teacher. The majority of her teaching career was spent as a fifth grade high ability teacher. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
L106 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches, K-3
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session you will be able to: implement strategies to enhance reading instruction, utilize technology to meet educational goals, and be able to incorporate jigsaw style learning into your own classroom.

12:45pm

BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join a group of educators excited about doing something different. Session attendees will get a chance to move around, utilize clues to come up with codes, and, hopefully, successfully "break out" by the end of the given time. Come ready to work together and see how this innovative idea can uniquely engage your students in any subject area. It's time for something different!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara has been a special education teacher for over 25 years and has spent time at the elementary and middle school levels. Co-teaching general education classes is one of her favorite parts of her job. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things a... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
L113

12:45pm

Bright Ideas for eLearning Design
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers develop more online content for students, a new educator skill set becomes necessary. The same rules for good face-to-face teaching do not always easily transfer online. Teachers must understand content, pedagogy and e-learning design. You’ll learn some tips and tricks to think like an instructional designer, while exploring tools to improve your digital content.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Media Center Lab
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Attendees will discuss and reflect on the differences between face-to-face instruction and how instruction is designed online. Participants will learn about quick strategies for improving teacher-created online content by thinking like an instructional designer. Attendees will find and share tools and resources for improving instructional design.

12:45pm

Introduction to the Sphero SPRK+ Lightning Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how you can take your students on a journey with coding, by taking coding to the next level - programming robots! Lightning Lab is the app designed to accompany the Sphero robots (Ollies and SPRK+) that is easy to use, flexible, and expandable for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Tim Arnold is completing his first year as an eLearning Specialist with the Richmond Community schools. Prior to that, he spent 26 years as a social studies teacher, coach, and educational leader at Nettle Creek Schools in Hagerstown.  Tim curates a nationally recognized technol... Read More →
avatar for Joani Sullivan

Joani Sullivan

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
This is my 11th year of teaching. I started in the eLearning Department in 2017 and love every minute of it. There is always something new to explore and learning takes place daily in our office. | I will celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary this year with my husband, Dennis... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will know how to drive and code using Lightning Lab, feel confident facilitating experiences with their students, and will become aware of coding and robotics curriculum that aligns with the Common Core Standards

12:45pm

Up, Up, and Away!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give participants the chance to actually fly a drone and learn some of the technical aspects of how they work. THe focus will be on basic operations and staying within FAA rules.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Media Center Richmond High School

12:45pm

Sharing Data in Office 365 / Excel Makes Data Easy! (2 hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

Excel and conditional formatting make it easy to compile and analyze classroom data, but many teachers are unaware of what's possible or are intimidated by Excel. Learn about Excel basics including formatting and charts and find our how to share data with team members and compile data from different teachers using Excel in Office 365.  

Speakers
avatar for Ruthanne Munger

Ruthanne Munger

Instructional Coach, Test Intermediate School
I have served in a variety of positions at RCS including teaching grades 1-8 and, for the past 7.5 years, as an instructional coach. I am currently working at Test Intermediate School. In this role, I use Excel on a daily basis for recording and managing school data.


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:45pm
L110 RIchmond High School 380 Hub Etchison Parkway Richmond, IN 47374
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: A functional understanding of Excel basics, how to use conditional formatting to color-code data for easy analysis, and how to share data with teams by learning how Excel works within Office 365.

12:45pm

Cybersafety: For You and Your Students (2 Hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology changes all the time, and your students are constantly finding the newest websites, apps and gadgets. It’s vital they learn the rules of Internet safety so they can use technology responsibly. The information provided will not only assist you in understanding the online challenges your students face, but also suggest some tips for you as an educator.

Speakers
avatar for Cathie Bledsoe

Cathie Bledsoe

Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Cathie Bledsoe, is a Youth Educator for the Indiana State Police (ISP) Internet Crime against Children Task Force (ICAC). The ISP provides presentations to Indiana schools, churches and youth organizations. These presentations provide age appropriate, timely information, relevant... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:45pm
L111 RIchmond High School
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participant will understand the challenges students face online and best practices for educators to protect their online reputation. They will gain an awareness of the responsibilities of educators, when dealing with student’s online behavior. They will be guided to understand how to embody healthy attributes of a digital citizen and be an example for their students

12:45pm

Fun Day Friday: Bring on the Games! (2 hours)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, attendees will get a hands-on experience using different online game platforms for use in their classroom. This workshop will allow the participants to play these games, as well as create their own games. The games can be used for review, assessment, or e-learning assignments. The objective of this experience is to integrate more digital learning opportunities for students. The online resources can also be used by the students to create their own games for use in the various content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Stracener

Elizabeth Stracener

Biology, Health & Wellness, and Physical Education teacher, Seton Catholic High School
I am excited to attend Summer Spark for the second year and be making a presentation! I am also thrilled to be back presenting at the We R Richmond eLearning Expo 6! I look forward to reconnecting with people I met last year and meeting new friends! What a great summer of engagin... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:45pm
R135
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 7-8, 9-12, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Before you leave this session you will be able to create games for use in your content area, teach students how to collaborate so they can create their own games, differentiate between different web-based games for strategic use in the classroom.

2:00pm

Making Global Connections
Limited Capacity filling up

Connecting to people outside of their school community helps students care more about the quality of their work, engage in learning, increase their digital citizenship skills, step outside their comfort zones, embrace differences, and see themselves as citizens of a global society. Join this session to hear examples of successful connections, get and share ideas for connecting, and begin to build connections for your students - no matter what you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara has been a special education teacher for over 25 years and has spent time at the elementary and middle school levels. Co-teaching general education classes is one of her favorite parts of her job. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things a... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
L113

2:00pm

Using Teacher Evaluation Data to Inform the School Improvement Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about using the data collected through teacher evaluation to guide the school improvement process. Walkthroughs and teacher observations provide unique school-based data about implementation of school initiatives and inform the status as well and insight into next steps about how school initiatives are working.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Griffey

Kathy Griffey

Consultant, Standard for Success
Standard for Success: Setting the Standard for Employee Evaluations | | This web-based platform, designed by educators for educators, is the perfect tool to consistently and objectively document performance observations.


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
R153

2:00pm

BreakoutEDU: How to Create your own Game
Limited Capacity filling up

BreakoutEDU is becoming more and more popular. There are hundreds of Breakouts on the BreakoutEDU site, but what do you do when you cannot find a topic that you are looking for: Create your own! Participants will learn how to create a Breakout, submit it to the BreakoutEDU community, and get rewarded by BreakoutEDU.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hasecoster

Matt Hasecoster

Teacher, Richmond Community Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
L104/105 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: By the time you leave this session you will know where to find the game template for submitting BreakoutEDU games, understand the process of creating a game, and learn how to use Google Drive to save your printable resources.

2:00pm

Click Refresh: Innovating Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you embrace and embed technology to ensure that it is truly innovative professional development? Learn how to utilize digital technology to communicate, collaborate, and create. Explore the essential elements of utilizing instructional coaches, personalizing continual professional development, and redefining faculty connections. See how these cultural shifts can impact student achievement and innovate your school learning environment in a digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Lines

Duke Lines

Innovation Learning Specialist, Innovative Learning Specialist at the Central Indiana Educational Service Center
Duke has experience as a teacher, PLC leader, dean of students, instructional coach, and administrator. Currently, Duke is the Innovation Learning Specialist for the Central Indiana Educational Service Center where he has the privilege of working with a passionate team that is fo... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
L106 Richmond High School

2:00pm

Creating Assessments that Can’t Be “Googled”
Limited Capacity seats available

In an online classroom when we cannot see students doing their work, we have to provide assessment opportunities that allow students to showcase their learning in a way that provides reliable data for the teacher. This is one of the biggest challenges for online and blended educators: determining whether the student actually understands the material or simply understands how to use Google to find answers. In this session, learn strategies to make your assessments “Google-proof.”

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Media Center Lab
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Beginner
  • Intended Audience 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, Administrators, eLearning and Instructional Coaches
  • Session Objectives: Participants will understand how authentic assessments provide more reliable data on student performance in online and blended classrooms. Participants will learn strategies to improve their traditional assessments to provide valid and reliable student achievement data. Participants will leave with a digital assessment “toolkit” to use as a reference when creating their own online classroom activities.

2:00pm

Open or Free: What's the Difference?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The terms "open" and "free" are becoming more and more commonplace in education, but the difference can potentially end up costing you. In this session, you will explore true Openly Licensed Educational Resources that help you supplement or serve as the core of your curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Schamel

Kevin Schamel

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Kevin has been an eLearning Specialist for Richmond Community Schools since 2014. Prior to starting in that position, Kevin taught 6th grade for 8 years. He is passionate about helping students, teachers, and administrators learn how to leverage technology to become more efficie... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Media Center Richmond High School

2:00pm

Sphero SPRK+ Lightning Lab: Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that you have mastered the basics of the SPRK+ Lightning Lab, you will be provided with an opportunity to create your own challenges or find lesson plans to try out for yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Tim Arnold is completing his first year as an eLearning Specialist with the Richmond Community schools. Prior to that, he spent 26 years as a social studies teacher, coach, and educational leader at Nettle Creek Schools in Hagerstown.  Tim curates a nationally recognized technol... Read More →
avatar for Joani Sullivan

Joani Sullivan

eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
This is my 11th year of teaching. I started in the eLearning Department in 2017 and love every minute of it. There is always something new to explore and learning takes place daily in our office. | I will celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary this year with my husband, Dennis... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
L109 Richmond High School
  • Session Length 1 Hour
  • Technical Difficulty Intermediate
  • Intended Audience 0K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
  • Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will be able to locate and implement lesson plans that correlate with Common Core Standards

3:10pm

Closing Remarks and Door Prizes
Speakers
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Rob Tidrow

Chief Operations Officer, Richmond Community Schools
For the last eight years, Rob Tidrow has worked for Richmond Community Schools. For six years, he was the Technology Coordinator, and for the past two years he has served as the Chief Operations Officer. In this current capacity, Rob manages multiple departments, including technology, facilities, food service, transportation, and security. He has a unique view of how multiple departments work together and how technology can be used for the betterment of the Richmond student body and... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:10pm - 3:45pm
Cafeteria