Bringing STEM to K-2

Thursday 4 – 4:50 p.m.

SHERI L. SANDLER, CATHERINE C. CATALON

Learn how to incorporate STEM projects using the K-2 Next Generation Science Curriculum. Sample projects will be shared and demonstrated. Sample projects will be shared and demonstrated.

ClassDojo Connects, Communicates, and Collaborates with Parents, Teachers, and Students

Thursday 10 – 10:50 a.m.

SHARON B. ENEA

ClassDojo is a free online management app/interactive website that encourages students and offers easy parent communication. Parents experience classrooms through pictures and videos with ClassStory/student-created portfolios. Growth mindset videos teach valuable life skills.

Digital Formative Assessment

Thursday 11 – 11:50 a.m.

ARIELLE H. GOLDSTEIN

Engage your students in digital formative assessments. Learn multiple ways you can assess students using fun online tools. Pick the one that works best for you.

Flipping your Classroom is Easy with EdPuzzle

Thursday 3 – 3:50 p.m.           

KRISTY N. PERNA

Have you always wanted to try flipping a lesson but feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Come to this session, and design a flipped lesson using EdPuzzle.

Focus on Forms

Thursday 12 – 12:50 p.m.

MICHELLE A. WENDT

Never created Google Forms before? Google Forms are a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, analyze data or collect other information.

Get Them Hooked on Learning with Nearpod

Friday 9 – 9:50 a.m.    

DIANNE LEONI

Discover how Nearpod, an engaging teaching and learning tool, can transform the way you view student engagement. Practice launching a lesson, evaluating real-time reports, and exploring the Nearpod content store.

Giving into the HyperDocs Hype

Friday 10 – 10:50 a.m.

KATHRYN A. NIEVES

HyperDocs are more than just hyperlinked Google Docs or webquest substitutes. They are tools for inquiry, innovation, engagement and differentiation. Come learn how to build one for your own classroom.

Google Drawings: Create, Share and Collaborate

Thursday 1 – 1:50 p.m.           

MIRIAM PARKINSON

Right from Google Drive, Drawings lets you use shapes, images, text and more to create and share. Drawings can stand alone or be incorporated into Google Docs, Sheets and Presentations.

Integrating Digital Citizenship In Your Library Media Program

Friday 2 – 2:50 p.m.

PETER H. RICHTER

Teachers and school library media specialists will receive an e-guide based on a year of integrating digital citizenship lessons in collaboration with teachers, while promoting awareness in school and community.

Let’s Build 21st-Century Skills Through Coding

Friday 11 – 11:50 a.m.

MARK L. EASTBURN

Skills developed through computer programming are among the most essential that students will need for future careers, and there are simple and effective ways to engage students across curricula.

SMARTBoards for Students with Special Needs

Thursday 9 – 9:50 a.m.           

DANIELLE M. KOVACH

Lessons come to life for students with special needs through multi-sensory instruction using SMART Boards. Integrate the standards with daily classroom instruction to increase academic achievement using SMART technology.

START with AR: Incorporating AR in Any Classroom With ARIS

Friday 12 – 12:50 p.m.

KATHRYN T. MACDADE, KALLIE ZILTZ

During this informative and interactive session, we will introduce you to our Freshman Orientation augmented-reality game developed using ARIS and provide suggestions to take back to your classrooms.

Using Hyperdocs in the Classroom

Thursday 2 – 2:50 p.m.           

MICHELLE A. WENDT

HyperDocs inspire curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving. The inclusion of add-ons and web tools give students a voice and a chance to join forces with classmates.