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Saturday, October 26
 

7:30am

Keynote - Hamish Brewer


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Speakers
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

VA Principal of Year! Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker
When the name Hamish Brewer is mentioned, a number of words come mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. Hamish Brewer is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic process... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Steelcase Model Classroom Walk Through
Between sessions? Stop by and try out some of the latest in classroom furniture.  

Saturday October 26, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
RM 714

8:45am

AISD Lead Learner Panel: Tech-nically Speaking
Join our districts FEARLESS Lead Learners discussing the future of technology integration in Aldine ISD.

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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Todd Davis

Dr. Todd Davis

Chief Academic Officer, Aldine ISD
Dr. Todd Davis was named Chief Academic Officer in May of 2019. Dr. Davis has devoted all of his 28 years in education to Aldine ISD and has served in a variety of capacities. As CAO, he will be responsible for providing leadership in planning, developing, maintaining and evaluating... Read More →
avatar for Dr. LaTonya Goffney

Dr. LaTonya Goffney

Superintendent of Schools, Aldine ISD
Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney serves as the Superintendent of Schools for Aldine Independent School District. Since taking the helm in July 2018, Dr. Goffney has dedicated herself to the nearly 67,000 students and 9,000 employees of the district as well as the entire Aldine community.Under... Read More →
avatar for Akilah Willery

Akilah Willery

Executive Director of Professional Learning & Technology Integration, Aldine ISD
I went into education like everyone else, hoping to change the world. My goal hasn't changed, but the audience has grown and evolved over the past 20 years. Part of that evolution has included introducing more educators to the power of technology integration not only with delivering... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
The Teaching Theater

8:45am

Hamish Brewer Book Signing - Relentless
Book signing will take place on the stage in the auditorium immediately after the Keynote address.  Books will be available to purchase during that time.

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Speakers
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

VA Principal of Year! Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker
When the name Hamish Brewer is mentioned, a number of words come mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. Hamish Brewer is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic process... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Auditorium

8:45am

"How to Get More With Less" How to create a digitally rich environment using collaborative stations.
Many educators express discontent towards the lack of technology resources in the classroom.Our goal is to demonstrate various methods to integrate technology while having limited technology resources using digital learning stations. Attendees will be provided suggestions, recommendations and ideas for implementation of technology in the classroom.

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Speakers
avatar for Unikia Monroe

Unikia Monroe

Technology Instructional Specialist, O'DONNELL MIDDLE SCHOOL


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 212

8:45am

#FlipgridFever for ALL Subjects
In this session we will explore Flipgrid, the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every student an equal and amplified voice on the topics you define. I will provide examples of how Flipgrid is used across multiple subjects, such as, assessing language learners, sharing book reviews, encouraging peer-to-peer tutorials, igniting current event discussions and debates, monitoring sing-offs and instrument play-offs, or simply providing a place where quiet students' voices can be heard. We will also discuss the benefits for both students and teachers as I share my personal experience with Flipgrid in my classroom. Finally, we will walk through the sign up process and how to set up grids. Are you ready to catch #FlipgridFever?

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Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2307 (Upstairs)

8:45am

10 Virtual ClassFLow Activities so You Don't Have to Make Copies
ClassFlow Activities: how to make, copy, adjust, share, publish, incorporate into a lesson, send to student devices, and find pre-made activities on the marketplace. Please bring a laptop or iPad.

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Speakers
avatar for Lacy Dasch

Lacy Dasch

Education Consultant, Promethean
My Name is Lacy Dasch and I am an Education Consultant for Promethean. I taught science (6th,7th,8th, and Biology) for 10 years in Texas and Louisiana and now I work to make other teachers' jobs easier. Feel free to talk to me about Promethean's new Elements Series Panels, how to... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2627 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Are You Ready to Build Student Entrepreneurs?
Your students are ready to do it, are you? The guys go through several ways you can motivate and encourage your students to pursue entrepreneurship. Discuss Design Thinking, Cross-curricular Collaboration, alternate post-secondary learning, and yes, the web! Students who focus on the people they're creating for lead to better products, services, and learning.


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Speakers
avatar for The  Edutech Guys

The Edutech Guys

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Edutech Guys
EduTechGuys is a high intensity rollercoaster ride of super fun which takes mortal form in the two distinct entities which are David Henderson and Jeff Madlock. Crafted in the fires of Mt. Wannahockaluggie, these two self-proclaimed high priests of edtech first started navigating... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 721

8:45am

Baby's Got (Feed)Back! Using GSuite for Personalized Student Feedback
Feedback is most useful to students when it’s timely, relevant, & actionable. Google tools make it easy to provide meaningful, personalized feedback to students! In this session, we'll explore a variety of engaging ways to use Google Slides, Docs, and Forms, and Classroom to empower students to own their learning.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Heather D. Sanders

Heather D. Sanders

Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson ISD
Heather Sanders is an energetic 20-year veteran teacher, a Learning Technologies Coach, and Google Certified Trainer for Burleson ISD.  Heather is also a Flipgrid Ambassador and Nearpod PioNEAR.  When she isn’t Googling something, Heather is an avid reader, runner, cupcake baker... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 216

8:45am

Be an Influencer - Social Media for Educators
Be an influencer! Want to grow your PLN and create attention-grabbing posts for your "Teachergram" or "Teacher Twitter"? I'll give you tips and tricks to create eye-catching graphics and build your brand.


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Speakers
avatar for Teresa Hurtado

Teresa Hurtado

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD
Avid proponent of combining technology with education; creator of 21st century learners. Google Teacher, Certified Newsela Coach, Dyslexia Interventionist


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 623

8:45am

Be Fearless with Online Videos and Tools
A great video can be the catalyst for sparking stellar discussions or reinforcing key concepts and content. This presentation by a national board certified teacher will showcase ways to utlilize online videos with several tools to capture the power of student voice, video creation, productivity tools and classroom collaboration skills.

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Speakers
avatar for Kim Caise

Kim Caise

Online Course Designer and Teacher, KimCaise.com
National Board Certified Teacher and educator for over 25 years. I am a LiveBinders Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, Level I Google Certified teacher, active edublogger and social media user. Currently I have published two books titled "Kid Detectives Classroom Gamification Learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 309

8:45am

Classcraft 101: Gamifying Your Classroom to Increase Engagement
Classcraft is an Engagement Management System that brings gamification to a new level in the classroom. Students create their own avatars, get rewarded for doing good things for themselves and their team, lose points when they don't do what they should, and can participate in "quests" and "boss battles". In this sessions, teachers will learn the basics of how to manage and set up Classcraft, as well as how to take it to the next level with integration into instruction for a blended learning experience.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Alicea

Melissa Alicea

Teacher, Galena Park ISD
@asarelahreads Hi there! In addition to being a wife, pet owner, gamer, and drummer, I’m also an 8th Grade ELAR teacher in Galena Park ISD and currently loving this calling. I’m passionate about breaking the mold in the classroom and integrating technology and methods that will... Read More →
DP

Deborah Powell

Teacher, Galena Park ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 303

8:45am

Code for Change - App Design with a Purpose
Teams of girls from across the world are coding apps that make a difference in their communities, forming friendships and skills that last a lifetime! Come see how Houston-area teams have partnered with local nonprofits to Code for Change!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
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Ian MacIntyre

Teacher - 8th Computer Science, Fort Bend ISD
Technovation - http://technovationchallenge.org


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 305

8:45am

CollabGeneration
Inspiration or pure insanity. These are the only possible reasons of why Virtual Team Teaching is successful within an elementary school setting. What is this technology teaching thing? A new curriculum? A professional development book? Essentially, it is two teachers who have combined two classrooms, at two different schools, to create one virtual, collaborative, environment. Our initial intentions were basic. Students shared information about themselves using videos to get to know each other. Then it progressed to students educating each other about topics they were studying in class. Finally, it evolved into an inexplicable entity we never expected.

Not only had it become a student centered pedagogy, but a student created ​pedagogy.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lamb

Rachel Lamb

Educator, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Steven Lamb

Steven Lamb

Educator, Denver Public Schools


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2701 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Do You GoNoodle?
Have you ever heard of Pop See Ko? How do establish routines in your classroom? This presentation will learn the basic of GoNoodle but also focus on establishing routines using a digital platform

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Speakers
avatar for Miyaka N. Griffith

Miyaka N. Griffith

SPCCD Teacher, Aldine ISD
GoNoodle Ambassador. Seesaw Ambassador. Technology Enthusiast. Destination Imagination Team Manager. Structure Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Teacher.


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 627

8:45am

Empowering Student Voice
Your best tool for student voice and project-based learning may be the one you already have. Find out how you can empower student expression using school publications.

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Speakers
avatar for Laura Negri

Laura Negri

Teacher, publications adviser, Alief Independent School District
Journalism and technology teacher; publication adviser. Adobe enthusiast. Font geek. Passionate about empowering students to guide their own learning and publications, and cross-curricular project-based learning.


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 621

8:45am

Fast & Furious: 45 Tech Tools in 45 Minutes
Presenters will share countless free technology resources in the categories of classroom management, student engagement and general computer tips.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Rosalba Norman

Rosalba Norman

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park ISD
Hi there! I am a Technology Instructional Specialist for an elementary and middle school in Galena Park ISD a. I love learning about new technologies and sharing my knowledge with others.
avatar for Fanny Vides

Fanny Vides

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2622 (Upstairs)

8:45am

FEAR NO FLIP: It's easy to flip your class
Will discuss using YouTube, screen casting and other tools to streamline flipping your classroom the easy way.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Courtemanche

Robert Courtemanche

Instructional Technology Specialist, Galena Park ISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 311

8:45am

Find Your Flo: Using Flocabulary in Your Classroom
Find your flow, find your voice!  With all of the technology tools available, it’s important for educators to find what works best for them and their students.  During this session, we will discuss how Flocabulary opened my eyes to the world of educational technology. I will show you how I have been able to use Flocab with my classes and identify some of the challenges that came along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Jezer Ureña

Jezer Ureña

Teacher, Aldine ISD
Jezer Ureña is a high school ESL social studies teacher, a Flocabulary Platinum MCE, was named the Bilingual Teacher of the year at Wilson Elementary and SHABE bilingual TOY runner up. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of Houston and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 715

8:45am

Finding Courage in the Classroom: Helping the LD Student
This will be a basic introduction in learning how to effectively use Google Classroom to help students with learning disabilities achieve in the classroom. This session will also cover how to differentiate assignments using Google Classroom.


Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Ginny Trevino

Ginny Trevino

Middle School English Teacher, The Briarwood School


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 313

8:45am

Formulas, the missing part when analyzing data
With formulas you can create custom tables/reports, combine multiple reports, create teacher scorecards, gradebooks, track staff attendance and punctuality, and much more!
Formulas can save you tons of time and can produce exactly what you are looking for.
If you are an administrator and cannot attend, I encourage you to send your data specialist or a memeber of your leadership team.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Pequeno

Ricardo Pequeno

Assistant Principal, Aldine ISD
I started my educational career in 2007 as a Kindergarten teacher. In 2012, I became an RtI teacher. During my time as an RtI teacher, I started exploring Google Apps and Microsoft Excel because of the high number of tasks, reports and schedules I needed to complete in a short period... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 315

8:45am

Hattie Who? Know Your Impact!
Explore the research of John Hattie in Visibile Learning for Teachers, to understand the instructional strategies that have the greatest impact on student achievement.

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Speakers
avatar for Lisa Mason-Hollins

Lisa Mason-Hollins

Assistant Principal, Caddo Parish Public Schools
I am a new AP of Instruction at Caddo Middle Magnet. I am a lover of learning and ready to grow.


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 622

8:45am

IEP Hyperdocs - Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Individualized Education Plans within the General Education setting don't have to be overwhelming! Learn how to effortlessly create HyperDocs that incorporate practice for a student's IEP goals, as well as performance tasks to demonstrate progression to mastery.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Quinton

Jen Quinton

Special Education Academic Lead Teacher, Klein ISD
I am beginning my 13th year in education and am currently serving as a Special Education Academic Lead Teacher at Roth Elementary in Klein ISD. Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to work with various elementary student populations, including Special Education... Read More →



Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 302

8:45am

Making Data Collection Easy: Paperless, Portable and Free!
To make the best decisions for our children, we must have good data. However, data collection can be a cumbersome task. Analyzing the data afterward is often tedious. It takes time to compile everything into one comprehensive, meaningful picture. Fortunately, using Google Forms and QR codes, you can collect data easily, even on the go. Google Forms compiles the information for you, creating charts and graphs for easy analysis, and it is completely FREE. I will demonstrate the various ways we use these tools with students, share templates, and discuss using the information to identify patterns and choose interventions.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cheri Ibarra

Cheri Ibarra

Spec. Ed Teacher - Behavior Specialist, Galena Park ISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 625

8:45am

Pathways through Schoology
Learning how to use Schoology to develop Pathways for student learning that is tailored to their needs.

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Speakers
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Stacy Alexander

Instructional Technology Specialist, Klein ISD
avatar for Shantel Lott

Shantel Lott

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD
avatar for Tiffany Keiser

Tiffany Keiser

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 615

8:45am

Podcasting Professional Development
This session will expose participants to podcasting as a form of professional development to enhance the classroom experience by connecting with educators and resources from educators all over the country. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the variety of podcasts and platforms available and how to use that information to enhance school culture.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
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Wilkie Law III

6th Grade Math Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 708

8:45am

Saturday Morning Live!
Low attendance at PD sessions got you down? Having trouble finding a date or time when all your stars (and calendars) align? Well, a great solution is to host your own virtual PD sessions using YouTube Live. In Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, we have successfully hosted more than 6 virtual tech learning conferences, reaching more than 1,000 educators from all over the globe. Save money, time, and stress by hosting your learning event online using YouTube Live, Zoom, Google Forms, and many other tech tools.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Stone

Steven Stone

Instructional Technology Training Coordinator, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
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Cotrina Matthews

Instructional Specialist
avatar for Jamay Johnson

Jamay Johnson

Instructional Technology Specialists, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Jamay Johnson @jamaymiyukiCFISD Instructional Technology Specialist. I work primarily with PK, K and First grade. I love nature, dogs and gardening. I am Connected Educator! I am a hybrid! I do Microsoft and Google.
avatar for Connie Butcher-Wood

Connie Butcher-Wood

Instructional Technologist Specialist, CFISD
Believer, Mother, Grandmother, Tech Instructional Specialist/Trainer-CFISD, Marathon runner, Gardener, Connected Life-long Learner #MIEExpert
avatar for Todd Sepulveda

Todd Sepulveda

Curr. Management Systems Coordinator, CFISD
avatar for Ryan Mclaughlin

Ryan Mclaughlin

ITS, CFISD
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Tamara ferguson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
MIE Expert, Google CertifiedThe foundation of effective digital content includes responsive technology and technology activities which make abstract principles more concrete. Therefore, this is the primary focus of my technology support in education.
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Chelsea Stone

Assistant Principal, CFISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2719 (Upstairs)

8:45am

STEAM Up the Learning!
STEAM education ignites innovation. Innovation thrives when students observe issues that impact them now, are allowed choices, collaborate with their peers, are allowed the time to implement and rework solutions, and reflect on how to carry out their ideas further in the future. How does all this work in the classroom with limited time? In this session, Shelly Sanchez Terrell will share tips, activities, and over 50 free resources to help you STEAM up the learning whether you are a novice or expert.

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Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award-winning digital innovator, an ESL Specialist with the US Embassy and Georgetown University, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 405 (Choir Room)

8:45am

Students CAN Lead
I believe that students CAN lead and help your district technology initiatives while also experiencing real-world business interactions. I will share the ins & outs of how I tailored a student tech team for our district's needs. I will share the recruiting process, application and interview process, as well as how the students have created an atmosphere for team building. SWAT will share their assigned departments (Content Creation, Help Desk, Public Relations and Educator Relations)  and the projects they work on throughout the year and summer. I will share how we utilize FlipGrid, Wakelet, and GSuite Edu to manage projects and how building relationships is the key to our entire program!  

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tisha Poncio

Tisha Poncio

Energetic and enthusiastic learner, teacher, coach and empowerED educator, Tisha Poncio has served in education for the last 20 years. She has led students in the classroom teaching English, Web Design, Graphic Design, Business Computers, Programming, and Broadcast Journalism. She... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 407

8:45am

Tech Tools for Math and Literacy Stations
In this session, we will explore a variety of tech tools and resources that can be easily added to your literacy and math stations.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Storer

Amy Storer

Instructional Coach and Lead Technology Integration Mentor, Montgomery ISD
I am a graduate of Lamar University with a Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership. I am an instructional coach for Montgomery ISD, and I truly love what I do. I am now in my 3rd year as an instructional coach at Keenan Elementary School. I have taught grades 1-4, and I am... Read More →



Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2720 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Texas Gateway Be Fearless: The TEKS Guides are Here!
The purpose of the TEKS Guide is to help teachers understand each student expectation in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and to provide valuable resources to support instruction. Be Fearless Your teaching delivery and work just got easier.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Luciano Martinez

Jose Luciano Martinez

Bilingual/ESL Programs & TEA Consultant, Ogden Elementary
Trilingual overachiever educator who pursues with organization, discipline, and dedication a career in education. One, who researches all facets of problems to implement intelligent, effective solutions. An individual who understands and applies new concepts quickly and accurately.I... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 706

8:45am

That Flippin' Novel Study
Participants will have an opportunity to explore steps to flipping the novel study to create opportunities for increased levels of collaboration, student discourse, and analysis during instructional time. Participants will have an opportunity to assess and troubleshoot challenges for personal implementation.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2828 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Using Tech in writing in the Primary and Elementary classroom.
We  will go through a journey from low tech through high tech apps for use during writing in all content areas. We will start with pencil and paper, discuss the importance of comics and coloring, and move on to interactive apps such as storyboard, Google Slides and others for use with PreK through 5th grade.




Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Torres

Erik Torres

Assistant Principal, Aldine
I love to integrate technology into teaching whenever possible as a supplement to good teaching practices.



Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2211 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Using Technology to help our Special Needs Students. Level 1
Every student is different, but those with disabilities are a little more different than others, and we are not always servicing them the way we should. Using a the technology we use everyday, we can help our students of all levels get the education they need. Not good with Technology, me neither, but you don't have to be the best with computers to do these few easy things.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Robert MacNeill

Robert MacNeill

Teacher, Aldine ISD
After spending 8 years in the Army, I started teaching English, where I coached Football. Then after being done with Football, I started a Broadcast Journalism group in my school. I have figured out how to make a $60 production budget look like something in the hundreds of thousands... Read More →
avatar for Heather MacNeill

Heather MacNeill

Teacher, Aldine ISD
I have been a Special Education Teacher for the past 4 years. Prior to entering education, I was a Rehabilitation Counselor for The State if Texas for 9 years. I also have a background in speech pathology and audiology. I have a deep passion working with individuals with disabilities... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 802

8:45am

Virtual Throwdown: Google Classroom vs. Schoology
Not sure which platform to use for your classroom?
Come see the pros and cons of both platforms to help you make the right decision for you.
See the same unit shown in both platforms and decide for yourself, which do you think wins the throwdown.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SR3ZG6D

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Martinez

Christopher Martinez

Teacher, AldineISD
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Alyssa Amshoff

Teacher, Aldine ISD
I teach both US (11 years) and World History (7 years). I have been teaching 11 years at Hall Center for Education, a credit recovery school in Aldine. I have used both programs interchangeably over the last 4 years.


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 310

8:45am

WHY ESPORTS IS LEVELING UP K12 & HIGHER ED
Leveling up Esports for Education - developing the necessary steps for a successful esports program and facility. From curriculum to competition we will take an in depth look at the industry and trends surrounding esports.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Kell

Joshua Kell

CEO, Horizon AVL System Integration
Joshua serves as the Chief Executive Officer of eSports integration and Horizon AVL System Integration. Joshua designs large venue and arena systems, video broadcast studios, and projection / LED wall video displays with precision and expertise. His vast experiences span 15 years... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
ACER Esports Lounge

8:45am

#StopMotionSlides
Want your students to create animations to show their understanding of content? Want them to have nearly unlimited creative freedom in those animations? Creating Stop Motion Animations in Google Slides is what you (and your students!) need! Come learn tips, tricks, hacks, and keyboard shortcuts while creating one of your own! *must have a laptop in order to participate*

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Miller

Jake Miller

Technology Integration Specialist
Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast, shares #EduGIFs at JakeMiller.net and works as a Technology Integration Specialist for an Ohio Middle School. Jake also coaches his school’s Robotics & Coding Clubs and helped develop the school’s digital fabrication Fab Lab. He has experience as an authorized Google Apps for Education Trainer. He previously ta... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM A651

8:45am

Amplify Student Voice
Teaching students how to amplify their voices in their own education is crucial. Come learn how to transform some of the tech tools you already use in the classroom (and some new tools too) to teach the standards while amplifying student voices.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Alexander

Desiree Alexander

Founder CEO, Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC
Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is currently the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 716

8:45am

Beyond Passing the Rate: Using Eduphoria to Target Reteaching and Intervention
I want to empower teacher to utilize the data that they collect in Eduphoria to construct meaningful, efficient, and effective re-teaching and Intervention. Just because a Standard was low does not mean you should re-teach the entire Standard. I will walk teacher through how to pin point specific issues that data in Eduphoria can tell us and how to use that data to increase student growth.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Dargatz

Natalie Dargatz

Science Skill Specalist and Department Chair, Lewis Middle/ Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 809

8:45am

Break Language and Communication Barriers with Microsoft Translator
Schools are increasingly diverse. Teachers manage many types of learners, including students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) who require assistive technology, and language learners who may not speak or understand the language of the classroom well. A diverse student body includes family members too, who may not share a language with teachers or school staff, making school enrollment, teacher-parent conferences, and conversations with school staff a challenge. Microsoft Translator helps bridge these communication gaps, supporting accessible classroom learning with live captioning, cross-language understanding, and even multilingual casual conversations to help with student integration.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Olson

Danielle Olson

MLC Program Manager, Microsoft
Danielle Vogel Olson is the Houston Area Microsoft Learning Consultant. She is passionate about sharing technology tools that allow teachers and students to create and engage in meaningful ways with each other and the content. As an MLC, Danielle works with districts, schools, and... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2826 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Build - A - Pod: Nearpod
The best way to learn how to use Nearpod is to explore the tools, edit, and create your own lessons. Participants will spend time editing and creating a lesson with the trainer and learn how to include various interactive features and content materials for the students that they teach.  Bring your favorite PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation or customize a lesson from the Lesson Library that you will use with your students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Stallings

Stacey Stallings

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
#Teacher #EdTechLover #AdvocateForTheGifted #PodSquad #Nearpod


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2614 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Check Your Form!
Is differentiation out of your comfort zone? Are you struggling to individualize student learning? Fear not! "Check Your Form" and move into the world of Google Forms to personalize student learning outcomes and give students the reins to BE FEARLESS on their educational journey!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Sullivan

Diana Sullivan

World Languages Manager, Spring ISD
Spanish teacher, techie extraordinaire, gamer, artist, mom of 6...Sully philosophy: Learning should be FUN and I believe it is our job, as educators, to pull our students out of their comfort zone. This is when true learning happens! Love life. Love people. Love doing! Remember: "You... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 619

8:45am

Cubelets -- Baker Ripley Fab Lab/Greenspoint Elementary Collaboration
The Baker-Ripley Fab Lab has partnered with five Aldine schools -- come check out their collaboration!
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!


Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Finch Robots/Grants
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Find the height of a flag-poll using your phone and Trig
Math is a contact sport. Get students outside and do some math. Students use to spend a day or more making cardboard clinometer . Using a free protractor app on student phone groups can get outside quickly and find the height of a flagpole. My kids love doing a real world problem using their phone with a free app to learn trigonometry. We will go over how solve trig problems on an Apple Iphone (uses Polish notation like old HP calculators) I will also show how I use Plicker, Zipgrade  before we go outside and do some trig. This is a hands on session

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hanchett

Robert Hanchett

Math teacher, Spring ISD
I taught math and science in Spring ISD for 20 years. 17 years at Westfield and 3 years at Spring Early College Academy (SECA). My goal is to make math visible. We move number around on a piece of paper to much in class
avatar for Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd

Geometry & Algebra 2, Spring ISD
I am in my 6th year at Carl Wunsche Senior High School and 24th year overall. I teach Geometry and this year I am adding Algebra 2. I have experience teaching Geometry in Construction as well. I like to incorporate activities that would be helpful in the real world. I differentiate... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 819

8:45am

Flipping with Pear Deck
Imagine engaging students with transformative instruction. What if you could immediately correct or give feedback to students' work in real time? Welcome to Pear Deck, the Google Slides Add-on that allows you to do just that!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatmon

Robin Tatmon

Instructional Technologist Specialist, Alief ISD
Robin has been in education for eight years. Robin has received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Prairie View A&M Univesity, and her Master of Education in Education Technology degree from Texas State University. She is a wife, mother, and EdTech Enthusiast... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 704

8:45am

Gamifiy Your Classroom: All Levels of Tech, Total Engagement
Teachers will learn how to spark engagement in any room in any grade level. Turning your room into a RPG (Role Player Game) brings in each type of student and touches to the corner of every learning type. Learn how to transform your classroom into a place where students get caught up in the game and forget they are learning. Session includes ways to integrate gamification with differing levels of technology use.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Amari Shields

6th Grade STEM Science Teacher, Sheldon ISD: CE King Middle School


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 821

8:45am

Gaming in Education
This hands-on session will allow you to experience building positive life skills with video games. You will experience how students can use a video game to develop a different learning style that can lead to great achievements in education.

Speakers
KA

Kassie Acosta

Gaming Expert, Microsoft


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 119 (Computer Lab)

8:45am

Give them a Voice: Assistive Technology with Meaning
Are your non-verbal students acting out? Not having a mode of communication can be frustrating. We have a few technology tricks up our sleeves that you can begin using today. iPad apps, online resources, and assistive technology tools, oh my! Let us share communication tool ideas with you!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for LeeAnn Flores

LeeAnn Flores

Special Education Program Specialist, Sheldon ISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 823

8:45am

Google Classroom not just for the classroom but for flipped professional developments too!
Does your school have a lot of professional developments that could be done through a flipped setting? At Galena Park High School we flipped many of our faculty meetings so staff could complete interactive assignments on there own time. Making our faculty meetings spent on other important activities and planning. Examples will be shown and how we manage the classroom for our staff will be demostrated.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Michael McNeil

Michael McNeil

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park High School
avatar for Demina Nickerson

Demina Nickerson

Teacher, Galena Park High School
I have taught Keyboarding, Career Portals, Touch Systems Data Entry, Principles of Business Marketing and Finance. I currently teach Business Information Management 1 & 2 for Galena Park High School and Computer Applications 1 & 2 for Houston Community College. I hold a Master in... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 804

8:45am

Google Tips and Tools to Try Tomorrow
Participants will explore valuable technology resources to take productivity to the next level. This session will cover ways that Google tools and tech applications can help any teacher save time, improve efficiency, and increase engagement in class. The tools and tips we'll discuss include Chrome-extensions and profiles, keyboard shortcuts, Google Slides, Hyperdocs, and more. You will walk away with ready-made templates, resources, and tips that you can start implementing today to make your teacher life easier! Join us for all the techy fun.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Watson

Courtney Watson

Instructional Technologist, Conroe ISD
Courtney Watson is a high school instructional technologist. She supports teachers with all of their #edtech needs in the classroom including planning and modeling lessons for teachers, troubleshooting, and providing professional development. As a secondary educator for eighteen years... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 903

8:45am

Inquiry and Google
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Lead the Way with Student-Led Conferences and Portfolios with Google Sites
A Student-Led Conference is for students to share with their parents the academic and non-academic performance and growth the student has demonstrated over the course of a school year. The philosophy behind student-led conferences is that the teacher, parents, and student are all important participants in striving to improve the child’s education. Google Sites provides a platform for students to create a digital portfolio where they have the opportunity to select artifacts, showing both growth and failure, to deepen their connection to the content and take ownership of their learning. The curating, sharing and reflective process of a digital portfolio lends itself to students learning about their digital footprint as well as use 21st Century Skills as they become curators of artifacts and reflective thinkers. Participants will learn about using Google Sites as a digital portfolio tool and the ease of integration with G-Suite and additional web 2.0 tools such as FlipGrid.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Smith

Monique Smith

Director of Innovation, St. Cecilia Catholic School


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 905

8:45am

Lego Challenge
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Let's Recap! Reflective Thinking over Lessons Learned.
Let's Recap! Reflective Thinking over Lessons Learned is a inactive presentation in which teachers, coaches, curriculum coaches, and educators can use Flixpress.com to respond to questions making a short video. The website- Flixpress.com makes short videos in which can be made into a portfolio video. Using effective questions, the reflection of the video is engaging, fun, and meaningful.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Weeks

Kristina Weeks

Consultant, IL Texas


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2603 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Low Cost Maker Activities
J'aime Garcia with Maker Maven will share great low cost but high problem solving maker activities.
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for J'aime Garcia

J'aime Garcia

Owner, Maker Maven
J'aime Garcia800 Alma StTomball, TX 77375877-625-3775
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Make Storytime Magic with Novel Effect
The Novel Effect app provides a multi-sensory reading experience by syncing soundscapes (professionally created sound effects, theme music, and voices) that play in the background as you read from favorite children's books. Novel Effect uses smart voice technology so that the words you speak trigger specific sounds to play at specific points in the book. The technology behind Novel Effect only enhances the reading experience, leaving the focus on the actual storybook. Novel Effect is a great way to convey illustrations to visually impaired students, and is also a fantastic addition to any imagery lesson. Novel Effect can help take children to the a new level of text connection. There are currently over 170 books available, with more being added weekly, so readers are bound to find an old (or make a new) favorite!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Melinda Louvier

Educational Technology Specialist, Pearland ISD
Teaching with technology, helping others become more proficient


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2605 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Make your class paperless while integrating all your technology
This session will help teachers and administrators learn how they can use Google Classroom and Google Drive as a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to deliver all learning content to their students through a single primary interface. Integration will include Microsoft Office documents, Google Application documents, YouTube videos, online textbooks, paper based textbooks, Google Forms, pdf files and digital media. Classroom administrative procedures and documents are available on demand 24/7. Assignments, lecture notes, presentations, study guides and tests are personallized to provide easy and anonymous diferentiation. Assignments are delivered to students electonically based on a predetermined schedule and completed assignments are collected electronically and flagged as late if they are past the due date. Tests and quizes are scheduled, delivered, completed and graded electronically; feedback to students is controlled based on testing requirements - no scores, scores only or scores with correct answers.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Brown

Richard Brown

CTE Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 907

8:45am

MakerBot
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Makerspace Manipulatives in Primary libraries
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

8:45am

Managing Technology
Managing technology is a session about effectively adding technology into the classroom. What things do you need to be careful about? How can you maximize learning and guarantee that your students stay on task?

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Osisami

Paula Osisami

History Teacher, Aldine ISD / Mead Middle School
A Nigerian-American and graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Osisami was a collegiate athlete. After her career she coached track and field for 7 years before joining Aldine ISD's teaching staff in 2012. Working at Aldine's Alternative School (A.E.C.) helped mold her into... Read More →
NP

Novelette Peavey

Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2831 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Minecraft Education Edition: Placing Your First Block
This module is designed to guide educators in the very beginning of their Minecraft experience. Educators will leave this hands-on experience with basic knowledge of Minecraft for single-player experiences.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
CL

Caleb Lackey

Community Development Specialist, Microsoft


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 115 (Computer Lab)

8:45am

Noteworthy Presentations With Peardeck
Attendees will be able to experience the usage of and become more knowledgeable about Peardeck. My session will include how to build a Peardeck friendly presentation, how to present one, and how it is utilized with students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Nickie Ehlert

Nickie Ehlert

Secondary Teacher (Biology), Willis ISD
Hello!I am a fourth year Biology teacher and have been using Pear Deck for about one year. I am very big on increasing student engagement in meaningful ways and have utilized Pear Deck to do just that! I'm so excited to teach everyone about this amazing program, and I cannot wait... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 702

8:45am

Ozobots DRIVE Excitement in Programming!
Presenter will bring Ozobots. Attendees can expect to DRIVE Ozobots with iPads, Android tablets or phones. Ozobots are mini-robots that excite kids! They can be programmed with color markers or the Ozoblockly program that is easy to use on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or iPads.
See our presentation: http://bit.ly/2qGyezy


Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Betty Bouley

Betty Bouley

Technology Instructor, Our Lady Queen of Peace School
I teach Technology for PreK3 to 8th grade. In 2018, I participated in the WeTeach_CS Collaborative with the University of Houston where I learned about Ozobots and other robots. My proposal "Robots for All" was selected for a mini-grant by UT STEM to purchase a classroom set of Ozobots... Read More →
JF

Janice Felton

Technology Teacher, St. Thomas More Parish School


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 813

8:45am

Pear Deck + Google Slides: The Perfect Pear!
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring Google Slides lessons to life using formative assessments, allowing you to see (in real time) how each student is doing. In this hands-on session, we'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You'll walk away with your first Pear Deck lesson to use in class TOMORROW!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Park

Nick Park

Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Pear Deck!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 703

8:45am

The Future of Balanced Learning
The number of digital natives increases each year. Balanced Literacy is changing to address the needs of technology driven students. This session takes an interactive look into how to incorporate technology into a successful Balanced Literacy Framework.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Decker

Adrian Decker

Assistant Principal, Waco ISD
I am a second year Assistant Principal of an Apple campus elementary school. My passion is to help students fall in love reading!


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2621 (Upstairs)

8:45am

The Most Engaging Math Platform in the World - Introduction to Prodigy
During my session I will introduce prodigy to classroom teachers and administrators. Those who already know prodigy, I can provide a teachers view of how prodigy has helped increase classroom engagement and scores in mathematics.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Caswell

Kayla Caswell

3rd Grade Math Teacher, Wilson Elementary School
I am a 4th year math and science teacher for Aldine ISD. I am currently a 3rd grade teacher at Wilson Elementary.


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2305 (Upstairs)

8:45am

The Most Engaging Math Platform in the World - Introduction to Prodigy
Present on Prodigy for teachers. How to use it in your classroom, create assignments and assessments that align to TEKS

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lianne Bahnfleth

Lianne Bahnfleth

2nd grade ESL teacher, Aldine ISD
LD

Luis Deleon

3rd Grade Bilingual Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2301 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Throw out that PPT and upgrade to Pear Deck
Welcome to Pear Deck. Take your power points and Google slide presentations and increase your student involvement to 100% with interactive slides and formative assessments.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Fields

Kristi Fields

Science Teacher, Dayton ISD
I am a teacher at Dayton High School in Dayton, TX. Currently I teach Biology and Environmental Systems.


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 705

8:45am

When Bookworms meet Technology with Google Slides and Forms
This workshop will use storybooks, Google Classroom, Google Slides, and Google Forms to teach educators how they can turn regular storybooks into a student’s adventure for learning.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

4th Grade ELAR Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
MK

Michelle Keller

2nd Grade Educator, WFISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 722

8:45am

Making a Maker Space Function
Creating a maker space is not just about the space, but the activities you offer.  Our goal is to promote the Makerspace Mindset. We will discuss the many different types of Maker Space activities and how to advertise to teachers and students. This is not just a forum for us to discuss what we know, but what you know and can share.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Legaspi

Darryl Legaspi

Media Specialist, Humble ISD
Hello! My name is Darryl Legaspi and I am a Media Specialist at Summer Creek High School. I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator #NYC19 and a Google for Education Certified Trainer with a passion for PBL! Let's network! Follow me on Twitter @EdTechLegaspi!
avatar for Robert Perez

Robert Perez

Learning Media Specialist, Humble ISD
I am the Learning Media Specialist at Humble Middle School. I have been in this role for two years and been in Education for six years. I have really enjoyed my role, I get to play games with the students, watch them create and compete. I am also responsible for the digital learning... Read More →
avatar for Jadira Bernal

Jadira Bernal

Media Specialist, Woodcreek MS
This is my first year as the Media Specialist at Woodcreek Middle School. I am a Google Certified Educator. Follow me on Twitter @jadirabernal


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 618

8:45am

STEAM Nerds and Digital Citizenship
Do your students use devices? Use online collaboration tools? STEAM resources? Students need to be educated on what it means to be a digital citizen and the impact they can have. Hear from students on using STEAM resources, technology, and the importance of digital citizenship in the classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Student Presenter
Speakers
avatar for Renee Hernandez

Renee Hernandez

Digital Learning Coordinator, Allen ISD
Renee Hernandez is the Digital Learning Coordinator for Allen Independent School District in Allen, TX, and earned the 2019 CoSN Next Generation Education Technology Leader Award. Through the personalized training program she developed, Renee was able to increase technology operation... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 817

8:45am

Building Confidence through hands-on learning
STEAM learning is all about building confidence in learners. Join us to look at current data around confidence in STEAM learning and ways to build confidence amongst teachers and students through using LEGO Education solutions. In this session, we will work hands-on with LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime, the latest addition to the LEGO® Education STEAM learning continuum, to experience how easy entry lessons can lead to limitless creative designs. LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime engages students in thinking critically, analyzing data and solving complex problems through working through real-world, relevant challenges. Educators will walk away thinking about how building confidence in students early and often will lead to pathways of success in building 21st century skills and preparing for college and careers.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
JC

Jeff Coe

Director of Strategic Accounts, LEGO Education


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 806

8:45am

Customize Your Curriculum/Tests Into An Accessible Format for All Learning Styles Using Kurzweil 3000
Participants will see how to import any content and curriculum into a hands-on accessible text-to-speech format for SPED, ELL, 504 and/or general students with learning differences to provide an engaging interactive UDL based learning environment. We will explore strategies of using digital highlighters, sticky notes, dictionaries, transition reading, writing, organizing templates, customization tools (reading speed, text size, color overlays, language, and more). Participants will take-away ideas or strategies to improve success and “be the change” through differentiating learning for all students using one program.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Sales/Marketing, Audio Optical Systems of Austin/ Kurzweil
Kurzweil 3000 is a program that provides text-to-speech for basically ANY material whether digital, online, or only in hard print. Kurzweil allows users to import/open popular digital formats or scan physical print with any basic scanners or a built in device camera. Many K-12 schools... Read More →
MN

Melissa Neely

Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 803

8:45am

Formative Assessment & Data Made EASY
As teachers & administrators, driving your campuses instructional strategies and moving students toward mastery, demands knowing how students are doing in the moment. Using clickers or student devices increases student engagement on a daily basis; provides instantaneous insight into students' strengths and weaknesses; tracks progress over time by standards; while simultaneously saving teachers 6-8 hours per week!



Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reynard

Courtney Reynard

Educational Consultant, All In Learning
I previously taught 4th grade for 10 years until I joined ALL In Learning's team! I love helping teachers save hours grading and analyzing data as I know how time consuming that is. ALL In Learning helps teachers collect formative data, quickly, giving them in the moment feedback... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2625 (Upstairs)

8:45am

myON Reader: A digital library at every student’s fingertips
Do you have students reading at different academic levels? Do you want to engage and motivate your students to read more? Do you need to focus on specific TEKS? Is it challenging to incorporate nonfiction into your lessons? Come discover the basics of myON Reader and hear from an Administrator how this literacy tool has transformed the students in his local Houston-based school.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Gonzalez

Cynthia Gonzalez

Customer Success Manager, Renaissance


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2715 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Science Teaching Hacks to Make Your Life Easier!
Participate in a whirlwind of tips and tricks for using technology apps, organizing science supplies, making notebooking user friendly, setting up a simple makerspace, tackling the streamlined TEKS, and much, much more! These simple hacks, some of them make-and-take, will leave you feeling energized and excited about implementing new ideas. Door prizes too!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Reeves

Kathy Reeves

Retired Teacher, Scientific Minds, LLC
President


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 2303 (Upstairs)

8:45am

Waggle - Where learning takes flight!
Waggle® is the award-winning adaptive Math and ELA solution that personalizes learning, unifies resources, and empowers teachers. Waggle gauges students’ understanding DURING practice, eliminating the need for repeated assessment. The intelligent adaptive engine analyzes multiple data points (including behavioral) to provide students with the right practice at the right time. Aligns with any curriculum for elementary and middle school students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Grimes

Cyndi Grimes

Content Specialist, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
7 years classroom experience Grades 6-86-12 Mathematics SpecializationSite Level Mathematics Curriculum Specialist Site Level Professional Development Writer/TrainerSTEM Site SponsorFIRST Robotics SponsorSales ManagerGoogle Classroom EducatorFlipped ClassroomPLC Coaching AcademyPLC... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
RM 707

9:30am

Steelcase Model Classroom Walk Through
Between sessions? Stop by and try out some of the latest in classroom furniture.  

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
RM 714

9:45am

"How to Get More With Less" How to create a digitally rich environment using collaborative stations.
Many educators express discontent towards the lack of technology resources in the classroom.Our goal is to demonstrate various methods to integrate technology while having limited technology resources using digital learning stations. Attendees will be provided suggestions, recommendations and ideas for implementation of technology in the classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Unikia Monroe

Unikia Monroe

Technology Instructional Specialist, O'DONNELL MIDDLE SCHOOL


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 212

9:45am

10 Virtual ClassFLow Activities so You Don't Have to Make Copies
ClassFlow Activities: how to make, copy, adjust, share, publish, incorporate into a lesson, send to student devices, and find pre-made activities on the marketplace

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Dasch

Lacy Dasch

Education Consultant, Promethean
My Name is Lacy Dasch and I am an Education Consultant for Promethean. I taught science (6th,7th,8th, and Biology) for 10 years in Texas and Louisiana and now I work to make other teachers' jobs easier. Feel free to talk to me about Promethean's new Elements Series Panels, how to... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2627 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Baby's Got (Feed)Back! Using GSuite for Personalized Student Feedback
Feedback is most useful to students when it’s timely, relevant, & actionable. Google tools make it easy to provide meaningful, personalized feedback to students! In this session, we'll explore a variety of engaging ways to use Google Slides, Docs, and Forms, and Classroom to empower students to own their learning.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Heather D. Sanders

Heather D. Sanders

Learning Technologies Coach, Burleson ISD
Heather Sanders is an energetic 20-year veteran teacher, a Learning Technologies Coach, and Google Certified Trainer for Burleson ISD.  Heather is also a Flipgrid Ambassador and Nearpod PioNEAR.  When she isn’t Googling something, Heather is an avid reader, runner, cupcake baker... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 216

9:45am

Basic Components of Grant Writing
This workshop will explore grant writing as a possible way to fund the unique ideas you develop to strengthen classroom learning for your students. Learn about the basic components of many grant opportunities. Gain a better understanding of grant terminology to best answer questions related to your proposed project. Establish SMART objectives that should help you reach your goal. Develop an evaluation plan that will collect relevant data and demonstrate if your project was a success. And, possibly most importantly, learn about the resources within your district that can assist you along the way in securing funds.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Judy Hoya

Coordinator, Aldine Education Foundation
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Stacey Smith

Director of Special Programs, Aldine ISD
Thirty plus years in education. I currently serve as Director of Special Programs: resource development, grant writing and grant management.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 701

9:45am

Classcraft 101: Gamifying Your Classroom to Increase Engagement
Classcraft is an Engagement Management System that brings gamification to a new level in the classroom. Students create their own avatars, get rewarded for doing good things for themselves and their team, lose points when they don't do what they should, and can participate in "quests" and "boss battles". In this sessions, teachers will learn the basics of how to manage and set up Classcraft, as well as how to take it to the next level with integration into instruction for a blended learning experience.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Alicea

Melissa Alicea

Teacher, Galena Park ISD
@asarelahreads Hi there! In addition to being a wife, pet owner, gamer, and drummer, I’m also an 8th Grade ELAR teacher in Galena Park ISD and currently loving this calling. I’m passionate about breaking the mold in the classroom and integrating technology and methods that will... Read More →
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Deborah Powell

Teacher, Galena Park ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 303

9:45am

Code for Change - App Design with a Purpose
Teams of girls from across the world are coding apps that make a difference in their communities, forming friendships and skills that last a lifetime! Come see how Houston-area teams have partnered with local nonprofits to Code for Change!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Ian MacIntyre

Teacher - 8th Computer Science, Fort Bend ISD
Technovation - http://technovationchallenge.org


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 305

9:45am

Connecting Classrooms through Global Technology Collaborative Projects
Extending the walls of the classroom is just as important as creating innovative learning activities for reading, writing and arithmetic! This session will showcase ways to bring the world to your classroom and connect with other classrooms globally synchronously and asynchronously. Come hear this national board certified teacher share ways you can have students participate in enriching globally collaborative projects with classrooms around the world!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Caise

Kim Caise

Online Course Designer and Teacher, KimCaise.com
National Board Certified Teacher and educator for over 25 years. I am a LiveBinders Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, Level I Google Certified teacher, active edublogger and social media user. Currently I have published two books titled "Kid Detectives Classroom Gamification Learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 309

9:45am

Connecting Educators Through Twitter
Social media is the new craze for building your professional learning network, but why does the connecting have to stop there? Our Tweet Up Meet Up team will show teachers ways to use social media as a vehicle for promoting a community where they can connect, share and grow together. 

http://bit.ly/TUMU1818

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cinthia Ureta

Cinthia Ureta

TEACHER, HUMBLE ISD
My name is Cinthia Ureta, and I am the media specialist at Timberwood Middle School in Humble, TX. This is my 8th year in education and my 4th year in Humble ISD. Previously, I taught English in South Korea and RELA for Houston ISD. I am an enthusiast for all things tech and have... Read More →
avatar for Chasity Stoneham

Chasity Stoneham

Teacher, Humble ISD
My name is Chasity Stoneham and I am a 5th grade teacher in Humble ISD. I also serve as our campus' Technology Implementation Coach in my role is to ensure that our staff if knowledgeable and confident in their abilities to incorporate technology into their daily instruction in purposeful... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 307

9:45am

Curators of Creative Communication
Steven Levingston of the Washington Post once explored the efficacy of presidential leaders by their ability to master their medium. Evolving from television to Twitter and beyond. As elementary educators, we believe it is vital to help students prepare to not only master but become curators of their future medium. Curators of Creative Communication. This session will highlight the advocacy inherent in communication through double exposure photography, interactive videos, and teleconferencing.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lamb

Rachel Lamb

Educator, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Steven Lamb

Steven Lamb

Educator, Denver Public Schools


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2701 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Family & Comunidad Engagement: WHAT CAN I DO?
What can I do to engage the families and community in my school? How do I reach out to my ELL parents? How do I create partnerships with community members? Parents and community members are wanting to help out, but many times they do not know how to or that they even can. In this session, we will tackle these questions and share our experience through parent and community engagement in our classroom and school. We will share some new tech tools and some old fashion ideas that still work to help you reach out to your stakeholders. 

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Libreros

Peter Libreros

Educator, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Twitter: @MrLibrerosClass#HabloEducation


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 819

9:45am

Fast & Furious: 45 Tech Tools in 45 Minutes
Presenters will share countless free technology resources in the categories of classroom management, student engagement and general computer tips.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Rosalba Norman

Rosalba Norman

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park ISD
Hi there! I am a Technology Instructional Specialist for an elementary and middle school in Galena Park ISD a. I love learning about new technologies and sharing my knowledge with others.
avatar for Fanny Vides

Fanny Vides

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2622 (Upstairs)

9:45am

FEAR NO FLIP: It's easy to flip your class
Will discuss using YouTube, screen casting and other tools to streamline flipping your classroom the easy way.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Courtemanche

Robert Courtemanche

Instructional Technology Specialist, Galena Park ISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 311

9:45am

Find Your Flo: Using Flocabulary in Your Classroom
Find your flow, find your voice!  With all of the technology tools available, it’s important for educators to find what works best for them and their students.  During this session, we will discuss how Flocabulary opened my eyes to the world of educational technology. I will show you how I have been able to use Flocab with my classes and identify some of the challenges that came along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Jezer Ureña

Jezer Ureña

Teacher, Aldine ISD
Jezer Ureña is a high school ESL social studies teacher, a Flocabulary Platinum MCE, was named the Bilingual Teacher of the year at Wilson Elementary and SHABE bilingual TOY runner up. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of Houston and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 715

9:45am

Finding Courage in the Classroom: Helping the LD Student
This will be a basic introduction in learning how to effectively use Google Classroom to help students with learning disabilities achieve in the classroom. This session will also cover how to differentiate assignments using Google Classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Trevino

Ginny Trevino

Middle School English Teacher, The Briarwood School


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 313

9:45am

Formulas, the missing part when analyzing data
With formulas you can create custom tables/reports, combine multiple reports, create teacher scorecards, gradebooks, track staff attendance and punctuality, and much more!
Formulas can save you tons of time and can produce exactly what you are looking for.
If you are an administrator and cannot attend, I encourage you to send your data specialist or a memeber of your leadership team.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Pequeno

Ricardo Pequeno

Assistant Principal, Aldine ISD
I started my educational career in 2007 as a Kindergarten teacher. In 2012, I became an RtI teacher. During my time as an RtI teacher, I started exploring Google Apps and Microsoft Excel because of the high number of tasks, reports and schedules I needed to complete in a short period... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 315

9:45am

Google Tools the Pros Use
Find out about the Google News Initiative and how you can use the same tools available to professional journalists for classroom research and interactive graphics.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Negri

Laura Negri

Teacher, publications adviser, Alief Independent School District
Journalism and technology teacher; publication adviser. Adobe enthusiast. Font geek. Passionate about empowering students to guide their own learning and publications, and cross-curricular project-based learning.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 621

9:45am

Hamish Brewer Q&A Session for Admin & Leadership
This is a Q&A session for school and district level Administrators and Leadership only.  

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

VA Principal of Year! Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker
When the name Hamish Brewer is mentioned, a number of words come mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. Hamish Brewer is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic process... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
The Teaching Theater

9:45am

IEP Hyperdocs - Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Individualized Education Plans within the General Education setting don't have to be overwhelming! Learn how to effortlessly create HyperDocs that incorporate practice for a student's IEP goals, as well as performance tasks to demonstrate progression to mastery.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Quinton

Jen Quinton

Special Education Academic Lead Teacher, Klein ISD
I am beginning my 13th year in education and am currently serving as a Special Education Academic Lead Teacher at Roth Elementary in Klein ISD. Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to work with various elementary student populations, including Special Education... Read More →



Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 302

9:45am

Keep the Research, but Ditch the Paper!
Research is an important part of any secondary classroom, but the traditional research paper may have you & your students shaking your heads. Come learn about alternative project ideas and tools to help you keep the research but ditch the paper!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Lori Roberts

Lori Roberts

Educational Technology Specialist, Goose Creek CISD
Since 2012 Lori has served as an Educational Technology Specialist at Goose Creek CISD in Baytown,Texas. Currently she works with the high school staff and students to help integrate technology into the classroom. The district is home to a 1:1 take-home iPad program and Lori is the... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2830 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Level Up PD with Technology
Experience technology tools to make professional learning engaging to adult learners. Level up you technology toolkit with web 2.0 tools, apps, and GSuite for Education. Leave this session with tips, tools, procedures, and presentation experiences to plan and implement professional learning.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Mason-Hollins

Lisa Mason-Hollins

Assistant Principal, Caddo Parish Public Schools
I am a new AP of Instruction at Caddo Middle Magnet. I am a lover of learning and ready to grow.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 622

9:45am

Making Data Collection Easy: Paperless, Portable and Free!
To make the best decisions for our children, we must have good data. However, data collection can be a cumbersome task. Analyzing the data afterward is often tedious. It takes time to compile everything into one comprehensive, meaningful picture. Fortunately, using Google Forms and QR codes, you can collect data easily, even on the go. Google Forms compiles the information for you, creating charts and graphs for easy analysis, and it is completely FREE. I will demonstrate the various ways we use these tools with students, share templates, and discuss using the information to identify patterns and choose interventions.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cheri Ibarra

Cheri Ibarra

Spec. Ed Teacher - Behavior Specialist, Galena Park ISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 625

9:45am

Nearpod Beyond the Classroom
How interactive are youreveryday meetings?
Are you tired of making paper copies for meetings?

Come and learn ways to use Nearpod Beyond the Classroom. We will show you ways we have used Nearpod as a tool to enhance faculty meetings, collaborative planning meetings, PLCs, parent meetings, and professional Learning. Come join in the fun and #LeadWithNearpod!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Knight

Stephanie Knight

Program Director of Professional Learning, Aldine ISD
Stephanie Knight is a Program Director for Professional Learning in Aldine ISD and former Program Director of Elementary and Intermediate Mathematics. In her 16 years in education, she has taught first, third, fourth grade, and supported teachers on campus as a skills specialist... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Jahr

Rebecca Jahr

Math Skills Specialist, Aldine ISD
Rebecca Jahr is a math skills specialist at Parker Elementary in Aldine ISD. She loves to foster innovative ways to integrate technology in order to engage students, teachers and educational leaders in learning opportunities.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2209 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Seesaw: Digital Portfolio
Seesaw is an online free platform that allows teachers, students, and parents to monitor progress and communicate. This presentation will allow attendees to get the basics of how to establish an online portfolio for their students

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Miyaka N. Griffith

Miyaka N. Griffith

SPCCD Teacher, Aldine ISD
GoNoodle Ambassador. Seesaw Ambassador. Technology Enthusiast. Destination Imagination Team Manager. Structure Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Teacher.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 627

9:45am

STEAM Up the Learning!
STEAM education ignites innovation. Innovation thrives when students observe issues that impact them now, are allowed choices, collaborate with their peers, are allowed the time to implement and rework solutions, and reflect on how to carry out their ideas further in the future. How does all this work in the classroom with limited time? In this session, Shelly Sanchez Terrell will share tips, activities, and over 50 free resources to help you STEAM up the learning whether you are a novice or expert.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award-winning digital innovator, an ESL Specialist with the US Embassy and Georgetown University, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 405 (Choir Room)

9:45am

Students CAN Lead
I believe that students CAN lead and help your district technology initiatives while also experiencing real-world business interactions. I will share the ins & outs of how I tailored a student tech team for our district's needs. I will share the recruiting process, application and interview process, as well as how the students have created an atmosphere for team building. SWAT will share their assigned departments (Content Creation, Help Desk, Public Relations and Educator Relations)  and the projects they work on throughout the year and summer. I will share how we utilize FlipGrid, Wakelet, and GSuite Edu to manage projects and how building relationships is the key to our entire program! 

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tisha Poncio

Tisha Poncio

Energetic and enthusiastic learner, teacher, coach and empowerED educator, Tisha Poncio has served in education for the last 20 years. She has led students in the classroom teaching English, Web Design, Graphic Design, Business Computers, Programming, and Broadcast Journalism. She... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 407

9:45am

Texas Gateway Be Fearless: The TEKS Guides are Here!
The purpose of the TEKS Guide is to help teachers understand each student expectation in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and to provide valuable resources to support instruction. Be Fearless Your teaching delivery and work just got easier.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Luciano Martinez

Jose Luciano Martinez

Bilingual/ESL Programs & TEA Consultant, Ogden Elementary
Trilingual overachiever educator who pursues with organization, discipline, and dedication a career in education. One, who researches all facets of problems to implement intelligent, effective solutions. An individual who understands and applies new concepts quickly and accurately.I... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 706

9:45am

The Struggles of Teaching in the Age of iPads and eSports
Teaching in the age of iPads and “Fortnite” comes with a special challenge known as screen time. Experts recommend placing “consistent limits” on kids’ consumption of digital media, but exhausted parents have trouble making this work at times and the residual spills over in the classroom. Let’s talk some awesome strategies to help students identify self-regulating screen times strategies as well as helping teachers and parents take advantage and turn the consumption into creation and opportunity.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Romero Smith

Brian Romero Smith

Brian is most importantly the proud father of 4 wonderful, technology savvy, athletically active, artistically minded kiddos (2 girls and 2 boys) and a faithful husband of 1 loving wife. He also dabbles in Photography Videography and Singing. He also hosts his very own Live Video... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
The Black Box Theater (500 Hallway)

9:45am

The Virtual Coach
Participants will explore the how and why of virtual coaching. Participants will explore tools to facilitate virtual coaching.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2828 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Too stuck on logic, Science is emotional, Could a haiku help?
I will offer the idea of integrating poetry into the science classroom to increase students' emotional connection to the subject. Positive emotions have been linked to an increase in students' self-efficacy while many scientists have shared personal stories of how they entered their scientific field because of an emotional attachment. The session will include student work from the last two years, scientific article support of the argument, and of course time to write their own haiku.

Here is my presentation

Padlet

Speakers
avatar for Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle

Science Teacher and Curriculum Writer, Aldine ISD
Curriculum writing for student engagement and equity.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2602 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Using Makerspace Activities to Engage Reluctant Learners
Educators will learn how to integrate Makerspace activities into their current curriculum. Educators will be able to go through a mini-Makerspace session with rotating stations. Makerspace specific classroom goals, designs and material/equipment acquisition will be discussed as well.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Youngblood

Dana Youngblood

CTE Educator, Cy-Fair ISD
STEAM and Robotics educator!



Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 718

9:45am

Using Technology to help our Special Needs Students. Level 2
Every student is different, but those with disabilities are a little more different than others, and we are not always servicing them the way we should. Using a the technology we use everyday, we can help our students of all levels get the education they need. Now that you have the basics of this, we can go more into depth with what is possible to help your kids.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Robert MacNeill

Robert MacNeill

Teacher, Aldine ISD
After spending 8 years in the Army, I started teaching English, where I coached Football. Then after being done with Football, I started a Broadcast Journalism group in my school. I have figured out how to make a $60 production budget look like something in the hundreds of thousands... Read More →
avatar for Heather MacNeill

Heather MacNeill

Teacher, Aldine ISD
I have been a Special Education Teacher for the past 4 years. Prior to entering education, I was a Rehabilitation Counselor for The State if Texas for 9 years. I also have a background in speech pathology and audiology. I have a deep passion working with individuals with disabilities... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 802

9:45am

WHY ESPORTS IS LEVELING UP K12 & HIGHER ED
Leveling up Esports for Education - developing the necessary steps for a successful esports program and facility. From curriculum to competition we will take an in depth look at the industry and trends surrounding esports.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Kell

Joshua Kell

CEO, Horizon AVL System Integration
Joshua serves as the Chief Executive Officer of eSports integration and Horizon AVL System Integration. Joshua designs large venue and arena systems, video broadcast studios, and projection / LED wall video displays with precision and expertise. His vast experiences span 15 years... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
ACER Esports Lounge

9:45am

#StopMotionSlides
Want your students to create animations to show their understanding of content? Want them to have nearly unlimited creative freedom in those animations? Creating Stop Motion Animations in Google Slides is what you (and your students!) need! Come learn tips, tricks, hacks, and keyboard shortcuts while creating one of your own! *laptop will be needed for participation in this session*

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Miller

Jake Miller

Technology Integration Specialist
Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast, shares #EduGIFs at JakeMiller.net and works as a Technology Integration Specialist for an Ohio Middle School. Jake also coaches his school’s Robotics & Coding Clubs and helped develop the school’s digital fabrication Fab Lab. He has experience as an authorized Google Apps for Education Trainer. He previously ta... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM A651

9:45am

AC/DC War of Currents Digital Breakout

Join this interactive session to experience a new twist on the Breakout sensation! We will learn how to capture excitement of a classic Breakout by creating a digital version within OneNote. We will share ideas on how OneNote Breakouts can be used to teach, review, and introduce various content to topics with students and staff.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Stone

Steven Stone

Instructional Technology Training Coordinator, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2719 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Augmented Reality
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for J'aime Garcia

J'aime Garcia

Owner, Maker Maven
J'aime Garcia800 Alma StTomball, TX 77375877-625-3775
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Be Dangerous! Assign A Video Project...and Get Out of The Way!
92% of teachers rate digital creation tools extremely or very effective for developing student’ content knowledge or skills in a specific subject area per Common Sense. WeVideo for Schools rocks digital creation on Chromebooks etc! Its built-in digital library will cut student project time in half. WeVideo empowers students to find their voice and demonstrate their knowledge in any subject, at any grade level. Every attendee will receive access to a Digital Storytelling Toolkit and other classroom resources. We’ll begin with a quick overview of WeVideo for Schools; most of the session will be hands-on exploration time for you. Please bring a laptop with a Chrome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo, Inc
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 618

9:45am

Beyond Passing the Rate: Using Eduphoria to Target Reteaching and Intervention
I want to empower teacher to utilize the data that they collect in Eduphoria to construct meaningful, efficient, and effective re-teaching and Intervention. Just because a Standard was low does not mean you should re-teach the entire Standard. I will walk teacher through how to pin point specific issues that data in Eduphoria can tell us and how to use that data to increase student growth.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Dargatz

Natalie Dargatz

Science Skill Specalist and Department Chair, Lewis Middle/ Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 809

9:45am

Building Positive Life Skills in Gaming
Gaming continues to make an impact in the upcoming generations. How do we use this technology to encourage building life skills? In this session, we will dive into the multiple opportunities that students have in a future of eSports, and how they can use gaming to strategize, collaborate and create a healthy balance of a productive lifestyle alongside gaming.

Speakers
KA

Kassie Acosta

Gaming Expert, Microsoft


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 119 (Computer Lab)

9:45am

Creativity Jam Session
In this session, we will explore a few of my favorite creation tools including some technology tools and some low-tech tools. We will also explore some of your favorites as well! Come prepared to explore and share as we jam out to creativity!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Storer

Amy Storer

Instructional Coach and Lead Technology Integration Mentor, Montgomery ISD
I am a graduate of Lamar University with a Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership. I am an instructional coach for Montgomery ISD, and I truly love what I do. I am now in my 3rd year as an instructional coach at Keenan Elementary School. I have taught grades 1-4, and I am... Read More →



Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2720 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Digital Escape Rooms for Littles (& Elem, too!)
Participants will get hands-on experience with a different model of the Digital Escape Room - one that is perfect for Littles, great for Elementary, scalable for any content, and easy for teachers to create and share! After trying several different examples, participants will learn how to create their own resources using a template; and, leave with a bank of ready-made Digital Escape Rooms to use with their students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
MB

Melissa Balcom

Elementary Media Specialist, Humble ISD
MS

Merideth Seiler

Kindergarten Teacher


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 721

9:45am

Engage, Motivate, & Differentiate with Prodigy Math
During this session teachers will learn how to introduce Prodigy to their class, how to create a new class, placement tips and concerns, how to create align an assignment to a standard and how to view reports.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

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Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2303 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Escape from Azkaban! Digital Escape Rooms!
Wizard your way out of Azkaban! You've been charged with a crime you didn't commit! Your adventure begins as you try to escape! Escape a digital breakout with a Harry Potter twist, learn how to create engaging escape rooms, and leave with a variety of templates and examples!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
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Stacy Alexander

Instructional Technology Specialist, Klein ISD
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Shantel Lott

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD
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Tiffany Keiser

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 615

9:45am

Extending Your Reach Using Screencasting
This interactive session will show you how to make use of screencasting in your classroom to extend your reach with students and parents. You'll learn ways to use screencasting to extend your reach in your classroom with students and to communicate with parents, as well as how students can use it to demonstrate their learning. You'll learn about tools and best practices for creating your own screencasts as well as have some time to experiment and try your hand at making your first screencast.

Unable to attend my session?  You can view a link of it here:   http://bit.ly/tccascreencasting
Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith

5th Grade Teacher, Arlington Independent School District
Tracey Smith is a TCEA member and fifth-grade teacher in Arlington Independent School District. She’s a self-proclaimed EdTech geek and blended learning evangelist who has served as a teacher-leader on her campus and in the district, helping to mentor teachers seeking to effectively... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 817

9:45am

Fast Hacks Using Google for Productivity
We all have a ton of work and not that much time. This is the session for all educators to combine their knowledge of Google products to help organize and manage workflow. All educators can benefit from learning best practices (and tips and tricks) that can help when increasing productivity. This fast-paced session will have educators using these tools before they leave the session. Previous knowledge of Google Chrome and Drive will be helpful when attending this session.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Alexander

Desiree Alexander

Founder CEO, Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC
Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is currently the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 716

9:45am

Finch Robots/Grants
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!



Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Flipping with Pear Deck
Imagine engaging students with transformative instruction. What if you could immediately correct or give feedback to students' work in real time? Welcome to Pear Deck, the Google Slides Add-on that allows you to do just that!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Robin Tatmon

Instructional Technologist Specialist, Alief ISD
Robin has been in education for eight years. Robin has received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Prairie View A&M Univesity, and her Master of Education in Education Technology degree from Texas State University. She is a wife, mother, and EdTech Enthusiast... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 704

9:45am

Gamifiy Your Classroom: All Levels of Tech, Total Engagement
Teachers will learn how to spark engagement in any room in any grade level. Turning your room into a RPG (Role Player Game) brings in each type of student and touches to the corner of every learning type. Learn how to transform your classroom into a place where students get caught up in the game and forget they are learning. Session includes ways to integrate gamification with differing levels of technology use.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Amari Shields

6th Grade STEM Science Teacher, Sheldon ISD: CE King Middle School


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 821

9:45am

Give them a Voice: Assistive Technology with Meaning
Are your non-verbal students acting out? Not having a mode of communication can be frustrating. We have a few technology tricks up our sleeves that you can begin using today. iPad apps, online resources, and assistive technology tools, oh my! Let us share communication tool ideas with you!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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LeeAnn Flores

Special Education Program Specialist, Sheldon ISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 823

9:45am

Google Classroom- New Tools and Ideas for Organizing your Classes!
In this session, participants will have a chance to work with new tools and updates to Google Classroom. Google is constantly updating and changing Classroom so the freshest and newest tools will be demonstrated. Participants will also have a chance to see how the updates can change their experience in Google Classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Michael McNeil

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park High School
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Demina Nickerson

Teacher, Galena Park High School
I have taught Keyboarding, Career Portals, Touch Systems Data Entry, Principles of Business Marketing and Finance. I currently teach Business Information Management 1 & 2 for Galena Park High School and Computer Applications 1 & 2 for Houston Community College. I hold a Master in... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 804

9:45am

Google Tips and Tools to Try Tomorrow
Participants will explore valuable technology resources to take productivity to the next level. This session will cover ways that Google tools and tech applications can help any teacher save time, improve efficiency, and increase engagement in class. The tools and tips we'll discuss include Chrome-extensions and profiles, keyboard shortcuts, Google Slides, Hyperdocs, and more. You will walk away with ready-made templates, resources, and tips that you can start implementing today to make your teacher life easier! Join us for all the techy fun.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Watson

Courtney Watson

Instructional Technologist, Conroe ISD
Courtney Watson is a high school instructional technologist. She supports teachers with all of their #edtech needs in the classroom including planning and modeling lessons for teachers, troubleshooting, and providing professional development. As a secondary educator for eighteen years... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 903

9:45am

Inquiry and Google - Kujawa
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!



Speakers
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Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

It's Alive! Your lesson that is! Nearpod - Getting Started
This workshop is designed for anyone who is brand new to Nearpod and would like to get started using Nearpod, with students or adults! Participants will experience all the interactive features, explore the Nearpod Lesson Library, learn how to launch both Live and Nearpod Student Paced lessons, and how to access post-session reports.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Stacey Stallings

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
#Teacher #EdTechLover #AdvocateForTheGifted #PodSquad #Nearpod


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2614 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Lead the Way with Student-Led Conferences and Portfolios with Google Sites
A Student-Led Conference is for students to share with their parents the academic and non-academic performance and growth the student has demonstrated over the course of a school year. The philosophy behind student-led conferences is that the teacher, parents, and student are all important participants in striving to improve the child’s education. Google Sites provides a platform for students to create a digital portfolio where they have the opportunity to select artifacts, showing both growth and failure, to deepen their connection to the content and take ownership of their learning. The curating, sharing and reflective process of a digital portfolio lends itself to students learning about their digital footprint as well as use 21st Century Skills as they become curators of artifacts and reflective thinkers. Participants will learn about using Google Sites as a digital portfolio tool and the ease of integration with G-Suite and additional web 2.0 tools such as FlipGrid.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Smith

Monique Smith

Director of Innovation, St. Cecilia Catholic School


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 905

9:45am

Learn 360 video -- new to TexQuest, available to all
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Lego Challenge
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Let's Recap! Reflective Thinking over Lessons Learned.
Let's Recap! Reflective Thinking over Lessons Learned is a inactive presentation in which teachers, coaches, curriculum coaches, and educators can use Flixpress.com to respond to questions making a short video. The website- Flixpress.com makes short videos in which can be made into a portfolio video. Using effective questions, the reflection of the video is engaging, fun, and meaningful.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Weeks

Kristina Weeks

Consultant, IL Texas


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2603 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Let's Talk About Access, Baby! Tools to Support ALL Learners
In today's multi-ability classroom, a teacher must meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners and students with special needs. In this session, you will experience how tools like Office Lens, Immersive Reader, and Microsoft Translator make it easy to provide learning materials that are accessible for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Olson

Danielle Olson

MLC Program Manager, Microsoft
Danielle Vogel Olson is the Houston Area Microsoft Learning Consultant. She is passionate about sharing technology tools that allow teachers and students to create and engage in meaningful ways with each other and the content. As an MLC, Danielle works with districts, schools, and... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2826 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Make Storytime Magic with Novel Effect
The Novel Effect app provides a multi-sensory reading experience by syncing soundscapes (professionally created sound effects, theme music, and voices) that play in the background as you read from favorite children's books. Novel Effect uses smart voice technology so that the words you speak trigger specific sounds to play at specific points in the book. The technology behind Novel Effect only enhances the reading experience, leaving the focus on the actual storybook. Novel Effect is a great way to convey illustrations to visually impaired students, and is also a fantastic addition to any imagery lesson. Novel Effect can help take children to the a new level of text connection. There are currently over 170 books available, with more being added weekly, so readers are bound to find an old (or make a new) favorite!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Melinda Louvier

Educational Technology Specialist, Pearland ISD
Teaching with technology, helping others become more proficient


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2605 (Upstairs)

9:45am

MakerBot
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Makerspace Manipulatives -- Squigz, Spokes, Puzzle Blocks
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Managing Technology
Managing technology is a session about effectively adding technology into the classroom. What things do you need to be careful about? How can you maximize learning and guarantee that your students stay on task?

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Osisami

Paula Osisami

History Teacher, Aldine ISD / Mead Middle School
A Nigerian-American and graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Osisami was a collegiate athlete. After her career she coached track and field for 7 years before joining Aldine ISD's teaching staff in 2012. Working at Aldine's Alternative School (A.E.C.) helped mold her into... Read More →
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Novelette Peavey

Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2831 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Merge Cube -- Baker Ripley/Stovall Middle Collaboration
The Baker-Ripley Fab Lab has partnered with five Aldine schools -- come check out their collaboration!
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!



Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

9:45am

Minecraft Education Edition: Placing Your First Block
This module is designed to guide educators in the very beginning of their Minecraft experience. Educators will leave this hands-on experience with basic knowledge of Minecraft for single-player experiences.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Caleb Lackey

Community Development Specialist, Microsoft


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 115 (Computer Lab)

9:45am

Noteworthy Presentations With Peardeck
Attendees will be able to experience the usage of and become more knowledgeable about Peardeck. My session will include how to build a Peardeck friendly presentation, how to present one, and how it is utilized with students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Nickie Ehlert

Secondary Teacher (Biology), Willis ISD
Hello!I am a fourth year Biology teacher and have been using Pear Deck for about one year. I am very big on increasing student engagement in meaningful ways and have utilized Pear Deck to do just that! I'm so excited to teach everyone about this amazing program, and I cannot wait... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 702

9:45am

Ol' School Teaching Using New School Tools
This session will provide the perspective of a 12 year veteran teacher’s journey navigating the digital age and how to integrate old school teaching values and new school teaching tools, with a combination of differentiated instruction, digital citizenship and project based learning; using student’s natural inquiry and the digital tools to engage students to increase achievement.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Wilkie Law III

6th Grade Math Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 708

9:45am

Pear Deck + Google Slides: The Perfect Pear!
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring Google Slides lessons to life using formative assessments, allowing you to see (in real time) how each student is doing. In this hands-on session, we'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You'll walk away with your first Pear Deck lesson to use in class TOMORROW!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Nick Park

Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Pear Deck!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 703

9:45am

Perfecting Playlists in Schoology
Learn how to leverage Schoology to build personalized learning playlists for your students. Perfect your playlists to present standard-specific content in a logical progression to enhance "on-time" assessment and feedback in a self-paced digital environment.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

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Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2623 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Sparking Visual Storytelling with Adobe Spark
This session will explore ways to empower students to own their story and how we can help them to share that story through visual storytelling with Adobe Spark.

Speakers
avatar for Al Thomas

Al Thomas

Education Consultant, EDUcopilot
Al Thomas is an educational leader with a passion for creativity and the opportunities it can provide for students. He has more than eighteen years in the field of education as a teacher, principal, district-level director, and consultant.   His passion is to develop and curate unique... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 807

9:45am

Take it Up a Notch with Newsela
Newsela's instructional content platform offers more than just articles. Teachers and students alike can use this content to transform and extend their reading by combining it with other tools such as Google, Adoble Spark, and more! Come learn 5 ways to take it up a notch in the classroom!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Teresa Hurtado

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD
Avid proponent of combining technology with education; creator of 21st century learners. Google Teacher, Certified Newsela Coach, Dyslexia Interventionist


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 623

9:45am

Teaching At-Risk Students in a Paperless Classroom
Learn how to create an innovative math classroom for at-risk students. Learn how to upload your classes into Google classroom and various research web-based programs. Google classroom allows students an opportunity to ask their teacher math-related questions through private comment. The teacher has the opportunity to upload an YouTube video and/or Khan Academy video. This immediate teacher response will increase an at-risk student confidence level in math. Teachers will learn how to upload documents in Nearpod, Peardeck, link: Kahoot!, BrainPoP, Flocabulary, Renaissance Learning, and etc to google classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

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Mekko Timmons

Math Improvement Teacher, AldineISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2838 (Upstairs)

9:45am

The Future of Balanced Learning
The number of digital natives increase each year. Balanced Literacy is changing to address the needs of technology driven students. This session is takes an interactive look into how to incorporate technology into a successful Balanced Literacy Framework.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Decker

Adrian Decker

Assistant Principal, Waco ISD
I am a second year Assistant Principal of an Apple campus elementary school. My passion is to help students fall in love reading!


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2621 (Upstairs)

9:45am

The Most Engaging Math Platform in the World - Introduction to Prodigy
I will introduce prodigy to classroom teachers and administrators. Those who already know prodigy, I can provide a teachers view of how prodigy has helped increase classroom engagement and scores in mathematics

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Caswell

Kayla Caswell

3rd Grade Math Teacher, Wilson Elementary School
I am a 4th year math and science teacher for Aldine ISD. I am currently a 3rd grade teacher at Wilson Elementary.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2305 (Upstairs)

9:45am

This is awesome! The creative technology marriage of ELA and SPED.
Participants will discover creative methods that integrate technology and 21st century skills especially for ELAR and co-teaching environments. The session will provide teachers, administrators and specialists with alternatives to traditional accommodations that ensure student buy-in at all levels.

This session will focus on Nearpod as a classroom hub, designed specifically for review of ELL, SPED and other learning styles. We will explore Storyboardthat (a comic strip maker), Storybird (an on-line art integration and writing tool) and Padlet (a storyboarding and class organization hub). TEKS liking to these sites will be provided and enhanced with instant feedback.

If attendees are looking for new ideas for ELAR and SPED that are more than the traditional graphic organizers; this is the session for them! Participants will leave feeling confident about the possibilities of designing inclusive, creative product-based outcomes and assessments that engage the most reluctant students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Chrisanne Christensen

Teacher, Spring ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2211 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Throw out that PPT and upgrade to Pear Deck
Welcome to Pear Deck. Take your power points and Google slide presentations and increase your student involvement to 100% with interactive slides and formative assessments.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Fields

Kristi Fields

Science Teacher, Dayton ISD
I am a teacher at Dayton High School in Dayton, TX. Currently I teach Biology and Environmental Systems.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 705

9:45am

Uncovering Mathematical Thinking With FlipGrid
This session will highlight and showcase ways use Flipgrid to uncover student misconceptions in hard to teach math concepts. Participants will create and view student Flip Grid videos while learning ways to integrate Flipgrid inside and outside of their classrooms!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Math Interventionist, Houston ISD
I help math teachers who teach high need students to effectively manage their classrooms and increase student achievement so they can deliver high quality math instruction.Unlike traditional instructional methods that focus only on math content knowledge because I use classroom management... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2307 (Upstairs)

9:45am

When Bookworms meet Technology with Google Slides and Forms
This workshop will use storybooks, Google Classroom, Google Slides, and Google Forms to teach educators how they can turn regular storybooks into a student’s adventure for learning.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

4th Grade ELAR Teacher, Wichita Falls ISD
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Michelle Keller

2nd Grade Educator, WFISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 722

9:45am

You Shared What?
Join us to see how we start off our school year teaching our 1:1 students about digital citizenship and digital presence. We, firmly, believe that this topic is timeless and ever evolving. See the activities and lessons we do with students at the beginning of the year as well how we also train teachers to model good digital citizenship.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Zeman

Deborah Zeman

Library Media Specialist, Celina ISD
20 yr educator•MLS•#GoogleEDU Certified Trainer •#FlipGridCE •Reader•BreakoutEDU Trainer • Wakelet Ambassador #edtech #unstoppable #StudentVoice https://wakelet.com/@DebZemanLMS


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 907

9:45am

Building Confidence through hands-on learning
STEAM learning is all about building confidence in learners. Join us to look at current data around confidence in STEAM learning and ways to build confidence amongst teachers and students through using LEGO Education solutions. In this session, we will work hands-on with LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime, the latest addition to the LEGO® Education STEAM learning continuum, to experience how easy entry lessons can lead to limitless creative designs. LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime engages students in thinking critically, analyzing data and solving complex problems through working through real-world, relevant challenges. Educators will walk away thinking about how building confidence in students early and often will lead to pathways of success in building 21st century skills and preparing for college and careers.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

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Jeff Coe

Director of Strategic Accounts, LEGO Education


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 806

9:45am

Customize Your Curriculum/Tests Into An Accessible Format for All Learning Styles Using Kurzweil 3000
Participants will see how to import any content and curriculum into a hands-on accessible text-to-speech format for SPED, ELL, 504 and/or general students with learning differences to provide an engaging interactive UDL based learning environment. We will explore strategies of using digital highlighters, sticky notes, dictionaries, transition reading, writing, organizing templates, customization tools (reading speed, text size, color overlays, language, and more). Participants will take-away ideas or strategies to improve success and “be the change” through differentiating learning for all students using one program.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Sales/Marketing, Audio Optical Systems of Austin/ Kurzweil
Kurzweil 3000 is a program that provides text-to-speech for basically ANY material whether digital, online, or only in hard print. Kurzweil allows users to import/open popular digital formats or scan physical print with any basic scanners or a built in device camera. Many K-12 schools... Read More →
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Melissa Neely

Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 803

9:45am

EVERFI: Free Online and Digital Resources for Your District
I will present EVERFI as a whole. I will guide you through our TEKS aligned and free resources, implementation strategies, and both teacher and student registration processes. Take advantage of EVERFI's interactive, self-paced and donated resources!

To this session, please bring a laptop, iPad, Chromebook, etc. to this session. EVERFI can be used on a smart phone, but you may not have access to all of our course's awesome features if using a phone. After we learn about EVERFI and our many resources, you will have the opportunity to explore and go through various courses from a student's perspective in order to gain insight into EVERFI!

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Kolger

Chelsea Kolger

Schools Manager, EverFi
Chelsea KolgerChelsea Kolger has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University, and a Master’s degree in Language, Culture, and Literacy Education from Indiana University as well. She was an elementary educator for 6 years before transitioning to her role with EVERFI. She... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2716 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Formative Assessment & Data Made EASY
As teachers & administrators, driving your campuses instructional strategies and moving students toward mastery, demands knowing how students are doing in the moment. Using clickers or student devices increases student engagement on a daily basis; provides instantaneous insight into students' strengths and weaknesses; tracks progress over time by standards; while simultaneously saving teachers 6-8 hours per week!



Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reynard

Courtney Reynard

Educational Consultant, All In Learning
I previously taught 4th grade for 10 years until I joined ALL In Learning's team! I love helping teachers save hours grading and analyzing data as I know how time consuming that is. ALL In Learning helps teachers collect formative data, quickly, giving them in the moment feedback... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2625 (Upstairs)

9:45am

I Have a 3D Printer so Now What? Applications and Materials for 3D Printing
Speakers
avatar for Andy Ta

Andy Ta

Professional Community Strategist, Ultimaker


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2824 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Learn, Compete, and Conquer: Infusing Vocabulary as a Game in our Classes
Bringing academic and content-specific vocabulary into the discussion can be a rough experience. So, why not engage our students where they are and challenge them to improve through software that enables them to compete with their peers throughout the world while learning vocabulary? Vocabulary.com has already done the leg work for educators and life-long learners with their software. See how to incorporate lists and get our students wanting to improve their vocabulary mastery and literacy with minimal instructor effort.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Terrell

Andrew Terrell

Master Teacher / Lecturer, Aldine ISD / Lone Star College
Andrew Terrell is a veteran instructor with experience in higher education and secondary campuses. He specializes in teaching learning skills through hands on experiments and champions competition amongst his learners. Andrew is an award-winning lecturer in history and brings stories... Read More →
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Diana Delpilar

Principal, Rose M. Avalos P-TECH


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2619 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Motivation Through Appreneurship
A narrow approach to technology education, lacking context or relevance, seldom engages students. MAD-learn has changed this. Creating a product like a mobile app requires more than coding. Beyond the vital and transferable (commonly called “soft”) skills, it involves graphic design, research, editing, and unique writing mastery. MAD-learn gives students valid reasons for wanting to develop a tech-based product and gives them opportunities to harness a wide variety of skills to create tools that can make a difference, especially for underserved students. Participants will see how it works.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Stone

Gregg Stone

Director of Curriculum and Implementation, MAD-learn
A long-time early adopter and innovator, Gregg led a variety of education technology initiatives as a teacher and administrator during three decades. He has used a wide variety of technologies to make connections, not just within schools, but also with students around the world. He... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 310

9:45am

myON Reader: A digital library at every student’s fingertips
Do you have students reading at different academic levels? Do you want to engage and motivate your students to read more? Do you need to focus on specific TEKS? Is it challenging to incorporate nonfiction into your lessons? Come discover the basics of myON Reader and hear from an Administrator how this literacy tool has transformed the students in his local Houston-based school.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Gonzalez

Cynthia Gonzalez

Customer Success Manager, Renaissance


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2715 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Safeguard your School with Senso.cloud
At Senso.cloud our mission is to help schools to keep students safe and make sure they’re getting the best out of IT.

We have worked closely with schools and partners such as the Internet Watch Foundation to create keywords library’s so we can help detect and stop cyber bullying, teen suicide, self-harm, eating disorders and much more making students and schools better protected.

Our classroom & network management tools give teachers and technical staff the power to help students during lessons with tools to lock screens, share screens, remote support and can even be synced with Google Classroom for auto population of classes.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson

Senso Tech Jedi, Senso.cloud
Safeguarding students online and remote viewing of Chrome and Windows devices from a cloud based centralized portal. As a former teacher and tech director that now works for Senso.cloud I am uniquely qualified to answer questions and demo how this is the next generation in classroom... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 619

9:45am

TX TRS-Retirement Planning
This presentation will provide an overview of TX Teacher Retirement System and the options to available to public school employees. This information is relevant to ALL educators, both new and experienced.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell

Certified Financial Planner, AXA Advisors
I am passionate about building relationships with my clients and helping them implement purposeful, focused retirement strategies.
avatar for Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Financial Professional, AXA Advisors
Hi my name is Stephen Johnson and I am a financial professional with AXA Advisors. I specialize in helping educators navigate their Texas TRS pension and maximizing their retirements. I hope to meet you at this year’s TCCA 2019 conference.


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 2822 (Upstairs)

9:45am

Waggle - Where learning takes flight!
Waggle® is the award-winning adaptive Math and ELA solution that personalizes learning, unifies resources, and empowers teachers. Waggle gauges students’ understanding DURING practice, eliminating the need for repeated assessment. The intelligent adaptive engine analyzes multiple data points (including behavioral) to provide students with the right practice at the right time. Aligns with any curriculum for elementary and middle school students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Grimes

Cyndi Grimes

Content Specialist, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
7 years classroom experience Grades 6-86-12 Mathematics SpecializationSite Level Mathematics Curriculum Specialist Site Level Professional Development Writer/TrainerSTEM Site SponsorFIRST Robotics SponsorSales ManagerGoogle Classroom EducatorFlipped ClassroomPLC Coaching AcademyPLC... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
RM 707

9:45am

DitchThatFEAR and HACK the Apps! (90 min session)
Join me for a session of Ditching FEAR and taking risks with educational technology to engage our diverse learners in creative ways.  This session will expose educators to a variety of apps, show them how to use them and how they have paid off positively for students. Then we will share out our risk-taking practices to HACK these apps to push the boundaries of what is possible in the classroom.  The session will explore educational technology tools like Flipgrid, Nearpod, Peardeck, Remind, Formative, Quizizz, Kahoot!, GSuite, Rocketbook and use them like never before! We will then learn how to take multiple apps the AppSmash them together! After this session you will leave feeling empowered, Fearless and you will never look at apps the same way again! 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Marquez

Joe Marquez

Education Strategist, CDW-G
Joe Marquez is a leader in technology and K-12 Educational Staratagist for CDW-G. His innovating spirit, outgoing attitude and outrageous personality has earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Common Sense Ambassador, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
RM 409

10:30am

Steelcase Model Classroom Walk Through
Between sessions? Stop by and try out some of the latest in classroom furniture.  

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
RM 714

10:45am

Book Signing with Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Author and featured presenter Shelly Sachez Terrel will be available for a book signing in the Social Media lounge.  Books will be on hand to purchase our you can order to your house through Amazon before the conference:

https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Digital-Learning-Strategies-Classroom-ebook/dp/B075TNSZYV
https://www.amazon.com/30-Goals-Challenge-Teachers/dp/0415735343




Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award-winning digital innovator, an ESL Specialist with the US Embassy and Georgetown University, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Social Media Lounge

10:45am

"So I Taught The Lesson, Now What?" Maximizing Learning Opportunities Through Effective Lesson Design
Learning Targets, Data, Student Ownership, Inquiry, Mastery – what do they have in common? Teaching the lesson is one thing, getting the information to stick is another. Experience how to effectively reach all your students the first time through the utilization of focused learning targets, timely formative assessment and feedback, and allowing students to take ownership of their learning through differentiated learning experiences.  #TeachAllTheThings

Here is a link to our #TeachAllTheThings website.  We are always adding materials and ideas.  Please check back!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Herrmann

Doris Herrmann

Instructional Coach, Clear Creek ISD
Doris is am Instructional Technology Coach in a Galveston County School District.
avatar for Kelly Chase

Kelly Chase

Learning Technology Coach, Clear Creek ISD
avatar for Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Clear Lake HS, CCISD



Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 307

10:45am

Actually, It Is Rocket Science
This program leads the participant through a project based unit on rocketry that advances from air pressure powered rockets, water bottle rockets and solid fuel rockets. Low cost to free materials are introduced to show how to build the rocket launchers and rockets. The applied mathematics is also used to show how the different characteristic of a rocket's flight can be calculated and used in the classroom. No rockets are flown during this program, however, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the physics behind rocket flight.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
SS

Samuel Saenz

Adjunct Professor HCCS; Teacher HISD, Houston ISD; Houston Community College


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 302

10:45am

Basic Components of Grant Writing
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
There are many amazing things you'll learn at TCCA. But how will you fund the ideas you generate to improve your classroom instruction and student outcomes? Campus and district budgets are very limited.

This workshop will explore grant writing as a possible way to fund the unique ideas you develop to strengthen classroom learning for your students. Learn about the basic components of many grant opportunities. Gain a better understanding of grant terminology to best answer questions related to your proposed project. Establish SMART objectives that should help you reach your goal. Develop an evaluation plan that will collect relevant data and demonstrate if your project was a success. And, possibly most importantly, learn about the resources within your district that can assist you along the way in securing funds.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
JH

Judy Hoya

Coordinator, Aldine Education Foundation


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 701

10:45am

Bletchley Park 2.0 - Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Across the Curriculum
Participants will learn the basics of cryptography and cryptanalysis and use these skills to differentiate learning across multiple disciplines.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Cherry

Wayne Cherry

Instructional Technologist, St. Pius X High School


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 713

10:45am

Digital Citizenship 24/7
Digital Citizenship is a timeless lesson that applies to learners from ages 1-80. Opportunities to teach how to be a good e-citizen present themselves all day every day. I will share some tips and tricks on how to have discussions with all stakeholders regarding digital citizenship and ways to implement best practices within the school day no matter the content or environment! Digital Citizenship is everyone's responsibility and being able to model it properly has the power to change how our students use their technology!



Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tisha Poncio

Tisha Poncio

Energetic and enthusiastic learner, teacher, coach and empowerED educator, Tisha Poncio has served in education for the last 20 years. She has led students in the classroom teaching English, Web Design, Graphic Design, Business Computers, Programming, and Broadcast Journalism. She... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 407

10:45am

Don't Flip Out - Flipgrid Has You Covered!
You already know that Flipgrid is a great tool to give students a voice, but it can do so much more! Come learn how Flipgrid can be used to do scavenger hunts, breakout escape rooms, teacher collaboration, and more! This will be a fast paced session about intermediate/advanced ways to use Flipgrid.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Clements

Jaclyn Clements

Classroom Technology Designer, Katy ISD
I've worked in education for 12 years where I've taught kindergarten through 6th grade, and I'm currently a classroom technology designer in Katy ISD. I work with elementary teachers to help them integrate technology in their lesson plans. I love sharing technology with teachers and... Read More →



Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 305

10:45am

Easy Reads, Tough Topics
Choosing picture books that encourage students to think intensively and critically about social studies concepts can be a difficult task. Additionally, facilitating discussions or reflective writing assignments that provide students with a voice to the topics is essential in the development of informed, empathetic, well-rounded citizens. This learning experience will provide educators with text examples, digital resources, and questioning stems to build a more tolerant, knowledgeable classroom or campus community.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres

Education Specialist, ESC Region 12
Jessica serves as an Educational Specialist for ESC Region 12 in the heart of Texas. Formerly an assistant principal and Montessori teacher, Mrs. Torres is passionate about developing educators to provide innovative approaches and experiences for all learners as they pursue their... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 625

10:45am

Engage, Practice, Prep & Personalize: Prodigy in Your Classroom
Learn how to set up Prodigy for your classroom including: assignments, lesson plans, and test-prep. Through this session, you will be empowered with the ability to know how to track data to personalize instruction for all students. Come see how easy it is to get set up and see a whole new level of student engagement!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Hamden

Nick Hamden

Math Teacher, Aldine ISD
Avid gamer, movie watcher, math teacher, chess player, and cross stitcher. Ask me about my favorite movie.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2301 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Family & Comunidad Engagement: WHAT CAN I DO?
What can I do to engage the families and community in my school? How do I reach out to my ELL parents? How do I create partnerships with community members? Parents and community members are wanting to help out, but many times they do not know how to or that they even can. In this session, we will tackle these questions and share our experience through parent and community engagement in our classroom and school. We will share some new tech tools and some old fashion ideas that still work to help you reach out to your stakeholders. 

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Libreros

Peter Libreros

Educator, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Twitter: @MrLibrerosClass#HabloEducation


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 819

10:45am

Find It Yourself!
Break the lecture habit, integrate technology, and develop students' independent research sills through scaffolded strategies designed to teach students how to evaluate sources, synthesize information, and share effectively. Easier for you! Better for them!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Sullivan

Beth Sullivan

Educator, Sanger ISD
Dynamic vintage teacher with 25 plus years classroom experience integrates the benefits of old school rigor and curriculum with new school technology to energize and support students and teachers as lifelong learners.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 623

10:45am

Find Your Flo: Using Flocabulary in Your Classroom
Find your flow, find your voice!  With all of the technology tools available, it’s important for educators to find what works best for them and their students.  During this session, we will discuss how Flocabulary opened my eyes to the world of educational technology. I will show you how I have been able to use Flocab with my classes and identify some of the challenges that came along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Jezer Ureña

Jezer Ureña

Teacher, Aldine ISD
Jezer Ureña is a high school ESL social studies teacher, a Flocabulary Platinum MCE, was named the Bilingual Teacher of the year at Wilson Elementary and SHABE bilingual TOY runner up. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of Houston and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 715

10:45am

Game-Based Learning - Keeping Students Engaged While Providing Valuable Data To Help Inform Instruction
In 2014, a study was released showing that kids today will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the time they graduate high school. That is the same amount of time they will spend in every class, in every subject by graduation if they have perfect attendance.

This means there is a parallel track of learning happening and one that can be harnessed to unlock human potential in a way that is equitable and challenges kids to drive their own success.

Statistically, 30%-40%+ of those same students will be below reading level by grade 4.We have created a platform that empowers students to take charge of their own learning while providing valuable data insights to educators and parents. We believe that every student, regardless of soci-economic status should have access to high quality technology resources. This is why we have made all educational content and general game mechanics in Dreamscape FREE!

This session will cover how game-based learning can be integrated into the modern classroom and at home regardless of technical level or device situation. Dreamscape can improve reading and comprehension skills by providing curriculum content, while also engaging students who are generally non-readers with a video game experience that parallels that of popular non-education strategy games.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Dexter

Julia Dexter

Co-Founder / CEO, Squiggle Park/Dreamscape
Julia Rivard Dexter is an innovative tech entrepreneur, one of the top 50 women in STEM in Canada, former Olympian and mother of 4Julia has lead several successful technology ventures, including as CEO of SheepDogInc.ca, Google’s first North American premier GoogleApps partner.Currently... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 212

10:45am

Getting Started with Technology in the High School Math Classroom
We will be discussing how to use technology to create independent math learners and teach students to be online learners. Learn how to create an efficient google classroom that gathers materials, gives instant and meaningful feedback, and makes grading easier for the teacher.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
CM

Claudia Martinez

Teacher, Gpisd
avatar for Shelby Allen

Shelby Allen

Teacher, Galena Park ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 313

10:45am

Go "Teams" Go: Revolutionizing PD with Microsoft Teams
Professional development is an essential part of any work environment to ensure continuous learning and promote a growth mindset. However, professional development does not always have to follow the traditional after school/work face-to-face format. Tools like Microsoft Teams enables us to take PD to the next level by promoting flexibility, collaboration, communication, and organization. In this session, we will discover ways Microsoft Teams can help flip your PD while exploring the various tools the app has to offer. Leave with knowledge of how to use Teams as well as ideas for how you can incorporate it into your learning environment!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jernigan

Stephanie Jernigan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Stafford Municipal School District
Hello! I'm a wife, mom, and educator and have enjoyed this journey in education for over 10 years! I am currently the Instructional Technology Specialist in Stafford Municipal School District where I am responsible for assisting teachers with integrating technology, providing training... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 303

10:45am

Hamish Brewer Q&A Session
Did you enjoy reading Relentless? Have you been following Hamish Brewer on Social Media?  Now is your chance to spend some Q&A time with Hamish in person.  

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

VA Principal of Year! Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker
When the name Hamish Brewer is mentioned, a number of words come mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. Hamish Brewer is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic process... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
The Teaching Theater

10:45am

How Edusmart Can Support Student Growth.
Learn how to use Edusmart in your class to help support the TEKS your are currently teaching. Find out how to set up student accounts, assign work to students, use fill in notes that go with short videos on Edusmart and much more.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
CC

Consuelo Copes

5th grade Science Teacher, Aldine Isd
I teach 5th grade science and social studies.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 216

10:45am

Nearpod Beyond the Classroom
Come and learn ways to use Nearpod Beyond the Classroom. We will show you ways we have used Nearpod as a tool to enhance faculty meetings, collaborative planning meetings, PLCs, parent meetings, and professional Learning. Come join in the fun and #LeadWithNearpod

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Knight

Stephanie Knight

Program Director of Professional Learning, Aldine ISD
Stephanie Knight is a Program Director for Professional Learning in Aldine ISD and former Program Director of Elementary and Intermediate Mathematics. In her 16 years in education, she has taught first, third, fourth grade, and supported teachers on campus as a skills specialist... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Jahr

Rebecca Jahr

Math Skills Specialist, Aldine ISD
Rebecca Jahr is a math skills specialist at Parker Elementary in Aldine ISD. She loves to foster innovative ways to integrate technology in order to engage students, teachers and educational leaders in learning opportunities.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2209 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Never Fear YOU GOT THIS...
YOU GOT THIS...
We are a group of teachers who are general language content teachers from around the great state of Texas. We like to share our home-made worksheets on this free-to-use platform! Currently, we host files in six languages. It's a site for all language and content teachers. Whether teaching in schools, home-school or doing one-on-one private tutoring. This session is for you!
You can download all teaching materials FREE of charge. Resources are from grade K to 12 in all subjects. Remember, next time you are ready to teach a "FEARLESS" lesson. Now, you can just do it!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Luciano Martinez

Jose Luciano Martinez

Bilingual/ESL Programs & TEA Consultant, Ogden Elementary
Trilingual overachiever educator who pursues with organization, discipline, and dedication a career in education. One, who researches all facets of problems to implement intelligent, effective solutions. An individual who understands and applies new concepts quickly and accurately.I... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 706

10:45am

No-Tech/Low Tech Game-Based Learning
Game-based learning engages students in the classroom by combining the academic content with the elements of strategy and competition that make games so addictive. There are lots of apps and web-based programs for game-based learning, but what if you have limited access or knowledge of technology? This presentation will introduce several strategies for no-tech and low-tech game based learning that I’ve used and created for my middle school class that can be used in any grade and any content. Emily Young-Clohessy, Co-Presenter

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Clohessy

Carissa Clohessy

CTE Teacher, Charles R. Drew Academy
I am a Technology Education/STEM teacher at Drew Academy, teaching Project Lead the Way Gateway courses for 7th and 8th grade students. I focus on use game strategy in the classroom to increase student engagement, collaboration, and rigor. I have had success implementing a variety... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 627

10:45am

Online Presentation Using Zentation
Save time, make your students good presenters; and mix power point with video. Amazing presentation web based tool called ZENTATION.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. H

Mr. H

Associate Teacher, HISD
Mr.HB.S,M.SExperience with training faculty, staff, and students as groups and individuals online and face to face based on educational topics such as education technology, distance education...etc.WWW.MRH-TCCA.WEEBLY.COM


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 309

10:45am

Putting the STEM into Summer - How Houston ISD Built a K-12 STEM Summer Camp from Scratch
Houston ISD had an audacious goal - to build a two-week STEM Summer Camp that would engage students and set them up for success in their Math and Science classes. Houston wanted to set up a camp that would meet the needs of students in grades 2-12, and wanted to offer the STEM Summer Camp at no cost to students. Come hear how Houston partnered with LEGO Education to make this vision a reality for students in the largest district in the state!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
JC

Jeff Coe

Director of Strategic Accounts, LEGO Education


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 806

10:45am

Starting a Robotics Club/Competition
Come discuss how you can start a robotics club or competition at your school or district. Participants will get information about how to encourage teachers and Librarians/Media Technology Specialists to start a club using Lego WeDo 2.0 and Lego Mindstorms EV3. Participants will also recieve some information about finding and applying for grants.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Hunter McConnell

Hunter McConnell

Digital Innovation Specialist, Tyler ISD
I work with teachers to help them incorporate technology into their classrooms. I am a Google Certified Trainer and I also coordinate a robotics competition for my school district for K-8th grade.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 705

10:45am

The Struggles of Teaching in the Age of iPads and eSports
Teaching in the age of iPads and “Fortnite” comes with a special challenge known as screen time. Experts recommend placing “consistent limits” on kids’ consumption of digital media, but exhausted parents have trouble making this work at times and the residual spills over in the classroom. Let’s talk some awesome strategies to help students identify self-regulating screen times strategies as well as helping teachers and parents take advantage and turn the consumption into creation and opportunity.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Romero Smith

Brian Romero Smith

Brian is most importantly the proud father of 4 wonderful, technology savvy, athletically active, artistically minded kiddos (2 girls and 2 boys) and a faithful husband of 1 loving wife. He also dabbles in Photography Videography and Singing. He also hosts his very own Live Video... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
The Black Box Theater (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Twitter Things
Does Twitter have you feeling like you are in The Upside Down? Take a trip to Hawkins and learn how you can use Twitter to expand your Professional Learning Network, promote what is happening in your classroom, library, and/or school, and defeat the evil demogorgons.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Roberts

Lori Roberts

Educational Technology Specialist, Goose Creek CISD
Since 2012 Lori has served as an Educational Technology Specialist at Goose Creek CISD in Baytown,Texas. Currently she works with the high school staff and students to help integrate technology into the classroom. The district is home to a 1:1 take-home iPad program and Lori is the... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2830 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Understanding and Developing SEL Practices
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a driving force in many conversations about successfully caring for students in the 21st Century. Developing students’ metacognition abilities, communication skills, coping skills, and emotional integrities are a huge concern for educators at all levels. This session will provide a brief look at developing those skills, recognizing worrisome behaviors, and daily practices that drive long-term success.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Malone

Misty Malone

Fouder, Genius Power Productions
Misty Malone founded Genius Power Productions. Ms. Malone is an experienced, certified teacher. Before becoming an educator, she established 10+ years of Leadership and Training and Development experience. As a Training Director, Misty focused on building and developing trainers and... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 722

10:45am

Using storytelling to brand your school
Are you ready to share stories beyond your campus walls? School branding is more than a mascot or school colors. Branding transcends across campus classrooms by using tools like campus websites and social media. Take away tips and tricks for connecting with your community using storytelling via digital media platforms.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Valonia Walker

Valonia Walker

Communications Specialist, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 821

10:45am

3D Doodler Art Baker Ripley Fab Lab - Shotwell Middle School Collaboration
The Baker-Ripley Fab Lab has partnered with five Aldine schools -- come check out their collaboration!
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

A-maze-ing Spheros
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

AI Experiments in the Classroom
AI Experiments is a showcase for simple experiments that make it easier for anyone to start exploring machine learning, through pictures, drawings, language, music, and more. Learn how we incorporate this into the curriculum and how student engagement soars.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Kirkland

Shannon Kirkland

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology, St. James Day School
I have been a member of the Tiger Family for 15 years and am the former TISD District Secondary Instructional Technology Coordinator. My new adventure will be at St James Day School as the Director of Innovation & Academic Technology. I am a NASA Network of States Trainer, an Aerospace... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 616

10:45am

Are You Ready to Have 3D Models Make Your Class Fun & Engaging?
Every classroom has a place for 3D models, and using them to engage students and to facilitate a deeper understanding of content is so easy. Learn how Paint 3D can enhance learning in your classroom. In this session we will view some of the main features of Paint 3D and how these integrate into video, PowerPoint presentations, and even Word or Excel.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara ferguson

Tamara ferguson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
MIE Expert, Google CertifiedThe foundation of effective digital content includes responsive technology and technology activities which make abstract principles more concrete. Therefore, this is the primary focus of my technology support in education.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2719 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Be Dangerous! Assign A Video Project...and Get Out of The Way!
92% of teachers rate digital creation tools extremely or very effective for developing student’ content knowledge or skills in a specific subject area per Common Sense. WeVideo for Schools rocks digital creation on Chromebooks etc! Its built-in digital library will cut student project time in half. WeVideo empowers students to find their voice and demonstrate their knowledge in any subject, at any grade level. Every attendee will receive access to a Digital Storytelling Toolkit and other classroom resources. We’ll begin with a quick overview of WeVideo for Schools; most of the session will be hands-on exploration time for you. Please bring a laptop with a Chrome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo, Inc
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 618

10:45am

Being a Nearpod Leader
Have you heard of Nearpod, but you are wondering what all the noise is about? Come check out my session to get a look at the #1 EdTech student engagement platform and also discover ways that you could use it as an administrator to engage your faculty, staff, students, and parents! We will explore the platform, Nearpod's Learning Labs, Supplemental Curriculum, and innovative ways to engage ALL stakeholders!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Stallings

Stacey Stallings

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
#Teacher #EdTechLover #AdvocateForTheGifted #PodSquad #Nearpod


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2614 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Bloxels
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for J'aime Garcia

J'aime Garcia

Owner, Maker Maven
J'aime Garcia800 Alma StTomball, TX 77375877-625-3775
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Cater to Your Own Learning Needs: Creating a Personalized PD Menu
Tired of the old “sit and get” PD sessions? Come learn how to use modern tools to cater to your own professional learning needs!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Erkman

Grace Erkman

Elementary Librarian, Frank Elementary School
Teacher/Librarian at Frank Elementary - brought the maker movement to Frank Elementary. I am a future ready librarian that is a risk taker & reimagining learning in the library. I am in a modern library for modern learners. I am a believer in #YouMatter
avatar for Jamie Camp

Jamie Camp

Librarian, Klein ISD
I am a Teacher Librarian in Klein, TX, interested in modern learning, positive school change, and vibrant libraries for today & the future! I am a Level 2 Google Certified educator as well. I helped guide the changes in our district libraries, where we work to support Modern Libraries... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 622

10:45am

Coding
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Design Challenge -- 3 Little Pigs
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Digital Escape Rooms for Littles (& Elem, too!)
Participants will get hands-on experience with a different model of the Digital Escape Room - one that is perfect for Littles, great for Elementary, scalable for any content, and easy for teachers to create and share! After trying several different examples, participants will learn how to create their own resources using a template; and, leave with a bank of ready-made Digital Escape Rooms to use with their students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
MB

Melissa Balcom

Elementary Media Specialist, Humble ISD
MS

Merideth Seiler

Kindergarten Teacher


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 721

10:45am

Engage, Motivate, & Differentiate with Prodigy Math
During this session teachers will learn how to introduce Prodigy to their class, how to create a new class, placement tips and concerns, how to create align an assignment to a standard and how to view reports.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2303 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Escape from Azkaban! Digital Escape Rooms!
Wizard your way out of Azkaban! You've been charged with a crime you didn't commit! Your adventure begins as you try to escape! Escape a digital breakout with a Harry Potter twist, learn how to create engaging escape rooms, and leave with a variety of templates and examples!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
SA

Stacy Alexander

Instructional Technology Specialist, Klein ISD
avatar for Shantel Lott

Shantel Lott

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD
avatar for Tiffany Keiser

Tiffany Keiser

Digital Learning Specialist, Klein ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 615

10:45am

Extending Your Reach Using Screencasting
This interactive session will show you how to make use of screencasting in your classroom to extend your reach with students and parents. You'll learn ways to use screencasting to extend your reach in your classroom with students and to communicate with parents, as well as how students can use it to demonstrate their learning. You'll learn about tools and best practices for creating your own screencasts as well as have some time to experiment and try your hand at making your first screencast.

Unable to make my session: You can view the slides here: http://bit.ly/tccascreencasting

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith

5th Grade Teacher, Arlington Independent School District
Tracey Smith is a TCEA member and fifth-grade teacher in Arlington Independent School District. She’s a self-proclaimed EdTech geek and blended learning evangelist who has served as a teacher-leader on her campus and in the district, helping to mentor teachers seeking to effectively... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 817

10:45am

Flipping and Smashing with Google Classroom
Flip your classroom and smash some websites with Google Classroom. Come learn how to use different websites in conjunction with Google Classroom to truly create a paperless classroom! Previous knowledge of Google Classroom will be helpful when attending this session.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Alexander

Desiree Alexander

Founder CEO, Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC
Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is currently the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 716

10:45am

Google Sites on Steroids, create awesome websites for students and educators.
Creating websites has never been so easy! Weather is you or your students, make a statement and brand yourself by creating an online showcase of your fabulous self! Yasss Hennny, Google sites will change EVERYTHING!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for MANNY CURIEL

MANNY CURIEL

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cy-Fair
Hiiiiieeeeee!!!I am an Instructional Technology Specialist for Cy-Fair. Passionate for tech integration. I believe teaching shoudl start with the lesson goal in mind. Sometimes tech is not needed. Giving students amazing content experiences should ALWAYS be the goal, oh and...Party... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Mclaughlin

Ryan Mclaughlin

ITS, CFISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2720 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Google to Goggles
The presentation will be organized by instructional goal - collaboration, demonstration of learning, formative assessment - and will show and give examples of how the various tools can be used to support those goals in the science classroom. All examples and activities shared will relate directly to science instruction. Participants will receive activities and templates that they will be able to implement in their classrooms immediately. We anticipate that participants will spend 40 % of their time exploring the activities and tools shown. Presenters will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot any problems participants might have accessing the activities.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Covey

Colleen Covey

Elementary Science Technology Integration Coach, CyFair ISD
avatar for Amy Kainer

Amy Kainer

Instructional Technology Specialist, CyFair ISD
avatar for Lesley Jackson

Lesley Jackson

Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist, Cypress Fairbanks ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 810

10:45am

Learn 360 video -- new to TexQuest, available to all
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Let's Microsoft Teams Up!
Creating collaborative and personalized learning experiences for students is easy with Microsoft Teams. In this session, you will learn how Microsoft Teams can help you save time, promote digital learning, reduce workload, and promote positive staff or student interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Olson

Danielle Olson

MLC Program Manager, Microsoft
Danielle Vogel Olson is the Houston Area Microsoft Learning Consultant. She is passionate about sharing technology tools that allow teachers and students to create and engage in meaningful ways with each other and the content. As an MLC, Danielle works with districts, schools, and... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2826 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Link Your Way to Better Preparation
There is sometimes a disconnect between district level curriculum output and teacher delivery. In an effort to eliminate this disconnect, the instructional design process needs an upgrade. In this session, “Link Your Way to Better Preparation”, find out how to streamline curriculum creation to teacher delivery using the Google for Education network of tools. Google Slides offers the versatility and practicality to anchor the process. A "curriculum guide" or "scope and sequence" should not be an idle document that gets stored away after the beginning of the school year. It should be an interactive, usable slide deck that allows teachers to be more efficient and engages stakeholders. This workshop will speak to administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers because we all influence this workflow.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Kollister

Cory Kollister

Mathematics ALT (Instructional Coach), Humble ISD
Mathematics Instructional CoachGoogle for Education Certified Trainer18 years as a professional, 13 years in education, 10 as a math teacher and athletic coach, 3 as an assistant principal


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 315

10:45am

Math Makerspaces
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for J'aime Garcia

J'aime Garcia

Owner, Maker Maven
J'aime Garcia800 Alma StTomball, TX 77375877-625-3775
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Minecraft Education Edition: Exploring Curriculum in Minecraft
This module is designed to guide educators through the process of finding and creating curriculum and resources for their classrooms. We will explore where to find resources from the Minecraft Education website, and further explore lessons within the Minecraft Education app.

This module is a continued program from Placing Your First Block, users who participate in this class will benefit most if they are familiar with navigating Minecraft.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
CL

Caleb Lackey

Community Development Specialist, Microsoft


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 115 (Computer Lab)

10:45am

Pear Deck + Google Slides: The Perfect Pear!
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring Google Slides lessons to life using formative assessments, allowing you to see (in real time) how each student is doing. In this hands-on session, we'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You'll walk away with your first Pear Deck lesson to use in class TOMORROW!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Park

Nick Park

Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Pear Deck!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 703

10:45am

Perfecting Playlists in Schoology
Learn how to leverage Schoology to build personalized learning playlists for your students. Perfect your playlists to present standard-specific content in a logical progression to enhance "on-time" assessment and feedback in a self-paced digital environment.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2623 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Pocket Sized Creative: Using Your Mobile Phone to Inspire Creativity
In this session, we'll explore ways to you can use your smart devices to create artifacts of learning. You'll explore apps and tools that will allow students to creatively demonstrate what they know.

Speakers
avatar for Al Thomas

Al Thomas

Education Consultant, EDUcopilot
Al Thomas is an educational leader with a passion for creativity and the opportunities it can provide for students. He has more than eighteen years in the field of education as a teacher, principal, district-level director, and consultant.   His passion is to develop and curate unique... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 807

10:45am

Sumo Spheros
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

10:45am

Surfing the 4 Cs with Wakelet
Catch the Wakelet wave and discover how this powerful yet simple tool promotes all the 4 Cs through another C - curation1 From student portfolios to class newsletters, from research to storytelling, Wakelet brings so many fresh possibilities to the classroom. Come explore all the innovative ways it can be integrated to transform teaching and learning!!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Zeman

Deborah Zeman

Library Media Specialist, Celina ISD
20 yr educator•MLS•#GoogleEDU Certified Trainer •#FlipGridCE •Reader•BreakoutEDU Trainer • Wakelet Ambassador #edtech #unstoppable #StudentVoice https://wakelet.com/@DebZemanLMS


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 907

10:45am

Teachers who Cricut
This is a beginner teacher who wants to use a Cricut to make things for the classroom. Learn all the basics to getting started from making bulletin boards, to making shirts for your class, to STEM/STEAM. It can be used for a variety of things, in a variety of ways. Make your own letters, shapes, designs, and math manipulatives. You can use card stock, paper, material, almost anything your heart desires. Great way to save money, brighten up your room, and have fun all at the same time.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Herring

Angel Herring

ESL pre-k teacher, Galena Park ISD
I am Google Certified Level 1, Apple Certified, Innovative Microsoft Educator. I also have a certification from TCEA as a Campus Instructional Technology Specialist. This is my 14th year in education. I have taught pre-k, kinder, and 2nd grade. I have won many awards including ESL... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 710

10:45am

Teaching At-Risk Students in a Paperless Classroom
Learn how to create an innovative math classroom for at-risk students. Learn how to upload your classes into Google classroom and various research web-based programs. Google classroom allows students an opportunity to ask their teacher math-related questions through private comment. The teacher has the opportunity to upload an YouTube video and/or Khan Academy video. This immediate teacher response will increase an at-risk student confidence level in math. Teachers will learn how to upload documents in Nearpod, Peardeck, link: Kahoot!, BrainPoP, Flocabulary, Renaissance Learning, and etc to google classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Student Presenter
Speakers
avatar for Mekko Timmons

Mekko Timmons

Math Improvement Teacher, AldineISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2838 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Tec. in the Math Class not just computations
This session will provide a variety of activities that can be easily implemented into the math classroom. Activities range from reviewing topics, critical writing, purposeful talk, graphic design and visual presentations. BYOD

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
RW

Regina Wasson

Technology Instructional Specialist, Galena Park ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 823

10:45am

This is awesome! The creative technology marriage of ELA and SPED.
Participants will discover creative methods that integrate technology and 21st century skills especially for ELAR and co-teaching environments. The session will provide teachers, administrators and specialists with alternatives to traditional accommodations that ensure student buy-in at all levels.

We will focus on Nearpod as a classroom hub and other very cool technology designed specifically for ELAR , SPED and all  learning styles. The sessions will highlight Nearpod, Storyboardthat (a comic strip maker), Storybird (an on-line art integration and writing tool) and Padlet (a storyboarding and class organization hub). 

If you are looking for new ideas for ELAR and SPED that are more than the traditional graphic organizers; this is the session for you. Complete this session feeling more confident about the possibilities of designing inclusive, creative product-based outcomes and assessments that engage the most reluctant students.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
CC

Chrisanne Christensen

Teacher, Spring ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2211 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Transforming from Book to Media Old School vs New School
Teachers will learn how to differentiate instruction using technokogy and the components of STEM to integrate into Social Studies and Science

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for crystal conigland

crystal conigland

Title 1 Coordinator/Co-Sponsor Mentor Coordinator/Educator, Aldine ISD
My current position is Title 1 Coordinator. Mentor Coordinator Co-Sponsor and educator for Aldine ISD. I hold STEM/STEAM certificates from Rice University and The Space Foundation thru NASA in Colorado Springs Colorado. My affiliations include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. where... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 708

10:45am

Uncovering Mathematical Thinking With FlipGrid
This session will highlight and showcase ways use Flipgrid to uncover student misconceptions in hard to teach math concepts. Participants will create and view student Flip Grid videos while learning ways to integrate Flipgrid inside and outside of their classrooms!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Math Interventionist, Houston ISD
I help math teachers who teach high need students to effectively manage their classrooms and increase student achievement so they can deliver high quality math instruction.Unlike traditional instructional methods that focus only on math content knowledge because I use classroom management... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2307 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Video Games & Learning: How Esports Helps Build Better Students
Come see how esports and education go hand in hand. We will discuss how we have managed to form learning clusters, and an overarching learning community to get students connected. Learn how we navigate through areas such as inclusion, mental health, teamwork, development of character, and promotion of friendship!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Vazquez

Jose Vazquez

Assistant Director, Student Activities, University of Houston - Downtown
Member of Delta Upsilon & the Order of Omega. I lead the charge for UHD eSports! I advise the Campus Activities Board at UHD, as well as oversee all fraternities and sororities on campus. I like dogs. I love food! I studied music at the Moores School of Music as a 1st generation college... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 119 (Computer Lab)

10:45am

What is PearDeck?
Have you ever heard of PearDeck? Have you heard of PearDeck but never used it? This application is easily integrated with Google Slides to make your presentations interactive for your students! This session provides an introduction to the features offered by PearDeck and how to use them. Bring your device, because just like PearDeck, this presentation will be interactive!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for LisaMarie Rasberry

LisaMarie Rasberry

Science Teacher, Aldine ISD / Mead Middle School
LisaMarie Rasberry is a middle school science teacher with a background in biology, chemistry, and engineering. You can talk to her about anything, whether it is music, air guitar, art, wrestling, science, math, technology, or another fun and interesting topic! She is the illustrator... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 702

10:45am

Letting Jack out of the Box: Empowering Students to be Instructional Leaders
During this interactive session, participants will engage in professional learning from a group of high school students on what purposeful integration of digital tools looks like in meaningful and authentic tasks. Witness first-hand how
these students soar with 21st century skills when given the opportunity to showcase their own learning through the delivery of high quality professional development.



Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Student Presenter
JC

Jonathan Chacko

Student Presenter
SH

Simone Heck

Student Presenter
NM

Nick MacLuckie

Student Presenter
AN

Adam Nguyen

Student Presenter

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King

Professional Learning Coordinator and Secondary Digital Learning Support, Humble ISD
As a classroom teacher, an ELA Facilitator, a Digital Learning Specialist, and a Professional Learning Coordinator, I have practiced the art and necessity of organization, time management, perseverance, and risk-taking in an effort to provide students and teachers with new and engaging... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM A651

10:45am

STEAMing with birds
This student-led presentation will take participants through the process of creating an AR display that involved every student on our campus and includes multiple technologies. The product is a tile mural that displays the 423 migratory birds of Brazoria County and is accompanied by a student-delivered video accompanying each tile via Augmented Reality.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Juli Martin Salzman

Juli Martin Salzman

STEAM Ambassador Coach/Music Specialist, Northside Elementary STEAM Ambassadors
The Northside Elementary STEAM Ambassadors are a group of 3rd through 5th grade students who study STEAM (STEM with arts integration) and share their experiences with the community.Their coaches are Juli Salzman and Brianna Sidney.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 809

10:45am

Conceptual Understanding and Fluency Without Fear Through Patterning and Computational Thinking
Recent brain research proves that when you believe you CAN do math, you will learn more from your mistakes than if you believe you aren’t good at math. The problem is, how do you have students persist in their practice to develop and maintain fluency without drills that kill confidence? We’ll examine a number of ways including: fun games, playing with numbers & patterns, student agency, providing multiple entry points, many different ways of practicing, goal setting and tracking, rewarding fruitful effort over skill, friendly competition, integrating practice with short instruction videos, procedural fluency and more. See how students enjoy deliberate practice while building conceptual understanding and Computational Thinking with First in Math. Free teams for attendees.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Morrow

Tony Morrow

E-Learning Evangelist, First in Math
Math Enthusiast eager to find ways to get kids to engage in deliberate practice to build math and Computational Thinking skills!


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 802

10:45am

Connecting Families: Helping Families Navigate Their Digital Lives
Parents are very concerned about their children's digital lives, but they often don’t have the resources to help them understand key issues their children face with media. Educate and engage parents through Common Sense Education’s Connecting Families Program. This program helps parents and caregivers navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids' social, emotional, and intellectual development, including discussion guides, tip sheets, videos, presentation materials to host a parent event, and much more. Together, schools and parents can empower young people to harness the power of the media and technology for learning and life — both in the classroom and at home.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Constable

Shawn Constable

Director, School Partnerships, Common Sense


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2605 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Customize Your Curriculum/Tests Into An Accessible Format for All Learning Styles Using Kurzweil 3000
Participants will see how to import any content and curriculum into a hands-on accessible text-to-speech format for SPED, ELL, 504 and/or general students with learning differences to provide an engaging interactive UDL based learning environment. We will explore strategies of using digital highlighters, sticky notes, dictionaries, transition reading, writing, organizing templates, customization tools (reading speed, text size, color overlays, language, and more). Participants will take-away ideas or strategies to improve success and “be the change” through differentiating learning for all students using one program.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Stephanie Ingham/Alex Brookins

Sales/Marketing, Audio Optical Systems of Austin/ Kurzweil
Kurzweil 3000 is a program that provides text-to-speech for basically ANY material whether digital, online, or only in hard print. Kurzweil allows users to import/open popular digital formats or scan physical print with any basic scanners or a built in device camera. Many K-12 schools... Read More →
MN

Melissa Neely

Teacher, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 803

10:45am

Destiny Library Manager-More than Library Management
Destiny Library Manager offers tools beyond every day Library management with Destiny Discover and Collections and integrating with Learning Management Systems. 

Speakers
avatar for Follett

Follett

Technical Sales Consultant, Tami Solum
Technical Sales Consultant


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2828 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Differentiate For Every Student With Freckle Math
Classrooms today are more academically diverse than ever before. With Freckle Math, you now have the power to reach every student at their level with adaptive practice and targeted assignments. Teachers and administrators can easily monitor student progress utilizing a variety of reports to make precise data-driven decisions.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Gallo

Kevin Gallo

Account Executive, Freckle by Renaissance


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2715 (Upstairs)

10:45am

EVERFI: Free Online and Digital Resources for Your District
I will present EVERFI as a whole. I will guide you through our TEKS aligned and free resources, implementation strategies, and both teacher and student registration processes. Take advantage of EVERFI's interactive, self-paced and donated resources!

To this session, please bring a laptop, iPad, Chromebook, etc. to this session. EVERFI can be used on a smart phone, but you may not have access to all of our course's awesome features if using a phone. After we learn about EVERFI and our many resources, you will have the opportunity to explore and go through various courses from a student's perspective in order to gain insight into EVERFI!

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Kolger

Chelsea Kolger

Schools Manager, EverFi
Chelsea KolgerChelsea Kolger has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University, and a Master’s degree in Language, Culture, and Literacy Education from Indiana University as well. She was an elementary educator for 6 years before transitioning to her role with EVERFI. She... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2716 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Formative Assessment & Data Made EASY
As teachers & administrators, driving your campuses instructional strategies and moving students toward mastery, demands knowing how students are doing in the moment. Using clickers or student devices increases student engagement on a daily basis; provides instantaneous insight into students' strengths and weaknesses; tracks progress over time by standards; while simultaneously saving teachers 6-8 hours per week!



Speakers
avatar for Courtney Reynard

Courtney Reynard

Educational Consultant, All In Learning
I previously taught 4th grade for 10 years until I joined ALL In Learning's team! I love helping teachers save hours grading and analyzing data as I know how time consuming that is. ALL In Learning helps teachers collect formative data, quickly, giving them in the moment feedback... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2625 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Google Tools to Try Now
In this session participants will learn about some really great software tools from Texthelp. They are free for teachers to use. Learn about WriQ (grades writing for you in a Google doc), Read&Write (literacy extension), and EquatIO (makes math/science equations digital). Not only will you get a brief introduction to these 3 software tools, but will learn how to get them for free and where to find some great resources for expanding your use after the session.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2603 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Helping Students Find Their Grind: Free Career Exploration and Self Discovery Resources
Find Your Grind is a free career exploration and self discovery platform designed to help students stop thinking about WHAT they want to be and instead think through WHO they want to be. This session will show educators two free 90 hour curriculums that they can use in their classrooms.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Mathew

Chris Mathew

Product Director, Find Your Grind
Find Your Grind is a FREE self-discovery and career-exploration curriculum for middle and high schools.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 804

10:45am

How 1:1 Education Landed Me in the Whitehouse
How 1:1 Education Landed Me in the White House:

In 2013, I was invited to the White House after being voted one of the top 100 Superintendents in the United States. A large part of what launched me into that elite group of men and women was education technology. I want to share with you the science behind rolling out 1:1 education, what made it successful in my districts and why technical integration is so very important to the success of any school district.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for John Trout

John Trout

Retired Superintendent, Current Director of Client Relations, Xyity
John recently retired as Superintendent at Concord Community Schools prior to joining Xyity in May 2019. John also served several years as Superintendent at the Madison Grant United School Corporation and also worked 23 years in the Whitley County Consolidated Schools as a Teacher... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 718

10:45am

I Have a 3D Printer so Now What? Applications and Materials for 3D Printing
Speakers
avatar for Andy Ta

Andy Ta

Professional Community Strategist, Ultimaker


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2824 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Learn, Compete, and Conquer: Infusing Vocabulary as a Game in our Classes
Bringing academic and content-specific vocabulary into the discussion can be a rough experience. So, why not engage our students where they are and challenge them to improve through software that enables them to compete with their peers throughout the world while learning vocabulary? Vocabulary.com has already done the leg work for educators and life-long learners with their software. See how to incorporate lists and get our students wanting to improve their vocabulary mastery and literacy with minimal instructor effort.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Terrell

Andrew Terrell

Master Teacher / Lecturer, Aldine ISD / Lone Star College
Andrew Terrell is a veteran instructor with experience in higher education and secondary campuses. He specializes in teaching learning skills through hands on experiments and champions competition amongst his learners. Andrew is an award-winning lecturer in history and brings stories... Read More →
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Diana Delpilar

Principal, Rose M. Avalos P-TECH


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2619 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Motivation Through Appreneurship
A narrow approach to technology education, lacking context or relevance, seldom engages students. MAD-learn has changed this. Creating a product like a mobile app requires more than coding. Beyond the vital and transferable (commonly called “soft”) skills, it involves graphic design, research, editing, and unique writing mastery. MAD-learn gives students valid reasons for wanting to develop a tech-based product and gives them opportunities to harness a wide variety of skills to create tools that can make a difference, especially for underserved students. Participants will see how it works.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Stone

Gregg Stone

Director of Curriculum and Implementation, MAD-learn
A long-time early adopter and innovator, Gregg led a variety of education technology initiatives as a teacher and administrator during three decades. He has used a wide variety of technologies to make connections, not just within schools, but also with students around the world. He... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 310

10:45am

Safeguard your School with Senso.cloud
At Senso.cloud our mission is to help schools to keep students safe and make sure they’re getting the best out of IT.

We have worked closely with schools and partners such as the Internet Watch Foundation to create keywords library’s so we can help detect and stop cyber bullying, teen suicide, self-harm, eating disorders and much more making students and schools better protected.

Our classroom & network management tools give teachers and technical staff the power to help students during lessons with tools to lock screens, share screens, remote support and can even be synced with Google Classroom for auto population of classes.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson

Senso Tech Jedi, Senso.cloud
Safeguarding students online and remote viewing of Chrome and Windows devices from a cloud based centralized portal. As a former teacher and tech director that now works for Senso.cloud I am uniquely qualified to answer questions and demo how this is the next generation in classroom... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 619

10:45am

Solving Siloes. Bringing the Mess of EdTech Under One Roof
Abre is an open-source education platform developed by educators to address the complexity of education software, particularly in a 1:1 environment. This session focuses on Abre apps that integrate data from all sources in order for educators to make informed decisions. Attendees will also learn the steps to launch Abre as a platform for schools.

Abre provides three core functions: (1) A one-stop shop where teachers, admins, students, and parents can access all the information and tools they need for academic growth; (2) An app ecosystem that hosts, provides, and connects software apps ; (3) A development platform that allows anyone to create connected apps for education.

Created in the Hamilton City School District in 2013, Abre quickly grew to run many district functions while saving the district a significant amount of money.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Vander Veen

Zach Vander Veen

VP of Instruction, Abre
Zach Vander Veen is the cofounder and VP of Instruction at Abre Inc. He’s worn many hats in education including History Teacher, Technology Coach, Administrator, and Director of Technology. He loves learning, teaching, traveling, and seeking adventures with his family.Zach’s primary... Read More →



Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 621

10:45am

TX TRS-Retirement Planning
This presentation will provide an overview of TX Teacher Retirement System and the options to available to public school employees. This information is relevant to ALL educators, both new and experienced.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell

Certified Financial Planner, AXA Advisors
I am passionate about building relationships with my clients and helping them implement purposeful, focused retirement strategies.
avatar for Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Financial Professional, AXA Advisors
Hi my name is Stephen Johnson and I am a financial professional with AXA Advisors. I specialize in helping educators navigate their Texas TRS pension and maximizing their retirements. I hope to meet you at this year’s TCCA 2019 conference.


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2822 (Upstairs)

10:45am

What Were They Thinking? Using Polling in the Classroom
Finally, you get to know what all of your students are thinking whenever you want. How to use prepared polls or make one on the spot with ClassFlow. Use creative polls or stick to the more traditional like yes/no/maybe and multiple choice. Great for quick assessment in real time, class discussions, exit tickets, and more.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Shaun Taylor

Education Consultant, Promethean


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 2627 (Upstairs)

10:45am

Where 3D Printing Meets Robotics
3D printers can be used for more than just printing cool stuff off Thingiverse. This will be a hands-on session with MOREbot, a 3D printable robotics platform that teaches kids to create tech, not just consume it. Come build robots and learn how to create your own robot parts!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Canon Reeves

Canon Reeves

CEO / Co-Founder, MORE Technologies


Saturday October 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
RM 707

11:30am

Steelcase Model Classroom Walk Through
Between sessions? Stop by and try out some of the latest in classroom furniture.  

Saturday October 26, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
RM 714

12:45pm

Building and Sustaining An After-School STEM Program
This program presents a 3-tiered proven program for recruiting, training and sustaining students in STEM related activities, competitions, and events. The system is called 'The Hook, Line and Sinker' and will lead the group through tackling the difficult challenges presented in organizing, developing and keeping an after-school STEM club active and vibrant. Topics include leadership, fund-raising, scholarships, awards, support and possible events.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
SS

Samuel Saenz

Adjunct Professor HCCS; Teacher HISD, Houston ISD; Houston Community College


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 302

12:45pm

Classroom Managment Tools and Strategies for Blended learning.
Redefine classroom management strategies to maximize development of these skills and minimize disruptions to teaching and learning in a blended learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Butcher-Wood

Connie Butcher-Wood

Instructional Technologist Specialist, CFISD
Believer, Mother, Grandmother, Tech Instructional Specialist/Trainer-CFISD, Marathon runner, Gardener, Connected Life-long Learner #MIEExpert


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2826 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

Create Communication that Stands out: Branding Your School or Classroom
Make your classroom or school stand OUT using a logo and specific colors on your pictures, slides, and communications. Learn how to create a simple logo in Google Drawings and how to add your logo to pictures and collages in Drawings, Canva, Pic Collage, and Adobe Spark Post. Also learn how to use your logo in headers and backgrounds in Google Docs and Slides and how to color match your logo to perfection for professional quality branded communications.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.


Speakers
avatar for Meredith Akers

Meredith Akers

Principal, CFISD
Meredith Akers is a wife, mom, Christ-follower and elementary school administrator who believes that the best way to help others grow is to model expectations. Her daily aspiration is to make a positive impact and to leave those she serves better off for having interacted with her.Meredith... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 309

12:45pm

Digital Citizenship 24/7
Digital Citizenship is a timeless lesson that applies to learners from ages 1-80. Opportunities to teach how to be a good e-citizen present themselves all day every day. I will share some tips and tricks on how to have discussions with all stakeholders regarding digital citizenship and ways to implement best practices within the school day no matter the content or environment! Digital Citizenship is everyone's responsibility and being able to model it properly has the power to change how our students use their technology!



Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Tisha Poncio

Tisha Poncio

Energetic and enthusiastic learner, teacher, coach and empowerED educator, Tisha Poncio has served in education for the last 20 years. She has led students in the classroom teaching English, Web Design, Graphic Design, Business Computers, Programming, and Broadcast Journalism. She... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 407

12:45pm

Engage, Practice, Prep & Personalize: Prodigy in Your Classroom
Learn how to set up Prodigy for your classroom including: assignments, lesson plans, and test-prep. Through this session, you will be empowered with the ability to know how to track data to personalize instruction for all students. Come see how easy it is to get set up and see a whole new level of student engagement!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Hamden

Nick Hamden

Math Teacher, Aldine ISD
Avid gamer, movie watcher, math teacher, chess player, and cross stitcher. Ask me about my favorite movie.


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2301 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

Find Your Flo: Using Flocabulary in Your Classroom
Find your flow, find your voice!  With all of the technology tools available, it’s important for educators to find what works best for them and their students.  During this session, we will discuss how Flocabulary opened my eyes to the world of educational technology. I will show you how I have been able to use Flocab with my classes and identify some of the challenges that came along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Jezer Ureña

Jezer Ureña

Teacher, Aldine ISD
Jezer Ureña is a high school ESL social studies teacher, a Flocabulary Platinum MCE, was named the Bilingual Teacher of the year at Wilson Elementary and SHABE bilingual TOY runner up. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of Houston and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 715

12:45pm

Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students Who SAIL
The world’s most profound innovators designed several failed prototypes before they created world changing solutions. To raise world changers, schools need to transform into places where we champion ideas and support students in perfecting their solutions to problems that matter to them. In this session, Shelly Sanchez Terrell will share the keys to transforming learning environments into places where students find their drive, harness their most powerful ideas, and are allowed Several Attempts in their Learning (SAIL) to see their ideas begin to blossom.  

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award-winning digital innovator, an ESL Specialist with the US Embassy and Georgetown University, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 405 (Choir Room)

12:45pm

Full STEAM Ahead...
The audience will be able to take away ideas regarding the following areas: Engaging, hands-on, minds-on, project-based activities in STEM/STEAM and related topics. Applied technology to reinforce academics with real-world learning and build next-generation skills. Student-centered with multiple challenge levels, sustained inquiry activities and opportunities for students to shape and expand learning around their own interests, abilities and learning styles. Connections to core academic content and alignment to state standards. Extension activities for advanced learners to explore topics in even greater depth. Moreover, the presenters will share ways that the STEAM curriculum has been redesigned to incorporate the innovative disciplines of robotics and coding across content areas through partnerships with Creative Learning Systems.

Osmo Words, Numbers, Tangram, and Awbie Coding. ipads and Osmo genius kits will be provided to utilize.
Osmo representative will be introduce and we will have small items to give away

Presenters: Sandra Jackson, Asst Presenters(Raquel Peavy with Anderson Academy and Brian Fontenot with Osmo)

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Jackson

Sandra Jackson

STEAM Facilitator, Anderson Academy - Aldine ISD
I am an educator for 14+ years and progressing. I am Anderson Academy first STEAM Facilitator 2018-2019. I oversee our CLS SmartLab with 850+ scholars monthly. I am a presenter at Magnet Schools of America "MSA" in Baltimore in April 2019. I organized and coordinated 2 STEM academic... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 701

12:45pm

Game-Based Learning - Keeping Students Engaged While Providing Valuable Data To Help Inform Instruction
In 2014, a study was released showing that kids today will spend 10,000 gaming by the time they graduate high school. That is the same amount of time they will spend in every class, in every subject by graduation if they have perfect attendance.

This means there is a parallel track of learning happening and one that can be harnessed to unlock human potential in a way that is equitable and challenges kids to drive their own success.

Statistically, 30%-40%+ of those same students will be below reading level by grade 4.We have created a platform that empowers students to take charge of their own learning while providing valuable data insights to educators and parents. We believe that every student, regardless of soci-economic status should have access to high quality technology resources. This is why we have made all educational content and general game mechanics in Dreamscape FREE!

This session will cover how game-based learning can be integrated into the modern classroom and at home regardless of technical level or device situation. Dreamscape can improve reading and comprehension skills by providing curriculum content, while also engaging students who are generally non-readers with a video game experience that parallels that of popular non-education strategy games.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Dexter

Julia Dexter

Co-Founder / CEO, Squiggle Park/Dreamscape
Julia Rivard Dexter is an innovative tech entrepreneur, one of the top 50 women in STEM in Canada, former Olympian and mother of 4Julia has lead several successful technology ventures, including as CEO of SheepDogInc.ca, Google’s first North American premier GoogleApps partner.Currently... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 212

12:45pm

Google's Secret Menu!
Psssst! Want to get a little Geeky with me? Come to a session with me and learn some super secret tips for all thing Google. Google docs/slides/forms/chrome . Let's discover transformative extensions you never knew existed. Uncover the secret experiments Google is conducting in their underground labs. Dig out add-ons and undiscovered secrets of the GSuite tools. This is not an overview, rather little known, hidden, and short Geeky tips to show you once and for all why we say Google is GSuite! Don't just order off the Google Menu, Order off the Secret Menu!!!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Marquez

Joe Marquez

Education Strategist, CDW-G
Joe Marquez is a leader in technology and K-12 Educational Staratagist for CDW-G. His innovating spirit, outgoing attitude and outrageous personality has earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Common Sense Ambassador, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 409

12:45pm

Green Screen Me
Teachers will learn how to use the DoInk Green Screen App to motivate student’s creative autonomy on creating visuals or video to reinforce history, science concepts, writing skills, art lessons and much more. We will bring our iPads with the DoInk App to give teachers an opportunity to explore the green screen application. We will present direction and application examples and the basics of DoInks functionality and resources. Examples are on my Twitter handle and Instagram account. My Instagram name is ab.art.teacher. I understand I am late to applying. I just found out about this conference at our back to school meetings last week. I have a masters degree in instructional technology from SHSU. I come from a family of educational technology presenters. You won’t regret having me present at the conference. Thank you.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Beardsley

Angie Beardsley

K-4 Elementary Art Teacher, Conroe ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2307 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

How Edusmart Can Support Student Growth.
Learn how to use Edusmart in your class to help support the TEKS your are currently teaching. Find out how to set up student accounts, assign work to students, use fill in notes that go with short videos on Edusmart and much more.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
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Consuelo Copes

5th grade Science Teacher, Aldine Isd
I teach 5th grade science and social studies.


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 216

12:45pm

Journey to eBadging
Explore eBadging as a personalized professional learning pathway that supports a culture of collaboration and continuous learning. Engage with practitioners from Spring Branch ISD who are in the third year of this journey to grow extraordinary professionals based on their own goals and needs. Participants will hear from the Personalized Professional Learning team who guide this work, our partner teacher who teaches graphic design, and students who design the SBISD eBadges that are displayed in teachers' email signature lines. There will be conversations and space for participants to consider how this journey may impact their own work.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Lesli Brown

Lesli Brown

Learning and Design Specialist, Personalized Professional Learning team, Spring Branch ISD
A friend, a sister, a daughter, an educator, a Math nerd, an HLSR and AJL volunteer, a Dallas Cowboys fan, a member of the Personalized Professional Learning team, a mom to two fur babies, a godmother, a bullet journalist, and a Pinterest addict. An ever-evolving list that may be... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 305

12:45pm

Listen Up: Using Podcasts in the Classroom
Who doesn't love listening to podcasts? Your students will enjoy listening and creating their own, too! Come hear how to increase rigor and engagement using recorded and student created podcasts in the classroom.You will learn about the apps and podcasts I use to allow students to share their voice, create personalized learning experiences, and bring relevance to the classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Kyndra Hartzler

Kyndra Hartzler

4th Grade Reading/Language Arts teacher, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Kyndra Hartzler is a 4th grade teacher in CyFair ISD. She puts her "Hart and Soul" in to all she does and is constantly seeking new learning opportunities. She is passionate about building relationships with students, celebrating student success, integrating instructional technology... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 311

12:45pm

Microsoft Stream: Using Video to Improve Teaching and Learning
Many schools and districts have begun to look at video as a powerful tool for teaching and learning. There are many ways it can be used to promote reflection, risk-taking, and coaching.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Wooten

Rachelle Wooten

Assistant Director of Teacher Development, Fort Bend ISD
avatar for Stephanie Jernigan

Stephanie Jernigan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Stafford Municipal School District
Hello! I'm a wife, mom, and educator and have enjoyed this journey in education for over 10 years! I am currently the Instructional Technology Specialist in Stafford Municipal School District where I am responsible for assisting teachers with integrating technology, providing training... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 310

12:45pm

Moving Through the Phases of Blended Learning
Come experience our journey as we moved and continue to move through the 3 phases of blended learning. Walk away with ideas to implement no matter which phase you are in.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Breyanna Bell

Breyanna Bell

Teacher
Previous Blended Learning Teacher at Kirk ElementaryCurrent 7th grade science teacher at Salyards Middle School.
avatar for Nicole Palmer

Nicole Palmer

Math Interventionist, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Previous Blended Learning Teacher at Kirk ElementaryCurrent Math Interventionist at M. Robinson Elementary


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2830 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

Multiplying the Reach of the Teacher: The Power of Personalized Adaptive Tutorials
Learn how to "flip" your homework/practice problems to give students the one-on-one help you cannot provide to them outside of the classroom or tutorial session.   The learner will be guided through creating a branched form in Microsoft Forms (or Google Forms) with embedded on the spot remediation where needed, based on historical and analytical data of common misconceptions.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Chase

Kelly Chase

Learning Technology Coach, Clear Creek ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 307

12:45pm

Nearpod + Google = Teacher Heaven
The Google Nearpod Marriage will make you wonder, where has it been all your teacher life. Come learn various ways to utilize what you have already created in Google as an interactive Nearpod Lesson and more.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for DaWanna Carrington Wilkins

DaWanna Carrington Wilkins

7th Grade Science Teacher/Campus Tech Liason, Conroe ISD
I am a 7th grade science teacher/ Campus Tech Liaison looking to make my Tech side a full time gig! This is my 11th year in education and I have always looked for the best ways to engage my students and keep them wanting to come to class. I am a Nearpod Pionear, Google Level 1 Certified... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2209 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

Nearpod 101: Top Tips and Tricks for Nearpod Newbies from a Nearpod Trainer
This presentation is designed for individuals in a variety of roles who are new, or relatively new to Nearpod. The presentation will cover how to launch lessons, understanding the wide variety of features to create interactive lessons for students, speciality tips on accessibility features for SpEd and ELL students, understanding the benefits of the teacher control center, and focusing on how to use Nearpod to differentiate in the classroom as well as PD for teachers. Come prepared for an interactive session, as we'll be doing this in the format of an escape room.

*** Please make sure to already have a Nearpod account, you'll want to be logged into your own account and in the interactive session to really dive in, also all attendees who have only the free version will recieve Gold upgrade codes during the session! ***

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Coral Zayas

Coral Zayas

Bilingual Teacher/ EdTech Trainer (outside of district), Austin ISD/ Self Employed
Hi I'm Coral, I'm a bilingual teacher in Austin ISD, a graduate student at Purdue University, and an edtech trainer in my free time. I love the world of education, especially the world of edtech, ed policy, and concerns related to equity especially as they relate to multilingual learners... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2614 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

Organizing a Dynamic Classroom with Technology
Do you feel overwhelmed with lesson plans, technology implementation, classroom clutter and maintaining order? Don’t stress! This course is designed to help PK-5 teachers organize curriculum in their classrooms with new ideas including technology and organizational routines with music/visuals via Digital Lesson planning. Participants will learn the benefits of having their books, songs, videos and pocket charts in one easy engaging format for a flawless daily routine.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Krystal Malichi

Krystal Malichi

Teacher, CFISD
I am a Kindergarten teacher in Cy Fair, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Working with students who have only been on the planet 5-6 years is challenging, blended learning and tech tools can be utilized properly when implemented with proper classroom management. My course... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 313

12:45pm

Parental Guidance Recommended!
Informed parents make for happier parents. Happier parents mean happier teachers. Check out a variety of strategies and tools for parental communication to support students' success.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Sullivan

Beth Sullivan

Educator, Sanger ISD
Dynamic vintage teacher with 25 plus years classroom experience integrates the benefits of old school rigor and curriculum with new school technology to energize and support students and teachers as lifelong learners.


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 623

12:45pm

Playing to Win! - Removing Barriers to Learning So All Students Can Succeed!
Participants are invited to join an ongoing learning community where we can SHARE and LEARN ways to MOTIVATE and ENGAGE our students!
We will explore tools that help REMOVE BARRIERS to learning and allow students the opportunity to participate more fully in class!
We will discuss ways to build a more INCLUSIVE classroom that celebrates learning differences and encourages students to take risks!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
TB

Tracy Bailey

ALDINE ISD
avatar for Annaliesja Webb

Annaliesja Webb

Online Learning Coordinator for SPED, Aldine ISD
Angel Webb is an Online Learning Coordinator for Sp. Ed. in Aldine ISD. She has a passion for Universal Design for Learning and providing access to a high quality of education for all students! Her mission is to support more opportunities to hear students’ voices and promote agency... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 315

12:45pm

Purposeful Planning
The Purposeful Planning Development Workshop strategically develops a sense of awareness in planning. Procrastination and Spontaneity are crippling student achievements and hindering teacher effectiveness. Planning sessions must be purposeful, stay on task and in creating a set of working and complete plans. Planning must serve and fulfill the individual needs of classrooms and the creativity and teaching style of the educator. We will look at developing and understanding a careful look at working data. This session gives tools for productive collaboration, implementation, and individualization to serve the needs of students while meeting district expectations.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Malone

Misty Malone

Fouder, Genius Power Productions
Misty Malone founded Genius Power Productions. Ms. Malone is an experienced, certified teacher. Before becoming an educator, she established 10+ years of Leadership and Training and Development experience. As a Training Director, Misty focused on building and developing trainers and... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 722

12:45pm

So You Want To Start A Podcast...
If you haven't noticed, educational podcasts are the hot item right now. They are a great way to get your personalized PD on the go and on demand. If you are interested in starting one on your own or with your students but are not sure where to begin, this is the session for you. In this session, you will learn how to start a podcast with minimal tools and expenses and publish them out to providers like Apple Podcasts. It's a lot easier than you think and a great way to contribute your voice or your students' voices out to the world.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Carrillo

Gabriel Carrillo

Instructional Technology Specialist, North East Independent School District
Gabriel Carrillo is an Educational Technology Specialist.He currently supports teachers with all of their EdTech needs in the classroom including troubleshooting, planning lessons/units with teachers, modeling lessons for teachers, and providing professional development.


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 708

12:45pm

Take the Guess out of T-TESS:Tracking T-TESS and Lesson Plans for Easy Evaluations
Utilize a Schoology course to help track teacher lesson plans, giving feedback on submissions as well as using it to track T-TESS compliance pieces so that both teachers and administrators know where they are in the year and for domains.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Ashli McDonald

Ashli McDonald

AVID Coordinator/Teacher/Technology Integration Champion, Fort Bend ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 2623 (Upstairs)

12:45pm

Tapping In to Your School's Greatest Literacy Resource
Librarians serve in the largest classroom of the school and have the potential to work with and reach every student in the school, but often, school libraries are underutilized. Through this presentation, administrators will gain a better understanding of what their librarian can offer their campus in regard to improving literacy and research skills. Examples of library programming at the elementary, middle, and high school levels will be shared as well as technology tools such as the Texquest databases, Nearpod, Flocabulary, and other resources that are often used in school libraries and supported by school librarians.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Schattle

Gerald Schattle

Principal, Aldine Education Center
Gerald Schattle, a product of Aldine ISD is currently principal of Aldine Education Center. Gerald has spent 17 years in Aldine as paraprofessional, teacher, and administrator. Gerald has conducted several book chats via Twitter during his time as an administrator at Lewis middle... Read More →
avatar for Misty Schattle

Misty Schattle

School Librarian, Klein ISD
Misty Schattle has been a Texas public school educator for 16 years, 13 of which have been as a school librarian. She has served at the middle, high, and currently, the elementary level. She is an active member in the Texas Library Association and she enjoys connecting students with... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 616

12:45pm

The Imported Teacher: An ELL teaching ELLs through writing
The perspective of an imported bilingual teacher on effective personalizing instruction in a workshop model for ELLs in a title 1 school. Facing the this-is-not-for-ELL virus.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
ME

Madeline Escribano

2nd grade Bilingual Teacher, Spring Branch ISD
I’ve been teaching for 10 years. I taught 6 years back home in Puerto Rico and then moved to Texas to live with my husband. I have a son and a husky. I enjoy teaching kids to read and write in English and Spanish. Bilingual is beautiful, ser bilingüe es bello.


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 710

12:45pm

Understanding Their Emotional Now in Todays Digital Space

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Romero Smith

Brian Romero Smith

Brian is most importantly the proud father of 4 wonderful, technology savvy, athletically active, artistically minded kiddos (2 girls and 2 boys) and a faithful husband of 1 loving wife. He also dabbles in Photography Videography and Singing. He also hosts his very own Live Video... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
The Black Box Theater (500 Hallway)

12:45pm

Using storytelling to brand your school
Are you ready to share stories beyond your campus walls? School branding is more than a mascot or school colors. Branding transcends across campus classrooms by using tools like campus websites and social media. Take away tips and tricks for connecting with your community using storytelling via digital media platforms.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Valonia Walker

Valonia Walker

Communications Specialist, Aldine ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 821

12:45pm

What In The World Are ActivInspire Templates? And How Do I Use Them In A Pre-k/K Classroom?
Pre-made templates will be used to show participants how to personalize instruction using ActivInspire on the Promethean Board. Participants will receive a copy of the templates to take with them to use in their own classroom.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Froelke

Jessica Froelke

Kindergarten Teacher, Klein ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 702

12:45pm

WHY ESPORTS IS LEVELING UP K12 & HIGHER ED
Leveling up Esports for Education - developing the necessary steps for a successful esports program and facility. From curriculum to competition we will take an in depth look at the industry and trends surrounding esports.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Kell

Joshua Kell

CEO, Horizon AVL System Integration
Joshua serves as the Chief Executive Officer of eSports integration and Horizon AVL System Integration. Joshua designs large venue and arena systems, video broadcast studios, and projection / LED wall video displays with precision and expertise. His vast experiences span 15 years... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
ACER Esports Lounge

12:45pm

Yes They Can! Leveraging Technology to Create Learning Experiences for All
Education must make a shift in order to effectively reach the students who fill the seats of our classrooms everyday. This session will highlight practical ways to use technology to meet the needs of all learners.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley May

Ashley May

Digital Learning Coordinator, Alief ISD
Educational technology is my passion, and coaching and professional development are my areas of expertise. I am a HUGE fan of using mobile devices in the classroom, and I love all things Google EDU.


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 803

12:45pm

A-maze-ing Spheros
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

12:45pm

Blended Learning for World Languages
Blended Learning can work with World Languages! Learn about resources and how to organize station rotations in order to give students a variety of student voice opportunities and personalized learning. Create your own language lab in your classroom!

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
MA

Michaelle Aguilar

Spanish Teacher, Cypress Fairbanks ISD


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 809

12:45pm

Cardboard Construction, Flipgrid and Bluebonnet Books!
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

12:45pm

Create Bookmarks with Cereal Boxes
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

12:45pm

Cubelets Baker Ripley Fab Lab- Blanson High School Collaboration
The Baker-Ripley Fab Lab has partnered with five Aldine schools -- come check out their collaboration!
Come and get hands-on! This session will be taking place along with many others in the TCCA Fearless Playground!

Speakers
avatar for Aldine Libraries

Aldine Libraries

Aldine ISD, Information Literacy Specialists
The eighty Information Literacy Specialists in Aldine ISD are collaborating to share makerspace ideas with you during TCCA. Be sure to stop by the Adventure Playground to see lots of ideas!


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TCCA Playground (500 Hallway)

12:45pm

Digital Escape Challenge Using Google Forms and Sites: A Beginner's How-To
Learn how to use Google Forms and Google Sites to build digital escape challenges/breakouts. Bring a laptop or Chromebook and follow along as we create digital escape challenges. Participants need a basic understanding of google apps, but no prior experience with Google Sites or Google Forms required.

Note: All sessions are first come first serve. Seats are not guaranteed.

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Clohessy

Carissa Clohessy

CTE Teacher, Charles R. Drew Academy
I am a Technology Education/STEM teacher at Drew Academy, teaching Project Lead the Way Gateway courses for 7th and 8th grade students. I focus on use game strategy in the classroom to increase student engagement, collaboration, and rigor. I have had success implementing a variety... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
RM 627

12:45pm

Digital Math- EquatIO
Creating equations and other digital math in the Google domain can be difficult or nearly impossible but not anymore. EquatIO is a digital Math application allowi