The VITAL Google Summit is a unique Google event giving a behind-the-scenes look at how schools across Tennessee are transforming their approach to teaching and learning with the goal of personalizing student learning. The morning will consist of networking, vision, district spotlight and keynote by Anthony Kim. The afternoon will include four 50 minute breakout sessions focused on Admininstration Leadership, CTE, STEM/Makerspace, Elementary, Middle, and High School uses of Google and Personalized Learning in the classroom. The day will end with a question and answer session with all the session leaders available for discussion. The summit hash tag is #VITALGoogle.

Where: Prescott South Middle School - 1859 S. Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506

When: Saturday, August 25th

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Summit Schedule Info

General Schedule

Breakout Sessions Detailed Information

Personalized Learning in a CTE Classroom - D152
Led by Jackie Vester

Utilizing online platforms including Google Classroom to personalize learning for students in your classroom

Innovation, Problem Recognition, and Creative Problem Solving - D147
Led by Mike Ames & Jeff Brown

Introduction to our My Big Idea program for high school aged students. We use modern entrepreneurial methods in our workshops to expose students to innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will learn idea recognition, following a passion and innovative problem solving. The other takeaways include public speaking(presentations), dynamics of teamwork and proof of concept thinking.

Google Core For Teachers - D153
Led by Beth Billingsley

Classroom teachers are always looking for quick and easy ways to assess student learning. This session will highlight a few websites and apps that can be used for quick assessments. The best part is that students will enjoy the sites so much they don't realize they are being assessed.

Writing is STEM??? - D146
Led by Amber Tatum

A look at how to proactively help younger or lower level learners link the writing process to STEM using hands on strategies.

"On a Mission from God": The Intersection of Meaningful Work & CTE - D151
Led by Debi Crabtree & Jeff Slagle

The work of the educator is sacred. Teachers themselves, when asked why they chose their profession, are always most likely to say, "I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to help children. I wanted to give back to my community." Shouldn't we be guiding our students toward meaningful work and purposeful living during the 14,256 hours they spend in K-12 school? This important work is rooted in effective career exploration and continues with access to interest-based CTE. Join us to explore some ideas, share your insights, and consider a pilot opportunity with a newly released, state-approved career exploration course from Village Virtual. We think differently.

Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Nearpod - D150
Led by Jasmine Wheeler

This workshop provides a unique perspective on utilizing Virtual Reality Field Trips in the classroom environment. During this webinar, you have the opportunity to learn the Nearpod's principles of VR, experience a hands-on integrated VR lesson, connect VR with core subject contents, and discover ways to create your own VR lessons as well as accessing top designed Nearpod VR lessons.

Ensuring Proficient Readers through Personalized Learning - D127
Led by Julie Williams

We will share how Lexia's web-based, research proven literacy tool uses a personalized learning approach to significantly raise student achievement.

Getting Your Level 1 Google Certified Teacher Credentials - D141
Led by Stephanie Boyd

This session will introduce you to Google Level 1 Certification and lead you onto the path of certification as an official Google certified teacher.

Blended Learning in a Flexible Environment - D117
Led by Sara Harvick

This session will include a variety of multi-subject online tools and resources. Participants will be able to access and utilize the resources to create instructional materials. We will model these online tools from the perspective of our personal, real-world classrooms and provide opportunities for creation of lesson ideas. Participants will have time to explore the various sites and talk with teachers who currently use these resources in their schools, and in their flexible classroom environments, on a daily basis.

Step Into the World: Augmented and Virtual Reality Engagement in the Classroom and Beyond - D124
Led by Thomas Fuhrman

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and experience the engagement potential that virtual and augmented realities have to offer, engaged in Google Expeditions and using the Merge Cube and other AR/VR apps to put students in places they have never been or to bring to them experiences that aren't readily available in a less digitally enhanced experience. This session is for those who may have dabbled in or have researched augmented and virtual reality but aren't exactly sure what to do next to engage student with it.

Google Classroom & Canvas Introduction - D129
Led by Stefanie Janko & Krista Brannon

Would you like to start using Google Classroom or Canvas? This session will give you a brief overview of both platforms and show you some similarities and differences. During the session, you will be able to set up your own classes and create assignments. You will get time to play around with both and see which platform fits your students needs.

Tools to Create! - D144
Led by Tabitha Savage

Are you looking for ways to increase your students' creative output in the classroom? Join us to learn 8 digital tools that are sure to ignite engagement and get the creativity flowing in your classroom!

Going deeper with Google Forms - D145
Led by Rhonda Bruce

Transform Google forms to the next level. Let's explore the power of Google Forms for effective data gathering and analysis. Creating the form is only half the fun. Making the content meaningful will change your classroom.
Using data validation to create student feedback is a game changer for every classroom. What will Add-ons for Google Forms help me do?

Using Technology to Assess Student Learning - D140
Led by Becky White

Classroom teachers are always looking for quick and easy ways to assess student learning. This session will highlight a few websites and apps that can be used for quick assessments. The best part is that students will enjoy the sites so much they don't realize they are being assessed.

Google101: Teaching the Basics for Collaborative Efforts - D130
Led by Casey Garrison

Google101 is utilized at Prescott South Middle for all incoming 5th graders to prepare students to use Google for Education Tools within their academic classrooms and beyond.
In this session, attendees will learn how Google101 is utilized within the Encore classroom and how collaboration between the Encore and 5th grade Classroom Teachers occurs and how it makes student learning more effective with the use of Google for Education apps. Please bring your laptop or device with you as this is an interactive presentation.

Leveraging Technology to Improve Literacy - D122
Led by Tera Brooks

Are you interested in improving student confidence and reading ability? We are excited to share with you how Lexia Learning worked for us! We would like to introduce the program to you briefly, and share with you how we used this program to drive our personalized student learning, specifically for our RTI and ELL populations.

Competency-Based Education 101: How to get started in your classroom - D121
Led by Lacy Loggins

What is CBE? Why is going in this direction important and or what does that state department think of this kind of learning? 

Creating an Awesome Website with the NEW Google Sites - D118
Led by Jay Watson

The new Google Sites is incredibly user friendly. Learn how to use it, as well as the dos and don'ts of web design? What fonts and colors are appropriate? What about graphics? How can you leverage the new Google Sites to make life easier for you, while, at the same time, facilitating the student learning process?

Admins Use Tech Too... - D113
Led by Mick Shuran

There are many, many resources for using technology in the classroom but maybe not as many for those in the admin chair. This presentation looks at practical technology tools that are used everyday that can be implemented as soon as you get back to your building. Although the focus is on administration, teachers could benefit as well.

Building Out a STEM Lab - Gym
Led by Terra Norine and Emily Cook

Learn how to create a custom STEM Lab/Maker Space to meet the unique needs of your district. Troxell's experienced STEM specialists will help you craft a vision for a space that will engage all learners and increase student collaboration and engagement with Troxell’s full line of STEM products, curriculum, and professional development.

Using Skill-Level Data to Personalize Learning - Distance Learning Lab
Led by Adam Percival

Digital tools can now pinpoint student proficiency or struggles at the individual skill level. We’ll discuss how this type of data can inform next steps in a blended learning classroom using examples from the UpSmart ELA and Math program.

Interactive Assessments - D127
Led by Tina Faust

Get ready to wear your student shades to experience several digital resources! These interactive assessments can be used for student engagement, reinforcement material, pulse checks, assessments, and more.

My Big Idea! - think "shark-tank" for students - D147
Led by Mike Ames & Jeff Brown

We host a one day, hands-on, in-school Fall workshop designed to show students that they can turn their passions and ideas into something real. Come get a taste of what the students do to turn their ideas into a business.

Fostering the 4Cs in Your School Makerspace - D123
Led by Chris Smallen

A makerspace has the potential to be more than a buzzword in education. Come discuss how you can design and create a space that is fueled by student passions, research, collaboration, and the need to think critically and problem solve daily. This session will focus on creating the physical space, as well as exploring a variety of tools and technologies used to create standards-aligned lessons, activities and projects that promote student engagement with an emphasis on the 4 Cs (collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication). You will leave with our go-to resources from our journey and examples to implement your own makerspace.

Programming and Computer Science in "The Middle" - D130
Led by Casey Garrison

Computer Science and Programming basics address standards across all curricula and can be used as stand-alone coursework, supplemental activities, and enrichment for students.
In this session, attendees will discover how to implement programming and computer science with your students via a free, online platform. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and create an account, sample free-self paced professional learning, create classrooms, and learn varied applications for their students. Bring your computer and discover how you can expose your students to one of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs needed in the job market today and forward.

The Dynamic Literacy & Math Duo - EquatIO and Read&Write! - D146
Led by Marc Callahan

Read&Write for Google is a powerful literacy extension with features like Text-to-Speech, Translator, Word Prediction, Talking Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Speech Input, Study Skills Highlighters, Voice Notes, Simplify Web Pages, PDF Annotations and a super awesome Vocabulary Builder!

EquatIO, EquatIO Mathspace and EquatIO Mobile is our exciting new digital Math/STEM solution that allows students and teachers to EASILY create, engage with, and respond to math and STEM using dictation, handwriting recognition, formula prediction and more in Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and all areas of G Suite!

Using Data to Drive Small Group Reading Instruction - D153
Led by Mitchelle Kelley

This session will examine sample data collected from a computer adaptive reading assessment and individual-student anecdotal data. Participants will practice strategies that utilize data to create small groups and provide instruction to accommodate students in need of intense reading intervention.
Participants will utilize best practices to provide differentiated instruction by using:
1. Computer adaptive formative assessment data
2. Successful small group reading intervention

Increase Student Engagement with Interactive Displays - D141
Led by Randy Garrett

Engage your students with interactive technology.

Building a Personalized Learning Roadmap for Your Classroom - Distance Learning Lab
Led by Anthony Kim

The session with provide an introduction to the Core Four - targeted instruction, data driven instruction, flexible curriculum and student reflection. You will have an opportunity to practice building a PL roadmap for your classroom/school.

Blended Learning in a Flexible Environment - D117
Led by Sara Harvick

This session will include a variety of multi-subject online tools and resources. Participants will be able to access and utilize the resources to create instructional materials. We will model these online tools from the perspective of our personal, real-world classrooms and provide opportunities for creation of lesson ideas. Participants will have time to explore the various sites and talk with teachers who currently use these resources in their schools, and in their flexible classroom environments, on a daily basis.

Go Further with Chrome in K-12 - D129
Led by Shannon Greinke

Think beyond just using Chromebooks in the classroom for testing, and focus on the message of versatility. Google for Education sparks learning from anywhere, at anytime and on any budget. Join this session to learn about next generation devices, digital curriculum, virtual reality, and solutions beyond the classroom.

Creating Assessments with Google Forms - D152
Led by Jessica Childers

Participants will learn to create assessments using Google Forms. Teachers can use a current paper classroom quiz or test (formative or summative) and transform it into an online assessment using Google Forms. Participants will learn how to use the different question types, insert images, and set up auto-grading. Students can receive immediate feedback, and teachers can cut down significantly on grading. Also, teachers will see the tools available after the assessment is graded including Item Analysis, Points Distribution, Question View, and Individual View.

Empowering Educators with Personalized Professional Development! - D144
Led by Amy Sharp

Educators, like students, have individual needs and strengths. Providing personalized learning opportunities for educators is important because (1) it meets the individualized needs of educators, promoting growth for educators and (2) it provides a model for educators of the shift in teaching and learning expectations from traditional to personalized. While a vast pool of resources exists for personalized professional development, the logistical integration of these resources can be a challenge. In this session, we will share the professional development action steps and practices for our district.

Going deeper with Google Forms - D145
Led by Rhonda Bruce

Transform Google forms to the next level. Let's explore the power of Google Forms for effective data gathering and analysis. Creating the form is only half the fun. Making the content meaningful will change your classroom.
Using data validation to create student feedback is a game changer for every classroom. What will Add-ons for Google Forms help me do?

Using Technology to Assess Student Learning - D140
Led by Becky White

Classroom teachers are always looking for quick and easy ways to assess student learning. This session will highlight a few websites and apps that can be used for quick assessments. The best part is that students will enjoy the sites so much they don't realize they are being assessed.

Helping Build School Culture using Google Apps - D122
Led by Tera Brooks

This session is for Administrators who are looking for better ways to build collaboration to enhance school culture within their buildings. We will discuss the many ways we have modeled using Google Apps such Google Docs, Google Classrooms, Google Calendar, and several other Google Extensions for our teachers to create a more collaborative school climate.

Competency-Based Education 101: How to get started in your classroom - D121
Led by Lacy Loggins

What is CBE? Why is going in this direction important and or what does that state department think of this kind of learning? 

Transform Your Classroom by Engaging Your Students with Nearpod - D124
Led by Lacy Means

There are so many different things that you can do with Nearpod in the classroom: interactive lessons, virtual field trips, quizzes, polls, videos, articles, and more. Bring your laptop to see how engaging Nearpod can be for your students.

Tech Trep Academy - D118
Led by Frantz Belot and Jerry Boyd

Tech Trep helps you learn more about what you love, so you can give your passions a purpose. Love Minecraft? We’ll teach you how to make a mod (and much more). Love drawing and movies? We'll help you make your own animated films. Want to start your own business? We can teach you that, too. It's time to unleash your creativity and change the world - Dare to Create.

Admins Use Tech Too... - D113
Led by Mick Shuran

There are many, many resources for using technology in the classroom but maybe not as many for those in the admin chair. This presentation looks at practical technology tools that are used everyday that can be implemented as soon as you get back to your building. Although the focus is on administration, teachers could benefit as well.

Using the Power of Teacher Leaders to Implement a 1:1 Program - D151
Led by Mike Crabtree

The key to a successful tech program is support. Learn about how Blount County Schools harnessed the power of a Tech Teacher Leader program to provide high-quality, embedded support as over 800 teachers made the transition to a 1:1 environment.

Personalized Learning in a CTE Classroom - D150
Led by Jackie Vester

Utilizing online platforms including Google Classroom to personalize learning for students in your classroom

Building Out a STEM Lab - Gym
Led by Terra Norine and Emily Cook

Learn how to create a custom STEM Lab/Maker Space to meet the unique needs of your district. Troxell's experienced STEM specialists will help you craft a vision for a space that will engage all learners and increase student collaboration and engagement with Troxell’s full line of STEM products, curriculum, and professional development.

Google Admin - D127
Led by Tina Faust

Get ready to explore Googly features to improve efficiency for admin tasks. We’ll take a quick trip around the GoogleVerse & make a few pit stops to add fuel to your Google journey.

My Big Idea! - think "shark-tank" for students - D147
Led by Mike Ames & Jeff Brown

We host a one day, hands-on, in-school Fall workshop designed to show students that they can turn their passions and ideas into something real. Come get a taste of what the students do to turn their ideas into a business.

Fostering the 4Cs in Your School Makerspace - D123
Led by Chris Smallen

A makerspace has the potential to be more than a buzzword in education. Come discuss how you can design and create a space that is fueled by student passions, research, collaboration, and the need to think critically and problem solve daily. This session will focus on creating the physical space, as well as exploring a variety of tools and technologies used to create standards-aligned lessons, activities and projects that promote student engagement with an emphasis on the 4 Cs (collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication). You will leave with our go-to resources from our journey and examples to implement your own makerspace.

Programming and Computer Science in "The Middle" - D130
Led by Casey Garrison

Computer Science and Programming basics address standards across all curricula and can be used as stand-alone coursework, supplemental activities, and enrichment for students.
In this session, attendees will discover how to implement programming and computer science with your students via a free, online platform. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and create an account, sample free-self paced professional learning, create classrooms, and learn varied applications for their students. Bring your computer and discover how you can expose your students to one of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs needed in the job market today and forward.

Robotics and Programing for Littles - D117
Led by Jason Beach

In this session we will examine how to use Google's Blockly visual object-based programing language to learn fundamental concepts for computer science instruction. This session will discuss Blockly, Hour of Code, Dash and Dot Robots, and other methods of programing for pre-readers to middle schoolers. Participants will have an opportunity to work with Blockly and program the kid-friendly Dash and Dot robots.

Stop Skimming, Start Learning - D153
Led by Scott Freschet

Actively Learn is a literacy platform that helps students understand, retain, and enjoy what they read in their secondary ELA, Social Studies, and Science classrooms. In this interactive session, you'll create your own free account, learn why students love Actively Learn, and create a reading assignment that you can use in your class tomorrow!

Finally, A One Stop Shop! - D146
Led by Nancy Smith

Integrating Edgenuity lessons and digital learning objects into Google Classroom. Tips and Tricks for creating playlist for individualized learning paths and topic driven instruction.

Blending ACT into Daily Instruction: Shmoop ACT Tools - D151
Led by Kelsey Olson

In this session, Shmoop will demonstrate the tools to help teachers blend ACT question types and practice into daily instruction. We'll demonstrate the way Putnam County schools have been successfully using Shmoop for ACT for several years. With emphasis on data collection, and student engagement, you'll be an ACT Shmooperstar after this session

Using Technology in Student-Centered Math Classrooms - D141
Led by Molly Howell

How can technology support a student-centered mathematics classroom and increase engagement? Come experience a lesson that incorporates technology to develop conceptual understanding of mathematics concepts, meet individual student needs and a create opportunities for student discourse. While participating in this session, you will also learn facilitation strategies that support student learning without taking over student thinking. Our goal is for students to not only learn the math…but to experience it!

Using Google Classroom in Elementary Classrooms - D140
Led by Nathan Twitty and Brittany Reece

We will show ways to use google classroom in elementary classrooms. We will also give websites that could be used.

Step Into the World: Augmented and Virtual Reality Engagement in the Classroom and Beyond - D124
Led by Thomas Fuhrman

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and experience the engagement potential that virtual and augmented realities have to offer, engaged in Google Expeditions and using the Merge Cube and other AR/VR apps to put students in places they have never been or to bring to them experiences that aren't readily available in a less digitally enhanced experience. This session is for those who may have dabbled in or have researched augmented and virtual reality but aren't exactly sure what to do next to engage student with it.

Creating Assessments with Google Forms - D152
Led by Jessica Childers

Participants will learn to create assessments using Google Forms. Teachers can use a current paper classroom quiz or test (formative or summative) and transform it into an online assessment using Google Forms. Participants will learn how to use the different question types, insert images, and set up auto-grading. Students can receive immediate feedback, and teachers can cut down significantly on grading. Also, teachers will see the tools available after the assessment is graded including Item Analysis, Points Distribution, Question View, and Individual View.

Creating a STEM-vironment - D121
Led by Catherine Jones

This session will prompt thinking about a variety of ways a school can embed grade level standards based STEM practices into multiple levels of students learning experiences. From STEM @Home to encore classes to integrated classroom lessons, STEM becomes a way of thinking for the teacher and the student using the Engineering Design Process to solve problems and improve the current status quo.

Maps, MAPS, MaPs - D118
Led by Kathy Pryor

Do you want to create custom maps with photos, text, and a variety of placemarks? Do you want a way to visually display data from a spreadsheet? Do you want to share your maps with students in collaborative projects? Then this introductory session to Google My Maps is just the thing you need! Bring a laptop to practice creating on your own.

Personalizing the Math Classroom - D145
Led by Lesley Herron

Looking for ideas to jump start your journey to a more personalized learning classroom? Come learn with us! I will be sharing ideas and examples that can be easily be tweaked to your needs in your own classroom.

Teacher Tool Box for Research , Grammar, Citation, and Writing - D122
Led by Beth Billingsley

This session is designed to show teachers how to integrate Google Docs, research and other tools that will transform the way you teach, and more importantly, how your students learn. Hopefully, after this session, you will teach students to never turn in another bad paper! The course will show you focus on grammar skill extensions, citation tools. Let Google do the teaching for you!

Building a Championship Team with Google Apps - D129
Led by Adam West

The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don't tell you what to see.

Google Sites in the Elementary Classroom - D144
Led by Natalie Beach

Bring a laptop to explore options available in Google Sites for your classroom or school.

Personalized Learning using Google Suite - D150
Led by Amy Baggett

In this session I will show you how I use the vast array of resources offered in the Google Suite in order to help enhance Personalized Learning in my classroom. I will walk you through my beginning stages and show you how my classroom is an ever evolving process which students LOVE. I also will open up the conversation for others to share what they have done and we can all learn together!

Making Space for Makerspaces - D113
Led by Kristi Reagan

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a Makerspace up and running? Learn from someone who has gone through the process. In this presentation, you will learn the ups and downs of creating a media center based makerspace. Examples of obstacles faced and how to work around them will be presented along with ideas for which products to purchase and/or use in your Makerspace based on experienced successes and failures. Product recommendations will be provided along with considerations to be made before purchase.

Building Out a STEM Lab - Gym
Led by Terra Norine and Emily Cook

Learn how to create a custom STEM Lab/Maker Space to meet the unique needs of your district. Troxell's experienced STEM specialists will help you craft a vision for a space that will engage all learners and increase student collaboration and engagement with Troxell’s full line of STEM products, curriculum, and professional development.

Google enhanced Work Base Learning Curriculum - D152
Led by Jeff Slagle & Penny Riddle

Various lesson plans and ideas on using Google to enhance learning for your Work Base Learning students. Also different apps to use to make WBL more realistic and provide students with career readiness.

Innovation, Problem Recognition, and Creative Problem Solving - D147
Led by Mike Ames & Jeff Brown

Introduction to our My Big Idea program for high school aged students. We use modern entrepreneurial methods in our workshops to expose students to innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will learn idea recognition, following a passion and innovative problem solving. The other takeaways include public speaking(presentations), dynamics of teamwork and proof of concept thinking.

Robotics and Programing for Littles - D117
Led by Jason Beach

In this session we will examine how to use Google's Blockly visual object-based programing language to learn fundamental concepts for computer science instruction. This session will discuss Blockly, Hour of Code, Dash and Dot Robots, and other methods of programing for pre-readers to middle schoolers. Participants will have an opportunity to work with Blockly and program the kid-friendly Dash and Dot robots.

Maximize EPSO's with Google - D153
Led by Donna Sherrell

Learn how to manage and maximize time for EPSO's by using Google.

Maker or Breaker space. Why STEM is for everyone. - D146
Led by Ashley Ingram

Explore how STEM fits into every subject, in every classroom. Discover the psychology of creativity and how using it will cultivate curiosity and bridge the gap. Also learn how to leverage your resources and source funding.

Real Student Outcomes- College While in High School - D151
Led by Jim Russell

ASU Prep Digital offers a digital high school program using the Cambridge International Curriculum, Artificial Reality and coming this fall Game Based Assessments. Also offered is a catalog of 143 college courses for students to get a head start on college while exploring different career options.

Getting Your Level 1 Google Certified Teacher Credentials - D141
Led by Stephanie Boyd

This session will introduce you to Google Level 1 Certification and lead you onto the path of certification as an official Google certified teacher knowledge of the tools they can use in these formats. All levels and subjects are invited to attend.

The Teacher Toolbox with Google - D122
Led by Beth Billingsley

This session is designed to show teachers how to integrate Google tools to help teachers with everyday tasks. This session will focus on easy to use communication tools, documentation tools, and a must have plefora of tools that will make your job easier! You can never replace a teacher, but technology can be it's sharpest tool!

Flipgrid - D129
Led by Lessa Wilson

Flipgrid is 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!

Not a Waste of Your Time! - D127
Led by Maury Wood

Have you ever been to professional development activities and told yourself, "There's hours of my life I'll never see again." This is not one of those sessions. In my session, you will be given access to several technological extensions, programs, and websites that you will find very useful in your classroom. The best thing is that they're FREE!

Building a Championship Team with Google Apps - D123
Led by Adam West

The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don't tell you what to see.

Seesaw in the Classroom - D121
Led by Ashley Dean

In this session, you will learn the basics of using Seesaw and how it can help you personalize learning in your classroom.

Transform Your Classroom by Engaging Your Students with Nearpod - D124
Led by Lacy Means

There are so many different things that you can do with Nearpod in the classroom: interactive lessons, virtual field trips, quizzes, polls, videos, articles, and more. Bring your laptop to see how engaging Nearpod can be for your students.

Maps, MAPS, MaPs - D118
Led by Kathy Pryor

Do you want to create custom maps with photos, text, and a variety of placemarks? Do you want a way to visually display data from a spreadsheet? Do you want to share your maps with students in collaborative projects? Then this introductory session to Google My Maps is just the thing you need! Bring a laptop to practice creating on your own.

Personalizing the Math Classroom - D145
Led by Lesley Herron

Looking for ideas to jump start your journey to a more personalized learning classroom? Come learn with us! I will be sharing ideas and examples that can be easily be tweaked to your needs in your own classroom.

Google Sites in the Elementary Classroom - D144
Led by Natalie Beach

Bring a laptop to explore options available in Google Sites for your classroom or school.

Shares from Summer: Exciting Strategies to Use in Your Grades 3+ One-to-One Classroom - D150
Led by Shay Whinn

Let's get this year started! This session is all about using free Google based tools to enhance your instruction in a one-to-one classroom. We will dive a little deeper into Google Classroom, Google Drive, ReadWorks, Quizlet, and more. You will have something to share with you colleagues when you leave!

Making Space for Makerspaces - D113
Led by Kristi Reagan

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a Makerspace up and running? Learn from someone who has gone through the process. In this presentation, you will learn the ups and downs of creating a media center based makerspace. Examples of obstacles faced and how to work around them will be presented along with ideas for which products to purchase and/or use in your Makerspace based on experienced successes and failures. Product recommendations will be provided along with considerations to be made before purchase.

The Search for a Consistent, Coherent ELA Curriculum Resource - D140
Led by Sharon Anderson

Join me as we discuss Putnam's journey to find a set of curriculum resources to build a coherent, consistent ELA curriculum in Grades 5 - 12.

Q and A Station Rotation on a basic understanding of Personalized Learning - Library
Led by Trey Upchurch, Misty Briggs, and Heather Tinch

1. Small group Q and A with admin 2. Playlist (Benefits of PL) 3. PL Resources that are open source. There is pre-work for this session. Link

Engage and Inspire Students with Interactive Design - DL
Led by Sam Brooks and Lance Key

Interactive design creates meaningful relationships between students and activities, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. Here’s your chance to learn some of the best uses of G Suite for Education and explore beneficial Chrome apps and extensions. Tools to be featured include Google Draw, Google Slides, Book Creator, Screencastify, and many more. Come examine how educators can make the most of these tools to increase student engagement and depth of knowledge.

Building Out a STEM Lab - Gym
Led by Terra Norine and Emily Cook

Learn how to create a custom STEM Lab/Maker Space to meet the unique needs of your district. Troxell's experienced STEM specialists will help you craft a vision for a space that will engage all learners and increase student collaboration and engagement with Troxell’s full line of STEM products, curriculum, and professional development.

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Conference Location:

1859 S Jefferson Ave

Cookeville, TN 38506

Phone:

(931) 528-2176

Email:

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