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Dear Educator: You are cordially invited to participate in this two-day TCEA technology conference this coming August 2 & 3, 2018.  Back by popular demand are Janet Corder and Joan Gore of J2 Training ready to get everyone excited about educational technology tools.  Come learn from TCEA staff and many wonderful and talented people from Region I, Laredo ISD,   United ISD, and the City of Laredo.

Those who attend will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and lunch on both days!!  This area event is free to TCEA members and $50 to non-members. Contact Dr. Pat Abrego, TCEA Area 1 Director by email at pabrego@tamiu.edu or in her office at 956-326-2302.

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Thursday, August 2
 

7:45am CDT

8:30am CDT

Welcome and Opening Activity: Joan and Janet -We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!
Are you tired of using the same old websites, programs and apps with your teachers and students? Take a journey with Janet and Joan as they travel down the Ed Tech Memory Lane and end the trip by sharing some of the best new tech tools for engaging students and delivering curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, J1 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Student Center Ballroom 203

9:30am CDT

Adding the "A" in STEAM through the Arts
Learn how a District Instructional Technology Coordinator and HS Art Teacher collaborated to spiral elementary lessons during elementary music class. This creative twist engaged students in reading, math, science and writing.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Romanelli

Christine Romanelli

Program Coord of Instructional Technology, United ISD
Christine Romanelli received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Texas A&M International University. She has been with United ISD since 2001. Currently, Ms. Romanelli is a Program Coordinator of Instructional Technology with the department... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Lamar Bruni Vergara Computer Lab 202

9:30am CDT

Blended Learning Strategies for the Connected Classroom
Explore how you can more easily implement blended learning through the use of multimedia text sets (MMTS), hyperdocs, and Google Suites for Education. Participants will spend time working on self-directed, collaborative inquiry-based learning projects. A variety of technical mini-lessons will scaffold participants efforts

Presenters
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government. She loves offering engaging staff development... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Student Center 231

9:30am CDT

The Spin-Off: Digital Breakouts
If you don't have the funds to buy boxes and locks, try out a digital breakout. You can create digital breakouts for every subject and grade level. We will experience a digital breakout and then create one.

Presenters
avatar for Peggy Reimers

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Peggy Reimers Former elementary teacher of 24 years. Director of Professional Development at TCEA.



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103

9:30am CDT

Collaboration Made Easy with Google My Maps
Learn how to use Google My Maps as a collaboration tool in the classroom while enhancing student engagement. This session will focus on a collaboration session with between students in Laredo and Galicia, Spain. Google Slides, Google My Maps, Chromebooks and SMART Notebook Software are the featured digital tools.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Ortiz

Diana Ortiz

CTE Business/Community Partnerships Coordinator, United ISD
CTE Business and Community Partnerships Coordinator l SMART Exemplary Educator l BA Marketing l MBA International Business l Seeking PhD Leadership Studies - I love my job. As the CTE Business and Partnerships Coordinator and I excited that I am part of a shift in CTE education... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Billy Cowart Hall Computer Lab 112
  Google apps, Computer Lab
  • ROOM CAPACITY 28

9:30am CDT

Skype In The Classroom: Connecting Your Students To The World
Connect your students to the world via Skype in the Classroom! In this session you'll get a Skype experience of your own, hands-on training, recommended organizations and educators to Skype with, tips and best practices!  

Presenters

Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104

9:30am CDT

TexQuest Digital Tools to Support Accommodations
TexQuest is a resource sharing program, administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, for Texas K- 12 public school and open enrollment charter school communities. Come see the accessibility features which are included in TexQuest to help people with disabilities use technology more easily. Some of the resources include text to speech, in-text support, as well, enhanced visibility features.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Sheneman

Laura Sheneman

Education Service Center 1
Dr. Laura Sheneman is the Coordinator of Library Services and Information Resources for Region One Education Service Center. She has delivered thousands of hours of continuing education opportunities and is passionate about teaching school librarians and others how to build their... Read More →




Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Student Center 230

10:45am CDT

It's Tool time for Instructional Technologists
Are you a campus/district instructional technologist looking for the latest tech tools, PD ideas, new colleagues for your PLN or you just to share your thoughts and have your questions answered? Join your colleagues in this session designed specifically for the people who collaborate with teachers to facilitate the use of technology in schools.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, J1 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Student Center Ballroom 203

10:45am CDT

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
The presenter will demonstrate educational augmented reality apps (such as Quiver) using an IPad (iOS 11.3 or higher). The presenter will show app functions and will also discuss how they can be used in the classroom.

Presenters
JM

Javier Muñoz

Digital Learning Specialist, Laredo Independent School District
I am a Digital Learning Specialist from Laredo ISD. I have been a DLS for 10 years. I was a 5th grade classroom teacher for 6 years. I am Level 2 Google Educator certified and an Apple Certified Teacher. I am also certified in Technology Applications in all grade level. I enjoy working... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Student Center 231
  Digital Tools/Apps, BYOD
  • ROOM CAPACITY 50

10:45am CDT

Spark Your Way into A Creative Classroom Using Adobe Spark
Learn about one of the most stunning graphic apps available for teachers and students.  These simple but powerful creativity, presentation and storytelling tools fuel student engagement.  Students can spend time being creative and telling a story in minutes while the teacher facilitates their innovation.  Don't miss out on learning about these exciting tech tools.   

Presenters
avatar for Sonia Reyna

Sonia Reyna

Instructional Technology Program Coordinator, United ISD
Sonia Reyna Instructional Technology Coordinator for United Independent School District 28 years educational experience


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Pellegrino Hall Computer Lab 201

10:45am CDT

Setting the Stage to Engage with Google Slides and Extensions
See student's live thinking in real time with Google Slides.

Presenters
avatar for Jeanette Fernandez

Jeanette Fernandez

Technology Coordinator, United ISD
Technology loving professional with a focus on quality and targeted professional development for educators.


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Billy Cowart Hall Computer Lab 112
  Google apps, Computer Lab
  • ROOM CAPACITY 28

10:45am CDT

GET Your Reading ON: Reading Made Easy for ALL learners
Learn about services and websites available for struggling readers, dislexic,visually impaired, below two or more reading levels and physical disabled.

Presenters
avatar for Belinda Manning

Belinda Manning

District Coord - Assistive Technology, United ISD



Thursday August 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Lamar Bruni Vergara Computer Lab 202

10:45am CDT

TexQuest Digital Tools to Support Accommodations
TexQuest is a resource sharing program, administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, for Texas K- 12 public school and open enrollment charter school communities. Come see the accessibility features which are included in TexQuest to help people with disabilities use technology more easily. Some of the resources include text to speech, in-text support, as well, enhanced visibility features.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Sheneman

Laura Sheneman

Education Service Center 1
Dr. Laura Sheneman is the Coordinator of Library Services and Information Resources for Region One Education Service Center. She has delivered thousands of hours of continuing education opportunities and is passionate about teaching school librarians and others how to build their... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Student Center 230

12:00pm CDT

Keynote: Making Moments: Dr. Roland Rios
Dr. Roland Rios currently serves as the Director of Technology for the Ft. Sam Houston Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. During his 25+ year career in education, he has been a math teacher, high school assistant principal, and middle and high school principal. He also serves as President of TCEA.

In 2012, he was named the “TCEA Technology Administrator of the Year” for Texas and was also named one of TechSmith’s “20 to Watch in Educational Technology” for the U.S.

When not enjoying time with his wife and two wonderful grown children, Roland enjoys performing community service, taking photos and playing the guitar really badly. You can follow him on Twitter at @drrios.


Presenters
avatar for Dr. Roland Rios

Dr. Roland Rios

Director of Technology, Fort Sam Houston ISD



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Student Center Ballroom 203
  Keynote Session
  • LINK TO PRESENTATION fshisd.link/LIBTECHmoments

1:15pm CDT

Out-of-the-Box, Student-Centered Vocabulary Project
To support vocabulary development in all content areas, we need to provide students engaging lessons, scaffolded for learners at different levels. Join me and experience out-of-the-box, student-centered vocabulary projects that will improve vocabulary acquisition.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government. She loves offering engaging staff development... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Student Center 231
  Classroom Applications, BYOD
  • ROOM CAPACITY 50

1:15pm CDT

Working SMARTer Toward Student Success
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how the infusion of SMART technology into curriculum and instruction will allow all learners to have engaging and empowering learning experiences that prepare them to be academically successful.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

SMART Technologies
Jason is an Efficacy and Implementation manager for SMART Technologies. Before joining SMART, Jason spent 15 years in public education as both a teacher and administrator. In his former role as Deputy Director of Data, Assessment, and Education Technology for Newark Public schools... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104

1:15pm CDT

Digital Tools for Writing
When writing in any classroom, we want our students to use their imagination, write with rich detail and paint a picture with words. Join us as we share activities that use technology to provide engaging writing activities for your students, including augmented reality, QR codes and online tools.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, J1 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103
  Digital Tools/Apps, BYOD
  • ROOM CAPACITY 43

1:15pm CDT

Getting the most out of one of the most powerful tools in Google - Google Forms
Getting the most out of one of the most powerful tools in Google - Google Forms

Presenters
avatar for Juan Luis Perez

Juan Luis Perez

United ISD
Juan Luis Perez received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management and later received a Graduate Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M International University. He has been working with United Independent School District for fourteen years... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Billy Cowart Hall Computer Lab 112
  Google apps, Computer Lab
  • ROOM CAPACITY 28

1:15pm CDT

Intro to 3D Design and Printing using Tinkercad and Makerbot
If you want hands-on exposure to 3D print and design, this is the session for you! Walk through the process of a 3D printing lesson, from creating a design on Tinkercad to scaling a model in the Makerbot program and preparing a file for 3D printing using a Makerbot printer.

Presenters

Thursday August 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Student Center 230

1:15pm CDT

Makers in Motion
Are you ready to join the maker movement? These spaces prepare students with critical STEM skills. We will bring all the supplies; you bring your creativity and curiosity.

Presenters
avatar for Peggy Reimers

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Peggy Reimers Former elementary teacher of 24 years. Director of Professional Development at TCEA.



Thursday August 2, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
Zaffirini Student Success Center 101

2:30pm CDT

Green Screen Magic
Your K-12 students can easily create videos for storytelling, book reviews, historical reenactments, weather reports and more using Green Screen Technology. Learn how to create awesome videos with an iPad, some cool apps and various inexpensive green screen backgrounds.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, J1 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Student Center Ballroom 203

2:30pm CDT

Extra Eyes and Ears in Learning Centers-Using the Seesaw App
Did you ever wish you had an extra pair of eyes and ears to support your students while they are in learning centers? This year I utilized the Seesaw App to help conduct informal assessments and catch teachable moments that many times are missed. Through the use of Seesaw students can improve oral language skills and post positive comments to each other.

Presenters
VC

Victoria Camacho

Curriculum and Instruction Administrator, Laredo ISD


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103
  Digital Tools/Apps, BYOD
  • ROOM CAPACITY 43

2:30pm CDT

Students Achieve to Succeed
Attendees will learn how Achieve3000®, a cloud-based all level solution can deliver academic results using prescriptive daily differentiated instruction for nonfiction reading and writing using precisely tailored passages and activities selected to meet each student’s Lexile® reading level.


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104

2:30pm CDT

Boxes, Shapes, Pictures, Oh My!
Using Google Drawings—a flexible program that facilitates collaboration—students can co-create text boxes, word art, images, and shapes that externalize their thinking and learning processes. Have an existing Google account prior to your arrival.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government. She loves offering engaging staff development... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Student Center 230
  Google apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 40

2:30pm CDT

Free Electronic Resources from the Laredo Public Library
Do you want to read the latest books as soon as they're published? Do you want access to the latest music, movies, and periodicals? Do you love free stuff? Your friendly neighborhood librarian will present the newest electronic resources--including Cloud Library and Hoopla--that are available to all public library card holders.

Presenters
avatar for Analiza Perez-Gomez

Analiza Perez-Gomez

Librarian, Laredo Public Libraries


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Student Center 231

3:30pm CDT

 
Friday, August 3
 

7:30am CDT

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

Friday August 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am CDT
Student Center Rotunda

8:30am CDT

Welcome and Opening Activity: Joan and Janet - It's Tool Time in the Classroom
Join Joan and Janet as they introduce you to their favorite tech tools to engage and assess their learning.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, J1 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Student Center Ballroom 203

9:45am CDT

The Spin-Off: Digital Breakouts
If you don't have the funds to buy boxes and locks, try out a digital breakout. You can create digital breakouts for every subject and grade level. We will experience a digital breakout and then create one.

Presenters
avatar for Peggy Reimers

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Peggy Reimers Former elementary teacher of 24 years. Director of Professional Development at TCEA.



Friday August 3, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103
  Classroom Applications
  • ROOM CAPACITY 43

9:45am CDT

Working SMARTer Toward Student Success
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how the infusion of SMART technology into curriculum and instruction will allow all learners to have engaging and empowering learning experiences that prepare them to be academically successful.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

SMART Technologies
Jason is an Efficacy and Implementation manager for SMART Technologies. Before joining SMART, Jason spent 15 years in public education as both a teacher and administrator. In his former role as Deputy Director of Data, Assessment, and Education Technology for Newark Public schools... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104

9:45am CDT

Build Vocabulary Skills with Paper Slide Videos
Do your students struggle when learning new vocabulary words? Come learn how to make those words come alive through video. You bring a device with a camera, and I'll bring the paper.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government. She loves offering engaging staff development... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Student Center 231
  Digital Tools/Apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 50

9:45am CDT

Students Achieve to Succeed
Attendees will learn how Achieve3000®, a cloud-based all level solution can deliver academic results using prescriptive daily differentiated instruction for nonfiction reading and writing using precisely tailored passages and activities selected to meet each student’s Lexile® reading level.


Friday August 3, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Billy Cowart Hall 105
  Digital Tools/Apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 40

9:45am CDT

Keep it Together with Google Keep
Introduction to Google Keep and how it will help you KEEP it all together. It allows users to take notes that includes text, lists, images, links and audio.

Presenters
avatar for Adriana Ramirez-Munoz

Adriana Ramirez-Munoz

Instructional Technology Program Coordinator, United ISD
Instructional Technology Coordinator for United Independent School District with 24 years educational experience


Friday August 3, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Billy Cowart Hall Computer Lab 112
  Google apps, Computer Lab
  • ROOM CAPACITY 28

9:45am CDT

Connecting Social Media with 21st Century Learning Skills
Collaboration, communication, and problem-solving are critical to success in our global, digital world. Explore how social media activities support national standards for integrating technology into the classroom curriculum.  

Presenters
avatar for Jan Brott

Jan Brott

Brott Consulting & Design



Friday August 3, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Student Center 230

11:00am CDT

Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School
The first day of a new school year can be awkward and nerve-wracking for both teachers and students. Break the ice with a few, fun, getting-to-know you activities.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government. She loves offering engaging staff development... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Student Center 231
  Classroom Applications
  • ROOM CAPACITY 50

11:00am CDT

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
The presenter will demonstrate educational augmented reality apps (such as Quiver) using an IPad (iOS 11.3 or higher). The presenter will show app functions and will also discuss how they can be used in the classroom. 

The attendees will have a chance to see augmented reality in action using a few very engaging apps! The presented include Quiver Education, Arloon and also a couple of augemented reality books from the iExplore series.

Presenters
JM

Javier Muñoz

Digital Learning Specialist, Laredo Independent School District
I am a Digital Learning Specialist from Laredo ISD. I have been a DLS for 10 years. I was a 5th grade classroom teacher for 6 years. I am Level 2 Google Educator certified and an Apple Certified Teacher. I am also certified in Technology Applications in all grade level. I enjoy working... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Billy Cowart Hall 105

11:00am CDT

Green Screen Magic
Your K-12 students can easily create videos for storytelling, book reviews, historical reenactments, weather reports and more using Green Screen Technology. Learn how to create awesome videos with an iPad, some cool apps and various inexpensive green screen backgrounds.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, J1 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103

11:00am CDT

Get Your Goose Chase On!
This is not your momma’s scavenger hunt. Join me to learn how to use this new-fangled resource to engage both teachers and students.

Presenters
avatar for Peggy Reimers

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Peggy Reimers Former elementary teacher of 24 years. Director of Professional Development at TCEA.



Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104

11:00am CDT

Using Google Apps for Outlining Research
Teachers and Librarians will be taught features of Google Keep integrating into Google Slides/Google Docs to help students better outline their research papers and presentations. Lesson sample on Landmarks will be provided to show the process. Various resources from websites to HyperDocs will be covered as well.

Presenters
avatar for Terri Guerrero

Terri Guerrero

Instructional Technology, Laredo ISD
My name is Terry Guerrero. I have been working for LISD for 23 years, for 19 years I had been a Digital Learning Specialist. I am currently an Elementary Instructional Technology Coordinator.  I enjoy writing Technology Integration Curriculum for the district, love working with teachers... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Billy Cowart Hall Computer Lab 112
  Google apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 28

11:00am CDT

Free Electronic Resources from the Laredo Public Library
Do you want to read the latest books as soon as they're published? Do you want access to the latest music, movies, and periodicals? Do you love free stuff? Your friendly neighborhood librarian will present the newest electronic resources--including Cloud Library and Hoopla--that are available to all public library card holders.

Presenters
avatar for Analiza Perez-Gomez

Analiza Perez-Gomez

Librarian, Laredo Public Libraries


Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Student Center 230

12:00pm CDT

KEYNOTE: Inspiring Greatness
Giancarlo has dedicated his entire career serving the education community. He has worked with students as young as pre-k all the way through to University and his unique lens of seeing learning through technology placed him at one of Ontario’s first one-to-one schools. Recognizing the value and importance of scaling innovative practices he served as consultant to almost all Ontario school districts as they transitioned to digital, then did the same across North America and internationally. Giancarlo is currently the Global Education Strategist at SMART Technologies and reports directly to the CEO. He engages with education thought leaders, researchers, policy organizations and government officials to gain insight and influence trends in the k-12 education space. He actively mines and synthesizes insights to influence the direction and decisions made within R&D, product development, marketing and sales teams and is the "face" of SMART at high-profile meeting, events, and media interactions.

He serves on the board of directors of C21 Canada- an organization promoting 21 Century learning across Canada, Chair of the Samuel Beatty Fund at the University of Toronto – promoting the study of STEM subjects and is part of the OECD advisory group on the study of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills, the world’s first international assessment of SEL skills.

Presenters
avatar for Giancarlo  Brotto

Giancarlo Brotto

Board of Directors, SMART Technologies
Giancarlo has dedicated his entire career serving the education community. He has worked with students as young as pre-k all the way through to University and his unique lens of seeing learning through technology placed him at one of Ontario’s first one-to-one schools. Recognizing... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Student Center Ballroom 203

1:15pm CDT

Social Media Awareness: Do's and Dont's
How well versed are you with Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook? As we reconnect with friends and make new ones through social media apps, come learn the dos and don't of posting and sharing information and how we can model this in a positive manner to our students.
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Presenters
avatar for Jeanette Fernandez

Jeanette Fernandez

Technology Coordinator, United ISD
Technology loving professional with a focus on quality and targeted professional development for educators.


Friday August 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Student Center 231
  Classroom Applications
  • ROOM CAPACITY 50

1:15pm CDT

GET Your Reading ON: Reading Made Easy for ALL learners
Learn about services and websites available for struggling readers, dislexic,visually impaired, below two or more reading levels and physical disabled.

Presenters
avatar for Belinda Manning

Belinda Manning

District Coord - Assistive Technology, United ISD



Friday August 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Lamar Bruni Vergara Computer Lab 202

1:15pm CDT

Extra Eyes and Ears in Learning Centers-Using the Seesaw App
Did you ever wish you had an extra pair of eyes and ears to support your students while they are in learning centers? This year I utilized the Seesaw App to help conduct informal assessments and catch teachable moments that many times are missed. Through the use of Seesaw students can improve oral language skills and post positive comments to each other.

Presenters
VC

Victoria Camacho

Curriculum and Instruction Administrator, Laredo ISD



Friday August 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103
  Digital Tools/Apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 43

1:15pm CDT

Let their voices be heard
Audio and video recording tools can be used as a method for students to reflect on their learning, practice their reading and communication skills and to present information to others. Teachers can use these same tools for formative assessment and to support their instruction. Join Janet as she shows you tech tools to let your students’ voices be heard!


Friday August 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104
  Digital Tools/Apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 45

1:15pm CDT

Spark Your Way into A Creative Classroom Using Adobe Spark
Presenters
avatar for Sonia Reyna

Sonia Reyna

Instructional Technology Program Coordinator, United ISD
Sonia Reyna Instructional Technology Coordinator for United Independent School District 28 years educational experience


Friday August 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Pellegrino Hall Computer Lab 201

2:30pm CDT

Intro to 3D Design and Printing using Tinkercad and Makerbot
If you want hands-on exposure to 3D print and design, this is the session for you! Walk through the process of a 3D printing lesson, from creating a design on Tinkercad to scaling a model in the Makerbot program and preparing a file for 3D printing using a Makerbot printer.

Presenters

Friday August 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Student Center 230
  Classroom Applications
  • ROOM CAPACITY 40

2:30pm CDT

Hunting for QR Codes
QR codes have been around for a while but don't let that fool you! Transform your class practices to include QR codes in your classroom. Find out how easy it is to create your own lesson activities for any content area or grade.

Presenters
AL

Ana Laura Tristan

Digital Learning Specialist, Laredo ISD


Friday August 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Billy Cowart Hall 105
  Digital Tools/Apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 40

2:30pm CDT

The Student-Centered Classroom
This session will give insight on how to empower student learners through the use of different apps/technology.

Presenters

Friday August 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103
  Digital Tools/Apps
  • ROOM CAPACITY 43

2:30pm CDT

Think Google
The session will consist of using Google (docs, slides, forms, and add-ons), Google drive tips, Google Chrome extensions, and app integrations.

Presenters
avatar for Lilly Gutierrez

Lilly Gutierrez

Digital Learning Specialist, Laredo ISD
My Name is Lilly Gutierrez, and I am a Digital Learning Specialist at Laredo ISD. I have been a DLS for the last six years, and I service two elementary schools. Before becoming a DLS, I was a kindergarten teacher for nine years and a 4th-grade teacher for approximately half a six... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Billy Cowart Hall Computer Lab 112
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2:30pm CDT

Hour of Code with SMART Technology Developers & UISD
In this “thinking outside the box” project, UISD students learned from SMART Technology Developers in Seattle, Washington and Calgary, Canada including an ALL Girl Developer collaboration session. The students learned the behind the scenes coding that goes into producing SMART products and games and how fun coding can be using the hour of code and code combat websites.


Friday August 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Student Center 231

3:30pm CDT