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The VSTE Board of Directors and Conference Committee are excited to have you join us at the 32nd Annual Technology in Education Conference. #VSTE17 promises to be the best ever.

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Sunday, December 3
 

12:45pm

Building Culture And Student Awareness Using Video
We all know that to empower students they must be actively involved, and that is no different when it comes to classroom culture. Learner success is enhanced when you build a positive environment within your subject arena. In this BYOD workshop you will learn how the presenter uses student created videos to help her pupils become more self aware, publicise and recruit for her program, and inspires a team first classroom culture while reinforcing curriculum. You will also receive a framework for student led video projects including a timeline, rubrics and ideas for culminating events that you can modify for your own classroom. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wp8ysVg7B-scqprZs70u7niRZXwKn3qMdjvhZDn0tzQ/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Jason Buck

Jason Buck

Special Project Development Specialist, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Jason Buck desires to help others become the best version of themselves. He has taught elementary and middle school as well as served as an instructional technology integrator. Currently, he works in the Department of Organizational Development where he helps others with systems thinking... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Jurewicz

Sarah Jurewicz

Baking & Pastry Arts Instructor, Chesterfield Career & Technical Center
I am the Baking & Pastry Arts Instructor at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, Courthouse Campus. My mission is to utilize gastronomy to instill in all students the pursuit of life long learning.


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Monroe

12:45pm

Empowering Students with Office 365
SuperEmpowering today's learners for their futures by leveraging communication and collaboration tools that extend learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom. In this workshop, participants will practice real time collaboration in Office 365, anytime communication with Skype, explore the endless possibilities with OneNote, and publish interactive content in a Sway. Participants in this session will leave empowered to ignite their students' SUPERPOWERS.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Elliott

Michelle Elliott

Instructional Technology Coach, PWCS- Kilby Elementary School


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Harrison/Tyler
 
Monday, December 4
 

9:45am

Digital Breakouts: Build your own, but look out...they are addictive!
Want to see your students think differently? In this hands-on session, you will use Google tools to create your own Digital Breakout. You will have the opportunity to “break out” of a Digital Breakout and explore the Digital BreakoutEDU site. You will build a Google Site to display the clues and a Google Form to customize your locks. Creating your own Digital Breakout allows you to link your curriculum to your game and increase student engagement. Be aware, Digital Breakouts are addicting!


Monday December 4, 2017 9:45am - 12:00pm
Harrison/Tyler

9:45am

Learning without Borders with Skype
Using Skype, you can bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students from across town to around the world.  Playing Mystery Skype, you can promote geography skills as well as global citizenship.  Learn how you can connect with other educators, get lesson plans, start a project and more with Skype in the Classroom.


Monday December 4, 2017 9:45am - 12:00pm
Monroe

1:30pm

One-To-One Math Classrooms
This session will focus on incorporating free sources and apps to provide quick, quality feedback in a one-to-one math classroom. Each participant will complete an activity with each source, learn how to create and manage class accounts, and leave with ideas on when to best incorporate each source in their own classroom. Some of the sources may include Desmos, Flipgrid, GoFormative, Quizziz, Google Slides and/or EDpuzzle.

Speakers
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Farica Erwin

Math Teacher, Hampton Roads Academy
I am currently in my 19th year teaching Algebra 1. Additionally, I manage my school’s Makerspace and maintain my school’s curriculum webpage. This is my second year presenting at VSTE. I activitely seek new tools and materials to help facilitate my classes.



Monday December 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Harrison/Tyler

1:30pm

Tell Me a Story: Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
Are you looking for creative ways for your students to share their stories? In this session, participants will learn the process of digital storytelling and have the opportunity to create their own digital stories. Bring a device and see how stories and language can empower students and their learning!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Trude

Heidi Trude

French Teacher, Skyline High School
I am in my 10th year teaching French at Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA. I am a Google Certified Educator Level I and Level II, as well as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. I am the 2017 Region IV Teacher of the Year for Virginia. In addition, I am the 2017-2018 David... Read More →


Monday December 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Monroe
 
Tuesday, December 5
 

7:30am

Breakout Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! Experience and Build Your Own BreakoutEDU
Practicing the Growth Mindset has been the job of Super Heroes (AKA: teachers) for decades and now, thanks to BreakoutEDU, it has never been so much fun! Similar to an “Escape Room” experience, BreakoutEDU allows students to use critical thinking skills and teamwork to decipher the clues, open the locks, and win the game. This is a great exercise for students to learn about something new, practice what they already know and for you to learn about your students. During this session participants will partake in both Physical and Digital Breakouts and then spend the rest of the time building one to use with their students/staff.

Speakers
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Molly Haines

Music Teacher, Hoffman Boston Elementary School
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Samuel Wightman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington County Public Schools


Tuesday December 5, 2017 7:30am - 9:45am
Monroe

7:30am

Empowering Students Through Video Production
When students are given the freedom to demonstrate their knowledge or passion through a self produced video, magic or mayhem can happen. This class will walk you through the planning steps to avoid the mayhem and end up with magic. You will use a planning formula to layout the timeline of a video project, design the rubrics and checkpoints, and design your culminating event.You will explore ways to transfer video from a camera or phone to a project and some basic WeVideo editing techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Baldwin

Keith Baldwin

Instructional Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
This is Keith Baldwin’s 20h year in education. Currently he is a Chesterfield County Public Schools Technology Integrator. Prior to becoming a technology integrator he taught fifth grade at Spring Run Elementary School. Before that he was a 6th grade science teacher at John Rolfe... Read More →
avatar for Karen Ott

Karen Ott

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Karen Ott has been an educator in Chesterfield County for 38 years. She taught middle school math for 18 years and was a full-time Technology Coordinator for 2 years at Robious Middle School. Karen has been a technology integrator for 18 years.


Tuesday December 5, 2017 7:30am - 9:45am
Harrison/Tyler

10:00am

Crafty Robots: Building & Coding for Novices
Join Kelsey Derringer, for an exploration of the 2015 Teacher’s Choice Award-winning Hummingbird robotics kit. All participants will build and program a robot with arts & crafts materials while learning effective methods for integrating robotics in the classroom! No experience with robotics or programming is required!

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Derringer

Kelsey Derringer

Professional Development Coordinator, BirdBrain Technologies
BirdBrain Technologies is devoted to creating robots that educate and inspire by enabling student creativity. Our products spring from careful university-based research endeavors in which educators, engineers, and students cooperate to create new educational tools and activities... Read More →


Tuesday December 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
Monroe

10:00am

Student to Super Hero: Empowering Students Through Personalized Learning
Have you ever wished you could clone yourself? We have found a way to boost engagement and reach multiple students on a variety of levels all at once! Join us to learn how to use YouTube and OfficeMix to design videos that will meet your students’ needs allowing you the time to focus on smaller groups, expand your instruction beyond the classroom and assist parents in supporting their children from home.
Teachers will learn how to create and upload videos using IPads, OfficeMix and personal cell phones as well as learn ways to utilize them in and out of the classroom for enrichment and remediation.

Learn how to develop videos, upload videos, and use individualized learning to improve instruction.


Tuesday December 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
Harrison/Tyler