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Wednesday, June 5
 

8:30am EDT

Registration
Please find the registration desk and check-in. Those needing to check-in with a specific school district should do so here as well!

Wednesday June 5, 2024 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
Auditorium Lobby

9:00am EDT

Annoucements & Candice Dodson Award
Announcements for the day and presentation of the Candice Dodson Award.

Wednesday June 5, 2024 9:00am - 9:15am EDT
Auditorium

9:15am EDT

PIVOT: How to be a Baller Teacher
For new teachers and experienced teachers alike. Here you'll get steps on how to reach and influence today's learners (The Selfie Generation), but with that old-school respect and focus. Practical advice mixed with videos and experience sprinkled with humor(ish) and a dab of The Dab. Utilizing fun/creative elements/apps to engage and focus on being authentic to your personality in the process!

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 9:15am - 10:05am EDT
Auditorium

10:15am EDT

Be Wise…and Subitize!!!
What Does Subitizing Have to Do with Development of Students’ Understanding of Number Sense? Subitizing is an under-realized, critical skill needed for number sense such as conservation, unitizing, composing/decomposing, place value, fact strategies, and arithmetic. Understanding these learning trajectories across TK-6/8 help educators diagnose student understanding and answer questions about what students need to learn within their developmental path. In this session, Toni will discuss subitizing types, when and how they can be taught, implications on TK-8 mathematics learning and provide tasks for small or whole group instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Toni Osterbuhr

Toni Osterbuhr

Everyday Math, Sr. Curriculum Specialist
Toni Osterbuhr, PreK-12 McGraw Hill Curriculum Specialist, holds a BA in Prek-8 Education and MA in Administration and 20+ years as a teacher, Curriculum Coach, and PreK-5 Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator. Toni has served on the NGSS Kansas State Assessment and Kansas Early... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 10:15am - 11:05am EDT
Library

10:15am EDT

The Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence in Education
Explore AI’s potential to enhance and transform education through innovative strategies, allowing teachers, educational leaders, and learners to foster a more dynamic and engaging learning environment. This session will focus on the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) in the context of building a solid foundation on digital literacy, digital fluency, and acute language skills. We will also examine how to mitigate the effects of bias within the data sets and algorithms.

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 10:15am - 11:05am EDT
Auditorium

10:15am EDT

Who's Asking the Questions in Math Class? Using Curiosity as a Catalyst for Changing Curricula and Classrooms
Even though we want students to be curious in math, see its beauty, and wonder how it applies to their world, most students believe math class is a place where they're just given answers to questions they've never asked. Math leaders and teachers can change this belief by cultivating curiosity in math courses and classrooms. Learn strategies for inspiring students to ask their own questions, self-assess their curiosity, and value questions as much as answers.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Chief Learning Officer, Discovery Education
Dr. Tim Hudson serves as Chief Learning Officer at Discovery Education, where he supports the research and development of digital, personalized lessons and assessments in math and literacy that engage students in critical thinking while also providing teachers and administrators with... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 10:15am - 11:05am EDT
LGI

11:10am EDT

11:10am EDT

The Ivy Tech Stem Mobile: Expanding Stem And Career-Connected Learning Opportunities For K-12 Schools In Madison And Hancock Counties
Seating LIMITED to 15. Come and go. Time spent in the lab is dependent on the participant.

The Ivy Tech STEM Mobile is a community outreach program that serves nine school districts across Madison and Hancock counties, focusing on promoting science and technology education within these communities. The intent is to expand STEM and Career Connected Learning opportunities for K-12 schools by offering hands-on STEM experiments and activities that are both interactive and fun-filled. The program hopes to bridge gaps in STEM education and aims to increase proficiency and interest for K-12 students in these counties and even beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Ivy Tech Community College Anderson
Education: BA in Chemistry from Anderson University; Transition to Teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University Teaching experience: 2 years working as a preschool aide at Lapel Elementary; 1 year as a part-time library/media assistant at Lapel Elementary/Middle school; 5... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Outside - STEM Mobile Lab

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

The Ivy Tech Stem Mobile: Expanding Stem And Career-Connected Learning Opportunities For K-12 Schools In Madison And Hancock Counties
Seating LIMITED to 15. Come and go. Time spent in the lab is dependent on the participant.

The Ivy Tech STEM Mobile is a community outreach program that serves nine school districts across Madison and Hancock counties, focusing on promoting science and technology education within these communities. The intent is to expand STEM and Career Connected Learning opportunities for K-12 schools by offering hands-on STEM experiments and activities that are both interactive and fun-filled. The program hopes to bridge gaps in STEM education and aims to increase proficiency and interest for K-12 students in these counties and even beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Ivy Tech Community College Anderson
Education: BA in Chemistry from Anderson University; Transition to Teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University Teaching experience: 2 years working as a preschool aide at Lapel Elementary; 1 year as a part-time library/media assistant at Lapel Elementary/Middle school; 5... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Outside - STEM Mobile Lab

1:00pm EDT

Improved Achievement Begins with Belonging: Strategies for Student Engagement, Motivation, and Persistence
For students in need of academic recovery and intervention, it’s important to make sure we create the conditions that help them stay engaged and motivated as they persist and progress to proficiency. Learn strategies and frameworks for supporting helping students feel like they belong, are enjoying school, and are thinking critically regardless of their age or content area.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Chief Learning Officer, Discovery Education
Dr. Tim Hudson serves as Chief Learning Officer at Discovery Education, where he supports the research and development of digital, personalized lessons and assessments in math and literacy that engage students in critical thinking while also providing teachers and administrators with... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Library

1:00pm EDT

Writing Intervention That Works!
Need ideas to help your students increase their writing skills? If so, this is the session for you. I’ll be sharing about Quill.org, a free online tool that supports students working on grammar, sentence structure, and written responses. Also, I’ll share how ReadTheory.org can be used to help students with response to literature writing. Bring a device because you will want to get your accounts set up and ready to go!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Founder and Lead Trainer: Guiff Goodies for Education, MSD of Wabash Co.
Kara Guiff is a seasoned education trainer with experience across the nation, and an innovative special education teacher with over 30 years of experience in grades K-12 as a resource teacher, co-teacher, general education interventionist, and alternative education teacher. She is... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
100

1:00pm EDT

The Entrepreneurial Educator
Step into a thought-provoking presentation session where we explore a unique concept tailored specifically for teachers. Join us as we delve into the art of intentional self-assessment, uncovering hidden talents and skills ripe for monetization. Discover practical strategies and actionable insights on how educators can leverage their expertise to generate additional income streams. It's time to think outside the traditional classroom and explore new avenues for financial empowerment. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your earning potential!

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Thurman

Trevor Thurman

6th Grade Teacher, South Madison Community School Corporation
I am an elementary educator with 14 years of experience, all of which I was also the news crew sponsor, and 9 of which I was the drama club director. A graduate of IUPUI, with an associates in information technology, I have a passion for technology in the classroom. Additionally... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
108

1:00pm EDT

Winning A Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship
This presentation will describe the process of applying for a Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. Details about research, the application process, and preparing for the trip will be shared. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers about the Fellowship.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Williams

Angel Williams

Music Teacher, Wes-Del Community Schools
Angel Williams is a graduate of Milligian College and has many years of teaching experience in all areas of music education. This is her first Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
107

1:00pm EDT

Enhancing Reading Fluency And Vocabulary Mastery: Innovative Strategies For Empowering Young Readers
Come and experience how teachers are enhancing reading fluency and vocabulary mastery among young readers. Recognizing the critical role these skills play in overall academic success and lifelong learning, the proposal outlines a comprehensive approach that combines evidence-based techniques with engaging, student-centered learning experiences. The core objective is to empower young learners with the proficiency and confidence needed for effective reading

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams

Professor, IUPUI
Cassandra Williams is a true innovator in the education field, having dedicated over 25 years of her life to revolutionizing existing systems and setting new standards of excellence. With a degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s from California... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
114

1:00pm EDT

Process Over Product - Inquiry For Everyone
Join Dr. Chad LeDune for an engaging session that explores the essential role of PROCESS in integrating STEM education across disciplines and grade levels. Learn how an inquiry-based instructional method, rich in UDL and Blended strategies, promotes the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills students need beyond education. Along the way, realize the role that responsible technology use plays in strengthening the this instructional process.

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
102

1:00pm EDT

The Ivy Tech Stem Mobile: Expanding Stem And Career-Connected Learning Opportunities For K-12 Schools In Madison And Hancock Counties
Seating LIMITED to 15. Come and go. Time spent in the lab is dependent on the participant.

The Ivy Tech STEM Mobile is a community outreach program that serves nine school districts across Madison and Hancock counties, focusing on promoting science and technology education within these communities. The intent is to expand STEM and Career Connected Learning opportunities for K-12 schools by offering hands-on STEM experiments and activities that are both interactive and fun-filled. The program hopes to bridge gaps in STEM education and aims to increase proficiency and interest for K-12 students in these counties and even beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Ivy Tech Community College Anderson
Education: BA in Chemistry from Anderson University; Transition to Teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University Teaching experience: 2 years working as a preschool aide at Lapel Elementary; 1 year as a part-time library/media assistant at Lapel Elementary/Middle school; 5... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Outside - STEM Mobile Lab

1:00pm EDT

The One Where You See The Future
The One Where You See the Future: Connecting Student Interests to Future Careers
This presentation introduces the R.I.A.S.E.C., a framework for connecting personal interests to career opportunities. Participants will learn how approaching learning activities through the lens of Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional can help students connect with their personal interests and STEM careers.

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Lindsey Lovern

East Central Educational Service Center
Lindsey Lovern is an Instructional Specialist at the East Central Educational Service Center. Her work focuses on career coaching and talent development efforts in the East Central Indiana region. Lindsey is a former elementary teacher, reading interventionist, and curriculum director... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
109

1:00pm EDT

Democracy Quest: Where History, Literacy, and Technology Intersect
Enter 1787 Philadelphia via the provided virtual reality Meta Quest headsets. There, you encounter five residents and learn about their lives and what they think about what is happening down the road at the Pennsylvania Statehouse (what we call the Constitutional Convention). Democracy Quest makes learning actionable, purposeful, and engaging for students by immersing them into historical moments using virtual reality. This session will be provide attendees with an opportunity to try out this new learning tool and provide feedback to both the content and software developers.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Byars

Ann Byars

Civics Specialist, Indiana University
Ann Byars received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from Grand Valley State University in west Michigan. She was a college instructor for 28 years in communications arts (public speaking, interpersonal, small group, business, theories, media, conflict management... Read More →
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Kirk White

Indiana University
Kirk White serves on the Indiana University Center on Representative Government staff. White joined IU’s professional staff in 1984 after completing the Bachelor of Science degree in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He has served IU in several assignments... Read More →
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Matt Madeira

Half Full Nelson
Matt Madeira holds a M.S. from S.M.U. in digital game design, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Communication. He has been working in the digital games industry since 2005. Matt has been a game designer and artist at Half Full Nelson since 2015, and has worked in both serious games... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
113

1:00pm EDT

Empowering Education With Canva
Unlock the creative potential of your classroom with Canva, the versatile design platform that brings learning to life. From presentations and posters to eye-catching infographics, Canva offers a myriad of tools tailored for educators and students alike. Discover how this user-friendly platform fosters collaboration, enhances visual literacy, and sparks innovation in the classroom. Best of all, Canva is free for educators, providing access to premium features, templates, and resources to elevate your teaching experience. Join the Canva community today and revolutionize the way you teach and learn!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Walls

Laura Walls

Instructional Technology Coach, Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation
Laura Walls has been in education for 25 years. She is in her 6th year as an Instructional Technology Coach for Frankton-Lapel Community Schools. Prior to her current role, Laura spent four years as a middle school math teacher at FLCS and fifteen years as a high school math teacher... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
111

1:00pm EDT

Friends & Canvas: Doubling Down For Educational Success!
Get ready to channel your inner Joey Tribbiani and double down with Canvas for educational success! Although Joey doesn't share food, we won't hold back on sharing strategies to recruit, coach, and retain staff effectively. From Blended Learning Cadres and Onboarding strategies to Building staff and student courses, we've got you covered.
In the words of Joey, "What's Not To Like?" Custard? Good! Jam? Good! Meat? Goooooood! Bet on Canvas and win big!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

District E-Learning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Tim Arnold is in his 8th year as a District eLearning Specialist with the Richmond Community Schools. Prior to that, he spent 26 years as a social studies teacher, coach, and educational leader at Nettle Creek Schools in Hagerstown. Tim, was selected as a top ten educator in the State... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill

E-Learning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Jeremy Hill spent 16 years as an English teacher, athletic communications specialist, and coach while serving in various Athletic Director roles for Richmond Community Schools. He is now in his 8th year as a District eLearning Specialist and leader of the RHS student Tech Team. Jeremy... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
110

1:00pm EDT

Resource Roundup
I have 70+ templates teachers can use, so during this session I walk through all and show people what they can use!

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Auditorium

1:00pm EDT

Scaling BookNook's Virtual Tutoring for Student Success
Ascend new heights in education with Marianna Bagshaw in this dynamic session on BookNook’s virtual high-impact tutoring. Explore how our platform expertly scales to meet the dual challenges of foundational reading and mathematical understanding. Tailored for educational leaders eager to bridge academic gaps, this presentation will share insights on our research-driven approach to small-group or 1 to 1 intervention. Discover how synchronous learning, combined with data-driven insights and expert tutoring, elevates student success across your district.

Speakers
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Marianna DeMeo Bagshaw

Book Nook
Marianna is a Lifelong Literacy Advocate working in K-12 Education Technology for the last 5 years. Prior work experience includes Oxford University Press and College of Lake County in Illinois teaching English/Grammar/Research Paper Writing and Pronunciation to Non Native English... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
118

1:00pm EDT

Show Me the Canva Hacks that You Randomly Saw One Day
Ever find yourself stumbling across a Canva masterpiece, wondering, "How on Earth did they do that?" Welcome to "CANVA Hacks You Randomly Saw One Day," the workshop designed to supercharge your Canva skills! This session is perfect for anyone looking to step up their Canva game. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops for hands-on experience. Basic knowledge of Canva is recommended but not mandatory.

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkison

teacher, Franklin Township Schools
I have been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 10 years in Franklin Township Schools and also served as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning/IDOE under Candice Dodson. I am a Google Certified Innovator, part of cohort NYC#19, with a project focus on #dyslexicmindset... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
133

1:00pm EDT

Unlocking Creativity: AI-Powered Visual Storytelling and Creativity for Educators
Empower your storytelling and new levels of creativity. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to leverage cutting-edge AI image-generating tools to take your visual designs, visual stories, and visual communications to the next level. Our focus for this session will be on the use of artificial intelligence image generators, which will include digital literacy, digital fluency, and technology acumen. Bring your ideas to life with AI-powered visual storytelling!

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
LGI

1:00pm EDT

Integrating SEL Through Stem
Social and emotional abilities are critical in a child not only finding academic success but happiness and success in life. Join Dr. Christy Hilton to learn how to easily imbed the five cognitive and behavioral competencies of social and emotional abilities into your STEM lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Hilton

Christy Hilton

CIESC
Dr. Christy Hilton is the Director of Administrative Supports at Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC). She received her B.S. and M.A. from Ball State University, her building level administrator's license from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an Ed.S. and Ph.D. from... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
106

1:00pm EDT

Rethinking Our Approach: Helping Autistic Learners Thrive
Autistic learners can thrive when given the right supports and tools to succeed. This session will focus on current advocacy for Autism and how staff can help reduce overstimulation through environmental supports and teaching self-advocacy.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Friend

Danielle Friend

Special Education Teacher, Anderson Community School Corporation
Danielle Friend has 11 years of experience in teaching special education in functional skills and an Autism program. The passion for working with exceptional learners comes from watching her family journal through special education with her own sister. Danielle's current position... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
117

1:00pm EDT

Accessibility Rocks: Design Tips, Tricks, & Tools in Google
Our learners’ brains are as unique as their fingertips-as are their needs. As more districts leverage Google tools and author their own instructional materials, it is critical that materials are universally designed and flexible to support learners' needs. This session explores how to design accessible from the start, how to leverage built-in assistive features in popular 1:1 computing devices, and how to further the accessibility of instructional materials using free extensions, add-ons, and other design strategies. We’ll also check out AI tools that boost accessibility! By the end of the interactive session, attendees will understand the importance of designing accessible from the onset, will develop skills to provide flexible learning options in the learning environment, will have specific tools within Google (assistive technology and accessible educational material tools), will practice applying the tools to their materials, and will develop plans for future implementation. Emerge from the session as an accessibility all-star!

Speakers
avatar for Brenny Kummer

Brenny Kummer

Assistant Director of Educational Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated Schools
Brenny Kummer is the Assistant Director of EdTech for Bartholomew Consolidated Schools in Indiana. She is a former social studies teacher, Google Certified Trainer, UIndy adjunct professor for UDL, accessibility and assistive technology, graduate of the University of Arkansas Educational... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
132

1:00pm EDT

Empowering Students And Changing The View Of SLD In The Classroom
Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into the realm of specific learning disabilities. Discover effective approaches to support struggling students in our classrooms through the integration of assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Let's explore practical strategies together to ensure every student receives the tailored support they need to thrive academically.

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Amanda Brown

PATINS project
I began my career as a special education para professional for ten years. I switched gears and began teaching in a separate day program for behavior for three years and have now been with PATINS supporting LEA's and presenting for the last year.


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
130

1:00pm EDT

The One Where They Talk About Student Choice
Student choice will be there for you - as a powerful tool for enhanced student engagement. One of the most important steps in creating expert learners who are willing to persevere through challenges is to facilitate learning experiences that put students in the driver’s seat by providing choice in their learning. Not sure where to start? We’ll discuss different ways teachers can provide choices to students, share ideas to get started, and begin to implement this change to our practice.

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Knox

Dianna Knox

Technology Instructional Specialist, Clay Community Schools
Dianna Knox is the Technology Instructional Specialist for Clay Community Schools in Brazil, Indiana. She has been in this position since 2017 and previously spent 18 years teaching Spanish, English, Communications, and Theatre. In transitioning to the role in instructional technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
104

1:00pm EDT

Turn Chaos into Clarity
Do you feel like you are running through your days, being pulled in a ton of different directions, feeling overwhelmed by the time the first bell rings to start the day? As teachers we assume many roles while wearing our “teacher hat”, which can contribute to the stress that teachers feel on a daily basis, leaving you feeling overworked and burnt out!

Craft your vision, gain clarity, find joy and be more in control of your life.

Your life consists of more than teaching. Creating a vision for your whole life will help to identify where you want to spend your time, creating more balance and happiness in your life. When we become more intentional with our time and where we choose to spend our time, we feel more in control of our lives.

I will help my audience develop a plan to take back to school, planning and being intentional about their time teaching. We often encourage teachers to be mindful of the whole child while teaching. We are taking that a step further and looking at the whole teacher and how we can best support our tirelessly hard working teachers who are stretched in every direction, every day.

Speakers
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Elaina Miller

Valparaiso Community Schools
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in elementary education specializing in early childhood education, and a masters in educational leadership, I have continued in the education field with over 20 years of experience. During those 20 years I have served as the director of a childcare... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
131

1:00pm EDT

Using The 4 C’s In Steam
Using Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity is the Related Arts and Elementary classroom for STEAM project. Hear how two Art teachers are using STEAM lesson classrooms. A variety of projects of based learning through STEAM.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cron

Lisa Cron

K-6 Art Teacher, South Madison Community School Corporation
31 years in the K-6 Art Room
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Kristi Shrode

Fayette County BOE, GA
22 years in K-12 Art Room/Kindergarten classroom


Wednesday June 5, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
101

2:00pm EDT

The X Factor: Executive Function With Google Tools
Executive function in students has taken a hit. "What can I do?" and "That's not my job" are not workable responses. If students can't function, they can't do YOUR WORK. Find ways to incorporate these skills into everyday lessons to dramatically impact student productivity using GMail, Tasks, Calendar, and Keep.


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
131

2:00pm EDT

Socratic Math Lessons From Project Seed
For nearly 50 years, one of the most innovative math programs in the United States was the non-profit Project SEED, bringing Socratic mathematics education into the classroom. Though it ceased operations about a decade ago, their unique pedagogy contains lessons that teachers would do well to incorporate to engage students in our modern learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

District STEM Coordinator, Anderson Community School Corporation
Andrew Jones has a degree in physics from Wabash College, going on to teach with Project SEED for several years in the Detroit Public Schools before going on to earn a Master's in Mathematics Education from Purdue University. He's worked in mathematics assessment for nearly two decades... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
118

2:00pm EDT

Help! Email Is Overwhelming Me!
Is your inbox overwhelming you? Learn how to clean up and maintain your inbox. Focusing on Gmail, strategies include: migrating current emails to start fresh; creating and managing labels; using templates; setting up filters; using Tasks; and making a habit of reporting SPAM and unsubscribing.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Merkel

Scott Merkel

Preschool Assessment Coordinator & Paraeducator Coordinator, Anderson Community School Corporation
Scott Merkel is a Ball State graduate with nearly 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in Anderson Community Schools. He has a passion for helping adults who are fearful of technology, and is a believer in Inbox Zero and using the Tickler Filing System to help alleviate... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
107

2:00pm EDT

What the Learning Lab Can Do For You
You probably have a Learning Lab account or have at least heard of the Indiana Learning Lab (we hope!) by now. This session takes your Learning Lab experience to the next level. Hear about some of the challenges in PD that the Learning Lab can help you solve and more!

Speakers
avatar for Alisha Foor

Alisha Foor

Digital Learning Specialist, IDOE Digital Learning Specialist
Alisha Foor is currently a Digital Learning Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. She began her digital learning journey as a high school social studies teacher in Northwest Indiana for six years and an educational technology coach for six years. She is dedicated to providing... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
108

2:00pm EDT

Unlocking Learning Potential: Essential Reading Comprehension Strategies For K-5 Teachers
Come and learn practical strategies for K-5 teachers to improve their students' reading comprehension skills. The focus is on unlocking the full learning potential of students through these strategies; come learn actionable strategies if you want to enhance your teaching skills and support student reading success.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams

Professor, IUPUI
Cassandra Williams is a true innovator in the education field, having dedicated over 25 years of her life to revolutionizing existing systems and setting new standards of excellence. With a degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s from California... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
114

2:00pm EDT

An Introduction To The 5E Model Incorporating Three-Dimensional Learning
Roger Bybee’s 5-E model is designed to incorporate all aspects of inquiry learning environments by engaging students and allowing students to explore the concepts being introduced, discover explanations for the concepts they are learning, and elaborate on what they have learned by applying their knowledge to new situations.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Hilton

Christy Hilton

CIESC
Dr. Christy Hilton is the Director of Administrative Supports at Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC). She received her B.S. and M.A. from Ball State University, her building level administrator's license from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an Ed.S. and Ph.D. from... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
106

2:00pm EDT

Increasing STEM Education In The Elementary School
During this presentation, we will explain our progression of offering some STEM activities in the classroom to a full time STEM teacher and class for all students including school-wide collaboration on STEM. We will discuss PD our staff receives and different Project Based Learning opportunities our students get to experience. We will go over our daily schedule, our lab set up, grants, and more. There will also be time for questions and answers.

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Todd Reagan

Wes-Del Community Schools
Todd Reagan is the Principal Wes-Del Elementary School. Todd has degrees from Purdue University in elementary education and Butler University in administration. He was a classroom teacher for five years and has been an elementary principal for 17 years.
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David Lamb

Wes-Del Elementary School
David Lamb is the STEM teacher at Wes-Del Elementary School. David has degrees from Ball State University in elementary education and math education. He has been a classroom teacher for 20 years teaching 3rd grade prior to STEM.


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
109

2:00pm EDT

The Ivy Tech Stem Mobile: Expanding Stem And Career-Connected Learning Opportunities For K-12 Schools In Madison And Hancock Counties
Seating LIMITED to 15. Come and go. Time spent in the lab is dependent on the participant.

The Ivy Tech STEM Mobile is a community outreach program that serves nine school districts across Madison and Hancock counties, focusing on promoting science and technology education within these communities. The intent is to expand STEM and Career Connected Learning opportunities for K-12 schools by offering hands-on STEM experiments and activities that are both interactive and fun-filled. The program hopes to bridge gaps in STEM education and aims to increase proficiency and interest for K-12 students in these counties and even beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Ivy Tech Community College Anderson
Education: BA in Chemistry from Anderson University; Transition to Teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University Teaching experience: 2 years working as a preschool aide at Lapel Elementary; 1 year as a part-time library/media assistant at Lapel Elementary/Middle school; 5... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Outside - STEM Mobile Lab

2:00pm EDT

Canva for Teachers
Look at all the things teachers can use Canva for to make their classroom better, communication with parents cleaner, and save time with Canva's new Ai additions!

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Auditorium

2:00pm EDT

Create Meaningful Engagement with Canvas
When we connect the content, the student, and the teacher through relationships, relevance, and expertise we create meaningful engagement. Canvas provides the ability to do just that! This session shares ideas and strategies to utilize tools in Canvas to help teachers foster relationships and highlight the relevance of content in a way that leads to meaningful engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Knox

Dianna Knox

Technology Instructional Specialist, Clay Community Schools
Dianna Knox is the Technology Instructional Specialist for Clay Community Schools in Brazil, Indiana. She has been in this position since 2017 and previously spent 18 years teaching Spanish, English, Communications, and Theatre. In transitioning to the role in instructional technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
104

2:00pm EDT

Democracy Quest: Where History, Literacy, and Technology Intersect
Enter 1787 Philadelphia via the provided virtual reality Meta Quest headsets. There, you encounter five residents and learn about their lives and what they think about what is happening down the road at the Pennsylvania Statehouse (what we call the Constitutional Convention). Democracy Quest makes learning actionable, purposeful, and engaging for students by immersing them into historical moments using virtual reality. This session will be provide attendees with an opportunity to try out this new learning tool and provide feedback to both the content and software developers.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Byars

Ann Byars

Civics Specialist, Indiana University
Ann Byars received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from Grand Valley State University in west Michigan. She was a college instructor for 28 years in communications arts (public speaking, interpersonal, small group, business, theories, media, conflict management... Read More →
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Kirk White

Indiana University
Kirk White serves on the Indiana University Center on Representative Government staff. White joined IU’s professional staff in 1984 after completing the Bachelor of Science degree in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He has served IU in several assignments... Read More →
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Matt Madeira

Half Full Nelson
Matt Madeira holds a M.S. from S.M.U. in digital game design, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Communication. He has been working in the digital games industry since 2005. Matt has been a game designer and artist at Half Full Nelson since 2015, and has worked in both serious games... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
113

2:00pm EDT

Edtech Tools For Instruction
There is no lack of choice when it comes to educational technology for classroom use. Knowing how edtech potentially strengthens each step of an inquiry-based instructional method helps teachers make those difficult decisions! Join Dr. LeDune as he guides you through theory-supported edtech to use in inquiry-based instructional methods that promote essential life and academic skills.

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
102

2:00pm EDT

Empowering Voices Through Flip
We will explore Flip (formerly FlipGrid) and how this engaging platform becomes a powerful tool in combating AI challenges. Discover how real voices and collaborative discussions on Flip pave the way for creative solutions and how deeper learning and understanding can occur when Flip is utilized in the correct way.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Walls

Laura Walls

Instructional Technology Coach, Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation
Laura Walls has been in education for 25 years. She is in her 6th year as an Instructional Technology Coach for Frankton-Lapel Community Schools. Prior to her current role, Laura spent four years as a middle school math teacher at FLCS and fifteen years as a high school math teacher... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
111

2:00pm EDT

Teaching in the AI Era
Educators will discover innovative ways to harness AI technology. This session will delve into the use of AI detectors, practical everyday applications, and the integration of student-friendly chatbots. Participants will leave with actionable insights and creative ideas to enhance teaching and learning in the modern AI-driven era, ready to implement these strategies in their classrooms immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkison

teacher, Franklin Township Schools
I have been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 10 years in Franklin Township Schools and also served as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning/IDOE under Candice Dodson. I am a Google Certified Innovator, part of cohort NYC#19, with a project focus on #dyslexicmindset... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
133

2:00pm EDT

Addressing Student Trauma In The High School Classroom
Explore a trauma-informed approach to teaching high school students in a positive and safe environment. Practice and discuss techniques for productive class time that will help eliminate the daily stresses of both students and teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Raeanne Yatska

Raeanne Yatska

FACS Teacher, New Castle Community Schools
I have been a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher for ten years. I attended Ball State University for both my Family and Consumer Sciences Education Degree and a Masters in Career and Technical Education. I currently teach Human Services, Understanding Diversity, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
117

2:00pm EDT

Helping Trauma Impacted Students With Reading Success
Presenters will share trauma informed classroom information and strategies for supporting students in their reading and writing. Participants will walk away with strategies they can implement in the coming school year.

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Lori Ward

ECESC
Lori Ward currently works for East Central Education Service Center through the Indiana Literacy Cadre. She brings 24 years of K-3 elementary education (including being a Literacy Coach and Title 1 educator working with struggling readers and writers.)
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Lora Wilson

ECESC
Lora Wilson currently works for East Central Education Service Center through the Indiana Literacy Cadre. She brings 20 years of building level administration experience and in 2022 completed her EdD through research in training teachers in childhood trauma, partnering with Dr. Lori... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
110

2:00pm EDT

A Framework for Prioritizing Pedagogy and Personalization in Blended Learning Models
While virtual and blended learning models are intended to create more options and flexibility for students, they aren’t inherently effective for learning unless they’re designed using research-based principles about how people learn. Just as we shouldn’t expect a pdf of a worksheet on an iPad to be the best use of technology, we also shouldn’t expect for “sit and get” pedagogy to be the best use of virtual or blended learning. Learn frameworks and strategies for improving pedagogy and personalization in any learning model.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Chief Learning Officer, Discovery Education
Dr. Tim Hudson serves as Chief Learning Officer at Discovery Education, where he supports the research and development of digital, personalized lessons and assessments in math and literacy that engage students in critical thinking while also providing teachers and administrators with... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Library

2:00pm EDT

Comprehension Intervention That Works!
Discover why I WILL NOT teach reading without Read Theory - The best part - the free version is all you need! I’ll walk you through exactly how I use the free version of this tool to empower students to increase their comprehension skills in a way that easily transfers to anything they are reading. There will be time for you to get accounts set up too. You will have plenty of time to explore Read Theory for yourself and start setting up how you will use it. PS: I am not affiliated with Read Theory, and get no compensation from them. I simply LOVE sharing things that work!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Founder and Lead Trainer: Guiff Goodies for Education, MSD of Wabash Co.
Kara Guiff is a seasoned education trainer with experience across the nation, and an innovative special education teacher with over 30 years of experience in grades K-12 as a resource teacher, co-teacher, general education interventionist, and alternative education teacher. She is... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
100

2:00pm EDT

Culturally Responsive Leadership: Strategies, protocols, and actions for building a culture of leadership and empowerment
One of the most significant indicators of a learner's success that cannot be measured numerically is the culture of the environments they are learning in. The goal should be to ensure that every learner is seen, heard, and affirmed in who they are. This session will support educators across the wide spectrum of roles, including school and district leadership, in developing sustainable mechanisms for examining habits of mind and cultural norms while examining areas of need for growth as well. We will also take a deep analytical look at how our use of technology must go beyond simplistic uses and evolve to serve as a catalyst for learner empowerment in making and building meaningful cross-cultural connections.

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Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
LGI

2:00pm EDT

Reducing Frustrations And Teaching Regulation In The Classroom
Join us for an insightful session focused on minimizing both student and staff frustrations. Discover effective strategies aimed at helping students regulate their emotions and find relaxation during challenging moments. Let's explore practical techniques together to create a calmer and more supportive learning environment for everyone involved.

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Amanda Brown

PATINS project
I began my career as a special education para professional for ten years. I switched gears and began teaching in a separate day program for behavior for three years and have now been with PATINS supporting LEA's and presenting for the last year.


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
130

2:00pm EDT

Supporting ELLs with UDL and EdTech
Did you know ELLs are the fastest growing population in US public schools? In this session, we will explore several different ways technology and UDL, coupled together, can support multilingual students. We will examine how instructional design strategies and edTech combined can support students in mastering a new language (English), as well as celebrate their native language(s). We will explore a variety of practical design strategies to support ELLs, Ai tools to support ELLs and translation tools to support the ELL newcomer. Plus, we will have the opportunity to explore and practice using technology tools that provide learners with flexible options to showcase their learning that help to remove barriers, rather than create barriers. Attendees will leave the session with design tips, as well as a collection of ready to use translation, vocabulary, reading, speaking, and listening tools.

Speakers
avatar for Brenny Kummer

Brenny Kummer

Assistant Director of Educational Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated Schools
Brenny Kummer is the Assistant Director of EdTech for Bartholomew Consolidated Schools in Indiana. She is a former social studies teacher, Google Certified Trainer, UIndy adjunct professor for UDL, accessibility and assistive technology, graduate of the University of Arkansas Educational... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
132

2:00pm EDT

Teaching To Your Super Powers
Join us for an empowering session tailored to educators seeking to uncover their strengths and acknowledge the strengths of their peers. Through a diverse array of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies, real-life examples, and practical applications, we'll explore how to identify and celebrate strengths within ourselves and among our colleagues. Don't miss this opportunity to cultivate a supportive and collaborative environment where everyone's strengths shine brightly!

Speakers
avatar for Matt McClintick

Matt McClintick

Teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation
B.S. in Education from Ball State University & Social Studies teacher at Frankton Jr/Sr High School with ten years experience


Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
101

3:00pm EDT

The Do-What Strategy For Answering Prompts
Answering prompts on standardized tests is often a confusing and complicated task for many students. By using the Do-What strategy, students create a t-chart of the requirements needed to successfully complete the prompt. This pre-writing strategy creates a checklist for use during the editing and revision stage of writing and can be used at all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Leander Snedigar

Leander Snedigar

teacher, New Castle Community Schools
I graduated from Ball State University with a dual license in both Elementary and Special Education. I have taught in 3 districts at 3 elementary schools in my 12 years of teaching and have taught all grade levels from 2nd through 6th, including time in special education. Recently... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
110

3:00pm EDT

Which Practices Work Best In Education?: Applying John Hattie's Research
As educators we are always trying to find the best practices to increase student learning. John Hattie researched hundreds of influences and found the ones that have the greatest effect on student learning. Come discover these practices and how you can apply them to your grade level and subject(s) taught.

Speakers
avatar for Micah Dean

Micah Dean

8th grade Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1, Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation
I currently teach 8th grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 at Frankton Jr/Sr High. I just finished my 23rd year of teaching, which includes teaching in areas of special education, regular 1st grade and middle and high school contents. I hold a Masters in Special Education, elementary education... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
111

3:00pm EDT

Our Gradebooks Hold the Key to Equity and Access: Assessing Proficiency without Percentages
Grading policies are overlooked as a leading cause of inequity because the ways they disadvantage students are unintentional and hard to detect. When we report math learning in better ways, we can more effectively address unfinished learning, enable differentiated support for grade-level content, and ensure students focus on their progress in math instead of on their percentage in the gradebook. Learn new grading and reporting strategies that work for any math class at any grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Chief Learning Officer, Discovery Education
Dr. Tim Hudson serves as Chief Learning Officer at Discovery Education, where he supports the research and development of digital, personalized lessons and assessments in math and literacy that engage students in critical thinking while also providing teachers and administrators with... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Library

3:00pm EDT

Using H.O.T Questions and Mathematically Rich Tasks to Make the Math Meaningful and Useful
Mathematics MUST be taught in context, so it is not just a set of rules to be memorized and soon forgotten. Mathematically rich problems and asking higher order thinking questions to help students understand and master the concepts that are being presented. Join us to learn how to easily convert memory/recall questions into higher order thinking (H.O.T.) questions. Teachers will define, explore, and work mathematically rich problems and formulate and ask good thinking questions to bring an elevated level of thinking, understanding, and application for the math students are learning. Many resources for finding mathematically rich problems and higher order thinking questions will be provided.

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
113

3:00pm EDT

You Just Can't Give Up. Is That What A Dinosaur Would Do?
We will relate what we have learned trying to reimagine math classes to fully engage ALL students in the class. We will discuss lessons that worked and lessons that needed adjustments while trying to make instruction more student-centered, We will explore viewpoints from the side of a teacher and an instructional coach.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Foster

Karen Foster

Teacher, New Castle Community Schools
Karen Foster has taught all levels of high school mathematics for over 14 years. She attends professional development to improve instruction to engage students.
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Vicki Madison

Teacher/Tech coach, New Castle Community Schools
Vicki Madison has been a secondary instructional coach at New Castle Community School Corporation for three years. She also taught social studies and reading at the middle school level for 17 years. Vicki is passionate about academic growth and learning.


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
118

3:00pm EDT

AI's Impact on Dyslexia: A Student's Message to Teachers
An essential session for every teacher, this features a student's candid story about dyslexia and the pivotal role AI has played in her growth journey. Joined by an educator who utilizes AI to meet diverse student needs, they will explore how AI fosters inclusive learning for ALL learners.

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Gilkison

Nadine Gilkison

teacher, Franklin Township Schools
I have been a District Technology Integration Specialist for 10 years in Franklin Township Schools and also served as an Innovation Specialist for the Office of eLearning/IDOE under Candice Dodson. I am a Google Certified Innovator, part of cohort NYC#19, with a project focus on #dyslexicmindset... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
133

3:00pm EDT

Empowering Urban Schools: Innovative Strategies For Engaging Parents And Communities
Discover effective strategies for engaging parents and community members to enhance student success in urban schools. This workshop offers practical tools and innovative approaches for fostering strong partnerships, improving communication, and building a supportive educational ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams

Professor, IUPUI
Cassandra Williams is a true innovator in the education field, having dedicated over 25 years of her life to revolutionizing existing systems and setting new standards of excellence. With a degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s from California... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
114

3:00pm EDT

Indiana Learning Lab District Admin Feature
The Indiana Learning Lab is a free, personalized professional development platform full of curated learning opportunities for Indiana educators. One of the newer features of the Learning Lab allows district and building leaders to add private content to the Lab, allowing them to award professional growth hours, and track resource completion. This session will provide participants with information on the District Admin feature and walk them through the steps to activate those capabilities at your district.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Walden

Nate Walden

Director of Professional Development Programs, Director of Professional Development Programs at Five Star
Nate Walden is the Director of Professional Development Programs for Five Star Technology Solutions. Before joining the Five Star team, he worked as a middle school Social Studies teacher for 11 years. Nate has a bachelor's degree in Education from Indiana University and a master’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
108

3:00pm EDT

Implementing Science Of Reading
Our session will focus on how our school has taken steps to implement the Science of Reading (SOR) in a small, rural school with limited resources. We will discuss programming, resources, planning, and lessons learned from our initiative. This will include our participation in the 2nd cohort of the Indiana Literacy Cadre. The presentation will feature a our literacy specialist and a primary classroom teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Whitinger

Kelly Whitinger

Literacy Specialist, Wes-Del Community School Corporation
Kelly Whitinger is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in elementary education and curriculum and instruction and is an OG practitioner. Kelly has taught most grades in the elementary in addition to being a literacy specialist. Kelly also teaches a literacy course... Read More →
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Matt Nuckols

Wes-Del Community Schools


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
107

3:00pm EDT

Creating An Interactive Poster With Makey Makey
Using Makey Makey, a simple circuit board, students can turn any presentation into an interactive experience with voice recording, music and more! Join 1st Maker Space as we dive into the world of hands-on learning.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hudson

Amber Hudson

VP of Educational Services, 1st Maker Space, INC
Amber Hudson, Vice President of Educational Services at 1st Maker Space, INC., leads the curriculum development and professional development for 1st Maker Space. Amber spent over twenty years teaching upper elementary in Hamilton Southeastern Schools. During her tenure, she taught... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
101

3:00pm EDT

Employer Panel
Employer Panel with 2-3 employers from Madison County discussing Information Technology career paths and education for students interested in Information technology.

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Kyle Bell

Ivy Tech Community College- Anderson
Presenters will have various industry backgrounds and roles within organizations.


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
102

3:00pm EDT

The Ivy Tech Stem Mobile: Expanding Stem And Career-Connected Learning Opportunities For K-12 Schools In Madison And Hancock Counties
Seating LIMITED to 15. Come and go. Time spent in the lab is dependent on the participant.

The Ivy Tech STEM Mobile is a community outreach program that serves nine school districts across Madison and Hancock counties, focusing on promoting science and technology education within these communities. The intent is to expand STEM and Career Connected Learning opportunities for K-12 schools by offering hands-on STEM experiments and activities that are both interactive and fun-filled. The program hopes to bridge gaps in STEM education and aims to increase proficiency and interest for K-12 students in these counties and even beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Ivy Tech Community College Anderson
Education: BA in Chemistry from Anderson University; Transition to Teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University Teaching experience: 2 years working as a preschool aide at Lapel Elementary; 1 year as a part-time library/media assistant at Lapel Elementary/Middle school; 5... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Outside - STEM Mobile Lab

3:00pm EDT

AI Central Perk: Exploring Education With Artificial Intelligence
This beginner presentation delves into the dynamic integration of Artificial Intelligence in classrooms, exploring its transformative impact on teaching methodologies, personalized learning, and student engagement. Join us as we navigate the future of education through the lens of AI innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Joani Robinson

Joani Robinson

District eLearning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Joani Robinson is in her 18th year at Richmond Community Schools. She graduated from Indiana University East with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She spent 7 of those years as a 5th/6th grade classroom teacher and Interventionist. She spent 2 years as an Instructional Coach... Read More →
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

District E-Learning Specialist, Richmond Community Schools
Tim Arnold is in his 8th year as a District eLearning Specialist with the Richmond Community Schools. Prior to that, he spent 26 years as a social studies teacher, coach, and educational leader at Nettle Creek Schools in Hagerstown. Tim, was selected as a top ten educator in the State... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
109

3:00pm EDT

AI for Educators
AI for Educators - A walkthrough of what teachers can use AI like ChatGPT and Bard to save them time, and how to leverage it with students to differentiate their classes and help them get better!

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Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Auditorium

3:00pm EDT

Designing Engaging Content In Canvas
No more boring Canvas! Let's take advantage of the Canvas Rich Content Editor, Canva, Genially, and other online tools that easily embed into Canvas can help add pizazz and style to your courses.

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Knox

Dianna Knox

Technology Instructional Specialist, Clay Community Schools
Dianna Knox is the Technology Instructional Specialist for Clay Community Schools in Brazil, Indiana. She has been in this position since 2017 and previously spent 18 years teaching Spanish, English, Communications, and Theatre. In transitioning to the role in instructional technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
104

3:00pm EDT

What Is Classequity?
ClassEquity is a classroom management program that combines a classroom economy and financial literacy skills into one easy to use system. The web-based platform enables students to apply for classroom jobs, and earn and spend classroom dollars. Students learn valuable skills like money management, needs vs. wants, delayed gratification, budgeting, and more, all through experience. Built by two former teachers, ClassEquity is easy to implement and maintain for teachers, and helps promote a positive classroom culture. Not to mention, it's fun and engaging for students!

Speakers
avatar for Margo Cromer

Margo Cromer

South Madison Community School Corporation


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
117

3:00pm EDT

Classroom Management Tricks And Tips/Restorative Justice
Using Brian Mendler's strategies from a professional development I attended in Columbus, Ohio, I want to give some classroom tips and tricks that I have used over my last seven years of teaching. I want to present on the three different populations of students I have worked with: at-risk, high-achieving, and average students I have worked with in my career. I want to highlight strategies that have worked, failed, and give teachers time to submit common issues they are experiencing in their classroom and brainstorm ideas that can help change the course of their classroom dynamics. My session would focus on the following:

-Ethics vs. Rules
-Private vs. Public
-Common classroom issues.
-Addressing students use the right to engage or option to fail policy.
-Communication with students and parents on expecations.
-The cell phone policy.
-Resources for struggling teachers.

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Thomas Greene

Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation
5 years of teaching at-risk students at Franklin Community School. Attended Brain Mendler's professional development on classroom management and strategies for behavior intervention. 7 years of teaching experience with at-risk and high academic standard students. Masters degree in... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
106

3:00pm EDT

Trauma Informed Easy To Implement Self Regulation Strategies
Let’s face it - We are seeing more and more students in our classrooms who have experiences in their lives that affect their ability to learn. Self-control is one of the main components of Executive Functioning, and students need support to master self-regulation. You will walk away from this session ready to implement research based and classroom tested ideas that work. Both digital and non digital ideas will be shared. I’ve done the work - you just need to show up and gain knowledge

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Founder and Lead Trainer: Guiff Goodies for Education, MSD of Wabash Co.
Kara Guiff is a seasoned education trainer with experience across the nation, and an innovative special education teacher with over 30 years of experience in grades K-12 as a resource teacher, co-teacher, general education interventionist, and alternative education teacher. She is... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
100

3:00pm EDT

Comfortable Collaboration-Tools For Reaching All Learners In A Confidence-Safe Setting
In this session, educators will learn about new tools for creating a collaborative community in the classroom that reaches all learner types! These tools can be used in whole group, mixed ability group, or leveled group practice. Students will feel comfortable sharing their thoughts no matter what their learning style!

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
130

3:00pm EDT

Fostering the Reader in All: Tips, Tools, and Strategies
As we go through school, we learn to read, and then we read to learn. All of us need to be readers-but sometimes, we may need different resources, supports, and tools to be successful readers. In this session, we will explore tools, resources, and strategies to bring out the reader in all of our students using accessible design, assistive technology, and principles of Universal Design for Learning. In the US, there are 6.7 million K-12 children with disabilities receiving special education services. Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) make up half of special education students, and 85% of the students with specific learning disabilities have a primary learning disability in reading and language processing. Given the likelihood that many of our students fall into these statistics, what are we doing to ensure all have an accessible, equitable, engaging learning experience? This fast-paced beginner session will explore the “why” and attendees will leave with immediate implementation of free/low cost simple tools for Chrome, Windows, and iPads to turn classroom worksheets, documents into accessible formats/instruction for independent student access. By the end of the session, attendees will emerge confident with facts to bust assistive technology myths and equipped with tools to support variability in reading and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Brenny Kummer

Brenny Kummer

Assistant Director of Educational Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated Schools
Brenny Kummer is the Assistant Director of EdTech for Bartholomew Consolidated Schools in Indiana. She is a former social studies teacher, Google Certified Trainer, UIndy adjunct professor for UDL, accessibility and assistive technology, graduate of the University of Arkansas Educational... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
132

3:00pm EDT

Transformational Teaching and Learning With Technology
In our quest to provide students with rich learning environments, we often strive to find creative ways to engage our students further. In some cases, this may involve the use of technology to a variety of degrees. Since technology has a ubiquitous influence on the everyday lives of our students, one of our biggest challenges is identifying ways to leverage it for increased student learning. This session will focus both on the design of learning experiences as well as how to shift our use of technology to support a higher-order thinking approach to learning.

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
LGI

3:00pm EDT

Transformational Technology Tools - Outwrite And Annotate Pro
Give your documents an upgrade with Outwrite, advanced proofreading software, and Annotate Pro, a customized feedback response system. Language Arts and ESL teachers will applaud these apps, but so will content area teachers. Simplify assessment of written work, short or extended. Empower students to deliver their best compositions in any class.

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LeAnne Schmidt

Teacher, Michigan - Notre Dame Preparatory
As an educator for 31 years and a current frontline, face-to-face classroom teacher, my professional goal is the empowerment of educators to do what they do, better (and easier). We have tools. We often lack adequate time and energy to use them. That's why digital resources are so... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
131

4:00pm EDT

PGPs and Prizes
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Wednesday June 5, 2024 4:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Auditorium
 


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