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Wednesday, August 16
 

8:30am

9:30am

Using Google Slides for Digital Animation
Google Slides is a great tool for setting up stop motion-like animation. Users will be able to create animations that can be shared as lessons, embedded on webpages or given as a presentation tool option for students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
125

9:30am

Learning Learnmetrics
Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
136

9:30am

BDS Power IEP Tips & Tricks
Sharing tips and tricks regarding Brecht's Power IEP. Bring your device so you can try them!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
134

9:30am

Creating with Keynote on your Mac
This is a creation and creativity session. Anyone who wants to energize their classroom with more visually interesting and creative ideas is invited. Note: these techniques are widely available to any student who has access to an apple computer (not a chromebook).

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Fuglestad

Tricia Fuglestad

Art, Dryden Elementary
I'm a K-5 art teacher with a K-12 tech integration masters. I love to integrate technology in creative and innovative ways to expand my curriculum and extend learning from physical art to digital art. My ideas can translate into any curricular area to energize your lessons, expand... Read More →



Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
126

9:30am

D25 Support Resources
Overwhelming isn't it? The number of systems/software/tools/apps available to D25 users are many. Likely too many to stay up on them all. This session will lay out the many ways to find help to keep you moving forward. You'll learn of the people, sites and multiple other resources you have at your disposal in district and beyond.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
146

9:30am

Podcasting in the Classroom
The same number of people that use Twitter, listen to podcasts. That is a LOT of people! Join the ever growing world of podcasting and engage your parents and students while they are driving, cooking, doing homework, working out, etc with information from your classroom, homework reminders, weekly recaps, etc. In this session you will learn how to podcast, some ideas for podcasting, and the technical requirements for podcasting from our Communications Coordinator, Adam Harris.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
132

9:30am

Screen as Mirror: Technology and the Reflective Learner
How can students collect, curate, and reflect on their own learning? What structures and habits of mind make this effective and meaningful? If your students are already creating with digital tools, let’s talk about adding a layer of organization and reflection to promote deeper understanding, engagement, self-efficacy, and ownership.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
150

9:30am

There's a Google App for That
Google Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions that will make your life easier this year! Want Late Homework Slips to go directly to parents without getting lost? They can! Want to save all those open tabs but not forget about them? You can! I'll be sharing some of my favorite Google apps, add-ons, and extensions that have simplified the way I run my classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
135

9:30am

IVideo, YouVideo, WeVideo!
Learn to video edit from anywhere, with any device! WeVideo is a free video editing program that helps transform the way students "show what they know." It can be used for a variety of purposes: display information to submit for morning announcements, create photo slideshows & collages, film persuasive commercials, speeches and more! In think session, participants will learn the basics of WeVideo, the advantages and disadvantages when compared to programs like iMovie, how to create quick effects like green screening and form ideas for student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Fajks

Kaitlin Fajks

Technology Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
I'm a former K-5 technology coach, Communication Media Arts teacher and current Technology Teacher at Thomas Middle School, Grades 6-8, in Arlington Heights, IL. I’m a Google Certified Educator and love all things edtech. I think I have the coolest job in the world since I get... Read More →



Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
145

9:30am

PowerTeacher Pro 101
Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
147

10:00am

Using Google Slides for Digital Animation
Google Slides is a great tool for setting up stop motion-like animation. Users will be able to create animations that can be shared as lessons, embedded on webpages or given as a presentation tool option for students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
125

10:30am

Digital Tools To Encourage Student Self-paced Learning
Are you looking for a way to package content so that students can explore it at their own pace? Use Thinglink and Google Presentations to set up interactive documents that allow students to explore, explain, and reflect on content. Differentiate learning and activate student choice with the use of these digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

LMC Director, Olive-Mary Stitt School
I have been an LMC Director at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School inArlington Heights District 25 for seven years. In my earlier life, I was a middle school language arts and social studies teacher in District 95, Lake Zurich. My favorite way to encourage student engagement in library... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
125

10:30am

Differentiating with Technology
Teachers try to differentiate instruction for their classes, but how to hit the range of abilities in one classroom? Let technology help you! Blendspace is a tool that lets you challenge students at every level and organize your instruction as you build student accountability and independence. Bring your computer and creativity to work on a new or existing unit as you plan and start to build a Blendspace site for an upcoming unit. Blendspace is a user-friendly application that will help you challenge your students at all levels and grades.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
135

10:30am

A Million Things to do With SeeSaw
Well, maybe not a million, but a lot! We would like to share how we have used SeeSaw in our classrooms: App Smashing, as a worksheet substitute, explaining math concepts, science predictions, reading reflections, notes to parents, peer feedback and more. We will also demonstrate SeeSaw Plus and its features like private folder and notes and skills view. Join us and share why you love SeeSaw.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
146

10:30am

Creating with Keynote on your Mac
This is a creation and creativity session. Anyone who wants to energize their classroom with more visually interesting and creative ideas is invited. Note: these techniques are widely available to any student who has access to an apple computer (not a chromebook).

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Fuglestad

Tricia Fuglestad

Art, Dryden Elementary
I'm a K-5 art teacher with a K-12 tech integration masters. I love to integrate technology in creative and innovative ways to expand my curriculum and extend learning from physical art to digital art. My ideas can translate into any curricular area to energize your lessons, expand... Read More →



Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
126

10:30am

Don’t Just Present, Engage + Interact + Assess with Nearpod
Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons. Nearpod can be used on any type of device. Learn how you can easily create your own, or download thousands of standards aligned lessons from the Nearpod library from every curricular area and grade levels. We will show you presentations that have been used throughout the District that match our curriculum and how to access our District library.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Corley

Kathleen Corley

Technology Facilitator, AHSD25
K-5 Technology Facilitator for two elementary schools in District 25 for 7 years.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
134

10:30am

Going Global
Take your teaching and learning to the next level. Come explore and share what it means to be a global educator, have a professional learning network, and go on learning ed-ventures with your students.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
133

10:30am

Help! I Need Tech For My English Language Learners
Struggling to meet the needs of students who are new to the US? Do you have students that are just starting their English Language acquisition? Come and collaborate with two ESL teachers that think outside the box! During this session, teachers will acquire a "virtual" backpack of tech resources to use with English Language Learners, specifically in the early and emergent stages of language. Discover technology that will help students both acquire and demonstrate their new language, AND learn to evaluate tech tools for learning and academic language.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Myalil

Jasmine Myalil

EL/Bilingual Specialist, Arlington Heights School District #25
A Chicago-land native, Jasmine Myalil earned a B.S. from University of Miami (FL) in Elementary Education and Spanish, with an ESL endorsement. Upon returning to Illinois, she started her career as an ELL Specialist. In addition to her teaching role, she focuses on parent engagement... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
145

10:30am

Schoology Tips and Tricks
Want to find out more about Schoology? How to create folders? Set up a club? Create an assessment, modify, and track it?

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
137

10:30am

The Digitally Empowered Reader: Building Passion, Knowledge, and Skill
It sometimes seems as though technology and books are in competition with one another. But in fact, technology offers multiple ways to enrich the lives of readers and help the love of reading grow. Come explore how students can connect with other readers and authors, discover and curate books, practice and reflect on their reading skills, and deepen their love of reading through blogs, video, social media, QR codes, and more!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
150

10:30am

Universal Tools - CoWriter and Snap & Read
Currently, the district has available CoWriter and Snap & Read for all students across the district. Students no longer have to be considered Special Ed to be able to utilize these tools. CoWriter and Snap & Read help support reading, writing, and spelling for any student using a Chromebook, computer, or iPad. You will discover how to log in from any device, and how to customize for your students. In addition, you will learn how to use the typical features (ex: word prediction, reading, etc.) as well as the unique features (Ex: speech-to-text, outlines, text readability, etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
144

10:30am

PowerTeacher Pro 201
For users that have already used PowerTeacher Pro and are comfortable with the interface, this session will focus on reporting options, visualizing student data, grade scales, copying assignments and class metrics

Speakers
avatar for Chris Fahnoe

Chris Fahnoe

Arlington Heights District 25


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
147

11:00am

Using Google Slides for Digital Animation
Google Slides is a great tool for setting up stop motion-like animation. Users will be able to create animations that can be shared as lessons, embedded on webpages or given as a presentation tool option for students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
125

12:45pm

Add to Your Teacher Tech Toolbox
Do you want to explore some new tech tools to simplify and enhance your tech experiences. Join us to learn some management tips and tricks as well as some creation tools. In the every changing world of technology good tools can get lost or overlooked until you have a real need.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Corley

Kathleen Corley

Technology Facilitator, AHSD25
K-5 Technology Facilitator for two elementary schools in District 25 for 7 years.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
125

12:45pm

BDS Power IEP Tips & Tricks
Sharing tips and tricks regarding Brecht's Power IEP. Bring your device so you can try them!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
134

12:45pm

BrainPop
BrainPOP is so much more than just fun movies!  BrainPOP has so much to offer in your classroom, including many interactive activities that will help your students extend their knowledge and share information they have learned in fun and engaging ways. Join us as we share valuable resources available to teachers on the BrainPOP website that will enhance and enrich your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Myalil

Jasmine Myalil

EL/Bilingual Specialist, Arlington Heights School District #25
A Chicago-land native, Jasmine Myalil earned a B.S. from University of Miami (FL) in Elementary Education and Spanish, with an ESL endorsement. Upon returning to Illinois, she started her career as an ELL Specialist. In addition to her teaching role, she focuses on parent engagement... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
145

12:45pm

D25 Support Resources
Overwhelming isn't it? The number of systems/software/tools/apps available to D25 users are many. Likely too many to stay up on them all. This session will lay out the many ways to find help to keep you moving forward. You'll learn of the people, sites and multiple other resources you have at your disposal in district and beyond.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
146

12:45pm

Google Classroom and Extensions
Coming Soon!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
137

12:45pm

Our new website and what YOU can do with it
Our website is now one year old, and what a year it was. If you coach, run a club, or manage a team and need a space to give your parents a one stop shop for all of that information, this session is for you. Learn how to create, manage, and create a friendly url for your very own real estate on the esteemed sd25.org in this session from Communications Coordinator, Adam Harris.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
132

12:45pm

PowerTeacher Pro 101
Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
147

12:45pm

Schoology Deep Dive
Schoology has many extra attractions besides the calendar feature. This session will cover how to create rubrics, take polls, make quizzes and/or tests, and facilitate class discussions. You will leave with experience and step-by-step instructions, so you can utilize District 25's learning management system to its full potential. Be sure your courses are posted before coming to class. 


Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
126

12:45pm

Drawn to Doodle: A Beginners Guide to Using Doodling To Enhance Learning
Did you ever doodle in class as a kid? Did you know you were learning? Visual Note taking is a strategy that connects visuals with words to help improve comprehension, retention, attention and recall. This interactive, hands on session will have you doodling to learn a variety of different ways you can use visual note taking parts to enhance learning for all students!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:45pm - 2:40pm
143

1:45pm

Digital Tools To Encourage Student Self-paced Learning
Are you looking for a way to package content so that students can explore it at their own pace? Use Thinglink and Google Presentations to set up interactive documents that allow students to explore, explain, and reflect on content. Differentiate learning and activate student choice with the use of these digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

LMC Director, Olive-Mary Stitt School
I have been an LMC Director at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School inArlington Heights District 25 for seven years. In my earlier life, I was a middle school language arts and social studies teacher in District 95, Lake Zurich. My favorite way to encourage student engagement in library... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
125

1:45pm

Learning Learnmetrics
Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
136

1:45pm

Differentiatiing with Technology
Teachers try to differentiate instruction for their classes, but how to hit the range of abilities in one classroom? Let technology help you! Blendspace is a tool that lets you challenge students at every level and organize your instruction as you build student accountability and independence. Bring your computer and creativity to work on a new or existing unit as you plan and start to build a Blendspace site for an upcoming unit. Blendspace is a user-friendly application that will help you challenge your students at all levels and grades.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
137

1:45pm

A Million Things to do With SeeSaw
Well, maybe not a million, but a lot! We would like to share how we have used SeeSaw in our classrooms: App Smashing, as a worksheet substitute, explaining math concepts, science predictions, reading reflections, notes to parents, peer feedback and more. We will also demonstrate SeeSaw Plus and its features like private folder and notes and skills view. Join us and share why you love SeeSaw.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
146

1:45pm

Digital Tools To Encourage Student Self-paced Learning
Are you looking for a way to package content so that students can explore it at their own pace? Use Thinglink and Google Presentations to set up interactive documents that allow students to explore, explain, and reflect on content. Differentiate learning and activate student choice with the use of these digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

LMC Director, Olive-Mary Stitt School
I have been an LMC Director at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School inArlington Heights District 25 for seven years. In my earlier life, I was a middle school language arts and social studies teacher in District 95, Lake Zurich. My favorite way to encourage student engagement in library... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
125

1:45pm

Gettin' Techie
Tips and tricks to work more effectively and efficiently.  Mac hacks, keyboard shortcuts, troubleshooting...come to learn, come to share your expertise.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
133

1:45pm

Podcasting in the Classroom
The same number of people that use Twitter, listen to podcasts. That is a LOT of people! Join the ever growing world of podcasting and engage your parents and students while they are driving, cooking, doing homework, working out, etc with information from your classroom, homework reminders, weekly recaps, etc. In this session you will learn how to podcast, some ideas for podcasting, and the technical requirements for podcasting from our Communications Coordinator, Adam Harris.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
132

1:45pm

There's a Google App for That
Google Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions that will make your life easier this year! Want Late Homework Slips to go directly to parents without getting lost? They can! Want to save all those open tabs but not forget about them? You can! I'll be sharing some of my favorite Google apps, add-ons, and extensions that have simplified the way I run my classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
135

1:45pm

IVideo, YouVideo, WeVideo!
Learn to video edit from anywhere, with any device! WeVideo is a free video editing program that helps transform the way students "show what they know." It can be used for a variety of purposes: display information to submit for morning announcements, create photo slideshows & collages, film persuasive commercials, speeches and more! In think session, participants will learn the basics of WeVideo, the advantages and disadvantages when compared to programs like iMovie, how to create quick effects like green screening and form ideas for student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Fajks

Kaitlin Fajks

Technology Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
I'm a former K-5 technology coach, Communication Media Arts teacher and current Technology Teacher at Thomas Middle School, Grades 6-8, in Arlington Heights, IL. I’m a Google Certified Educator and love all things edtech. I think I have the coolest job in the world since I get... Read More →



Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
145

1:45pm

Universal Tools - CoWriter and Snap & Read
Currently, the district has available CoWriter and Snap & Read for all students across the district. Students no longer have to be considered Special Ed to be able to utilize these tools. CoWriter and Snap & Read help support reading, writing, and spelling for any student using a Chromebook, computer, or iPad. You will discover how to log in from any device, and how to customize for your students. In addition, you will learn how to use the typical features (ex: word prediction, reading, etc.) as well as the unique features (Ex: speech-to-text, outlines, text readability, etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
144

1:45pm

PowerTeacher Pro 201
For users that have already used PowerTeacher Pro and are comfortable with the interface, this session will focus on reporting options, visualizing student data, grade scales, copying assignments and class metrics

Speakers
avatar for Chris Fahnoe

Chris Fahnoe

Arlington Heights District 25


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
147

1:45pm

Personalizing Learning with iPads
Learn how students have made their thinking visible, which ties directly into students documenting their learning....#personalizedlearning. See examples from apps such as Books Creator, Spark Video, My School Avatar, SeeSaw, Shadow Puppet Edu, and Google Slides. These are primary student projects, but these tools are appropriate for all ages. We hope you will share how you have used these tools as well.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Corley

Kathleen Corley

Technology Facilitator, AHSD25
K-5 Technology Facilitator for two elementary schools in District 25 for 7 years.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
134

1:45pm

Schoology Deep Dive
Schoology has many extra attractions besides the calendar feature. This session will cover how to create rubrics, take polls, make quizzes and/or tests, and facilitate class discussions. You will leave with experience and step-by-step instructions, so you can utilize District 25's learning management system to its full potential. Be sure your courses are posted before coming to class. 


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
126

2:45pm

Add to Your Teacher Tech Toolbox
Do you want to explore some new tech tools to simplify and enhance your tech experiences. Join us to learn some management tips and tricks as well as some creation tools. In the every changing world of technology good tools can get lost or overlooked until you have a real need.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Corley

Kathleen Corley

Technology Facilitator, AHSD25
K-5 Technology Facilitator for two elementary schools in District 25 for 7 years.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
134

2:45pm

BrainPop
BrainPOP is so much more than just fun movies!  BrainPOP has so much to offer in your classroom, including many interactive activities that will help your students extend their knowledge and share information they have learned in fun and engaging ways. Join us as we share valuable resources available to teachers on the BrainPOP website that will enhance and enrich your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Myalil

Jasmine Myalil

EL/Bilingual Specialist, Arlington Heights School District #25
A Chicago-land native, Jasmine Myalil earned a B.S. from University of Miami (FL) in Elementary Education and Spanish, with an ESL endorsement. Upon returning to Illinois, she started her career as an ELL Specialist. In addition to her teaching role, she focuses on parent engagement... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
145

2:45pm

Creating with Keynote on your Mac
This is a creation and creativity session. Anyone who wants to energize their classroom with more visually interesting and creative ideas is invited. Note: these techniques are widely available to any student who has access to an apple computer (not a chromebook).

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Fuglestad

Tricia Fuglestad

Art, Dryden Elementary
I'm a K-5 art teacher with a K-12 tech integration masters. I love to integrate technology in creative and innovative ways to expand my curriculum and extend learning from physical art to digital art. My ideas can translate into any curricular area to energize your lessons, expand... Read More →



Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
126

2:45pm

Going Global
Take your teaching and learning to the next level. Come explore and share what it means to be a global educator, have a professional learning network, and go on learning ed-ventures with your students.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
133

2:45pm

Google Classrom and Grading with Rubrics
Coming Soon!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
137

2:45pm

Our new website and what YOU can do with it
Our website is now one year old, and what a year it was. If you coach, run a club, or manage a team and need a space to give your parents a one stop shop for all of that information, this session is for you. Learn how to create, manage, and create a friendly url for your very own real estate on the esteemed sd25.org in this session from Communications Coordinator, Adam Harris.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
132

2:45pm

Talking Twitter with Joy
Join in this open and casual conversation about using Twitter to enhance your personal learning network with a veteran Tweeter. This is a time for questions, exploration and collaboration around using Twitter in the classroom and for other professional experiences. No official presentation will take place and all ideas are welcome! 

Speakers
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
136

2:45pm

There's a Google App for That
Google Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions that will make your life easier this year! Want Late Homework Slips to go directly to parents without getting lost? They can! Want to save all those open tabs but not forget about them? You can! I'll be sharing some of my favorite Google apps, add-ons, and extensions that have simplified the way I run my classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
135

2:45pm

PowerTeacher Pro 101
Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
147

2:45pm

DoodleCamp (Unsession)
Power to the doodle yo! This unconference style session is a time to practice your doodling / visual note taking (sketchnoting) skills, idea share ways we can use visual thinking and doodling in the classroom to enhance learning and time to chat about our favorite resources and tools for visual note taking / doodling in the classroom.  In this session we are all the learners and we're all the teachers.  Bring your ideas, your favorite sketchbook, markers or device and stylus (if you don't have any....we'll have some for you). Let's doodle!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
143