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Wednesday, February 20
 

7:30am

Hot Breakfast
Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Main Lobby

7:30am

Registration Open
Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm
Mt. Hood Foyer

8:30am

Introduction
Wednesday February 20, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Hood Ballroom

8:45am

Chimps, Chocolate, & Computational Thinking
What do chimps, chocolate, and computational thinking have to do with each other? Find out in this surprising and fun hour of games, storytelling, and creativity. Leave refreshed and refocused with confidence, skills and new insight to make wise decisions as a leader of your community’s digital future.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Henry

Katie Henry

Director of Learning, BirdBrain Technologies
Katie Henry is the Director of Learning for BirdBrain Technologies, makers of the Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Katie oversees professional learning for educators worldwide utilizing BirdBrain Technologies' tools. Recently Katie was invited by the U.S. State Department... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Hood Ballroom

9:45am

Break
Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:45am - 10:00am

10:00am

Learn How to Learn: Immersive PD(X) Classroom Strand - Digital Curiosity: Using Student Questions to Drive the Curriculum
For decades our education system has focused on kids getting the right “answer.” Raise your hand. Fill in the blank. Take the test. But how much energy have we spent teaching students to ask the right questions? And isn’t it the questioning and subsequent process of seeking information where TRUE learning occurs? 
In this session we’ll leverage digital tools to promote curiosity and showcase how to use them as vehicles for engagement, information accelerators and connectors to others around the world.
Targets: Asking questions in a digital text, multimedia resources for K-8 learners.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Webb

Eric Webb

4th Grade Teacher - Hearthwood Elementary, Evergreen Public Schools
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Mt. Adams

10:00am

Media Specialist Strand - Are You A #WokeLibrarian?
In this session we’ll explore the #ReadWoke movement, upack what it means to be a #wokelibrarian, discover tools for creating inclusive library collections and share instructional strategies for getting kids of all ages excited about reading #woke!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
St. Helens A

10:00am

A Process A Hack and A Tool Walk Into A Classroom
Everyday we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting those students through a creative process is often overlooked. We simply provide students with a rubric, a device, a due date and we say, “Go!” What we are left with are default fonts, pixelated images and poorly constructed models. Learn how to support student creativity by introducing them to a design process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Herrera, Manuel

Herrera, Manuel

Educator and Speaker, .


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Garden A/B

10:00am

Computer Science Across the Curriculum: An Implementation Model
Implementation of resources at a district level, both in terms of pedagogy (teacher training and content) and physical resources (hardware, storage and logistics), is a key component of any district technology project. This year, in partnership with SparkFun Electronics, Beaverton School District rolled out a plan to put programmable hardware into the hands of students in 4th through 7th grades. That hardware consisted of two different tool kits built up around the micro:bit. Come and learn about the design of the project, Beaverton's goals for the rollout, how they forged a unique partnership with SparkFun to make their vision happen and discuss what a similar implementation could look like in your district.

Presentation with resources:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_4PgFUgoT3rOhdtP5lW4Pdn8pTX4mGiSLYOt67vMefE/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Katie White

Katie White

Innovation Strategist (TOSA), Beaverton School District
Katie is a teacher turned tech integration specialist. After nearly ten years teaching abroad, Katie and her family currently live in Beaverton, Oregon. Katie has supported teachers and facilitated professional development in the Beaverton School District for the past four years... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Guilder

Dawn Guilder

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton School District
avatar for Derek Runberg

Derek Runberg

Strategic Partnerships / Author / Educator, SparkFun Electronics, Inc.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Mt. Hood A

10:00am

Create Your Own Digital Escape Room: Digital Breakout Version
Looking for a new spin on Breakout EDU activities? Low on space or short on funds? Join us for a digital breakout that can be played without buying any additional equipment. Explore ways to use a digital lock box with digital
OR physical clues that can be scaled for any class size or grade.

Speakers
avatar for Jami Gardner

Jami Gardner

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Jami Gardner is a technology specialist for the Utah Education Network. She is passionate about helping teachers use the 4Cs in the classroom by implementing digital portfolios and Breakout EDU immersive learning games. Jami also enjoys working with teachers to effectively use Canvas... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN - Utah Education Network
Experienced Technology Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Google Tools, Microsoft Word, Staff Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Educational Leadership, and Teaching. Strong professional with a Master's degree focused... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Gardens Lobby

10:00am

Design Thinking: How to Follow Through
Design thinking (DT) has infiltrated many of our PD/PL sessions, but, often we’re left cleaning up post-it notes with no real plan for action. This session takes a critical look at DT and provides an opportunity to practice sustainable DT.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Graves Wolf

Leigh Graves Wolf

Clinical Associate Professor, ASU
Leigh Graves Wolf is teacher-scholar and her work centers around online education, K12 teacher professional development and relationships mediated by and with technology. She has worked across the educational spectrum from K12 to Higher to further and lifelong. She has been a disc... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
St. Helens B

10:00am

Giving Meaningful Feedback- That Can Be Shared Before You Leave The Observation
Let’s talk about some digital tools that will allow you to give more feedback to teachers and students than ever before. In this session we will be learning about different styles of feedback (anecdotal, or data collection), and the best tools to fit those styles (iPad Apps, Google Suite of Products etc.). We will also talk about fast and easy ways to share that feedback, having a good workflow allows for a quicker turnaround time for meaningful feedback.

This is a very iPad and apple pencil forward session, if you do not have an iPad and pencil, I have some available for you to use! 


bit.ly/FeedBackAdmin

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Carter

Nichole Carter

K-12 Literacy TOSA & Digital Curriculum, Beaverton School District
K-12 Literacy TOSA & Digital Curriculum. Edtech enthusiast, and life long learner! Author of Sketchnoting in the Classroom. Apple Learning Specialist, 2015 PBS Digital Innovator, and 2015 Schoology Ambassador of the Year. @MrsCarterHLA


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Cascade A

10:00am

Learning Through Making: a 3 month integrated project
When two teachers decided to completely change a long standing history curriculum into one that integrated programming, electronics, design, tinkering, making, and storytelling they uncovered the power of collaboration, design and play.

Speakers
avatar for Morten Hagen

Morten Hagen

VP Sales, SAM Labs
An absolute STEAM and coding nerd, i love sharing my enthusiasm and passion for inspiring kids to get stuck into technical challenges.
avatar for Paul Monheimer

Paul Monheimer

World Cultures Teacher, Catlin Gabel
Paul Monheimer has been an Oregon teacher and presenter for a long time. From HyperCard to SAMLabs, Paul has been involved in integrating new tools into existing curriculum. His former students work for Amazon, Laika Studios, and the White House. For the past 6 years, Paul has transformed... Read More →
avatar for Rob van Nood

Rob van Nood

Educational Technology Coordinator, Catlin Gabel School
For the past 20 years I have been passionate about creating spaces and experiences where kids can explore and pursue their questions, interests and passions. I have taught in public, charter and independent schools and have worked with kids pre-school to 12th grade. Currently I... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
St. Helens Foyer

10:00am

Much Better Staff and Team Meetings
Oh, the drudgery of the staff meeting! Well, it turns out these can build staff morale, create stronger collaboration, and gather the stories that can help the community better understand your school's strengths. Join in and see!

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
St. Helens D

10:00am

PBL, SEL, and Language Arts: These Things Belong Together
Come explore Compose Our World, a set of PBL and SEL experiences designed for 9th grade language arts classrooms. This curriculum is freely available and ready for you to take up and make your own. Come join us as we explore and hack this curriculum together.

Speakers
avatar for Bud Hunt

Bud Hunt

IT and Technical Services Manager, Clearview Library District
Bud Hunt is the IT and Technical Services Manager for the Clearview Library District in northern Colorado, where he serves a highly committed team of librarians and support staff in their work to be of service to their community through access to information, tools, high quality resources... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Stamatis

Kristina Stamatis

Student, University of Colorado Boulder
Teacher. Storyteller. Artist.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Cascade B

10:00am

RESTORE: Finding Balance with Technology In Your Life
Technology is taking over our lives! This provocative session explores new communication paradigms, runaway device infatuation, generation gaps, radical education, future game-changers and creative ways to engage the “new citizen.”  In this 75 minute session we will examine the rapid changes that technology has bought to how we communicate, entertain ourselves, learn, and spend. Bring your phone and bring your fears, because you'll leave with a week long plan for the steps you need to restore balance and regain control over the technology in your life.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
St. Helens C

11:15am

Lunch
Wednesday February 20, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm
Main Lobby

12:30pm

Learn How to Learn: Immersive PD(X) Classroom Strand - Stories of the Heart
See how active literacy fuels multimodal learning in this literacy lesson that merges innovative digital reading practices with current events to investigate the human story.  In this session students will launch an inquiry unit of study as they use mobile devices as empathy machines to question, hear and understand global issues.

Targets: analyzing digital student work, multimedia tech sets

Speakers
avatar for Eric Webb

Eric Webb

4th Grade Teacher - Hearthwood Elementary, Evergreen Public Schools
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Mt. Adams

12:30pm

Media Specialist Strand - The Kids Are Listening: Books To Help Readers (of All Ages) Cope With Tough Topics In The News
From terrorist attacks to sexual assault, the 24 hour news cycle exposes kids (and adults) to tough topics every day. In this session, we’ll talks about ways to use books as an antidote to the  trauma filled information overload that has infiltrated our daily lives. And we’ll explore some of the latest titles to help readers feel safe, develop skills for navigating conflict and employ empathy in the face of increasingly divisive narratives in the news.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
St. Helens A

12:30pm

1 school+1 day+500 engaged students = illuminatED (new immersive PD experience)
Explore a new culture changing PD model which creates an immersive day specific to a school's needs. IlluminatED provides menus of innovative, engaging lessons to be modeled on site, and also provides individualized teacher PD. Learn about illuminatED and get the tools to bring the excitement to your schools.

bit.ly/BSDilluminatED

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Kunert

Carrie Kunert

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
I love learning and enjoy finding innovative ways to inspire students and teachers by connecting incredible creative teachers with the right tool/technique to bring learning to life for their students. Recent topics of interest/experience:* illuminatED immersive PD* Elementary Makerspaces... Read More →
avatar for Nichole Carter

Nichole Carter

K-12 Literacy TOSA & Digital Curriculum, Beaverton School District
K-12 Literacy TOSA & Digital Curriculum. Edtech enthusiast, and life long learner! Author of Sketchnoting in the Classroom. Apple Learning Specialist, 2015 PBS Digital Innovator, and 2015 Schoology Ambassador of the Year. @MrsCarterHLA


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Cascade A

12:30pm

Blending Leadership: Simple Beliefs For Leading Online & Off
Email, websites, apps, & tweets, oh my! More and more district and building leaders are being asked to lead in an environment of constant change and innovation. Join the discussion around how to effectively use technology in school leadership practice and put the focus on becoming a skilled leader, in both online and offline spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Desjarlais

Zach Desjarlais

Director of Instructional Technology, Vancouver Public Schools
Zach Desjarlais is the Director of Instructional Technology for Vancouver Public Schools. He is both an organizational and thought leader in his district and recipient of the CoSN NextGeneration Leader award in 2017 and the ASU+GSV Innovative Leader Award in 2018. His participation... Read More →
avatar for Sally Kroon

Sally Kroon

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Vancouver Public Schools


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Cascade C

12:30pm

Designing Lessons for the Sweet Spot
The sweet spot is defined as "an optimum point or combination of factors or qualities." Using TPACK (instead of SAMR)  as a lens for lesson design helps ensure the technology, pedagogy, and content are strategically fused. With the help of a hyperslide, educators will walk through the process of designing amazing lessons that ensure optimal learning! Administrators and coaches will see how TPaCK can be utilized during professional development to ensure your sessions and workshops honor the art of teaching, the depth of content, and the effective use of technology.  TPaCK is a three legged stool to support meaningful PD and create awesome lessons!

Get hyperslides document at this link:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fds78uZODCqhY7MfHFB8oZWKOX0e3t9sCNd-QwqHNUM/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gingerich

Jennifer Gingerich

Educational Technology Consultant
Jennifer Gingerich is an educational technology consultant providing training and inspiration for educators to make practical and creative use of technology tools in the classroom setting. Jennifer taught elementary school for nine years, then served as a district technology trainer... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Gardens C

12:30pm

Designing Teacher PD that Works
What's wrong with traditional teacher PD? Let's walk through the design process and create systems that actually work for teacher learning. See what the Lake Oswego School District is doing to help teachers grow.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hesselbein

Chris Hesselbein

TOSA, Lake Oswego Schools
I usually spend my time creating communities of innovative practice in Portland. Other times I write about Gamification at InsertCoin.org . Sometimes I climb mountains.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Cascade B

12:30pm

Love & Care - The Four-Letter Words We Need To Use At School
In a time when school often feels like it is being done to our students, rather than for and with them, there is value in considering some of the emotional aspects of the learning environments we are creating for our students. In classrooms and schools, looking after each other is an essential element of good teaching and learning. In short, we need to consider love and its place in our classrooms and lessons, our infrastructures and physical spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Bud Hunt

Bud Hunt

IT and Technical Services Manager, Clearview Library District
Bud Hunt is the IT and Technical Services Manager for the Clearview Library District in northern Colorado, where he serves a highly committed team of librarians and support staff in their work to be of service to their community through access to information, tools, high quality resources... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
St. Helens C

12:30pm

Robotics Across the Curriculum
Design, build, and program a robot in this hands on survey of classrooms across the country and world integrating robotics into every subject - K-12th grade.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Henry

Katie Henry

Director of Learning, BirdBrain Technologies
Katie Henry is the Director of Learning for BirdBrain Technologies, makers of the Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Katie oversees professional learning for educators worldwide utilizing BirdBrain Technologies' tools. Recently Katie was invited by the U.S. State Department... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
St. Helens B

12:30pm

Transforming Learning Environments- Engaging Student Voices
What do students have to say about creating learning environments for the future? Hear from award winning student architects about how students are designing innovative learning spaces. Then step into the world of responsive architecture and participate in a design thinking process that will push the boundaries of possibility to create and model a new learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Hinderhofer

Wendy Hinderhofer

LOJ Architecture & Technology Electives, Lake Oswego SD
Wendy Hinderhofer is currently teacher of creative arts & technology at Lake Oswego Junior HIgh.  Her competitive architecture team recently won the 2018 a4le (Association for Learning Environments) International Schools Next competition in Chicago and was the second international... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Garden A/B

12:30pm

Video and Other Media for Telling Your School's Stories of Success
Simple tools for audio, images, and video can prompt higher-order thinking with learning, serve as powerful tools for professional development, and promote a school's successes to the community. We'll work with both the how and the why!

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
St. Helens D

12:30pm

What now? A Critical (Speed) Discussion of Educational Technology
At times it feels as if the conversations and sessions are repeating themselves - are we truly making progress? This session will be a rapid series of critical provocations between participants culminating in idea generation and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Graves Wolf

Leigh Graves Wolf

Clinical Associate Professor, ASU
Leigh Graves Wolf is teacher-scholar and her work centers around online education, K12 teacher professional development and relationships mediated by and with technology. She has worked across the educational spectrum from K12 to Higher to further and lifelong. She has been a disc... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Mt. Hood A

1:45pm

Break
Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

It’s Not About You…Circling Up for Student Agency
What learning can happen if we are able to set aside our fear, need for control, and teacher-led  talk time? In this session we’ll collaboratively answer these questions and more as we identify structures, strategies and outcomes that fuel student agency. Through an inquiry approach, we’ll help attendees develop a list of “look-fors” and questions to promote student-centered classrooms across the grades.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Dick

Michelle Dick

Technology Specialist, Evergreen Public Schools
Michele Dick taught for thirteen years before transitioning to the Educational Technology Department of Evergreen Public Schools.  Michele found her passion for integrating technology into classroom instruction while experimenting with Bring Your Own Device, iPads and one to one... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mt. Adams

2:00pm

Media Specialist Strand - #SaidNoGREATLibrarianEver: Reframing The Conversation Around Libraries
Time and time again, research has shown that school libraries, staffed by certified librarians, ad academic and emotional value to the lives of students and teachers. And yet, each year, librarianship remains a profession in peril, an occupation plagued by a single question: are you still necessary? In this session we’ll take aim at some of the language and practices that perpetuate stereotypes about our profession, while also identifying ways that ALL librarians can harness the power of WHY they chose this profession in the first place to both prove their worth AND make radical, positive changes in their school communities.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Helens A

2:00pm

Computational Thinking: Not for Geeks anymore
Computational Thinking isn't just coding. It's about working with data, problem-solving, and modeling solutions. Using a handful of Legos, learn ways for teachers and students to grok CT as an adaptive skill set...no device needed!

Speakers
avatar for Zach Desjarlais

Zach Desjarlais

Director of Instructional Technology, Vancouver Public Schools
Zach Desjarlais is the Director of Instructional Technology for Vancouver Public Schools. He is both an organizational and thought leader in his district and recipient of the CoSN NextGeneration Leader award in 2017 and the ASU+GSV Innovative Leader Award in 2018. His participation... Read More →
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Director of Innovation and Library Services, Vancouver Public Schools
Mark is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools. Named 2012 Washington Teacher of the Year and a 2015 NSBA "20 to Watch,” he is currently exploring and promoting computational thinking in VPS and beyond.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Helens B

2:00pm

Creating a District Wide Vision for Digital Equity
"The Beaverton School District recently completed a large scale technology implementation providing devices to all students. Additionally, the district rolled out a Learning Management System providing a digital classroom environment. Although these actions were significant, we learned many of our students were unable to access digital resources from home. This inequity of access limits the ability for some of our students in poverty to have the same access and experience as their peers.

This session will focus on how we responded and created a district wide digital equity access plan focussing specifically on how students access broadband beyond the school day. This session will include concrete examples of individual school, district-wide, and community partnerships that were tested to bridge the digital divide in our district and will culminate with how the district gathered a variety of participants across schools and departments to formulate a long term vision and implementation strategy.
"

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hiefield

Matt Hiefield

TOSA: Future Ready Curriculum Specialist, Beaverton School District
One of my biggest passions is equity with respect to access to technology. The "digital divide" and the "homework gap" are real issues both nationally and locally and educators are trying a variety of initiatives to ensure that students are getting access both inside and outside of... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Garden A/B

2:00pm

Flexible Learning Environments: More than just a bunch of stuff from IKEA
With the recent passage of a facilities bond, and the implementation of a 1:1 Chromebook program, Evergreen Public Schools saw the opportunity to refresh classroom furniture with an eye towards providing more flexible learning environments for its students and staff. While everyone agreed that this was something we wanted to investigate, there were differences as to what exactly it should look like. With the help of a learning spaces designer, the district embarked on an FLE pilot that involved teachers, librarians, administrators, and students. Learn about our journey and share your experiences in this interactive workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Kadrmas

Rebecca Kadrmas

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Evergreen Public Schools
avatar for Tim Lauer

Tim Lauer

Director of Digital Learning, Evergreen Public Schools


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Helens C

2:00pm

iiCadre! Do You? Instructional Innovation Cadre
How do you support schools with innovation in a differentiated way that builds sustainable capacity? Come find out how we empower teachers to become agents of change and start to build your own road map.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Kunert

Carrie Kunert

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
I love learning and enjoy finding innovative ways to inspire students and teachers by connecting incredible creative teachers with the right tool/technique to bring learning to life for their students. Recent topics of interest/experience:* illuminatED immersive PD* Elementary Makerspaces... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Hoxie

Ryan Hoxie

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton School District
Ryan Hoxie’s passion has been teaching since 2000, both as an elementary teacher and as a district specialist within the Beaverton School District. His goal has been to ensure that educators and students are proficient in demonstrating creative thinking, practical knowledge and... Read More →
avatar for Cat Nostrand

Cat Nostrand

Innovation Strategists, Beaverton School District
Learner, collaborator, tech integrator. Always curious and loves a whole lot. Passionate about serving kids and teachers. Public educator for the past 17 years. Currently working with an amazing team in Beaverton supporting innovative teaching practice.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cascade B

2:00pm

Building Community with Seesaw
Come learn from Vancouver SD how to use Seesaw to strengthen family & community engagement.   We will dive into the resources available through Seesaw's admin dashboard & how Seesaw's translation tools can allow you connect with every family in your district, regardless of their home language.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bowler

Nicole Bowler

School & District Partnerships, Seesaw
Former educator now helping districts implement meaningful technology & inspiring students to be their best with Seesaw.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mt. Hood A

2:00pm

How to Maximize Instructional Time by Leveraging Chronic Absence Data
Join Schoolzilla for a hands-on workshop focused around leveraging chronic absence data to maximize instructional time. Hear best practices, collaborate with your colleagues and leave with key-takeaways and action items.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Cach

Janelle Cach

Partnerships Lead, Schoolzilla


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gardens Lobby

2:00pm

Interactive Practical Strategies for Successful Integration of Technology in Your District
Join us for a robust, collaborative discussion where we will compare and contrast different strategies for selecting, implementing and supporting various classroom technologies. This interactive session examines best practices and allows you to share your experiences and challenges with peers. Learn from others how they improved learning outcomes and increased meaningful student engagement utilizing technology. Topics to be discussed include:
  • Financing options that will maximize budgets
  • The tools that are essential in an interactive classroom.
  • Strategies for choosing the right technology.  Makes it easy and fun for both the teachers and students to enjoy the curriculum and maximize benefits of the technology at your fingertips. Know which criteria will make technology most useful and easiest to integrate. 
  • Ways to involve technology in your curriculum not just in one lab or one period – VR in History and Science class, Google Apps – SoundTrap in Music class, WeVideo in English class
  • Professional Development that works - easy to implement and engages students.   
This discussion will be hosted using an innovative discussion-based learning solution that will demonstrate how teachers can facilitate meaningful and inclusive discussions in their classroom. “Parlay” provides teachers with data that measures student engagement and learning, while helping students improve their critical thinking, develop their communication skills and foster a willingness to listen to others.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby McDonald

Bobby McDonald

Founder & CEO, Parlay Ideas
At Parlay we live and breath class discussions. If you're interested in finding ways for students to collaborate better, come say hello! If you're interested in the research linking academic achievement and class discussions, come say hello! If you're looking for ways to increase... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Collins

Glenn Collins

CDI Technologies


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cascade C

2:00pm

Preparing Students with the Technology Skills They Need for High School
Digital Literacy instruction is no longer an option for students. Instead, national and state standards, online assessments and the proliferation of computing devices in the classroom require our students be technology proficient by eighth grade, if not earlier. Plus, our students’ careers depend upon their ability to understand and harness digital tools.

In this session, you'll gain key insights on 12 essential digital literacy skills that every student should master before entering high school. The overview will include:

  • Standards and online assessments that drive digital literacy instruction
  • Essential digital literacy skills that should be taught to insure your students’ success in school, with online assessments, and in their future careers
  • Vital topics within each of the essentials and suggestions for when they should be taught in a K-8 digital literacy curriculum
  • Overview of a curriculum to support instruction in the essential digital literacy skills

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lasher

Jessica Lasher

Senior Account Executive, Learning.com


Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Helens D

2:00pm

Clackamas Education Service District Team Meeting
Please do not attend this meeting unless you have been asked to be a part of the meeting.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cascade A

3:00pm

Break
Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm

Fostering the Next Generation of Problem Solvers - Through Play!
As adults we are generally risk-averse. Kids are much more willing to entertain unlikely hypotheses. This is precisely the kind of thinking that leads to innovation and out-of-the-box solutions. How can we foster this way of thinking? Through play!

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Herscher

Joseph Herscher

YouTube Personality & Kinetic Artist
YouTube personality and kinetic artist Joseph Herscher specializes in making useless yet comical machines. His absurdist contraptions use familiar objects in unfamiliar ways: books become dominoes, smashing a vase to scare a dog which pulls a leash – all to achieve a simple task... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hood Ballroom