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Session Two [clear filter]
Wednesday, February 20

12:30pm PST

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.


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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 →
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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 PST
Cascade A

12:30pm PST

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.

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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 →
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Sally Kroon

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Vancouver Public Schools

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

12:30pm PST

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

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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 PST
Gardens C

12:30pm PST

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.

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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 PST
Cascade B

12:30pm PST

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.

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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 PST
St. Helens C

12:30pm PST

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.

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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 PST
St. Helens B

12:30pm PST

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.

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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 2020 a4le (Association for Learning Environments) International Schools Next competition  and was the third international title for... Read More →

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

12:30pm PST

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!

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Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →

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

12:30pm PST

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.

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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 PST
Mt. Hood A