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

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Tuesday, December 5
 

7:00am

7:30am

Yoga Crystal DMeg Swecker A Tale of Three Students Reading on Chrome Buck MountainIan Moore Breaking Out and Escaping from the Norms with Technology Crystal BChris Hunsicker • Matt Roadruck Deeper Learning Through Video Production Roanoke EBea Leiderman Doing More with Less: Stretching your ITRTs to the Max Roanoke GMary Sepelyak Everyone Can Draw: Intro to Google Drawing for student-centered activities Brush MountainJonathan Frye Formative Assessments with Digital Tools AppalachianJoy Knighton • Andrea Lund Google Classroom: Getting Started MadisonDavid Harlow Green Screen Magic - Advanced Tinker MountainAlicia Broughton • Eliza Gemmill HigherEd.org - a free resource for educators (and anybody) Roanoke HKaren Kellison If You Give A Kindergartener a Chromebook... Shenandoah AKate Erickson • Valerie Fawley Keeping Pace: Transforming the Learner Experience Pocahontas AKourtney Bostain • Doug Saunders More than a Map: SuperEmpowering the Science of Where Mill MountainChristina Troxell Native Virginia: Empowering student advocacy through project approach learning Crystal AJanie Banse • Erica Deane Soaring To New Dimensions with 3D Design Shenandoah BMatt Caratachea • Karen Hues Team Up for Green Screen WashingtonCatherine Breese • Katie Larimer Using BookWidgets in the Classroom Pocahontas BVeronica Spradlin • Lorinda (Lori) Whitlow Zumba Roanoke FoyerCherry Bell Damasco-Farrington Photography for SuperEmpowering Student Learning Shenandoah FoyerTim Stahmer Breakout Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! Experience and Build Your Own BreakoutEDU MonroeMolly Haines • Samuel Wightman Empowering Students Through Video Production Harrison/TylerKeith Baldwin • Karen Ott

8:30am

8:45am

Are you the ACTIVATOR? Involved in the learning process of each student? Why Not? Roanoke EElaine Freedman • Dave Price Blended Learning and Technology Integration: There is a difference. Roanoke GLexia Learning Class in the Cloud WilsonMichael McGee • Aulander Skinner Cybersecurity Insights for You & Your Students Crystal ADarrell Andrews • Dr. Karen Kellison Digital Identity: Helping Educators and Administrators Protect Our Kids MadisonPam Mabry Empowering students by Personalizing Personalized Learning Crystal ERyan Hitchman Engagement using Mobile Devices Pocahontas APatrick Heath Learning Experiences to Engage and Empower Students Shenandoah BPaula Leach • Stephanie Playton Moving Full STEAM Ahead Crystal BMelanie Lewis No Letter or Number Grades: Standards-Based Assessment in Practice Tinker MountainKeith Reeves Reaping the Benefits of the ISTE Standards for Educators WashingtonMichael DiSalvo TBD - Cancelled CancelledMicrosoft 3 Teaching Students to Identify, Challenge and Combat Fake News Buck MountainPaul Barron The Connected Classroom Roanoke FScott Kiser • Dick Shouldis The Virginia Cyber Range: Cloud-based Resources for Cybersecurity Education Brush MountainDavid Raymond Transform Your Lesson Plans with SAMR and TeachersFirst Shenandoah AStephanie Bass • Ruth Okoye TransFORM Your Teaching! Pocahontas BHeidi Trude Using Online Learning to Empower Students Crystal CMitzi Fehl-Seward Work Smarter Not Harder: Using A Gradual Release Model for Integrating Technology Into Your Classroom Mill MountainKevin Holiday • Susan Pelezo Explore, Learn and Code with Ozobots Shenandoah FoyerAlex Bradshaw • Elizabeth Orlando

9:00am

9:45am

10:00am

ACCESSIBILITY, EXTENSION, AND MORE, OH MY! Crystal ADenise Henry-Orndorff Class Link Puts Its Super Powers to Work for You Pocahontas B Classroom Design Trends Roanoke HEncore Colossal Coding Collaboration Adventures Across the Sixth Grade Curriculum. Roanoke EElizabeth Baun • Nichole Ward Empower Students through Digital BreakoutEDUs WashingtonHeather Dorman • Lyndsie Galizio FileWave - Simplified Management for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, & NOW CHROMEOS Devices within a single platform. Roanoke GAshlee Jamison • Patrick Longo Flipping Your Sub Plans Crystal BElizabeth Engelbret Fuel Up Your STEAM Engine with the ARTS (and SuperEmpower Students for Improved Classroom Learning Experiences) WilsonStacey Wright Get Your "Apps" in Gear Buck MountainLarry Burner • David Campbell Getting Googley in Upper Elementary Crystal EJustin Birckbichler Learning Take Flight! A drone experience you won’t forget. Pocahontas AMatt Caratachea • Jon Wirsing Lessons At Their Fingertips!!! Roanoke FJohn Davis • Ferri Lockhart Making Data Work for You Crystal DJessa Henderson More Capable Than They Think: Students Using Annotated Photojournaling as Communication MadisonRandi Chapman Navigating the Digital Conversion Process: Year 1 and Beyond Tinker MountainLuke Roadcap • Kley Todd Simple Apps, Big PAACC Impact Shenandoah AJason Green TransFORM Your Class Brush MountainTeresa Howell Using Flipgrid to Give Every Student a Superpower - Their Own Voice! Mill MountainAnitra Butler-Ngugi • Theresa Ducassoux Virtual Reality in Education Shenandoah BSabrina Mayaan “Digital Engagement”: Cultivating Meaningful Ways for Students to Employ Social Media as a Tool for Self-Empowerment AppalachianAshley King • Charlene Loope “Super-empowered STEM Skill learning by using an Iterative Design Process for a Wind Turbine Competition” Crystal CEd Ozols Google Expeditions - Transport your students to "virtually" anywhere! Shenandoah FoyerRod Carnill • Susan Grove Crafty Robots: Building & Coding for Novices MonroeKelsey Derringer Student to Super Hero: Empowering Students Through Personalized Learning Harrison/TylerCaren Bowling • Jaclyn Brandt

11:15am

100% Student Engagement with Pear Deck Roanoke HCourtney Buck • Holly Pauley Anim8Nature: Animation to Explore Art and Science Roanoke GKristin Reiber Harris AppMazing Educators Shenandoah AValerie Fawley Blending Leadership for Curriculum and Technology Roanoke EEmily Dillard • Elizabeth Hoover Breaking Down the Classroom Walls Brush MountainCaroline Altman Cybersecurity Career Pathways Shenandoah BJ. Anthony Williams Discovery Education and More Oh My! Crystal ADenise Henry-Orndorff Discovery Energy Dashboard Tinker MountainKeith Reeves Explore a Virtual Classroom filled with Avatars! Roanoke FJanet Copenhaver • Dr. Pam Randall Going 1:1 with Chromebooks, a little at a time! Pocahontas BKathy Brisentine • Jonathan Frye Going Beyond Google WilsonSue Way Hidden Google Goodness AppalachianPatrick Hausammann Learn to be a Transformer... With Facebook Live in the Classroom Crystal CAlex Springer-Post • Jennifer Thiessen Mix up your Breakout EDUs Mill MountainKristine Vester Quick Poll:What's Your IT Superpower? Pocahontas ALaurie Pierce Ready, Set, Steal: 5 Places to get Ready-made Resources Buck MountainBryan Dulmage Super Empowering Tech Tools for Every Super Hero’s Tool Box Crystal EMichael Wesely Symbaloo: How to Create and Efficiently Use a Symbaloo Page in the Classroom WashingtonAnne Bianchi Upgrade Learning with Google Classroom Crystal DAlan Quimby Using 20% Time Projects in the Middle/High School Classroom MadisonGail Winsor What Does Your Grade Mean? Crystal BFarica Erwin

12:15pm

1:15pm

2:15pm