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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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Audience: Teachers [clear filter]
Sunday, December 3
 

10:45am

10 Classroom Hacks Using Microsoft Office Roanoke GMelissa Edmonds All About Me! Student Journals, portfolios and flipping instruction with Google Sites Crystal EEric Baar • Michelle Pressley Creating Innovative, Student-Centered Projects with App Smashing WashingtonAimee Brenner Embracing Social Media - The Good, The Meh, The Increased Student Engagment MadisonJason Buck • Christine Hutto Empower Your Super Students' Creativity Using G-Suite Apps Pocahontas BKari Kuebler Empowering learners with Interactive Video Assessment Tools Buck MountainLaurie Pierce Empowerment Through Advocacy: It Starts With You Pocahontas ARod Carnill Find your Student's Super Power with Pixie Crystal APauline Burkett From Lil' Minecrafters to Minecraft Makershop: Empowering Kids to Make and Create With Architecture and Design Crystal DRachel Burkett Moravec If Children's Literature, Google Classroom, and Pixie Had a Baby... MonroeKaren Clore • Casey Reding Lightning in a Bottle: Building a Successful Coding Program in Middle School Crystal CCynthia Brady • Marnie Hawk Little Learners, BIG Opportunity Harrison/TylerTonya Coffey Nearpod and Common Sense Media Making Us Super Digital Citizens Roanoke EAlex Springer-Post • Jennifer Thiessen Open Education Resources: Igniting Change in Teaching and Learning Shenandoah AMichelle Brummond Presentation Zen: From A to Z Crystal BHeidi Branch • Laura Lissak Proof Positive! A Guide to Digital Tools that Empower Kids and Support Meaningful Collaboration Mill MountainMonet Baker PROPS - Peer Recognition of Professional Success Brush MountainJesse Roberts • Daniel Vanover Read, Write, Click: Tech Tools and Strategies for the Language Arts Classroom Shenandoah BBrittany Ferguson • Kaitlin Jensen Super Charge Your Data Collection and Special Education Classroom Tinker MountainLakeeta Lewis • Aniki Reid Teacher Makerspaces: Using Problem-Based Learning for Learning Technologies-Integration Professional Development Roanoke FRandall Dunn Tinkering with Tinkercad WilsonChad Fisher Walking Dead, Apollo 13, and STEM PBL Awesomesauce AppalachianPreston Ailor • Anna Nole

12:45pm

30 Amazing Tech. Tools for Student Creation & Innovation Shenandoah BPatrick Hausammann Blended Learning: How to Empower Students with Flexible Learning and Student Choice Shenandoah ALyndsie Galizio • Regina King Coding and Google Classroom - Crack the Classroom Code! Tinker MountainKaren Franklin • Alisa Segner • Carolyn Wheatfall Designing, Coding, and Building Scientific Instruments for Field-Based Inquiry Roanoke HWilly Kjellstrom • Chris Stanek Empower Their Learning with Google Sheets! Crystal AHeidi Trude Empowering Educators with Flexible, Relevant Professional Learning Opportunities Roanoke ERod Gillespie • Jill Vogel Engaging Every Student, Every Time: Using Classroom Response Programs to Promote Full Engagement MadisonAndrew Baker • Katie Tarasovic Google Lit Trips: Mapping the immigrant's journey from there to here. Mill MountainAngie Evans • Laura Howell Growing Great Mindsets with Tech and Gardner's MI Theory WashingtonKatherine Orth • Kelsey Pacer HATE APPLE? TRY ORANGES! Crystal BChanel Alford-Campbell • Sonja Bridgers Putting the YOU in YouTube - 8 Tips for Better YouTube Videos Buck MountainJesse Roberts • Daniel Vanover Skyping Through the Curriculum Roanoke FAnne Marie Carson • Erin Lopes Social Media Superhero; Using your powers to connect student learning to the local and global communities. Pocahontas BScott Lewis Super Empowering Kids to Become a Global Collaborator With Easy To Use Technologies WilsonMichael Wesely SuperEmpowering Your PD: Personalized Professional Development Pocahontas ATyler Witman Using Student Choice to Increase Student Voice Roanoke GJami Martin We Put Huge Molecules in the Sky and our Kids Loved It: Using Minecraft in High School Chemistry Brush MountainMichelle Karpovich • Gene Osborn Coding for Inquisitive Minds; Empowering Student Learning with Ozobots Shenandoah FoyerAndrea Burton • Krystle Demas Building Culture And Student Awareness Using Video MonroeJason Buck • Sarah Jurewicz Empowering Students with Office 365 Harrison/TylerAlise Benzie • Michelle Elliott

2:00pm

3:15pm

 
Monday, December 4
 

9:45am

11:00am

1:30pm

2:45pm

4:00pm

 
Tuesday, December 5
 

7:30am

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 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

8:45am

10:00am

ACCESSIBILITY, EXTENSION, AND MORE, OH MY! Crystal ADenise Henry-Orndorff Colossal Coding Collaboration Adventures Across the Sixth Grade Curriculum. Roanoke EElizabeth Baun • Nichole Ward Empower Students through Digital BreakoutEDUs WashingtonHeather Dorman • Lyndsie Galizio 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 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