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The #prospertrendingnow conference is dedicated to igniting a passion in teachers to explore “trending” technologies with a curriculum connection. This mini conference is designed with you in mind… YOU will have an opportunity to learn from colleagues in your district and from across the state, YOU will pick the classes that empower YOU to make the digital leap into using “trending” technologies with YOUR students. Join us for an unforgettable day of learning and follow us on Twitter at #prospertrendingnow for exciting announcements about the conference. Breakout sessions start at 8:30. 

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Wednesday, June 10
 

8:30am

Energizing ELAR
Limited Capacity seats available

Does technology seem too big? Bored with doing the same old things? Come learn how to add some techie pizazz to your daily lessons, and get your students engaged and excited about learning.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Dibble

Allison Dibble

Teacher, Prosper ISD
I love cows. My students lost count of how many I have. I'm also right in the middle of my Masters in English program, and loving it. (Just don't ask me how I like it at the end of the month when the major papers are due.) This will be my seventh year teaching, and the third... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Shanks

Natalie Shanks

Rogers Middle School
I love integrating technology in order to make the most use of class time, understand what students need to know, and make plans for future lessons. This is my 14th year teaching, and I enjoy making each year different and unique just like our students. Currently, I am teaching... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:10am
Room 1245 PHS

8:30am

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been looking for a way to go paperless and a make a stronger connection to your students? Google Classroom is an application that can simplify a teacher’s need to develop, distribute, and grade assignments in a paperless way. It likewise has the benefit of keeping students on track and connected to what is happening in class.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kopeck

Emily Kopeck

Teacher, Prosper ISD
avatar for Kassidy Wagner

Kassidy Wagner

Teacher, Prosper ISD
Pre-AP and GT Math Teacher at Rogers Middle School in Prosper, TX. Teaching in the district since 2012. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis on Mathematics


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:10am
Room 1215 PHS

8:30am

Effective Feedback via Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective feedback to students is essential for the their growth and development as learners. In this session, we will look at what quality feedback is and isn't and why it is important. We will then explore ways to use technology to make the feedback more meaningful for students, as well as more efficient for the teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Wyrick

Keith Wyrick

Digital Development Coordinator
Keith Wyrick is a Digital Development Coordinator for a large Region 10 district.  With over 17 years of experience in education, Keith has served as a classroom teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist prior to his current role.  Mr. Wyrick helped open the first 1:1 campus... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
Room 1253 PHS

8:30am

Google Powered Student E-Portfolios (7-12 Grades)
Limited Capacity seats available

E-portfolios will not only provide a framework around which a student's learning experiences cohere, but will become a portable e-document they can attach to college applications and work resumes. Participants will explore the benefits of e-portfolios for students (and teachers!) We will learn to navigate Google Sites effectively, build and personalize each page, configure and upload content, and use this resource as a window into student learning that other assessments tools simply do not address.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper is a consultant with Region 11. He was the 2013  Teacher of the Year Northwest ISD.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 1201 PHS

9:15am

Energizing ELAR
Limited Capacity seats available

Does technology seem too big? Bored with doing the same old things? Come learn how to add some techie pizazz to your daily lessons, and get your students engaged and excited about learning.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Dibble

Allison Dibble

Teacher, Prosper ISD
I love cows. My students lost count of how many I have. I'm also right in the middle of my Masters in English program, and loving it. (Just don't ask me how I like it at the end of the month when the major papers are due.) This will be my seventh year teaching, and the third... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Shanks

Natalie Shanks

Rogers Middle School
I love integrating technology in order to make the most use of class time, understand what students need to know, and make plans for future lessons. This is my 14th year teaching, and I enjoy making each year different and unique just like our students. Currently, I am teaching... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 9:55am
Room 1245 PHS

9:15am

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been looking for a way to go paperless and a make a stronger connection to your students? Google Classroom is an application that can simplify a teacher’s need to develop, distribute, and grade assignments in a paperless way. It likewise has the benefit of keeping students on track and connected to what is happening in class.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kopeck

Emily Kopeck

Teacher, Prosper ISD
avatar for Kassidy Wagner

Kassidy Wagner

Teacher, Prosper ISD
Pre-AP and GT Math Teacher at Rogers Middle School in Prosper, TX. Teaching in the district since 2012. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis on Mathematics


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 9:55am
Room 1215 PHS

10:00am

Digital Citizenship
Limited Capacity seats available

In the age of the digital classroom, the following is imperative:
* Teachers must be aware of the internet hazards for students
* Students need to successfully and responsibly navigate online.
* Teachers should discover free resources available to support them in developing Digital Citizens in the classroom .


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Room 1205 PHS

10:00am

Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Technology: A Winning Combination
Limited Capacity seats available

Much of the Social Studies curriculum is based around the idea of learning about the world around us and the myriad ways that people across the globe function and live differently but effectively. With technology we have a chance to allow our students to explore and experience the world in a new virtual way. Join us as we explore the integration of ELAR, Social Studies and Technology to support interactive learning in the classroom.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Room 1216 PHS

10:00am

Technology-based Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessments can be time consuming, and taxing to grade. Using programs like Kahoot, Socrative or Skyward can be a quick way to check how your students took the information, and enable you to fill in any gaps! Come learn how to use these easy and fun programs to do quick checks of student knowledge!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Instructional Technology Specialist, Prosper ISD
Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Educator, #edcampGoo #EdcampProsper, Lead ITS of a Google for Education Reference District


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Room 1253 PHS

10:45am

Digital Citizenship
Limited Capacity seats available

In the age of the digital classroom, the following is imperative:
* Teachers must be aware of the internet hazards for students
* Students need to successfully and responsibly navigate online.
* Teachers should discover free resources available to support them in developing Digital Citizens in the classroom .


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 1205 PHS

12:35pm

Tech Apps for Engaging/Assessing Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Demonstrating strategies to teachers of how they could use these particular tech apps to better engage/interact w/ students with the unit topic(s)/concept(s), such as Remind, Doceri, Nearpod, Kahoot, and for flipped classrooms...EDpuzzle. Actually showing how to setup Doceri Flipcharts, Nearpod PowerPoint presentations, Kahoot assessments, and editing/creating EDpuzzle video lectures/activities.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:35pm - 2:00pm
Room 1215 PHS

12:35pm

You Can't Break the Internet!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on web apps like Smore, Symbaloo, and eduCanon that are easy to teach and fun to use on any device. Participants will walk away with a virtual goodie bag that is chock full of great ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Richelle O'Neil

Richelle O'Neil

Library Media Services Coordinator, Garland ISD
Richelle O'Neil is the Library Media Services Coordinator for Garland ISD. She has been a lead librarian, lead instructional technologist, high school librarian, elementary librarian, and secondary theatre arts teacher. Richelle strives to connect, empower, and help all members of... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:35pm - 2:00pm
Room 1254 PHS

12:35pm

Humor as a Tech Integrated Assessment Tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Humor, creativity, and innovation are slightly different facets of the same classroom gem, so in this session, you will learn how to transform your student's natural inclination to laugh and make others laugh into a positive classroom assessment tool. High humor comes from analyzing competing frames of reference at complex levels, so we will define positive and negative humor, explore the various views on humor, and analyze the competing frames of reference model of humor. Participants will create humorous tech integrated artifacts (such as Memes, U think I do, he said she heard, among other online tools) that demonstrate the use of humor at high cognitive levels.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper is a consultant with Region 11. He was the 2013  Teacher of the Year Northwest ISD.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 1201 PHS

12:35pm

Moodle Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

An intoruduction to teaching with Moodle. This course is designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching. Course highlights include:
  • Navigating within Moodle
  • Creating a course with lessons, pages, and quizzes
  • Learn best practices with online learning 

Speakers
avatar for Joann Van Osdol

Joann Van Osdol

Curriculum and Technology Services



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 1210 PHS

1:20pm

Inspiring with TI Nspire CAS

The Nspire is like the TI 84 on steroids a bit. As an overview, Nspire has more features, in that you create documents, which contain one of 5 types of “pages”. The pages all are “connected”, in that variables or lists created on one type of page is automatically available and updated on all other pages! The Nspire could be justified as classroom calculator for ALL high school classes, and, indeed starting in the 7th grade (advanced mathematics) classroom. Come discover how It could/should replace the TI- 84 in the near future, essentially because of the “connectivity” features and “natural way” or “user friendly” ways it has to display the mathematics.


Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:20pm - 2:00pm
Room 1211 PHS

2:05pm

Effective Feedback via Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective feedback to students is essential for the their growth and development as learners. In this session, we will look at what quality feedback is and isn't and why it is important. We will then explore ways to use technology to make the feedback more meaningful for students, as well as more efficient for the teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Wyrick

Keith Wyrick

Digital Development Coordinator
Keith Wyrick is a Digital Development Coordinator for a large Region 10 district.  With over 17 years of experience in education, Keith has served as a classroom teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist prior to his current role.  Mr. Wyrick helped open the first 1:1 campus... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Room 1253 PHS

2:05pm

You Can't Break the Internet!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on web apps like Smore, Symbaloo, and eduCanon that are easy to teach and fun to use on any device. Participants will walk away with a virtual goodie bag that is chock full of great ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Richelle O'Neil

Richelle O'Neil

Library Media Services Coordinator, Garland ISD
Richelle O'Neil is the Library Media Services Coordinator for Garland ISD. She has been a lead librarian, lead instructional technologist, high school librarian, elementary librarian, and secondary theatre arts teacher. Richelle strives to connect, empower, and help all members of... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Room 1254 PHS

2:50pm

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been looking for a way to go paperless and a make a stronger connection to your students? Google Classroom is an application that can simplify a teacher’s need to develop, distribute, and grade assignments in a paperless way. It likewise has the benefit of keeping students on track and connected to what is happening in class.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kopeck

Emily Kopeck

Teacher, Prosper ISD
avatar for Kassidy Wagner

Kassidy Wagner

Teacher, Prosper ISD
Pre-AP and GT Math Teacher at Rogers Middle School in Prosper, TX. Teaching in the district since 2012. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis on Mathematics


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Room 1215 PHS