Nov 1, 2018


Session 1: EduSmart Academy
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, EduSmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, EduSmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
New and experienced EduSmart users are encouraged to come and learn about all the recent enhancements and additions to EduSmart. Take a tour of the wide variety of resources available, including our new Science Readers, Prepackaged STAARSmart Science Assessments. The EduSmart team will be on hand to answer questions and share tips on how you can get the most out of this popular resource. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 2: Breaking the Misconception
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Milton Huling, EduSmart, mhuling1@outlook.com

Topic:
Elementary, Middle School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Research shows teachers who have knowledge of common student misconceptions are more likely to increase student achievement than those who don’t. Armed with the right tools and the knowledge of common misconceptions, it is possible to be an effective Science teacher without having to get a Ph.D. in Physics. In this fun hands-on experience, you will learn how to leverage those instructional tools and align your instruction to break students’ misconceptions of critical content. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 3: STAAR Science PREP Workshop
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Paula Noe, EduSmart, paula@paulanoeconsulting.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
This STAAR prep workshop will be delivered by Paula Noe, an experienced educational consultant and Science leader of a major urban school district. This is not a drill-and-kill workshop. Paula will share her strategies that have worked for the teachers and students she supports and will cover topics including Visual Literacy, Vocabulary Development, 3D to 2D, and Frameworks of Success. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 4: Making STEM Fun, Easy, and Effective
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Milton Huling, EduSmart, mhuling1@outlook.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Wondering how best to infuse STEM in your classroom? Do you want to learn how to create STEM lessons using your favorite Science lessons as a starting point that are both engaging and enriching for your students? Answers to these questions and more will be answered in this hands-on, minds-on session delivered by Dr. Milton Huling, the author of recently published NSTA book, Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons. Three lucky winners will walk away with a copy of this great book. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 5: The Power of an Image
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Paula Noe, EduSmart, paula@paulanoeconsulting.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Topics:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Telling the story of images, charts, and diagrams will increase student performance... guaranteed! Visual literacy is an integral part of an inclusive and responsive classroom. Each participant will be lead through a series of visual challenges to reveal how content comes alive with images, charts, and diagrams. High cognitive levels of visual literacy that require concept knowledge, vocabulary, and image interpretation are part of a skillset that must be taught and practiced throughout the literacy process. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!


Nov 2, 2018


Session 6: EduSmart Academy
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, EduSmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, EduSmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
New and experienced EduSmart users are encouraged to come and learn about all the recent enhancements and additions to EduSmart. Take a tour of the wide variety of resources available, including our new Science Readers, Prepackaged STAARSmart Science Assessments. The EduSmart team will be on hand to answer questions and share tips on how you can get the most out of this popular resource. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 7: The Power of an Image
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Presenter(s):
Paula Noe, EduSmart, paula@paulanoeconsulting.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Telling the story of images, charts, and diagrams will increase student performance... guaranteed! Visual literacy is an integral part of an inclusive and responsive classroom. Each participant will be lead through a series of visual challenges to reveal how content comes alive with images, charts, and diagrams. High cognitive levels of visual literacy that require concept knowledge, vocabulary, and image interpretation are part of a skillset that must be taught and practiced throughout the literacy process. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 8: Using Culture, Language, and Metacognition to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs
10:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Luis Hernandez, luis@enablinglearning.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School, and High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
When working with English language learners, we need to design lessons that differentiate instruction by presenting various avenues for learning. An excellent starting point to achieving this is recognizing the importance of including students' cultural and linguistic references in all aspects of learning. Meaningful knowledge is constructed and reconstructed based on the learners' experiences, as well as how the content is presented and how each of the students makes sense of it through different metacognitive strategies. This presentation will show you how to create learning experiences that use language and culture to teach content. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 9: STAAR Science PREP Workshop
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Paula Noe, EduSmart, paula@paulanoeconsulting.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
This STAAR prep workshop will be delivered by Paula Noe, an experienced educational consultant and Science leader of a major urban school district. This is not a drill-and-kill workshop. Paula will share her strategies that have worked for the teachers and students she supports and will cover topics including Visual Literacy, Vocabulary Development, 3D to 2D, and Frameworks of Success. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 10: Using Visual Literacy to Develop New STEM Vocabulary
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Luis Hernandez, EduSmart, luis@enablinglearning.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
When we embark on developing new vocabulary and constructing new knowledge, the associative process of imagery and verbal cues play significant roles in determining our success. In that process, neuroscience tells us that pictures have an advantage over words with regards to coding and retrieval of information. Therefore, visual resources play a crucial role in the teaching and learning of Science, and they should be included in the scientific inquiry process of any classroom. In this presentation, we will show you how EduSmart and other visual resources support the acquisition of new STEM vocabulary through the use of visual literacy. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 11: Science and Close Reading: Better Together
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Milton Huling, EduSmart, mhuling1@outlook.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Your Science students regularly make informed decisions by analyzing and evaluating text-based scientific claims. Do you know how they do this? Close reading. It’s true that not all of your Science students intend to go into jobs in the STEM fields, but all of them will need to make informed decisions by analyzing and evaluating text-based claims and evidence. In this session, we will discuss how you can leverage close-reading-worthy Science texts to help your students become not just Science proficient, but also life-long learners and critical thinkers. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!


Nov 3, 2018


Session 12: Classroom Management with Technology Integration
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Presenter(s):
Cassie Reeder, EduSmart, consulting@cassiereeder.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
There is little doubt that students like to learn with technology. In this session, we will discuss and share classroom management strategies for technology integration into a variety of environments including low-tech (1–5 devices) up to a 1–1 setting, as well as a variety of device types, from desktop computers to chromebooks and tablets. This session is meant to spark discussion and provide a space for all participants to share their experiences, so come ready to participate! Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 13: Making STEM Fun, Easy, and Effective
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Presenter(s):
Milton Huling, EduSmart, mhuling1@outlook.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Wondering how best to infuse STEM in your classroom? Do you want to learn how to create STEM lessons using your favorite Science lessons as a starting point that are both engaging and enriching for your students? Answers to these questions and more will be answered in this hands-on, minds-on session delivered by Dr. Milton Huling the author of recently published NSTA book, Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons. Three lucky winners will walk away with a copy of this great book! Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 14: Google Classroom - Updates and Integration Tips
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Cassie Reeder, EduSmart, consulting@cassiereeder.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
Brand new to Google Classroom?
Are you looking for ways to “level-up” your Google Classroom use this year from a novice to an expert?
Are you a lifelong Google Classroom user?
Whichever group you find yourself fitting into, never fear! We have something for everyone! This session will start with a brief overview of the well-known tool, then dive in to the latest updates to Google Classroom and how they affect you and your students. Come learn a few of the basic updates to this amazing tool, and see a real life example of how it can work together with your favorite web-based tools, such as the EduSmart Science content! Our guarantee: You will leave with a list of great resources that can be taken back and applied into your everyday classroom setting, no matter what your comfort level with technology. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Session 15: EduSmart Academy
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, EduSmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, EduSmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Topics:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Subject Matter:
Instructional Technology, STEM/STEAM, Curriculum

Location:
Vendor Suite 201A

Description:
New and experienced EduSmart users are encouraged to come and learn about all the recent enhancements and additions to EduSmart. Take a tour of the wide variety of resources available, including our new Science Readers, Prepackaged STAARSmart Science Assessments. The EduSmart team will be on hand to answer questions and share tips on how you can get the most out of this popular resource. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!


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