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Monday July 15, 2024 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
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Monday July 15, 2024 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
GYM

8:00am CDT

Geometry and Measurement Part 1 (9-12)
Monday July 15, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
This session will focus on the Geometry and Measurement content area, the ACT assessment as it relates to instruction, and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics connections. In this session, participants will engage in activities and tasks that provide experiences with transformations to study congruence and geometric ideas that enable the use of algebraic concepts through the study of functions and relations with coordinates and graphs in different representations. It encompasses points, lines, planes, parallel and perpendicular lines, distance formula, and Pythagorean Theorem.

Must register through AMSTI at the following link.

AMSTI Math Foundations Training is a prerequisite for AMSTI Content Training including this geometry session. More information can be found at https://www.amstiusa.org/training.
A formal 1-hour lunch break will take place during this session.
 
Presenters
avatar for Missy Jones

Missy Jones

Geometry Teacher, Fairhope High School
avatar for Sarah Eddington

Sarah Eddington

Teacher, Foley High School
Monday July 15, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 269

8:00am CDT

Geometry and Measurement: Triangles (6-8)
Monday July 15, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
This session is designed to support teachers in implementing the Geometry and Measurement content area. Participants will engage in tasks designed to help students build conceptual and procedural fluency in solving real-world and mathematical problems related to triangles.

Must register through AMSTI at the following link.

AMSTI Math Foundations Training is a prerequisite for AMSTI Content Training including this geometry session. More information can be found at https://www.amstiusa.org/training.
A formal 1-hour lunch break will take place during this session.
Presenters
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Katina Stallworth

AMSTI, AMSTI Secondary Math Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 270

8:30am CDT

Opening Session - Authentic by Design: Crafting Meaning and Responsive Learning Opportunities
Monday July 15, 2024 8:30am - 9:50am CDT
Authentic by Design: Crafting Meaning and Responsive Learning Opportunities

This keynote is designed to explore authentic learning dynamically, where real-world relevance meets classroom innovation. This talk will delve into the essentials of designing learning experiences that resonate with students and empower them to take ownership of their learning. Discover how to integrate interdisciplinary approaches and foster a classroom environment where inquiry and exploration are combined with the strategic use of technology. We'll look at practical examples and strategies to help you transform theoretical knowledge into engaging, real-world applications that empower educators and students.
Presenters
avatar for Kenneth Shelton

Kenneth Shelton

Educational Speaker
Ken Shelton is a renowned educator, speaker, and advocate for equity in education. With a rich background in teaching, technology integration, and educational leadership, Ken Shelton is the recipient of the 2022 Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 8:30am - 9:50am CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium

9:00am CDT

Registrar Bootcamp
Monday July 15, 2024 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
*** This session is for Baldwin County Registrars only. ***
Information and training on everyday questions from registrars regarding everything with PS. This is only on admin/SIS side and not PTP. No grading questions.
Presenters
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Lynette Muscarella

Utility Registrar, Baldwin County Public Schools
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Ellen Langham

Utility Registrar, Baldwin County Public Schools
Monday July 15, 2024 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 202

10:00am CDT

ACT Prep with NoRedInk
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
In this session you'll learn best practices for using a variety of NoRedInk activities (Diagnostics, Practice, Passage Quizzes, and Skill-Building Quick Writes) to help students prepare for the ACT. This session is for Baldwin County teachers only.
Presenters
avatar for Kristina Crouch

Kristina Crouch

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 267

10:00am CDT

Flow and Student Achievement
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Discover the concept of FLOW and how to encourage your students to engage in FLOW activities.
Presenters
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Patrick George

J3 Worldwide, Inc, Consultant
Internship and Career Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor and Faculty Advisor. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Auburn University in Higher Education Administration. For over 20 years, I have motivated students from all over the United States and Canada through energetic speeches, academic... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 95

10:00am CDT

Game-Based Learning for the Science Classroom
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Experience the thrill of game-based learning with Sci-Ops: Global Defense! Transform your classroom with our NSF award-winning video game that teaches 6th-12th grade chemistry and physical science standards and exposes your students to STEM career paths and real world technologies. You will engage and excite your students by incorporating our video game and curricular resources into your classroom. Leave with an all inclusive access code to our 3D game-based platform.
Presenters
avatar for Jenny Savage

Jenny Savage

Plasma Games
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Plasma, Customer Success Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 20

10:00am CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
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Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 207

10:00am CDT

Getting Started with Adobe Express (ACE Level 1 Badge)
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Discover how to infuse creativity into every subject by diving deep into Generative AI tools, mastering text manipulation, and exploring all the features that will elevate your teaching materials and engage students like never before. From captivating presentations to dynamic multimedia projects, Adobe Express empowers you to unleash your creativity and create an immersive learning experience that inspires and motivates students to excel.
Resources​​​
Presenters
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Josh Morris

WiseUp Digital - Adobe Training Partner
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Tommy Demos

WiseUp Digital, Adobe Training Partner
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 91

10:00am CDT

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will provide an overview of the features and functions of Google Classroom and how it can be used in any K-12 classroom
Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 5

10:00am CDT

Got Questions? Get Answers about Challenging Behaviors
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Do you wonder about what to do with behavior challenges in your class? This session will be about you and your questions related to challenging student behavior. The session will focus on practical steps you can take to address student behavior. Additionally, you will learn to what other questions to ask, so you can be better equipped to manage these behaviors.
Presenters
avatar for R. Allan Allday

R. Allan Allday

Spero Behavioral Coaching and Supports, LLC, Behavior Coach
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 3

10:00am CDT

Happy Students Learn More: Building an Emotionally Upbeat Classroom
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
The Emotionally Upbeat Classroom involves creating an atmosphere of positivity. Negative emotions block thinking and learning; while positive emotions promote creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Happy people learn more and are more prosocial; and the more prosocial learners are, the more positive and upbeat the classroom climate will be (Bergin, 2018). In this collaborative session, participants walk away with four tools for building an emotionally upbeat learning environment and understanding the research behind each strategy.
Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Sr. Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 20 years. Over the last 12 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 96

10:00am CDT

Kami’s Latest & Greatest
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy

Questions 2.0, Class View, Publish Changes, and Insights Oh My! Come learn how Kami can streamline workflows for you and your students, save time while grading, and support students of all kinds by using Kami's latest and greatest tools and features.


https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy


Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager, Kami
As an educator with over a decade of experience, I am passionate about helping teachers everywhere make their classrooms more engaging and interactive. My journey in education began as a middle school teacher, where I taught math, science, and technology. It was an incredible experience... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 214

10:00am CDT

Lightspeed Chromebook Monitoring Crash Course
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Introductory Session to show teachers how to use Lightspeed to monitory student Chromebook use in the Classroom.

-How to Log in and set the schedule for classes and groups
-Appropriate and Helpful uses
-Viewing the teacher and student-side user interface
-Viewing off-task student browsing/gaming/etc.
-Blocking or allowing specific websites and creating "Focus" lists
-Recording student computer usage for documentation
-What not to do
Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson

Marketing Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 255

10:00am CDT

National Board? Now is the Time!
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Join us for a comprehensive understanding of the National Board certification process! This session will empower you to make an informed decision about pursuing certification to further your professional growth and impact in the field of education.
Presenters
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 4

10:00am CDT

Professionalism for Educators
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session covers various laws, codes, and policies that are necessary for educators to be successful. This workshop will provide knowledge on how to best navigate various situations as a professional, including social media.
Presenters
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Nichole King

UniServ Director District 32, Alabama Education Association
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16

10:00am CDT

Shine a (Flash)light(360) on your ELLs Speaking and Writing Development
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Flashlight360 helps ELLs develop speaking and writing skills through the use of prompts, scaffolding, and goal setting. This program is also developed to help teachers progress monitor English language acquisition with their students. Join us to learn how this program works, it's alignment with district goals, and examples to make it work in your classroom (general education, content, elective, ESL pull out, or any other).
Presenters
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Linsey Hyatt

Flashlight360, Education Partnership Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 252

10:00am CDT

STC Training for 2024-25
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will define the responsibilities of the STC at an elementary school, and to prepare them for this role.  Focus will be on the new technology inventory system (Frontline) that is replacing Destiny.  We will also review the ticketing system (Zendesk).
Presenters
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Curt Smith

Ed Tech Support, Baldwin County Schools
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 201

10:00am CDT

The 3 R's: Renew, Recharge, Resilience - PreventingTeacher Burnout
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Has your get up and go, got up and went? Join us for a dynamic presentation offering practical strategies and insights to prevent teacher burnout, and to learn how to foster well-being, resilience and sustained passion in the classroom.
Presenters
avatar for Angela Dunnam

Angela Dunnam

Waymaker, LLC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Life Coach
I am a 30+ year professional certified as a school counselor, licensed clinical social worker and a life and engagement coach.   My core values are family, honesty, compassion, trust & integrity.   I strive each day to honor those values in both personal and professional circumstances... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 253

10:00am CDT

The Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence in Education- Large Language Models and Educator Workflow
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Explore AI’s potential to enhance and transform education through innovative strategies, allowing teachers, educational leaders, and learners to foster a more dynamic and engaging learning environment. This session will focus on the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) in the context of building a solid foundation on digital literacy, digital fluency, and acute language skills. We will also examine how to mitigate the effects of bias within the data sets and algorithms.
Presenters
avatar for Kenneth Shelton

Kenneth Shelton

Educational Speaker
Ken Shelton is a renowned educator, speaker, and advocate for equity in education. With a rich background in teaching, technology integration, and educational leadership, Ken Shelton is the recipient of the 2022 Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Library

10:00am CDT

Unlock Your Creativity with Canva for Education
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Learn the basics of Canva for Education including how to navigate the Canva homepage, locate templates, create folders, share activities, and provide real-time feedback. We will engage in collaborative creation and brainstorm how you can use Canva for meaningful student projects. Through design practice, participants will gain a better understanding of how intuitive Canva is and will feel confident getting started.
Presenters
avatar for Janice Wintermyer

Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 19

10:00am CDT

Unlocking PowerSchool SIS: Maximize PSCB Reports
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Participants will learn how to generate and interpret attendance reports to identify patterns of student engagement, absenteeism, and tardiness, enabling proactive intervention strategies to improve overall attendance rates. Additionally, attendees will discover how to utilize gradebook reports to efficiently assess student performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate progress to students and parents effectively.

This session will also delve into disciplinary reports within PowerSchool, empowering users to effectively document disciplinary incidents, track student behavior trends, and implement targeted interventions to foster a positive school climate. By the end of the training, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to harness the full potential of PSCB reports to support student success and streamline administrative processes within their educational institution.
Presenters
avatar for Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 8

10:00am CDT

Using PLC and RTI Data to Write IEP Goals
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will review how to match IEP goals to student need based on information from your school PLCs.
Presenters
avatar for Allyson Maxwell

Allyson Maxwell

Principal, Bay Minette Elementary School
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Angela Palumbo

Special Services Supervisor, Central Office Staff
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Melissa Smith

Central Office Staff, Resource Consultant
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 7

10:00am CDT

What's New with Discovery Education: Interactives, Virtual Field Trips and More
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Discovery Education’s Learning Platform includes a variety of multimodal resources that help teachers engage students through interaction with rich and relevant content. Learn how to power up your lessons through maximizing your search results using a variety of strategies to efficiently locate video segments, images, songs, audiobooks, text, interactives, channels, ready-to-use lessons and more! Explore ways to use Discovery Education’s high-quality resources and instructional supports to engage all students.
Presenters
avatar for Tomi Rush

Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
SM

Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 93

10:00am CDT

Learn to Face Paint with Moonpie Mama
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Learn to face paint- I share all my secrets and tips to help you amaze your students with face paint.
Presenters
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Laurie Newell

Kindergarten Teacher, Robertsdale Elementary
I am a kindergarten teacher. I worked my way through school by face painting. I thought that when I became an educator, my face painting days were over- but I am still so busy !One of my favorite rewards or incentives to offer my students for good behavior is face paint. Everyone... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

10:00am CDT

MineCraft EDU: Engagement, Engineering and Axolotls
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
This workshop is relevant for every subject, grades 4 through 12. In this workshop I will introduce MineCraft for Education. Using this virtual world, teachers can invite their students to interact in a wide variety of activities that help students practice real world skills in a safe, productive, and fun environment.
Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Cissel

Rebecca Cissel

Teacher, Loxley Elementary
I am a 6th-grade teacher and a tech nerd.  I love trying out new tools in my classroom and sharing them with other educators.
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 28

10:00am CDT

Navigating the Disruption of AI in Schools
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
During this session, we will explore the concept of artificial intelligence (AI), its potential applications to enhance teacher productivity, strategies for integrating AI technology in the classroom, and ethical considerations to bear in mind.
Presenters
avatar for Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson

Alabama Ed Tech/ USA, Alabama Technology in Motion Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 92

10:00am CDT

NEW HIRE ACADEMY DAY 1
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
New hires to Baldwin County Public Schools will meet with our Senior Staff, Curriculum & Instruction, and Human Resources Divisions to get the lay of the land, so to speak. After lunch, you will break out into either grade-level or content-specific small groups to hear more from your supervisors and coordinators.

NOTE: When you arrive, register at the kiosk, and then go to the New Hire table to get a paper copy of your schedule for the day. 
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium

10:00am CDT

Next Steps Guided Reading Assessment
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Research shows that small-group instruction must be based on student need and groups must be flexible. This session focuses on analyzing data gathered from the assessments and using the data to inform instruction for whole group, small group, and independent readers.
Participants will be able to:
• Administer the four parts of NSGRA
• Use the whole group assessment components to decide on whole-group, small-group, and independent instructional goals.
• Choose an appropriate text and instructional focus for a Guided Reading lesson based on Reading Conference data.
Presenters
avatar for Holly Christian

Holly Christian

Scholastic, Literacy Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 268

11:00am CDT

Accommodations vs. Modifications
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will give examples of accommodations versus Modifications and review the differences between the two for special education students.
Presenters
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Bridgett Creel

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff
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Amanda Russell

Behavior Consultant, Central Office Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 16

11:00am CDT

BCBE Tech Tools Unleashed: Mastering Macbooks, Interactive Boards, Chromeboxes, & Amplification
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Dive into the digital classroom revolution in this comprehensive workshop! Learn the ins and outs of MacBooks, from basic operation to essential maintenance tasks like data backup and password management. Discover the power of interactive boards, including best practices, creative features like collage and screen share, and crucial updates. Unravel the mysteries of Chromeboxes, from logging in securely to maximizing Google Classroom and Drive efficiency. Plus, get a hands-on guide to Teach Logic amplification systems and explore smart purchases like wireless mice and external SSD hard drives. Join us and supercharge your teaching toolkit with the latest in educational technology!

Presenters
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Greg Warren

Technician, BCBE Ed Tech
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Dick Blackman

Work Order Technician, Other
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 8

11:00am CDT

Beyond the Basics: Designing with Canva for Education
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
In this session, participants will take a deep dive into the Canva editor, learning various tips and tricks to level up Canva designs. We will engage in hands-on activities to deepen our understanding of various element usage, organization, layering and grouping, and apps within Canva. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how Canva can be leveraged in the classroom.
Presenters
avatar for Janice Wintermyer

Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 19

11:00am CDT

Beyond the Basics: Secondary Education with Discovery Education
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Dive into the vast array of resources tailored specifically for middle and high school educators within Discovery Education! In this session, participants will embark on an exciting journey through the treasure trove of multimedia content, interactive tools, and curriculum resources designed to captivate and inspire students at the secondary level. From dynamic virtual labs to immersive virtual field trips, attendees will discover innovative ways to ignite curiosity, foster critical thinking, and enhance student learning experiences across various subject areas.
Presenters
avatar for Tomi Rush

Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
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Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 93

11:00am CDT

Breaking out of the Classroom
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
We will utilize breakout boxes. We will use breakout sessions that involve either bullying or team building.
Presenters
avatar for Dawn Kelley

Dawn Kelley

Special Education Teacher, Red Level School
I have been teaching Special Education for 32 years, 30 of those years have been at Red Level.  I am  Assistant Track Coach.  I am a mother of two and a grandmother of three of the most wonderful children on the planet!😁
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Traci Locke

Science Teacher, Red Level School
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 17

11:00am CDT

Co-Teaching in Elementary Setting
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will cover all the ways general education teachers and special education teachers can co-teach together.
Presenters
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Angela Palumbo

Special Services Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 7

11:00am CDT

Empowering Student Voice with Podcasting
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
A podcasting experience for teachers that include trying out micropodcasting, creating powerful prompts to get your students started, making connections to speaking and language arts skills, and generating ideas for student projects. We will have a selection of podcasting equipment on display for participants to explore.

Bring your own device to this session to fully participate in this engaging opportunity.
Presenters
avatar for Angela Clark

Angela Clark

University of Montevallo, ATIM Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 254

11:00am CDT

Executive Function Skills
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
There is a lot that is happening in the classroom: new content, strategies, technology, etc.! But sometimes, things just don't seem to stick. It may not be you, it may be students executive functioning skills. Learn about how executive functioning impact the learner and strategies to support and develop those skills!
Presenters
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Russel Johnson

Madison City Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 255

11:00am CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 207

11:00am CDT

Generative AI in the Classroom with Adobe Express (ACE Level 2 badge)
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Discover how to unleash your students' creative potential with Adobe Express!
This workshop is designed for teachers who have experience empowering their students' creativity with Adobe Express in the classroom. Learn advanced strategies with Generative AI tools, text design, and innovative workflows to foster creativity in your classroom. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your classroom into a hub of innovation and creativity with Adobe Express!
Resources
Presenters
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Josh Morris

WiseUp Digital - Adobe Training Partner
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Tommy Demos

WiseUp Digital, Adobe Training Partner
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 91

11:00am CDT

How to Start a Mentoring Group
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Mentoring is a powerful practice that facilitates learning, development, and growth in individual students and in the school environment. The benefits of mentoring programs makes a valuable investment within the school as a way to unlock personal and educational skill development, leadership and a better school environment for students. The purpose of mentoring programs depends on the school’s and students' goals and objectives. Let me help you begin and develop a mentoring program to develop leadership skills that allow your students to improve behavior, academic growth, and community involvement.
Presenters
avatar for Jamie Franklin

Jamie Franklin

Special Education Teacher/Mentor, Daphne Middle School
Mrs. Franklin has been a special education teacher for over eight and a half years. She has a background in behavior and Speech Language Pathology. In addition to advocating for her students, she is an avid volunteer and member of Alpha Kappa Sorority. She is a mentor/founder of the... Read More →
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Margaret Smith

Daphne Middle School
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 252

11:00am CDT

Innovate for Impact! Empower with Empathy, Equip with Inquiry
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Innovation is most impactful when we inquire with empathy to guide our design thinking. This session will guide teachers to try on a community's shoes, by experiencing real problem vignettes, just like the students would. Ignite your student passion for compassion with strategies to empower learners with empathy. Brainstorm innovative solutions that matter to your school and community. Take-home a toolkit to equip your students with design thinking through inquiry to guide their problem-solving potential. From a first-person perspective, this session will inspire teachers to experience the problem and develop solutions from the perspective of the students for their community.
Presenters
avatar for Nicholas Linke

Nicholas Linke

eMINTS National Center, Educational Program Coordinator III
Nicholas Anthony Linke is an eMINTS National Center educational program coordinator. After graduating from University of Missouri with a  duel degree in Biology and Philosophy and returned for his Maters in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. He also  taught as science teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 96

11:00am CDT

Kami for Accessibility
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy

Join us as we explore the accessibility tools and features that can support all your learners.

Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager, Kami
As an educator with over a decade of experience, I am passionate about helping teachers everywhere make their classrooms more engaging and interactive. My journey in education began as a middle school teacher, where I taught math, science, and technology. It was an incredible experience... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 214

11:00am CDT

Looking at ESL from OUTSIDE the Box
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
The areas up for discussion are Parental Contacts, Co-Teaching, Lessons/Activities/Transportation, and what ELs need to know for your school.
Presenters
avatar for Annette Putt

Annette Putt

ESL Teacher/ Bus Driver, Foley Middle School
The areas up for discussion are Parental Contacts, Co-Teaching, Lessons/Activities/Transportation, and what ELs need to know for your school.
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 253

11:00am CDT

Map it Up!!!
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
My session will be all about applying maps to different disciplines. My audience will be for all content areas and is fueled by my enthusiasm for maps. My session is still in the raw beginning stage, however, I believe it will be a fun and informative session!
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Cody Hall

Social Studies Teacher, Elberta High
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 20

11:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Incidents
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Manage and track student incidents with ease using PowerSchool SIS.
Presenters
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Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 206

11:00am CDT

STC Training for 2024-25
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will define the responsibilities of the STC at an elementary school, and to prepare them for this role.  Focus will be on the new technology inventory system (Frontline) that is replacing Destiny.  We will also review the ticketing system (Zendesk).
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Curt Smith

Ed Tech Support, Baldwin County Schools
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 201

11:00am CDT

Strong Writing Feedback with NoRedInk Quick Writes
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
In this session you'll learn best practices for facilitating high-quality feedback with NoRedInk Quick Writes by discussing the principles of effective feedback, reviewing Quick Write feedback tools (including the new AI grading assistant!), and exploring next steps after students receive feedback.
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Kristina Crouch

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 267

11:00am CDT

What's the Tea? Tips to Create Positive Relationships with Students
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session focuses on the correlation between positive student-teacher relationships and classroom management. This session includes research-based evidence on the benefits of teachers having positive relationships with their students. Attendees will be provided with strategies that promote positive relationships between teacher and students.
Presenters
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L. Renee Richardson

Teacher, Bay Minette Middle
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 4

11:00am CDT

Food Trucks
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Monday July 15, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Outside

12:00pm CDT

AI in Special Education
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session will review the new and upcoming technology of AI and how it can be utilized in the world of special education.
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Amy H Kennedy

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 16

12:00pm CDT

Building Connections & Relationships, the WHY and HOW of Building & Strengthening the School-Family Partnership
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Building Connections & Relationships, the WHY and HOW of Building & Strengthening the School- Family Partnership... this is the ultimate foundation in which the child's success is built upon.

Focussed mainly for Pre-K - 3rd grade teachers.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
Presenters
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Erica Evans

Kindergarten Teacher, Belforest Elementary
22 Years Teaching experienceKindergarten TeacherE-Mints TeacherNationally Board Certified Teacher Candidate Golden Apple Award RecipientPublished Children's Book Author: School Mom
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Kelly Winingar

Daphne East Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 253

12:00pm CDT

EmpowerED: Student-Driven Learning with BrainPOP
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Put students in the driver’s seat of learning with BrainPOP! You already love our movies. Now explore the many learning activities – including brand new grade-leveled options – available to expand students’ understanding as they use technology to build knowledge and produce digital content.
Presenters
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 252

12:00pm CDT

For the Love of the Game
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Do you love teaching? Oh course you do or maybe you did.. but sometimes presenting the material to the students and then grading it may take what seems like forever. Let me show you how to use technology to make your teaching and assessment days smoother, memorable, and amusing. Jump back into the teaching with "For the Love of the Game".
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Christie Brown

Teacher, Summerdale School
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 28

12:00pm CDT

Fractions Are a Real Number Too!
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Fractions are one area where young math students struggle the most. Frax is an adaptive and game-based program that helps students build a conceptual understanding of fractions and understand that fractions are real numbers too! Come and learn how to engage students in learning while building their skills and confidence in working with fractions.
Presenters
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Tiffany Christian

Vendor, ExploreLearning
Tiffany Christian is an Area Implementation Coordinator with ExploreLearning in the Mid-Atlantic region.  She has 17 years of experience in public education as a gifted math and science teacher, an academic coach, and a district K-12 science instructional lead.  She currently lives... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 255

12:00pm CDT

Fusing Engineering and Robots to Drive Student Learning
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Want to see how you can bridge tons of standards together in engaging, hands-on lessons? If you said yes, then this session is for you! We will be exploring the engineering design process with a hands-on building challenge using everyday items. Our creations will be tested with the use of coding and robotics. As we bridge the two worlds of engineering and robots, you’ll see how this is doable in your classroom! You’ll leave with ideas that connect to your grade level standards, so you can try it next year!
Presenters
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Laura Ruth Hunter

STEAM teacher, J Larry Newton Elementary
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 92

12:00pm CDT

Game-Based Learning for the Science Classroom
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Experience the thrill of game-based learning with Sci-Ops: Global Defense! Transform your classroom with our NSF award-winning video game that teaches 6th-12th grade chemistry and physical science standards and exposes your students to STEM career paths and real world technologies. You will engage and excite your students by incorporating our video game and curricular resources into your classroom. Leave with an all inclusive access code to our 3D game-based platform.
Presenters
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Jenny Savage

Plasma Games
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Ashley Cooper

Plasma, Customer Success Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 20

12:00pm CDT

Let's Jump-Start Math Class!!
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Jump-Start kickstarts your class with 20 different routines that promote student reasoning and number sense, all of which include content examples, extensions, and variations for grades 6–8.
Presenters
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Daphne Lincoln

Math 8 Teacher, Daphne Middle School
2024-2025 will be my 32nd year in education dispersed between Mobile and Baldwin Counties--public and private. I have served in many capacities from teaching 3rd grade through honors Algebra I. I hold degrees from the University of South Alabama, various other Professional development... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 17

12:00pm CDT

Let's Learn the Design Process While We Play a Game of Shark Tank
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Let's learn about the steps for using design thinking in the classroom by participating in a model lesson that features a Shark Tank contest that we will play and can be adapted to use with your students this upcoming school year.  
Presenters
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Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
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Nicholas Linke

eMINTS National Center, Educational Program Coordinator III
Nicholas Anthony Linke is an eMINTS National Center educational program coordinator. After graduating from University of Missouri with a  duel degree in Biology and Philosophy and returned for his Maters in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. He also  taught as science teacher for... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 96

12:00pm CDT

Literacy Across Curriculum (Secondary)
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Lets work together to find ways to consciously incorporate literacy across curriculum. This is especially great for CTE teachers.
Presenters
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Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I teach Family and Consumer Sciences and am the adviser for our chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Elberta Middle School, where I've taught since August 2015, after graduating from Auburn University in May 2015. In my classes we talk a lot about... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 7

12:00pm CDT

Ready Player One: Gamification in Content Areas
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Ignite learning with gamification! Discover how game-based learning can engage students in new ways through a variety of formats and time frames to meet all needs. Differentiate and integrate puzzles, card games, and digital games in any classroom using the same tricks used by Nintendo. Empower students to create their own games. Join us to level-up your classroom!
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Brittany Babineaux

teacher, Fairhope Middle
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Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 8

12:00pm CDT

Self-Care is NOT Selfish
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
We will discuss the importance of self-care personally and professionally. Attendees will learn practical skills, tools, and resources to assist in developing a self-care plan.
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Lilly Casolaro

School Social Worker, Spanish Fort High School
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 243

12:00pm CDT

SIB, FBA, BIP....Oh My! Making Sense of Severe Behavior
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session will provide (a) an overview of how to assess the function of severe behavior in the classroom and (b) how to apply various interventions based on the function. All strategies addressed will be those that can be applied in the classroom.
Presenters
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R. Allan Allday

Spero Behavioral Coaching and Supports, LLC, Behavior Coach
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 3

12:00pm CDT

Text-Based Writing with NoRedInk
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
In this session you'll learn best practices for facilitating text-based writing in your classes with NoRedInk by exploring NoRedInk's pre-made text-based activities and discussing ways to grow reading and writing skills with NoRedInk activities.
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Kristina Crouch

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 267

12:00pm CDT

The Empowered Educator
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Are you having a tough time juggling being an educator and all of your other responsibilities? This session will focus on creating systems to help you build and sustain healthy habits that serve you personally and professionally throughout the school year. You will walk away with a game plan that will set you up for success both inside and outside of the classroom. It's time to transition from overwhelmED to empowerED!
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Kayland Lamar

Teacher, Baldwin County High
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 95

12:00pm CDT

Unlock the Future of Education: Extend Technology Lifespan with Next Hub
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
A Clear Touch and NUITEQ collaboration, the Next Hub, offers a streamlined path of upgradability for existing touch technology, device standardization, security integration, all while capitalizing on existing infrastructure and former technology investments to combat E-Waste.  Devices are built to last longer in school districts but are limited by their chipsets and integration capabilities those chipsets allow.  In this session, we’ll explore what's NEXT, the simple way to prolong the technology turnover in your district while providing a greater integration into your existing system.
Presenters
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Demetrius Henderson

Regional Sales Manager, Clear Touch
We believe in the power of human connection.  From the classroom to the board room, and professional spaces in between, we work with each other and our customers to achieve that goal. We design interactive technology that helps overcome challenges in education and business around... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 5

12:00pm CDT

Unlocking Creativity: AI-Powered Visual Storytelling and Creativity for Educators
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Empower your storytelling and new levels of creativity. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to leverage cutting-edge AI image-generating tools to take your visual designs, stories, and communications to the next level. Our focus for this session will be on leveraging artificial intelligence image generators and media generators to design compelling visual stories. Bring your ideas to life with AI-powered visual storytelling!
Presenters
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Kenneth Shelton

Educational Speaker
Ken Shelton is a renowned educator, speaker, and advocate for equity in education. With a rich background in teaching, technology integration, and educational leadership, Ken Shelton is the recipient of the 2022 Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Library

12:00pm CDT

Unlocking the Magic: Empowering Educators with Magic School AI
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Join in for an exciting professional development training session designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills to harness the full potential of Magic School. In this interactive workshop, teachers will learn how to navigate the diverse range of tools and resources available on Magic School to enhance their teaching practices and engage students in innovative ways.

Participants will explore practical strategies for integrating Magic School into their lesson plans, creating dynamic learning experiences, and fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Through hands-on activities, real-world examples, and peer collaboration, teachers will gain the confidence and expertise needed to unlock the magic of technology-enhanced teaching.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a community of educators dedicated to transforming education and unleashing the magic within every classroom. Let's journey together towards a brighter future where teachers truly are magic!
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Ashley Arnould

Social Studies Instructor, Baldwin Preparatory
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 4

12:00pm CDT

Pelican's Nest Science Lab: Lets Go to the Bay! Secondary Edition
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Grab your sunscreen and come learn about the Pelican's Nest Science Lab, BCBE's award-winning marine and environmental science program. Teachers will experience an overview of the programs, field experiences, and environmental labs. View the many classroom resources available to check-out for your home campus use. Participants will also be invited to the Pelican's Nest Google Classrooms, which provide the rigor around the relevance. We will head to the bay to seine, cast, dig, and sift! Come get WET and inspired! You will deepen your own understanding of how to give students ownership and responsibility for Mobile Bay! Participants need to be prepared to get wet.
Presenters
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Kacie Hardman

Pelican's Nest Elementary Lab Director, Central Office Staff
Hi, I’m Kacie Hardman. I have been an educator for 16 years. I am passionate about students having ownership to their learning through their wonder! I am happily married to my husband Fred and we have three children. You can find us having fun together by the water most days of... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Pelican's Nest - Bus meets in front of ninth grade academy

1:00pm CDT

Authentic Assessment with Adobe Express in the Age of AI
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Ever found yourself teaching and wondering if all your students are grasping the lesson? In this workshop, you'll discover tips and strategies to assess your students' understanding in a fun and creative way. This session provides ready-to-go, remixable formative assessment templates that can be used as-is, adapted for specific needs, or paired with your own lessons and resources in any subject.
Resources
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Josh Morris

WiseUp Digital - Adobe Training Partner
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Tommy Demos

WiseUp Digital, Adobe Training Partner
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 91

1:00pm CDT

Captivate, Connect, Achieve: Elevating Student Engagement for Academic Success
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Learn about strategies to engage students! Based on the texts, ATLAS and The New Art and Science of Teaching, teachers will learn ways to engage students with and without technology.
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Russel Johnson

Madison City Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 255

1:00pm CDT

Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will provide instructional strategies, examples, and resources teachers can use to promote literacy (reaading and writing) for their students on Alabama Alternate Standards.


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Angelia Burgess

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff
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Shannon Park

Resource Counltant, Special Services Central Division Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 16

1:00pm CDT

Creating a Collaborative Classroom with Canva Whiteboards
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Join this session to learn how to leverage Canva for Education to foster a community of real-time collaboration among your students. Participants will go through an immersive whiteboard experience: exploring different ways to utilize whiteboards throughout their teaching practice. Attendees will witness the power of whiteboards firsthand as they create one to use in the future.
Presenters
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Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 19

1:00pm CDT

Cybersecurity in Education
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will cover the general concepts of cybersecurity as it pertains to the field of education. 
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Ruben Rosales

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 214

1:00pm CDT

Effective Communication in a Visual World
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This fun-filled, interactive, and engaging presentation shares strategies, techniques, and methodologies for producing effective visual designs. The methodologies, design principles, and examples covered apply to any presentation format or graphic design and can be used on various presentation platforms.
Presenters
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Kenneth Shelton

Educational Speaker
Ken Shelton is a renowned educator, speaker, and advocate for equity in education. With a rich background in teaching, technology integration, and educational leadership, Ken Shelton is the recipient of the 2022 Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Library

1:00pm CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
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Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 207

1:00pm CDT

Google Tips for Advanced Users
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
**This session is for intermediate and advanced users of Google tools**
This session will take a deeper dive into Google Drive and Google Classroom. We'll explore new and hidden tools that will enhance tech use in your everyday lessons.
Presenters
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Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 5

1:00pm CDT

Got Stress? Me, Too!
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Teachers, this one is all about you! Take a break and try out some stress relieving activities you can incorporate into your daily routine. If you incorporate mindfulness/stress relief in your classroom, feel free to use these stations.
Presenters
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Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I teach Family and Consumer Sciences and am the adviser for our chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Elberta Middle School, where I've taught since August 2015, after graduating from Auburn University in May 2015. In my classes we talk a lot about... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 7

1:00pm CDT

Lightspeed Chromebook Monitoring Crash Course
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Introductory Session to show teachers how to use Lightspeed to monitory student Chromebook use in the Classroom.

-How to Log in and set the schedule for classes and groups
-Appropriate and Helpful uses
-Viewing the teacher and student-side user interface
-Viewing off-task student browsing/gaming/etc.
-Blocking or allowing specific websites and creating "Focus" lists
-Recording student computer usage for documentation
-What not to do
Presenters
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Jennifer Hanson

Marketing Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 243

1:00pm CDT

Mastering Remind: Empowering Educators for Seamless Communication
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Join us for an engaging training session on Remind, the innovative communication platform designed to streamline teacher-parent-student communication. Learn how to harness the power of Remind's features to connect with your students and their families effortlessly, fostering collaboration and enhancing student success. From messaging to announcements and everything in between, discover practical tips and best practices to maximize your effectiveness on Remind and elevate your teaching experience.
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Megan Stewart

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 8

1:00pm CDT

Pair up: Co-teaching for Success
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Co-teaching can be awkward and overwhelming when first starting together. This session will build confidence in pairing up with a special education teacher to create an effective, co-teaching model where ALL students succeed.
Presenters
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Jessicah Lawrence

English Teacher, Spanish Fort High School
I am new to Baldwin County School District as I just moved from South Carolina in December 2023. This is my seventh year teaching English. I have taught 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th grades. Before teaching, I was a newspaper journalist for five years in Beaufort County, South Carolina and... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 17

1:00pm CDT

Parchment for Counselors
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Discover how to efficiently send and track student transcripts with Parchment.
Presenters
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Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 206

1:00pm CDT

Shine a (Flash)light(360) on your ELLs Speaking and Writing Development
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Flashlight360 helps ELLs develop speaking and writing skills through the use of prompts, scaffolding, and goal setting. This program is also developed to help teachers progress monitor English language acquisition with their students. Join us to learn how this program works, it's alignment with district goals, and examples to make it work in your classroom (general education, content, elective, ESL pull out, or any other).
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Linsey Hyatt

Flashlight360, Education Partnership Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 252

1:00pm CDT

SIB, FBA, BIP....Oh My! Making Sense of Severe Behavior
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will provide (a) an overview of how to assess the function of severe behavior in the classroom and (b) how to apply various interventions based on the function. All strategies addressed will be those that can be applied in the classroom.
Presenters
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R. Allan Allday

Spero Behavioral Coaching and Supports, LLC, Behavior Coach
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 3

1:00pm CDT

The Power of Belief: Cultivating Learning Identity for Lifelong Success
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Delve into the transformative influence of students' beliefs about themselves as learners. Learn practical strategies to empower students, build confidence, and unlock their full potential through a strong learning identity.
Presenters
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Sarah Thorjusen

Educational Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 96

1:00pm CDT

Think Before You Snap
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
As educators we recognize the importance of comprehending the underlying motivations behind students' online behaviors and want to provide guidance that fosters positive decision-making. Everyday educators find themselves navigating the challenges that our students bring to the classroom due to online behavior...two of the biggest issues faced daily are cyberbullying and sending of inappropriate content. This comprehensive program dives into various aspects of digital citizenship, encompassing three critical topics such as the delicate balance between self-confidence and self-worth, the potential hazards associated with excessive or inappropriate sharing, and a profound exploration of the root causes behind cyberbullying incidents. By diving into the complicated dynamics of self-confidence versus self-worth, this program aims to empower educators and thus students to develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-assurance in the digital space.Through thoughtful discussions and engaging activities, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of helping students to navigate their own worth while on social media platforms with confidence and resilience. The program also addresses the potential pitfalls of over sharing and inappropriate sharing on social media platforms. This has become a pressing issue in most schools and attendees will learn how to best educate students in this area. Last the program seeks to uncover the underlying reasons behind cyberbullying incidents. Through an empathetic and compassionate lens, attendees will explore the root causes and motivations that drive individuals to engage in harmful online behavior. By cultivating empathy and fostering a culture of kindness, this program aims to create a safer and more inclusive digital environment for all students. This program provides educators with the tools and resources necessary to guide students towards making positive decisions in the digital world.

Presenters
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Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 28

1:00pm CDT

What's New with Discovery Education: Interactives, Virtual Field Trips and More
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Discovery Education’s Learning Platform includes a variety of multimodal resources that help teachers engage students through interaction with rich and relevant content. Learn how to power up your lessons through maximizing your search results using a variety of strategies to efficiently locate video segments, images, songs, audiobooks, text, interactives, channels, ready-to-use lessons and more! Explore ways to use Discovery Education’s high-quality resources and instructional supports to engage all students.
Presenters
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Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
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Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 93

1:00pm CDT

Who's Afraid of Chat GPT?: Learning More About AI in the ELA Classroom
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In this session, we will do the following:
1.Explain how “generative AI” works, including what it can—and can’t—do.
2. Recognize our own beliefs and biases regarding AI in the classroom.
3. Decide one place where AI can help our planning/teaching.
Presenters
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Morgan Plash

Teacher, Elberta High
Greetings! My name is Morgan Plash, and I've been teaching English at Elberta High School since 2016. Before landing in Baldwin County, I taught English in Frisco, Texas. I have taught English Language Arts at all levels from 6-12, including Gifted English and AP Language. I am a... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 92

1:00pm CDT

Good Vibes and Tie-dye!
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
A fan FAVE: Tie-DYE a T-shirt!!!
Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and tie-dye it during the session!
There's even a chance win a tie-dye set to take home and make even MORE!!! ....shirts, socks, towels, your dog.....
You will learn how to do a Tie-Dye.
Then you can use your TieDying knowledge for a school fund raiser or make colorful shirts for your grade level!
The possibilities are endless!!!!!
Come join the colorful fun!
Presenters
avatar for Joyce Garrison

Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton Elementary School
Hello!I am excited to be returning to GRITC as a presenter!I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I teach elementary art and I absolutely love i... Read More →
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Amy Plunkett

Other, K-12 Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction Fine Arts, Health & Physical Education
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

1:00pm CDT

Morphology in Motion
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
This professional learning opportunity serves to increase teacher knowledge concerning morphology, explain the importance of morphology instruction and teaching meaning-bearing units, and provide effective instructional strategies.
Presenters
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Jennifer Alberstadt

Alabama Reading Initiative, ARI Regional Literacy Specialist
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Vironica Simmons

Alabama Reading Intiative, ARI Regional Literacy Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 254

1:00pm CDT

Sunglasses and Hats- Perfect Tools for Building Community
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Building a solid learning community can be challenging. I will showcase some of the hands-on activities I used this past year to create a fun atmosphere and encourage learning and a feeling of community among students.
Presenters
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Patrick George

J3 Worldwide, Inc, Consultant
Internship and Career Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor and Faculty Advisor. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Auburn University in Higher Education Administration. For over 20 years, I have motivated students from all over the United States and Canada through energetic speeches, academic... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 95

2:00pm CDT

Magic School AI - Working Smarter, Not Harder
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Magic School AI provides a wealth of AI tools to help any teacher work smarter and not harder.
Presenters
avatar for Stacey Tatum

Stacey Tatum

3rd Grade Teacher, Elberta Elementary
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Room 4

2:00pm CDT

The 3 R's: Renew, Recharge, Resilience - PreventingTeacher Burnout
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:40pm CDT
Has your get up and go, got up and went? Join us for a dynamic presentation offering practical strategies and insights to prevent teacher burnout, and to learn how to foster well-being, resilience and sustained passion in the classroom.
Presenters
avatar for Angela Dunnam

Angela Dunnam

Waymaker, LLC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Life Coach
I am a 30+ year professional certified as a school counselor, licensed clinical social worker and a life and engagement coach.   My core values are family, honesty, compassion, trust & integrity.   I strive each day to honor those values in both personal and professional circumstances... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:40pm CDT
Room 91

2:00pm CDT

ACT English Tricks and Traps
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Are you ready for your students to conquer the English section of the ACT with confidence? Join me for an intensive and interactive session designed to equip you with the essential skills and strategies needed to help students excel on the ACT English test.

In this comprehensive session, you'll learn how to tackle every type of question that may appear on the English section of the ACT, from punctuation and grammar to rhetoric and style. I will guide you through proven techniques for effectively managing your time, identifying common pitfalls, and maximizing your score potential.

Don't miss this opportunity to help your students master the ACT English section and take their college admissions journey to the next level!
Presenters
TP

Terry Puel

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 7

2:00pm CDT

AI in Education
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
AI is sweeping the nation, especially in education. What is the impact in the classroom? How can we support students in learning about it? Learn how AI can impact your teaching and learn specific ways you can incorporate AI into the classroom.
Presenters
RJ

Russel Johnson

Madison City Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 255

2:00pm CDT

Behavior is Communication
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Participants will learn ways to pinpoint the need behind student behaviors as well as the visual strategies that assist students in functional communication
Presenters
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Bridgett Creel

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 16

2:00pm CDT

Computational Thinking and Literacy!
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
We'll explore how you can embed Computational Thinking standards from the Digital Literacy and Computer Science Course of Study into your literacy instruction. We'll look at high and low tech ways to develop skills in students to support reading AND computer science.
Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 5

2:00pm CDT

Empowering Creative Collaboration: Enhancing Learning with FigJam Whiteboard
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
FigJam is an innovative digital whiteboard that inspires teachers and students to work together in real time. It opens up endless possibilities for creative collaboration, from sparking new ideas to enhancing project management skills. With FigJam, you can look forward to exciting and interactive learning experiences that will make your lessons even more engaging and productive!
Presenters
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Consulting Teacher, BCBE Ed Tech
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 92

2:00pm CDT

Empowering EL Student Engagement with Discovery Education
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Join us for an interactive exploration of how Discovery Education can revolutionize the learning experience for English Learner (EL) students. In this session, we will dive into the wealth of resources and tools within Discovery Education's platform designed specifically to support EL students at various proficiency levels. Discover how to effectively integrate multimedia content, interactive activities, and scaffolded learning experiences to engage and empower EL students in their language acquisition journey. From differentiated instruction strategies to culturally relevant content, participants will leave equipped with practical techniques and inspiration to elevate EL student success using Discovery Education.
Presenters
avatar for Tomi Rush

Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
SM

Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 93

2:00pm CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 207

2:00pm CDT

Modern Classrooms: A Self-Paced Learning Model
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
The one thing we never have as teachers is time. Time to work with all of our students, time to differentiate, time to teach them all of the content and soft skills they need as adults. With the Modern Classroom model, you can use a self-paced method to give yourself more time to do all the things and your students the agency to to learn, collaborate, and truly master their learning.
Presenters
BB

Brittany Babineaux

teacher, Fairhope Middle
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 8

2:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Enterprise Reporting
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Dive into advanced reporting features to gather valuable insights from PowerSchool SIS data.
Presenters
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Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 206

2:00pm CDT

Problem-Based Learning and Design Thinking
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Utilizing a computational thinking approach to design, participants will utilize this process within a definable thematic area to design a real tangible solution to an existing challenge. The key elements for this session are the emphasis on true civic engagement, cultural and community context, equity, and learner empowerment. This highly interactive workshop focuses on learning through the process rather than solely on the outcome. The protocols are also adaptable to any curricular area, content to be covered, and expand to additional focal areas such as Differentiation, Social-Emotional Learning, and many others.
Presenters
avatar for Kenneth Shelton

Kenneth Shelton

Educational Speaker
Ken Shelton is a renowned educator, speaker, and advocate for equity in education. With a rich background in teaching, technology integration, and educational leadership, Ken Shelton is the recipient of the 2022 Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Library

2:00pm CDT

Relationships Before Rigor: How Building Community in Your Classroom Makes Rigor Possible
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Building relationships in the classroom is crucial for creating a safe and inclusive environment, enhancing student engagement, improving classroom management, and facilitating personalized learning. This session will provide teachers with effective strategies and tools to help establish relationships that will add joy back into the classroom--for both students and teachers. Although most of the strategies showcased in this session are used with secondary students, they could be adapted for use with younger students as well.
Presenters
avatar for Lauren Latham

Lauren Latham

ELA Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 3

2:00pm CDT

Shine a (Flash)light(360) on your ELLs Speaking and Writing Development
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Flashlight360 helps ELLs develop speaking and writing skills through the use of prompts, scaffolding, and goal setting. This program is also developed to help teachers progress monitor English language acquisition with their students. Join us to learn how this program works, it's alignment with district goals, and examples to make it work in your classroom (general education, content, elective, ESL pull out, or any other).
Presenters
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Linsey Hyatt

Flashlight360, Education Partnership Manager
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 252

2:00pm CDT

Spark Inspiration and Save Time with Canva Magic (AI tools)
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Do you want to learn more about the newest tools including Canva's AI features? Then this is the session for you! Attendees will gain an understanding of how Canva's newest tools and AI features can be used in educational settings. Participants will discover how to create engaging lesson materials, automate repetitive tasks, and improve accessibility in their designs. This session will unlock the magic in Canva's AI features, leaving participants spellbound by the possibilities.
Presenters
avatar for Janice Wintermyer

Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 19

2:00pm CDT

The Loss of Truth: AI had entered the chat. How do we know what is real and what isn't?
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
In an era where misinformation, deepfakes, and algorithmic biases are everywhere, educators face the critical challenge of guiding students in distinguishing between what is real and what is not. This thought-provoking presentation explores the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the concept of truth and equips educators with practical strategies to help students navigate the complex digital landscape with discernment and critical thinking.

The presentation begins by examining the pervasive influence of AI technologies on the dissemination and consumption of information. It delves into the phenomenon of deepfakes, AI-generated content that convincingly mimics real people or events, blurring the line between reality and fabrication. Through engaging examples educators will gain a deeper understanding of the potential consequences and ethical implications of AI-generated misinformation.

The presentation also explores the concept of algorithmic bias, shedding light on how AI algorithms can perpetuate and amplify existing prejudices and biases. Educators will learn how to recognize and challenge these biases, equipping them with the tools to empower students in critically evaluating information and questioning its sources.

Lastly this session delves into the psychological and cognitive factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation and the challenges associated with combating it. Educators will explore the cognitive biases that make individuals susceptible to believing and sharing false information, as well as effective strategies to foster media literacy and critical thinking skills among students.

Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will discover innovative teaching approaches and resources that can be integrated into their curricula to help students develop a discerning eye and a healthy skepticism towards information encountered online. The presentation emphasizes the importance of fostering a classroom environment that encourages open dialogue, fact-checking, and collaborative exploration of truth.

By the end of the presentation, educators will be equipped with the knowledge, tips 7 tools, necessary to guide their students in distinguishing between fact and fiction in the digital age. Together, we can empower the next generation to become critical thinkers, responsible digital citizens, and guardians of truth in an increasingly complex and AI-driven world.
Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 28

2:00pm CDT

The Power of Primary Sources
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
We will do a hands on activity with primary sources then we will look at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to retrieve more sources to fit with our specific Lessons. In addition all teachers in attendance will be given a list of primary source websites with lesson plans included. "Punch Up Your Lessons With Primary Sources"
Presenters
avatar for Felicia Penn

Felicia Penn

History Teacer, Spanish Fort High
I have been teaching in Baldwin County for 23 years, and I love finding good primary sources for my lessons. This is a time-consuming task, and a lot of teachers don't have time, but I am hoping to give you some easy-to-use resources and ideas for planning and using primary sources... Read More →
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 243

2:00pm CDT

Websites Every Teacher Should Know About
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Feeling stuck in a rut with your website list? Come check out some fun resources you should add to your list this school year!
Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
avatar for Sarah Thorjusen

Sarah Thorjusen

Educational Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Monday July 15, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 96

3:00pm CDT

Sign out Daily
Monday July 15, 2024 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
GYM
Monday July 15, 2024 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
GYM

3:00pm CDT

Local PLU Wrap Up
Monday July 15, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
** CLOSED SESSION: This session has been specifically designated for individuals who are currently enrolled in the Local PLU course track. **

During this exclusive session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and exchanges with other administrators and fellow attendees. The main focus of this session is to delve deeper into the concepts and materials covered in the Local PLU track in order to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the content. Attendance at this session is not only encouraged but also required in order to fulfill the PLU requirement.
Presenters
avatar for Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Education Technology Support Services Coordinator, BCBE Ed Tech
 
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Consulting Teacher, BCBE Ed Tech
Monday July 15, 2024 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Library
 
Tuesday, July 16
 

8:00am CDT

Registration - Sign in Daily
Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
GYM
Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
GYM

8:00am CDT

Geometry and Measurement Part 2 (9-12)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
This session will focus on the Geometry and Measurement content area, the ACT assessment as it relates to instruction, and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics connections. In this session participants will engage in activities and tasks that provide experiences with transformations to study similarity and geometric ideas that enable the use of algebraic concepts through the study of functions and relations with coordinates and graphs in different representations. It encompasses special right triangles, distance formula, and Pythagorean Theorem. Geometry and Measurement Part 1 is a prerequisite for this session.

Must register through AMSTI at the following link.

AMSTI Math Foundations Training is a prerequisite for AMSTI Content Training including this geometry session. More information can be found at https://www.amstiusa.org/training.
A formal 1-hour lunch break will take place during this session.
Presenters
avatar for Sarah Eddington

Sarah Eddington

Teacher, Foley High School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 269

8:00am CDT

Geometry and Measurement: Transformations and 3D Shapes (6-8)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
This session is designed to support teachers in implementing the Geometry and Measurement content area. Participants will engage in tasks designed to help students build conceptual and procedural fluency in 2&3D polygons.

Must register through AMSTI at the following link.

AMSTI Math Foundations Training is a prerequisite for AMSTI Content Training including this geometry session. More information can be found at https://www.amstiusa.org/training.
A formal 1-hour lunch break will take place during this session.
Presenters
KS

Katina Stallworth

AMSTI, AMSTI Secondary Math Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 270

9:00am CDT

ANA (Alabama Numeracy Act)! You are ok!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to discover the efforts undertaken by the Office of Mathematics Improvement in implementing the Alabama Numeracy Act. This legislative initiative was established to tackle fundamental aspects of K-5 mathematics education, employing building-based mathematics coaches to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Presenters
avatar for Connie Arnold

Connie Arnold

Regional Coordinator, Office of Mathematics Improvement
Connie Arnold currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Office of Mathematics Improvement (OMI) at the Alabama State Department of Education. Mrs. Arnold has over 15 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and a Secondary Math Specialist with the Alabama... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 254

9:00am CDT

Creating a collaborative classroom with Canva Whiteboards
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

Join this session to learn how to leverage Canva for Education to foster a community of real-time collaboration among your students. Participants will go through an immersive whiteboard experience: exploring different ways to utilize whiteboards throughout their teaching practice. Attendees will witness the power of whiteboards firsthand as they create one to use in the future.

Presenters
avatar for Janice Wintermyer

Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 19

9:00am CDT

Creating Item Bank Assessments in DnA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Learn the basics of creating a DnA assessment by pulling items from an item bank and using filters such as Standards and Depth of Knowledge.
Level: All Grades
Subject: ELA, Math, and NGSS Aligned Science
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 17

9:00am CDT

Ellevation Platform: Getting to know your students (Student Profile)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Learn to leverage components of the Ellevation student profile to better understand MLL students and how to support them in the classroom.
Presenters
SG

Stacey Garbow

ELLevation, Training Solutions Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 253

9:00am CDT

EmpowerED: Student-Driven Learning with BrainPOP
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Put students in the driver’s seat of learning with BrainPOP! You already love our movies. Now explore the many learning activities – including brand new grade-leveled options – available to expand students’ understanding as they use technology to build knowledge and produce digital content.
Presenters
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 252

9:00am CDT

Empowering EL Student Engagement with Discovery Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Join us for an interactive exploration of how Discovery Education can revolutionize the learning experience for English Learner (EL) students. In this session, we will dive into the wealth of resources and tools within Discovery Education's platform designed specifically to support EL students at various proficiency levels. Discover how to effectively integrate multimedia content, interactive activities, and scaffolded learning experiences to engage and empower EL students in their language acquisition journey. From differentiated instruction strategies to culturally relevant content, participants will leave equipped with practical techniques and inspiration to elevate EL student success using Discovery Education.
Presenters
avatar for Tomi Rush

Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
SM

Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 93

9:00am CDT

Fusing Engineering and Robots to Drive Student Learning
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Want to see how you can bridge tons of standards together in engaging, hands-on lessons? If you said yes, then this session is for you! We will be exploring the engineering design process with a hands-on building challenge using everyday items. Our creations will be tested with the use of coding and robotics. As we bridge the two worlds of engineering and robots, you’ll see how this is doable in your classroom! You’ll leave with ideas that connect to your grade level standards, so you can try it next year!
Presenters
avatar for Laura Ruth Hunter

Laura Ruth Hunter

STEAM teacher, J Larry Newton Elementary
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 92

9:00am CDT

Game-Based Learning for the Science Classroom
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Experience the thrill of game-based learning with Sci-Ops: Global Defense! Transform your classroom with our NSF award-winning video game that teaches 6th-12th grade chemistry and physical science standards and exposes your students to STEM career paths and real world technologies. You will engage and excite your students by incorporating our video game and curricular resources into your classroom. Leave with an all inclusive access code to our 3D game-based platform.
Presenters
avatar for Jenny Savage

Jenny Savage

Plasma Games
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Plasma, Customer Success Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 20

9:00am CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 207

9:00am CDT

Let’s Edit Photos and Then Teach Students How Too!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Visual Literacy and the usage of images in communication, school, and life will be a skill that your students will need in their futures.  In this session we will look at 4 tricks that take your pictures to the next level! We will also have an “art gallery” at the end of the session so we can see what we created and discuss how to share these skills back in our classrooms.  
Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 96

9:00am CDT

Lightspeed Chromebook Monitoring Crash Course
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Introductory Session to show teachers how to use Lightspeed to monitory student Chromebook use in the Classroom.

-How to Log in and set the schedule for classes and groups
-Appropriate and Helpful uses
-Viewing the teacher and student-side user interface
-Viewing off-task student browsing/gaming/etc.
-Blocking or allowing specific websites and creating "Focus" lists
-Recording student computer usage for documentation
-What not to do
Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson

Marketing Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 255

9:00am CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
avatar for Mona Johnston

Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 251

9:00am CDT

Setting Goals and Progress Monitoring with Star
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

In this session, educators will understand the importance of setting growth goals for students and its value. This session will also take a closer look at what type of goals to set for specific students. Lastly, educators will explore how to incorporate Star computer-adaptive assessments into their intervention practices.
Presenters
avatar for Lynn Vines

Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
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Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 16

9:00am CDT

TEAMS Contracts-What You Need to Know
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
The session will provide information to secondary math and science teacher about TEAMS contract, the application process, and the professional development requirements for TEAMS teachers.
Presenters
JC

Jonathan Crawford

Human Resouces Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 91

9:00am CDT

Techy Tidbits from a TLC
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Come and dive into a whirlwind of excitement as you learn how Trafera's TLCs use intriguing technology to excite teachers to learn.  You will receive an overview of who Trafera is and how their TLCs enhance the impact and effectiveness of classroom technology and refine the teaching and learning experience. Explore resources and tools for supporting teachers and engaging students in the digital age classroom.
Presenters
KS

Kiesha Sumlin

Teaching and Learning Consultant, Trafera
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 206

9:00am CDT

Differentiation for English Learners (ELs)by Proficiency Levels: An Introduction to HQIA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Participants will learn about the stages of language acquisition for English learners. Teachers will explore ways to differentiate activities to meet students where they are and move them to the next level.
Presenters
DW

Danielle White

EL Regional Specialist, Alabama State Department of Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 267

9:00am CDT

MineCraft EDU: Engagement, Engineering and Axolotls
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
This workshop is relevant for every subject, grades 4 through 12. In this workshop I will introduce MineCraft for Education. Using this virtual world, teachers can invite their students to interact in a wide variety of activities that help students practice real world skills in a safe, productive, and fun environment.
Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Cissel

Rebecca Cissel

Teacher, Loxley Elementary
I am a 6th-grade teacher and a tech nerd.  I love trying out new tools in my classroom and sharing them with other educators.
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 28

9:00am CDT

New Counselors and Social Workers Training
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Training for new counselors and social workers
Presenters
avatar for Sherry Rainbolt

Sherry Rainbolt

Prevention and Support Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 201

9:00am CDT

Sunglasses and Hats- Perfect Tools for Building Community
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Building a solid learning community can be challenging. I will showcase some of the hands-on activities I used this past year to create a fun atmosphere and encourage learning and a feeling of community among students.
Presenters
avatar for Patrick  George

Patrick George

J3 Worldwide, Inc, Consultant
Internship and Career Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor and Faculty Advisor. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Auburn University in Higher Education Administration. For over 20 years, I have motivated students from all over the United States and Canada through energetic speeches, academic... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 95

9:00am CDT

Registrar Bootcamp
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
*** This session is for Baldwin County Registrars only. ***
Information and training on everyday questions from registrars regarding everything with PS. This is only on admin/SIS side and not PTP. No grading questions.
Presenters
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Ellen Langham

Utility Registrar, Baldwin County Public Schools
LM

Lynette Muscarella

Utility Registrar, Baldwin County Public Schools
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 202

9:00am CDT

Differentiation In Secondary Classrooms
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm CDT
What does a balanced literacy classroom look like? We’ll explore the components of balanced literacy and how the interrelationships between each component contribute to a students' literacy development. We’ll also break down the milestones of the gradual release of responsibility as it frees students to forge their unique path to exploring and interpreting the world.
Participants will be able to:
• Define Balanced Literacy and its components.
• Explain the purpose of Guided Reading and its role in a Balanced Literacy classroom.
• Explain how to select appropriate leveled text for small groups and independent practice.
Presenters
avatar for Holly Christian

Holly Christian

Scholastic, Literacy Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 268

9:00am CDT

NEW HIRE ACADEMY DAY 2
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm CDT
TBD
Welcome to Day 2 of the New Hire Academy! Today, you'll have the opportunity to explore 5 different classes that will introduce you to the amazing tools and resources available to you as a teacher in Baldwin County Public Schools. Get ready to discover all the reasons why BCBE is such a fantastic school system to be a part of!

Just a quick heads up: When you arrive, please take a moment to check in at the kiosk. After that, make sure to stop by the New Hire table to grab a paper copy of your schedule for the day.

GRITC PowerSchool TeacherPro Training
Tuesday July 16, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm CDT
TBD

10:00am CDT

5 Ideas that Help Build Community in the Classroom
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Ever struggle with how to build a community of learners? Come learn 5 activities and tips that will build those positive classroom relationships!
Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 96

10:00am CDT

AI in Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
AI is sweeping the nation, especially in education. What is the impact in the classroom? How can we support students in learning about it? Learn how AI can impact your teaching and learn specific ways you can incorporate AI into the classroom.
Presenters
RJ

Russel Johnson

Madison City Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 255

10:00am CDT

Creating Flexible Assessments in DnA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Learn the basics of creating a DnA assessment using an existing assessment.
Level: Grades 3 and up
Subject: All
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 17

10:00am CDT

Empowering Creative Collaboration: Enhancing Learning with FigJam Whiteboard
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
FigJam is an innovative digital whiteboard that inspires teachers and students to work together in real time. It opens up endless possibilities for creative collaboration, from sparking new ideas to enhancing project management skills. With FigJam, you can look forward to exciting and interactive learning experiences that will make your lessons even more engaging and productive!
Presenters
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Consulting Teacher, BCBE Ed Tech
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 92

10:00am CDT

Exploring Ellevation Strategies on campus (Math focused)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Deepen your knowledge of MLLs through an in-depth exploration of Ellevation Strategies modules and activities geared towards teachers.
Presenters
SG

Stacey Garbow

ELLevation, Training Solutions Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 253

10:00am CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 207

10:00am CDT

Getting Started with Adobe Express (ACE Level 1 Badge)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Discover how to infuse creativity into every subject by diving deep into Generative AI tools, mastering text manipulation, and exploring all the features that will elevate your teaching materials and engage students like never before. From captivating presentations to dynamic multimedia projects, Adobe Express empowers you to unleash your creativity and create an immersive learning experience that inspires and motivates students to excel.
Resources
Presenters
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Josh Morris

WiseUp Digital - Adobe Training Partner
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Tommy Demos

WiseUp Digital, Adobe Training Partner
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 91

10:00am CDT

Kami’s Latest & Greatest
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Questions 2.0, Class View, Publish Changes, and Insights Oh My! Come learn how Kami can streamline workflows for you and your students, save time while grading, and support students of all kinds by using Kami's latest and greatest tools and features.


https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy
Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager, Kami
As an educator with over a decade of experience, I am passionate about helping teachers everywhere make their classrooms more engaging and interactive. My journey in education began as a middle school teacher, where I taught math, science, and technology. It was an incredible experience... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 214

10:00am CDT

Keep CALM and carry on!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will provide an introduction of several brief calming strategies that are effective for kids and adults alike. These strategies include breathing and muscle relaxation as well as sensory engagement. All techniques introduced in this session can be applied to both individual and classroom settings. Get ready to learn through a hands-on experience of relaxation!
Presenters
avatar for Lindsey Lee

Lindsey Lee

Mental Health Therapist, Lindsey Lee Counseling
Hi there! My name is Lindsey Lee and I am a licensed mental health therapist located in Fairhope, Alabama. Prior to opening my private practice in 2023, I was a school social worker for Baldwin County Public Schools for eight years. I also have experience working in child welfare... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 252

10:00am CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
avatar for Mona Johnston

Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 251

10:00am CDT

Parchment for Counselors
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Discover how to efficiently send and track student transcripts with Parchment.
Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 206

10:00am CDT

Star Assessments: Using Data to Plan Targeted Instruction
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
At the conclusion of this session, educators will know how learning progressions can help when planning instruction. They will also better understand how recommended skills for
students are identified. Educators will have a chance to navigate the software to find skill
information and resources or their students. Then, they will have time to actually utilize the data and resources as tools for planning instruction.
Presenters
avatar for Lynn Vines

Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
avatar for Kathi Reeves

Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16

10:00am CDT

The Teacher’s Superpower: How to Build Your Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and Put It to Work
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Effective math teaching requires knowing more than just math facts, but understanding common mistakes students may take when learning math. This training will look at techniques for responding to those different paths: like detours and bridges that students may encounter on their road to mathematical proficiency. We will also look at a variety of “teacher moves” that will help invite all students to the table of learning.
Presenters
avatar for Missy Jones

Missy Jones

Geometry Teacher, Fairhope High School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 243

10:00am CDT

Unlock the Future of Education: Extend Technology Lifespan with Next Hub
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
A Clear Touch and NUITEQ collaboration, the Next Hub, offers a streamlined path of upgradability for existing touch technology, device standardization, security integration, all while capitalizing on existing infrastructure and former technology investments to combat E-Waste.  Devices are built to last longer in school districts but are limited by their chipsets and integration capabilities those chipsets allow.  In this session, we’ll explore what's NEXT, the simple way to prolong the technology turnover in your district while providing a greater integration into your existing system.
Presenters
avatar for Demetrius Henderson

Demetrius Henderson

Regional Sales Manager, Clear Touch
We believe in the power of human connection.  From the classroom to the board room, and professional spaces in between, we work with each other and our customers to achieve that goal. We design interactive technology that helps overcome challenges in education and business around... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 20

10:00am CDT

What's New with Discovery Education: Interactives, Virtual Field Trips and More
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Discovery Education’s Learning Platform includes a variety of multimodal resources that help teachers engage students through interaction with rich and relevant content. Learn how to power up your lessons through maximizing your search results using a variety of strategies to efficiently locate video segments, images, songs, audiobooks, text, interactives, channels, ready-to-use lessons and more! Explore ways to use Discovery Education’s high-quality resources and instructional supports to engage all students.
Presenters
avatar for Tomi Rush

Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
SM

Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 93

10:00am CDT

Transform traditional assignments & capture student learning with Canva
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT

In this session, participants will be guided through ways students can use Canva to demonstrate their learning and understanding. Participants will brainstorm and discover ways Canva can support student goal setting, planning, and showcasing their knowledge. We will explore ways Canva can not only support but elevate and reimagine assignments and projects already happening in your classroom. 

Presenters
avatar for Janice Wintermyer

Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 19

11:00am CDT

Beyond the Basics: Secondary Education with Discovery Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Dive into the vast array of resources tailored specifically for middle and high school educators within Discovery Education! In this session, participants will embark on an exciting journey through the treasure trove of multimedia content, interactive tools, and curriculum resources designed to captivate and inspire students at the secondary level. From dynamic virtual labs to immersive virtual field trips, attendees will discover innovative ways to ignite curiosity, foster critical thinking, and enhance student learning experiences across various subject areas.
Presenters
avatar for Tomi Rush

Tomi Rush

Partner Success Manager, Discovery Education
SM

Steve Mauricio

Discovery Education, Education Partnerships Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 93

11:00am CDT

Ellevation: The Power of Reading
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Build a greater understanding of how to support reading in the classroom with MLL reading domain data and instruction in Ellevation Platform and Ellevation Strategies.
Presenters
SG

Stacey Garbow

ELLevation, Training Solutions Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 253

11:00am CDT

Empowering Educators: Using Prosocial Education to Cultivate Lasting Change
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
In this interactive session, you will explore the critical role of prosocial education in addressing the unique challenges in student behavior and classroom management in today's classrooms. You will gain a deeper understanding of how prosocial education promotes empathy, collaboration, and student engagement, ultimately leading to stronger schools and more resilient students and teachers. Through engaging discussions, real-world examples, and practical strategies, you will learn how to integrate prosocial principles into everyday teaching practices and school culture.
Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Sr. Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 20 years. Over the last 12 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 96

11:00am CDT

Engaging English Learners: Academic Vocabulary Activities in the Expressive Domains
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will focus on activities that incorporate the use of academic vocabulary into speaking and writing.  Participants will engage in hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom to foster academic discourse related to content area material.
Presenters
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Danielle White

EL Regional Specialist, Alabama State Department of Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 267

11:00am CDT

Engaging Literacy Stations Middle and High School Students Want to Do
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Learning to design and implement independent/small group literacy stations can help grow a reader/writer's stamina, develop long lasting interest in books and different genres as well as build a positive classroom environment. Establishing choice through cooperative learning opportunities and allowing for quiet work time will have your middle or high schooler begging to do stations!

During this time you are able to work 1:1 or with a small group of students while other learners continue to hone their reading, writing, and digital literacy craft. Tracking completion is easy too! Either on paper or on a digital platform like Google Classroom or Schoology, you'll be able to set accountability measures and even take grades on the work completed. Come learn how stations can expand your teaching time and engage your middle schooler to read, write, and think.
Presenters
avatar for Sondra Dunn

Sondra Dunn

K-12 Reading Specialist/Educator, Fairhope Middle
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 20

11:00am CDT

Executive Function Skills
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
There is a lot that is happening in the classroom: new content, strategies, technology, etc.! But sometimes, things just don't seem to stick. It may not be you, it may be students executive functioning skills. Learn about how executive functioning impact the learner and strategies to support and develop those skills!
Presenters
RJ

Russel Johnson

Madison City Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 255

11:00am CDT

Flow and Student Achievement
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Discover the concept of FLOW and how to encourage your students to engage in FLOW activities.
Presenters
avatar for Patrick  George

Patrick George

J3 Worldwide, Inc, Consultant
Internship and Career Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor and Faculty Advisor. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Auburn University in Higher Education Administration. For over 20 years, I have motivated students from all over the United States and Canada through energetic speeches, academic... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 95

11:00am CDT

For the Love of the Game
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Do you love teaching? Oh course you do or maybe you did.. but sometimes presenting the material to the students and then grading it may take what seems like forever. Let me show you how to use technology to make your teaching and assessment days smoother, memorable, and amusing. Jump back into the teaching with "For the Love of the Game".
Presenters
avatar for Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Teacher, Summerdale School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 28

11:00am CDT

General PowerSchool Q&A
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Get answers to your PowerSchool questions and learn how to make the most of its features.
Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 207

11:00am CDT

Get Glowing! Bioluminescence!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Have you ever wondered why some ocean animals’ glow or fireflies light up? This phenomenon is due to a chemical reaction called “bioluminescence.” As educators, we are always looking for engaging curricula and ideas. If you want to integrate elements of biology, chemistry, writing, research, and engineering that align with the ALCOS, we have a fun and exciting unit for you! We can help you introduce students to the captivating world of bioluminescence and its significance in marine ecosystems, enhancing their understanding of basic science concepts through exploration and collaboration.
Presenters
avatar for Susan Norrell

Susan Norrell

Gifted teacher, Daphne Middle School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

11:00am CDT

Kami for Library Media Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Learn about all the fantastic and creative ways that Kami can be used collaboratively in the library!

https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy 
Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager, Kami
As an educator with over a decade of experience, I am passionate about helping teachers everywhere make their classrooms more engaging and interactive. My journey in education began as a middle school teacher, where I taught math, science, and technology. It was an incredible experience... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 214

11:00am CDT

Raiders of the Lost Art
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
In this session, I will explain the "Lost Art" of writing a business letter while investigating and researching hidden addresses of celebrities and influential persons' locations. Students will learn the "Lost Art" of writing a business letter, addressing envelopes, and the nearly extinct cursive signatures. On the students journey, they will find common ground with someone who has impacted their life while maintaining safe boundaries in the process!
Presenters
avatar for Anna Hunt

Anna Hunt

8th Grade Gifted, Daphne Middle School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 92

11:00am CDT

Sending Student Records Securely
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Session on sending students records securely with Microsoft
Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 206

11:00am CDT

Star Assessments: Measuring Growth and Achievement
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
The main focus of this session is to understand why it’s useful to look at growth data.
Educators will further explore how to categorize growth as low, typical, or high using SGP.
This session allows educators to take a deeper look at how to analyze growth and achievement data simultaneously to make instructional decisions.
Presenters
avatar for Lynn Vines

Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
avatar for Kathi Reeves

Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 16

11:00am CDT

Technical Support for ClassLink
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session is for technical support for ClassLink. Teachers should not register for this session.

Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
avatar for Mona Johnston

Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 251

11:00am CDT

Unlocking Strategic Thinking Through Classroom Discourse
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Rather than thinking K-12, let’s think 12-K! Students need content knowledge and soft skills to be proficient in reading, writing, talking, listening, and investigating upon graduation. Using the Alabama 2021 ELA Recurring Standards as language processes to catapult the mastery of standards, teachers can ensure a rich and purposeful language environment to promote rich and purposeful thinking in every content class. Language is the natural key component of the success of these connections to increase thinking in the classroom. Participants will delve into the continuum of the ELA Recurring Standards in grade bands and discover the progression of processes that lead the learner to the mastery of the content standards through critical thinking.
Presenters
avatar for Michele Parker

Michele Parker

Education Consultant, Kids First Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 254

11:00am CDT

Visible Thinking Routines with Adobe Express
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
In this session, you'll explore how Adobe Express can be utilized to implement visible thinking routines across various subjects. You'll walk away with practical examples of projects and resources to integrate into your own classes.
Resources
Presenters
JM

Josh Morris

WiseUp Digital - Adobe Training Partner
TD

Tommy Demos

WiseUp Digital, Adobe Training Partner
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 91

11:00am CDT

Food Trucks
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Outside

12:00pm CDT

ABCs of CER at the Secondary Level
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session is designed for teachers grade 7 - 12 who are interested in learning about CER writing and how to incorporate it in the classroom with fidelity.
Presenters
JM

Justin McNellage

Assistant Principal, Spanish Fort High
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 252

12:00pm CDT

ANA (Alabama Numeracy Act)! You are ok!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to discover the efforts undertaken by the Office of Mathematics Improvement in implementing the Alabama Numeracy Act. This legislative initiative was established to tackle fundamental aspects of K-5 mathematics education, employing building-based mathematics coaches to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Presenters
avatar for Connie Arnold

Connie Arnold

Regional Coordinator, Office of Mathematics Improvement
Connie Arnold currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Office of Mathematics Improvement (OMI) at the Alabama State Department of Education. Mrs. Arnold has over 15 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and a Secondary Math Specialist with the Alabama... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 254

12:00pm CDT

Collaboration Across the County
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Mrs. Hurst and myself have used this past year to introduce our classes to each other and collaborate on tasks and assignments. Our students love being involved with each other and always look forward to our next task. We would like to show others how this works and provide an opportunity to meet other teachers.
Presenters
avatar for Stacey Tatum

Stacey Tatum

3rd Grade Teacher, Elberta Elementary
avatar for Angela Hurst

Angela Hurst

Pine Grove Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 92

12:00pm CDT

Creating On the Fly and Skills Assessments in DnA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Learn how to use On the Fly Assessments as exit tickets or collect in-the-moment information about your students' needs.  Learn how to create and use Skills Assessments for 1:1 assessing of student knowledge.
Level: All
Subject: All
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 17

12:00pm CDT

Equity in ELA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
In this session teachers will learn strategies to accommodate instruction and make content accessible for English Language Learners in their secondary English Language Arts Classes.
Presenters
avatar for Marie Miller

Marie Miller

Teacher, Baldwin Preparatory
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 255

12:00pm CDT

FBAs- How Do We Get Here?
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
The process and procedures leading up to gaining consent for a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and how to complete a FBA.
Presenters
AR

Amanda Russell

Behavior Consultant, Central Office Staff
CD

Chelsea Dreyfus

Central Office Staff, Behavior Consultant
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 243

12:00pm CDT

Game-Based Learning for the Science Classroom
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Experience the thrill of game-based learning with Sci-Ops: Global Defense! Transform your classroom with our NSF award-winning video game that teaches 6th-12th grade chemistry and physical science standards and exposes your students to STEM career paths and real world technologies. You will engage and excite your students by incorporating our video game and curricular resources into your classroom. Leave with an all inclusive access code to our 3D game-based platform.​​​​
Presenters
avatar for Jenny Savage

Jenny Savage

Plasma Games
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Plasma, Customer Success Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 20

12:00pm CDT

Gen AI Teaching Tools Shortlist and Demo
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Saving time is important. We're only going to look at the best AI tools for the most common teacher tasks. This will include an overview of, how-to, and links to the tools, demos, and pros/cons for saving time in:
Planning
Content Generating
Communicating
Grading/Integrity
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English and AP English Language teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 267

12:00pm CDT

Let's Talk about Books: Sparking Learning through Stories for Grades K-4!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Join us for an insightful session presented by a library media specialist, dedicated to equipping librarians and teachers with a curated list of must-have books for Kindergarten through 4th grade classrooms. From timeless classics to contemporary gems, this session offers invaluable resources to enhance literacy, spark curiosity, and cultivate a vibrant reading culture in your educational community.
Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn Wilson

Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I have been an educator for 11 years. I spent 5 of those years as an elementary school teacher and the other 6 as a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 95

12:00pm CDT

Resistance is Futile: Outgrowing AI-Phobia
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Lost in the AI hype-hyperdrive? This session explores how to turn AI into a powerful iterative tool for your classroom by exploiting its weaknesses. Uncover authentic real-world uses of AI that boost learning by reframing the shortcomings as opportunities. Design ways to integrate AI that makes new assignments more authentic rather than old assignments less difficult. Walk away with a plan of practical ideas to implement AI tomorrow. Stop the information overload, resistance isn’t just futile, it’s fertile.
Presenters
avatar for Nicholas Linke

Nicholas Linke

eMINTS National Center, Educational Program Coordinator III
Nicholas Anthony Linke is an eMINTS National Center educational program coordinator. After graduating from University of Missouri with a  duel degree in Biology and Philosophy and returned for his Maters in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. He also  taught as science teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 96

12:00pm CDT

Spark Inspiration and Save Time with Canva Magic (AI tools)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT

Do you want to learn more about the newest tools including Canva's AI features? Then this is the session for you! Attendees will gain an understanding of how Canva's newest tools and AI features can be used in educational settings. Participants will discover how to create engaging lesson materials, automate repetitive tasks, and improve accessibility in their designs. This session will unlock the magic in Canva's AI features, leaving participants spellbound by the possibilities.

Presenters
avatar for Janice Wintermyer

Janice Wintermyer

Canva Learning Consultant, Canva
Janice Wintermyer spent 15 years in the classroom as an ELA teacher and an Instructional Coach for Technology. She loves helping teachers discover how to meaningfully integrate educational technology tools into their classrooms. Janice is passionate about empowering students to shift... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 19

12:00pm CDT

Teaching with Interactive Grammar Notebooks
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Teaching grammar is important (and difficult) in a secondary ELA setting. See how I used Interactive Notebooks to make grammar instruction engaging and effective in my middle school classes.
Presenters
avatar for Hollye Dueitt

Hollye Dueitt

Teacher
I am certified in English Language Arts and General Social Science, and this is my 10th year teaching. My favorite content to teach is British Literature, and I absolutely loved writing research papers in college. I have three amazing children, and my husband and I have been married... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 28

12:00pm CDT

Pelican's Nest Science Lab: Let's Go to the Bay! Elementary Edition
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Grab your sunscreen and come learn about the Pelican's Nest Science Lab, BCBE's award-winning marine and environmental science program. Teachers will experience an overview of the programs, field experiences, and environmental labs. View the many classroom resources available to check-out for your home campus use. Participants will also be invited to the Pelican's Nest Google Classrooms, which provide the rigor around the relevance. We will head to the bay to seine, cast, dig, and sift! Come get WET and inspired! You will deepen your own understanding of how to give students ownership and responsibility for Mobile Bay! Participants need to be prepared to get wet.
Presenters
avatar for Kacie Hardman

Kacie Hardman

Pelican's Nest Elementary Lab Director, Central Office Staff
Hi, I’m Kacie Hardman. I have been an educator for 16 years. I am passionate about students having ownership to their learning through their wonder! I am happily married to my husband Fred and we have three children. You can find us having fun together by the water most days of... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Pelican's Nest - Bus meets in front of ninth grade academy

1:00pm CDT

Administration and Scoring of Item Bank and Flexible Assessment in DnA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Learn how to administer and score Item Bank and Flexible Assessments. We will cover paper/pencil administration as well as online administration with Live Proctoring.  
Level: All
Subject: All
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 17

1:00pm CDT

Creating Fun Templates with Adobe Express
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In this session, we'll explore the fundamental concepts of creating and editing remixable templates from PDFs. This will help you create paperless workflows for your students!
You'll uncover strategies to improve your teaching methods and streamline best practices. Adobe Express offers great opportunities for collaboration, feedback, and effectively communicating ideas and concepts.
Resources
Presenters
JM

Josh Morris

WiseUp Digital - Adobe Training Partner
TD

Tommy Demos

WiseUp Digital, Adobe Training Partner
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 91

1:00pm CDT

Deeper Data Dive and Actionables with Freckle Math and ELA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will focus on navigating key Freckle Math and ELA reports and exploring how can teachers use reports to identify student strengths and areas for improvement. Then, once they are able to identify strengths and areas of improvement, teachers will learn how to take strategic actions based on student data.
Presenters
avatar for Lynn Vines

Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
avatar for Kathi Reeves

Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 16

1:00pm CDT

Engage, Elevate, Excel: Crafting Classroom Connections
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Prepare to embark on a transformative journey of pedagogical excellence in "Engage, Elevate, Excel: Crafting Classroom Connections." This presentation offers a dynamic exploration of innovative structures and strategies designed to invigorate classroom engagement and drive continuous improvement. Delve into proven methodologies for fostering meaningful connections with students, cultivating a collaborative learning environment, and igniting a passion for lifelong learning. Discover practical techniques for optimizing instructional delivery, harnessing technology, and promoting active participation. Join us as we unlock the secrets to unlocking student potential and propelling academic success to new heights!
Presenters
avatar for Sarah Thorjusen

Sarah Thorjusen

Educational Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 95

1:00pm CDT

Exploring Ellevation Strategies on campus (Math focused)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Deepen your knowledge of MLLs through an in-depth exploration of Ellevation Strategies modules and activities geared towards teachers.
Presenters
SG

Stacey Garbow

ELLevation, Training Solutions Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 253

1:00pm CDT

Fractions Are a Real Number Too!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Fractions are one area where young math students struggle the most. Frax is an adaptive and game-based program that helps students build a conceptual understanding of fractions and understand that fractions are real numbers too! Come and learn how to engage students in learning while building their skills and confidence in working with fractions.
Presenters
avatar for Tiffany Christian

Tiffany Christian

Vendor, ExploreLearning
Tiffany Christian is an Area Implementation Coordinator with ExploreLearning in the Mid-Atlantic region.  She has 17 years of experience in public education as a gifted math and science teacher, an academic coach, and a district K-12 science instructional lead.  She currently lives... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 255

1:00pm CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
avatar for Mona Johnston

Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 251

1:00pm CDT

Podcasting: New Media Literacy & Alternative Assessment
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will focus on the connection between podcasting and traditional literacy practices already in teacher repertoires.
Presenters
avatar for Morgan Plash

Morgan Plash

Teacher, Elberta High
Greetings! My name is Morgan Plash, and I've been teaching English at Elberta High School since 2016. Before landing in Baldwin County, I taught English in Frisco, Texas. I have taught English Language Arts at all levels from 6-12, including Gifted English and AP Language. I am a... Read More →
avatar for Alex Homan

Alex Homan

Baldwin County High, Teacher
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 254

1:00pm CDT

STC Training for 2024-25
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will define the responsibilities of the STC at an elementary school, and to prepare them for this role.  Focus will be on the new technology inventory system (Frontline) that is replacing Destiny.  We will also review the ticketing system (Zendesk).
Presenters
CS

Curt Smith

Ed Tech Support, Baldwin County Schools
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 201

1:00pm CDT

Student AI Use - Introduction and Cheating Deterrence
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Explore common AI tools that students use and discuss presenting/teaching the idea of ethical AI to students through dialogue, policies, and sample lesson ideas that encourage students to use AI in assistive roles.

Leave with ways to discourage AI cheating through updated digital submission and integrity policies for our current AI Reality, tools to monitor and maintain student work, and quick assessments for authenticity.
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English and AP English Language teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 267

1:00pm CDT

Take the Leap (Or Don’t)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session is designed for those teachers who are considering a move to administration: the pros, the cons, and everything in between.
Presenters
AM

Alicia Morrison

Assistant Principal, Foley Elementary
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Justin McNellage

Assistant Principal, Spanish Fort High
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 252

1:00pm CDT

Techy Tidbits from a TLC
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Come and dive into a whirlwind of excitement as you learn how Trafera's TLCs use intriguing technology to excite teachers to learn.  You will receive an overview of who Trafera is and how their TLCs enhance the impact and effectiveness of classroom technology and refine the teaching and learning experience. Explore resources and tools for supporting teachers and engaging students in the digital age classroom.
Presenters
KS

Kiesha Sumlin

Teaching and Learning Consultant, Trafera
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 206

1:00pm CDT

Think Before You Snap
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
As educators we recognize the importance of comprehending the underlying motivations behind students' online behaviors and want to provide guidance that fosters positive decision-making. Everyday educators find themselves navigating the challenges that our students bring to the classroom due to online behavior...two of the biggest issues faced daily are cyberbullying and sending of inappropriate content. This comprehensive program dives into various aspects of digital citizenship, encompassing three critical topics such as the delicate balance between self-confidence and self-worth, the potential hazards associated with excessive or inappropriate sharing, and a profound exploration of the root causes behind cyberbullying incidents. By diving into the complicated dynamics of self-confidence versus self-worth, this program aims to empower educators and thus students to develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-assurance in the digital space.Through thoughtful discussions and engaging activities, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of helping students to navigate their own worth while on social media platforms with confidence and resilience. The program also addresses the potential pitfalls of over sharing and inappropriate sharing on social media platforms. This has become a pressing issue in most schools and attendees will learn how to best educate students in this area. Last the program seeks to uncover the underlying reasons behind cyberbullying incidents. Through an empathetic and compassionate lens, attendees will explore the root causes and motivations that drive individuals to engage in harmful online behavior. By cultivating empathy and fostering a culture of kindness, this program aims to create a safer and more inclusive digital environment for all students. This program provides educators with the tools and resources necessary to guide students towards making positive decisions in the digital world.

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 28

1:00pm CDT

Use Design Thinking to Develop Escape Rooms
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Escape Rooms continue to be a very popular activity in schools and communities worldwide. The key design-thinking inspired steps in this session can guide students and teachers alike to design their own Escape Room for any grade level or subject. Receive resources, advice, templates, and planning assistance to engage your students in online and collaborative learning with online resources to design sample puzzles, beta-test those sample puzzles together. This session is your opportunity to break out beyond classic escape room combination locks and keys and maximize your Escape Room using modern tech and design-thinking steps.
Presenters
avatar for Nicholas Linke

Nicholas Linke

eMINTS National Center, Educational Program Coordinator III
Nicholas Anthony Linke is an eMINTS National Center educational program coordinator. After graduating from University of Missouri with a  duel degree in Biology and Philosophy and returned for his Maters in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. He also  taught as science teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

eMINTS National Center, Training and Marketing Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 96

1:00pm CDT

Good Vibes and Tie-dye!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
A fan FAVE: Tie-DYE a T-shirt!!!
Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and tie-dye it during the session!
There's even a chance win a tie-dye set to take home and make even MORE!!! ....shirts, socks, towels, your dog.....
You will learn how to do a Tie-Dye.
Then you can use your TieDying knowledge for a school fund raiser or make colorful shirts for your grade level!
The possibilities are endless!!!!!
Come join the colorful fun!
Presenters
avatar for Joyce Garrison

Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton Elementary School
Hello!I am excited to be returning to GRITC as a presenter!I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I teach elementary art and I absolutely love i... Read More →
avatar for Amy Plunkett

Amy Plunkett

Other, K-12 Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction Fine Arts, Health & Physical Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

2:00pm CDT

All Means All!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
This session will cover how special education students are included in every piece of general education.
Presenters
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Leigh Anne McPherson

Special Services Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 243

2:00pm CDT

Any Day Engagement
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Teaching should be fun: Fun for you, the teacher, and fun – as in engaging – for your students. This session will discuss and demonstrate a variety of ideas, tools, and strategies for making everyday classroom activities engaging and meaningful while easy to implement. From quick classroom transformations to creative instructional approaches, this session is designed to share simple ways to make any day a fun day in your classroom. This session is appropriate for all content areas.
Presenters
avatar for Jaime Tillman

Jaime Tillman

Teacher, Daphne Middle School
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 254

2:00pm CDT

Captivate, Connect, Achieve: Elevating Student Engagement for Academic Success
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Learn about strategies to engage students! Based on the texts, ATLAS and The New Art and Science of Teaching, teachers will learn ways to engage students with and without technology.
Presenters
RJ

Russel Johnson

Madison City Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 255

2:00pm CDT

Ellevation: The Power of Reading
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Build a greater understanding of how to support reading in the classroom with MLL reading domain data and instruction in Ellevation Platform and Ellevation Strategies.
Presenters
SG

Stacey Garbow

ELLevation, Training Solutions Manager
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 253

2:00pm CDT

Igniting the Flame: Harnessing the Power of English Learner (EL) Strategies
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Harnessing the Power of English Learner strategies requires a multifaceted approach that acknowledges the diverse needs and backgrounds of students. Central to this endeavor is the cultivation of a supportive and inclusive learning environment where linguistic diversity is celebrated. Tailored instructional methods, such as differentiated instruction and scaffolding techniques, play a pivotal role in accommodating varying proficiency levels and learning styles. Equally important is the promotion of cultural competency among educators to ensure that English learners feel valued and understood. By embracing these strategies, we can empower English learners to unlock their full potential and succeed academically while fostering a sense of belonging in the classroom community.
Presenters
avatar for Michele Lee

Michele Lee

English Learner Consultant, Kids First Education
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 16

2:00pm CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
avatar for Mona Johnston

Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 251

2:00pm CDT

Navigating the Literary Seas: Essential Reads for Middle Grade & Young Adult Minds! (Grades 5-12)
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Explore a thoughtfully curated list of great books for middle grade and young adult readers, spanning from classic favorites to compelling contemporary works. This session is designed to provide invaluable book titles that will not only enrich literacy skills but also ignite curiosity and cultivate a dynamic reading culture within your educational community.
Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn Wilson

Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I have been an educator for 11 years. I spent 5 of those years as an elementary school teacher and the other 6 as a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 95

2:00pm CDT

Reports with DnA
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
There are many Report templates available for viewing and understanding data. Attendees will learn how to access and use Reports in DnA.
Level: All
Subject: All
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 17

2:00pm CDT

STC Training for 2024-25
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
This session will define the responsibilities of the STC at an elementary school, and to prepare them for this role.  Focus will be on the new technology inventory system (Frontline) that is replacing Destiny.  We will also review the ticketing system (Zendesk).
Presenters
CS

Curt Smith

Ed Tech Support, Baldwin County Schools
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 201

2:00pm CDT

The Loss of Truth: AI had entered the chat. How do we know what is real and what isn't?
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
In an era where misinformation, deepfakes, and algorithmic biases are everywhere, educators face the critical challenge of guiding students in distinguishing between what is real and what is not. This thought-provoking presentation explores the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the concept of truth and equips educators with practical strategies to help students navigate the complex digital landscape with discernment and critical thinking.

The presentation begins by examining the pervasive influence of AI technologies on the dissemination and consumption of information. It delves into the phenomenon of deepfakes, AI-generated content that convincingly mimics real people or events, blurring the line between reality and fabrication. Through engaging examples educators will gain a deeper understanding of the potential consequences and ethical implications of AI-generated misinformation.

The presentation also explores the concept of algorithmic bias, shedding light on how AI algorithms can perpetuate and amplify existing prejudices and biases. Educators will learn how to recognize and challenge these biases, equipping them with the tools to empower students in critically evaluating information and questioning its sources.

Lastly this session delves into the psychological and cognitive factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation and the challenges associated with combating it. Educators will explore the cognitive biases that make individuals susceptible to believing and sharing false information, as well as effective strategies to foster media literacy and critical thinking skills among students.

Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will discover innovative teaching approaches and resources that can be integrated into their curricula to help students develop a discerning eye and a healthy skepticism towards information encountered online. The presentation emphasizes the importance of fostering a classroom environment that encourages open dialogue, fact-checking, and collaborative exploration of truth.

By the end of the presentation, educators will be equipped with the knowledge, tips 7 tools, necessary to guide their students in distinguishing between fact and fiction in the digital age. Together, we can empower the next generation to become critical thinkers, responsible digital citizens, and guardians of truth in an increasingly complex and AI-driven world.
Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 28

2:00pm CDT

Thriving Together-Wellness in the Workplace
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Life presents us with challenges at work and at home on a daily basis. Our EAP and Employee Wellness Programs are here for you and your family for FREE! Services include 24-hour Crisis Help, Peer Support Groups, Confidential Therapy and even Tess, the AI Chatbot.
Presenters
AB

Amanda Barber

RN, BSN Occupational Health/Human Resources, Central Office Staff
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 252

2:00pm CDT

Trello Triumph: Empowering Educators with Digital Organization
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Join us for an illuminating session tailored for educators eager to streamline their teaching approach. Trello Triumph offers a comprehensive introduction to Trello, the dynamic project management tool. Dive into the basics with an insightful tour of Trello's interface, followed by innovative strategies for integrating Trello into your classroom workflow. Discover how to harness Trello's versatility to enhance collaboration, task management, and student engagement. Unleash the power of Trello and revolutionize your teaching methods today!
Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Sr. Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 20 years. Over the last 12 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Thorjusen

Sarah Thorjusen

Educational Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 96

3:00pm CDT

Sign out Daily
Tuesday July 16, 2024 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
GYM
Tuesday July 16, 2024 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
GYM
 
Wednesday, July 17
 

8:00am CDT

Registration - Sign in Daily
Wednesday July 17, 2024 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
GYM
Wednesday July 17, 2024 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
GYM

8:00am CDT

Math Proficiency Scales
Wednesday July 17, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
In this session, participants will explore how proficiency scales can be used to support instruction and assessment. At the end of this session, participants will know the basic components of proficiency scales, explain the benefits of using proficiency scales, describe the process of implementing proficiency scales to help guide instruction and assessment, and create student-friendly versions of proficiency scales.

Must register through AMSTI at the following link.
A formal 1-hour lunch break will take place during this session.
Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Fagerstrom

Jennifer Fagerstrom

University of South Alabama
LR

Lou Richardson

University of South Alabama
Wednesday July 17, 2024 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Room 270

9:00am CDT

Counselor Catch-Up: Your Ticket to the Latest and Greatest
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
This session will include a detailed review of any recent updates to school counseling handbooks, highlighting changes in policies, procedures, and best practices. This discussion ensures that counselors are fully informed about any modifications to their guidelines and expectations, enabling them to navigate their responsibilities effectively.

Next, the focus of the session will shift to protocols, where school counselors learn about any new or revised procedures for handling various situations, such as crisis interventions, student referrals, or confidentiality protocols. By staying up-to-date on protocols, counselors can ensure a consistent and efficient approach to supporting students and addressing their needs.

The session will also cover any updates to the school counseling curriculum, including new resources, materials, or approaches that enhance student learning and development.

Moreover, the session will address, if any, changes in laws and regulations relevant to school counseling, ensuring counselors are aware of their legal obligations and rights. Topics may include updates to student privacy laws, anti-bullying legislation, or mandates related to college and career readiness.

School counselors should leave feeling confident and prepared to implement the updates effectively in their daily practice, ultimately enhancing their ability to support students and contribute positively to the school community.
Presenters
avatar for Sherry Rainbolt

Sherry Rainbolt

Prevention and Support Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 253

9:00am CDT

Creating Item Bank Assessments in DnA
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Learn the basics of creating a DnA assessment by pulling items from an item bank and using filters such as Standards and Depth of Knowledge.
Level: All Grades
Subject: ELA, Math, and NGSS Aligned Science
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 17

9:00am CDT

Curious about Canva?
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Are you wanting to try out Canva for your classroom, but don't know where to start? This session can help! We will start by looking into the most useful tools for your classroom and work towards transforming things you're already using into masterpieces with Canva magic!!
Presenters
avatar for Alyssa Corbitt

Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I teach Family and Consumer Sciences and am the adviser for our chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Elberta Middle School, where I've taught since August 2015, after graduating from Auburn University in May 2015. In my classes we talk a lot about... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 19

9:00am CDT

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
This session will provide an overview of the features and functions of Google Classroom and how it can be used in any K-12 classroom
Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 5

9:00am CDT

Got Questions? Get Answers about Challenging Behaviors
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Do you wonder about what to do with behavior challenges in your class? This session will be about you and your questions related to challenging student behavior. The session will focus on practical steps you can take to address student behavior. Additionally, you will learn to what other questions to ask, so you can be better equipped to manage these behaviors.
Presenters
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R. Allan Allday

Spero Behavioral Coaching and Supports, LLC, Behavior Coach
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 3

9:00am CDT

Inroads into ARIS
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
ARIS is our new curriculum for our students with multiple disabilities. It is such a rich curriculum, but it can be intimidating to use. In this session, I will show you how I have used the amazing assessment tool the curriculum provides to develop a daily routine that can be run by anyone in the room. I will walk you through my binder system and how I train my paras to work the curriculum.
Presenters
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Sandie Strickland

Teacher, Daphne High School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 95

9:00am CDT

Lightspeed Chromebook Monitoring Crash Course
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Introductory Session to show teachers how to use Lightspeed to monitory student Chromebook use in the Classroom.

-How to Log in and set the schedule for classes and groups
-Appropriate and Helpful uses
-Viewing the teacher and student-side user interface
-Viewing off-task student browsing/gaming/etc.
-Blocking or allowing specific websites and creating "Focus" lists
-Recording student computer usage for documentation
-What not to do
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English and AP English Language teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 243

9:00am CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
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Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 251

9:00am CDT

Powered by Prosocial
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Why is prosocial education so important? Join us in discovering the positive impacts of prosocial education on teaching and learning. We will explore how prosocial education supports STEM learning, team science, and collaborative learning projects. Participants will leave with a variety of prosocial education strategies that can be implemented with all learners.
Presenters
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Jen Foster

Sr. Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 20 years. Over the last 12 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 96

9:00am CDT

PowerTools using Tech to Survive (& Thrive) in the Classroom.
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Presenters
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Roland Weldon

College Instructor/Tech. Consultant, Troy University/PowerSchool
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 255

9:00am CDT

Setting Goals and Progress Monitoring with Star
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

In this session, educators will understand the importance of setting growth goals for students and its value. This session will also take a closer look at what type of goals to set for specific students. Lastly, educators will explore how to incorporate Star computer-adaptive assessments into their intervention practices.
Presenters
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Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
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Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 16

9:00am CDT

Speed Dating through History
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
When I did this activity with my 8th-grade World History kiddos, I did it with the Ancient Rome unit. This is an engaging and interactive activity that has loads of potential and can be differentiated for any subject, grade level, or unit with multiple key characters! If you are looking to bring a fun project based learning activity to your school, look no further!
Presenters
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Anna Hunt

8th Grade Gifted, Daphne Middle School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 92

9:00am CDT

STC Training for 2024-25
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
This session will define the responsibilities of the STC at an elementary school, and to prepare them for this role.  Focus will be on the new technology inventory system (Frontline) that is replacing Destiny.  We will also review the ticketing system (Zendesk).
Presenters
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Curt Smith

Ed Tech Support, Baldwin County Schools
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 201

9:00am CDT

Unlocking PowerSchool SIS: Maximize PSCB Reports
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Participants will learn how to generate and interpret attendance reports to identify patterns of student engagement, absenteeism, and tardiness, enabling proactive intervention strategies to improve overall attendance rates. Additionally, attendees will discover how to utilize gradebook reports to efficiently assess student performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate progress to students and parents effectively.

This session will also delve into disciplinary reports within PowerSchool, empowering users to effectively document disciplinary incidents, track student behavior trends, and implement targeted interventions to foster a positive school climate. By the end of the training, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to harness the full potential of PSCB reports to support student success and streamline administrative processes within their educational institution.
Presenters
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Megan Stewart

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 8

9:00am CDT

Unlocking the Magic: Empowering Educators with Magic School AI
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Join in for an exciting professional development training session designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills to harness the full potential of Magic School. In this interactive workshop, teachers will learn how to navigate the diverse range of tools and resources available on Magic School to enhance their teaching practices and engage students in innovative ways.

Participants will explore practical strategies for integrating Magic School into their lesson plans, creating dynamic learning experiences, and fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Through hands-on activities, real-world examples, and peer collaboration, teachers will gain the confidence and expertise needed to unlock the magic of technology-enhanced teaching.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a community of educators dedicated to transforming education and unleashing the magic within every classroom. Let's journey together towards a brighter future where teachers truly are magic!
Presenters
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Ashley Arnould

Social Studies Instructor, Baldwin Preparatory
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 4

9:00am CDT

Using AfterSchool Care for Academic Gains
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Testimonials, data and program overview for AfterSchool programs who use interventionists to address academic needs of students who attend the AfterSchool programs.
Presenters
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Jacque Helms

ASC Coordinator, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 254

9:00am CDT

AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
CPR teaches individuals life saving skills to handle emergency situations such as cardiac arrest and choking. This class is appropriate for any non-healthcare employee.
Presenters
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Amy Wilhelm

Regional Nurse Team Leader, Other
AJ

Africa Jackson

Fairhope Middle, RN , School Nurse
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 20

9:00am CDT

Empowered Learning for All Learners with BrainPOP
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Put students in the driver’s seat of learning with BrainPOP! You already love our movies. Now explore the many learning activities – including brand new grade-leveled options – available to expand students’ understanding as they use technology to build knowledge and produce digital content. Learn about integrated support for multilingual learners as they engage with content across all subject areas.
Presenters
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 252

9:00am CDT

Learn to Face Paint with Moonpie Mama
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Learn to face paint- I share all my secrets and tips to help you amaze your students with face paint.
Presenters
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Laurie Newell

Kindergarten Teacher, Robertsdale Elementary
I am a kindergarten teacher. I worked my way through school by face painting. I thought that when I became an educator, my face painting days were over- but I am still so busy !One of my favorite rewards or incentives to offer my students for good behavior is face paint. Everyone... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

9:00am CDT

MineCraft EDU: Engagement, Engineering and Axolotls
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
This workshop is relevant for every subject, grades 4 through 12. In this workshop I will introduce MineCraft for Education. Using this virtual world, teachers can invite their students to interact in a wide variety of activities that help students practice real world skills in a safe, productive, and fun environment.
Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Cissel

Rebecca Cissel

Teacher, Loxley Elementary
I am a 6th-grade teacher and a tech nerd.  I love trying out new tools in my classroom and sharing them with other educators.
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 28

9:00am CDT

Using Short Text as Tributaries to Novel Study
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 11:50am CDT
Short texts allow students to learn content in digestible bites. They are also a less intimidating way to digest higher level content. This powerful session will help participants to teach vocabulary, content, and powerful subject matter through short texts making novel studies more understandable.
Presenters
avatar for Holly Christian

Holly Christian

Scholastic, Literacy Specialist
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 268

9:00am CDT

eMINTS Year 1: 104 Developing a Classroom Culture That Works
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
*** THIS SESSION IS CLOSED TO BALDWIN COUNTY YEAR 1 EMINTS PARTICIPANTS. ***
During this session, participants learn the value of - and how to maintain - classroom community. Norms are examined to determine how they can guide the classroom community throughout the year. Participants identify their vision for their ideal classroom community and develop an implementation plan to bring that vision to fruition.
Presenters
avatar for Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
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Katie Nettles

Consulting Teacher, BCBE Ed Tech
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Sarah Thorjusen

Educational Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Library

9:00am CDT

Prompting That Makes a Difference!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 1:50pm CDT
Prompting readers beyond their word level can be a challenge. What can teachers do to stretch their students? In grade-level meetings, teachers will practice identifying the strengths and needs of readers for decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Once the strengths and needs are identified, they will then target and practice, using the prompts that address those needs.
Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
• Identify students’ strengths as readers.
• Determine readers’ needs specific to their developmental level.
• Identify appropriate prompts that support the readers’ needs.
• Practice using prompts that support the needs of readers.
This full day session for cohort members will also include a review of Next Step Guided Reading Assesment for differentiation of instruction, and an introduction to the digital book platform, Literacy Pro.
Presenters
avatar for Catherine Douthard

Catherine Douthard

Literacy Specialist, Scholastic
As a Literacy Specialist at Scholastic, I support educators and students in developing and enhancing their reading and writing skills. I have a master's degree in Instructional Technology and over 30 years of experience as a public school teacher in Georgia.My core competencies include... Read More →

Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 1:50pm CDT
Room 269

9:00am CDT

Understanding Second Language Acquisition Theory
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 1:50pm CDT
In this dynamic session, participants will explore key theories and models of second language acquisition. Through collaborative activities and discussion participants will understand the stages of language development and identify strategies that will support ELL students.
Participants will:
• Explore key theories and models of second language acquisition (SLA).
• Understand the stages of language development in English language learners (ELLs).
• Discuss implications of SLA theory for instructional practices.
• Identify strategies to support ELLs at different proficiency levels.
Presenters
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Marisol Teran-Pinion

Scholastic, Inc., Bilingual Literacy Specialist
Wednesday July 17, 2024 9:00am - 1:50pm CDT
Room 267

10:00am CDT

ANA (Alabama Numeracy Act)! You are ok!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to discover the efforts undertaken by the Office of Mathematics Improvement in implementing the Alabama Numeracy Act. This legislative initiative was established to tackle fundamental aspects of K-5 mathematics education, employing building-based mathematics coaches to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Presenters
avatar for Connie Arnold

Connie Arnold

Regional Coordinator, Office of Mathematics Improvement
Connie Arnold currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Office of Mathematics Improvement (OMI) at the Alabama State Department of Education. Mrs. Arnold has over 15 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and a Secondary Math Specialist with the Alabama... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 254

10:00am CDT

Artsy Mathematics
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Incorporating Art in the Secondary Math Classroom: Enrich your lessons by giving students a creative outlet while still teaching middle and high school math! We will look at creating art projects that incorporate high quality math learning. Math topics will include Fibonacci, Sierpinski, and Möbius strips.
Presenters
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Misty Gonzalez

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
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Ollie Deering

Robertsdale High School, Teacher
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 3

10:00am CDT

Catching Up with Classroom
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will provide a refresher for Google Classroom and an overview of the latest and greatest features added to Classroom in the last year! Check out what's new with Classroom!
Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 5

10:00am CDT

Creating On the Fly and Skills Assessments in DnA
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Learn how to use On the Fly Assessments as exit tickets or collect in-the-moment information about your students' needs.  Learn how to create and use Skills Assessments for 1:1 assessing of student knowledge.
Level: All
Subject: All
Presenters
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Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 17

10:00am CDT

Do You Teach English Learners? The 6 Principles You Need to Know!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
The 6 Principals are for any teacher who works with students who are learning English. This session is applicable for K-12 educators who wish to support English learning for their students. This session will be interactive to provide modeling of best practices. Attendees will also receive The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners K-12 book and Quick Reference Guide (published by TESOL press).
Presenters
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Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 255

10:00am CDT

From Carrots & Sticks to Growth Mindsets: Transforming Classroom Management
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Tired of the constant battle with extrinsic motivators? This session will explore how to move beyond rewards and punishments and foster a growth mindset classroom built on intrinsic motivation and helps students learn to regulate their own behavior. Discover the power of descriptive praise and natural consequences to empower students and encourage positive behavior change. You will leave this session with practical strategies to transform your classroom management and cultivate a love of learning in your students!
Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Sr. Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 20 years. Over the last 12 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 96

10:00am CDT

Getting Started with Kami
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Learn how to level up instruction and engagement while streamlining your workflow with Kami assignments in Google Classroom.

https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy

Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager, Kami
As an educator with over a decade of experience, I am passionate about helping teachers everywhere make their classrooms more engaging and interactive. My journey in education began as a middle school teacher, where I taught math, science, and technology. It was an incredible experience... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 214

10:00am CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
avatar for Mona Johnston

Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 251

10:00am CDT

Pelican's Nest Science Lab: Local Relevance in the K-12 Classroom!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Come find out about BCBE's award-winning K-12 Marine and Environmental Science Program! Teachers will experience an overview of the program, field experiences, and environmental labs. View the many classroom resources available to check-out through out the year. Participants will also be invited to the Pelican's Nest Google Classrooms, which provide the rigor around the relevance. Come deepen your own understanding of how to give students ownership and responsibility to Mobile Bay!
Presenters
avatar for Kacie Hardman

Kacie Hardman

Pelican's Nest Elementary Lab Director, Central Office Staff
Hi, I’m Kacie Hardman. I have been an educator for 16 years. I am passionate about students having ownership to their learning through their wonder! I am happily married to my husband Fred and we have three children. You can find us having fun together by the water most days of... Read More →
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Celeste Rivenbark

Other, Pelican's Nest Secondary Director
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 95

10:00am CDT

Section 504 FOMO IS NOMO'
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will cover the fundamentals of Section 504 Law and outline the responsibilities of educators. Choose this session if you are ready to demonstrate competence and feel empowered by gaining a foundational understanding of the goal of Section 504 and how it benefits students.
Presenters
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Dionne Dunton

Instructional Support Supervisor, Central Office Staff
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Sarah Young

General Counsel- BCBE, Central Office
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Crystal Baugh

Central Office Staff, Counselor 9 month Itinerant
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 253

10:00am CDT

Star Assessments: Using Data to Plan Targeted Instruction
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
At the conclusion of this session, educators will know how learning progressions can help when planning instruction. They will also better understand how recommended skills for
students are identified. Educators will have a chance to navigate the software to find skill
information and resources or their students. Then, they will have time to actually utilize the data and resources as tools for planning instruction.
Presenters
avatar for Lynn Vines

Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
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Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16

10:00am CDT

STC Training for 2024-25
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
This session will define the responsibilities of the STC at an elementary school, and to prepare them for this role.  Focus will be on the new technology inventory system (Frontline) that is replacing Destiny.  We will also review the ticketing system (Zendesk).
Presenters
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Curt Smith

Ed Tech Support, Baldwin County Schools
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 201

10:00am CDT

Transforming Lessons into Triumphs
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Integrating test-prep efforts into the lessons you are already teaching is not only great for time management and pacing – it also helps to make test prep efforts more meaningful and engaging for your students. This session will discuss ideas for teaching the habits of learning with a focus on key areas of Test Prep practice that can be addressed immediately and easily with resources and tools that you are already using (or at least already have access to through district-provided or free platforms). This session will ralso eview some new information about the latest state testing updates and example item specs to help you make the most out of your test prep practice activities. The session is appropriate for secondary teachers who want to integrate test prep efforts into their regular classroom routines.
Presenters
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Alyssa Abdeltif

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
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Jaime Tillman

Teacher, Daphne Middle School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 4

10:00am CDT

Who's Afraid of Chat GPT?: Learning More About AI in the ELA Classroom
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
In this session, we will do the following:
1.Explain how “generative AI” works, including what it can—and can’t—do.
2. Recognize our own beliefs and biases regarding AI in the classroom.
3. Decide one place where AI can help our planning/teaching.
Presenters
avatar for Morgan Plash

Morgan Plash

Teacher, Elberta High
Greetings! My name is Morgan Plash, and I've been teaching English at Elberta High School since 2016. Before landing in Baldwin County, I taught English in Frisco, Texas. I have taught English Language Arts at all levels from 6-12, including Gifted English and AP Language. I am a... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 92

11:00am CDT

Adventures Await: Counselor's Compass for Behavior Bonanzas!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Embark on an exciting journey with knowledge from our school counselors as the power of the Counselor's Compass is unleashed! In this lively and engaging inservice, discover how to transform behavior challenges into thrilling adventures in student success. From navigating rough waters of the acting-out cycle to uncovering hidden treasures of interventions, join us for a fun-filled exploration of behavior brilliance!
Presenters
avatar for Sherry Rainbolt

Sherry Rainbolt

Prevention and Support Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 252

11:00am CDT

Get Glowing! Bioluminescence!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Have you ever wondered why some ocean animals’ glow or fireflies light up? This phenomenon is due to a chemical reaction called “bioluminescence.” As educators, we are always looking for engaging curricula and ideas. If you want to integrate elements of biology, chemistry, writing, research, and engineering that align with the ALCOS, we have a fun and exciting unit for you! We can help you introduce students to the captivating world of bioluminescence and its significance in marine ecosystems, enhancing their understanding of basic science concepts through exploration and collaboration.
Presenters
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Susan Norrell

Gifted teacher, Daphne Middle School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

11:00am CDT

Getting Savvy with Savvas
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will focus on the teacher's journey of implementing Savvas into the middle school math classroom. The session will talk about the teacher moved from being hesitant about embracing the curriculum to being confident in the implementation and student growth. The session will also include some best practices and tips about implementation.
Presenters
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Elissa Archer

Math Teacher, Elberta Middle School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 20

11:00am CDT

How to AI Your Classroom
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
We will explore AI tools such as Curipod, Diffit, and MagicSchool AI to transform lessons and increase student engagement. Teachers will also learn to elevate student learning, provide personalized feedback, and reduce planning time. Attendees will get hands-on experience with AI tools for education. These tools can enhance student engagement, simplify assessment, and innovate your lessons. Whether it is increasing the interactivity of your lesson or providing different reading levels of the same passage, this session is for you!
Presenters
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Sherry Smith

Science Teacher, Elberta High
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 8

11:00am CDT

Kami’s Latest & Greatest
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Questions 2.0, Class View, Publish Changes, and Insights Oh My! Come learn how Kami can streamline workflows for you and your students, save time while grading, and support students of all kinds by using Kami's latest and greatest tools and features.


https://meet.google.com/ypt-okeo-tjy
Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager, Kami
As an educator with over a decade of experience, I am passionate about helping teachers everywhere make their classrooms more engaging and interactive. My journey in education began as a middle school teacher, where I taught math, science, and technology. It was an incredible experience... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 214

11:00am CDT

Lightspeed Chromebook Monitoring Crash Course
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Introductory Session to show teachers how to use Lightspeed to monitory student Chromebook use in the Classroom.

-How to Log in and set the schedule for classes and groups
-Appropriate and Helpful uses
-Viewing the teacher and student-side user interface
-Viewing off-task student browsing/gaming/etc.
-Blocking or allowing specific websites and creating "Focus" lists
-Recording student computer usage for documentation
-What not to do
Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English and AP English Language teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 255

11:00am CDT

Love Learning with ClassLink!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
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Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 251

11:00am CDT

Magic School AI - Working Smarter, Not Harder
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Magic School AI provides a wealth of AI tools to help any teacher work smarter and not harder.
Presenters
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Stacey Tatum

3rd Grade Teacher, Elberta Elementary
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 4

11:00am CDT

Podcasting: New Media Literacy & Alternative Assessment
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will focus on the connection between podcasting and traditional literacy practices already in teacher repertoires.
Presenters
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Morgan Plash

Teacher, Elberta High
Greetings! My name is Morgan Plash, and I've been teaching English at Elberta High School since 2016. Before landing in Baldwin County, I taught English in Frisco, Texas. I have taught English Language Arts at all levels from 6-12, including Gifted English and AP Language. I am a... Read More →
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Alex Homan

Baldwin County High, Teacher
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 92

11:00am CDT

Reports with DnA
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
There are many Report templates available for viewing and understanding data. Attendees will learn how to access and use Reports in DnA.
Level: All
Subject: All
Presenters
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Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 17

11:00am CDT

Star Assessments: Measuring Growth and Achievement
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
The main focus of this session is to understand why it’s useful to look at growth data.
Educators will further explore how to categorize growth as low, typical, or high using SGP.
This session allows educators to take a deeper look at how to analyze growth and achievement data simultaneously to make instructional decisions.
Presenters
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Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
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Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 16

11:00am CDT

The In's and Out's of CFT Programs
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
This session will be an overview of the three programs that are offered at CFT. Crossroads, Alternative, and IMPACT programs will be explained in detail. There will be a Q and A at the end to address any information not covered.
Presenters
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Zack Wigstrom

Principal CFT, CF Taylor Alternative School
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Chesley Darby

CF Taylor Alternative School, Assistant Principal
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 28

11:00am CDT

Unlock the Future of Education: Extend Technology Lifespan with Next Hub
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
A Clear Touch and NUITEQ collaboration, the Next Hub, offers a streamlined path of upgradability for existing touch technology, device standardization, security integration, all while capitalizing on existing infrastructure and former technology investments to combat E-Waste.  Devices are built to last longer in school districts but are limited by their chipsets and integration capabilities those chipsets allow.  In this session, we’ll explore what's NEXT, the simple way to prolong the technology turnover in your district while providing a greater integration into your existing system.
Presenters
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Demetrius Henderson

Regional Sales Manager, Clear Touch
We believe in the power of human connection.  From the classroom to the board room, and professional spaces in between, we work with each other and our customers to achieve that goal. We design interactive technology that helps overcome challenges in education and business around... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 5

11:00am CDT

Food Trucks
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Wednesday July 17, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Outside

12:00pm CDT

BCBE Tech Tools Unleashed: Mastering Macbooks, Interactive Boards, Chromeboxes, & Amplification
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Dive into the digital classroom revolution in this comprehensive workshop! Learn the ins and outs of MacBooks, from basic operation to essential maintenance tasks like data backup and password management. Discover the power of interactive boards, including best practices, creative features like collage and screen share, and crucial updates. Unravel the mysteries of Chromeboxes, from logging in securely to maximizing Google Classroom and Drive efficiency. Plus, get a hands-on guide to Teach Logic amplification systems and explore smart purchases like wireless mice and external SSD hard drives. Join us and supercharge your teaching toolkit with the latest in educational technology!
Presenters
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Greg Warren

Technician, BCBE Ed Tech
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Dick Blackman

Work Order Technician, Other
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 8

12:00pm CDT

Breaking out of the Classroom
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
We will utilize breakout boxes. We will use breakout sessions that involve either bullying or team building.
Presenters
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Dawn Kelley

Special Education Teacher, Red Level School
I have been teaching Special Education for 32 years, 30 of those years have been at Red Level.  I am  Assistant Track Coach.  I am a mother of two and a grandmother of three of the most wonderful children on the planet!😁
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Traci Locke

Science Teacher, Red Level School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 17

12:00pm CDT

Cybersecurity in Education
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session will cover the general concepts of cybersecurity as it pertains to the field of education. 
Presenters
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Ruben Rosales

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 20

12:00pm CDT

Dyslexia and Section 504
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
If you want to showcase your competence and knowledge of the objectives of Section 504 law and how to appropriately accommodate students with Dyslexia, then this is the session for you. In this session, participants will gain an overview of how Dyslexia affects learning and how to align accommodations to support student success.
Presenters
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Dionne Dunton

Instructional Support Supervisor, Central Office Staff
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April Paul

Dyslexia Specialist, Central Office Staff
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Crystal Baugh

Central Office Staff, Counselor 9 month Itinerant
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 253

12:00pm CDT

Empowering Student Voice with Podcasting
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
A podcasting experience for teachers that include trying out micropodcasting, creating powerful prompts to get your students started, making connections to speaking and language arts skills, and generating ideas for student projects. We will have a selection of podcasting equipment on display for participants to explore.

Bring your own device to this session to fully participate in this engaging opportunity.
Presenters
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Angela Clark

University of Montevallo, ATIM Specialist
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 254

12:00pm CDT

Get your Students Crafting with Canva!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
On this sessions, teachers will build projects where students can utilize various tools on Canva as final products for projects and assignments. We will specifically look at presentations, infographics, fliers, video editor, and animator.
Presenters
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Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I teach Family and Consumer Sciences and am the adviser for our chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Elberta Middle School, where I've taught since August 2015, after graduating from Auburn University in May 2015. In my classes we talk a lot about... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 19

12:00pm CDT

Google Tips for Advanced Users
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
**This session is for intermediate and advanced users of Google tools**
This session will take a deeper dive into Google Drive and Google Classroom. We'll explore new and hidden tools that will enhance tech use in your everyday lessons.
Presenters
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Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 5

12:00pm CDT

Igniting the Flame: Harnessing the Power of English Learner (EL) Strategies
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Harnessing the Power of English Learner strategies requires a multifaceted approach that acknowledges the diverse needs and backgrounds of students. Central to this endeavor is the cultivation of a supportive and inclusive learning environment where linguistic diversity is celebrated. Tailored instructional methods, such as differentiated instruction and scaffolding techniques, play a pivotal role in accommodating varying proficiency levels and learning styles. Equally important is the promotion of cultural competency among educators to ensure that English learners feel valued and understood. By embracing these strategies, we can empower English learners to unlock their full potential and succeed academically while fostering a sense of belonging in the classroom community.
Presenters
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Michele Lee

English Learner Consultant, Kids First Education
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 16

12:00pm CDT

Keep CALM and carry on!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session will provide an introduction of several brief calming strategies that are effective for kids and adults alike. These strategies include breathing and muscle relaxation as well as sensory engagement. All techniques introduced in this session can be applied to both individual and classroom settings. Get ready to learn through a hands-on experience of relaxation!
Presenters
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Lindsey Lee

Mental Health Therapist, Lindsey Lee Counseling
Hi there! My name is Lindsey Lee and I am a licensed mental health therapist located in Fairhope, Alabama. Prior to opening my private practice in 2023, I was a school social worker for Baldwin County Public Schools for eight years. I also have experience working in child welfare... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 252

12:00pm CDT

Pelican's Nest Science Lab: Local Relevance in the K-12 Classroom!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Come find out about BCBE's award-winning K-12 Marine and Environmental Science Program! Teachers will experience an overview of the program, field experiences, and environmental labs. View the many classroom resources available to check-out through out the year. Participants will also be invited to the Pelican's Nest Google Classrooms, which provide the rigor around the relevance. Come deepen your own understanding of how to give students ownership and responsibility to Mobile Bay!
Presenters
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Kacie Hardman

Pelican's Nest Elementary Lab Director, Central Office Staff
Hi, I’m Kacie Hardman. I have been an educator for 16 years. I am passionate about students having ownership to their learning through their wonder! I am happily married to my husband Fred and we have three children. You can find us having fun together by the water most days of... Read More →
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Celeste Rivenbark

Other, Pelican's Nest Secondary Director
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 95

12:00pm CDT

PowerTools using Tech to Survive (& Thrive) in the Classroom.
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session is designed for K-12 educators seeking to optimize their use of both popular and underutilized technical applications to enhance overall teacher effectiveness. We'll cover topics such as classroom and time management, along with effective methods for providing instructional differentiation to meet the needs of all students. Additionally, participants will receive access to a website featuring updated content originally created for Troy University students.
With over a decade of experience as an instructor at Troy University's College of Education, Dr. Weldon specializes in teaching prospective students the best practices in utilizing existing and emerging tools. These tools are essential for addressing the everyday challenges faced by teachers in today's classrooms.
Presenters
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Roland Weldon

College Instructor/Tech. Consultant, Troy University/PowerSchool
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 255

12:00pm CDT

Think Before You Snap
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
As educators we recognize the importance of comprehending the underlying motivations behind students' online behaviors and want to provide guidance that fosters positive decision-making. Everyday educators find themselves navigating the challenges that our students bring to the classroom due to online behavior...two of the biggest issues faced daily are cyberbullying and sending of inappropriate content. This comprehensive program dives into various aspects of digital citizenship, encompassing three critical topics such as the delicate balance between self-confidence and self-worth, the potential hazards associated with excessive or inappropriate sharing, and a profound exploration of the root causes behind cyberbullying incidents. By diving into the complicated dynamics of self-confidence versus self-worth, this program aims to empower educators and thus students to develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-assurance in the digital space.Through thoughtful discussions and engaging activities, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of helping students to navigate their own worth while on social media platforms with confidence and resilience. The program also addresses the potential pitfalls of over sharing and inappropriate sharing on social media platforms. This has become a pressing issue in most schools and attendees will learn how to best educate students in this area. Last the program seeks to uncover the underlying reasons behind cyberbullying incidents. Through an empathetic and compassionate lens, attendees will explore the root causes and motivations that drive individuals to engage in harmful online behavior. By cultivating empathy and fostering a culture of kindness, this program aims to create a safer and more inclusive digital environment for all students. This program provides educators with the tools and resources necessary to guide students towards making positive decisions in the digital world.

Presenters
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Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 28

12:00pm CDT

What's the Tea? Tips to Create Positive Relationships with Students
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
This session focuses on the correlation between positive student-teacher relationships and classroom management. This session includes research-based evidence on the benefits of teachers having positive relationships with their students. Attendees will be provided with strategies that promote positive relationships between teacher and students.
Presenters
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L. Renee Richardson

Teacher, Bay Minette Middle
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 4

12:00pm CDT

Good Vibes and Tie-dye!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
A fan FAVE: Tie-DYE a T-shirt!!!
Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and tie-dye it during the session!
There's even a chance win a tie-dye set to take home and make even MORE!!! ....shirts, socks, towels, your dog.....
You will learn how to do a Tie-Dye.
Then you can use your TieDying knowledge for a school fund raiser or make colorful shirts for your grade level!
The possibilities are endless!!!!!
Come join the colorful fun!
Presenters
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Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton Elementary School
Hello!I am excited to be returning to GRITC as a presenter!I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I teach elementary art and I absolutely love i... Read More →
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Amy Plunkett

Other, K-12 Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction Fine Arts, Health & Physical Education
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

12:00pm CDT

True Colors: The Personality of Education
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Understanding and catering to each student's preferred learning style is crucial for fostering student engagement and preventing feelings of alienation and disinterest. Through tools like True Colors, educators, coaches, and administrators can gain insights into their personality types and those of their students and colleagues, enabling them to tailor lessons and teaching approaches to better suit students' requirements.
Presenters
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Nichelle Jones

DRS / True Colors Certified Facilitator, Bay Minette Middle
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Sandra Cunningham

Cafeteria Manager; True Colors Certified Facilitator, Spanish Fort Middle School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 201

12:00pm CDT

Using Short Text as Tributaries to Novel Study
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Short texts allow students to learn content in digestible bites. They are also a less intimidating way to digest higher level content. This powerful session will help participants to teach vocabulary, content, and powerful subject matter through short texts making novel studies more understandable.
Presenters
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Holly Christian

Scholastic, Literacy Specialist
Wednesday July 17, 2024 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 268

1:00pm CDT

ANA (Alabama Numeracy Act)! You are ok!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to discover the efforts undertaken by the Office of Mathematics Improvement in implementing the Alabama Numeracy Act. This legislative initiative was established to tackle fundamental aspects of K-5 mathematics education, employing building-based mathematics coaches to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Presenters
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Connie Arnold

Regional Coordinator, Office of Mathematics Improvement
Connie Arnold currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Office of Mathematics Improvement (OMI) at the Alabama State Department of Education. Mrs. Arnold has over 15 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and a Secondary Math Specialist with the Alabama... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 254

1:00pm CDT

Deeper Data Dive and Actionables with Freckle Math and ELA
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will focus on navigating key Freckle Math and ELA reports and exploring how can teachers use reports to identify student strengths and areas for improvement. Then, once they are able to identify strengths and areas of improvement, teachers will learn how to take strategic actions based on student data.
Presenters
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Lynn Vines

Planning & Scheduling Coordinator, Renaissance
Prior to joining the Renaissance team, I served as a principal, assistant principal,  instructional coach and classroom teacher in grades 1-5 in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.  As the principal of Concord Elementary, I lead the faculty, students and parents in... Read More →
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Kathi Reeves

Trainer, Renaissance
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 16

1:00pm CDT

Do You Teach English Learners? The 6 Principles You Need to Know!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
The 6 Principals are for any teacher who works with students who are learning English. This session is applicable for K-12 educators who wish to support English learning for their students. This session will be interactive to provide modeling of best practices. Attendees will also receive The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners K-12 book and Quick Reference Guide (published by TESOL press).
Presenters
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Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 255

1:00pm CDT

EmpowerED: Student-Driven Learning with BrainPOP
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Put students in the driver’s seat of learning with BrainPOP! You already love our movies. Now explore the many learning activities – including brand new grade-leveled options – available to expand students’ understanding as they use technology to build knowledge and produce digital content.
Presenters
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 252

1:00pm CDT

Engaging Formative Assessment with Pear Deck!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Learn how to create fast and effective formative assessments that will engage your students and collect relevant, real-time data. We'll look at how we can create assessments from scratch and access premade templates that take only seconds to customize. Pear Deck is great for all subject areas and grade levels because it's totally controlled by YOU!
Presenters
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Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 9th year in Baldwin County and my 14th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 5

1:00pm CDT

Fund Raising for Teams and Clubs - an ASC Win-Win!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session will overview ASC's In District Contracts which provides opportunities for BCPS high school clubs/teams to fund raise by making presentations or teaching lessons to afterschool care kiddos.
Presenters
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Jacque Helms

ASC Coordinator, Central Office Staff
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 243

1:00pm CDT

Get Them Talking: QCQ Inquiry Seminars
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Do your group text-based discussions quickly derail? Are the reticent overpowered by the garrulous? This session will present an easily adapted, inquiry-based practice to engage all learners and give teachers insight into their students' understanding of a text.
Presenters
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Dianne Casolaro

English Teacher, Daphne High School
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 4

1:00pm CDT

Hidden Superheroes: What Is School Social Work and How Can It Work for You?
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In this session you will learn what school social work is, how school social workers differ from school counselors, and where they overlap. School social workers can be a major asset in your school and are a vital link between teachers, parents, and the community. Come learn how to tap into this powerful resource that is one of the major strengths of Baldwin County.
Presenters
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Emily Ponder

School Social Worker, Belforest Elementary
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 3

1:00pm CDT

I Get a 504, You Get a 504, We ALL Get 504 Accommodations!!
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT

This session will cover the fundamentals of Section 504 accommodations. Participants will learn how to utilize data, student, teacher, and parent input, mitigating measures, and MTSS to guide team decisions on choosing appropriate accommodations when developing a Section 504 plan.
Presenters
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Dionne Dunton

Instructional Support Supervisor, Central Office Staff
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Crystal Baugh

Central Office Staff, Counselor 9 month Itinerant
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 253

1:00pm CDT

Networking for Success: Building Your Professional Learning Network (PLN) Blueprint
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Join us for an engaging session focused on creating and enhancing your professional learning network (PLN)! Discover the power of connecting with peers, mentors, and leaders in education, and learn how to cultivate collaborative relationships for professional growth. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your network and unlock new opportunities in your educational journey!
Presenters
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Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I have been an educator for 11 years. I spent 5 of those years as an elementary school teacher and the other 6 as a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 95

1:00pm CDT

Scoring and Administration in DnA
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Learn how to score Constructed Response items and administer Item Bank and Flexible Assessments.
Level: All
Subject: All
Presenters
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Michelle Russell

Senior Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 17

1:00pm CDT

Strong Relationships = Powerful Learning
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In our technology-rich classrooms, strong relationships are the key to unlocking student potential. This session is designed for educators who want to foster respectful, supportive connections with their students. Strong relationships lead to increased student engagement because students who feel connected to their teachers are more likely to be motivated and participate actively in class. These positive relationships lead to an improved classroom climate as strong relationships create a safe and positive learning environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and asking questions. Positive relationships can help students develop self-confidence, resilience, and a sense of belonging therefore enhancing student well-being. Additionally, when students have strong connections to their teachers they tend to achieve higher grades and test scores and greater academic achievement. Join us in discovering practical strategies for building trust, fostering open communication, and creating a classroom culture where every student can thrive!
Presenters
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Jen Foster

Sr. Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 20 years. Over the last 12 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 96

1:00pm CDT

Technical Support for ClassLink
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
This session is for technical support for ClassLink. Teachers should not register for this session.

Say hello to ClassLink Single Sign-On and goodbye to login struggles.  Designed by educators who understand the power of quick access to digital learning, ClassLink’s SSO solution makes learning feel like magic. With ClassLink’s LaunchPad, one password unlocks a personalized portal filled with the apps and resources needed for a successful school day. Come learn about ClassLink and how to spend more time learning and less time logging in!
Presenters
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Mona Johnston

Engagement Director, ClassLink
Mona Johnston is a Director of Engagement for ClassLink. In that role, she supports ClassLink customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Before joining ClassLink in 2021, Mona spent 24 years in a K-12 school district as a teacher, elementary school principal and... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 251

1:00pm CDT

The Loss of Truth: AI had entered the chat. How do we know what is real and what isn't?
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In an era where misinformation, deepfakes, and algorithmic biases are everywhere, educators face the critical challenge of guiding students in distinguishing between what is real and what is not. This thought-provoking presentation explores the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the concept of truth and equips educators with practical strategies to help students navigate the complex digital landscape with discernment and critical thinking.

The presentation begins by examining the pervasive influence of AI technologies on the dissemination and consumption of information. It delves into the phenomenon of deepfakes, AI-generated content that convincingly mimics real people or events, blurring the line between reality and fabrication. Through engaging examples educators will gain a deeper understanding of the potential consequences and ethical implications of AI-generated misinformation.

The presentation also explores the concept of algorithmic bias, shedding light on how AI algorithms can perpetuate and amplify existing prejudices and biases. Educators will learn how to recognize and challenge these biases, equipping them with the tools to empower students in critically evaluating information and questioning its sources.

Lastly this session delves into the psychological and cognitive factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation and the challenges associated with combating it. Educators will explore the cognitive biases that make individuals susceptible to believing and sharing false information, as well as effective strategies to foster media literacy and critical thinking skills among students.

Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will discover innovative teaching approaches and resources that can be integrated into their curricula to help students develop a discerning eye and a healthy skepticism towards information encountered online. The presentation emphasizes the importance of fostering a classroom environment that encourages open dialogue, fact-checking, and collaborative exploration of truth.

By the end of the presentation, educators will be equipped with the knowledge, tips 7 tools, necessary to guide their students in distinguishing between fact and fiction in the digital age. Together, we can empower the next generation to become critical thinkers, responsible digital citizens, and guardians of truth in an increasingly complex and AI-driven world.
Presenters
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Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 28

2:00pm CDT

Closing Session and Door Prizes
Wednesday July 17, 2024 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Wednesday July 17, 2024 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium

3:00pm CDT

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Wednesday July 17, 2024 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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Wednesday July 17, 2024 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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