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Blended Learning in the Chromebook Infused Classroom

Holly Clark

Many school districts now have Chromebook for all students. In this session, we will examine the five ways to create meaningful blended learning experiences for students. You'll see student examples that focus on the power of creation, deeper learning and project based learning.

Infobase Learning Cloud: A Reintroduction

Michelle Faber

Join us for an overview on Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit) , including our on demand learning modules that help students, educators and professionals build skills in the classroom, at work and in life. Come and see what's new!

Cybersecurity Awareness: Understanding the Rules

Thomas Molina

Understanding Federal Laws, State Laws, and Board Policy and how they relate to your work at the district. Applying the rules to your daily activity here in the district. Making sure that you protect yourself and everyone around you.

SMART Board Out Of The Box

Francisco Galindo

Learn to maximize your SMART Interactive Display experience from Day 1.

Renaissance Readers: Using MyON to Guide Self-Selection

Dr. Lauren Smith

MyON is an online library available to all K-8 grade students in CCISD. With over 7,000 books available, how will your students find that just right book for them to read? Come learn how to implement self-selected reading using myON that will boost learning, cultivate the joy of reading, and prepare students for standardized testing.

Where our Middle Schoolers are in Google

Lynne Albright

Updates on student levels in Google usage and applications in the classroom. Easy to use tips.

You Just Earned An Extra Life by Saving Time As An Administrator

Kimberly Sperling

This session will show leaders how to set up systems to help be organized, effective, and stress-less. Some of the systems include organizing paperwork on a daily basis; setting up Outlook with shortcuts; creating a digital filing cabinet in Google Drive to access on any device and more.

Getting Gorgeous with Google Slides

Holly Sindt

Take your Google Slides to the next level with this session. You will learn tips and tricks to make your Google Slides presentations go from good to gorgeous.

Tech 4 SPED: Make It a Daily Routine

Nicole San Miguel, Andrina Hamil, Shelly Tucker

Incorporating technology in an adapted education environment for self contained programs using Nearpod, VizZle, and Lumio

Get DE Mystified with Experience!

Ruben Rocha

Dive right into the DE treasury of more than 200,000 rich content resources that spans all grades and subjects. Save time with ready to use activities. Create quizzes to track progress in real time. Teachers and students get to create presentations with Discovery Education Studio.

Lumio For Stations

Yvonne Magallan, Danielle Howell, Rayva Minor

Level-Up your stations by using Lumio. Learn how to easily use Lumio to make station time run smooth. This is perfect for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users.

The VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM Mystery Revealed

Yvette Medina, Maria Silvas

Level-Up classroom engagement by creating virtual escape rooms. Your students will be challenged as they answer questions that lead to their escape! This session is perfect for intermediate and advanced users who are familiar with Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Forms, creating Google Bitmoji classrooms, and Canvas.

Save Time and Energy with Vittle

Celina Fuentes

Instead of repeating the same two examples six times, pre-record your notes on Vittle the night before. This streamlines your lesson, frees up time to monitor and cuts down on off task behavior because you can observe them instead of focusing on the Smart board or digital camera.

Canvas New Quizzes

Rhiannon Villanueva

Using Canvas New Quizzes is a game changer! Using this in the classroom during stations to see student achievement, student engagement, and necessary remediation is so easy! Come to this session to see how to build and assign quizzes and how to use this in a way that works for you! You will leave this session with a quiz that you will be able to use in your classroom!

Slip into Slides

Robin Murillo

Participants will learn how to find and use free google slides/powerpoint templates and build an engaging slide deck to use for lesson presentation, lesson pacing and as a communication tool for students and parents.

Flexible Learning Stations with Lumio

Kacie Germadnik

Find out how easy it is to use Lumio to create flexible, meaningful learning stations for your students that will be fun and engaging for students. Together we will use this time to create stations that can be used throughout the year, in any subject area.

Top 5 Low-Prep High-Return Activities in Lumio

Kacie Germadnik

Discover how to leverage Lumio to foster deeper classroom discussion, assess student understanding, and provide real-time feedback. Come see the newest features and ways to level-up the learning in any lesson. This session will be fun and interactive! You don’t want to miss it!

Customized Learning with Apex Tutorials

Lara Lindsey

By focusing on what students need to learn, and not what they already know, Apex Tutorials provide teachers and students in grades 6-12 customized plans for intervention and growth regardless of where the student is in their learning journey. From STAAR EOC to SAT/ACT prep, Tutorials provide students, teachers and parents personalized and proven plans for success.

STEMscopes Navigation: Implementation and NEW Digital Updates for Grades K-5

Lisa Dentler

This session will provide teachers an opportunity to instruct all students using quality, state aligned, resources in a stress free, productive and engaging format. Through hands-on, inquiry-based strategies, teachers will develop an in depth understanding of how STEMscopes and our state standards are set up, where resources are located, and how to glide through lesson planning.

EXCEL-lent Eduphoria Reports

Cynthia Hernandez, Amy Lavigne

This session will focus on time-saving Excel techniques for analyzing student data, informing instruction, guiding PLCs, and ultimately meeting students' academic needs.

Level Up Using Canva

Gary Leary

Learn how to move from boring canvas dashboard tiles to fun tiles that make it easier for students to find your tile using Canva.

Lavishing Literacy Lessons in Lumio!

Laura Veach, Jenna Wright

Come learn how to build an entire literacy lesson in Lumio to promote student engagement and collaboration!

Learning and Creating with Nearpod

Jason Clark

Come experience Nearpod as a learner, explore the Nearpod Library of lessons, where they will find, edit and launch lessons in both LIVE and Student-Paced mode. You will begin to explore how to create lessons that use their own resources. Finally you will learn how to view student progress in the lesson as well in the reports.

Nearpod At The Next Level

Jason Clark

Explore advanced uses of the Nearpod Platform to make student thinking visible. Participants will learn techniques to deepen their questioning, document student learning, and support student autonomy by leveraging Nearpod's activity bank, pairing Content with interactive Activities and incorporating moments to shift from LIVE to Student-Paced mode. By the end of this transformative session, participants will recognize the endless possibilities that the Nearpod Platform provides to enhance student learning and will be equipped to level up their usage.

ReDISCOVER Discovery Education for Science

Paula Taylor

Are you looking for a balance between screen time and hands-on? In this session we will explore Discovery Education's science content which will help you bridge the gap between current standards and newly adopted standards. Utilizing our newest features, we will dive into phenomenon-based engagement, inquiry-based models, claims evidence reasoning, and literacy in the science classroom.

ReDISCOVER Discovery Education for Literacy

Paula Taylor

With TEA's Reading Academy Initiative in place, educators need support on using qualitative digital literacy resources to match the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) practices. This session will help you identify qualitative texts from Discovery Education and guide you to research-based instructional strategies with aligned turn-key activities.

ReDISCOVER Discovery Education for Engagement

Paula Taylor

Ready to take your TEKS to the next level? Come explore how Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies, Studio, and Interactive Video Quizzes will have your students begging for more class time! Your Quicklist and My Content folders will be full of your faves by the end of this session.

Differentiation with Canvas Mastery Paths

Ke-Kenya Price

Learning how to implement Canvas Mastery Paths to help differentiate and remediate content for a student centered learning environment.

Everyone Can Create Video: Documentary Filmmaking

Nora Mallernee

Documentaries present real people in real settings to inform an audience. In this session, you will learn how to tell an interesting and informative story using iMovie. Then you will add style to your movie with transitions, titles, and other effects.

Everyone Can Create Video: Movie Magic with Green Screen and Special Effects

Nora Mallernee

Through the magic of special effects, movies can whisk you away to remote places, warp the fabric of time, and space, and take you to other worlds. In this session, you’ll learn a few easy editing tricks that you can use to make videos that mystify and amaze your audience. You’ll also learn how to use filters and effects to transform the look of your clips and how to use the built-in green-screen feature in iMovie to transport characters to any place—real or imagined.

Everyone Can Create Video Early Learners: Create Your Own Introduction

Nora Mallernee

In this session you will start thinking like a moviemaker as you direct - and star in - your own introductory video using the Clips app. You’ll learn how to put multiple video clips and photos together to tell a story and how to create a mood by adding a musical soundtrack.

Everyone Can Create Music

Nelson Taylor

We’ve all experienced the joy of music. With a simple melody, we can be transported back to a moment in time. Or we can be deeply moved by a story told straight from a songwriter’s heart. Music is a language of human expression that we all understand. Starting with the basics of recording your voice, to building rhythm and melodies, this session will give you the confidence and skills you need to tell your own story through a podcast or a song as you learn to use GarageBand on iPad.

Beyond Everyone Can Create Music

Nelson Taylor

Once you’ve completed the Everyone Can Create Music book, you may be considering key steps in the design process to deepen the story behind your work and engage your audience. During this session you’ll explore the Everyone Can Create Design Workbook to complete a larger project and go deeper into the design process. This session is designed to help you apply the creative techniques you’ve learned to your own passion project.

Everyone Can Create: Drawing

Kim Artzer

Drawing provides the opportunity to show expression and communication. In this session harness the power of drawing to create a landscape scene using depth through perspective, layering, and opacity.

Everyone Can Create Music: Early Learners

Nelson Taylor

Music is a language that everyone understands. It can communicate joy, love, sadness, and more. Learning how to use today’s digital tools to create their own rhythms and melodies—without formal musical training—allows young learners to express their feelings and tell stories in a way that goes beyond words alone. This session is designed to help you integrate creative skills, like music, into the subjects you teach every day using GarageBand on iPad.

Everyone Can Create: Drawing Faces to Tell a Story

Kim Artzer

Drawing provides children the opportunity to express, communicate, story-tell, inspire, and capture their world. Create a portrait with facial proportion and composition to share what we see, feel, and know.

Everyone Can Create: Drawing - Early Learners

Kim Artzer

Drawing provides the opportunity to show expression, communication, storytelling, inspiration, and capturing their world. In this session explore how to create a person with simple shapes.

Everyone Can Create Video: Movie Magic with Green Screen and Special Effects

Patsy Hetz

Through the magic of special effects, movies can whisk you away to remote places, warp the fabric of time and space, and take you to other worlds. In this session, you’ll learn a few easy editing tricks that you can use to make videos that mystify and amaze your audience. You’ll also learn how to use filters and effects to transform the look of your clips, as well as how to use the built-in green-screen feature in iMovie to transport characters to any place—real or imagined.

Everyone Can Create Video:
Documentary Filmmaking

Patsy Hetz

Documentaries present real people in real settings to inform an audience. In this session, you will learn how to tell an interesting and informative story using iMovie. Then you will add style to your movie with transitions, titles, and other effects.

Everyone Can Create Video Early Learners:

Patsy Hetz

In this session you will start thinking like a moviemaker as you direct - and star in - your own introductory video using the Clips app. You’ll learn how to put multiple video clips and photos together to tell a story and how to create a mood by adding a musical soundtrack.

Nearpod for Blended Learning

Jason Clark

Nearpod is amazing for any lesson! However, a Nearpod lesson doesn't have to be multiple slides to be extremely powerful. Come learn some strategies for using Nearpod for Blended Learning!

Introduction to Gizmos

Kelechi Ubaha

This session is designed to prepare teachers to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. The course introduces the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning website and shows teachers how Gizmos can look in their classrooms. The instructor models a lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices. Teachers use this information to begin planning exemplary lessons with Gizmos for their students.

Expanding the Gizmos Experience

Kelechi Ubaha

This session helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Gizmos into their curriculum, and effective uses of whole group and small group instruction. The session shows how to get the most from the Gizmo Lesson Materials by making these intentional instructional decisions. The instructor models best practices for using Gizmos in a whole class setting as well as a small group setting. Teachers work individually or in small groups to integrate best teaching practices with Gizmos into their curriculum.

Rank One for Administrators

Doug Bull

Rank One Administrators will learn how to navigate Rank One. This will help to gain a better understanding of their responsibilities inside the program and how to perform them as efficiently as possible.

Level up with Kahoot & Blooket

Monica Leal, Corina Casarez

Explore how to extend learning in a fun & engaging way for all subjects. Kahoot & Blooket are online game based resources that can be used as whole group activity, independently for review or as an incentive. Reports can be pulled from each to show mastery.

Level Up Your PowerPoint Lessons Using Nearpod

Tamara Baez-Flores

In this session the science teachers will learn how to transform PowerPoint presentations into engaging and fun lessons using Nearpod.

Eduphoria Teacher Reports

Celina Perez

Eduphoria!Aware provides educators the tools they can use to build data reports to quickly track the progress and where scholars are now. Data reports explored include Lead4ward Teacher Report Card, SubCluster Report, Class Quintile Report, Student Summary Report and Constructive Response Report.

MasteryPrep: Building CCMR Readiness Through TruScore and Study Hall

Zola Pollard

We will explore MasteryPrep’s Ready Platform with a focus on the TruScore Practice Tests and Study Hall Tools that help students prepare for their ACT and SAT exams while providing teachers with clear test-taking skill metrics, powerful insights into student performance, and data-driven recommendations as to what actions to take to boost outcomes.

MasteryPrep: Building CCMR Readiness Through Elements Bell Ringers and Snap Courses

Zola Pollard

We will explore MasteryPrep’s Ready Platform with a focus on Elements Bell Ringers and Snap Courses for ACT, SAT, and TSIA exams. Elements Bell Ringers are a powerful way to provide daily reinforcement of essential skills in just 5 minutes. Snap courses are available to students at any time to boost their scores in only a few weeks. The tools together preserve your valuable time without compromising results and score gains.

Accessible and Inclusive Content with M365

Mary Villaume

Accessibility tools in Microsoft 365 aim to serve the needs of everyone, regardless of background, identity, or academic skillset. These intentional, inclusive environments leverage flexible content delivery. In this session, you will experience how tools like Immersive Reader, Translate, Dictate, and more help provide accessible and inclusive content for all.

Turn Your DIFFERENTIATION WITH CANVAS MASTERY PATHS Into A High Performing Machine

Laurie Gomez,
Laura Cantu

Differentiation is a challenge for most educators. Canvas has the solution for you! We will dive into Mastery Pathways and create differentiated activities for all learners.

Super-cali-fragilistic-eSped-alidocious

Kim Davis, Murray Bergman

You may not have Mary Poppins’ magic bag, but we have a great bag of tricks to help you use Frontline's eSped for IEP and 504 management. Come join us!

Lumio for Blended Learning

Alexandra Villarreal,
Raul Arvizu-Colchado

Build reading Lumio Lessons for Blended Learning using ready made templates and resources to promote student engagement and accountability.

Use Your Teacher Voice:
Digital Audio Tools

Melissa Summerford

Have you heard? "Hearing is the primary channel for learning. The more children hear, the better they learn." Dr. Mark Ross, University of Connecticut. So how are you using audio in your classroom? Think it's too hard or will take too long to incorporate audio? Well, think again! Let our Learning Guide help you learn how to integrate audio into your instruction and in addition streamline your practices. That's right, not only will integrating audio improve learning processes, it will also save you time.

Hype up Learning with Hyperslides!

Brooke Lowery

We bet you are hearing the buzz around Hyperdocs but have you heard of Hyperslides?...You may be wondering: what are they, why are they awesome, and how do you make them? Come to this hands-on session to learn about one of the hottest trends in student-centered learning happening today. Then get prepared to make your first Hyperslides to create a rich, self-directed student learning experience using Google Slides.

GooseChase: Making Learning Adventurous

Casey Pyle, Thea Cain

Use competition and kinesthetic learning to make learning (or review) fun!

Lavishing Literacy Lessons in Lumio!

Laura Veach, Jenna Wright

Come learn how to build an entire literacy lesson in Lumio to promote student engagement and collaboration!

Tips and Tricks for All My Chromies

Brooke Lowery

Have you ever watched in awe as someone seamlessly navigated Google, swiftly duplicating objects, formatting text, and changing the appearance as quickly as a skilled magician? Join us for all the latest tips, tricks, shortcuts and hacks for Chrome.

Strategies to Engage Students in Choice-Based Learning with Docs & Slides (Choice Boards)

Melissa Summerford

Take the learning further than ever before by creating structured learning activities students can move through on their own path and pace. Choice-based learning offers students multiple pathways to mastery while also capturing their attention. Craft a learning experience for your students you can start using tomorrow!

Rock the Classroom with Google Tools

Brooke Lowery

Digital activities and hybrid learning can overwhelm both teachers and their students with a sea of visual clutter.  In this session, get creative with iconography and color schemes to design Google Slides and Drawings that will help visually delineate digital activities for learners and make teacher expectations SUPER clear. Participants will walk away with templates they can use immediately to rock their own classrooms.

Jamming with Jamboard

Melissa Summerford

Whether teaching in-person or virtually, Jamboard is an awesome tool for teachers and students alike! This collaborative whiteboard stands alone as an interactive experience and integrates directly into Google Classroom so teachers and students can work together in a creative learning space. Use the app for more advanced features or stick to the web version in your Google Drive, but either way you'll be wowed by the way learning is transformed with Jamboard.

Soft Skills for Hard Times

Brooke Lowery

There’s no denying the proven benefits of social emotional learning (SEL) in our classrooms. It affects classroom management, academic performance, and student motivation. We know it, we love it! But...how do we implement it? In this session, we’ll explore how to easily incorporate multiple SEL components using Google tools. Participants will walk away with SEL activities they can immediately apply to help foster a stronger, more positive classroom culture.

Google’s Accessibility Rules!

Melissa Summerford

Providing student learning accommodations is vital to their ability to comprehend and interact with the learning material. Using some truly amazing Chrome tools and extensions, teachers can learn to provide these accommodations and other learning support using audio, interactivity and more.

Progress Monitoring in MClass:  What’s Your Level?

Michelle Allen, Jessica Briones, Elena Salinas

This is a beginner’s awareness session on how to progress monitor on MClass.

Integrating Content Using Lumio and Canvas

Jessica Alonso

Learn how Lumio and Canvas can be used to engage

Slides to Lumio

Maria Alvarado

Easily create Lumio presentations using your already created Google Slide presentations or any PDFs you have in your collections.

Conquering Canvas

Roxanne Bruce-Beltran

How would you like a step up in learning Canvas before the new school year starts? Or, maybe you just need a refresher... well this is the session for you. Let me help you make things run smoother in your classroom by utilizing our Canvas LMS.

Create Professional Photos With Your Phone

Lyndall Gathright

Promote your campus and capture your incredible stories with nothing but the phone in your pocket. We will discuss how to get the most out of your phone camera to create professional quality photos. We will cover best practices in photography that include composition, framing, the rule of thirds and other techniques that will benefit all users. Additionally we will touch on iPhone specific topics such as camera settings, effects and filters. Bring your phone for hands on practice.

Exploring the World in 3D

Cynthia Hopkins
Jane Lee-Rhodes

Using 3D technology, in order to see the world around students. (Google Earth, YouTube 360, QuiverVision, Merge, Nearpod, etc)

Navigating Rank One

Doug Bull

Learn the in-and-outs of the software system that is used by CCISD Athletics for coaches’ compliance, athlete forms, scheduling, and facility usage. Can also be used for ticketing, results and distribution of information.

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