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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.

Nelson Taylor

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.

Nelson Taylor

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.�

Nora Mallernee

Beyond 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.�

Nora Mallernee

Engaging All Learners

Brandon Brewton

We know that when students are engaged, they will learn. Fostering engagement is just one of the benefits of using Active Classroom. Let?s explore the benefits together.

Brandon Brewton

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.

Jason Clark

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.

Jason Clark

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!

Jason Clark

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.

Paula Taylor

STEMscopes Navigation: Implementation and NEW Digital Updates for Grades 6-8

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.

Lisa Dentler

Customized Learning with Apex Tutorials

Lindsey Lara

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.

Lindsey Lara

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.

Paula Taylor

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.

Paula Taylor

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.

Brooke Lowery

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.

Melissa Summerford

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.

Brooke Lowery

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!

Melissa Summerford

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.

Brooke Lowery

Google?s Accessibility Rules! Creating & Accommodating Tools

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.

Melissa Summerford

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.

Michelle Allen. Jessica Briones, Elena Salinas

Integrating Content Using Lumio and Canvas

Jessica Alonso

Learn how Lumio and Canvas can be used to engage students in interactive lessons for increased learning.

Jessica Alonso

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Carolyn Bence, Charlotte Castaneda

Learn about the platforms CCISD Administrators use to improve efficiency and efficacy as an Instructional Leader so you can spend less time behind your desk and more in classrooms. Programs will include eSchoolplus (Cognos), Businessplus, HR Manager, Winocular, S://Drive.

Carolyn Bence, Charlotte Castaneda

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.

Roxanne Bruce-Beltran

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.

Lyndall Gathright

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)

Cynthia Hopkins, Jane Lee-Rhodes

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.

Doug Bull

MTSS and PowerSchool

Amanda Holland, Denise Gonzalez, Kevin Johnson

PowerSchool will be the new district platform for MTSS intervention plans. Participants will receive training on the MTSS documentation process.

Amanda Holland, Denise Gonzalez, Kevin Johnson

Cultivating 'Comebacks': Fostering Student dialogue with Canvas Discussions

Julia Tamez

Explore the many ways to encourage written response, peer critiques and host virtual gallery walks in Canvas Discussions.

Julia Tamez

Educational and Social Services for Highly Mobile Students

Susana Majors

This session is designed to help parents, teachers, administrators, and social workers maximize educational opportunities for highly mobile students, which include homeless, foster-care, and military dependent students. This session will explore common, but challenging issues facing highly mobile families/youth, focusing on expanding understanding of educational rights afforded to highly mobile students. Presented by Susana Majors.

Susana Majors

College, Career and Military Ready for Parents

Bryan Davis

College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) is an important part of high school accountability and of student preparedness for life after high school. Come find out what CCMR is, what our schools have to offer, and what you can do as a parent to help facilitate your child graduating CCM Ready!

Bryan Davis

IGs to Lesson Ready

Annabel Garcia

Using IG's to create meaningful and engaging lessons/stations. Manipulate district resources to create a personalized lesson plan that are effective, efficient, and your teaching style.

Annabel Garcia

Mental Health 101

Maria Iyescas

A general mental health awareness training that teaches basic mental health to help break down barriers and reduce stigma. Risk and protective factors will also be identified.

Maria Iyescas

EasyTech - What?s New? Refresher & Updates

Mary Beth Kreml

This session will provide educators hands-on experience and knowledge on updates and additions to the Learning.com platform and be prepared to implement them with success.

Mary Beth Kreml

EasyTech - Content & Curriculum (Including Tech Quest)

Mary Beth Kreml

This session dives deeply into the different types of content and curriculum items that Learning.com offers in EasyTech, as well as the recommended application for each. You will leave from this session with a deeper understanding of how the different curriculum items within EasyTech can be used together to create a robust digital literacy curriculum for their students. We will also cover Tech Quest.

Mary Beth Kreml

Keyboarding for Online STAAR Success & Future Readiness

Mary Beth Kreml

Online STAAR tests require typing skills as early as 3rd grade. In testing, the stronger a student's keyboarding skills, the more time they can devote to improving the quality of their response. Give your students the opportunity to earn badges & play fun games while improving their accuracy & words per minute!

Mary Beth Kreml

Track Reading Fluency with Reading Progress in Teams

Mary Villaume

Reading Progress is a free tool built into Microsoft Teams designed to support and track reading fluency in your class. Students record their reading on camera and submit it to you. As you mark and return their work, data is automatically collected and organized in Insights, helping you spend more time with students and less time analyzing data.

Mary Villaume

Supporting Social and Emotional Learning with Microsoft Tools

Mary Villaume

Gain insights on how to support SEL in the classroom and beyond with tools like the Reflect app, Praise Badges, and polls in Microsoft Teams.

Mary Villaume

GooseChase: Making Learning Adventurous

Casey Pyle, Thea Cain

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

Casey Pyle, Thea Cain

Education & Communication is a Two-Way Street

Laura Perales, Diana Ybarra

Campus leaders benefit from having a better two-way communication with their staff and families. Need to house lesson plans, employee handbook and your school map all in one place where everyone can find it? Need to have an easy way to send out announcements, letters, event notifications? We will share ways to increase continuous traffic flow in your Faculty Hub Course and how to keep everyone moving in the right direction. This Canvas class will help you get on the road to success!

Laura Perales, Diana Ybarra

TEAMing Up with Canvas

Cassandra Rhines, Sharla Arvizo

Learn how to use Canvas to drive your instruction. Participants will learn to transfer lesson plans to Canvas pages that will benefit teachers, students, and substitutes.

Cassandra Rhines, Sharla Arvizo

District Technology Standards

Baldemar Gonzales, Sean Babcock

CCISD has adopted a 1:1 student device program that provides students the tools to access, create, share and collaborate as digital citizens. It is a reflection of the district?s commitment to equip all students with 21st century skills and tools through best-practices and instructional strategies to become productive digital citizens.

Baldemar Gonzales, Sean Babcock

NWEA MAP Data for Newbies

Ashley Martinez

Learn to level up you data driven instruction with your NWEA MAP testing data!

Ashley Martinez

Eduphoria Saved Views

Amanda Cameron, Brandi Garza

This session will show teachers, principals, and assistant principals how to create customized views for data.

Amanda Cameron, Brandi Garza

Celebrate Your Emergent Bilinguals with Ellevation!

Avery Finkel

Ellevation is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping EBs achieve their highest aspirations. Learn about how Ellevation can support you and your students through actionable data insights, professional learning resources, and more!

Avery Finkel

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.

Brooke Lowery

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.

Melissa Summerford

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.

Celina Perez

Super-cali-fragilistic-eSped-alidocious

Kim Davis, Murray Bergman

Do you feel lost when it comes to gaining access to your student's IEP or 504 paperwork in our district platform called Frontline? Come join us to learn the tricks to be Frontline experts and best support your student!

Kim Davis, Murray Bergman

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.

Laurie Gomez, Laura Cantu

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.

Monica Leal, Corina Casarez

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.

Doug Bull

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.

Alexandra Villarreal, Raul Arvizu-Colchado

STAAR Desmos vs. TI-nspire

Savannah Payne

Math 8 and Algebra 1 Teachers come explore the integrated DESMOS graphing calculator in the STAAR platform.� Leave with best ideas of how to use the graphing calculator in your classroom.

Savannah Payne

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.

Kelechi Ubaha

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.

Kelechi Ubaha

It?s a Corpus Christi Special Just For Social Studies Teachers

Brandon Brewton

Teaching is exciting. Active Classroom with thousands of activities and daily lessons has been purchased for you. Come learn how to locate, assign and grade activities with Active Classroom.

Brandon Brewton

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.

Zola Pollard

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.

Zola Pollard

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.

Mary Villaume

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.

Patsy Hetz

Beyond Everyone Can Create Music

Patsy Hetz

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.

Patsy Hetz

Everyone Can Create: Drawing Faces to Tell a Story

Kim Artzer

Drawing provides children 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.

Kim Artzer

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.

Kim Artzer

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