Oakland University's School of Education & Human Services
Event Location: Oakland University Main Campus, Pawley Hall
Next workshop coming Fall 2016.
- apply at least one new skill in regards to educational technology in the classroom
- demonstrate leadership by modeling the use of educational technology to others in their district
- identify ways that educational technology can be used to support instruction and student learning, not interfere with it
- Learn how to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance instruction in the classroom
- Leave with practical lesson ideas to use in your own classroom, including all ages/subject areas
- Networking opportunities with other K-12 educators
- Educators can earn SCECHs
- Light refreshments and lunch provided
March 2016 Technology Workshop Session Descriptions
Presenter: Mike MedvinskyEverything begins with relationships. When educators have shared understandings which are supported by trust, great things happen for learners! I would like to showcase stories from my own classroom, highlight inspiration from colleague's classrooms, and successful technology integration. I invite teachers to challenge themselves to make a difference in their school with creativity and kindness, all beginning with relationships.
30+ Treasures from Student EdCamps and a Class Drone
Presenter: Christina OstranderStudent edcamps are a powerful tool in any classroom. Using as little as 15 minutes or as much as an hour student engagement is at an all-time high. I will share the more than 30 treasures from our edcamps including our classroom drone.
Presenter: Lori BanaszakEvery student in every elementary school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Join our journey on how we built elementary school coding clubs from the ground level at Clarkston Community Schools. We will cover how we got started, programs and curriculum we use and how to showcase student projects. Our learning goal for this session is to inspire you to start your own elementary coding clubs and have students become designers and/or creators of their own digital content.
Creating a Culture of Technology in Your District
Presenter: Matt SayersCreating a Culture of Technology in Your District provides useful insights that will transform your district into a cutting-edge organization. This course will aid educators at various positions and experience levels. Administrators, teachers, and others will learn reasons why many districts experience issues in using technology and methods to combat these problems. Additionally, significant time will be allotted to demonstrate and practice using the latest in educational technology. Technologies will include: web-based resources for both administrators and teachers, Microsoft resources, and IPad applications. Participants are welcomed and encouraged to bring their own devices.
Editing, Commenting, Suggesting, Oh My!
Presenter: Karen ChichesterNo matter content area or grade level, our students need to become effective writers. Luckily, Google gives us many ways to encourage our student writers to grow. This session is geared for newbies and explores using Google Apps, add-ons, and other web resources to support students from initial drafting through publishing. Participants will need access to either a personal (Gmail) or school Google Account. BYOD is recommended.
Flipping the Special Education Classroom
Presenter: Dwayne WesselParticipants will learn low cost strategies to provide instruction, supplement learning and measure progress. Teachers will learn how to use videos and computer aided assessment to increase student achievement. Students will be able to access instruction and demonstrate their understanding from most tablets, laptops or smartphones.
Formative Assessments: Applications in the Classroom
Presenter: Trapper HallamFormative assessments are a teacher's "finger on pulse" of the classroom understanding and comprehension. While nothing beats a quick thumbs-up or thumbs-down, there are some digital tools that can provide a quick qualitative, analytic driven snapshot on current understanding. Tools like Kahoot and Quizizz are a gaming approach to Formative assessment whereas GoFormative and SeeSaw allow the teachers to see and gauge student's work. In this presentation we will introduce and explore these tools and more.
Four Strategies for Blending and Flipping Your Classroom
Presenter: Mike LerchenfeldtHow do you implement the blended and flipped models while still engaging students in the classroom? This session will focus on using technology tools in a middle school science setting to blend and flip your classroom. The strategies presented will focus on science, but may be applied to other content areas.
Little Kids can REDEFINE their Learning!?
Presenter: Brooke StidhamiPads are a wonderful tool in the classroom, but are you ready to use them for more than routine practice and gaming apps? See how a 1st grade classroom is using iPads to redefine student learning. These young students are creating digital learning portfolios to share with others, iMovies to raise social awareness, and writing digital books. Come see examples and apps appropriate for all levels of the SAMR continuum for K-2 classrooms.
No More Red Pens
Presenter: Karen ChichesterHave 150 papers to grade this weekend? Don't we all. This session focuses on efficient ways to provide quality feedback to your students and speed up the grading process. Together, we will explore ways to use Google Apps and add-ons to aid struggling writers, help with revision/peer editing, and with assessment. BYOD and your ideas about how to use Google Apps effectively to provide feedback during the writing process.
Storytelling with Google Maps
Presenter: Karen ChichesterEveryone has a story to tell. Now you can use Google Maps to dynamically tell your story and your students to tell theirs. Students can also use mapping tools to show content mastery, enhance writing, and demonstrate data analysis skills. This session will provide step-by-step cheat sheets showing how to include images, Google Drive documents, and other web content into Google My Maps, Tour builder, and Google Earth. Bring your own device and images to create your story.
Technology Use in the Elementary Classroom
Presenter: Shannon DescampsThis session will focus on technology use in the elementary classroom. We will look at ways students can utilize tech to show and share their learning with others. We will learn how flipped lessons can transform learning experiences in the classroom and how to create flipped lessons. Participants are welcome to bring an iPad so we can create a lesson together.
Using Google to Collect and Share Essential Data
Presenter: Dwayne WesselParticipants will learn strategies that they can use to effortlessly collect and share effective realtime data with their coworkers and parents. Participants will learn how to collect and manage data from any smartphone or tablet.
March 2016 Presenters
Karen Chichester | High School Teacher, Monroe Jefferson Schools
Shannon Descamps | Elementary Teacher, Fraser Public Schools
Trapper Hallam | High School Teacher, Utica Community Schools
Mike Lerchenfeldt | Middle School Teacher, Chippewa Valley Schools
Mike Medvinsky – Keynote Presenter | Instructional Technology Integrator, University Liggett School
Christina Ostrander | Elementary Teacher, Grand Blanc Public Schools
Dr. Matthew Sayers | High School Teacher, Bendle Public Schools
Brooke Stidham | Elementary Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools
- Presentations - Teams or individual proposals will be accepted. Sessions will run 75 minutes, allowing for more in-depth presentation and Q&A.
- Content - We encourage sessions involving BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and those that allow time for active discussion among participants, so that educators will have some takeaway elements they can use immediately following in their classrooms. Presentation selections will be made based on desired topics, flow of content, educational value, and quality of learning objectives. All selected content will be published in workshop publications and online.
- Agenda Schedule - The workshop organizers will set the time for each presentation, in order to optimize the sequencing and flow of content. Sessions will end by 3:30 p.m. the day of. Oakland University will notify all selected speakers by September 15, 2016.
Past topics have included:
- SMART Board Technology and Lesson Design
- Tablet-Based Instruction
- Online and Blended Learning
- iPads in the Classroom
- iPad Apps for Elementary Students
- Best Apps for Special Needs Students
- GoogleApps in the Classroom
- Google Add-ons
- Connecting to the Global Classroom
- Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
- Digital Portfolios and Assessment
- Social Media in the Classroom
- The Paperless Classroom
- Online Connections for Elementary Classrooms
Suggest topics of interest may include:
- Technology in the Elementary Classroom
- Technology Topics by Subject or Grade Level
- Beginner Tech in the Classroom
- SMART Boards / Interactive White Boards
- GAFE or Advanced Google Apps
- Creating Classroom Websites
- Ideas for Low-Income / Low-Tech Schools
- Using Technology to Improve Test Scores
- Google Classroom
- Building Digital Portfolios
- Global Learning with iPads and Google
- Technology for Special Education Students
- All speakers will receive the following: complimentary registration for the workshop with access to the keynote session and all workshop sessions, along with refreshments and lunch.
- Speakers will be features in the workshop publication and on the OU School of Education and Human Services website.
- The above benefits do not extend to staff or colleagues who may accompany the speaker.
Terms and Conditions
The submitter agrees to the following terms and conditions when submitting a session proposal:
- The OU Enhancing Instruction with Technology Workshop Committee has final determination of learning sessions. Each concurrent learning session will last 75 minutes.
- Primary presenter is responsible for submitting presentation materials and handouts prior to the conference for inclusion on the Enhancing Instruction with Technology mobile application. All presentation materials are due by Friday, September 23, 2016.
- Learning session materials will be provided on a mobile application for registrants only prior to the workshop for the attendees to download.
- Hotel, travel, and other expenses are not covered; speakers are responsible for their own expenses.
- Only the primary speaker will receive one complimentary conference registration per presentation. Oakland University automatically registers the primary speaker for the conference. Co-presenters will need to register themselves for the conference if they plan to attend learning sessions.
- This session may be photographed for the purpose of marketing for the School of Education and Human Services and Oakland University.
- Primary presenter is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce handouts if copyrighted by an organization other than Oakland University.
Please complete the online application form by Thursday, September 1, 2016. Selected presenters will be notified via email by Thursday, September 15, 2016.
All presentation materials and handouts are due by Friday, October 7, 2016 and will be included on the Enhancing Instruction with Technology mobile application.
If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact Kelly Quintana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Workshop Registration Fee: $75
- SCECHs Fee: Additional $10
- Parking is free on Oakland University's Main Campus
- Lunch will be provided to all participants
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