CCSD Summer Technology Conference

Transforming Education

Summer Technology Conference 2015

Cherokee County School District is sponsoring our 2nd Annual Summer Technology Conference. This year’s conference will focus on engaging, impactful, and user-friendly tools to TRANSFORM your classroom. Join us this summer and become a transformer!

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Conference Mission: to assist educators in developing in each student the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively.

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Conference Dates and Times

July 27-28, 2015

9:00am-2:30pm

Conference Location

Gaffney High School
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"Successful Technology Integration is a Mindset not a Skill set."

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS


TRANSFORMING SCHOOLS AND LEARNING


Workshop 1: Get Your Geek On! Technology Troubleshooting

  • Common printing questions
  • ActivBoard problems
  • Common connectivity issues
  • Accessing district wireless
  • File management



Workshop 2: Mix, Stir, Shake, and Blend Your Learning Environment

Learn from a classroom teacher how to use the features of Edmodo to create a digital learning environment.



Workshop 3: Office 365 Intermediate

  • Using OneDrive effectively
  • File sharing and collaboration
  • Lync messaging



Workshop 4: ReMix, RePurpose, ReDesign

Office Mix and Inking - makes authoring and sharing of online lessons/presentations simple.



Workshop 5: ClassFlow: Go with the Flow and Engage all Your Students

Learn about this new engaging feature of ActiveInspire designed to make lesson preparation easier.



Workshop 6: Educate, Innovate and Transform :

Using Technology in a K-12 Mathematics Classroom.



Workshop 7: iPadeology

Basic iPad use for the new/beginner iPad user. Learn iPad settings, options, creating folders, and other basic uses.



Workshop 8: iPads are APPsolutely Amazing

Apps and iMovie use for the intermediate iPad user.



Workshop 9: Microsoft OneLove, OneNote (required for all high school teachers)

Learn the basics of OneNote, a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. OneNote gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries.



Workshop 10: Minecraft: Mining the Learning, Crafting the Meaning

Learn how to use Minecraft as a tool to engage students across a range of subjects.



Workshop 11: Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Collaborate with students across the globe using various video chat platforms.



Workshop 12: Make a Date With Windows 8 : Everything you need to know about Windows 8. Includes a Windows 10 Preview.



Workshop 13: There's an App (and website) for that...

Discussing apps for Android and iPad for the elementary classroom. Will also introduce Donors Choose and discuss the best ways to use technology in the classroom.



Workshop 14: Lights! Camera! Student Movie Makers in Action!

Engage students by offering them the ability to create and edit videos using Microsoft MovieMaker.



Workshop 15: Show Me the Answer! Web 2.0 Assessments (Kahoot!, Quizlet, Socrative, Poll Everywhere, Padlet).



Workshop 16: WebTools 4U2Use - Creating Online Presentations (Prezi, PowToon, Moovly).



Workshop 17: Let's Get Digital! - Learn several ways to strengthen engagement using a variety of Web 2.0 tools.



Workshop 18: Write Here! Write Now!

Blogging in the Classroom - Learn how to use blogging to expose students to a larger more authentic audience, build writer's confidence, and engage students in meaningful learning activities.



Workshop 19: Destiny Digital Library

Learn about eBooks and Follett Shelf.



Workshop 20: Collaborative Writing

Learn how students can use their laptops to write together. Teachers will be shown how to create and share documents securely online in a way that allows students to share ideas and work together.



Workshop 21: Bamboo Who? YOU!

Digital tablet for drawing, capturing, designing, and editing ideas for your classroom. You can use this accessory to bring creativity to any lesson. This affordable tablet will be available for use during the session. This session may be of interest to fine arts teachers.



SESSIONS ARE 50 MINUTES IN LENGTH. PARTICIPANTS CAN ATTEND A MAX OF EIGHT SESSIONS (four per day). PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TEN SESSIONS WHEN REGISTERING (eight plus two alternatives).

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Registration

The email you received containing the link to this flyer provides information about registering for the conference. Be sure and register early. Seating is limited. Registration will end June 30, 2015.


Schedules will be emailed to participants the week of July 6th.

Cancellation

Please email (helpdesk@cherokee1.org) or call the help desk at 864-206-2299 if you need to cancel. There will likely be a waiting list.
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Prizes

Lots of great prizes will be given again this year!

Re-Certification Points

Participants who attend at least four sessions will receive 20 re-certification points through the SC State Department of Education. Participants who attend eight or more sessions will receive 40 re-certification points through the SDE.

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