Umpqua Valley STEAM Institute 2020

ED Tech Summit: Tools and Support for Virtual Learning

Southern Oregon ESD ED Tech Summit

The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub is partnering with the Southern Oregon ESD and STEAM Hub to offer several sessions focused on skills to support you in teaching distance-and hybrid-education models. Fellow educators from across Southern Oregon will provide practical ways to engage students in active learning.

As part of this offering, every educator in the Umpqua Valley will be licensed to use Oregon Connections - Nepris for the entire year. Attend Oregon Connections 1.0 to learn how this tool can assist you in providing your students with connections between their learning today and possible careers of the future. To register for this session and others, go to this link:

To Register, go to:

Southern Oregon ESD ED Tech Summit

Tuesday, Aug. 11th, 8am-4:30pm

This is an online event.


You can sign up to attend one session or as many as you would like. After registering, you will be receiving a link by email to access your Oregon Connections license and the sessions you are attending.


Q&A of the Day

7:30 AM

Cadre and Sponsors

Welcome and Regional Ed Tech Vision

8:20 AM


Magical Learning Keynote

8:30 AM

Trisha Richmond


9:15 AM

Breakout Session 1

9:30 AM

Maintaining School/Student relationships during COVID-19

Morgan Cottle

Supporting Learning from Home for Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Darby Lasley

Power Up Thinking Routines Using Technology Tools

Debbie Tannenbaum

Twig Science Goes Virtual: One Click Distance Learning!

Contessa Akintunji

Oregon Connections 1.0* Double session

Lacey Ferguson and Kristina Ikola

Hybrid and Distance Learning in the Elementary Classroom with Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Heather Marrs

Canva: Teaching Students and Educators Creative Bravery

LeVonda Vickery

Educating Students and Parents about Online Safety and Privacy

Michelle Green


10:50 AM

Breakout Session 2

11:00 AM

Blended Schooling: Brick and Mortar/Off Campus Learning.

Morgan Cottle

CTE & Esports: Gaming Your Way to Work

Laylah Bulman

Build 21st century skills through computer science!

Liz Coluni

Inquiry-based STEM Projects with ScienceWorks: Facilitation and Expansion Tips

Ash Friend

Synchronous SDI Instruction in the Virtual School Environment

Jill Adams

Digital Fire Stories from SOFEE

Tara Laidlaw

Equity and Productive Engagement in the Distance High School Math Class

Debbie Knapp

Oregon Open Learning OER Workshop

Vanessa Clark

Theatre Arts in an Online World through StageAgent

Cindi Calhoun

The Maker Mindset and Remote Project Based Learning with 3D Printing

Alli French

Lunch and Learns

12:20 AM


Breakout Session 3

1:00 PM

Group Based Learning in Canvas

Cecilia Lepa

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom** Mentioned double or workshop (100 mins)

Megan Van Wesep Flannery

Providing Access and Rigor for All Students during Online Learning.

Vicki Sime

NGSS in a Virtual Realm** Mentioned double or workshop (100 mins)

Ben DeCarlow

Social Emotional Learning with Coded Stories

Nicole Kang

The SpEdTalk with WISC and WIAT team

Natalie Conway

Sketchnoting for Everyone

Heather Marrs

Copyright Law: We are ALL Violators!

Tim Chase

Geek Out with these Google Hacks

LeVonda Vickery


2:20 PM

Breakout Session 4

2:30 PM

Creating Virtual Escape Rooms to Demonstrate Understanding

Nicole Kang

Empowering Student Voice with Technology Tools

Debbie Tannenbaum

Hybrid Teaching - Supplement limited face-to-face instruction with engaging digital learning tools.

Lu Seapy

Enhance your classroom with Google Forms & Sheets

Dale Hammack

Beginning a Life in Canvas after Google Classroom

Michelle Green

Oregon Connections 2.0* Double session

Lacey Ferguson and Kristina Ikola

Magical Gamified Adventures for Anywhere Learning

Tisha Richmond

Gimkit Basics and Virtual Fieldtrips

Alyssum Barber

Group Share - Lessons Learned

3:50 PM

Cadre and Sponsors

Summit Closing and Good Journey

4:20 PM


For more information, contact Gwen Soderberg-Chase, Director of the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub. or 541-784-8622

RSVPs are enabled for this event.