WeBo Next Learning Conference

Tuesday, August 1

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What is the WeBo Next Learning Conference?

The WeBo Next Learning Conference is an opportunity for educators to share ideas and network with other educators. This event is open to all educators and is free! Educators will also be sent PGPs at the end of the conference.


The WeBo Next Learning Conference takes place on Tuesday, August 1st at Western Boone Junior-Senior High School.

Agenda

8 - 8:30 am: Registration and Welcome

8:35 - 9:25 am: Session 1

9:30 - 10:20 am: Session 2

10:25 - 11:15 am: Session 3

11:15 - 11:30 am: Question and Answers with WeBo Next Presenters

Professional Development Sessions

Sign Up

Below are the professional development sessions being held at the WeBo Next Learning Conference. Please read through the available sessions and then click on the sign up form to sign up for the sessions you would like to attend.

Session 1

Escape Boredom With BreakoutEDU

Presented by: Ellen Jenkins, Matt Scott, and Megan Scott of Clinton Prairie High School

Teachers will learn what BreakoutEDU (a classroom escape game) is, practical tips to get started, ways to incorporate pre-made games into the classroom, and tips for creating your own games to fit your curriculum.


Genius Hour

Presented by: Brooke Walden of Western Boon Jr-Sr High School

Are you looking for ways to engage students? Genius Hour gives students choice in learning and improves critical thinking. Learn how to implement this practice and watch your students get to excited about learning!


Geogebra

Presented by: Ashley Sanders of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

GeoGebra is a math program that can be used to teach concepts in all areas of math that use the coordinate plane (best used for middle/high school math classes). This could potentially be used for some science courses, like chemistry or physics, if they're collecting data and need to represent best fit lines. GeoGebra is named from Geo-metry and Al-gebra put together. This can be used for both 2D and 3D graphs (so trig/precalc and calculus can be represented). My presentation would cover the basic uses of GeoGebra and how it can be used for various courses in math.


Using Windows Movie Maker to Enhance Classroom Videos

Presented by: Don Gray of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

In the presentation, teachers will learn how to: download a video for various locations. i.e. YouTube, DVDs, phone, computer, how to edit videos, and how to add sound to videos.

Session 2

Practical and Daily Uses for Canvas in Elementary Classrooms

Presented by: Courtney Henry of Lebanon Community Schools

Teachers will learn multiple basic ways presenter Courtney Henry has found to use Canvas in her 2nd grade classroom to help the kids become familiar with the program. Learning how to setup classroom groups, how to setup modules with hyperlinks to help students access internet sites quickly, how to setup quizzes in Canvas for the students, and how students can complete an assignment on the computer (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) then submit it to the teacher via Canvas for grading.


Bring Your Lessons to Life with Google Expeditions

Presented by: Dustin Harrison of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you take your students on immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space! The presentation will include everything you need to know to start using Google Expeditions in the classroom.


Gathering Data from Review Tools

Presented by: Sara Nicodemus of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

Plickers and Quizziz are two "tech" tools that are fun for students (and teachers) to use that can help teachers gather data in easy to use formats while also making review process fun for students. These two tools could be used in a variety of classrooms at any age level.


Canvas and GSuite: A Perfect Match

Presented by: Matt Scott, Megan Scott, and Ellen Jenkins of Clinton Prairie High School

Teachers will learn how GSuite integrates with Canvas to allow teachers to easily edit and share content they've created in Google with their students through Canvas as well as to allow students to simply share their work with their teachers.

Session 3

Makerspace Sandbox

Presented by: Tricia Skibbe of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

Come explore a Makerspace and tinker with Lego robotics, electronic gizmos, simple coding, and a 3D printer. We'll learn the basics of these Makerspace tools, try some hands-on learning, and discuss ideas for incorporating them into the curriculum.


Tech Connect

Presented by: Rita Newton of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

This presentation will focus on using Microsoft and other readily available applications to cover the alternative standards used with life skills students.


Escape Boredom With BreakoutEDU

Presented by: Ellen Jenkins, Matt Scott, and Megan Scott of Clinton Prairie High School

Teachers will learn what BreakoutEDU (a classroom escape game) is, practical tips to get started, ways to incorporate pre-made games into the classroom, and tips for creating your own games to fit your curriculum.


Bring Your Lessons to Life with Google Expeditions

Presented by: Dustin Harrison of Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you take your students on immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space! The presentation will include everything you need to know to start using Google Expeditions in the classroom.

Question and Answers

Take this time to talk to one of the presenters you saw or mingle with fellow educators!