The WOW! Factor: Increasing Student Engagement and Comprehension Using Technology

About the Session

The WOW! Factor: Increasing Student Engagement and Comprehension Using Technology

In this session, participants will learn about various interactive technology that can be incorporated immediately into their classroom using virtually any device. We will be exploring tools for comprehension, peer and teacher feedback, review for assessments, presentations, and project-based learning.

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About the Presenter

Sarah Rivera
STEM/Science Teacher
Perry High School
riveras@perry-lake.org

Sarah has been teaching at Perry High School for 3 years and has taught everything from Biology to Engineering. She has spoken at many different area conferences about her journey into 3D printing and her students’ partnership with E-NABLE making prosthetic hands to send overseas. She is a classroom tech guru, ambassador for Comprendio, and lover of all things geeky.

You’ll Get a Kick out of ClassKick!

About the Session

You’ll Get a Kick out of ClassKick!

I will model the FREE app and web tool Classkick and encourage participants to create an account and begin making an assignment. Classkick allows teachers to create assignments for rosters of students and watch them work in real time. In addition, students can ask for feedback and assistance from the teacher or from each other, so assignments become very collaborative. I have used the app to practice skills and introduce new content, create differentiated lessons, and build collaboration in my classroom.

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About the Presenter

Amy Roediger
Science Dept Coordinator and Instructional Coach
Mentor Public Schools
amyroediger@gmail.com

I have been teaching science in a variety of settings for 25 years. In addition, I work with other teachers as an instructional coach in Mentor and professional development instructor at Lake Erie College. I am an NBCT, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, a Nearpod Author and PioNear, a The Answer Pad Champion, a Plickers Ambassador, and a Classkick Mentor.

My 2 Year Tech Transformation

About the Session

My 2 Year Tech Transformation

To describe how a highly motivated teacher with average technology skills created a highly-effective technology-intensive high school science classroom.

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About the Presenter

Christian Barrus
Physics teacher
Kenston High School
christian.barrus@kenstonapps.org

Physics teacher (plus other sciences) 16 years, AP teacher 12 years, AP reader 2 years. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson U. ´91, worked at GE for 8 years, and have a M.Ed. from Cleveland State in ´01. My teaching mission is to encourage students take responsibility for their own learning in preparation for college and beyond. I´m happily married with 4 sons and in my spare time am a National Park enthusiast, Boy Scout leader, home brewing, golfing, sports watching Cavs fan.

Google Apps for Differentiation

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Google Apps for Differentiation

I will discuss some ways I’ve used Google Apps for Education to enhance/differentiate learning in my journalism program & open discussion for all other subject areas.

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About the Presenter

Angie Jameson
Journalism Teacher
Chagrin Falls High School
angie.jameson@chagrinschools.org

Angie Jameson is a secondary English and journalism teacher at Chagrin Falls High School. She is a “Google Geek,” and loves using Google Tools for Education in both her English and journalism courses. Additionally, she is in her second semester of the Library/Instructional Technology graduate program at Kent State University. Outside of teaching, Angie participates in the Writing Ourselves project through Kent State where she works with secondary ELA teachers and freshmen comp college professors from Northeast Ohio to help devise strategies to bridge the writing gap for students heading to college.

Breakout of the Norm!

About the Session

Breakout of the Norm!

Join Kelly Nyzen and Angela Wojtecki (Nordonia Hills City Schools) as you experience a BreakOut EDU session similar to one that teachers can conduct in their classrooms. This active session will be hands-on and force you to experience a true immersive learning experience like no other! Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Come and see what it is all about-and the power that exists in your classroom-if you are up for the challenge!

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About the Presenter

Angela Wojtecki
District Library Media Specialist/One to One Tech. Integration Specialist
Nordonia Hills City Schools
angela.wojtecki@nordoniaschools.org

Angela has been with Nordonia Hills City Schools since 2012. She loves all things technology and library. She currently is the facilitator for the Know-How Nordonia staff professional development series in addition to being the 1:1 Integration Specialist and District Librarian. She also is a Past President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and represented Ohio school librarians at the national level through the American Association of School Librarians. Angela also helps co-teach the district’s Google Academy and serves as Technology Advocate for the High School. Follow her on Twitter @AngelaWojtecki.

Beyond Google Classroom

About the Session

Beyond Google Classroom

Are you using Google Classroom? Want to find ways to make it even better? In this session we will explore some additional tools that extend the power of Google Classroom.

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About the Presenter

Josh Timmons
Tech Integration Specialist
Kenston Local Schools
josh.timmons@kenstonapps.org

Josh Timmons is a Technology Integration Coach for Kenston Schools. Previously, Josh has taught Science and Technology classes at Kenston Middle School. He received his B.S. in Education and Information Systems from Mount Union University and has a M.A in the Integration of Educational Technology. One of his current passions is coaching a Lego Robotics Team.