November 5th 2019 Innovation Institute I

Session Descriptions

Morning Sessions 9:00AM-11:30AM

Room 200

Apex Learning for New Users

During this session, participants will receive an introduction to the Apex Learning digital curriculum, pathways, and course catalog. They will experience the digital curriculum from the perspective of both a student and teacher. Participants will discover teacher tools in the digital curriculum, grade book, reports, and the outline manager and discuss best practices for classroom management, student orientation, and monitoring student progress.

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Room 202

Digitally Gamified Assessments

In this session, we will explore what digitally gamified assessments are and demo three such games- Quizlet’s Quizlet Live, Socrative’s SpaceRace and SMART Lab’s Monster Quiz. We will use the SAMR model to assess their use in the classroom. *Note: The presentation will be presented using Pear Deck. Each member will be able to access their personal published “student takeaways” at the end of the session.

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Room 204

Bridging SEL and Executive Function to Empower All Learners

Social and Emotional Learning is often described in terms of five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. The heart of all learning, whether it be academic, social, or emotional is executive function -- a set of skills emanating from the prefrontal cortex that provides one with self-regulation, organization, and higher-order thinking. Essentially, social and emotional learning requires executive function; and employing social and emotional learning competencies builds executive function. This workshop will explore the connections between these two key topics in education today and provide participants with strategies and structures they can employ to help their students experience greater success and happiness in school and life.

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Room 223

Ditch that Binder and Sync-Up with OneNote to Provide Accessible Content for All Students

Are you looking for an easy way to organize your #TeacherLife, reduce your workload, and stop shuffling paper? Come see how OneNote is an organization powerhouse. With features like Digital Inking, Math Tools, Immersive Reader, Dictate, and more, you can create and share a Notebook to support ALL learners in your classroom. You will walk away from this session with a OneNote Notebook created by YOU for YOU along with a plethora of ideas for using OneNote to organize your learning space.

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Room 224

Cultivating a Culture of Creativity

School is a place where students should be encouraged and supported to be creative and explore their interests. Teachers who create authentic experiences and design structures to build student responsibility for their learning create an environment where students are empowered to change the world. Fostering creativity and problem solving skills will help students to fulfill these dreams. These students will in turn become lifelong learners who feel connected, interested, and motivated by the content in which they are engaging. In student-driven learning environments efficacious students are cultivated by the structures and strategies employed. This type of classroom or school environment will cultivate a culture of creativity. In this workshop, participants will experience a variety of structures and strategies to stimulate student curiosity as they engage with content.

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Room 226

Khan Academy (Math)

Learn how to use Khan Academy to supplement your math class.

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Room 233

Social and Emotional Learning in a Student-Driven Environment

Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a major role in one’s success in life and career. Being in touch with emotions, controlling them, setting and achieving goals, engaging with others in socially appropriate ways, demonstrating empathy toward others, establishing positive relationships, and taking responsibility in life are critical skills that are not necessarily included in school curricula. They are skills that are fostered every day in student-driven learning environments. Develop structures and strategies you can employ to build SEL in your classroom or school while increasing strategies you can employ to build SEL in your classroom or school while increasing student choice and voice. During this workshop, participants will explore and develop an understanding of the core competencies of SEL as defined by CASEL. Participants will have time to explore how one of the core competencies of SEL is addressed through goals of engagement, empowerment, and efficacy in a student-driven classroom.

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Room 245

Personalize Your Classroom Using Playlists

In this session we will learn how to personalize student learning by using various edtech tools in a “playlist” to deliver content and assessments. Learn how to create your own curriculum playlist to implement in your classroom .

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Room 247

Introduction to Edgenuity K-12 Intervention and Online Learning Solutions

In this session we will provide an overview of our product offerings from K-12 to help your teachers and students reach their maximum success. A tablet or laptop is not necessary for the session.

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Room 280

Using a Design Process to Tackle Real World Problems

Participants will explore IDE Corp.’s six-step design process for students to use to apply a methodical approach to solving problems, the guiding questions students can use for each step, and how to facilitate learning through the process. Teachers will also brainstorm possible content-related problems with which their students can engage in during the school year.

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Room 281

Introduction to Google Drive

This session is designed for users who are NEW to using Google Drive. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides that permit collaborative editing and sharing. Learn how to use these tools that can effectively be used in transforming your classroom.

Afternoon Sessions 12:30-2:45

Room 200

Apex Learning For Site Coordinators and Power Users

During this session, participants will discuss roles and responsibilities for Site Coordinators, discuss managing enrollments in Apex and the Admin Console as well as review the most useful reports for account management. Participants will also discuss best practices for classroom management, student motivation, and monitoring student progress. Participants will also learn the new features that were released recently and be able to get questions answered about their own schools’ issues

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Room 204

Bridging SEL and Executive Function to Empower All Learners

Social and Emotional Learning is often described in terms of five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. The heart of all learning, whether it be academic, social, or emotional is executive function -- a set of skills emanating from the prefrontal cortex that provides one with self-regulation, organization, and higher-order thinking. Essentially, social and emotional learning requires executive function; and employing social and emotional learning competencies builds executive function. This workshop will explore the connections between these two key topics in education today and provide participants with strategies and structures they can employ to help their students experience greater success and happiness in school and life.

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Room 223

Office 365 + Microsoft Teams = Organizational Magic

Are you looking for a way to streamline communication, collaboration, and organization within your district, school, or department/grade level? Come learn how you can use Office 365 to collaborate, share, and grow. From organizing your OneDrive to leveraging Microsoft Teams’ built-in collaborative features, you will leave this interactive, hands-on session with the tools, knowledge, and ideas for using Office 365.

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Room 224

Cultivating a Culture of Creativity

School is a place where students should be encouraged and supported to be creative and explore their interests. Teachers who create authentic experiences and design structures to build student responsibility for their learning create an environment where students are empowered to change the world. Fostering creativity and problem solving skills will help students to fulfill these dreams. These students will in turn

become lifelong learners who feel connected, interested, and motivated by the content in which they are engaging. In student-driven learning environments efficacious students are cultivated by the structures and strategies employed. This

type of classroom or school environment will cultivate a culture of creativity. In this workshop, participants will experience a variety of structures and strategies to stimulate student curiosity as they engage with content.

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Room 233

Social and Emotional Learning in a Student-Driven Environment

Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a major role in one’s success in life and career. Being in touch with emotions, controlling them, setting and achieving goals, engaging with others in socially appropriate ways, demonstrating empathy toward others, establishing positive relationships, and taking responsibility in life are critical skills that are not necessarily included in school curricula. They are skills that are fostered every day in student-driven learning environments. Develop structures and strategies you can employ to build SEL in your classroom or school while increasing strategies you can employ to build SEL in your classroom or school while increasing student choice and voice. During this workshop, participants will explore and develop an understanding of the core competencies of SEL as defined by CASEL. Participants will have time to explore how one of the core competencies of SEL is addressed through goals of engagement, empowerment, and efficacy in a student-driven classroom.

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Room 280

Using a Design Process to Tackle Real World Problems

Participants will explore IDE Corp.’s six-step design process for students to use to apply a methodical approach to solving problems, the guiding questions students can use for each step, and how to facilitate learning through the process. Teachers will also brainstorm possible content-related problems with which their students can engage in during the school year.