Session One (10:00 - 11:15 a.m.)

 

Room Number Session Info
C101

Do the math with Google and Virtual Manipulatives

Tod Johnston
Explore how to make math visual with Google and the Math Learning Center apps. The MLC math apps—free on the web and a variety of operating systems— cover the full spectrum of visual models from geoboards to number lines to fraction pieces. While using the apps to showcase your most elegant math strategies, you’ll learn how to use Google Sides and Forms to start meaningful math discussions in your classroom. Come ready to DO THE MATH!

 

 C103

Using the New Google Sites to Communicate with Your Students and Community

Melissa Lim
Learn how to use the new Google Sites to easily publish a website that looks great and is an excellent communication channel for students, parents and the school community.

 

C104

Google Slides Can Do THAT?!?!

Colleen Henry
Google Slides is so much more than a presentation app…this session will explore the different ways teachers and administrators can use the Swiss-Army Knife of Google Apps to create, collaborate, publish, and share.

 

C105

Measuring Student Growth with Google Sheets

Matt Hurst
Participants will use Google Sheets to build dynamic student assessment trackers.

 

 C107

The Power of Forms

Jason Cook
Integrating Forms into a various data-flows (with examples for Classroom and administration).

 

C201

Let’s Get Mappy: Unleash the Real Power of Diversified Student Projects Using Google MyMaps

Amy Gertenrich-Dwyer
Think maps are just about geography?  Not so!  Integrate history, biography, science, math and much more in the engaging and super easy to use Google MyMap tool. Easily include images, text, videos, websites and text.  Learn strategies for use from 1st graders to high schoolers.

 

 C203

Google Sites: Embedding Materials to Flip Your Instruction

Steve Oliver
Learn how to embed content like docs and videos for your students to explore independently. They can self-pace and you can win back active instruction time for your classroom.

We’ll use this site as our session resource: https://sites.google.com/nclack.k12.or.us/flip-your-instruction/upgrade-your-teacher-website

 

 C205

“Form”ing a Classroom Community

Melissa Mimier King
Building a classroom community is arguably the most important component of effective teaching. It’s also one of the hardest things to do with 1-1 technology or a paperless classroom. Come learn, prepare and practice how to use Google Forms to build the rapport with and among your students needed to make learning happen!

 

 C207

Google Apps Basics

Michael Allen
A beginner tour of the apps suite.

 

C209

Build a Master Schedule Design Tool

Stephen Rouffy
Learn to build a master schedule design tool based on student class forecasts to help calculate optimal number of sections with teacher class load breakdown. The class will provide templates, formulas and dummy data based on standard Synergy SIS reports as well as bonus materials. The templates can be easily modified to accommodate different SIS reports using the concepts presented in this presentation.

 

C204

Q&A with a Googler

Angela Larkin
A session where attendees can provide candid feedback on Google tools and things happening within their districts. I can provide an overview of a few of the new updates and programs, but what would be great for me is hearing about where everyone’s at this school year and what kind of support you need from Google.

Lightning One (11:30 - noon)
Room Session Info
 C101

WOW!  Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me THAT?

Diane Bishop
In this 30 minute session, participants will be introduced to how teams of teachers in North Clackamas School District used Google Slides to develop lessons for every topic in grades K – 5 that are effective and efficient utilizing our newly adopted curriculum resources. The sharing of these lessons across a school or district provides a framework for lesson planning allowing flexibility for differentiation between teachers in a school and across a district to meet the needs of each learner.

 

 C103

Google Drive – Let The Stream Begin!

Tony Ling
Google Drive is out. File Stream is in! Come learn what this change means for you and your district.

 

C104

Opening Doors– Tech Tools for Struggling Students

Kristina Wambold
No matter what or where you teach, your students are diverse. Technology can help you meet different needs in all areas, whether you serve students with behavioral needs, physical or sensory disabilities, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders–and TPEP emphasizes use of differentiation strategies. Come and learn strategies for easily differentiating your instruction using free or low-cost online tools. Save time and effort while better serving your students!

 

 C105

Drive – Sharing folders – How to Clean up your Shared with Me files, and Naming Conventions

Ray Nelson
How to share with students in Drive, and how having students share with you for finding files quickly.

 

C107

Sending Classroom Photos/Video From YOUR Phone Straight to Your Google Drive OR Your Google Site!

Carolyn Kirschmann
A picture is worth a thousand words. Save time. Make your life easier. Upload straight from you phone.

 

C201

Google Classroom Basics

Stephanie Hughes
Learn how to create and implement model anchor videos that students can view as many times as needed using Google Apps. This gives students ownership of their learning and allows them to work at their individual paces while freeing you to work one-on-one with students and maintain your sanity.

 

C203

Google Photos and Google Keep

Michael Allen
Introduction to Google Photos and Google Keep. Timesavers.

 

 C205

Recharge and Reset

Megan Lee
30 minutes of stress relief and strategies for creating healthy educators.

 

C209

Streamlining Class in the Cloud

Renee Ferguson
Educators will apply Google Classrooms, Drive, and Slides for the purpose of consolidating resources and better streamlining lesson planning and delivery.

 

Lightning Two (1:00-1:30 p.m.)
Room Session Info
 C101

Team Drive and Drive Stream

Jason Cook
How to use Team Drive in place of conventional file shares.

 

 C103

Wellness and Technology

Megan Lee
Come explore apps for movement, nutrition education, and stress management in the classroom.

 

C104

Google Help Forums

Stephen Rouffy
The Google Help Forums are the best way to get expert support to your Google Suite questions. Come learn about them from Stephen, a rising star in the Google Sheets in the Google Docs Forums.

 

 C105

Using Sheets to Connect your Data

Kim Castle
I’ll show the 3 formulas you need to make Google Sheets really work for you. This is for those who have used a spreadsheet before, but don’t know how to combine data from multiple sources in an effective way. I’ll teach VLOOKUP, IMPORTRANGE, and QUERY.

 

C107

CS First FREE Scratch Instruction from Google

Jani Colasurdo
CS First FREE Scratch instruction from Google

 

C201

Using Google Classroom for Staff Training and PD

Tom Luba
Google Classroom performs well as a Learning Management System (LMS) for K-12 online and blended learning. However, its classroom-centric model is not necessarily well-suited for staff training and professional development. For those who have used other LMS solutions like Blackboard, Schoology, D2L, Canvas, etc. for staff PD, making the transition to Classroom can be intimidating. This lightning round session will provide some tips, tricks and examples for making Classroom work for staff training and professional development. Teachers who have not yet used Google Classroom and are looking for an introduction would also benefit from attending this session.

 

GYM

WHAT are you juggling?!

Tricia George
Learn to group juggle and use the metaphor of juggling to develop teamsmanship and leadership with your students/staff.

 

 C205

Doors Reflection Activity

Amy Gertenrich-Dwyer
Our theme this year is doors. Opening them, peeking in them, barreling through them. Come join Amy for a fun doors activity that helps us reflect on our morning sessions.

 

 C207

Data and Information Security in G Suite

Rachel Wente-Chaney
In this lightning round, we’ll talk about ways to communicate and collaborate safely in G Suite. We’ll focus on the sharing options in docs and strategies for minimizing personally identifiable information (PII) in our online work.

 

Session Two (1:45 - 3:00)
Room Session Info
 C101

Come on Baby Light My Fire: The Real Power of Engagement in Your Classroom

Amy Gertenrich-Dwyer and Carolyn Kirschmann
Did someone say The Doors??? Join Amy and Carolyn (and Jim Morrison, may he rest in peace) for an upbeat, informative look at classroom engagement.

 

 C103

Increase Parent Involvement With Tech Tools

Kristina Wambold
Increase your impact beyond the classroom walls. Use technology tools to increase parent awareness, volunteerism and communication. Help parents find Web 2.0 resources to assist their child at home. Schedule conferences online, and provide access to assignments and classroom instruction, reducing the impact of student absences.

 

 C104

Digital Signage with Chrome Sign Builder

Ben Mabbott
Learn how to easily and cheaply manage digital signage using ChromeOS and $100 hardware. We will then segue into a general ChromeOS management group discussion, so bring your best tips and tricks to share!

 

 C105

Q&A with a Googler

Angela Larkin
A session where attendees can provide candid feedback on Google tools and things happening within their districts. I can provide an overview of a few of the new updates and programs, but what would be great for me is hearing about where everyone’s at this school year and what kind of support you need from Google.

 

 C107

Making Order Out of Chaos: Confessions of a Documentarian

Ervin Miller
How I use Mail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets and Google Chrome daily to keep the forces of chaos at bay. Google apps are ever-changing, as are our jobs. Let’s share tips and tricks that work for us.

 

C201

Collaborative Planning

Melissa Mimier King
Are you struggling to plan with your team without a common planning time? Use Google Docs to create a template with room to record reflections, organize links and make team planning smooth and efficient. Participants who can attend with their team will get the most out of the session, but even those attending solo will gain confidence in sharing your teaching and learning with each of your super-teacher colleagues.

 

 C203

Integrating Multiple Forms for Building Workflows

Andrew Wheeler and Kristin Johnson
When you’re managing a wide-ranging process requiring different kinds of input from multiple users, sometimes you need more than one form. But integrating all that data is a daunting prospect indeed. This session will help you navigate the tools you’ll need to integrate the data, automate communications, simplify end-user navigation, and make your process as seamless as possible.

 

 C205

Exchange and Gmail Calendar Interop

Jason Cook
Implementing the new Calendar Interop to share calendar info between Exchange and Gmail.

 

 C207

Instructions Your Students Will Actually Hear

Stephanie Hughes
Learn how to create and implement model anchor videos that students can view as many times as needed using Google Apps. This gives students ownership of their learning and allows them to work at their individual paces while freeing you to work one-on-one with students and maintain your sanity.

 

 C209

A Deeper Dive in to Google Docs

Melissa Lim
Dive deeper beyond the basics of Google Docs and learn some new tips and tricks to make you more efficient and productive.

 

 C204

Five “Go-To” Google Apps: Ideas for the Classroom

Todd Cherner
Popular G Suite programs such as Docs, Slides, and Forms comprise the core of Google Drive. In addition, several dozen Google apps are available to teachers that can be instantly downloaded and connected to their Drive. This session will provide an overview of five Google Apps and offer examples for using them in middle and high school classrooms. To conclude the session, the presenter will facilitate a discussion before highlighting a resource that supports teachers in locating and using apps in their classroom.

 


You can see our past schedules here for loads of great resources and look-backs:

We are hosting two different session formats:

  • Full Sessions—our full sessions are 75-minutes long and allow for a deep look at a topic or tool. Unless noted otherwise, our sessions are hands-on. Bring a device to work alongside your session leader.
  • Lightning Rounds—our lightning rounds are fast-paced, 30-minute, focused sessions on a slice of a topic or tool. In some of these sessions, you may get the opportunity to sit back and absorb. We schedule lightning rounds before and after lunch to keep the day moving quickly.