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Wednesday, May 29
 

8:30am

Breakout Room from start to finish
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will show you how to make eye catching task cards and how to utilize Outlook Forms to make an engaging breakout activity that your students are sure to enjoy.


Speakers
avatar for Noelia Garza

Noelia Garza

4th Grade Teacher, HCISD
My name is Noelia Garza, and I am a Digital and Dual Language Teacher at Ben Milam Elementary. We will be working with Powepoint & Google Forms. I will link free items on Onedrive so that you will have access to them the closer we get to our session. Those items will be available... Read More →
avatar for Edna Hernandez

Edna Hernandez

5th grade teacher
My name is Edna Hernandez and I'm an apple teacher and teach 5th grade science at Ben Milam Dual language academy. I have been teaching for 8 years and have been a digital leader for the last 3 years. I have a bachelor's in bilingual education and a master's in C&I concentration in... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 109

8:30am

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Meet Your New Class Mentor, JT! - Music!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 201
  • Host Organization Apple

8:30am

Doodles, Drawings and Animations to Show Learning - Drawing!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 200
  • Host Organization Apple

8:30am

Expanding Your Learning Beyond the Selfie - Photography!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Powers

Kasey Powers

Apple Professional Learning, Apple


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 207
  • Host Organization Apple

8:30am

Flipgrid and Kahoot in the Special Needs Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipgrid and Kahoot are great apps that encourage student engagement, that includes ALL types of learners. This session will explore using Flipgrid and Kahoot in the special needs classroom. Students across various learning abilities CAN leverage technology use to express their knowledge and build their social skills.

Speakers
avatar for Vilia Garcia

Vilia Garcia

Library Media Specialist, Harlingen CISD - Harlingen H S - South
High School Librarian at HHS South. Keeper of the Books.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 101
  • Host Organization South

8:30am

Getting More out of the new ELAR TEKS
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be looking at integrating the new ELAR standards across curriculum. Engaging hooks and closure activities will be focused on higher level thinking skills and LSRW opportunities to increase student academic success. Laptops preferred for session.

Speakers
avatar for NorAnn Cantu

NorAnn Cantu

5th grade Bilingual Teacher, Harlingen CISD
My passion is teaching across curriculums with an emphasis on reading skills. I take pride in creating life long learners and increasing my student's self confidence in all areas. Ask me about my robotics teams and let me tell you about my love for science.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 112

8:30am

Introduction to Canvas LMS
Limited Capacity seats available

The session is designed to help teachers learn how to set-up and use Canvas effectively in a blended learning environment.

Speakers
TE

Tammy Escalante

Algebra I Teacher, HSHP
SS

Steven Segovia

Biology Teacher, HSHP


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 104
  • Host Organization HSHP

8:30am

Literacy + Technology: Enhancing student comprehension of vocabulary and spelling through technology integration.
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers will learn innovative ways to expand students’ academic vocabulary and practice their spelling through engaging activities with the iPad using Keynote and Clips.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Cruz

Beatrice Cruz

5th grade Teacher, Harlingen CISD- Zavala Elem
I am a 5th Grade Bilingual Reading Teacher at Zavala Elementary in Harlingen, an Apple ConnectEd School, where we recently became a 1:1 campus. I began my digital journey as a BYOD classroom where I began establishing a platform for my students to feel comfortable integrating technology... Read More →
avatar for Christine Medrano

Christine Medrano

Second-grade teacher at Zavala Elementary. Apple Distinguished Educator and literacy enthusiast. I love integrating technology in the classroom to deepen learning and increase engagement.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 205

8:30am

Motivating the UnMotivated in Secondary English, using Seesaw and Book Snaps
Limited Capacity seats available

The challenge of breathing excitement into test prep lessons is real! Utilizing novel studies, partnered with student created Book Snaps using Seesaw, a fresh take on test prep began. In a few short months students became increasingly engaged and showed improved in test scores. In this session participants will learn how to create Book Snaps using Seesaw.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 100
  • Host Organization South

8:30am

Podcasting in the Classroom to Amplify Student Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

Podcasts are super popular and can be a very powerful tool! Synth offers you an opportunity to empower students to use their voice and collaborate with each other for the purposes of reflection and providing evidence of thinking, all in a podcast! Classmates are able to respond and begin a conversation Synth also allows teachers to collaborate with other educators around the world! This is an excellent step to giving students choice.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Cornejo

Alexandra Cornejo

Library Media Specialist, Harlingen CISD
Alexandra Cornejo is a high school librarian at a specialty school for future health professionals at Harlingen School of Health Professions. Her drive is to motivate her students to be passionate readers, tech empowered and responsible digital citizens. She is an enthusiast for young... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 111
  • Host Organization HSHP

8:30am

Quiet on the Set! Movie Making for Everyone - Video!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 210
  • Host Organization Apple

8:30am

Simplify Classroom Management with Forms and QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Reduce paperwork and save time by using QR codes linked to Microsoft and Google Forms.

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 105

8:30am

Fuel Your Passion for Learning with Apple Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Build new skills. Inspire your students. Unlock the power of iPad, Mac, and Apple apps in your classrooms with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program. Explore the Apple Teacher Starter Guides and the Apple Teacher Learning Center where you can earn badges and track your learning journey.

Speakers
avatar for David Hernandez

David Hernandez

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
David Hernandez is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, David served 17 years as a teacher, administrator and a regional education specialist in Texas. He holds a BA in Language Arts, a M.Ed. in... Read More →



Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
ILC

8:30am

Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing, Bionics, and STEM for Dual-Credit Pathways & Certifications
Limited Capacity seats available

As leaders in industry and educational solutions, Advanced Technologies Consultants and FESTO empower educators and schools to bridge the skills gap and empower students by providing hands-on training equipment, engaging curriculum, and professional development for k-12 with the goal of articulating students through college and into careers with certifications along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sherrill

Eric Sherrill

Education Consultant, Advanced Technologies Consultants
My name is Eric Sherrill with Advanced Technologies Consultants. We are the nation's leader in providing hands-on training tools and curriculum for classrooms and workforce. | I would love to talk to you about what we are doing to bridge the skills gap in industry, and what the future... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 125

9:45am

3D Design with Tinkercad
Limited Capacity seats available

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad. Aimed at beginners, our tech team will demonstrate how to navigate through this web-based app and make interesting and creative designs with this drag and drop interface.

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 109
  • Host Organization HSHP

9:45am

Canva: Unlimited Designing Potential
Limited Capacity seats available

Navigating this site and app to creating all kinds of designs: flyers, business cards, social media posts, resumes and more!

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 104
  • Host Organization HSHP

9:45am

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Meet Your New Class Mentor, JT! - Music!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 201
  • Host Organization Apple

9:45am

Doodles, Drawings and Animations to Show Learning - Drawing!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 200
  • Host Organization Apple

9:45am

Neuhaus(AAR) and Literacy Library Centers
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a head start on your centers for next year with this session on how to use Quizlet to reinforce Neuhaus concepts and ideas for Literacy Library centers.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 111

9:45am

Quiet on the Set! Movie Making for Everyone - Video!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn with Apple and join in on the Everyone Can Create fiesta!
Please bring an iPad and download the Everyone Can Create guides in the Books App prior to attending the session (they are free!)

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 210
  • Host Organization Apple

9:45am

Recipe for Success: Teaching Essential Student Presentation Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Public speaking and creating attractive presentations are two skills that are essential for college and career readiness. However, all too often, students do not take these tasks seriously, thus giving a lackluster performance with a yawn-inducing presentation. This session will cover the essential components of being an effective speaker and creating visually engaging presentations, all while keeping your audience interested and wanting more.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Cornejo

Alexandra Cornejo

Library Media Specialist, Harlingen CISD
Alexandra Cornejo is a high school librarian at a specialty school for future health professionals at Harlingen School of Health Professions. Her drive is to motivate her students to be passionate readers, tech empowered and responsible digital citizens. She is an enthusiast for young... Read More →
avatar for Vilia Garcia

Vilia Garcia

Library Media Specialist, Harlingen CISD - Harlingen H S - South
High School Librarian at HHS South. Keeper of the Books.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 101
  • Host Organization HSHP

9:45am

"How to Create a Student Tech Team at your Campus"
Limited Capacity seats available

Process in creating a Student Tech Team at your Campus.
What kind of activities and technology would we use?

Some key skills and attributes that make a great student tech leader include an enthusiasm for problem-solving and a “figure it out” attitude. Students don’t need to be technology experts, as long as they’re willing to learn and teach others along the way.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 105

9:45am

Campus Communications - Telling Your Campus Story
Limited Capacity seats available

HHS South Communications Team will share how they showcase campus achievements through social media and campus newsletter. Participants will learn the process of building and maintaining a campus newsletter, growing your team with Staff and Student contributors

Speakers
avatar for Maria Arizpe-Sanchez

Maria Arizpe-Sanchez

Graphic Arts Teacher, HCISD
Graphic Arts Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher since 2015


Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 100
  • Host Organization South

9:45am

#MeasureWhatMatters with Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

A digital portfolio gets at the heart of learning and helps students express: Who am I? How do I learn? What do I know? Join us in a lively discussion about implementing student portfolios in the classroom. This session will leave you with top ideas about how to use digital portfolios to demonstrate learning and mastery, leverage the audience effect, teach digital citizenship, and showcase student work in all grades and disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Pavelock

Aimee Pavelock

bulb Digital Portfolios Team Member, bulb Digitl Portfolios


Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 112

9:45am

Bring Coding to Your School with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning to code can help students gain essential skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program from Apple that includes comprehensive curriculum to help any teacher bring coding into the classroom, no matter what their experience. In this session you’ll write your first lines of code in Swift and experience lessons on iPad that make it easy to teach, write, and learn code.

Speakers
avatar for David Hernandez

David Hernandez

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
David Hernandez is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, David served 17 years as a teacher, administrator and a regional education specialist in Texas. He holds a BA in Language Arts, a M.Ed. in... Read More →



Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
ILC

9:45am

STEAM and Coding with SAM Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

The SAM Labs mission is to develop a generation of problem solvers through equipping educators with the materials and know-how to develop students’ computational thinking skills. During this session, attendees will have an opportunity to experience the power of the SAM Labs Hardware, Software and Content and learn practical ways to integrate STEAM and Coding topics into your classroom curriculum to deliver memorable learning experiences for students.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Baird

Lee Baird

Chief STEAM Engagement Officer, Lee Baird
We at SAM Labs provide courses in STEAM and coding. We empower Teachers to help Students become computational thinkers. This is achieved through a unique combination of wireless Bluetooth blocks, Easy to use software and curriculum aligned lesson content. #STEAM #Coding


Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 125

11:00am

All-in-one: Using One Note for Lesson Plans and Daily Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote a repository for all things teaching. This session will show you how to use the software for lesson planning, document storage - goodbye filing cabinets and presenting your lessons to students. As time allows, we will talk about how to use OneNote as a bullet and share other tips and tricks using this software.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Phipps

Keri Phipps

Science Teacher, Harlingen High School
Starting my 10th year teaching, a passion is making the most of administrative time to make the best of teaching time. I love sharing ideas and strategies with other teachers. No time is wasted if it gives me something else to try in the classroom.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 105
  • Host Organization HHS

11:00am

BreakOut EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience an excape room style activity in this fun interactive session. You will walk away with a resource for creating these engaging lessons in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Escobar

Sylvia Escobar

STEM Specialist, Region One ESC


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207

11:00am

Campus Communications - Telling Your Campus Story
Limited Capacity seats available

HHS South Communications Team will share how they showcase campus achievements through social media and campus newsletter. Participants will learn the process of building and maintaining a campus newsletter, growing your team with Staff and Student contributors

Speakers
avatar for Maria Arizpe-Sanchez

Maria Arizpe-Sanchez

Graphic Arts Teacher, HCISD
Graphic Arts Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher since 2015


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 100
  • Host Organization South

11:00am

Classkick
Limited Capacity seats available

Helping Teachers Be Awesome - High quality feedback to ALL your students, everyday. (iPads will be used during this session)


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 111

11:00am

Flipped Classroom In Secondary
Limited Capacity seats available

FLIP YOUR CLASS by delivering instructional content at home via video, freeing up your valuable class time for hands-on activities and what would traditionally be considered “homework”. I will share what I learned with my flipped classroom and provide resources and tools to assist you in creating YOUR Flipped/Blended class in Secondary across all disciplines.

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 112
  • Host Organization STEM2

11:00am

Integration of Tech in Mathematics: PK-2 Whole Numbers
Limited Capacity seats available

Integration in Tech in Mathematics: PK-2 Whole Numbers

Speakers
avatar for Ben Avalos

Ben Avalos

Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Region One ESC
bavalos@esc1.net


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 200

11:00am

PearDeck
Limited Capacity seats available

Great teaching is a collaborative effort. Sharing knowledge, ideas, and content with students and fellow teachers is an essential way to take your pedagogy to the next level. By using PearDeck you will be able to take your boring Powerpoint to the next level with interactive slides that keep all students engaged in the lesson. 

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Garrett

Pamela Garrett

GT Teacher, Apple Certified Teacher, HCISD
Pamela Garrett began her educational career as a 2nd grade classroom teacher. She went on to teach 1st grade for a number of years. The past four years she has been working as a Gifted and Talented Teacher for Harlingen C.I.S.D. Pamela has presented at numerous conferences emphasizing... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 104

11:00am

Simplify Classroom Management with Forms and QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Reduce paperwork and save time by using QR codes linked to Microsoft and Google Forms.

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 109

11:00am

Teacher Freebies
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever been looking for a last minute tool to make your lesson to run smooth? I have some solutions for you. There are some easy free resources out there that you can use for reviewing, supplementing, or presenting lessons. There will be some old b

Speakers
avatar for Amy Harrison

Amy Harrison

Teacher, Memorial Middle School
I am a 6th grade teacher that is an alumni of EPDI with NASA and an alumni with USGC Liftoff program.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 210

11:00am

Phone Photography & Unlimited Printing At Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovate your mind to capture inspiring images and print unlimited quality photos from your own home. Learn the simple techniques in lighting using affordable technology resources that is out in the market. Become inspiring to create fun products without worries in limitation on ink cost.

Speakers
avatar for Freddy Rodriguez Alanis

Freddy Rodriguez Alanis

Technology | Photography | Graphics, HCISD & Freelance
Freddy-Rodriguez graduated from The Art Institute of Houston and launched his career by accepting many lead roles throughout his profession as a creative artist. His background skills are unlimited in the artistry field, his graphic design artwork are found around the globe. His creative... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 205

11:00am

Get Students Career Ready with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

An exploration into how mobile technology is impacting today’s workforce and how this is redefining skills that are essential to career success. It includes a hands-on experience to demonstrate how iPad can be used to support creativity in any career pathway and how AR can ignite learning in the CTE classroom.

Speakers
avatar for David Hernandez

David Hernandez

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
David Hernandez is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, David served 17 years as a teacher, administrator and a regional education specialist in Texas. He holds a BA in Language Arts, a M.Ed. in... Read More →



Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
ILC

11:00am

Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing, Bionics, and STEM for Dual-Credit Pathways & Certifications
Limited Capacity seats available

As leaders in industry and educational solutions, Advanced Technologies Consultants and FESTO empower educators and schools to bridge the skills gap and empower students by providing hands-on training equipment, engaging curriculum, and professional development for k-12 with the goal of articulating students through college and into careers with certifications along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sherrill

Eric Sherrill

Education Consultant, Advanced Technologies Consultants
My name is Eric Sherrill with Advanced Technologies Consultants. We are the nation's leader in providing hands-on training tools and curriculum for classrooms and workforce. | I would love to talk to you about what we are doing to bridge the skills gap in industry, and what the future... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 125

12:30pm

All-in-one: Using One Note for Lesson Plans and Daily Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote a repository for all things teaching. This session will show you how to use the software for lesson planning, document storage - goodbye filing cabinets and presenting your lessons to students. As time allows, we will ta

Speakers
avatar for Keri Phipps

Keri Phipps

Science Teacher, Harlingen High School
Starting my 10th year teaching, a passion is making the most of administrative time to make the best of teaching time. I love sharing ideas and strategies with other teachers. No time is wasted if it gives me something else to try in the classroom.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 105
  • Host Organization HHS

12:30pm

BreakOut EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience an excape room style activity in this fun interactive session. You will walk away with a resource for creating these engaging lessons in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Escobar

Sylvia Escobar

STEM Specialist, Region One ESC


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 207

12:30pm

Breakout Room from start to finish
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will show you how to make eye catching task cards and how to utilize Outlook Forms to make an engaging breakout activity that your students are sure to enjoy.


Speakers
avatar for Noelia Garza

Noelia Garza

4th Grade Teacher, HCISD
My name is Noelia Garza, and I am a Digital and Dual Language Teacher at Ben Milam Elementary. We will be working with Powepoint & Google Forms. I will link free items on Onedrive so that you will have access to them the closer we get to our session. Those items will be available... Read More →
avatar for Edna Hernandez

Edna Hernandez

5th grade teacher
My name is Edna Hernandez and I'm an apple teacher and teach 5th grade science at Ben Milam Dual language academy. I have been teaching for 8 years and have been a digital leader for the last 3 years. I have a bachelor's in bilingual education and a master's in C&I concentration in... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 111

12:30pm

Developing Student Leaders through Interactive Presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to create digital lessons that will develop confidence, creativity, critical-thinking, and effective speaking and communication skills within your students. Enhance your teaching toolbox by discovering new ways to teach

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Cruz

Beatrice Cruz

5th grade Teacher, Harlingen CISD- Zavala Elem
I am a 5th Grade Bilingual Reading Teacher at Zavala Elementary in Harlingen, an Apple ConnectEd School, where we recently became a 1:1 campus. I began my digital journey as a BYOD classroom where I began establishing a platform for my students to feel comfortable integrating technology... Read More →
avatar for Xochitl Lara

Xochitl Lara

5th Grade Teacher, Zavala Elementary
I am a 5th Grade Bilingual Science Teacher at Zavala Elementary in Harlingen an Apple ConnectEd School/Apple Distinguished School.
avatar for Paul Villarreal

Paul Villarreal

Teacher, Harlingen CISD
I teach 5th grade math at Zavala Elementary an Apple ConnectE.D. and an Apple Distinguished school.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 101

12:30pm

Harnessing the Power of Office 365
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaboration. Cloud services. Test creation. These are just a few of the many features available with Office 365 that will be discussed in this presentation.

Speakers
AA

Anthony Alcazar

CTE Teacher, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 109
  • Host Organization Cano

12:30pm

Integration of Tech in Mathematics: 3-5 Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

Integration in Tech in Mathematics: 3-5 Fractions

Speakers
avatar for Ben Avalos

Ben Avalos

Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Region One ESC
bavalos@esc1.net


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 200

12:30pm

Introduction to Canvas LMS
Limited Capacity seats available

The session is designed to help teachers learn how to set-up and use Canvas effectively in a blended learning environment.

Speakers
TE

Tammy Escalante

Algebra I Teacher, HSHP
SS

Steven Segovia

Biology Teacher, HSHP


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 104
  • Host Organization HSHP

12:30pm

Neuhaus(AAR) and Literacy Library Centers
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a head start on your centers for next year with this session on how to use Quizlet to reinforce Neuhaus concepts and ideas for Literacy Library centers.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 100

12:30pm

Seesaw for Student Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they learn in your classroom! Seesaw is a great tool for student, teacher, and parent communication. Let’s get you set up for next year and learn how to create an account and how to browse through and create activities!


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 112

12:30pm

Teacher Freebies
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever been looking for a last minute tool to make your lesson to run smooth? I have some solutions for you. There are some easy free resources out there that you can use for reviewing, supplementing, or presenting lessons. There will be some old but updated resources and also some new resources you may not know about. Please bring a device if you want to follow along.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Harrison

Amy Harrison

Teacher, Memorial Middle School
I am a 6th grade teacher that is an alumni of EPDI with NASA and an alumni with USGC Liftoff program.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:30pm

"How to Create a Student Tech Team at your Campus"
Limited Capacity seats available


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 201

12:30pm

Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom on iPad
Firsthand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With augmented reality, students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to explore augmented reality apps on iPad that help students connect their learning to the world in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for David Hernandez

David Hernandez

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
David Hernandez is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, David served 17 years as a teacher, administrator and a regional education specialist in Texas. He holds a BA in Language Arts, a M.Ed. in... Read More →



Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ILC

12:30pm

STEAM and Coding with SAM Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

The SAM Labs mission is to develop a generation of problem solvers through equipping educators with the materials and know-how to develop students’ computational thinking skills. During this session, attendees will have an opportunity to experience the power of the SAM Labs Hardware, Software and Content and learn practical ways to integrate STEAM and Coding topics into your classroom curriculum to deliver memorable learning experiences for students.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Baird

Lee Baird

Chief STEAM Engagement Officer, Lee Baird
We at SAM Labs provide courses in STEAM and coding. We empower Teachers to help Students become computational thinkers. This is achieved through a unique combination of wireless Bluetooth blocks, Easy to use software and curriculum aligned lesson content. #STEAM #Coding


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 125

1:45pm

BreakOut EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience an excape room style activity in this fun interactive session. You will walk away with a resource for creating these engaging lessons in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Escobar

Sylvia Escobar

STEM Specialist, Region One ESC


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 207

1:45pm

Canva: Unlimited Designing Potential
Limited Capacity seats available

Navigating this site and app to creating all kinds of designs: flyers, business cards, social media posts, resumes and more!

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 104
  • Host Organization HSHP

1:45pm

Developing Student Leaders through Interactive Presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to create digital lessons that will develop confidence, creativity, critical-thinking, and effective speaking and communication skills within your students. Enhance your teaching toolbox by discovering new ways to teach interactive presentations that will not only impress audiences, but at the same time, develop student leaders in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Cruz

Beatrice Cruz

5th grade Teacher, Harlingen CISD- Zavala Elem
I am a 5th Grade Bilingual Reading Teacher at Zavala Elementary in Harlingen, an Apple ConnectEd School, where we recently became a 1:1 campus. I began my digital journey as a BYOD classroom where I began establishing a platform for my students to feel comfortable integrating technology... Read More →
avatar for Xochitl Lara

Xochitl Lara

5th Grade Teacher, Zavala Elementary
I am a 5th Grade Bilingual Science Teacher at Zavala Elementary in Harlingen an Apple ConnectEd School/Apple Distinguished School.
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Paul Villarreal

Teacher, Harlingen CISD
I teach 5th grade math at Zavala Elementary an Apple ConnectE.D. and an Apple Distinguished school.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 101

1:45pm

Flipped Classroom In Secondary
Limited Capacity seats available

FLIP YOUR CLASS by delivering instructional content at home via video, freeing up your valuable class time for hands-on activities and what would traditionally be considered “homework”. I will share what I learned with my flipped classroom and provide resources and tools to assist you in creating YOUR Flipped/Blended class in Secondary across all disciplines.

Speakers

Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 105
  • Host Organization STEM2

1:45pm

Getting More out of the new ELAR TEKS
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be looking at integrating the new ELAR standards across curriculum. Engaging hooks and closure activities will be focused on higher level thinking skills and LSRW opportunities to increase student academic success. Laptops preferred for session.

Speakers
avatar for NorAnn Cantu

NorAnn Cantu

5th grade Bilingual Teacher, Harlingen CISD
My passion is teaching across curriculums with an emphasis on reading skills. I take pride in creating life long learners and increasing my student's self confidence in all areas. Ask me about my robotics teams and let me tell you about my love for science.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 100

1:45pm

Harnessing the Power of Office 365
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaboration. Cloud services. Test creation. These are just a few of the many features available with Office 365 that will be discussed in this presentation.

Speakers
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Anthony Alcazar

CTE Teacher, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 109
  • Host Organization Cano

1:45pm

Integration of Tech in Mathematics: 6-8 Ratios
Limited Capacity seats available

Integration in Tech in Mathematics: 6-8 Ratios

Speakers
avatar for Ben Avalos

Ben Avalos

Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Region One ESC
bavalos@esc1.net


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 200

1:45pm

PearDeck
Limited Capacity seats available

Great teaching is a collaborative effort. Sharing knowledge, ideas, and content with students and fellow teachers is an essential way to take your pedagogy to the next level. By using PearDeck you will be able to take your boring Powerpoint to the next level with interactive slides that keep all students engaged in the lesson. 

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Garrett

Pamela Garrett

GT Teacher, Apple Certified Teacher, HCISD
Pamela Garrett began her educational career as a 2nd grade classroom teacher. She went on to teach 1st grade for a number of years. The past four years she has been working as a Gifted and Talented Teacher for Harlingen C.I.S.D. Pamela has presented at numerous conferences emphasizing... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 210

1:45pm

Seesaw for Student Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they learn in your classroom! Seesaw is a great tool for student, teacher, and parent communication. Let’s get you set up for next year and learn how


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 112

1:45pm

Phone Photography & Unlimited Printing At Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovate your mind to capture inspiring images and print unlimited quality photos from your own home. Learn the simple techniques in lighting using affordable technology resources that is out in the market. Become inspiring to create fun products without worries in limitation on ink cost.

Speakers
avatar for Freddy Rodriguez Alanis

Freddy Rodriguez Alanis

Technology | Photography | Graphics, HCISD & Freelance
Freddy-Rodriguez graduated from The Art Institute of Houston and launched his career by accepting many lead roles throughout his profession as a creative artist. His background skills are unlimited in the artistry field, his graphic design artwork are found around the globe. His creative... Read More →


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 205

1:45pm

#MeasureWhatMatters with Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

A digital portfolio gets at the heart of learning and helps students express: Who am I? How do I learn? What do I know? Join us in a lively discussion about implementing student portfolios in the classroom. This session will leave you with top ideas about how to use digital portfolios to demonstrate learning and mastery, leverage the audience effect, teach digital citizenship, and showcase student work in all grades and disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Pavelock

Aimee Pavelock

bulb Digital Portfolios Team Member, bulb Digitl Portfolios


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 112

1:45pm

Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity on iPad
To succeed in today’s world and to shape tomorrow’s, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in music and drawing using free apps available on iPad.

Speakers
avatar for David Hernandez

David Hernandez

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
David Hernandez is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, David served 17 years as a teacher, administrator and a regional education specialist in Texas. He holds a BA in Language Arts, a M.Ed. in... Read More →



Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
ILC

1:45pm

Providing the tools for Digital Learning to Thrive
Limited Capacity seats available

Impero education pro is our core cloud suite, comprised of our Impero Ed TeachImpero Ed Admin, and Impero Ed Protect modules. It seamlessly combines classroom control, network management and student online safety in a single web-based interface, designed to provide the three essential elements schools and districts need for digital learning to thrive.

Speakers
JB

Juan Benitez

Account Manager, Impero Software


Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 125