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Welcome to the GLB Tech Camp 2018.  The goal of the GLB Tech Camp 2018 is to create an opportunity for sharing tech integration strategies and ideas that participants can take back and begin using immediately.  This conference brings together the best local, state and national presenters in one location for a one-day mini-conference that is totally tech!  On behalf of the GLB Instructional Team, we want to thank you for your participation.  Please be sure when registering to include all pertinent information in your SCHED account including name, district, building, email, etc.  Thank you and have a great conference!  

At-A-Glance

Registration Booklet

The cost of the GLB Tech Camp 2018 will be $30 for registrants from the the Great Lakes Bay consortium
of districts. Registrants from outside the Great Lakes Bay are welcome to attend at a cost of $40.
Participants may pay via purchase order, invoice, or by personal check on the day of the event. If you will be using a purchase order, please email the purchase order number to Erika Rupert (ruperte@baisd.net) or Diane Joles (jolesd@baisd.net). This conference offers 3-5 SCECHs at no additional charge.

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Saturday, April 21
 

8:30am

Challenges & Opportunities for Today’s Learning Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

In this keynote, Kevin delves into the multi-tasking, quick researching, opportunity seeking mind and seeks to help participants imagine ways we can empower students to become skillful in using the tools of today to become better learners, headed toward brighter futures.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Keynote Speaker, ESSDACK
Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Lecture Hall

10:00am

Appapalooza : Apps & Programs for the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on apps and programs that can be used in the classroom to enhance instruction and classroom management.

Speakers
avatar for Robert LaRocque

Robert LaRocque

Bangor Township Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

APPS'olutely Engaging Ways to Integrate Technology into Elementary Reader's and Writer's Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore apps and digital resources that can enhance learning, motivation and engagement in elementary reader's and writer's workshop.

Speakers
HP

Heather Phelps

Early Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District
avatar for Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young

Instructional Specialist, Saginaw ISD
I am a passionate educator of 20 years; 7 in the classroom, 3 as a Literacy Specialist, 10 as an Instructional Coach, focusing on Instructional Strategies to meet the needs of ALL learners, Literacy and EdTech integration. I believe in building capacity in others to BELIEVE in... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Coding: Classroom Makers Style
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduce yourself to Coding through Scratch, Hour of Code and by using the following devices: Ozobots, Sphero, Dash and MakeyMakey

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Curriculum Coach, Bay-Arenac ISD
Currently working for BAISD as the Curriculum Coach. Previously an ASD teacher for BAISD for 2 years in a center based middle school classroom. Also worked 7 years for the MCESA as a elementary ASD teacher. Worked 3 years at the Arnold Center in Midland as a Job Coach.



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Comp_Sci in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Tech campers will explore online computer science programs. These self guided programs can be used to peak the interest of a future programmer. Students learn to think, reason and work collaboratively, while building a programming knowledge base needed for budding computer scientist.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick McMartin

Patrick McMartin

Technology/Yearbook Teacher, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Creating Your Own Professional Website
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the site builder Weebly and begin to design their own website.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Decuf

Jodi Decuf

STEAM Teacher, Bay City Public Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Curating the web
Limited Capacity seats available

How many times have you found a resource on the Internet and said "I have to remember this one..."? Come see how to keep your favorite sites all in one place. I will show you how to use Pinterest, Symbaloo, Diigo and Live Binder to bookmark all of your favorite places on the web in an organized way.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Hildinger

Penny Hildinger

Teacher, Bay City Public Schools
I am going on my 20th year of teaching at Bay City Public Schools. I have a BA in French and Spanish and a Masters in Educational Technology. I create and facilitate professional development sessions for Bay City Schools, the BAISD and Great Expectations. I love networking wit... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Explore Design Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Design Thinking is a creative problem solving process that employs empathy to engage the individual who creates a prototype to solve the problem. In this session you will experience a design thinking activity that can be implemented with low cost materials at a variety of different age groups. Towards the end of the session participants will have an opportunity to reflect on design thinking and how it compares to a traditional engineering design activity.

Speakers
JC

Julie Cunningham

Director, Center for Excellence in STEM Education
AO

Ashley O'Neil

Central Michigan University



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Extending the Google Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

This session sheds some light on the Google Webstore. Discover the difference between apps, extensions, and add-ons. Then take a deeper dive into two extensions that focus on empowering students to take greater control of their learning, and two that increase efficiency for teachers while enhancing the feedback loop. Participants will have hands-on time to explore and share how they envision using these tools. Selected extensions are relevant to any content area and grade level; i.e., Mercury Reader, Read Write, Screencastify, etc. Bring earbuds and a laptop with Chrome installed.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Glanville

Carol Glanville

Contemporary Education Solutions, Contemporary Education Solutions
curious design thinker -- love to hear about new projects, ideas and experiences


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

From Shakespeare to Star Wars – Coding and Storytelling Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, we dive into the latest in student-centered coding and storytelling creation tools that help students with their creativity and help students find their voice! This session will focus on bringing this incredible form of communication into the digital age. We look at the best coding tools and storytelling platforms that allow students to show their understanding and the importance and engagement of coding.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Educator, Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, Techbradwaid
Brad is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to i... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Rm 106/107

10:00am

Mentoring Digital Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Kevin uses his experience building and maintaining the ArtSnacks network. He talks about the ways we can mentor kids in virtual places and show inspiring examples of kid’s behaviors online.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Keynote Speaker, ESSDACK
Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Lecture Hall

10:00am

No More Dead Air, Using Podcasting in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Podcasts are great informal learning resources. But how can their potential be tapped for formal learning in the K-12 and professional learning space? In this session, you'll be exposed to examples of how learning experiences can be designed around podcasts. You'll also have the opportunity to brainstorm how you might design a podcast-based learning experience for your students/staff. We’ll explore ways to build extension and application activities inspired by podcast content that encourages deeper learning. While not required, it could be extremely helpful to already have a particular podcast in mind that could be used as content for your learning design.

Speakers

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Out of School Time STEM Network: Work Session
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a work session for the OST STEM Network to plan for the STEM access/equity project and STEM passport.

Speakers
avatar for Rich VanTol

Rich VanTol

Starting Strong Supervisor/Great Start Coordinator, Bay-Arenac ISD
Central office administrator experience leading programs related to early childhood, before/after school, summer learning/enrichment, school safety, school nutrition, coordinated school health & nursing, special education, secondary transition, school-based adjudicated youth, cha... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Teach Computer Programming with App development, Game Design, and Robotics: Not as hard (or expensive) as you think.
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce K-12 teachers to a variety of free or affordable technologies to teach computer programming. Whether you have an interest in teaching app development or just want to get your feet wet with some simple computer programming tools, we’ll show you how to get started with resources that foster fun, project-based learning for all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Alman

Matt Alman

Bay City Public Schools
21st Century Community Learning Center Project Director, Bay City Public Schools. I have a passion for instructional technology, especially platforms that allow students of all abilities to tap their creative potential.



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

10:00am

Technology Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage students with free tech across the curriculum: physical education, band, history, science, math, foreign language, English Language arts and anything else. Whether it's giving a tech makeover to existing lessons or bringing in totally new lesson ideas teachers can implement these ideas and tech tools immediately in their classrooms.

This presentation will provide a myriad of free online resources and ideas that teachers will be able to implement immediately in their classroom in order to engage their students. Attendees will find resources to use not only in the core academic areas but they will also find resources to creatively engage students with technology in other areas such as but not limited to foreign language, and physical education.

Speakers
avatar for Barb Richardson

Barb Richardson

Technology/English Instructor, Au Gres-Sims School District
Teacher, ELA, Broadcasting, Technology & Performance. Golf Lover, Writer, Adventurer & All Around Computer Geek! Let's talk Edtech--Always willing to learn and share!



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
TBA

12:00pm

#BeyondTheBananas with Makey Makey
Limited Capacity seats available

Most of us have used or at least heard of Makey Makey, you might even be familiar with creating a Banana Piano. Now it's time to put the Design Thinking Process and your collaboration skills to work. In this session you will learn to go beyond the bananas with the Makey Makey Invention Kit and solve a real world problem in our design challenge.

Speakers


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Adding-on to the Google Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Apps, Add-ons & Extensions, oh my! The goal of technology integration is to increase quality and efficiency. In a few clicks, Google drive add-ons can do just that in ways you may not have realized. In this session, learn the difference between apps, add-ons, and extensions. Then experience how the addition of just a couple of add-ons can increase functionality and unlock surprising uses for docs, sheets, and slides. Participants will have hands-on time to explore and share how they envision using these tools. Selected add-ons are relevant to any content area and grade level; i.e., Extensis, Highlighting, Unsplash, Flubaroo, etc. Bring earbuds and a laptop with Chrome installed.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Glanville

Carol Glanville

Contemporary Education Solutions, Contemporary Education Solutions
curious design thinker -- love to hear about new projects, ideas and experiences


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Augmented Reality & Emerging Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Why will kids sit for hours immersed in a Minecraft world, but have trouble staying engaged during class? Transform your classroom and student learning using Augmented Reality and the latest in emerging technology. Find out how to use it to engage students, re-ignite teachers and change the culture of a building or a classroom. This session will focus on the latest in Augmented Reality applications, tools and creation platforms and how to implement this technology into the classroom. Reap the benefits of student engagement and transform learning. Find out what everyone is talking about!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Educator, Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, Techbradwaid
Brad is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to i... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Rm 106/107

12:00pm

Cardboard Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

The Cardboard Challenge provides a way to teach a wide variety of skills and subjects. Through the Cardboard Challenge, children have learned math, engineering and other STEM related concepts, writing, design thinking, creative problem solving, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and more. The Challenge is a great way to get kids excited about learning

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Curriculum Coach, Bay-Arenac ISD
Currently working for BAISD as the Curriculum Coach. Previously an ASD teacher for BAISD for 2 years in a center based middle school classroom. Also worked 7 years for the MCESA as a elementary ASD teacher. Worked 3 years at the Arnold Center in Midland as a Job Coach.



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Connecting to the Edu-verse/Self-directed Staff Development
Limited Capacity seats available


In this session, Kevin explores several online learning communities that teachers can use to begin what he calls self-directed staff development. We’ll join a few of these communities and begin building networks that will serve participants, long after our day is over.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Keynote Speaker, ESSDACK
Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lecture Hall

12:00pm

Engaging Students in the Online Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Building connections with students in a virtual environment is critical to their long-term success. Instructors must find ways to engage students using relationship-building along with support and motivational strategies; these are key elements for developing a successful virtual learning environment. In this session, we will explore some of the tools and strategies teachers can use in order to effectively engage their students as well.

Speakers

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Getting "Techy" With It!
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of tech tools, resources, and tips for educators of all content and grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Gehoski

Beth Gehoski

Business/Technology Teacher, Bay City Public Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Google Apps, Extensions and Add Ons for Reading and Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Google has many tools to help with reading and writing (and the grading thereof). Come learn how to find these tools for students and teachers and how to make checkpoints during projects that are easy to grade.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Hildinger

Penny Hildinger

Teacher, Bay City Public Schools
I am going on my 20th year of teaching at Bay City Public Schools. I have a BA in French and Spanish and a Masters in Educational Technology. I create and facilitate professional development sessions for Bay City Schools, the BAISD and Great Expectations. I love networking wit... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Interactive Assessments That are Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your teaching driven by data? Are you a 1:1 district with technology or have
access to technology in your classroom? If so, this session will introduce you to the world of online interactive assessments. In this session you will dig into Kahoot!, Quizizz, and Quizlet Live. These different platforms will take your summative or formative assessment to the next level of student
engagement.

Speakers


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Introduction to Mi-STAR Blended Professional Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us for an introduction to Mi-STAR professional learning. Learn how the combination of online learning and discussions with face to face experiential sessions, will help middle school science classroom teachers become prepared to teach the middle school Mi-STAR units. Mi-STAR offers a unique blended learning experience to help middle school science teachers learn more about the unique unit and lesson structure of the Mi-STAR curriculum which is aligned to the new Michigan Science Standards.

Speakers
AC

Alison Cicinelli

Data and Grants Coordinator, Saginaw ISD
MC

Megan Coonan

curriculum, Saginaw ISD



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Tech Up ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will give ELA teachers access to free online tools, ideas and real world learning projects that they will be able to implement in their classrooms immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Barb Richardson

Barb Richardson

Technology/English Instructor, Au Gres-Sims School District
Teacher, ELA, Broadcasting, Technology & Performance. Golf Lover, Writer, Adventurer & All Around Computer Geek! Let's talk Edtech--Always willing to learn and share!



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Web 2.0 What’s new, useful, or just darn cool
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a way to manage student behavior? Are you interested in creating meaningful dialogue with parents and students outside the school day? Are you curious about ways to “flip” your classroom? We have Web 2.0 tools to help you out. In this session, we will investigate a variety of new, interactive, internet-based technologies that enhance education and engage learners. From managing your students, to the internet of things, this session has you covered.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Alman

Matt Alman

Bay City Public Schools
21st Century Community Learning Center Project Director, Bay City Public Schools. I have a passion for instructional technology, especially platforms that allow students of all abilities to tap their creative potential.



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

YouTube in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore YouTube and learn how to incorporate it into their instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Decuf

Jodi Decuf

STEAM Teacher, Bay City Public Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:30pm

A look at the 21st Century Learner – Culture, Tech, Social Media, Digital Citizenship and more
Limited Capacity seats available

Join international presenter Brad Waid for an exciting look at the 21st Century Learner – Culture, Tech, Social Media, Digital Citizenship and more in this closing presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Educator, Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, Techbradwaid
Brad is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to i... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Lecture Hall