November 29 & 30

Session 4

Thursday, 11/29, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM


Session descriptions are provided to help you plan your conference experience.
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Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Great Hall A

I'm Asking for a Friend - Technology Infrastructure

  • Troy Rhoads (Mongo), Cleveland Public Schools

Open forum Question and Answer with Troy Rhoads (Mongo). This session will be open for questions about basic to advanced topics in technology infrastructure support.

Technology Infrastructure, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Great Hall B

A Novel Idea! Starting, Managing, and Financing Your Student Book Club

  • Amy Whitewater, Woodward Middle School
  • Kelly Stewart, Woodward Middle School

Book clubs are a great way to encourage reading while also providing a social outlet for those who love to read. In this session, we will discuss the "do's and don'ts" of starting a book club, and how to make it spectacular with great novels and fun activities. We will address ways to utilize both digital books and hard copies, as well as ways to finance your club on a tight budget.

Library Media, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Great Hall C

EDU Game Session

  • Adam Bellow, BreakoutEDU

Spotlight Session

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Great Hall D

OLA Intermediate Sequoyah Award Presentation

  • Molly Dettmann, OLA Intermediate Sequoyah Award Committee Chair

The OLA Sequoyah Award Intermediate Reading Team will present titles on the 2019 Masterlist, as well as readalikes for each title to help your students find their next great read. The team will also provide ideas for promoting and teaching the Masterlist titles.

Library Media, Middle School/Junior High

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Great Hall E

Let's Discuss the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students

  • Kurt Bernhardt, Oklahoma State Department of Education

We will discuss each of the seven ISTE Student Standards and share ideas on how to use technology in class to achieve these standards.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 1

From blah library to pimped out Makerspace in 3 years

  • Susan Henderson, Roy Clark Elementary

This session will focus on turning your traditional library into a makerspace. It will provide participants with ideas to rearrange their library, organizational ideas, as well as low tech, and full blown technology integration ideas.

Library Media, Elementary

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 2

The Ongoing Evolution of a Technology Driven School: “If you're not improving, you’re falling behind!”

  • Doug Brown, Idabel Public Schools
  • Chris Gammon, Idabel Public Schools
  • Dave White, Idabel Public Schools

Technology in the classroom is here to stay.   The future for our students will be a technology driven workforce and a technology driven classroom is  what is needed to  prepare our students for that workforce.   Technology is an ever-changing concept and requires that schools improve and adapt with it.  The evolution of a technology driven school requires everyone from the Administrative, Teaching, and Support staff to constantly grow and change as the technology develops.  Not only will we share some ideas and concepts we have used,  but we will present you with some  Technology Professional Development Models and Samples to take back and start using to evolve your technology driven school.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 3

Developing Multi-Modal Literacies in the Digital Age

  • Kathy Essmiller, Oklahoma State University
  • Roxanna Lombard, Oklahoma Christian School

Intentional recognition and development of multi-modal literacies is growing increasingly important as digital age resources for the creation, communication, and negotiation of shared meaning lessen the privileged power of alphabetic text. The purpose of this session will be to share a “field-based model” (Stansberry, 2017, p. 16) video creation project taught as part of a STEAM unit in a MS computer class. Designed to mimic students’ current individualized music experiences (Kratus, 2007), the students personalized repertoire choices, made interpretive artistic decisions, and were empowered to shape the final product according to their own vision. The project was situated in an authentic context, involved multiple roles and perspectives, facilitated collaborative construction of knowledge, and incorporated student reflection and authentic assessment through activities aligned with ISTE standards.

Curriculum and Instruction, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 4

Elementary School Resources in Digital Prairie

  • Lisa Dennis, EBSCO Information Services

Join us and learn how even the youngest researcher can use EBSCO both inside and outside the classroom! This session, focused on elementary school content, will provide ways to help students (and their parents!) find homework help using Explora, a platform especially designed for the K-5 environment.

Library Media, Elementary

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 5

Podcast Your Classroom

  • Scott Haselwood, USAO
  • Erin Barnes, Epic Charter Schools

We will dive into all things podcast! Join us as we talk about how you can find podcasts for you and your students and how to use them in the classroom.  We will also share some steps you can take to create and share your own podcast!

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 8

Graphic Organizers That Build Student Skills: Processing Informational Text and Evaluation Images

  • Jennifer Keating, Britannica Digital Learning

Learn new ways to help improve your students’ reading and writing abilities in this Britannica workshop. These simple, yet effective, graphic organizers incorporate new and creative activities that support reading informational text, planning expository writing, and evaluating image content. All participants receive an online toolkit of printable graphic organizers to boost student skills, confidence, and motivation.

Curriculum and Instruction, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 9

Painless Grammar:  Teaching Grammar through Writing

  • Keith Polette, Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso

The focus of this powerful session is on teaching students to understand and use the 17 essential elements of grammar in their writing. When students consciously learn to use these 17 elements of grammar, they will develop the essential skills that will enable them to write purposefully, powerfully, effectively, and confidently. All activities are based on common core standards.

Curriculum and Instruction, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 10

Reflections Into Growth:  Increasing Student Achievement Through Self-Reflection

  • Amber Donaldson, Yukon Public Schools

In this session, we will dig into student self-reflection, and how building relationships can boost confidence and increase student achievement. Through technology, the avenues for gathering reflections are more accessible than ever before. Giving students insight into their own learning and abilities to achieve more than they ever believed.

Curriculum and Instruction, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 11

Tech Coach Collaboration

  • Amanda Oneth, Yukon Public Schools

Are you an Instructional Technology Coach or Technology Specialist? How do you support the teachers in your district and buildings? What training and professional development sessions are you doing? What have you learned about coaching teachers in technology integration? Let's collaborate! During this session, I'll share my tips & tricks. I'd love for you to share yours as well!

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 4, Thursday, 11/29, 2:30-3:15, Room 12

Forget Me Not: Ways to Reach Gifted Students

Christine Cox, Oklahoma State Department of Education

As educators, we spend a ton of time worrying about how we will reach our struggling students, and often have a hard time finding meaningful ways to engage our gifted students. Do we just give them an independent project? Do we make them the teacher? In this session we will discuss ways to provide meaningful learning opportunities for gifted students.

Gifted and Talented, All Levels

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