OTA Encyclo-Media 38: November 29 & 30

OTA Student Media Festival EAST: April 24

OTA Student Media Festival WEST: May 1

Session 7

Wednesday, 10/4, 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM


Session descriptions are provided to help you plan your conference experience.
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Great Hall C - 2nd floor

Seeing Beyond the Bricks Children carry into the Classroom

Alton Carter, The RoadRunner Press

Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary

Award-winning author and former foster child, Alton Carter will share ways to see and then look past the poverty, abuse, and neglect that can cripple children in both the classroom and life—enabling teachers to be one of the beacons of hope in their young lives.

Great Hall D - 2nd floor

Read the Redbuds: Introducing a New Read-Aloud Book Award for Grades PK-2

Kenneth Brown, Perma-Bound Books
Kyle Brown, Perma-Bound Books
Tammi Sauer, Author
Hannah Harrison, Author

Library Media - Elementary

Meet the 2018 Redbud Read-Alouds, nominees for a new children's-choice award program for primary grades, hosted by The Brown Brothers and author Tammi Sauer.

Great Hall E - 2nd floor

HyerDocs and Interactive Notebooks with Google

Jeni James, Putnam City PS
Mariah Kennemer, Putnam City PS

Instructional Technology - All Levels

Discover easy ways to use Google tools to create engaging digital lessons for your students.  Hyperdocs and interactive notebooks can add personalization and flexibility with student-centered instruction.  Come hear ideas, tips and tricks for creating and using these valuable resources.

Room A - 1st floor

Be a Digital Storyteller with Sway for Education

Susie Tinker, Microsoft

Instructional Technology - All Levels

Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling, regardless of their digital device! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they've learned.  Join us as we learn about how you can use Sway, a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device your students may have access to in the classroom. Kids love to be creative and share stories about themselves...digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!

Room 9 - 1st floor

Write Beyond the Paper

Lauren Collings, Putnam City PS
Chandler Farris, Putnam City PS

Instructional Technology - Elementary

21st century learners require writing instruction that reaches beyond pencil and paper.  Using the free app SeeSaw as an anchor, participants will be guided  through digital strategies and examples for every step of the writing process.  Apps such as Pic Collage, ChatterPix, Shadow Puppet, Draw & Tell and more will be featured.

Room 10 - 1st floor

Every Day with Haiku: A New Way to Encourage Students to Write Regularly

Barbara Hay, The RoadRunner Press

Curriculum & Instruction - All Levels

Award-winning Oklahoma children's author Barbara Hay will present a new way to engage students in daily or weekly writing, building on the message of her new book, EVERY DAY WITH HAIKU—A NEW WAY TO JOURNAL. Hay's haiku, which she started as a way to jump-start her own writing, has appeared in both national and international publications.  The puzzle-like nature of haiku can enchant youngsters of all ages,  while also improving their vocabulary and honing their writing skills.

Room 11 - 1st floor

Organizational Hacks with Google Notes

Curtis Shahan, Comanche PS

Curriculum & Instruction - All Levels

We will take a deep look into the new Google Notes. We will discuss how it can help you organize thoughts and create to-do lists that will follow you anywhere, on any device.

Room 12 - 1st floor

FileWave: Simplified Management for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS Devices

Stephen Mirante, FileWave Endpoint Management

Technology Infrastructure - All Levels

FileWave Team will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been simplifying Endpoint Management across the Country. Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance.  FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop/laptop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS.

Room 16 - 2nd floor

Targeted Making: Using MakerSpaces for Differentiated Instruction

Teresa Lansford, Norman PS
Olivia Dean, Norman PS
Sherry Franklin, Norman PS

Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary

This session explores how schools can utilize their MakerSpaces to enhance small group instruction and aid in differentiation. MakerSpaces are dynamic areas in which students can create and explore. In this session, an administrator, classroom teacher, and teacher librarian will share how they have used the space to stretch learners through targeted, tiered instruction.

Room 17 - 2nd floor

From Devices to OER: Moving to Digital Age Teaching and Learning

Kurt Bernhardt, Oklahoma State Department of Education

Instructional Technology - All Levels

Whether you're a teacher or administrator, learn the benefits of having more technology in students' hands. Learn how Open Educational Resources (OER) combined with technology can be great tools to engage students in their own education. Move your classrooms into the digital age.

Room 18 - 2nd floor

Transforming Your High School Library

Amanda Cresse, Durant PS
Stormy Cubley, Durant PS

Library Media - High School

For us, it started with genrefying our collection six years ago. Then we created a hashtag and joined PLNs. Last year we embarked on our makerspace venture. In this session, we will share strategies we have kept, some we have tweaked, and a few we have let go as we transform and become future ready.

Room 20 - 2nd floor

Developing Technology Leaders Through Transformative Learning

Tara Dalinger, University of Central Oklahoma
Camille Kilbourne, University of Central Oklahoma
Elizabeth Winters, University of Central Oklahoma
Michelle Robertson, University of Central Oklahoma

Library Media - All Levels

Presenters will discuss how the University of Central Oklahoma Student Transformative Learning Record program has enriched the school library technology course required for library media certification.

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