November 29 & 30

Session 8

Friday, 11/30, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM


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Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Great Hall A

Engaging Students with Technology

  • Kurt Bernhardt, Oklahoma State Department of Education

Whether it’s student smartphones or district devices, discover resources, websites and apps to engage your students in their learning.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Great Hall B

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Amaze and Engage!

  • Melinda Gallagher, Owasso High School

In this session, we will discuss the future of VR, AR, and MR, as well as reasons why and how to use these in the classroom. I will share my "lessons learned" including successes and failures. A list of resources and tools will be given and a time for sharing and exploring will be provided.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Great Hall C

National Standards ICEBreaker! Meet the E’s of the New Standards, Explore and Engage

  • Amanda Kordeliski, Oklahoma School Librarians

Join fellow Oklahoma librarians to discover strategies and resources for implementing the Shared Foundations of Explore and Engage in our schools.

Library Media, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Great Hall D

A newbie’s foray into educational technology: WIX, Socrative

  • Terrie A. Becerra, East Central University, Ada, OK
  • Darcy L. Tessman, East Central University, Ada, OK

Frustrated with trying to keep students engaged and participating in the classroom?  Entering the world of online teaching and realizing you DON’T want to recreate the traditional classroom experience? Socrative and WIX are two easy to use first steps to integrate technology into the teaching/learning experience for both educators and students who are not technology savvy. Socrative as attendance taker, in-class quiz or test review; practice test students can take on the go… WIX using a Blog site as an alternative or addition to discussion forums, alternative to traditional essays and building research skills.

Curriculum and Instruction, Middle School/Junior High

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Great Hall E

Using THE SURVIVOR TREE as a Curriculum Supplement in Teaching About the Oklahoma City Bombing

  • Gaye Sanders, The RoadRunner Press

If our shared history is what unites us as Americans, the same must be said for Oklahomans and Oklahoma history.  On April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City was the site of one of the greatest tragedies in American history: the Oklahoma City bombing. We vowed as Oklahomans never to forget those we lost that day—let me show you how the picture book THE SURVIVOR TREE can help us keep that promise for a new generation.

Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 1

3D Printing Across the Curriculum

  • Jennifer Fourcade, Pioneer Library System
  • Ira Topp, Pioneer Library System

Discover how you can embed 3D printing technology in the classroom.  This workshop will share free resources, inspiration and ideas that will enable you to integrate 3D printing across the curriculum for all grade levels.  Learn how to use your school’s 3D printer and explore partnerships with your local public libraries and makerspaces to bring this innovative technology to your students.

Curriculum and Instruction, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 2

Mapping the Dreamland: Using Esri Storymap in the Classroom

  • Rebecca Weber, Oklahoma State University

Using the book, Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham as a starting point, the presenter and a colleague created a story map, and included state standards for junior high and high school teachers to use when teaching students about the Tulsa Race Riot. This session discusses how the software can be use to create a visual representation of history or social studies lessons.

Curriculum and Instruction, High School

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 3

Shifting mindsets about who owns data

  • Todd Borland, Union Public Schools

In todays world of individual privacy concerns, schools should consider switching mindsets from owning student data to being good stewards of their data.  This session will present many issues about data privacy and the legal requirements (FERPA, COPPA, HIPAA, GDPR, etc...) for securing said data.

Technology Infrastructure, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 4

Mobile Device Management Three Ways, Part 1

  • Cory Boggs, Putnam City Public Schools
  • Geromy Schrick, Mustang Public Schools
  • Tony Chauncey, Elk City Public Schools

Technology Directors Cory Boggs (Putnam City), Geromy Schrick (Mustang) and Tony Chauncey (Elk City) present a double session covering MDM.  Attendees will get to see and ask questions about JAMF, Faronics and Profile Manager.

Technology Infrastructure, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 5

Engagement: A Look at Intellectual Engagement vs. Compliance

  • Jackie Buchanan, Hennessey Public Schools

If you were to take a poll of educators asking them “What does engagement look like?” responses would have tremendous variations. Engagement is generally considered to be one of the better predictors of learning and development. However, despite the interest of what engagement is, there are no clear definitions or a clear understanding of what engagement actually is. There has also been much confusion regarding how we measure and define it. In this session, we will look at the varying definitions of classroom engagement, engagement versus compliance, and dive into intellectual engagement for the purpose of higher level learning, as well as look at how to get students to “buy in” to their learning.

Curriculum and Instruction, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 7


  • Apple Computer

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 8

BYOD and Learn How to Implement EVERFI's NO COST Digital Learning Resources In Your 2nd-12th Grade Classroom

  • Wyjuana Montgomery, EVERFI, Inc

EVERFI is an award-winning provider of OAS and ICAP aligned supplemental online curriculum in STEM, Health & Wellness, College & Career Readiness and other areas. Bring your own device and you will leave the session ready to implement whenever you are ready! All programs are available at no cost because they are sponsored for all Oklahoma schools and educators.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 9

Securing Your Wi-Fi Network

  • Matthew Matlack, ByteSpeed

The device explosion has arrived in K-12 schools. Most schools are 1:1 or 2:1 computing or soon will be.  Whether these devices are school owned, student owned or a combination of the two, many challenges for IT staffs have emerged.  At the same time, there is increase pressure from District Administration to secure student data.  Enter Ruckus Cloudpath security platform.  Cloudpath is a wi-fi vendor agnostic software suite that will give you total control over ALL types of users on the wi-fi network including visitors. The Cloudpath server will integrate seamlessly into your Active Directory environment to provide the basis of access control.

Technology Infrastructure, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 10

The World of Botball Robotics 101 in the Classroom

  • Sara Black, Oak Hall  Episcopal School
  • Melanie Williams, Oak Hall Episcopal School

Come engage in hands-on learning and programming in the Botball Standards-Based Educational Robotics Program. Have you ever wondered about starting a robotics program? Let us show you how you could use the Botball Robotics program in the classroom, after-school programs, and summer school to integrate STEM into your curriculum. Not only will you get to see how the program works, you will get to program a robot and participate in Botball Challenges during this engaging, hands-on session. Come discover the world of Botball Robotics and all it has to offer.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 11

Fundamentals of Microsoft Server Management

  • Dr. Jack Green, Norman Public Schools
  • Ms. Gaitha Milligan, Norman Public Schools
  • Mr. Andrew Younkins, Norman Public Schools

This session focuses on the fundamentals of Microsoft Server Management. Progress toward an industry standard server environment will be presented within the context of the Norman Public Schools Technology Services Center team migrating from a legacy data center and server environment to a standardized Microsoft based server environment. Cybersecurity and best practices for server development, maintenance, update, and retirement will also be addressed.

Technology Infrastructure, All Levels

Session 8, Friday, 11/30, 1:45-2:30, Room 12

Google Slides Can Be Used For THAT?!

  • Tami Shaw, Edmond Public Schools

Google Slides can be used to create so much more than presentations:

 newsletters, learning logs, reflection journals, photo slideshows, class books, choose-your-own adventure stories, posters, comic stips, animations, diagrams, and ‘caption this’ activities.  In this session, participants will be provided with examples, templates, tools, and simple tricks, empowering them (and their students) to create cool products using Google Slides.

Instructional Technology, All Levels

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