OTA Encyclo-Media 38: November 29 & 30

OTA Student Media Festival EAST: April 24

OTA Student Media Festival WEST: May 1

Session 9

Wednesday, 10/4, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM


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

5 Tools for Presenters

Haley Wallace, Oklahoma Technology Center

Instructional Technology - All Levels

Tools for technology trainers. If you ever have to lead a training or presentation on your campus you need to come to this session. Help reach and engage your learners. Need to make some text huge on your screen? Trying to get everyone in the room on the same page? Need to send out screen captured gifs? Learn how to schedule tweets during your presentation and about another option instead of using stock photos.

Great Hall D - 2nd floor

Use Questions to Transform How You Lead and Teach

Tami Shaw, Positive Strategery & Edmond PS

Curriculum & Instruction - All Levels

Asking great questions can build culture, deepen thinking, and empower others.  You can increase your impact just by asking better questions and leading others to do the same.  This session includes video clips, tips, strategies, collaboration, reflection, and takeaways.  NOTE:  This session is not about designing assessment questions.

Great Hall E - 2nd floor

Next-Generation Wi-Fi: A Technical Overview of 802.11ax

Joshua Williams, United Systems, Inc.

Technology Infrastructure - All Levels

Begin planning now for the next generation of Wi-Fi. This session describes enhancements to Wi-Fi as part of the emerging 802.11ax standard, and how they will impact performance and reliability in today's high-density, school environments. Specific considerations useful for the current and next E-Rate application cycles will be discussed.

Room 9 - 1st floor

Virtualizing Your Library: How to Be Everywhere at Once

Heather Lister, Mackin Educational Resources

Library Media - All Levels

In the age of blended and online learning, a school library must include much more than the resources physically housed in the library space. This session will explore the many digital options that libraries can offer to both their students and teachers, and how school librarians can effectively share and promote these resources through an online presence.

Room 10 - 1st floor

Using Grants to Build Your Collection

Teresa Lansford, Norman PS

Library Media - All Levels

In the face of funding difficulties, many school librarians struggle to keep their collections current and relevant. In this session participants will learn tips and tricks to writing successful grants in order to build their library collections. Presenter Teresa Lansford will share how she used student circulation data, parent education, and teacher collaboration to more than double her book budget in a single year. Permabound will be partnering to offer door prizes and catalogs that can be used a resource for grant development.

Room 11 - 1st floor

Numeracy Counts!

Debbie Leister, HMH

Curriculum & Instruction - All Levels

Numeracy Counts for academic success.It counts for confidence in all content areas, including STEM. It counts for college achievement and career growth. Count on this session for student achievement!

Room 12 - 1st floor

Digital Dashboard: Bridging Creativity Across Our District

Anissa Angier, Edmond PS
Julie Gathright, Edmond PS
Elizabeth Ging, Edmond PS
Susan Sawyer, Edmond PS

Instructional Technology - All Levels

In an effort to fully support transdisciplinary education, Edmond Public Schools's teachers and administrators worked hand-in-hand to create a connected curriculum pacing guide for grades K-5. To further support this, a massive "digital dashboard" was created for our elementary schools with vetted content resources, easy access to documents, and other valuable items. There is also a community piece allowing teachers across the 17 elementary schools to communicate through technology and share even more resources, bridging the communication gap.

Room 16 - 2nd floor

Everyone Can Code

TBA, Apple, Inc.

Instructional Technology - All Levels

Give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. Learn about Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive.  Discover how App Development with Swift on Mac, a free high school curriculum, can help your students bring ideas to life. Connect students to learning the foundational literacy of code and prepare them for the jobs of today with this powerful and free K-12 curriculum.

Room 17 - 2nd floor

"Integrate You Must"

Brenda Beymer-Chapman, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Timmie Spangler, Oklahoma State Department of Education

Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary

No more time we can give.  No less things for you to cover.  Working smarter you must.  This session will present practical ideas for including literacy strategies and making literacy stations more purposeful.  Join our discussion about creating an integrated classroom.

Room 18 - 2nd floor

ISTE Standards for Educators: What Are They and How Can They Help Improve My School?

Charri Stratton, Putnam City PS

School Administration - All Levels

Discussion of the updated ISTE Standards for Educators.  What they are and how we can use them to help teachers improve their practice.

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