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Education Service Center Region 11 is excited to host the PRIME Digital Learning Experience 2019 for schools across the North Texas Region 11 area.  This exciting event will bring together teachers, librarians, technologists, instructional leaders, and administrators to experience the latest future ready learning strategies, tools, and resources in an impactful, interactive learning environment. Participants will be provided with powerful networking opportunities with peers and colleagues from across the area as they are PRIMEed to embark on an awesome new school year. Register TODAY to attend! https://ontrac.esc11.net/session.asp?wksp_num=014044 

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Thursday, July 25
 

9:30am CDT

3D Printing: Real World Projects
Learn how to integrate 3D printing into your library instruction as well as assisting teachers with lessons. Gather ideas on getting students to print with a purpose using simple software. 

Speakers
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Cathy Hammond

Librarian, Mineral Wells ISD
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Tammy Thomas

Librarian, Mineral Wells ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Engage C

9:30am CDT

Blended Learning in the Math Classroom: Our Journey
A discussion of how two math teachers utilized Canvas to create a blended pre-cal program.  This approach can also be expanded for a traditional classroom, but worked great in a blended learning environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Alan Roemer

Alan Roemer

Teacher, Weatherford ISD, Weatherford High School
Math teacher for 23 years. Eternal optimist. Experience includes technology (Intel Teach trainer for 15+ years), AP Calculus (AP exam reader for 6 years), dual credit math courses, Pre-cal, Algebra 1&2, Geometry, AQR, blended learning, and finally, I am definitely a Canvas ent... Read More →
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Megan Whitcamp

Teacher, Weatherford ISD, Weatherford High School
Math teacher for 10 years. Canvas user for 2 years. Reluctant to use Canvas at first, but now I won't live without it! Experience includes Pre-Cal, AQR, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and blending learning.


Thursday July 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Innovate D

9:30am CDT

From Science Class to STEM Academy: Increasing Hands-On Learning for Elementary Students
Come see the transformation from an Elementary Science Classroom to a State-of-the Art STEM Academy with 3D Printing, Robotics, Hydroponics Garden and more. Our Martin Science Exploration Center enables students to be immersed in hands-on learning. 

Speakers
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Bonnie Blan

Professional Development Consultant, Infobase
"Retired" but not really! I work part-time as the Texas Trainer for TexQuest's Learn360 from Infobase.


Thursday July 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
RETN

10:25am CDT

Learn360: More than Video Streaming
The new TexQuest Resource for schools is here! Video Streaming Resources, along with Interactives, Math Activities, Audio Books, Science Experiments and more!
 

Speakers
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Bonnie Blan

Professional Development Consultant, Infobase
Retired Educator, Lover of Learning, Lover of Teaching. I've been in Education for over 25 years as a Technology Director, Teacher and Consultant. I love helping teachers and librarians with their digital resources and technology integration.


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:25am - 11:10am CDT
RETN

10:25am CDT

Put some Spirit into your Reading Classroom
We will discuss the Spirit of Texas Award booklist and the creative programming designed to go with each book selection. Tired of doing the same old novel study in your classroom? Come see some new Young Adult selections and add some Spirit to your lesson plans! 

Speakers
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Jeri Calcote

District Librarian, Poolville ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:25am - 11:10am CDT
Inspire B

10:25am CDT

Soft skills. Solid outcomes.
Social and emotional development is essential to students’ success – now and in their future. EVERFI's no-cost resources are designed to equip educators with tools to nurture skills like compassion, leadership, conflict resolution, self-awareness and resilience.  All resources have been donated to ISD's in ESC11. 

Speakers
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Mykel Estes

Implementation Specialist, EVERFI
EVERFI School Manager for the state of Texas. Helping provide high quality, no-cost resources to supplement a blended-learning environment.


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:25am - 11:10am CDT
Inspire A

11:50am CDT

Concerned about the new STAAR Online Text-To-Speech accommodation?? Kurzweil 3000 features with STAAR Online
Kurzweil 3000 software: Introduction to the software’s basic features, as well as a comparison of some of the features Kurzweil includes that are similar to STAAR Online text-to-speech and built in accommodations.  Teachers can prepare students with day-to-day tests using Kurzweil to familiarize students with similar TTS technology so they can be considered for STAAR Online computer administered test.  

Speakers
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Audio Optical Systems-Kurzweil

Sales/Marketing, Kurzweil-Audio Optical Systems
Kurzweil 3000 is a program that provides text-to-speech for basically ANY material whether digital, online, or only in hard print. Kurzweil allows users to import/open popular digital formats or scan physical print with any basic scanners or a built in device camera. Many K-12 schools... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:35pm CDT
Inspire A

11:50am CDT

Ditch the School Planner
School-provided planners don't work. We force our students to use them, but are they really learning how to plan, study, and organize their lives when they're limited to a little square? This session will explore online and paper/pencil alternatives to help meet your students' needs. 

Speakers
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Laura Carr

EdTech Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Laura Carr is an Educational Technology Trainer for Mansfield ISD in Texas. She is passionate about helping teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms in new and exciting ways, and loves to help district librarians nurture the next generation of makers in their makerspaces... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:35pm CDT
Engage C
  Presenter-led Presentation
  • Twitter: @LauraBCarr

11:50am CDT

No Boundaries On Learning
During this session participants will observe how “virtual” learning can break down barriers of time, distance and expense. Connecting to experts in the field through interactive learning programs can play an essential role in your instruction and create opportunities for new discovery. So come see how museums, zoos and other cultural institutions can deliver standards-based, unique and authentic learning experiences into your classroom. 

Speakers
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Lori Hamm-Neckar

Distance Learning Technician, ESC Region 11


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:35pm CDT
RETN

11:50am CDT

Scholastic- Book Tasting
Come learn about the New Books for Fall at Scholastic Book Fairs.  Have a chance to read some of the new books that your kids will love.  Learn how to host a Book Tasting at your school for Teachers and Students.  Learn how to Build a reading culture at your school through Book Talking.  This will be a very fun and interactive session.   

Speakers
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Sandy Baker

Scholastic Book Fairs


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:35pm CDT
Innovate C

11:50am CDT

STEAM Backpacks: “check” them out - take them home
STEAM Backpacks provide the curious, “future-ready” learner the freedom to explore & investigate anytime, anywhere & with anyone. The backpacks include activities to stimulate engineering, physics, electronics, robotics, arts, technology & mathematics plus a digital way to share their creations/experiences. Two Library/Technology Specialists will share how they created the STEAM backpacks & you will take away the resources needed to create your own. 

Speakers
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Suzanne Ross

Library Media Technology Specialist, Keller ISD
Keller ISD
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Diana Colby

Library Services Facilitator, KELLER ISD
Keller ISD, Library collaboration is vital in the success of our students. Admin is the key to encouraging the collaboration. Librarians can serve as educational leaders in literacy, digital learning, reading, and professional development and Keller ISD has the best librarians.


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:35pm CDT
Engage B
  Presenter-led Presentation
  • Twitter: @dianacolby @pgelibrary

12:45pm CDT

Achieveing Literacy Growth with myON Reader by Renaissance
Achieving Literacy Growth with Renaissance myON® Reader 

Speakers
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Monica LeRoy

RENAISSANCE LEARNING


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT
Inspire A

12:45pm CDT

Blended Learning Apps for In-Class Teaching or Sub Days
This session will present ways for teachers to enhance their direct instruction and assessment through online apps, even if they are having sub days.  Also includes tips on preparing the blended classroom.   

Speakers
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Scott Steiner

Teacher , Social Studies Dept. Chair, Denton ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT
Inspire B

12:45pm CDT

Get Free Materials for Your Makerspace by Starting an Upcycle Program
You don't need to spend a fortune to get materials for your makerspace. Learn how you can use upcycled materials to create endless opportunities for activities in your makerspace...for free! 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Carr

Laura Carr

EdTech Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Laura Carr is an Educational Technology Trainer for Mansfield ISD in Texas. She is passionate about helping teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms in new and exciting ways, and loves to help district librarians nurture the next generation of makers in their makerspaces... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT
Engage C
  Presenter-led Presentation
  • Twitter: @LauraBCarr

12:45pm CDT

The Best Digital Content You Didn't Know You Had
Deep dive into TexQuest Premiere Digital Content with direct application to student research, literacy and presentations. 

Speakers
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Carol Hafer

District Library Media Specialist, Crowley ISD
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Jan Hodge

District Library Media Specialist, Crowley ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT
Engage B
  Presenter-led Presentation
  • Twitter: @janhodgelibrary