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FITT 2021

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It's BACK!!!! Grab your friends and your technology, because it's time to get FITT!! ESC 7 Digital Learning and TCEA Area 7 are partnering to bring you the FITT Conference and you don't want to miss out! The conference will feature a FULL DAY of presentations from some of the most innovative educators from around the Region. There is no registration fee for members of the Region 7 Digital Learning Cooperative or TCEA. If you are a TCEA member who is NOT a member of the Digital Learning Cooperative, select Purchase Order as the payment method and enter TCEA21 in the Purchase Order field.

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Digital Learning

Curriculum Directors
Instructional Coaches
Instructional Technology
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Technology Personnel

*Employees of Region 7 ESC (FREE)
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Workshop Materials

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Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Education Service Center
Cedar A/Cedar B/Cedar C*
11/17/2021 8:30 AM 3:30 PM

Workshop Presenter(s)

Name
Elizabeth Walker

Workshop Contacts

Name Type Department E-Mail Phone
Melissa Edney
Contact medney@esc7.net (903) 988-6746

Workshop Liaison(s)

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Sessions

Wednesday November 17, 2021
205544 Interact Intelligently
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Birch Room*
Combining ease-of-use with Enterprise level security and control, TouchView Interactive 4K panels provide the right balance for any sized school. Easy to navigate and use interface, lesson creation, and presentation tools that excel in a hybrid learning environment and thousands of pre-made lessons aligned to Texas State Board of Education standards ensures TouchView can be integrated into any curriculum.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
2/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205546 Technology Trailblazers Having Fun!
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Collaborate*
Have you ever been distracted by a cat playing bongo? This session will cover various free websites and apps that can be used for all kinds of engaging learning in the classroom. We will cover websites such as "The Kid Should See This," "Reading Vine," "Bongo Cat," etc.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
12/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205550 Digital Display-Why an ePortfolio?
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Cypress Room*
Learn what an ePortfolio is, why everyone should have one, and how to make it happen. Step into the Digital Realm!
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
3/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205551 TECH FEST: Creating a mini TCEA for your district
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Dogwood Room*
Ditch the old PD and start a tech conference for your district! Join in to learn the steps we take to put on a successful 3-day conference with over 140 sessions for our teachers while giving them choice, interaction, and a time to shine!
All Levels (K-12)
Advanced
5/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205552 Boom Into Learning
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Elm Room
We will explore Boom Cards: the self-checking digital learning resources that are a student and teacher favorite! We will explore what Boom cards are, how to use them, how to create your class, our favorite Boom card authors, Boom Card reports, and more. If using a mobile device, please download the Boom Cards app from the app store. We will focus on using Boom Cards in grades PK-5 in core content areas.
Elementary (K-5)
Beginner
7/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205555 Kick Formative Assessments into High Gear With Dipsticks (without looking like one)
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Innovate*
One of the most notorious goals in life is to work smarter, not harder. We will practice using and creating formative assessments quickly and easily like we would the dipstick in our car to check the oil. One can use many tools when using formative assessments, but figuring out what your students know and don't know as you are in the content to help drive your instruction is essential and using less class time to determine needs makes it that much better. We will review and practice using and creating several forms of formative assessment with technology. Examples include resources and formats like Edulastic, Explain Everything, Power of 3, and Digitized Rubrics.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
4/38
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205556 Gamify With Classcraft
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Lab 1
Wanting to add some fun to your classroom? Come learn how to gamify with Classcraft. Classcraft is an online classroom management tool that turns your classroom into a game that lasts the entire school year.
Elementary (K-5)
Middle School/ Jr. High (6-8)
Beginner
3/18
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205558 Full STEAM ahead with LEGO® Education
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Magnolia Room
Looking for an exciting and engaging way to teach computer science to students? During this hands-on session, you will explore LEGO® Education’s continuum of intuitive, inclusive, and adaptable Computer Science solutions while applying concepts through an integrated approach. Experience the power of hands-on LEGO learning as you use computational thinking and real-world problem solving with solutions geared toward elementary and middle school students. See how the playful learning approach, combined with the newest technology, will future-proof students and set them up for success as confident life-long learners. You will walk away with concrete activities and lessons, both unplugged and using a device that will not only increase engagement but also inspire your students to think creatively about solving real-world problems.
Elementary (K-5)
Middle School/ Jr. High (6-8)
Intermediate
1/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205815 Discovering Discovery Education Experience
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ash Room
Has your district purchased Discovery Education? Did you know that everyone is now going to have access to the NEW Discovery Education Experience?? You must come to see what has changed and what they have added! We will share changes that have been made and many things you may not have been aware of in Discovery Education Experience. Participants must be from districts that have purchased Discovery Education Experience (Formerly Discovery Education Streaming.)
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
7/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205807 Step Up Your Google Game
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Birch Room*
Most people know how to use Google workspace for Education. But do you really know all the little nooks and crannies? Join us as we explore all the "extras" within the Google apps, including Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Classroom. Optimize your digital workflow and make life easier!
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
8/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205802 Nearpod: You'll Wonder How you Taught Without It!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Collaborate*
Have you been hearing the buzz about Nearpod but never had a chance to really dive in? Now is your chance to see what all of the hype is all about! According to their website, Nearpod offers "Real-time insights into student understanding through interactive lessons, interactive videos, gamification, and activities — all in a single platform." Once you try it, you will be hooked! They offer both freemium and paid accounts, and the platform can be used for absolutely any subject area and age level.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
1/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205797 PhET Interactive Simulations
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cypress Room*
Come explore this collection of excellent (and free!) science and math simulations.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
5/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205792 CODE WORD: Escape
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dogwood Room*
Digital Escape Rooms take learning to a whole new level of fun! Through the use of Google Suites, we will unlock the secrets to creating an interactive, highly engaging digital escape room for your students that can be used in all subjects K-12!
All Levels (K-12)
Advanced
5/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205603 Don't Expect Success - Prepare for IT!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Elm Room
Do you have trouble getting projects and supplies funded through your administration and school board? No worries! Join me as I walk you through the steps of preparing a proposal to gain funding.
All Levels (K-12)
Advanced
2/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205600 Building Your Lessons One TEK at a Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Innovate*
Depending on your content area and amount of class time, you might be sprinkling seeds but not watering and encouraging them to grow when you teach your TEKS, depending on your scope and sequence. Find your big idea and build a PBL around it to truly cultivate the learning process. When you find a focus TEK for a certain period of time (say one month or two weeks) and then find a real-world problem/project-based application for students to dive into the content, you can follow it up with the other TEKS that fit into the lesson and teach with more depth and complexity than you would by teaching at your class.
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
4/38
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205596 Your Kryptonite - Securing beyond the Gateway
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lab 1
Examine Today's most pressing threats that weaken your defenses against email attacks.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
0/18
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205588 Get Fit with High Quality Instructional Materials
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Magnolia Room
Are you spending countless hours looking for High-Quality Instructional Materials leaving you little time for your health and fitness goals? Do you wish you had free access to High-Quality Instructional Materials for grades PK-5? Do you long to have PreK, Math, and ELAR lessons planned for you so all you have to do is prepare for them? Well, look no further, your THL personal trainers are here to help! This training will equip you with the information needed to access High-Quality Instructional Materials sure to make your life easier and less stressful.
Elementary (K-5)
Beginner
2/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205818 Equatio! Making Figuring Digital
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Ash Room
You want to use equations, graphs, graphics, science formulas, and correct math notation in a document, yet where can you get the stuff! The session will discuss the FREE for teachers extension Equatio and open the world of calculating for math and science teachers. Come learn how to build and create STRESS-FREE!
Middle School/ Jr. High (6-8)
Beginner
0/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205810 Using Google Sites in The Secondary Classroom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Birch Room*
This session will look at the ins and outs of Google Sites, a lesser-known app included in GAFE (now called Google Workspace for Education). We will look at numerous ways it can be used in all different subject areas, and you will leave with ideas and units ready to implement in your own classroom.
Middle School/ Jr. High (6-8)
Intermediate
5/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205803 Making Canvas Friendly
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Collaborate*
Help! Our district is using Canvas, what do I do now? This session will give you tips and tricks to make Canvas work for you instead of you working for it. Canvas can be overwhelming for both you and your students when you begin using it, but don’t make it harder than it is! Come learn some great tips, tricks, and resources to assist you with your Course design from a District Canvas Admin who has worked with teachers from the instructional side during their district implementation process as they moved from Google Classroom to Canvas. In this session, you will receive tons of resources as well as tips and tricks to use with all ages.
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
0/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205800 Flippin' Sweet Google Sheets w/ Flippity.net
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cypress Room*
Learn how to easily turn google sheets into: Flashcards, Quiz Show, Random Name Picker, Timeline, Word Searches, Hangman, Bingo, Memory Game, and other cool stuff using flippity.net
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
10/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205793 Reaching Gen Z and Gen Alpha
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Dogwood Room*
Our students are all Gen Z and Gen Alpha, yet we are not. Let's explore how Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers can reach across generational differences to connect better, inspire, and teach our youngest generations- with and without tech!
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
5/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205773 Access, Motivation, and Agency: Strategies for Accelerating Reading Growth
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Elm Room
Let Renaissance help you close reading achievement gaps and reignite literacy growth for all students while using technology. In this session, we’ll explore how you can most effectively use Renaissance solutions to increase students’ access to engaging and appropriate texts, set personalized goals, monitor reading practice and growth, and boost literacy achievement for learners of every age and ability level.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
2/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205601 Peardeck: Learn, Implement, Play
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Innovate*
Participants will learn about PearDeck at their own pace and then have time to play around with PearDeck and start implementing it with a current lesson.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
5/38
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205593 Unlock the Power of the Spreadsheet and Go Digital with Your Data
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Magnolia Room
Beauty AND brains? Google Sheets has both! Learn the main formulas and logic we used to put together useful and visually appealing digital data walls to help our teachers track student progress and TEKS. Don't let your data walls sit in a dark room; take them online where they're always available to view and edit, then collaborate with subject and grade-level teams to increase the power. We will be working primarily in Google Sheets, but the formulas work for Excel as well.
All Levels (K-12)
Advanced
8/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205819 Students' Monitoring Their Own Progress
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Ash Room
Students need to know where they are in their progress to master a topic. Research shows when students monitor their progress they have higher levels of achievement. The session will provide you a way for students to evaluate their level of understanding and track their progress.
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
3/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205813 Nontraditional PD - How to Make It Work For Your District
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Birch Room*
Looking for different ways to get PD tips out to your teachers and staff? Let us show you some simple and easy ideas that can make a significant impact. The information is out there; now, let us help you find new ways to get it out to your people!
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
10/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205806 Google Slides Does That?
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Collaborate*
Google Slides is often considered a Swiss Army Knife in the world of Google. It does so much more than simple presentations including, but of course not limited to, graphic design, simple videos, stop motion videos, GIFs, and much more. Come learn some amazing tips and tricks and receive a ton of free resources to up your game with digital materials.
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
5/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205801 Getting to Know GeoInquiries (an intro to teaching with maps)
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Cypress Room*
GeoInquiries™ are 15-minute instructional activities that use interactive maps to enhance your academic instruction of standards-based topics from grades 6-12. GeoInquiries are available for many subjects and use common inquiry instructional models, tie to the most common textbooks, and license under Creative Commons for easy reuse.
Middle School/ Jr. High (6-8)
Intermediate
2/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205794 Canva for Student Projects
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Dogwood Room*
Canva is the ultimate blank canvas for students to create and show what they know! Using Canva Digital Choice Board options, students have the freedom to create a project of interest to them over the curriculum. The best part- no cutting, glue, or poster boards are required, and students are guaranteed to walk away with a professional-looking product that they can be proud to show off!
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
6/45
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205791 Digital Assessments: Formative & Summative
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Elm Room
Quick, easy, easy to grade, relevant digital assessments? YES! Learn about easy assessments you can incorporate into your lessons, including quick checks. Discover easy-to-grade programs for formative and summative assessments.
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
4/23
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205602 Starting a Robotics Club!
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Innovate*
Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to form a robotics club, and be given some lesson examples!
All Levels (K-12)
Beginner
0/38
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205598 Online Testing: Not Just For Tests Anymore!
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Lab 1
Learn how to utilize DMAC's online testing platform in everyday classroom instruction. Discover how to gather meaningful, real-time data on every student through the use of bell ringers, classwork, exit tickets, homework, quizzes, tests, etc. Improve your instruction by taking data to the next level.
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
3/18
Wednesday November 17, 2021
205594 Easy Digital Collaboration with Jamboard & Beyond
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Magnolia Room
Collaboration is one of the best reasons to utilize technology in the classroom. Come collaborate with us on Jamboard, Google's built-in virtual whiteboard. We'll even throw in a few extra ways to collaborate with your students within Google's workspaces.
All Levels (K-12)
Intermediate
2/23

Special Accommodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten (10) business days prior to the workshop date.