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2024 Technology Conference

The Region One ESC Technology Conference is a 3-day event held at the South Padre Island Convention Center that brings together educators and industry technology experts showcasing the latest trends, innovations and best practices in educational technology.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend innovative break out sessions, presentations, and hands-on workshops.

Take the time to visit the Exhibit Hall which will host more that 90 vendors with exhibits on how technology that can be used throughout the classroom. Join us at the Region One ESC Technology Conference and discover the endless possibilities of technology in education.

*Megabyte districts attend for FREE!

Pre K-12 Educators, Librarians, Media Specialists, Technology Specialists, Curriculum Specialists, Deans, Counselors, Principals, Assistant Principals, District Technology Directors, District Curriculum Directors, District Bilingual/ELL Directors, District GT Directors, District SPED Directors, Computer Technicians, Higher Ed- EVERYONE is welcome! *Megabyte districts attend for FREE*

$150.00

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TTESS 1.4 Activities
TTESS 2.2 Content Knowledge and Expertise
TTESS 2.3 Communication
TTESS 2.4 Differentiation
TTESS 4.3 Professional Development

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Workshop Materials

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Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
South Padre Island Convention Center 5/14/2024 - 5/16/2024 08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Workshop Contacts

Name Type E-Mail Phone
Adrian Garcia Presenter adgarcia@esc1.net
Alex Flores Contact aflores@esc1.net (956) 984-6088
Elaine Rubio Contact erubio@esc1.net (956) 984-6057
Aida Garcia Contact aigarcia@esc1.net (956) 984-6068
Sara Camacho Contact scamacho@esc1.net (956) 984-6152
Anna Sepeda Contact asepeda@esc1.net (956) 984-6072
Elena Oviedo Contact eoviedo@esc1.net (956) 984-6071
ARIEL AGUILERA Contact aaguilera@esc1.net
Vilia Garcia Contact vilgarcia@esc1.net
Karla Lara Contact klara@esc1.net (956) 984-6143

Sessions

Tuesday May 14, 2024
323051 REGISTRATION
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center
REGISTRATION
Registration
20/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
322220 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GEORGE COUROS
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GEORGE COUROS
Keynote Speaker
265/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324641 Pathways to Mastery: Leveraging Student Engagement for STAAR 2.0 Achievement
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Boost student engagement and deepen learning for the STAAR 2.0 tests with our straightforward strategies. We're ready to show you practical tools and methods that increase student participation in their learning. This leads directly to better understanding of TEKS and improved STAAR test scores. Come find out how to empower students to own their learning and achieve better results.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
8/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
322223 BOOK SIGNING
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GEORGE COUROS
Keynote Speaker
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324642 Leveraging AI for Effective Teaching and Learning with MagicSchool AI
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Experience the MAGIC of our session as we dive into the wonders of MagicSchool. Students can now learn about responsible use of generative AI. Discover 60+ tools that support educators in lesson planning, differentiated instruction, assessments, and behavior interventions. See firsthand how MagicSchool boosts student learning and educator effectiveness with responsible AI integration. "
AI
15/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321366 Differentiated Instruction, PK-12
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
49/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321380 Palo Alto Unit 42 Cybercrime Case Files: Ransomware
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
In this session you will hear how threat actors are constantly innovating and adjusting their tactics to improve the likelihood of a successful attack. This is especially true for ransomware operators looking to make fast money – they want to get in fast, cause as much damage as possible and increase the pressure on organizations to pay a ransom. This is a difficult situation for any organization to face alone. Join Palo Alto Networks, Unit 42, to hear a firsthand account of the investigation, including the anatomy of the attack and what steps the client took to get back up and running. Insight into key ransomware trends and evolving techniques and recommendations to defend against attacks.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
58/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321386 Easily Implement AR with Quiver
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Quiver - 3D Coloring App combines the "wow" factor of augmented reality with the meditative process of coloring and is best used as a supplement to your standard lessons. These educational coloring sheets are great for center activities, lesson extensions, and for individual hands-on learning activities.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
22/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321395 Unlocking the Magic of Microsoft Reading Progress
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Explore AI-powered auto-grading and fluency passage creation with Microsoft Reading Progress. Discover how to assess student fluency, provide targeted support, and celebrate growth using this powerful tool. Practical strategies and valuable takeaways await!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
20/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321407 Flash Card Factory Mastery: Building Language Skills Through Innovation
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
This session is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills needed to elevate language development, reading proficiency, collaboration, writing skills, and communication skills in their classrooms. Teachers will learn to use Flashcard Factory and discover innovative ways to captivate your students' attention and foster a love for language learning.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
44/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321416 Canva Champions: Elevate Your Teaching Game with Gold-Medal Hacks and Tips!
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Become a Canva Champion in our dynamic masterclass! Elevate your teaching game with gold-medal hacks and tips designed specifically for educators. Learn to utilize Canva's power to revolutionize your classroom presentations and educational materials. Our expert instructors will reveal insider tricks, shortcuts, and AI functionalities that will save you time and boost creativity. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, join us to unlock Canva's true potential and become a teaching champion!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
88/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321424 Intro to Assistive Technology: Access=Success
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
In this session, we will review what tools can be considered Assistive Technology for students receiving Special Education services in the public school settings, the definition of AT, and what we can do to promote access for all.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
29/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324819 Music for Any Subject & Any Topic
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
A.I. advancement provides many tools that were previously impossible. This tool will allow you to create music in almost any genre using your own lyrics or let it create the lyrics for you.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
1/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
322212 Lunch
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center
Day 1 Lunch
Lunch
6/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321367 Help Students Succeed in Math & ELA Through Movement-Based Playful Learning
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Highly stimulating, game-based interventions. Personalized activities based on IEP goals boosting motivation, increasing student achievement, attendance, and improving motor skills and academic performance. Students play with hand and body gestures, accelerate their academic performance in math and language, improve their attention and concentration while enhancing their eye-hand coordination and motor planning skills. Kinems games are goals based on proven learning methods and intervention protocols for offering engaging and effective learning experiences to children.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
42/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321373 Esports Tournaments at District Level
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Managing a School District esports program is not easy, and the key is student leadership. Explore the history of ESC1 & LJISD Esports and how LJISD manages esports events. Open for Q&A.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
43/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321387 Differentiation Continuum: Harmonizing Instruction Across Low-Tech and High Tech Landscapes for Inclusive Student Engagement
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
This interactive session equips educators with strategies to meet the diverse needs of students by tailoring instruction through a continuum of low-tech to high-tech solutions. Participants will leave with practical strategies and resources to create learning environments where every student can thrive.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
23/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321401 Secure the Access Layer with Aruba ClearPass
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
The four fundamental elements for building a secure, dynamic wired edge: Profiling, Authentication, Authorization and Posture.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
53/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321408 Empowering Educators: Mastering Google Drawings for Dynamic Graphic Organizers in Instruction
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
In this workshop, educators will master Google Drawings to craft dynamic graphic organizers that enrich classroom instruction. Participants will learn to create interactive visual aids seamlessly integrating text, multimedia, and shapes. By the end, educators will be equipped with the skills to enhance their teaching strategies and engage students effectively using Google Drawings.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
33/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321417 In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall Google
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Google for Education is always adding updates to it's suite of tools to enhance learning in the classroom. Come by to check out some of its most recent features and some new updates coming in the fall.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
43/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321423 Artificial Intelligence in the Workforce
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
Given the prevalence of AI and its influence on numerous industries, it is crucial to understand how new technology will impact the workforce. In this presentation, Workforce Solutions staff discuss the future of work and what industries, school districts, and leaders can expect as a result of a rapidly evolving labor force. The WFS team may also have activities using AI tech such as ChatGPT and/or surveys/polls.
AI
52/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321434 2024-2025: Plan with the New Technology Applications TEKS
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Prepare for a transformative school year with insights into the latest Technology Application TEKS. This engaging workshop provides practical tips for weaving these standards into your lessons, making technology an integral part of learning. Collaborate with fellow educators, share your visions, and start building an exciting plan for the 2024-2025 school year.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
22/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324643 LearnSafe-Digital Safety Built into your School Computers
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
LearnSafe equips school leaders with evidence-based information to better understand which students are exhibiting behavioral issues and in need of help based on what they are using, saying, and doing on the school-owned computer. LearnSafe is everywhere students are. Whether students are online or offline, whether they are on-campus or off-campus (such as a 1:1 environment) whether on an Internet browser or a desktop application (like Word or PPT), on email, in chat rooms, social media platforms, or sharing information via a personal thumb drive. It’s a meaningful way to identify those in need of help.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
1/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
325747 ReAct: Leveraging Proprietary Artificial Intelligence to Boost ACT and TSIA2 Scores
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
The most effective way to increase ACT scores and TSIA2 pass rates? Repeated exposure to ACT and/or TSIA2 assessments, followed by each teacher’s ability to know every individual student's standard deficiency, attack that deficiency with infinite exposure to questions and tutorial lessons until the skill is mastered in ENGLISH AND SPANISH. Yes – this WAS pragmatically impossible, until now. Learn how CERT’s Assessment platform and ReAct tool can ensure massive gains in college readiness for ALL students.
AI
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
323111 Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
8/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324644 Empowering Educators with Explain Everything!
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
?? Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching experience? ?? ??Look no further! In our exclusive conference session, we invite you to witness the magic of Explain Everything, the ultimate lesson planner for educators! Learn how you can create engaging lessons, interactive presentations, and record video tutorials all from one place. ??
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
2/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324804 Connectivity - Student Access
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
Kajeet, provides wireless connectivity in the classroom, outside the classroom, on school buses, or anywhere needed. We have hotspots, and Chromebooks. With the data comes a platform to manage it, filter it and it is CIPA compliant.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324645 WGU School of Technology
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Information session on WGU's competency based education model. Overview of technology programs and industry certifications. Information on resources and technology clubs.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
2/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321368 Sirius-ly Drive Student Engagement for STAAR 2.0 Thinking
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Discover how to enhance student engagement and facilitate deeper learning needed for rigorous STAAR 2.0 tests. Our team will present practical tools and strategies that support greater student ownership of learning that lead to greater mastery of TEKS and STAAR test performance.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
33/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321381 Extending that iP (IT) reach cabling strategies, Part 2
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
New cabling strategies are available to support extended reach applications like emergency phones, security cameras, access points, kiosks, digital signage, and other iP Technology applications. Powering strategies for indoor and outdoor devices, fiber and copper from environmentally controlled, backed up equipment rooms can support those devices. We'll explore your options.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
25/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321396 Bringing Community Back to the Classroom
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
In this session, participants will explore strategies to build classroom community that were face-to-face activities converted to virtual for students and teachers. You will leave with strategies to implement for building student and teacher relationships using examples of the Social Emotional Learning ( SEL) core competencies.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
8/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321425 Beyond the Game: Why eSports is essential in K-12 Education
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
eSports has become a huge phenomenon in K-12 education that many educators and administrators equate to funding, consoles, and tournaments. Instead, learn about how eSports can help target common issues in schools today such as inclusion, attendance, digital citizenship, collaboration, and overall academic achievement to get admin buy-in. We will also look at some budget-friendly ways to get started.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
30/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324789 Unleashing Library Insights with Google Looker Studio
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Learn how Google Looker Studio makes data analysis easy for librarians. Discover how to use its simple interface, visualize data, and improve library services. Whether you're organizing books or planning events, this session will help you make better decisions with data. Don't miss out on unlocking the power of Google Looker Studio for your library!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
16/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321384 AI-Powered Pedagogy: Revolutionizing Learning, Assessment, and Lesson Planning
2:30 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Join us for an immersive session where educators will discover how to revolutionize their teaching practice with AI. Explore innovative strategies for assessing deep learning and critical thinking skills using Microsoft Copilot, coupled with Microsoft Flip for authentic assessment experiences. Learn how to personalize lesson plans with AI, tailoring them to meet the diverse needs of every student. Walk away empowered to create dynamic, data-driven lessons that maximize learning outcomes in today's AI-powered classrooms.
AI
46/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321409 Apple Tech & Learning Update 2024
2:30 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
Join Apple Systems Engineers and Education Leadership Executives as they highlight the latest iPadOS and MacOS features for education. During the first half, learn about the latest management and deployment features, Apple School Manager, Managed Apple IDs and teacher tools, such as Apple Classroom. The second half will highlight updates on content such as Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create, and discuss transforming instruction with productivity and creation apps. Discover professional learning resources with Apple Teacher, and the new Apple Education Community.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
45/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321415 Student STEM Design Challenge
2:30 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
In this session, students from Vanguard Academy and Los Fresnos ISD are competing for up to $10,000 in scholarships. Two high school student groups will present their design challenges where they focus on areas of sustainability each of their districts could take to enable greater decarbonization and greater stewardship of natural resources. See how the students have leveraged technology to solve for paper recycling and water sanitation.
STEM
30/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324646 A Better Way to Manage Devices in Education
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Devices are critical to education, so addressing the negative effects of device downtime is essential. See how you can provide unattended (self-serve) access to loaner or replacement devices, ensuring every student has equitable access to a working device when they need it. In this session, you’ll hear success stories of progressive schools using smart lockers to automate device distribution, collection, exchanges, and on-demand charging – thus reducing device downtime and getting students back to learning faster.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
2/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
325788 Breaking Down Silos: The Value of Interoperable Systems for K-12 Districts
3:20 PM - 4:05 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
In this session, participants will gain knowledge from Incident IQ.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321364 AI Promises, Perceptions and Potentials: The no-hype conversation we should be having about the next tech takeover
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Artificial intelligence hype is making the headlines now, but it entered the classroom long before it became a tech buzzword. This is the checklist of what district leaders need to be aware of with A.I. regarding security, data privacy and the future of learning.
AI
25/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321374 Get Certified in Everything!
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Are you trying to do more with tech, but you just don't know how? Maybe you want to be able to better support your students and others on your campus. This training looks at popular EdTech Tools and how to get training and certification on your own time.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
38/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321394 Unleash Young Storytellers: AI-Powered Leveled Readers
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Craft engaging and differentiated stories with students using AI. Learn free tools and methods to generate unique stories based on a chosen setting, character, conflict, and more. Learn to easily adapt these stories into leveled readers for high, medium, and low reading levels in minutes!
AI
9/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321431 Account Automation with Rapid Identity Cloud
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
This session will demonstrate all the abilities of the Rapid Identity Cloud as well as dive deep into the ways that we automate account creation and lifecycle management within our on-premises and Microsoft 365 environment. We will share some tips and tricks we have found out along the way to license and manage all of our 100k+ accounts in our environment.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
18/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
325729 Girls in ICT Dy and Cisco Networking Academy
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Provide an overview our International Girls in ICT day which focuses on promoting girls in technology and provides an ever increasing stage to showcase positive women role models in the fields of technology and science.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
324647 Why Do Only Athletes Use Game Film??
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
This presentation will explore improving practice through reflective teaching. We will define reflective teaching, discuss the benefits, and explore how reviewing video can revolutionize the way educators support students.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
1/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
322217 Door Prizes - Exhibit Hall
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Day 1 Door Prizes
Door Prizes
41/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
323051 REGISTRATION
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center
REGISTRATION
Registration
20/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321405 Building Generative AI Competence in Education
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
Generative AI is now something educators have to deal with in all settings, whether we want to or not. How do you build competence in this new technology? More importantly how do you teach AI literacy to students? Join in this workshop to talk about this emerging issue and formulate some ideas to present to your students.
AI
43/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321378 Formative Assessment Tools, Tech and Techniques
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Particpants will learn a wide variety of formative assessment techniques along with technology tools to support student understanding of content.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
33/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321369 InstructAble Minds: Connecting Learning Disabilities with Instructional Technology
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
In this session, we'll delve into scenario-based discussions, engage in simulations that shed light on the challenges faced by students with reading and writing disabilities, and discover the impact of technology on students facing these disabilities. Whether you're a tech-savvy educator or just beginning your journey with ed tech, you will leave with a deeper appreciation for the diverse needs of students with disabilities and an understanding of the intersection between instructional technology and inclusive education.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
18/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321375 Using Tech Tools to Support UDL in the Inclusive Learning Environment
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
In this workshop, we will review Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines and how to incorporate in today’s classrooms for students with varying abilities. We will explore technology tools for gaining learners’ attention, interest and involvement to promote academic success. Everyday technologies, such as portable technology, commonly used software, web-based tools, and classroom manipulatives provide a multitude of creative opportunities in which learners can thrive. Participants will explore various resources to support UDL in their classrooms.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
20/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321388 Mastering Canva! Interactive Lesson Boards and Presentation Boards.
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Craft a presentation board for your class to enhance organization and efficiency while leveling up class interaction. Learn time-saving strategies for Canva.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
54/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321397 Press to test or NOT to Press to test?! (Explore the TI-nspire CX)
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Participants will explore how to use the TI-nspire CX as a teaching tool for mathematics classes to strengthen understanding and retention of crucial math concepts. Discussion will take place regarding full functionality of the handheld and its available applications for integrated technology in the math classroom.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
14/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321426 Introduction to 3D Printing
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
3D printing is an inexpensive, and very useful, technology that is still misunderstood. This session will attempt to de-mystify 3D printing and to both give attendees the tools to decide if 3D printing is for them, and also to explain the basics of getting started in printing 3D objects.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
50/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321433 AI Magic: Create Engaging Kids' Books
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Step into the world of AI-assisted storytelling and learn how to create mesmerizing online books for children. This session offers a straightforward approach to using AI tools for crafting stories that resonate. You will leave with your own book started that will delight and educate your students.
AI
24/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
325047 Visual Thinking Through SketchNotes
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
Visual Thinking Through SketchNotes
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324648 Go for the Gold with Aeries SIS!
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
"Spending too much time developing a holistic view of your students? Do you have easy access to their special programs, trend analysis on all grades, and their progress toward graduation? The Aeries Student Profile Page offers a comprehensive look at every student in one convenient location. Having easy access to the data saves you time and trouble. Administrators also benefit from a robust SIS and it's data across a school and district. Door prizes provided!"
Information Technology/Tech Admin
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321410 Effective Learning with the iPad's Logitech Crayon
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
Learn how the Logitech Crayon facilitates a natural writing experience that mimics pen and paper, allowing students to cultivate critical thinking skills while utilizing the iPad as an interactive tool. The Crayon fosters opportunities to interact content in a more immersive and hands-on manner, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject matter through research based practices.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
30/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324783 K-12 Cybersecurity Initiative
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Presenting the services available through the initiative. EDR & Assessments.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
61/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324651 Improve School Safety with Building Communications
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Come and see how educators are improving daily and emergency communications with technology. At this session we will demonstrate the capabilities of AtlasIED IP Speakers and Singlewire InformaCast software. These technologies are in use at multiple Region 1 districts. Participants in this session will learn practical ways to use technology that support the “Standard Response Protocol” and improve communications across the building, the campus and the organization.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
5/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324837 InHand Networks- Fixed Wireless Access Solutions
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
Is your company prepared when your internet service goes down? If not learn from InHand Networks how you can be prepared when disaster such as internet failure and power outages strikes your business and how InHand Fixed Wireless Solutions can keep you up and running when disaster strikes.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
1/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324658 What's New with Nearpod & Flocabulary
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Discover the power of Nearpod & Flocabulary in our “What's New with Nearpod & Flocabulary” session. Dive into all the exciting updates coming for back to school and later in 2024.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
2/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
323111 Exhibit Hall
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
8/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324660 Coding using Robots in the Classroom & Library
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
Students collaborate and solve real-world problems while coding. You'll see student engagement go through the roof and learning becomes fun! With Future Ready additions like AR and VR, Kai's Education Robots will expand students' learning. There's robots with screen free coding for the younger students and cross-curricular lessons for all ages. Come and see how to transform how students learn to code and collaborate.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
2/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321363 Igniting the Olympic Flame with Adobe Express
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Introduce educators to the key features and functionalities of Adobe Express and demonstrate how it may be used to create engaging educational content to ignite student/colleagues/teachers creativity. We will explore practical applications of Adobe Express across various subject areas and provide educators with hands-on experience in creating their projects.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
60/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321382 How AI -----> How We Learn (Data Analysis).
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
How AI influences How We Learn Data Analysis. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significantly transformed the field of data analysis, making it an essential component of current and future data-driven methodologies. This presentation aims to showcase how AI is subtly but indeed changing the way we analyze data, emphasizing the crucial factors that have contributed to its impact. With the advent of Big Data, characterized by its massive scale, diversity, and rapid accumulation, there is an urgent need for advanced analytical methods that can easily navigate its complexity. AI has emerged as a critical tool in this regard, owing to its inherent ability to learn from and interpret data. Its application has marked a significant shift in data analysis and has enabled seamless management of the intricacies of Big Data, thereby accelerating progress across various fields. This essay highlights AI's powerful yet subtle impact on the evolution of data analysis, showcasing its pivotal contribution to refining decision-making processes, streamlining operations, and catalyzing innovation in diverse sectors.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
51/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321389 How to Make Data-Driven Decisions to Improve Your District!
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Stop wasting money on unused digital resources! Learn how to select and utilize digital tools effectively, ensuring they add real value to teaching and learning. In this interactive session, Instructional Technology leaders, Dara Cepeda and Kim Gonzalez, will share the process and framework that was used to gather data about their digit’s digital resources and the transformation that it led to! This session will help you:* Use existing resources to gather information * Analyze usage data to drive purchasing and pd in your district * Define expected outcomes from digital tools * Promote teamwork and collaboration across your district for better outcomes. Come to this session curious and leave with a conceptual approach to help you set evidence-based priorities for digital learning and have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
22/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321398 Live Demo of Explain Everything Lesson Planning Software
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
?? Join Our Live Demonstration: “Empowering Educators with Explain Everything!” ?? Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching experience? Look no further! In our exclusive conference session, we invite you to witness the magic of Explain Everything, the ultimate interactive whiteboard for educators. ?? Session Highlights: Create Engaging Lessons: Discover how Explain Everything empowers teachers to craft captivating lessons that resonate with students. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or just starting out, our software makes lesson planning a breeze. Interactive Presentations: Say goodbye to static slides! Learn how to transform your existing resources (like PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, and documents) into dynamic, interactive content. Engage your students with drawings, annotations, and multimedia elements. Record Video Tutorials: Turn your teaching materials into bite-sized video tutorials. Whether it’s explaining a complex concept or demonstrating a math problem, Explain Everything lets you create engaging videos that students can revisit anytime. ?? Why Attend? Practical Tips: Get actionable tips and tricks from experienced educators who’ve transformed their teaching using Explain Everything. Free Demo: Sign up for a free demo tailored to your school or institution Q&A Session: Bring your burning questions! Our experts will be on hand to address any queries. ??
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
3/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321411 Building Educator Capacity
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
Educators are the foundation of your learning community — and ensuring that they have the tools and resources they need is critical. How do you support all your educators to do their best work? Join us to discuss how the combination of effective technology, a supportive community, and engaging professional development can support and empower educators at every confidence level.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
16/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321419 Taking You on an Extraordinary Virtual Reality Journey
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Imagine a resource that provides an immersive learning experience, and enhances comprehension while providing complete student engagement. Laredoisd is integrating VR in the classroom and revolutionizing teaching and learning experiences. Learn how to captivate your students' attention and motivate them to actively participate in their lesson. This session will teach you how to create VR environments that cater to different learning paces, preferences, and foster a more inclusive classroom.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
68/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321427 HTML in Canvas - Spruce up your Canvas pages using HTML
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
Learn how to spruce up your Canvas Pages using HTML coding. Don’t know how to use HTTML, well fear not. This session will provide you with templates for all sorts of items such as tabs, borders, columns, and interactive features such as drag & drop, ordering, and drop down lists.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
22/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321435 Destiny District Classroom Manager: Empower, Engage, Excel
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
With Destiny DCLM, educators are empowered to efficiently organize and manage their classroom libraries, ensuring seamless access to books for every student. By fostering student engagement through library collections, we create a culture of reading that enriches the learning experience. Moreover, our platform enables districts to excel by providing insights and tools for effective management and reporting, ensuring optimal resource allocation and sharable inventory link. Unlock the full potential of your classroom libraries with Destiny DCLM: where empowerment, engagement, and excellence converge.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
18/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
322214 Lunch
11:55 AM - 1:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center
Day 2 Lunch
Lunch
3/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321365 Take back your time, Artificially
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Discover how AI streamlines classroom efficiency! Learn innovative strategies to leverage AI tools for grading, lesson planning, and personalized learning. Explore time-saving techniques such as automated assessment, intelligent tutoring systems, and data-driven insights to optimize teaching and maximize student engagement. Join us for an insightful session on harnessing AI's potential to revolutionize classroom productivity and create more impactful learning experiences.
AI
53/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321376 Dissertation Results: An Associative Correlational Study of Principal Leadership Styles and Teacher Psychological Empowerment.
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Discovering the Relationship: Exploring Leadership Styles and Psychological Empowerment through Associative Correlation. Join me to uncover the intricate links between various leadership styles and psychological empowerment. Through meticulous analysis, I unveil how distinct leadership approaches impact individual well-being and empowerment. This session offers a compelling journey into the interplay shaping organizational effectiveness and personal fulfillment.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
24/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321390 Imagine Learning Future Ready
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
“Future Ready” Instruction and Tools for 21st Century Learners: Join this session to engage in a hands on exploration of Imagine Robotify and learn about Imagine Math and Imagine Math Facts. This session is focused on preparing students to be “Future Ready” through hands-on exploration of supplemental solutions that support the development of 21st century skills. Participants will experience strategies to enhance Computer Science and STEM/STEAM instruction while interacting with digital platforms to ensure equitable access for all learners.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
21/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321402 Instructional Interventions & Accountability Projections Using Edspire
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
This session will showcase how EdSpire can be leveraged to quickly pinpoint instructional gaps using benchmark results in an effort to increase student performance and how a campus can effortlessly generate accountability projections on any benchmark.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
29/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321412 Web App Updates 2024
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
New Web applications are created daily and existing Web applications are constantly changing. This session will provide updates on some commonly used educational apps and share new apps to assist faculty, staff and leadership.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
37/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321421 Regional Security Operation Center hosted by UTRGV for Local School Districts
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
UTRGV will be standing up a Regional Operation Center to serve local public institutions. Services will include network security monitoring, help with incident response, policy & planning and security awareness.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
35/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321428 Tradition of Excellence Texas Youth Creators Award
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
Do you want to engage students to create and design innovative technology projects in ten diverse categories? Do you know about the Texas Youth Creators Award. This contest is sponsored by the Texas Library Association. It engages students in PreK-12th grade. Get on track for student success!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
9/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321437 Effortless Access: Exploring New ClassLink Features and IAM Integration
1:25 PM - 2:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Discover the latest enhancements in ClassLink and its seamless integration of Identity and Access Management (IAM). Learn how these updates simplify login processes with single sign-on, bolster security and privacy, and streamline user management. Explore the benefits of centralized identity management and granular access controls. Join us to unleash the full potential of ClassLink for a smoother experience for both technology teams and schools.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
10/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324661 Get to Know What's New in Adobe Express
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
In this session, you will learn what's new in Adobe Express: the all-in-one editor, Animate from Audio, Podcast, and Presentations.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
2/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324825 Navigating Students’ Pathways: Embracing AI/AR/VR's Role in Career Exploration
1:30 PM - 2:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
Discover how educational leaders across Texas use creative approaches including AI, AR, and VR to engage and inspire students. This session will demonstrate how students research, learn, and experience a variety of concepts and the associated career pathways in STEM, Health Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Science, Transportation and more. Based on this exploration, students are able to develop plans for post-secondary study and/or earn valuable certifications.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
2/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
323111 Exhibit Hall
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
8/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321370 Rise to the Quizizz Olympics Challenge! Dive into AI Features and Claim Gold by Earning Your Certification!
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Embark on an Olympic journey through Quizizz's AI features, simplifying quiz creation for educators. Learn about Quizizz AI tools, facilitating effortless quiz design and enhancing adaptive learning experiences for all students. Explore additional features like translation and simplification, ensuring accessibility gold for diverse learners. Depart with Quizizz AI certification, recognizing your commitment to innovative teaching practices, and empowering you to lead educational excellence from the winner's podium.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
55/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321377 Teachers are Magical: Using AI to Prepare for the Classroom
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Explore the future of education in our AI Integration workshop. Dive into Vocal Remover's ability to customize audio content, experience the magic of personalized learning with Magic School, and discover the visual literacy enhancements of Ideogram. Revolutionize your teaching approach by harnessing the power of AI. Join us for a dynamic session that will reshape your classroom experience and prepare you for the evolving landscape of education.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
60/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
324843 VMWare Got You Down
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Is the VMWare acquisition driving you crazy? Come discover what your options to relieve the heartache.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
19/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321403 Go for the Gold with the Fortinet Security Fabric!
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Join Fortinet for an interactive, Olympiad-style challenge while learning about numerous industry solutions that help districts become more secure and efficient.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
4/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321413 "The Winning Edge: Crafting Gold Medal Lessons and Projects with Technology"
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
In today's ever-evolving educational landscape, educators are on a constant quest to enrich student engagement and cultivate deeper learning experiences. With the emergence of artificial intelligence and other powerful platforms, the realm of possibilities for creating top-tier projects and lessons has expanded exponentially. In this session, participants will discover how to leverage the vast capabilities of OpenAI and other leading platforms to design lessons and projects that not only captivate students' attention but also ignite their creativity.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
17/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321422 Giving Students Voice and Choice
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Kami is a user-friendly digital tool that helps teachers encourage student engagement and ownership in learning. With Kami, educators can easily create interactive lessons and assignments that allow students to express themselves and make choices in their learning. Through simple annotation tools, text, and multimedia integration, teachers can design activities that accommodate various learning styles and interests. Students can mark up documents, add notes, and collaborate with peers, fostering a sense of active participation and collaboration. Kami's user-friendly interface makes it easy for teachers to track student progress, provide feedback, and assess their understanding of the material. Kami promotes a more inclusive and student-centered learning environment by giving students a voice and choice in how they interact with the content. In summary, Kami is an excellent companion for teachers looking to empower their students, encourage creativity, and promote a more engaging learning experience in the classroom.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
26/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321429 Level Up Learning: Leveraging Video Games for UDL
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
In this engaging session, we’ll explore how video games can serve as powerful tools within the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support students with disabilities. Educators will discover practical strategies for harnessing the potential of video games to enhance student engagement, promote access, and redefine success. Let’s embark on a quest to unlock new possibilities in education!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
14/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321436 Improve Safety with Building Communications
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Come and see how educators are improving daily and emergency communications with technology. At this session we will demonstrate the capabilities of AtlasIED IP Speakers and Singlewire InformaCast software. These technologies are in use at multiple Region 1 districts. Participants in this session will learn practical ways to use technology that support the “Standard Response Protocol” and improve communications across the building, the campus and the organization.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
26/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
325048 Evolving 1:1 Solutions - Integrating the Right Technology
3:20 PM - 4:05 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
This session will cover the evolving technology solutions out there for school districts. How will you determine which products or solutions are right for your school? RTI is here to help walk through a 1:1 plan for your district; everything from the technology department, teachers, STEM/CTE programs, and more.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
325791 Navigating Chat GPT for school districts with Securly's new A.I. Chat Tool
3:20 PM - 4:05 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence, Securly's AI Chat emerges as a pioneering tool, specially designed with the educational needs of school districts in mind. This innovative platform guides students in writing essays and assists with homework without crossing the boundary of providing direct answers or completing assignments. AI Chat provides guardrails that align with school policies, ensuring a safe and productive learning environment. Our discussion will delve into the significance of adopting AI technologies that prioritize student safety while fostering educational growth.
AI
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
322218 Door Prizes - Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Day 2 Door Prizes
Door Prizes
25/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
323051 REGISTRATION
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center
REGISTRATION
Registration
20/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324785 House Bill 18 Unpacked: Data Privacy, analytics, and what are the first steps we all can take
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
Most districts (regardless of size) see over 1200 unique tools for learning on any given month. This session is an overview of requirements, considerations and first steps any district team can take to begin to transition to effectively managing data Privacy despite a staggering amount of web applications in use.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
18/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321418 Using Virtual Manipulatives in the Classroom
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Virtual manipulatives are interactive digital tools that allow students to explore and visualize abstract math concepts. Participants will engage in activities and discussions to discover how these tools can enhance student engagement, comprehension, and problem-solving skills.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
34/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324787 Championing Literacy with Open eBooks and TeachingBooks
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
In this session, you’ll learn how to create your First Book account, granting you access to a comprehensive library of eBooks available through Open eBooks. Explore a diverse selection of digital titles from top publishing houses, designed to provide high-quality reading material for students and enhance the curriculum. Additionally, discover how you can pair your eBooks/Novels with TeachingBooks to assist teachers in curriculum planning and bring these eBooks to life in the classroom.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
16/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325743 ReAct: Leveraging Proprietary Artificial Intelligence to Boost ACT and TSIA2 Scores
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
The most effective way to increase ACT scores and TSIA2 pass rates? Repeated exposure to ACT and/or TSIA2 assessments, followed by each teacher’s ability to know every individual student's standard deficiency, attack that deficiency with infinite exposure to questions and tutorial lessons until the skill is mastered in ENGLISH AND SPANISH. Yes – this WAS pragmatically impossible, until now. Learn how CERT’s Assessment platform and ReAct tool can ensure massive gains in college readiness for ALL students.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
12/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321399 Going for Gold: Empowering Educators to Bridge Learning Gaps
9:00 AM - 9:46 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Description: In the spirit of Olympic greatness, join us for "Going for Gold," a professional development training session focused on empowering educators to identify learning gaps, prioritize student needs, and deliver hyper-personalized learning content using Aeries Analytics. Through engaging activities and practical strategies, participants will learn how to lead their students to academic victory with the determination and precision of Olympic champions.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
16/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321414 Inventory Through A Single Pane
9:00 AM - 9:46 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
As budgets and funding continue to be cut, districts need to maximize existing resources to reduce overspending. Many districts saw an influx of technology investment during the pandemic and the ability to maintain that investment is diminishing. The foundation to addressing these challenges is knowing what you have, where it is, how is it being used, and when it should be replaced. Join Frontline to discuss inventory challenges and best practices around centralized inventory management.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
8/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321420 Canva does it all
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Do you need a fast way to design presentations, documents, fliers, newsletters or almost anything that is encompassed by the name "digital creation"? Canva is the best tool for this. We will go over as many of the tools as we can and show ideas for what Canva can do for your library.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
68/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321430 Start Coding, with Scratch!
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
Never coded? Always thought it would be too difficult? Welcome to Scratch, a beginner-friendly programming system--created at MIT--which uses "blocks" instead of typed commands. We'll create a simple program together and show you resources which will help you on your programming journey, with Scratch!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
19/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325918 Leveraging AI for Effective Teaching and Learning with MagicSchool AI
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
Experience the MAGIC of our session as we dive into the wonders of MagicSchool. Students can now learn about responsible use of generative AI. Discover 60+ tools that support educators in lesson planning, differentiated instruction, assessments, and behavior interventions. See firsthand how MagicSchool boosts student learning and educator effectiveness with responsible AI integration. "
AI
1/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
326056 Leveraging AI for Effective Teaching and Learning with MagicSchool AI
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
Experience the MAGIC of our session as we dive into the wonders of MagicSchool. Students can now learn about responsible use of generative AI. Discover 60+ tools that support educators in lesson planning, differentiated instruction, assessments, and behavior interventions. See firsthand how MagicSchool boosts student learning and educator effectiveness with responsible AI integration. "
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325916 Navigating Chat GPT for School Districts with Securly's New A.I. Chat Tool
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence, Securly's AI Chat emerges as a pioneering tool, specially designed with the educational needs of school districts in mind. This innovative platform guides students in writing essays and assists with homework without crossing the boundary of providing direct answers or completing assignments. AI Chat provides guardrails that align with school policies, ensuring a safe and productive learning environment. Our discussion will delve into the significance of adopting AI technologies that prioritize student safety while fostering educational growth.
AI
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324788 E-Rate Updates, Trends, and Outlook
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
As school districts and libraries head into the last year of the E-Rate Category 2 five-year budget cycle, the Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting E-Rate Team will be diving into the latest E-Rate updates, exploring the newest news and trends, and sharing best practices for the upcoming funding year.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
12/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324791 Using QR Codes in Learning Quests to Access Texts, Motivate Reading, and Maximize Learning
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Explore practical uses of your digital device to access texts, motivate reading, and maximize learning in an interactive learning experience. Participants will discover how to access texts using QR codes as they progress through a learning quest. Information on maximizing learning by incorporating a variety of texts focused on specific content will be shared. Arranged at tables in small groups, participants will discuss translanguaging and digital literacy opportunities that emerge within the collaborative learning context.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
38/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321385 AI Strategies for Differentiating in the Classroom
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Discover how AI can personalize education, ensuring every student's needs are met. This session offers a hands-on experience with AI tools designed to differentiate content, making learning accessible for all. Leave equipped with resources and ideas to transform your teaching strategy.
AI
46/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321400 Equitable Access in the Classroom: Strategies for Engaging Multilingual Learners with Technology
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Given the range of learning styles and abilities of students today, equity of access has never been more important. But to personalize learning for all students, educators need effective technology and resources. Join us to explore best practices for supporting all learners — and see how Apple’s built-in tools and features allow everyone to use technology in ways that work best for them.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
20/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325842 Cybersecurity Assessments
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
What they are and what they can do to help organizations understand their security posture and potential vulnerabilities.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
26/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325920 Securing your Inbox with AI (Darktrace)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
The rise of AI and ChatGPT being used by attackers has led to a 135% increase in novel social engineering attacks, making email one of the largest attack vectors with 42.9% of all breaches starting with Phishing. In this session we will discussing how organizations can utilize AI to help secure their end users inboxes.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325048 Evolving 1:1 Solutions - Integrating the Right Technology
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
This session will cover the evolving technology solutions out there for school districts. How will you determine which products or solutions are right for your school? RTI is here to help walk through a 1:1 plan for your district; everything from the technology department, teachers, STEM/CTE programs, and more.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
323111 Exhibit Hall
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
8/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325888 Home Cybersecurity/TPX Communications
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Exhibitor Learning Lounge
What they are and what they can do to help organizations understand their security posture and potential vulnerabilities.
Network Infrastructure/ Cyber Security
1/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
326130 Championing Literacy with Open eBooks and TeachingBooks
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Learning Lounge 1
In this session, you’ll learn how to create your First Book account, granting you access to a comprehensive library of eBooks available through Open eBooks. Explore a diverse selection of digital titles from top publishing houses, designed to provide high-quality reading material for students and enhance the curriculum. Additionally, discover how you can pair your eBooks/Novels with TeachingBooks to assist teachers in curriculum planning and bring these eBooks to life in the classroom.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321379 Gamify your lessons with Quizizz
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Learn the latest updates from Quizizz on how to gamify your lessons!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
56/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321392 Emerging Young Authors: Creating Classroom Publications Using Common Sites and Apps
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Audience will learn the researched-based importance of student publication and how to utilize various sites and applications to easily create ebooks and print books-on-demand.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
35/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324796 Delivering Interactive Success In The Classroom
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Viewsonic and Intech Southwest have two main topics to cover. What's new in the IFP space. Discuss how district's like Aldine ISD and others, have achieved their IFP deployments with Intech and Viewsonic.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
32/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324799 Athena Route Management Solutions
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
Athena's system management suite allows for a central database to manage all transportation software in one hub. You can use our GPS, or you vendor of choice. Our solution has a full suite of software including routing, fieldtrips, fleet maintenance, parent app, student ridership, time and attendance, route sheet navigation on a tablet and so much more!. The system can handle data from competitive systems via our API's. Meaning we work with all the other vendors in our industry to bring you a fully integrated solution, or you can use our entire suite for all your transportation software needs.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
8/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324801 Blackboard AI Design Assistant
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 203
Easily build course structure, assessments, rubrics, and more with the new AI Design Assistant within your Blackboard course. This tool makes course creation easier and improves the creation of learning experiences for educators. Discover its key features: image sourcing, rubric generation, quiz question generation, and learning module creation. Learn how it saves time and enhances the course design process.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
19/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321371 Spher-O-lympics: RVR+ Ozobots & Bolt
11:10 AM - 12:50 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
Get ready to run a Tech Triatholon in your library with Sphero tools (RVR+, Ozobot, and Bolt). ?? Demonstrate mastery of ISTE standards and support the new technology TEKS (2024-2025) while engaging students in robot obstacle courses and beyond. ??
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
17/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
324803 Creating Safer Schools - Technology as a Force Multiplier
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
We will dive into the necessity of enhancing school safety with a layered approach to campus security. A comprehensive strategy that encompasses many facets of technology, rather than relying on one single solution. We will showcase how a layered approach will bring synergy between the different solutions and their combined impact, and result in a holistic security ecosystem that works together to keep our most precious resource safe: our kids and our amazing teachers and staff.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
4/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
325758 Get In The Game: Scholastic Esports 101
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Get in the game with Scholastic Esports! Learn all about this exciting and rapidly growing industry. Discover what esports is, how to create a sustainable program, and its benefits to students. Come see how students can develop transferable skills for future careers and what you need to start a program at your district or campus. Whether you're a teacher, coach, or administrator, this presentation will provide valuable insights into the world of scholastic esports.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
38/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321406 Leveraging AI in Microsoft Excel
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
Participants will learn how AI features can be leveraged to maximize Microsoft Excel productivity.
AI
58/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321391 Get Animated on the World Stage!
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
In this session, participants will learn how to use the "animate from audio" feature of Adobe Express to differentiate instruction for all students, with an emphasis on the needs of our emergent bilingual population.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
23/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
322219 Door Prizes - Room 500
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center
Day 3 Door Prizes in room 500
Door Prizes
30/1000

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.