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2024 Technology Conference

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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*

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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
321015 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321030 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321035 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321043 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321054 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321064 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321072 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321016 Empowering Educators: Mastering Google Drawings for Dynamic Graphic Organizers in Instruction
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321023 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321036 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321049 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321055 Help Students Succeed in Math & ELA Through Movement-Based Playful Learning
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321065 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321071 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
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Tuesday May 14, 2024
321082 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321017 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321031 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321044 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321073 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321033 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321056 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321063 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
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Tuesday May 14, 2024
321080 Go for the Gold with Curipod and AI
2:30 PM - 4:10 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 500
Teachers will receive an overview of Curipod: Providing Students with AI generated feedback to open ended questions.
AI
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321013 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
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Tuesday May 14, 2024
321024 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
0/1000
Tuesday May 14, 2024
321042 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
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Tuesday May 14, 2024
321079 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321052 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321066 Using Virtual Manipulatives in the Classroom
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321018 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321025 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321037 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321045 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321074 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321081 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321057 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321019 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321032 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321038 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321046 Document Creation with LaTeX
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 104
Learn about the open-source document creation language LaTeX (pronounced LAY-tek). Free online tools make learning easy, and LaTeX produces beautiful PDF documents for publication or for posting online. Join us to learn how to create your first LaTeX document!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321058 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321067 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321075 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321083 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321014 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321026 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321039 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321050 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321059 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321069 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321076 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321085 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321020 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321027 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321040 Get Animated on the World Stage!
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321051 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.
Information Technology/Tech Admin
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321012 "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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321060 "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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321070 Account Automation with Rapid Identity Cloud
2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 202
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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321077 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
0/1000
Wednesday May 15, 2024
321084 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321028 Formative Assessment Tools, Tech and Techniques
9:00 AM - 9:46 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Particpants will learn a wide variety of formative assessment techniques along with technology tools to support student understanding of content.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321041 Emerging Young Authors: Creating Classroom Publications Using Common Sites and Apps
9:00 AM - 9:46 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 103
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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321047 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321061 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321021 Spher-O-lympics: RVR+ Ozobots & Bolt
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321068 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321078 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321029 Gamify your lessons with Quizizz
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 102
Learn the latest updates from Quizizz on how to gamify your lessons!
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321034 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321048 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321062 Live Demo of Explain Everything Lesson Planning Software
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
?? 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
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321022 Training to Make History!
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 101
In this session, participants will learn how to use various tech tools in the K-12th Grade Social Studies classroom.
Instructional Technology/ Library Services
0/1000
Thursday May 16, 2024
321053 Leveraging AI in Microsoft Excel
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
South Padre Island Convention Center - Room 201
Participants will learn how AI features can be leveraged to maximize Microsoft Excel productivity.
AI
0/1000

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.