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Welcome to the GLB Tech Camp 2018.  The goal of the GLB Tech Camp 2018 is to create an opportunity for sharing tech integration strategies and ideas that participants can take back and begin using immediately.  This conference brings together the best local, state and national presenters in one location for a one-day mini-conference that is totally tech!  On behalf of the GLB Instructional Team, we want to thank you for your participation.  Please be sure when registering to include all pertinent information in your SCHED account including name, district, building, email, etc.  Thank you and have a great conference!  

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Registration Booklet

The cost of the GLB Tech Camp 2018 will be $30 for registrants from the the Great Lakes Bay consortium
of districts. Registrants from outside the Great Lakes Bay are welcome to attend at a cost of $40.
Participants may pay via purchase order, invoice, or by personal check on the day of the event. If you will be using a purchase order, please email the purchase order number to Erika Rupert (ruperte@baisd.net) or Diane Joles (jolesd@baisd.net). This conference offers 3-5 SCECHs at no additional charge.

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Saturday, April 21
 

8:30am

Challenges & Opportunities for Today’s Learning Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

In this keynote, Kevin delves into the multi-tasking, quick researching, opportunity seeking mind and seeks to help participants imagine ways we can empower students to become skillful in using the tools of today to become better learners, headed toward brighter futures.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Lecture Hall

10:00am

Appapalooza : Apps & Programs for the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on apps and programs that can be used in the classroom to enhance instruction and classroom management.

Speakers
avatar for Robert LaRocque

Robert LaRocque

Bangor Township Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Nursing Asst Rm# 230

10:00am

APPS'olutely Engaging Ways to Integrate Technology into Elementary Reader's and Writer's Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore apps and digital resources that can enhance learning, motivation and engagement in elementary reader's and writer's workshop.

Speakers
HP

Heather Phelps

Saginaw ISD
Early Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District
avatar for Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young

Instructional Specialist, Saginaw ISD
I am a passionate educator of 21 years. I believe in building capacity in others to BELIEVE in what they are doing. We should share our stories of success with anyone who will listen!



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
PT/OT - Rm # 171

10:00am

Build-a-form
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Forms is the entry point into a ocean of opportunity! In this session Google Forms expert John Sowash will create Google forms by request from YOU! Along the way you'll learn how to create an attractive looking form, use data validation to collect "clean" data, and explore add-ons that can help create powerful automated systems. 

Speakers
avatar for John Sowash

John Sowash

Tech Integration, Sowash Ventures, LLC.
John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Student Clubs 
Rm # 134

10:00am

Cardboard Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

The Cardboard Challenge provides a way to teach a wide variety of skills and subjects. Through the Cardboard Challenge, children have learned math, engineering and other STEM related concepts, writing, design thinking, creative problem solving, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and more. The Challenge is a great way to get kids excited about learning

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Curriculum Coach, Bay-Arenac ISD
Currently working for BAISD as the Curriculum Coach. Previously an ASD teacher for BAISD for 2 years in a center based middle school classroom. Also worked 7 years for the MCESA as a elementary ASD teacher. Worked 3 years at the Arnold Center in Midland as a Job Coach.



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Veterinary Rm # 172

10:00am

Creating Your Own Professional Website
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the site builder Weebly and begin to design their own website.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Decuf

Jodi Decuf

STEAM Teacher, Bay City Public Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Marketing Rm # 102

10:00am

From Shakespeare to Star Wars – Coding and Storytelling Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, we dive into the latest in student-centered coding and storytelling creation tools that help students with their creativity and help students find their voice! This session will focus on bringing this incredible form of communication into the digital age. We look at the best coding tools and storytelling platforms that allow students to show their understanding and the importance and engagement of coding.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Educator, Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, Techbradwaid
Brad is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to i... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Rm 106/107

10:00am

Mentoring Digital Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Kevin uses his experience building and maintaining the ArtSnacks network. He talks about the ways we can mentor kids in virtual places and show inspiring examples of kid’s behaviors online.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Lecture Hall

12:00pm

5 Strategies for Getting more out of Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Classroom isn’t just a place to post homework; it can help improve your ability to connect with your students, respond to their needs, and challenge them with personalized assignments. This session will discuss how to use your about page more effectively, incorporate emoji into your posts, teach with screencasts, organize with topics, and use the scheduling feature in creative ways. If you are using Google Classroom, this session will help you squeeze even more value out of this helpful tool. 

Speakers
avatar for John Sowash

John Sowash

Tech Integration, Sowash Ventures, LLC.
John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Student Clubs 
Rm # 134

12:00pm

Augmented Reality & Emerging Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Why will kids sit for hours immersed in a Minecraft world, but have trouble staying engaged during class? Transform your classroom and student learning using Augmented Reality and the latest in emerging technology. Find out how to use it to engage students, re-ignite teachers and change the culture of a building or a classroom. This session will focus on the latest in Augmented Reality applications, tools and creation platforms and how to implement this technology into the classroom. Reap the benefits of student engagement and transform learning. Find out what everyone is talking about!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Educator, Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, Techbradwaid
Brad is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to i... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Rm 106/107

12:00pm

Connecting to the Edu-verse/Self-directed Staff Development
Limited Capacity seats available


In this session, Kevin explores several online learning communities that teachers can use to begin what he calls self-directed staff development. We’ll join a few of these communities and begin building networks that will serve participants, long after our day is over.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lecture Hall

12:00pm

Dreaming of Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, Mark Lyons, a former special education classroom teacher, and tech guru will help individuals explore new technologies that can be useful in special education. Certain apps, devices and programs can make a significant difference in working towards independence, employment and social interaction. Staying current in the tech world can be difficult and confusing. With that said, the session will focus on a variety of items and programs that are currently on the market. Plus we will cover future technologies that are on the horizon.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Curriculum Coach, Bay-Arenac ISD
Currently working for BAISD as the Curriculum Coach. Previously an ASD teacher for BAISD for 2 years in a center based middle school classroom. Also worked 7 years for the MCESA as a elementary ASD teacher. Worked 3 years at the Arnold Center in Midland as a Job Coach.



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Veterinary Rm # 172

12:00pm

Getting "Techy" With It!
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of tech tools, resources, and tips for educators of all content and grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Gehoski

Beth Gehoski

Business/Technology Teacher, Bay City Public Schools




Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Chef Table Rm # 132

12:00pm

Interactive Assessments That are Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your teaching driven by data? Are you a 1:1 district with technology or have
access to technology in your classroom? If so, this session will introduce you to the world of online interactive assessments. In this session you will dig into Kahoot!, Quizizz, and Quizlet Live. These different platforms will take your summative or formative assessment to the next level of student
engagement.

Speakers
JK

Janice Kato

Saginaw ISD



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
PT/OT - Rm # 171

12:00pm

Web 2.0 What’s new, useful, or just darn cool
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a way to manage student behavior? Are you interested in creating meaningful dialogue with parents and students outside the school day? Are you curious about ways to “flip” your classroom? We have Web 2.0 tools to help you out. In this session, we will investigate a variety of new, interactive, internet-based technologies that enhance education and engage learners. From managing your students, to the internet of things, this session has you covered.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Alman

Matt Alman

Bay City Public Schools
21st Century Community Learning Center Project Director, Bay City Public Schools. I have a passion for instructional technology, especially platforms that allow students of all abilities to tap their creative potential.



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Nursing Asst Rm# 230

12:00pm

YouTube in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore YouTube and learn how to incorporate it into their instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Decuf

Jodi Decuf

STEAM Teacher, Bay City Public Schools



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Marketing Rm # 102

1:30pm

A look at the 21st Century Learner – Culture, Tech, Social Media, Digital Citizenship and more
Limited Capacity seats available

Join international presenter Brad Waid for an exciting look at the 21st Century Learner – Culture, Tech, Social Media, Digital Citizenship and more in this closing presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Educator, Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, Techbradwaid
Brad is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to i... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Lecture Hall