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Thursday, November 8
 

7:30am CST

Registration/Check-In
Limited Capacity seats available

Registration/ Check-In

Thursday November 8, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Open Foyer

8:30am CST

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome & Introductions

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Ojeda

Maggie Ojeda

Region One Education Service Center, Region One Education Service Center
Region One Education Service Center Specialist


Thursday November 8, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am CST
Fort McIntosh/Fort Ringgold

8:45am CST

Keynote by Dr.Sarah Thomas
Keynote by Dr.Sarah Thomas

Thursday November 8, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am CST
Fort McIntosh/Fort Ringgold

10:00am CST

Developing Your PLN Culture Through Twitter
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect to other educators and grow your global PLN with Twitter.  

Speakers
avatar for James Varlack

James Varlack

Campus Technologist, Veterans Memorial High School - Mission CISD
Hi! I've worked as an educator for 11years teaching math to 6th and 7th graders and now working in Instructional Technology. I'm currently in my fourth year as the Campus Technologist at Veterans Memorial High School. We are a 1:1 Chromebook high school and a GSuite District. Right... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Falcon Dam

10:00am CST

Sketch, draw, and paint on your iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to Procreate App; the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device, built for creative professionals. This complete artist’s toolbox helps you to create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations anywhere you are.  Participants will have the chance to win a free Procreate App license for their iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Dara Cepeda

Dara Cepeda

District Instructional Technology Coordinator, Raymondville ISD
Transforming teaching and learning through iTech. I enjoy painting, designing, singing, and video editing!



Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CST
La Lomita

10:00am CST

Take your Google Classroom to the Next Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn new applications and websites such as Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, LearnZillion and many more that integrate with Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Senyda Elizondo

Senyda Elizondo

Integration Specialist, PSJA ISD


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Sal Del Rey

10:00am CST

Using Design Thinking in the Blended Learning Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn ways to integrate design thinking into your lessons while utilizing a blending learning approach as an instructional method of teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Demian Moquin

Demian Moquin

eLearning Specialist, Region One Education Service Center


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CST
TStem Lab

10:00am CST

Virtual Reality using Google Expeditions & NearPod
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn some ways to use Virtual Reality in the classroom using Google Expeditions & NearPod.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Chuca

Miguel Chuca

Director of Instructional Technology, Region One Education Service Center


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Rio Grande

10:00am CST

BreakOut EDU Escape Room
Limited Capacity full

BreakOut EDU Escape Room

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Escobar

Sylvia Escobar

STEM / LRI Specialist, Region One Education Service Center
Sylvia Escobar was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She graduated from PSJA High School and received a BS in Biology from Trinity University, MS in Computer Science and MEd in Educational Leadership both from the University of Texas – Pan American. Serving twenty years... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:45pm CST
Willacy Room

10:00am CST

Maker Tables
Limited Capacity seats available

Make and Take something!

Speakers
avatar for Karla Lara

Karla Lara

Learning Resource Integration Specialist, Region One Education Service Center


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:45pm CST
New Wing Hallway

10:00am CST

STEM Interactives
Limited Capacity seats available

STEM Interactives

Speakers
RA

Reymundo Alejandro

Region One Education Service Center
avatar for Gustavo Perez

Gustavo Perez

Education Specialist - LRI, Region One Education Service Center
Gustavo has served 13 years as a STEM Instructional specialist with the Region One ESC in Edinburg, TX. He is the Region One EcosySTEM project lead and serves on the 2020 Texas STEM champions board powered by the Texas Education Agency tasked with expanding the vision of STEM education... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:45pm CST
Staar Room

10:00am CST

Lyford CISD Tech Squad
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the playground to create, invent, tinker and explore!

Speakers
AG

Amy Gonzalez

Lyford CISD - Administration
avatar for Betsy Vela

Betsy Vela

Librarian / Instructional Technologist, Lyford CISD - Lyford H S
18 year educator in the current role of Librarian and Instructional Technology Coach. Ask me about our Digital Badges Incentive Program and our EdTech Playgrounds. Connect and grow with me @betzvelaM. Ed. in Educational TechnologyCertified School Librarian Apple Distinguished Educator... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:45pm CST
Staar Room

10:00am CST

Raymondville ISD BearKat News Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Students from Myra Green Middle School will showcase the use of the green screen and iPad apps when creating videos for school projects, events, and announcements.  They will provide a demo and let the audience participate by taking pictures and videos with the green screen effects.  


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:45pm CST
New Wing Break Room

10:55am CST

Catch the #FlipgridFever and Amplify #StudentVoice
The #FlipgridFever is the fever you WANT to catch!

Flipgrid is one of the best free video discussion platforms where students verbalize their learning. Students record short, authentic videos and can reply to each other’s videos.

Participants in this session will view and create Flipgrid videos while learning ways to integrate Flipgrid inside and outside of their classrooms!

Please download the Flipgrid App prior to attending the session. The Google Slides Presentation can be found bit.ly/utechflipgrid


Speakers
avatar for Marisol Herrera

Marisol Herrera

School Counselor, Raymondville ISD
Google Certified Educator Level 1Flipgrid Certified Educator Level 1


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:55am - 11:40am CST
Rio Grande

10:55am CST

Differentiate with Google Drawings
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use Google Drawings to design authentic, learner-driven differentiated activities where students create in an innovative, digital learning environment.  Bring a laptop or Chromeobook for hands-on learning!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly

Instructional Technology Strategist, Weslaco ISD
Google Certified Trainer


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:55am - 11:40am CST
Sal Del Rey

10:55am CST

Literacy Tools to Support Social Studies Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Studies classrooms are filled with complex text. Students must become proficient readers and writers in order to adequately meet the expectations of the social studies TEKS. In this session, participants will learn about technology tools and strategies that can support literacy in the social studies classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Liana Martinez

Liana Martinez

Science/Social Studies Coordinator, TEKS
The TEKS Resource System (TRS) is a systematic K-12 curriculum model designed, maintained, and continuously developed by a collaborative of Education Service Center personnel and exemplary educators from Texas school districts. TRS provides a shared language, structure, and process... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:55am - 11:40am CST
TStem Lab

10:55am CST

Magic of AppSmashing
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will be guided through the process of AppSmashing in the classroom. AppSmashing will allow students to demonstrate understanding through the use and integration of various apps, giving both the teacher and students a choice. This approach will prompt creativity and boost engagement allowing the teacher to assess mastery and skills.

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Teacher, Garcia Middle School - La Joya ISD
Ed Tech, Sketchnoting


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:55am - 11:40am CST
Falcon Dam

10:55am CST

Soundtrap- Make Music Online Together
Limited Capacity seats available

Make music online together by recording and using loops. Invite friends to collaborate. It's free and no download is required.  

Speakers

Thursday November 8, 2018 10:55am - 11:40am CST
La Lomita

11:50am CST

Become and Apple Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the Apple Teacher Program, earn badges for what you already know, and deepen your Apple skill set!

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lindsay

Jim Lindsay

K-12 Account Executive, Apple
Jim Lindsay has served McAllen ISD as its Apple Account Executive for the last six years and is deligthed to share the latest and greatest with MISD faculty and staff. An award-winning teahcer and actor, Jim is also published in the area of currculum and instruction. For this session... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:50am - 12:35pm CST
Rio Grande

11:50am CST

Everyone Can Create
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. Everyone Can Create includes a collection of free project guides that teach students how to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic, or assignment.

Speakers
avatar for David Hernandez

David Hernandez

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
Some of the most powerful opportunities for technology are realized in the hands of students and teachers. Apple designs technology that empowers every individual, no matter how they learn and what they love to do. And Apple Education is dedicated to helping schools make the most... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:50am - 12:35pm CST
La Lomita

11:50am CST

How to use Google Sites to create student projects
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will go over step-by-step instructions on how to utilize the different elements of Google Sites as an extra resource to create student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Denis A. Macias

Denis A. Macias

Design Teacher, Alonzo De Leon Middle School


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:50am - 12:35pm CST
Sal Del Rey

11:50am CST

Seesaw for all students
Limited Capacity seats available

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:50am - 12:35pm CST
Falcon Dam

12:35pm CST

Lunch Pick Up
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason's Deli Lunch with Drink!  Yummy!

Thursday November 8, 2018 12:35pm - 12:50pm CST
Open Foyer

12:45pm CST

Lunch & Learn
Limited Capacity seats available

Have a lunch on us and enjoy a great session by Dr.Sarah Thomas!

Lunch pick up will be at the Check-In area in the open Foyer.

Thursday November 8, 2018 12:45pm - 1:35pm CST
Fort McIntosh/Fort Ringgold

1:45pm CST

Augmented Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session learn how several of the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality tools that can be used in the classroom. These tools are a great way to allow students to create and to engage in learning by being able to visualize abstract concepts.  

Speakers
avatar for Alfonso Mendoza

Alfonso Mendoza

Instructional Software Specialist, Sharyland ISD


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm CST
Rio Grande

1:45pm CST

Google Classroom and you.
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need to incorporate technology into your classroom for an upcoming walkthrough? Are you tired of having to lug around hundreds of papers come grading time? Are you interested in making quizzes that grade themselves the second your students submit them? Join us for Tips, tricks, and tools from the trenches on how to incorporate Google Classroom into your classroom and GREATLY increase the efficiency of your teaching practice. Teachers of all technology experience levels and subjects are welcome!

Speakers

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm CST
La Lomita

1:45pm CST

Google Slides - The Swiss Army Knife of G Suite
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Slides is not just for presentations.  Learn amazing ways on how you can use and integrate Google Slides into your classroom or workflow.  You'll learn how to create ebooks, choice boards, digital interactive notebooks, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!  Come take a new look at what Google Slides has to offer.

Access to presentation/resources:  http://bit.ly/lovegslides ❤️

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm CST
Sal Del Rey

1:45pm CST

Learn vocabulary like a PRO using Quizlet!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all the features of Quizlet and how to make learning vocabulary a fun learning experience.  

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moreno

Amanda Moreno

Reading Teacher, Edinburg CISD
avatar for Rolando Munoz

Rolando Munoz

EDUCATOR, EDINBURG CISD


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm CST
Falcon Dam

1:45pm CST

Quizizz Updates & More!
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging students has always be a task for all teachers. In this session you will be introduced to an engaging app/web-based assessment generator named Quizziz.com. This app/web-based tool will help with review of content and bring out the competitiveness of students to assit with learinng and retaining content.Bighugelabs.com has been doing cool stuff with digital photos since 2005. Come learn how to create a magazine cover and a  movie poster to present content.

Speakers
avatar for JJ Saenz

JJ Saenz

Social Studies Specialist, Region One Education Service Center
I have always had an interest in integrating technology into the classroom since 2005. My love for history and teaching it has me currently working as a Social Studies Specialist with Region One Education Service Center. My goal now is to assist teachers to develop historical and... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm CST
TStem Lab

1:45pm CST

The Drone Zone
Limited Capacity seats available

Drones play an integral part in our society. We will explore industrial and educational drone use. Investigate colleges and universities that offer drone related degrees and become familiar with the latest FAA regulations. We will also examine how drone technology can be used to incorporate STEM into your curriculum.This presentation will feature a drone flight demonstration.

Speakers

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:25pm CST
Fort McIntosh/Fort Ringgold

1:45pm CST

BreakOut EDU Escape Room
Limited Capacity full

BreakOut EDU Escape Room

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Escobar

Sylvia Escobar

STEM / LRI Specialist, Region One Education Service Center
Sylvia Escobar was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She graduated from PSJA High School and received a BS in Biology from Trinity University, MS in Computer Science and MEd in Educational Leadership both from the University of Texas – Pan American. Serving twenty years... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm CST
Willacy Room

1:45pm CST

Maker Tables
Limited Capacity seats available

Make and Take something!

Speakers
avatar for Karla Lara

Karla Lara

Learning Resource Integration Specialist, Region One Education Service Center


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm CST
New Wing Hallway

1:45pm CST

STEM Interactives
Limited Capacity seats available

STEM Interactives

Speakers
RA

Reymundo Alejandro

Region One Education Service Center
avatar for Gustavo Perez

Gustavo Perez

Education Specialist - LRI, Region One Education Service Center
Gustavo has served 13 years as a STEM Instructional specialist with the Region One ESC in Edinburg, TX. He is the Region One EcosySTEM project lead and serves on the 2020 Texas STEM champions board powered by the Texas Education Agency tasked with expanding the vision of STEM education... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm CST
Staar Room

2:40pm CST

Digitize Your Way with Microsoft Sway
Limited Capacity seats available

Sway allows users a way to demonstrate their learning and exhibit projects.  We will navigate the process of using Sway and highlight the main components. 

Speakers
avatar for Karla Lara

Karla Lara

Learning Resource Integration Specialist, Region One Education Service Center


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:40pm - 3:25pm CST
La Lomita

2:40pm CST

Flip Grid for Secondary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to incorporate FlipGrid at the secondary level in order to make connections with text and the outside world. Flip grid allows students to connect and share ideas and interesting information. It is also a great way to develop speaking and presenting skills.  

Speakers
AG

Amanda Guerrero

ELA Teacher, Edinburg CISD
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Courtney Trejo

Teacher, EdinburgCISD


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:40pm - 3:25pm CST
Falcon Dam

2:40pm CST

MackinVIA- Your Content Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

The Region I Library Services and Instructional Resources Cooperative provides a comprehensive collection of high-quality instructional resources and services that help students develop information and digital literacy skills. In this session, educators will explore the resources within the Virtual Library Cooperative housed in MackinVIA. They will learn to use engaging Virtual Library resources that tap into their students’ interests and imaginations. The Virtual Library of resources offers tools to support differentiated instruction, language support, and standards-based content to help all students. All resources in the Virtual Library are accessible to both students and educators for use anytime, anywhere.

Link to Materials
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QBf3iCsxoBxMl_CVs7CQr549oP4G7IAN?usp=sharing 

WHO HAS ACCESS TO THESE RESOURCES?
The following districts/campuses are members of the Library Services and Instructional Resources Cooperative for the 2018-2019 school year:
  

SCHOOL DISTRICTS
  
Brownsville ISD
Donna ISD
Edcouch-Elsa ISD
Edinburg CISD
Harlingen CISD
Hidalgo ISD
Jim Hogg County ISD
La Feria ISD
La Joya ISD
La Villa ISD
Laredo ISD
Lasara ISD
Los Fresnos CISD
Lyford CISD
McAllen ISD
Mercedes ISD
Mission CISD
Monte Alto ISD   
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
Point Isabel ISD
Progreso ISD
Raymondville ISD
Rio Grande City CISD
Rio Hondo ISD
Roma ISD
San Benito CISD 
San Isidro ISD
San Perlita ISD
Santa Maria ISD
Santa Rosa ISD
Sharyland ISD
South Texas ISD
United ISD
Valley View ISD
Webb CISD
Weslaco ISD
Zapata CISD

Charter Schools
Excellence in Leadership Academy
Horizon Montessori Public Schools
IDEA Public Schools
Vanguard Academy Charter School

Private Schools
Blessed Sacrament School (Laredo)
Covenant Christian Academy (McAllen)
Episcopal Day School (Brownsville)
First Baptist School (Brownsville)
Guadalupe Regional Middle School (Brownsville)
Juan Diego Academy (Mission)
Marine Military Academy (Harlingen)
Our Lady Of Sorrows School (McAllen)
St. Augustine Elementary/Middle School (Laredo)
St. Augustine High School (Laredo)
St. Mary's Catholic School (Brownsville)
St. Peter's Memorial School (Laredo)
The Pharr Oratory Academy of St. Philip Neri School System
United Day School (Laredo)

Speakers
avatar for Laura Sheneman

Laura Sheneman

Education Service Center 1
Dr. Laura Sheneman is the Coordinator of Library Services and Information Resources for Region One Education Service Center. She has delivered thousands of hours of continuing education opportunities and is passionate about teaching school librarians and others how to build their... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:40pm - 3:25pm CST
TStem Lab

2:40pm CST

Math and Google
Limited Capacity seats available

 Come learn how our district is using Google Classroom to support Mathematics instruction from the District level to Campus to the Classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Alfonso Mendoza

Alfonso Mendoza

Instructional Software Specialist, Sharyland ISD


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:40pm - 3:25pm CST
Rio Grande

2:40pm CST

The Power of Design Thinking in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Developing a Design Thinking framework around your lessons will add a new dimension to your teaching. Come and learn the principles of the Design Thinking process and the many possibilities to integrate them into your lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Demian Moquin

Demian Moquin

eLearning Specialist, Region One Education Service Center


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:40pm - 3:25pm CST
Sal Del Rey

3:35pm CST

Final Announcements and Door-Prizes
Limited Capacity seats available

Final Announcements and Door-Prizes

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Ojeda

Maggie Ojeda

Region One Education Service Center, Region One Education Service Center
Region One Education Service Center Specialist


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:35pm - 4:00pm CST
Fort McIntosh/Fort Ringgold