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Sunday, November 8
 

7:00pm EST

[LIVE] Keynote: Daring to Dream, Learning to Fail, and Leading to Inspire
In this keynote, Mariah Morris will share her journey as a classroom teacher in embracing innovation to center the needs of her 21st century students. She will share how she learned to rethink her students' educational experiences so that her classroom prioritized hands-on engagement that was focused on the needs of her diverse 21st century learners.  

Zoom room will open at 6:45 PM and we will begin promptly at 7:00 PM!

ZOOM LINK (should not require password- but if so, password = K12ENG)

VIDEO Recording here

Session Release Schedule

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: mmorris@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!



Presenters
avatar for Mariah Morris

Mariah Morris

2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year
Mariah Morris was the 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. In  this role, she was able to travel the state and see the amazing examples of innovation and  transformation in our schools and classrooms. She is now the Innovation and Special Projects  Coordinator... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Sunday, November 15
 

12:01am EST

Running Your Own School or District Robotics Competition
Learn how your school or district can host your own robotics competition/showcase for students in grades K-8. Students of all ability levels program and engineer as they compete against other teams within the district. There are many advantages to hosting your own district event. Leave this session with a clear plan / materials for a competition this year!

moorerobotics.com 

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

Link to Presentation: bit.ly/myowncompetition

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: lholmes@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Lee Ann Holmes

Specialist, Moore County Schools


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:30pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Classroom tested coding activities that don't require a computer.
This session will focus on classroom tested hands on activities. The novice computer science/technology teacher can implement tomorrow.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: abwickli@uncc.edu  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Dr. Chris Gordon

Dr. Christopher Gordon is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University where he specializes in incorporating Problem Based Learning, computational thinking, coding, and technology into an integrated STEM classroom. Chris’ students are conducting... Read More →
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Alisa Wickliff

Associate Director Center for STEM Education UNC Charlotte, UNC-Charlotte
Alisa is the Associate Director for the Center for STEM Education at UNC Charlotte. She is the director of multiple Student STEM competitions as well as responsible for developing and delivering STEM focused Teacher Professional Development throughout North Carolina.


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Digitally Breaking Out!
Learn how to build a digital breakout to enhance student's content knowledge, collaboration and critical thinking. Participate in a short digital breakout as a student and observe a think-aloud of creating a digital breakout. Spend time starting your own breakout and walk away with a plethora of resources!

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: seiler@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Eiler

Sarah Eiler

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools- Various Schools
Sarah Eiler taught social studies in Wake County for 5 years before becoming a professional development consultant for Discovery Education. After 3 years traveling the country for Discovery Education, she and her husband, Will, moved to Moore County to be closer to Fort Bragg. She... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Facilitating unforgettable experiences through First Lego League
First Lego League gives students the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM experiences. Yes, students will develop skills in programming but FLL connects STEM concepts to real-world examples.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: crogers@ncmcs.org    <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Clint Rogers

Clint Rogers

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I have been a Digital Integration Facilitator with Moore County Schools for 7 years. Prior to being a DIF I taught 4th and 5th grade for 5 years at Pinehurst Elementary. I work with teachers to enhance their instruction through the use of technology. I have coached numerous robotics... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

How can Gardening and Outdoor Learning Spaces can Enhance Critical Thinking
This session will discuss how outdoor learning spaces and gardening provide opportunities for students to participate in inquiry-based learning and meaningful activities to enhance critical thinking skills. Using the garden and outdoors as a source for content-based activities, students can use design thinking to solve authentic problems.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: ANTHONY.NESBIT@CRAVENK12.ORG  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Anthony Nesbit

ESL Teacher, Craven County Schools
Anthony is a veteran educator with over 20 years of experience teaching English to speakers of other languages.  He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish.  He later obtained his Masters of Arts in TESOL from The University of Southern California.  In... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends (Max's Sleigh Build - Forces in Motion)
Design and build a sleigh using a WeDo kit that will pull a specific measured weight.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: mwolf@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Wolf

Matt Wolf

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I’m professional gum chewer who loves to use humor while teaching kids. However, I try to restrict doing all three simultaneously as it can become very messy. Moore County Schools has been nice enough to allow me to be employed as a digital integration facilitator to pair STEM activities... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Leading Students through Design Challenges
In this session, attendees will learn how to lead students through the planning and development process of design challenges. Attendees will develop an understanding of the various components and stakeholders that can be brought into these challenges so that students have a well-rounded authentic learning experience.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: angie.mullennix@dpi.nc.gov <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Angie Mullennix

Dr. Angie Mullennix

Director of Innovation Strategy, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Dr. Angie Mullennix is the Director of K-12 Academics (Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction) and Innovation Strategy. Angie came to DPI in October 2019 as the Director of Innovation Strategy, and after serving as both the Director of Innovation Strategy and Interim Director of Standards... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Let's Go with GoOpenNC
Did you know that NC now offers a completely free platform to access and share lessons? This session will give you an introduction to GoOpenNC, launched in December 2019. The GoOpen movement encourages the sharing, use, and "remixing" of lessons that are vetted and standards-based. In this session, you will also learn to navigate the platform, as well as how to join or create "hubs," such as the Engineering hub, which connects educators to lessons on specific topics and to other content specialists. Come prepared to learn, explore, connect and maybe even add your own original lessons to the platform!

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: chris.beneck@dpi.nc.gov  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Chris Beneck

Chris Beneck

Innovative Learning Catalyst, NC Department of Public Instruction
Chris Beneck, Innovative Learning Catalyst (Educator On Loan) for the Central Region, graduated from Barton College in 1996 with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies.  Taught Spanish, coached football and tennis, and did some traveling with students to Spain and Costa Rica over my 19 years... Read More →
avatar for Mollee Holloman

Mollee Holloman

Innovative Learning Catalyst, DCS/Division of Digital Teaching & Learning
Mollee is the Eastern Innovative Learning Catalyst (Educator on Loan) for the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning at NCDPI. She's worked as a school librarian in Dare County, and led workshops for NCDPI, NCCAT, NCSLMA and NCTIES conferences through the years. Her mission is... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Makey Making it From Scratch a Recipe for Creativity
Scratch is a free introductory coding program that allows students to create interactive stories, games and animations using colorful blocks in a drag and drop interface. Once students learn the basics of Scratch throug independent exploration or direct instruction they are ready to begin creating projects that allow them to demonstrate their learning in fun new ways. Using animated illustrations, storytelling, and interactive games students can share their learning across all content areas. When combined with a Makey Makey electronic kit, students can personalize their Scratch programs by creating input devices that enhance their projects, such as interactive posters like those found in museums.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: mringwood@wcpss.net  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for MaryLu Ringwood

MaryLu Ringwood

Instructional Technology Facilitator, WCPSS
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Forestville Road Elementary in Wake County. I love sharing my passion for integrating technology in the classroom with teachers in my  school and throughout the district and state. As we have moved to various forms of remote and hybrid... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Real CLASSROOM examples of engineering with K-12 students
In this session, you'll see actual, real-life examples of engineering / design thinking projects in classrooms just like yours.   We will explore examples all the way from kindergarten through advanced high school math- with teacher-created materials and videos clearly showing the positive impacts on student thinking and learning.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: sjohnson@ncmcs.org   <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Assistant Director of Technology-Digital Learning, Moore County Schools
Steve is a former kindergarten and 2nd grade teacher who left the classroom to help support teachers in the use of digital tools.  He's been an educator for 20 years and has been very fortunate to work with outstanding colleagues along the way.   He currently works to support the... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Shifting our Perspective in STEM with GRACE
Underrepresented minorities and women in STEM need GRACE. Incorporating GRACE into our middle and high school lessons will help students successfully make the transition from high school to college, and college to career. In this session, we will explore the five elements that could help students combat the frequently reported obstacles faced by STEM college students; such as racial bias, feelings of isolation, difficult coursework, and lack of mentors. GRACE represents skills that K - 12 educators can explicitly teach students to ensure their future success in a STEM field.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: lalbrec@ncsu.edu    <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Laura Albrecht

Laura Albrecht

Research Associate, NC State University - The Friday Institute
Laura Albrecht  represents The Friday Institute at NC State University serving as a  Instructional Innovation Coach. Laura serves school districts across NC to  design, develop, and deliver professional learning. Prior to joining The  Friday Institute, Laura was the coordinator... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Standards Based STEM lessons
STEM can be added to any lesson to expand knowledge. As a STEM teacher in a standards based lab it is important that I can incorporate and embed state standards into every lesson or project I do. in the session I will walk through designing a lesson across curriculums and grades using your standards and incorporating engineering and problem solving.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: ealderson@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Elizabeth Alderson

STEM Lab Teacher - Aberdeen Elementary School, Moore County Schools
Hello!!! I am a middle school ELA teacher, turned DIF, turned STEM teacher and am loving where all of my experiences have taken me. I believe that all students K-12 can using problem solving to further their knowledge in any subject. I currently teach K-5 STEM at Aberdeen Elementary... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Start your Engines! NASCAR more than just Science
NASCAR is an excellent teaching application for students. STEM in action. During the sessions, you will learn how STEM is applied in real-world examples in NASCAR, from friction inside an engine to calculate the fuel added to the car. You will have the opportunity to learn to use household items for experiments and engineering, outdoors as a teaching environment, and the technology (OG and new) to amp up the engagement.

Resource Folder

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address:  eliza.russell@nascarhall.com  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Eliza Russell

Eliza Russell

Education Manager, NASCAR HALL OF FAME
Eliza Russell has over 30 years experience developing educational programs for adults, families, and students.  She focuses on building programs designed to provide interactive and experiential learning, which supports curriculum learning objectives.  As the Education Manager at... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Triple E Framework: Viewing Technology Integration through a Different Lens than SAMR
The presentation will have specific lesson examples with explanations of how each is evaluated by the Triple E Framework. There will also be lesson examples to give the attendees an opportunity to practice their own Triple E evaluation skills. Attendees will gain access to a plethora of resources.

Link to Presentation Slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: susan.read@montgomery.k12.nc.us, nora.beasley@montgomery.k12.nc.us <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!


Presenters
avatar for Nora Beasley

Nora Beasley

DIgital Learning Coach, Montgomery County Schools
Nora Beasley is a Digital Learning Coach for Montgomery County Schools. Nora offers support to 6 schools in her county. Nora taught 4th and 5th grade for 11 years prior to becoming a Digital Learning Coach. She attended  Pfeiffer University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Susan Read

Susan Read

Digital Learning Coach, Montgomery County Schools
Susie Read is a Digital Learning Coaches for Montgomery County Schools.  Each coach serves six separate schools of all grade levels as they help teachers througout Montgomery County teach through best practices that are infused with technology.  Susie earned her Bachelor's Degree... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Virtual Ozobots - ShapeTracer 1
The Ozobot ShapeTracer 1 activity will build beginner to intermediate OzoBlockly skills.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: sheronica.sharp@wilsonschoolsnc.net  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Sheronica Sharp

Sheronica Sharp

Digital Literacy Coach, Wilson County Schools - James B. Hunt High School
Sheronica Braswell Sharp is a native of Rocky Mount, NC.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in mathematics and social studies & a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology, both from North Carolina Central University.  She has... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

VR - Google Expeditions & TourCreator
Come see how VR can immerse students in learning. VR field trips can build interest, activate prior knowledge, and expose kids to the world beyond experiences. Get your hands on a set of virtual reality goggles to check out existing Google Expeditions & learn how TourCreator can take you even further.  

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: wherring@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Will Herring

Will Herring

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I have been a Digital Integration Facilitator in Moore County for six years. I primarily work with high school students but have significant experience with Virtual Reality and 3D printing at all levels.  


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Artificial Intelligence for the K-5 Classroom
Alignment with new CS standards but the focus will be on integration within the current classroom, including ELA and Social studies connections, that do not take additional space or time to include in the school day. All presented material will use tools and resources that are available for free online.

Additional resource/link: https://aiforteachers.org/

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: charlotte.dungan@ncssm.edu <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Charlotte Dungan

Charlotte Dungan

AI Program Architect, NCSSM
CCharlotte Dungan is the AI Program Architect in the Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in Artificial Intelligence at NCSSM. Charlotte was a computer programmer for 10 years, primarily working with data, reporting, payment systems, and web development. She received an education... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Bring Literacy To Life With Tech Tools
This session will bring new, integrated ideas and technology know-how to the K-5 teachers. Our goal for the session is to engage students, teachers, and parents, to share sample lessons, substantial amounts of free resources, and ways to integrate tech.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: apriem@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Priem

Ashley Priem

Digital Integration Facilitator, @Ashley_Priem


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Coding and LEGOS and Kids, Oh My!
Children love LEGOs! And knowing how to code is becoming more and more essential for the next generation of innovators, do-ers and leaders. Put LEGOs and coding together and you have the FIRST LEGO League Explore program, an innovative and engaging project that makes classroom learning popular and fun. We will demonstrate how to build and code with the LEGO WeDo 2.0 kit. In addition, we will learn more about how this kit is used in the FLL Explore program while walking-through the curriculum and the engineering notebook used by students in grades K-4. We will also share best practices for safe use of shared materials.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address:  marie@firstnorthcarolina.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Marie Hopper

Marie Hopper

President, FIRST North Carolina
Marie Hopper is President of FIRST North Carolina, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers, innovators, and STEM leaders.  She began her FIRST career as a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) coach in 2001.  Over the course of nine years, she coached 27... Read More →
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Julia Wagner

Julia Wagner is Program Director for FIRST North Carolina.  She became involved with FIRST in 2012 when she started a FIRST Robotics Competition team at Enloe High school in Wake County where she was teaching Physics. Julia also taught physics at the North Carolina School of Science... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Cultivating a love of Agriculture in a STEAM classroom
Come and explore fun ways to teach students about flood walls and creating farms of the future. Students will expand their knowledge of the engineering design process and be introduced to scale modeling. We will also discuss how to bring farming into the classroom through guest speakers, professional development opportunities, and developing your own hydroponic garden.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: heather_russell@ccpsnet.net   <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Heather Russell

Heather Russell

K-5 STEAM Resource teacher, Ecoff Elementary School
Heather Russell has been teaching in public education for the past ten years in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She moved from being a homeroom teacher (teaching grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd) to becoming her school's Prek-5th STEAM Resource Teacher four years ago. As a STEAM teacher she... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual
  Elementary

12:01am EST

Going Global with STEM
Are you ready to break down the walls of your classroom & Go Global with STEM? Join Carrie as she shares how students are collaborating with peers on a global platform, & how tools like Seesaw, Flipgrid, & Padlet are helping students share their learning with families & teachers in their own building & beyond.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: crobledo@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Robledo

Carrie Robledo

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
Carrie is a Digital Integration Facilitator for Moore County Schools, where she integrates robotics, engineering, and coding at Highfalls K-8, Elise Middle, and Robbins Elementary. In addition to coaching FIRST robotics, Carrie is passionate about sharing STEM resources with teachers... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Integrating STEM Projects with Multicultural Literature
In this session you will learn about great multicultural literature selections that work well with STEM projects for elementary students. It is essential that we purposefully select and include multicultural resources with our students, and engaging them with STEM tasks deepens the learning. I will share ideas for the projects and materials that may be used to create the products.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: mcarrington@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Mary Carrington

Mary Carrington

AIG teacher, Moore County Schools
I am an elementary AIG teacher/facilitator. I have been teaching for 25 years and have experienced and embraced huge growth in technology. I love to learn new tools and strategies and share with my students to engage them in STEM projects.


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

No STEM Lab? No Problem!
In this session, teachers will learn to break down barriers that keep them from including STEM routinely in their classes whether they be in person or virtual. Topics such as time management, curriculum connections, assessments, and material availability will be addressed. Teachers will leave knowing that STEM activities can be manageable, low cost, and curriculum driven!

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: acaviness@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Amelia Caviness

2nd Grade Teacher, Moore County Schools
I teach 2nd grade at Highfalls Elementary.  I am currently in my 8th year of teaching.  I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades throughout my career. I enjoy being able to learn and try new things in my classroom!  I am married and have to amazing children.


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual
  Elementary

12:01am EST

Real World Science with WE DO 2.0 and FLL Jr.
In this session teachers will explore try out some of the science challenges.  All lessons align to the NEXT Generation Science standards.  These are easily transfer over to the NC Science standards.  English Language Arts is easily integrated through the documentation tool.  Students do reflective writing about their design and solution.  These lessons can meet science standards in K-5.  First Lego League Junior prepares them for more advance robotics and engineering.   The FIRST Core Values helps students to work as a team.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: jsnotherly@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Jill Tyler

Jill Tyler

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I am a lifelong teacher and learner, with 20 years in public education in North Carolina. Being a mother to twin senior girls has kept life very entertaining. My educational passions include integrating technology and STEM to help students and teachers. I am a 2000 graduate in Elementary... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Sampling of Moore County's Favorite Digital Tools
Tools that are considered to be the favorites for our Digital Integration Facilitators and teachers across the district will be showcased. Let me show you how we use these tools in the our classes to enhance our STEM learning.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: krawlston@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Rawlston

Kelly Rawlston

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools- Various Schools
I am a dedicated, hard-working, outgoing professional that is passionate about education. I have a love of learning and building relationships with my students and coworkers which have been beneficial in the classroom teaching, as well as outside of the classroom as a Digital Integration... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

STEAM in Literacy
STEAM ideas centered around popular children's books. Ideas will be shared on engineering projects to be done with these stories, as well as science, technology, math, and science connections as well. Sample engineering plans will be shared, as well.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov.8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address:  jperchinsky@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Jamie Perchinsky

Jamie Perchinsky

3rd Grade Teacher, Moore County Schools
Greetings, Everyone! I'm Jamie Perchinsky and I'm so excited for you to join me to discuss STEAM in Literacy. I'm a 13 year, National Board Certified third grade teacher who loves implementing STEAM into the classroom by encouraging creative problem solving with my students. I'm here... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Using Mentor Texts to Springboard STEM Lessons
This session will focus on making connections between mentor texts and STEM lessons. Examples will be provided that have been used within the classroom and STEM lab. The Engineering Process will be reviewed, as well as t he impact that STEM integration has made on students.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: raray@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

STEM Lab Teacher, Moore County School
I am currently in my 10th year as a teacher, and my 7th year at Robbins. I have taught 4th and 5th grade. I recently moved into our school STEM lab in January 2020. I have a Master\\'s Degree in Instructional Technology.


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Avoiding Pitfalls in the Virtual Classroom
In this session, we will highlight common pitfalls to avoid in the virtual classroom. I will introduce to attendees a variety of digital tools that can make virtual learning a bit easier for everyone involved.

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Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: wallred@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Will Allred

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Engaging Education with Edpuzzle
Take your YouTube videos and screen recordings to the next level with Edpuzzle. Edpuzzle allows teachers to add interactive elements to videos that will keep students engaged. Integrate your Edpuzzle videos into your LMS (Google Classroom, Canvas and others) to ensure that your students are watching those YouTube videos and screen recordings you put so much effort into.

Link to presentation slides

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: jcallahan@ncmcs.org <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Callahan

Tyler Callahan

Digital Integration Facilitator, Moore County Schools
I am a Moore County native in my 14th year of education. I was a science teacher and athletics coach for 7 years before becoming a DIF. My wife Amanda and I have been blessed with two wonderful children. I love sports, fantasy football, 3D printing and spending time with my famil... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

Robotics in Secondary Mathematics
Using Sphero robots in the classroom to enforce mathematical concepts and connections related to geometry, trigonometry, and basic algebra and introduce students to basic programming concepts. Students can explore through different tasks that deal with rate of change, distance formula (Pythagorean Theorem), angle of rotation (basic trigonometry), and related topics while applying those concepts to a physical activity. The Sphero tools also allow students with different programming experiences to tailor their work to fit their skill level from basic (block programming) to advanced (Java). The tasks also promote collaboration between students to problem solve issues on the fly as they work to reach a common goal or compete to outdo other groups.

Sphero  Data Sheet
Battleship Boards
Desmos Link

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: mpurser@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Mathew Purser

Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Moore County Schools
Mathematics Teaching.  STEM has always been a passion of mine, in school and my hobbies, and I have always enjoyed tying the fields together in the classroom to show students how they interconnect.  During my time at Union Pines I have also worked as a football coach and an advisor... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual
  Secondary

12:01am EST

Simple Machines: The Rube Goldberg Way
Students will be given a task to complete such as popping a balloon. They will be required to create a simple machine with 5-7 moving parts, made from common household materials, to complete the task. Leading up to this project, students will have learned about simple machines and Rube Goldberg. This project will help students be able to explain how simple machines such as inclined planes, pulleys, levers and wheel and axels are used to create mechanical advantage and increase efficiency. (7.P.2.4) The team of students that creates the machine that completes the task in the most whimsical way will be awarded a certificate.

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 8th, at 7PM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: lsise@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Lindsey Sise

C&I: instructional Specialist, Science, Health and PE, Moore County Schools
My name is Lindsey Sise. I have taught middle school science for 13 years. This year I took on the role of Curriculum Specialist: Science, Health and PE. I love teaching science because it allows students to learn hands on. I am very excited to share my lesson with you and hope you... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:01am EST

STEM Strategies for Secondary Social Studies
This session will highlight several successful social studies lessons and strategies utilized by the presenters to engage high school social studies students (grades 9-12). These lessons are intended to spark student engagement and collaboration. Lesson plans will include historic newscasts, 3D printing, and social studies music videos. These lessons can be tailored to fit the needs of any secondary social studies learner.

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Project File #3

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 10th, at 7AM

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Evaluation Link for this Session
Presenter Email Address: wmorris@ncmcs.org , esamkin@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!

Presenters
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Austin Morris

Social Studies Teacher, Moore County Schools
I teach social studies at Pinecrest High School, where they utilize technology to facilitate student learning, engagement, and collaboration.
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Elena Samkin

Social Studies Teacher, Moore County Schools
I each teach social studies at Pinecrest High School, where they utilize technology to facilitate student learning, engagement, and collaboration.


Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST
Virtual